28-day 200 Hour Beyond Om Ishta Teacher Training in CUBA- June 2018

Short Description:

Whether you want to teach or deepen your own understanding of the yoga practice this will be an incredible and life-changing experience in Cuba. This extremely unique program includes the Yoga Alliance Registered Ishta Teacher Training, a special in class and online anatomy component that gives you access to information and videos for 1 year from Leslie Kaminoff, and an extra 20 hours of what lead teacher April Puciata thinks you need to know to stay inspired in life, in teaching and in business.

Location: Cuba
Base Price: $5,350
Start Date: 6/1/18
End Date: 6/28/18

Detailed Description:

Beyond Om Ishta Teacher Training:

After teaching in yoga trainings all over the United States, April Puciata is extremely honored and excited to bring you this special opportunity - the first Beyond OM 200 hour destination training…in CUBA at Mhai Yoga! It is sure to be a transforming and unique experience. Mhai Yoga is an extremely special place and April has run several retreats here in the past. Whether you want to teach or deepen your practice, this is going to be an amazing format that will offer more than just the 185 Yoga Alliance contact hours.

Since the announcement rolling back policies in travel to Cuba April worked with Mhai Yoga and Cuba Candela, a licensed tour company to Cuba, to make sure this training happens, and to ensure the group is following new policy. They both worked many hours on this with April to make this happen so the group runs the same 200 hour training while complying with new policy. You will be sure to have an authentic cultural experience with Cuban people including Cuban yoga students and teachers!


*This yoga training workshop which is open for attendance by the Cuban public, and participation by the Cuban people with the group will be facilitated.

ISHTA Yoga 200 hour Teacher Training:

This training will be grounded in the Yoga Alliance approved and esteemed Ishta yoga teacher training from NYC. The Ishta Teacher Training program provides a comprehensive foundation for all aspects of yoga: a uniquely modern, individualized, and integrated approach to this ancient science. Ishta is a Tantric school rooted in lineage and tradition that offers us ways to bring inspiration into our every day modern life. We will be using the ISHTA 200 TRAINIING MANUAL – which is such an invaluable resource people ask how to purchase it. (You can only acquire it through the training.) It is the training April completed, and the techniques to which April returns on a daily basis for her own practice and teaching. As Senior Ishta Teacher April is honored to be able to offer this.


Curriculum includes:

- Daily asana and meditation practice
- In-depth posture labs
- sequencing safe and creative flow classes
- Philosophy/Yogic Texts
- Pranayama
- Subtle Body – Chakras, Koshas, Nadis
- Meditation – special techniques you can use daily and teach
- Specialty areas, including prenatal yoga and restorative yoga
- Intro to Ayurveda

Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff + Amy Matthews
For the anatomy component of your training, April is partnering with world-renowned yoga educators and best-selling authors of Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews. Using what they learned in their combined 50 years of experience training yoga teachers, they created a unique online + in-person course that is exclusively available through YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals. This is not your average anatomy training. You will have in class/live joining Amy and Leslie at home via your computer for 20 hours of guided lesson content, reflection, personal exploration, and teaching preparation. They will lead you through movement experiments that will help you apply anatomy ideas to your own practice, and give you tools you will be able to access as a teacher. You will have time to soak up the material and try it out it in your own asana practice. This means that each time we come together as a group, you will already have a strong foundation in each unit's content and we will be able to dive even deeper into the material, rather than spend valuable group time on basic concepts and memorization... For many people, anatomy is a challenging part of the training. You’ll have access to these videos with Leslie and Amy for 1 full year.


Beyond Om with April Puciata Special bonus hours!
April is dedicated to delving deeper with you and empowering you in your practice, teaching and life... Because of this special format we are going beyond what is YA required. After teaching for over 15 years April wants to share some secrets with you and go deeper into what she believe is important to you as a teacher, your practice and your students. She wants to share with you how she stays inspired and sees what inspires you. Because we are limited to 12 students you will have the individual attention you deserve. Teaching is April's passion and she am committed to you in this process… and when we return home!

We will explore:

- Finding your voice and honing language through practice teaching
- Empowering your students through language, energetic assists, and inclusion
- Class themes
- The importance of creativity and intuition - how to find it and apply it
- Ritual and creating a home practice when we leave
- The business of yoga today
- Taking it off the mat: Seva, serving your community




Please note our schedule will differ day to day and week to week to allow for excursions, journaling and also some reflective time. You will practice most days. There will be at least (1) day off a week. Some days will be shorter and most likely no longer than below.

Sample Day Schedule:

6:00 - 8:00 | Morning yoga and meditation open to the Cuban yoga community

8:00 - 9:00 | Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00 | Lecture + Discussion

11:00 - 1:00 | Posture Lab

1:00 - 3:00 | Lunch

3:00 - 5:00 | Sutra Study

5:00 - 6:00 | Evening yoga + Teaching lab

7:00 | Dinner


Training Includes:

Over (200) contact hours of training
Invaluable ISHTA Training Manual in PDF form
YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals tools and members-only website access for (1) full year
Extra BeyondOM training materials in PDF form
(28) night accommodations during the month of June in beachside villa
Yoga deck and other beautiful spaces to study inside and out
(3) organic meals per day, vegetarian option available
Spacious rooms that include air conditioning, daily housekeeping service, and en suite-bathroom. The villas are partially sustained with solar panels, as all water is naturally heated
Time for study, personal reflection, reading, journaling, and practice teaching
Towels, linens, and toiletries provided and changed
Internet cards*
Support of professional tour company to guide us through the process of traveling to Cuba
This training is open for attendance by the Cuban public, and participation by the Cuban people with the group will be facilitated.
*(1) Internet card per guest for (1) hour. More hours at additional cost.

**Not Included- Visa, airfare, transport to and from airport, off-site excursions, extra workshops and activities, and alcohol


Accommodation Description:

Mhai Yoga's property consists of beautiful, secluded villas situated steps from the beach east of Havana. Surrounded by lush, tropical gardens native to the land, Mhai Yoga offers spacious accommodations. All rooms include air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The villas are partially sustained with solar panels, as all water is naturally heated.

About the Teacher:


April Puciata has been teaching for over 15 years and has led trainings all over the US. She is the creator of Beyond Om and has also led retreats all over the world. A senior Ishta teacher, April continues to study with her teacher Yogiraj Alan Finger as well as many other master teachers.