The needs of yoga students and yoga teachers during a yoga teacher training are many – a meditative environment, a yoga space that is spacious and safe for practice, a proper diet to support their practice. There are many retreat facilities that claim to be appropriate for teacher training programs, but which are not set up to actually meet the specific needs of yogis. Perhaps they don’t have an open space which can be used for yoga, or if they do have a large room it might not have appropriate flooring safe for yoga. Other retreat facilities may not offer an all-inclusive experience, complete with meal service and healing treatments like massage. With so many items to consider, and so many retreat facilities out there, making the right choice can be challenging. In the face of such a decision, we are confident that Casa Om is the perfect place to host your yoga teacher training. There are so many reasons, here are just a few:
-The facility was designed by yoga teachers, so Casa Om has all of the necessary amenities for yoga practitioners. Yoga props such as blocks and mats are provided, the flooring was specifically chosen for its suitability for a yoga practice, and the yoga room is equipped with powerful heaters perfect for Bikram or hot yoga practice. The 9 rooms at Casa Om can be used to hold 18 people for a more intimate and spa-like experience, and additional rooms can be rented from neighbors for larger trainings.
-Casa Om is a comfortable environment for long term stays. The Casa Om chef specializes in light and fresh vegetarian cuisine, perfect for supporting a yoga training. He is able to prepare vegetarian, vegan, or raw meals, and is also able to take into account special dietary concerns such as gluten allergies. If you choose to use his services, your students won’t have to worry about going off site for meals, and can enjoy sharing mealtime in community. The Casa Om staff ensures that rooms are cleaned daily, that training participants have fresh water and linens daily, and that the property is maintained at all times. Additionally, the caretaker of the property is a yoga teacher, and well-versed in the needs of yoga teachers and students.
-Casa Om emphasizes a healthy, yogic atmosphere. The ambiance of Casa Om is relaxing and meditative, with elegant decorative touches throughout the casa. Casa Om is a drug, alcohol, and meat-free facility intended to allow people to experience a healthy and life-affirming environment. Shoes are not worn in the yoga room, out of respect for the yoga practice and facilities. Massage and Ayurvedic treatments are available to support yogis in their practice.
-The surrounding area of Puerto Morelos offers many fun and exciting activities for students to enjoy in their downtime. From beach excursions to swimming with whale sharks to exploring the beautiful cenotes, participants will have the opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy bonding time with their fellow yogis.