Cleanse your body
Calm your mind
Rejuvenate your spirit
Beachside Cleansing 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training
Present Moment Retreat
Troncones Beach, Mexico
September 20th - October 11th, 2018
With the sound of the waves permeating every experience, the luxurious beachside setting and award-winning center of Present Moment Retreat is the perfect environment to let go and unfold. This is a life enhancing, transformative experience that combines the power of the Kula Collective 200-hour YTT with the renewing cleansing programs offered by Present Moment. By releasing in the body, we clear the mind and free the spirit, letting ourselves merge with the beauty of this magical place.
This training is held on the beautiful Pacific Riviera of Mexico, surrounded by epic surf breaks and rugged, sandy beaches. A short stroll away is a cultural gem, the quiet indigenous village of Troncones. With daily, stunning sunsets, calming, open-air spaces and delicious, health-giving cuisine, this is an experience to nourish the whole self.
This is unique program due to its incredible venue (Present Moment Awards) and in its emphasis on Shamanic Healing and Holistic Cleansing. The cleansing focuses on all aspects of wellness (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual). We cleanse in order to reveal our truest self, so that we step onto the mat as new yoga teachers able to guide from the pure essence of the Heart and Spirit.
Experience the sweetness of life while dancing to the heartbeat of the jungle beaches by moonlight. Swim in the warm waters of the Mexican Pacific and experience the magic of living your passion. Come join us and awaken the power of your spirit in this eco-friendly paradise on the wild coast of Mexico.
Highlights of the Beachside Cleansing 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training:
- Cleanse body, mind and spirit with raw food, an intestinal cleanse, a liver flush and optional supported fasting.
- Stay in stunning, comfortable cabins with daily attendance and high class service
- Nourish yourself with Gourmet, vegetarian meals at the well-known Sanctuary restaurant
- Venture out to a nearby cave and enjoy optional surfing, kayaking, swimming, horseback-riding and walking
- Help to release baby turtles, helping to conserve the health of future generations
- Practice, play and dine in the open air, with stunning sunsets and regular live music
- Professional Massage available in the Present Moment Space
Meet your Facilitators:
Ananda facilitates 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, Shamanic Cleanses and Transformational Retreats giving each person the heartfelt attention and direct facilitation that cultivates ecstatic, healing and magical experiences. As a teacher, she sees each of her classes as an opportunity to hold sacred ceremonial space.
Integrating her teachings and passions, Ananda has developed a system of intentional-based healing that draws on the philosophy that we are all a part of a collective life force that is driving us towards greater consciousness. By exploring our gifts and expanding our relationship with higher Self, we come into alignment with our inner purpose of Awakening. Through our collaborative efforts and unified intentions, we magnify the richness of this life's experience. (Read more of Ananda's writings on her blog cjananda.com)
Co-Facilitator: Holly Mech
Holly began teaching yoga in Chicago in 2011. Her desire to deepen her teaching and personal practice led her to continue her yoga education in California, Bali, Australia and Guatemala.
She now travels around the world teaching yoga and facilitating yoga teacher trainings. Her classes are creative and dynamic with an emphasis on making yoga accessible to everyone.
Holly studied English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and frequently draws inspiration for her classes from literature and poetry. When she’s not on the yoga mat she enjoys exploring nature, singing, dancing and working with textiles.
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What you'll love about Present Moment, Mexico...
Present Moment is an award winning, eco-friendly Retreat Center and Boutique
Hotel on the beach in Troncones, Mexico, specializing in Yoga, Meditation, Qigong,
Dance & Healing Arts. Accommodation is in comfortable, shared cabins with
traditional palm-thatch roofs and beautiful, en-suite bathrooms. Practice yoga in an
oceanside, open air platform and cool yourself in the central pool. Renew your spirit
while meditating in the spiritual gardens or on the private beach; revive your energy
with a sunset walk, and dine on mouthwatering gourmet cuisine. If you want to
explore the area, activities include sunset horseback riding, hikes to waterfalls,
kayaking, surf-yoga excursions, surf lessons, and more.
Check out what previous guests have said about Present Moment on their TripAdvisor page.
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What you'll love about the Kula Collective 200-hour Training…
The Kula Collective 200-hour training provides a deep immersion into the practice of yoga - living, learning and embracing all aspects of a yogic lifestyle and deepening the connection to oneself and the earth through the wisdom of shamanic healing practices. These traditions, designed to grant us access to the infinite wisdom we carry within, are smoothly blended together to form a holistic offering rooted in the Indian philosophy of yoga.
Kula Collective's 200hr YTT focuses on the expansion of our own sacred consciousness, so that we can fully embody our practice and radiate the teachings of yoga by united in mind, body and spirit. All of our programs meet Yoga Alliance standards for teaching methodology, anatomy, yogic theory and special education. This course will provide a solid foundation of yoga history, the four traditional paths, 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga, meditation and exploration of asana through our signature Kula Flow and its asana analysis.
