move + breathe + meditate
Punta de Mita Yoga is a small, intimate Yoga Education facility and registerd 500hr Yoga School as well as a Continuing Education Provider (Yoga Alliance).
All classes and trainings are taught in honor of Krishnamacharya and his son Desikachar as taught at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India.
At Punta de Mita Yoga, we are pretty passionate about yoga. Where other yoga practices leave off, we begin.
Our teachings are the foundation of our practice and our classes are a practical and holistic approach of movement guided by the breath, which helps to create focus in the mind. We are not about postural yoga focusing on external alignment, instead our classes are designed to take you deeper, appropriately and one step at a time with the breath - a true vinyasa krama - into the practice of yoga. The result is a relaxing yet energizing effect in the body and stillness in the mind that suitable for most levels of practitioners.
One to One...
This is the preferred approach when in comes to yoga. Each person is unique, therefore each individuals practice should also be unique.
Small Group Classes...
We only offer a few group classes and number of participants allowed is kept small on purpose, we prefer to give quality instruction in a challenging yet safe and supportive environment while maintaining the integrity of the teachings.
Generally our yoga classes are 75 minutes: 60 minutes of yoga asana and 15 minutes of pranayama/dhyana (breath work and meditation) and end with a Sanskrit chant.
Melanie Boyer, Owner
I have been practicing yoga since the mid 90's and completed my first teacher training in Southern California in 2001. Since then I have completed other teacher trainings, workshops, and certificate programs with a variety of teachers around the world.
However, it wasn't until I went to India and studied at the KYM in Chennai in 2003 that I truly began to understand what Yoga represented. It was here that I felt a connection to something deeper - more than the physical practice that I was receiving everywhere else. From my teachers, I learned the foundations of the Yoga of Patanjali, the role of Vedanta and importance of the teacher-student relationship. I teach what my teachers have taught me.
Since 2007, I have returned to my school in India annually to attend various teacher trainings and workshops as well as to study and learn directly from my teachers. My studies at the KYM include an International Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, and I am currently participating in Vedic Chanting Teacher Training. If you wish to see my training and certificates, please click on the link below.
I am grateful to all of my teachers and feel honored to serve them by teaching in this tradition, I look forward to spreading the teachings with you.