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Join Bre & Flo for an unforgettable yoga teacher training (YTT) in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru to connect more deeply with your Self, mother nature, and the community around you. This YTT is not only about receiving a certification to teach yoga. It offers a transformative journey through the yogic path that leads to personal evolution as you open yourself up to new possibilities; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Whether your goal is to inspire wellness through your love of teaching yoga or to simply uncover new depths in your own personal practice, this 200-hour teacher training will support you on this journey.
From all around the globe, we will gather as a family in a safe and supportive environment that encourages deep introspection, purification, and self discovery in this spiritually driven setting. In addition to the formal 200 hour training, we'll also take time to explore the beauty of this area with a private group guided tour of Machu Picchu.
Throughout the training, we will be following the four cycles of the Indigenous Medicine Wheel representing the four cardinal directions, winds and distinctive animal guides. It can be seen as a tool for personal growth, healing, and a guide for living in harmony with oneself and others and will offer us guidance throughout the journey of the teacher training.
Together, we'll close out the training going far beyond a mere yoga certification but also with more energy, intention, clarity, community, revelation of inner wisdom, and a renewed grasp on our lives, our health, and our future.
Welcome to our 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training at the beautiful Willka Tika Wellness Center in Peru! This training is designed to deepen your personal practice and equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to confidently teach yoga to others. With over 2500+ hours of combined training, we will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the YTT program. Over the course of three weeks, you'll dive deep into our comprehensive curriculum covering the history and philosophy of yoga, anatomy and physiology, sequencing, teaching methodology, as well as asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, yoga as a lifestyle, and so much more. We’ll be weaving in additional offerings such as a traditional Despacho Ceremony honoring Mother Earth, a healing Sound Bath, Cold Plunge (are you surprised?!), and a private BNF YTT guided group tour of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu.
We limit the bookings to 33 students to provide enough 1:1 time with each student throughout the training. This means that you'll receive personalized attention and support from both Bre and Flo, allowing you to develop your own unique teaching style and confidently lead your own classes. Upon completion of the program, you'll receive a certification for successfully completing the training which enables you to register yourself as a Yoga Alliance 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, qualified to teach yoga anywhere in the world. But more importantly, you'll have gained a deeper understanding of yourself and the practice of yoga, and be equipped with the tools to share that understanding with others.
We welcome all levels of experience. Although it's not required, we do recommend that you have at least one year of yoga asana and meditation experience with our style and overall mental and physical health as this will allow you to get the most out of this training. Expect the movement classes to be accessible, challenging, and playful no matter your level of fitness. You can come alone or book a shared room and we’ll pair you with your future besties. Most of our event attendees are solo travelers and we become a family instantly; you’ll feel as though you’ve arrived hOMe.
The Sacred Valley of Peru has long been sought out as one of the most powerful energetic centers in the world and we will respect and honor the Apus (Inca: spirits of the mountains) and the healing traditions preserved in these sacred lands. We will start our journey together with a traditional Andean Despacho Ceremony Offering. This will be facilitated by a local Q’ero to honor Pachamama (Mother Earth) the Andean mountain deities or apukuna while asking for blessings, protection, and permission to be there.
From our students, we ask for dedication, commitment, and surrender, as well as full immersion and involvement in the training. This commitment and immersion will make the work as impactful, potent, and effective as possible. We ask students to come with an open heart and mind, ready to see and to receive all that is out there. To fully embrace the yogic lifestyle, we ask our participants to observe a plant-based diet, abstain from other distractions such as alcohol and processed foods, and to disconnect from technology and unnecessary external communication.
WARNING: this is not a yoga retreat. This is a FULL ON immersive 12-hours a day university style SCHOOL. You will be challenged physically and mentally. If you'd like to attend one of our events where you can relax and kick back, then please consider attending one of our future yoga retreats instead.
On training days we cycle through the session slots to cover the following four main focus areas of the teacher training:
Within these focus modules, we will cover the following topics and so so so much more:
Practice and Techniques
Anatomy and Physiology
Teaching Methodology and Teaching Practice
Philosophy and Lifestyle
Daily schedule will vary especially for the first and last day but here is a basic overview. There will be three rest days throughout the YTT that will not have formal training classes/lectures. One of those three days will be spent exploring Machu Picchu in our BnF YTT private guided tour. The daily schedule is subject to change.
