Yoga Teacher Training in Paradise

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
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48 reviews
Aug 2 - 12, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
Yoga Teacher Training in Paradise
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
  • Facebook verified
48 reviews

Aug 2 - 12, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Expand your yoga practice and learn to teach yoga in paradise with  Dancing Dogs Yoga at Xinalani in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

This unparalleled yoga teacher training takes place partially online with 100 hours of virtual modules, live zoom calls, and one-on-one checkins, and in person on the beaches of Mexico. 


Experience our world-class yoga teacher certification program in a breathtaking setting, with fire and cacao ceremonies, epic sunsets, beautiful beaches, and life long friendship and connection.  

Who is this training for?  

Anyone who wants to learn more about yoga, and themselves.

Anyone who wants to expand their yoga practice.

Anyone who wants to teach yoga.

Anyone who *secretly* wants to teach yoga.

Our training includes our full certification, with hands on assisting, meditation, asana, philosophy, alignment, anatomy, leadership development and much more.  You can earn your Yoga Alliance approved 200 Hour RYT® certification, or earn 100 hours towards your RYT-500®.  

As a 200 Hour and 300 Hour Yoga Alliance approved school,  DDY offers world class training in a supportive learning environment.  This life-changing experience will give you the tools, confidence and skill to teach an effective and inspiring yoga class.

YTT Details

As a teacher graduate, you will learn the physical, energetic, and spiritual implications of yoga, as well as the importance of your way of being— how to live an authentic, essential life. Led by Shelley Carroll and other DDY Senior Teachers, this program is appropriate for practitioners of every level.  This is a physically, mentally and emotionally challenging training that is a must for anyone wanting to share the practice of yoga, as well as those who simply wish to deepen their own understanding of the practice.

The DDY training is designed to prepare you to be a confident, effective yoga instructor. Each session covers a different unit of study and includes asana, lecture, group discussion, and small-group exercises.

The aim of this program is to create exceptional teachers, Not only will you leave our program prepared to teach, you will also be able to stand in front of a room of people and share openly and authentically.   You will gain invaluable insight into your own way of being. At DDY, we believe that the best yoga teachers are those who connect with their students, who speak authentically and from the heart, and who are comfortable in their own skin, regardless of who or what is around them. Through this training,  you will learn to identify the obstacles in your life and gain the tools to become your most powerful self, both in and out of the yoga studio.

Yoga Alliance Approved Schools

Dancing Dogs Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance at the 200 and 300 Hour levels.  We have been teaching powerful and transformational  teacher training programs since 2012. We offer both RYT-200 and RYT-500 designations.  Students who successfully complete our programs are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.  

What does tuition include?

Your tuition includes our world famous 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, digital content, yoga and workshops, as well as room and board at Xinalani. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are  included. Please indicate any special dietary needs as they can be accommodated with advanced notice.

Cancelation and COVID policies

All deposits and trips are non-refundable.   We will offer future travel vouchers for cancelations made 90 days or longer before travel, but can not offer refunds.   All cancelations made with 90 days of travel are non-refundable. 

We recognize that COVID may cause a delay in your trip.  Please consider purchasing trip insurance to cover you in all cases:

Please note:  COVID vaccines are not currently required to travel with DDY Retreats, unless the country we are visiting requires them.  While we do not require vaccines-- we highly recommend them.  

Failure to obtain a vaccine due to country requirements will forfeit your spot and no money will be refunded.  Currently Mexico does NOT require proof of vaccination. 

What’s included

  • Yoga Teacher Training
    DDY is a Yoga Alliance Approved RYS-200® and RYS-300® school. We offer world class teacher trainings in unparalleled settings
  • 10 Nights Lodging
    Choose single, double or dorm occupancy for 10 nights at Xinalani.
  • Meals
    ALL meals are included
  • Cacao Ceremonies
    Experience the magic of cacao and ritual
  • Daily Yoga
  • Daily Meditation
  • Daily Pranayama
  • Workshops
    World-class teachers with badass workshops-- just for you.
  • Training Materials
    All training materials will be provided.
  • Airfare
  • Transportation
    While we will arrqange transportation, it is not included.
  • Tips + Gratuities
  • Drinks
    Please note: We do ask you to refrain from drinking alcohol during most training days. Even some specialty drinks (juices and smoothies) may also not be included.
  • Excursions
    There will be a day off to explore. Excursions are not included but will be made available to you at a group rate!
  • Personal Purchases
  • Travel Insurance
    All payments paid through WeTravel are non-refundable. WeTravel recommends that you acquire travel insurance in case something goes wrong:

Available Packages

Dorm Palapa
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The most affordable way to stay-- but without sacrificing any charm.  Twin beds, mosquito nets, and all the magic of Xinalani.

