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21 Days 200-Hour YTT in Samasati, Costa Rica

  • Samasati Retreat&Rainforest Sanctuary, Southern Caribbean Coast, Costa Rica

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Join Hari-Om Yoga School in this enriching yoga teacher training. Giving its students a solid foundation for teaching Yoga and stimulating participants to find their own personal path among the different and numerous approaches and techniques that exist in the world of Yoga are the very aims of this 200 hours Hari-Om Yoga Teacher Training. The professional Yoga Teacher Trainings are true immersion at their finest.

Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga practice
  • 5 hours of lecture everyday
  • Courses on asana, pranayama, anatomy
  • Certificate of attendance recognized by the Yoga Alliance
  • Daily wholesome vegetarian meals
  • 20 nights cozy accommodation
  • Training manuals
  • 20 days with instruction
  • English
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Hari-om Yoga School carefully selects the venue for its trainings to ensure comfortable and secure lodging, delicious vegetarian and organic meals, inspiring and lush environment for your study.

Samasati Nature Retreat's facilities include a large hot tub overlooking the ocean where you can watch the toucans flying though the trees below, a spa where a wide variety of massage sessions are offered and many trails where you can experience the forest and its magic. Each room has a safe deposit box, fan, emergency light as well as other amenities.

Bungalows

Triple, double and single bungalows are nestled in a lovely tropical garden. All bungalows have one bathroom with hot water and spacious verandas overlooking the jungle and the ocean.

Classic Samasati Rooms

Classic Samasati Rooms are located in 2 lodges, the Monkey Lodge and the Namaste House. Each of the four rooms is open onto a spacious veranda with cozy, inviting hammocks. In every house there are 2 bathrooms to share.

Casitas

Triple and double and single bungalows are nestled in a lovely tropical garden. All bungalows have one bathroom with hot water and spacious verandas overlooking the jungle and the ocean.

Guest house

Are located in 2 lodges, the Monkey Lodge and the Namaste House. Each of the four rooms is open onto a spacious veranda with cozy, inviting hammocks. In every house there are 2 bathrooms to share.

The subjects of the course vary from the physical (asana, pranayama, anatomy and alignments) to the more spiritual, subtle and philosophical aspects (meditation, history, philosophy, chakras and Tantra). There are two practices a day of 2 hours each and 5 hours of lecture between morning and afternoon.

Daily schedule

  • 06.00 a.m. - 08.00 a.m.: Practice
  • 08.00 a.m. - 09.00 a.m.: Breakfast
  • 09.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.: Lecture
  • 12.30 p.m. - 02.45 p.m.: Lunch and break
  • 02.45 p.m. - 05.15 p.m.: Lecture
  • 05.30 p.m. - 07.30 p.m.: Practice
  • 07.30 p.m. - 09.00 p.m.: Dinner
  • 09.00 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.: Evening lecture (twice in the program)

Asana

Principles and importance of alignment:

Basic asanas: Tadasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana;

Neutral standing asanas and standing asanas with external rotation: Virabhadrasana II, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Vrkasana, Virabhadrasana III, Ardha Chandrasana, Utthita hasta Padangusthasana, Garudasana.

Forward bending asanas: Uttanasana, Parsvottanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Upavista Konasana, Dandasana, Navasana, Pashimottanasana, Adho Mukha Virasana, Pavanmuktasana

Seated asanas with external rotation: Janu Sirshasana, Baddha Konasana, Gomukhasana, Brahmasana, Siddhasana, Padmasana.

Asanas with backward extension: Alanasana, Virabhadrasana I, Utkatasana, Bhujangasana, Salambasana, Setu Banda Sarvangasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Purvottanasana, Dhanurasana.

Asanas executed in Vinyasa: Marjariasana, Ardha Chatarnga Dandasana, Chataranga Dandasana, different versions of Surya Namaskar;

Inverted asanas: Viparita Karani mudra, Sirshasana , Sarvangasana, Halasana;

Laying-down and twisting asanas: Parivritta Parsvakonasana, Jathara Parivartanasana, Parivritta trikonasana, Parivritta Ardha Chandrasana, Ardha Mtsyendrasana, Savasana.

Every asana will be examined through these aspects:

Alignment points

Most common errors

Possible variations that simplify or intensify the asana

Physical benefits

Contraindications

Effects on the mind and spirit

Effects on the Chakras

Effects on the Doshas

During the first two years, a single sequence will be taught. Explanations will be given on the internal logic of the positions and possible variations will be expounded upon that can modify or substitute the asana while leaving its structure intact.

