22 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica Pura Vida

22 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica Pura Vida

  • Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Alchemy of Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is wholeheartedly dedicated to the art of self-study through self-exploration. Consider this the ultimate alchemist adventure! A hero’s journey that will both challenge and encourage you to embrace your potential and awaken your inner power. This training will transform your doubts and ignite your passion for life. Upon completion, you will be prepared to design and confidently lead intelligent alignment driven Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative classes, all with your own signature style.

Highlights

  • Surf lessons
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation, mantra, and chanting
  • Energy medicine prescription and on-going mentoring
  • Yoga Alliance syllabus and certification
  • Cacao ceremony and plant medicine
  • 21 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals
  • 22 days with instruction
  • English
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You will live at the luxurious and intimate Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, located at Playa Guiones Nosara, Costa Rica near 3-mile long, sandy white beaches. Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is for those that want to enjoy the magic of Costa Rica in a very unique and healthy way. Enjoy high-end accommodations, superb dining experiences, world class yoga and pilates studios, gym, spa, juice bar and boutique. Come stay here during teacher training and discover Costa Rica’s finest yoga resort and training sanctuary. Experience a little taste of what life in paradise is like.

The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is a Green Resort was creatively designed around nature, leaving the surrounding jungle as it was meant to be. Alchemy Tours strived to preserve the jungle’s natural state leaving the impression that Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort has been here for many years. Solar panels are responsible for utilizing the sun to heat all the hot water needed for the facility. Bodhi Tree will always work towards being as environmentally friendly as possible.

Single Rooms include one twin bed, shared bathroom, open air shower, A/C, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings. Double Rooms include two personal beds, shared bathroom, open air shower, A/C, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings. Triple Rooms include three twin beds, shared bathroom, open air shower, A/C, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings.

Soothing fountains and waterfalls guide you through the local fauna on your way to your bungalow. Open the door to find a starlit shower, luxurious cotton sheets and a canopied bed that promises a well deserved rest. All bungalows have air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi and modern amenities abound. Security staff is available 24 hours a day and housekeeping staff will keep your room looking as beautiful as the first day you arrive.

Certification

Upon completion of this program, you will receive a Yoga Alliance accredited 200-Hour RYT Alchemy of Yoga teacher training certification.

Alchemy Tours vision

Alchemy Tours' vision for you is “Authenticity and joyful self-confidence in living your dharma!”. Their teacher training tribe, or Kula, is defined as “a community of the heart.” Within this safe, nurturing environment, Alchemy Tours can delve into the deepest study of who you are so you can live your happiness in a big way. Their kula is comprised of seekers, adventurers, lovers of love, rebel yoga spirits, stretchy-minded, soulful, and sensitive.

During this training, you will enjoy supporting one another, laughter, organic food, dancing in the moonlight, lounging in a hot tub under the stars, playing in the water, silent meditation hikes, taking naps, and enthusiastic conversation about elevating the world.

Does your vibe resonate with this vibe?

  • You are receptive to learning
  • You are teachable
  • You are looking for more than the asana
  • You have a deeper intention than the goal of RYT - you wish to learn and embody the practice of yoga
  • You have been on the path seeking education, information, self-learning, and personal growth
  • You agree to apply the Four Agreements, "Don’t make assumptions", "Be impeccable with your word", "Don’t take anything personally", and "Always do your best"
  • You benefit from tribe and community
  • You are kind and sensitive
  • You actively practice acceptance

If you feel this vibe, join Alchemy Tours' tribe!

Program overview

Alchemy of Yoga’s mission to teach peace is rooted in the idea that yoga creates a kinder and more gentle world. The reverberations of the practice are not only felt by the self and those around you but extend beyond on a universal plane. They are searching for soul brothers and sisters who are seeking a deep dive into the center of their heart, emerging as happiness ambassadors ready to effectively inspire others!

Silvia Mordini, Emily Perry, and the Alchemy of Yoga team are devoted to offering you an atmosphere in which freedom of expression, fun, creativity, and passion for life are totally encouraged! This program covers the foundations of the eight-limbed path of yoga and believes in yoga as a life-long truthful celebration of yourself and the world.

How does the alchemy of yoga work?

Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals makes the decision to gather together for two-hundred hours with the purpose of uplifting their lives and expanding consciousness into radical authenticity. Experience the Alchemy of the five elements, the four directions, and the chakra system as an inner and outer map of transformation. These are archetypal and energetic maps that are as metaphorical as they are very real and embodied.

