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200 Hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training at Lake Atitlan 13Jan-3Feb 2018

Introduction:

Are you interested in deepening your yoga practice and/or becoming a yoga teacher? Join the Doron Yoga & Zen Center’s 200hr Teacher Training Course at Lake Atitlan in Tzununa, Guatemala! The curriculum includes asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, Ayurveda, food/nutrition, the yoga lifestyle, and more. Yoga Alliance RYT eligibility. Starting from $2,477 all-inclusive!

 

Highlights:

Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga embodied within the Doron Yoga Building Blocks

In-depth asana teachings with emphasis on alignment, anatomy, and hands-on assists

Pranayama, meditation

Non-dogmatic approach to yoga philosophy

Chakras, naulis, kriyas, bandhas

Flexitarian approach including Ayurveda, nutrition/healthy eating, and the yoga lifestyle

Teaching techniques, ethics, and yoga as a business

200 hour Yoga Alliance Register Yoga Teacher (RYT) certification

Swimming, hiking, kayaking, and other nearby activities

Daily brunch, snack, and dinner with non-alcoholic beverages

Living by the beautiful lake Atitlan and the surrounding villages

21 nights accommodation

 

The Program:

The curriculum is based on the teachings of Krishnamacharya, particularly from the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition along with selected wisdom from a variety of yoga and Buddhist traditions. These include alignment from Iyengar and western physics, kundalini pranayama and Bhakti chanting, as well as Zen and Ayurveda (learn how to balance yourself and others with food, nutrition, yoga and lifestyle).

First of all, we will establish very strong foundations, and build on top of that. It will all be super clear, and easy to remember (using fun teaching systems).

We learn the ashtanga primary series, but more than that we learn a sustainable vinyasa system. The program includes a very well structure for building a sequence (based on the first 2 series of ashtanga and more). There are 19 building blocks, that each one may have a variety of poses to choose from. This means you get a basic structure that keeps the class balanced and healthy, but with flexibility to change and vary according to levels or just for fun. It is very much balanced between a strong yang practice (movement but with mind focus and breath), along with some stillness, of deep stretching.

 

Location:

Located a short walk from Lake Atitlan in the small Mayan village of Tzununa, Guatemala, the Doron Yoga & Zen Center’s grounds naturally grow coffee, banana, avocado (yum, guacamole!), and other trees. Near to the small Tzununa River – the river of hummingbirds and water – that flows through the property are herb and vegetable gardens, a large chicken coop, plenty of grounds for the dog and cats to play, and a fire pit to enjoy on chilly evenings. The yoga shala (practice space) and all other buildings at the Center are built for comfort and safety while being ecological. Unlike many ashrams we did not cut corners, and invested in good quality earthen construction and facilities. All buildings have stone foundations reaching deep into the earth for increased stability. The cane, cyprus, pine and rocks used in the construction are locally sourced, where local community workers built each house with care. Permaculture principles are followed to ecologically enhance the quality of the construction,  garden, and design functionality of the Center.

 

Accommodation:

The rooms at the Doron Yoga & Zen Center (DYZC) in Tzununa are simple but beautiful; rustic, yet charming. Located up the hill from Lake Atitlan, coffee, banana and other trees and lush vegetation abound on the DYZC’s grounds.

All DYZC accommodations are brand new, and built for comfort and safety while being ecological . The base for all rooms is a stone wall, made of stones from our land held strongly together with concrete. The other walls are from wood, or at times bricks when we seek to have better sound insulation between rooms. Our showers have hot water, and we have western toilettes (eco treatment). Our water source is from a spring supplied by the municipality and from river water that runs through the property.

The dormitory sleeps 7 people and shares the bathroom area (3 western-style toilets, 2 showers, and 2 sinks) with 16 people.

We tried to give you a local experience, using local fabrics, building with natural materials, eco-friendly materials and following permaculture principles. However, we made sure you will feel at home, and hope you will love this unique experience as much as we love creating it.

 

Casa Feliz & Lotus (shared bathroom):

Shared rooms (5-6 persons): $2,477

Shared rooms (2 persons): $2,997

Private rooms (1 person): $3,597

 

Private bathrooms:

Shared room (2): $3,297

Private room (1): $3,897

 

Activities:

Hiking nearby

Swimming in the lake, 10 min walk from the DYZC

Kayaking nearby

Waterfall, 30 min walk

Cafes, restaurants, shopping in neighboring towns, a short boat ride away

Gardening

 

Food:

Two buffet-style meals will be served each day – a mix of international, Guatemalan and Doron’s special healthy, yummy and Mediterranean touch made from fresh local produce, organic when available. Each meal is substantial, varied and nourishing, to energize you through your practices without leaving you feeling too heavy.   All food at the Doron Yoga & Zen Center is prepared as healthily and nutritiously as possible under the guidance of the DYZC’s Founder and Director, who is also a trained chef and certified nutrition consultant. To the greatest extent possible, food is organic and locally sourced, including from the DYZC’s own blossoming gardens.

Please let the DYZC know if you have any food allergies or special dietary restrictions. And if possible carry any food that may be specific to your requirement.

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Country Guatemala
State/Province Sololá
distance: 6,301 Miles
Address Tzununa, Sololá Department, Guatemala
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