22-Day 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training With Holistic Equine Yoga in Costa Rica - July 2017

SUMMARY

Surrounded by the giant trees and noble spirit of the horses begin your path as a Yoga teacher during this unique YTT given on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Rediscover your passion and true authentic self amidst beauty and nature.

  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Base Price: $3,400.00
  • Start Date: July 1, 2017 
  • End Date: July 23, 2017 
  • Number of Days: 22
  • Max Participants: 12

DETAILS

Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of the jungle and the wisdom of the giant tropical trees. Cleanse your body, mind & spirit in the warm Caribbean waters and feel the warm white sand upon your skin.

During this YTT experience discover stillness and peace, as you meditate to the sounds of howler monkeys over head and the chatter of parrots in the leaves. Feel the power of the 5 elements tropical jungle, sun, sea, tropical air, and the rich tropical earth; Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Metal balancing your aura and chakras.

Begin your journey as a Yoga teacher.
This 200 RYT Hatha Yoga certification is on anatomy and living your yoga. You are coached by experienced, internationally renowned teachers, Irum Naqvi and Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Giving you the opportunity to learn the techniques and methodology for guiding yoga practice with awareness of how to live the Yoga philosophy. 

Through this training you will engage in a physical practice and thought provoking discussions, receive the light to explore your inner being; discovering your true self as you bring your awareness to your layers of conditionings and the Samskaras. The transformation will leave you energized, confident and ready to follow your inner calling.

Students will learn to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, and Shivananda Yoga styles deepening their own understanding of Yoga and enhancing their professional yoga teaching careers. 

Unique to our course we limit enrollment to a maximum of 6 or 12 students per training. This way we can offer more individual support and practical training to each student. Our teachers and our homey venues lend to a more intimate experience for our students.

The course includes daily pranayama, mantra chanting and asana practice to help each student enrich their own practice. Lectures and practicums on Yoga philosophy, ethics, anatomy, and physiology, teaching methods will be covered in this course.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR A YOGA TEACHER TRAINING 200HR. RYT CERTIFICATION RETREAT WITH IRUM NAQVI, A CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER REGISTERED WITH YOGA ALLIANCE.

Irum has been practicing Yoga for 25 years. Influenced by Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kripalu, Anusara, Sivananda and all aspects of Hatha yoga, she focuses her practice on meditation and breath awareness, guiding students into their deeper physical and emotional space. 
Irum's quest to understand life’s purpose led her to yoga and reiki. With more than 4,000 hours of personal practice and close to 1,500 hours of teaching, Irum has organized yoga retreats, compiled a 100 page yoga training manual, and trained yoga teachers. She has taught in Canada, Costa Rica, the United States, Austria, Belgium, Israel, and Egypt. 
Her philosophy, the deeper we go, the lighter we become.
Successful graduates will receive a diploma and are eligible to register with YA as 200-RYT. Students enrolled in the “Yoga with Horses program” will receive the same diploma in addition to a certificate from Yoga in Harmony with Horses: Holistic Equine Yoga Certification.

Following the YTT we will be offering an optional Holistic Equine Yoga Certification program of 1 week long. This is the only Equine Yoga Certification of its kind, to be found.

A HOLISTIC JOURNEY TO CONNECT, BALANCE AND TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE THROUGH YOGA AND HORSES.

100 hours certification course presented in three modules, offered by Terry Lillian Newton, developer, manager, and owner of Kindred Spirits, a holistic equine healing facility in Costa Rica and Corinne Rosita Aulakh, E-500-RYT with Yoga with a View.
For more information about our program, please visit our page http://www.kindredspiritscr.com/retreats-treks-clinics/holistic-equine-yoga-certification

Schedule/Itinerary

  • 6:30am Morning asana & meditation
  • 9am breakfast
  • 10am Yoga class
  • 12:30 lunch
  • 2pm Yoga class
  • 4pm personal practice
  • 5pm review, studies & meditation
  • 6:30 dinner

YTT Program

Yoga Philosophy & Lifestyle

* The Yoga Sutras
* Meditation
* study of pranayama
* study of energy systems
* study of chakras
* study of bodies
* understanding the 8 limbs of Yoga passed down in the lineage of Sri Patanjali
* living with Yamas and Niymas and how they connect with the Chakras and energy bodies
* learn how to teach surya namaskar & 35 asanas
* sequence & design a session
* teach a 60 minute class
* science of motion
* relationship of muscles to asanas
* body & mind prana relationship
* effects of structural and energetic alignment to overall well being
* spine and energetic alignment
* modifications for common injuries
* learn correct anatomical and energetic focus for the safety of each asana
* students learn to design and deliver their own session
feedback by lead trainer and assistant trainer

