200HR Yoga Teacher Training Intensive

Playa Negra Costa Rica

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Jul 15 - Aug 5, 2017
Group size: 9-20
200HR Yoga Teacher Training Intensive
Playa Negra Costa Rica


$3200
Deposit: $500
Jul 15 - Aug 5, 2017
Group size: 9-20

About this trip

Visit www.sarvarasayoga.com/costa for more information!


PROGRAM


This 3-week Intensive, Yoga Alliance approved, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational training rooted in the lineages of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. This Yoga Alliance certified training will provide participants with the knowledge, practice, and experience to become creative, competent, and inspiring teachers. 


Training will be held at the Peace Retreat in Playa Negra Costa Rica. The Tuition Costs listed below include lodging, two fresh meals per day, and full tuition. 


The training is open to all, both those inspiring to become the next generation of dynamic teachers as well as to those simply wishing to immerse themselves in the practice of yoga. Those with injuries and health issues are welcome and encouraged to attend. 


PROGRAM


This 3-week Intensive, Yoga Alliance approved, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational training rooted in the lineages of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. This Yoga Alliance certified training will provide participants with the knowledge, practice, and experience to become creative, competent, and inspiring teachers. 


Training will be held at the Peace Retreat in Playa Negra Costa Rica. The Tuition Costs listed below include lodging, two fresh meals per day, and full tuition. 


The training is open to all, both those inspiring to become the next generation of dynamic teachers as well as to those simply wishing to immerse themselves in the practice of yoga. Those with injuries and health issues are welcome and encouraged to attend. 


PROGRAM GOALS


ASANA


Students will be able to perform or guide a student into various asana (postures). Additionally, for each posture participants will know the safety precautions, modifications, contraindications, the proper alignment of the pose, and will feel confident offering hands-on-adjustments.


PRANAYAMA AND BANDHAS


Pranayama: Effectively guide and practice various traditional pranayama exercise and effectively link movement with breath.


Bandhas: Understand the bandhas and how to apply them in their own practice as well as their student's.


MEDITATION


Students should feel comfortable guiding a basic meditation practice and cultivating awareness and movement as meditation through a guided asana practice.


PHILOSOPHY


Students will be familiar with the 8 limbs of yoga and the ethical principles of yoga (the yamas and the niyamas). They will have a basic understanding of the history of modern yoga. They will be familiar with the classic yogic texts. Additionally, students will learn how to live a yogic lifestyle, taking their yoga off of their mats and into their day-to-day lives. 


ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY


Students will be able to correctly identify the primary bones and muscles of the body. They will understand movement principles and how to prevent injury. Students will also have a basic understanding of the yoga energetic body (the chakras, nadis, and koshas).


TEACHING METHODOLOGY


Graduating teachers will feel comfortable leading a group, all-levels class. Students will be comfortable with sequencing, cueing, and leading. They will be able to guide students safely through a 60-minute alignment-based vinyasa class. 


GROWTH


Students will grow their personal practice, develop their voice, and deepen their connection. They will learn to lead and to support their fellow teachers and community members.


PEACE RETREAT PLAYA NEGRA, COSTA RICA


Join us at the beautiful, eco-friendly Peace Retreat in the paradise of Playa Negra, Costa Rica. The location of the famous surfing beach featured in the classic film Endless Summer.


Transportation to and from the venue, lodging, and two, fresh, healthy, local meals are included in your tuition package, off-site teacher training rates available by inquiry. 


The Peace Retreat is a unique retreat center offering jungle views, wildlife, beach access, and an on-site swimming pool. The yoga room where you will spend your days is open air with stunning views of Costa Rica. 


Around the retreat center you'll find private study nooks over looking the jungle to complete your homework in serenity. 


The venue is unlike many retreat centers in that it is is not isolated from the broader community. Participants will be free to explore Costa Rican culture and life in their spare time. 


The Peace Retreat is committed to presence, peace, and wellbeing for all. We look forward to sharing this special place with you. 



What’s included


-Lodging *double, single, and triple occupancy rates available

-2 fresh locally prepared meals, unlimited coffee and tea *additional snacks and smoothies available for purchase

-Access to a community kitchen for storing snacks or special dietary needs

-Tuition

-Teacher Training Manual

-Graduation Party Meal at a local restaurant

-Shuttle two and from Liberia International Airport

-Beach access

Not included

-Adventure excursions *pricing and contacts available for SUP yoga, Surfing, -Ziplines, and other outings 

-Airfare to and from Liberia International Airport 

-Required books *small reading list of inexpensive books required 

Before You Go

Money

• Get cash before you arrive. There are no ATM’s in Playa Negra- the nearest bank is about 30 miles away. There is an ATM available in the airport near baggage claim.

• American dollars and the local currency, Colones, are accepted everywhere. The standard exchange rate (regardless of the official bank rate) followed by local businesses is 500 colones to one USD

• Many places also accept credit cards, but it is best to have some cash available for dining, shopping, tours, and whatever else you would like to purchase.


Departure

• There is an exit tax you are required to pay upon departure that is around $30. Most airlines automatically add this to the price of your ticket and nothing additional is required of you at the airport. Check with a ticketing agent to see if you need to pay the tax prior to checking in for your flight. If necessary, proceed to the tax counter, pay your tax, then check into your flight with your receipt. Have cash available for this purpose.

•Sea Shells found in checked or carry on luggage will be confiscated by customs officers. Please enjoy the beautiful shells while you are here, but allow them to remain in their natural habitat.