06.00 - 07.00 | Personal morning routine
07.00 - 07.30 | Coffee, Tea, Fruit [served all day]
07.30 - 09.30 | Guided Morning Yoga
09.30 - 10.30 | Silent break
10.30 - 12.30 | Session 1
12.30 - 13.30 | Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 | Session 2
15.00 - 15.15 | Break
15.00 - 17.15 | Session 3
17.15 - 17.30 | Break
17.30 - 19.00 | Guided Evening Yoga
19.00 - 20.00 | Dinner
19.00 - 20.30 | Satsang Community Gathering
20.30 | Personal evening routine
22.00 | Evening silence
06.00 - 07.00 | Personal morning routine
07.00 - 07.30 | Coffee, Tea, Fruit [served all day]
07.30 - 09.30 | Assisted Self-Guided Morning Yoga
09.30 | Karma Yoga
11.00 - 12.00 | Brunch
13.00 - 19.00 | Free Time
19.00 - 20.00 | Dinner
20.00 | Personal evening routine
22.00 | Evening silence
Our teacher training program is divided into cycles inspired by the Indigenous Medicine Wheel. At its core, the Indigenous Medicine Wheel is a tool for spiritual growth and healing. It is a powerful symbol that represents the cyclical nature of life and the interconnectedness of all things. The Indigenous Medicine Wheel is a sacred circle that represents the four cardinal directions: North, South, East, and West. Each direction is associated with a different wind and animal guide. The Medicine Wheel has been used for thousands of years by Indigenous people as a tool for healing, guidance, and spiritual growth. It is still used today by many spiritual traditions, including Native American, Celtic, Yoga, and Buddhist.
The Medicine Wheel is a powerful symbol of balance and harmony. It teaches us to live in harmony with nature and with ourselves. It reminds us that we are all connected, and that our actions have consequences that ripple through the world. This 200h training is arranged in four cycles with different emphasis in the schedule to support this process. Let’s look at these closer and how they affect the schedule of this training. This is also what underlays the process of dharma. Similar to a compass, there are four directions on the medicine wheel with each direction and winds represented by a spirit animal archetype:
Each animal offers a very specific teaching and healing path. It represents the stages, phases or cycles we go through in this teacher training. We can call upon these Spirit Animals / directions of the wind to welcome them for their healing at any time. These changes are usually subtle, but are very fundamental. Over time, consistent small changes result in big effects. As we embark on the journey inward, we might go through an intense experience and as a result, start living more in-tune with our own rhythm and the rhythm of nature.
We can observe that we are going through the medicine wheel multiple times throughout our life. Sometimes more intense and faster, sometimes more subtle and spread over many years. As we cycle through these directions in this teacher training, each phase represents a stage in your process of going deeper into your practice and becoming an authentic teacher. Each direction is said to offer unique teachings and challenges, as well as gifts and opportunities for transformation. We hope this helps you to ultimately arrive in the place of the center.
We are so grateful to incorporate the four directions of the ancient wisdom of the Peruvian Indigenous Medicine Wheel into our 200 hour yoga teacher training. We hope to share this magical ancient tradition with you and see how tuning towards these animal guides, and calling upon their support, creates change and transformation in your spiritual practice and in different aspects of life.
Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, 90 minutes from Cusco en route to Machu Picchu, Willka Tika (meaning “sacred flower” in Quechua) provides the perfect environment for this immersive training experience. Surrounded by stunning natural beauty and ancient Incan ruins, you'll have the opportunity to connect with the land, the local culture, and yourself on a deeper level. Willka Tika is home to the Seven Chakra Gardens which are designed to correspond to each one of the seven chakras and is graced with sacred sculptures, lush vibrant foliage, and enchanting winding stone paths. The property has fireplaces in the living room, library, and music cottage and also has multiple yoga studios and healing gardens so there is plenty of space to explore and enjoy.
Willka Tika aims to co-create a path that overcomes current challenges while respecting and preserving the world's existing wisdom, traditions, and lands. The organization is composed of spiritually focused facilitators and family including 20 local Quechua staff who share a foundation of love, personal growth, radical self-acceptance, and deep connection.
From triple twin bed rooms to single luxury king bed rooms, the venue has a variety of options to fit everyone's needs. Each room is made from natural earth materials, adorned with local artwork, and named for the Andean medicinal plant that grows at each room’s doorstep. Every room has its own private bathroom and entry to the gardens. To maintain a tranquil grounding atmosphere, the rooms have no televisions nor WiFi (wifi is available 24/7 at a designated space near the restaurant).
