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Yoga Teacher Training – Pachamama

November 24, 2017 - December 18, 2017

Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance Certified

with Adya and Velan



The 200hr PachaMama Yoga Teacher Training bridges Hatha yoga with Shoalin energetic arts, creating a foundation for a holistic approach to the path of healing and empowerment. Breaking the boundaries of traditional hatha yoga, this training combines the wisdom of the yoga lineage with contemporary understanding of the body, emotional system, and spiritual practices. This training serves as a platform for self-inquiry, deepened body perception, and ignites a process of genuine transformation.

The union of contemporary healing modalities woven within these ancient forms, deepens the experience of what yoga truly is – an art of living, with the clear intention to know oneself and align with truth.


In addition to techniques and training of asana, pranayama, anatomy / physiology, teaching methodology, and yoga philosophy other aspects of the training will include

  1. Chakras – blueprint for evolution
  2. Synergy – range of motion, functional strength, spinal mobility
  3. Cultivating Energy – opening the gateways
  4. Circulation – unifying the systems
  5. Sacred Activism – anchoring your sacred action
  6. Anchoring daily practise– inspiration, enchantment, discipline
  7. Self Inquiry – raw and vigilant
  8. Bridging postures – transferring energy
  9. Stillness – reclaiming the fragmented self
  10. Integration – allowing the practice to leap into life
  11. Relaxation – releasing stagnation and tension
  12. Body temple – cultivating compassion and self love

Various forms of healing practices are used in this training to awaken authentic expression and connect us to the inner landscape. This exploratory work includes

  1. The art of mindful touch and holding space
  2. Tantra
  3. Earth prayer/ sweatlodges
  4. Conscious communication
  5. Various forms of meditation.
  6. Ayurvedic asessement
  7. Breathwork
  8. Healing sounds, toning and chanting



The deeper aspects of this training initiates a personal movement exploration that reveals the body’s mysteries. These profound tools activate a deeper understanding of the body’s innate wisdom, allowing one to become more embodied within the yoga practice.

The deeper aspects of this training initiates a personal movement exploration that reveals the body’s mysteries. These profound tools activate a deeper understanding of the body’s innate wisdom, allowing one to become more embodied within the yoga practice.

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This in-depth training is much more than a yoga experience. It is the path of yoga weaved within deep transformational healing work, earth rituals, community, movement culture and the garden of silence.

It supports the shift towards embracing life with awareness, acceptance of oneself, the recognition of oneness and reverence for the earth.

One exclusive aspect of this training is that it is held in PachaMama. This 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified residential training will be supported by the unique expression of village life, and the inspiration of a vibrant spiritual community where people meet life in an authentic and sacred way.

Download the complete program of the training here: Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

The Trainers


Adya is a senior yoga teacher and co-leader of the PachaMama Yoga Teacher Training. Her graceful meditative style draws on a diverse range of influences and forms. She first trained as a teacher in the Vinyasa flow style with Ganga White at the White Lotus Foundation in California. She has also trained extensively in pre-natal yoga, and her most formative training took place at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Madras, India where she studied yoga therapy. While the flowing form of graceful Vinyasa is very present in her style, the soft restorative form of yin based yoga carries a meditative aspect with gentle opening and melting into the asana.

Adya helps others to unveil their unique expression and bridges the yoga philosophy into an embodied life experience. Through her own journey of moving into the shadow places and exploring the width of healing, Adya is passionate about supporting fellow travelers to embrace the depth of living and to rise into the fullness of being.

Velan is deeply influenced by the discipline of Master Zhen Hua Yang, a Shaolin monk trained and guided in the temples of China. This lineage holds the energy of over 400 years, through the people who served as guardians of the Chinese Emperor. Velan shares layers of this lineage as a 3 dimensional form fusing Tai Chi, Qi Gong and traditional Hatha yoga to awaken internal power, vitality and stillness in motion. This form reveals a dynamic synergy between internal power and deep integrative moments of stillness. Connecting to the body’s innate wisdom, its desire to move and heal is the foundation of his teaching.

Unifying various styles into a creative flow of movement, he has been influenced through the study of Vinyasa Flow, Sivananda Yoga, movement culture and Yoga therapy With Simon Borg Oliver. He studied Ayurvedic Medicine in Kerala India, functional movement training in Sydney Australia and has anchored a deeper understanding of the body through the study of various forms of healing work.

In Pachamama YTT, Velan shares his passion of Calligraphy Yoga, movement culture, Ayurvedic assessment, breathwork, energetic cultivation, healing and dance .


Details $US
Casita – Early Bird – May/June Training – low season price $2610
AC Cottage – Early Bird – May/June Training – low season price $3240
Casita – for students under 24 years old (no EarlyBird available) – May/June Training – low season price $2510
Casita – Early Bird – Nov/Dec Training $2800
AC Cottage – Early Bird – Nov/Dec Training $3470
Casita – Early Bird – for students under 24 years old (no EarlyBird available) – Nov/Dec Training $2700


The Early Bird Price is available until February 21st, April 25th or October 23rd. After these dates the prices are plus $200.

Packages include 26 nights of accommodation, arriving on March 20 and leaving April 15 or arriving May 25 and leaving Jun 20. Nov/Dec training package includes 24 nights of accommodation arriving Nov 24 and leaving Dec 18.

Our Restaurant serves delicious organic meals for additional $7 – 9.
Reserve your place in the training with a deposit of $200 (non-refundable).
Prices include the 13% sales tax on accommodation.


With unspeakable beauty and humility, Adya and Velan open the mysteries and teachings of the many facets of yoga in a magical weave that brings deep transformation, rich understandings, and palpable evolutionary waves.

– Shakti (California, USA)

To describe this teacher training is beyond words. I could never have prepared for the transformation I experienced. I will never forget it!

– Brigette (Las Vegas, USA)


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