26 Days 200-Hour Sacred Reciprocity Yoga Teacher Training in Tennessee, USA

  • Seven Springs, 120 Sweet Hollow Way, Maryville, Tennessee 37803, USA

26 Days 200-Hour Sacred Reciprocity Yoga Teacher Training in Tennessee, USA

  • Seven Springs, 120 Sweet Hollow Way, Maryville, Tennessee 37803, USA

Extensive Yoga Teacher Training USA

In the foothills of the oldest mountains in the world, allow yourself time and space for connection. Honor the sacred of the natural world and become aware of the divine reflection within yourself. Step out of your daily life to find solace and then step back in ​with techniques to maintain balance and honor for the divinity within and without all creation. This extensive teacher training will deepen your personal practice as well as prepare you to be a knowledgeable and confident yoga teacher!

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Moving meditation practice
  • Pranayama and asana sessions
  • Study on yoga philosophy and hands-on workshops
  • Learn naturopathy with local healers
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 25 days with instruction
  • English
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For this retreat, Kula Collective offers shared yurt and private glam camping accommodation with community kitchen and bathrooms. Platform, tent, and bedding will be provided. There are three yurts on site, each fully furnished with beds, tables, and dressers.

Sacred Reciprocity is the awareness that there is balance in all things good. You are born into a sacred contract with mother nature to love, honor, and respect all those around you. When you live life in this way, you experience the same treatment in return. Life is a beautiful web which balances the polarities of your being. Your connection with nature is a reflection of your connection with self, and your sacred contract is strengthened through this reciprocal dance.

As summer begins to blossom in the mountains, rivers, and forests, it is also a perfect time to align your intentions to find this balance. This journey provides you the time and space to connect with the abundant nature of Seven Springs in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Kula Collective will examine how you can live in love, honor, and respect by exploring your own passions, studying the ancient traditions of yoga, and immersing yourself in a holistic lifestyle to nourish your body, minds, and spirits.​​

This training will focus your study on yoga philosophy, energetic principles, and yoga asana (alignment, anatomy, and teaching). In addition, you will also explore spiritual traditions from the South American Andean Quechua, Central American Mayan, North American Cherokee, and Lakota traditions. There are no definitive pre-requisites when it comes to levels of proficiency in physical asana for this 200-hour yoga teacher training.

The 200-hour Syllabus

Techniques

Asana, pranayama, and kriya techniques will be taught, practiced, and you will then practice teaching them to your peers. There will be time to develop your own asanas, learn about benefits, checkpoints, and contraindications, as well as to teach and assist peers during group teaching sessions. Group teaching means that all participants will form a circle and each participant demonstrates and teaches one asana while others either perform the technique or assist their peers.

Asanas

A variety of asanas from the following groups of asanas will be taught including gentle beginner and intermediate variations. The trainees will be taught how to enter and exit a pose, how to use the breath in the asana, checkpoints for alignment, benefits and contraindications for the asana, and how to assist students in the pose.

Categories of asanas

Standing and balancing asanas, forward bends, back bends, side bends, twisting poses, crouching and seated poses, poses on the abdomen, poses on the back, inverted poses and meditation poses. You will also learn how to adapt the techniques for specific ages, levels, some ailments, and in the case of pregnancy. You will learn warm-up techniques and relaxation poses, including the importance of deep breathing in relaxation to prevent muscle fatigue and the build-up of lactic acid in the muscles.

Pranayama

Teacher trainees will learn the form, benefits, and contraindications of the following pranayama techniques, as well as when to incorporate them into the class and how to introduce pranayama techniques. Abdominal breathing, the three-part breath, ujjai pranayama, brahmari pranayama, anuloma viloma, and kapalabhati pranayama. You will also learn how to perform these pranayamas with the bandhas and with relatively short breath retention (Kumbhaka) when appropriate.

Bandhas

In order to perform the retention in the above breathing techniques, it is necessary to teach and learn Mula bandha, Jalandhara bandha and Uddiyana bandha, the latter also being instrumental to kriyas such as nauli. The purpose of the bandhas will be discussed in its relation to the uniting of prana and apana to channel them into the shushumna nadi.

Kriyas

Trainees will learn the following kriyas, their benefits, primarily for their own practice, and later how to introduce the kriya to a class. Jal neti, jal kapalabhati, agni sara, and tratak.

Meditation

In the theory section, the goal and paths of yoga will be discussed, thereby leading to the concept and techniques of meditation. Guided meditation will be explored, including creative visualization, meditation using yantra, mantra, ideation, ishta chakra and the withdrawal of the senses from external objects. Participants will be guided in choosing a mantra for meditation.

