With highly experienced facilitators and an integrative approach, this immersive training experience is designed to deepen your personal experience and knowledge of yoga and to help transform all aspects of your life. 


The course offers a mindful vinyasa flow based practice that allows one to find connection and embark upon an insightful journey within. The sequence is rooted in traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa practices but has evolved to meet the needs of the modern yogi. 


With a holistic and well-rounded approach to yoga, balancing the Yin and Yang, the passive and active, the lunar and solar, the feminine and masculine energies to leave one feeling centered and harmonious. 


Explore yoga philosophy in depth, functional anatomy, alignment, sequencing, advanced assists, Ayurveda, Shamanism, Reiki, ceremony, healing arts and more while embarking upon a deep soul journey. 


This experience is richly informative, empowering and inspiring.


Not only does this practice offer physical benefits, but it works on the energetic and spiritual forms as well, tapping into the wisdom of ancient yogic teachings while connecting to Earth Medicine and exploring the Elements as a path to transformation and Union with all that is.


The yoga shala is a large open air yoga studio secluded from the rest of the resort offering the ideal place to dive into your practice and training program.

Included in your training is 

your full course tuition

25 nights accommodation 

all lectures and classes

delicious healthy meals

plus special events and ceremonies. 

Yoga Teacher Training

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Yoga Alliance Accredited

Styles

  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa
  • Restorative
  • Yin
  • Ashtanga

Food

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

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Location

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Imagine a sea that radiates with wildlife and is almost perfect when it comes to shape, color and temperature. Located on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Mal Pais offers tasty waves, creative kitchens and surfers galore. This surfing zone is known for its year round consistent waves, with the average swell running in the 3-5 foot range, breaking over beautiful sandy beaches.

Mal Pais has become one of Costa Rica's most life-affirming destinations full of Surf, SUP, and Yoga classes. The quiet surf village of Mal Pais provides a great opportunity for visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of more crowded destinations. It is an excellent place to enjoy the incredible natural surroundings in relative peace. Reflecting this relaxed attitude, the village of Mal Pais offers relatively few services with regards to tours. However, canopy tours are available and one can also take horseback rides along the beach.

Alternating between long stretches of sand and large patches of rock, the Mal Pais beach divides the ocean and the green jungle full of mischievous monkeys. The entire area unfurls along one coastal road that rambles from Santa Teresa in the north to Playa El Carmen, the area's commercial heartbeat, and then terminates in the quiet village of Mal País.

Juan Santa Maria International airport, in San Jose, is a 75-minute trip by land along the Pacific Coast to the Puntarenas ferry dock. From there, a 1.5-hour crossing of the Gulf of Nicoya to Paquera is meant to be a peaceful journey. Once you’ve soothed your soul with ocean breeze travel, you will need to journey through land again for 1.5 hours, passing through Tambor and Cobano, before arriving at your remote destination of Mal Pais. Flights from San Jose to Tambor are also available and are a short 40min drive from Tambor to Mal Pais.

Food

Throughout the course of the training you will be served 3 delicious organic vegetarian meals daily. Yogic culture and philosophy give great importance to eating healthy energizing meals prepared with intention. 

Food contains the Prana (energy) that fuels the body and mind. A healthy diet will leave you felling light and energized, ready to immerse in our intensive yogic course. 

Meals are ovo-lacto vegetarian (most meals are vegan) and will provide a full balance of vitamins, proteins and carbs. Vegan, Gluten-Free and most other food preferences can be prepared on request. Each meal is prepared with loving care with many of the fruits and vegetables grown onsite on the organic farm or brought in directly from an organic farm outside of San Jose.

Full Description

With highly experienced facilitators and an integrative approach, this immersive training experience is designed to deepen your personal experience and knowledge of yoga and to help transform all aspects of your life. 


The course offers a mindful vinyasa flow based practice that allows one to find connection and embark upon an insightful journey within. The sequence is rooted in traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa practices but has evolved to meet the needs of the modern yogi. 


With a holistic and well-rounded approach to yoga, balancing the Yin and Yang, the passive and active, the lunar and solar, the feminine and masculine energies to leave one feeling centered and harmonious. 


Explore yoga philosophy in depth, functional anatomy, alignment, sequencing, advanced assists, Ayurveda, Shamanism, Reiki, ceremony, healing arts and more while embarking upon a deep soul journey. 


This experience is richly informative, empowering and inspiring.


