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This is beyond a

Yoga Teacher Training

This is beyond a

Yoga Teacher Training



Of course, you will be eligible to earn a 100 or 200-hour certification. You will also have the opportunity to retreat deep into self-study, embody powerful practices, build community, nourish yourself with incredible food and nature, and learn to share these practices.  This training is ideal for those who want to become Teachers, as much as it is for those seeking to simply deepen or reignite their practice.


For 10 or 22 days, we will develop your knowledge of the root systems and practices of Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda, and support optimal mind-body intelligence with the BASA Yoga Method.  We will connect with natural rhythms of light, heat, nature, and our own breaths and hearts.  Daily rituals and reflection will help you to build your practice and grow your teaching practice.

You Will Learn

  • Asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha

  • Meditation

  • Yoganidra/guided relaxation

  • Shat karma/cleansing techniques

  • Ayurveda

  • Philosophy of Yoga, Samkhya, Tantra

  • Anatomy & physiology

  • Teaching methodology

  • Adjustments

  • Partner practices & AcroYoga

  • Ethics/business

Your Daily Schedule

6:00 Ayurvedic Daily Rituals (Dinacharya, self practice) 

6:30 Sunrise Practice (Expanding out! Active movement, Breath, Meditation)

8:45 Breakfast

10:00 Session 1 (Theory, practicum)

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Break & Rest

4:00 Session 2 (Wisdom Circle, partner practices, teaching practice)

6:00 Dinner

7:15 Sunset Practice (Diving in! Gentle movement, Relaxation, Meditation)

Depending on the needs of the group, this schedule may change.

The Place

Chalananda is a magnificent place. Choosing to experience this immersion here is a boon for your whole system- mind, body, and spirit. Here's what you'll find:

  • Hot Thermal Pools

  • Fresh local cuisine & special menus designed for this experience

  • Sunset Views every night over the lake, drawing migratory birds from Canada to Ecuador

  • Open Yoga Shala overlooking lake and mountains

"After more than 15 years of teaching and co-teaching, I have distilled these teachings into a system that balances the discipline of practice and the lightness of play.  This is what I am bringing to Chalananda this October."

- João Paulo Pereira


At BASA we support inclusion and believe yoga is for everyone.

Apply to learn about  Latino scholarship, payment plans & work trade.

This Training is Perfect For Those Who Want To...

  • explore a tangible control and flow of energy in their bodies

  • understand how develop a practice that is tailored to their needs

  • be guided in how to share their love for yoga

  • learn in-depth movement anatomy

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s so great about Chalananda?

It is a real gem! Located inside a thermal water park with huge warm pools (and waterslides!) to soak and rejuvenate, it’s a healing haven. Surrounded by stunning nature and water, this is not your touristy go-to Mexico destination, rather a real cultural experience. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S food, friendly people, small town, amazing Autumn temperatures (60-80F), a gorgeous open yoga shala facing the lake with migrating birds… do we need to say more?

What is included? Food? Tuition? Lodging?

Accommodation, Tuition and food are included. Airfare and ground transportation are NOT included.

How to get there?

The best option is to fly into Guadalajara City. Its airport code is GDL. There you can take a taxi or Uber directly to Chalananda. Ask the driver to take you to Chimulco Parque Acuatico in the town of Villa Coroña. Chalananda is located in the premises of Chimulco water park.

What if I don’t want to become a teacher, but just practice?

This training’s main focus is to instruct you on how to build your personal practice, which inevitably leads to great teaching. So regardless if you are coming to get your 200 hour certificate, or if you are on a personal quest to develop your personal practice, you will emerge from this training more embodied, and better optimized through your own practice to share and teach others.

Do I need a Visa to enter Mexico?

This website lists the nationalities that need a visa to enter Mexico: https://www.inm.gob.mx/gobmx/word/index.php/paises-requieren-visa-para-mexico/

Is it safe there?

Chalananda is inside a very safe and secure private water park. Jalisco has always been a tourist friendly state. As in any other place we advise you to take necessary precautions if you are staying or traveling in Mexico before and/or after the retreat.

What is the weather like?

This area of Jalisco has one of the best climates in the world. During the Fall, the weather is cool in the evening and in the morning, warming up during the day. Roughly, lows of 10ºC/50ºF highs of 27ºC/80ºF. Occasional rains can be expected.

What about sanitation?

No problems. Chalananda staff advises one to be careful with street tacos before/after your stay.

What about credit cards, cash, currency exchange services?

The exchange rate is always fluctuating so check before coming. Being a small town, it is common for places to take only cash. You will find currency exchange services in Guadalajara, or Villa Coroña town just outside the retreat center, as well as an ATM machine.

What to bring?

Water bottle, sweater or jacket for the night, sandals, flashlight, notebook, pen, mosquito repellent, towel and swimming suit. For campers, Chalananda does offer gear. Yet, we recommend that you bring at least your own sleeping pad and bag if possible.

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