300 hour Conscious Alignment Mentorship Program

Guanacaste Province, Los Pargos, Costa Rica

Swastha Yoga International
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Jun 20 - Jul 10, 2021
Group size: 1 - 4
300 hour Conscious Alignment Mentorship Program
Guanacaste Province, Los Pargos, Costa Rica

Swastha Yoga International
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Jun 20 - Jul 10, 2021
Group size: 1 - 4

About this trip

Conscious Alignment is a unique advanced 300 hour yoga training program for yoga teachers wishing to expand their knowledge and teaching experience.  

For those who wish to explore the possibilities of offering effective hands-on support, and to empower their students in making the right decisions for their own bodies and practice. 

Through this intimate training program, participants will have the opportunity to grow both as a teacher and as a student under the guidance of knowledgeable and experienced yoga trainers. 

While this 300 hour advanced training will build off the basics of assisting, teaching, and studying, you'll be  introduced to a deeper understanding of the body, and integrate a more in-depth review of assisting through Swastha Yoga Methodology.

Conscious Alignment students will also engage with students in the entry-level 200-hour Human Journey YTT - which runs concurrently with the advanced program.  Participating in this way not only affords the Conscious Alignment student a unique opportunity for greater inspirational leadership, as well as to practice hands on assists to a variety of bodies,

We ask that our advanced students enter the program with a student first-student last mindset. To consistently find the lesson and learning, as well as being open to the teachings is paramount to becoming an effective Swastha Yoga leader and yoga teacher. 

Conscious Alignment students are asked to model this form of leadership with the entry-level 200 hour students during the training, and to continue aligning to this level of generosity and vulnerability when they go back to their communities. 

Participating in this way not only affords the Conscious Alignment student a unique opportunity to practice hands on assists to a variety of bodies, it will challenge your own ability and skill in being a student.  Processing constantly and consistently being a human, while being present in the presence of others, is a useful skill to acquire. You have our full permission to get messy (and it will) and we ask nothing more of you than to fully participate and engage in this way. 

This is the deeper presence inside the yoga…and when true advanced learning takes shape.

Our program supports the Conscious Alignment student to cultivate studentship in a variety of ways:

- in a small group setting with skilled and experienced teachers and leaders

- independently as a way to develop content

- time-management and creative planning skills

- within the larger group as a leader and teacher

Week 1: Be the Student

Week 2: Be the Mentor

Week 3: Be the Teacher (newly defined)

Swastha is the Sanskrit word that means to be firmly rooted and fully established in oneself, with balanced health on all levels of our Being.  This program is designed in a very particular way and has the potential to instigate real, sustainable transformation and change in your life; cultivating growth and trust in yourself and in others. We offer a safe and supportive space for opening into personal revelations that will encourage you to be a more authentic and inspirational leader, as well as a willing and thriving participant in life.

Yoga Alliance Status

This training qualifies you for 300 hours of advanced training hours. After successful completion of this program, students are eligible to apply to the Yoga Alliance to receive RYT-500 status.

What’s included

  • Tuition
  • Shared Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • Travel to/fro Costa Rica
  • Airport Shuttle

Available Packages

300 hours Tuition & Shared Accommodation
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This includes 300 hours (June 20 - July 10, 2021) of training, shared accommodation and 3 meals per day.

Shared accommodation includes one of the following on a first come first serve basis (full balance paid) and depending on availability:

> Double Shared accommodations with your own bed in a room with ensuite.

> Double Shared accommodations with your own bed in a cabina. 

> Triple Shared accommodations with your own bed in a room with ensuite.

> Multi-shared accommodations with your own bed in a large teakwood screened-in structure with your own semi-private living space.

Deposit: $500
300 hours & Private Accommodations
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Our private accommodations includes all programming, meals, and one of the following on a first-come-first serve basis depending on availability:

> single accommodations in a room with ensuite

> single accommodations in a private cabina all to yourself

Deposit: $500

Available options

Extra night accommodation


Typical Daily Schedule
Conscious Alignment Advanced Training

Our schedule supports cultivating a steady and sustainable daily practice that our students are able to integrate into their lives after the training; continuing the growth process towards swastha (optimal health on all levels). 

