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We have a new home! 

We are now located inside San Miguel Boutique Cabañas in Alto Boquete, just past Super Centro Ivan . Come and join us to experience this magical place of serenity and peace! 

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 YiA YOGA is a 200 Hour & 300 Hour Registered Yoga School (RYS) through Yoga Alliance® & a Yoga Alliance® Continuing Education Provider (YACEP).

Contact us to apply! 

Yoga is not just about getting on your mat & doing the postures. Yoga is a path to guide us on this journey we call life. It is the process of becoming who we truly are at our core, at our highest selves. It is about learning to love ourselves & those around us. It is about shining our light into the world to be of service to others. It is about learning to truly listen to our bodies. To connect with spirit. To connect with others. It is about being kind. Showing compassion for others and ourselves. It is about finding our truth and living our truth. Its about living in a world of abundance, verse lack. Its about knowing that in this moment, everything is as it should be, no regrets. Its about moving forward. It is about learning to use your energy wisely and not allowing negative energy to enter into your being. It is about letting go of attachments, knowing the only thing that is consistent is change. Its about learning to flow like water, gracefully over the bumps along the way. About getting knocked down and always getting back up with a new perspective. It is about accepting without darkness, there is no lightness. They go hand in hand, working in harmony. 

Just doing yoga postures will not change your life. But doing the work that goes along with the postures will. The postures for me are just a small part of this yoga journey. But when I come to my mat, I intend on incorporating all the lessons I have learned or am trying to learn during my practice, that is what makes yoga challenging. A good yogi is not one that can come to their mat and do some truly difficult postures with grace. A true yogi is one that comes to their mat with their light shinning as brightly as possible. Someone who during their practice is showing gratitude for their body for what it can and cannot do and not judging it. Someone who comes to their mat full of gratitude and self love. Someone who shows compassion to others. Someone who is patient with themselves and others around them. Someone who lives in the moment, knowing that moment is perfect and exactly where they should be. Someone who looks in the mirror and says, thank you God for this gift of life, I will do the best I can to serve at my highest self. 

We are all interconnected, we are one. 

COME JOIN ME ON THIS BEAUTIFUL YOGA PATH BY LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOURS! 

Yoga Teacher Training

Take your yoga practice to the next level by immersing yourself in your practice! Whether you are just beginning your practice or have an advanced practice, our trainings will surely create a beautiful shift in your life and expand you beyond measure in your practice. 

By joining you will become a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance®! During our trainings we will explore the philosophy & history of yoga, the benefits of the postures & alignment, physiology of yoga, the 8 limbs of yoga, meditation & much more with each one having their own unique flavor. 

The trainings will be lead by owner, Kaytee Hoverson and be supported by other YiA YOGA teachers & Guest Teachers. A maximum of 15 participants will be accepted. Please contact us today if you would like to apply for one of our trainings. 

What Will I Experience During the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training?

Personal Growth: At YiA YOGA, we believe the heart & soul of the practice of yoga as a whole comes from within. We desire to inspire you to “be the change you wish to see in this world.” During the training, you will have the opportunity to reflect & connect with your highest self... the part of you that knows that the sky is the limit, the part of you that sees the beauty within yourself & others, the part of you that makes your dreams, hopes and visions a reality. 

Spiritual Connection: This training is designed to be suitable for people of all religious & spiritual backgrounds. At YiA YOGA, we fully respect & honor individual belief systems. We do not seek to “convert” you into anything. We seek to inspire you to be the best version of yourself. If you believe in a higher power, we desire to connect you more to your own higher power and your highest self. Together we will practice the power of love and gratitude, which cross all cultures, religions, & philosophies. Love and gratitude unite us into One human race. 

Creativity through Vinyasa: The primary type of yoga we will focus on learning is Vinyasa Yoga. It is one of the more creative types of yoga and is a perfect base for all other forms. If you can teach a Vinyasa class, expanding to teaching other forms of yoga is easy.  Vinyasa can be soft & gentle or powerful & intense. It is whatever you want it to be. You as a teacher are able to express your creativity through the practice and personalize your class to express who you are and what you represent. It is not a set sequence of poses that you follow every class, it is a beautiful dance that comes together through sun salutations. During the training, we will also expand your knowledge of the various forms of yoga by participating in Hatha, Bikram, Restorative, Partner Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapeutics, Yoga Nidra, Ashtanga & AcroYoga.

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology: Together we will explore the relationship between yoga anatomy & physiology that will support you to guide your students in a safe & effective manner and will empower you to create well rounded balanced classes using peak pose sequencing. We will take an inside look on a collection of the most important foundational poses that together comprise the full range of the body’s expression to give you a better understanding of the movements involved using full-color, detailed anatomical illustrations.