Mantra

Kula Collective will explore the idea of mantra as a mystical energy encased in a sound structure in relation to both saguna (nama) mantras and nirguna mantras such as Om. Trainees will learn to chant and present yogic mantras for the beginning and/or ending of yoga classes (such as the the Shanti mantra or the Jyothi mantra). Bija mantras for purifying the chakras will also be explored including the timing and procedure for using these mantras in meditation.

Transformational experiences

During the transformational experiences evening program, you will delve into the practice of both nama and abstract kirtan, as well as Vedic mantras such as the Gayatri mantra, the Mahamrityunjaya (healing) mantra, the Shanti mantra, the Loving-kindness mantra, and the Akhanda mantra. Transformational experiences will also include some rituals, sharing, healing circles, and creative movement.

Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics

The program attributes quite a bit of emphasis to this section, as Kula Collective believes that Western students of yoga tend to focus more thoroughly on the physical aspects of yoga such as alignment and health benefits, than on the philosophical base and framework of yoga, including the practice of yoga off the mat. This section will introduce yoga psychology and philosophy through discussions on Patanjali’s yoga sutras, chapters one and two.

Trainers will present sutras and also use pairwork and group work discussions to give trainees the opportunity to explore how these sutras relate to their practice, and how they live their lives. Patanjali’s eight-fold path is the climax of chapter two, and the trainers will offer concrete examples of how to implement Yamas and Niyamas in your daily lives.

You will have the opportunity to discuss your understanding and experience with these yogic guidelines. You will also be guided to see the interrelationship of all of the ten principles, as well as the interrelationship of the different paths of yoga. The paths (Bhakti, Karma, Raja, and Jnana) will also be introduced in both a philosophical and practical light.

Lifestyle

Kula Collective will present and compare yogic and Ayurvedic concepts of nutrition, as well as those of daily cleansing rituals, self massage, and other practices.

Ethics

As a natural extension to the ten principles (Yamas and Niyamas), as well as the discussions on teaching methodology, you will flow into a discussion of professionalism and ethics in the teaching profession in general and the yoga profession in particular. You will present your statement of professional standards, and discuss as a group the importance of having and maintaining codes of professional standards.

Teaching methodology

Practical teaching methodology includes how to demonstrate, observe, cue, and assist students. This will be integrated with the techniques class. You will also model the importance of language used to describe entry, maintaining, and exiting poses. For example, in the forward bend, the image of “surrendering the body to the force of gravity” is a useful, and gentle image, as is “inhale release slightly, exhale and sink in to the pose, feel the pulse of the pose”, as opposed to “pull” or “push”-style language.

Theoretical discussions of methodology (pedagogy) aim to explore how to become a transformational facilitator, or teacher rather than just an instructor. This includes such topics as: the art of sequencing, creating a safe space, establishing a student-centered class, managing group dynamics, language and cuing, the ethics of assisting, and creating a yogic environment for learning (including the dress of the teacher, yogic colours, the direction of the class).

Trainees will also discuss qualities that will be instrumental to them as teachers.

Anatomy and physiology

In the 20 hours of anatomy and physiology class, you will be learning both about the physical system and the subtle body.

Physical anatomy

This class aims to teach trainees about anatomy and how it relates to yoga. Teachers and students will be guided by resources such as anatomy and asana, and the anatomy of movement. Subjects will include the study of the skeleton, muscles and joints, the cardio-vascular system, the respiratory system, the endocrine system, and how they are benefited by yoga.

Subtle anatomy

Subtle anatomy is the yogic teaching regarding the three bodies, the physical body, the astral body and the causal body, as well as the five corresponding sheaths, and the yogic techniques that purify each sheath. Further, the concept of nadis, and chakras will be explored. The shape, location, associated glands, and characteristics of each chakra will be explored. This subject will be complemented by the practical meditation sessions and chanting sessions which will explore meditating and chanting to purify the chakras. It will also complement the discussion of the ida, pingala and shushumna nadis that is intrinsic to any discussion of pranayama and the bandhas.

Practicum

In the first half of the program, you will be gradually introduced to teaching by teaching peers each pose or mini sequence in the techniques class. This will progress towards teaching one pose or mini sequence to the whole group. In second half of the course, you will each teach two classes to a peer. Each class will be 90 minutes long. You will then get 15 minutes of feedback from your peers and from the trainer.

