April 25th – May 16th, 2022
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Let the yoga journey begin…
Join us for a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in vibrant, laid-back surf paradise Puerto Escondido, as you embark on your yoga journey.
Sunny Yoga’s 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training offers a safe space for you to learn and explore yoga as a tool for healing the self and others.
Sunny and her passionate teachers will empower you to rediscover yourself, transform and grow, through strong physical practice and theory that has been mindfully cultivated to shape you into a confident yoga teacher.
Who is this training for?
This yoga teacher training is for everyone from total beginners to advanced practitioners seeking to deepen their knowledge and practice, and for those who want to teach yoga. Sunny’s experience and teaching style offers incredible growth opportunities for all levels.
Based on Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, this training will give you a solid foundation that is grounded in yoga’s ancient philosophical roots and a strong, dynamic physical practice. It will will empower you to go deeper and move forward with your yoga journey, both personally and professionally.
Note: If you are new to yoga, we recommend you take some in-person or online classes before arrival, in order to familiarize yourself with the practice. We can recommend free online resources for you, personalized to your abilities.
Meditation, Mantras & Mudras: Train the mind and channel your body’s energy with morning meditation and mudras. Practice different meditation styles, from Buddhist to Tantric traditions. Learn the power of singing ancient Sanskrit mantras.
Asana & Pranayama: 2-hour practice each morning, practicing basic and intermediate asanas (postures), and different techniques of pranayama (breathing), integrating what we learn in theory classes as we progress.
Ayurvedic Morning Routine: Using the 3,000-year-old Indian holistic healing system known as the sister science of yoga, we create a morning routine to help you cleanse the physical body, the mind and the energetic body, to help you find balance as you train. Includes self-massage.
Asana Method Lab: Learn basic and intermediate asanas to build a strong and solid foundation in this technical class. Learn to teach asana according to individual abilities. Understand asana groups, alignments, benefits and contraindications.
Practicums: Practice and receive feedback on your teaching skills with x2 60 minute and x2 90 minute classes at the end of your training – 2 Hatha and 2 Vinyasa.
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology: Learn the systems and processes of the body and understand how yoga can help heal the mind and body, with particular focus on the nervous system.
Yoga History & Philosophy: Get deep into the history and philosophy of yoga with lectures and ancient texts, such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and engage in thoughtful and interesting discussions on yoga philosophy.
Ayurveda: Begin to understand the 3,000-year-old sister science of yoga and how we can find balance in life with a mind, body, soul approach to health and well-being. Discover your dosha (unique body type) and integrate these learnings with your morning routine and self-massage.
Ethics & Business: Learn how to begin your teaching career and how to best serve your community.
Anatomy of the Subtle Body: Learn the anatomy of the energetic body. Understand the relationship of asana, pranayama and bandhas with the 5 koshas (5 layers of our being), chakras, nadis and prana vayus.
- 21 nights accommodation and 22 days at scenic beach front garden villa with yoga shala, mats and props, wifi, swimming pool and hammocks
- Fresh vegan/vegetarian food for breakfast, lunch (snack) and dinner, prepared every day on-site by a local chef with local produce
- Sunny Yoga 200h Yoga Teacher Manual
- Morning Routine Tool-Kit (including journal, tongue scraper, neti pot and sutra neti)
- Professional Photographs for social media
- Airport transfer from and to Puerto Escondido Airport or Huatulco Airport (on April 25th and May 16th only)
- 200h Yoga Teacher Certificate (which you’ll receive upon completion)
What’s Not Included
- Flight tickets
- Mexico Visa fee (though this fee doesn’t apply to many countries)
- Medical Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Additional activities – massage, energy healing, sound therapy, ecstatic dance, local tours (turtle release, bioluminescence, sunrise dolphin boat tour) surf lessons, etc. (but we’re happy to help you arrange these).
Sample Daily Schedule
A day at your Yoga Teacher Training…
Each morning, we wake to the sound of the Pacific Ocean, right in front of the villa, and observe morning silence as we begin to move through the day. We remain in peaceful silence as we meet together for morning meditation at 6:30am under the ocean-front palapa or in the yoga shala. Moving calmly and gently into our day, we align ourselves with nature and connect with our higher selves.
After meditation, we share an energising morning asana and pranayama practice. The morning practice will challenge you, invigorate you, teach you and transform you. Most importantly, you’ll have fun in the morning practice as you expand your awareness and grow your physical abilities with breath and movement, taking your body and mind to new places.
We break the silence at 9:00am with breakfast – a vegetarian or vegan offering prepared fresh everyday on-site by a local chef with locally sourced produce.
