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500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Dedicate yourself to your practice in this transformative 500-hour registered yoga teacher training course in Costa Rica with international yoga instructors Brianna and Mimi. This thorough, yet rigorous course provides the best immersive yogic experience transforming you from beginner stages of practice to an advanced and refined practitioner by merging the 200 and 300-hour curriculum for your 500-hour RYT certification. Well Daily is excited to take you to this magical land of 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, 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 sacred energies.

Meet the instructors

Brianna & Mimi
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Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga asana classes
  • Course material and student playbook
  • Daily meditation and pranayama and Mantra chanting
  • RYT 500 certificate (RYT 200 + RYT 300) upon completion
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Fresh drinking water and herbal teas
  • 3 delicious and healthy meals daily
  • 56 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


42 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®)

Pe-requisite

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 will you learn in the course?

Well Daily + Swadhyaya Yoga School have 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 awareness and mindfulness practices among spiritual aspirants for millennia. The 500-hour training is comprised of taking the 200-hour and the 300-hour sequentially. 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. The 300-hour curriculum builds on your technical skills and helps you elevate your approach to teaching. The Hatha yoga modules accentuate yogic philosophy and understanding how to bring all eight limbs of your yoga practice to life, while providing opportunities to learn and experience what it means to be an inspiring yoga instructor who helps bring true transformation to students’ lives.

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
  • Methodology: 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 - 13:45 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

  • 56 nights accommodation
  • 3 delicious and healthy meals daily
  • Fresh drinking water and herbal teas
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • RYT 500 certificate (RYT 200 + RYT 300) upon completion
  • 2 daily yoga asana classes
  • Daily meditation and pranayama and Mantra chanting
  • Course material and student playbook
  • Local excursions (optional)

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.
57 days / 56 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

Availability

Arrival: Saturday January 8, 2022
Departure: Saturday March 5, 2022

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