The first round will be a set Kula Flow sequence; the second round will be a beginners or intermediate level class where students are required to create and sequence their own class holistically around a theme of their choice. Contact hours: 22 (including five hours of teaching a partner, small group, and classes).

Flow of the course

During the training, you will wake up while the sun rises and experience the beauty and serenity in the midst of a the tropical setting. You will end with meditation or Satsang (wise gathering) to contemplate and reflect on your sadhana (spiritual practice) of the day. Living with the rhythms of the earth and embracing the fullness of your practice, your grow into yourself and into life.

In this 25-day course, Kula Collective will be using the Chakana as their foundational structure. This means that the course is separated into lower, middle, and upper worlds. The lower world represents the physical, the middle world reflects the mental and emotional, and the upper world involves the energetic or spiritual realm, leading you on a true journey from the head to the heart. Uncover and let go of the layers and step into a more awakened state of being to sit in the seat of your soul.

You will spend eight days in each world, broken down into two half-cycles of three days, with a half-day on day four to apply these practices to modern day living, and a full day off on day eight to live your sadhana (spiritual practice).

For full school days, you will follow the schedule as detailed below. On half days (fourth day of each cycle), you will open with a morning's rest, restorative or yin class, and a workshop to deepen your understanding of the chakras associated with the world you are working in, with the rest of this day free. You will meet for evening gathering every other day.

This 25-day training will consist of 18 full training days, three half days (three worlds), two full days off, plus opening and closing on the first and last days.

Typical daily schedule

  • 06:30 Art of practice (meditation, pranayama, and asana)
  • 10:00 Art of living or teaching (yogic philosophy, theory and diet, yogic living, and daily intentions)
  • 15:00 Art of teaching (Kula flow, asana analysis, adjustments, and yoga anatomy)
  • 19:00 Art of healing every other evening (ceremony, kirtan, or satsang sacred gathering)
  • Jessi Luna

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

    Since a young age, Jessi has studied dance and creative movement. Since her first 200-hour registered yoga teacher training in 2008, Jessi has led retreats and workshops throughout the US, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and Costa Rica. She completed her 500-hour registered yoga teacher training hour certification in 2012 and now leads teacher training in these places she most enjoys to share.

The training will take place in Seven Springs Yoga Retreat Center. It is nestled in the bio-diverse foothills of the smoky mountains on 126 acres of mostly forested hills. With seven natural springs and an abundance of native species, each spring corresponds to each chakra, giving potency to the fresh water that flows from within the earth.

Nearby places

  • Cades Cove, 18 kilometers
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 40 kilometers
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) - 3 hours
  • Knoxville International Airport (TYS) - 25 minutes

The price includes daily meals.

Explore Cherokee National Forest

About a 45 minute drive, there a many places to hike, fish, camp, kayak, and white water raft on the Ocoee River!

Explore Chimney Tops

One of the highest lookouts in the Smoky’s, the Chimney Tops is a fun and rewarding climb.

Explore Look Rock Fire Tower

A short and windy drive up the mountain from your retreat center is Look Rock Fire Tower. Still used as a fire lookout, this tower is at the top of an easy half mile hike up to a breathtaking 360 view of the surrounding mountains. You can see the Fire Tower from Seven Springs and even see Seven Springs from the Fire Tower!

Explore Mount Leconte

If you are looking for a more challenging and longer hike, Kula Collective recommends this one! Plan for a full day and lots of water! There are a few trails to choose from and a lodge at the top, if you would like to spend the night (reservations required). Kula Collective likes the Alum Cave Bluff trail. It is steeper and more difficult, but the Bluffs are a must see on your way up.

Massage

You can enjoy the open air massage pavilion sits upon a hill near the shala. Relax on the massage table with a massage by one of Kula Collective's resident therapists.

Visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Abrams Creek Trail

Located less than 25 miles from your retreat center is the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited National Park in the United States! On your way, you will drive through Townsend with a wonderful visitors center. Cades Cove is also a beautiful 11-mile loop to drive or bike on Saturday mornings when it is closed to cars! Abrams Falls is a nice five-mile hike from Cades Cove.

You can also hike up Abrams Creek Trail. It is the closest National Park trailhead to Seven Springs. It provides many beautiful trails filled with lush vegetation and classic hiking.

Visit Tremont

A nearby nature education center, this area is fun to visit for information and connect to some good trailheads!

Tubing

One of the best ways to enjoy the river in the mountains on a hot day is to go to tubing! There are many tubing companies in Townsend that will rent you tubes and drop you off and pick you up on the river.

