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A four week inclusive Retreat style Yoga Teacher Training in the jungle paradise of Costa Rica. A glorious journey of self discovery and personal growth through learning to teach yoga. Join Emma Warmington, Laurence Gilliot, Sophie Cowper Johnson and the rest of the Jivani team at El Sabanero Eco Lodge, Tamarindo, Costa Rica is from 13th November to 10th December 2016.
"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 staggeringly beautiful 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.
This 4-week residential training at breathtaking jungle retreat, El Sabanero Eco Lodge is lead by Emma Warmington, Tamar Zick, Sophie Cowper Johnson and Nicole Minogue. 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 will teachers pass forward the lineage of Krishnamacharya, Desikachar and Mark Whitwell and all asana practices have a strong focus on breath, felt sense awareness and safe structural alignment.
Youur daily practice includes asana, pranayama, bandha and mantra. You will have anatomy and posture clinics twice per week with lots of opportunities for Q & A. 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-enquiry, 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 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 trainee’s 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 it’s own merit.
Sample Schedule (subject to change)
07:00 - 10:00 Morning practice, meditation, mantra, pranayama, bandha, asana
10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast & morning swim
11:00 - 13:00 Lectures, theory, methodology
13:00 - 16:00 Lunch, reading, homework, integration
16:00 - 18:30 Afternoon asana, teaching practice, personal development
We will meet 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.
El Sabanero Eco Lodge, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
During this training, you will recieve 3 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,yoghurt, 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 as possible 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.
Jivani Yoga School only offer free collection from Tamarindo Airport (TNO). You can also book your flight to arrive at Liberia Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Transfers cost approximately 50 USD.