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Gannon Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training – Gavy 200

Teacher Apprenticeships

Since 2002

Yoga can be practiced by EVERYBODY.
Therefore we must learn to teach it to ANYBODY!

– Michael Gannon

Check the Schedule page for currently scheduled GAVY Teacher Apprenticeships.

Next Training: August 16- September 7, 2019 — Playa del Carmen, Mexico

GAVY 200 Foundation Certification: Gannon Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Apprenticeship (200 hours)

Become a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level


The GAVY 200 Foundation Certification is foundational training for serious practitioners and aspiring teachers, based o­n the traditional form of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. The way that GAVY founder, Michael Gannon, learned it during 10 years of visits to India, training with the living Guru, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois. BUT, we take a giant step forward, making this system digestible for the western mind. This GAVY 200 Teacher Apprenticeship foundation program has graduated over 300 teachers from 30 countries to teach yoga.

At GAVY we know that time o­n the mat is what develops a foundation to effectively share the magic of yoga. And the Ashtanga Vinyasa system is the ideal tool to start developing this deep practical experience. GAVY demonstrates how this is the original Vinyasa system that the yoga world has used to derive so many now popular flowing styles of yoga.

We use this pure, ancient and proven system to nurture the practice skills necessary to then develop teaching skills. It is being grounded in this structured system first, that allows Apprentices to then find their creative teacher inside as they grow toward becoming a yoga teacher.

GAVY 200 Foundation Certification Format

The GAVY 200 Foundation Certification is currently offered in an intensive program format.

Month Long Intensive
23 days straight. 8 hours per day. Drop your life for 100% focus! Go deep!

All GAVY 200 are pre-approved worldwide at the RYT-200 level by Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance UK. Apprentices completing the GAVY 200 will receive a certificate and letter of completion that they may use to register with Yoga Allianceand Yoga Alliance UK at the RYT-200 level and share with prospective employers. This also qualifies Apprentices to apply for the GAVY 500 Advanced Yogi Studies.

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GAVY 200 Foundation Certification Content
Training content is organized in modules. If trainees miss a module in o­ne city, they may request an opportunity to make it up in another city at another time, and at an additional cost.

Module 1: Ashtanga Made Simple — Strength and Balance
– Ashtanga Made Simple (lecture)
– It’s all about the Breath! (lecture)
– Open Lecture/dicussion of the 8 Limbs of Yoga (lecture)
– Surya Namaskara A & B
– Tristana: Breath/Vinyasa, Bandhas & Dristi
– Class Organization y Observation
– Mysore Puzzle
– The 6 Fudamental Standing Asana
– 2 Standing Forward Bends
– 4 Jumps to the Right
– 2 Balancing Poses
– Finishing Sequence #1: Final Seated Sequence
– Creating your Personal Practice Space
– History of Yoga/Ashtanga (lecture)
– Approximations vs Variations (lecture)
– Yogi Veggie Diet/s (lecture)
– Proficiency Exam (verbal, written & practical)

Module 2: Conecting to the Earth
– 2 Standing Flowing Poses
– Standing to Flying Techniques
– Seated asana sequence breakdown
– 2 Straight Legged Seated Forward Bends
– 2 Bent Knee Seated Forward Bends
– 3 Janu Shirsasanas Forward Bends
– Activating your Core: jump thru, jump back
– Repetition is the Mother of Perfection
– Finishing sequence #2
– Teaching Circles
– Inversions and Agni
– Nauli Kriya
– Proficiency exam (verbal, written & practical)

Module 3: Energy and Core Development
– Seated Asana Sequence Breakdown Part 2 (upto Backbends)
– 2 Marichyasana Seated Forward Bends
– 2 Marichyasana Seated Twists
– Navasana
– Keys to Gateway Poses
– Legs Behind the Head Preparation
– Bujapidasana
– Kurmasanas
– Temezcal Tapas Ceremony
– Teacher Assisting
– Asana Demos Experience
– Energetic Anatomy: Chakras and Energy fields
– Pranayama Lecture & Practice
– Proficiency exam (verbal, written & practical)

