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Spend 28 days in jungle paradise and immerse in the yogic lifestyle while earning your 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teaching certification! A teacher does not only attract students through knowledge, but also as an apparent, almost visible, expression of yoga. In a supportive environment, you will be encouraged to develop your own teaching style, find your voice, and come to understand what the practice of yoga means to you.
Selva Armonia Retreat Center provides exceptional retreat space deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. They are a true eco-lodge combining elegance with a rustic atmosphere in a breathtaking jungle setting. This space is used for world-class teachers, healers, yogis, facilitators, and nature-enthusiasts to celebrate and share their gifts and teachings with others.
In this 28 days of deep jungle immersion with an exceptional team of teachers and peers, you will explore yoga techniques, discuss and learn yoga philosophy, and practice teaching. The Nature Yoga Teacher Training will also teach you the fundamentals of yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. You will also learn the benefits and function of asana, meditation, mantra, and pranayama in order to teach others effectively.
Heidi Michelle first stepped onto a yoga mat in 1998 and has been teaching yoga since 2008. As a personal development and awareness facilitator from 1995 to 2002, Heidi’s passion for empowering people emerged. She has been guiding, teaching, and leading, in one form or another, ever since. Offering retreats, workshops, and trainings in the USA, India, Mexico, and Costa Rica, her yogic teachings feature a dharma-rich, gently demanding Vinyasa-flow practice with an emphasis on yoga as a practice ground for life.
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Heidi Grace inspires us to explore yoga as an applied lifestyle. Her gentle and restorative approach to the yoga practice incorporates Ayurveda, energy work, flower essences, mantra, meditation, yantra painting, gemology, astrology, and yoga Nidra. Heidi Grace received her 200-hour yoga teacher training certification in 2009. She also has 108 hours of training in the heart oriented method of Anusara. Heidi became a SUP certified Instructor in 2012 and in 2013, she completed her 500-hour yoga teacher training in San Francisco.
This yoga teacher training will take place in Uvita, Costa Rica.
During this teacher training, you will be served 3 daily gourmet vegan meals.
Please arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in San Jose. Airport transfers can be arranged through Selva Armonia Retreat Center at an additional cost. The total roundtrip cost is 113 USD. There are also taxis outside of the airport that will safely take you to Uvita for 150 - 200 USD.
The bus ride takes 4.5 hours and will deliver you to the center of Uvita. To get to Tracopa, you'll take a 25 - 30 USD taxi to Delio Morales bus station, also known as the Tracopa bus station, and purchase a bus ticket (un billete) to the town of Uvita. The ticket cost is around 10 USD.
Please contact Selva Armonia Retreat Center at least 72 hours prior to your trip if you’d like us to arrange a shuttle for you. Prices range from 50 - 75 USD for a group shuttle depending upon the season and 200 USD for private shuttle up to 5 people.
Across the street from the Uvita bus station is the BM Supermarket. During the day, it should be fairly easy to find a 4 x 4 taxi. Taxis to Selva Armonia cost around 15 - 20 USD. Please let Selva Armonia Retreat Center know in advance if you need a taxi arranged for you.