Yes! We take great pride in preparing students to become teachers. By the end of the course you will be able to teach two foundational yoga sequences that can be adapted to any style of yoga you wish to teach.
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Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training
February 4-24, 2018
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 Coyote Costa Rica where we will live and immerse ourselves into the teachings of yoga for 21 days. Costa Rica is an adventurer’s paradise, offering a wide array of activities and sites to explore and enjoy on days off. The Zen Spirit offers an ideal space for you to learn, grow your practice, and begin to teach… as well as beautiful beaches and a wonderful kitchen. 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.
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.
Helping You Make Change in Your Life
-asana (physical postures)
-pranayama (breath work)
-mantra (chanting of Sanskrit)
-physical and energetic anatomy
-the yogic diet
-the art of sequencing and assisting
-kriyas (yogic cleansing techniques)
-yoga in the marketplace
6:00am Mantra, Pranayama, Meditation
6:45am Yoga Class
8:30am Soul Food (spiritual lessons)
9:00am Yoga Sutras
10:00am Brunch & Break
2:00pm Yoga Anatomy
3:00pm Art of Teaching
Frequently Asked Questions.
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- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What day should I leave/arrive?
You should be on site for check in and orientation by 2 PM on February 4, 2018 for orientation.
- What day should I fly out?
The program ends on February 24, 2018 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 Zen Spirit.
- 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?
21 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.
Meet Your Facilitators
100% E-RYT with Yoga Alliance + Extensive Facilitator Training + A Passion for Yoga and for Living their Dreams.
Costa Rica Photos
Top 5 Reasons to Become a Yoga Teacher
#1- Take your personal practice to the next level
#2 – Improve the lives of everyone you teach
#3 – Grow your community of supportive likeminded people
#4 – Enjoy a flexible schedule
#5 – Make a living doing something you love
This is Not Your Typical Yoga Teacher Training Course
You will leave being able to teach two 90-minute yoga sequences.
Believe it or not, at many others schools, it is rare that you will walk away fully prepared to teach a class. At Sadhana Yoga School, it is important to us that our graduates can start teaching right after graduation. We spend a lot of focused time practicing, studying and practice teaching the sequences to ensure you are ready to teach an amazing class. In fact, in at our studio in New Hampshire, we often hire teachers right after graduation. They are that good. And it is worth mentioning that while we do teach two set sequences, you will also leave with the tools to design and teach your own sequences to just about any population from beginners to seniors to super athletes. Not that is amazing!
We teach more than just asana.
As yoga has expanded globally, and become more popular in the west, many schools have oversimplified yoga and forgotten some key aspects of yoga. Our graduates share with us time and time again how thankful they are that we have kept the authenticity of yoga and teach more than just asana. We teach meditation, pranayama, asana, and yoga philosophy. The philosophical aspect of the course are really where people experience breakthroughs in their life, having realizations about challenges from their past and envisioning a renewed future.
Support through your life changes
One of the most powerful aspect of the course is the sacred space that is created when people come together with a shared purpose. The support provided by the group allows a safe space for each student to explore and share what they are feeling. Outside of a yoga teacher training, I have never experienced the absolute acceptance and support from a group. It is truly a gift to be able to experience such support as we refine our lives and envision a better future for ourselves and the world.
During the program we do the best we can to cultivate a yoga lifestyle, one that brings more peacefulness to our minds. As part of this practice, we encourage a vegetarian diet, discourage caffeine and tobacco, and don’t allow alcohol or other recreational substances during the program. While these are new practices for many of our students, they end up sharing how much benefit they receive from living a yoga lifestyle. We are not trying to preach to you to live a certain way, in fact it is the opposite. We want you to live how you want to life. What we find is that people are either living the way others want them to live, or have not thought much about how their lifestyle choices influence their life. This is one of the great lessons in yoga – that the choices we make around how we live, influence our life in dramatic ways.
