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Sterling Hot Yoga Teacher Training

May 31st - July 27th 2020

About the Retreat


  • To produce proficient teachers Original Hot Yoga Sequence 26&2 who are business professional, positive and customer service oriented.
  • To teach not only the cuing instructions of each pose, but to impart the details of physiology, anatomy, alignment, breath, posture options and more.
  • To allow trainees ample time to practice teaching, and to receive effective and useful coaching.
  • Trainees will receive RYT-200hr Yoga Alliance Certification.

The retreat includes:

  • Ground transportation from Cancun airport to Casa Om for arrivals booked on May 31 between 1pm & 5pm.
  • Ground transportation to Cancun airport from Casa Om for departures on June 27 between 10am & 2pm.
  • Welcome dinner on May 31st.
  • Shared Accommodations at Casa Om or comparable rooms nearby.
  • Fresh linens 2x/week-Healthy, tasty, high protein vegetarian breakfast Monday through Saturday
  • Vegetarian dinner Monday through Friday-Mats & towels provided for each yoga class
  • Daily laundry of yoga clothes
  • 28 days of yoga instruction
  • 28 days of yoga teaching instruction
  • RYT-200hr certification allows you to teach various forms of yoga. To expand your scope and opportunities we will sprinkle in, but not limited to, Vinyasa, Vin, Meditation, Kirtan, Acro Yoga, and Hot Pilates.
  • Pre-training homework and reading materials
  • Physical and Subtle Anatomy Training Material
  • Sterling printed manual & dropbox files with training worksheets and other reference material

A Sample Day at the Training

  • 8:00 – 10:00 Yoga Lab
  • 10:00 – 11:30 Yoga Class Led by Teachers and/or Trainees
  • 11:30 – 2:00 Siesta for Lunching, Resting, Studying,
  • 2:00 – 4:00 Lecture / Classroom Time
  • 4:30 – 6:00 Yoga Class Led by Teachers and/or Trainees
  • 6:00 – 8:00 Dinner
  • 8:00 – 10:00 Group Work

About The Teachers

Lucille Allen E-RYT 200:
Lucille has been practicing yoga since 1997 and went to Bikram yoga teacher training in 2008, Yin, Iron Hour, Vinyasa, Hot Pilates and Tony Sanchez teacher training in 2013. She is co-owner of Sterling Hot Yoga Works in Mobile, Alabama. She holds a master’s degree in communication studies with an emphasis on instructional communication and leadership. Her unique combination of yoga knowledge, communication expertise, pedagogy and andragogy has allowed her to co-create and execute a strong and effective training program.

Jodi Orr E-RYT 200:
Jodi has been practicing yoga since 2006 and attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2008, Yin, Vinyasa, Iron Hour, Hot Pilates and Tony Sanchez teacher training in 2013. She is owner of Sterling Hot Yoga Works in Lexington, Kentucky. Represented the state of Kentucky in the 2009-2010 USA Asana Yoga Championship Regionals and Nationals. Jodi received a degree in Environmental Science while playing softball for Oregon State University.  She has coached Softball and Weightlifting professionally for American NCAA Universities and for international clubs. Transitioning from professional sport is how she found the healing aspects of yoga. She has trained yoga teachers, weightlifting, athletes and coaches and has lead seminars in coaching, motivating and managing. At the Sterling Hot Yoga Works training, Jodi will share her knowledge of coaching, managing and motivating so that you can become the best yoga instructor you can be.

Jamie Testa E-RYT 500:
Jamie discovered yoga while a student at UC Davis. After her first hot yoga class she knew the practice would be part of her life-long journey. At the time, Jamie was reliant on 3+ visits a week to the chiropractor to stave off debilitating headaches that were lingering from multiple car accidents. After several months of consistent practice the headaches were nearly gone. She wanted to start giving back by teaching and graduated from Bikram’s Teacher Training in Spring 2006. Jamie also attended a comprehensive 500-hour Yoga Alliance yoga teacher-training program, trained to teach Yin yoga and Hot Pilates. Jamie taught for 4 years before opening Akasha yoga studio in Vacaville, CA, in 2010 and in 2012 joined forces with a long-time friend and fellow yogini to open a second Akasha studio in Davis.