Pranayama

During the 200-hour of the teacher training program organized by our school, Pranayama plays an important role.

The concept of Prana is explained by describing the five main types of Prana (Prana, Apana, Vyana, Samana, Udana), and what Pranayama, the bandhas, and the breath cycle mean.

The program is divided into three Units, including a practical part in which the participants are guided to experiment the different Pranayama techniques, and a theoretical part where the techniques are explained together, with the effects, benefits, and how they work by an anatomic and physiological point of view.

As for the asanas, Pranayama techniques will be explained by studying:

Various approaches and teaching methods

Physical benefits

Contraindications

Effects of the mind and the spirit

Effects on the Chakras

Effects on the Doshas

Pranayama 1

Prana - The 5 main types, Prana, Apana, Vyana, Samana, Udana - Pranayama - Bandhas - the breath cycle. After an initial practical approach where the teacher will lead the participants to practice some simple Pranayama techniques, the First Unit focuses on the concepts of Pranayama and Prana.

Pranayama 2

Nadi Sodhana, Ujjay, Anuloma, Viloma, Sitali and Sitkari. The Second Unit dives further into the analysis and explanation of other techniques, always through a practical part first to experiment, and a second theoretical part to understand what happens in the physical and energetic bodies.

Pranayama 3

Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Agni Sari, Samavritti and Asamavritti Pranayama. The Third Unit is part of the second year program. First, there will be a review of the program of the first year to refresh and then to aid in explaining more complex and advanced techniques, always through a practical part first, to experiment, and a second theoretical part to understand what happens in the physical and energetic bodies.

Dharana (Meditation techniques)

We will look at the the practice of meditation, its meaning, and the effects of meditation techniques as seen from scientific and physiologic perspectives. Students will practice and learn to teach meditation techniues utilizing breath, mantra, yantra, concentration on the Chakras and the principal Nadis (Ida, Pingala, Shushmna, Arohan, Awarohan). The majority of the meditation techniques that will be taught in the course of 3 years of study will have their origin in Tantra, Kriya and Raja Yoga.

Mudra

  • Introduction to mudras and their various meanings;
  • Mudra e Prana;
  • The 5 mudra groups (hasta, mana, kaya, bandha, adhara);
  • Experience and use of mudra belonging to the five different groups accompanied by theoretical explanations of their meaning, benefits and eventual contraindications.

Mantra, Yantra e Mandala

  • Mantra as the power of sound and shape, their meaning and how they effect the subtle energy;Mantras: How they work; How they are to be used;
  • How they influence karma.
  • Seed mantras.
  • Kirtan practice.
  • Introduction to Nada Yoga, the Yoga of sound.

Subtle physiology

  • The three bodies (sharira).
  • The five sheathes (kosha).
  • The seven progressive chakras.
  • Kundalini: progress by way of kundalini/shakti, techniques and methods for reawakening kundalini, obstacles in its ascent.
  • The subtle channels (nadi) and the prana blocks (granthi).

Philosophy

  • What is Yoga? Yogic lifestyle;
  • Analysis of different Yoga systems and information on their origins.
  • Introduction do Samkhya: purusha/prakriti, evolution/involution, and the path of liberation.
  • Ashtanga: the eight stages of Yoga.
  • Readings and commentary on abstracts of Pantanjali's "Yoga Sutra".
  • Karma Yoga: the path of action.
  • Bhakti Yoga: the path of devotion.
  • Jnana Yoga: the path of knowledge.
  • Introduction to Tantra, Tantra and sexuality, the divinities and their nature.

Further Techniques

  • Vinyasa.
  • Introduction to the principles behind the various asana sequences.
  • Introduction to yoga therapy.
  • Introduction to yoga for expecting mothers.
  • The art of teaching: student and teaching approaches, ethics, Yoga as "job", organization suggestions.

Ayurveda

  • What is Ayurveda.
  • The five elements (earth, wind, fire, water, ether).
  • The concept of Dosha (Vata, Pitta e Kapha).
  • The concept of Prakriti and the diagnosis of the Dosha and their imbalances.
  • Ideal daily routine according to Ayurveda: correct diet and yoga practice in relation to Dosha imbalances and personal constitution (Prakriti).
  • Introduction to the concepts of Prana, Ojas and Agni.

