20 day Yogawaska 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in costa rica
April 1 - 20, 2019
Yoga & shamanic arts teacher training
train and certify - deepen your practice, share your gifts!
Join Molly Warner and the Soul Ascension Shamanic Empowerment Team for your 200-hour Yoga Alliance Destination Yoga Teacher Training in Cosmic Costa Rica! This course is for anyone wanting to learn how to teach yoga in a confident, knowledgeable, and empowered way, as well as those who would like to simply deepen their yoga practice with hands-on training in adjustments, alignment, sequence-planning, philosophy, history and more! During this training, you will be supported by working with sacred healing plants of the amazon rainforest to open, cleanse and heal your body, mind and spirit, to live healthy, whole, happy and FREE! You will enjoy daily yoga, meditation, healing and detoxifying foods that will revitalize your mind, body and spirit; while learning to give back to yourself in a loving and connected way to allow your truest, brightest and bravest self to shine! We will work with the divine, and on the spirit level of each person, deepening your connection with our community of humanity. You will learn to find love within yourself and to depend on yourself ONLY as the source of INFINITE LOVE. Invite your BIGGEST and BRIGHTEST SELF to come alive, shine and be seen! This is the source of your power and the embodiment of your own inner passion and zest for life. Allow YOURSELF to rise up and be everything that YOU need in this world, because everything that YOU need, is within you!
Please inform us of your past experience with Yoga, as your training will be tailored to your needs. We ask that you have taken a minimum of 10 public classes (vs. solo or online practice alone) before attending this course and have at least one year of regular independent or studio-based practice. We also accept students who are highly advanced and have options for 300-hour credit. This is an in-depth course that goes above and beyond what is required to be certified to teach, and is created for all those who are interested in changing their lives and in delving deeper into truth, health, and healing. This course is a training that fuses mind, body, soul.
*All genders and backgrounds welcome.
Please note: IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR YOU!
This is more than just a teacher training. This is an apprenticeship towards your Highest Self.
COURSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Willingness to let go of what no longer serves you – even if this is uncomfortable at times.
Acceptance that some of the teachings come through books and lectures; some of the teachings come through music, song, mantra and meditation, and some of the teachings come in unexpected ways without words at all. You must be open to receiving the lessons in all the ways that they may come to you.
Past experience with yoga – we ask that you take a minimum of 10 public classes (vs. solo or online practice alone) before attending this course and have at least one year of regular independent or studio-based practice. If you have less experience, we have other options so please be in touch.
Understanding that we work closely with nature – deep in the forest and nestled into jungles. Sometimes it rains. We don’t hold trainings directly on the beach and this is NOT a vacation. This is a deeply life-changing, challenging, rewarding, and electrifying experience that requires effort and commitment.
Be willing to see the light in others. Be willing to be grateful. Be willing to let go of ego and be open to something incredible that is bigger than all of us.
If this sets your heart on fire, then you are the one who we seek.
20 Day Yogawaska 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Arrival Date: April 1, 2019
Departure Date: April 20, 2019
Location: Costa Rica, Florestral SOL Circle Medicine Community and Retreat Center
In the abundant forest of Costa Rica, tucked away in a special valley - below a great green mountain where ancient Indigenous peoples once lived, is the beautiful land that is home to our Retreat Center. Ancient artifacts have been found in this area and there are many sacred sites surrounding the land. The land is touched by an ever-flowing river with cascading waterfalls, full of wild life and magic. It is in this special farm where the forest speaks and offers a sacred space of support, silence and healing for our journeys with the powerful plant spirits.
Group ground airport transfers to and from San Jose Airport is included in your course tuition on April 1st (~2pm from SJO airport) and April 20th (~10am from Florestral hosting center) in micro-buses. Exact time and meeting location will be determined closer to course date. If you would like to arrive at different time of by other means, you are responsible for your own transportation. We can also recommend other means of transport as requested.
*Please send all reservations and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Retreat centers do not manage bookings.
WHY do you want to join this course?
What is your experience with yoga?
What are your hopes and dreams once you become a certified teacher?
Daily yoga classes designed to bring about many forms of healing, with Shamanic teachings woven into the experience
Kundalini Yoga to break old habits and choose new habits to work with.
Yin yoga to release deep-stored emotions that cause negative habits and patterns.
Vinyasa yoga to strengthen the body & mind.
Hatha yoga to re-establish a relationship of balance and love within the body & soul.
Daily mediation to cleanse the mind and open the heart.
Sacred plant teacher ceremonies to release the old and invite the NEW. Please share openly and honestly your medical history and use of any medications including natural or herbal supplements. Please note that participation in ceremony is NOT required for graduation from the course.
