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Deepen your practice and take the steps towards a yogic lifestyle. The program is an all-inclusive, comprehensive training with the purpose to make you a knowledgeable teacher for beginner students. You will be introduced to the traditional as well as the modified primary series to suit the needs of the beginner students, the mixed level for groups with different skill levels, and the creative intermediate series, Rocket, created by Larry Schultz.
Your package includes shared room with 2 - 4 students in each room. There are bathrooms with shower in each room. The lodges are simple but very nice, and it is located on the beach in Ostional with walking distance from the yoga rancho.
You will practice yoga on a gorgeous yoga deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The yoga rancho is located on the south end of the beach. There, you will find all facilities along with hammocks and chairs to relax and chill.
Deepen your practice and take the steps towards a yogic lifestyle. Ashtanga Yoga Nicaragua strictly follows the recommended standards and guidelines of Yoga Alliance. They are approved to train yoga teachers at level YTT 200. After examination and for those who graduate, with the Yoga Alliance-approved system, you will become a confident and effective Ashtanga yoga instructor and you can also attain an international certification.
Ashtanga Yoga Nicaragua has been doing Ashtanga yoga teacher training programs for over 15 years and graduated more than 3000 yoga teachers. This Ashtanga teacher training supports students in deepening their understanding and relationship to the practice by studying the basic ingredients: breath, bandhas, and dristi. With revolutionary methods to make the practice accessible and appropriate, their approach is modern, therapeutic, challenging, supportive, and steeped in tradition.
The purpose of this YTT program is to provide a supportive environment in which students begin to connect with their inner teacher, internal wisdom, and authentic voice. Through pranayama, asana practice, mind-body, journalism, group conversation, reading, and guided meditation, students will practice the essential process of conscious listening to your own higher self. The YTT is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation of knowledge and information with which you can confidently and effectively facilitate an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga class for beginners.
Ashtanga Yoga Nicaragua will share their expertise about marketing, pricing, teaching group or private classes, and setting up your own yoga school. They intend to support each student as they develop, deepen, appreciate, and expand their understanding of their true authentic self. Through basic study of philosophy, personal alignment, modifications of classical poses, pranayama practices, and individual instruction, this intimate YTT is sure to be a life-enhancing experience. They look forward to working with you.
Teach a class - you will be assigned to teach a one-on-one beginner class at the school / lodge.
Assist classes - you will be assigned to assist classes being taught by another instructors. You will be required to give physical adjustments and answer questions at the beginning and end of class.
Observe classes - you are required to attend classes taught by other teachers and observe their teaching style.
Complete written assignments.
Personal essay - your own experience of yoga.
Keep a journal / practice log.
Statement of teaching philosophy - compose a short statement of the principles, which you intend to uphold as you teach the Ashtanga yoga system.
Tests - Three short quizzes, which include memorization of all of the Sanskrit names for the asanas and a final written essay test.
Yoga Alliance certification program: this compilation of materials shares the ancient practice of Ashtanga in terms that every yoga enthusiast can learn from, both the basic beginner to the most advanced practitioner.
In the small fishing village of Ostional, by the Pacific Ocean, you will enjoy an exotic environment with wild animals like sea turtles, and monkeys. The village life in Ostional is very friendly and relaxed, all in harmony with the nature. In Ostional, there are no fancy hotels or busy bars, and the locals run the majority of the tourists' activities, which makes them of significant importance for your stay.
While spending your time in the training, you will also learn about food. Ashtanga Yoga Nicaragua believes in a holistic approach in your yogic lifestyle where your food plays an important part. In Nicaragua, you can find a wide variety of exotic fruits you might never have seen before such as herbs, some with medicinal qualities, and vegetables typical for tropical countries. During your stay, you will enjoy homemade, locally grown organic fresh food. Most people who visit them are vegetarians but they do have an abundance of fresh fish for those who enjoy a grilled fish for dinner.
Before breakfast: Tea before morning practice.
Breakfast: Nicaraguan Gallo Pinto (rice and beans) with a yogic touch, eggs, tortillas, oatmeal, and lots of fresh fruits.
Lunch: Fresh, organic locally grown vegetarian, or vegan food.
Dinner: Fresh, organic locally grown vegetarian, or vegan food, and for those who eat fish, there is grilled fish in the evening.
Depending on the interest in the group, you will have a chance to go hiking in the forest, or go on boat trips to other beaches or trips to San Juan del Sur.
When you enroll in the program, you will also participate in a selfless service project during your stay. You will be bringing learning material to the local school as well as helping out with different tasks depending on the need. You will also assist Paso Pacifico in their work of saving the sea turtles.
Please book your flight to arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA). Ashtanga Yoga Nicaragua will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.