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We are proud to present Breath of Life, a 200 Hour Intensive Yoga Teacher Training. Venture with us to the lush mountains of Jarabacoa, located in the Northern Region of Dominican Republic. Spend 28 amazing days bathed in the wonders of nature; learning the fundamentals of asana, pranayama, philosophy, anatomy, meditation, chakras, aryuveda, hands on adjustments and public speaking skills.

This training is a collaboration between Dou Yoga, Hosh Yoga, and Suryaside Yoga studios. Our dedicated team of passionate, skilled, teachers will lead you through a daily sunrise asana practice, lectures, and practice teaching sessions throughout the week. On Saturdays, you will have the option to sign up for several excursions including white water rafting, hiking to gorgeous waterfalls, zip lining, obstacle courses, butterfly sanctuaries and more! You will also have the option to enjoy your leisure time in the luxurious villa we will be staying in for the duration of the trip.

All meals will be provided for by our loving team of cooks who are ready to meet any dietary restrictions necessary. Transportation will also be provided and from the airport and for all the excursions as well! Flights are not included.

In the spirit of karma yoga we will also be collaborating with a local non profit called El Techo that works on building homes for impoverished people in the region. There will also be a scholarship slot for a local teacher that will in exchange be providing free classes for locals for a period of 6 months.

If you have any questions, please direct them to


We are excited to offer TWO scholarship positions for this teacher training. Participants from the New York metro area are eligible to apply. We are offering a reduced rate of 50% off of the single rooms or $2000 for the shared rooms.

By participating in the scholarship you will become part of the "I Can Breathe" program through Hosh Yoga to teach at the Jacob Riis Settlement Housing in Queensbridge for the 6 months. 

If you are interested please email us at

Topics Covered

In addition to making lifelong friends and deepening your experience of yoga, you will study the following topics in depth:

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  • Asana - learn the safe and intelligent way to perform poses

  • Alignment - with modifications, variations and the proper use of props 

  • Sequencing - how to design dynamic, effective and intelligent sequences for all levels 

  • Working with different kinds of bodies/students 

  • How to observe bodies in practice 

  • Working with injuries and limitations 

  • Hands on adjustments 

  • Practice teaching 

  • Meditation

  • Anatomy 

  • Pranayama - breathing techniques 

  • The History and Philosophy of Yoga

  • Prenatal Yoga 

  • The Business of Yoga and how to be successful as a teacher

  • Chair Yoga

  • Trauma Informed Yoga

  • Prenatal Yoga

  • Yoga Service

Meet Your Teachers

Yuuki Hirano E-RYT 500

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Yuuki is the proud owner of Dou Yoga as well as the co-founder of Suryaside Yoga and  Hosh Yoga. He is the Co-Director and Co-Lead teacher of the 200 hour teacher training program at Dou Yoga and Suryaside Yoga.

In addition to a decade of practice, Yuuki has been teaching since 2008. He completed his 500 hour training with ISHTA Yoga but his thirst for knowledge and passion for the subtle body and energetics has brought him the Tri-State College of Acupuncture where he graduated as a licensed acupuncturist.

Yuuki believes in the importance of functional movement and using the breath as a foundation and progression of one’s yoga practice. With his understanding of anatomy, body mechanics, meditation, the breath and the energy that weaves all it together, Yuuki wishes to educate and create an environment of inquiry, healing and growth for his students.


Roque Rodriguez RYT 500, E-RYT 200

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Roque Rodriguez is the proud Co-Founder of Suryaside Yoga. He is Co-Director and Co-Lead Trainer of both the Suryaside Yoga and Hosh Yoga 200 hour Teacher Trainings. 

He received his first Yoga teacher Certification from Yoga To The People in 2009 and continued his studies with the Ishta Yoga 500 Hour level course and at Jason Brown’s Anatomy

For Yoga Teachers program.
Roque believes that a yoga practice is the most effective way to bring yourself, and in turn the world, in to balance. Whether it’s to become a better athlete, more successful at business, recover from an injury, or improve your relationships with others, a yoga practice can provide you the tools necessary to meet your goals and better honor your intentions. He is honored to share this practice with the world; especially people and communities who have not traditionally had access to the teachings.

Accommodations & Pricing

What's Included

Guests enjoy a private villa with secure parking, gazebo with BBQ grille/brick oven and full exterior kitchen, rooftop terrace, a fully-equipped interior kitchen with all modern appliances, open plan living, dining, and kitchen areas with stone fireplace and breakfast bar, laundry facilities, Wifi, and detailed maps and activity information with directions are provided.  Good Wifi signal and speed, and 5G network.


  • Weekend adventures will be offered ranging from hiking, waterfalls, rafting, zip lining and more. The expeditions are not included in the price below and are completely optional, so if you prefer you are welcomed to lounge and hang out at the villa.
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Single Occupancy w/ King Bed

This pricing option secures a room for one student with a king size bed and access to a bathroom.




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Single Occupancy w/ Queen Bed

This pricing option secures a room for one student with a queen size bed and access to a bathroom.




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Double Occupancy w/Single Bed

his pricing option secures a single bed in a room shared with one other student and access to a bathroom.




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Community Occupancy w/Single Bed

his pricing option secures a single bed in a room shared with 3 or more other students and access to a bathroom.