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Love · Evolve · Awaken | Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course

This immersive and transformative teacher training focuses on the authentic ancient yogic path of sublime union with our true Self, enabling you to create a sacred heartful practice for yourself and your future students. The program is limited to only 20 serious aspirants ensuring personal attention and an environment conducive to diving in deeply.


Arriba del Hotel de Bambu, Tzununa GT 07014

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Jun 20 to
Jul 24
07:00 amto07:00 am

4 weeks Tue-Sat 9 am-1 pm & 3.30-6.30 pm
+ 4-day Silent Meditation Retreat (7am-8pm)



Early-Bird Price $2400 if paid in full by 2016

Regular Price $2800 if paid thereafter.

Prices includes highest quality tuition, shared accommodation, all meals on all course days, all materials. Private room prices see website.

Full Description

Mahadevi Ashram is a sacred space dedicated to the attainment of real Freedom through spiritual practice and deep understanding of our true Self. We offer a holistic and unique Yoga Teacher Training Program (recognized as RYT-200 by Yoga Alliance International) based on the Traditional Yogic Teachings, Vedic Sciences and Advaita Vedanta (the non-duality tradition of India) as an invitation not just for those interested to become quality yoga teachers, but for everyone yearning to go on a transformative journey by turning your awareness deeply inwards with absolute clarity and presence, reconnecting with your inner Guide/Guru.

Kaivalya Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance registered school set up in a quaint Mayan village on the picturesque volcanic Lake Atitlan, which is recognized by many as a high-vibrational vortex immensely supportive for deep healing and spiritual evolution. This location, combined with an outstanding & comprehensive academic curriculum and powerful daily practice with extremely switched-on, experienced and caring teachers ensures an experience with life-changing potential on all levels (physical, energetic/emotional, mental, and spiritual), enabling you to create a vibrant, inspired and even blissful life for yourself and your future students by accessing the highest and completest version of yourself.


Instead of an overly gymnastic approach, our classical style of Hatha Yoga focuses extensively on Stillness of Body & Mind in each posture to be recognized as the source and background of our being. This type of practice allows for deep self-inquiry, profound insights and lasting inspiration.

Apart from Hatha Yoga sessions with Asana (posture), Pranayama (breathwork), Bandha (powerful locks) and comprehensive lectures & discussions on the various aspects, stages and practices of Yoga (based on Ashtanga/ The Eight Limbs of Yoga) the course also includes devotional, heartful chanting circles (Bhakti Yoga/The Yoga of Devotion), guided meditations (Advaita/Self-Inquiry), practicums (teaching rehearsals), one-on-one guidance and an introduction to Tantra (no nudity, of course).

You will also learn simple, yet effective age-old purification techniques (Kriyas), the necessary anatomy and physiology background knowledge, including how to properly correct the alignment of each posture as well as their individual health-benefits. All this will be completed with valuable advice on how to kick-start your career as a successful and inspiring Yoga teacher anywhere in the world.

Your investment for this Teacher Training Program is $2400 if paid in full by 20 Feb 2016 ($2800 if paid thereafter). This includes all tuition & the Course Manual, certification recognized by Yoga Alliance (subject to our approval), shared accommodation (4-bed bamboo dorms or private rooms/yurts, shared bathroom, kitchen & WiFi) and all vegalicious yogi meals on all course days.


Our two teachers Arpita & Arjuna Hackenberg, founders of Kaivalya Yoga School and Mahadevi Ashram, are an amazingly complementary and synergistic couple who dedicate their lives to the path of Service and Union in the Light of Consciousness.

Arjuna is our main teacher who will guide you through your asana practice, Yogic philosophy and anatomy while Arpita is deeply dedicated to the practice of meditation (Dhyana) & Surrender to the Divine (Ishvarapranidhana) and will offer you a sacred space for reconnecting with your true Self in Stillness, Compassion and Perfection.

Both, Arjuna and Arpita are passionate about Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion), Mantra chanting and Tantra and will lead these sessions together.

For more detailed information about each of them, kindly visit their Yogatrail profiles:


The Ashram offers simple, yet cozy conditions, appropriate for Yogic practice. The rooms are either 4-bed bamboo cabins or privates in cabins and yurts, all with shared facilities (hot showers and WiFi), set up in a jungly garden on the edge of the lovely Mayan villages of Tzununa & San Marcos La Laguna in close proximity to the indigenous population and their traditional lifestyle. If you prefer, you can inquire for single occupancy in one of our private rooms for an extra charge.


We suggest to hike San Pedro Volcano just across the lake on one of the days off and have a yoga session up top taking in the breathtaking view of Lake Atitlan with three more volcanoes and several Mayan villages dotted around the lake.
The Ashram is located in "the spiritual heart and yoga center of Central America", offering a beautiful and diverse scene of seekers, healers and artists to connect with. You are welcome to arrive early or stay on after the course, please inquire for details.

You can find more information regarding course curriculum, dates for the upcoming season and the daily schedule here: (practice patience while it's loading).

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