200H Yoga Teacher Training - Guatemala

Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

Scott Nanamura
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Jan 25 - Feb 21, 2019
Group size: 5 - 24
200H Yoga Teacher Training - Guatemala
Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

Scott Nanamura
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Jan 25 - Feb 21, 2019
Group size: 5 - 24

About this trip

The Diamond Heart Yoga School Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training introduces you to the multifaceted world of yoga principles and practice. This training is specifically designed to help curious, passionate students strengthen their practice, and to safely teach yoga to others. Teacher trainees will embark on a once-in-a lifetime journey into an ancient practice that requires an exploration of how yoga works on mental, emotional, physical and energetic planes within the body. 

You will explore the ancient lineage teachings of Tibetan Heart Yoga of the subtle body practices, including the three major channels (the two side channels & the central channel), the five major winds and their influence on the body.

During the training you will learn very specific series from the Tibetan Heart Yoga tradition and how you can connect this asana practice with its philosophy. There is no other yoga teacher training that offers Tibetan Heart Yoga.

Contents of the Training

 Compared to many other trainings, the Diamond Heart Yoga School has a large focus on teaching practice, therefore the students start teaching every day after the first few days of training. By the end of the training, teachers will be able to confidently teach a 60 - 90-minute beginning /intermediate yoga class including yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, and philosophy.

You will learn the keys to a yogic lifestyle through the teachings of the Yoga Sutras as well as traditional Tibetan Buddhism, and how to embody and embrace this wisdom to share it with your students.

This training emphasizes the core tenets of a yoga teacher training, plus many added surprises based on my background and more than 20 years of teaching. You will learn about anatomical structure and postural movement; individual postures and their Sanskrit names; alignment and adjustments; injury assessment; meditation; breathing practices; sequencing and class structure; nutrition and lifestyle habits; and ethics and business principles to understand how teachers can be a source of inspiration to others in their communities.

As a Licensed Acupuncturist, I will also be teaching from my knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including anatomical structure as well as health benefits of acupuncture and herbs. The emphasis and detailed explanations on functional anatomy will improve your practice, teaching and understanding of yoga tremendously.

Benefits of the Training

  • Teach a Hatha style class safely and with confidence
  • Learn hands on adjustments and alignment techniques
  • Injury assessment and management
  • Yoga philosophy for life and how to teach this in class
  • Learn to tailor classes for beginners/intermediates and pregnant women
  • Graduates of the 200hr training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT 200.

If you want to participate at both the 200h & 300h training, ask for a discount!


07:00 - 07:30 Meditation

07:30 - 09:00 Asana practice

09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

10:15 - 12:30 Morning lecture

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Break

15:30 - 18:00 Lecture and teachbacks

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

19:15 - 21:00 Philosophy


Wake up to bird sounds of the alpine jungle. Meditate on the dock as mist drifts over the glassy water’s surface. Open your heart as the sun rises above the volcanoes. Dig your feet into the rich soil of Mother Earth. Awaken yourself amidst the beauty of the Mystical Yoga Farm on the shores of Guatemala's magical Lake Atitlán. %In this serene landscape, surrounded by volcanoes, lush greenery, and healing waters, you get to live together in community, sharing all aspects of daily life. The Mystical Yoga Farm is a unique place that offers a special opportunity to live on the land in harmony with nature. 

What’s included

  • Certificate
    Yoga Alliance certified 200hr teacher training
  • Accommodation
    Shared or Single possible
  • Three daily meals
    It's vegan and awesome! Try also the chocolate!
  • A lot of fun!
  • Drinks
    Water and herbal drinks/teas

What’s not included

  • Transport
  • Snacks

Available Packages

Dorm Room
Deposit: $500
Cabina Single
Deposit: $500

Your Organizer

Scott Nanamura
Scott Nanamura holds a masters degree in traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture, herbology, nutrition, tai chi chuan, qigong, and remedial therapy. He has also completed Tibetan Buddhism courses and is cultivating the unique ability to bring ancient teachings into a modern setting to touch the human heart. He works to inspire students to practice with awareness and intention on the mat and to use the teachings off the mat in everyday life situations. His goal when teaching is to converge compassion, wisdom, art, and yoga.

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