Anatomy

In the course of the 4 weeks of 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training, the multiple aspects of Anatomy and Physiology are treated throughout a detailed program, starting from the simple cells form and function to the most complex and vital processes of the human body. The program emphasizes the study of the muscular bundles, the behavior in relation to the static and dynamic phases, and the various typologies of reaction to stimuli.

The referring textbooks will be completed by handbooks that will help the student to deepen their knowledge of the joints and their functions, with the specific purpose of expanding the capacity of the future teacher in the prevention of possible injuries.

During the four weeks of the Teacher Training of our Yoga School, will be also treated the physiological and biomechanical processes activated by the practice of the Asanas, Pranayama and Dharana. Details for the classes: With underline - topics discussed in the class; in Italic - subjects to be studied in the books.

Anatomy 1

Subjects treated:

Cartesians plans cell agonism and antagonism of muscles

Definition of anatomy / cells and tissues / skeleton / muscular system

Gravitational and antigravity muscles bundles

Anatomy 2

Subjects treated:

Nervous system / sensory organs

The shoulder the elbow the hip

Anatomy 3

Subjects treated:

Endocrine system digestive system respiratory system

The knee the ankle the foot 6 asanas (biomechanics)

Anatomy 4

Subjects treated:

Circulatory system excretory system reproductive system

12 asanas (biomechanics)

Yoga Therapy

  • The concept of Health in western and eastern traditions.
  • Philosophy and psychology of yoga therapy.
  • Yoga therapy in its spiritual aspects.
  • One example of therapeutic program with asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation and yoga nidra.

Nestled in 250 acres Biological Reserve overlooking the Caribbean, Samasati is 4 miles from the best beaches of Costa Rica. With its wild rainforests and lush landscapes, Costa Ricas Caribbean Coast is a beach and natures lover dream.

Distanced from the rest of the country, this region of Costa Rica is home to some of the most gorgeous coconut-tree-lined beaches in the world and several of the countrys most notable national parks - Braulio Carrillo, Cahuita, Chirrip, Tortuguero, La Amistad, the Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve and the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.

The virgin natural habitat guarantees a healthy bird population. More than 500 birds species and butterflies can be seen in the primary and secondary rain forest. Tucuxi dolphins swim along these shores, and four species of sea turtles are nesting between the months of March and July on the beaches.

The Indian Reserve in Bribri or the Kekoldi Indian Reservation, is home to indigenous groups like the Bribri, Kekoldi and Cabecar Indians. As you visit the Alta Talamanca, you will find a hidden world of strong and ancient traditions and costumes at least 1,000 years old.

The South Caribbean coastal area is home to the Afro-Caribbean culture - and music! Calypso and reggae sounds are always floating in the air, together with the smell of spicy dishes seasoned with the distinctive aroma of coconut milk. The houses are unique to this area, with their bright, sharply contrasting colors.

Distances

  • Cahuita and Puerto Viejo, 4 miles
  • San Jose, 130 miles
Activities
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Snorkeling nearby
General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
Services
  • Laundry
  • Shop nearby

Delicious vegetarian and organic daily meals will be provided throughout the training. Meals at Samasati are served buffet style. Food is vegetarian. Fish is always available for an additional cost and is occasionally included in the menu. We use organic locally grown products as much as possible. Fruits come from Samasati's land. Chocolate comes from nearby cacao plantations. You will be amazed of how tasty and varied vegetarian food can be! We serve great vegan and gluten free dishes, wait and see.

  • Tuition
  • Professional certificate of attendance (recognized by the Yoga Alliance)
  • Training manuals
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 20 nights accommodation

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is San Jose International Airport. From San Jose international airport to Samasati is a 4 hours scenic drive. If your flight lands after 1.00 p.m., we suggest you to spend the night in San Jose and catch the following morning a semi-private minivan (Interbus) which leaves the city at 8.00 a.m. The cost is 45 USD.

If your flight lands before 1.00 p.m., we can book for you a private taxi that can pick you up at the airport and take you directly to Samasati. The cost is 190 USD for a minivan (up to 6 people).

Direct public buses run daily from San Jose city to Puerto Viejo. We can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport by a taxi and taken to the public bus station. The total cost is approximately 40 USD.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Jennifer Osman from Egypt

    Hari om was a life changing experience ,I throughly enjoyed

    CONS Cons: I would of enjoyed more adjustment and alignment classes because they were very good at these classes and it's something I'm very interested in

    PROS Pros: The location of the training was amazing , the serenity and the food were amazing . The daily practice classes were a great variety of teachers and techniques which I learned a lot from.the classes helped build a lot of strength and build up a good daily practice I took back with me. I was pushed out of my comfort zone and that was great. The teachers had their own experiences and opinions which I respected a lot and it was shown through the lectures their knowledge . They believe that your own daily practice is very important in being a teacher which i believe into . All their teachers were really amazing in their own way. They make sure meditation and pranayama is an hour or more each day which also wasverygoodas itbecame a part of my practice even stronger and I really appreciated that .