Debbie Vojik, RN E-RYT 500:
Debbie has been a practicing nurse since 1993. Debbie began practicing yoga consistently in 1999. She was astounded by the physical changes, internal and external, that were occurring and wanted to be able to share this with as many people possible. She attended the 2006 spring Bikram teacher training in addition to Yin, Hot Pilates, Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa and more. Over the past eight years of teaching this transforming practice she has noticed so many changes in those she teaches, as well as herself. Debbie owns Bikram Yoga Mid Atlantic. She has received her Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Colene Elridge:
Colene, better known as Coach Colene is the coolest person you haven’t met. Let’s change that! She is a Success Coach living in Kentucky, and works with individuals and entrepreneurs to help them “Be More…” However they define the more. She leads her clients with head, heart and a little bit of humor to empower them to reach their goals. Colene has spent the past few years consulting yoga teachers, staff, owners, and customers, as well as over a decade working in Human Resources, and conflict resolution, she brings a unique perspective to the Sterling Teacher Training. She has seen it all, and is ready to share her best practices in communication, dealing with conflict, and finding purpose with your passion.


Casa Om has 11 beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms, a spacious and well equipped yoga room, swimming pool, a rooftop dining area and 2 kitchens. Bedrooms can set for either single or double occupancy, and have either a private bathroom or a bathroom shared between two rooms. Casa Om also has a new dorm that sleeps up to 6 people in bunk beds.

The rooms at Casa Om are comfortable and beautifully designed with air conditioning and fans. Drinking water and wifi are provided. Casa Om sleeps 26 and is across the street from the beach.


At Casa Om we run a full gourmet vegetarian kitchen. We offer extensive Mexican, Thai, New American, and Lebanese food options. Visitors love our fresh juices and superfood smoothies. All dishes are prepared with a healthy yogic lifestyle in mind. We love to make gluten free and vegan meals as well.

We will include breakfast each morning and dinner 4 nights out of the 6 you are with us. The other nights we will venture out into town.

Our head chef, Eduardo, is a former restaurateur; he brings more than 10 years of professional cooking experience to Casa Om. He is passionate about food and his cooking classes are a favorite amongst our visitors. Those passionate about cuisine will find a like-minded soul.


Casa Om will arrange shuttle service to and from the airport. It is included in the price of the retreat.

Casa Om is a 20-minute car ride from the airport (CUN) to Casa Om. We are located at 9 mza 26 sm 02 avenue javier rojo gomez, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico.


Optional Excursions (additional fee applies):

The Mexican Riviera is flush with these beautiful underground pools and a trip here isn’t complete without a dip in these refreshing waters. There are multiple cenotes to visit that are much less crowded than those in the Tulum area and only about 30min away by car. Find tranquility below ground or liven you experience with a cenote/zip line combination. Both options are available and booking at least a day in advance is recommended.

Snorkeling & Snuba
The biodiversity on the protect reef in the Mexican Riviera is stunning. Take off for an afternoon when the sun lights up the corals, tropical fish and sponges and search for turtles or reef sharks. Snorkelers can float above it all while snuba divers (no certification needed) can swim down into the tropical traffic. Either option will highlight why this area is protected and turned into a National Marine Park. Yogis can walk to the beach and take a 5min stroll to reach the operator. This natural oasis is literally steps from our retreat center.

If you’re a diver there’s twice the opportunity here, you can dive in the coral reefs or, for something a little different, take a cavern or cenote dive. Seasonally the more adventurous (crazy?) yogis can also try a bull shark dive…eek! Tons of diving options await the intrepid.

Akumal Sea Turtle Snorkel
The warm Caribbean waters off of the Mexican Riviera boast sea turtle populations year-round. You can outfit with a dive shop to snorkel with these lovelies or head out with your own gear and see if you get lucky.

Coba Ruins
The Mayan ruins at Coba is one of the few sites in the Yucatan that is still relatively unrestored. Many of these ancient buildings are the same as when they were rediscovered in 1890. The beautiful location is less hectic and touristy than other Mayan sites and is certainly worth the day trip.

Casa Om Spa
Whether you’re looking for an amazing massage or energy work, The Travel Yogi team can tell you first hand how amazing the team at Casa Om is. Please be prepared to book early to secure a spot. Once the word gets out from the first few massages, they’ll book up quickly!

Playa del Carmen
Take a shopping trip, have a great meal, or just enjoy people watching on a trip to Playa del Carmen. This is a fun tourist spot where you can shop for anything from cheap souvenirs to boutique items.


Cost of Training: $7,400

Register Here

For more information, contact us: training@SterlingHotYogaWorks.com

Tel: 859-338-7119