  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Daily yoga classes with five areas of teaching
  • Learn naturopathy with local healers
  • Moving meditation practice
  • Platform, tent, and bedding for private glamping
  • Pranayama and asana sessions
  • Study on yoga philosophy and hands-on workshops

Driving directions from route 336

  • Enter into your GPS or Google Maps to 120 Sweet Hollow Way Maryville, TN 37803.
  • Kula Collective recommends you to come in via Montvale Road, route 336.
  • Once you turn onto the driveway, follow the small yellow signs that say 120.
  • Drive to your yurt or camping space to unload, and you will then be guided to your parking area.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Knoxville International Airport (TYS). The airport is actually located in Alcoa and only about 25 minutes from Seven Springs! If you are flying into this airport, please contact Kula Collective to set up transportation services. You may also look into flying into the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and take the bus or rent a car to drive to Seven Springs. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is about a three hour drive.

Arrival by bus

Megabus also has services into Knoxville from many East Coast large cities, as well as Atlanta. If you choose to arrive to the Knoxville bus station, please contact Kula Collective to arrange transportation. The bus station is about 40 minutes from your retreat center.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

  • Review by Veronica
    10 out of 10

    "Hey, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my entire being. My life has been forever changed, for the better, all because Jessi responded to my call and offered me a scholarship. If not for that moment, it may have taken me a lot longer to find the peace and happiness I embody now. I feel eternally grateful, and have an immense amount of love and respect for all of my facilitators: Jiya (Julia), Kali (Jessi), Tarzan (Zach), Anahata (Bonnie), and Madonna (Krystalin) ... your wisdom and passion was incredibly moving and real, and was just what my soul was seeking. Your intentions are so true, and I am honored to have been your student. I in fact, hope to see some of you again when it's time for my 300-hr! Eternal love and light, "

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  • Review by Paula from United States
    10 out of 10

    "After 27 days away in Mexico I am home. The experience was by far the most beautiful healing I've personally felt in my life. I am a Certified Kula Collective Yoga Teacher! And dam proud to be a part of the kula experience and crew for life! Our instructors CJ Ananda Page and Randi Schiffman brought a love to the experience that I am not even able to put into words. It was very clear that these two women are full of integrity and passion for their dharma. Thank you Kula!! I had the support of many friends and family members. I love you guys. A special thank you to the guy who has always seen the greatness within me. The one who is always there for me. Supporting me in every way possible. This experience would not have been possible without you Wade Martin. He has been busy preparing my studio for my return. How lucky am I right!?It's so amazing. I cannot wait to spread the wisdom and love. Stay tuned for the healing and yoga schedule at Orchid Awakenings studio in Radville!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Jake Ferree

    "I wanted to take the time and share a massive amount of praise for the 300hr training that I just completed in Peru. I know words can never express the amount of gratitude that has filled my heart but I will give it a try. The course was above and beyond all of my expectations. It seemed like every other day the facilitators had another surprise trip and/or present for us. The days were long, waking up at 5:30 a.m. every morning and staying in classes until 9 p.m. every night, although the days were long and jam packed with classes they seemed to still go pretty fast and I found myself completely engaged in all of the lessons. All of the facilitators put their whole heart into their teachings and it was definitely felt and fully received. The connections that I made on this journey and all the self work that I was able to accomplish wile I was there will be something that will forever change me and something I will forever be grateful for. This trip was definitely a life changer and I would highly recommend it to anybody looking to enhance their knowledge mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Thank you thank you thank you."

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  • Review by Seth Martiniuk

    "I attended the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in May 2015 in Mexico, and it was an absolutely fantastic experience, largely because of the two talented and knowledgeable teachers. CJ Ananda Page brought knowledge, passion to every class and despite the gruelling, all day schedule she maintained a high level of energy and presence throughout! She created a safe learning environment with her calm and compassionate manner, allowing the students to feel as comfortable as possible while learning new skills. Whenever you have a teacher that has the practical knowledge, combined with passion for the subject, you end up having happy, well taught students! I truly feel lucky for all that Ananda brought to the course, her value to our experience cannot be understated.” Thanks so much Kula!"