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Includes all meals , teas & water (except on Sundays, free day to visit the local area)
  • All meals are fresh organic and vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Breakfast baskets are given for your lodgings to prepare in your kitchen and enjoy on your private terrace. Lunches & dinners are served on the open air terrace at Kindred Spirits lodge.
  • Includes all yoga mats & props for use during courses, horses during classes.
  • * For those living in the area and wish to only attend the course with breakfast and lunch, we offer different rates, please contact us for more information.
  • Meditation experience with the horses
  • Walks on the nature paths
  • Living in a community Well Being Center where focus is on love of nature, animals, yoga, meditation, horses and organic living and farming and creating a permaculture farm.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

  1. Lodge at our small Caribbean houses located at Kindred Spirits. 2 bedroom houses with sharing bathroom, kitchen and open air terraces over-looking the jungle. Each bedroom has 2 single bunk beds for 2 people. $3400 per person (private room with double bed $500 supplement)
  2. Lodge at the Villas Lomas del Caribe, private 2 bedroom bungalows, private bathrooms, kitchen, indoor living area, a/c, t/v, wi-fi and private swimming pool. $4200 per person ( 2-4 people ) 15 minute meditation jungle walk to Kindred Spirits.
  3. $2495 for Equine Yoga Program Certification with extra 7 days. Lodging at Kindred Spirits. 
  4. For lodging at Villas Lomas del Caribe $250 supplement or private house $500 supplement.
 

About Kindred Spirits Holistic Well Being Center

Kindred Spirits was born from a love and passion for horses, nature and all life on Planet Earth. To inspire true connection and harmony.

Integrating nature, yoga and horses heals the body, mind & spirit. Meditating with our herd of horses at liberty brings peace to the soul. These noble Beings have much to offer with their inner wisdom and gift for living in the moment. Their deep intuition and connection to all living things, guides us to a deeper self realization and also worldly understanding of life.

From a desire to help and guide people to heal themselves and rediscover their passion for life, Kindred Spirits was created. A place where kindred spirits come together to share, to learn, to teach and bring peace, balance and harmony into their lives as well as others.

Yoga, Healing and Meditation retreats together with the power of the Healing Herd of Horses are given throughout the year.

 

THE TEACHERS

Irum Naqvi

Irum Naqvi is a yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance. Her philosophy is, the deeper we go, the lighter we become. Practicing yoga for 25 years. Influenced by Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kripalu, Anusara, Sivananda, Hatha yoga, she focuses her practice on meditation and breath awareness.

 

Terry Newton

Yoga teacher, horse trainer and energy healer Terry brings this together with horses and their unique spirit.

Pathways Country Yoga Retreat in South Africa

Pathways Country Yoga Retreat in South Africa

 

SUMMARY

A life transforming retreat that has been enjoyed by many from all over the world. It reveals deep insights to the practice of yoga. A retreat is held once a month all year round

Country: South Africa

Base Price: $734.00

Available all year

 

 

DETAILS

Join this transforming retreat if you desire to transform your life. This experience will teach you the deeper spiritual understanding of yoga. Through a disciplined practice over time, you will become aware of a shift in your ideals and principals. Discover how you are limitless and that through the full understanding and use of universal principals, you will set your mind free from the illusion and enter a life of freedom!

During this retreat, you will learn that a yearning begins for a deeper understanding of your self and the answer to the questions like who you are, where do you come from?, what are you doing in this world?, and where are you going? A yearning is experienced from within to find purpose to our life and a way to fulfill that purpose. 

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Topics under discussion in the transforming workshops

  • Who are you?
  • Where did you come from?
  • What re you doing here?
  • Where are you going to?
  • How you are a spirit having a human experience
  • The subtle body
  • The joint operation of the physical, mental, and emotional faculties
  • Understanding the role of mind, body, and emotions
  • The science of the mind and emotions
  • The conscious, sub conscious, and super conscious mind
  • How you are capable of changing your thoughts
  • How you are capable of choosing and changing your life
  • How are only thoughts that keep you in a limited world
  • Scientific techniques to reprogram your thoughts and emotions
  • Expanding awareness
  • Self study and journal keeping
  • Processing of psychic scars
  • Coaching techniques and vision board skills

 

 

SCHEDULE + ITINERARY

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Optional morning sadhana
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Transformational workshop
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Leisure time
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Yoga class
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner followed by free time

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • Daily Life Coaching & yoga workshops
  • Course material

 

Accommodation

Pathways Country Yoga Retreat offers luxurious, comfortable accommodation in a very homely environment. Each room can accommodate up to two guests and has either a shared or a private bathroom. The rooms haVe views either to the swimming pool or the three serene dams. 

