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Swastha Yoga International is a co-creation of Ayurveda (the science of life) and Yoga (the practice of that science) dreamed up by international yoga teachers Serena Arora and Kevin McQuillan. Swastha's mission is to live well, to inspire others to do the same, and to cultivate a community committed to supporting one another in health and prosperity. The word "swastha" is a Sanskrit term meaning to be fully settled in oneself and to maintain this complete healthy state of body and mind throughout our life span. The aim is to use every experience as a window of opportunity in order to cultivate a deeper awareness and insight into the quality and state of our overall health. Through a system that addresses all layers of your Being, you are able to cultivate sensitivity, vitality, efficiency and clarity on all levels; ultimately supporting and leading to an enhanced state of swastha.
Samadhi suite is on the third floor of Casa Yoga. It is a studio suite, with a full, private kitchen, private roof top deck with ocean view, a private bathroom, private queen bed and large sitting area, and private deck overlooking the pool and jungle. This suite is perfect for couples or single occupants.
Om room is one of two private rooms on the second floor of Casa Yoga. Om Room has a teak desk, armor, one queen size bed, and one single bed, both beautifully constructed out of reforested teak wood. Om room has a great view of our pool and the Costa Rican jungle.
Shanti room is one of two private rooms on the second floor of Casa Yoga. Shanti room has a teak amor, private bath, and a beautiful four-poster large queen size bed, perfect for couples. This room also has a desk, with a great view - all constructed out of reforested teak wood.
Shine room is the largest room of Casa Yoga, and is on the first floor. Shine room has one queen sized teak bed, plus one set of bunk beds, a teak desk, and private bathroom. Shine room has the capacity to accommodate an additional set of bunk beds, making it perfect for families. Shine room has indoor access to the fully equipped community kitchen also.
There are six jungle cabinas on this beautiful jungle property. Each cabina was lovingly constructed with reforested teak wood, and contains furnishings of the same. Cabinas have screen-windows, a ceiling fan, safe, closet, and storage space. Cabina guests use the newly constructed community washroom facility.
Each day you will immerse yourself in Asana practice, meditation, yoga history and philosophy, alignment principles, anatomy, practice teaching, Swastha Yoga methodology and personal development work. The team will provide a powerful blend of technical training, experiential learning, and personal development to propel you to new levels of self-expression, contribution and leadership while preparing you to step confidently into a teaching environment. Whether on the path of teaching or to simply deepen your personal practice our 200-Hour Teacher Training will inspire, transform and evolve your way of being! You will learn and integrate Swastha's unique yoga sequence; empowering for everyone and every body.
Hungry to deepen and enhance your practice
Interested in the integration of the physical, mental and emotional realms
Aware that consciously evolving your being, your practices, and your relationships is an essential component of life
Passionate about continually expanding your knowledge and capabilities
Committed to contributing to people in a deeply meaningful way.
Then, Swastha Yoga Teacher Training is for you!
The Swastha Yoga Teacher Training conveniently takes place over two consecutive weeks, comprising of 200-hours. Swastha Yoga is a Yoga Alliance 200 & 500 hour Registered Yoga School. Swastha Yoga has decades of training in human development, transformational and experiential learning, coaching, somatics and yoga; and, a deep commitment to contribution, transparency, and real community. We share our experience and knowledge freely, with deep respect and compassion for what it is to be a human being. We are committed to building a community in which each participant experiences being valued, supported, powerfully contributed to, and a sense of belonging. Swastha Yoga is passionate and committed to sharing the practice of yoga. We are excited to build a community of Swastha Yoga teachers and practitioners so all can share, contribute, learn and evolve together.
While working as a civil law enforcement officer in 2003, Kevin was introduced to yoga and quickly discovered the benefits of creating balance between body, mind, and heart. Since then, he has practiced and studied various styles of yoga with a focus on Vinyasa flow. In 2006, Kevin co-founded Yogadown Studios in Calgary, Alberta. Kevin co-founded and co-developed the inspirational yoga teacher trainings in 2007, blending his love of yoga and passion for human development into a unique leadership and teacher training program.
Serena is an experienced registered yoga teacher 500, Ayurvedic health practitioner, Ayuryoga wellness consultant, professional yoga therapist, and international yoga teacher trainer. With a Bachelor of education and Masters in Holistic Therapy, she is dedicated to authentic integration and practice of yoga, Ayurveda, and wellness on all levels of our being. Having completed many yoga trainings, from Ashtanga to yoga therapy, and Ayurvedic Medicine studies at The Ayurvedic Institute and in India, Serena has been teaching yoga for over 17 years; offering trainings and programs internationally
Peace Retreat Costa Rica is a tranquil and peaceful retreat center, located in Playa Negra, at the heart of Costa Ricas extraordinary northwest Pacific coastline. The retreats intimate setting aims to ensure that every guest receives the personal attention they need, while also providing quiet space and time for self-reflection.
Peace Retreat is a 10-room boutique retreat facility less than half a mile from the town center of Playa Negra, a quaint and friendly surf town and community.
All meals, including the dinner on your first night and breakfast on the last day, will be served in this teacher training.
Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirs International Airport (LIR). Peace Retreat Costa Rica will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
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