Brian M - Balance Owed YTT - Jan 18 - Feb 1 - Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico

Kootenay Yoga School
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91 reviews
Jan 18 - Feb 1, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
Brian M - Balance Owed YTT - Jan 18 - Feb 1 - Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico

Kootenay Yoga School
  • Email address verified
91 reviews

Jan 18 - Feb 1, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Transform your life and your practice with Kootenay Yoga School on beautiful Isla Mujeres.   Our students will be supported in gaining the skills and confidence to lead meaningful classes, will find their own authentic practice, and will flourish in the community environment designed to be nurturing.  

Each student will leave this 200 hour immersive program with practical knowledge of 45 traditional poses, embodied practice designing sequences, and the confidence to inspire students to love their bodies through the practice of yoga. 

Our time during the  training will be grounded in meditation and applying the philosophy and practice of yoga to our daily lives. Each student will have the opportunity to practice teaching small groups. This transformative 15-day intensive will open doors of perception and catalyze shifts in the way we relate to ourselves, each other and our yoga practice. 

What we will cover

This course will include daily yoga and meditation practice, asana and pranayama labs, and a variety of workshops designed to help you gain the knowledge and confidence to lead students in asana classes and workshops of your own.  Topics are not limited to :

-Anatomy of Yoga

-Detailed description and practice of 45 traditional Yoga poses

-Asana Labs

-Introduction to Pranayama

-Yoga Nidra and Deep Relaxation

-Vinyasa Flow

-Restorative Yoga

-The Eight Limbs of Yoga

-Yamas and Niyamas

-How to Lead Meditation

-Sequencing an Asana Class Your Students Will Love

-The Magic of Savasana

What's special about this program

This program is special because it is designed to feel immersive, NOT intensive.  Our days are filled with diverse activities, inspired poolside seminars, and sunrise meditations to truly embrace the first sun touching the island.  

Isla Mujeres is celebrate internationally as a magic city - with our center located just 500 meters away from Punta Sur National Healing Center.  A truly special location for an experience such as this.

Our team is comprised of authentic wellness professionals, all dedicated to providing top level education in a way that feels inspired and fun.

We provide simple accommodation in a lush jungle property.  Three home cooked, nutritious meals are served daily - with attention to regional and seasonal offerings.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    14 Nights accommodation on beautiful Isla Mujeres. Guests will enjoy simple shared or private apartments on a private jungle property.
  • Outdoor Pool
    Students can enjoy the large outdoor pool and sunning area during breaks.
  • Nutritious Meals
    Three home cooked vegetarian meals will be served daily. Our team takes special care to attend to students dietary restrictions and preferences. Meals feature regional and seasonal best offerings.
  • Manual
    Students will receive a comprehensive manual to study during programing and use as a resource in the future.
  • Daily Yoga
    Daily yoga classes will be held in our outdoor / open air yoga shala.
  • Inspiring Meditation
    Meditations on site and off site near the beautiful Caribbean sea. Learn to deepen your own comfort for meditation and lead others gracefully.
  • Educational Seminars
    Educational seminars delivered daily based on the guidelines of Yoga Alliance program requirements - enhanced with unique points of interest and delivered with enthusiasm.
  • Ongoing Support
    Our team and community support is ongoing. Students will have continued communication and resources as well as professional development opportunities after the initial training.
  • Wifi
    Keep connected if needed.
  • Close Access To Beach
    Our training center is located just three minutes by foot from the beautiful shores of the Caribbean Bay.

What’s not included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Snacks
  • Yoga mats/blocks/straps
  • Airport Transfers

Available Packages

Shared Occupancy / Shared Bath


Sample Day
Inspired RYT200 Program Isla Mujeres

7:00am-9:00am Morning practice in the outdoor shala

9:00am-10:00am Breakfast served in the garden 

10:00am-12:30pm Morning lab delivered poolside

12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch served in the garden and independent journal / study time

2:00pm-4:00pm Asana lab

4:00pm-6:00pm Anatomy class

6:00pm-6:30pm Group check in circle

6:30pm-7:15pm Dinner served in the garden

7:15pm-9:00pm Evening Nidra class 

*This schedule changes day to day

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Kootenay Yoga School
91 reviews
In the heart of our journey, Kootenay Yoga School was created from a profound belief in holistic well-being. Recognizing the challenges of modern life, where daily routines can become repetitive cycles of wakefulness, nourishment, work, and rest, we felt the need for a sanctuary that transcends the ordinary. Our vision materialized as Kootenay Yoga School, an embodiment of holistic living.