There is a private island and gardens for quiet time or contemplation with an outdoor sun deck to soak in the miraculous beauty of sunrise and sunset. There is also an indoor and outdoor yoga studio, fresh vegetable and fruit gardens, nature walking trails, and an abundance of bird life.

 

TEACHER + LEADER

Jennifer Fitzsimmons

Jennifer has been practicing yoga for 19 years and teaching for 16 years. Her passion for yoga began when she healed herself and her life through the use of the scientific techniques. It is Jennifer's intention to share with people these life changing techniques to transform their lives to that of their desire.

8-day Yoga & Dance with The Happiness Retreat in Greece - July 2017

SUMMARY

8 days, 7 nights. A paradise-on-earth place, Koufonisi island, Greece.We will practice Yoga & Breath work, boost our creativity with Impulse Dance and heal on the warm sea surface with Floating Body. Homemade vegan food, amazing beaches, divine sunsets, unspoiled nature and gentle sounds of the waves and the wind will embrace us unconditionally.

  • World Region: Europe

  • Country: Greece

  • Base Price: $890.00

  • Start Date: 7/8/2017
  • End Date: 7/15/2017
  • Max Participants: 16

DETAILS

I invite you to join me in a paradise-on-earth place – Koufonisi island ,Greece, for a Full Moon week.We will practice Yoga, focusing on breath , we will boost our creativity with Impulse Dance and become one with the water in Floating Body. Fresh homemade vegan food,amazing beaches, divine sunsets ,unspoiled nature and gentle sounds of the waves and the wind will embrace us unconditionally.

We will be as creative as children, as unique as stars, as free as birds, as floating as leaves, as humble as flowers, as creative as human beings.

Love & Light,
Apostolia Papadamaki -Artist/Teacher/Facilitator

Location :A Blue Paradise – Ano Koufonisi

Koufonisi-The smallest of the Cyclades inhabited islands. A peaceful place for complete relaxation.The highlight of the island is Pori beach, with golden sand, turquoise clear shallow waters and emblematic large caves that can be found next to it.


Teacher /Facilitator
Apostolia Papadamaki is an internationally acclaimed choreographer, a traveler, performer and teacher of yoga, impulse dance and floating body.An ongoing life learner, Apostolia studied release contemporary dance and contact improvisation at Movement Research- New York, Ashtanga Yoga atJ ivamukti Center –New York and Alexander Technique.She is practicing Hatha Yoga daily the last 15years.

Being a lover of arts and movement she also studied Physical Theater, Ai ki Do,Scuba Diving, (Rescue Diver Padi) Craniosacral Therapy,Reiki and many more, collaborating with inspiring artists, musicians, and teachers in many lands.

After 20 years of ongoing studies and research on movement Apostolia, founded Biomatic Anatomy, an holistic approach to movement that expands to her Yoga Teachings, Impulse Dance, Floating Body. She organises The Happiness Retreat in unique locations in Greece.


Yoga & Biomatic Anatomy

Our daily Yoga practice, in conjunction with the principles of Biomatic Anatomy, will bring harmony to our body, mind and emotional state. Emphasising on linking movement with breath as well as bringing our awareness into the lightness and transparency of our body/spirit, will increase the energy flow and open generously space for bliss.

Biomatic Anatomy is a holistic approach of body perception and movement, the result of continuous study and research of it’s founder Apostolia Papadamaki. Aims to remind us the primary instincts of movement and gain experiential and theoretical knowledge of the human skeleton, the joints and how they work. 

im-PULSE DANCE

Everything in nature is Pulse! Through movement and dance we connect with our deeper self and relax the mind. Structured through Apostolia’s deep experience in contact improvisation, release techniques and Osho Kundalini meditation, this spiritual language speaks where words fail; an abundance of bliss in the heart of existence is created.Music and rhythm indulges the body to overcome all restrictions until we reach our abundant and joyful self.

Floating Body

We all come from the womb of our mother and we have experienced “floating”. In Floating Body,as we float at the sea surface, we take advantage from the absence of gravity in order to release the vertebrae and to allow the spine to move in ways that are not possible on the ground. Our connection with breath takes on a new dimension.

