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Picture yourself balancing effortlessly in a yoga Tree pose, feeling the quiet strength of your roots burying deep into the earth as you gaze upon the ancient trunks of jungle giants standing silently all around. Envisage yourself burying the feet in soft coral sand, warm waves gently crashing against your skin, feeling the caresses of a healing breeze on a body full of vitality. Visualize yourself with eyes closed, drinking in the smell of ginger flower and ylang ylang tree, while your ears take in the symphony of parrots, howler monkeys and the slow rush of a sleepy sea.
If you want these photographs of your imagination to be a reality, join our yoga teacher training program in Costa Rica. Here, every moment is breathtaking. Every day filled with a real power of nature. Wake up with the sun, breathe with the sounds, meditate in this flourishing space and move with these natural flows. And bit by bit, re-synchronize yourself to the rhythms of this wild earth. Come and grow yourself in this incredible environment and follow your heart to la Pura Vida!
Punta Mona Center is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica close to the Panamanian border. It is built on the power of community and the beauty of living a simple, intentional life, close to what is real. You will share lodging and bathrooms in sustainable community lodges, with comfortable community spaces and hammocks. Compost toilets and showers are shared by all. Live as a member of a community at this permaculture education center. You may choose to stay in either a private / single or shared room.
This training emphasizes the healing effects that a connection to nature provides. With Jiya and Jessi's strong guidance, you will receive extra attention on massage and adjustments, as well as an inspiration for creative expression and empowerment as you step on this new journey. Those with interest in alternative health practices will benefit from Jiya's expertise in sound and energy healing as well as the wealth of information on healing plants offered by Punta Mona's community. We practice and learn in the open air, drawing constantly from the elements of the Earth to help us in our process of discovery.
Experience the sweetness of life while dancing to the heartbeat of the jungle beaches by moonlight. Swim in the warm, shallow waters of the Caribbean and experience the life-changing magic of a phosphorescent ocean under a sky full of stars. Form strong bonds of lifelong friendship, whilst learning how to share the deep peace of what you truly love - let yourself flourish in this incredible environment.
The training will consist of 22 days: 18 full training days with three half days (3 worlds) and days off, plus opening and closing on the first and last days. During the training you will wake up while the sun rises and experience the beauty and serenity in the midst of the tropical setting. You will end with meditation or satsang (wise gathering) to contemplate and reflect on sadhana (spiritual practice) of the day. Living with the rhythms of the earth and embracing the fullness of this practice, you grow into yourself and into life.
The chakana will be foundational structure. This means the course is separated into lower, middle, and upper worlds. The lower world represents the physical, the middle world reflects the mental and emotional, and the upper world involves the energetic or spiritual realm, leading you on a true journey from the head to the heart. Uncover and let go of the layers and step into a more awakened state of being to sit in the seat of your soul.
You will spend 8 days in each world, broken down into two half cycles of 3 days, with a half day on day 4 to apply these practices to modern day living, and a full day off on day 8 to live our sadhana spiritual practice.
On half days from 4th day of each cycle, it will open with a morning's rest, Restorative yoga in class and a workshop to deepen our understanding of the chakras associated with the world we are working in, with the rest of this day free.
Manzanillo is situated south of Puerto Limon in Limon Province on Costa Ricas Caribbean coast. What you will love about the location is that you can immerse yourself in the lush environment of the coastal rainforest, living close to the earth as you feed your soul with blue clay mud baths, freshly picked gourmet super foods, and cleansing with daily swims.
It is here where you can indulge in gourmet jungle cuisine, connect with the extensive diverse wildlife and surround yourself with acre after acre of primary rainforest. Live in extreme beauty, extensive gardens and diverse eco-systems, all yogically drawn together into a thriving and self-sustaining permaculture community.
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You will feed your soul on 3 gourmet jungle vegetarian meals per day, mostly organic and local with many raw food options and local super-foods.
Please arrange your flights to San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica (SJO).
You can take the bus at Autotransportes MEPE, in the bus station of San Carlos, located at Avenue 9 and street 12, San Jose. Please keep in mind, it is a four-hour bus ride to the Caribbean, the cost for the bus is about 14 USD. For those looking for less adventure, Gecko Trail (https://geckotrail.com/sec/tour_reserve.ph) provides an awesome service, they will pick you up at the airport, take you to the bus station and have your pre-purchased bus ticket ready, cost for the service is 38 USD per person.
For those of you who want a boat it is best for at least five and no more than 10 people to take it to the farm. The boat is a minimum of 50 USD, meaning if you are the only one on the boat it is 50 USD, if there are 5 or more it is 10 USD per person. You will be helped to coordinate the boat when your time for arrival approaches. %As the time approaches for your visit Kula Collective will be in touch with all visitors to coordinate the boat ride.