300 hour YTT in the Caribbean of Costa Rica
Advanced immersion course of 28 days on the beach and jungle of Costa Rica
Date: August 30-September 27, 2020
Changes in Yoga Alliance lead trainer status highlight the timeliness of this advanced 300 hour YTT in order to attain your 500 hour RYT registration to lead YA registered 200 and 300 hour YTT programs
Registered with Yoga Alliance
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
- Mantra Yoga
- Yantra Yoga
- Yoga Therapy
Tropical Yoga Adventure
Each day we delve deep into the subtle energetics of the 8 limbs of Yoga
The natural setting of the beach and jungle offer inspiring venues for yogic exploration
We offer Asana and Pranayama sessions on the beach and guided meditations deep in the jungle
Be inspired by the sounds of the living tropical forest as we explore the divine vibrations of Sanskrit in Mantra Japa
Welcome mother earth as she guides you deeper into intuitive understanding of the symbolism and subtle energies at play in the Tantric Yantra Art Form of the Ten Goddesses
Let your heart open to truth and knowledge as we explore the sacred writings of the Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita
Explore the Ayurvedic marma points and nadis and the flow of qi through the Acupuncture meridians
Explore mind-body skills such as craniosacral and myofascial release techniques
Expand your knowledge of asana practices.
Experiment with teaching styles and modalities.
UNIQUE to our training we offer equine therapy with Terry Lillian Newton, natural horsemanship practitioner and energy healer, also a 500-RYT and owner of the Kindred Spirit Retreat and Wellness Center.
For whom is this course designed?
Yogis from all schools and traditions of Yoga are welcome. Past trainees have come from hatha, ashtanga vinyasa, kundalini, heart yoga, Bikram yoga and Chinese healing modalities.
Experienced yogis looking to advance their physical, emotional and spiritual practice
Experienced yogis with an interest in the energetic qualities of Sanskrit, Mantra Japa, and Tantric Yantra Art Forms
Experienced yogis searching to expand their knowledge of the energetic properties of the human body through yoga asanas and practices
Experienced yogis with an interest in Eastern and Chinese Medicine
Experienced yogis yearning to gain a greater understanding of the symbolism of the Bhagavad Gita and its relationship to Sankhya philosophy, the Sutras, and the philosophies of dualism and non-dualism in Yoga
Experienced Yogis sharing and learning from one another about the wisdom of the Sutras of Patanjali
Experienced yogis ready to open their hearts and minds to the limitless potential of the many facets of a yoga practice.
This is a Yoga Alliance registered advanced 300 hour yoga teacher training course. In order to register as a 500 hour RYT (registered yoga teacher within Yoga Alliance) students must already have completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training from a registered Yoga Alliance curriculum. A copy of your 200 hour certification is requested in the application form.
Students with yoga experience who wish to attend the course but do not have a 200 hour certification are welcome. They will receive a certificate of successful participation and completion of the course but will not be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
Topics explored in the course are:
Yoga Anatomy: including the musculoskeletal system and the subtle energy body
Ayurveda principles and history: doshas, koshas, gunas, nadis, dhatus, vayus, agnis,chakras, and marmas
Chinese Medicine: acupuncture channels and points
Advanced mind-body skills and techniques
Yoga Mantra: writing, pronunciation and energetic properties of the Sanskrit language
Yoga Philosophy: the Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita, which explain why and how yoga is a path to self realization
Yoga History: influential teachers and texts within the yoga tradition and their influence in the modern age
Surya Namaskar: explore the Sanskrit mantra for each of the 12 asanas that compose the traditional Sun Salutation
Pawanmuktasana Series: three variations of this series; the classical series as described by Saraswati, the therapeutic series developed by south Indian renowned yogi and yoga therapist, Sri Andiappan, and the Mukunda Stiles version, who developed the Structural Yoga Anatomy approach to yoga wellness
Yantra and Mandala Art: yogic symbolism of these two art forms and how they relate to the practice of yoga
Nonviolent Communication: modes of communicating with others and ourselves that reflect the Yamas and Niyamas
Yoga Wellness Sequences and Programs: design, demonstrate, and evaluate short and long term yoga programs, workshops, and courses. Effectively describe mission statements, goals, objectives, methodology, and evaluate yoga programs.
Holistic Yoga and Lifestyle Treatment: Based on principles of Ayurveda and human anatomy options, from emotional issues such as self esteem, to physical issues such as high blood pressure, scoliosis, and surgical recovery.
Daily morning pranayama and mantra sessions
Purusha mantra chanting of full body
Mantra chant of the 61 marma points
Daily Yoga asana sessions
Identify and design personal asana therapeutic sessions
Traditional Sun Salutation with specific mantra according to each pose
Therapeutic pavanamuktasana series, there are 3 series
Daily Sanskrit mantra and writing, personal to each student
Art therapy sessions with yantras and mantras
Pool therapeutic yoga sessions
Guided nature meditation sessions in the jungle, on the beach, and in the yoga shala
Sutras of Patanjali
Yoga ethics and philosophical topics
Tantric 10 Goddesses, their symbolism, meaning, and forms
Students are requested to observe and record their experiences in the following journals,
Spiritual journal: observe your personal experiences of the 8 limbs of yoga throughout the course.
Art journal: observe your emotional and spiritual experiences with tantric yantra and mandalas.
Sanskrit journal: to practice your writing of the Sanskrit language and to fulfill one of the assignments: choose a Vedic mantra and write it in your journal 4 times a day in the Sanskrit script.
Course requirements and prerequisites,
This is a Yoga Alliance registered advanced 300 hour yoga teacher training course. In order to successfully register as a 500 hour RYT (registered yoga teacher within Yoga Alliance) students must already have completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training from a registered Yoga Alliance curriculum. Students with yoga experience who wish to attend the course but do not have a 200 hour certification are welcome. They will receive a certificate of successful participation and completion of the course but will not be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
Students are required to attend all lectures, discussions and course activities.
Successful graduates, additionally are required to,
Design and offer a weekly mini workshop to fellow students on any topic explored that week
Complete topic guide worksheets, on their own or in groups
Participate in group activities and discussions
Final written exam consists of two projects,
a. a group project to design a yoga curriculum for a targeted population of their choice, ie. 4 month elementary after school yoga program.
b. An individual project to design a workshop, yoga therapy sequence and program, or retreat yoga curriculum.
Sutras of Patanjali, students may choose among the many translations available, no particular version is recommended, all are good.
Bhagavad Gita, students may choose any translation available.
We ask that students read these two books before the course begins and complete, to their ability, the accompanying worksheets. We will be exploring in depth these two important yoga tomes and it will be helpful if students have some familiarity with their contents.
Coloring book companion to Subtle Body by Cyndi Dale
Yoga Horse Connection, by , available on Amazon as a digital book;this book illustrates how to incorporate the 8 limbs of Yoga into your practice and teaching. The lessons described in the book can be expanded to include yoga in other venues, such as the pool, or in conjunction with other wellness modalities.