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The professional program is a thorough and progressive yoga teacher training course. Yoga Academy International offers an incredible foundation of the lifestyles, philosophy, and asanas of yoga. This is more than a yoga teacher training. It is offering you an empowering and positive life-changing experience. You will learn pose alignment, hands-on-assists, and how to effectively cue. You will be encouraged to find your own individual voice as a teacher. You will learn to guide your students safely from pose to pose, gaining all the tools you need to lead amazing yoga classes! Yoga Academy International's faculty’s extensive years of yoga practice combined with decades of yoga teaching creates safe, effective yoga instructors through an intelligently structured curriculum.
The school has successfully graduated almost 100 yoga teachers over the years, many of whom have gone on to lead retreats internationally, open their own studios and work with huge wellness industry brands. More than just a yoga training though, they want to nurture and support you to be the happiest you have ever been to. They want to encourage you to find your own light and spread it with the world. They are here for you so that you can thrive, providing you with a safe and loving space every step of the way. Yoga Academy International’s professional 200-hour yoga teacher training program fully prepares you to teach yoga with competence and inspiration. The course is internationally recognized and Yoga Alliance registered. From day 1, students practice teaching supervised by the faculty.
Our retreat center is located on a private 86-acre property on the cliffs of Maderas beach. Our villas and yoga studio all boast ocean and sunset views. The villas have private dipping pools and pathways right to the beach.
All the bedrooms have wifi, AC, attached bathrooms and hot showers.
The comprehensive program fully covers the fundamentals of:
Even if you don’t plan to teach yoga professionally, completing a teacher training will deepen your personal practice, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Dive deeper into your yoga journey. Learn more about yourself and get the time to take an objective look at your life while immersing yourself in this healing and transformative experience.
Yogis of all ages and levels are welcome. Lifelong friendships are made here! Whether you are a dedicated yoga student seeking only a transformational immersion, an aspiring international yoga teacher or an experienced teacher already who wants to deepen and expand the practice, you are welcome.
The caring team of teachers provides a compassionate and safe space for you to explore your own yoga evolution. The world-renowned team of instructors has decades of yoga, movement, mindfulness, and meditation experience. From day 1, students begin practice teaching to each other, supervised and guided by the team.
Yoga Academy International invite you to expand the boundaries of your potential, step into your power and illuminate your own path. Additionally, they are the only 200-hour yoga teacher training program in the world that delivers 35 contact hours of anatomy with trained medical professionals.
One of the highlights of the program is the variety of yoga classes they offer. During the training, you will get experience in Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Yin and Restorative yoga, Kundalini yoga and Ashtanga. Through years of experience, they have created a yoga teacher training that is thorough, digestible, and easy to understand.
This 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered program will deliver a clear and easy-to-understand curriculum that delves deeper into:
The team of yoga and health professionals are amongst the most experienced and qualified in the world. They boast extremely diverse backgrounds. All of the teachers, however, have something in common: they teach and seek to see beauty in every day and appreciate life for all of its blessings. The team includes sports medicine doctors, certified nutritionists, holistic health coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists, Reiki masters, and yoga teachers from different lineages.
There is 1 day off each week where you can relax, enjoy, and explore. Take surf lessons, go volcano boarding, horseback riding, get a massage, visit historic towns or simply laze by the pool.
On time off, students can enjoy surfing, volcano boarding, visiting the cute colonial towns that neighbour the retreat center. Indulge at local cafes, get a massage, shop in local artist markets or simply laze around on your days off.
Internationally celebrated instructor Lauren Rudick’s has let her love of yoga takes her around the world. She has studied, taught, and practiced yoga across six continents and over two-dozen countries. She has been teaching and practicing yoga for over a decade, inspiring thousands of others to live passionately with authenticity and joy. Lauren’s world renown yoga retreats have received heaps of international praise and offer her students a chance to join her on exclusive yoga adventures to exotic locations.
Kezia is a yoga instructor from the West Coast of Southern Ontario with eight years of teaching experience. Kezia began yoga at the age of 16, and after two years of delving into the practice, Kezia traveled to Baja, Mexico to complete the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yandara Yoga Institute. Since then, Kezia has grown her appetite for travel and has continued her yoga education through conferences, workshops, weekend training, and yoga festivals.
Prior to training as a Physician specializing in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in the U.S., Mark grew up in Montreal, Canada and studied Exercise Science and Athletic Training. He subsequently practiced as a personal trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist before heading off to medical school. His love of travel has taken him all over the world and his passion for fitness and health has led him to a yoga and meditation practice which he currently incorporates into his busy daily life.
Author, yoga teacher and intuitive, Tina adds soul and depth to Yoga Academy International's team of instructors. She guides slow and challenging sequences and asks pertinent questions. She leads thoughtful meditations and is well studied in the chakra system. Tina has a talent for taking complicated philosophical content and breaking it down into digestible narrative.
Massage therapist, surfer , boat captain and yogi, Andreas has a love for the outdoors, healing touch and having deep conversations. He studies yoga, massage and other healing modalities. He brings a safe presence and a listening ear to the Yoga Academy International team.
Located just outside of the lively beach town of San Juan Del Sur, Maderas beach is a safe and quiet haven. Our oceanfront private villa is the perfect setting for a month spent in paradise! You’ll get sunset views every evening from our dipping pool and our yoga shala boasts a 180-degree view of the ocean. We also have a jungle yoga deck and 82 acres of hiking trails on this private property to explore.
Every morning you can meditate on the cliffs of this dramatic coastline that gives way to perfect beaches for walking and some world-class waves for surfing. This place is serene and stunning.
Our meals are cooked by our professional chefs. They are trained in health food and are passionate about making you feel well and nourished. We accommodate all dietary restrictions. In the mornings we have fruit, granola, tea, coffee sometimes eggs, beans and rice and other local delicacies. Lunch is a variety of foods including buddha bowls, tacos, salads, soups and so much more. For dinners you can enjoy vegan meals, chilli, seafood, pasta, fish and whatever else our chefs are inspired to make!
Try surfing, volcano boarding, market shopping, sightseeing horseback riding, touring, frisbee golf, sunbathing, beach walk, hiking, massage. Indulge at local cafes or simply laze around on your days off.
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$100 per person
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$100 per person
Maderas beach is located just 85-minutes from Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) and 90-minutes from Managua Airport (MGA) Flying in to either airport. We can have our partners at the retreat center organize your transfers to us at Maderas Beach.
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