What to Bring

Sunscreen Bugspray

Tennis shoes or sandals with straps Beach towel

Flashlight and extra batteries Refillable water bottle

Extra changes of clothes Backpack, if hiking

First aid supplies Hat and Sunglasses

Toiletries (soap, shampoo etc) Cash

Snacks (nuts, granola bars) Swimsuit

Books/magazines Necessary medication

Available Packages

Main Building Triple Occupancy

Accommodations in the main building with a private bathroom. 3 students will share this room. Two fresh meals per day. Access to a community kitchen for storing snacks and beverages purchased off site. Option to purchase snacks, smoothies, and coffee and teas.

Available until Jul 01only 3 left
$3000
Deposit: $500
Cabina Double Occupancy

Beautiful cabinas which include a safe for personal belongings. Shared shower and restroom facilities. Two fresh meals per day. Access to a community kitchen for storing snacks and beverages purchased off site. Option to purchase snacks, smoothies, and coffee and teas.

6 left
$3200
Deposit: $500
Main Building Double Occupancy

Main building private accommodations double occupancy with a private bathroom. Two fresh meals per day. Access to a community kitchen for storing snacks and beverages purchased off site. Option to purchase snacks, smoothies, and coffee and teas.

only 4 left
$3350
Deposit: $500
Cabina Single Occupancy

Beautiful cabinas which include a safe for personal belongings. Shared shower and restroom facilities. Two fresh meals per day. Access to a community kitchen for storing snacks and beverages purchased off site. Option to purchase snacks, smoothies, and coffee and teas.

only 3 left
$3750
Deposit: $500
Private Suite

Includes private kitchen, private balcony, queen sized bed, private bath. Two fresh meals per day. Access to a community kitchen for storing snacks and beverages purchased off site. Option to purchase snacks, smoothies, and coffee and teas.

only 1 left
$4600
Deposit: $1000
$3200
Deposit: $500

Cabina Double Occupancy
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Itinerary

200HR Yoga Teacher Training Intensive
21 Days
PROGRAM This 3-week Intensive, Yoga Alliance approved, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational training rooted in the lineages of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. This Yoga Alliance certified training will provide participants with the knowledge, practice, and experience to become creative, competent, and inspiring teachers. Training will be held at the Peace Retreat in Playa Negra Costa Rica. The Tuition Costs listed below include lodging, two fresh meals per day, and full tuition. The training is open to all, both those inspiring to become the next generation of dynamic teachers as well as to those simply wishing to immerse themselves in the practice of yoga. Those with injuries and health issues are welcome and encouraged to attend. Exact training schedule will be announced the first evening of training. Participants can expect to train from approximately 7am-4pm with an hour lunch and adequate breaks.

Your Organizer


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Selena Garefino ERYT Anwar Gilbert ERYT
SELENA GAREFINO E-RYT, MPH, PHD CANDIDATE Selena Garefino is the co-founder of Sarva Rasa Yoga. She began practicing yoga when she was 13 years old. Yoga has been and continues to be for Selena, a vehicle for learning to shift from habitual emotional and behavior tendencies towards serving highest possibility. Selena completed her first vinyasa training with Core Power Yoga. She went on to study with Sarah Powers, Melina Meza, Anne Phyfe, Nicolai Bachman, Elena Brower, and Noah Mazé. She has studied Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pre-natal and Postpartum Yoga, Vinyasa, and Hatha Yoga. Selena is dedicated to teaching movement through artful alignment to support her students on and off of their mats. Her classes offer yoga and meditation as a mechanism to shift the way we offer ourselves in all aspects of our lives and as a tool for granting profound healing in our bodies, our hearts, and ultimately our relationships. ANWAR GILBERT E-RYT, BSC NUTRITION, EXERCISE, AND

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JS
Selena is an energetic, knowledgeable and passionate teacher of yoga. She has an exceptional teaching style that is inclusive, patient, captivating and extremely well organized. Her curriculum is far reaching and demanding. I truly am amazed at her wealth of knowledge and feel fortunate that the universe led me to her. I would whole heartedly recommend Selena's programs to anyone wishing to teach yoga or broaden their understanding of this amazing spiritual journey.
By Janet Smith on Apr. 02, 2017
CM
I took my first class from Selena almost two years ago, and I still remember it. Why? Because during that class I had this moment like, "hell yeah" - I found my teacher. Since that first class, I've taken dozens of classes from Selena and every time, I walk away with a bit more... A bit more knowledge, awareness, spark, spunk, love, breath, understanding... every time, I walk away feeling a bit more alive. My asana practice has grown and benefited from Selena's mindful sequencing and every other part of my yoga practice (and life) has grown and benefited from knowing her. Selena is an amazing teacher. She's knowledgeable on every level you could want. She has soul and spirit. She is honest and raw. She's freaking witty and hilarious. She shows up and requires that you show up for yourself. More importantly than being an amazing teacher, Selena is one of the best people that I know. Anyone is lucky to cross paths with this wonderful human and I highly recommend that you do.
By Chelsey Mae on Mar. 16, 2017
KP
Selena Garefino is an excellent, compassionate and exciting yoga teacher. She is regarded as one of the best teachers in the state of Montana. She brings her knowledge and passion for yoga to everyone. Selena has a wealth of experience to share teaching her classes as well as educating new teachers. Don't miss this experience to train with her. She has worked very hard to create a teacher training that will be a fantastic experience. Kathy Pierandozzi
By Kathy Pierandozzi on Mar. 16, 2017
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