Patagonia: Teacher Training at the end of the World

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So you have decided to participate in the most unique teacher training on earth…

In the first moments of your arrival, you will be in awe. You will be challenged. You will be inspired. You will be smiling. You will be growing. And you haven’t even started the training yet.

Yes, you chose to do yoga teacher training in Patagonia and have just arrived at Confluencia lodge, nestled on the edge of a river that Hemmingway must have dreamed into being. Welcome to your home for the next 24 days–a quiet, secluded place with horses just a rocks throw away, organic gardens that feed your evolving body, and a glacial river to soothe your mind. Accompanying you are other curious souls who are searching for the same magic that inspired you to make this trek to the end of world. For the next month you will wake up surrounded by crazy beauty, ridiculous nature, and in a place that is best described by the drop of a jaw and the widening of eyes. You will share meals with amazing people, learn from incredible teachers, and have weekend adventures that will rejuvenate and inspire. As you sleep tonight, your dreams will be of the smell of woods, the sound of the river out your window, and of the long meals that nourish you. And for many nights to come, you will dream of the month that you took the journey into teaching in the most spectacular place on earth.

Why This Teacher Training? It really is unique.

With so many teacher training programs being offered across the globe, those who are interested in teaching yoga are faced with the challenging decision of what training to attend. We want to offer a program where you can learn not only from teachers, texts, and yourself, but also from your natural surroundings. Patagonia’s varying landscapes, from dramatic mountain ranges and glacial rivers, to flat deserts, fresh and brackish water lakes, petrified forests, and rocky coast lines overlooking an endless, navy blue ocean will prove to be some of your best teachers. The wide distances between towns, the limitless sky, and the never ending land between you and the horizon will create a quiet within yourself that can only come from having that much vast, organic space surrounding you. Learning about yoga, teaching, and ultimately yourself in a secluded and nature-inspired way is in our opinion, the best way to have a genuine teacher training experience.


Yoga Earth Series 
Dynamic Anatomy:

Introduction to Anatomy
April 2 – 7, 2012


Yoga Water Series 
Dynamic Anatomy:

Pelvis & Legs 
April 8 – 13, 2012


Yoga Fire Series 
Dynamic Anatomy:

Spine & Core
April 15 – 20, 2012


Yoga Air Series 
Dynamic Anatomy:

Shoulders & Upper Body
April 22 – 26, 2012

Carrie Tyler, Rasamaya Founder
Patagonia, La Confluencia Lodge
All modules begin and end at noon. There are two days off between module 2 and module 3.

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200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

This transformational yoga teacher training program is ideal for aspiring teachers and dedicated students. The training is offered in a convenient modular format that allows for flexibility in the pacing, pricing and location in which you complete your training. You may choose to vary between exotic residential trainings or shorter modules and intensives.

Rasamaya is approved by the Yoga Alliance and is focused on providing you with all the tools you need to start your path as a confident, accomplished and thoughtful vinyasa yoga teacher.


Rasamaya translates as “fluid” and serves as the bridge between Western Anatomy & Eastern Yogic Philosophy. The heart of Rasamaya is intelligent movement and this extraordinary course is dedicated to educating you about the balance between flow and structural integrity both on and off of your mats.

This training is a complete immersion of body and mind. At Rasamaya asana is treated as a life path and yogic philosophy and lifestyle are deeply explored through the lens of the rasas (major emotions), the chakra system, physical theatre, and dynamic anatomy. You will learn how to subtly work philosophy, meditation, inspiration and pranayama into your classes to create an incredible well rounded experience for your students.

At the completion of each level of training (earth, water, fire, air) students are fully prepared to teach a vinyasa class at the levels of gentle, foundation, flow and power. You will also have the tools you need to create your own vinyasa flows as a major part of this training focuses on drawing forth your personal strengths, creativity, knowledge and voice.