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  • Review by David May

    "Ananda and Coby both embody the true nature of the yogi and divinity within us all with their light, knowledge, and dedication to growth, whether its their personal evolution or their student's evolution! Not only do I feel prepared to build my business as a yoga instructor and fitness professional after our time together, but I feel prepared to do it with all of me. I feel that I am ready to put myself in everything I do! They each helped me open doors inside of myself so I could grow. I came to our training together at a point in my life where I felt I knew what I was, a spiritual being, but I had no idea who I was, as a yoga teacher or human! It is the very essence of Coby and Anandas nurturing nature and knowledge of yoga that aided my growth as a yogi back into my true self! My roots took hold deeper into my soul and I relearned my true nature. Through listening to each of them, I gained extensive knowledge. Through watching each of them I gained examples of growth. And through all of our learning, I became permanently rooted to each of them. Something deeper than teacher and student. Something deeper than friends. Something deeper than family. Something deeper than these words. We all (the entire group) became one, all thanks to their gracious, nurturing guidance. I feel beyond blessed that my1 path crossed with these two souls!"

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  • Review by Martiniuk

    "I attended the 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in May 2015 in Mexico, and it was an absolutely fantastic experience, largely because of the two talented and knowledgeable teachers. CJ Ananda Page brought knowledge, passion to every class and despite the grueling, all day schedule she maintained a high level of energy and presence throughout! She created a safe learning environment with her calm and compassionate manner, allowing the students to feel as comfortable as possible while learning new skills. Whenever you have a teacher that has the practical knowledge, combined with passion for the subject, you end up having happy, well taught students! I truly feel lucky for all that Ananda brought to the course, her value to our experience cannot be understated. Thanks so much Kula!"

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  • Review by Gaia Good

    "I was unbelievably blessed to have Ananda as my teacher and guide during both my 200-hrs in Mexico and 500-hrs in Peru, both were completely life changing experiences. Ananda held a beautiful sacred space as she supported us in our transformation from a place of complete unconditional love. Ananda helped me to understand that I can live my dream and live as the light. The wisdom that was imparted intertwining the shamanic practices of the Americas with the traditional yogic practices of the East was fascinating and creates a holistic way for us to move spiritually forward into our new connected earth. Ananda's teaching clearly comes from a depth of knowledge, wisdom and experience, and was shared humbly, providing an abundance of space for our expansion. Ananda embodies the bliss that can be found in the present moment, representing that our existence is our creation, that what we create comes from what we are, which is love. During the trainings we were gracefully lead to raising our vibration, bringing us into union with the divine. I met soul family and discovered infinite love, I will be eternally grateful! I love you dear soul sister!"

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  • Review by Silvia Gallo

    "It was with much gratitude, love and respect that I thank you for having the courage and enthusiasm to follow your yogic journey. As a result I was honored with a teacher. You are patient, focused, wise and giving. It was inspiring to observe your unwavering commitment to guide 13 women (myself included) through a mind, body, soul journey. You were encouraging, nonjudgmental and demanding when needed (the appropriate amount, of course). You were the wise observer yet you were also a bright light, full of smiles and fun. I know that I will speak to my own students some day of my teacher and they will see admiration and gratitude on my face. I hope our paths cross again. Until then I pull strength daily from remembering your commitment and recalling the courage that not only you displayed but my fellow students that through your guidance and energy are now certified yoga teachers! Yeah!!! Namaste and lets Om it out!:)"

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  • Review by Mikaela Hardwick

    "I completed my 200-hr training with Randi in Guatemala in February 2015. It was the best thing I have ever done for myself. It was a life changing experience and I couldnt have done it without Randi. I was very homesick and Randi was so understanding and loving. She is an incredible yogi and always makes you feel like you can do more. I learned so much from her; its hard to do yoga without her! She is still my favorite yoga teacher I have ever had! I would highly recommend taking any class, training, or retreat with Randi. I promise you will not be disappointed! Namaste!"

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  • Review by Hristina Georgieva

    "I left the yoga teacher training with abundance of gratefulness for what I've learnt, and life in general. I wouldn't have achieved such a state if it wasn't for the path that our main facilitator, Jiya, opened for us and guided us through each day. Her teaching style was super fluid, open and deep, it simply felt effortless from her side. I respect and love the endless patience that she showed throughout the training. She was always present, holding the space for us, aware of the material delivery deadlines but also of our progress and our mood thus was able to easily adjust the tempo. Her music passion definitely rubbed off on me, she has an amazing voice :) And overall she has this effortless ability to share with and without words or actions her light and wisdom."

