200-hr / 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Mentorship School

Welcome to B.A.Y. Lifestyle Yoga School

After years of teaching yoga classes, over 5000 teaching hours, and taking over 1000 hours of training, Johanna realized that many of these programs failed to bring home the true essence and meaning of the practice of Yoga. In 2018, she 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 of… 

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

– Patanjali

To create alignment and a share a higher state of joy and vibration with everyone that we meet… 

Welcome to living a B.A.Y. lifestyle, learning to incorporate yoga beyond the mat and into the way we live our and approach our entire lives!

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, 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 Puerto Rico and also in international locations such as 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

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.

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.

B.A.Y. Lifestyle 200hr Beyond Asana Yoga Teacher Online
& Retreat in Training Puerto Rico

Online Zoom or Recorded Hours January 23 – February 3, 2023 from 6-9pm EST (recordings available for your convenience)

Puerto Rico YTT Retreat February 10 – 20, 2023.

This 200-hour online and retreat style yoga certification offers a rich curriculum that will allow 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. The hybrid online and presential format provides students with the flexibility of having to spend less days in the retreat, while covering all the philosophical, historical, and foundational information online and immersing in Puerto Rico in all the hands-on practice needed to develop proper asana, pranayama, meditation and teaching techniques. 

To register, pick and choose the appropriate room desired. Once you sign up, you will immediately receive a welcome email with the proper documentation. Once received, you will have immediate access to all the pdf’s and required materials and well as a team of support at your convenience. 

The online portion will begin from 6pm-9pm EST on January 23 and end on February 3, you will have until February 9th to complete and turn in all assignments, quizzes and essays for the lessons covered. You can move through the content at your own pace, however, you are highly encouraged to join us on the live Zoom sessions hosted M-F of those two weeks. 

Once the training is completed, you will receive individualized feedback within five business days, followed shortly by your Yoga Alliance eligible certificate. At that point, you may register with Yoga Alliance, or you can begin teaching publicly.

B.A.Y. Lifestyle 200hr Beyond Asana Yoga Teacher Training Retreat
hosted by Anamaya Retreat Center in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Anamaya Center 3-week YTT Retreat in Montezuma, Costa Rica

June 3- 24, 2023

When you come to an immersion like this, it can be incredibly powerful. Join us for 3 weeks in the Jungle of Montezuma, Costa Rica and experience an immersive training where you have the opportunity to give yoga your complete focus. 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. 

Whether you want to become a yoga teacher, or simply want to deepen your practice, you’ll find immersing yourself in this way gives you an incredible experience. All expenses paid, this training will be one to remember!

Sign up directly through Anamaya at the link above and don’t forget to tell them you are contacting them through our site and are coming directly from our school!

B.A.Y. Lifestyle 300hr YTT Adventure Retreat in Bali

Join us for this yoga alliance certifies 300 hour YTT experience in Bali

September 29 – October 22, 2023

Ready to take your teaching or practice to the next level? Join us in Bali October 2023 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 ability to elevate your career and your lifestyle. See you in October!

SOLD OUT Costa Rica 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Retreat

November 8 – 22, 2022

Join Johanna and affiliate B.A.Y. Lifestyle Yoga Teachers for our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training retreat in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Get ready for an intense yoga training in paradise. This all inclusive 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is internationally recognized by Yoga Alliance and this experience is sure to change your life!

Includes all meals and stay in Costa Rica, as well as all training materials needed.


  • All meals
  • Room and board
  • Course material
  • Access to teachers
  • Benefits on future trainings and retreats

MASSAGE THERAPY AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING! Lomi Lomi Massages, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Deep Tissue or Tandem Massages available from our partner Certified Therapists for an additional cost while you’re there. *Pricing Options start from $35 for 40 minutes*

*** A 50% Non-refundable Deposit is required to hold your space ***

*** Remaining balance is due October 15th ***

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If you want an average experience then choose average instructors. But if you want an amazing experience choose Beyond Asana Yoga. This is the best 200 hour Teacher Training out there!!! Johanna is incredibly knowledgeable in a variety of areas including yoga philosophy, physical abilities, meditation, mindfulness, and even the business of yoga. This is a comprehensive experience and I highly recommend it!!!!!  Sign up today and watch your perspective and your life change for the better! Pure magic!!! I’m filled with so much gratitude to have successfully achieved my Yoga Instructor Certification. A huge “thank you” to Johanna and Manjeet and my loved ones for always supporting me on my adventures.

Michelle D

A Message From Johanna