Anyone who wants to immerse themselves in a retreat style yoga experience, for the purpose of deepening their personal practice, or to learn how to effectively teach well rounded, safe, and powerful Vinyasa & Hatha asana classes, meditation, pranayama and yoga history.


Typically, to teach yoga anywhere in the world, an instructor is required to hold a minimum 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from a Registered Yoga Alliance School. The International Yoga Alliance is a non-profit governing body that represents and supports Yoga Teachers, Yoga Schools, and Yoga Studios. Our school has been registered with The Yoga Alliance since 2007, and currently holds a 200, 300 and 500 School Designation.​ WE NOT ONLY MEET THE YOGA ALLIANCE STANDARDS, WE EXCEED THEM. WE HAVE OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN OFFERING QUALITY TRAININGS.


During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will study our 200 Hour Curriculum, practice various styles of asana, including Power Yoga (Vinyasa or Flow); Hatha Yoga (Gentle Yoga); Yin Yoga ( a slow-paced, but intense style of yoga) geared to open deep tissue); and Yoga Nidra (a yogic sleep meditation), which science exhibits that a 45 minute practice of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4-6 hours of deep sleep.


  • You can expect to leave your 200-Hour YTT Program with the necessary tools to teach empowering, heartfelt, REAL yoga classes to your students of all ages, shapes, sizes and level of experience. 

  • When you become a yoga teacher, you become a teacher of life, a guide. This 'job' is not be taken lightly.  You will leave your training with the tools that are required to effectively guide your students in healing their mind, body, and spirit.

  • A MSYI Teacher is one who possesses authenticity, grace, and courage to follow their true path. They know the importance of self-love, have an anchored personal practice, and extensive knowledge in all areas of yoga. The embodiment of their own teachings make them a wonderful example for their students.  This will be YOU!


Upon completion of  your 200 Contact Hours, you are required to fulfill your practicum post-training requirement as follows:

  • 5 hours of Karma Yoga at a non-profit organization (i.e. homeless shelter, women's shelter, day care, Montessori school, etc.) or volunteering your time to clean up the streets, parks or beaches, with your Karma Journal assignment. Your Karma Journal assignment includes: record how you felt before and after your karma experience, include date and location of your karma experience. Email the 5 hours of experience and journal assignment together.

  • Teach 3, 1-hour Asana classes, and 3, 15-minute Meditations. Submit a video (via You Tube or Vimeo link) to Playa Negra Yoga Institute -  of your first video. You will receive feedback to implement on your second video; and the same for your third video; and recordings of all 3 meditations.


  • Completion and submission of your Final Course Essay Assignment (your topic will be individually assigned to you upon submission of your final video).


The 11 Modules of the PNYI 200 Hour Curriculum:



1)  Yoga History, Philosophy, Lifestyle, & Ethics 

  • Study the lineage of yoga history.

  • Dive deep into the exploration & study of the Yoga Sutras.

  • Learn how to incorporate these ancient philosophies into your life, in an ethical and sustainable manner, that compliments your current belief system.

2)  Creating a Space For Transformation 

  • Study daily personal development techniques.

  • Participate in self-inquiry and group discussions.

  • Practice simple and effective life-enhancing tools.

3)  Posture Summary & Sanskrit Guide 

  • Study over 108 yoga postures, including the english ands Sanskrit name, anatomical target, contraindication, prop usage and modification.

4)  Effective Teaching 

  • Learn and practice valuable tools and teaching methodology to support you in becoming an unscripted and powerful yoga teacher.

  • You will have the ability to really speak to each and every student in your yoga class.

  • You will explore the use of your voice, oral language, body language, and visualization.

  • You will have the ability to connect with your students confidently through verbal cues, use of props, effective demonstration, and acute observation. Learn how to provide safe, and effective physical adjustments for every body.

5)  Yoga Fundamentals 

  • Explore the theory, practice and teaching of Pranayama, Chanting, Mantra, Mudras, and Meditation.

  • You will incorporate tools from Module 4 to learn how to effectively teach each one of these skills.

6)  Functional Anatomy & Physiology 

  • Study human anatomy and how it applies to each yoga asana.

  • Study effective movement based on physiotherapy methodology.​

7)  Class Formats & Safe Sequencing 

  • Explore a number of popular styles of yoga; power yoga (vinyasa yoga), gentle yoga, and Yoga Nidra (Sleep Yoga).

  • Learn basic principles of asana sequencing.

  • Learn how to safely create your own powerful yoga class formats in  Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, incorporating learnings from Module 5 and 6. 

8)  Specialized Teaching 

  • Learn how yoga supports the healing of common injuries, illness and life-changes (such as pregnancy and menopause).

  • Learn how to foster a connection of healing with your students this module incorporates techniques from previous modules: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, yoga history, and simple coaching techniques.​

9)  Modern Nutrition From Ancient Practice

  • Learn basic nutrition do's and dont's, and how to incorporate 'ahimsa' into your nutrition when it comes to dieting and cleansing.

  • Study an Introduction to Ayurveda (sister science to yoga), with Hali Love (Certified Ayurveda Consultant, and Traditional Chinese Medicine), and with Dr. Randi Raymond (PhD).  

  • Learn how to add balance to your lifestyle through simple practices from each of these ancient modalities.​

10)  Energies of Yoga

  • Explore the subtle energies of yoga, including Chakras, Nadis, Prana, Vayus and The 5 Sheaths.

  • Discover how each one contributes to modern yoga  and healing.​

11)  Launch Your Yoga Career with Success 

  • Learn how to effectively cultivate and preserve abundance through your yoga teaching career. 

  • Leave your training with a complete resume to immediately market yourself as a professional Yoga Teacher.

  • This module will touch on Branding, Social Media, Finances and Insurance.




$4,100 USD


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$4,850 USD


All-inclusive. 3 meals per day fresh fruit smoothie. Shared room in the Cafe Playa Negra. On-site swimming pool, walking distance to stunning beaches. Air-conditioned rooms, wifi, study area.

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