After breakfast, we rest our bodies and engage our minds as we move into our theory classes. We dig deep into the wisdom of yoga philosophy, where we learn, discuss and apply philosophical principles that offer light and colour to our own life experiences. We spend the late morning engaged in lectures and workshops – from Ayurveda to chanting and mantras, anatomy and physiology of the physical and energetic bodies and learning the basics of business and ethics for the real-world application of your newly gained skills.
Our daily lectures and workshops are broken up by a lunch-time snack on-site and a two-hour break, where you can enjoy time in the swimming pool, the ocean, hammocks or hang-out areas. The villa has free WiFi and plenty of space to be with yourself or spend time with your fellow students.
Evenings are spent gaining wonderful wisdom from Sunny and assistant teachers, as they teach asanas and their variations, hands-on adjustments, contraindications and counter-poses.
We round the day off with dinner and free-time. Puerto Escondido and the surrounds are full of magical and spiritual souls and beautiful nature. We can arrange massage and energy work for you, recommend local healers, tattoo artists, ecstatic dance, surf lessons and even night-time bioluminescence tours.
Casa Naia is a stunning, secluded beach-front villa with a garden, pool, hammocks and lounge areas. There’s plenty of space for you to enjoy your free time, with high-speed WiFi available too.
You will share one of 7 spacious bedrooms, decorated in beautiful, traditional Mexican style, with 6 bathrooms.
Six of the bedrooms will have two people per room.
One bedroom is a shared triple room.
Meet the Teachers
Lead Trainer – Sunny McGill
Sunny is a world-renowned ERYT-200 and ERYT-500 yoga teacher, lead trainer and studio owner from Koh-Phangan
Since her first training in India in 2011, her experience in teaching in-studio classes and teacher trainings amounts to over 5,000 hours.
Trained in Sivananda, Hatha, and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, and incorporating other styles of yoga in her teaching, Sunny’s classes and trainings have a firm foundation in Hatha & Vinyasa yoga.
She is very passionate about sharing her knowledge with those pursuing a sincere path of physical and mental self-improvement, which can be felt in all of her classes. She challenges her students just the right amount, mastering a good balance of work & play.
Assistant Teacher – Anne-Marie Fitzgerald
Anne-Marie is a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified Hatha and Vinyasa teacher, a student of Ashtanga yoga, and graduate of Om & Flow Yoga.
Originally from Ireland, she discovered yoga as a powerful tool for understanding and transforming her inner world after a spiritual awakening in Vancouver in 2017. She did much of her learning in the incredible yoga studios there and in London.
A former TV Producer and city girl, Anne-Marie is passionate about helping others find freedom of mind and body through movement, breath, meditation and Ayurvedic practices.
Anne-Marie is also a qualified massage therapist and sound healer.
Puerto Escondido is on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. It’s a beach paradise known for its excellent surf.
You can take a 45-minute flight from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM). It’s usually cheaper to get your flights to Mexico City, and then get your flights to Puerto Escondido separately.
Airlines you can fly to Puerto Escondido from Mexico City are:
- Interjet: Interjet
- Aeromar: Aeromar
- Vivaaerobus*: Vivaerobus
It’s also possible to fly directly to Huatulco International Airport (HUX) (approximately 1.5 hour drive to Puerto Escondido) from many U.S. and Canadian cities, via Houston on United, from Minneapolis on Sun Country, and from Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary on Sunwing, West Jet and Air Canada.
You can also fly from Mexico City to Huatulco airport with Interjet, Aeromar, and Vivaerobus.
* Pickup from Puerto Escondido Airport or Huatulco Airport (on April 25th and May 16th only) included in package.
Early Bird Price
Save $400 USD when you book on or before Feb 21, 2022
When you book after
Feb 21, 2022
Reviews from Sunny’s Students
Angela Mauri Galindo
‘The teachers, they were lovely, passionate about yoga, Ayurveda, philosophy. Sunny was always there to support us with everything. To be honest the TTC is one of the most beautiful experience of my life.”
“I am so happy that I experienced my first YTT with Sunny Yoga. I met amazing people there and we shared very special moments and feelings all together in a very kind way that heals you.”
I am really happy I chose to do my yoga teacher training at Sunny Yoga! It was truly an amazing experience and the support received by the teachers was truly appreciated. Sunny is such a passionate teacher who is always open to your ideas and thoughts on something. She is very demanding, which I loved because it forces you to improve your practice. Yet, she was always happy to help with any questions or concerns we might have. I was really impressed with her commitment to her students :)”