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10 Days Conscious Alignment 100-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Peace Retreat, Guanacaste Province, Los Pargos, Costa Rica

Concise Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Explore the possibilities of offering effective hands-on support, and to empower your students to make the right decisions for their own bodies and practice. The purpose of this yoga teacher training is to provide students with basics in assisting, applied knowledge of body alignment, and integrated assists with a deep focus on personal body intelligence and language. This training is appropriate for the serious student who would like to grow both as a teacher and as a student, to ignite their own personal practice, to expand possibilities, to gain more flexibility and strength in all aspects of life, and to cultivate precision and effectiveness in their teaching.

Meet the instructors

Kevin & Serena
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 100 hours of yoga teacher training program
  • All course materials, discussion, and training sessions
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


9 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 4 participants
Airport transfer available:
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$100 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

Enjoy your 10-day Human Journey on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Peace Retreat Costa Rica also owns and operates this serene, welcoming retreat center in the jungle called, Peace Retreat. Knowing both sides of the equation offers you full support in the enhancement of your yoga teacher training experience.

There are sleeping quarters for up to 28 people, two yoga studio spaces, swimming pool, kitchen and smoothie bar, ceremonial sweat lodge, body treatment center, and exclusive boutique store with handmade items made by local artisans and farmers.

Double accommodation

A single bed in a simple, spacious shared en-suite room at Casa Yoga (pictured above) or Cabina (pictured below) depending on availability and on a first-come-first basis. Cabina accommodations include ceiling fan, safe, open-air closet, and beautiful outdoor stone showers, sinks, and community washroom facility. Shower towels and all linens are provided with turn-down service. Free Wi-Fi available.

Program

Explore the possibilities of offering effective hands-on support, and to empower your students to make the right decisions for their own bodies and practice. The purpose of this yoga teacher training is to provide students with basics in assisting, applied knowledge of body alignment, and integrated assists with a deep focus on personal body intelligence and language.

This advanced education program runs concurrently with the 200-hour Human Journey teacher training, so you will participate in portions of the foundational training. Peace Retreat Costa Rica asks the advanced students to be both student and teacher, to consistently find the lesson and the learning, as well to be open to the teachings.

This is paramount in becoming an effective yoga teacher and leader. The program is limited to four students, ensuring personal growth, mentorship, and guidance. Students that have already completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved teacher-training program will be eligible for the Yoga Alliance 500-hour certification with Swastha Yoga International.

What you will cover

  • Practical hands-on experience with constructive and personal feedback on your assists, touch, delivery, and presence from a member of the teaching team, as well as from your peers
  • A new understanding and perspective of the poses and asana practice by learning more advanced physical assists, alignment and therapeutics by incorporating Swastha Methodology
  • Teaching others alignment by way of leading posture clinics
  • Giving and receiving assists, teaching classes, and mentoring
  • Specific physiological benefits and Ayurvedic qualities of the poses within the sequencing structure
  • Developing content, time-management, and creative planning skills
  • Daily self-reflection exercises, journaling, powerful discussions, and breakthrough to new levels of self-expression, self-empowerment, and self-mastery
  • Daily pranayamas, cleansing Kriyas, meditation, and chanting practices that you can integrate into your life after the training; continuing the growth process towards swastha (optimal health on all levels)

Typical daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast
  • 07:00 Pranayama (kriyas), meditation, reflection
  • 09:00 Yoga asana practice (hands-on assisting by Conscious Alignment)
  • 10:30 Posture clinic (presented by Conscious Alignment)
  • 11:30 Lunch break
  • 12:45 Ayurveda, subtle body and/or human potential discussion
  • 15:30 Break
  • 16:00 Small group mentorship and skill development with hands-on assisting and posture breakdown or assist with student practicum
  • 17:30 Dinner break
  • 18:30 Assist evening activity and/or workshop planning

Instructors

Kevin McQuillan

Serena Arora

Location

Peace Retreat Costa Rica is a tranquil and peaceful retreat center located in Playa Negra at the heart of Costa Rica’s extraordinary northwest Pacific coastline. The retreat's intimate setting aims to ensure that every guest receives the personal attention they need, while also providing quiet space and time for self-reflection. Peace Retreat is a 10-room boutique retreat facility less than half a mile from the town center of Playa Negra, a quaint and friendly surf town and community.

Distances

  • Beach - 5 to 20 minutes
  • Santa Cruz - 30 minutes
  • Tamarindo - 30 minutes
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) - 1 hour

Food

All meals, including the dinner on your first night and breakfast on the last day, and snacks, will be served in this teacher training. All meals are made locally with fresh ingredients and can be adjusted per dietary requests.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Surfing lessons / rental: (60 USD per hour)
  • Horseback riding: (60 USD per hour)
  • Mountain biking: (60 USD per hour)
  • Waterfall hikes:( 60 USDper hour - seasonal)
  • Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) lessons / rental: (60 USDper hour)
  • Zip lining: (55 USD per hour)
  • Volcano excursions: prices vary by location
  • Catamaran tour: (90 USD per hour - transportation to boat not included)
  • Day trips to Nosara: (200 USD per hour)
  • Day trips to Tamarindo: (100 USD per hour)
  • Private meditation (90 USD per hour)
  • Private yoga (90 USD per hour)
  • Relaxation massage (65 USD per hour)
  • Therapeutic massage (85 USD per hour)

What's included

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • 100 hours of yoga teacher training program
  • All course materials, discussion, and training sessions
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra activities
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR). Transportation from and to the airport is available on request with Peace Retreat. They can coordinate a shuttle for about 100 USD per group shuttle and split the cost among the number of people in each shuttle.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer available: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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