Yoga Adjustments: At YiA YOGA, we believe that one key to being an exceptional yoga teacher is being able to support your students in their practice by taking their postures to their full expression safely. We will take a hands on approach to teaching you, not only the anatomy of the posture, but how to get them into proper alignment using effective adjustment techniques. You will also develop clear & concise communication skills, learn to fully observe your students in their practice and communicate what they need to hear in order to deepen their own experience. Lastly, we will discover the beauty and power of body awareness through various meditations and exercises.

Leadership: Your ability to create change within yourself and in the world depends upon your courage, commitment, authenticity, and connection. By discovering your strengths and staying connected to your highest self, you will empowers others to do the same. There is no greater gift than allowing your light to shine as brightly as possible, as it inspires others to do the same. 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ~Marianne Williamson

Meditation: The Founder & Director of YiA YOGA, Kaytee Hoverson, credits much of her focus & success - both worldly and in the spiritual realms - to the practice of meditation and visualization using the law of attraction as a strong foundation. During this training, you will have the opportunity to dive into this magnificent, life-impacting, powerfulpractice with her and learn how you can incorporate meditation & visualization into your own life assisting you in fulfilling your dreams and desires. As you develop & expand your personal meditation practice, you will be inspired to guide your students to theirs. We will also examine other forms of mediation through several Yoga Nidra Meditation sessions guided by a variety of specialists.

Yoga Philosophy: The practice of yoga goes back thousands of years, but has only exploded across the world just recently. Together, we will look into the most significant historical yogic texts giving us a deeper understand of the foundation of yoga and flow through time to bring us to the present moment of what is means to be a yogi in the 21st century. 

We Build on Your Strengths as a Teacher: Each yoga teacher has something exceptional to offer their students. Together we will tap into examining our personal strengths and using them as a foundation for developing our individual teaching styles allowing you to fully experience the joy, art & science of being a yoga teacher. 

Our Beautiful Location: In 2005, the Founder of YiA YOGA set out on a two year journey to find the most beautiful place to live in the world. Thirty countries later, she selected Boquete, Panama. When she arrived, she felt like she was in a fairytale land far far away. “Boquete is a magical place. It is a picturesque village tucked away on the foothills of the exquisite Volcano Baru, the only place in the world where you can see the Pacific Ocean & Caribbean Sea at the same time. The energy this place emits is unexplainable. There is nowhere else I would want to be. Not only it is breathtakingly beautiful, I feel a sense of community and connection here that I have never felt before. It is a perfect place for people to explore themselves and the world around us. To inspire us to see all the beauty this world has to offer.” ~Kaytee Hoverson 

Budget Training & Scholarships: 200-hour Yoga Alliance® Teacher Trainings can vary in cost by thousands of dollars! At YiA YOGA, we offer high quality training at a low cost. We are in the business of empowering yogis to operate at their highest selves and would never want money to come in the way of fulfilling a desire to become an empowered Yoga Alliance® Certified Yoga Teacher to move forward on a deeper personal yoga journey. We also offer discounted rates & scholarships depending on annual income and financial status. *To apply, contact us today. 

Intimate Setting: At YiA YOGA, we designed our YTT program to be a unified, comfortable, open, supportive environment that encourages personal growth. We only accept 10 students per session into our teacher trainings as we feel that personal attention and comfort are key to a truly successful, transformational & educational experience in a YTT program. This allows us as a group to go way beyond the surface. This allows us to go deep into a metamorphosis of our mind, body & spirit reshaping, rebuilding and renewing. We will uplift, inspire and motivate one another in ways you have never experienced before. The connections you form during your YTT at YiA YOGA will be bonds that last a lifetime. 

Experience Your Healthiest Self: During your training you will be immersed in healing the mind, body and spirit leaving you feeling full of life, healthy, strong, connected & empowered to create the life you desire & deserve. 

And much more! Our trainings provide space for the teachers & students to share topics nearest and dearest to their hearts, making every training unique & special. Come and share yourself with us and allow us to share ourselves with you. We are one. ~Namaste. 

More Information

If would like more detailed information or would like to apply for the program, please contact us at yiayogapanama@gmail.com.

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit yoga certification & training registry including over 77,500 internationally recognized Registered Yoga Teachers & Schools devoted to promoting the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga expanding in over 160 countries. *YIA YOGA is the ONLY active Registered Yoga School® & YACEP® in all of PANAMA! 

Here are just a few of the benefits of becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance®