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Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Take your personal yoga practice to the next level in this transformative 200-hour registered yoga teacher training course in Costa Rica, with expert international instructors. The course offers a balanced, quality curriculum, accredited with the Yoga Alliance, USA, and is intended for yoga aspirants who want to elevate their yoga practice. Well Daily is excited to take you to this magical land of ancient wisdom, breath-taking sunsets, vibrant food, beautiful beaches, tropical gardens, and much more. Brianna Persall, yoga instructor, Well Daily founder, and Mimi Adeogba, international yoga instructor, founder of Swadhyaya Yoga School, lifestyle coach, and podcaster, will be there to lead this transformative experience - one that will guide you to tap into the power of your deepest intuition and embodiment while soaking up vibrant Costa Rica.

Meet the instructors

Brianna & Mimi
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Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Course materials and student playbook
  • 3 delicious and healthy meals daily
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Visits to ancient sites

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


19 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 6-12 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wireless internet

During this training, you will be staying at Nya Hotel, a sanctuary that seeks to offer guests an experience of rest and transformation. Hidden away between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Montezuma, Costa Rica, Nya is surrounded by natural beauty and tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The calm, serene environment and proximity to the ocean invite students to refresh their bodies and relax their minds, whilst being free from any external disturbances.

This beautiful property is meticulously designed to embrace you into the enchanting bounty, beauty, and bliss of Costa Rica. Each room is unique with its very own handcrafted decor and windows that open up to the inviting, fresh ocean breeze. The daily practice takes place in a beautiful open-air yoga shala constructed with stunning views of the ocean and a refreshing sea breeze.

After practice, take a dip in the ocean just minutes away from the shala, Enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets every day in this tropical oasis and be surrounded by hidden waterfalls, hiking, surfing, and the quaint town of Montezuma. Nya will embrace you with open arms and hold you while you experience this transformative journey.

Program

Certifications

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

Prerequisite

Some exposure to yoga through public classes or videos, with a minimum of two years of practice. Practice need not be consistent (for example one to three days a week). No prior teacher training certificate required.

What is a 200-hour yoga teacher training

A 200-hour yoga teacher training course is a comprehensive program designed to teach future yoga teachers practical hands-on and theoretical aspects of yogic philosophy and lifestyle in a manner that allows yoga aspirants and instructors alike to elevate their practice and simultaneously conditions them to become knowledgeable, credible and compassionate teachers. The curriculum is designed to deliver this training during 200 hours of experiential practice, written assignments, and discourse.

What will you learn in the course?

Well Daily + Swadhyaya Yoga School has designed courses in the most comprehensive and unique way, empowering you to stand apart as an inspired yoga teacher. The path of yoga is steeped in tradition; and, has been evolving and cultivating spiritual awareness and mindfulness practices among spiritual aspirants for millennia.

The 200-hour curriculum establishes the postures for the students and introduces Sanskrit terms for each asana. (Beginner to Intermediate instruction). In addition, students are encouraged to understand and utilize Sanskrit terms (in addition to English terms) when referring to each posture.

What does the syllabus include?

  • Yoga philosophy: Introduction to yogic lifestyle in modern times, historical evolution of yoga, paths of yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, introduction to Hatha yoga Pradipika
  • Anatomy and physiology of yoga: Therapeutic benefits of asana and pranayama, precautions, and contraindications on seven key organ systems of the human body.
  • Asanas: Proper postural alignment, variations of different postures
  • Pranayama: Basic breathing practices
  • Yoga teaching methodology: Demonstration of asanas and their variations
  • Classification, cueing, and sequencing of yoga asana, per traditional understanding based on Chakras
  • Adjustments of common misalignments, hands-on, and verbal assistance techniques
  • Mantras, chanting, Mudras, Kriyas, and lesson planning
  • Yoga Nidra and meditation
  • Teaching practice: Testing and sharing your teaching skills with your co-teachers. (Module 3)
  • Career: Business of yoga, communication skills, and safety norms. (Module 3)

Highlights

  • Expert yoga instructors: Highly experienced, internationally acclaimed yoga instructors empower you with diverse teaching skills.
  • Learn holistic business skills: Gain practical skills in; social media, branding, and marketing to create a purpose-driven brand that attracts your ideal client.
  • Cultural experiences: Immerse yourself in the exceptional wonders of Costa Rica and the ancient wisdom.
  • Vibrant food: Plant-based, organic, and locally grown to nourish the body, mind, and spirit.

