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Beyond the Asanas – 10 Days, 100 Hours Course



Beyond the asanas, a holistic and comprehensive approach to the practice of Yoga. 100-hour training.


In this course, we will cover the physical aspect (anatomy and biomechanics), the mental aspect (breathing techniques and pranayama), and of course, the spiritual aspect (meditation, reflection, and contemplation).


The purpose of exploring these areas is to develop a transformative and enriching practice that provides you with tools to guide yourself or your students on a path of understanding and discernment within the Yoga practice or other movement and rehabilitation techniques.


Where is it?

It’s at our place “Casa Naia” in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico.


When is it?

November 17, 2024 to November 27, 2024 (arriving on November 17)  - 10 days / 100hrs 


How much does it cost?

The price is $1,500 USD. The price includes:

  • Tuition fees

  • Training materials

  • Certification (Yoga Alliance)

  • Accommodations

  • All meals

  • Airport transfers


Who is it for?

If you already have experience practicing and teaching, this workshop will clarify your path.


  • Observing students, postural tendencies, and how to correct them.

  • Analyzing commonly practiced asanas, understanding the why and the purpose.

  • Demystifying beliefs taken for granted in certain Yoga techniques.


If you are not a teacher but you enjoy immersing yourself for 10 days in an environment of introspection, knowledge, and practices. Delving into your mental, postural, and emotional habits. Creating awareness and transformation, you can benefit greatly from this 100-hour workshop.


Basic knowledge of anatomy is important for this course. If you don't have it, we can help you by sending you an app and some notes to familiarize yourself before your arrival.

What we will cover: 
  • Functional anatomy applied to asanas or positions, the importance of understanding the spine in each movement.

  • Developing a functional and balanced posture. What is happening with our posture today? The epidemic of back pain.

  • Breathing, the vehicle for managing our energy.

  • Core, the importance of activating the deep muscles of our center.

  • Strengthening without falling into compensations and misalignments.

  • Observing bodies, understanding tendencies, returning to neutrality.

  • The illusion and paradigm of elasticity.

  • Practices of self-knowledge and detachment from the ego, union with our essence, how to practice it in everyday life.


All topics will be addressed from a restorative, regenerative, and reparative perspective, as well as from an activation, strength, stability, dynamism, and determination perspective.



6-7:30 am. Sunrise practice. Breathing techniques, concentration techniques, self-massage, meditation on the beach with the rising sun.

7:30-9 am. Conscious Hatha, addressing the topic of the day.

9:00 am. Healthy breakfast.

11 am-2 pm. Midday practice. Theory, practice, and discussion of the topic at hand.

2 pm. Lunch.

4:30-6:30 pm. Body and mind restorative practices.

7:00 pm. Dinner.


Who is teaching?

Mariné Larripa. I have spent thousands of hours teaching and practicing on this path for a couple of decades now.


The roots of yoga, what sustains this path, the sacred and ancient texts that speak to us about the Self, the mind, and the qualities, are for me untouchable and a tremendous source of wisdom for leading a life of well-being and communion with the Divine.


Regarding asanas, perhaps the most popular aspect of yoga in the West, I have a lot of comments, changes, and adjustments based on our current understanding of biomechanics, anatomy, the spinal column, and so on. The ancient masters didn't have access to as much information, nor did they live in today's society. They didn't spend their lives sitting in chairs from the age of 4 until university and for the rest of their days in office jobs. Our bodies and customs are nothing like those of the Hindus. As contemporary yoga teachers, we need to refresh and renew our knowledge, have the mental flexibility to make changes, and perhaps say no to certain postures that are of no benefit. Challenge and discernment are two things that come naturally to me.


I am a mother, wife, yogini, surfer, and in recent years, I have taken up tennis. Anything but sedentary. Restless and active. Yoga has taught me a lot about serenity and calm, two adjectives that didn't fit my main mold. The beauty lies in transforming ourselves, growing, and illuminating our lives and the lives of our loved ones with that clear and distinct light that comes when you commit to yoga. Yoga is a faithful companion throughout life. I love sharing it, my students have always been my great teachers and my greatest inspiration. Hari OM.


Jimena Riva. Restorative Yoga RYT 200 hrs + 400 hrs. Specialization in Restorative Yoga - 300 hrs Therapeutic Yoga teacher with 10 years of experience in group and individual restorative practices focused on overall health and specific pathologies. Her foundational influences in practice are Brigitte Longueville and David McAmmond, teachers with whom she developed a deep relationship while working as part of their teaching team and simultaneous translator for several years. 


Through those years and ongoing education, her interests in the fields of body study, meditation, and physical therapy have shaped a crucial path in the development of her personal practice and the technique she shares today.

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