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200-hour Tropical Teacher Training Immersion
Feb. 9 – March 1, 2015 in the Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Join us for our 200-hour Teacher Training program in Costa Rica at the El Tumbo de las Olas. This Tropical Training Immersion covers the exact same content as our renowned NYC Training Intensive, in addition our same amazing staff will be on-site in to guide you through the certification process. The Immersion begins when you land in the Tropical Paradise of Matapalo, Costa Rica. An off-the-grid nirvana at the edge of the largest National Park on the Osa Peninsula. This is a magical opportunity to unplug, to be in the flow of the mystery of your life and to earn your Yoga Teacher Certifcation all at the same time. We are looking forward to guiding you into this deep life changing transformative experience. See pricing in the right side bar, and get your Early Bird Discount! Also, learn more at the Costa Rica Training FAQ.

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arrival
Gathering at El Tumbo de las Olas, a beautiful, open air Casa with large comfortable common rooms, decks and a dipping pool, we’ll be welcomed by the local Tico’s Felipe and staff who will ensure a comfortable and safe stay. After an opening dinner we will gather and relax at the Casa, share stories and get to know our new Yoga family. Plus, take a peek into what to expect for the weeks ahead. Later heading to sleep as the tropical breezes ull us into a deep and restful sleep.

mornings
Start off your days sweetly awakened by sounds of howler monkeys and macquaws, showering under the deep fragrant jungle foliage. We will walk down shaded trails to the Casa Grande to have tea and exotic fruit before bathing in a 2-hour sadhana practice, including pranayama meditation and asana. Afterwards we meet for a breakfast feast by the cuilinary staff. All ingredients are fresh, grown from local farms and prepared with love.

Late morning we will dive deep into Yoga studies by breaking down asana, learning cueing, modification, alignment and hands on assists for a myriad of poses. Then we each practice our teaching skills and receive constructive feedback from the teachers.

afternoons
After an amazingly nourishing lunch feast, there’s a 3-hour break to ride the surf, swim in the turquoise ocean, collect shells, lounge in hammocks, sunbathe, swim in our dipping pool or explore jungle trails to hidden waterfalls! Go on adventure tours to swim or kayak with dolphins and see amazing sealife!

Late afternoons we gather for lectures, covering topics that take us into the rich roots and philosophy of Yoga, including anatomy, history, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, Ayurveda, sequencing, Karma yoga, business of Yoga and more. If we feel like a late afternoon practice, we’ll slide back to the yoga deck, sun-kissed perhaps, for a restorative practice, yoga nidra (sleepless sleep), and maybe some bonding, sharing, journaling…whatever blow our way, we’ll stay connected in the flow.

evenings
A final dinner feast is served as the sun goes down. Aferwards, we can explore the trails with our flashlights as we unwind into the dark calm of the jungle. Certain evenings we will gather for special rituals including fire ceremonies, writing, drumming and Trance Dance. Other nights you might choose an evening beach walk in the darkness to the local bar (Martina’s) to catch up with the local going-on’s or melt into your mosquito-netted, 4-post bed to be lulled to sleep by the absolute calm of the jungles….catching up on the dreams you’ve been missing out on.

200-Hour Yoga Certification.

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