SCHEDULE + ITINERARY

Saturday July 8th* Arrival & welcome Dinner

Sunday July 9th* Morning Yoga & evening Impulse Dance
Full moon party & Full moon night bath

Monday July 10th* Morning Yoga & evening Floating Body

Tuesday July 11th Morning Yoga & evening im-Pulse Dance
Boat excursion to Drima-Antikeri & Kato Koufonisi

Wednesday July 12th* Morning Yoga & evening Floating Body

Thursday July 13th* Morning Yoga & evening im-Pulse Dance

Friday July 14th* Morning Yoga & evening Floating Body
Sunset Beach Party

Saturday July 15th Departure or free day on the island or day trip to Amorgos


* Beach /Excursions /Experiences /Massage

Timetable (Sample day):
07.30 Tea
08.00 Yoga & Biomatic Anatomy
10.30 Breakfast
11.00 Free time for the beach /massage /excursions /experiences
15.00 Lunch
16.00 Free time for the beach /massage /excursions /experiences
18.30 Im-pulse Dance or Floating Body
21.00 Dinner

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights/ 8 days of stay in a paradise–on–earth place.
  • 3 Delicious Fresh Vegan Meals per day **
  • 6 classes Yoga & Biomatic Anatomy
  • 3 classes of im-Pulse Dance
  • 3 classes of Floating Body
  • Sunrise Beach Meditations
  • Cooking with Esco
  • Welcome early Dinner– Farewell breakfast
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Transportation from and to Αno Koufonisi Port to Koufonisi Villas
  • Explorations in nature with Apostolia
  • Mindfulness living all day long
  • Playful games (surprise for those that wish!)
  • No goal settings – Be present in the moment!
  • Flights & Boat tickets are not included

Accommodation Description

Our 2 Koufonisi Villas (Porithea & Parathira) are located at Ano Koufonisi. The villas overlook Pori Bay, one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in the Mediterranean.(walking distance 8’).
There are plenty of open plan areas to lounge both inside and outside.Amongst the olive trees, there is a beautiful yoga shala, made of stone with light curtains to shade the space, a cosy outdoor Thai Massage room and an outdoor Jaccuzi.

The bedrooms are comfortable and cozy, with carefully selected fabrics and funky accessories, a touch of whimsy that creates a loving, homely atmosphere.The full-moon nights at Koufonisi Villas are breathtaking. Keros island view in the moonlight, is a unique experience for every visitor. According to the residents of Koufonisi, the contour of the deserted island in the night resembles a female, prostrated Cycladic statuette.

Amenities

  • Plenty of outdoor & indoor lounge spaces.
  • Free Wi-fi access
  • Air Conditioning or ceiling fans in all bedrooms
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor bathtub
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Apostolia Papadamaki

Apostolia Papadamaki, international choreographer, Hatha yoga teacher, ongoing life learner, lover of arts and movement, Scuba Diving, Craniosacral Therapy, Ushui Reiki, Shamanism. Founder of Biomatic Anatomy and The Happiness Retreat. Apostolia shares her joyful spiritual and self-transformation practices and experiences with love and respect.

28-day 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion with Sarva Rasa Yoga in Thailand - September 2017

SUMMARY

28 Day 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training in beautiful Kata Beach, Thailand. Daily healing sound baths and sunset meditation.

  • World Region: Asia
  • Country: Thailand
  • Base Price: $3,200.00
  • Start Date: 9/24/2017
  • End Date: 10/22/2017
  • Max Participants: 20

DETAILS

This 28-day, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive is a Yoga Alliance approved foundational training rooted in the lineages of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. This training will provide participants with the knowledge, practice, and experience to become creative, competent, and inspiring teachers. 

The training is open to all, both those inspiring to become the next generation of dynamic teachers as well as to those simply wishing to immerse themselves in the practice of yoga. Those with injuries and health issues are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

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PROGRAM GOALS

ASANA

Students will be able to perform or guide a student into various asana (postures). Additionally, for each posture participants will know the safety precautions, modifications, contraindications, the proper alignment of the pose, and will feel confident offering hands-on-adjustments.

PRANAYAMA AND BANDHAS

Pranayama: Effectively guide and practice various traditional pranayama exercise and effectively link movement with breath.

Bandhas: Understand the bandhas and how to apply them in their own practice as well as their student's.

MEDITATION

Students should feel comfortable guiding a basic meditation practice and cultivating awareness and movement as meditation through a guided asana practice.

PHILOSOPHY

Students will be familiar with the 8 limbs of yoga and the ethical principles of yoga (the yamas and the niyamas). They will have a basic understanding of the history of modern yoga. They will be familiar with the classic yogic texts. Additionally, students will learn how to live a yogic lifestyle, taking their yoga off of their mats and into their day-to-day lives. 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Students will be able to correctly identify the primary bones and muscles of the body. They will understand movement principles and how to prevent injury. Students will also have a basic understanding of the yoga energetic body (the chakras, nadis, and koshas).

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Graduating teachers will feel comfortable leading a group, all-levels class. Students will be comfortable with sequencing, cueing, and leading. They will be able to guide students safely through a 60-minute alignment-based vinyasa class. 

GROWTH

Students will grow their personal practice, develop their voice, and deepen their connection. They will learn to lead and to support their fellow teachers and community members.

