School of Yoga FAQs

We’ve gathered the most frequently asked questions about attending a School of Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Click on the question to expand answers.

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

In yoga teacher training, we learn the nuances of why we practice asana in a certain way, analyze and fine-tune our alignment, study yogic philosophy, and practice pranayama—among many other things. All of this first and foremost deepens your personal practice. This training is appropriate for both beginners and intermediate-level practitioners.

If you can breathe, you can practice yoga! While attendees must be at least 18 years old, there are no maximum age limits on participating in this training.

Many participants attend the training simply to deepen their practice without any intention of teaching. The teachers honor this. This 200-hour immersion is ideal for you whether you plan to teach yoga or not.

Yes, we will place you with another yoga teacher trainee of the same gender if you opt for a shared room but do not come with a roommate.

Our friendly front desk managers will be glad to set up excursions, massages and other healing treatments or readings for you at reception upon request.

Yoga teacher trainees will be housed in Lotus House; the top floor is the Tara Temple, which will be your primary classroom and practice space. 

All your meals are included in the teacher training package. Learn more about our Sumaya Sol restaurant

Please take a look at our general Retreat Center FAQs

The Mayan Mothers’ Food Fund project project is simple. All the money we collect goes directly toward the purchase of hand-selected vegetables and fruits for the families of our Mayan mothers target group. This small project does not have significant administrative costs, so all the donation money goes directly toward buying food. Learn more and donate here.

Villa Sumaya Retreat Center

For commonly asked questions regarding travel and arrival, safety, health, hotel services, and more, please visit Villa Sumaya’s FAQ page

Why Sumaya?

In Sanskrit, Sumaya means a long-awaited dream come true, while in Arabic it translates as a little piece of paradise. Both of these definitions mirror our hearts’ intentions and inspire our service. Our logo is a Mayan glyph found in Chiapas, Mexico representing the fountain of life or the budding growth of a flower, and this moves us ever forward. 

Welcome to our paradise.


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