IYI 301 – Rocket® Foundations – Puerto Escondido – May 2019


May 10 – 19 2019.

1450 USD full price, 1250 Early bird, paid fully 1 month before the training begins.

Prices includes tuition and training materials.
Not included: Accommodation, meals, airfare and airport transfers.

This program is open to RYT 200 Hr. graduates from other traditions.

See more information below.


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The purpose of this program is to be supportive, so that you can learn and integrate the main ingredients of the It’s Yoga System of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, in order to have confidence, independence and freedom to share the practice with others.

It is open to all RYT200 Instructors from other lineages.

Tuition: Early Bird Pricing: 1250 USD . Paid fully 1 month before training starts

Full tuition: 1450 USD

Deposit : 650 USD will book your spot for the training. Non Refundable, but transferable to other IYI training.

Included in your training costs : Tuition and training materials.
Not included : Accommodation, meals, airfare and airport transfers.

Program contents

History of Ashtanga Yoga
Learn about the lineage and philosophy of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga beginning with Sri Pattabhi Jois, T.Krishnamachayra, B.K.S Iyengar, and Larry Schultz.  Explore the Yoga Sutras: The Eight Limbs of Patanjali.

Theory and Practice
Learn Pranayama, Ujjayi breath, Sun Salutations, The It’s Yoga System, and Breathing within Ashtanga Sequences

Name and locate muscles, bones and joint. Understand spinal integrity and functional movement

Chakras, Naulis, and Bandhas
Yoga as an Energetic System: Names, functions, locations and importance.

Become a Teacher
Understand the principles of teaching etiquette/responsibility in the classroom.  Find your own voice as a teacher. Develop a personal teaching philosophy.  Market yourself as a teacher.

Engage yourself as you observe, assist, and teach classes as well as develop your personal teaching philosophy

Certifications and Registrations
  1. After the second 100 Hr. Module of our 300 Hr. Program (IY1 302 Rocket Take Off), you are welcome to register at 200 Hr. Level on itsyoga.com and become a 300 Hr. Member.
  2. Yoga Alliance RYT500 – people who are registered with Yoga Alliance as RYT200 and complete 300 additional hours with It’s Yoga International (IY1 301, 302 & 501 Programs), are welcome to register directly with the Yoga Alliance at that level RYT500.
  3. IY1300 – when you complete 300 hours of training with Its Yoga International, you can register at the IY1300 Rocket Instructor’s Designation. Visit www.itsyoga.com for more information on our memberships, designations and certifications. An It’s Yoga® International Trained Rocket® Instructor who is registered with It’s Yoga® International is encouraged & supported as they lead It’s Yoga/ Rocket Classes in their communities around the world.

100% Commitment to the program. 

Who is the training for?

We designed these training to support yoga instructors who are interested in taking their practice and teaching into the realm of personal and professional excellence! Laying a strong foundation in The Rocket and learning the tools and techniques of the It’s Yoga® System are sure to support transformation, on, and off the mat!

Schedule of a typical day of training

8:00 am – 9:30 am Practice 9:30 am – 10:30 am Breakfast 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Circle 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lunch & free time 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Circle 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Practice

It will be wonderful to receive you here in Mexico for this unique training in the It's Yoga® system. 
Surrendering to heat, sun and loving character of the area along with gaining enlightening, effective and supporting tools and knowledge in yogic technology developed since 1989, we assure you of having a milestone experience in your life with fun, acceptance and loving energy.

About the Location

Puerto Escondido is an ideal location for asana practice in that it is hot, humid and sunny - ideal for muscles and joints to gently stretch and lengthen, minds to relax and spirits to brighten!

It is very much an ocean oriented community with wonderful beaches at walking distance along with a lot of clean, local produce to nourish you throughout the training.

Added to that, the Mexican and Oaxaca family character is tangible throughout with smiling and welcoming energy. 

It's Yoga® International has relocated headquarters here due to these wonderful characteristics that allow for healing and transformation in a safe and loving environment.


There are many available options for accommodations in the area, besides airbnb and booking.com.

We are happy to recommend depending on your individual needs and budget. 

The Rinconada area is a 5 minute taxi ride from Puerto Escondido airport (PXM) which is serviced daily from Mexico City Airport (MEX) with low cost carriers like Aeromar, Interjet, Viva Aerobus for a 50 minute flight.

We are happy to assist in your travel arrangements. 

We strongly recommend you book travel insurance along with your airfare.

Getting There

Puerto Escondido International Airport (PXM) is a quick 50 minute flight from Mexico City.

It is usually cheaper to get your flights to Mexico City, and then get your flights to Puerto Escondido separately.

The following airlines serve Puerto Escondido from Mexico City:

  • Interjet: Interjet
  • Aeromar: Aeromar
  • Vivaaerobus*: Vivaerobus

* Vivaaerobus is a low cost airline. You can get flights for around $100 roundtrip.

It is also possible to fly directly to Huatulco International Airport (HUX) (approximately 1.5 hour drive to Puerto Escondido) from many U.S. and Canada cities, via Houston on United and from Minneapolis on Sun Country, and from Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary on sunWing, West Jet and Air Canada.

You can also fly from Mexico City to Huatulco with Interjet, Aeromar, and Vivaerobus.

You will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a truly unique setting.

What to bring?

Your yoga mat
Please bring your mat with you. 

Yoga clothes
Please bring yoga clothes since we are having two yoga practices a day. Puerto Escondido is quite hot, so make sure your clothes are light and breathable.

Bathing suit
 There are several beautiful beaches and coves in Puerto Escondido, 

Eco Friendly Sunscreen
Please be aware that the sun in Puerto Escondido is really strong, we recommend wearing sunscreen everyday.

Eco Friendly Bug repellent
There are a lot of mosquitoes in the area, we recommend using some repellent to avoid being bitten.

If you have any, bring them! There’s a couple of beautiful bays close to the house where you can swim and see many types of fish.

Regular beach attire
Shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, flip flops, hats, etc... 

Medications and Supplements
We advise you have a stock for the time you are in Puerto unless it is a generic widely available one..

Additional information


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