After learning the Kula Flow we deepen our understanding of Self through study of yoga philosophy, cleansing, Bhakti Yoga and ceremony. We share creative teaching methodology for designing balanced and holistic classes, using the Kula Signature Sequences as building blocks and providing support for new teachers to creatively sequence their own classes. The course will give multiple opportunities for participants to teach and receive feedback, so that they leave with not only a fully prepared sequence, but multiple shorter sequences and a plethora of inspiration ready to create from the heart.
The Kula Collective 200-hour YTT provides you with concrete tools and clear strategies to live your life with passion and purpose. Perhaps you’re wondering if it’s really worth your time, money and effort to become Yoga Alliance certified as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT). We understand how you feel; this path is not an easy one, yet we’ve found that even those who have no plans of actually teaching Yoga have come away deeply transformed by this experience, with crystal clarity on steps they can take to manifest their dreams into reality.
Throughout our time together we engage in self-inquiry to clear space for the true teacher within to shine. By releasing the stories and holdings that no longer serve us, we create more space in our bodies and mind to see our gifts, our passions and the essence of who we are as beings on a path to holistic, connected living.
This training will provide a strong foundation in yogic practice and philosophy, and a fresh perspective on life. Its an opportunity to cultivate a practice if you do not have one and to deepen your existing practice if you do. Through the unique experience of uncovering and discovering our true nature, we empower our students to become inspired leaders in their communities and wherever they go in the world. Step away from the rush and come closer to your calling, through connecting to your heart and embracing the oneness within all.
Foundation of Yoga - Anatomy & Physiology - Ayurveda - Pranayama - Meditation - Asana Analysis & Assisting - Kula Flow & Creative Sequencing - Teaching Methodology - Cleansing - Philosophy - Shamanism - Chakras - Satsang - Kirtan & Ceremony
Journey Through the Three Worlds of the Chakana...
Each of our training programs have been carefully designed to incorporate 200 intensive hours, as detailed by the Yoga Alliance, using the Kula Collective signature structure of the Chakana. The Andean Cross allows a transformative journey through the lower, middle and upper worlds of this ancient tradition, allowing us to explore the many levels of our being.
Beginning with the Lower World, we Explore our unconscious and physical abilities and limitations, recognizing and breaking through self-created boundaries and limiting beliefs. By releasing what no longer serves us, we create more space in the body and mind through the cultivation of awareness and the understanding of the roots of yoga, anatomy, foundational practices and selfless service. Throughout this cycle we will practice and learn in depth the poses and sequencing of our Kula Basic Flow, with daily opportunity to teach to peers and receive feedback.
In the Middle World, we Empower discovering more of who we are, through experiencing elemental awareness and self inquiry, allowing us to embody the teachings and live to our full potential. After teaching their first full yoga class, participants dive deeper into the work of Patanjali's Ashtanga (8 limbs) philosophy, applied anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, ayurveda and chakras, deepening understanding of our true nature and evoking a strong love for the self and each other.
From our work in the Lower and Middle worlds, we experience a sense of freedom in the Upper World as we Expand, shifting from gross to more subtle realms of consciousness, letting us step into our radiant power. With topics such as complementary holistic health practices, yoga sutras in depth, and the profession of yoga, we close our training with a clear personal practice and teaching plan, fueled with inspiration to grow our gifts and manifest our dreams into reality.
Conscious Exploration Through The Four Arts...
Our curriculum is split into four teaching tracks, woven through each of the three cycles. The Four Arts recognize and develop our studies in yoga in a thoroughly holistic manner, stimulating our students to become inspired, knowledgeable and intuitive teachers, expressing and modelling all aspects of this ancient lifestyle practice.
Art of Practice: Asana, Pranayama and Meditation infused with related themes, creative sequencing and personal practice design
Art of Living: Meditation, Yoga Philosophy of sacred texts and personal exploration and transformational developmental work
Art of Teaching: Theory and Methodology, Pranayama, Adjustments, Alignment, Sequencing, Transitions, Workshopping and Asana Analysis, Anatomy and unique therapeutic focus on various areas of the body
Art of Healing: Sacred Ceremony, Therapeutic Yoga for mental health, Ayurveda, Chakras and Shamanism and other energetic and holistic healing practices
Typical Kula Day
6:15 - 8:30 am Art of Practice
Meditation, Pranayama, and Asana
8:30 - 10 AM Breakfast
10- 1 pm Art of Living/Teaching
Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy, Daily Intentions & Special topics
1 - 3 pm Lunch & Self-Study
3 - 5:30 pm Art of Teaching
Kula Flow, Asana Analysis, Adjustments & Creative Sequencing
5:30 - 7 pm Dinner
7 - 8:30 pm Art of Healing
Ceremony, Kirtan or Satsang sacred gathering (*every other evening)
Room & Board Package
Shared: US$2150 US
Private: US$2695 US
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Our intention in all we offer is to create a world wide conscious community of space holders and healers who go on to share their own version of this work with others. We honor our sacred sites and give back to the communities who host us. We celebrate with ceremony and music, honoring the teachers who have come before us, our ancestors, at the same time trusting in the power we all have to heal ourselves and be our own greatest Guru. We invite you to come and be a part of our greater mission and vision of global spiritual awakening... and help us spread the Kula spirit!