50Hr Temple Body Arts Teacher Training

Train in the sacred arts of Tantra yoga, expressive healing arts, dance therapy and ritual arts to awaken your creative power, wisdom and sacred sensuality as a living goddess here to shine your brilliance with the world. Danyasa offers this 50-hour Temple Body Arts Teacher Training with Sofiah Thom, co-founder of Danyasa Eco Retreat. 

Transform your life and become a Temple Body Arts Guide as you embody your womb wisdom. Wake up to fresh tropical fruit and enjoy your asana practice in the warm sweet breeze from the outdoor yoga studio. Allow the afternoon to follow with goddess embodiment practices at the nearby pristine waterfalls and beaches. Return to ancient ways of honoring your inner and outer nature, step gracefully into your highest potential and live in devotion to your own inner body temple.

Danyasa Eco Retreat Teacher Training provides a channel for any woman looking to deepen her understanding of yoga and expand into the potential wisdom stored within the sacred body-temple, mind, and infinite spirit. The training will also give you an opportunity to revere and embody the sacred priestess within. This training infuses the ancient wisdom of Hatha & Tantra Yoga, Shamanism, Sofiah's "Five Fold Path to Embodied Wisdom" and Goddess Embodiment.

The teacher training package includes your 10 nights accommodation at Danyasa Eco-Retreat, three organic vegetarian meals provided (except on day off), Temple Body Arts Facilitator Manual, 50 Hours of training from Temple, Body Arts School and Yoga Alliance Cont. Ed, Level 1 Temple Body Arts Guide Certification, access to pre-requisite online journeys, six-month online Temple Body Arts Group Mentorship Program beginning in November (valued at $3300, Post Integration call with Sofiah, New Moon Fire Ritual, waterfall trip, sponsoring a tree to offset your carbon footprint.

Dominical de Osa in Costa Rica is a tropical beach town where the rain forested mountains meets the glistening waters of the Pacific Ocean. This quaint town boasts boast world class surf, lush jungle covered mountains that soar from the sea, and flourishing natural attractions ranging from waterfalls to sea caves to hidden beaches. Here, you will find Danyasa Eco Retreat- your home for the training. A place that will surely stay in your heart forever.


Before the Facilitator Training you must complete two self-paced online trainings: The Roots of Temple Body Arts and Temple Body Awakening.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioned Room
  • Course Material
  • Excursion
  • Meals
  • Yoga Props


This program is fully recognized by the Yoga Alliance and offers 50 hours of continued education. As well as continuing education for yoga alliance, you will receive: Level 1: Embodying Womb Wisdom Temple Body Arts School of Sacred Sensuality and Dance

Meet The Facilitators

Venue   Danyasa Eco-Retreat

Located in the scenic area of Dominical and nestled at the base of rain-forested mountains on the bank of the Baru River, your haven awaits. Just 45km south of Quepos Airport, Danyasa Eco-Retreat is a yoga resort center, which provides a sanctuary for living artfully in nature.

Explore both the wonders of Costa Rica's abundant nature as well as the wonders of your inner landscape. Connect to your inner rhythm at the Bamboo Yoga Play Studio and feel the brilliant green nature that surrounds you. Known as the heart and soul of the Resort, it is a 1200 square foot studio with open air, netted half walls, bamboo flooring and high ceilings. With a view of the ocean, river and the jungle, you will have a generous amount of natural light and fresh air. Continue your journey from the shala to the ocean and glide freely with the waves on your own surfboards that are at your disposal.

Danyasa Eco-retreat offers an intimate eco-accommodation experience here with ten rooms in total for rent. Rooms qualify as truly eco-friendly because it is created out of beautifully refurbished (up-cycled) cargo containers. Danyasa only uses the most eco-friendly soaps, detergents and cleaning products. All rooms have real mattresses, 1500 thread count sheets, air conditioning, wifi and free filtered water. Guests have access to a fully equipped shared kitchen, deck and lounge area.

You are invited to relax, play, dive into adventure, release your creativity and enjoy a transformation by way of classes, workshops, retreats and trainings. Danyasa Eco-Retreat is a beautiful place to rejuvenate and journey into the wildly unknown.

Getting to Danyasa Eco-Retreat is easy. You can rent a car or shared ride shuttles provide another option getting to Danyasa. Sit back and watch the scenery and leave the driving to the pros. Shared ride shuttles usually leave from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and generally cost around $55 each way. The shuttles take about 3 hours. One can also take a 20 minute airplane flight from San Jose to Quepos and then take a taxi or rent a car to drive the remaining 30 minutes south to Dominical. And lastly, public buses can take you from downtown San Jose right to our doorstep. The buses leave from the TRACOPA bus terminal, and the bus line is called Delio Morales. You will have to buy a ticket to Uvita, but you can get off anywhere. There are two buses each day. Each bus stops briefly at Orotina and Quepos before arriving at Dominical.



Live consciously and eat deliciously with gourmet breakfast and lunch daily on the days of your training. Taste and devour healthy, organic and locally sourced gourmet meals that are ovo-lacto-vegetarian with vegan options. Enjoy the indigenous fruit under the waterfalls of Costa Rica or dig your feet in the sand with a refreshing coconut in hand. These flavorful, hearty meals include fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds and other produce that is locally obtained. 




In this training, you can draw upon yoga's ancient roots & embody them in present time with organic movement and creativity. This training will empower you to release you inner strength and grace and allow you to share and embrace the light you have within. A truly transforming experience, you will come out of this training a changed person, ready to leap into the world in new and exciting ways. Feel safe and supported with Sophia and a like-minded group of women as you learn, explore and create, led by your heart and spirit. 

Marionne B.

Yovada Wanderer

  Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Along the coast, before arriving in the small and growing town of Dominical, the cascading cliffs converge with the deep-blue ocean, producing a scenic landscape full of small coves for truly precious views. Plantations, estuaries, mangroves and marshes surround the laid-back beach town. The pleasant town of Dominical is relatively small, but offers the beach-lover a wide variety of nearby beaches to choose from. Playa Dominicalito is just south of Dominical and is a great spot for beach goers, beginning surfers and those seeking spiritual journeys.

At Punta Dominical, on the southern end of Playa Dominicalito, you'll see the lush green land merge with the ocean. It is a great spot to watch the ocean's waves crash onto the rocky shore below and see a near perfect sunset almost year round. Other activities include treks to nearby waterfalls including the Nauyaca Waterfalls, canopy tours, horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, sea kayaking, scuba diving and snorkeling.

You can easily to get to Dominical from San Jose by bus, car, or a combination of flying and driving/taking a bus. The quickest way to get to Dominical is to take a domestic flight from San José to Quepos, from Quepos you can rent a car and drive south to Dominical along the Costanera Highway. The trip is approximatel 30-minute. Another option is to take a bus from Quepos to Dominical, it’s approximately a 75-minute ride.

The second option is to rent a car in San José and drive to Dominical. The quickest route is to head from San Jose towards Jaco and then continue southward on the Costanera Highway. Dominical is roughly a 3 hour drive from San José. Another option is to head through the mountains towards San Isidro El General, and from there head west towards Dominical. This trip is approximately 4 hours. The third option is to take a bus from San José to Dominical, which is roughly a 6 hour bus ride.