200Hr Epic Academy Yoga Teacher Training

The coastal town of Manuel Antonio, located along the warm waters of the Pacific ocean, is vibrant and full of culture and energy. With an assortment of delicious restaurants geared to please any budget, almost any adventure tour available that you could imagine, and stunning public beaches, Manuel Antonio is the perfect setting for your Costa Rican adventure, and Villa Jacana will be the ideal home base for you during this course.

In this ground breaking 32-day program, Epic Self has combined the Epic Academy Business Curriculum with a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification program. In the signature academy curriculum, the team empowers and assists you to create your personal brand, develop and share your voice, and also design and launch your website. It shows you how you immerse yourself in advertising, social media marketing, blogging, copywriting and sales techniques to thrive and succeed in what you love. Learn how to design and build your own website on the robust and renowned WordPress platform to showcase your talent and mission to attract students. 

Every Saturday morning enjoy in-depth 90 mins Pilates Mat and Myofascial Release workshops designed to take your personal practice and teaching to the next level. These 6 hours count as part of your total elective hours. Dive into the intricacies of Myofascial release and learn how to give a full body deep tissue massage. Take all of your yoga and pilates skills to the gorgeous 85 degree Pacific Ocean in a stand up paddle board! In this 2.5 hour intensive you’ll flow through a dynamic pilates vinyasa fusion class on the water. Stand up paddle board yoga is also the fastest growing trend in the yoga world. Knowing how to lead others through this fun experience is invaluable and allows you to stand out amongst the competition as a teacher.

There is no better way to enhance the celebration of your graduation from training than with a traditional Native American Crow sweat lodge and back to back plant medicine ceremonies with an experienced traditional Shaman.

The cost of this retreat includes your 200-hour certification, designing and building a beautiful modern website, sales and marketing business training, personal website and business coaching, personal sales training, organic gourmet raw and vegan meals, holistic nutrition workshop, shamanic plant medicine ceremonies, traditional temazcal sweat lodge, accommodation, SUP yoga & pilates, pilates mat and myofascial release, and transport to and from Manuel Antonio.

Requirements

People who want to join the retreat must have a consistent yoga practice (3 times per week) for at least one year, a strong passion and drive to become an entrepreneur, social media experience, strong writing and communication skills, and a can-do attitude with the ability to problem solve.

What is included

  • Meals
  • Course Material
  • Accommodation
  • Excursion
  • Equipment
  • Yoga Props

Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

Explore a vast array of asana styles and theoretical elements using Hatha as the foundation. Morning practice is an intensive two-hour Vinyasa flow. While the afternoon is a gentle two-hour Hatha with deep focus on alignment,pranayama and meditation. Remaining time will be spent on lectures covering topics of the day.

Learn all aspects of teaching including: how to plan classes, choreograph sequences, demonstrate postures, execute physical adjustments, use voice and verbal cues (English and Sanskrit). Practice and learn how to hold space for a variety of different emotions, physical injuries and limitations. Using props and modifying postures is also extensively covered. The importance of observation is emphasized and the foundation of excellent teaching.

Dive deep into the physical (muscles, bones, fascia) and energetic (chakras, nadis) anatomy of the human form. Learn about body systems (nervous system, muscular system, endocrine), human kinetics and how all of these relate to yoga practice. Anatomy provides a comprehensive blueprint for all postures while clarifying the effects of pranayama and meditation within the body.

Review topics within Hindu mythology and the traditional teachings from the ancient scriptures of The Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and The Bhagavad Gita. Two hours are spent on the ethics of the teacher-student relationship and how important this is when giving physical adjustments.

This includes practice teaching to the group to develop your voice and style. This is a chance to receive and give feedback as well as observe others teach. Electives are interspersed throughout the month and include kids yoga, Ashtanga and pre-natal yoga practices. Basic Ayurvedic principles and variations for advanced postures are also covered.