Module 4: Breath, Patience and Flexibility
– Garbha Pindasana & Kukutasana
– The Konasana Sisters
– The Padangusthasana Brothers
– Chakrasana Techniques
– Magic of Bandhas
– The Correct Vinyasa
– Mysore Style Self Practice
– Yoga Nidra
– Giving good Savasana
– Full Finishing Sequence #3
– Moving into Meditation
– Teach What You Master
– Proficiency exam (verbal, written & practical)

Module 5: Yoga Anatomy (weekend)
– Joint classification & components
– Connective tissue forms and purpose
– Muscular, skeletal & nervous system overview
– Exploring the leg
– The knee and lotus
– Pelvis and hip joint
– Psoas and Spine
– Discs, their functions and dysfunctions
– Integrating psoas into your practice
– Exploring the shoulder girdle, rotator cuff
– Movement of the clavicle, scapula and humerus
– Diaphragm anatomy and function
– The psoas and breathing

All modules also contain in depth training o­n personal practice, extensive clinics of Hands o­n Adjustment Techniques, Verbal Guiding/Teaching, Partner Work & Teaching Simulations, Svadyaya (study of the SELF) and proficiency exam (verbal, written & practical)

Philosophical aspects of yoga will be mixed into the context of each module as specific questions arise.

GAVY Home Study Course

All programs require/include the GAVY Home Study Course.

This is a 6-week course consisting of :
– Study Guide
– Awaken Your Life Force and Quiet Your Mind (Michael’s CD)
– Primary Series Poster
– Weekly audio files with Michael teaching the basic theory, philosophy and meditations.
– 8 Limbs of Yoga (Sanskrit and English)
– Sanskrit (asana names, mantras, numbers, etc..)
– Dristis, Bandhas, Vinyasa
– Asana Benefits
– Guided meditations
– Pranayama
– Energetic Anatomy

Apprentices must be grounded in all material BEFORE coming to the programs first module. There are regular proficiency exams (verbal, written & practical) o­n this material throughout the Apprenticeship. The Home Study Course should start at least 6-weeks before the first module. Many students choose to start the Home Study course earlier, giving them more time to prepare and go deeper.

The GAVY Home Study Course is also available to non-teacher training students that would simply like to deepen their yogic knowledge and understanding of the practice. Available for purchase and download in the Products section.

Download the entire GAVY informational PDF

Apply Now! The GAVY 200 Teacher Training online application is here !  

Check the Schedule page for currently scheduled GAVY Teacher Apprenticeships.

Gannon Teacher Training in Mexico!

“Change your body, change your mind, change people’s lives!”
– Gannon


Yogaloft Playa del Carmen

Calle 10 (between Ave 10 & Ave 15)

Playa del Carmen 

Course Outline:
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Training fee:

US$2,990 single payment in cash

Training Payment Options:

US$2,890 one payment cash 6 months in advance 

SAVE US$100! Pay your discounted tuition (US$2,890)  in a single payment by 6-months before training start date (not applicable with PayPal payments)

3 payments either Paypal or cash 

US$ 988 upon acceptance
US$ 1076 by 4-months before training start date
US$ 1076 by 2-months before training start date 

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Your first payment secures your space and allows you to start your training with the GAVY Home Study Course, which is included FREE in the course tuition.

Get GAVY 200 Teacher Apprenticeship Application here now!

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The Gannon Yoga Book is Available Now !

The Gannon Yoga Book is Available Now !

We started 2018 succeeding in our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to publish the book! Thanks to all of you that supported us!

Now you can ORDER the book directly with us and have it shipped to your home !

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Please email us your payment confirmation along with your shipping address at michaelgannonyoga@gmail.com.

Yoga Nomada Retreat

May 25-26,2019 YOGA NOMADA RETREAT, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Gannon’s Playa Mysore Club @Yogaloft ( June 17- 21,2019)

Exclusive weeks of traditional Ashtanga Mysore Style. Just as Gannon practiced for many years in the home of his late Guru, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois.

