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If you’re thinking of doing it, stop thinking and do it! Davannayoga is offering Yoga Alliance RYT-200 & 300  vinyasa yoga teacher trainings in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Our curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Yoga Alliance and actually exceeds the number of hours needed for a 200 or 300 hour certification. On our website you will see course curriculums, what a typical day is like and suggestions for local housing during your program.

We are an established program with nearly 200 davannayoga certified teachers from around the world who say that this training has prepared them well for teaching yoga. The yoga teacher training instruction is taught primarily in English with some Spanish translation if needed.

This is an affordable yoga teacher training program and our website has recommendations for affordable housing as well. There are wonderful beaches, vegetarian restaurants, hikes and other outdoor activities within steps from the yoga shala. It’s a great environment in which to study. Class sizes are usually only 10 or less for optimal learning.

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About Anna Laurita

Anna Laurita is an E-RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance and she has over 14,000 teaching hours registered with them. Anna is a certified YogicArts® teacher and an ERCYT (Experienced Registered Childrens Yoga Teacher) as well as an ERPYT (Experienced Registered Pre-natal Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance. Anna holds a certificate in Vinyasa Krama from Srivatsa Ramaswami and studies with a Krishnamacharya mentor while conducting her continuing studies at the Krisnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India. Anna is also a Certified DharmaYoga teacher through Sri Dharma Mittra (certified to teach Dharma II and III) .

Anna began her yoga studies in 1991 in Katmandu, Nepal and has traveled extensively since then in Asia, where she met her most influential teacher Master Duncan Wong, who honored her with her first teaching certification. Anna has also studied with Srivatsa Ramaswami, (a 30 year student of Sri Krishnamacharya) from whom she received a certificate in Vinyasa Krama. She has traveled and studied in the US, Asia and Latin America to learn techniques that promote health, happiness and peace which she has folded into the davannayoga style. She is known for her powerful practice, intuitive understanding of the body and her creative, and engaging teaching style. Anna owns davannayoga® school in Puerto Vallarta where she lives with her husband and three children.

A typical day at davannayoga teacher training:

7:30am: Opening Mantra, and mantra practice, questions from homework.

Morning: Asana practice and teaching/adjusting/anatomy work or co-create and practice giving a class with your peers. Mornings may contain 1-2 practices in the form of classes that you give or classes that the course leader gives.

45min – 1 hour lunch break depending on length of day.

Afternoon: Practical training in day’s course work (see full curriculum in other links), theory, end with closing mantra .

Afternoon: Free from 4-7

Most Evenings (3-4 nights per week) we are together from 7-9pm: More asana practice, pranayama practice, meditation practice or Kirtan depending on your course work progress.

Tuesday afternoons we give a free yoga class to the children in a community school. You can volunteer to join us and assist/teach but it is not obligatory.

Friday evenings there is an optional Kirtan Mantra Meditation class you may take.

Saturdays we get out a bit early giving you time to catch up on reading, work on your final sequence that you will lead the other student teachers in, swim in the ocean or just eat and sleep.

One Sunday during the training we will offer community service together – and we have a lot of FUN on this day! Your family/friends are welcome to join us.

All evenings will include self-study homework of reading or creating sequences or study of Sanskrit.

Dates Next Trainings

RYT 200 programs

October 1-19, 2017

May 1-19, 2018

July 2-20, 2018

300 RYT programs

December 1-23, 2017

October 1-23, 2018


Davannayoga is absolutely AMAZING!!! I am so happy that I did my teacher training here and I would highly recommend this school to anyone. I can’t wait to go back and visit! – Kathryn Hunting, SLO California, USA

Davannayoga is hOMe. Anna is truly a modern day goddess, passing on the fire torch that is yoga magic, bestowing not only knowledge but inspiration to her students. The shala is perfection, the teachers, are accessible, informative and authentic. The curriculum was comprehensive and gave me a solid foundation of theory allowing me a framework to practice creativity and compassion on a personal level as well as a yoga professional. Anna is a blessing, I am so grateful for her influence in my life. GRACIAS PARA TODO GURU! – Jessyca Eve Canizales, Sri Lanka

I was recommended to Davannayoga teachers training by a friend of mine who had also attended, and boy am I glad I signed up! Anna is such a fantastic teacher. Her wealth of knowledge and expertise astounds me along with her patience, generosity and commitment to her students. The yoga shala is a serene beautiful place to practice and learn. Vallarta itself is a beautiful town with the most idyllic beaches, amazing food and has the friendliest people I have come across on my travels in a long time. The training itself is intense but having Anna by your side supporting you, along with all the amazing people you meet will make all your hard work so worth it. The people you meet will likely end up being your friends for life, even when you live a million miles away from each other. I cant wait to go back! – Hayley Taylor

I couldn’t have found a better program. Anna is such a lovely and compassionate teacher that lives and breathes yoga fully. – Mariana Sanchez Peregrina

I adored the shala, the education and all of our teachers, especially Anna. The history of yoga and the respect to the Krishnamacharya lineage was inspiring and rooted every class to a deep spiritual place. I have nothing but good things to say about this program and this beautiful space in Mexico. I look forward to visiting again soon and taking on all that I was taught to spread the love in my yoga classes and in my everyday life. – Kaleigh Atkinson

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Contact and Booking

Organizer: Davannayoga

Website: www.davannayoga.com

Email: anna@davannayoga.com