What you are is what you have been,
what you will be is what you do now
Yoga Dicha is the home and host of the internationally accredited Aligned Flow Method and the only dedicated yoga school in Tulum, Mexico. We believe that yoga should be inclusive and our yoga teacher training programs embody all that we are. We are not just a teacher training, we are inquisitive spiritual journey into self-discovery and transformation that will expand your knowledge of yoga, advance your leadership abilities, and give you a deeper understanding of topics that are often missed in other trainings.
What is the Aligned Flow Method
The Aligned Flow Method is a teaching philosophy that was developed to guide students through asana practice in a way that is mindful, sustainable and just makes sense to the student body.
Created by internationally certified yoga teacher and studio owner Richelle Morgan, she recognized the need for a more intuitive and inclusive way of teaching that gave students the ability to connect to the postures and practice on an individual level vs. a one-size-fits-all mindset.
The foundation of this method is based on the study of functional asana, human alignment and the nuances that happen within the transitions. She connected this to the fundamental and inherent need for authentic human connection and spiritual growth which resulted in an intelligent cueing style that is inspired, mindful and inclusive.
As a teacher, you will have the opportunity to share this movement in a way that is clear, directional, authentic and gives space for your unique voice to shine. As a student, you learn how to understand and individualize asana practice with regard to your physical body and spiritual needs.
The end result is more than just a yoga class. It's a yoga experience.
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Faculty & guides
My journey started over 15 years ago as a personal trainer. Movement had always been a part of my life and the transition into yoga was a natural and much needed one. The shift into teaching and practicing yoga came at a time when the stress of running my business had wreaked havoc on my body, mind and spirit. Yoga played a starring role in healing my body and helping to manage an auto-immune disorder. It also led me to the beaches of Tulum where I hosted my first yoga retreat in 2010.
This was a life-changing experience that set the wheels of change in motion. I made the decision to pack up my life in Canada and drive via motorhome to Tulum, Mexico. My adventures in Tulum led me to the opening of Yoga Dicha Studio, the launch of the Aligned Flow Method immersion and creation of non-profit organization Pesos for Paws.
I am currently mom to two adopted fur babies and have fostered over 170 rescue pups and dogs through my volunteer work with local animal welfare organization Help Tulum Dogs.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "In every community, there is work to be done. In every heart, there is the power to do it.”
After years of theatre and performing arts I discovered hot yoga practice and it changed my life. I moved to Mexico in 2013 and studied to become a certified yoga teacher. Once I became certified, I started traveling. From California to Madrid, Amsterdam, Colombia, Florida, Costa Rica I worked as trainer, retreat teacher, interpreter and chef.
My love for the practice and the people continuously brings me to looking for new experiences, where I can grow and humbly make steps foreword in my path.
WHAT DOES DICHA MEAN TO YOU: To me dicha means to evolve, a transformation, a new way to face life finding a light in every step of our path. It’s to embrace every experience with love and compassion. Yoga Dicha is where you can grow and are not alone.
BIO COMING SOON
BIO COMING SOON
My first taste of yoga was watching VHS tapes in my bedroom because yoga was still somewhat on the fringe back then, and studios were not on every corner. And I was hooked! I had never felt anything like it! In 2005, I took my first TT, and realized that I was not just stepping into some poses, but exploring a whole lifestyle. In my training, I was introduced to Thai Massage and two months later, I enrolled in massage school. I graduated massage school in 2007 with over 1200 hours and specializations in Thai Massage, Relational Somatics and Craniosacral therapy.
These last 13 years of practicing, learning and teaching yoga and thai yoga massage has been a wonderful journey, full of beauty and challenges. I’ve traveled to India and Thailand to deepen my practice and learn from my teachers. And attended multiple trainings, workshops and retreats. I have happily and passionately shared yoga and massage with thousands of people across this big blue planet!
TEACHING STYLE: I strive to be open, and listen and let the wisdom of my body, and of our bodies speak. I will forever consider myself a student and continue learning and growing and evolving with this sweet gift of breath and movement, of yoga and massage.
YOGA OFF THE MAT: Travel and sharing my love and passion for this craft with my students.
Yoga Alliances + certifications
Our Yoga teacher training programs are part of the globally recognized organizations Yoga Alliance, Yoga Alliance Professionals and Yoga Alliance UK.
In 2019 we will be transferring all of our certification programs to Yoga Alliance Professionals due to their standards in certifications and how they choose who qualifies.
When applying for a teaching job, many studios do not require that you are aligned with any of the yoga alliances and there is a shift that is happening where many recognize that registering with Yoga Alliance does not indicate level/skill of teaching or teacher. What will land you that teaching job is how you stand apart from others and that is where our standards and teaching methods come into play.
We want to prepare you to audition or apply for teaching jobs with confidence. Whether they are in a studio or resort setting or you are creating a private yoga client base. The cues we teach based on the Aligned Flow Method and what we bring to the experience for our students is what will help you move ahead in your career and life.
Our graduates teach world-wide in studios, private training facilities, resorts, etc. And we have graduates that now assist in our YTT programs. We know that you can’t learn everything in the amount of time you are with us, because the teaching of this practice is a lifelong journey. This is why we have created a solid foundation of community support through our facebook group and online mentoring. Your lead teachers, assistants and the creator of this program, Richelle, will be available to you for as long as you need. We want you to succeed, this is our passion, and we hope to be a part of journey each step of the way.