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This yoga teacher training at Anamaya is an intensive program, by the end of which each participant will be certified and inspired to teach yoga as recognized by Yoga Alliance. The focus of your work together will be the art of teaching, or the manner in which you share what you learn about yourselves with others. You will build a strong foundation in breathwork, energy locks, mantra, and yoga philosophy to support you on this journey.
The process of learning to teach also encompasses diving deep into your own practice and your own hopes and fears, perhaps deeper than you’ve ever gone before. For this ritual to work, it is important that you use your time and energy wisely. During the breaks and days off, you will be encouraged to study, practice teach, and spend time in silence to help you digest the work you do as a group.
There is a lot of material to cover in just 21 days, so coming rested, prepared, and committed will be essential to completing the course. You’ll be asked to keep a journal privately during the course and will need to complete assignments and miss no more than one day of the whole training. Get started on your reading and journal today in preparation.
Reading and practice assignments, as well as a teaching demo, reviewed, and final evaluation will round out the program. In addition, karma service hours will be required for completion during or after the training.
Remember, yoga is a journey of self-discovery and building our sensitivity to the surrounding world. You will be discovering and releasing attachments to that which is familiar and constricting in order to build your light to shine brighter than ever. In order not to disrupt each other’s process, you will, as a group, abstain from drinking alcohol, smoking, or using drugs for the duration of the course.
This training is not a time to vacation and party; think of it more as an intensive or cleanse dedicated to honest self-reflection, purification, and clarity. On the evenings and days off, you are welcome to do what you wish as long as it does not disrupt the group’s energy. After the last day of class, you will have a celebration party with maybe a special performance and prepare for reintegration into the real world.
By the end of this training, you will probably be in the best shape of your life. Expect to leave more relaxed, physically stronger, invigorated, and with more mental clarity on how to live life to the fullest.
Yoga Alliance requires 120 contact hours with the teacher, to get a 200-hr certificate. The 80 hours can be done by the student in their own time. In this case, the program includes 140 contact hours with Banyan, as follows:
This requires that you have practiced yoga for at least 40 hours before attending this yoga teacher training. Most students of course have done hundreds of hours. You will need to prove that you’ve done this, in order to get awarded a certificate. There are several methods of proving. You can give a hand written list of dates and classes, with the studios or teachers, a photocopy of your records from your yoga studio, a note signed by your teacher, or a printout from MindBodyOnline studio software.
Each day’s sessions will begin at 07:00 a.m. and end at 08:30 p.m. Sessions will be held for five days and then you will take the sixth day off. Depending on the needs of the group, this schedule may change.
Prepare for the course now by reading the above mentioned books. Please bring Ray Long’s anatomy book to the training.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Banyan is clearly an old soul, sent to earth to teach and bring joy to all who know him. Since a very young age he has traveled East and West, studied, and taught. Banyan was at one time a semi-professional athlete, a circus clown, a fire dancer, and a motorcycle racer. He now excels at instructing others in the art of teaching yoga skillfully. His classes have a deep presence and a playful touch, with lots of smiles and laughter, and his forte as a yoga teacher is instructing others how to step into their roles as entertainers in their own classes.
Anamaya Resort is located at one of the highest points in Montezuma overlooking some of the best ocean views in the area. Anamaya resort is only five minutes from downtown and several beautiful beaches. Montezuma is in the Puntarenas province, located at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, and it began as a small fishing village.
The area began to attract tourists in the 1980s because of its natural beauty, waterfalls, variety of activities, and opportunity to relax. Montezuma is also known for its yoga community as well as its creative and healing arts.
The closest beach is in Montezuma, which is a five -minute drive or 20-minute walk. You can also walk to Playa Las Manchas, which is cleaner, and spectacularly beautiful, with the best snorkeling in the area. That's about seven minutes by car or 30 minutes by foot. Playa Los Cedros, the famous Montezuma and Cabuya surf spot, is nine minutes by car. The beaches of Santa Teresa and Malpais are 30 minutes by car.
You can walk down in about 20 minutes, and the walk back up the hill is a great workout to get to the beach. You can also take a taxi back for around 4-6 USD (green / high season). There are two grocery stores, and the smaller one is actually better. You will find many fancy imported food products, due to the fact that many gourmets have lived in the Montezuma for over 20 years so this small store (Pachi's) caters to them. There's also a bank machine but no bank.
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Included in the price you have thee daily organic meals. Anamaya resort grow some of their produce on their own own farm at Rancho Delicioso, and are working to increase the percentage of their own crops. They have rules in the kitchen that require the chefs not to use anything from cans and jars, although they allow a few gourmet ingredients like capers or olives that do not come fresh.