    2017-Jul-29 07:41:44

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    Review by Anonymous

    lack of yogic attitude and poor quality of teaching

    CONS Cons: Avoid this place if you want to learn about in-depth yoga. It was disappoining on many layers. 1. Poor quality of teaching, The attitude of the founder towards obtaining knowledge (anatomy, alignment, studying) was discouragaing. He mentioned that he doesn't believe in studying anatomy and self- practise was the only valuable means of learning. He seems to be more interested in functional training and martial arts then yoga. The course included 2 obligatory Mai Thai classes with boxing gloves and shin guards - for me it was a totally out of place experience for a yoga teacher training. The teacher we were assigned seemed very unprepared for most of the classes, was lacking structure when teaching. Sometimes after his lecture I was left with a question - what was this class about? During some classes he was reading a manual saying "bla, bla, bla" 2. Permission to drink alcohol and smoke The founder of the place drank beer every evening and therefore most other teachers did the same. There was a big concert every Saturday with many outside guests - drinking and smoking. 3. Combining 200 hrs with 300 hrs courses The course combined 200 hrs students with those who wanted to deepen their quialifications by obtaining further 300 hrs - that was my case. We took all the classes together, even practice teaching. That was a waste of time as it was mostly a repetition of what I already knew from my first 200 hrs TTC.

    PROS Pros: The location, the food, the students, practical classes, some teachers' knowledge. Unfortunately they didn't speak great English so they were mostly assigned to the Italian group of students. The English group missed out on it.

    2017-Jul-14 16:54:22

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    Review by Anonymous

    Welcome to the bubble

    CONS Cons: Secluded so far away from town ... hike just to get off the mountain.. Rice and vegetables, every single day for lunch and dinner.. every single day.. Yoga training, similar to military bootcamp.. no actual training, more so just as much intensity as you can take..

    PROS Pros: Nature sounds and sights were peaceful..

    2017-Jun-18 01:26:45

  • Review by Carlee from British Columbia, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Recently I attended Hari-Om's 200 hours YTT held at Samasati Nature Retreat in Costa Rica. I'm not sure that any review I provide will do this experience justice. It was incredible, life-changing, challenging and amazing. It was so much more than I had hoped for!I felt that the curriculum was very well rounded, and presented in a very non-biased, non-dogmatic, open minded manner. Learning everything about yoga would take a lifetime, but the 200 hours covered a great deal, and introduced us to the main topics in the world of yoga. I think it's kind of a case of 'the more you know, the less you know'. My horizons were broadened, and it created a hunger for more knowledge. Max and Jun were the perfect team as teachers, both bringing something very special to each class. I went to the training hoping to come out of it as a yoga teacher. I left as a better human being who can teach yoga! The location for this training could not be better. Samasati is a very special place. The staff are wonderful, the food was delicious (especially breakfast!) and the view was breathtaking. I looked into many YTT's before choosing Hari-Om, and feel so very grateful for the choice I made. I look forward to doing my 300 hours YTT with Hari-Om in the future. All I can really say is thank you, my life is forever changed for the better after this experience!"

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  • Review by Courtney from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I had an amazing time at the Hari-Om yoga teacher training in March 2015. Upon going into the training I knew I was entering a transformative path and that I would have great new views upon exiting the program. Of course, so much more happened within the three week span. In a program like this you learn so much about yourself and about life. It's an opportunity to try new things and get to know yourself better. Then along with it you meet amazing, new, perhaps life-long friends, and new ways to share the beauty of this world with every one around you. I thought that the training was excellent, all the teachers are amazing and have their own experience to bring to the program. It is an intense 200-hour course, in the jungle, so remember that when you sign-up. For me the seclusion was exactly what I wanted and needed, and I don't think I've ever felt so blissed out. I will for sure remember my 200-hour YTT experience with Hari-Om at the Samasati Nature Retreat in Costa Rica for the rest of my life."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Mila

    "Hari -Om yoga teacher training has been a success! The teaching skills of teachers during these two years has allowed me to better understand some aspects of my studies and gave good suggestions for personal discover. The philosophy and purpose of this experiential training made me understand what kind of approach I want to give to my teaching. A special thanks to Marco Mandrino that with its peculiarities has been able to be a super teacher urging everyone to the tenacity, determination and courage with a pinch of irony and collective joy. As a researcher and experimenter I can say it was the beginning of a nice trip that will continue because irresistible!"