The plan (daily schedule)

Great rising

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Herbal tea and Kriyas (cleansing)
  • 07:00 - 09:00 Pranayama, mantra chanting, and asana
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:45 Human anatomy, physiology, and yoga
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga philosophy

Afternoon

  • 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45 - 14:45 Library time/self-study
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Discussion, teaching methods, adjustments
  • 14:45 - 15:00 Break
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Pranayama and asana

Evening

  • 17:15 - 18:15 Meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner

The remainder of your evening can be used for self-study, rest, and rejuvenation. On some nights you will be partaking in special ceremonies such as sound baths, Temazcal, cacao, and moon ceremonies. While your days are relatively full from sunup to sundown, the daily schedule has amply apportioned free time for rest and self-study. Classes are six days a week and Sundays are a rest day, the perfect time to pamper yourself or take in the sights. If you would like some assistance, one of Well Daily’s staff will be happy to make suggestions and assist with arranging activities of your choice. The schedule may vary slightly.

Instructors

Brianna Persall

Mimi Adeogba

Location

This place is magical and will be your home for the next 22 days, where you will practice at Nya, a tranquil haven nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach. It’s easy to see beyond the hype as soon as you arrive and feel the warmth of the coast, the people, and the culture. You will spend each day close to the ocean, watching the mesmerizing sunsets, cooling off in the sea, and feeling the breeze in your hair. Commit to and explore self-inquiry, discipline, and tradition through the union and mastery of breath, meditation, and asana.

Distances

  • Tambor Airport (TMU) - 25 minutes
  • Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)- 3 hours and 45 minutes
  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) - 4 hours and 45 minutes

Food

During this training, you will be served daily delicious and healthy meals as well as fresh drinking water and herbal teas. Fresh and local vegetarian food is prepared by loving hands in the on-site kitchen. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and tea are all included and will follow the yogic diet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Yogic
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)

Sundays are your day to explore the surrounding area. There will be excursions available to waterfalls, hikes, ancient sites, and shopping.

Spa treatments

For an additional cost, there are spa treatments available from experienced therapists.

What's included

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 3 delicious and healthy meals daily
  • Fresh drinking water and herbal teas
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Course materials and student playbook
  • Visits to ancient ruins

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Juice and smoothie bar
  • Laundry services

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Domestic airlines Sansa and Nature Air both make the half-hour flight from San Jose to Tambor. From there, Montezuma can be reached in 30-40 minutes by car.

Arrival by boat

Boat taxis are becoming the transport of choice between Montezuma and the central Pacific beach town of Jaco. The one-hour journey provides ample opportunities to view sea turtles, rays, whales and dolphins while zipping along the ocean in a high-powered speedboat. Boats can hold up to 18 passengers, are operated by bilingual guides, and have an overhead canopy for shade. Rates usually run about 40 USD per adult, and if the boat has space, last-minute walk-ins are welcome. Passengers from 0-3 years of age are free; 3-10 years of age are 30 USD. Surfboards have a 10 USD fee, and bicycles cost 30 USD extra. The entire boat can be rented for 400 USD (1-5 people) or 500 USD (up to 10 passengers), with a 40 USD charge for additional passengers.

Arrival by bus

Direct buses depart the Coca Cola Station in San Jose at 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for the five-hour journey to Montezuma. Buses cross the scenic Gulf of Nicoya via ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera. The cost is around 13.50 USD and includes the ferry fee. From Montezuma, buses depart daily for San Jose at 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Notes

  • Please confirm these methods of travel with Well Daily as they may have changed.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% 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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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Saturday December 11, 2021
(22 days / 21 nights)

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