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.
Psychology of trauma, the mind-body response, and recovery methods
Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) and recovery of resilience
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
Mindful and cross lateral movement
How to work with diverse groups of people
Integrating Trauma Informed Practices into your community
Trance State journeying
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
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.
A 6-Day Journey of Rebirth Through Breath, Movement and Sound
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Separate Cost from the YTT Tuition
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.
What’s Not Included
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.
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
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.
Escape with Tiffany Zoldan to a secluded beach for a Women’s Retreat in the beautiful Mayan Riviera in November of 2021. Shhh…this is a chance to ignite your SOUL, awaken your inner KNOWING, embody your POWER and connect with your TRIBE for an intimate gathering in a Secret Beach Hideaway. This Retreat is all about embodiment and tuning into the rhythm of your SOUL’s FLOW! Explore the Mayan ruins and jungle landscape of the Mexican Caribbean, all while deepening your yoga practice, absorbing a gentle ocean breeze, and setting life-affirming daily intentions.
November 12th-18th, 2021
Come as you are – to reignite your inner Spark, and connect your mind, body and spirit. Women often put themselves last on the priority list, and the embodiment of this retreat to “fill up your cup.” This is your chance to sneak away to a private oceanfront Villa in a sleepy seaside village, and embark on a SOUL JOURNEY in a safe space for self discovery and truth. It’s also your time to be free, have fun and let go, so enjoy a massage on the beach, delight in the scrumptious local food, or curl up in a hammock with a book or a cocktail, this time is yours and you have permission to INDULGE!
Women are divine beings often spending time comparing themselves to other women instead of elevating one another and working together as a support system. By coming to this retreat we plan on pealing off the layers, letting go of any factors holding us back, digging deep to unveil our feminine powers, all while connecting with our tribe.
We strike a balance between solo, reflective time, and social time. Through self-care practices, intelligently sequenced warming flows, meditations and walks on the beach, powerful daily intentions, and SOUL ACTIVATING inner work, we will become the embodiment of love and the bricklayers of a cooperative human future. Expect to rid yourself of negativity through dance and movement, healing rituals, and emotional exercises that aid in the transformative process of LETTING GO and AWAKENING THE DIVINE FEMININE WITHIN YOU!
Copal Retreat is situated on the coast of the Riviera Maya, in a beach town called Paamul. It is an hour away from the Cancun International Airport, 15 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and 20 minutes north of Tulum.
Casa Copal is an ocean-front villa in the Riviera Maya. Our rooftop studio space offers panoramic views of the Caribbean ocean, perfect for daily sunrise or sunset practices. Our acclaimed in-house chef delivers three meals a day with an exquisite menu offering deep Mexican roots with contemporary style influences, local and ethical ingredients, and will follow any dietary restrictions you may have.
The villa faces the beautiful waters of the Caribbean ocean and cohabitates with an abundance of coconut palm trees, flowers, hermit crabs, iguanas, pelicans, and other jungle and tropical beings. The Villa is situated beside an isolated and ungroomed coastline beach that is a sanctuary for turtles, a five-minute bike ride through the jungle. It is also next to another public beach with white sand that is a three-minute walk away. There are kayaks, paddle boards, beach bikes, and hammocks to use in your free time. Our beautiful suites are all steps away from the beach pool, the common space, and our rooftop studio space. We have oceanfront/pool side rooms and courtyard suite options, each offering two double beds and we offer either private or double occupancy suites. The Rooftop Ocean view suites all offer one king size bed, and stunning views.
Free WiFi in rooms and throughout the property!
The food at the Villa is fresh, plentiful, healthy and delicious with a Mexican flare. The meal plan is based on the philosophy of “from the earth to your plate.” Our in-house chef and staff, deliver breakfast lunch and dinner for our guests. The menu has deep rooted Mexican dishes with contemporary style influences. The chef caters to any dietary restrictions or preferences a guest may have. We use local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients, rich cultural Mexican techniques, and most importantly, lots of love in the food we serve. Three meals are served daily, and fresh fruit and tea and infused water is available at all times.
Cocktails are not included, however, this is also a RETREAT FOR YOUR TASTEBUDS so feel free to INDULGE!
