60 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico
Vinyasa Yoga Krama: The Science & Art of Sequencing and Adjusting–This special yoga teacher training in Tulum, Mexico offering explores class sequencing, adjusting and assisting as pedagogy-teaching tools and is based on sound principles of both energetic (breath) and structural alignment.
60 hour advanced teacher training
This special training offering explores class sequencing, adjusting and assisting as pedagogy-teaching tools and is based on sound principles of both energetic (breath) and structural alignment. Laurie will teach students how sequencing and adjusting offers opportunities for dynamic interaction between teacher and student and will show how it allows for creative and purposeful instruction. Students will get past cookie cutter adjusting and choreography and learn how to truly assist students toward progress in their practice.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES :
- Teachers will learn a consistent theory of alignment based on a modern interpretation of tantric principles of breathwork and bandas
- Teachers will learn how to translate these principles into dynamic, breath-based holding and movement.
- Teachers will learn basic principles of kinesiology and structural alignment, consistent with breathing.
- Teachers will apply energetic and structural principles to sequence construction aimed at focused instruction
- Teachers will learn to “see” alignment in their students and use their own bodies as instruments for adjustment and assisting.
- Teachers will explore reflect on their teaching theories and practices and test methods of instruction in their own bodies as well as through teaching practicum.
60 hour credit certificate upon completion of program
Teacher Training Package includes :
6 nights in our own private villa in Tulum Beach
Breakfast & Dinner daily (lunches on your own)
60 Hours of Advanced Teacher Training instruction
All reading materials
Welcome cleansing circle with local healer
All hotel taxes and gratuities for staff
Our goal is to make retreats amazing, affordable, and available to all. Please check with us for any running discounts or direct booking incentives and join us in paradise for the perfect escape!
This room has a king bed on the first level and beyond the curtain is a shared double room on the
mezzanine level. There is a full bathroom also ensuite but shared with others.
Room #1 : Shared King Bedroom : $2,660usd private; $2,285usd shared bed per person
Located on the 2nd floor, this mezzanine room has the king bedroom below separated w/ a curtain.
Room #1 : Shared Double room w/ 2 twin beds : $2,360usd per person
Located on the 2nd floor, this mezzanine style room has a curtain for privacy.
Below is the dining area.
Room #2 : Shared Double room w/ 2 lofted twin beds : $2,360usd per person
Located on the 3rd floor this room has a full bathroom just outside in the hallway to share.
Room # 3 : Private Queen room w/ ocean views : $2,900usd private; $2,405usd per person
Located on the 3rd floor this room has a full bathroom just outside in the hallway to share.
Room # 4 : Private King room w/ jungle views : $2,780usd private; $2,345usd per person
Located on the 3rd floor this room has an ensuite bathroom, oceanviews and a private balcony.
Room # 5 : Private King room w/ ocean views, jungle balcony, & ensuite bathroom
$2,960usd private; $2,435usd per person
*For rooms with shared beds you must provide your bedmate.
** For these rooms we will pair you with other travelers of the same gender looking to share.
DAY ONE : Monday May 7, 2018
Transportation from Cancun International Airport*
3:00pm Hotel check-in
6pm Welcome cleansing & grounding circle with local shaman
6:30pm Introductory meeting with Laurie
8:30pm Opening Dinner together at Zamas
DAYS TWO through SIX : May 8-12, 2018
7-9am Practicum and morning lecture with coffee and fruit
9-10:30am Yoga Class
2-6:30pm Course work
7-9pm Dinner with 2 hour practicum and preparation
DAY Seven : Sunday May 13, 2o18
7am Coffee and Fruit
8-10am Final Practicum
10:15am Breakfast available
Transportation to Cancun International Airport*
*Taxis are not allowed to wait outside the Cancun International airport at arrivals so a transfer needs to be arranged for a private car service pick up or there is a local bus that takes you to Tulum town (please review our FAQ page for full details on the bus).
If you would like us to arrange transportation to and from the airport for you please let us know by sending your full flight itinerary and we will send instructions for finding your driver. We will try our best to pair those arriving at similar times together in an attempt to share the costs or if you need a private ride (at a rate of $135usd each way) we are happy make those arrangements.
Please look for the YOGA & ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE sign outside your terminal if you plan your transfers with us.
