DANYASA COSTA RICA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING WELCOME PACKET

 

Location

Welcome to Danyasa Eco Lodge, a remarkable place located in Dominical, Costa Rica.

 

The quaint beach town of Dominical lies on the northern border of the Osa Peninsula, considered the most biodiverse place on Earth by the National Geographic Society and the United Nations. Dominical and the surrounding areas boast world class surf, lush jungle covered mountains that soar from the sea, an abundance of exciting adventure and excursion opportunities, and spectacular natural attractions ranging from waterfalls to sea caves to mangroves to hidden beaches and more!

transportation

**Please put your flight information on the logistics sheet.

 

You can fly into San Jose International Airport (SJO). Once you arrive, it is a 3-5 hour journey to Dominical. You can also take a 20-minute airplane flight from San Jose (SJO) to Quepos(XQP) and then take a taxi or rent a car to drive the remaining 30 minutes south to Dominical.

 

PUBLIC SHUTTLE (4 HOURS)

Shared-ride shuttles provide the best ratio of cost to travel time. Sit back and watch the scenery and leave the driving to the pros. Shared-ride shuttles leave from the San Jose International Airport (SJO) and generally cost around $50 each way.

 

PUBLIC BUS (5 HOURS)

Public buses can take you from downtown San Jose right to our doorstep. The buses leave from the Tracopa bus terminal. You will have to buy a ticket to Uvita, but you can get off at Dominical. Make sure you get off in Dominical and don’t go all the way to Uvita. Bus times vary. You can check the Tracopa Bus website for the latest info. https://www.tracopacr.com/. The bus takes around 5 hours to get to Dominical. (Note: it’s a $25 taxi fare from SJO Airport to the Tracopa station).

 

PRIVATE SHUTTLE (3 HOURS)

Private shuttles from San Jose airport or the city cost $175 and take about 3 hours. No waiting and they can be arranged at any hour. Please contact info@danyasa.com for help arranging a private shuttle.

 

BY AIR (30 MINUTES)

You can also take a 20-minute airplane flight from San Jose International Airport (SJO) to Quepos(XQP) and then take a taxi or rent a car to drive the remaining 30 minutes south to Dominical.

Jose International Airport (SJO) to to Quepos (XQP) https://flysansa.com/

Food & Water

**Please put your dietary restrictions on the logistics sheet.

Please let us know of any allergies or dietary restrictions. All meals are healthy and prepared by our lovely cook who knows how to make your taste buds smile. 3 Daily vegetarian, healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

 

At Danyasa, purified water is available.

Money/ATM

The currency in Costa Rica is Colones. US Dollars are widely accepted but you will not get the best exchange rates. We also suggest not to use the money exchange in the airport as the rates are high. The current rate is approx. 613 Colones to $1 USD

 

The nearest ATM is in Dominical.

Check In

**Put your arrival time on the logistics sheet.

Upon arrival, we will get you settled into your room and give you a short orientation. Feel free to check in after 1 pm or to drop your bags off early and explore until your room is ready! If you would like to arrive early and book extra nights, please contact Danyasa at info@danyasa.com.

Books

  • SYI Yoga Teacher Training Manual - included in tuition and will be at the course when you arrive.
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff - purchase at Amazon or your local bookstore.
  • Yoga Sutras by Dennis Hill - purchase at Amazon or your local bookstore.

Yoga Teacher Training Manual

The Manual is included in the price of tuition and we will have it for you at the start of the course.

 

Other Course Related Items

Optionally, A neti pot and a tongue scraper are suggested to be used throughout the course, you can purchase these on your own at any health food store. Please also bring any creative tools that enable you to express your gifts such as musical instruments, painting/drawing materials, etc.

Surfing

Each day you will have break times to go to the beach, eat, rest, do homework etc. (option to include surfing at an additional cost) Danyasa can help you set up surfing details.

