April 9 - 16, 2022

Anamaya Retreat Center

Montezuma, Costa Rica

Join us for a 8-day, 7-night incredible retreat at Anamaya, a transformational health resort located in one of the world's most beautiful beach towns in the world, Montezuma, Costa Rica!

Meditation is a journey of self-discovery to building our sensitivity to the world around us. During this retreat, we will be discovering and releasing attachments to that which is familiar and constricting to build our light and shine brighter than ever. With a heavy emphasis on meditation, self-care, yoga Nidra, and professionalism, we will study the breath in all its beauty, fluctuations, and variations, prescribing different breathing techniques for different effects.

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  • Teach and practice inspiring and safe group and private Meditation and Yoga Nidra classes in a yoga studio, gym, or corporate environment, yet also in your own home and various other wellness settings.
  • Comprehend and apply intelligent creation of meditations and nidras with a clear focus on relaxation, de-stressing, and calming the nervous system.
  • Offer informed compassionate and experiential classes that support students in understanding the reasoning behind restoration, meditation, and nidra.
  • Utilize yoga philosophy to build compelling, inspiring yoga classes and use it as a tool for personal growth.
  • Hold space for your continued personal expansion and the personal transformation of others.
  • Have an in-depth and firm grasp, and excitement to go deeper into the use of meditation and nidra as powerful tools for supporting students in healing their bodies, de-cluttering their minds, and reconnecting to their own inner guidance.
  • Field the most common questions and issues from beginner students, including (but not limited to) mental and physical health issues and benefits of a practice with such conditions, appropriate use of props, creating a successful meditation practice, how to sit longer, how to quiet the mind and how to use meditation and nidra as an effective tool for physical, mental and emotional growth.
  • Understand how to safely work with these mental health and physical health conditions in a nurturing, therapeutic manner.
  • Understand the art and value of contemplation (meditation) and be able to lead others in the same from direct experience.
  • Grasp the foundations and supporting energies of yoga nidra, with emphasis on the Yoga Sutras, ethics, professionalism, and the business of meditation.
  • Feel comfortable and confident sharing all of these teachings with students.
  • How to share Meditation with others


The process of learning to teach requires that you dive into your own life, your own practice, and therefore requires that you prepare to go deep – emotionally, physically, intellectually & spiritually. There is a lot of material to cover in 1 week, so please ensure that you arrive for this experience ready to dive in and participate. Please ensure as much as possible, that you are able to address obligations and outside commitments before you arrive. Get started on your reading requirements, begin a 5-minute a-day meditation practice and start journaling the process.

There is a heavy emphasis on meditation, self-care, yoga nidra, and professionalism. So please be prepared to be on time, to have daily reading, practice, and journaling assignments, and to complete a final teaching demo with in-person feedback, and be prepared not to miss any classes. There will be time for silence, self-sadhana and if so inclined, the spa services offered at Anamaya. Be prepared to really care for yourself during this time and abstain from the internet and technology as much as possible <3

In order not to disrupt each other’s process, we will, as a group, abstain from drinking alcohol, smoking, or using drugs for the duration of the course. This training is not a time to vacation and party; think of it more like an intensive or cleanse dedicated to honest self-reflection, purification, and clarity. Time off and evenings are for you to enjoy in a healthy and conscious way, always being aware of the collective and the community we are creating during the week.


The below prics include 7 nights at Anamaya, tuition, course certificate & mostly organic, locally sourced meals, coffee, tea, and yoga! mention code: "SYI FAMILY" when registering


  • Dorm: $1,495.00
  • Triple Shared: $1,645.00
  • Double Shared: $1,895.00
  • Private Room: $2,445.00


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50 Hour Yoga Nidra & Meditation



After specializing for over 17 years in the Emergency Room, the current state of the medical system encouraged Colynn to leave her medical career and pursue a new one, one that would impact the health of the world in a more positive way, teaching yoga. Her knowledge of the body, disease, injury, prevention and health, and her fun, easy going nature combine to create an interactive, experiential and exciting class that offers the knowledge necessary to understand body mechanics, safely instructing students through an asana practice and yet bringing awareness to the philosophical and traditional healing methods and understanding the impact of self related to physical health.


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