30 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua

  • Pure Natural Health and Fitness Center, Calle Corrales, del Convento San Francisco, 1.5 Cuadras al Lago, Granada, Nicaragua

Yoga Teacher Training Nicaragua

PURE Natural Health and Fitness Center with Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga invite you to join a unique and special yoga training course in Granada, Nicaragua. Led by Indian and international teachers who are firmly rooted in yogic tradition, you will learn how you can develop your inner ability to feel harmony with the unifying spirit. Deepen your understanding and practice of yoga, expand your knowledge, and apply inspiring teachings in your daily life.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • 200-hour course tuition
  • Pranayama and Kriya classes
  • Daily morning meditation practices
  • Self-practicum and teaching practice
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • Course manual and Kriyas tools
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • Daily herbal tea
  • 30 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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During the retreat, you will stay at PURE Natural Health and Fitness Center, Granada, Nicaragua. The rooms where you will be staying at have a queen sized bed, a desk, a fan, and a private bathroom. At PURE, you will find a lot of facilities such as a gym with supportive personal trainers, a yoga studio, healthy food, massages service and physiotherapy, and more.

This program is an intensive and soulful course where you will learn in detail the most important elements of yogic philosophy and the techniques and principles of structural alignment. This program is designed to provide a practical understanding of the information required for a level one certification. It is appropriate for all dedicated yoga practitioners who want to deepen their understanding beyond what is available in regular classes or workshops.

Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga will provide a detailed manual as well as cleansing tools for the student. The hours will be distributed between contact and non-contact hours.

Materials included

  • Cleansings
  • Correct use of props
  • Energetic anatomy
  • Different methods of meditation
  • Gross physical anatomy and physiology
  • Pranayama
  • Preparatory practices and breathwork
  • Restorative yoga for different physical conditions
  • Teachings methodology
  • Vedanta and Kashmir Shaivism's philosophy
  • Vinyasa yoga which includes dynamic sequences

Requirementes for the course

This level one course is open to practitioners of all styles who want to deepen their yoga practice and apply inspiring teachings in their daily life. It is appropriate for yoga teachers who want to expand their knowledge of classical philosophies of yoga and alignment, and want to acquire a formal certification.

This level is the first level course of yoga training offered by Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga. Completion of this level is required if you want to participate in the level two of teacher training or Restorative yoga for women special training.

Program details

The immersion consists of 170 hours of practice and study, and non-contact 30-hour activities. There is no activities on Sunday.

30-hour activities

During the remaining 30-hour activities, you will write a report based on the guidelines given by Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga. On the last day of the training, you will present the document to the class. In addition, you also have to prepare for the final written exam.

Graduates will study various yoga philosophy texts and introduce one theme at the beginning of the class. This can include a history of yoga, classical yoga texts, such as the Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras and texts from Kashmir Shaivism, or non-dual Tantric philosophy. You will be asked to send in a photographic documentation of your improvement in the practice of asanas learned during the course. The assignment will be assessed by the director of Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga.

170-hour sample daily schedule

Monday to Friday

  • 06:00 Meditation session
  • 06:30 Morning yoga, pranayama, and Kriyas session
  • 09:40 Anatomy and physiology
  • 10:30 Teaching methodology
  • 11:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30 Philosophy
  • 14:30 Yoga sessions with Lina, mostly based on Iyengar yoga
  • 15:30 Self-practicum and teaching practice

Saturday

  • 06:30 Meditation
  • 07:30 Asana
  • 08:15 Philosophy
  • 11:45 Anatomy and teaching methodology
  • Lina Ma

    Lina was born in Colombia, South America. She is an experienced yoga teacher at Kashmir Shaivism School of Yoga. Lina is a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher, a certified yoga instructor, and also a certified Prenatal and Postnatal yoga teacher. She is a yoga practitioner for more than 16 years. Her search took her to India where she lives and teaches part time. She is currently teaching in different parts of the world.

