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13 Day KW 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Tamarindo, Guanacaste
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Hacienda Pinilla, Carretera a Playa Avellanas, Provincia de Guanacaste, Tamarindo, 50309, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

KW Yoga Teacher Training is a yoga school rooted in core values and individuality. They believe that yoga is a different experience for everyone and each person has their own voice. To be a great teacher, you must first work on yourself and discover yourself on a deeper level. This theme of totality and completeness is carried through in the teaching they provide, the respect they have for yoga traditions, and the acceptance of students from all traditions and lineages, all over the world. They pride themselves in delivering exceptional and comprehensive yoga instruction to support you in deepening your practice, as well as setting you up to discover yourself on a deeper level by breaking down your personal core values and mission statement.

Meet the instructors

Kennedy
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Pranayama, meditation, mindfulness
  • Yoga philosophy, yogic lifestyle and ethics
  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers and practitioners
  • Daily meals by private chef
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


13 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer available:
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$50 per person)
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Accommodation

Stepping onto the property at Casa Costa Blanca is stepping out of time and into a dream world. This beachfront luxury estate is set in the sand in Hacienda Pinilla’s Las Golondrinas community, facing the mesmerizing waves of the endless Pacific. This newly-renovated vacation rental property can accommodate up to 24 guests in the privacy of the spacious villa and guest house, making it the ideal Costa Rica venue for events and celebrations of all types. Casa Costa Blanca is infused with the energy of the sea. The sweeping panoramic view of Playa Bonita beach reaches to the blue horizon and places a blanket of calm over the home and all of its spaces.

The casa's estate consists of a six-bedroom main house, a one-bedroom private cottage, lush tropical grounds, and a brand new oversized custom infinity pool with a luxury sun terrace, heated Jacuzzi, and shaded barbeque rancho with a dining area. The wide terraces that span the seaward side of Casa Costa Blanca are furnished for lounging and dining, providing plenty of options for the outdoor living that you dream of enjoying on a tropical vacation in Costa Rica. All of Casa Costa Blanca’s common areas and most of its bedrooms overlook the ocean.

In the interior spaces at Casa Costa Blanca are flooded with natural light from the multiple sets of majestic French doors that line the ocean-facing side of the home. This exquisite luxury mansion is fully equipped with the full menu of luxury amenities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and cable television. Each floor of the two-story mansion is laid out with three bedroom suites, a living area, and a complete gourmet-ready kitchen. A full-time housekeeper and a groundskeeper make your Casa Costa Blanca a truly relaxing dream vacation. The housekeeper also provides daily (except Sundays and holidays) Costa Rican-style breakfast preparation, as long as you provide the ingredients.

Program

Certifications

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

KW Yoga Teacher Training’s mission

KW Yoga Teacher Training’s mission is to bring the highest quality yoga teacher training to students around the world. They believe that the practice of yoga can benefit not only yourself but the world around you, and so they are committed to facilitating and sharing the practice of yoga as a lifestyle.

KW Yoga Teacher Training’s philosophy

KW Yoga Teacher Training’s philosophy is that yoga is a lifestyle. It is much more than just exercise or the practice of postures (asana). It is also a mental, emotional, and spiritual practice. They aim to promote yoga in its fullness, focusing on all eight limbs of yoga, meditation, energy work, and more. They teach yoga as a lifestyle, emphasizing the importance of sharing, compassion, contemplation, and gratitude.

By attending this 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will:

  • Learn to teach and to practice a broad range of yoga asanas.
  • Experience how to draw on the physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual benefits of yoga
  • Learn the appropriate and correct alignments for each posture
  • Explore the modifications and variations of the most common asanas
  • Learn and practice the art of hands-on-adjustment
  • Understand the basic concepts of functional yoga anatomy
  • Experience and practice different types of pranayama and meditation techniques
  • and more!

This course is for you if:

  • You have been practicing yoga and want to move to the next level
  • You want to learn how to get harmony between body, mind and soul
  • You want to deepen your personal asana and meditation practice
  • You want to learn and practice in a compassionate and non-competitive yet challenging environment
  • You are looking for a comprehensive, safe, well/structured, anatomically precise yet intuitive approach
  • You wish to explore the subtler and deeper level of awareness
  • You have a strong desire and urge to share this art of living with others
  • You are ready to learn yoga beyond asanas

Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, and more

This 200-hour yoga teacher training course is based on the eight limbs of yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Hatha yoga, Yin yoga, and yoga Nidra, and not just on the asana practice. There is a lot of emphasis placed on yamas, niyamas, pranayama, pratyahara, meditation techniques, and mindfulness too. This comprehensive curriculum covers the yoga philosophy based on the Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, yogic lifestyle and ethics, yogic diet, anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers and practitioners, among other topics related to the practice of cultivating a balanced life. KW Yoga Teacher Training strongly encourages you to bring your own creativity, intuition, and spiritual experiences into your teaching styles. They don’t follow any religion or schema in their courses.

At the end of the course, you will be ready to practice and to create your own Vinyasa flow and Hatha sequences with various themes. You will also have the benefit of exposure to other styles of asana practice, including Yin yoga and yoga Nidra in order to develop your experience and knowledge of other yoga traditions and styles during the course.

The practice

  • Vinyasa flow: Dynamic flows practiced at least one time per day, principles of sequencing, designing, and teaching Vinyasa flow classes.
  • Other styles of yoga: You will also get to practice other styles of yoga, such as partner yoga, Yin, and Restorative yoga during the course.

