ૐ Nosara Costa Rica Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training: 2016

Winter and Spring 2017 – specifics TBA

Location: Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 

ૐ A private retreat center nestled in the heart of Costa Rica; a bridge between continents. Imagine: an entire center built around the ancient yogic wisdom of Vastu Shastra (art of living). Surrounded by Nature in Her most pristine form. Here, planetary forces literally emanate peace and harmony. It is no wonder the Nicoya peninsula is known as one of a select number of blue zones, with the highest concentration of inhabitants that live to 100 and beyond.

 

 

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ૐ Accommodations & Nourishment ૐ

The center is blessed with lush, green mountainsides, blue ocean waters, and plentiful sunshine. The center’s entire layout follows the ancient science of Vastu Shastra, meaning “the yoga of space”, invoking peace and harmony among all beings. All structures are aligned with the 9 directions, 5 elements, the earth’s vibrational grid, and the energies of Mother Earth. All floors, walls and roofs have been meticulously measured to optimize the flow of positive energy throughout.

There are two large cabinas with six rooms. Each room can accommodate up to three people, and offer the following:

    • Private bath with large indoor/outdoor shower
    • Patio with grand vistas of the mountains and valleys
    • Handcrafted Costa Rican hardwood furniture made by local artisans
    • US style on-demand heaters for environmentally friendly hot water
    • Free WiFi at the Main House
    • All day tea/coffee and fruit
    • Daily Housekeeping

 

Nature-based Yoga Studio

The 750 square foot covered, yet open studio overlooks the ocean, mountains and valleys, as well as the beautifully landscaped courtyard and saltwater infinity pool. A teak-wood floor (with planetary gemstones consciously placed underneath to connect Earth and Sky) offers a perfect practice surface. There is a special altar on the North end to invoke health, happiness, and harmony.

 

Sattvic Food

Vegan/vegetarian meals will appeal to a variety of appetites. The staff will take into consideration your individual dietary needs. All meals are served in our lovely open air dining room, with a grand vista of the gardens, pool, mountains and sea.

Your day begins with a self-serve feast of fresh fruits, home-made, organic yogurt from fresh, local raw milk, locally baked breads, home-made granola, gluten free pancakes as well as gallo pinto (a Costa Rican traditional dish of rice & beans) and fresh local, organic eggs served up in a creative variety.

Lunches and dinners are served sit-down style and carefully planned to be suitable for the climate. The food is light and nourishing.

 

Saltwater swimming pool & Library

The infinity edge saltwater swimming/reflecting place is the perfect place for contemplation and floating under the stars. The pool is located in the Northeast corner of the house mandala, in accordance with the Vastu water element. The library is well stocked with plenty of books, videos, and board games, with fresh fruit and a variety of teas always available after dinner.

Ahki

Ahki

 

ૐ Fair Energy Exchange ૐ

First 9 to register: $3995 (save $300 for showing early commitment)
Next 9 students: $4295
Deposit: $300
Couples: 20 % discount

*Limited space allowing for an intimate setting with personalized instruction.
**50 % of proceeds will go toward Embracing the World, a global charity. More Payment Info.

 

What’s Included:

 

      • 21 nights shared accommodations in upscale cabinas
      • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day with vegan options
      • 180 hours of personal instruction: daily yoga & meditation classes, kirtan (chanting) sessions, and yogic discussions
      • 200+ page comprehensive training manual, Hardcover copy of the Bhagavad Gita
      • Certificate of completion which will allow for RYT registration with Yoga Alliance. (upon finishing all educational requirements)
      • Transportation to and from Liberia Airport (LIR)
      • Retreat taxes included

 

What’s Not Included:

 

      • Airfare, travel insurance, and departure taxes ($29 USD upon exiting Costa Rica)
      • Other required textbooks and supplies, such as notebooks and pens
      • Weekly laundry service: $6 per load
      • Outside excursions
      • Spa, Wellness, and other healing treatments
      • Yoga Alliance registration fees

 

See our General Information page for details about curriculum, reading list, trainer bios, testimonials, and registration

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ૐ Frequently Asked Questions ૐ

What travel arrangements will I need to make?

To receive our free shuttle service from Liberia Airport (LIR), must arrive by 3:00 pm on Saturday.For departure, the shuttle will leave at approximately 8:30 am on Saturday.

If you need to arrive/depart at a different time, you are welcome to arrange your own transportation. You may choose to travel either by rental car, taxi, or bus. Please be sure to arrive by 6 pm on the first Saturday. The training center is approximately a 2 hour drive from Liberia Airport (LIR), and a 4-5 hour drive from the San Jose Airport, depending on traffic.

 

What should I bring?

A pair of sandals, hiking shoes, some light pants for hikes in the jungle, a brimmed hat, bathing suit, sunglasses, slightly warmer clothing for the evening, natural sun block and bug spray, a beach towel, flashlight, and writing utensils. USD cash in 5’s, 10’s, and 20’s.

 

How is the weather? What should I wear?

Costa Rica’s year round temperature ranges from 70 – 85 degrees during the day, and 55 – 65 degrees at night. It can be slightly warmer in Guanacaste. The dry season lasts from December – April, and the wet season extends from May – November. Costa Rica is mostly casual: shorts, tees and tank tops, sundresses and sandals are all appropriate. Light, comfortable yoga clothing is best.

 

What is the local currency?

The Costa Rican currency is colónes. The exchange rate will vary, but usually 1,000 colónes = approximately $2.00. All of Costa Rica accepts U.S. dollars, so there is no need for traveler’s checks. Visa and Mastercard are accepted most places, but some restaurants and shops will only take cash.

 

What if I have a special diet?

We strive to accommodate everyone’s dietary needs.

 

What activities are available during free time?

The center is only minutes away from beaches, kayaking, horseback riding, fishing excursions, surfing, zip-lining, paddle-boarding, nature hikes, and more.

 

Any nearby beaches?

10 minutes away is Garza, a small fishing village with a lovely beach where you’ll find mostly locals as opposed to tourists. Another 15-20 minutes north, in Nosara, are Playa Guiones and Playa Pelada.

 

Do I need any vaccinations?

Shots are not required before entering Costa Rica.

 

Are there any other services available? 

Yes, there are several massage and bodywork modalities to choose from, for an additional fee. The practitioners are independent professionals from around the globe. Some of their offerings include:

  •    Acupuncture
  •    Thai Massage
  •    Cranio Sacral therapy
  •    Facials
  •    Natal Chart Astrology Readings
  •    Reiki

 

Information about Eco-friendly Practices

  •    100% of  electric consumption is generated using on-site photovoltaic solar panels.
  •    We use all-natural, biodegradable cleaning products
  •    We provide 100% locally produced, organic hand soap, body wash and shampoo – refillable dispensers in every bath
  •    We recycle 75% of the hotel’s waste
  •    We use recycled plastic and paper products when possible, and bamboo straws
  •    We hire and train 100% of our staff from the surrounding area
  •    We compost all organic kitchen waste for future gardening
  •    We include native plants that provide food and shelter for the local animal population

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