AquaHolic Journey

Welcome! Chances are you ended up here for a reason. More than likely, you suffer from trauma, or know someone who has. Traumatic events are a near-ubiquitous human experience. A general population survey conducted in 24 countries showed that more than 70 percent of respondents experienced a traumatic event.

This 20 hour course is about Trauma Recovery, and the healing journey of empowering yourself and others with research and science backed methods to self-regulate. Anyone and everyone who has been through a traumatic experience, who leads a stressful life, or who wants to continue their education and grow their own practice, will benefit from this training.

Trauma disconnects the body from the mind, and this practice reconnects them.

What is trauma-informed yoga?

Trauma-informed yoga describes an approach to the practice that addresses the specific needs and symptoms of trauma survivors.

This form of yoga may include self-regulation strategies to:

  • increase body awareness (interoception) in a safe and controlled way, which can promote feelings of physical, emotional, and psychological safety.
  • address nervous system dysregulation, dissociation, and feelings of disconnection from the body or surroundings, which are common after experiencing trauma

What are Somatics?

Somatics describes any practice that uses the mind-body connection to help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance. These practices allow you to access more information about the ways you hold on to your experiences in your body.

Course Content

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Psychology of trauma, the mind-body response, and recovery methods
  • Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) and recovery of resilience
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Integrative Somatic practices for mind-body workers
  • Pranayama/Breathwork for trauma and resilience
  • SRR Self-regulation for resilience and self-care
  • Trauma Informed Yoga Techniques
  • Trauma Sensitive Kids Yoga Techniques
  • Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. How working in trauma causes trauma and tools for coping and self-care
  • Appropriate touch in class
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Mindful and cross lateral movement
  • How to work with diverse groups of people
  • Integrating Trauma Informed Practices into your community
  • Sample practices

BONUS MATERIAL:

  • Trance State journeying
  • Sound Healing
  • Temazcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge Ceremony) in person training only!

​What are the Takeaways?

  • ​After completing this training, you will qualify for certification, and the Yoga Alliance recognizes this course as 20 hours of CEUs. You do not need to be a certified yoga teacher to attend the course for personal development, and no yoga experience is required.
  • You will be able to adapt your current yoga offerings to make them more trauma sensitive.
  • ​You will be able to view yoga classes through the trauma lens and make intelligent, compassionate choices about the class environment, sequencing, choice of asana, pranayama, meditation. 
  • ​You will appreciate who you are in relation to a trauma survivor’s recovery.
  • ​You will gain practical insight into dealing with dissociation and dysregulation in yoga classes as well as the importance of steadying your own nervous system first – co-regulation is key. (This one really reduces the fear of working with trauma).
  • ​You will be able to compassionately and confidently handle students who are dismissive, aggressive or demanding, and not take it personally when understood through the lens of trauma. (Many people wished they’d learned this sooner!)
  • ​After completing this course you are eligible to take part in online mentoring to get support, refine your skills, ask questions, discuss challenges and go deeper. Find out more.

Meet your Trainers

Tiffany Zoldan is a Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Trainer and YACEP with the Yoga Alliance
Stuart Black is an Author, Spiritual Leader, and was the Director of Core Energetics and Master Trainer for over 20 years

Next Training

September 3-5, 2022

8 am to 3 pm daily

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

Join Us

Tuition for in-person Trauma Informed Yoga and Somatic Healing Training

This 20 hour course is about Trauma Recovery, and empowering yourself and others with scientifically backed methods to self-regulate. Anyone and everyone who has been through a traumatic experience, who leads a stressful life, or who wants to continue their education and grow their own practice, will benefit from this training. Trauma disconnects the body and mind and this practice reconnects them. This training tuition is non-refundable, and includes the 20 hour training, and digital manual. Travel expenses and accommodations are not included. Limited space available.

$888.00

Questions? We would love to hear from you!

