In partnership with All Yoga Training
September 19th -October 10th, 2017
LIMITED TO 30 STUDENTS ONLY
Led by experienced trainers, our 200hr yoga teacher training is based in the fundamental elements of Ashtanga, Dharma, Rocket and Vinyasa Yoga.
Our mission is to help you to become a skillful practitioner and teacher by providing you the authentic teachings of Hatha and Raja Yoga. Your teaching journey begins with this 3-week intensive where you’ll be living life of a yogi.
Each day we’ll explore and practice silent meditation, pranayama, asana, yoga history & philosophy, anatomy, practice teaching and much more.
The intention of this course is to unveil to you the profound meaning of yoga which is self-realization. Your transformative lifelong spiritual journey begins on the first day of this yoga teacher training.
- Guided & silent meditation
- Kriyas & pranayama
- Led asana practices
- Yoga history
- The Yoga Sutra by Patanjali
- The 8 Limbs of Yoga
- Yoga Anatomy
- Postural analysis
- Specialty lecture: Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine and qigong
- Practice teaching
- Ethics & etiquettes
- Inversion workshops
- Observation & feedback
- Business and manifestation tools
|7:30am – 8:30am||Kriyas, pranayama & meditation|
|8:30am – 10:00am||Led asana practice|
|10:00am – 12:00pm||Brunch|
|12:00pm – 2:00pm||Anatomy, philosophy|
|2:45pm – 4:45pm||Postural analysis, practice teaching|
|4:45pm – 6:00pm||Led asana practice, meditation|
|6:15pm – 7:15pm||Dinner|
The evening is an opportunity to complete homework, review daily course materials, reading scripture, practice meditation and journaling. In addition, you can enjoy the resort amenities like the swimming pool, beach and restaurant.
Minimal 6 months of consistent yoga practice is required. Consistent yoga practice means 3-4x per week in the style of Ashtanga, Dharma, Vinyasa and other similar yoga styles.
Early bird price for sign-up received 4 months before the start of the course
Single room – $5500
Shared room – $4650
Tuition investment includes:
- Course material
- Luxurious eco-accommodation
- 3 daily vegan/vegetarian meals
- Free use of resort amenities and direct access to charming
Save $700 when you sign up at least 4 months before the course begins. More information here.
Set on a quiet, serene beach in Playa Troncones, Present Moment Retreat is an award winning eco-hotel designed for soulful travelers to rejuvenate, relax and recharge. Each morning upon waking up to a gorgeous sunrise over the ocean’s horizon, you’re off to a fantastic start with yoga and meditation by the sea.
The atmosphere cultivated by passionate owner and friendly staff is a perfect place for you to grow your practice, elevate your skill as a yoga teacher and most importantly getting in touch with your True Self.
The beautifully designed accommodation combines comfort with nature. Enjoy luxurious bedding, ocean stone shower floor, private deck, meditation garden and wireless access. You’ll get plenty of restful sleep when immersed in nature’s lullaby. Present Moment’s friendly staff is here to make your stay pleasant and unforgettable.
You can explore the local adventures such as sunset horseback riding, eco tours, hikes to waterfalls, kayaking, surf-yoga excursions, surf lessons and more.
Our open-air yoga pavilion is at the heart of the retreat, gracefully suspended above the beach. With ample room for thirty practitioners, all yogis receive the space needed to comfortably practice a wide range of postures.
The Pacific Ocean provides a dramatic backdrop for a group class or private instruction. To screen out the sometimes-intense heat of our tropical setting, there is a tremendous hand woven canopy for the protection of even the fairest complexion
Spa & Treatments
Pamper yourself with their spa treatments, massages and healing arts. If you’re interested, there are also onsite well-being nutritionists to guide you onto a path of radiant lifestyle. You’ll not be disappointed with their professional and friendly healing therapists.
Healthy gourmet cuisines
Combining only the freshest of Mother Nature’s natural ingredients, the chefs of Present Moment’s kitchen intertwine the heart and soul of Spa Cuisine to create dishes that linger both on the palate and on the mind. Dine on mouth-watering, delicious vegan, vegetarian and protein dishes.
Your body will feel more energized and your mind more focused with nutritious meals cooked with lively ingredients.
For breakfast, fuel up with fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, fruit platter, whole-wheat pancakes, avocado flatbread and eggs benedict.
Lunch features kale Caesar, thin crust pizzas and Moroccan couscous. Wind down the day with wholesome dinner such as mushroom risotto, mango guacamole, grilled vegetables and of course- raw desserts! There are also meticulously crafted elixirs that are nourishing for your body and soul.
Located at the heart of charming Troncones Beach and nestled between the lush mountains of the Sierra Madre and the glistening Mexican Riviera, Present Moment Retreat offers a beautifully landscaped tropical sanctuary for self-development and mind-body work. Troncones beach is an intimate community situated on some 3 miles of pristine Pacific beach.
At Troncones, you’ll find a pleasant balance between activities and solitude. Surrounded by the tranquility of the ocean and mountains, you’re also just minutes away from the town center and cultural sites. Trconcones Beach Village is located at the rustic oceanfront lane that houses restaurants, outdoor activities outlets, accommodation rentals and private residences.
Located only 20 miles north of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and an easy 45-minute drive to the International airport serviced by a number of International airlines including Alaska Airlines, Continental, American, America West, Frontier Airlines, Mexicana and Aeromexico, Troncones Beach is highly connected, yet still a world apart.
Its proximity to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo affords you a full choice of shopping conveniences and recreational possibilities, all just a short distance from your world-class yoga retreat and resort.
Annie travels around the world including Mexico, US, Canada, Thailand and Bali leading workshops, classes, trainings and retreats. She has certified over 190 yoga teachers worldwide. Annie holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia.
Specializes in yoga anatomy, she infuses anatomy knowledge in her yoga classes to help students practice more intelligently and avoid injuries. Annie has the ability to lead a dynamic class filled with inversions with a duality of restorative and healing sequences.
Annie teaches Dharma, Ashtanga, Rocket, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. She is a true believer in finding what style of yoga works for you and keep fine-tuning it. As her teacher Sri Dharma says ‘always practice according to your own conditions.’
She is eternally grateful for her teacher Sri Dharma Mittra, for showing her the most authentic yogic and scriptural knowledge. He has inspired her to lead a simple yogic life and to serve others with compassion and kindness.
Before yoga, she was a professional contemporary dancer and established Au Dance (a dance school for age 2-16) in Vancouver Canada. Her decade long dance career has taken her around the world including some fond memories touring in India, Egypt, Brazil and Germany.
Currently living in Mexico, Annie is studying acupuncture and fascial anatomy.
Doctorate in Medical Qigong, 500hr Yoga Teacher Trainer
Word Smith has been practicing the esoteric/healing arts for twenty years. During this time he has delved deeply into Massage, Yoga, Qi gong, Chinese Medicine, Buddhist philosophy and Internal Martial Arts. He holds a Doctorate in Medical Qi Gong, and 500 hrs of Yoga Teacher Training in Dharma Yoga, Bachelor’s in Philosophy, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, certifications in 5 body work styles. His teachers include Paul Pitchford, Michael Tierra, Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, Geshe Michael Roach and Sri Dharma Mittra.
He currently lives in Sedona, Arizona translating Chinese and Tibetan and travels the world teaching Yoga, Dharma and Qi Gong.