Not only does this practice offer physical benefits, but it works on the energetic and spiritual forms as well, tapping into the wisdom of ancient yogic teachings while connecting to Earth Medicine and exploring the Elements as a path to transformation and Union with all that is.


The yoga shala is a large open air yoga studio secluded from the rest of the resort offering the ideal place to dive into your practice and training program.

Included in your training is 

your full course tuition

25 nights accommodation 

all lectures and classes

delicious healthy meals

plus special events and ceremonies. 

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air-Con Room
  • Course Material
  • Excursion
  • All Meals
  • Mats
  • Pool
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

In this category you will explore techniques as well as practice and teach: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga practices. We will emphasis both guided practice of the techniques themselves as well as analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques.

Trainees will deepen their knowledge of poses including beginner and more advanced variations. Benefits, risks and contraindications will be explored as well as safe transitions, intelligent sequencing, alignment and hands on assists. The five main categories of poses will be covered including standing/ balancing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions.

Students will practice, experience and learn how to guide several pranayama techniques. They will learn the benefits and effects of such practices as well as how and when to incorporate them into a class. Pranayamas covered in depth will include: abdominal breathing, three-part yogic breath, ujjai pranayama, nadi shodhana, anuloma viloma, and kapalabhati.

Yogic cleansing and purification techniques will be taught and practiced in the form of Jal neti, kapalabhati, agni sara, and tratak. Trainees will be guided on the benefits and how to incorporate these techniques into their personal practice.

You will explore mantra as a path to connection, to invoke spirit and to create sacred space. Trainees will experience, practice and learn mantras to share in class such as Om, the Gayatri Mantra, the Bija mantras for chakra clearing and others.

Various forms of guided meditation will be shared including breath focus, sensory withdrawal. visualization, mantra, chakra. Emphasis will be on quieting the mind and experiencing divine union on this path of yoga.

In this category, you will learn how to refine and apply your skills as a teacher. You will discuss the principles of demonstrating asanas as well as how to effectively observe, use verbal cues and incorporate hands on assist in a class. You will explore the use of language and voice: active vs. passive language and the effective use of each; positive and conscious communication, and habitual speech and communication patterns. This category will prepare trainees to be transformational spaceholders.

Topics in this category will include anatomical terms and basic overview of the physical body, classes and discussion on the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems as well as how these systems are benefited by yoga. Trainees will gain knowledge of the cardiovascular system and the heart and the digestive system and the yogic diet. This category will also include subtle energetic anatomy and physiology, including studies on the chakras and nadis. Trainees will be guided in studying both anatomy/ physiology along with its application to the yoga practice including benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.

This program emphasizes a whole lifestyle approach to yoga as a practice and offers guidance on how to live this practice on and off the mat. In this category, we will cover the study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts, in particularly Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. You will explore this 8-fold path as a means to quieting the mind to reach liberation. This study will include group-work, discussion and application to our practice and daily life. This category will also include the transformational framework in which trainees can practice self-inquiry and develop themselves as embodied practitioners and embodied guides.

In this category, trainees will actively practice teaching as the lead instructor. They will also observe others teaching, receive and give feedback and assist students while someone else is teaching. Trainees will begin peer teaching from day one as they gradually learn and practice teaching the poses and mini sequences in the Sacred Flow that is practiced in the morning and studied in depth in the Art of Teaching/ Touch classes throughout the first half of the training. They will teach this set 90 minute flow in full to a peer, observed by a facilitator. In the second half of the training, students will create their own full sequence from the tools provided, share a 90 minute class through peer teaching and receive feedback from their peers and facilitators.

Certification

Upon completion of the coursework, peer teaching and evaluation, participants will receive a certification of completion which will then enable you to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-300).

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Meditation, Pranayama, Asana
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Light Snack - Smoothies, Fruit
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Beach Time - Surfing or Self Sadhana
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Brunch
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spiritual Lesson
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Art of Teaching/Art of Touch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Break - Snack - Pool
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Special Topic
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Anatomy/Philosophy
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dinner and Satsang (Sacred Circle)

Time Off

Costa Rica offers a variety of landscapes, microclimates and something for everyone. Whether it is adventure, surfing, hiking or relaxation that you are seeking, this path is sure to lead to a wildly wonderful experience. Visit waterfalls, tide pools and beautiful beaches, go hiking, ziplining and embrace adventure! There is surfing and beach time built into the schedule and a daily shuttle to the surf breaks. There is also opportunity to experience Stand Up Paddleboarding in Mal Pais.