Sweat lodge purification ceremony to integrate and expand the work with our sacred plant teachers.
Two free days + time for integration - on your first free day we will have an organized excursion to a local Organic Farmers Market + BEACH DAY!!!!! On your second day off, you are completely free to rest, integrate or to go on your own adventure. Manual Antonio National Park is just over an hour away! Additional time for rest, readings and homework is worked into the course schedule.
Practice along with healing, live music, guided meditations and guided visualizations to bring you into the brightest Self you can be!
The Soul Ascension team will be available to support emotional release and offer guidance throughout your healing and teacher training journey.
Opening circle first night (dinner included on April 1)
Closing circle last morning (breakfast included on April 20)
Healthy vegan and gluten free food, 3 meals per day (April 2 - 19) *please inform us of any dietary restrictions*
This training will bring deep healing and could be the wings of change that you’ve been waiting to fly upon. You will gain the inspiration to be the person you have always dreamed yourself to be, and learn to trust in your own inner wisdom and strength.
Upon completion of the course, students will receive certification through Soul Ascension School of Yoga, a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) and you will be approved for Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Registration.
All course instruction leading to full Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour certification
In-country transportation - Group transport from SJO airport to Florestral hosting center on April 1 and return group transport on April 20 at a set time and meeting location.
All meals - healthy, vegan and delicious! (see below for meal exceptions on arrival and departure day)
Soul Ascension 200-hour Course Manual will be given on first day of class
YOGA ANATOMY by Leslie Kaminoff (the required reading) IS INCLUDED FOR THE FIRST 12 STUDENTS TO REGISTER
Two healing plant medicine ceremonies
One purifying sweat lodge ceremony
Beach and Organic Market Excursion!
Full support throughout the course and onwards in your yoga teaching career and personal spiritual journey
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Your flight or travel to and from Costa Rica - we recommend arriving to San Jose airport (Juan Santamaría International Airport - SJO) before noon on April 1. Plan flights to leave Costa Rica no earlier than 5pm on April 20 to allow for a smooth departure and sufficient time to reach the airport and check in. You may also choose to stay longer to enjoy this beautiful country and all it has to offer!
Any personal excursions or shopping that you wish to do on days off
Breakfast and lunch on April 1 (arrival day - dinner included)
Lunch and dinner on April 20 (departure day - breakfast included)
WHO WE ARE
Molly Warner is a yoga teacher and intuitive healer working in the realms of yogic mysticism, aiming to inspire personal ascension into one’s highest self through yoga, music, joy and healing! Molly has been living the practice of yoga for the past 15 years and has a passion for guiding the awakening wild spirit! As an E-RYT 500, she focuses on all aspects of yoga: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, and brings these facets together to create a meditative space where we can each dive into the depths of ourselves. She has specialty training in Yin and Kundalini Yoga, while also loving and working with the transformative fires of Vinyasa! She is a dynamic facilitator, guiding her students to make their own discoveries and realize their own true nature – one of infinite potential. As well as leading healing and empowerment workshops, she brings with her the magic of song wherever she goes.
Surya is a dynamic and fun yoga instructor, and carries an E-RYT 500 designation with the Yoga Alliance. She is an energetic and intuitive healing teacher, lightworker, sound healer, forever student and lover of all beings and the great outdoors. She believes that peace on earth is possible, and healing the self shows the way. Through her own healing journey, she has learned to connect deeply with her body, mind, and spirit through yoga and meditation to achieve great healing, insight and empowerment. Allowing her intuition and her heart to guide her, she is dedicated to serving those on their healing path, who are ready to step into their divine power.
Surya is passionate about youth empowerment and supporting the children to recognize their natural gifts and sensitivities as strengths to be cultivated in a nurturing, safe and supportive environment, connected closely with family, community, and our sacred mother earth. May ALL beings live in peace and harmony, healthy and whole, happy and free, as is our divine birthright!
We teach traditional yogic methodology, viewing Yoga as a lifestyle, a science, and an art, in an exciting, fresh and relevant way. We combine a detailed and in-depth study of modern asanas (postures) with rich and colorful history and philosophy, as well as a real lifestyle of Yoga that offers balance and peace for life “off the mat.” Students will learn, practice, and teach a wide range of yoga postures, fully grasping sequencing in Hatha and Vinyasa flows. There is ample opportunity to deepen your understanding of Prana (life-force energy), healing, and spirituality, woven into the course with anatomy, sequence and breath, all in a space that offers the multi-faceted teachings of Yoga while honoring and respecting all religious backgrounds and beliefs.
