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29 Days 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nicargua

  • Equilibrio Surf Yoga Art Ecolodge, Pink Panther Road, Las Salinas de Nahualapa, Popoyo, Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua

Yoga Teacher Training Nicaragua

Join this yoga teacher training for a sacred and spiritual immersion for individuals who aspire to become teachers and also for those who would like to deepen their personal practice. Yatra Yoga will provide you a beautiful environment for a journey of inner exploration using the fullness of yoga to heal and center the body, mind, and spirit. This unique program embraces traditional yoga philosophy, a deep exploration of the chakras and their interrelationship to the mind, body, and spirit, as well as the most modern scientific approaches to anatomy and alignment.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga lessons
  • Yogic lifestyle and ethics
  • Teaching methodology classes
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga
  • Certification upon completion
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • 28 days accommodation
  • Daily vegan meals
  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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During this teacher training, you will stay either in a double, triple, or quadruple room at Equilibrio Surf Art Yoga retreat. All rooms have bathroom with hot solar powered showers.

During this yoga teacher training, you will learn to create and lead a basic Vinyasa yoga class, techniques of Thai yoga massage and Acro yoga, which allows a joyful sense of playfulness to flourish.

By understanding more about yourself, you will learn how to better relate to other people in an intentional and loving way. Awareness creates responsibility, and you can be of service to others and the planet by taking your practice off of the mat and into the world.

The main focus of this training is to allow students to open their hearts to their deepest and most compassionate nature and to embody this love in their life, both on and off the mat so that they become truly extraordinary teachers and practitioners of yoga. Short breaks will be taken during the morning and afternoon session. Please note that schedule may change. Your openness will allow Yatra Yoga to create the best schedule to serve your needs.

Monday to Saturday schedule

  • 06:30 - 08:30 Morning yoga practice
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast (noble silence)
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Yoga session
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch, study break, and siesta
  • 15:00 - 17:30 Afternoon yoga practice and session
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Dinner and rest
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Evening session and lecture

Curriculum

Technique

  • Focus on styles and traditions of Hatha yoga
  • Basic posture list
  • Understanding the principles of alignment
  • The art of assisting
  • The art of sequencing (Krishnamacharya)
  • Modifications and variations for individual bodies
  • Usage of props
  • Introduction to yin yoga, Kundalini, and Ashtanga

Teaching methodology

  • Focus on design and preparation for class sequencing
  • Creating a safe and sacred space
  • Hands-on assists and adjusting techniques
  • Modifications and variations for multi-level class
  • Exploring group dynamics
  • Finding your authentic voice and using clear language as a teacher
  • Use of music and musical instruments to enhance experience
  • Teaching skills
  • Practice teach modules and group collaboration

Eastern and western anatomy and physiology

  • Energetic, spiritual and physiological effects of asana, pranayama, and meditation
  • Pranayama techniques and methods
  • Relaxation techniques and methods
  • Injury prevention principles and technique
  • Multi-media presentation of anatomy of Hatha yoga
  • Chakras and the nadis
  • The five koshas
  • Prana vayus
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Chanting and mudras

Philosophy, ethics, and yogic lifestyle

  • Roots of yoga
  • Overview of sacred texts
  • Patanjali’s yoga sutras and eight limbed path
  • Yatra yoga as service; karma yoga
  • Incorporating yamas and niyamas as an ethical basis in teacher-student relationships
  • Yoga and vegetarianism

Practicum

  • Design and teaching modules
  • Conscious communication practices of offering and receiving feedback
  • Practice teach sessions
  • Buddy support system

Business aspects of teaching yoga

  • Yoga Alliance registry and continuing education
  • Building community
  • Practicalities of marketing
  • How to stay connected

This retreat will be held at Equilibrio Surf Art Yoga retreat in Rivas, Nicaragua. Nicaragua, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is a Central American nation known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes, and beaches.

