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News from Solstice Yoga Center

May 2014

Solstice Yoga Center - Vacations, Workshops and Retreats in Mexico


When people ask me why I became a yoga teacher, I tell them it's because I was lucky enough to meet Brigitte in Zipolite almost 24 years ago. But that is only part of the story.

Somehow along my journey, I have ended up again and again on this beach.  


Not only did Brigitte introduce me to meditation, but also to Restorative Alignment which I found to be an incredible tool for addressing injuries and chronic pain while calming the mind, as well as being a powerful support even when the body is not able to do asana.

Over the years I have met so many interesting and very involved yogis, and have realized that even though yoga is an individual practice whose ultimate goal is intimacy with the Self, many of us are drawn to seek the company of others who share the same passion. The feeling we get from being part of a community is an important factor of why many of us embrace yoga.

As yoga practitioners we have devoted ourselves to conscious living. We take special time each day to remember this commitment as we step onto our mats. The time we spend on our practice is usually sufficient to reset intentions and refocus our perspectives for yet another day, but sometimes for substantial shifts and growth to take place full immersion needs to happen. Retreats are the perfect opportunity to do that. 

Sometimes when in class at Solstice Yoga Center I have to pinch myself as I am surrounded by unimaginable beauty in a place where time seems to vanish and I am left with just the sound of waves rolling in. I am calling on all of you to come experience this amazing place where your only distractions during class are the sun setting over the Pacific and lighting up the sky, or maybe a family of iguanas in the nearby trees.




Join Brigitte for a Yoga Vacation Retreat in Las 3 Marías

My Next Yoga Retreat Vacation in Mexico 2014/2015 
RYT200 Teacher Training
with emphasis on
Restorative Yoga 

hands on teaching experience
hands-on teaching experience

November 2 - 28, 2014

San Agustinillo Beach, Mexico  


"Begin the adventure of a lifetime when you immerse yourself in the practice, study and teachings of yoga at the Solstice Yoga Center's Teacher Training, for four weeks in the fall of 2014."

restorative yoga class - clase de yoga restaurativo
restorative yoga class

The heart of the program is daily instruction and practice of meditation, pranayama and asanas. This is complemented with in-depth teaching of the integral aspects of yoga teaching:Book Now 


- Yoga Philosophy / Lifestyle / Ethics

- Asana Practice

- Pranayama

- Meditation

- Kriyas

- Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga

- Anatomy / Physiology

- Teaching Methodology

- Personal Teaching Experience


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2013 yoga teacher training graduates
2013 yoga teacher training graduates
"Experience the Heart of Yoga

to Teach the Joy of Yoga"



  RYT200 Teacher Training with emphasis on Restorative Yoga - 2014/2015 

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Check Out Our New Location!   

The teacher training will take place at
"Las 3 Marías"; a charming getaway in the beach village San Agustinillo, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.  


Las 3 Marías, San Agustinillo, Oaxaca
Las 3 Marías, San Agustinillo, Oaxaca


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Treat yourself to a relaxing Yoga Vacation on the Beach!

People from around the world have found Brigitte's 5-day Yoga Retreats a wonderful opportunity to relax, renew and rejuvenate themselves through the grace of yoga, the beauty of Mexico and the majesty of the ocean.
view on the pacific
view from my balcony
Las 3 Marías - San Agustinillo Beach  


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December 21 - 26
December 26 - 31


January 18 - February 2 more info...
February 4 - 9 more info...
March 13 - 18
March 26 - 31
March 31 - April 5 

sunset on the Pacific
sunset on the Pacific
BackMitra Workshops

"The BackMitra is an amazing tool!"

The BackMitra is an effective tool helping you to improve your posture and strengthen your back.

With only 10 to 15 minutes daily exercise you will get results within a few weeks. Bit by bit your back becomes more flexible and your spine will return to it's natural curvature.

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Presentation of the BackMitra at the 10th Yoga Conference in Mexico City 
Presentation of the BackMitra at the 10th Yoga Conference in Mexico City

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Become a BackMitra Teacher!
Join Sharon Abbondanza's BackMitra teacher training in June 2014.
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Joint Teacher Trainings

2014-2015 modular RYT200 trainings
with Brigitte Longueville

September 19, 2014 - March 12, 2015

Location:    Querétaro, Mexico
Instructors:   Brigitte Longueville, David McAmmond, Mariana Emiko, Diana Cruz and Anselmo Hernández


This 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered program is a joint training of Solstice Yoga Center and Akasha Yoga consisting of 7 modules.

September 25, 2014 - March 02, 2015

Location:    Pachuca, Hgo., Mexico
Instructors:   Brigitte Longueville, Mariana Emiko, Rafael Cervantes
Vinyasa and Restorative Alignment Teacher Training

This 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered program is a joint training of Solstice Yoga Center and Ek Ong Kar Centro de Yoga consisting of 7 modules;

October 01 - 31, 2014

Location:    Mérida, Mexico
Instructors:   Brigitte Longueville, Mariana Emiko, Rafael Cervantes

RYT200 Teacher Training Vinyasa and Restorative Alignment
8 Modules.

Note! These 3 trainings are taught in Spanish only.


Food for the Mind

Light on Yoga  
B.K.S. Iyengar

"The definitive work by B.K.S. Iyengar, the world's most respected yoga teacher. B.K.S. Iyengar
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has devoted his life to the practice and study of yoga. It was B.K.S. Iyengar's unique teaching style, bringing precision and clarity to the practice, as well as a mindset of 'yoga for all', which  has made it into the worldwide phenomenon it is today. 'Light on Yoga' is widely called 'the bible of yoga' and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around the world. It is the classic text for all serious students of yoga. * B.K.S. Iyengar's own photo-illustrated, step-by-step guides to every yoga routine. * Week-by-week development plan - with a total of 300 weeks to allow gradual progression from novice to advanced technique. * B.K.S. Iyengar's unique and inspired guide to Pranayama - yoga breathing techniques. * B.K.S. Iyengar's yoga philosophy for life and an introduction to the spiritual aspects of yoga. * Yoga sequences and asanas to help heal a range of specific illnesses and conditions..."


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Try this Fun Yoga Class!

Free Fun Yoga Class - Sunday -
Free Fun Yoga Class - Sunday - "Same but Different"


We are looking forward to seeing you!



The Solstice Yoga Center Team.



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