Everything you see, taste, touch, feel, and do can be interpreted through the gateway of the elements, directions, and chakras. You will learn how to tap into these sacred relationships and align yourself with their alchemy in order to gain insight into healing your psyche, emotions, and well-being. As an alchemist yogi, your laboratory is your mat and the ingredients are your body, poses, breath, thoughts, and the mixing of it all together will change your life.

Curriculum overview

  • Earth - Foundational alchemy - Rooting into self and manifestation (Chakra 1)
  • Water - Emotional alchemy - Tapping into your potential and living in possibility (Chakra 2)
  • Fire - Physical alchemy - Discovering your optimal performance (Chakra 3)
  • Air - Mental alchemy - Unlearning the obstacles to your happiness (Chakra 4)
  • Ether / space - Spiritual alchemy - Transformation living and teaching yoga (Chakras 5 – 7)

What does Alchemy of Yoga offer to students?

The Alchemy of Yoga program is about wholeness, health, and vital living. It is about a life inspired by body, mind, and spirit. Through movement, meditation, discussion, and journaling, you will explore the vast resources related to how to live an inspired life by focusing on the last three Niyamas or personal practices that comprise the alchemy of yoga. These are necessary for bringing about real, lasting change, and cultivating inner happiness and spiritual bliss.

In completing Alchemy of Yoga’s 200-Hour Teacher Training Program, you will be empowered to:

  • Embrace your potential and live from your highest self
  • Awaken your inner power to be more self-confident
  • Ignite your passion to love your life as you live your dharma
  • Embark upon the life-long path of self-study + self-discovery
  • Commit to allowing your most authentic self to shine out both on and off the mat
  • Tune into your own intuition while listening to both your body wisdom and your heart
  • Honor Both the Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine
  • Master the physical aspects of asana practice through an approach rooted in safety and alignment
  • Develop a personal yoga, meditation, and pranayama practice
  • Explore all eight limbs of yoga philosophy in addition to the chakras, elements, and other energetic healing systems
  • Believe in magic
  • Design and confidently lead intelligent, alignment-driven, and theme-based Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative classes
  • Infuse your signature style into class sequencing and presentation
  • Adapt classes to varied fitness and experience levels of your students
  • Become part of an international world-wide Alchemy Kula (community of brothers and sisters)
  • Be kind all the time

Upon completion of the program you will be eligible for:

  • Registration through Yoga Alliance once you have completed practicum materials
  • Ongoing support, mentorship, and resources through the Alchemy of Yoga Alumni Program

What is Alchemy of Yoga not?

  • Authoritarian
  • Asana only
  • Dualistic
  • Masculine driven
  • Set sequence with one-size fits all approach
  • Un-fun

Daily weekly sample schedule

  • 06:00 Meditation and yoga practice
  • 07:30 Practice teach
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Training session
  • 14:00 Lunch and free time - rest and play
  • 17:30 Training session
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Movies, Dharma talks, and ceremonies
  • 21:30 OM out

Free mornings, afternoons, evenings, and entire days off are built into the schedule to allow time for rest, relaxation, self-study, reflection, and play! A detailed schedule will be provided upon registration.

Excursions to Pacific Ocean sandy beaches are included in this retreat.

  • Silvia Mordini

    Silvia Mordini is a writer, happiness coach, and internationally recognized yoga presenter. Her expert passion connects people to their own joyful potential. Born in Ecuador, proud of her Italian heritage, and raised as a world traveler, Silvia developed a sense of global citizenship early on.

  • Emily Perry

    Emily Perry is a yoga teacher, acupuncturist, and herbalist based in Santa Cruz, California. A student of yoga and meditation since 1994 and of Chinese medicine since 2000, she teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga, mindfulness, and holistic health. As often as she can, she studies with her teachers Janet Stone, Jody Greene, Christopher Wallis, and Christina Sell in the Vinyasa Flow tradition.

This teacher training program will be held in Nosara, Costa Rica. Recently named the happiest country in the world, Costa Rica is the land of “pura vida” where ecological integrity really matters. The easy vibe and friendly locals welcome you like you were family.

In the last 10 years, Nosara has grown quietly into one of the hip holistic hot-spots on the planet. This peaceful and vibrant international community of nature lovers, surfers, yogis, and families truly embraces the “pura vida” lifestyle.

