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Yoga Teacher Training in Uvita, Costa Rica

Whether you are interested in learning to teach yoga or simply deepen your own practice, expand your self-awareness, and transform your life, this yoga teacher training is committed to the personal success of every participant. The participants will be immersed in a program rich in the full spectrum of all that is yoga: vibrant, purposeful, authentic, conscious, joyful, balanced, sacred, spiritual, and transformative. Pura vida y Namaste!

Meet the instructors

Deborah
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Yoga history and philosophy classes
  • Asana studies including alignment, anatomy, and physiology
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Waterfall excursions
  • Training manuals
  • Coffee, tea, fruit

Yoga styles


15 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 4-20 participants
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Accommodation

Check-out Time:
08:00

Yoga Maya is a cool, contemporary tropical boutique resort close to the main entrance of the world-famous National Park of Whale's Tail. Not only does this amazing formation look like the tail of a whale, but the glorious creatures flock here to breed and enjoy all Uvita has to offer. Yoga Maya Uvita provides exceptional accommodations, service, and lifetime memories to guests from all over the world.

Wherever you choose to kick off your flip-flops, Yoga Maya Uvita has awesome lodging options. From a romantic getaway to a family holiday, a low-budget tent, or your own private yoga retreat, Yoga Maya Uvita can cater to your accommodation needs. Solo travelers, honeymooners, and wedding parties are always welcome.

Throughout the property, enjoy outdoor garden rooms, and ever-present hammocks and deck chairs - all the better to enjoy the view, the wildlife, and your life. Yoga Maya Uvita is about nature and peaceful co-existence. There are no televisions but yes, prana and bliss, some of the casitas, have air-conditioning.

Program

Certification

Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

This training will have you ready to teach in the most popular and in-demand styles of yoga: Vinyasa, Yin, and a bit of Hatha. You will learn to develop your own sequences based on the needs of your students and based on what is authentic to you. You will have the foundation to lead others confidently, knowledgeable, and safely. The styles that will be practiced during the training are Vinyasa (flow), Hatha (traditional), Yin, and yoga Nidra.

Curriculum

  • Study of asana (proper alignment, benefits, modifications, and contraindications)
  • Principles of anatomy
  • Exploration of pranayama, meditation, bandhas, and mantras
  • Art of sequencing classes
  • Hands-on assists and use of props
  • Inversions and arm balances
  • Chakras, energy healing, and Ayurveda
  • Cultivating your voice
  • Confidence - building through practice teaching
  • Basic overview of yoga for pregnant women and larger bodies, and yoga for PTSD
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Sanskrit and English names of asanas
  • The business of yoga and ethics

Requirements

To join this course, you need to at least have one to two years of personal yoga practice. Be open-minded. Arrive with a willing heart and desire to move towards a life of a yogi! You must be present in body, mind, and spirit!

Read as much as you can about yoga philosophy, history, and various styles of yoga. Try different classes from a variety of instructors in different venues as possible.

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:00 Mudra mantra, pranayama, and asana practice
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Lecture
  • 13:00 Lunch, personal study time, and break
  • 14:00 Lecture
  • 16:00 Practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Punctuality and full attendance are a must for certification.

Included excursions

Waterfall trips

Instructors

Deborah Krejci

Retreat location

This yoga teacher training is held at the beautiful Yoga Maya Uvita, located in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is one of the last frontiers, so says National Geographic. It has a world-famous jungle, is one of the most bio-diverse locations on earth, and is truly amazing. Many waterfalls are close by and you will take full advantage of their proximity.

Distances

  • San Jose, 4 hours
  • Manuel Antonio Airport, 1 hour

Food

Fresh fruit will be provided daily. Please note that daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are not included.

The following meals are included:

  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Things to do (optional)

  • Nayauca Waterfalls
  • Zip line fun
  • Surfing

What's included

  • Coffee, tea, water, and fruits
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Eligibility to register for Yoga Alliance certification upon successful completion of the training
  • Manual provided
  • Waterfall excursions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Costa Rica departure tax
  • Ground transportation
  • Travel insurance
  • Yoga books for studies
  • Meals

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). It is recommended that the arrival at the YMU is no later than 3 p.m. the day the training begins. Possibly even arriving a full day earlier. Consider spending the night in San Jose and take a domestic flight the next morning to arrive at Manuel Antonio/Quepos or take the shuttle.

Arrival by bus

If you prefer to take public transportation, there is a daily bus service leaving from San Jose to Uvita and vice versa. The bus ride takes approximately 4-5 hours from San Jose and costs approximately a whopping 8 USD per person each way.

Schedules vary based on seasons. There are generally two bus trips a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Their are many shuttle options from private to shared. Please contact Yoga Maya for recommendations.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
16 days / 15 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Thursday February 17, 2022
(16 days / 15 nights)

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