SCHEDULE + ITINERARY

Training will on average run from 6am-3pm. There are half days and several excursion days built into the program. Detailed syllabus will be provided to registrants prior to arrival.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Three meals per day: Fresh fruit breakfast smoothie, vegetarian lunch, vegetarian dinner, coffee, tea, and beverages will be served at meal times
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation

NOT INCLUDED

  • Adventure excursion costs: day trips to neighboring islands, hike to the Big Buddha, scuba diving and other options
  • Required texts

*SPECIAL PRICING EXCLUDING ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE FOR LOCALS. MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF RESIDENCY. TO INQUIRE EMAIL INFO@SARVARASAYOGA.COM 

STANDARD ROOM SINGLE: $3,500

POOL VIEW SINGLE: $3,700

OCEAN VIEW SINGLE: $3,900

 

ABOUT THE TRAINERS

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Selena Garefino

Selena began practicing yoga when she was 13 years old. She has studied with Noah Mazé, Elena Brower, Sarah Powers, and Nicolai Bachman. Selena is dedicated to teaching movement through artful alignment to support her students on and off of their mats. Selena holds Masters of Public Health from Boston University in International Health.

Anwar Gilbert

Anwar is a yoga teacher, nutritionalist, personal trainer, integrated flexibility specialist, pre/postnatal specialist, and corrective exercise specialist. Anwar has been guiding his clients on their individual paths to wellness for 14 years. He has been teaching anatomy and physiology and mentoring personal trainers throughout his career.

21-day 200HR Yoga Teacher Training Immersion in Costa Rica with Sarva Rasa Yoga in July 2017

SUMMARY

21 Day Yoga Teacher Training Immersion at the Peace Retreat in Playa Negra, Costa Rica. Learn to sequence and teach both alignment-based hatha yoga and vinyasa flow yoga. Daily healing sound baths and sunset beach meditation.

  • World Region: Central America
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Base Price: $2,800.00
  • Start Date: 7/15/2017
  • End Date: 8/5/2017
  • Max Participants: 15

 

DETAILS

200HR Yoga Alliance Approved Program:

This 3-week Intensive, Yoga Alliance approved, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational training rooted in the lineages of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. This Yoga Alliance certified training will provide participants with the knowledge, practice, and experience to become creative, competent, and inspiring teachers. 

Training will be held at the Peace Retreat in Playa Negra Costa Rica. The Tuition Costs listed below include lodging, two fresh meals per day, and full tuition. 

The training is open to all, both those inspiring to become the next generation of dynamic teachers as well as to those simply wishing to immerse themselves in the practice of yoga. Those with injuries and health issues are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

PROGRAM GOALS

ASANA

Students will be able to perform or guide a student into various asana (postures). Additionally, for each posture participants will know the safety precautions, modifications, contraindications, the proper alignment of the pose, and will feel confident offering hands-on-adjustments.

PRANAYAMA AND BANDHAS

Pranayama: Effectively guide and practice various traditional pranayama exercise and effectively link movement with breath.

Bandhas: Understand the bandhas and how to apply them in their own practice as well as their student's.

MEDITATION

Students should feel comfortable guiding a basic meditation practice and cultivating awareness and movement as meditation through a guided asana practice.

PHILOSOPHY

Students will be familiar with the 8 limbs of yoga and the ethical principles of yoga (the yamas and the niyamas). They will have a basic understanding of the history of modern yoga. They will be familiar with the classic yogic texts. Additionally, students will learn how to live a yogic lifestyle, taking their yoga off of their mats and into their day-to-day lives. 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Students will be able to correctly identify the primary bones and muscles of the body. They will understand movement principles and how to prevent injury. Students will also have a basic understanding of the yoga energetic body (the chakras, nadis, and koshas).

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Graduating teachers will feel comfortable leading a group, all-levels class. Students will be comfortable with sequencing, cueing, and leading. They will be able to guide students safely through a 60-minute alignment-based vinyasa class. 

GROWTH

Students will grow their personal practice, develop their voice, and deepen their connection. They will learn to lead and to support their fellow teachers and community members.

Join us at the beautiful, eco-friendly Peace Retreat in the paradise of Playa Negra, Costa Rica. The location of the famous surfing beach featured in the classic film Endless Summer.

Transportation to and from the venue, lodging, and two, fresh, healthy, local meals are included in your tuition package, off-site teacher training rates available by inquiry. 

The Peace Retreat is a unique retreat center offering jungle views, wildlife, beach access, and an on-site swimming pool. The yoga room where you will spend your days is open air with stunning views of Costa Rica. 

Around the retreat center you'll find private study nooks over looking the jungle to complete your homework in serenity. 

The venue is unlike many retreat centers in that it is is not isolated from the broader community. Participants will be free to explore Costa Rican culture and life in their spare time. 