What to Pack

  • Sandals, Water Shoes
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Bathing suits
  • Rash guard
  • Beach towel & Sarong
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Block (suggest to bring some natural zinc oxide for face)
  • Biodegradable shampoo, soap, etc
  • All-natural bug repellent ( All Terrain, Herbal Armor and Burts Bees are great!)
  • Lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • 5 yoga outfits
  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Headlamps and flashlights
  • Yoga Mat, yoga towel
  • White or other ceremonial dress
  • Any snacks/superfoods you like between meals
  • Musical Instruments
  • Art Supplies
  • Journal and pens
  • Course Textbooks

 

If you are bringing a surfboard:

  • Leash (extra)
  • Fins and Fin Key
  • Suncure Ding Repair
  • Tropical Temp.Water Wax (easily available in Costa)

Extra Days Off

All activities can be organized through Danyasa!

 

HALF DAY TOURS & ADVENTURES

  • Animal Sanctuary - $25 per person
  • Paragliding (limited quantity) - $150 per person (includes transport)
  • Mangrove SUP or Kayak (tide sensitive) - $65 per person
  • Nauyaca Waterfall Walk-In Tour - $10 per person
  • Ventanas Cave and Beach Tour (tide sensitive) - $70 per person Inshore
  • Fishing - $80 per person
  • Zip-lining (mellow) - $40 per person
  • Zip-lining (exciting) - $55 - $70 per person
  • Canopy Tour - Rack: $65 per person
  • Beach Horse Ride Tour - $55 per person
  • Surfing 2 Hour Lesson - $60 per person
  • Jungle Horseback Tour - $45 per person
  • Chocolate Tour - $25 per person
  • Medicinal Plants Tour - $25 per person
  • Lowland Bird Watching Hike (3 hours) - $34 per person

 

FULL DAY TOURS & ADVENTURES

  • Costa Canyoning - $100 per person
  • ATV Tours (can include coffee tour) - $120 per person
  • Corcovado National Park Day Tour - $100 per person
  • Osa Mountain Butterfly Farm - $20 per person
  • Osa Mountain Tubing - $79 per person
  • Mangrove Tour by Boat - $150 per person
  • Cano Island Snorkeling or Diving - $100 or $160 per person
  • Whale and Dolphin Watching Uvita - $75 per person
  • Whale and Dolphin Watching Cano Island - $100 per person
  • Diamente waterfall Hiking Tour - $95 per person
  • Diamente Waterfall Rappeling Tour - $125 per person
  • Nauyaca Waterfall Horseback Tour - $70 per person
  • Whitewater Rafting (river level sensitive) - $100 per person
  • Offshore Fishing - $75
  • Lowland Bird Watching Hike (5 hours) - $54
  • Jungle Night Tour - $45 per person

 

LOCAL TOURS & ADVENTURES

Manuel Antonio National Park - Admission fee is $16, children under 12 are free of admission. Guided tours are available at $51 for adults and $35 for children. Private tours are available at $71 for adults and $55 for children.

 

All extra activities vary in price, most can be arranged through Danyasa on arrival or day before.

Laundry

Laundry is available off site and can be dropped off and picked up at Danyasa.

internet

The Internet is available onsite at Danyasa but we suggest to disconnect from the internet as much as possible, phones will only be allowed for photos during meal times etc.

Passport, Visa & Exit Tax

You will need a valid passport for entry into Costa Rica. US, Canada and EU citizens do not need to get a visa ahead of time.

 

As of March 2021, you will need Costa Rica Travel insurance to enter. You can find that here: https://tiendasagicor.com/en/products/seguro-para-turistas-individual

 

Sick Days/Missed Days

We will make arrangements to make up any missed days during the program. Typically, it is not a problem and you can get everything completed during the course.

 

 

Certification

At the end of the course, you will receive your 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification. This course is approved by Yoga Alliance. As a graduate of this program you will qualify to register as a teacher with the Yoga Alliance organization if you choose to.

 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by phone or email. We are looking forward to having you here to embark on this life-changing journey to shed away layers and become your truest self.

 

We encourage you to begin the practice now, by reflecting on your intentions for yourself and what brought you on this journey. Together we will create a safe and sacred space within our group that will help to reveal the wisdom within and the nature of the Self. This path will ask for self -reflection, growth, and discipline. Your journey will be greatly guided by what you chose to bring to the experience. Open yourself to what is there, leave all expectations behind and enter the clear, crisp perspective and sacred landscape of Costa Rica with an open heart.

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