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27 Days 250hr Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

27 Days 250hr Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

  • Indigo Yoga Resort, Mal Pais, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Complete your hot yoga teacher training in one of the most beautiful places in the world, at the incredible Indigo Yoga Resort in Mal Pais! This teacher training is an ongoing program designed to prepare you the student for a more connected and aware life of contribution, self-growth, and fulfillment. The curriculum and ultimately the classes you will teach are a set of tools for your own self-awakening. Evolation Yoga is committed to supporting this by mentoring you long after your immersion training is complete.

250-Hour Yoga Alliance Hot Yoga Teacher Training

This training offered by Evolation Yoga is focused on teaching the hot yoga primary series, originally defined by Bikram Choudhury. You will explore the essentials of yoga philosophy, anatomy, and mechanics that underpin this sequence - in an inclusive and intimate training environment. You will also deepen your own yoga practice through intimate posture mechanics workshops, a variety of yoga classes, and individual feedback.

Highlights

  • Meditation sessions
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • One-on-one guidance
  • Teaching clinics and lectures
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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During the training, you will be living in the beautiful Indigo Yoga Resort, which is close to the beach and you will have access to the resorts pool. The beautiful blue, warm water of the Costa Rican Pacific coast is a short walk from where you will stay. It is truly an amazing sight to see.

Curriculum

Yoga history and philosophy

  • Basic history, philosophy, and evolution of yoga
  • Eight kinds of yoga
  • Eight steps of yoga
  • Five steps of Hatha yoga
  • Bhagavad-Gita
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Philosophy and lineage of Paramhansa Yogananda and Bikram Choudhury

Pranayama - breathing

  • The use of breath as a transformative tool for self-awareness
  • Breath control
  • Different breathing techniques
  • Exploration of benefits

The art of teaching

  • How to address a group of students
  • How to use your own body as a teaching tool
  • How to use your voice, volume, tempo, and pacing
  • How to correct postures
  • Choosing the right words
  • Energy, passion, confidence, humor
  • Using your presence and self-awareness as a transformative teaching tool

Asana - posture

  • Knowledge of basic asanas
  • Basic yogic anatomy and physiology
  • Subtle anatomy and chakric system
  • Alignment and how to avoid injuries
  • Medical benefits
  • How to read bodies
  • Balance between body, mind, and breath

Meditation

  • What meditation is, and why it is practiced
  • Variety of meditation techniques and tools
  • Quieting the mind to develop deeper levels of awareness
  • Connecting with nature and the world you live in
  • Connecting with the true self

Sample training schedule

Monday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 11:45 Teaching clinic
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Yoga class
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break / study time
  • 15:00 - 18:30 Posture mechanics
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Group study

Tuesday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Group study
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Class and meditation
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break / study time
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Teaching clinic
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Posture mechanics
  • 17:15 - 18:45 Yoga class
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Lecture: Yoga Sutras

Wednesday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Group study
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Teaching clinic
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Yoga class
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break / study time
  • 15:00 - 17:30 Posture mechanics
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Lecture: Bhagavad Gita
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Group study

Thursday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Group study
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Class and meditation
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch break / study time
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Teaching clinic
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Lecture: anatomy
  • 17:15 - 18:45 Yoga class
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Lecture: pranayama

Friday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Group study
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Teaching clinic
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Yin class
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch break / study
  • 15:00 - 19:00 Lecture: anatomy
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner

Saturday

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Group study
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Sadhana
  • 12:30 - 15:00 Advanced class

Sunday (optional)

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Sadhana (meditation)
  • 10:00 - 11:30 Class
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 - 18:00 Silent adventure
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located in Central America, between Nicaragua and Panama. It is only a five-hour flight from most parts of the United States and much closer to the east coast than Hawaii is. The location, safety, reputation of its people for warm and generous hospitality, and the beautiful beaches and jungles have made Costa Rica one of the worlds top tourist destinations in recent years.

Indigo Boutique Hotel

This retreat will take place in Indigo Boutique Hotel, a truly unique place located in Mal Pais, Costa Rica. They offer contemporary tropical accommodations while embracing traditional Costa Rican ambience and culture. Indigo is nestled in a lush green setting with an abundance of beautiful tropical flowers, trees, and native wildlife. You will enjoy watching the howler and capuchin monkeys hang in the trees, as well as a large variety of tropical birds. Indigo is situated in a biodiversity hotspot, perfect for the nature enthusiast. Indigos concept is inspired by living a healthy and natural lifestyle. They are blessed to be in one of the most wave rich areas in Costa Rica, if not the world.

Activities
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding/rental nearby
  • Kayak
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Reiki
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
  • Zip lining
General
  • Beach
  • Restaurant

All of your food will be prepared by Pedro Izcoatl, who is a well-known raw chef in Costa Rica. As well as being an accomplished yogi, Pedro organizes the food for the annual Envision Festival. You are in good hands and will be nourished by his local organic produce.

  • Bird watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Sport fishing
  • Stand up paddleboarding
  • Surfing trips and surf lessons

Optional tours

  • Cabo Blanco biological reserve
  • Canopy del Pacifico
  • Mal Pais bird watching tour

Esthetics

Healing therapies

Massage therapies

Spa therapies

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Full yoga teacher training program

Driving directions from San Jose

You can drive from San Jose to Puntarenas and take the ferry to Paquera. From there, drive south through Tambor to Cbano. Its another 20-30 minutes to Malpais from Cbano. The total time from San Jose to Mal Pais is around 4-6 hours, depending on how long you have to wait for the ferry in Puntarenas.

Arrival by airplane

If you would like to travel with Evolation Yoga, you should fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and be there before 4 p.m. on Sunday. The last ferry leaves at 8 p.m. and the latest shuttle that can take people to that ferry leaves at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Arrival by bus

If you cannot arrive before 4 p.m. on Sunday, you will have to stay the night in San Jose. Evolation Yoga has arranged a place for people to stay, and there is a bus for 30 USD to Mal Pais at 6 a.m. on Monday morning. For such a lengthy drive, the bus is a comfortable and cheapest way to make the trip.

Distances

  • Cbano - 20 to 30 minutes
  • San Jose - 4 to 6 hours

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