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  • Review by Mauro

    "The choice to start a yoga teacher training with Hari-Om was one of the best I've ever done. The open and non-dogmatic approach, the interconnection with other disciplines and with martial arts is what enriches you more and allows to evolve. It leaves you a lot and continuous inputs so that you can continue to deepen your personal research. The path is transformative and as the training progresses ideas are clearer and you feel more “rich”. The teachers I have met and known transmit this approach and you discover they are true masters as well as friends. The classmates are special people, they accept you without judgment as you express your true nature freely. The mental and physical effort is important, but all the love and dedication are just a small part of what you have back. You will never lose it."

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  • Review by Trisha

    "The Hari-Om yoga teacher training lived up to my expectations. The teachers are very competent, always available and ready to teach with a smile. Not just a school, but rather a way of life. Namastè."

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  • Review by Jamie

    "I thoroughly enjoyed Hari Om Yoga School at Samasati. I thought that Max and June were the perfect balance of instructors to teach us yoga teachers in training. Jun's sensitivity and knowledge about anatomy mixed with Max's life experience, intense practice, and spirituality was just what I was looking for in a yoga school."

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  • Review by Emanuela

    "The course was a beautiful personal journey. Very nice relationship that has been created with the teachers. After only a few hours, it seems we have known each other for a very long time. Although the practice is pretty tough, it never ends with at least a good laugh. Perhaps to defuse the effort but all the wonderful teachers have been able to bring out the best in each of us. All our materials and theoretical have been taught in a nice and effective way. Obviously, given the short time available, each topic was introduced and we were given all the tools to be able to deepen the study individually. Now the first part has been accomplished, it is to us to continue our studies at home and continue the daily practice, the only way to really bring yoga within us."

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  • Review by Arianna

    "It is not really the classic dogmatic and serious yoga school. Hari-Om is something very different and strong that deals with professionalism, experience and wisdom the issues of Yoga, without taking itself too seriously! It is exactly what I was looking for as it brought me inside Yoga deeply, emotionally, energetically."

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  • Review by Penelope

    "A fantastic experience that takes you out of your comfort zone to start an unforgettable experience. The course encompasses yoga to 360 degrees without losing anything, and adding some extras. The teacher training retreat is a totally unique experience, hard but unique."

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  • Review by Ted

    "I'm very glad I took this important path with Hari - Om; It is exactly what I expected, maybe even better. Apart the pure technical matters and style, what struck me most was the feeling to be part of a family, the humility, and extraordinary capacity of each teacher to share a small part of one's own path. No dogma, only the desire to grow and enrich each other. Absolutely special."

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  • Review by Mark

    "I am very open to learning new things and this course did not disappointed me. I would recommend this course for anyone wishing to grow and become a better person."

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  • Review by Marjo M, Costa Rica
    10 out of 10

    "I had the privilege of staying in Samasati on October 19th to 22nd. I was looking for a place to disconnect, re-energize and do yoga. My experience was everything and more! I am pretty demanding when it comes to yoga classes, being a teacher myself and conscious of my personal needs, and Stephanies classes where everything I wanted and more! She can deliver a journey of self-exploration and self-realization with each class she gives, even its not always pretty what a student finds in her personal exploration through yoga. Yoga in its best is transformative, and thank god there is a teacher like Stephanie who dedicates her live to transform peoples lives. She allows her genuine self to be present every time she teaches. Her classes are alwats challenging, whether they are more active, Vinyasa yoga or passive, Yin yoga. When student is open the magic of yoga happens."

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  • Review by Katrina Hache

    "I have been practicing mainly at home since the YTT trying to develop and grow more on what I learned while at Samasati. Today was one of the times that I decided to go to a class at my regular studio. The teacher hadn't seen me since I came back. After class she put her hand on my shoulder and said how she noticed that my practice has changed so much since the last time she taught me. That I'm much more forgiving of myself. Its one thing to feel a change within yourself, but when someone on the outside notices something like that, its hard to explain, but it just feels incredible. I just wanted to share this experience because of all of you (at the teacher training) that I was able to let go of a lot that was holding me back from being truly happy with myself. Thank you all for being supportive, understanding, and loving."

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  • Review by Zach Cuaresma

    "I was reflecting on the past three weeks about our yoga teacher training and I cannot begin to express how full my heart is right now! I am beyond grateful for this whole experience. Some incredible people there. I love my 12 new sisters. I learned a lot about myself and about the practice of yoga and I only want to continue to study. This is the start of something wonderful!"

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  • Review by Carolyn Stevens

    "I had the most extraordinary journey. From the yoga teaching, to the animals in the rainforest and the delicious vegetarian foood. It has forced me to consider the choices I was making prior to my YTT. It is a life changing positive experience that will deepen your own practice and point you in the right direction if someday you would like to teach. All the instructors were fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very approachable. If you have the opportunity I would suggest this to anyone even if you don't want to teach there are some great tools to help your own practice! I loved it! I would not change a thing."

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  • Review by Calin N.

    "With all the multiple challenges I faced throughout the training compared to other students (new to vegetarian diet, suddenly no wine allowed for me after work, haha, strict discipline, exhausting practice)I left with the overall feeling of clearly meeting my objective and of a work very well done.I was impressed by the vast experience, in depth knowledge of yoga and teaching skills of the instructors, I liked the special approach to teaching by using an invigorating blend of hard work, attention to detail and recurrent episodes of fun and jokes to make everything feel lighter, more human, to make students love yoga more than they used to do and for me it worked and I think that is the secret and the big science.I left the training feeling a better yogi, and aside from the insights received re the asanas technicalities and many other details and knowledge required of a yoga teacher and which surely will still require continuos study, self work and effort to improve and consolidate, I left feeling more in touch with the inner realms, with myself, perhaps a better person, with a better will, more clearly defined personal priorities and certainly better equipped to live a more yoga type of life, to be able to take care of myself, body, soul, spirit and emotion. And why not, who knows, perhaps one day, in my turn, to also be able to help others start to love or get closer to yoga, get closer to themselves."

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  • Review by Angelika Scott

    "For me, the teacher training with Hari-Om exceeded my expectations. Since I taught yoga before Yoga Alliance spread its wings in the yoga world, I was a bit skeptical about 'new age yoga', the 200-hour thing, the 500-hour thing, knowing that studying yoga is a never ending endeavor and one does not become a teacher just like that. I have been trained in a three year apprentice ship, with hundreds of hours, still ongoing seminars every year, where meditation and union with the Divine is the goal. I found your training to be not only enjoyable and beneficial, but loved the fact that there was always the referral to meditation as the real thing, as well as providing a good introduction to yoga philosophy. It was rich, interesting, and stimulating. I feel a renewed enthusiasm for my teaching and the desire to expand and grow, which I had lost."

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  • Review by Sally Knopp

    "What a wonderful experience, with wonderful people! The 500-hour program was extremely personally challenging, both physically and mentally but I knew that it was where I was meant to be. In the end, I'm so glad that I was there. You can't help but grow body, mind, and spirit."

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  • Review by Marcella

    "Yoga and more! I left my island to go to learn how to be a "good" yoga teacher, and yes, I took home a certificate. I can be a yoga teacher now. For what concerns being a "good" teacher, my path has just started. I can definitely count on myself as much as I know I can count on all of those who taught me in these 21 days what is yoga not only through the practice. So I thank myself as I want to learn more and more, but I want to thank those who with the sweat of the practice made us overcome our fears.Thank you to those who nurtured our souls during the lessons and lectures even during the ones after lunch when digestion puts you in the rest mode. Thank you to those who with love (great ingredient) cooked for us amazing food nurturing our bodies. Thank you to those who took care of our common spaces every day with a smile. Thank you to those who stated this "journey" with me, my companions for sharing me a part of them. I believe I can really say that you made me experience yoga in my life. Thank you from the deepest of my heart."

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  • Review by Raffaella

    "I came with an open heart but hazy intention. I found a teacher and a staff who could respectfully observe my soul and consolidate my intention. So it grew and finally became part of me. Hari Om is a great school that can show you the way without imposing its. I'll see you soon guys to keep walking on this path."

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  • Review by Sara

    "A part of my heart is still there, where the time stopped for 21 days. It wasn't only a teacher training course, it was more than that. A big family, new faces, moments of happiness, and sometimes a tear. It will be with me forever and when I close my eyes I will be there again with you all."

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Sezzadio, Italy

Hari-Om Yoga School offers Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training, both in Italy and in Costa Rica, and organizes several yoga workshops and yoga retreats.

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