2020 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training

with Julia Canfield and Maria Williquette

Mexico | Portland | Seattle

Part One, Mexico Immersion

February 20 - March 1, 2020 Majauha Palms

We will start with a 10 day immersion in Mexico where we will lay the groundwork for the months to come. There will be tons of self study, learning, ritual, and rhythm to tap into. The retreat space is lovely, simple, and remote. Although we will be spending a lot of time learning, there will be ample time to relax, enjoy the beach, and watch incredible sunsets over the ocean. If you haven’t already, please check it out the resort here.

We will have one evening and one morning free to explore the city and rest.

Please note that you are responsible for airfare and transportation to and from the airport. We will, of course, help with arranging taxi's when we can.


A Sample Day

A Sample Day of Training while in Mexico

Day One: History of Yoga and Cultural Appropriation / Westernization

7:00-8am Light Breakfast and Tea / Coffee

8am-10am Asana / Pranayama / Meditation Practice

10am-12pm Breakfast and Down Time

12pm-3pm Philosophy / Sacred Texts / Modern Application of Texts and Discussion

3pm-5pm Tapas and Down Time

5pm-7pm Intro to Teaching Yoga and Yogic Lifestyle

7pm-10pm Dinner and Down Time

Part Two, Seattle and Portland


These weekends will be time of deep connection and study. We will meet all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

March 27-29 in Seattle

April 24-26 in Portland

May 22-24 in Seattle

June 12-14 in Portland

Friday's Schedule:


4:30pm-5:30pm Break


Saturday's Schedule


1:30pm-2:45pm Break


Sunday's Schedule


1:30-2:45 Break


Additional Information

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Included in the training is five hours of one on one mentorship with either Julia or Maria. This will be a time for detailed questions, connection, and feedback. We are very excited to offer this and feel like it’s a crucial element to the training. These hours will be scheduled outside of our planned meeting times and can be done in person or Skype / Facetime.


Self Study

Along with our in person meetings you will be required to attend yoga classes on your own, develop a mysore practice (home practice), and complete a research project (we anticipate about 10 hours total for this project. It is not huge.). There will be required readings and homework, but don’t worry - it will be fun.


Additional Teachers


Chiara Guerrieri

Anatomy and Physiology

Chiara practices and teaches yoga as a way to work with the perception that body and mind are separate. She teaches how to connect the breath with the body, how to track physical sensation moment to moment and how to find an internal wisdom that guides movement and choices for well-being. She has been teaching yoga since 1996 and practicing massage therapy since 1983.

Chiara has studied a wide-range of bodymind disciplines – NonViolent Communication, SoMat, Meditation, Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programing and Massage – mastering the material deeply enough to provide instruction in each of these areas. Teaching itself is one of her greatest joys. A long-time mover and shaker, Chiara's passion for movement forms has enriched her life with dance, yoga and daily walks in nature. She loves gardening, foreign travel, everything that smells good, warm-oil foot massages, flowers on the table and foods that both tastes and feels good in the body.

Currently, Chiara teaches weekly classes and frequent workshops, as well as Anatomy, Physiology and Communication for 200- and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. She has added NonViolent Communication to many of her recent yoga-related offerings and is excited to be introducing the SoMat – both the tool and the technique – to the Seattle area. Chiara also hosts retreats in several mind/body modalities in inspiring locations around the world.



Cost is $3,900* and this includes 10 nights all inclusive stay in Mexico with dorm accommodation. Double or single occupancy is available at an addition cost. Cash or check is strongly preferred. You can also set up a bill pay through your online banking, they will send us checks directly. We can accept payments from PayPal with a one time fee of $35. You are welcome to pay all at once or follow the payment schedule outlined below, if dates have passed the sum of missed payments is due upon signing up.

$500 deposit due at registration

$680 due April 1, 2019

$680 due June 1, 2019

$680 due August 1, 2019

$680 due October 1, 2019

$680 due December 1, 2019

If you prefer double accommodation during the Mexico immersion, cost is $4,250 and single accommodation is $4,500. The difference can be added to your final payment.

* Please note that we offer financial scholarships, for more information, please see below.