The community resides along the coast with three unspoiled stunning beaches, Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara, with private houses, little hotels, and excellent restaurants hidden into lush tropical greenery.

Nearby places

  • Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) - 2 hours
  • Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) - 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Nosara Airport (NOB) - 20 minutes

During this teacher training, you will be served three healthy and delicious meals per day. The meals are gourmet vegetarian, with plentiful options of locally grown, organic food. Nearly any dietary request and restriction can be met. Delicious filtered drinking water, organic juices, coffee, herbal blends, and tea are also available daily.

There are lots of things can enjoy near the retreat center during your free time.

Bird watching boat tour

Watch mangroves more than 200 years old with a mystical atmosphere, different kinds of colorful birds hunting and nesting, monkeys, crocodiles, and tiny baby crocs swimming or resting on the sandbank. See the amazing wildlife of the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana (eight miles) on a soundless electric powered boat. The silence on the river will be interrupted only by the mysterious noises of the nature.

Canopy tour

Experience the longest, most exhilarating, and longest canopy tour in the world in the unequaled beauty of a Costa Rica forest wilderness. Traversing majestic mountain ridges and valleys, soaring high above multiple ravines, with breathtaking vistas of rivers, waterfalls and the Pacific Ocean. Suitable for nature lovers, adventurers, families, and those who wish to experience the ultimate canopy tour adventure.

Horseback riding

Get close to nature and enjoy a morning or romantic sunset ride along Guiones and Garza beach. All horses of “Mis Amores” stable are well-trained, healthy, young, and great for riders of any experience level.

Spa services

  • For your optimal mind-body-spirit alignment and nourishment, Blue Spirit offers a wide array of spa, bodywork, and longevity services for an extra charge.
  • Acupressure
  • Ayurvedic body and skin care treatments and Ayurvedic lifestyle counseling
  • Biodynamic craniosacral
  • Body scrubs
  • Chi nei tsang therapy
  • Classic Chinese and Japanese combination
  • Craniosacral balancing
  • Cupping and tok sen therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Energy balancing
  • Foot reflexology
  • Health coaching
  • Holistic massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Inner-depth counseling
  • Reiki
  • Shamanic energy medicine
  • Shiatsu
  • Sound healing
  • Swedish-esalen massage
  • Tarot and astrology readings
  • Tui-na or deep tissue massage from China

Stand up paddle boarding

This emerging global sport is like walking on water. Unlike surfing, stand up paddle boarding is very easy to learn, but provides a good core workout. Within one hour, the instructor will make you feel comfortable on your board and you’ll enjoy being out on the ocean.

Surfing

Guiones beach is famous for its safe and exceptional surfing conditions. The super friendly native instructors are experts in helping beginners and advanced alike to experience the utmost joy of riding the waves. Board rental is also available.

River kayak expeditions

A naturalist’s dream, this adventure is flanked with the lush green foliage, loaded with birds (up to 30 different species), and an occasional crocodile, all along the rivers with tropical scenery. The jungle rivers of the Nosara area and nature photo opportunities will boggle your mind.

Waterfall hike

This tour begins with a 45-minute hike that involves crossing a creek a half dozen times, traversing a cattle farm, and weaving through a primary canopy of tropical dry forest. Stop along the way to discover the sights, sound and smell of everything around you before discovering a series of brilliant swimming holes and small waterfalls, each cascading from one to another.

  • 200-Hour RYT alchemy of yoga teacher training
  • 200+ page training manual and vision board
  • 21 nights luxury accommodations
  • 3 healthful, delicious meals per day including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options
  • Quadruple filtered drinking water
  • Surf lesson at Playa Guiones
  • Energy medicine prescriptions - earth, water, fire, and air rituals
  • Cacao ceremony plant medicine accompanied by sound healing
  • Daily meditation, music, and mantra
  • Healing Breathwork sessions
  • Yoga mats and props
  • Time for exploration and relaxation
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-going mentoring and resources upon completion of the program
  • Costa Rican Taxes (13%)
  • Airfares
  • Extra excursions
  • Spa services
  • Transfers

Driving directions from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)

Exiting from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) turn right in direction to Santa Cruz and Nicoya. Following the paved highway, you will pass through different villages (Filadelfia, Belen, Rio Canas, Santa Cruz) until you reach after approximately 65 kilometers or one hour the outskirts of the town of Nicoya.