Alignment and adjustment workshops

During the course, you will receive a daily workshop focused on alignment and adjustment techniques for the main postures of Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, and a few other more advanced postures. These workshops will also include modifications, advance variations, adequate use of props, postures clinics (arm balances, backbends, inversions, among others), and regular hands-on adjustments practice.

Teaching, practice, methodology, and technique

This 200-hour yoga teacher training course will help you to deepen your connection with your inner being, your emotions, feelings, and thoughts. This process will enable you to teach from your heart and personal experience rather than just from mouth and memory. This program is a practical training course designed to help you to become a confident and effective Yoga teacher for all level of students. By the end of the course, you will be able to teach mixed-level open yoga class confidently.

Since KW Yoga Teacher Training offers you a practical approach, there will be lots of opportunities for you to teach. From day two, you will start teaching one-on-one and then progress to teaching larger groups towards the end of the course. You will receive feedback from your teachers and your classmates as well, to help you to improve and to find your unique voice and style as a teacher.

You will learn the principles of sequencing in order to create Vinyasa flow sequences based on a chosen theme. There will be lots of guidance on how to improve and enhance your teaching skills and how to plan and structure a class.

The essentials of anatomy

The functional anatomy classes ensure an understanding of the key muscles and bones involved in asana practice and their associated health benefits and contraindications. Substantial emphasis is placed on analytic training, muscular and skeletal anatomy, individual limitations and differences. The specially designed practical anatomy classes are the backbone of the alignment classes. You will learn the following in the anatomy classes:

  • Basic concepts of functional anatomy and physiology related to movement.
  • Application of anatomical principles to yoga practice (mechanics of yoga asana, its benefits and contraindications, healthy patterns of movement, etc).
  • Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, and movements of the major joints of the body.
  • Muscular and skeletal differences, i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory.
  • Study of different regions of the body: the foot, knee, hips, spine, and shoulder.

In addition, you will learn about the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, verbal instructions, teaching styles, the qualities of a teacher, voice projection, floor presence, planning and structuring a class, alignment and hands-on-adjustment, dealing with injuries and safety precautions, business aspects of teaching yoga, ethics, and much more.

Philosophy

You will receive around 14 classes on yoga philosophy. 10 are mandatory and the other four, also known as Satsangs, are optional. Satsangs are open and interactive philosophy classes where you are free to ask questions related to spirituality, meditation, or any other enquiry related to your spiritual quest.

  • Meaning of yoga, concepts, history
  • Chakras
  • Eight limbs of yoga
  • Mudras, bandhas
  • Obstacles on the path of yoga, means to overcome obstacles
  • Lifestyle and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher

The business of yoga

In this class, your teachers will guide you through how to develop your career as a yoga teacher, setting up your own studio, school or retreat center, marketing strategies, advertising and PR, ethics in yoga business, building network with other yoga teachers, schools, studios and retreats, among other topics related.

Books and materials

All KW Yoga Teacher Training manuals are included, but you will need to purchase additional required books. The books total up to about 50 USD.

200-hour required reading:

  • Tree of Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Vivekananda
  • Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germaine
  • one additional book from KW Yoga Teacher Training's book list

Yoga proficiency

KW Yoga Teacher Training requires that you have a minimum of six months (and recommends a minimum of one year) of a consistent yoga practice before enrolling in their teacher training program. They want to make sure that trainees have a basic foundation in the primary yoga postures before learning how to teach. Please be aware that each day includes a vigorous two-plus hour of asana class.

This training is ideal for those who want to delve deeper into the study of yoga, and to improve their own practice. It’s also great for students who simply want to have a transformational experience and discover themselves on a deeper level.

If you have an injury or special condition, KW Yoga Teacher Training recommends that you check with your physician first and must sign a waiver stating that you are able to take the class. With your doctor’s permission and release, minor physical limitations can also serve as helpful demonstrations to learn to work with students with similar limitations.

Graduation requirements

In order to graduate the program, you must be paid in full and fulfill the following requirements:

  • 100% attendance of in-class teacher training sessions
  • Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take-home final exams (don’t worry, you will be will prepared!)
  • 100% participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum
  • 100% completion of class taking requirement

Schedule

  • 07:00 Opening ceremony
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Anatomy
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Posture breakdown with adjustments
  • 17:00 Chakra breakdown with exercise
  • 19:00 Closing ceremony
  • 20:30 Dinner

Instructors

Kennedy Wilkinson

Location

Hacienda Pinilla is located 15 minutes south of the vibrant town of Tamarindo Beach. The hacienda covers an area of 4,500 acres along three miles of pristine coastline. World-class surf, fascinating tide-pool snorkeling, and endless beach walks wait just outside your door at Casa Costa Blanca. If you’re a golfer, you won’t want to miss Hacienda Pinilla’s amazing 18-hole golf course, and no one will want to miss the Hacienda Pinilla Beach club or the JW Marriott Resort.

Features

Activities

  • Golf course
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot

Food

Every meal is provided by the private chef.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There is a half-day midway through the training where you will get to go and explore Tamarindo Beach and the surrounding areas.

  • Surf at one of the few best surf spots in Costa Rica nearby
  • Go out and explore Costa Rica
  • Spa treatments at the JW Marriott Hotel nearby

What's included

  • Yoga training
  • Paperback manual
  • All meals
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

What's not included

  • Books
  • Flights
  • Taxi money for time off

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). Transfer from this airport is available for 50 USD. Look for flights coming into Liberia around 12 p.m. on the first day (or fly in the day before) and look for flights leaving 2 p.m. or later the last day.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer available: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$50 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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