The Peace Retreat is committed to presence, peace, and wellbeing for all. We look forward to sharing this special place with you.

SCHEDULE + ITINERARY

This is an intensive. In order to fulfill the requirements of Yoga Alliance we will meet from 6am-6pm daily with a lunch and appropriate breaks. There are some free afternoons in the schedule for surfing and other excursions.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Lodging *double, single, and triple occupancy rates available
  • 2 fresh locally prepared meals, unlimited coffee and tea *additional snacks and smoothies available for purchase
  • Access to a community kitchen for storing snacks or special dietary needs
  • Tuition
  • Teacher Training Manual
  • Graduation Party Meal at a local restaurant
  • Shuttle two and from Liberia International Airport
  • Beach access

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

$200 OFF with code EXPLORE

Main Building *Triple Occupancy $3,000
Cabina *Double Occupancy $3,200
Main Building *Double Occupancy $3,350
Cabina *Single Occupancy $3,750
Main Building Suite One Bed with Full Kitchen and Private Balcony $4,600 *Single Occupancy Contact to inquire about double occupancy rate

Detailed descriptions available through our website. *prices do not include Costa Rican Hotel Tax of 13%

ABOUT THE TRAINERS

Selena Garefino EYRT, MPH, PhD Candidate

Selena began practicing yoga when she was 13 years old. She has studied with Noah Mazé, Elena Brower, Sarah Powers, and Nicolai Bachman. Selena is dedicated to teaching movement through artful alignment to support her students on and off of their mats. Selena holds Masters of Public Health from Boston University in International Health.

 

Anwar Gilbert

Anwar is a yoga teacher, nutritionalist, personal trainer, integrated flexibility specialist, pre/postnatal specialist, and corrective exercise specialist. Anwar has been guiding his clients on their individual paths to wellness for 14 years. He has been teaching anatomy and physiology and mentoring personal trainers throughout his career.

5-Day Yoga Retreat and The Art of Letting Go, Private Island Retreat in Turks & Caicos - June 2017

5-Day Yoga Retreat and The Art of Letting Go, Private Island Retreat in Turks & Caicos, June 2017

 

SUMMARY

Come to a place where peace and love exists. Learn to let go of the tension and stress that holds you back. Open up to let go of relationships, objects, and thoughts that no longer serve you. Experience your inner peace. Stretch your body and relax your mind.

  • World Region: Caribbean
  • Country: Turks and Caicos on Pine Cay
  • Base Price: $1,733.00
  • Start Date: 6/25/2017
  • End Date: 6/29/2017

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Dreaming of a beachfront room where you step directly from your unit to an award-winning beach with warm sugar-white sand? It's at The Meridian Club, Turks and Caicos, the only resort on the private island of Pine Cay, ONE OF THE CARIBBEAN’S BEST PRIVATE ISLAND RESORTS.

Visitors to the exclusive 800-acre island will enjoy a four-night experience on a two-mile stretch of award-winning spectacular “best beach” while fusing the mind, body and soul through yoga practice, workshops, and meditation. There will also be ample time for exploring and snorkeling, relaxing and a day of mission with a local children’s organization. Attendance is limited to 12 people.

A price of $1,733 US dollars per person (dbl occupancy) includes beach-front accommodations from June 25-29, a welcome gathering, breakfast and dinner daily at the highly reviewed Bistro restaurant , mid-afternoon refreshments, arrival/departure taxi and boat transfers from Providenciales to Pine Cay, non-motorized water sports, eight yoga sessions, three workshops, four meditations, a picnic lunch on volunteer day, a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival, snorkel excursion and more. 


Yoga, workshops and meditation geared towards all experience levels, will be led by licensed Yogi, Maggie Grace. Having trained under Pat Bruno, aka Swami Padmananda, she has studied yoga for wellness along with certifications focusing on a wide range of medical conditions. Maggie specializes in meditation, chakras balancing, vinyasa flow, and chair, intimate, corporate, senior and children’s yoga. She is also certified in Reiki Level 1, personal training, yoga and chakra balancing, and group exercise. Through practice and mission, Grace aims to leave guests in a state of higher awareness, able to let go and free up space to share their souls. 

At Pine Cay, you’ll leave behind your need for television, clock radios, and locks on the doors. A short private boat ride from the bustle of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, Pine Cay is a prestigious yet unassuming destination with one of the finest beaches and an array of distinctive natural space in the Caribbean.

