22 Day 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in the Mayan Riviera

June 5-26, 2021


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 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 right on the beach in a breezy studio that offers views of the Caribbean sea. The studio is part of the Puerto Aventuras Beach Club, in a gated community that is secluded and serene.

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!

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 Investment

If you choose to pay with PayPal, please add 5 % to cover the PayPal fees.

or inquire below for payment plans and we will follow-up with an email.


What’s Included

  • 200-Hour RYT Program Tuition
  • Training Manuals
  • 30+ hours of Online Theory ie. Anatomy, Philosophy, Ayurveda, Yoga Ethics, the Business of Yoga.
  • 20 days of in-person yoga asana training in our Beachfront Yoga Shala.
  • Use of Yoga Props; blocks, straps etc.
  • Mentorship
  • Specialty Topic Classes (Inversion workshop, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Ayurveda, Prenatal and more!)

Prerequisite

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


The Schedule

This immersive and intensive program, is part destination format, with 22 total days of in-person training with 2 days off, and 30 hours of online theory classes to complete before or after we meet. 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 be a combination of pre-recorded video to watch at your convenience, as well as zoom meetings. 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.

The first day of in-person training is Saturday June 5th and the last day of training is Saturday June 26th.

Plan on traveling and arriving on or before June 4th, and departing on June 27th or later. Accommodations are your responsibility and there are 3 major Hotels in Puerto Aventuras as well as a variety of vacation rentals.

Meet your Teacher Trainers!!


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

  • E-RYT 200
  • Global Teacher
  • Intuitive Healer
  • 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 @aquaholicyoga @kenzatulum
Facebook: /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!

The Soul Flow Women’s Retreat

Casa Copal ~ Our secluded Ocean front Villa

THE SOUL FLOW RETREAT

Escape with Tiffany Zoldan to a secluded beach for a Women’s Retreat in the beautiful Mayan Riviera in May and 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.

WHEN

May 15th-21st, 2021

Or

November 6th-12th, 2021

THE PURPOSE

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!

THE REASON

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.

THE WAY

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!

THE LOCATION

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.

THE VILLA

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 beach-front and courtyard suite options, each offering two double beds and we offer either private or double occupancy suites.

Free WiFi in rooms and throughout the property!

THE FOOD

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!

THE ITINERARY

Plan to arrive on Saturday May 15th and depart on Friday May 21st, 2021 for the May Retreat.

Or plan to arrive on Saturday November 6th and depart on Friday November 12th.

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 some yoga 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.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE:

Arrival on Saturday May 15th – 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.

Sunday the 16th – 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.

Monday the 17th – 8:00-10:30 am same as the 16th, with a Cenote Excursion, then 6:30 pm Dinner, 8:00 pm Candlelight Inner Work session

Tuesday the 18th – 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.

Wednesday the 19th – Optional SUP Yoga if available, and then 5 pm Embodiment Workshop followed by dinner at 7 pm. Optional night out in Playa Del Carmen.

Thursday the 20th – Same as the 16th to allow for enjoyment of your final full day. 7 pm dinner with closing Burning Ceremony.

Friday the 21st – 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.

This sample itinerary would be repeated for November as well.

ADD-ONS

Depending on your desires, we have the opportunity to enjoy some additional Workshops! 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 workshop!

  • Mezcal Tasting
  • SUP ‘Stand-up Paddle Board’ Yoga

The Investment

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 60 days prior to the first day of the Retreat.

Rooftop Ocean View Rooms

Ocean Front Poolside Rooms

Courtyard Rooms

COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND DISCLAIMER

Rest assured during the Pandemic that we are offering refunds for COVID-19 travel related cancellations. Proof of documentation will be necessary ie flight cancelations, government restrictions etc.


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

REREAT 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
  • 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 the retreat

REREAT PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from Cancun
  • Gratuities
  • (2) Outing meals that will be away from the retreat (1 lunch and 1 dinner)
  • Alcoholic drinks

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 60 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.

LOGISTICS

• 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.

For all other questions, please inquire!

Until we meet in Paradise,

Feeling exhausted from the holidays? Here’s a Yoga Flow to re-energize!⚡️

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.🤍

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Happy New Year!

Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga Teacher Training June 26-28, 2020

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

Hi, I’m Tiffany & I’m an AquaHolic

It all started with a family trip to Venezuela when I was a kid. It was the first time I had ever seen water so blue…aquamarine to be exact. We were flying to a place called Margarita Island, and as I looked out the airplane window, I was dazzled by the various colors of aqua and turquoise below. Considering I grew up in Canada and had been accustomed to grey skies and cold weather, I was shocked that colors like this actually  existed in nature. That was it! I decided then and there that I was going to travel the world to discover the perfect white sand beaches and azure seas.

Fast forward to now, and while I have searched far and wide for the most beautiful beaches in the world, from the South Pacific to the Caribbean, Australia to Europe, Asia to South America, I’ve been blown away by the awe-inspiring pieces of paradise I’ve been blessed enough to visit. However, I realized over the years that it wasn’t enough for me to just visit these places, I wanted to choose one and live there… and this is where the story begins.

See this blog is called AquaHolic JOURNEY for a reason. I know it’s cliche, but it’s really not about the destination, it’s about the journey. If it had been up to me, I would’ve moved to a bohemian beach town years ago, but I’ve had to learn patience, which is MUCH easier said than done for me.

I also met, fell in love with, and married my soulmate, and somehow convinced him to take this crazy journey with me, although he didn’t need much convincing since he is a water lover also.

We have much more in common then our wanderlust and love of the ocean though. We are both Pisces, exactly one week apart in age, we were both born and raised in Canada, but are also American (thanks to each of our American Mom’s) and we adore our family. Oddly we met in Vegas where we currently reside, but that’s another story.

Back to patience…the virtue I just do not have (sigh) I’ve had to learn patience because my husband is rational and realistic, and I am a dreamer. Luckily for me he makes dreams come true, and he does so with careful thought-out planning. Needless to say we put our plans into motion, and have been moving forward, albeit slow and steady. Not to mention our plans have changed and evolved over the 8 years we’ve been together, and so have we. Our goal is still same, but we certainly upped the anti…We started out as a young couple without a care in the world and no responsibilities, to a more practical duo who got married and bought a house. After a lot of work and saving, plus a ton of market research in various beach locations around the globe, we purchased our plot of land in our dream destination. Now, we are ALL in with 2 baby girls, a mortgage, a motorcycle, some land and a dream… So THIS story is not so much about MY journey as a free spirited gypsy soul…because while I am still all of those things, I am now part of a fabulous and fearless foursome, and together WE are on an AquaHolic journey to living a life by the sea.

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This journey will include all things related to water in our lives, including my two natural water births I had over the last two years. It will cover the progressional steps we are taking to start our business, learn a new language, move to a foreign country with our beach babies in tow. Also, we may live in the desert right now, but I’m on the lake as much as possible teaching SUP Yoga, planning my yoga retreats, and using the water to get my pre-baby body back~ whether it’s through swimming or mermaiding;)

So if you’ve ever dreamed about leaving the rat race for the beach pace, my hope is our journey will inspire you. Even if you are choosing to live a more authentic life by tapping into your own dreams and pursuing them, I would love to know what your passions are!! It takes courage, faith and perseverance to make a dream become reality, so be prepared to hear the up’s and down’s and everything in between when it comes to ours.

I’m Tiffany and I’m and AquaHolic. Who are you, and what are your passions?

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