The dedicated and loving onsite chefs cater two delicious plant-based meals served buffet and catering style each and every day as well as an all-day coffee, tea, and fruit bar. They use local and fresh organic ingredients; many of which are harvested on-site daily from Willka Tika’s herb and vegetable gardens and greenhouses. During the entire duration of the training, we follow a yogic whole food plant based (WFPB) diet; no animal products are allowed on the property. Prior to the event, we will be sending out more information about the WFPB diet.
We will send an intake form to all attendees prior to the training to inquire about general topics including diet restrictions and allergies. We will try to accommodate any allergies and restrictions that our attendees have, such as gluten free, peanut, or fruit allergies. However, if you have a lot of dietary restrictions, especially any airborne allergies, please email us ahead of time to see if the kitchen staff can make accommodations for you as we can’t guarantee it unless discussed prior to booking.
General Travel Info
Government Legal Requirements
Altitude sickness can be serious and Cusco is at 11,000+ foot elevation, so it’s *highly* recommended to arrive in Cusco at least 4-7 days before the training begins. We will send out resources to prepare for altitude acclimation closer to the event.
Peru basically has two seasons: wet and dry. The wet season begins in November so you can anticipate chilly weather with a bit of humidity; morning blue sky and afternoon rain with temps ranging between 39°F (4°C) to 61°F (16°C). It’s best to wear layers but we’ll provide more details in the full packing list that we send out closer to the event.
We recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the entirety of your trip. If you book your flight through Expedia.com, they offer travel insurance and health insurance as an additional add-on cost but you can also purchase travel insurance independently. We recommend using https://www.insuremytrip.com/.
Traveling Solo and/or looking for Travel Buddies?
As human beings, by simply existing on planet earth, we leave behind an unavoidable carbon footprint. We always encourage people to explore this beautiful world and of course love that you’re joining us for this YTT, but we also understand our responsibility to sustain and protect the beautiful places we all have the privilege of visiting. We invite you to join us in reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future by purchasing carbon offsets as we have. More information can be found on the Environment page of our website. Thank you for joining us to reduce our impact on this beautiful planet!
While we will have our son at the YTT with us, he will have two full time nannies to care for him from 6a - 7p everyday. We will sadly not be able to spend much time with him that month and that’s honestly the hardest part about teaching these YTTs. However, besides our son, we are not allowing any other children to attend the training regardless of their age. Along the same lines, we are also not allowing students’ friends/family to stay at the venue property during the YTT.
Our program requires a very focused and intensive learning environment that involves long hours of study and practice, which can be challenging for both you and your child/spouse/friend. Moreover, our curriculum is designed to provide a very structured and distraction-free environment for our trainees to learn and grow as yoga teachers.
We understand that this may pose a challenge especially with young children, but we need to create an optimal learning environment for all of our trainees (including YOU!) so each of you can fully immerse yourselves in the YTT and receive the most benefit from it. If your child is too young to be separated from you for a full three weeks, then we suggest attending our next YTT in 2026. Thank you for your understanding!
Terms: All prices are per person and include YTT costs only; they do not include airfare, ground transportation, travel insurance, visa fees, additional add-ons, nor required books. If the YTT is canceled for any reason including Covid-19 related issues and political unrest, you will be given a full refund of all payments made to BnF. By booking a spot, you agree to our Breathe and Flow Yoga Retreat Terms & Conditions. If you have any questions regarding our policies, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pricing: Prices will range from a shared triple twin bed room for $5500 USD to a private single king bed room for $7500 USD. The training includes dozens of offerings so please read the full list of “what’s included.”
Deposit: Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $500 deposit per person.
Payment Changes: If it is necessary to make changes to previously submitted payment types such as updating an expired credit card, please contact BnF at email@example.com. Do not send credit card information over email.
If you have no clue who we (Bre & Flo) are and your friend just sent you this YTT so you can join them, then you can learn more about us on our website. You can also check out our Facebook reviews, Instagram feed, Testimonials, and our YouTube channel to get a feel for our classes and style, and our overall philosophy on life.
Bre and Flo are Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) with Yoga Alliance® holding certifications as E-RYT 500, and are also Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEP). They are trained and certified in vinyasa yoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, myofascial release therapy and Anatomy Structural Integration. They are also certified in Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1 and 2, as well as certified Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) Mobility Specialists. Bre and Flo have taught at several premium yoga studios in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years and are now teaching their retreats, workshops, and teacher training around the world.