What such an incredible experience ! All the team was super lovely and attentive towards us. They were always here to reply to my questions and was super helpful for my arrival on the site. The team on site was so professional and make sure that we had the best experience ever ! The food is absolutely amazing too ! And Marcia, our yoga teacher was such a great human. She is really caring and make sure that everyone is included and succeed. What a honor to have learned from her ! Thank for all the Kootenay team for making those last 2 weeks unforgettable. I 10000% recommend, please go !
By Clemence D for Jan 22 - Feb 5 // Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres //Marcia Valene on Feb 07, 2024
I took the RYT 200 Program with Sarah in January 2024 and it was absolutely amazing. This program allowed me to elevate my Yoga game to the next level. I had bit of trouble arriving to the Island due to delayed flights and Lisa (the Manager) was really helpful and even picked me up at the ferry terminal to arrive on time to the first class. Sarah was such an incredible teacher, she thought us everything we had to know to be the best version of ourselves in order to be ready to be awesome yoga instructors. The program is held on Isla Mujeres, which is a wonderful island with hands down the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. I enjoyed myself so much taking this program and really recommend it to 100% - you won’t regret it.
By Samuel Henri Pierre A for Jan 6 - 20 // Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres // Sarah Martinuik on Jan 27, 2024
Great service, very helpful to have everything planned. However you can also easily uber from the airport the port for $25, get a ferry ticket for I think $15 and then a taxi from the port on Isla Mujeres to the retreat center for about $10-15. Depends if you want to do everything on your own or have it organized for you.
By Maria R for Transport Airport To Training - One Way / Round Trip on Jan 19, 2024
Hi Maria! Thank you so much for the positive review! The uber rate by GOV't regulation is $70 USD to Puerto J as it is 7 zones. If you get it cheaper, be aware it is against federal traffic law. The ferry is actually $489 Peso for non residents which is $34 USD with current rate. The taxi from the port on isla to us is $200 peso without luggage and $240 assuming you have luggage you save around $60 USD using our service vs winging it. We have a lot of very upset students who choose to wing it and spend 190-300 USD getting over to us.... The $150 investment is much safer. But sometimes it is part of the experience and fun to try to negotiate a better rate :) Hope you can be back soon!@!!
By Kootenay Yoga School on Jan 19, 2024
Highly recommend this YTT experience. 1) Lisa (owner of company) was gracious in offering her time to answer all questions I had about the course prior to my registering. 2) The grounds staff at the retreat center in Isla Mujeres were kind, helpful, and attentive. They help organize anything you need while on the island- tourist experiences, massages, etc. 3) Food was fresh and healthy. Lots of amazing fresh fruit. Tends to be vegetarian if not vegan, but if you want to get something else, you can walk 5 minutes from the retreat center to get a taco or another snack at a nearby convenience store. No need to bring snacks from home because you are well fed, and if you want to purchase junk food you can do so nearby. 4) Marcia was an amazing teacher. She opened space to listen to our questions and reflections about course material while keeping the course organized and on schedule. She was kind and friendly but also professional. 5) Schedule is packed, as you would expect during a 200 hr training- make sure you are well rested when you come! I liked that this course did not just cover poses (asanas), but also anatomy, philosophy, and history of yoga. 6) About a 5 minute walk from the coast on either side- one side is cliffs (great for sitting/ reflecting) the other side you can swim if you're willing to climb over some rocks. 7) When I was down there, mosquitos were very bad and though I wore strong repellent every day, I still got lots of bites. Still, I had no issues with Dengue. 8) Area around retreat center felt very safe. Could walk alone with no satefy or security issues.
By Maria R for Dec 22 - Jan 5 Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres // Marcia Valene on Jan 19, 2024
It’s hard to put into words how amazing this trip was. It was challenging, inspiring, enlightening — everything I hoped it would be. The food was fresh and delicious, the schedule was packed but they kept it interesting by moving us around and taking breaks when needed. Marcia was a wealth of knowledge, so kind and considerate and made such a safe and welcoming space for us to learn. Lisa Kevin and Candice were helpful with our every need. The rooms were simple but very clean with all the necessities. The location is great - on the quieter part of the island. Very safe with beach on both sides. The special touches were so thoughtful - a white elephant for us on Christmas, a special ceremony at Punta Sur on Sunday to welcome the new week, a New Year’s Day asana and reflection on the beach at sunrise, candle making with the whole group, a beautiful closing ceremony with gorgeous glowers and sunset photos on the beach. Chefs kiss! This training was perfection. I am a better person for having experienced it with a wonderful group of people. I am so grateful!!
By Kelly C for Dec 22 - Jan 5 Inspired RYT200 Program-Isla Mujeres // Marcia Valene on Jan 14, 2024
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What an incredible experience. The staff at Kootenay provide the highest level of care. They go above and beyond to accommodate their students and ensure the highest standards in their meals and education. EJ was an incredible teacher and so encouraging. I felt so welcomed and at home in Joshua Tree. Thank you Lisa, Addy, and EJ!
By Ava E on 30 Aug, 2023
I have completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training with Kootenay Yoga School at their beautiful location in Isla Mujeres Mexico (a small Island in the Caribbean Sea). Where to start? Sign up and be totally comfortable that u’ll have the best experience. The location is in a jungle vibe, modest, clean & organized. The food is vegetarian, organic, super healthy prepared by a talented young lady - Addy the owner’s daughter, who works hard to make sure every dietary requirement is met. Lisa, the owner, is a professional woman who is very meticulous and follows up with every detail, making the experience worthy. The whole team, from Kandice, Silvia, to the kitchen staff are very helpful and kind. Stephania (Steff) our teacher made every lesson interesting and enjoyable, the fire and energy in her, the knowledge she shared in Anatomy, was outstanding as if a doctor is explaining. The course is intensive, however, well divided throughout the days. Steff is also flexible and no matter how tired one is, we would put the effort to be punctual in her classes and enjoy the information shared. I was lucky to be with amazing people from different countries and cultures, we clicked and had so much fun together. Yes, it’s hot and humid and u need mosquito repellent. It’s not that bad at all. The beach is 5’ walk from the school and it’s breathtaking. So is Punta Sur most easternmost point of Mexico and u get to see numerous iguanas in that region too. I felt so safe in the school and the whole island. 💜🧘🏻‍♀️
By Roula H on 18 Nov, 2022