become a yoga teacher


puerto escondido mexico

study yoga in paradise


march 6th – 28th 2023


Have you been dreaming of completing your 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with salty hair, sandy toes, wearing no makeup, and listening to the ocean waves crash on shore? Can you imagine finishing a sweaty sunrise yoga practice, then strolling down to the beach for a swim and a fresh coconut?

Join Kanami and guest teachers at the Buena Vida Yoga Shala in the idyllic beach town of Puerto Escondido in Southern Mexico for a 23 Day journey into the Art of Teaching Yoga. Enjoy the freedom of having one day off a week to have time to digest your yoga studies and enjoy the abundance of activities to do in the Puerto area.

Explore breathtaking beaches, release baby turtles, go horseback riding, join a sunrise dolphin watching tour, check out bustling weekend markets, or try out the world-class surf breaks of Zicatela and La Punta….if you dare! Puerto Escondido is known as a surfing Mecca due to its infamous and absolutely giant wave on Zicatela beach.

Regardless if you are looking to become a yoga teacher, or are just simply interested in learning more to strengthen your personal practice, this transformational journey is a must for the adventuring yogi! You will receive a 200 hour Yoga Alliance accredited certification upon graduation of this course.



and guest teachers

Kanami has been teaching yoga in Canada, Japan, California, and Mexico for over 10 years, and is the founder of the Powder Yoga Niseko studio in Niseko, Japan.

She is an E-RYT 500 hour Certified Teacher with Yoga Alliance, has over 3,000 hours of teaching experience, and is accredited by Yoga Alliance to certify new teachers under her own RYS (registered yoga school).

She is also a Mat Pilates Instructor, a Traditional Thai Masseuse, has a diploma as a Diet & Nutritional Advisor, and worked as a whitewater rafting river guide in the outdoor industry for 12 years before focusing solely on yoga, health, and wellness. She is now based in Puerto Escondido where she lives with her husband and three dogs Charlie, Piña, and Domino.

Sharing her love for yoga, health, and wellness through teaching others is Kanami’s ultimate passion.

your home for 23 days

casa de los sueños


Once upon a time Kanami and (her now husband) Andrew had a dream: to build a house somewhere warm where they could slowly build a life together. After a six week visit to Puerto Escondido they knew that was going to be the place.

Fast forward five years: they now live in this house, located in La Punta, Puerto Escondido, just up the hill from Zicatela Beach. Knowing how important yoga is to her, Andrew built an upstairs yoga space for Kanami underneath a cool palapa roof. Included in this dream was to one day run teacher trainings from her beautiful home space: La Buena Vida Yoga Shala

Join Kanami’s next 200hour YTT and become part of La Buena Vida family! Feel completely at ease during your Level 1 course in this house built with love, and filled with love by Domino, Piña, and Charlie (Kanami’s three dogs). Expect lots of 1-on-1 attention during your YTT since this will be a small group training of maximum five students. The small number will ensure each student will get the support they need to thrive through the detailed curriculum. This will be a more advanced Level 1, so please be prepared to focus and study hard. 

Casa de los Sueños is close to the best surf spots, restaurants, cafes, and shops, but far enough away to feel quiet, spacious, and peaceful. Get ready to live the good life in Puerto Escondido: once you’re here you’ll never want to leave! 


  • Early Bird *save $200 when you pay before January 1st


  • 20 days of in-person advanced classroom studies
  • Use of all yoga equipment at Casa Buena Vida Yoga Shala


  • “The Art of Yoga Education” manual (over 500 pages of teaching principles, detailed anatomy, and various training materials)


  • 160 contact hours of study with Kanami and guest teachers + 40 hours reading/homework for a total of 200 hours


  • 200 hour Yoga Alliance accredited certification upon graduation

vinyasa power flow hatha YOGA




This comprehensive 200-Hour Teacher Training Program will transform your practice, pass on the ancient teachings of yoga, and give you all the tools required to teach a solid Vinyasa Power, Flow, and Hatha yoga class.

Our curriculum is Yoga Alliance approved, and upon graduation you are eligible to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with the largest international nonprofit association representing the yoga community.

You will also have an incredibly supportive community to help you on your journey, and you will gain lifelong friends during the course who will continue to support you for years to come.


The principles of teaching, cueing, assisting, demonstrating, theming, sequencing, and how to put together a well-rounded and thoughtful Hatha, Flow, and Power Vinyasa class. Learn hundreds of poses in both their English and Sanskrit names, and the foundations of each pose from the ground up.


Learn the western anatomy of bones, joints, connective tissue, muscles, breathing, nervous and circulatory systems, injuries, and as well as basic prenatal yoga. You will also learn the energetic effects of yoga on the body, and will study PRANA in detail. What it is, the different techniques that direct prana, Kundalini energy and its infinite potential, the chakra systems, bandhas, Ayurveda, the vayus, and the nadis.


Practice different styles and techniques of meditation and pranayama (yogic breathing exercises) everyday. Develop a deep understanding and connection with both so you can easily share their immense benefits with your students.


Study Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, and how these teachings provide a very real model that can be applied to daily life. You will also get to discuss and learn in detail about Yoga’s journey to the West, and the most influential yogis of our time.


Discuss the ethics of yoga, code of conduct, and important qualities of a successful teacher. Learn about the business of yoga, defining your mission, marketing yourself, and setting your goals and dreams.


The fastest way to becoming a great yoga teacher is practice, practice, and more practice. Students will be given plenty of classroom time to plan many styles of classes: from a challenging, fast-paced Power practice, to a super mellow, relaxing yin stretch-out, and everything in between. Emphasis will be made to try different classes out on each as often as possible during and after the course. This is a great opportunity to receive feedback, get creative, and learn from one another.





07:00 – 09:00  YTT Asana Practice and Manual study

09:30 – 11:00  Group Public Class with One Love Teacher of the Day

11:oo – 13:00  Lunch Break

13:00 – 17:00  Textbook studies

17:00 Free time




Sunrise – 09:30  Free time

09:30 – 11:00  Group Public Class with One Love Teacher of the Day

11:30 – 13:00  YTT Asana Practice and Manual study

13:00 – 15:00  Lunch Break

15:00 – 17:30  Textbook Studies

18:00 – 19:00  Sunset Yoga Practice/Studies


*Schedule is subject to change

Weekly schedule will be Monday to Friday with Weekends off, and may adjust slightly depending on weather and surf forecast!



Completing your 200 hour YTT is a humungous accomplishment! I am here to support you every step of the way. Please send me your questions, comments and concerns 🙂

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