Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training
June 1-24, 2017
Do you ever wonder what Yoga really is? If it is more than just fitness? More than a modern hippy fad? Do you have a desire to know what it is really all about? If so, then Yoga Teacher Training Course is the place for you. Join SYS and our amazing teachers in Costa Rica for this Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training that will teach you what yoga really is.
SYS will journey to Playa Grande Costa Rica where we will live and immerse ourselves into the teachings of yoga for 24 days. Costa Rica is an adventurers paradise, offering a wide array of activities and sites to explore and enjoy on days off; the RipJack Inn offers surfing, diving, sailing and snorkeling, as well as, beautiful beaches and a great restaurant. With SYS you will delve deeper into the practices of yoga, learning to integrate yoga as a lifestyle, while enjoying all of the bounty this area has to offer.
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We Teach Sadhana Yoga
The Yoga of Spiritual Practice
We use Patanjali’s Eight-Fold Path (Ashtanga Yoga) as our guide in how we teach the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual benefits that are accessible through daily practice. Our program includes asana (postures), meditation, pranayama (breath work) mantra (chanting of Sanskrit) as well as the study of yoga philosophy.
The Sadhana Vinyasa Flow is the yoga of spiritual practice based on the Ashtanga vinyasa tradition. Each pose is typically held between five to ten breaths followed by a breath-controlled vinyasa leading to the next pose. In this sequence we move with fluidity, buoyancy, strength, and vigor.
The Sadhana Hatha Flow is the yoga of spiritual practice based on the classic Sivananda tradition. After Sun Salutations warm-ups, postures are held for a space of time. By integrating breath and intention, each pose becomes a pose of meditation.
Beyond Professional, into the Personal
Our program includes the study of asana (physical postures), meditation, pranayama (breath work), mantra (chanting of Sanskrit), yoga philosophy, physical and energetic anatomy, the yogic diet, the art of sequencing and assisting, the kriyas, Ayurveda, special populations, and yoga in the marketplace.
Days begin with sunrise chanting, breathing practices, mediation and asana class. After a light snack, we meet for sutra study or anatomy. Then we break for brunch and karma yoga. In the afternoons, there will be a light lunch, lectures on yogic topics and teaching workshops. We finish our days with a family style vegetarian dinner followed by satsang, our community gathering.
Frequently Asked Questions.
See below for some frequently asked questions.
- What airport do I fly into?
The most direct route is via the airport in Liberia (LIR). The resort will pick you up from, and return you to, there at no additional cost. There is also an option to fly into the airport in San Jose (SJO). Flights can be less expensive in & out of SJO, however it is 4-5 hours from the resort a you will have you arrange your own transportation. There is, however, a commuter flight between Tamarindo, where the resort WILL pick you up at no additional cost. Visit http://sansa.com or http://natureair.com. Please arrange your transportation details by emailing your name and flight information to SYS: [email protected].
- What day should I leave/arrive?
You should be on site for check in and orientation by 2 PM on June 1, 2017 for orientation.
- What day should I fly out?
The program ends on June 24, 2017 at 12 pm (noon).
- How does the airport transfer work?
If flying into Liberia, or using the commuter flight option above, the resort will pick you up, and return you to these airports. Sadhana Yoga School will work with and coordinate airport transfers on day of arrival and departure.
- Where will we be staying?
The teacher training will take place at The Rip Jack Inn.
- What is the weather like?
Weather varies from 73-82 degrees (F).
- How will I spend my day?
Morning: Chanting, Meditation, Pranyama, 90 Minute Yoga Practice, Breakfast (on your own)
Afternoon: Snack, Sutra Study, Anatomy, Karma Yoga
Late Afternoon: Lunch, Lecture, Workshops
Evening: Dinner (on your own) and Satsung (Community gathering)
- What should I bring?
Students should plan to acquire and bring the required texts, notebook, pen, pencils and any other artistic, musical or instruments to express your gifts. Bring cool, comfortable clothing, shoes yoga mat, and water bottle, bathing suit, sunscreen, prescriptions, and other toiletries you may need during your time abroad. There are laundry service on site.
- What is included in my tuition?
24 Day Immersion Program, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, food package, and Sadhana Yoga School teachers manual. Students will need to arrange their airfare, and bring money for incidental or optional outings on days off.
- Do I need a Visa?
If you are a US citizen, please click here to review visa requirements, if you are not a US citizen please click here, for more information. We recommend all students review Costa Rica Visa requirements as soon as possible to plan accordingly for your travel arrangements.
- When will I get my certificate?
You will get your 200 Hour certificate as part of our closing ceremony and you will be certified to teach Yoga anywhere in the world.
Have a question not listed here? Contact Us and we are happy to help.
The impact this will have on your life is priceless. For what you get, our programs cannot be beaten on price.
Price: $4,100. (Includes all course fees, tuition, three-person room & food package, and training manual. Double (2-person) rooms also available at an additional cost – see pricing below.)
Room and Food Package
The room & food packages includes 23 nights shared accommodation, with individual beds and 2 main meals and 1 midday snack/light lunch. Food is vegetarian (no meat/fish) and is local, fresh and delicious! Please review the pictures of rooms here http://www.ripjackinn.com/deluxe-room.html
- Triple Room: $4,100
- Double Room: $4,400
- Travel Expenses to and from the training including airfare, airport transfers
- Spending money for outings, healing treatments, day trips, surfing
- Travel and medical insurance is also recommended
Required Texts for the Costa Rica Yoga Certification
- Sadhana Yoga School Teacher Training Manual (available for pick up on-site)
- The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi (purchase on amazon)
- Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens (purchase on amazon)
Optional Activities during the Costa Rica Yoga Certification
- Massage, spa treatments
- Sport Fishing
- Horseback riding
- Please check out the Rip Jack Inn for more info
Meet Your Facilitators
100% E-RYT with Yoga Alliance + Extensive Facilitator Training + A Passion for Yoga and for Living their Dreams.
RipJack Inn Costa Rica
Join us in nature’s playground!
Rip Jack Inn
We invite you to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of your deluxe room. Offering you comfort and quiet this is the place you will call home for this journey.
Enjoy health-conscious meals prepared from local fresh ingredients. Our open air restaurant is located on the second floor and offers a unique tree top dining experience. We offer a highly unique menu of tasty treats from the land.
Renowned among surfers for its consistency and good mix of lefts and rights, Playa Grande is nestled within a beautiful crescent bay and known for its surf and sun. Our hotel is just a short walk to the main surf break.
Enjoying relaxing in the sun as you lounge in or around the pool, listening to the sounds of the teeming wildlife.
This beautiful country is renowned for its friendliness and safety, welcoming travelers from all around the globe to explore its lush and natural beauty.
Playa Grande – The Beach
Playa Grande is the perfect location for our transformational program. Just far enough off the beaten path, but close enough to enjoy the local activities, this will be an experience that lasts a life-time.
Please call or email anytime! We are here to assist you and answer all your questions!
Main Office in Keene, NH
Sadhana Yoga School
80 Roxbury Street
Keene, NH, 03431
SYS Tel: (603) 392-7025
SYS Skype: SadhanaYoga108