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Accommodations

Triple Share  at Indigo Yoga Resort

Triple Share

Enjoy an abundance of beautiful, vibrant flowers, trees and native wildlife on the path to your oasis. 

Indigo offers contemporary tropical accommodations while embracing traditional Costa Rican ambience & culture. Feel complete relaxation in your oasis equipped with A/C, a safe box, ceiling fan, private bath, hot water and wifi throughout the resort grounds.


Twin Share at Indigo Yoga Resort

Twin Share

Drift away into a peaceful sleep surrounded by lush rainforest and the gentle sound of native wildlife and Caribbean breezes. 

Indigo offers contemporary tropical accommodations while embracing traditional Costa Rican ambience & culture. Feel complete relaxation in your oasis equipped with A/C, a safe box, ceiling fan, hot water and wifi throughout the resort grounds.


Private Room at Indigo Yoga Resort

Private Room

If you prefer seclusion in a lush green forested jungle, then the Private Deluxe Room is sure to suit your needs.

Indigo offers contemporary tropical accommodations while embracing traditional Costa Rican ambience & culture. Feel complete relaxation in your oasis equipped with A/C, a safe box, ceiling fan, hot water and wifi throughout the resort grounds.

Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

Imagine a sea that radiates with wildlife and is almost perfect when it comes to shape, color and temperature. Located on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Mal Pais offers tasty waves, creative kitchens and surfers galore. This surfing zone is known for its year round consistent waves, with the average swell running in the 3-5 foot range, breaking over beautiful sandy beaches.

Mal Pais has become one of Costa Rica's most life-affirming destinations full of Surf, SUP, and Yoga classes. The quiet surf village of Mal Pais provides a great opportunity for visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of more crowded destinations. It is an excellent place to enjoy the incredible natural surroundings in relative peace. Reflecting this relaxed attitude, the village of Mal Pais offers relatively few services with regards to tours. However, canopy tours are available and one can also take horseback rides along the beach.

Alternating between long stretches of sand and large patches of rock, the Mal Pais beach divides the ocean and the green jungle full of mischievous monkeys. The entire area unfurls along one coastal road that rambles from Santa Teresa in the north to Playa El Carmen, the area's commercial heartbeat, and then terminates in the quiet village of Mal País.

Juan Santa Maria International airport, in San Jose, is a 75-minute trip by land along the Pacific Coast to the Puntarenas ferry dock. From there, a 1.5-hour crossing of the Gulf of Nicoya to Paquera is meant to be a peaceful journey. Once you’ve soothed your soul with ocean breeze travel, you will need to journey through land again for 1.5 hours, passing through Tambor and Cobano, before arriving at your remote destination of Mal Pais. Flights from San Jose to Tambor are also available and are a short 40min drive from Tambor to Mal Pais.

Venue   Indigo Yoga Resort
Indigo Yoga Resort, Venue for 26 Day 300hr Earth Medicine Advanced Yoga Training

Indigo Boutique Hotel is a truly unique experience, offering contemporary tropical accommodations while embracing traditional Costa Rican ambience and culture. Located in Mal Pais, Costa Rica, just 1 hour south of the Tambor airport, you will arrive at your nest in a lush green setting with an abundance of beautiful tropical flowers, trees, and native wildlife.

Situated in a biodiversity hotspot, perfect for the nature enthusiast, Indigo's concept is inspired by living a healthy and natural lifestyle. Indigo offers the perfect setting to enjoy many activities such as yoga, stand up paddle board and surf retreats. Perhaps luxuriating in Spa treatments within the resort can be for a day of ultimate relaxation. Indulge in what Indigo has to offer in your stay and take a dip in the pool and refresh with a juice made from organic ingredients. Adventure further into the wild with optional excursions, such as kayaking, hiking and canopy tours for the thrill seekers.

This is a fantastic tropical escape, for families, couples, and friends to get together and celebrate life! Beautifully set amongst the rainforest and coconut palms at the foot of the Pacific Ocean, this property offers spectacular ocean views and unforgettable sunsets.

All of the rooms include A/C, ceiling fans, private bathrooms with hot water & “open-sky” showers, hammocks and a room safe box.

You can reach the centre via plane, bus or shuttle from San Jose. There are two different airlines that offer their services within the country: Sansa and Nature Air. The flight from San Jose takes about 25 minutes and a taxi can be arranged to transfer you to Indigo Yoga Resort.