The first 7 days you'll learn to be a student again with full days (6am-6pm) of learning and unlearning, letting go of that which no longer serves you, and building confidence in the areas that do. 

The next 7 days, you'll serve as a mentor and leader to the 200 hour YTT students.

The last 7 days, you'll expound on your newly developed teaching and presenting skills.  

A typical day in the last 14 days of training is as follows:

6-7am Breakfast

7am Pranayama (Kriyas), Meditation, Reflection

9am Yoga Asana practice (hands-on assisting by Conscious Alignment Students)

10:30am Posture Clinic (presented by Conscious Alignment students)

11:30am Lunch Break

12:45pm Human Potential Discussion, Small Group Mentorship & Feedback

3:30pm Break

4pm Skill Development with Hands-on Assisting & Posture breakdown/ Assist with Student Practicum

5:30pm Dinner Break

6:30pm Assist the YTT or Workshop Planning Time

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Swastha Yoga International
16 reviews
Our goal is to inspire people around the globe to have deep and meaningful practices both on and off the mat, to understand what it takes to be a truly powerful and authentic leader, and to use words and actions that support and nurture a healthy relationship to oneself and to others...so that our collective as yoga students, teachers, and humans will thrive - that is Swastha! Together we, Kevin McQuillan and Serena Arora, have taught, led, shared and witnessed the beautiful process of yoga in communities around the world for over 35 years and we are excited to build a community of teachers, practitioners, and leaders who are equally as committed to sharing, contributing, learning and being well together. We invite you here to our home in Costa Rica, on the road, and to call us into your own community to support growth and possibility - wherever you are in the world! Read more about us here: https://swasthayogainternational.com/about/ Be well.


This experience exceeded all expectations! The requirement is to come with an open mind and heart, interest for learning and leaving this beautiful place with new trusted coaches and friends. My intention was to complete my 500 hour YTT certification, learn more about ayurvedic healing practices, and dig deep. It was perfect timing for me, as 2020+ has been a rocky road. This space allowed me to reflect on where I was covering up, making poor lifestyle choices and how to let go. It was much more than obtaining a certification. Kevin and Serena are wise, supportive and engaged completely in this work. Not only do you learn new things, but you acquire new capabilities to face life and be a better human. Its hard to put into words but I wholeheartedly recommend Peace Retreat and their courses. Pura vida! Rah
By Rah E for RAH -Teach with Confidence (Advanced Training) on 20 Jul, 2021
Had such a healing and wonderful time. This place and the people are truly heart filling and give space to heal in ways I have been needing. Food and accommodation was great. 5 stars is not enough for what the peace retreat has to offer. ❤️❤️❤️
By Jenny S for Human Journey Costa Rica Retreat on 07 May, 2021
Serena and Kevin are amazingly passionate teachers! I left this teacher training program with so much more then a 200 hour yoga teaching certification. Through their program, which was well planned, I became a better person which in turn will make me a great teacher! I returned home inspired and excited to use these skills that I was given. I look forward to return next year for additional training! Thank you Kevin and Serena for your dedication to making this world a better place to live!
By Francine C for Fran Chandler - Human Journey YTT on 04 Feb, 2020
Human Journey YTT was the most incredible experience I have ever had! The combination of yoga training and self discovery was more than I could have hoped for. Kevin and Serena truly have a gift and I feel blessed to have been apart of this experience. Everything from the people, facility (Peace Retreat), the nutrition, and the education was on point. The experience leaves me at a loss for words. I highly recommend any one who is able to attend this experience!!! Much love!
By Teri H for Human Journey - 200 hour Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training on 27 Nov, 2019
This was an absolutely amazing experience. I felt like this program was specifically tailored to meet my needs and challenge me to reach the intentions I set going in.
By Jim G for Conscious Alignment - Advanced Yoga Teacher Training on 26 Nov, 2019
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