Yoga + Ayurveda Teacher Training in Mexican Paradise

Playa Viva, Guerrero, Mexico

Jun 9 - 30, 2018
Group size: 6-20
Yoga + Ayurveda Teacher Training in Mexican Paradise
Playa Viva, Guerrero, Mexico

Deposit: $600
Jun 9 - 30, 2018
Group size: 6-20

About this trip

Join Kameko Shibata, ERYT-500 and David Moreno, RYT-500 for a unique 200 hour teacher training immersion rooted in the ancient teachings of Ayurveda and set in the backdrop of gorgeous oceanside off-grid Playa Viva Mexico

Program Overview
This program has been developed for serious yogis who are ready to deepen their practice and enrich their lives. Learn to take your personal practice and potential teaching to the next level with the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Learn to embody your yoga practice and keep evolving, personally and professionally. All this in the secluded off-grid eco-paradise of Playa Viva, Guerrero Mexico.

In this unique training, you will learn to embody your yoga practice, inhabit deep wisdom and incorporate the ancient practices of Ayurveda into your modern life. Learn your unique Ayurvedic constitution and discover the 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, doshas, seasons and individual needs. Learn to design and teach a simple group elemental vinyasa class and sequences for each dosha and create a basic holistic lifestyle for yourself, your students and loved ones.

Training and Accreditation

Training highlights include:

•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 & chanting
•Temscal Sweatlodge ceremony lead by local elder
•Visit to traditional local family homestead in the mountains to learn about herbs and food production 
•Lesson on Ayurvedic self-care
•One Ayurvedic consult w/ Kameko
•One Yoga Therapy consult w/ David  


This is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program through Yoga Veda.. All  participants can file for the 200 hour certificate after completing the training and passing the in class final exam as well as submitting 5 additional teaching hours and homework until Dec 2018. 

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 (dinacharya)
•Teach basic asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation with emphasis on Ayurvedic theory and functional anatomy
•Teach basic asanas with hands on techniques for alignment and safety
•Sequence public and private yoga classes based on the elements, seasons, doshas, times of day and phases of life
•Offer basic 30 minute private Ayurvedic holistic lifestyle consults to support clients
•Offer 60-90 minute private yoga therapy classes
•Offer 60-90 minute elemental vinyasa flow class
•Understand and incorporate basic Ayurvedic and Yoga theory into daily life
•Understand and apply basic Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking
•Live in deeper harmony with the natural world

300 hour Accreditation

Yoga-Veda runs there 300 hour advanced YA certification concurrently with the 200 hour program for those who have already completed a 200 hour certification with any YA accredited school. 300 hour participants will deepen their knowledge of Yoga thru Ayurveda, adjustments and plenty of critiqued teaching hours. Participants must complete the 200 hour homework, and pass the in class final exam. Participants then have until June 2019 to complete and submit remaining hours. 

For 300 hour participants:

25 extra hours study during the training

Submit Post training homework 

Complete an additional 50 hours of post-course work:


50 hours teaching and or assisting either Kameko, David or a RYT 500 teacher (must be logged and submitted by participant post training). Hours spend attending additional retreats,  immersions, trainings or classes with Kameko, David or an approved RYT 500 will also be counted. For more questions email :

About Your Teachers

Kameko Shibata is an ERYT-500, National Ayurvedic Medical Association Health Practitioner, Massage Therapist, professional aerialist and wild creature. She is the Creator and Director of the YA certified school Yoga-Veda Shala, now in its 4th year. 

Her focus on the traditional elements of Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra are informed by her numerous studies in India, including the “vinyasa krama” system at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. She has be fortunate enough to have more than 3,000 hours of Yoga, Ayurveda and Massage trainings over the last 10 years and has practiced yoga daily for 14 years. She has had the pleasure of studying with Swami Santhiprasad, DeAnna Batdorff, Dr. Vasant Lad, Ana Forrest, Mary Paffard, Rod Stryker, Mark Whitwell and longtime teacher, Alice Joanou.  She is passionate about bringing yoga and Ayurveda into all communities. She is also deeply influenced by aerial acrobatics, 5rhythms dance, Vipassana Meditation, Lakota sweat lodge, primitive skills, Vedic Chanting, Sanskrit, ecological and social justice, herbal medicine and has a deep devotion to spices.

David Moreno, RYT 500, has taught at international yoga conferences, festivals, universities, and teacher trainings worldwide. He has worked privately with students in the fashion and entertainment industries as well as professional athletes.  Among those athletes taught include the U.S. Olympic Men’s Swim team coaches for the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. He has worked as a product advisor and ambassador for the Canadian Athletica Company, Lululemon, is a certified Pilates instructor, Somatic Fitness Trainer, and ordained minister. 

His yoga commentaries have been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, LA Yoga Magazine, and Common Ground. His dance criticism and reviews are featured Culture Vulture. David is also the creator and producer for Yoga DVDs, electronic books, Yoga Nidra downloads, and subscription yoga classes for Yoga Vibes. 

David began practicing yoga in the late 70s studying the Iyengar and Ashtanga styles of yoga before studying Anusara and the Bihar schools of yoga. He continues his study in Tantra and Ayurveda, delving deeper into yoga’s primordial roots. He is known for his depth, keen sense of humor and timing making his teaching both playful and informative. When not traveling he teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.


A 100% commitment to personal growth and a willingness to learn. 

A consistent yoga practice of at least two years

What’s included

  • Lodging
    21 nights and 22 days accommodations in eco-luxe retreat rooms with ocean views (priced listed as double occupancy; single accommodation on request)
  • Food
    3 meals a day prepared with love from produce from the onsite organic farm by the amazing house chef (dietary restrictions accommodated)
  • On-site excursions
    Horticultural tour, beach walks, boogie boards, turtle sanctuary, estuary explorations
  • Shuttle Service
    Airport ground transportation to and from Playa Viva
  • Fresh tropical juice
    Unlimited fresh tropical juices and healthy snacks (Full bar available upon purchase)
  • eco friendly swim pool
  • Temazcal sweat lodge
  • Bonfire music
    Night full of sweet sounds
  • Discounted Massges
  • Flight to/from Mexico
  • Adult Beverages

Available Packages

Studio Double Occupancy (Early-Bird)

Double occupancy; 2 single beds or 1 queen shared bed. Ocean views, organic sheets, fans and bathroom just below room. In attached building. 

(Course $2300) + (Lodging $1800) (-$200 early bird 3/15/18)

Available until Mar 15only 3 left
Deposit: $600
Deluxe Suite Double Occupancy- (Early B)

Double occupancy; 2 single beds and 1 day bed or 1 king and 1 day bed. Ocean views, organic sheets, fans and bathroom just below room. In attached building. 

(Course $2300) + (Lodging $1800) (-$200 early bird 3/15/18)

Available until Mar 15only 4 left
Deposit: $600
Queen - Early Bird

 Double occupancy- 1 queen bed (ideal for a couple, must book together or as a single, please email for single pricing ) , Ocean views, organic sheets, fans and private bathroom.

(Course $2300) + (Lodging $1900) (-$200 early bird 3/15/18)

Available until Mar 15only 1 left
Deposit: $600
King Eco Casita

Quad Occupancy; Our largest and newest room. Ocean views, organic sheets, fans and private bathroom.

(Course $2300) + (Lodging $1900) (-$200 early bird 1/26/18)

Available until Feb 05only 4 left
Deposit: $600
Deposit: $600

Studio Double Occupancy (Early-Bird)


Sample Daily Schedule
Daily Schedule

Sample Day:

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

class meets 6 days per week, 1 day off

**This is a sample schedule, subject to variations