Yoga Teacher Training at Red Buddha Yoga + Wellness

(Our programs are fully accredited via Yoga Alliance and upon completion you will receive a certification that is internationally recognized + accepted).

Upcoming 200hour Certification Programs 2019-2020


200hr YTT

Get ready for a major shift! Learn to teach, and teach to learn the art of Yoga.

Are you ready for a life changing experience? Becoming a yoga teacher begins with taking a journey of self discovery, and ends with a desire to guide people along their own journey. It's about increasing your inner strength and peace while developing your voice in this world.

What Makes Our Program Stand Out?

1.  Superior Teaching Technique, Hands on Adjustments & Mind-body Connection.

2.  Personal Growth and Empowerment. You won’t just learn the yoga philosophy, you’ll embody it. Through sutras study and group discussion you'll gain confidence in your understanding and expression of yoga principles.

3.  Compare/contrast Private teaching technique vs. Group class teaching technique.

4.  Dissection of Yoga found in East, Yoga found in West. Differences and similarities.

5.  Instructing Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students while mindfully comparing practices to those of our own.

6.  Sanskrit-basic written and verbal comprehension.

7.  The power of Mantras & chanting.

8.  Holistic Nutrition & lifestyle.

9.  Sadhana (Practice) in one of the most beautiful studios in the world. 

200hr Isla Mujeres, Mexico at Red Buddha Yoga & Wellness

200hr November 2-25 2018


200hr YTT November 2018

November 2-25 2018

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Red Buddha Yoga + Wellness

Before July 15 2018 $2100USD

After July 15, $2500USD

15 students max capacity.

200hr January 4-27 2019 (Early bird pricing: $2200USD)


200hr YTT

January 2019

January 4 -27 2019

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Red Buddha Yoga + Wellness

Before August 15 2018 $2200USD

After August 15, $2600USD

15 students max capacity.

200hr March 1 - 24 2019 (Early bird pricing: $2200USD)


March YTT 2019

March 1 - 24 2019

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Red Buddha Yoga & Wellness

Before September 15 2018 $2200USD

After September 15, $2600USD

15 students max capacity.

200hr May 3-26 2019 (Early bird pricing: $2200USD)


May YTT 2019

May 3 - 26 2019

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Red Buddha Yoga & Wellness

Before October 15 2018 $2200USD

After October 15, $2600USD

15 students max capacity.

Other Trainings:

300hr Early Bird Price November 2018 $3000USD 

Red Buddha Yoga + Wellness 200hr Teacher Training Certification Course 

Our Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) is located on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.  Our yoga teacher training program blends the ancient philosophy of yoga science with the contemporary art of teaching yoga as a transformational practice of self care and health + wellness.

We are currently accepting applications for the November 2016  Yoga Teacher Training Programs. 

Yoga Alliance Approved:  Our 200 hour yoga teacher training program is approved by the National Yoga Alliance and meets the standards for certification through that organization.

  • Format : We willl meet everyday from 7am-5/6pm most days except for Tuesdays. There will be a 2 hour break for eating, resting and study.

  • Experiential Learning: Instruction + Information provided via a variety of formats, which include direct participation in physical practice of asana as well as lecture, group discussion, reading assignments, alignment demos + interactive adjustments.

  • Affordable Quality Instruction: We limit the number of students to provide hands on instruction from our highly qualified instructors. The total cost of the 200 hour program is $2,100 USD which includes a comprehensive RBYW teachers manual + 3 texts.

  • Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Focus: The core focus of our program is Yoga of the East + Yoga of the West. You will learn to teach 60+ basic foundational yoga poses including modifications with props and variations. In addition you will learn to adapt/teach many of these core asanas as both restorative supported poses and a variation to teach as vigorous vinyasa flow.

  • Empowered Essence: We teach yoga as a holistic mind/body inquiry to know one self and be empowered by the inherent wisdom within.

Some of the topics we will cover:

  • Numbers in Sanskrit (to 18)

  • Vocabulary in Sanskrit

  • Red Buddha Method with poses in Sanskrit

  • Modifications

  • Variations on Red Buddha Method

  • 2 full days of Anatomy (Muscles, Bones, etc)

  • Exploring 23 types of Meditation and practice how to teach a style that speaks to you.

  • 4 Pranayama techniques, how to teach breathing to the class: Ujjayi, Sheetali / sitali, Sheetkari, Anulom Viloma

  • The Business of Yoga lecture

  • Styles: Bks Iyengar teaching, Ana Forest demo, Kino Macgregor “flying”, David Swenson demo, Pattabhi Jois teaching

  • 4 Paths of Yoga - Raja, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana

  • Chakras with Marcia

  • Mandala Vinyasa technique with Marcia

  • Sivananda with Chucho

  • Holistic Nutrition with Lucy

  • Kundalini with Bonnie

  • Verbs/action words how to move your students

  • Demonstration with Meg: advanced vinyasa and gentle moving formats

  • The art of adjusting

  • Crafting sequences for all bodies

  • Prayer for Patanjali and other chants

  • Breath of Gods film

  • Homework Reading about Krishnamacharya

  • Gentle Partner Writing Routine

  • Mirroring while teaching

  • Tone of voice & word choice

  • Comprehensive look at the 8 limbs (Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi)

  • Improvising

  • Koshas

  • Kleshas

  • In depth look at Raja Yoga //Patanjali’s Yoga sutras - 4+ commentaries, Meg’s commentary

Typical Daily Schedule : 8 contact hours per day

Tuesday is a day of rest with no contact hours – time for self study and open book assignments

  • 05.30 to 06:30 – Wake up and shower arrive to studio 6:55am with books & notebook

  • 07:00 to 08:00 – Chanting, Pranayama, Seated Meditation, some days Walking Meditation, Ocean Meditation

  • 08:00 to 9:00 – In depth look at Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

  • 9:00-10:00 – Asana for all (Ancient techniques from Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Ayurvedic Yoga)

  • 10:00-11:00- Intermediate Asana (Optional note taking if rest is needed)

  • 11:00 -1:00 - Break and homework time

  • 1:00 to 3:00 PM – Main Lecture (Yoga Principles / Philosophy / Yoga Sutra / History / Pathanjali Sutras/Theory on Teaching Training)

  • 3:30 to 5:00 PM – Evening Asana Practice

  • 5:00 to 9:00 PM - Free time/dinner

  • 9:00pm /10:00PM - Sleep


Sample of our lecturers at past trainings: