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15 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nosara, Costa Rica

Blue Spirit Retreat Center, W88R + 78 Playa Guiones Guanacaste Province

Voted "8 Best Life-Changing Yoga Teacher Trainings" in 2019 and 2020

Harmony Yoga School is uniquely designed to be an inspiring and life-changing journey; a beautiful time of self-discovery, personal growth and transformation. Voted "8 Best Life-Changing Yoga Teacher Trainings in North America in 2019 and 2020" you will receive the guidance to live a balanced lifestyle and to create a yoga business and life that you love. Upon graduation, come away with the skills and experience and confidence to be a yoga teacher. Located in the world-famous Blue Zone of Nosara Costa Rica, the stunning setting allows you to reconnect with your own natural rhythms, recharge, and feel inspired by the stunning natural beauty. You will have the space to tune in to your intuition, listen to your heart, and rediscover what is truly important to you.

Meet the instructors

Heather
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Highlights

  • Asana lab and yoga philosophy
  • Anatomy, alignment and adjusting
  • Certificate to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Professional mentoring and teaching lab
  • Gain the skills to create a business and life you love
  • Authentic business building and modern mindfulness training
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Delicious spa cuisine

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


15 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
09:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Blue Spirit offers an array of onsite accommodation.

Single king bed with a/c in nature suite

Private Single Room with King bed in Nature Suite with, A/C, attached bathroom, closed porch.

Nature Suites are located on a hillside overlooking the lush vegetation. It’s the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the essence of Costa Rica. They are beautifully designed natural wood frame structures and have private bathrooms with an outdoor shower overlooking the jungle. This Suite has a king bed and includes a separate enclosed porch with a desk. All Suites have solar hot water as well as air conditioning. The Suites are a short walk up the hill to the Main Building. Nature Suites have a safety box large enough to fit a 17″ laptop computer.

Single queen bed with a/c

Queen Bed in a private single room with A/C and Private Bathroom.

These rooms are located in the main building are specifically designed for singles, providing privacy and elegance. A queen-sized bed, a private bathroom with solar hot water and A/C.

Double room with a/c

One Bed in a shared double room with two single beds A/C and attached private bathroom. Located in either the main building or a short walk up the hill to the Main Building. Rooms have a safety box large enough to fit a 17″ laptop computer.

It’s the perfect spot to relax and feel the essence of Costa Rica.

Double room in eco-cottage

Single Bed in a shared double room. The Eco-cottages are beautifully situated in lush vegetation, allowing for a sensual being-in-touch experience with nature. They are simple and natural wood frame structures with screening for natural ventilation. Each Cottage sleeps two people and has a private bathroom with an ambient temperature water shower, or you can use our shared bathhouse with hot water showers. Everything runs on solar-powered electricity to provide a comfortable and ecological setting. The Eco-Cottages are situated below the Main Building and involve a few minute short hikes up a stone stairway to get to the Main Building. Each Eco-Cottage has a safety box large enough to fit a 17″ laptop computer.

Program

Imagine a place of breathtaking natural beauty, ocean, mountains, jungle, waterfalls, a place where your days begin with golden sunrises over the mountains and end with pink sunsets over the sea, a place to find your flow, listen to your inner voice, and connect with your inspiration. Where you can nourish your body, uplift your spirit, connect, share, and pursue your dream of studying yoga.

Sample daily schedule

  • Yoga class
  • Breakfast and teas
  • Teaching lab
  • Lunch
  • Asana lab
  • Juices and snacks
  • Yoga class
  • Dinner
  • Teaching lab

The content

The following modules are part of the YTT course:

  • Yoga practice and training
  • Asana lab
  • Teaching lab
  • Yoga lifestyle and transformation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Student elective
  • Student teaching practicum
  • Yoga business skills and career planning
  • Embodying a holistic yoga lifestyle
  • Self-discovery
  • Spiritual development and personal growth

The main takeaways

  • Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification
  • Official course diploma
  • Course materials
  • Part of a worldwide Yoga Alliance community
  • Access to ongoing support and professional guidance

Additional takeaways

  • Experience structuring and sequencing yoga classes
  • Experience teaching your own yoga classes
  • Confidence in your unique teaching style and clarity about your teaching goals
  • Increased physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Yoga business skills
  • Branding and marketing support

Details of YTT 200 Hour curriculum

Techniques training and practice: 100 hours

Practical training, analytical training, teaching methodology, and guided practice in.

  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Mantra
  • Chanting
  • Meditation

Teaching methodology: 25 hours

This important segment will greatly enhance teaching skills and contribute to success in a yoga teaching career.

  • Qualities of a successful yoga teacher
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting
  • Communication skills
  • Group dynamics
  • Building a professional framework
  • Establishing your unique teaching style
  • The student learning process

Anatomy and physiology: 20 hours

Solid anatomy knowledge will provide an excellent foundation for your yoga teaching career

  • Important anatomy for yoga: skeletal system, muscular system, flexors and extensors, tendons, ligaments, and joints
  • Important physiology for yoga: organs and bodily systems
  • Important energetic anatomy and physiology for yoga: including chakras, nadis, meridians
  • Anatomy of yoga: benefits, contraindications, balancing the musculoskeletal system, injury prevention, building strength, increasing flexibility, etc.

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics: 30 hours

  • Ethics of teaching yoga: professionalism, student / teacher dynamics, community, professional boundaries, and framework
  • Traditional yoga philosophy and yogic texts
  • Limbs of yoga
  • Developing a yogic lifestyle: concepts of karma and dharma, principles of non-violence
  • Principle of Seva: selfless service through yoga and teaching

Practicum: 10 hours

Practice teaching and receive valuable feedback to enhance your teaching skills.

  • You will design full yoga classes and practice teaching in a safe, supportive environment
  • You will receive positive, constructive feedback on your flow and style
  • You will participate in other YTT student classes and give them positive, constructive feedback

Elective hours: 25 hours

These additional hours will be tailored to suit your individual needs and desires. Topics include:

  • Specific one on one work to design your dream yoga business *Developing your niche and clarifying your teaching style *Defining your target student audience and creating classes, workshops, and programs they will love
  • Business of teaching yoga: marketing, branding, business building
  • Yoga retreat business blueprint
  • Yoga theme classes, workshops, and retreats
  • Yoga for specific groups

This Yoga Teacher Training is open to anyone who feels the inspiration and desire to deepen their knowledge of Yoga in a safe and nurturing community. Harmony Yoga School is excited about sharing the gift of yoga with students of all levels, ages and body types. This is an Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Immersion.

The days are long and full and very rewarding. There are no days off. We suggest you arrive well rested and ready to learn and grow and show up fully. Please take care of personal work prior to arrival. Please arrive open minded and ready to meet new friends and try new things.

Instructors

Heather Hobbs

Retreat location

Blue Spirit Costa Rica is located in Nosara, on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica; renowned for its spectacular scenery, healthy holistic lifestyle, and an international community that gives the region a vibrantly creative and peaceful atmosphere.

Blue Spirit is a world-class yoga retreat center perched on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile white sand beach that is perfect for walking, swimming, sunbathing, or sunset beach yoga. The pristine nature, tropical climate, and healing energy of the area, create an idyllic environment for a transformative and deeply nurturing yoga retreat experience.

Blue Spirit offers a luxurious boutique setting with elegant accommodation, delicious gourmet vegetarian cuisine, a salt-water infinity pool, complimentary wireless service, and private walking paths to the beach.

Blue Spirit is located in one of the world’s Blue Zones; which inspired the name Blue Spirit. The area is one of five Blue Zone’s in the world. A Blue Zone is an area where people live the longest and report the highest levels of well-being. While visiting Blue Spirit, you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy, because of the rich subtropical environment and the laid back lifestyle.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Your stay at Blue Spirit includes three delicious consciously prepared gourmet vegetarian meals a day. Blue Spirit works with local farmers to purchase organically grown produce to provide deliciously nourishing cuisine. Fresh, locally sourced fish is served three evenings per week and eggs every morning along with breakfast. All meals have vegan and gluten-free options. To accommodate food restrictions and allergies, there is a Pure Food option, offering veggies, grains, and legumes cooked without any seasonings or oils.

A professional holistic chef will prepare three deliciously nourishing meals per day. Meals are lovingly prepared using local and organic food sourced from local markets and farms. All meals can be made vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free. Healing juices and superfood smoothies, as well as tea, coffee, and healthy snacks, will be available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Beach yoga classes
  • Beach meditation classes
  • Beach walking
  • Bonfire

What's included

  • 14 nights boutique beachfront accommodation in a luxurious private villa overlooking the ocean
  • 3 deliciously nourishing meals a day prepared by our live in professionally trained holistic chef
  • Healing herbal teas, organic coffee, and cleansing juices
  • All yoga classes
  • Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, Restorative and other styles
  • Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga teacher training course: official course diploma, all course materials
  • Individualized attention due to a small group environment
  • Experience structuring and sequencing yoga classes and teaching in the student practicum
  • Confidence in your unique teaching style and clarity about your teaching goals Increased physical and emotional well-being
  • Yoga business skills as well as branding and marketing support
  • Become part of the International Yoga Alliance community
  • Enjoy the beautiful beach, infinity pool, and hiking trails around the property

What's not included

  • International airfare

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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