20 Days 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Mexico

We offer 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification in the Vinyasa style 4 times per year.

Presented By: Davannayoga Davannayoga

We are the first Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance in Puerto Vallarta

We offer 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification in the Vinyasa style 4 times per year. We teach Classic Yoga based on Yoga Sutras 8 limbs of yoga. The Krishnamacharya parameters for sequencing vinyasa are the roots of this training. To help you to be a well-rounded practitioner or teacher, your training will also include instruction on Hatha yoga, Children’s yoga, Restorative yoga and Pre-natal yoga as well as working with Seniors. Our curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Yoga Alliance and actually exceeds the number of hours needed for an RYT-200 registration. See our links below for course pricing, course curriculum, what a typical day is like and suggestions for local housing during your stay. We are an established program with over 150 davannayoga certified teachers from around the world who say that this training has prepared them well for teaching yoga (read the reviews below). The yoga teacher training instruction is lead in English with some Spanish translation if needed.

The advantage of our training is that it is offered in a working yoga shala. You will have hands-on experience assisting students in the community classes. You will learn a great deal about teaching methodology by being involved in these classes and creating/giving classes of your own. By the time you graduate, you will have gained valuable teaching experience so when you sit in front of your students, you are ready!

19 nights accommodation Asana and pranayama practice Anatomy and history class Comprehensive manual Daily meditation sessions Daily yoga classes Mantra and mudra practice Philosophy and teaching methodology
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At 06:30 or 07:15, you will have opening mantras, pranayama practice, questions from homework and walking meditations. After that, you will be practicing asana and teaching asanas, adjusting, anatomy work, or co-create and practi

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If there's enough time, you will be able to have a hiking trip to Las Animas Beach and a visit to an animal shelter to volunteer walking or petting.
Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
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Other Activities Available:
SwimmingBeach sports, Sightseeing

Anna Laurita

Anna has led over 4200 hours of yoga teacher training courses and has over 10,000 hours of teaching registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Local Architect Javier Esqueda who lived a few blocks away until his death in 1994 built Casa Dulce Vida in 1963. The Casa was built in the style of an Italian Villa for a Frenchman Jacques Derney.

Jacques Derney was living in Mexico City working with the National Museum of Anthropology when he first came to visit Puerto Vallarta. He fell in love with the charming fishing village & decided to build a home & move here. The intent behind the design of the property was that the largest suite was his private domain. When friends came to visit he could retain his privacy by having them stay in one of the other suites. Other unique design details of the casa are the high ceilings & system of airflow via the open arches above the doors and wind vents. The walls are very thick and in some areas double walled. This creates a natural cooling system.

Long time Vallarta residents talk of how the Casa was furnished in beautiful antiques & works of art. Jacques Derney was known for his lavish entertaining.

The second owner of Casa Dulce Vida was Count Jean Pierre Marc. He continued Jacques Derney’s legacy of lavish entertaining.

The Wark family purchased the Casa in 1986. They felt strongly that the architectural integrity of the Casa should be retained and throughout all renovations have respected this. The stairway from the garden to the rooftop patio was in keeping with the style of the Casa and the original architect Sr. Javier Esqueda was contracted to do this and other changes.

The swimming pool is tiled from imported Venetian red mosaic. The color was chosen to go with the red tile on the roof and to heat the water during colder months.

Salvador (Chava), the Casa houseman, worked for Richard Burton from 1978-1983.

The adjoining casa at # Aldama #277 was built for John Houston. He was the well-known director of the movie “The Night of the Iguana” which made Puerto Vallarta famous. He too fell in love with Vallarta when he came here but chose to live in remote Mahajuitas Beach (accessible only by boat). In his later years he built his home on Aldama & lived here with his nurse/companion, Marciela, until his death. He left the Casa to Marciela and even though his family contested the will she finally took possession & her family lives there with her now.

The casa at Aldama #269 belongs to Alejandro Calunga, a well known artist in Mexico, the USA & Europe. Alejandro is from Guadalajara but lives part time in Vallarta. In Jan. 1998 he donated the group of statutes on the Malecon at the bottom of Aldama street. The dedication reads that he hopes his gift brings as much happiness to the people of Puerto Vallarta as Puerto Vallarta has given to him.

The casa behind us belongs to the two brothers who own the “Silver Factory” store on the Malecon.

Frequent visitors to Puerto Vallarta in the 50s & 60s would stay in the large villas. Edith Hoyt, an American artist, often stayed at Casa Dulce Vida. We found many of her painting at the casa and have these displayed in the Casas. She also did a study for the Mexican government on the shrines of Mexico and we have preserved the copy. There is a copy of this in our library.

The tree in the garden at the bottom of the long stairway to the roof is called COASTECOMATE. It is not indigenous to this part of Mexico but was planted for its interesting aesthetic qualities. The fruit it bears is like a gourd & is not edible. The tree was planted years before the casa was built.



Hot Tub
Air Conditioner
Good to know before you go:
Bring swim and hiking gear for local excursions.
Transfer Time:
20KM, 30 Minutes
Guest Payment:
Minimum number 30 of advance days to make due payment before check-in date
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