🔸 PREREQUISITE: You must be certified as GSY Practitioner Level 1 and Level 2 to be eligible to take this advanced program.
Join Gentle Somatic Yoga creator James Knight and his co-facilitator Teya Alden† for a juicy, life-enhancing week of next-level GSY training where they will expand Somatics into an entirely new dimension: Movement As A Lifestyle!
What this 36-hour in-person training will cover:
▸ 1/3 of the course will be devoted to working on the table for customized hands-on sessions. James will share with you clinical protocols used to address the most common presenting complaints from clients and students: Low back, shoulder, neck, and hip pain.
‣ 1/3 of the course will be devoted to modifying Somatic Movement Flows for people sitting in a chair: e.g. the deskworker, seniors, and corporate wellness.
▸ 1/3 of the course will be taking Gentle Somatic Yoga off the floor, chairs, and tables, and into being upright and moving off the mat. Teya will help us realign our somas through the lens of bio-mechanics. We will explore posture, gate, generative & functional movement, and other advanced skills to help you experience more overall pleasure in your life. Teya’s motto is “Move like it matters!”
Here is the TOTAL Event Cost for GSY Tuition, 3 organic meals a day, daily GSY movement classes, afternoon/evening specialty classes, and taxes based on your room selection ..
All pricing is in US$:
‣ Ocean Room: $3,195 Single; $2,445 Double; $1,745 Triple
‣ Garden Room: $2,895 Single; $2,345 Double; $1,745 Triple
‣ Guest Room: $2,645 Single; $2,145 Double
‣ Guest Loft (Dorm style Room – max 4 single beds ~ same sex): $1,945 per person
(To view choice of room accommodations available at Mar de Jade go their website: www.MardeJade.com)
Not included in cost:
- Ground transportation to/from event location (Mar de Jade can arrange ground transportation for you at your request, see below)
❗️Early Bird Discount -- receive a $100 "Early Bird Discount" by paying your registration fee before September 17th, 2018.
How To Register: the registration for this event is a simple Two-Step process, as follows:
NOTE: the $995 GSY Registration Deposit will secure your place and covers your GSY education tuition in full. ($500 not refundable; $495 of your deposit can be refunded if withdrawing from the Training Program before December 16, 2018)
☞ Next, contact Mar de Jade directly to book and pay for your room and meals. They will ask about your dietary preferences and you can make arrangements for ground transportation at this time. Mar de Jade is extremely efficient and reliable in addressing all of your needs and concerns. They have been hosting retreats for over 20 years.
Cost of Accommodations + Meals, only:
‣ Ocean Room: $2,200 Single; $1,450 Double; additional person, $750
‣ Garden Room: $1,900 Single; $1,350 double; additional person, $750
‣ Guest Room: $1,650 Single; $1,150 Double; additional person, $750
‣ Guest Loft: $950 per person – share a room up to 4 people, same sex.
When contacting Mar de Jade to make your arrangements, inform them that you are attending the GSY Teacher Training event:
Mar de Jade is a world class Yoga, Wellness & Vacation Retreat Center nestled in-between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, México. It was created in 1983 in the spirit of active community service and gratitude for the natural environment, as well as for the cultivation of genuine friendships and healing. This small seaside village has approximately 300 full-time residents. You will fly into Puerto Vallarta.
Non-event optional activities available during Training breaks include massages, cooking classes, whale watching, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, surfing, bird watching, jungle mangrove boat ride, hot springs, petroglyphs, shopping, market day & nightlife in nearby towns, and eating in local beachfront restaurants.
• Healthy Meals
Three buffet meals (much of the food comes from the facility's own organic garden) lovingly prepared each day, and catering to vegetarians, vegans, & special dietary needs; served in an open-air veranda overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Comfortable and well-appointed rooms and suites, ranging from singles to quadruples with a variety of price ranges; include Ocean, Garden, and/or Jungle views.
• Bar (including live music on some evenings)
The gorgeous new bar has ocean views, and its beverage offerings include espresso, cappuccinos, fresh juices, wine, beer, liquors and tropical cocktails.
• Spa Services
Including a variety of massage and therapeutic treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures offered in a beautiful jungle spa that has private treatment rooms, a Jacuzzi, cold plunge, steam room and relaxing gardens. There is also a Temazcal, a traditional Aztec sweatlodge.
James traveled to Chacala in early 2017 to co-host a Somatic Yoga retreat with Monica Crane (Breathing Space Mind Body Studio, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada) and became enraptured with the local charm of this small beach town. Mar de Jade is located at the end of a stunning beach that is warm and safe for swimming. It is an easy 15 minute walk, by beach, into town.
This is a tremendous opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of real México while advancing your somatic skills! The retreat center and its unique cultural setting provide a perfect backdrop in which to learn and become a Certified GSY Teacher. This training completes GSY's three-level comprehensive 100-hour Teacher Training Program.*
†Teya Alden is a Restorative Exercise Specialist (R.E.S.) trained by Katy Bowman, E-RYT 500, and a certified Gentle Somatic Yoga Practitioner. To learn more about Teya and her work, visit: www.teyaalden.com/about1-1/
* Pre-requesites for this program include in-person and/or online GSY Teachers Training Certifications Levels 1 & 2