A 6-Day Journey of Rebirth Through Breath, Movement and Sound

Join Tiffany Zoldan on one of her Women’s Retreats for a journey filled with connection, inner work and embodiment.

NOVEMBER 13 – 19 | WOMEN’S RETREAT | PRICING STARTING AT $2905 USD PER PERSON

This November, we will be hosting a women-only 6-day retreat at our Homes in Tulum and Bacalar. As we travel from the shores of the Caribbean Sea to the vibrant blue waters of Laguna Bacalar, we’ll tune into our femininity while drawing from the unique magic of these extraordinary natural spaces.

During this six-day all-inclusive retreat, Melissa Labatut and Tiffany Zoldan will teach us about the four universal female archetypes that live inside all women—Maiden, Mother, Wild Woman, Wise Woman—to elevate our self-awareness and provide tools to navigate the world around us. We’ll strengthen our connection to the mind, body & heart through collective activities like sunrise & SUP yoga, sound healing meditation, breathwork, temazcal, embodiment activations, lagoon sailing excursion and other unexpected encounters along the way.

Join us for an eye-opening experience that will allow us to explore the power of the feminine while breaking old patterns, building life-long friendships and taking the first step towards a new beginning.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Homes.

January 6-28 2023


Welcome to the AquaHolic Journey 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Puerto Aventuras!

The AquaHolic Journey Yoga School is Internationally accredited with the Yoga Alliance. This 200-hour certification is more than just a yoga teacher training program; it’s a journey to an unforgettable life experience. If you are ready to encounter new depths of practice, establish lifelong connections and explore unmatched opportunities for personal growth, our transformative programs will inspire you to uncover the fundamental layers of yoga while unearthing the deepest layers of yourself.

The AquaHolic Journey Curriculum

This Yoga Teacher Training program will provide you with the necessary credentials and ability to teach all over the world. Our Yoga Alliance Accredited 200-Hour Curriculum uniquely blends the history and philosophical teachings of yoga with the essential components of asana, anatomy and sequencing. While the curriculum is stacked for an immersive learning experience, the delivery is hands-on and personalized, encouraging a well-rounded approach to developing both your personal practice and your teaching skills. We guarantee you that this experience will be richly informative, empowering, inspiring and completely unforgettable.


The training is specifically designed to help you:

  • Advance your study of asana (including proper alignment, benefits, and contraindications of the physical postures)
  • Understand the principles of anatomy and body mechanics
  • Explore the science and art of sequencing
  • Learn and practice hands-on adjustments
  • See and interpret how energy moves through the body
  • Use props to improve or modify a posture
  • Cultivate your voice, both as a teacher and as an individual
  • Build confidence through practice teaching
  • Gain a broader understanding of yoga history and philosophy
  • Learn and define the Sanskrit names of postures

The Destination

Our Puerto Aventuras, Mexico Private Yoga Teacher Training program will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in your yoga practice and give you a deep sense of the rich culture that the Mayan Riviera has to offer.
Our training is located in a gated community that is secluded and serene. The studio space will be in a Private Vacation Rental with a beautiful backyard garden and deck. Capacity is limited to 4 people with the intention of being able to give each individual, attention and mentoring, as well as keeping the experience hand-on, intimate and private.

Puerto Aventuras is the thriving nautical community of the Mayan Riviera. With a marina, white sandy beaches, golf course, multiple restaurants to dine in, and a large green space and park, it provides a sanctuary in an idyllic, nurturing space, full of the revitalizing qualities of the Caribbean Sea. This program focuses on self love and self care as a path to bliss and awakening. The opportunities for massage, Mayan rituals, and yoga are abundant in this beautiful place, which is why we highly recommend booking a few days before or after the YTT to explore and enjoy!

Location and Travel Logistics

You can access Puerto Aventuras by flying into Cancun (CUN) International Airport. From there it’s a 60 min drive to Puerto Aventuras, via Taxi or Shuttle. Ground transportation can be arranged for you by sending us an email.

The YTT Investment ~ Tuition Only

This price does NOT include Accommodations

If you choose to pay with PayPal, an additional 5 % fee will be incurred to the total cost.

What’s Included

  • 200-Hour RYT Program Tuition
  • Electronic Training Manuals to honor the environment
  • 30+ hours of Online Theory ie. Anatomy, Philosophy, and Ayurveda.
  • 19 days of in-person yoga asana training in our private vacation rental.
  • Use of Yoga Props; blocks, straps etc.
  • Mentorship
  • Specialty Topic Classes (Inversion workshop, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda, Prenatal and more!)

Travel Insurance is recommended due to any unforeseen cancellations. AquaHolic Journey Yoga School is not responsible for any refunds or unforeseen expenses incurred due to natural disasters, cancellations or acts of God.


The Accommodations

Welcome to Casa Sanara! A luxurious haven of wellness. This will be the dwelling for the YTT and please click here for more information about the house.

Accommodation Cost

Separate Cost from the YTT Tuition

$1850 USD

Accommodation costs are to be booked separate and include 23 nights in a shared room (with private full bed) as well as a light daily breakfast. Please contact Sandy Humphrey directly at Sandyhumphrey@cox.net to reserve your room.

All Inclusive Rate

Includes YTT Tuition, Double Occupancy Accommodations for 23 nights, and fees.

$4000

What’s Not Included

  • Accommodations
  • Travel Expenses
  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • Travel Insurance

The Schedule

This immersive and intensive program, is part destination format, with 19 total days of in-person training with 3 days off, and 30 hours of online theory classes to complete during the training. The virtual portion of the training will be self paced. The in-person intensive format will focus on going deep into the Alignment based Yoga Asana Practice, with an emphasis on safe and intelligent sequencing, practice teaching, and adjustments. The online classes will consist of pre-recorded videos to watch. Our mentorship program is designed to support you through your Yoga Journey and the path that you feel passionate about taking. Being that the in person-training is near Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, you may want to arrive prior to the in-person training, or stay afterwards to explore the world-class surroundings.

Plan on arriving on January 6th and departing on January 29th.

Prerequisite

All levels are welcome so long as you have a consistent yoga practice. Must be at least 16 years old.

Meet your Teacher Trainers!!


Tiffany Zoldan – Lead Teacher Trainer & Founder of AquaHolic Journey Yoga School

  • E-RYT 200
  • Trauma Informed Trainer
  • Global Teacher
  • Intuitive Healer
  • Embodiment Coach
  • Specializes in Dynamic Vinyasa, Goddess Flows, Yin, Manifestation techniques, Moving Meditations, and Trauma Recovery Yoga.
  • Currently working on developing a Tulum Retreat Center inspired by her first born daughter Kenza: http://www.kenzatulum.com
  • Often found traveling the world, hiking, dancing and adventuring with her husband and two little girls!

Instagram: @yoga.living.mama @aquaholicjourney @kenzatulum
Facebook: Facebook.com/aquaholicyoga

For full bio on Tiffany, Click Here!


Emily Zoldan – Teacher Trainer

  • On the mission to share the light and love that yoga has to offer every body on every path
  • RYT 200 hr
  • Global Teacher
  • Arm balance junkie
  • Teaching Style & Specialties: dynamic vinyasa flows, alignment based vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, beginners foundational focus, body sensing meditations & Yoga Nidra techniques.
  • Dedicated Jñana Yogi
  • Often found with my two little ones by my side, outdoors along the beach, with my feet on the earth and my eyes on the horizon

Instagram : @emilyzyoga
Facebook: Emily Zoldan-Ben Amara

For full bio on Emily, Click Here!


YTT Testimonials

One of our recent Graduates from the AquaHolic Journey Yoga School was kind enough to leave us a testimonial on her experience of our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training.

Please inquire below for alternative payment methods and payment plans, and we will follow-up with an email.