Certification

Upon completion of this 200-hour yoga teacher training with Epic Self, you will be awarded with a Yoga Alliance certificate that allows you to teach globally.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Vinyasa Practice
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Organic Breakfast
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Lecture
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Organic Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Lecture
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Break
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Afternoon Hatha or Alignment Clinics
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Organic Dinner
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Rest + Reflect
TIME OFF Take this time to just relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings in Manuel Antonio. From beaches to falls, the village is filled with wonders of nature which you can visit during your free time. Although some opt to go for adventurous activities, other people prefer a quiet and serene way of spending their free time. You can always just stay in your room to enjoy a blissful sleep, read your favorite book, meditate, or just relax and integrate.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Villa Jacana

Overlooking the town of Quepos and Pacific ocean in the distance, Villa Jacana sits on two properties and is four levels high. Ideal for large groups, it can host up to 14 people comfortably but there’s room for more. There's not many places you could stay in Manuel Antonio where you can jump from the living room and land in your private pool! Detailed stone and tile work around and through the house, make for a truly unique space.


The huge balcony has been expanded to make room for more outside activities like barbecuing or entertaining a large number of guests for a moonlight dinner. And when you go inside, you get that rare feeling that you're still outside with the fresh breezes blowing in through the two walls of open doors by the pool and the many open windows throughout the house. You'll also appreciate there's a slight temperature drop even when you're just a couple hundred feet higher up.


The property is uniquely situated in between Manuel Antonio and Quepos, so you get the best of both worlds. It is just 5 minutes from Quepos airport, a 15-minute drive to Dominical, and 45 minutes away from world class waves in Hermosa and the buzz of Jaco Beach. 

Accommodations

Food

Enjoy delicious raw and vegan super food cuisine prepared and served by Epic Self’s chef. Plant-based nutrition, especially when preparing for ceremony, is key to boosting the quality of your experience. Epic Self only uses the highest quality, locally grown, certified organic produce and super food to create scrumptious dishes.

Sip on green juice, fresh coconut water, super food smoothies, herbal teas, and savory soups. Munch on rainbow salads, wraps, pasta, pizza and even desserts like cheesecake and pie. Your taste buds will enjoy the food as much as your belly. All meals are crafted with the medicine’s dietary guidelines to cleanse, detox, and boost your energy. The team strongly believes in the importance of following these guidelines to aide the medicines ability to do its work properly.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

At the core of being a yoga teacher is the in-depth yogic knowledge and the passion for the spiritual practice, but Epic Self understands it’s more than that. Aside from the 200Hr Epic Academy Yoga Teacher Training, they combined it with the Epic Academy Business Curriculum to help you build your identity as a yoga teacher. From website building to social media to advertising, this YTT will give you the tools to improve your marketing activities and thrive as a yoga teacher.

Additionally, because of the limited places for this retreat, the team ensures that they will personally assist you in every step of your journey. Expect dedication from the team as you, together, create a meaningful yoga teacher training. Discover light, peace, and love.

Kryshna

Yovada Explorer

  Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio is a small ocean side village with plenty of great places to stay - from extravagant luxury condos to cozy hideaway hotels tucked into nature. Famous for its national park, this tiny yet bustling town is located off Costa Rica's central Pacific coast just a stone's throw away from Quepos which is famous for sport fishing. The region is a treasure for biodiversity, attracting nature buffs, eco-travelers and adventure-seekers alike. Without a doubt, Manuel Antonio lies within one of the country's most celebrated spots.


Gorgeous beaches, endless coconuts, five-star amenities, blissed out locals and only a short 2.5 hour drive from San Jose attracts people again and again to this gem on the Central Pacific Coast. It’s a place that must be preserved for future generations to enjoy immensely.


From San Jose, Manuel Antonio can be reached by either bus or by plane. The airport is located just 5 minutes outside of Quepos. Several shuttle bus companies have daily routes that can take from San Jose and many other cities.