50 hour Hip Module in Tulum

50 hr Hip Module in Tulum, Mexico

Join Virginia Gallagher and Lisa Rischitelli for a five-day advanced teacher training module in Tulum, Mexico, July 16-20, 2017.

This module will include:

  • * Advanced posture clinics and advanced sequencing for standing and seated postures centered around deep hip opening and shoulder mobility
  • * Skeletal and muscular anatomy of the hips, legs, and feet and shoulders, as related to peak postures
  • * Myofascial line study
  • * How to teach and assist a Deep Hips (inspired by Bryan Kest’s LSD – Long, Slow, Deep) class
  • * Meditation

Evolve and deepen your understanding of teaching the science of yoga. This 50-hour yoga teacher training module has been carefully constructed to expand your knowledge, skill set and confidence as both a teacher and a student. The work that we do as yoga teachers is key in both the mental and physical wellness of our communities. Elevate your credentials to teach beyond the introductory information commonly delivered in a 200-hour teacher training. This is one of many modules set up by Hot Asana Yoga University to stand alone as continuing education or to allow you to build your 300-hour certification at your own pace. You have up to five years to complete all 300 contact hours for your certification. Come for just the training module, or stay until Sunday for two additional days (Friday and Saturday) for renewal and retreat with yoga and meditation classes offered daily.


5 day/6 night training cost:

  • Shared room:
  • Garden view: $1999
  • Ocean View: $2299
  • Beach Front: $2499
  • Private rom:
  • Garden view: $2499
  • Ocean View: $2799
  • Beach Front: $2999

Option to add on 2 additional retreat days:

  • Shared room:
  • Garden view: $400
  • Ocean View: $500
  • Beach Front: $600
  • Private rom:
  • Garden view: $500
  • Ocean View: $600
  • Beach Front: $700

Pricing includes all trainings, meals, and accommodations. $500 deposit required to reserve your spot. Deposit will be deducted from your payment(s) due. NOTE: Hot Asana staff discount applies All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Virginia Gallagher

Hot Asana Founder/Owner of Hot Asana Southern Pines, E-RYT 500, RCYT, YACEP, Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Hot Asana Yoga University Founder/Owner, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

We are all on our own personal journey. I would like to share a little bit about my yoga journey with you…

I attended my first Hot Yoga Class in this very studio on August 12, 2007 and fell in love with the mental and physical connection I felt. I began practicing 3 – 6 times a week, shed 40 pounds in 4 months, and was able to discontinue the use of all of my prescription medications. I began to feel healthier and stronger than ever. Convinced of the benefits of yoga, I continued my daily practice and began to deepen my dedication to and knowledge of yoga.

I began my teacher training in 2008 and since then have completed multiple 200 and 500 hour certifications, Yin Yoga training and Mindfulness Meditation Vipasana. My trainings have been diverse but my teaching style has been primarily influenced by Grace and MyLinda Morales, Jimmy Barkan, Rolf Gates, Chris & John Yax , Deepak Chopra, Bryan Kest and Paul Grilley. I fundamentally believe that anyone can change their body and their life. I believe we can in fact, grow younger and stronger. I would love to show you how Hot Asana can be a part of that change. It doesn’t matter when or in what condition you start…JUST START. Your best YOU may very well be yet to come.

Lisa Rischitelli

COS Teacher Director, E-RYT 500, Certified Hot Asana Assist, Hot Asana Yoga University Faculty, YACEP

After years of training in classical ballet and modern dance, Lisa first tried yoga in the hopes of finding a workout which balanced both strength and flexibility. She became hooked when she realized that she had also discovered a community which found beauty in so-called imperfections and encouraged compassion for others and oneself—plus yoga still kicked her butt on a regular basis.

Lisa completed her 200-hour certification with YogaWorks in New York in 2010 and her 500-hour certification with Grace Morales in North Carolina in 2014. She is registered with Yoga Alliance, with more than 1,000 teaching hours. Lisa’s classes emphasize alignment, playfulness, and inclusiveness. With a deep understanding of the body, Lisa gives students the opportunity to make the most out of their practice through accessible sequencing and concise cues.

When not on the mat, Lisa enjoys cooking vegetarian food, sharing a bottle of wine with friends, snuggling with her two cats and three dogs.

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