AquaHolic Journey Terms and Conditions

200 HOURS -ACCREDITED BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE

Oct 14th – Nov 6th, 2022

23 DAYS ON THE ISLAND

Join The NOMADIKAS for an unforgettable Yoga Teacher Training packed with fun, peace and outstanding food. This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an internationally accredited certification with the Yoga Alliance, and will provide you with all the necessary credentials to teach all over the world. If you are ready to encounter new depths of practice, establish lifelong connections and explore unmatched opportunities for personal growth, our transformative programs will inspire you to uncover the fundamental layers of yoga while unearthing the deepest layers of yourself. This intensive YTT program will be led by the AquaHolic Journey Yoga School.

My 1:1 Offerings

I love holding space for the depths of emotional support, connection, embodiment and ceremony. If YOU powerful one feel called to explore greater depths of Self through Embodiment/Energy healing, or perhaps you’re looking to level up your Yoga practice, these offerings are for you.

Ready to journey with me? I am now accepting a few private clients (remote or in person) to work with me one on one.

Private Intensive Yoga Retreat

Have you ever been interested in participating in a Yoga Teacher Training, but have no desire to actually teach? This is your opportunity to truly deepen your yoga practice, in a hands-on comprehensive way, without all of the homework and exams that are mandatory for a Yoga Certification. Think of this Intensive Retreat as immersion that can be offered in the comfort of your residence, vacation rental, or hotel alone or with a group of your choice!

Come escape to the Riviera Maya, in the Caribbean of Mexico to elevate your knowledge, deepen your asana practice and develop proper alignment in your poses. We guarantee you that this experience will be richly informative, empowering, inspiring and completely unforgettable.

Add-ons are available to level up your personal Immersive Yoga Experience.

Please inquire for additional offerings:

  • Understand the principles of anatomy and body mechanics
  • Explore the science and art of sequencing
  • See and interpret how energy moves through the body
  • Use props to improve or modify a posture
  • Gain a broader understanding of yoga history and philosophy
  • Explore the Chakra System, Energetic Anatomy or Ayurveda
“Did a private yoga intensive for 10 days with Tiffany and it was AMAZING!!! 60 hours of getting really deep into the postures/and the practice and understanding body and alignment. Tiffany is AN INCREDIBLE teacher with so much knowledge and has now become a lifelong friend! The experience was truly life changing. Recommend it to anyone looking to get deeper into their practice.

–Monica Mendal

A story from the Soul…

Lately I’ve been thinking about connection. The kind of deep, intimate connection that involves sharing, spending time with someone and truly SEEING them for who they are. Of course, it’s been hard to experience this type of connection virtually, but it posed a question that I’ve been contemplating for a while. I wonder, is it possible to experience a true transference of energy through an online platform? I decided that there’s no way better then to find out, so I challenged myself to create a mini “At Home Virtual Retreat” called “NOURISH THE SOUL.” As a Soul-based Wellness business I’m super passionate about curating journeys that are unique, memorable and of course SOULFUL. So for all of you in need of some self care, some inspiration and most importantly connection, I encourage you to join my first online Soul Journey Retreat March 1-7, 2021!
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Below you will find my online Retreat offering or click this link to my two “SOUL FLOW” retreats that I am offering in person in a private paradise. 

Ready to Dive in?

Experience a 7 day At Home Retreat to Nourish Your SOUL! This online mini “retreat” can be done from the comfort of your own home when you find the time. It’s designed to be impactful and affordable as many of us cannot currently travel and escape.

This retreat will focus on Self Care, and nourishing Soul Work. Through yoga flows, embodiment exercises and other modalities to strengthen your immune system and heart, I’ve created a powerful week especially for YOU.

Expect a daily routine that will help you settle your nerves and take back the reigns to become the master of your world. YOU are being invited into a new paradigm and I cannot wait to guide you.🤍

Next Retreat: March 1-7, 2021

Ready to commit?