Limited to small groups for deep practice with lots of attention, early mornings.
Must book far in advance to secure a spot!

Yogaloft Playa del Carmen
29 Plaza Pelicanos
Calle 10, between Ave 10 & Ave 15
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

(984) 803-0352

Practice Fees, each week of 5 mornings:
US$125 Regular Fee
US$108 Active Yogaloft Tribe

Purchase Now:

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USD $125

VinyasaPalooza Yoga Festival @yogaloft Playa del Carmen- Mexico

VINYASAPALOOZA yoga festival [ yoga – meditation – celebration ] 

AUGUST 10-11, 2019. 


7:00 – 7:30 Opening Meditation – Gannon : Vinyasa is Freedom!

7:30 – 8:45 Asana Practice – Johnna : Empowerment, a Tantra Vinyasa Practice

8:45 – 9:15 Cold Brew Coffee Break @ Liquid Prana

9:15 – 9:45 Pranayama – Jorge : The Magic of The Pauses 

9:45 – 10:45 Asana Technique – Gannon : Opening Your Heart — Elements of Backbending

10:45 – 11:30 Breakfast @Liquid Prana (Cold Pressed juice + Organic Breakfast Jar)

11:30 – 12:30 Sound Healing – Javier: Subatomic Sounds 

12:30 – 13:45 Asana Practice – Jorge : The 1st Steps to Balance

13:45 – 15:15 Lunch Break/Free Time 

15:15 – 15:45 Meditation – Johnna : Shiva Nidra

15:45 – 16:45 Asana Technique – Javier: 3 Steps to Building an Asana 

16:45 – 18:00 Asana Practice – Gannon : “Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Breath!”

18:00 – 18:15 Day-Ending Meditation – Jorge : Light Your Soul, Switch Off Your Mind 🎼🎹🎸Accompanied by Javier

SUNDAY Schedule 

7:00 – 7:30 Opening Meditation – Johnna : Shakti Sankalpa 

7:30 – 8:45 Asana Practice – Jorge: Release Tension and Enjoy Backbends 

8:45 – 9:15 Cold Brew Coffee Break @ Liquid Prana 

9:15 – 9:45 Pranayama – Gannon : The Wim Hof Method 

9:45 – 10:45 Asana Technique – Johnna : Free To Fly

10:45 – 11:30 Breakfast @Liquid Prana (Cold Pressed juice + Organic Breakfast Jar)

11:30 – 12:30 Sound Healing – Javier: Kirtan Chanting 

12:30 – 13:45 Asana Practice – Gannon : GPVY Progressive Vinyasa

13:45 – 15:15 Lunch Break/Free Time

15:15 – 15:45 Meditation – Javier : Smile and Mantra Meditation 

15:45 – 16:45 Asana Technique – Jorge : Transition Techniques 

16:45 – 17:45 Asana Practice – Johnna : Self Mastery Tantra Vinyasa Practice

17:45 – 18:00 Day-Ending Meditation – Gannon : Why Were We Here? 🎼🎹🎸 Accompanied by Javier1

8:15 – 20:30 Dinner Break/Free Time

20:30 – 10:30 Closing Party 🎉: DJ JC Ananda + YL Speakeasy (1 Free Cocktail) 🕺🏽 🎼🎹🎸 Accompanied by Javier

Regular Tickets : USD$ 229 (4,600 MXN) in Cash at Yogaloft 

– Papay/Credit Card Here: paypal.me/michaelgannonyoga/240 

Mexican Nationals : 2,900 mxn (before July 1; 25 tickets only) 

– Papay/Credit Card Here: paypal.me/michaelgannonyoga/160 

3,500 mxn (after July 1) in Cash at Yogaloft 

– Papay/Credit Card Here: paypal.me/michaelgannonyoga/194

Ashtou Yoga Retreat

June 7-9, 2019 Ashton Yoga Retreat , Queretaro, Mexico

Mexico City Workshop Sep. 19-20, 2019 Yoga Mukti

Two days workshop at Yoga Mukti in Mexico City, Mexico.

