February 16 – February 23, 2019 ❧ GSY Teacher Training Certification Level 3 ~ Chacala, Mexico



  • Ocean Room: $3195 Single; $2445 pp Double; $2212 pp Triple
  • Garden Room: $2895 Single; $2345 pp Double; $2145 pp Triple
  • Guest Room/Loft: $2645 Single; $2145 pp Double; $2012 pp Triple
  • Dorm – up to 4 people of same sex in a guest house room with loft: $1945 pp 

To review choice of room accommodations available at Mar de Jade, click HERE.  

✲✲ Receive a $100 “Early Bird Discount” by paying your Registration Fee before September 17th, 2018. Use coupon code: earlybirdchacala2019. ✲✲

Registration Form and Waiver Form are required when paying Registration Fee. Click HERE to fill out these convenient online forms. Thank you! Deadline to sign up for this program and have your forms submitted is February 9, 2019.

How To Register: 

The registration for this event is a simple TWO-STEP process, as follows:

☞ FIRST, pay the $995 GSY Registration Fee. This will secure your place and covers your full GSY tuition.  Scroll down and choose the number of people you are registering, then click “ADD TO CART” button and you will be taken to another screen (Note: If you register before  September 17, 2018  you will be asked to enter your earlybird coupon code ☛ earlybirdchacala2019). Next, click the “PROCEED TO CHECKOUT” button and follow the prompts. 

SECONDto select your choice of room and make dietary requests, use this LINK to inquire with Mar de Jade on availability, or contact them directly via their toll free telephone number: 1-800-257-0532. If contacting Mar de Jade directly to make your arrangements, inform them that you are attending the GSY Teacher Training event with James Knight.

Scroll further down this page for more map and more details about this Training. 

Pay Deposit


SKU: GSY-TT-2019-Chacala Category:


Join Gentle Somatic Yoga creator James Knight and his co-facilitator Teya Alden for a juicy, life-enhancing week of next-level GSY training where they will expand Somatics into an entirely new dimension: Movement as a Lifestyle!


  • 1/3 of the course will be devoted to modifying Somatic Movement Flows for people sitting in a chair: the deskworker, seniors, and corporate wellness. 
  • 1/3 of the course will be devoted to working on the table for customized hands-on sessions. James will share with you clinical protocols used to address the most common presenting complaints from clients and students such as: Low back, shoulder, neck, and hip pain. 
  • 1/3 of the course will be taking Gentle Somatic Yoga off the floor, chairs, and tables, and into being upright and moving off the mat. Teya Alden will help us realign our Soma’s through the lens of bio-mechanics. We will explore or grid through stance,  gate,  functional movement, and other surprises to help you experience more freedom in your life. Teya’s motto is “Move Like it Matters”. Teya is a Restorative Exercise Specialist (R.E.S.) trained by Katy Bowman, E-RYT 500, and a certified Gentle Somatic Yoga Practitioner. To learn more about Teya and her work, click HERE.

TOTAL COST: (all pricing is in US$)

The cost for the event includes: GSY tuition, 3 organic meals a day, daily GSY movement classes, afternoon/evening specialty classes, and taxes based on your room selection.

To clarify the two-step process of registration for this training:  Step 1 is to register and pay the $995 tuition to Gentle Somatic Yoga on this page (above).  Step 2 is to book your accommodations/meals directly with Mar de Jade. 

Not included in cost: 

– Ground transportation to/from event location (Mar de Jade can arrange ground transportation for you at your request)

Deposit information: 

NOTE: the $995 GSY Registration Fee will secure your place and covers your GSY education tuition in full. ($500 not refundable. $495 of your deposit can be refunded if withdrawing from the Training Program before December 16, 2018) 

???? Information about Mar de Jade:

Toll Free: 1-800-257-0532
Website: http://www.mardejade.com

In early 2017, James traveled to Chacala to co-host a Somatic yoga retreat with Monica Crane (Breathing Space Mind Body Studio, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada) and became enraptured with the local charm of this small beach town. Mar de Jade is located at the end of a stunning beach that is warm and safe for swimming. It is an easy 15 minute walk, by beach, into town.

Mar de Jade is a world class Yoga, Wellness & Vacation Retreat Center nestled in-between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, México. It was created in 1983 in the spirit of active community service and gratitude for the natural environment, as well as for the cultivation of genuine friendships and healing. This small seaside village has approximately 300 full-time residents. You will fly into Puerto Vallarta.

Non-event optional activities available during Training breaks include massages, cooking classes, whale watching, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, surfing, bird watching, jungle mangrove boat ride, hot springs, petroglyphs, shopping, market day & nightlife in nearby towns, and eating in local beachfront restaurants.

Healthy Meals
Three buffet meals (much of the food comes from the facility’s own organic garden) lovingly prepared each day, and catering to vegetarians, vegans, & special dietary needs; served in an open-air veranda overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Comfortable and well-appointed rooms and suites, ranging from singles to quadruples with a variety of price ranges; include Ocean, Garden, and/or Jungle views.

Bar (includes live music on some evenings)
The gorgeous new bar has ocean views, and its beverage offerings include espresso, cappuccinos, fresh juices, wine, beer, liquors and tropical cocktails.

Spa Services
Including a variety of massage and therapeutic treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures offered in a beautiful jungle spa that has private treatment rooms, a Jacuzzi, cold plunge, steam room and relaxing gardens. There is also a Temazcal, a traditional Aztec sweat lodge.


This GSY Training is a tremendous opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and beauty of real México while advancing your somatic skills! The retreat center and its unique cultural setting provide a perfect backdrop in which to learn and become a Certified GSY Teacher. This training completes GSY’s three-level comprehensive 100-hour Teacher Training Program.*

For help and/or questions regarding this training, contact Evelyn Smith, GSY’s Managing Director, click HERE

DEPOSIT: A non-refundable $995 Registration Fee will secure your space. If the program is cancelled** by Gentle Somatic Yoga, the Registration Fee will be fully refunded.


Teya Alden is a Restorative Exercise Specialist (R.E.S.) trained by Katy Bowman, E-RYT 500, and a certified Gentle Somatic Yoga Practitioner. To learn more about Teya and her work, visit her Website.

*Prerequisites for this program include in-person and/or online GSY Teachers Training Certifications Practitioner Levels 1 & 2

**A minimum number of 12 participants are required for this teacher training. Historically, this has never been an issue. We have not yet had to cancel a teacher training event for this reason.  Feel free to Email us if you have inquiries.