5 of the Best Yoga Teacher Training Retreats in Mexico
by Alyssa James | Updated May 10, 2021
Mexico is known for world class beaches, rich culture and food, and its wonderful history of ancient Mayan ruins and cenotes. Experience sunshine and the joy of living, while you deepen your yoga knowledge and practice to become a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga instructor.
Yoga in Mexico (Photo: Yoga Dicha via Facebook)
A yoga teacher training program in Mexico offers the unique opportunity to join a yoga community that is immersed in ancient wisdom, harmony, and balance. To help you choose the best retreat for you, we handpicked five of the best yoga teacher training retreats in Mexico based on price, popularity, certifications, and originality.
From $995/ per person
11Exhale Yoga offers 100- and 200-hour teacher training retreats in La Paz, Mexico throughout the year. In any of their retreats, you will be encouraged to push past your comfort zone so you can grow and awaken to every level of your being. The retreats include daily yoga and meditation sessions in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin yoga styles with instruction that follows Yoga Alliance standards. Highlights of the 15-day immersion retreat include inversion training, a drone photoshoot, and Reiki healing. You will stay at the Sanctuary, a 7-acre retreat centre with the option of a shared dorm or private room. The retreats include training, yoga classes, accommodation, two meals per day, and transfer from La Paz airport.
Ananda Healing Center offers 36-day 200-hour teacher training retreats in Chiapas, Mexico that will help you integrate knowledge and practice for guiding others in their yoga journeys. You will develop skills in asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques from three instructors skilled in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Karma yoga. Highlights of the retreat include introduction to the yogic diet and an excursion to a traditional Mayan Temanzcal (medical sauna). You will stay in a private room in the yoga retreat center in the center San Cristobal de las Casas. Meals are not included but you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen.
Escape to Sayulita for an immersive, certified 200-hour yoga teacher training retreat. Students will learn about ancient yogic traditions while enjoying the rich culture of Mexico. The daily schedule includes morning meditation, an in-depth look at anatomy and philosophy, as well as evening Satsangs. During downtime, students can partake in the many outdoor activities that Sayulita has to offer, like surfing and mountain biking. Students can choose from a private or shared room at Hotelito Los Suenos Yoga Resort. Three meals are included in the retreat cost.
Immerse yourself in nature with KiekariTerra, a community that emphasizes spirituality, yoga, and Toltec philosophy. Their 23-day, 200-hour yoga, permaculture, and movement teacher training in Veracruz, Mexico is a unique opportunity to build a solid teaching foundation while participating in a local nature conservation project. Highlights of the retreat include instruction in yoga biomechanics and trauma informed yoga, spiritual activism, and a traditional sweat lodge ceremony. During the retreat, you will be camping in your own tent, but all meals, snacks, and water are included. You will also benefit from a Temazcal ceremony and roundtrip transportation from the central bus station to the Kiekari Terra Institute.
Diamond Heart Yoga is led by Scott Nanamura who holds a master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine. He blends Tibetan Heart yoga with Hatha and Ashtanga styles for a practice that helps you discover your inner peace, wisdom, and joy. In this 22-day, 200-hour teacher training in Tulum, you will experience daily asana and meditation, ecstatic dance workshops, and dynamic lectures on yoga techniques and philosophy. You will stay at the Tulum Wellness Academy in a shared twin, shared quadruple, or private single room, all with private bathrooms, wireless internet, and room service. Classes and workshops, accommodation, and three high vibrational meals daily are included in the price of the retreat.
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