MAL PAIS 200 HOUR YTT 🇨🇷

Become a Yoga Teacher in Blissful Costa Rica!

COME RELAX AND FIND YOUR HIGHER SELF AT INDIGO YOGA RESORT

School Yoga Institute is proud to offer our uniquely transformational Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica. An experience that weaves together a love for surf, sunshine, and a deep dive into yoga. Whether it’s from your hammock, yoga mat, or surfboard, we invite you to join us in shifting your perspective and heightening your awareness.

Just off the southernmost tip of Peninsula de Nicoya, Indigo Yoga Resort is the place to open your heart and experience the simple joys of being present in the moment. Find the lush tropical ambiance that radiates “Pura Vida,” surrounded by the Costa Rican mountains, ocean, and some of the best surf spots in the world

The School Yoga Institute Mystical 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training was built with a focus on personal growth, empowerment, and expansion. We provide our students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, as well as a space to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective. After these three weeks in a deeply supportive environment, you will walk away not only able to guide an asana class, but transformed in a way that allows you to transform the lives of others.

Our 200-hour certification, guided by the Peruvian Medicine Wheel, provides students with a strong foundation in yoga philosophy and Yoga Asana (cueing, alignment, anatomy, and hands-on adjustments). The training focuses on a combination of classical Hatha Yoga and modern Vinyasa Yoga.

On this profound journey, you will earn your Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification.

July 1 – July 21, 2024 *** ROOMING LIMITED *** January 5 – January 25, 2025

March 1 – March 21, 2025

Ashtanga inspired Vinyasa flow sequence & Sivananda inspired Hatha flow sequence.

15-20 students.

21 days.

3 high vibrational vegetarian meals per day / Vegan meals available.

All Levels.

Worldwide recognized Yoga Alliance certificate.

Indigo Yoga Resort, Mal Pais, Costa Rica

200 HOUR TUITION + ROOM AND BOARD

TUITION:
  • $ 2500 – Pay in Full (cannot be combined with scholarships or other promotions/discounts)
  • $ 2700 – Payment Plan
ROOM AND BOARD: High season pricing: January – March
  • $ 1950 – Triple
  • $ 2250 – Double
  • $ 3000 – Private
Low Season Pricing: June – July
  • $ 1800 – Triple
  • $ 2050 – Double
  • $ 2800 – Private
+ All-inclusive 20 nights lodging and 3 delicious Gourmet meals per day. All prices are in USD.

Note: Prices above do not include travel, additional reading materials, or extras. Email info@schoolyogainstitute.com to learn more about scholarships and payment options

200-HOUR DAILY SCHEDULE

Schedules may vary

  • 6:00-9:00 – Guided Meditation/Pranayama/Asana
  • 9:00-10:00 – Breakfast and Self Sadhana
  • 10:00-11:00 – Spiritual lesson/Intention of the day
  • 11:00-12:00 – Yoga Sutras/Yoga Anatomy
  • 12:00-2:00 – Snack and Self Sadhana
  • 2:00-3:00 – Special Topics
  • 3:00-6:00 – Art of Teaching and Art of Touch
  • 6:00-7:00 – Dinner and Self Sadhana
  • 7:00-8:00 – Satsang (Sacred Circle)

OUR FACILITATORS

July 1 – July 21, 2024 with Jed, Lex & Bea January 5 – 25, 2025 – TBD
March 1 – March 21, 2025 – TBD

COSTA RICA STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

CORE CURRICULUM

  • Work through the traditional Peruvian Medicine Wheel in a process of self-inquiry, discovery and personal transformation.
  • Learn to teach two Asana sequences: Sadhana Vinyasa and Sadhana Hatha flows, as well as guidance on creating your own unique sequences.
  • Live the yogic lifestyle, deepening your Sadhana, personal spiritual practice.
  • Incorporate daily Meditation, Pranayama, and Asana.
  • Explore the Art of Teaching through interactive daily workshops and learn through peer-teaching starting day one.
  • Participate in daily Satsang, evening gatherings. Learning traditional Kirtan chants from India and the rest of the world.
  • Participate in traditional ceremonies: Full-Moon, New-Moon, Letting-Go, Traditional Andean Gratitude (despacho), and/or Cacao Ceremony, and other traditional ceremonies.
  • Study Yoga Anatomy & Physiology and incorporate these principles into your own teaching and practice.
  • Study selected Yoga Sutras in depth.
  • Learn the foundation and historical background of yoga philosophy.
  • Explore Chakras, Bandhas & energetic anatomy in theory and in application to your personal practice and your teaching.
  • Study Ayurvedic Philosophy & Medicine, while studying and living the Yogic Diet.
  • Practice Advanced Pranayamas
  • Experience Kriyas, yogic cleansing techniques.
  • Focus on integrating Yoga into your life through daily Spiritual Lessons
  • Receive an introduction to Conscious Business and discuss ways to bring Yoga to the marketplace.
  • Learn and integrate holistic health modalities such as massage, energy healing, nutrition, and other forms