Learn how to live fully and artfully in every moment, heal your life and others lives, let go of attachments and false beliefs, and rise up into your fullest self. True yoga (meaning “union”) teaches us to expand our consciousness and live in a higher vibrational life of beauty, presence, grace, and bliss. With additional care to ensure an understanding of Energy Healing and how to apply it directly to the work and life of a Yoga Teacher, this is truly an opportunity to shake off what you are ready to leave behind in order to transform into the Empowered You.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Students will learn in depth Asana Knowledge as well as:
● Anatomy and Adjustments
● How to develop your unique teaching gift
● Learn to heal and release
● Mantra, Sound, Chanting and Song
● Meditation Techniques
● Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
● Study of the Yoga Sutras
● Teaching Methodology
● Yogic Lifestyle + Philosophy
● Understand how to integrate teachings from the Earth and Sacred Plant Teachers into daily life and into your work as a Yoga Teacher + Healer
GENERAL DAILY SCHEDULE (varying slightly each day)
6:00-8:00am . Yoga & Meditation
8:15am . Breakfast
9:30am - 1:30pm . Morning Session (philosophy, anatomy, history, readings + discussions)
1:30pm . Lunch
3:00pm - 6:00pm . Afternoon Session (practice teaching, sequencing work, hands-on adjustments, and more!!)
6:00pm . Closing meditation, Kirtan (music & chanting), assigning readings for the evening
7:30pm . Dinner
8:30pm onward: readings, assignments, rest
*Your active participation in all scheduled events is required for the completion of the course.
The schedule may vary day to day or week to week depending on the flow of the energy and on the needs of the group.
What are your biggest obstacles - and are you ready to face them? To see them? And to overcome them?! We will be shedding the layers of what no longer serves us while learning to be the best teacher you can be. Please be prepared for surprises, a flowing schedule, and a new level of possibility, inspiration and joy!!!
Join in the flow of life!
“Hatha-Vinyasa” certification, with study of Yin & Kundalini.
Upon completion of the course, students will receive certification through Soul Ascension School of Yoga, a Registered Yoga School (RYS) which is approved for Yoga Alliance RYT-200 Registration.
As a teacher, you will be able to offer Hatha and Vinyasa classes that contain elements of Kundalini and Yin if you choose to integrate them.
REQUIRED & SUGGESTED READINGS
REQUIRED: Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff, 2nd Edition (Included in course tuition for first 12 students! Please inquire for availability)
REQUIRED: Soul Ascension Course Manual (Included in course tuition for all students)
If you are ordering online, please order it at least two weeks before leaving to ensure that it arrives before you go!
The following list is of HIGHLY RECOMMENDED readings that are useful to refer to during the course but are NOT required. They are also excellent preparation before we begin!
The Yoga Sutras. Choose a version of this book that resonates with you. There are many versions and translations. Go into your favorite bookstore that carries yoga books and ask to see their selection. Choose the copy that feels the best to you.
The Bhagavad Gita. Again, choose whichever version feels the best to you. I recommend a version for beginners.
2100 Asanas by Daniel Lacerda. This is a thick book and is not required, however it offers a vast photographic summary of thousands of yoga poses with excellent reference material and can be a great inspiration for developing creative class sequences.
Be Here Now by Ram Dass. This book will help to take you out of a linear mindset and bring a more expanded way of seeing life and consciousness.
Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, to experience a glimpse of how deep and wide and simply beautiful the Now truly is.
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, an in-depth and amazing introduction to the chakras.
STYLES OF YOGA YOU WILL LEARN Yin, Yang, Kundalini, Hatha, Bhakti, Vinyasa, Meditation
LANGUAGES This course is conducted in English.
MEALS INCLUDED Healthy vegan and gluten free food, 3 meals per day. *Please inform us of any dietary restrictions in advance.
$2499 USD camping option - bring your own tent
$2999 USD in a shared room.
$3699 USD in private room.
$3999 USD in private room with semi-private bathroom / balcony.
Ground airport transfers to and from San Jose Airport is included in course investment on April 1st and April 20th in mini-buses. If you would like to arrive at different time of by other means, you are responsible for your own transportation. We can also recommend other means of transport as requested.
*Pricing and accommodations are subject to availability at time of booking.
Reservation requires a 20% deposit. Payments are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another person wishing to join the retreat, or may be applied to any of Soul Ascension Healing Arts' future programs, courses or retreats. Payments are no longer transferable or refundable after program completion.
Please write us from the contact page linked below and let us know why you are interested in this course and what you hope to focus on. We will be happy to answer any of your questions prior to booking.
In love and light,
Molly, Surya & the Soul Ascension Team!
Soul Ascension School of Yoga & Healing Arts