**This itinerary is subject to adjustments, changes in times, locations, or activities as the retreat leaders and hosts see fit. Any change will be on par with our standards or an upgrade in services or location making for an even more amazing experience for the group and our guests. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation if any situation were to arise.
Enjoy our own private villa right on the beach road in Tulum. Ocean across the street, steps from all of Tulum’s hottest attractions, and miles of beach to walk. Plus we have our own private pool and beautiful yoga space. The house has 5 bedrooms, 3 shared indoor bathrooms and a pool bathroom, dining area to enjoy breakfast, restaurant across the street, and an ample yoga space for outdoor practice.
Each room is unique with different views and features. Room #1 offers a king bed on the first level with a mezzanine holding two twin beds on the second floor as seen below. There is a bathroom on the king bedroom level. Room #2 is a lofted area above the dining area featuring another two twin beds. Bathrooms for second level are shared either downstairs or upstairs.
Rooms #3 & #5 offer ocean views from the top floor of the house. One room has a queen bed and the other has a king. There is plenty of closet space, a secret walkway outside for ocean views, and two bathrooms in the hallway to share amongst the three rooms upstairs.
Room #4 is also on the third floor. It has a king bed and jungle views.
Tulum is an ecological zone which means rustic luxury. We have electricity and solar powered internet 24 hours per day. Sheets and towels are changed only when necessary to conserve our precious natural resources and we offer ocean breezes instead of air conditioning. Most of the year the weather is very comfortable and you are lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves just steps from your bed. We heat our own water for showers and tread lightly on the land that hosts us all.
Deposits* of $500usd are due to secure your space in the retreat.
The balance of your retreat (minus your $500usd initial deposit*) is due 30 days prior to arrival. All details for this will be emailed to the group two months before the retreat.
You may pay with a credit card via PayPal or you may choose a bank wire transfer or deposit to settle your balance. We also accept Bitcoin.
MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT HERE :
Please check availability with us for accommodations before making your $1,000usd deposit*
Roommates should book together. If you would like to share a room and do not have a roommate we will provide one for you if possible. In the case that there is no one to share a room we ask that you take a private economy room instead.
To make your deposit, please click the link below. You will be directed to Paypal.com
Final balance of your retreat will be due 45 day prior to arrival. Please let us know if you prefer to pay via bank wire transfer or via credit card with Paypal (4% fee applies). Balances are due upon receipt of invoice. Personal checks are no longer accepted. We are not able to accept physical credit cards in Tulum. All extra activities will be paid in cash in Tulum. Mexican pesos or US Dollars at the daily rate are both accepted. Thank you for your understanding and promptness with your payments.
All initial deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Balances will be due 45 days prior to retreat start date. Cancellations on or after 45 days prior to retreat dates are non-refundable and non-transferable. This cancellation policy is strict and firm. If you need to leave the retreat early there are no refunds or pro-rates.
There are no refunds for natural disasters. Springtime is highly unlikely to have hurricanes, the weather is the best of the year with calm waters, clear skies, and temperatures in the low 80s.
The acceptance of a verbal or written confirmation from YOGA ADVENTURES TULUM (YATU) or YOGA & ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE (Y&AWW) constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions listed herein. Participants are responsible to be adequately insured, therefore Traveler’s Insurance is strongly recommended*. YATU, Y&AWW, third party hotels and its staff assume no responsibility nor liability for any delay, loss, damage, injury or accident with regards to persons or property which may be caused by fault or negligence of any third party vendor. This includes hotels, transportation providers, and local operators participating in part for our services. YATU/Y&AWW shall be held harmless for any expense caused by injury or accident, to any participants as well as any loss or damage of personal items while on our tours. We reserve the right to make any changes to services and itineraries, with or without notice, which may become necessary. YATU/Y&AWW are not to be held responsible for changes beyond our control, this includes bad weather or hurricanes; any inconvenience or complication caused by a hurricane’s direct hit, near miss, or significant threat of a hurricane strike. There are no refunds due to flight cancellations or changes, strikes, labor disputes, lockouts, threats or acts of terrorism, acts of war or declared war.
By submitting payments toward your retreat you accept these Terms and Conditions.
We highly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to protect your investment. AIG offers Travel Guard at affordable rates. You will be asked if you have chosen to purchase insurance or declined at final balance due.
If you have any questions regarding the details of this retreat please feel free to contact us to set up a Skype conversation or to receive further info via email.