Tampico Yoga Workshop, Sep 20-22, 2019 Mexico

Two days workshop at Etnia Yoga in Tampico City, Mexico.

Holbox Island Yoga Retreat with Michael Gannon


Holbox Island Yoga Retreat with Michael Gannon, December 9-11, 2016.



This intimate yoga weekend will take place in the laid back island of Holbox, in Quintana Roo. Mexico. Holbox is famous worldwide as the place to swim with the Whale Sharks.

A super chilled island with streets of sand. And some of the most AMAZING sunsets you can experience! Everybody moves around the island by foot, bicycle or golf cart.

Michael Gannon has worked with a close student who has a beachfront hotel to create Yogaloft Holbox, which is a roof top yogashala overlooking the ocean.


4 Yoga sessions

Sunset Meditation
Brunch & dinner daily
Beachside accomodations at Holbox Dream by Experience Hotels
Ferry boat transfer from Chiquila to Holbox Island

NOT included: Airfare and transfer from Playa del Carmen or Cancun airport



11:30   Carpool convoy from Yogaloft Playa del Carmen to Chiquila pier

(2 hour drive). You may drive your own car or share with others

14:00   Ferry crossing from Chiquila to Holbox Island (20 minutes)

15:00   Check in at Holbox Dream by Experience Hotels

            Light lunch on arrival

Free Time — Hit the beach

16:30   Pre Sunset Yoga Practice followed by a Sunset Meditation on the beach

20:00   Dinner


7:00    Meditation and Yoga Practice

10:00   Brunch

11:30 Free Time — beach, island exploring, lunch on your own

16:30   Pre Sunset Yoga Practice

18:00 Meditation on the beach

20:00   Dinner


7:00    Meditation and Yoga Practice

10:00   Brunch

11:30 Free time before leaving the Island

16:00 Late Hotel check out

Please note – all of our outdoor activities are governed by Mother Nature! We may have to make alternative plans for any activities that might be affected by high winds, thunder or heavy rains!


US$ 590 Double Occupancy

US$ 100 Discount for Active Yogaloft Tribe

Single occupancy room rate available for +US$120

BOOK NOW! Bookings must be secured BEFORE November 11, when this high season room block will be released.



– Yoga mat and practice towel
– Comfortable yoga practice clothes

– Long pants and sleeves to start the morning practice in case it is fresh. And for night  
   beach walking.

– Comfortable shoes and sandals

– Beach ware, sun hat, sun glasses

– Sunblock & mosquito repellant!
– Passport or IFE for hotel registration

– Personal toiletries / Medications/supplements (hotel has basic toiletries)
– Camera, GoPro – Holbox is very photogenic!


Pay Now !


Michael Gannon Master Class at Sat Nam Festival Puerto Morelos, Mexico



Micheal Gannon Master Class at the Sat Nam Festival in Puerto Morelo, Mexico.

After 15-years of practicing Classical Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, as blessed by his late Guru, Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois, Gannon has experienced the natural process of where tradition often leads other long-term yoga teachers. And that is evolution and freedom. The freedom to adapt what our own experience on the mat has lead us to discover and create for ourself. Challenge yourself to a powerful, vinyasa based practice that is not for the narrow minded and not for the weak. Always with the stimulating, rocking playlist that has becomes Gannon’s driver of a high-energy practice.

Wensday November 16 , 2016 from 14:30 to 16:30, Puerto Morelos

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Gannon’s Playa Mysore Club @Yogaloft ( June 17- 21,2019)

Playa del Carmen | Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019

VinyasaPalooza Yoga Festival @yogaloft Playa del Carmen- Mexico

Playa del Carmen | Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019

Gannon Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training – Gavy 200

Playa del Carmen | Aug 16, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019

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