Upon completion of our course, participants who demonstrate our skill competency and complete 200 hours of classwork, will receive a certification for completion of the curriculum. This will enable you to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Daily Asana Practice
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • Art of Teaching
  • Art of Touch
  • In-Depth Meditation Techniques and Practice
  • Experience Different Techniques of Pranayama
  • Ayurveda
  • Native American Shamanic Medicine Wheel
  • Kriya Yogic Cleansing
  • Kirtan Bhajan Chanting
  • Energetic Healing Practices, Chakras & Energy Work
  • Cacao & Fire Ceremonies
  • Communal & Sustainable Living
  • Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Tools for developing the business of yoga
  • Life-long Friendships
  • Full spiritual Immersion

Our training programs are taught in English.

INDIGO SURF YOGA RESORT

The Indigo Yoga Resort is a Boutique hotel in Mal Pais, on the southernmost tip of the Nicoya peninsula. Just steps away from the Pacific Ocean, this paradise beach lodge provides everything a person seeking relaxation and comfort needs. All of our rooms include A/C, ceiling fans, private bathrooms with hot water & “open-sky” showers, hammocks, and a room safe box.

With astounding natural beauty, this paradise beach lodge offers warm water temperatures, a swimming pool, and incredible wildlife, this is a unique opportunity for those called to both the ancient sacred practices of yoga and the art of surfing.

Surf lessons are available nearby for an additional cost!!! You are welcome to go enjoy the surf during break times and days off!! If you plan to travel with your own board, there is fantastic surf directly in front of Indigo!!

MORE INDIGO YOGA RESORT INFORMATION HERE

MYSTICAL YOGA 200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Each training holds unique energy, created from like-minded souls who join from all over the world. To guide the process of personal transformation we draw on the ancient wisdom of the East as well as on the Shamanic Medicine Wheel of Peru.

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training courses are arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions, asking the guardian spirits to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth, and empowerment. Together we create a space that reveals our wisdom within and accelerates the realization of our life purpose.

Mystical Yoga, or yoga of spiritual practice, reaches deep into the roots of an ancient way of life. The study of this knowledge calls us to reveal the yoga, the union, between ourselves and everything around us.

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training embodies this approach, opening us up to the wisdom of the teacher that is already within each of us. In 21 days, we immerse ourselves in experience — we dance, we chant, we sing. We find community with like-minded people and embrace the stillness within ourselves. We call on our intuition for the answers and we speak from spirit to spirit. We delve deep into the experience, free from the skins of our past, from unnecessary distractions to allow the authentic connection with ourselves to emerge.

Through the journey of the 200-Hour YTT, students have the opportunity to step into their power as yoga teachers, to rediscover facets of their being, and share a deeper knowledge of the mystical dimensions from where we all came and to which we will all return. Through the study of ancient wisdom and practice of daily mystical yoga, we begin to reveal a greater sense of beauty, love, and freedom. We discover yoga as a toolkit which we can apply to bring us into present awareness of the true, pure essence of life.

Choosing to endeavor on the path of a yoga teacher is a noble pursuit of committing to oneself, to embodying a more aligned way of life. This journey will ask for self-reflection, honesty, acceptance, growth, and discipline. It is a full immersion into the world of yoga which has the power to bring life-altering alignments.

The welcoming atmosphere at the School Yoga Institute develops a sense of community, support, and transformation, enabling graduates to become self-assured and sympathetic yoga teachers. The 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training with School Yoga Institute is a life-changing immersion into the world of yoga and self-discovery. Our comprehensive program goes beyond the basics, delving deep into the rich traditions of yoga while embracing contemporary teaching methodologies.

The Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour is a comprehensive program that prepares individuals to become skilled and knowledgeable yoga instructors. Our training gives graduates the assurance and know-how to effectively lead others on their yoga journey by covering asanas, philosophy, anatomy, teaching strategies, and more. This program offers the chance for personal growth and a lasting connection to the true meaning of yoga, not only the potential to become a yoga teacher.

Training to become a yoga teacher at School Yoga Institute offers a profound and enriching experience that goes beyond conventional teacher training programs. The institute offers a thorough 200-hour program that gives aspiring teachers the skills and knowledge necessary to run effective yoga courses, with a curriculum that is strongly anchored in ancient yogic teachings and integrated with current teaching approaches. In addition to developing their own practices, trainees gain a profound grasp of yoga’s transforming power, which promotes self-awareness and progress.

