Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training, June 1 - 28, Costa Rica
Four weeks of extraordinary and intense study amidst the spectacular tropical beauty of Nosara, Costa Rica at The Blue Spirit Retreat Center. Open to intermediate and advanced students.
This rigorous, month-long (300 Plus-hour) residential teacher training certification program for intermediate and advanced students, is considered by many to be the Gold Standard: the most comprehensive yoga teacher training available in the world today.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Tuition only, room and board not included
Jivamukti Yoga, developed by Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1984, offers the contemporary yogi a creative approach to living in the world today. Grounded in the ancient scriptures and ethical practices of yoga, Jivamukti, a Sanskrit word which means “living liberated,” is a practical philosophy that teaches how spiritual values can help us work with the challenges of everyday life with more joy, compassion and positive effectiveness.
By means of asana and other traditional yogic practices, Jivamukti Yoga provides a path to enlightenment for the sincere seeker. Its five foundational elements are:
- Ahimsa (nonviolence and compassion towards all beings—by being kind to others you create an atmosphere of peace within and around yourself which extends into the greater world)
- Bhakti (devotion—offering everything you do to something greater than your ego/small self— acknowledgment that Self or God realization is the goal of all yoga practices)
- Dhyana (meditation—connecting to that unchanging reality of eternal joy within)
- Nada (through sacred music and sonic techniques learn how to enhance the development of a sound body and mind through deep listening)
- Shastra (the study of Sanskrit scriptures and how they apply to the here and now)
The Jivamukti Yoga Method is taught at Jivamukti Yoga centers and affiliated schools around the world.
This training attracts students from around the world and produces powerful, committed, informed and confident yoga teachers able to incorporate asanas, chanting, music, meditation, activism and scriptural study into a challenging practice leading to enlightenment.
The Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training will provide you with a blueprint for incorporating the physical, psychological, spiritual and mystical aspects of yoga into modern life, without losing sight of the universal goal of the practice: liberation. Because of Jivamukti Yoga’s focus on a non-dualistic view of life (the interconnectedness of all), the practice awakens in the practitioner not only the need to protect the environment and all the animals and plants that share the planet with us, but provides the practitioner with skills to confidently achieve those goals for oneself as well as teach others how to live in harmony with the planet.
This training includes:
- Asana: You will be immersed in a daily practice as well as practical sessions which focus on standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions and balances, including in depth exploration of vinyasa, sequencing and alignment
- How to give hands on assists to students while they are practicing asanas
- Sanskrit language immersion: you will learn to recite, read and write the Sanskrit alphabet as well as an exploration into the major yogic texts: The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali,The BhagavadGita and The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
- Meditation:You will learn to meditate and practice meditation twice a day as well as learn how to teach meditation to others
- How to practice and teach healing, purifying, and detoxifying hatha yoga kriyas
- The importance of a vegan diet in regards to human health, sustaining the eco-system, reducing violence in the world and as a means to enlightenment
- Physical and energetic anatomy of the human body
- Philosophy, ethics and activism: how to live a more effective and positive life
- Practice teaching: at the end of this training you will have the skill to begin teaching yoga classes right away
The Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training focuses not only on the physical postures, but also on how the postures evolved. We explore yoga’s ancient sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditions, as well as the psychotherapeutic benefits that develop with a steady practice, and the spiritual power that is set free when energy flows throughout the heart, body, and mind.