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Join Jivani Yoga School in stunning Costa Rica for a jungle immersion on their 200-hour yoga teacher training! This four week residential training is a glorious journey of self discovery and personal growth through learning to teach yoga. Taking place at the breathtaking jungle retreat, El Sabanero Eco Lodge, this training is led by Emma Warmington and supporting teachers. "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver
The venue for the training is the beautiful, rustic El Sabanero Eco Lodge near Tamarindo in north western Costa Rica (closest airport Liberia International). In a country of outstanding natural beauty, the lodge is nestled on a hillside overlooking the Cañafistula valley with lush tropical gardens, a large infinity pool gazing over the mountains and heavenly views from all the chalets.
El Sabanero Eco Lodge have multiple practice spaces and a beautiful airy restaurant to enjoy our meals together as well as plenty of hammocks and garden nooks to relax in. This lodge are just 10 minutes drive from 4 nearby beaches and there are endless outdoor adventures on offer from exploring the incredibly diverse wildlife and lush tropical rain forests to surfing, sea-kayaking, turtle nesting, horse-riding and zip-lining through the jungle. Single, twin and triple share chalets are available. All with their own hammocks, surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Jivani Yoga Teacher Training manual and certificate upon graduation. Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
If you are ready to embark on a truly extraordinary adventure of self-discovery, personal growth, and profound transformation, this training is for you. This 4-week residential training at breathtaking jungle retreat, El Sabanero Eco Lodge is lead by Emma Warmington, Tamar Zick, Sophie Cowper Johnson and Hannah Armstrong.
There are 7 billion types of yoga in the world. Jivani Yoga School will help you find what is appropriate for you and train you to do the same for your students. Nothing is one size fits all; different periods in your lives require different practices and our training reflects that with both powerful, strengthening yang and deeply nurturing yin forms of yoga asana and other techniques so you have many tools to practice and share with your students.
Jivani Yoga School teachers will pass forward the old school vinyasa lineage of Krishnamacharya, Desikachar, and Mark Whitwell and all asana practices have a strong focus on breath, felt sense awareness and safe structural alignment. Your daily practice includes asana, pranayama, bandha, and mantra. You will have anatomy and posture clinics twice per week with lots of opportunities for questions and answers.
Jivani Yoga School will continuously coach you in clear, effective cueing so you can direct your classes in an articulate and effective way. Consistent deep self-inquiry, philosophical discussion, and encouragement to find the true power of your unique voice will help you connect deeply with yourself, each other and your students and give you the skills to weave meaningful themes through your classes.
As always with Jivani Yoga, teaching practicums begin in week one. You will be teaching your peers from the first few days of the training and you will be nurtured, guided and supported with useful feedback, encouragement and leadership skills that will steadily increase your self-confidence and empower you to be a great teacher. We have a method, but there is nothing formulaic about the way we train our teachers.
Each trainee receives individualized support that is dependent upon their particular needs. Upon graduation, you will be ready to start teaching in your community. In addition to the standard requirements given by Yoga Alliance, you will learn a wide variety of tools and techniques to support your personal evolution.
Jivani Yoga School will help you establish a personal practice that is appropriate for you and give you tools for conscious and compassionate communication, EFT, vocal empowerment and leadership skills that can bring transformation to all areas of your life. If you are ready to embark on a truly extraordinary adventure of self-discovery, personal growth, and profound transformation, this training is for you.
A required reading list and pre-training assignments will be presented upon registration. Jivani Yoga School would like trainees to have at least one year of regular yoga practice behind them to begin this training but trainees with less experience are still welcome to apply and their application will be considered on its own merit.
Sample Schedule (subject to change)
You will meet for some evenings for Yin practice, kirtan, group meals, and movies.
A number of different excursions are available in the surrounding area. These include surf lessons, hot springs, and volcano climbing. On previous training, however, many of the students have used their Sundays to relax by the pool or work on their practicums.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
Emma is a long term traveler, world adventurer, and life-long student who has been teaching yoga internationally since 2006. Founder and Director of Jivani Yoga, Emma is a recognized Senior Heart of Yoga teacher and Teacher Trainer, (E-RYT500, YACEP) she additionally holds certifications in the Science of Chakra Yoga, Anusara-Inspired, Hatha, and Forrest Yoga, Nada Yoga Transformational Voice Work and nervous system regulating TRE. She is also educated in ancient healing, transformational voice work, Tao Tantric Arts, BMC, and yoga anatomy principles.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
From a young age, Sophie has pursued her interest in the body and physical exercise, with a childhood of competitive sports; leading her to studying Sports Psychology and Sociology at university. Sophie encourages her students to drop in and draw awareness from the roots up, grounding them in a strong foundation. A lover of travel, experiencing nature, and new cultures, delicious food, and books, Sophie is constantly learning and evolving and trying to absorb all the beauty that this world has to offer.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Jivani Yoga School)
Hannah is a Jivani Yoga graduate, having gained her 200-hour qualification in 2016. Hannah joined the Jivani Yoga team in 2017 and has since assisted on 200-hour courses in Northern Ireland and Costa Rica. She is dedicated to supporting students on their journey and is especially passionate about sharing Compassionate Communication, writing, and kirtan. Hannah is an eternal student and natural teacher who listens with both ears, hugs with both arms, and laughs with her whole heart.
The venue for this training is El Sabanero Eco Lodge, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
During this training, you will receive three meals per day (excluding Saturday lunch and dinner when the group will often be out on excursions or in the nearby beach town). Breakfast is a buffet style with a choice of tropical fruits, yogurt, granola, typical Central American breakfast of eggs, beans and rice, and toast. Lunch and dinner are always exciting as the Costa Rica chef and his English wife cook up a delicious surprise every day.
All meals can be catered for dietary needs, they are vegetarian with occasional options for meat and can be catered for vegans. The food is as local and fresh with a plethora of fruits and vegetables.
El Sabanero Eco Lodge is just 20 minutes from one of Costa Rica's most popular surf beaches Tamarindo.
There are a variety of options for the Sunday break but many people chose to spend that time relaxing by the pool or working through their practicums. There is also an outstanding masseuse whom you can book massages with throughout the training. It is highly recommended.
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$50 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Liberia International Airport (LIR) and transfer from and to the airport cost approximately 50 USD. San Jose International Airport (SJC) is 5 hours away by car and transfers can be arranged for approximately 200 USD for up to 4 people. You can also fly with Nature Air from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to Tamarindo for approximately 100 USD. Organizer offer free collection from Tamarindo Airport (TNO).
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