A yoga teacher training course is most of the time a life-changing moment. However, during an AcroYoga Teacher training, you go literally hand-to-hand through this transformational learning process what makes it even more special. This AcroYoga Teacher Training in Mexico is the perfect case in point. We stayed together with people from more than 20 different countries for more than two weeks. Each person brings a unique and essential element to this journey. And given the tumultuous times of hurricanes and earthquakes, the facilitators did an amazing job holding space and creating a safe journey for students from all over the world.
AcroYoga is becoming more popular. Nowadays there are more than 1,000 teachers in 55+ countries, supporting more than a million practitioners across the globe through movement, connection and play!
The AcroYoga level 1 teacher training focuses on the art of safe co-teaching in your community. To meet the prerequisites, you need to have teaching experience and fundamental knowledge and skills of AcroYoga. During the course, you learn the tools to share the practice with integrity and in a safe manner.
The best thing about this training that you in small groups from the very first day. Feedback from co-teachers and facilitators is super valuable in refining your own teaching voice. You could truly see the huge progression made after 17 days of co-teaching with different teachers. In the first seven days, you develop the skills for a strong foundation in AcroYoga, Flying Transitions, Handstands, Spotting, Thai Massage and Therapeutic Flying. In the last 10 days, you solidify your practice of teaching and hone your skills in AcroFit, Washing Machines, Standing Acrobatics, Festival Teaching and Advanced Thai Massage. On your day off, there are great activities like an excursion to a pyramid and the town of Tequila. The training always ends with a two-day, AcroYoga festival where you teach your first public classes. This is super exciting!
The magic of this training in Mexico is that you stay together in bungalows, dormitories, and tents at Chalananda Resort Center. This is a beautiful, natural environment near a lake where they serve amazing food: fresh vegetarian meals and healthy snacks mostly inspired by the Mexican kitchen. The program is super intensive, like 10-12 hours per day. However, in between sessions, you can relax in the sun near the coffee bar and practice your hand to hands in the thermal pools at Chimulco waterpark next door. Also, there are amazing extra activities like a temazcal (sweat lodge) ceremony, workshop water massage, bodywork&dessert evening, singing mantras near the bonfire under a starry sky, and last but not least, the non-talent show on the last evening.
We all felt deep gratitude for the highly experienced and dedicated lead teachers and facilitators – Oliver, Mimi, Laura, Sonia, Ro, Juampi, and Jason. The care and flexibility they showed in response to the needs of the group were amazing. They truly gave their body, mind, and heart to make this an unforgettable and life-changing experience for all of us.