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Join Vida Asana Founder Rosemarie Gonzalez Gainza and Alejandra Torres, along with Catalina Badilla for 3 weeks of immersive yoga training in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.
The rooms which are all with private bathroom are available for single, double, and triple occupancies.
Included is 200 hours of Yoga Alliance certified training, including anatomy, which is going to be taught by Adriana Leiva. Adriana has 14 years of experience as a yoga teacher, physical therapist, and massage therapist, as well as Philosophy, Alignment, and Methodology.
Rosemarie, has over 25 years of experience teaching yoga and she will guide us in daily meditation and pranayama classes, every morning for the 3 weeks. She is specialized in moving us from a place of fear to a place of pure LOVE.
Alejandra will be teaching most of the classes during this 3 weeks. But there is also another surprise guest and workshop, and this is Alejandra’s soul sister Catalina Badilla who has 14 years experience practicing yoga. She will offer a special divine feminine workshop, so we can have a better understanding of the woman cycles and blessing of having a womb. This information is for everyone.
This is a comprehensive yoga instructor training, designed in accordance with the 200-hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of this instructor training, you will be qualified in Vinyasa flow. Over a three weeks period, you will practice in the following areas:
Anatomy and physiology - 20 hours
Electives - 15 hours
Practicum - 10 hours
Teaching methodology - 25 hours
Techniques training or practice - 100 hours
Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers - 30 hours This training starts with orientation, followed by a heart opening yoga class, and family style dinner.
6:00 - 8:00 Meditation and Pranayama
8:00 -10:00 Asana class. Depending on the day or week, we will work on, standing postures, forward folds, back bending, twists, hip openers, arm balances, and/or inversions.
11:15 – 13:15 Workshops on Philosophy, anatomy, methodology, or alignment
15:00 - 17:00 Workshop
5pm – 7 pm Asana class
Rosemarie Gonzales Gainza is a holistic health practitioner, a certified yoga teacher, and the founder and owner of the Vida Asana Retreat Center in Costa Rica. Her style of yoga combines principles of Ashtanga, Bikram, and Anusara yoga which is creating a strong, healthy, and happy flow.
Alejandra is from San Jose, Costa Rica. She began practicing yoga at an early age and realized she wanted to dedicate her life to this discipline. Her foundations are Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Anusara yoga. Alejandra is a passionate teacher and she enjoys teaching in the beautiful coast of Costa Rica.
Catalina is originally from the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Catalina found yoga after giving birth to her first child in 2003 which was, of course, a time of change in her life. Catalina masters types of yoga like Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga.
Vida Asana is tucked away in the rainforest, less than a mile from the beach, and blends perfectly with the jungle environment of Playa Hermosa. This location allows you to enjoy some wide range of activities and to venture of the property.
During the retreat, you will have daily meals including lunch and snacks. The meals provided are true jungle gourmet, with an emphasis on fresh, organic, locally sourced fruits, and vegetables. Vida Asana also serves freshly caught fish on occasion. However, you will always have a great vegan entree available. If you have any dietary restrictions, please inform Vida Asana right away.
During your free time, you are granted lots of time to relax, blend in with nature, explore, or immerse yourself in the other activities Central Americas "adventure capital" has to offer. You may also be interested in waterfall hiking, paddle boarding, spiritual experiences, National Park tours, zip lining, rappelling, or horseback riding.
Vida Asana offers a full compliment of spa treatments, Reiki treatments, Ayurvedic massages. facials, and wraps at an extra cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). The private travel from the airport to the retreat location is available for about 90 USD.
The bus which is a great option is very much recommended for you to reach the retreat location. The service costs only about 10 USD.
The shuttle service available to the retreat location costs for about 35 USD.
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