Schedule/Itinerary

The Art of Letting Go, Yoga Retreat Schedule
June 25 – 29, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
3:00 pm Arrival at The Meridian Club, Turks and Caicos Islands
6:00 pm Meet and Greet – Private Welcome Gathering
7:30 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Yin Yoga Class under the Moonlight plus Relaxing Meditation
9:00pm Sweet Dreams
Monday, June 26, 2017
7:00 am Vinyasa Yoga
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Art of Letting Go - Workshop
10:00 pm Free time to Explore (refreshments, light snacks offered)
4:30 pm Yin Yoga
7:30 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Moonlight Meditation
9:00 pm The night is yours!
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:00 am Vinyasa Yoga
8:30 am Breakfast
10:00 am Giveback Day (packed lunch from property)
4:00 pm Yin Yoga and Workshop (time tentative)
7:30pm Dinner
8:30pm Moonlight Meditation
9:00pm Enjoy the night
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
7:00 am Vinyasa Yoga
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Art of Letting Go - Workshop
10:00 pm Free Time to Explore (Light snacks and refreshments offered)
4:30 pm Yin Yoga
7:30 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Moonlight Meditation
9:00 pm Enjoy the night
Thursday, June 29, 2017
7:00 am Vinyasa Yoga
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Freedom Chant
11:00 am Check Out

What's Included

  • 4 nights beachfront accommodations based on double occupancy
  • 8 Yoga, 3 Workshops, 4 Meditations
  • Welcome Gathering
  • Bottle of Wine in-room upon arrival
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Early morning coffee service
  • Casual mid-afternoon refreshments
  • Hobie Wave sailing boats
  • Kayaks
  • Paddleboard equipment
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Daily Snorkeling Trip
  • Fresh-water pool
  • Mini-Basketball court
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Bicycles
  • Shuffleboard
  • Tennis court and racquets
  • Some excursions to some neighboring islands
  • In-room WiFi
  • Wireless Internet access in the vicinity of the main club facility
  • Access to computer center - two computers reserved for guests
  • Private airport boat and taxi transfers
  • Postcards
  • Children’s Mission – Transfers, Giveback, Picnic Lunch

*Gratuity and airfare not included. Beer, wine and other beverages charged separately.

*Private room pricing and Spa services available.

Accommodation Description

Beachfront accommodations including alcove living area, Screened in porch
Outdoor shower, Thatched hut, Ceiling fan, Mini-library, WiFi, Oversized bathroom,
Mini-fridge,Coffee pot, No lock, no phone, no televisions (it’s what we don’t have that makes our guests return again and again).

Each one of our 13 units looks out to a breathtaking two-mile-long beach, which has been named one of the Caribbean’s best. All are spacious and suite-like, with a large bedroom and separate lounging alcove, leading into screened-in porches overlooking the sea. The breeze from ceiling fans rotating overhead joins the gentle trade winds, and flows through large windows and patio doors.

Furnished in tropical décor, the rooms are comfortable, bright and attractive. Each one contains one king or two twin beds, lots of pillows, and a small library of books for your reading pleasure. The “suite style” layout includes a large bathroom with two lavatory areas, a shower, and a dressing area with plenty of shelves for personal items and amenities such as a mini-fridge, coffee pot for fixing tea and coffee.The screened-in porch – with its table, chairs and ever-changing sea views – is the perfect place for breakfast or early morning coffee.

Just beyond, the outdoor patio has an outdoor shower enclosed with bamboo walls. With each room having its own private thatched tiki hut in front for reading or evening cocktails, guests can enjoy an even closer view of the sea.

 

TEACHER

Maggie Grace // Maggie Grace, E-RYT 500, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. Maggie offers a very specialized yoga that is suitable for all ages and ability levels. Known for teaching and finding the balance and surrender to live in the moment, Maggie has been opening people's lives through her personal understanding of Yoga for 18 years.

15-Day 200-HR Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica, August 2017

15-Day 200-HR Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica, August 2017

 

SUMMARY

This training will have you certified in the most popular and in demand styles of teaching. You will learn to develop your own sequences based on the needs of your students and based on what is authentic to you. You will have the foundation to lead others confidently, knowledgeably and safely.

Country: Costa Rica

Base Price: $3,650.00

Start Date: 8/19/2017

End Date: 9/2/2017

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Whether you are interested in learning to teach yoga or simply deepen your own practice, expand your self awareness and transform your life, this Yoga Teacher Training is committed to the personal success of every participant. The participants will be immersed in a program rich in the full spectrum of all that is yoga: vibrant, purposeful, authentic, conscious, joyful, balanced, sacred, spiritual and transformative.

This training will have you certified in the most popular and in demand styles of teaching. You will learn to develop your own sequences based on the needs of your students and based on what is authentic to you. You will have the foundation to lead others confidently, knowledgeably and safely.

