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awaken to your heart's calling



Rincon, Puerto Rico

immerse in yoga, ayurveda, and earth medicine

Designed as a 21-day, all inclusive retreat, The Sacred Movement’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive is perfect for individuals looking to break free from distractions and dive into a complete lifestyle immersion through Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Breathwork, Spirituality and Plant Medicine.

Offering an opportunity for self exploration, personal development and transformation, this trauma-informed yoga teacher training presents you with the tools necessary to develop your own personal practice or to step into your calling as master teacher, healer and guide.



Who is this program for?


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Interactive discussion + participation through community spaces

Homework to hold you accountable and to integrate practices/techniques

Safe container with no judgement to journey through compassionate living

Personal growth + transformation

  • Yoga and Ayurveda Lifestyle Immersion

  • Experienced, Knowledgeable & Dedicated Facilitators

  • Daily Self Study: Morning Meditation, Pranayama & Asana Practice

  • Yoga Philosophy, Ethics and Ancient Texts

  • In Depth Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

  • Daily Intentions and Spiritual Lessons

  • Art of Teaching, Adjustments and Alignment

  • Research-based Trauma-Informed Yoga

  • Practice Teaching Sections & Professional Growth Tools

  • Sacred Sound, Kirtan, Music and Dance

  • Daily Rituals and Ceremony

  • Culturally Immersive Retreat Style Experience

  • Incredible Locations, Adventure and Excursions

  • Three (3) Delicious, Locally Sourced, Plant Based Meals

  • Friends, Family and Community Building Activities

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the practice

We view yoga as a spiritual practice, as a path to self-realization, union, contentment, resilience, sovereignty, conscious connection, deepened awareness and mindful living. We understand Yoga extends beyond the time on the mat, and becomes alive as we embody our spiritual essence in the world for the purpose of creating positive impact in our communities, and beyond.

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what's included:

  • 22-Day Accomodation in Oceanfront Harmony Retreat & Animal Wellness Center in Rincon, Puerto Rico

  • 3 Organic, Locally Sourced Plant-Based Meals per Day

  • Yoga Alliance Certification Upon Completion

  • Daily Sadhana: Yoga Asana (Poses), Pranayama (Yogic Breathing) & Meditation

  • Training Manual and Continued Education Resources

  • Lifetime Access to Class Recordings

  • Pre-recorded Class Library: Yoga Sequences for Self Study

  • Cacao Ceremony & Sound Bath

  • Kirtan: Live Music Mantra Meditation

  • Holotropic Breathwork Experiences

  • Cacao Plant Medicine Ceremony

  • Grade A Therapeutic Essential Oils & Care Package

  • Excursions to Natural Reserve Beaches, Waterfalls and Rainforest Hikes

  • Local Festivals, Live Music Events & Adventures on Days OFF!



Meet your teachers:

Iraimer Ruiz

Program director, founder of the Sacred Movement school and director at Stanton Street Yoga NYC, Iraimer (Ira) is a 500 E-RYT dance-movement artist, certified trauma-informed holistic coach, and a certified facilitator of integrative somatic trauma therapy using the modalities of Yoga, Ayurveda and Transformational Sacred Breathwork.

As a latina woman of color raised in marginalized and oppressed communities, her greatest mission is to create safe and inclusive wellness spaces that offer equitable holistic self-integrative tools for all bodies to approach their healing process in a supportive, loving and welcoming environment.

Rooted in Vedic sciences, she uses modern psychology and somatics as a means to empower others through the process of broadening their current state of awareness, reconnecting to the infinite source of wisdom and love within, so that all can succeed in the journey of life by cultivating a sacred relationship with the inner-outer environment, and from there with the Divine Source. She aims to guide individuals through sacred journeys that ignite their curiosity to rediscover themselves, and offers practices to both balance and integrate the body-mind with the soul’s purpose (dharma), and from here, move through the body of the world embodied.

Based in the north east coast, and her home base - Puerto Rico - Iraimer leads culturally-immersive retreats, healing gatherings, teacher training and wellness consultations internationally.

