200-hr / 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training, Mentorship Programs & Retreats

Welcome to B.A.Y. Lifestyle Yoga School

Welcome to living a B.A.Y. Lifestyle… Incorporating yoga beyond the mat and into the way we live our and approach our entire lives!

After years of teaching over 7,000 hours of classes, and taking over 1,300 hours of training, I realized that many of these YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) programs failed to bring home the true essence and meaning of the practice of Yoga. In 2018, I was given an opportunity by the BAY Club organization in California to develop a program that would be comprehensive enough and unique to the BAY Club brand. 

And so B.A.Y. (Beyond Asana Yoga) Lifestyle was born. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the program was not implemented by the BAY Clubs, and therefore became one of the staples of our lifestyle brand, joining our ELM coaching program to bring the philosophy and lifestyle of Yoga to people worldwide.

“Yoga is the lessening of the constant shifts and fluctuations of our thoughts and mind” 

– Patanjali

If you are looking to expand your knowledge of yoga, incorporate a yoga lifestyle or desire to become a yoga teacher and share the practice with others then look no further! At B.A.Y. Lifestyle – Beyond Asana Yoga School, we offer a Yoga Alliance certified program and bring in experts from Puerto Rico, India, Bali, United States and Costa Rica as faculty for our 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs. Our retreat style programs are offered from our home base in Cupey, Puerto Rico and also in international locations such as Bali, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Ireland.

Our 200 and 300 hour yoga certification offers a rich curriculum that allows students to deepen their personal practice, understand the lifestyle and philosophy of yoga at a deeper level, and develop the confidence and skills required to lead others in the practice of yoga. 

Although our school is based out of Puerto Rico, you can join us internationally in one of our many retreat style YTT’s!

Our Expert Trainers

Johanna Godinez

Johanna Godinez is the founder of B.A.Y. Lifestyle. She stepped on the mat for the first time more than 15 years ago when she found herself at a crossroad in which Yoga illuminated the path. Her purpose now is to share the ancient knowledge and philosophy that has been around for thousands of years as a way to ignite in others self-exploration and enlightenment in this beautiful experience of life. As an E-RYT500 YACEP her passion is sharing not only the knowledge of Yoga, but the path to living Yoga beyond the mat.

Manjeet Mathur

Manjeet Mathur began his self-awareness path in 2009. His approach to Yoga believes that the practice can be personalized for everyone.  His highest purpose is to create Space and Peace in his daily life and invite others to also keep choosing their Higher Self, Intuition and Connectedness with all that exists.  Manjeet’s passion for Yoga has led him to becoming the face of a Modern Mystic Yogi – grounded in self practice and also embracing life and the joys it offers.

Nicole Quiñones

Nicole Quiñones has been a part of B.A.Y. Lifestyle since graduating from our program in August of 2022. She has been practicing Yoga for over 8 years and has been leading Moon Circles for over 5 years. She desires to continue sharing the practice of Yoga and currently leads various classes and events throughout Puerto Rico.

Gloria Navarro

Gloria has been practicing yoga for 12 years and teaching for 8. She has taken 200 and 300 hour programs and has specialized training in gravity yoga and yoga and nidra. When she is not teaching in Miami you can find her leading Yoga retreats all over the world. Gloria helps lead our Sapnish 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program in Puerto Rico and all over the world.

B.A.Y. Lifestyle Monthly Workshops

Join us for our monthly workshops and experience various apects of the yoga practice.

6/23 – Manifesting our Desires Workshop and Cacao Ceremony

7/14 – Introduction to Meditation & Techniques

9/15 – Introduction to Pranayama & Techniques

10/20 – Mantra Chanting & Sound Healing Event

B.A.Y. Lifestyle Personalized Programs

On-line, In-person or Retreat Style Mentorship, Continuing Education and Yoga Teacher Training Programs For You or Your Community

A personalized approach to elevating your lifestyle, yoga practice, or yoga teaching skills through mentorship, continuing education and personalized Yoga Teacher Training programs

At B.A.Y. Lifestyle our mission is to meet you where you are and assist you in creating a bridge to where you desire to be. Whether you are working on elevating your lifestyle, improving your yoga practice or upleveling your teaching skills, we have the ability to personalize a program that will take you there. As a Yoga Alliance accredited continuing education provider (YACEP), we have the ability to create and offer workshops, continuing education programs, 200 or 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training programs and mentorships that will allow you the ability to elevate your knowledge, your practice or your teaching skills to the next level.

Personalized Mentorship, Continuing Education & YTT Certifications

B.A.Y. Lifestyle 200hr YTT Adventure Retreat in Cupey, PR

Join us for this Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour YTT experience in Puerto Rico

Zoom hours October 19 to October 26, 2024 from M-F 5:30-9:30pm EST S 9-7pm EST
Puerto Rico Retreat portion November 1 – November 17, 2024

The impact of the yoga philosophy and incorporating a yoga lifestyle goes way beyond the strength and flexibility you obtain in your physical body, the greatest impact is the clarity and understanding that you gain in your mind.