“I have been a student of Laurie Greene for many years. I have learned so much from her. She is a dedicated teacher with so much knowledge of how the body works. Laurie can safely bring you deeper into each pose with her spot on adjustments. Her sequencing is second to none. She can target one body part and you will definitely know that you worked that part to the best of your ability. She also peppers in so much knowledge of the teachings of yoga in her classes that you leave feeling the whole effect, mind, body and spirit.” — Maryann R.
“I was very fortunate to take my teacher training with one of the best yoga teachers I have ever seen. Laurie Greene just doesn’t teach the poses of yoga but teaches the true philosophy of breath and movement. With her adjusting and sequencing she enables a student to achieve what they never thought was possible. Her ability to translate what a person should be feeling into words is an amazing skill not often shared by other instructors. No matter what class I am attending I am fortunate to take with me the knowledge that I acquired in my teacher training.” — Ann F.
“Laurie has a depth knowledge and experience about yoga with a keen understanding on human bodies. She has a particular interest in ensuring that the students achieve correct form in order to meet their optimum level when practicing any asanas. She uses good communication to convey methods on how to best engage your own body with kindness and respect to what is accessible. She provides recommendations with clarity to pay attention to personal experience and learn how to move forward with the practice. She is highly committed to provide the best experience at every class. Laurie is amazingly talented in providing physical adjustment, verbal clues and visual representation in order for everyone to understand and focus the whole duration of the practice. Laurie provide a consistent life affirming experience and a true yoga experience. I consistently gain new perspectives in my practice and learn something new every time.” — Louisa C.
“In her teacher training, Laurie demonstrates a deep understanding of the material as well as a reflective insight into its meanings. The techniques Laurie shared to guide students deeper into their physical practice through assists and adjustments have been invaluable to me as a teacher.” — Cynthia T.
“Laurie is an amazing teacher with extensive experience in principles of anatomy and alignment. She is able to change a sequence in the moment based on who is in the room or how her students are responding to her class.’’ — Barbara C.
“I participated in Yoga Nine’s 2016-2017 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) as well as Vinyasa Krama: Targeted Sequencing and Adjusting. I chose these programs for several reasons. Although I had participated in another training prior to this one, I did not feel confident in my ability to safely guide students through asana. Moreover, I trust and respect Laurie explicitly. Her knowledge and expertise make her a rare gem. She is kind, thoughtful, inquisitive, and generous to a fault. As our teacher, she challenged us to think for ourselves and to question everything, including her.
Our YTT was both theoretical and practical in nature. We studied the theories behind all of the major schools through readings, videos and lectures. In order to demonstrate our understanding, we practiced hands on assists and progressive sequencing. All of which were followed by constructive feedback to help us monitor progress, learn from one another and continuously improve.
Vinyasa Krama: Targeted Sequencing and Adjusting was beneficial personally and professionally. As a practitioner, this helped me find alternatives so that I too could benefit from asanas outside of my reach. Professionally, I was able to teach students of all levels as I was given the tools to help meet them at their level.
I am so grateful for my time under Laurie’s tutelage. I know that I am a better teacher and student for having learned from someone so wise.” — Indira P.
“I have been practicing with Laurie 10+ years and I still think I learn something new every time I take her class. Her knowledge of anatomy and application of kinesiology shows through in her well thought out sequences. What I appreciate most is Laurie’s ability “to assist” which helps you to continually deepen your practice and “to adjust” which develops awareness in your practice.” — Tara T.
“Laurie taught me how to breathe. Her teaching has allowed me to be in tune with the most subtle nature of my body. Her teacher training program abides in the true nature of yoga where there is no separation from yoga philosophy to physical asana practice…. as a result of training with laurie, my mind and body have fallen into a loving absorption with yoga. Having a ready mind for training with laurie will allow the real nature of yoga, in its own essential form, to deepen your practice for life. After completing my teacher training with laurie and deepening my own practice, I have myself transformed into a teacher with the awareness and readiness necessary to instruct any student who walks into class- regardless of experience level, background, age, or condition… and now I find myself able to teach others how to become stronger in the breath, the body, and the mind. Having Laurie as your yoga-guide will assist you on your way to mastering the ability to focus on the smallest to the largest points of focus too…. and then to help others to do the same!” — Annie S.