The yoga teacher training will take place in Granada, Nicaragua. It is the oldest colonial city in Nicaragua and is home to multiple Spanish colonial landmarks. Located in the north west side of the Lago Cocibolca, its colonial buildings in pastel shades, interesting history, and relative safety make it an important tourism destination.

Granada is blessed to be surrounded by two of the most beautiful geographic features in the world: a collapsed volcano that hosts a crystal clear lagoon, an enormous and magnificent freshwater lake, and a volcano that hosts a cloud forest and sired 360 islands in the lake. These islands are easily accessible from Granada’s shoreline and provide a perfect setting for watching the sunset after a day of exploring the town’s cobbled roads.

Nearby places

  • Apoyo Lagoon, 7 kilometers
  • Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA), 51 kilometers
  • Cathedral of Granada, 550 meters
  • Islets of Granada, 4 kilometers
  • Masaya Volcano, 31 kilometers
  • Parque central, 700 meters
Activities
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Massage
  • Spa
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly

Meals are not included in the package, but you will be served daily herbal tea during the training. There is a cafe which provides quality, healthy, and homemade vegetarian meals for a reasonable price. PURE also offers a package of 10 meals with a drink for 33 USD.

There are fresh veggie and fruit juice, tea, and coffee available in the cafe. The juices are very healthy, as they never use sugar to dilute the raw goodness of the juice. The chef also knows how to adapt the menu for special dietary needs, such as gluten, dairy, and nut allergies, as well as the vegan diet. They make almost everything from scratch, including whole grain and gluten-free bread, as well as homemade kombucha.

  • Explore surrounding areas
  • Go to the gym
  • Reading books
  • Self-study
  • Take massages or treatments

There is a spa service available at PURE Natural Health and Fitness Center which you can book at additional costs. PURE’s expert therapists are dedicated to fostering your well-being. There are six therapists who have been providing massages and therapeutic services for over 61 years and hold degrees and certifications from American, Japanese, Costa Rican, Mexican, and Bulgarian institutions.

Acupuncture

In this treatment, extremely thin needles are inserted into very specific points along the energy meridians. Although the existence of Chi and the meridians along which Chi travels have not been proven to exist by western medicine, the beneficial results of acupuncture have been well-documented and accepted by the modern medical establishment.

Cupping therapy

Cupping therapy is a therapy which is using glass cups as suction devices that draw the blood towards the surface to improve circulation. Similar to acupuncture, cupping clears the energy meridians, providing the free flow of Chi.

Deep tissue massage

Similar to therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage involves more intense application of pressure.

Reflexology

Each part of the foot has a direct energetic connection with a part of the body and or internal organ. Applying acupressure on the feet can avoid or ease pain and discomfort, and promote the proper functioning of the various systems of the body.

Spinal adjustments

Spinal adjustments are applied to the spine to rectify, to strengthen, and to correct misalignments of the spine. The therapist will always inquire if you would like an adjustment in advance.

Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massage releases tension, allowing your body to recover its natural state of equilibrium: homeostasis. It removes lactic acid and toxins.

  • 29 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour course tuition
  • All course manual
  • Daily herbal tea
  • Daily Kriyas classes and tools
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga and pranayama classes
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • Airfares
  • Daily meals and other drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Optional treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at additional costs.

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler

    "I was studying Spanish for a month in Granada, Nicaragua, and I wanted to stay active during my visit so I signed up for an one month gym membership, which was very affordable and including fitness classes as well as access to all of the gym equipment. Included in the membership were yoga classes taught in Spanish twice a week. The instructor, Flor, was fantastic and practicing yoga in Spanish was a great way to improve my vocabulary and continue learning Spanish! Flor also spoke English if there were any questions. I highly recommend this zenned out oasis."