Please send $49 ($7 a day for 7 days $49 days total!) to either the following: PayPal (Global) or Venmo (only available in the US) links, and include your full name in the notes section. Then request to join this group and your are all set!

As always, thank you for taking this journey with me!

As we approach our last days of 2020 (phew!) I’m sure we are all feeling a strong desire to clear any remaining negative energy and ring in the New Year! For me, in order to clear obstacles and make space for the positive, I always start with moving my body. Once my body feels aligned, I can find stillness and quiet the mind. In case you’re looking for a reason to roll out your mat, here is a quick yoga flow for you.🤍

If you enjoy yoga, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get first access to my free yoga classes!


Happy New Year!

AquaHolic Yoga

is excited to lead you in an unforgettable SUP YOGA TEACHER TRAINING in Las Vegas!! Join us and receive 25 hours of continuing education credits with the Yoga Alliance.

WHEN: June 26-28

WHERE: Henderson, NV at Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegas is the perfect place to learn how to build the confidence you need to lead a group through SUP Yoga safely. The training will take place on a beautiful lake with calm and warm waters.

Are you not a certified Yoga Instructor yet? Then it is the perfect opportunity to join our 200 Hour YTT in October 2020!

What To Expect

Our Yoga Alliance Accredited 25 hour stand up paddle board yoga teacher certification course includes:

  • SUP Skills: Forward stroke, turn techniques and maneuvering, board anatomy and handling, launching and landing.
  • Beginner SUP: Clear, concise method for instructing a beginner paddle board lesson.
  • Safety & Rescue: Lifesaving techniques including flip rescue, active & passive drowning victims. Weather and marine hazards, local knowledge.
  • Anchor Systems: Individual and group
  • Aqua Asana: Beginner sequence and how to creatively sequence on the water.
  • AquaHolic SUP Yoga Manual (Level 1)
  • Business of SUP Yoga: Starting your business, insurance, permitting, and defining your brand.
  • Equipment provided for duration of training: SUP Yoga Board, paddle, anchor, and PFD.

The Investment

Bring Your Own Board: $695

Equipment Included: $795

SUP Yoga Teacher Training

This payment will secure your tuition for the Yoga Alliance Accredited 25 hour SUP Yoga Teacher Training with AquaHolic Yoga from June 26-28, 2020.

$795.00

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Testimonials

Making Tea a Ritual ~ 5 Minutes to Mindfulness

As simple as this may sound, and as cheesy as this video may be, there really are a ton of benefits in turning the act of drinking a cup of tea, into a mindful ritual.

Of course I shot this video BEFORE the days of quarantined life, and now drinking tea is something I do with my kids running around me squealing lol! However, it doesn’t take away the enjoyment of such a simple act.

Lastly, remember you can do anything for 5 minutes so why not to do something positive for your well being. 💕

Stay mindful my friends.🙏🏻

I don’t know about you, but this is the time of year that I start craving some Vitamin Sea!

Did you know that floating in nature, or feeling weightless in a hammock, or even utilizing a “flotation tank”, also known as a “sensory deprivation chamber” has many benefits! It is most often used as a method for relaxation and to boost creativity. It can allow one to engage in a deep meditative state, regardless of meditation experience.

Watch this video to feel some summer vibes and a taste of serenity.

Lastly, remember you can do anything for 5 minutes so why not to do something positive for your well being. 💕

Stay mindful my friends.🙏🏻

I get it, it’s hard to get outdoors when you would rather stay cozied up inside where it’s warm, but did you know that walking in nature can decrease depression, improve your wellbeing and mental health, and lower perceived stress???

Sometimes all we have is 5 minutes!! So this is just a friendly reminder to try and spend those 5 minutes doing something POSITIVE for yourself!!

Imagine how you would feel if you implemented walking in nature for 5 minutes a day, 7 days a week!!!😊

For more Benefits of Walking in Nature, watch this Video!