The chefs do not work from a set menu. One does not know what they are going to make every day, and it is a wonderful surprise each night for dinner. As far as they can tell, they never make the same meal twice.
You can book a relaxing, Reiki, cranio-sacral, hot stone, deep tissue, Thai, Oriental, or organic massage as well as a facial, back body, abdominal, head, hand or foot massage at the organic Montezuma Spa, for an additional cost. The participants in the yoga teacher training have a 15% discount on the spa services they book.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San Jose.
From San Jose, it's only a 30-minute flight to Tambor Airport (TMU), the local airport. This costs 75-105 USD each way. Anamaya can arrange a taxi ride from Tambor to the resort for you, at an additional cost. From there to Anamaya it's about a 30 minute scenic ride, which costs 35 USD for a regular taxi (max four people) or 55 USD for a van (max nine people). If you don't get a chance to arrange one with us, there is almost always one there waiting and they should know where Anamaya resort is located.
The two airlines that fly SJ-Tambor are Sansa and Nature Air. Nature Air flies from the Pavas Airport (SYQ) in downtown San Jose, about 20 minutes from the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). It is a 20-minute taxi ride, or you can take the Nature Air shuttle for eight dollars.
For flying with Sansa, the ticket office and departure area is right next door to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). You just go outside of the main airport to the street and turn left. It's about a five-minute walk.
There is a direct bus service from San Jose to Montezuma. This bus leaves every day from the parada de San Carlos in downtown San Jose at 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The cost is 12 USD. The bus station is a 20 minutes, 20 USD taxi ride from the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). The bus trip takes about five hours and 50 minutes total. There is one rest stop between San Jose and Puntarenas. In Puntarenas you must get off the bus and the driver will hand you a ferry ticket and a laminated card that you need to get back on the bus. Follow the bus crowd onto the ferry for a beautiful one and a half hour ferry ride. Upon crossing the gulf you will disembark in Paquera. Follow the passengers to the other side of the ferry terminal to re-board the bus and continue the journey to Cobano. In Cobano all passengers going to Montezuma switch to another bus, which takes you the final 20-30 minutes to downtown Montezuma. From Montezuma, Anamaya Resort can arrange a taxi service for you at an additional cost.
When driving from San Jose to Montezuma or back, you will need to take the ferry unless you are coming from Tambor Airport (TMU). It takes about one hour and 50 minutes in total. It's about 800 COL per person plus about 1,300 COL per car.
The ferries have an air-conditioned passenger deck complete with snack shop and restrooms, as well as a large outside viewing area. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased.It is recommended getting to the ferry about 30 minutes before it is scheduled to leave to help make sure your vehicle gets a space on the boat. Taking the bigger ferry, Tambor Dos also helps ensure there is space.
This is the more economic route to Anamaya Resort that they are happy to book for you. It is also a way to meet other retreat guests with whom you will be spending the week (or month, depending on the retreat ). To take advantage of this shuttle, it is recommended you booking your international flight to arrive no later than 1 p.m.
The company Anamaya Resort uses is called Montezuma Expeditions. This company is timely, professional, and they are thankful to have them as their friends. To sign up for this group shuttle, please send an email to the reservations manager with your arrival time at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and, of course, a request to be signed up. She will then respond with a confirmation email detailing the exact cost and cancellation procedure. This service differs quite a bit depending on if it is the green season (June to November) or high season (December to May).
For green season, there is a regular shuttle that departs at 8 a.m. Often guests are not able to arrive so early so the reservations manager coordinates a shuttle to pick up between 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. at the latest. This shuttle costs between 50 and 60 USD each, depending on the amount of people signed up. The reservations manager will send a confirmation email for the time and cost the week prior to your arrival. For high season, the regular shuttle departs the international airport at 6 a.m. and at 2 p.m. This shuttle costs 45 USD. These charges are put on your bill.
It takes one and a half hours from the airport to the ferry in Puntarenas. The shuttle driver will buy your tickets and help you board the ferry. You carry all your luggage on the boat with you. The ferry takes one and a half hours. Enjoy a beautiful boat ride with views of the sunset over the mountains. You will board another shuttle on the other side in Paquera, which welcomes you to the lovely Nicoya Peninsula. From Paquera, the ride is another one and a half hours to the door at Anamaya.
To return on the following Saturday to the airport, the shuttle will pick up from Anamaya Resort at 7 a.m. (high season) or 9 a.m. (green season) and arrive at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) between 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. respectively. Your departure flight must be no earlier than 3:30 p.m.