Villa XochipilliVilla Xochipilli is a private, quiet villa on three and a half acres of land which opened up its guests house 4 years ago. Villa Xochipilli was designed for vacationers who are looking for relaxation in a tropical off the beaten path setting for bird watchers who are interested in observing tropical birds and its fantastic wild life in the Pacific coastal area of Mexico as well as for those who enjoy exotic tropical gardens.
There are five furnished bungalows available. Four of the bungalows are set up in much the same way: a bedroom with two full size beds, a full bathroom with hot shower, a living area with a day bed for a third person, a fully equipped kitchenette and a dining area. These four bungalows are in one building, two on the second floor and two on the bottom floor. The upstairs bungalows open up into balconies overlooking magnificent vistas of lush tropical gardens, the “Laguna del Tule” and the quiet grounds of Villa Xochipilli. The two bottom bungalows open directly into the exotic garden gardens, bringing you one step closer to nature. See more events in this venue
Come and experience living your yoga daily for 17 blissful days, in this beautiful, warm and sunny location. This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion is perfect for students who have at least one year of yoga practice and are looking for an opportunity to spend time completely immersed in traditional yoga lifestyle. The program begins with supported studies at home at least two months prior to the retreat, and then all students gather for an Immersion retreat of yoga sadhana to complete the training. Similar to our other offerings, various styles of Hatha Yoga, philosophy, meditation, mantra, pranayama and anatomy are all part of the comprehensive curriculum. Likewise, upon completion graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance with the RYT200 credential.
Dive deep to share what you love… 200 Hour SOYA/Chinook Course Curriculum
- Studies in the Bhagavad Gita
- The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- Understanding Chakras
- Kriyas and their practice
- Basic Pranayama
- Asanas-benefits, precautions & modifications
- Ethics and Professionalism
- Sanskrit Pronunciation
- Posture Sequencing
- Creating Lesson Plans
- Teaching Practicum
Daily sessions include detailed instruction and practice in various styles of Hatha Yoga such as Ashtanga, Sivananda, Flow and Yin. Morning and evening meditation, chanting, pranayama, along with group review and discussion will shed light on the written assignments in philosophy. Students design a series of 6 Yoga Lesson Plans. This is a very detailed assignment covering benefits, precautions and modifications for asanas, pranayama, and meditation techniques. Students practice and develop their teaching skills throughout the entire program. Upon completion there is a written exam and practical exam. Graduates are eligible for registration with Yoga Alliance as RYT200®.
Day 4 and day 9 will end at 1pm.
7am morning kriyas, meditation, pranayama
8:30am asana class
10am philosophy session
12:00pm lunch and questions and answers
12:45pm Teaching Asanas Lab and working on lesson planning
5pm Asana class
6:30pm meditation and pranayama
7:30pm close for dinner
Prior to the training students must complete several philosophy and anatomy assignments.
Please register as early as possible prior to the Immersion to give yourself time to complete these assignments. Textbooks and a Manual will be sent to you upon registration.
Villa Xochipilli in Melaque
We will be living and practicing at the gorgeous Villa Xochipilli in Melaque, MX. There are single and shared accommodations available and fresh, delicious authentic Mexican lunches will be served every full training day. Several dinners will also be served. On other nights, students will have a chance to explore some of the wonderful and inexpensive restaurants in Melaque or cook at the Villa.
Flights should be booked into Manzanillo as this is the closest airport. You can also fly to Puerto Vallarta, but will need to take a 4 hour bus south to Melaque. Please contact us for more details.
Students from all corners of the world are invited to join us on this spiritual adventure.
**PLEASE NOTE – All costs are in CDN.
We have a 6 tier pricing menu available, which already includes the tuition cost,
Early Bird: Shared room with meals - $3,995
Early Bird: Private room with meals - $4,675
Early Bird: Just meals with no accommodation - $3,150
(Early Bird Tuition: $2,975)
Full Price: Shared room - $4,470
Full Price: Private room - $5,150
Full Price: Just Food with no accommodation - $3,450
(Full Price Tuition: $3,275)
Room assignment will be on a first come first served basis.
Delicious, fresh lunches will be served every full training day, as well as four dinners. You will be responsible for breakfast, snacks and dinners on most days. Each casa has a fully furnished kitchen and there are numerous affordable restaurants in the area.
**CUSTOMIZED PAYMENT PLANS ARE AVAILABLE, contact me for more details.
Our curricula meet International training standards. We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance (YA) and have equivalency with the International Yoga Teachers’ Association (IYTA).
Yoga Alliance credentials are the premier form of recognition for yoga teachers, which helps ensure that yoga students can find knowledgeable instruction and training programs.
All students who complete this training are eligible to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with a 200 hour designation.
These credentials, in conjunction with certification through SOYA Yoga/Chinook, will help you take advantage of emerging professional opportunities.
Come and experience living your yoga daily for 17 blissful days, in this beautiful, warm and sunny location with Carla Wainwright & Jeff .
: Carla Wainwright
I started practicing yoga in 1996, the original motivation — to touch my toes! I had no idea the journey I was beginning to undertake would be so profound and transformational. Seventeen years later, I can touch my toes, and along the way I discovered that my talent and my passion has become helping others nourish their unique journey toward self discovery.
While most of my retreats and offerings are open to all, I am particularly passionate about helping women explore the divine feminine and embrace their indwelling power, the Shakti nature within. This work entails going deep, uncovering blocks, becoming embodied, balanced and strong on all levels, ultimately, becoming comfortable with feminine creativity, sexuality and personal power. As I continue the personal practice of embracing Shakti, I experience my evolution forward into myself. An increasingly empowering and liberating experience, I can’t help but feel compelled to help others experience this for themselves.
Yoga is an ancient and timeless art, science, and philosophy that emphasizes awareness, integrity, and compassion. The practice of yoga helps anyone to gain good health, mental peace, emotional equanimity and intellectual clarity. As a yoga teacher I honour the ancient traditions while embracing our contemporary evolution forward. My desire to is enable students to find true pleasure in their practice, on and off the mat and to use the power of the practice to heal, transform and awaken to a life of freedom.
Founding owner of Chinook Yoga in Prince George, BC
Director within the Primary Faculty of the SOYA Yoga Teacher Training Program
E-RYT500 Teacher with over 18 years of yoga teaching experience in a wide range of styles – from Yin Yoga to Pre-Natal, including multiple annual teacher trainings and international yoga retreats since 2008.
I have studied with: Mugs McConnell, Shirley Daventry French, Erich Schiffmann, Shiva Rea, Rod Stryker, Dana Flynn, Minke de Vos and Geeta Iyengar.
Additional Education: I am a Doctor of Medical Heilkunst and Homeopathy (M.Sc, DMH) from the Hahnemann College of Heilkunst and Homeopathy in July 2009 with a College Diploma in Health Sciences. A former wildlife biologist, I also hold a Bachelors Degree in Applied Zoology and a Masters Degree in Conservation Biology.See more photos and other events by this presenter