Yoga + Ayurveda: Yoga Veda Shala Teacher Training

  • Playa Viva Playa Viva
  • Juluchuca, Mexico
  • Jun 9 - 30, 2018 (22 days)
  • $4100 - $4500

About us

Earn your 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification as you learn to depen your yoga practice, understand your Ayurvedic constitution, and discover foods, practices and techniques that support living in harmony with nature.

Using Ayurveda as philosophy and yoga as methodology, learn to teach the practices of pranayama, asana, mantra and meditation according to the elements, doshoas, seasons, and individual needs. Learn to design and teach a group elemental vinyasa class and sequences for each dosha, and create a basic holistic lifestyle for yourself, your students, and your loved ones. 

As a 200 hour Yoga Veda Ayurveda Yoga Teacher graduate you will be able to:
•Create and sustain your own home yoga practice and Ayurvedic self-care routine
•Teach basic asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation with emphasis on Ayurvedic theory and functional anatomy
•Sequence public and private yoga classes based on the elements, seasons doshas, times of day, and phases of life
•Offer private and public classes and consultations on Ayurvedic holistic lifestyle, yoga therapy, and elemental vinyasa flow.

Event Highlights

  • Free airport pickup and drop off.
  • 21 nights and 22 days in Playa Viva's eco-luxury beachfront accomodations on 200-acres of lush tropical paradise
  • Daily morning vinyasa yoga classes
  • Daily evening classes including chanting, meditation, and restorative yoga
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition
  • Cooking and Ayurvedic 3 day cleanse
  • Vedic healing mantras and chanting
  • Temescal Sweatlodge ceremony lead by local elder
  • Visit to traditional local family homestead in the mountians to learn about herbs and food production
  • Lesson on Ayurvedic self-care
  • One Ayurvedic consult with Kameko
  • One Yoga Therapy consult with David
  • Fresh, organic, and local farm-totable meals in communal dinning area
  • Home cooked Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners prepared by our chefs with authentic flavors and locally sourced ingredients
  • Hike and explore 200 acres that include an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, turtle sanctuary, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem which supports an array of stunning wildlife
  • Swim in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean or in the beautiful pool that overlooks the ocean

Venue Highlights

Combining simple elegance with natural beauty and a commitment to improving the environment and the local community, Playa Viva is a sustainable boutique hotel located on the western coast of Mexico, just 35 minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport.

Nestled between the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains near the village of Juluchuca, Playa Viva is situated on a mile of pristine and private beach.

Playa Viva is located near the small village of Juluchuca, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping


6:30-7am sunrise meditation
7-9am Asana + pranayama practice
9-11am breakfast + break
11-12:30pm class lecture
12:45-2:00pm class practicum
2pm- 4pm- lunch, siesta, break
4:00-6:00pm- class lecture or teaching practice
6:00pm-7:00pm- evening practice : asana, meditation, chanting
7:30pm- dinner
*occasional evening lectures, daytime fieldtrips and cooking/other onsight activities

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Garden to table
Playa Viva has a thriving organic garden with a variety of vegetables.Come pick your own salad fixings and pick fresh pomegranates, mangoes, cashew nuts and pistachios from the orchard. They source as much as they can from the land and then local small farmers provide milk, cheese and eggs. All meals freshly made by in-house chefs. All your meals are lovingly made by the in-house chefs and cooks. You’ll quickly acquire an affinity for the open air kitchen and the friendly kitchen staff who are ready to teach you how to make their home-made salsas!

Examples of a day's menu might be: breakfast with oatmeal, local fruit such as papaya, melon, watermelon, pineapple with yogurt (store-bought and homemade), tortillas, fresh eggs, fresh orange juice, tea (from local herbs like mint, limon, etc.) and coffee (local and organic).

Lunch might be sopes (handmade thick tortilla filled with beans and topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, etc.) with a fresh salad of tomatoes, nopalitos, verdolaga (purslane), maybe a vegetable soup and aguas frescas to drink.

Dinner might include a tortilla soup, Caesar salad, fresh red snapper, a variety of vegetarian dishes and maybe some chicken taquitos.

Snacks during the day might include frozen grapes, paletas (fresh fruit popsicles), organic popcorn, jicama/carrot/cucumber slices with lemon/salt/chile, or a margarita pizza with fresh tomatoes.


Playa Viva has several rooms types including the iconic Treehouse. Some rooms are ideal for two people like the Queen EcoCasitas (Queen bed) or Studio's (only rooms with bathrooms on different level - downstairs). The King EcoCasitas fit 4 perfectly. Deluxe Suites are great for 3 and can fit 4 with pull-out bed. The Private Casita is the most roomy.


We'll pick you up and drop you off at the airport :) (35-40min drive)

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