Frequently Asked Questions
We usually tell people, that if you like the content you see on the website, that you will love the training. And seriously, since you made it this far on our site, you are probably like liking what you see. You are probably at or want to make a transition in your life, which is why you are looking for the guidance that a deeper yoga practice can provide. You are in the right place.
We believe that you have the ability to use your intuition to know what you need at this time in your life. Take a moment to take a deep breath and see what comes up inside when you visualize yourself graduating from one of our trainings. What is life like, what are you like? That is what we are here to help you find.
Yes! Although we have observed that the people who take the training just to deepen their own practice, often become the ones who want to teach and share yoga the most after graduation. We believe that to be a great yoga teacher, you first need to be a great yoga student (not that you need to look great your poses, but you do need to develop a depth of regular practice), so you are well on your way!
We get students coming from all over New England. We often have students from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and sometimes even New York. About half the students live within an hour of Keene, NH. The other half live between one and three hours away.
You can teach any style after you graduate. While we teach two sequences in the training as a way to ensure you have a solid foundation as a new teacher, we encourage you to teach any style that resonates with you. After graduation, many students end up teaching modified versions of our sequences and many go on to teach other styles such as: Hot Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga….the list goes on. Our program is such a great base from which to launch your yoga teaching career, that you can quickly learn to teach many other styles of yoga after graduation.
Yes! Actually, we get a surprising number of students that have already taken another 200-hour training with another school. They tend to be looking for more depth of knowledge and experience, as well as confidence in their own teaching, than they got in their prior program. You can bet that after our program, they come out like new people and are fully confident and ready to teach.
We do one 90-minute asana practice in the morning, and in the afternoon we do a 3 hour asana lab/teaching workshop. The morning practice is a full class, the afternoon is workshop style. More learning than practice. So total asana each day is around 4 hours of practice and workshops. The remaining hours are filled with lecture and discussion classes.
About Your Certification
After graduation, you will receive a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certificate from Sadhana Yoga School, a trusted name in the international yoga community. You will also be able to register with Yoga Alliance and teach anywhere in the world. Yoga Alliance has become the international standard for credentialing yoga teachers is the largest yoga registry in the world with over 90,000 registered teachers.
The changes you will see in your life are priceless. Remember, you will benefit from this program for the rest of your life. Not only will you have the skills to have a fun, fulfilling and inspiring career as a yoga teacher, but you will also improve your personal practice and be able to take every aspect of your life to the next level.
Many people come because they are seeking some change in their life, and then walk away with so much more than they could ever imagine. No one has ever said “I wish I did not take a yoga teacher training course”. In fact it is the opposite, people often leave saying that they believe the course would be good for everyone, and they recommend us over and over again to their friends and family.
Tuition Investment: $3,600
Includes all course fees, tuition, and training manual.
Room and Meals: $1,825
The room & meals packages includes 20 nights shared accommodation in a triple room, 3 meals a day. Food is vegetarian and is local, fresh and delicious! Please review the pictures of rooms here: http://zenspiritcr.com/accommodation/
There are two required books (about $40). Pocket money for any outings, healing treatments, day trips, surfing. Flights and airport transfer. Travel and medical insurance is also recommended
In most places, you can claim all the expenses relating to your yoga training as a business expense. This could mean big tax savings & a great experience while getting certified to teach. Please make sure to check with a tax advisor for details in your area.
