The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an introductory course to all things Yoga.
Have you had a dedicated yoga practice, but desire to move beyond the Asana? Get familiar with the Eight Limbs, put yoga theory into practice, dip into sacred texts, and discover both subtle and gross anatomy for a more complete understanding of the yoga shapes and the depth of a lifestyle practice.
This package is the ultimate experience! Students will be staying in gorgeous jungle lodges that overlook the ocean. This course includes 2 vegetarian meals a day. Taking on a yoga teacher training is a life changing experience, jump aboard!
Recognized by Yoga Alliance.
No one can compare with the price and quality combo of this program.
Transform your practice, transform your LIFE in the gorgeous, ocean view setting of the OM retreat center in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica offers a wild, natural setting for the sacred exploration of the wild, natural practice of yoga. The staff is global and sets the standard for on-going self practice, self study and personal growth.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers many conveniences as an up-and-coming beach town that was once very off the beaten path. Explore 14 kilometers of gorgeous and pristine Caribbean beaches, hike waterfalls, horseback ride, surf or spot the local wildlife on your days off. This place is a nature lovers dream! The retreat center is located close enough to town to walk to all conveniences, yet tucked away in a quiet jungle corner to support deep and sacred study.
This program includes an abudance of information of the history and present studies of Yoga. You will meet all Yoga Alliance standards and go above and beyoned! This includes but is not limited to:
* Teaching Methodology and Techniques
* Effective Sequencing Practices
* Postural Alignment
* Yoga Philosophy
* The Yoga Sutras
* Dharma, Karma, Kula & Seva
* History and Lineage
* Meditation Techniques
* Mantra & Mudra
* Subtle Anatomy: Chakras, Nadis, Koshas
* Gross Anatomy: Muscles, Bones, Joints, Nervous Syste
* Injury Prevention, Postural Assessment & Alignmen
* Effective Modifications and Special Populations
* Planning Workshops
* Practice Teaching
* Effective use of the Equipment
* Hands On Adjustments and Assistance
* The Business of Yoga
We will have 3 mouth watering vegetarian meals served daily at our Cashew Hill Cafe. Gluten free and vegan options are available by special request.
As much of the food as possible is sourced from on-site organic gardens and locally from the community. This is truly a labor of love that can be seen…and tasted with each serving! Often one of the HIGHLIGHTS of many tired students’ experience!
OM at Cashew Hill
The town of Puerto Viejo’s 1st and original fully functioning Yoga Studio & Health Center. Est. 2008. NOW a full Retreat and Yoga Teacher Training Center, too!
Many of the activities of Caribbean Side Costa Rica involve much physical movement. Treat yourself for a massage after that long day surfing, snorkeling, biking or kayaking (or after a long night of dancing to salsa and reggae beats). Get your energies balanced and tune back in with yourself with some Reiki, Massage, Meditation or Yoga after too much sun and sand. Or just come in to maintain that beloved state of Bliss which you are sure to find within the jungle wonderland of Caribbean Costa Rica. Namaste.
Avani Gilbert is the founder of the Caribe Yoga Academy, an E-RYT 500 with 16 years of yoga experience.
She started exploring yoga as a teenager to counter participation in high school competitive sports. From there she began a lifelong love, journey and endless study along the yogic path.
She has participated in yoga teacher trainings throughout the United States and Costa Rica while accumulating over 2000 hours of teaching experience at her yoga studio in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
OM has recently expanded under her direction as “OM Retreat and Training Center at Cashew Hill”; the first of it’s kind in Puerto Viejo. Avani is the lead trainer at the Caribe Yoga Academy as well as a guest teacher for several programs at the Pavones Yoga Center.
She is also a practicing Reiki Master Teacher, small business owner, Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, body and lightworker. She emphasizes the importance of Karmic consciousness, CommUNITY, Kula and Seva in her teachings and her practice.
Her flows are creative yet alignment based and she enjoys sharing breathwork, vinyasa, yin and restorative practices as well as workshops and trainings.
Puerto Viejo is full of fun adventures and explorations for your free time! Try a surf class, pop into the spa for a massage or Reiki, go horseback riding, take a bike cruise or simply beach hop on the 14 kilometers of tropical beach. We’re here to help you find the perfect adventure when you’re not immersed in retreat events.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Puerto Viejo is a 4.5 hour bus or shuttle ride from the San Jose (Alajuela) airport. From town center a taxi can bring you with your luggage three blocks back and up the jungle hill to our cozy jungle lodge training home.