“Prayer is you speaking to God. Meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you.” Deepak Chopra

The primary purpose of meditation is the opportunity to sit as a witness to your divine self. The practice of meditation allows one to recognise, calm and even influence the fluctuations of the mind. During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will establish a daily meditation practice, and explore different techniques of meditation to deepen your own connection and understanding of divine self giving you the tools to confidently guide others in meditation practices. Beyond the practical application of meditation you will also learn the physiological, mental and philosophical science that promotes a regular meditation practice.

Prana: Life Force. Yama: Observance. Pranayama Observance of Life Force – Observance of Breath. You breathe intuitively, yes? Yet becoming an observer of the breath develops a deep relationship to the root of your being. In our YTT you will maintain a consistent breath awareness practice which will offer you the opportunity to drop in with yourself and give you the tools to deepen your practice. An understanding of Pranayama is essential in deepening your yoga practice, throughout this training you will discover the philosophy of pranayama as well as be guided through different techniques, tools, and anatomical awareness that will inspire your practices and teaching moving forward.

What is commonly termed yoga actually refers to Asana. Asana, meaning posture, is the physical movement aspect of our practice. During this training you will learn 2 yoga flows 1 Hatha and 1 Vinyasa containing over 75 postures and 3 main styles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). In our daily Asana practices and Asana Labs you will become familiar with these asanas, their variations and alignment answering any questions that have accumulated while practicing on your mat. Through the dedication of building your own experience of the physical expressions of postures and learning the foundations of movement you will learn how to guide students safely through an embodied experience of selfhood.

The depths of modern yoga are rooted in thousands of years of philosophical inquiry upon the nature of our existence, the core of our philosophical discussions will center around different interpretations of The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali and their application to modern life. These sessions weave through discussions of other philosophies including Buddhist and Zen teachings, Shamanic belief systems, as well as modern philosophical discourse in richly engaging sessions that spark deeper inquiry into your own beliefs.

During this training you will learn the history of yoga, the 4 paths of yoga Patanjali’s 8 limbs and a knowledge of the development of modern yoga to develop an understanding of your own yoga lineage.

Through daily Asana practice you will notice how subtle cueing, alignment and adjustments can alter the experience of each posture in your own body. In our Art of Teaching and Art of Touch sessions you will find your voice as a yoga teacher and build confidence to guide students through practices. You will start teaching mini sequences from day 1 so that you feel comfortable in the role of a yoga teacher by the end of your training.

In the Art of Teaching you will practice alignment cues, sequencing instruction, voice projection and pacing. In the Art of Touch you will explore the benefit of physical adjustments and how to offer hands on assists confidently and safely. During the training you will teach 1 Hatha class and 1 Vinyasa class to your fellow cohort.

Knowledge of life – science of life. Recognised as the sister science of yoga, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to wellness that is dedicated to recognising the person as a whole being and supporting them to live in full alignment with their own true nature. In our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training you will be introduced to the ancient beliefs, practices and routines that form the backbone of modern day Ayurveda. In our trainings you will be given the tools to embody a lifestyle that nourishes and supports you.

In our approach to Yoga Anatomy we not only take into account an understanding of the human body on a physical level, also on an energetic level. During our training we will cover an anatomical understanding of the human body, you will learn the foundations of how the human body is made up, its functions, systems and connections. We will also delve into a more subtle understanding of the body on an energetic level. This is a fascinating aspect of anatomy that will elevate your teaching. We will focus on understandings of the Charka systems, Nadi’s, Prana, Vayu’s, Badhas, Koshas and more.

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training was built with a strong intention for personal growth, empowerment, and expansion. We provide our students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, but also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective. To assist with this journey of deep self reflection, our 21-Day Mystical 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training draw on the ancient wisdom of the Peruvian Medicine Wheel.

Kriya yoga is an applied yoga system designed to purify the body and mind for better practice. Throughout our 200hr program you will be introduced to various methods that will allow you to drop that bit deeper into stronger mind and spirit connection.

Chanting is one of the most traditional and first Yoga practices. It helps to open the throat, heart and energies of the body. Kirtan or Bhajan is a beautiful means of connection to self and community. As well as a great way to learn some Sanskrit and Hindu Philosophy.

To sit in ceremony is to hold and honor sacred moments, at School Yoga Institute we acknowledge the rituals of the lineages, cultures and traditions that have inspired us. During our training you will be invited to hold witness in ceremony and you will learn the tools to hold ceremonial space for your community. Within our training we hold cacao and fire ceremonies, some facilitators may also introduce journey ceremonies, lunar ceremonies, among others.

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