Yoga + Ayurveda
200 Hour Teacher Training
with David Moreno ERYT500, SFT & Kameko Shibata, ERYT500
This program has been developed for serious yogis who are ready to deepen their practice and enrich their lives. Learn to take your personal practice and potential teaching to the next level with the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda. Learn to embody your yoga practice and keep evolving, personally and professionally. All this in the secluded off-grid eco-paradise of Playa Viva Retreat & Resort, Guerrero Mexico.
In this unique training, you will learn to embody your yoga practice, inhabit deep wisdom and incorporate the ancient practices of Ayurveda into your modern life. Learn your unique Ayurvedic constitution and discover the foods, practices and techniques that support living in harmony with nature. Using Ayurveda as philosophy and yoga as methodology, learn to teach the practices of pranayama, asana, mantra and meditation according to the elements, doshas, seasons and individual needs. Learn to design and teach a simple group elemental vinyasa class and sequences for each dosha and create a basic holistic lifestyle for yourself, your students and loved ones.
Training and Accreditation
A 100% commitment to personal growth and a willingness to learn.
A consistent yoga practice of at least two years
Training highlights include:
•Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition
•Cooking and Ayurvedic 3 day cleanse
•Vedic healing mantras & chanting
•Temscal Sweatlodge ceremony lead by local elder
•Visit to traditional local family homestead in the mountains to learn about herbs and food production
•Lesson on Ayurvedic self-care
•Daily morning vinyasa yoga classes
•Daily evening classes including: chanting, meditation, and restorative yoga
•One Ayurvedic consult w/ Kameko
•One Yoga Therapy consult w/ David
This is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program through Yoga Veda. As a 200 hour Yoga Veda Ayurveda Yoga Teacher graduate you will be able to:
•Create and sustain your own home yoga practice and Ayurvedic self-care routine (dinacharya)
•Teach basic asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation with emphasis on Ayurvedic theory and functional anatomy
•Teach basic asanas with hands on techniques for alignment and safety
•Sequence public and private yoga classes based on the elements, seasons, doshas, times of day and phases of life
•Offer basic 30 minute private Ayurvedic holistic lifestyle consults to support clients
•Offer 60-90 minute private yoga therapy classes
•Offer 60-90 minute elemental vinyasa flow class
•Understand and incorporate basic Ayurvedic and Yoga theory into daily life
•Understand and apply basic Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking
•Live in deeper harmony with the natural world
Playa Viva Gallery
Lodging: 21 nights and 22 days accommodations in eco-luxe retreat rooms with ocean views (priced listed as double occupancy; single accommodation on request)
Food: 3 meals a day prepared with love from produce from the onsite organic farm by the amazing house chef (dietary restrictions accommodated)
On-site excursions: Horticultural tour, beach walks, boogie boards, turtle sanctuary, estuary explorations
Shuttle Service: Airport ground transportation to and from Playa Viva
Unlimited fresh tropical juices and healthy snacks (Full bar available upon purchase)
Eco friendly swimming pool
Temazcal sweat lodge
Bonfire musicNight full of sweet sounds
6:30-7am sunrise meditation
7-9am Asana + pranayama practice
9-11am breakfast + break
11-12:30pm class lecture
12:45-2:00pm class practicum
2pm- 4pm- lunch, siesta, break
4:00-6:00pm- class lecture or teaching practice
6:00pm-7:00pm- evening practice : asana, meditation, chanting
*occasional evening lectures, daytime fieldtrips and cooking/other onsight activities
class meets 6 days per week, 1 day off
**This is a sample schedule, subject to variations and changes.
Yoga + Ayurveda
200 Hour Teacher Training
With David Moreno ERYT500, SFT & Kameko Shibata, ERYT500
Packages start at $3900.
Kameko Shibata, ERYT500 combines her passion for ayurvedic medicine, bodywork and yoga into a comprehensive healing modality that empowers people to heal themselves. She received her Ayurvedic Practioner certification from the Dhyana Center of Health Sciences, where she went on to complete over 1,000 hours in a 2-year internship under her teacher, DeAnna Batdorff.
She weaves her passion for the traditional yoga & ayurvedic practices of India with sweaty evolutionary movement, chanting and the occasional swear word for a refreshingly honest experience. Kameko strives to see her students– always offering individual attention and safe adjustments.
David Moreno, ERYT 500 & SFT has taught at international yoga conferences, festivals, universities, and teacher trainings worldwide. He has worked privately with students in the fashion and entertainment industries as well as professional athletes. Among those athletes taught include the U.S. Olympic Men’s Swim team coaches for the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. He has worked as a product advisor and ambassador for the Canadian Athletica Company, Lululemon, is a certified Pilates instructor and ordained minister. His yoga commentaries have been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, LA Yoga Magazine, and Common Ground. His dance criticism and reviews are featured Culture Vulture. David is also the creator and producer for Yoga DVDs, electronic books, Yoga Nidra downloads, and subscription yoga classes for Yoga Vibes.
David began practicing yoga in the late 70s studying the Iyengar and Ashtanga styles of yoga before studying Anusara and the Bihar schools of yoga. He continues his study in Tantra and Ayurveda, delving deeper into yoga’s primodial roots. He is know for his depth, keen sense of humor and timing making his teaching both playful and informative. When not traveling he teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.