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  • Review by Hana Pepin

    "It is a dedication to asking the questions, Who Am I? What is my purpose? How can I serve? In becoming a part of this world wide Kula family I have been blessed to have such incredible guides on this spiritual path. The community of beings that come together are here to awaken, to create and to heal the self and one another. I have spent the last month in Peru with Coby, Ananda, and Randi as facilitators and my life has shifted. When in their presence I feel a part of something greater, more vibrant and so much more alive. The program offered me space to discover who I truly am, to feel safe and protected while exploring sides of me I was unsure of. The integration of yoga, mantra, ayurveda, shamanism, plant medicine, Andean and native American culture along with many more is brought together so well by this diverse group of light beings. Every moment became a new opportunity to sink into the heart and to lead from this space of greater awareness and peace of mind. When we step into our darkness we become more aware, more mindful and more awake as we enter the light. We become capable of letting go of past beliefs, ideas, habits, and thoughts that no longer serve who we are, in the Now. We are emptied of the old stagnation and become full of spirit. I am grateful for this wonderful experience to have learned such assurance of these things. I have truly received all the wisdom and knowledge I had been seeking and manifesting because of this program with Kula. Many thanks and many more fun times to come! Kula Aho. Namaste."

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  • Review by Elizabeth Cohn-Martin

    "I came into creativity and yoga retreat after a very academically, mentally and emotionally stressful semester in New York City. While I was pretty fatigued and exhausted initially, the transition into the workshop brought a tremendous amount of relief and an influx of joy that I had not felt in a long time. I consider myself quite lucky to have been able to offer myself such a fantastic gift and can fully vouch for the benefits of this experience. This retreat is very special for many reasons. The obvious reason is that it merges creativity development practices with yoga practices. I have yet to find a workshop or retreat like this elsewhere and think that it is powerful to merge these two practices, as the physical practice of yoga enables the mind to become much more malleable and open to creative flows and desires. Being able to use the physical practice in a way that directly supports creative development is super special and really quite useful for the support of all different kinds of creative practices. Zach helps to clarify and direct those creative instincts while Jessi crafts the physical practice as a meditative and spiritual journey that distinctly feeds the creator or artist in each of us."

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  • Review by Jonathan Barcant from United States

    "Filled me with confidence to take my practice into the world. I had the pleasure of being a student to Randi's Thai yoga massage training at the Yoga Forest on beautiful lake Atitlan, in January 2015. Randi's got a fun, kind, loving, and also kind of hilarious energy that is so warm and enjoyable, and I loved getting to spend two weeks with her as a friend, mush-partner, and student her techniques of teaching of Thai massage are very clear, and her touch and demonstrations are great, and give a sweet feel of what Thai massage is all about. I've definitely taken a little bit of her along with me into my own practice wherever I go now, and for anyone thinking of getting a massage or taking a course with Randi, I give my strong recommendation. Enjoy."

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  • Review by Hannah Ornsby from United Kingdom

    "I came to the forest for one week as a guest and ended up staying for five. I signed up for the lunar yoga immersion course which ended up being the best decision of my life. Hayley is an incredible teacher with so much wisdom to share. It's a brilliant course with 1 hour meditation and 3 hours yoga a day, alongside a 2 hour wisdom theory class a day, which were so amazing. I learned so much and would recommend anyone interested in yoga, consciousness deepening practice or teacher training to come here. I'll be back for my teacher training for sure. The forest is so beautiful and amazing place to go and visit, the permaculture farm, food, cabanas, yoga platforms, and chill out spots are all amazing. I had the most incredible time and made friends for life. Everyone is super genuine, supporting, and beautiful at the forest. It will always remain as one of the most special experiences of my life."

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  • Review by Dawn Hyde from United States

    "My stay at the yoga forest was nothing short of amazing. My experience in the lunar yoga immersion far surpassed all of my expectations. The land is beautiful. The daily routine at the forest is full of sweet rituals: We would rise early with the sun to practice meditation, and asana. After nourishing meals, there were philosophy and permaculture lectures, and restorative yoga in classes. There were plenty of opportunities to participate in sacred ceremonies which included many offerings, such as fresh flowers, chanting, music, and sharing. After that I would then settle into my tent under the moon and stars. I've never felt so connected to a community, the earth, and myself as I did during that transformational month at the yoga forest. The lunar yoga immersion program was wonderful. Hayley is one of the most incredible yoga philosophy teachers that I've ever had. Her patient guidance on this path will be unforgettable. The wisdom classes that she taught were a true gift, and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to study under her. The program that she has created really allowed me to venture deep within my consciousness. She created a loving and supportive space to help me shed the layers of myself that no longer serve me, and to shine my light brighter. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking to reconnect with their hearts, their bodies, and the earth. Thank you."

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Arrival: Friday June 1, 2018
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