The Purpose of the IYI 500 Hr. 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 Hr. 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 &/or lead IYI Trainings.
This Training (502) is specifically for those who have completed the IYI 501, and are ready to begin leading Trainings &/or Opening an It’s Yoga Center. We will move through modules around “The Commerce of Yoga”, advanced tools for enlightenment on and off the mat – while fully embracing the principle of Abundance!
- Teach and assist the Rocket Routines authentically and with excellence.
- Looking at your personal Asana Practice from another perspective; gaining laser feedback to excel on the mat, shifting old patterns.
- Vedic Chanting directly via the Krishnamacharya Institute in Chennai, India.
- Pranayama Practices.
- Actionable Life Coaching Tools to achieve personal excellence & healing.
- How to lead Enlightening Circles.
- Gaining wisdom in practice and taking it to the next level on and off the mat.
- The Commerce of Yoga – Best Business Practices.
- Structure of the IYI Curriculum, 200, 300 Hr. Programs.
- Operating Instructions of IYI.
- Required reading and journaling, quizzes, peer teaching, written essays.
Reasons to participate in this program
- Immerse yourself in the practice.
- Gain 60 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 RYT500 – 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.
IYI 500 – 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 and learn about how to open an It’s Yoga Center and lead 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 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.
100% Commitment to the program. IYI 502 is only open to IYI 501 graduates.
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 200 Hr. and It’s Yoga International 50/100 Hr. Rocket 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.
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.
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 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..