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  • Review by a traveler from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

    "I cannot say enough good things about it. First, I started communicating with owner Warren three months before my arrival. He arranged my pick up at the airport and room and assured me I would be "taken care of" during my two-week stay as I worked on my book project. He was so right. I have never experienced such a kind staff, an overall feeling of family. Warren was also kind enough to share email introductions with some locals working on education and health projects, an area I work in. "

    "PURE is in the center of downtown Granada, two blocks from the main walking street. While PURE offers tasty and healthy meals three times a day, nearby, there are options for eating simple local food or slightly higher end meals. "

    "PURE is essentially a colonial style, hacienda-like compound with a large open square in the middle, home to the large pet tortoise that strolls leisurely during the day. It was a meditative experience watching him as I enjoyed my freshly prepared vegetarian meals in the cafe or caught up on emails with a never ending café con leche nearby."

    "As for the stand out staff, I have to start with the front desk management of Orlando and Grechell. Both helped me arrange treatments, classes, road trips to the coast and Managua. "

    "Orlando was very generous with his time and shared many insights on youth growing up with few resources in Granada and risks that impacted health, safety and education. He also helped me identify further community groups involved in health and education, leading to me to create a local directory to community service or education agencies for volunteers."

    "Jennifer, also at the front desk, was a delight to talk with and was most helpful arranging little trips around the city. Trust me, take Sebastian's self-defense courses that include martial arts stick fighting from the Philippines. He had me doing things with my body and concentration I didn't know was possible."

    "I also enjoyed my personal yoga classes and personal coaching with Carlos. As for spa treatments, I enjoyed every massage and if I had to pick my favorite it would be the "relaxation massage" by Marvin, though burley Silvio worked out lots of kinks and was strong enough to lift my 6'3" frame with one hand. Rita gave a very soothing cool facial."

    "Handyman Alan gets thanks for fixing my sunglasses as he kept the compound working. The night watchman Miguel should be rewarded for patiently letting me test out my google translate feature."

    "My room was very basic, suiting my monk-like lifestyle. It is quiet at night and perfect for meditating or writing. I recommend staying at PURE to feel like part of their community."

    "Warren and his staff are to be congratulated for creating a very unique, affordable and inspiring environment that is perfect for a personal retreat, yoga experience or a spa day. If you seek to take care of both body and soul, as well as connect with local community-minded folks in a genuine way, PURE is for you."

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  • Review by a traveler from Cochin, India

    "I went to a gentle yoga class with the instructor named Warren. The class moved smoothly. He gave me a lot of support and attention in the class."

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  • Review by a traveler from Austin, Texas, USA

    "While living in Granada for three months I spent a lot of time at PURE. They offer everything from yummy vegetarian meals, yoga, and fitness classes to massage, acupuncture and community. I love the breakfast bowl! Fruit, yogurt, and granola, and it is huge. Great alternative if you're tired of gallo pinto. Although they have excellent gallo pinto as well! Ruth is great for acupuncture and Maria Isabel was my favorite massage therapist. It is such a friendly, relaxing environment, a great safe haven to get away from chaos of the marketplace and busy touristy streets. They even sell Kombucha homemade! If you have food allergies, they are very accommodating as well. Just let them know, sin gluten or sin queso or leche."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Great yoga classes. I went at different times and had several different teachers and really enjoyed the variety. They brought something different into their classes. The fitness equipments in the gym are dated but functional. Overall, it is a nice setting for a yoga and fitness center in the middle of Granada. I'd definitely recommend it and will return again myself."

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  • Review by Sara R. Castaneda
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing staff, food, and ambiance. Residents Snoopy the turtle and Clara the duck are extremely welcoming. Warren has definitely worked to build an authentic and very hospitable family at Pure. I highly recommend this gym/spa/yoga studio and I sampled all the services, no place in Granada can compare. Locals. I highly recommend. "

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Granada, Nicaragua

PURE is a first class gym, spa, and yoga studio set in a colonial mansion surrounding a lovely Asian-style garden. Located in Nicaragua, it hosts small retreat groups and yoga teacher trainings.

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30 days / 29 nights

Availability

Arrival: Monday July 24, 2017
Departure: Tuesday August 22, 2017

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