YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: COSTA RICA LUXURY RETREAT!
200-HR TEACHER TRAINING
Get Certified On Retreat I January 11th - 28th, 2020
NALU, NOSARA, COSTA RICA
Shivakali Yoga offers a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica, which is immersed in the ancient spiritual, philosophical and meditative traditions of Yoga, while also maintaining a firm ground in modern alignment, sequencing, and approaches to practice.
This 18-day Yoga Retreat offers students the lived experience of the teachings. In addition to practice and study, we will participate in meditation, ceremony, council, and explore what these practices & teachings mean for ourselves as individuals, and for our community as a whole.
Whether you are interested in teaching your loved ones, earning an income as a Yoga instructor, or solely being called to deepen your practice, we welcome you to join us on this incredible journey.
ORGANIC FARM-FRESH CUISINE
SUNRISE YOGA IN A COSTA RICAN LUXURY VILLA
OCEAN & WHITE SAND BEACH, JUST A 10-MINUTE WALK
SACRED PHILOSOPHY, DEEP VINYASA PRACTICE, & BRILLIANT TEACHERS
Uncover Your Deeper Self.
COURSE OF TRAINING
Our Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica progresses over 18 days by a map of the chakras, starting at the root and ending with the crown. During the root segment, students will ground their intentions for teaching/practice, and learn the vast history of Yoga from the Vedas through the Upanishads, Buddhism, Yoga Sutras, Bhakti traditions, Tantric Lineages and contemporary Yoga Schools. In the sacral chakra we will uncover the countless layers of the subtle body, learn the principles of Ayurveda, gain an overview of classical Tantra, and practice Yoga Nidra. As we progress through the navel chakra we will explore Yoga's connection with power, fire, and introduce Lakshmi practice & the business of Yoga.
In the heart we encounter the devotional path of Bhakti (devotional) Yoga, as well as ceremony, prayer and healing. We will connect in nature, and receive teachings on the heart of our practice. We share in men's and women's circles as a step in our process of uniting energies, where we also honor identifying with a group other than your assigned-at-birth gender, and exploring the group you feel called to!
Moving upwards into the throat chakra students will learn about Kashmir Shaivism and the Sanskrit language, pronunciation, principles of chanting, and a wealth of mantra & deity practices. Progressing to the third eye the training becomes increasingly more subtle, as we encounter an array of Yogic meditations, explore Yogic Buddhism, and turn inward in silence. Culminating in the crown, trainees will receive kundalini awakening practices, learn Shakti mantra, Yogic ritual, and receive an initiation into the practice.
Each of our 18 days will also include a thorough overview in the anatomy/physiology of Yoga-Asana (postures), a comprehensive outlook on teaching methodology, an intensive dissection of major and minor poses, workshops on adjustments/alignment, and plenty of time for practice teaching. Not to mention time for students to be alone in nature, reflect, swim, stargaze, and relax in quietude.
LEAD TEACHERS: SERGE BANDURA + GLORIA BARAQUIO
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST TEACHERS AND HEALERS.
*THIS 200-HR PROGRAM IS FULLY-ACCREDITED BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE.
Nalu is a retreat composed of luxury villas and a breathtaking yoga studio designed by world-renown architect Benjamin Saxe, which has been featured in Dwell Magazine, Wallpaper, and many other prominent publications. Nalu is a Hawaiian word meaning "wave," or to go with the flow. It is with this intention that this contemporary oasis was built lovingly with impeccable attention to detail.
Check out Nalu in Dwell Magazine!
Each villa has its own private saltwater pool, spa bathroom, living/dining quarters and more. Nalu is situated in Nosara, Costa Rica, known for some of the most beautiful beaches and beautiful surf in the entire country. Say hello to howler monkeys and iguanas as you stroll through this luxury jungle paradise, and practice in the gorgeous 1200 sq ft. open-air studio.
Breakfast and Dinner will consist of delicious organic vegetarian meals with vegan and gluten free options, fresh juices, unique deserts, and healthy snacks/teas. Accommodations are offered in various combinations such as private, double, and quadruple rooms, as well as some rooms available at another beautiful villa across the street. Click below for details on pricing and rooms available.
For those looking to teach, this Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica will provide a vast, comprehensive tool-kit for teaching physical postures, breathing techniques, alignment, adjustments, as well as pranayama, mantra, meditation, and more. The principles we instruct can be applied to any style of yoga you feel compelled to offer.
For students looking to deepen their understanding, this will be a dynamic expansion of both knowledge and practice. A sincere exploration of what it means to truly practice YOGA.
What style is Shivakali Yoga?
We teach a alignment-based 'Vinyasa Flow' practice, culminating in restorative postures, meditation and pranayama. Our practice focuses on presence centered awareness, serving first to awaken the body and break-up stuck energy, and then to soften the mind and nurture our inner being. Uniting the masculine + feminine aspects of practice we find freedom in movement, draw awareness from the mind to the heart, and allow insight to arise naturally.
COST OF TRAINING INCLUDES LODGING, COURSE MANUAL, CERTIFICATION, AND BREAKFAST + DINNER EACH DAY OF THE RETREAT. LUNCH IS AVAILABLE FROM PLENTY OF INCREDIBLE RESTAURANTS WITHIN 5-10 MINUTES WALK FROM THE VILLA, FROM GOURMET TO CHEAP LOCAL FARE :)
SIGN UP FOR JUST $1220!
*PACKAGES AVAILABLE FROM $3650*
Earlybird Prices End October 1.
Limited Space Available. Reserve Yours!
~ PURA VIDA! ~
Questions about our Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica?
Payment plans available. EMAIL or CALL US!
CALL US DIRECTLY: 310.341.0004
COME JOIN US IN PARADISE.
6:00-8:15am: Morning Yoga Sadhana (Yoga, Meditation, Chanting, Arati)
8:15-9:30am: Breakfast Break / Seva
9:30-11:00am: Class 1 (sacred philosophy)
11:00-12:30pm: Class 2 (sequencing, anatomy, methodology)
12:30-3:00pm: Lunch Break
3:00-4:30pm: Posture Clinic
4:30-6:00pm: Practice Teaching
6:00-7:15pm: Dinner Break
7:15pm: Evening Program (Kirtan, Meditation, Heart Circle, etc.)
Sample Schedule (Break-Day):
9:00-10:00am: Walking Meditation
10:00-12:00pm: Heart Circle
6:00-7:00pm: Restorative Meditation & Pranayama
7:00-9:00pm: Dinner & Spiritual Movie
***We will have other short days as well to rejuvenate***
~ MAY ALL BEINGS HAVE PEACE ~
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