At Equilibiro, an ecological resort on Rio Nahualapa, you will discover the hidden paradise, immerse yourself in nature, healthy living, and creativity; while soaking up the geographical and cultural beauty of Nicaragua’s Pacific coastal beaches like Popoyo, one of Nicaragua's best surf breaks and Guasacte.The unique location allows guests to explore the farm’s organic gardens and fruit trees, the salt-water river, lagoon, white-sand beaches, and pacific coastline without touching a road.

Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Massage
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Temazcal
  • Zip lining nearby
General
  • Beach
  • Hammock
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Board rental
  • Tour assistance

During this training, you will be served three daily delicious locally sourced vegan meals.

There are many complimentary activities you can enjoy on site or nearby during your free time like paddling in the river, walking around the farm, relaxing in the hammocks beneath the mangoes, hiking in the hills across the river, strolling down the beach, or visiting beautiful tide pools on low tide or huge rock outcroppings.

On-site you can also enjoy relaxing at the Temazcal, an organic steam room, nature hikes, riding the disco ball, jumping in the well, play horseshoes, a zip line ride, kayaking, floating in a tube, walking a slackline, playing music, or painting.

Day Trips

Day trips to San Juan del Sur, Granada, Mombacho Volcano. and other areas can also be organized for guests.

Horseback riding

The price for this activity is 30 USD for 120 minutes per person.

Local hot spring visit

The price for this activity is 12 USD per person and includes entrance fee for two and taxi to and from the location of the hot spring.

Practice surf

There are many great places to surf nearby, just a short paddle or walk down to the beach. The price for this activity is approximately 30 USD, which includes a three-hour class with surf board rental.

During this teacher training, you may enjoy massage services at Equilibrio Surf Art Yoga retreat starting from 35 USD per person with a massage therapist.

  • 1 student's manual
  • 3 daily vegan meals
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Full program and curriculum
  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion
  • Transportation to and from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (AMD)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (AMD). The organizer will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Yatra Yoga an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Steph Lemus
    10 out of 10

    "Firstly, I wanted to thank you for everything that you taught me during those few weeks! I have learned so much about myself and I am continuing on my journey to discover more. I have been doing a lot self-study, reading, writing, and meditation, and I think my positive attitude has really caught on with those around me. You may never know how much of an impact you have had in my life."

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  • Review by Laura Golden, E-RYT 500
    10 out of 10

    "Tara is one of my favorite teachers of all times. She is an excellent yoga teacher. If you have ever taken even one class with her, this is clear. But she is not just a great teacher because of method or delivery, etc. She is a great teacher because she is an amazing person. She is warm and caring, open and sharing, sweet, soft, funny, playful and real. Who she is simply flows naturally into her teaching, and she has been a natural teacher from the start, only getting better and better as her own practice and teaching experience grow. Take any chance you get to practice with her."

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  • Review by Elana de Veaux
    10 out of 10

    "I can highly recommend Tara on both a personal and professional level, having hosted her at Shakti Yoga Byron Bay, experiencing her classes as a participant, and also co-teaching with her at Yatra Yoga in an intensive residential training. She is an exemplary teacher, giving 100% to every class and thoroughly trained in both the physical and spiritual aspects of the yoga spectrum. She truly embodies the yogic aspiration, and is a delight to be with. Her classes are always balanced, with an integrated approach for optimal benefit to all students."

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  • Review by Elana de Veaux
    10 out of 10

    "A friend told me about Tara Foltons teacher training and recommended that I do it. I ended up enrolling without the faintest idea of what I was getting myself into. Doing yoga for the better part of the day for several weeks straight isnt the easiest thing to do. But, on some deep level I knew exactly what I needed, and Yatra was there.The most humbling part of the Yatra experience wasnt the rigorous training of poses or Sanskrit but, the amount of self-inquiry and focus on personal transformation. Tara and her assistant, Kelly, created an environment that allowed us all to find our own path, but together. I will never forget the people that I was able to share my journey with and I am entirely grateful to have been apart of theirs as well."

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