Plan to arrive on Friday November 12th and depart on Thursday November 18th.
The itinerary is curated by Tiffany, your guide and Yoga Instructor as well as your local hosts; proud Mexicans who are passionate about teaching others about Mexican culture while having a lot of fun doing it. On top of the daily sunrise and sunset practices of yoga, healing sessions and women’s circles overlooking the Caribbean waters, the Itinerary also offers a beautiful Mayan sound bowl therapy session for the opening ceremony amongst the ocean breeze, perfect for a spiritual and mental cleanse. There is a tour to a cenote, a fresh water sinkhole in the middle of the jungle, a lunch and beach day at a pristine beach club in Tulum and a tour to some ancient Mayan Ruins as well as and a one-hour massage session on the beach. An optional night out in Playa del Carmen on the famous Fifth Avenue can also be arranged! Whether you are cliff jumping in the jungle or reading a book on a hammock under a palm tree, the itinerary has the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. THIS is a week to live in rhythm with nature’s cycles.
THE YOGA PRACTICE AND BEYOND
Tiffany is a trauma recovery certified E-RYT 200 yoga instructor and mindfulness and embodiment coach who will guide you through a safe yoga practice and inner work exercises. Morning classes will be all-level Vinyasa style, appropriate for most practitioners with someyoga experience. Experienced practitioners will be invited to deepen the practice according to the body’s needs. Afternoon sessions will focus on the inner work, as we explore our own personal boundaries and rise above the barriers that hold us back.
WHAT TO EXPECT: On your first evening of arrival, we will meet for dinner and then continue with The Welcoming Ceremony and Sound Bowl session under the stars. You will start each day with morning yoga and a women’s circle, followed by a delicious healthy breakfast. There will be time to enjoy the sunshine, relax, read, get a massage or explore as we have access to bicycles, kayaks and snorkeling gear. After all the yoga, healthy eating, discussion and sunshine, you will return home as a healthier and happier you – body, mind and spirit.
Arrival on Friday November 12th – 7:00 pm dinner, followed by 8:30 pm Sound Healing Welcoming Ceremony. Since this is a travel day, no other meals will be provided.
Saturday the 13th – Sunrise Soul Flow Yoga and Women’s Circle, 9 am breakfast, Free time for sunshine, swimming, a beach massage, or exploring on your own. Then Lunch and relaxation followed by 4:30 pm-5:30 pm afternoon Inner work Session, and 7 pm Dinner.
Sunday the 14th – 8:00-10:30 am same as the 13th, with a Cenote Excursion, then 6:30 pm Dinner, 8:00 pm Candlelight Inner Work session
Monday the 15th – Sunrise Soul Flow Yoga followed by a Tour to the Mayan Ruins and lunch and afternoon at Tulum Beach. Dinner will be back at the Villa.
Tuesday the 16th – Optional SUP Yoga or Temazcal if available, and then 5 pm Embodiment Workshop followed by dinner at 7 pm. Optional night out in Playa Del Carmen.
Wednesday the 17th – Same as the 13th to allow for enjoyment of your final full day. 7 pm dinner with closing Burning Ceremony.
Thursday the 18th – Sunrise Soul Flow Yoga and 9:00 am breakfast to accommodate early departures. Since this is a travel day, no other meals will be provided.
Depending on your desires, we have the opportunity to enjoy some additional experiences! If you are interested in any of these activities, please share in the comment section. If there is enough of a demand, I will organize the experience!
SUP ‘Stand-up Paddle Board’ Yoga
Temazcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge Ceremony)
All-inclusive costs include Accommodations and daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner + taxes. Spots are very limited in an effort to keep this experience intimate, and will likely sell out quickly.
Option to PayPal a $500 Deposit now to hold your spot. The remaining balance is due by 90 days prior to the first day of the Retreat. If using PayPal to process payment, a 5% fee will be added to the balance.
Rest assured during the Pandemic that we are offering refunds for COVID-19 travel related cancellations. Proof of documentation will be necessary ie closed borders, government restrictions etc.
Travel into Quintana Roo will remain open throughout the remaining months of 2021. FIlling out a health declaration form confirming that you are in a healthy state for travel, is the one requirement the state will ask tourists for upon arrival.
