200Hr Anamaya Yoga Teacher Training with Antoine and Pamela

Imagine living for three weeks at one of the most beautiful places on earth and learning so much about life, yourself, and the people around you. This is what Anamaya Resort offers. Anamaya offers several yoga certification classes each year; 200-hour programs that will fulfill all the requirements to be certified by the Yoga Alliance as a professional yoga teacher.

You will enjoy great healthy food and inspiring surroundings while learning with like-minded people who you can just laugh with and share an enjoyable experience. Join an intensive 3-week Yoga Teacher Training with 3 inspiring teachers that have dedicated their lives to yoga. Learning different perspectives from different teachers allows you to acquire a broader understanding of yoga and gives you different perspectives on teaching yoga and on finding the form of yoga that is authentic to you.

Contrary to many trainings where students memorize a routine, this training gives you the tools to understand what you are doing, why you are doing it, and to develop your own sequences based on the needs of your students and based on what is authentic to you. The training is in both Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, the two most in demand styles of yoga, but finding your authentic yoga is at the heart of this program.

The Nicoya Peninsula has been designated one of the world’s Blue Zones by author Dan Buettner, one of five areas in the world where people are known to live the longest and healthiest. Anamaya Resort is truly an exotic place, built on a cliff edge and overlooking the most incredible ocean views. The resort is next to an epic waterfall, surrounded by rainforests, and located in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical beach towns, Montezuma. A sustainable boutique hotel in Montezuma, Anamaya Resort is an that oasis integrates health and wellbeing in everything they do.

The cost of this yoga teacher training includes your accommodation, all classes needed for your teaching certificate, 3 organic meals per day, use of the pool and infrared sauna, circus performance and dance party at the end of your training. Release attachments to what is familiar, start your journey of self-discovery.


Requirements

Rather than proposing required reading prior to enrolment, it is suggested instead that you practice as much and as often as you can in different studios with different teachers. One year of yoga practice is required before embarking on the training. By the time you start the training you should be completely cigarette and drug free.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioned Room
  • Course Material
  • Excursion
  • Meals
  • Mats
  • Pool
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props

Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

Deepen your practice and knowledge of each asana and how to teach these traditional asanas to various levels of students in a safe and motivating way. Experience your own practice deepen as you become more aligned with each pose and its benefits, finding the perfect modifications of the pose to suit you.

Sink into various and different meditation techniques as well as powerful breath work and traditional cleansing techniques. These are all aimed to cleanse and purify the mind and body to bring about health and harmony. 

Study the physical anatomy of the human body and the mechanics of the body in order to better understand and appreciate the science of yoga and its effects and benefits. Learn how to practice and teach safely in accordance with the limitations of the body. 

Understanding the history of yoga brings a great deal of depth and passion to your practice and teaching. Learn the deeper elements of yoga from classic texts and how to bring these lessons into daily life and class.  

As you move through the course much time will be devoted to learning exactly how to teach, how to structure a class, how to find your inner voice and how to offer sequencing and modifications to suit a range of class needs. 

Certification

You are required to pass all the assignments and to attend to all of the classes of the whole training. There are also materials and books that you have to study all throughout the YTT. Upon completion of the course students will receive a 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved yoga teachers certificate. This enables students to teach globally.

Daily Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Chanting, Breathing, Connecting
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Yoga Practice
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Philosophy, Anatomy Session
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Free Time
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Teaching Methodology, Asana, Alignment Session
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Meditation
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dinner
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free Time
TIME OFF This is a time for yourself to connect with nature and your surroundings. You can visit and explore the beautiful beach towns, take a dip in the pool, bask under the sun, sink your feet to the sand and just simply relax and have time for introspection.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Anamaya Resort

Anamaya Resort is truly an exotic place, built on a cliff edge and overlooking the most incredible ocean views. The resort is next to an epic waterfall, surrounded by rainforests, and located in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical beach towns, Montezuma. “Anamaya” is Sanskrit for “good health” and to the team that means great healthy food, rest and relaxation, exercise, and lots of fun and laughter. The boutique retreat center offers gourmet organic food, yoga teacher trainings, several types of yoga classes and yoga retreats, a variety of luxurious spa services, an array of uniquely designed retreat packages, and workshops all for your body, mind and spirit.


Anamaya also offers guests fire dancing and circus entertainment experiences, exciting local excursions, and intimate and tranquil accommodations to enhance the exotic and unique experience of visiting Costa Rica. They strive to provide guests with a once in a lifetime adventure. You will truly enjoy meeting other “Anamayans” from around the world, and sharing this experience with your many new friends. You’ll enjoy the beauty of the rainforest and the comforts of a refuge in the unique cabinas. Anamaya offers a sunrise yoga shala with epic ocean view, massage and spa services, salt water infinity pools and infrared sauna.


You can fly from San José to the small airstrip at Tambor and then take a taxi. Both Nature Air and Sansa have daily flights, which take around 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera, and then drive or take a bus. By car, it will take about one hour to drive from Paquera to Montezuma.

Accommodations

Food

All meals will be catered to you throughout the training and you can expect delicious, healthy, highly nourishing cuisine. The core of the Anamaya diet is lots of raw food, plenty of protein and healthy fats, minimal processing, lots of fruit, veggies especially greens, whole grains, minimal dairy and meat, and no junk food! They also use no white sugar and very little wheat, to suit people with sensitivities. 

Anamaya Resort is dedicated to using organic produce whenever possible, and are constantly seeking out new sources of organic foods in Costa Rica. Some are grown locally and some are brought from other parts of Costa Rica, especially the higher altitudes where foods will grow organically that can’t survive the beach climate. In addition, they're working on importing some organic dry goods and spices that are unavailable locally. 

Anamaya now grow some of their produce on their own farm at Rancho Delicioso, and are working to increase the percentage of their own crops. The food is so popular that due to guest requests Anamaya have released their own cook book for guests to take home the flavours of their experience.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

Experience learning in such a supportive environment where you will gain the most rewarding experience of your life. You will be learning in all aspects of your being starting from the physical level, intellectual level, down to a spiritual level. With the amazing coursework the teachers have prepared, you will be given a chance to learn in a group where there is love, thought, and care. Feel confident and inspired to take on this journey with yourself and with like-minded people and feel amazing with the new knowledge you have acquired and so willingly share with others.

Marionne B.

Yovada Wanderer

  Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The town of Montezuma boasts beautiful Pacific beaches, dramatic scenery, and some of the best waves for surfing in the world. Located in the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula, this laid-back beach town is surrounded by jungle-covered hills. Explore the nearby rivers, wildlife reserves, and scenic waterfalls and take a day trip to Isla Tortuga and snorkel among colorful fish and volcanic rocks. Walk through the nearby butterfly sanctuary or wander into town, where you’ll find world-class restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines, charming wooden houses, and weekly farmer's market and crafts sale.


The town features a mix of local residents as well as foreign backpackers and eco-tourists who come for the beaches, rivers, and scenic waterfalls that surround the village. The nearby Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve draws a large number of visitors to the area. Montezuma has well-known healing arts and yoga communities and is known by filmmakers and artists from across the world for the annual Costa Rica International Film Festival in May. After spending your days in relaxation, waking to the sounds of howler monkeys and being lulled to sleep by the ocean waves, Montezuma is a town you’ll remember in your dreams.


Located just 20 minutes from Tambor Airport, Montezuma is an ideal travel destination. The ride from the airport to the town centre would take around 30 minutes.