After 9 years of carrying on the mission of It’s Yoga and The Rocket® in the world, we know what it takes to ensure that it will continue to grow and expand and deliver the goods to the world at large. The IYI 501 Course is open to those who are ready to become leaders in their communities. The program offers tools for excellence on and off the mat – and has proven itself to be consolidating, life changing opportunity It takes training. It takes commitment. And it takes the courage to dissolve your old self, and step fully into your True Self. That is what The Rocket® is about. Strength, flight and turning your ambition into intention.
Marie and MIchele have led this training together since 2014, and each time have learned how to ensure its excellence. This Puerto Escondido series is sure to be our best yet. Michele is inspired to share here knowledge of vedic chanting, pranayama and to lead us in cacao ceremonies, and a despacho for Larry’s 8th year “on the other side” on February 27 (during the 502).
Marie’s life purpose is fulfilled while sharing the love of the practice. Her experience in the It’s System is unparalleled, and her deepest desire is to share it with you and to continue building the It’s Yoga International Rocket Community in love and devotion. The Rocket will get you there faster, and that’s a fact. Let us go there together.
We look forward to the honor of supporting your advancement in Yoga, on and off the mat. NAMASTE!
Join us for this life affirming experience in beautiful Oaxaca.
The purpose of the IYI 500 Level program is to be committed to excellence in sharing The Rocket® in the world. By experiencing, integrating and gaining the expertise, confidence and connection required to serve at a high level, IYI 500 Level Rocket® Trainers will have the opportunity to step fully into wholeness and authenticity, while gaining the insights into how to open an It’s Yoga Center and lead IYI Trainings.
IYI 501: Mastering the It’s Yoga® System is designed for those who desire to learn the “ins and outs” of the It’s Yoga System® of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, the Rocket®, our rich history, loving culture, worldwide community, and insight into our visions for the future.
- Lead and assist The Rocket Routines authentically and with excellence.
- Looking at your personal asana practice from an advanced perspective; gaining laser feedback to excel on the mat, shifting old patterns of movement.
- Ensuring you and your students are moving from the It’s Yoga main ingredients of the practice.
- Sharing The Rocket Routines with all levels of students.
- Re-commit to your daily practice as an instructor – practice what you teach/teach what you practice.
- Masterful Life Coaching Tools to achieve personal excellence & healing.
- History/Philosophy of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga through the It’s Yoga® Lens.
- Gaining wisdom in practice and taking it to the next level on and off the mat.
- Language of the Authentic Self.
- Presenting yourself as a professional and knowledgeable instructor with tools to be an effective facilitator.
- Being of service as a human being.
- Required reading and journaling, quizzes, peer teaching, written essays.
- Chanting and Pranayama practices directly from the Krishnamacharya Institute in Chennai.
Reasons to participate in this program
- Immerse yourself in the practice.
- Gain 100 credit hours towards IYI 500-Hour Teacher Training Certification and Yoga Alliance 300 Hr. Advanced Training.
- Create space to focus on yourself and your visions for the future.
- Meet other It’s Yoga Trainers.
- Enjoy the It’s Yoga Lifestyle.
- Return home inspired and focused for the future.
- Be part of the It’s Yoga® International Community Witness Transformation in yourself and others.
- Step up your game on and off the mat!
Certifications and Registrations
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 – people who have completed 300 additional hours with It’s Yoga® towards Yoga Alliance 500 Hr and are welcome to register directly with the Yoga Alliance at that level.
IY1500 – when you complete 500 hours with It’s Yoga® you will be an It’s Yoga International Rocket® Trainer who is registered with It’s Yoga International and encouraged to complete assisting and Yoga off the Mat, explore how to open an It’s Yoga Center and lead the It’s Yoga International Trainings!!! It is our intention to serve the world by offering transformation through the practice of yoga, on and off the mat – thus, awakening humanity to our Divine potential and Reality.
Routines You Will Be Certified to Teach: Full integration of all IYI Routines, Full Primary Series, Modified Primary Series, Rocket® 1, Rocket® 2, Rocket® 3.
What’s an “IYI Rocket® Trainer”?
Being an IYI 500 HR Rocket® Trainer means you are 100% committed to the It’s Yoga® System and the Rocket® Routines as designed by their creator, Larry Schultz, an to It’s Yoga International, the organization responsible for its authenticity. An IYI 500 Hr Trainer has the opportunity to earn 100 percent commitment from IYI to support them in opening an It’s Yoga® Center, leading trainings, and living an empowered and authentic life.
IYI 200 Hr + IYI 302 (OR) IYI 301 & 302, in addition to 100% Commitment to the program. We recommend 6 months of leading the Rocket® in your community prior to participating in the 501/502 Series.
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
Who is this training for?
IYI 500 is designed for It’s Yoga International Graduates who have a deep connection to the Rocket Routines, and are committed to sharing the love of the practice at the highest level.
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.
Los Milagritos Retreat Center. The location is ideal for a Yoga Experience. It is in the laidback international beach community of La Punta, has a pool, a beautiful yoga space, fire pit, meditation circle spot and much more.
Apartments are double room shares with private bathroom and a small communal kitchen.
You can choose to spend your entire stay barefoot and being at walking distance from great restaurants, grocery stores, shops, beach and other healing activities like massage, ocean swimming, surfing, horse riding, crystal therapy and more.
The La Punta area is a 10 minute taxi ride from Puerto Escondido airport (PXM).
We are happy to assist in your travel arrangements.
We strongly recommend you book travel insurance along with your airfare.
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.
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.
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 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..