As always, one must take personal responsibility for their own health- but guests can be reassured that at Copal Villa, we specialize in creating the perfect environment for optimal health and wellness. To add, Paamul and Copal Villa are isolated from the mass influx of tourists- with an abundance of fresh oxygen from the surrounding jungle and ocean breeze. And all of our tours (optional activities) are conducted with our guests’ safety in mind.
Travel Insurance is recommended due to any unforeseen cancellations, and can be purchased HERE. IMPORTANT!! If purchasing this Travel Insurance plan, the option ‘CANCEL FOR ANY REASON’ must be selected. AquaHolic Journey Retreats is in no way affiliated with this Insurance Company.
AquaHolic Journey is also not responsible for any refunds or unforeseen expenses incurred due to natural disasters, cancellations or acts of God.
RETREAT PRICE INCLUDES:
(6) nights accommodations
Breakfast, Lunch and dinners prepared by our Chef
Daily morning Vinyasa yoga, Women’s circles, Powerful Inner work sessions and meditation.
(1) 1-hour relaxation massage
Sound Healing Welcoming ceremony
Complementary fresh fruit refreshments
Complimentary tea and coffee served all day
Bicycles, kayaks, snorkeling gear.
Assistance with organizing domestic transfers from airport, trip extensions and information source for travel within the Mayan Riviera before or after the retreat
Transportation to and from Cancun Airport via one shuttle each way for the group. The shuttle will schedule a pickup from the airport between 2-6 pm on the day of arrival. The exact time will be determined based on the majority of the guests arrival/departure times. Departure shuttle included is a 10 am departure to Cancun airport.
REREAT PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare to/from Cancun
(2) Outing meals that will be away from the retreat (1 lunch and 1 dinner)
TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT
Enter your NAME, EMAIL & SPECIFIED ROOM that you desire! You will be sent an invoice for the total amount with the option to pay $500 now to hold your spot. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the first day of the retreat. Please let me know your intentions!
CANCELLATION POLICY: See “COVID-19 DISCLAIMER ABOVE. Otherwise, if you cancel more than 60 days prior to retreat, you will receive a credit to use for future Aquaholic Yoga retreats, (no cash refunds). If you cancel less than 60 days prior to retreat, no refunds or credits are offered as we will still have to pay the resort for your spot.
• Fly into & out of the Cancun, Mexico airport. Arrive suggested by early afternoon on first day and depart anytime on final day.
• You will need a valid passport when entering & leaving the country. Plan accordingly.
• Rooms are booked first come / first serve – doubles generally fill first. First included meal is dinner on first night & last included meal is breakfast on final day.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to and from the airport?
We will arrange transportation for you in accordance with the Villa.
Do I have Internet access?
Yes, wifi is available in the Villa.
Is gratuity included?
Gratuities are not included.
If my Country requires COVID testing prior to returning home, where can I get my test done?
PCR tests can be arranged onsite at the Villa to expedite travel and accommodate you.
Is excited to lead you in an unforgettable SUP YOGA TEACHER TRAINING in PARADISE!! Join us and receive 25 hours of continuing education credits with the Yoga Alliance.
WHEN: June 27-29, 2021
WHERE: Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Puerto Aventuras 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 lagoon with calm and warm waters, and well as the ocean off of the beach!
Are you not a certified Yoga Instructor yet? Then it is the perfect opportunity to join our mailing list for our next 200 Hour YTT
Our 25 hour stand up paddle board yoga teacher certification course includes:
Full Stand Up Paddle Skills
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: 4 signature classes~Beginner to Advanced sequencing on the water.
AquaHolic Yoga Manual
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.
You can access Puerto Aventuras by flying into Cancun (CUN) International Airport. From there it’s a 40 min drive to Puerto, via Taxi or Shuttle. Ground transportation can be arranged for you by sending us an email.
DO YOU LIKE THE OCEAN? PUERTO AVENTURAS IS SURROUNDED BY THE TURQUOISE SEA AND WHITE SANDED BEACHES OF THE MEXICAN CARIBBEAN.
THERE ARE AMPLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM BETWEEN VACATION RENTALS AND TWO HOTELS. GETTING AROUND IS EASY BY FOOT, OR BICYCLE.