Rasamaya is continually evolving, growing, changing and learning. You may always come back and retake any portion of teacher training that you have completed free of tuition cost as long as there is space. We absolutely love to have previous graduates sit in with new trainees at any point to share their knowledge, experience and path. We also recognize that some parts of the course may be more challenging than others and we welcome the opportunity for you to gain more experience in areas that you feel you may need more practice.

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More information about Requisites and Certification Requirements.

More information about Dynamic Anatomy and Yoga Curriculum.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE* 6:00 – 7:30 Yoga & Meditation
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 12:30 Morning Session
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Break (Optional Activities Offered)
3:00 – 6:30 Afternoon Session
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
Evenings Free

*Subject to change with groups needs and Optional Activities Schedule


Best flights:

Fly to and from: Bariloche, Argentina

Please arrive in Bariloche by 2:00pm on April 2nd. This means you’ll have to leave the morning of April 1st unless you are traveling in Argentina already.

Please depart on the 1:00pm flight from Bariloche on April 28th. You will arrive back in the US on April 29th.


COST: $3600 
DEPOSIT: $500 non-refundable. Payment in full is due 60 days before.




  • Accomodations Apr 2 – 28
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals a Day
  • 200hr Rasamaya Teacher Training
  • Day trip to visit town of El Bolson and its regional crafts fair
  • Airport ground transfer from Bariloche to our Accomodations


  • $10 month membership to Sangha (see certification requirements for details)
  • Add-on Activities: TBA
  • Travel Insurance (Travelguard is our suggested)
  • Flight to Santiago or Buenos Aires
  • Flight from Santiago or Buenos Aires to Bariloche
  • Optional Activities ($80 each) choice of: white water rafting, white water kayak, canyoning, horseback riding, mountain trekking, mountain biking, community volunteering, biointensive vegetable gardening workshop, preserving the harvest workshop (canning, cheese making and more)

    We are staying at the beautiful organic farm La Confluencia. La Confluencia is committed to promoting sustainable living in Patagonia.

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About Confluencia

The organic farm surrounds and defines La Confluencia with vegetable gardens and fields of rye, wheat, and hay, providing sustenance for inhabitants and visitors alike. Scottish Blackface sheep and Jersey milk cows dot the hillsides, while Pampa beef cattle (a local mix) graze and browse the higher mountains.  Oxen are often still used to plow fields and haul firewood, timber, and other cumbersome loads over rough terrain.  All of these animals are a source of food products, clothing, and soil humus.  While the farm is not vegetarian, the goal is to encourage less dependence on a meat based diet, thus fostering a more sustainable circle of fertility.

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The Biointensive vegetable, herb, and fruit gardens of La Confluencia are a central feature of the farm.  Fifty-five double-dug beds modeled after techniques developed by John Jeavons at Ecology Action are presently under cultivation. Kitchen-garden beds provide for daily salads while other beds are used primarily for canning, drying, and freezing for the winter ahead.

Renewable Resources

While we make no claim of absolute sustainability, our endeavor is this: to use the simplest, least energy consumptive, and, to every reasonable degree, locally available building materials to construct the most energy efficient buildings of which we are capable.  Further, it is our aim to ensure that energy inputs are from renewable sources and all waste outputs are recycled here on the farm.

Following these criteria, the lodge and spa were built with plastered straw-bale walls, dead or wind fallen cedar timber, and local stone.  Space heating, water heating, and cooking are done primarily with super efficient wood-burning stoves.  The main fireplace is of Finnish contra-flow design and also preheats water destined for bathing purposes.  Firewood from wind fallen timber and a managed woodlot is the primary source of fuel for these purposes.  A methane digester will produce gas as a source of back-up fuel for cooking & water heating.

Electricity for lighting, appliances, and supplemental space and water heating is produced by a small hydro-electric turbine which utilizes overflow from a water canal which was dug by the original settlers in the early 1900s. Water passing through the turbine is then utilized for irrigation and domestic purposes.  The entire farm’s water system is gravity fed.

While the employment of these alternative energy sources and building practices were primarily the result of adaptations made necessary by our relatively remote location, they should be of practical interest to anyone concerned with self-sufficiency and sustainable living.

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