200 hr Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Training
Transform your life and awaken your potential. This training, mountainside amongst the beauty of Costa Rican nature, provides a safe space to go deep. Experience Hatha yoga as an embodied path of clearing obstacles and finding clarity on how to live life to the best of your ability Small group, fresh vegetarian food, intense work: Are you in?
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
During this training, we will immerse ourselves in the following:
Discussing the history and philosophy of yoga, including the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, understanding their relevance to teaching yoga
Practice daily: asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, bandha, mudra, kriya
Practice teaching daily and receive constructive feedback
Journal based on prompts to record your journey
Study functional anatomy, physiology, and bio-mechanics as they relate to a postural practice
Acquire skill in modifying poses and the use of props
Learn how to use verbal cueing and adjustments to make your classes work for everybody
Learn the art of intelligent sequencing
Examine the ethics of teaching yoga and develop your own ethical code
Develop a personal plan for how you will move forward after the training
This course is taught by Mary Byerly, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, YACEP, and one of the owners of Panacea, where the training is held.
Mary has been practicing yoga since 1990, and has been teaching since 2002, having studied with master teachers from the Iyengar and Tantra/Hatha lineages. Mary has continued her education through workshops and private study with her main teachers, classes from instructors of various styles, as well as in-depth study of yoga philosophy and practices, anatomy, and bio-mechanics. She also brings a love of many movement practices and sports, Eastern Philosophies, Psychology, Shamanism, Ayurveda, and Art into her teaching.
Mary’s teaching is firmly grounded in the classical traditions of hatha and tantra; her approach – honed over the years of leading small classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings to a wide variety of practitioners – incorporates a thorough knowledge of anatomy with a deep intuition about what can best serve each student at any given moment. Emphasizing each person’s uniqueness and a balance of strength with flexibility, she encourages her students to breathe deeply and to connect with their inner teacher, to open up to the wisdom and peace of the heart.