Deposit: $500
Shared: Double Deluxe Room
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Deposit: $500
Private Deluxe Rom
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Deposit: $500

Who’s Going

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Dancing Dogs Yoga Travels
48 reviews
Dancing Dogs Yoga is a kickass, feel good Yoga community. Shelley Carroll has been leading trainings and retreats for over a decade, and each trip promises connection, adventure, and to leave you feeling Zen AF.


YTT with DDY is amazing! I learned more than I ever thought I would -- about yoga, but also about myself. The safe and accepting community of DDY YTT is like nothing else. I walked away teaching with confidence and a hunger to keep learning and growing! Immersing ourselves at the Dominican Treehouse Village was a truly wonderful, unique, and life-changing experience.
By Sarah G for Yoga Teacher Training at the Dominican Treehouse Village on 17 Oct, 2022
This retreat was expertly planned in one of the most unique properties I have ever experienced. The yoga, food and excursions were top notch. We had a very nice balance of activities vs down time, which I appreciated. It felt adventurous but relaxing at the same time. Shelly and her staff exude a warm, wonderful vibe and you immediately feel that you are 'part of the family'. I met some fantastic women on this trip and some lovely locals. Honestly, this retreat couldn't have been any better. I am already looking at my next DDY Travels retreat for 2023!
By Andrea J for Dominican Treehouse Village Yoga Retreat on 22 Sep, 2022
Trip of a lifetime. Had such a wonderful experience at the Dominican Treehouse Village. The location is beautiful, food was delicious, and the excursions were fun and well thought out. Yoga twice a day and the wonderful staff at the Dominican Treehouse Village were the cherry on top. Cannot recommend enough.
By Jill D for Dominican Treehouse Village Yoga Retreat on 21 Sep, 2022
This was everything I expected and more. The programming and instruction was solid, insightful, accessible to all. There was just enough down time - I didn't ever feel extremely exhausted - it was well balanced (Shelley is flexible and meets the group where they are at). The best part was by far the amazing people and energy. My graduating class is filled with the most beautiful individuals I've ever seen in one place. The entire experience, from the accommodations and welcoming staff, to the great food, beautiful beaches and fun excursions, and most importantly kickass yoga... was a time I will never forget. I fulfilled my dream of officially becoming a yoga instructor and I couldn't have asked for a better journey to get there.
By Julissa M for Yoga Teacher Training at the Dominican Treehouse Village on 16 Sep, 2022
I had such a great time on this trip. Interesting location, delicious food, and great people. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
By Kaylee C for Dominican Treehouse Village Yoga Retreat on 15 Sep, 2022
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I was fortunate enough to complete my YTT at the Dominican Tree House Village in El Valle, Samana. I am so thankful for Shelley and being able to share my yoga story. Shelley is a woman of many virtues but my favorite is her being able to hold space for diverse populations in yoga (BIPOC/LGBTQIA+). I was supported during my learning journey, and encouraged throughout my training to continue to create space for other individuals like myself. Our training was well organized, detail oriented, knowledgeable, and a healthy balance between learning, resting, and adventure! I was paired with the best roommate and suite mates ever! I am terrified of being in the jungle but knowing I was there with three other women, made it so worth while. Finally, Emma made the most amazing Dominican cuisine for us daily and the Tree House Staff were so hospitable. I would absolutely go on another training/retreat with Shelley and the crew!
By Chelsea E on 26 Oct, 2022
What an amazing trip! This was my second DDY retreat and I will be back for more! The resort was beautiful, with a yoga Shala that looked out over the ocean and has a jungle backdrop! And on top of that, the food was amazing! The variety of both included and optional activities where amazing, in addition to the twice daily yoga. My personal favs were the sound healing, and the Mayan clay ceremony. The fellow retreaters where also amazing and really made it a trip to remember! Can’t wait for the next retreat!
By Theodora G on 04 Feb, 2022
Business with partners.
By Aboubacar C on 24 Oct, 2019