What is Included
- 200-Hour Professional Yoga Certification
- Yoga Training Manual
- Beach Front Resort
- Yoga Alliance 200-RYT Recognized Teacher Training
- Small group size – an ideal learning environment
“For me it has been an on-going cycle of learning,changing and growing. I’m learning one lesson after another…without yoga I would be lost from my path. My body craves the breathe, the practice. Yoga & meditation have shown me many different worlds… but the most beautiful part is “we are all connected are all one.” -Emily Rendinaro
Sadhana Yoga School is truly is a well-rounded way to learn and understand not only what yoga does for you physically but spiritually, consciously, and wholly for the complete mind, body, soul experience. I recommend this course for anyone embarking on the path of wanting to not only learn how to teach yoga, but also develop a compelling understanding of the ancient principles of yoga that make it what it is today. ~Andrea
I am half-way through my 8 month teacher training program and I can already say it has been life changing. Each monthly weekend is so rich and full of inspiration, knowledge, and peace. I love seeing the path that lies ahead begin to unfold and thanks to this program and the wonderful facilitators, I am inspired on a daily basis. Namaste.~Sarah
Costa Rica – Zen Spirit
Costa Rica has become tremendously popular in in the past 10 years and we feel so fortunate to host our trainings at Zen Spirit, which is just past the strip of super busy yoga retreat centers. We are on an amazing beach and there is no one else there. If you want a beautiful place with space and time to explore and reflect on your own, you will want to go to Zen Spirit.
The view from the yoga platform
Cooled by the consistent ocean breeze, inspired by the view and framed by the sunset, this is one of the more beautiful and comfortable yoga spaces you will practice in.
90 seconds from the ocean
Your room is just steps from the ocean. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves.
Get away from the business of life as we immerse ourselves in a yogic lifestyle at Bethel Farm for 5-days. By waking, practicing, eating, studying, and trying to live the entire day as a yogi, we gain insights into life and what yoga can mean to us.
This program is designed to pack as much as possible into the 21-days and still allow you time for personal reflection and fun.
6am Meditation and Pranayama
6:45am Asana Class (Yoga Class)
9am Yoga Philosophy
10am Brunch, Break, Snack
2pm Yoga Philosophy
3pm Asana Lab
We will spend time studying asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, kriya, yoga sutras, philosophy and yoga living.
While there are no formal pre-requisites to taking the course,
we do have three simple requests if you are interested in taking our training:
1- Start practicing yoga regularly from now until the program starts.
2- Show up ready to learn, and participate fully in the training.
3- Be open to the changes and opportunities that will come into your life as a result of this program.
What You Will Learn
- Learn How to Teach two 90-minute yoga sequences (Hatha Flow & Vinyasa Flow)
- Learn Alinement and Adjustments for 50 poses
- Learn Modifications for every level student
- Learn How to Make and Altar & Create a Sacred Space
- Learn 3 types of sun salutations
- Learn How to Teach Meditation
- Learn How to Teach Pranayama
- Learn about Mantra and Chanting
- Learn about Yoga Diet and Lifestyle
- Learn Yoga Philosophy and Study the Yoga Sutras
- Study 8-Limbs of Yoga Sutras
- Karma & Reincarnation
- Learn about Yoga & Business
- Teaching at Studios, Privates, Workshops & Retreats
- Marketing in the digital world
- Learn the basic of Ayurveda
- Learn 6 yoga kriyas (cleansing techniques)
- Learn Practical Yoga Anatomy
- Learn about the Chakras & the Energetic Bodies
- Learn how to apply all this ancient yoga wisdom to your modern life
- And….much much more….
The Yoga Teacher Training Program
With our involvement in over 100 trainings, we’ve got this down.
Everything you need to teach an awesome yoga class.
(& live an awesome life)
Our program is based on the teaching of yoga from several traditions, primarily the vinyasa yoga tradition stemming from Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Pattabhi Jois and from the hatha yoga tradition of Sivananda Yoga as taught by Vishnu Devananda. With a strong grounding in the yoga philosophy and way of living, our programs provide an awesomely broad understanding of the many tools yoga has to offer us in our modern life.
Yoga Alliance is Important to Us Too. Our program includes yoga asana, meditation, pranayama (breath work), mantra (chanting of Sanskrit), yoga philosophy, yoga and business, yoga anatomy and much more. Our 200-hour Yoga Trainings are registered with Yoga Alliance, and it is easy to register as an RYT-200 upon graduation.
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