15 Days 200 Hour Integrated Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Integrative Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

This is not your average 200-hour yoga teacher training. Swastha Yoga International is a fully integrated yoga teacher training program that uses the unique practices of Ayurveda, yoga, and human potential work. Through the integration of these time-honored practices and techniques, you will be able to develop the ability to cultivate a deeper awareness of your whole self, greater range emotionally, new mindsets, and practices that will lead you into new levels of purpose, practice, and possibility.

Meet the instructors

Kevin & Serena
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily meditation and asana practices
  • Daily teaching practices and discussions
  • Swastha Yoga International methodology and development work
  • 200 hours of yoga teacher training program
  • 3 daily delicious meals and snack
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


15 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 22
Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga studio
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Samadhi suite

Samadhi suite is on the third floor of Casa Yoga. It is a studio suite, with a full, private kitchen, private roof top deck with ocean view, a private bathroom, private queen bed and large sitting area, and private deck overlooking the pool and jungle. This suite is perfect for couples or single occupants.

Om room

Om room is one of two private rooms on the second floor of Casa Yoga. Om Room has a teak desk, armor, one queen size bed, and one single bed, both beautifully constructed out of reforested teak wood. Om room has a great view of our pool and the Costa Rican jungle.

Shanti room

Shanti room is one of two private rooms on the second floor of Casa Yoga. Shanti room has a teak amor, private bath, and a beautiful four-poster large queen size bed, perfect for couples. This room also has a desk, with a great view - all constructed out of reforested teak wood.

Shine room

Shine room is the largest room of Casa Yoga, and is on the first floor. Shine room has one queen sized teak bed, plus one set of bunk beds, a teak desk, and private bathroom. Shine room has the capacity to accommodate an additional set of bunk beds, making it perfect for families. Shine room has indoor access to the fully equipped community kitchen also.

Jungle cabinas

There are six jungle cabinas on this beautiful jungle property. Each cabina was lovingly constructed with reforested teak wood, and contains furnishings of the same. Cabinas have screen-windows, a ceiling fan, safe, closet, and storage space. Cabina guests use the newly constructed community washroom facility.

Amenities

  • 24-hour pool access
  • Local eco-tours and activities
  • Massage and spa services
  • Prime accommodations
  • Renowned surf and paddle boarding beaches and areas, teachers, and lessons
  • Spanish language immersion classes
  • Use of a fully equipped community kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • World-class yoga, taught by certified instructors

Program

Certification

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

Program

Each day you will immerse yourself in Asana practice, meditation, yoga history and philosophy, alignment principles, anatomy, practice teaching, Swastha Yoga methodology and personal development work. The team will provide a powerful blend of technical training, experiential learning, and personal development to propel you to new levels of self-expression, contribution and leadership while preparing you to step confidently into a teaching environment. Whether on the path of teaching or to simply deepen your personal practice our 200-Hour Teacher Training will inspire, transform and evolve your way of being! You will learn and integrate Swastha's unique yoga sequence; empowering for everyone and everybody.

This program works for you if you are someone who is:

  • Hungry to deepen and enhance your practice
  • Interested in the integration of the physical, mental and emotional realms
  • Aware that consciously evolving your being, your practices, and your relationships is an essential component of life
  • Passionate about continually expanding your knowledge and capabilities
  • Committed to contributing to people in a deeply meaningful way.

The Swastha Yoga Teacher Training conveniently takes place over two consecutive weeks, comprising of 200-hours. Swastha Yoga is a Yoga Alliance 200 & 500 hour Registered Yoga School. Swastha Yoga has decades of training in human development, transformational and experiential learning, coaching, somatics and yoga; and, a deep commitment to contribution, transparency, and real community. We share our experience and knowledge freely, with deep respect and compassion for what it is to be a human being. We are committed to building a community in which each participant experiences being valued, supported, powerfully contributed to, and a sense of belonging. Swastha Yoga is passionate and committed to sharing the practice of yoga. We are excited to build a community of Swastha Yoga teachers and practitioners so all can share, contribute, learn and evolve together.

Week 1:

  • In 100 hours, experience and integrate the Swastha Yoga flow, learn the principles behind its design, and how to teach it effectively.
  • Expand your ability to be, empower and express yourself through developmental practices based on somatics and transformational methodologies.
  • Gain tools for continuing self-evolution.
  • Learn and incorporate the essential practices of being an empowering and inspirational yoga teacher.

Week 2:

  • In 100 hours, learn how to empower your students, not just in their physical practice, but in their evolution as human beings.
  • Further deepen your capacity to teach Swastha Yoga, including physical assists and the cognitive focus.
  • Expand your ability to teach, contribute, inspire, empower, and lead.
  • Develop precision and power in your speaking, compassion, and depth in your listening.
  • Envision and embody an authentic and inspiring purpose from which to generate your teaching and your life.

Typical daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 06:15 Personal practice
  • 06:15 - 07:00 Breakfast
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Pranayama, meditation, and shares
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Yogasana practice
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Posture clinics
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Break for lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:30 Session and discussion
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Break
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Session, discussion, or practice teaching
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Discussion or exercises

Instructors

Kevin McQuillan
While working as a civil law enforcement officer in 2003, Kevin was introduced to yoga and quickly discovered the benefits of creating balance between body, mind, and heart. Since then, he has practiced and studied various styles of yoga with a focus on Vinyasa flow. In 2006, Kevin co-founded Yogadown Studios in Calgary, Alberta. Kevin co-founded and co-developed the inspirational yoga teacher trainings in 2007, blending his love of yoga and passion for human development into a unique leadership and teacher training program.
Serena Arora
Serena is an experienced registered yoga teacher 500, Ayurvedic health practitioner, Ayuryoga wellness consultant, professional yoga therapist, and international yoga teacher trainer. With a Bachelor of education and Masters in Holistic Therapy, she is dedicated to authentic integration and practice of yoga, Ayurveda, and wellness on all levels of our being. Having completed many yoga trainings, from Ashtanga to yoga therapy, and Ayurvedic Medicine studies at The Ayurvedic Institute and in India, Serena has been teaching yoga for over 17 years; offering trainings and programs internationally

Location

Peace Retreat Costa Rica is a tranquil and peaceful retreat center, located in Playa Negra, at the heart of Costa Ricas extraordinary northwest Pacific coastline. The retreats 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.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 20 minutes' walk or 5 minutes' drive

Food

All meals, including the dinner on your first night and breakfast on the last day, will be served in this teacher training.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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

Spa treatments

  • Acupuncture (60 USD per treatment)
  • Aromatherapy (30 USD per hour)
  • Ayurveda massage (90 USD per hour)
  • Facials (50 USD)
  • Hot stone massage (50 USD per hour)
  • Manicure and pedicure (30 USD)
  • Private meditation (90 USD per hour)
  • Private yoga (90 USD per hour)
  • Reflexology (50 USD per hour)
  • Reiki (60 USD per hour)
  • Relaxation massage (65 USD per hour)
  • Therapeutic massage (85 USD per hour)

What's included

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 200 hours of training
  • All meals
  • All practice teaching, discussion, and sessions
  • Course materials
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport shuttles

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirs International Airport (LIR). Peace Retreat Costa Rica will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Distances

  • Daniel Oduber Quirs International Airport (LIR) - 1 hour's drive
  • Santa Cruz - 30 minutes' drive
  • Tamarindo - 30 minutes' drive
Airport: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% 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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Arrival: Saturday November 3, 2018
Departure: Saturday November 17, 2018

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