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Christina Gdisis

Christina is a Conscious Vegan Lifestyle Coach, a certified Yoga and Meditation teacher, and an Activist. She has been living an ahimsic lifestyle for nearly 10 years and in that time has explored the depths of compassionate living through yoga, ethical veganism, social justice, and the environment. She creates safe and explorative spaces for others in their sacred kitchens, lifestyle programs, and retreats, to dive deep into what it means to live consciously and how to live life more authentically from the heart.

It is through yoga that she found a path of sharing what it means to embody conscious living – understanding that it’s not just about what we consume but more about connecting to our ethics and morals. These guiding compassionate principles are the foundation of safe and supportive environments that give us the opportunity to uncover our layers and connect with our soul. This soul space is what helps us navigate actions and choices that honor our relationship with ourselves, community, allies, and Mama Earth.

Christina is a native New Yorker from Queens and 1st generation to Greek immigrants from her motherland’s mountainous rural farmlands. She received her training from the Bhakti Center in NYC, in Vedic Yoga and Meditation. Currently she is training with the Prison Yoga Project through the lens of Trauma and Incarceration and hopes to soon serve prisoners in New York State.



In order to guarantee the safety of all participants, facilitators of this course, and be considered for this retreat-style training portion, all participants must get a PCR molecular COVID-19 test (nasal or throat swab) no more than 72 hours prior to visiting the Island, and must submit proof of a negative result before arriving. Information on local testing locations in Puerto Rico will also be made available to all participants if choosing to get tested once more upon landing or before entering the premises of our deep dive. All fully vaccinated participants are still required to show a negative covid_19 test prior to arrival.

While this is strictly enforced upon all participants, this in-person portion will remain as a socially distant event, and sanitizing stations will be available throughout the premises. Masks are encouraged around dining halls, pool areas, and other common spaces. We appreciate your participation, and commitment to doing our part to stop the spread of Coronavirus.

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about Rincon:

We are beyond excited to offer this in person training to you as a retreat style immersion is in the STUNNING surf town of Rincon, Puerto Rico. Nestled on the edge of crystal clear beaches and lush mountains, we will be completely held by mother nature as we dive deep into the transformative teachings and lifestyle of Yoga, and its sister science - Ayurveda.

Rincón is a surfing and wellness town located on the west coast of Puerto Rico. Known best for its winter swells and infamous sunsets, this small town has won the hearts of people from all corners of the world, including ours.

This 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training is an all inclusive experience beginning on the evening of Saturday, February 5th, and ending after breakfast on February 26th 2022. During your stay we will have chef-prepared decadent Ayurvedic plant based meals for us all to enjoy, all sourced by my dear friends at Finca Plenitud, and your daily schedule will be filled with sunrises meditations, sunsets rituals, in-depth study of Yoga & ayurveda philosophy, breathwork breakthrough sessions, workshops to enhance your practice and life, daily intentions, mediations and sacred rituals, opportunities to practice teaching and professional growth tools, and of course, relaxation and integration time.

Please look into your flights arriving into Aguadilla Airport,(BQN) on the morning or early afternoon of February 5th, and flights departing from the afternoon onward on the 26th or 27th. Your transportation to and from the airport and retreat center is included in your immersion price.

Airfares to and from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico is NOT included in your immersion price.

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we will be staying at

the oceanfront luxury villa pictured below...

about Harmony Retreat + Animal Wellness Center:

Rincon Harmony Center & Animal Wellness is a unique tropical villa sitting on a full acre of private land keeping you secured with onsite private parking and private room codes. This Villa is a beautiful two-story home on Bummer Hill in Puntas, overlooking the crystal clear Caribbean waters, which we have private access to.

Along with the most breathtaking ocean views, the space allows freedom to roam the grounds, interact with horses or just kick back in one of the many hammocks or private nooks in blissful solitude. In addition to daily disinfecting, Rincon Harmony Guesthouse provides all guests/groups with the basic "PPE" i.e.; masks, gloves, antibacterial soap and a disinfectant spray bottle for each room.

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Let us know why you would like to be a part of this 21-day intensive training immersion and which accommodation you are interested in reserving

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