Join Johanna and Nicole in Puerto Rico in 2024 and complete your 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. You don’t have to become a teacher to take advantage of this Yoga Alliance Certified program; you can join us if you desire to improve your understanding of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, sequencing, or to elevate your mindset and your lifestyle, with an opportunity to incorporate a new modality into your business if you so desire.

Join us and discover how these ancient teaching can elevate your life; 2 weeks online and 2 weeks in Puerto Rico.

B.A.Y. Lifestyle 200hr or 300hr YTT Adventure Retreat in Cupey, PR

Join us for this Yoga Alliance certified Immersive Yoga Teacher Training experience in Puerto Rico

200hr Immersive Retreat February 7 to March 1, 2025
300hr Immersive Retreat February 7 to March 9, 2025

The impact of the yoga philosophy and incorporating a yoga lifestyle goes way beyond the strength and flexibility you obtain in your physical body, the greatest impact is the clarity and understanding that you gain in your mind.

Join Johanna in Puerto Rico in February 2024 and complete your 200 or 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. You don’t have to become a teacher to take advantage of this Yoga Alliance Certified program; you can join us if you desire to improve your understanding of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, how to sequence the practice for your own needs, or to elevate your mindset and your lifestyle, with an opportunity to incorporate a new modality into your business if you so desire.

Join us and discover how these ancient teaching can elevate your life; 3 weeks for the 200hr training and 4 weeks for the 300hr training in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. You’ll have time to immerse yourself in yoga and explore the beautiful sights that Puerto Rico has to offer.

The program is $2995 for the 200hr in the dorm room or $3395 in the double room & $3595 for the 300hr in the dorm room or $3795 in the double room

B.A.Y. Lifestyle Hybrid 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Join us for this Yoga Alliance certified YTT experience 40 hours online and 2 weeks in Cupey, PR

Online June 9 – 20, 2025 M-F 5:30pm – 9:30pm EST on Zoom
Puerto Rico June 28 to July 19, 2025 Immersive Retreat

The impact of the yoga philosophy and incorporating a yoga lifestyle goes way beyond the strength and flexibility you obtain in your physical body The greates impact is the clarity and understanding that you have in your mind. Join us in Puerto Rico in 2025 and complete your 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. You dont need to want to become a teacher to take advantage of this Yoga Alliance Certified program; you can join us if you desire to improve your understanding of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, sequencing, or to elevate your mindset and your lifestyle, with an opportunity to incorporate a new modality into your business if you so desire.

Join us forn 2 weeks online and 2 weeks in Puerto Rico, and experience an immersive experience that has the potential to change the way you experience your life. During your time in Puerto Rico can be immersed, without distractions from daily life. Join us and discover how these ancient teaching can elevate your life! 

More details coming soon!

B.A.Y. Lifestyle 300hr Hybrid Yoga Teacher Training Online & in Nicaragua

Join us for this Yoga Alliance certified 300 hour YTT experience, 50 hours online and 3 weeks in Nicaragua

Online September 6 – 19, 2025 M-S 5:30 – 9:30pm EST
Nicaragua September 27 – October 19, 2025

If you are ready to take your teaching or yoga practice to the next level, ioin us in Nicaragua October 2024 and complete your 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. This Yoga Alliance Certified program will be sure to improve your understanding of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, sequencing, and give you the clarity and understanding that you require to elevate the state of your life.

Join us forn 2 weeks online and 3 weeks in Nicaragua and experience an immersive experience that has the potential to change the way you experience your life. During your time in Nicaragua you can become immersed, without distractions from daily life. Join us and discover how these ancient teaching can elevate your life! 

More details coming soon!

B.A.Y. Lifestyle 200 or 300hr YTT Immersive Cupey, PR Retreat

Join us for this Yoga Alliance certified 200 or 300 hour YTT experience in Puerto Rico

200hr YTT  November 1 – November 22, 2025
300hr YTT November 1 – November 30, 2025

Ready to take your teaching or practice to the next level? Join us in Puerto Rico for 3 or 4 weeks in the fall of 2025 and complete your 200 or 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training. These Yoga Alliance Certified programs will be sure to improve your understanding of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, sequencing, and give you the ability to elevate your career and your lifestyle to the next level.

During your time in this immersive training you will have the opportunity to give yoga your complete focus and become immersed in the beautiful Indonesian culture. Here, where you are not distracted by your daily life, you can create an outcome and obtain a skill level beyond what any other training can offer you. 

You have two programs to choose from; the 200hr YTT will go from November 1 through November 22, 2025 and the 300 training will go from November 1 through November 30, 2025.

See you in November 2025!

More details coming soon!

B.A.Y. Lifestyle Monthly Workshops

Join us for our monthly workshops and experience various apects of the yoga practice.

1/14 – Cacao Ceremony – Inviting the New Energy

2/18 – The Chakras and Understanding Ourselves

3/03 – Chaturanga Workshop & CEU

4/28 – Chakras Healing and Cacao Ceremony

A Message From Johanna