You will come to an intersection with a four-way red flashing light and there will be signs there indicate a right turn into the town of Nicoya. Make that right turn and drive straight through the town of Nicoya, staying always on the main road and no turns. Drive slowly, as there are a lot of pedestrians in this bustling town.

As you leave Nicoya on the other side, continue south on the paved road in the direction of Samara. There will be some twists and turns as you pass through different villages, but you stay always on the paved main road.

After approximately 30 kilometers, you will see a large gas station on your left. There is also a hardware store and a little Soda Cafe for snacks and drinks. Stop here and get gas if needed, it’s the last chance on the way to Nosara.

Shortly after the gas station, the paved road makes a sharp curve to the left. At the apex of that curve, you will notice a small dirt road turning off to the right downhill. Take this dirt road. It’s the road to Garza, Guiones Beach, and Nosara. It is marked with several signs.

Stay on this dirt road for about 20 kilometers. There are, once again, some turns and twists, but stay on the main road. There are also occasional signs that tell you how many kilometers you still have to go to reach Playa Garza, Guiones, and Nosara.

You will pass through different villages, until you come to a T-intersection, turn right here in the direction to Playa Garza where you’ll soon meet the ocean on your left. Continue straight through the village and leave Garza behind in the direction of Playa Guiones and Nosara.

After approximately 300 meters, you’ll see on your left a gate and the Blue Spirit Costa Rica sign (in blue and orange letters). Make a turn to the left and follow the little winding road all the way to the parking lot and the main building.

Driving directions from Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO)

Leave Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) and follow the signs towards San Jose Escazu. Stay on this road for about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the traffic. Turn right at the intersection and you will see a McDonald’s on the far left-hand corner. This is Autopista del Sol or Highway 27.

Follow the signs to Caldera and Puntarenas (63.3 kilometers). You will pass the Port of Caldera and once you get to Puntarenas Route 27, turn into Highway 1.

Leave Puerto Caldera and travel northeast toward Liberia and Limonal (84 kilometers). After 28 kilometers, you will pass the little town of Esparza. Keep on going straight for six kilometers, passing the first turn off to Puntarenas, the turn off to Puerto Caldera, and later the second turn off to Puntarenas. Keep going straight for approximately 50 kilometers until you reach the center of Limonal.

Leave Limonal to the west and travel toward the Puente de La Amistad (29 kilometers) and Nicoya (63.5 kilometers). Pass over the Puente de la Amistad (it’s a bridge) and continue for another 21 kilometres until you come to a T-junction. Turn right at the “T” onto the road 21. Follow this road for 13 kilometers and turn left toward the town of Nicoya. Enter Nicoya and drive straight through the town always staying on the main road, no turns. Drive slowly, as there are a lot of pedestrians in this bustling town.

As you leave Nicoya on the other side, continue south on the paved road in the direction of Samara. There will be some twists and turns as you pass through different villages, but you stay always on the paved main road.

After approximately 30 kilometers you will see a large gas station on your left. There is also a hardware store and a little Soda Cafe for snacks and drinks. Stop here and get gas if needed. It’s the last chance on the way to Nosara.

Shortly after the gas station, the paved road makes a sharp curve to the left. At the apex of that curve, you will notice a small dirt road turning off to the right downhill. Take this dirt road. It’s the road to Garza, Guiones Beach, and Nosara. It is marked with several signs.

Stay on this dirt road for about 20 kilometers. There are, once again, some turns and twists, but stay on the main road. There are also occasional signs that tell you how many kilometers you still have to go to reach Playa Garza, Guiones, and Nosara.

You will pass through different villages, until you come to a T-intersection, turn right here in the direction to Playa Garza where you’ll soon meet the ocean on your left. Continue straight through the village and leave Garza behind in the direction of Playa Guiones and Nosara.

After approximately 300 meters, you’ll see on your left a gate and the Blue Spirit Costa Rica sign (in blue and orange letters). Make a turn to the left and follow the little winding road all the way to the parking lot and the main building.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) or Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO). An alternative option is to take a 40-minute short domestic flight from San Jose to the local Nosara Airport (NOB). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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22 days / 21 nights

Availability

Arrival: Saturday July 28, 2018
Departure: Saturday August 18, 2018

Last minute discount

 The prices below incude a 350 USD last minute discount.

 
 
 
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