200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Mexico


Take SOYA’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in this quaint village, on beautiful grounds surrounded by gardens, the ocean and the lagoon! You can’t beat the gorgeous location for an immersive experience in your studies.

Melaque, Mexico
November 20 – December 6, 2024

Lead Trainers: Natasha (Lalita) Scott and Rebecca Stone

Pay in FULL at time of registration and SAVE $300!

200 hour registered yoga school

Event Details

Come and enjoy SOYA’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Mexico, with this immersion in the small oceanside community of Melaque! Get inspired with your yoga while you study and practice in the sunny, relaxing culture of real Mexico.  SOYA’s curriculum will help you to excel at your yoga teaching and your yoga lifestyle.

This program will be running concurrently with the immersion of our 300hr yoga teacher training. There will be times the two student groups will participate in events together, including meals and graduation celebrations!

Program Dates:

November 20 – December 6, 2024

  • December 6 is a half-day to accommodate afternoon departing flights from Manzanillo.

Accommodations & Meals

This lovely Villa provides a limited number of single and shared suites with kitchens and private bathrooms.

Daily vegetarian lunches will be provided. (Please remember you are in a quaint Mexican village with limited resources for specialty foods. There are limited options for a gluten free diet, such as corn tortillas. We will do our best to accommodate medical food allergies.)

Students prepare their own breakfasts and can head out to experience the authentic local food for dinners. This village provides a variety of excellent restaurants to enjoy!

Shared Villa: (2 beds in one bedroom) for 17 nights with lunches on full training days $1,400.00 CAD per person

Private Villa: for 17 nights with lunches on full training days $1995.00 CAD per person

Offsite: For those of you who wish to stay elsewhere in town, this fee covers your use of facilities at the Villa (pool, washrooms, studio, drinking water, etc) and your daily lunches $720.00 CAD per person.

If you wish to arrive early so you can settle in and adjust to the climate, rooms can be made available with notice. Those fees will be paid in pesos directly to the owner upon arrival.

Sample Day in the Immersion Training

  • 7:00 am morning Kriyas, Meditation, Pranayama
  • 8:15 am Asana class
  • 10:00 am Philosophy Session
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 12:30 pm Asana Lab/Lesson Plan Creation
  • 5:15 pm Meditation, Mantra, Chanting, Pranayama
  • 6:00 pm Close for the Day

Day 4 and day 9 will end at 1pm with the afternoon off

Tuition for Yoga Teacher Training

Program Tuition Fees: $3,360
Program Tuition Savings: Pay in FULL at time of registration and SAVE $300.

Payment Notes:

  • If you wish to use a payment plan, pay only the deposit today. Payment due in full 35 days before the training begins.
  • A non-refundable tuition deposit of $750 is required upon registration.
  • Fees for your accommodation and lunches will be due one month before the program dates.
  • Fees include your manual, books, and supplies. Accommodations, flights and meals are separate fees.


Flights should be booked into Manzanillo (ZLO) as this is the closest airport. Westjet flies direct to Manzanillo from Calgary. Taxis from the Manzanillo airport to Melaque are approximately $700 pesos. Optionally you can also fly to Puerto Vallarta, but be prepared to take a 5 hour bus ride south to Melaque. Be sure you allow enough time for a taxi from the airport to the bus depot.

Lead Trainer:

Natasha Scott (Lalita), E-RYT500, R-YPT, R-CYT, Pain Care Aware Level 2

Lalitā is the spiritual name of Natasha Scott, one of the founders of The BE Hive. She is an E-RYT 500 YACEP certified teacher, a passionate yoga practitioner and eternal student. With her deep knowledge of how to live YOGA, she is grounded in her desire for living an intentional life. Having taught yoga for many years, she specializes in yoga for persistent pain and teaches Pain Care Yoga along with being a certified Thai massage therapist, Reiki practitioner, and Prenatal and Children’s Yoga teacher. Lalita is rooted within this community, having created a strong foundation with her family in the Okanagan. She is a lead teacher for SOYA and chooses to engage through love and action.

Lalita is Pain Care Aware Certified.

She is Lead Trainer for SOYA's 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and 300hr Yoga Teacher Training programs in Penticton, Mexico, as well as Online and Hybrid.

Lead Trainer:

Rebecca Stone, E-RYT500, R-CYT, Pain Care Aware Level 2

Rebecca graduated from SOYA’s program in 2010. The blessing of this curriculum, and learning with Mugs instilled a great love, respect and thirst for the authentic teachings of yoga. She is also a certified Children’s and Family Yoga teacher that loves to bring yoga to life through play and relationship building.

Creating yoga classes that are accessible, informative, and transformational for all ages and abilities is her passion. With the blessing of having a mother who was a physiotherapist for over 40 years, the opportunity to mentor under that wisdom has deeply influenced her understanding and presentation of the blending of yoga asana, functional movement principles and the mind/body/spirit connection. She continues her ongoing education by being a voracious reader and question-asker, participating in varying workshops and retreats with world-class educators.

Becky is the lead trainer for the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and 300 hour Yoga Teacher training programs in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, Mexico and several Online and Hybrid training formats.

Philosophy Teacher:

Pierrette Claude (Latika), E-RYT500, SOYA, YA


Latika began her 200 hour studies at Kripalu with Jashoda Edmunds and Brahmani Liebman in 2006. In 2007 she completed the SOYA 300 hour Professiona Upgrade working one-on-one with Marion (Mugs) McConnell.

Latika wanted to deepen her own personal practice and believed the deepest teachings would be in a yoga teacher training. She has found yoga to be a path of discovery that never ceases to amaze and delight her! It wasn’t long before she realized that the best way to share the gifts of yoga is by teaching it to others.

Latika has a passion for Yin Yoga, which she learned from Sarah Powers and Bernie Clark. She has studied Tantra yoga with Rod Stryker and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait at the Himalayan Institute, and Erich Schiffmann’s Freedom Yoga at the SOYA Annual Retreats. Latika lives full time in Mexico, spending summers in Ajijic and winters in Melaque, where she is the owner of Latika Yoga Studio.

Sanskrit Teacher:

Elaine LaMarre (Elena), RYT500, SOYA, YA


Fitness has always been a part of Elaine's life, leading her to become a Fitness Instructor in 1990. She fell in love with yoga 10 years later, and took the SOYA 200 hour yoga teacher training program in 2013. In 2019/2020, she completed the SOYA 500 hour professional training program.

Elaine and her husband retired in 2015 and began spending winters in Melaque, Mexico.  This is where she reunited with Bob and Mugs, and offered to do the bookkeeping for SOYA. She has been a great asset for SOYA ever since!  Elaine will be the person you communicate with when it comes to any financial transactions with SOYA.

Elaine continues to enjoy the quiet, simple life that Mexico has to offer and in 2020 obtained the SOYA 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification.  She now also teaches the Sanskrit portion of many yoga teacher training programs.


Do you have additional questions?

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