STYLES:

Vinyasa (flow), Hatha (traditional), Yin, & Yoga Nidra


TEACHER TRAINING CURRICULUM:

  • Study of asana (proper alignment, benefits, modifications, contra-indications)
  • Principles of anatomy
  • Exploration of Pranayama, meditation, bhandas, and mantras
  • Art of sequencing classes
  • Hands-on assists and use of props
  • Chakras & Energy Healing, Ayurveda
  • Cultivating your voice
  • Confidence-building through practice teaching
  • Basic overview of; yoga for kids, yoga for seniors, yoga for pre/post natal, yoga for PTDS
  • Yoga history and philosophy (yoga scriptures, Yamas and Niyamas…)
  • Sanskrit names of postures
  • The business of Yoga and ethics


REQUIREMENTS:

  • One to two years of personal yoga practice.
  • Be open-minded. Arrive with a willing heart and desire to move towards a life of a yogi and to have the most rewarding experience.
  • Arrive well rested and with a focused mind. Yoga teacher training is not a two weeks retreat or vacation. Do not arrive overly tired with a body that is un-prepared for the long (but rewarding) days! You must be present in body, mind, and spirit!
  • Read as much as you can about yoga philosophy, history, and various styles of yoga. Try different classes from a variety of instructors in different venues as possible.


RECOGNITION:
At the end of the course, students that fulfill all the requirements will receive a 200 hour certification of Yoga Training recognized internationally by the Yoga Alliance.

INVESTMENT:
$3650 USD early bird registration if paid in full by April 16, 2017
$3850 USD registration if paid in full by May 1, 2017
$4150 USD after May 1, 2017
$200 USD non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot (applied towards balance of payment).
Online payments processed through PayPal, or e-transfer. You do not need to join PayPal to make transaction.


*Payment in full required 46 days in advance of the session start date. NO refunds or transfers to a later session within 45 days (July 2, 2017) of the session start date. Payments are refundable with written notice up to 46 days prior to session start date, minus your $200 non-refundable registration deposit. Transfer of attendance to a later session allowed within 12 months with written notice at least 46 days in advance of session date.
 

SCHEDULE/ITINERARY

Daily Schedule Overview
6 - 8 am Practice
8 - 9 am Breakfast
9 - 1 pm Lecture
1 - 2 pm Lunch & Break
2 - 4 pm Lecture
4 - 6 pm Practice
6 - 7 pm Dinner

Most days will be from 6 am-6 pm

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • All-inclusive pricing includes : manual, three healthy organic meals per day, single room accommodation, Wi-Fi, 50% off on a massage.
  • Not included : yoga books for studies, air or ground transportation (other then airport transfer from the Puerto Jimenez airport to the Iguana Lodge), Costa Rica departure tax, travel insurance.

ACCOMMODATION

IGUANA LODGE BEACH RESORT – SPA – YOGA HAVEN
Iguana Lodge is a cool, contemporary tropical beachfront resort in the remote jungles of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. For years Iguana Lodge has been providing exceptional accommodations, service and lifetime memories to thousands of guests from around the world.

For more information visit, www. iguanalodge.com

 

TEACHERS

Cynthia Maher // Cynthia Maher, E-RYT 500, specializes in yoga therapy for veterans with PTSD and Chronic pain. She is a continuing student of various yoga vocations, meditation and yogic philosophy and teaches from her own evolving practice, which draws from Hatha, Kripalu, Iyengar, Yin and Vinyasa styles of Yoga.

 

Debbie Krejci // Debbie, RYT 500, has a light-hearted approach & clear instruction enable students of all levels to find ease & joy in their practice of yoga. Debbie also holds certifications in Pilates, Personal Training, & Thai Foot Massage. She specializes in a Gentle-ish Vinyasa & Yin. Make no mistake, her Power Classes are a force to be reckoned with!

Locanda Cugnanello - Luxury Retreat Villa - Tuscany (Italy)

Summary

Locanda Cugnanello is a brand new, fully serviced and catered villa, ideal for yoga retreats in a boutique hotel environment. Perfect for groups up to 25 persons.

  • Location: Italy (Tuscany)
  • Base Price: $110.00 per night
  • Availability: All Year
  • Max Participants: 25

Detailed Description

Locanda Cugnanello is a brand new, fully serviced and catered villa, ideal for yoga retreats in a boutique hotel environment. Perfect for groups up to 25 persons. 75 sqm yoga room, salt-water pool, winebar, gym, beach-volley field, incredible view on famous Tuscan landscape.
We offer daily exquisite cuisine, excursions, horse riding, massage, in-house wine tasting, cooking lessons, pizza events.

The 2 closest airports are Pisa and Florence. A shuttle-service can be organized on request.

What's Included

In the basic price are included: double occupancy in double room or suite, breakfast and two mostly vegetarian meals.

Accommodation Description

All rooms are with private bathroom.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered in our great dining room and on the covered terrace.