Guanacaste - Costa Rica

100 Hour Teacher Training
With Mark and Joanne Darby
and Sanskrit teacher Zoë Slatoff

July 6th – 20th , 2019
Guanacaste - Costa Rica


Looking to greatly deepen your understanding of
the spiritual practice of Ashtanga yoga ?
Aspiring to become a yoga teacher?

This retreat is a rare opportunity to study in a very small group
setting with 2 certified teachers who have practiced Ashtanga Yoga
for 40 years. and with an a scholarly Sanskrit teacher.

Darby & Joanne began their studies with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1979
spending four of the next 5 years in his shala in Mysore, India.
They returned to India many times to further their studies until
guruji’s death in 2009.

Zoë has a Master's Degree in South Asian Studies from Columbia University.
She is the author of “Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga”,
a Sanskrit textbook for yoga students, which integrates
traditional and academic methods of learning, teaching grammar
and reading through classical yoga texts.
She is now at work on a PhD. She also teaches online Sanskrit courses for
the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

This training will take place in the Peninsula de Nicoya, a very
special and unspoiled area of Costa Rica surrounded by
beautiful landscape and isolated beaches.

The workshop is organized to allow you to concentrate on your
practice and your daily study in a very peaceful and relaxing


General Program:
The initial focus will be to give you
inspiration for your practice at a much deeper level and create
an environment that is conducive to learning.

First, we will do a self-evaluation, clearly indicating where
each student stands as to create the next possible step in a conscious evolution.
Asanas -Exploring the fundamental principles of each asana of
the ashtanga series.

Breath & Vinyasa- Learning the breathing mechanism and its
effect on the physical body, emotional body and the mental

Sanskrit with Zoë Slatoff
In this course we will contemplate the yoga tradition
from Vedic times to the present.
Each day will consist of chanting, discussion and Sanskrit study.
We will:
- explore yogic texts,
such as the Bhagavad Gītā, Haṭha Pradīpikā and other lesser known texts
- look particularly at the Yoga Sūtra,
chanting and discussing its meaning and relevance to our practice today

What do we offer ?
- Training by two certified teachers
- Three vegetarian meals a day.
- Private or Shared accommodation
- Daily shuttle to the beaches.
- Local activities

How to get here?
. International Flight to Liberia ( LIR ) - Daniel Oduber Airport
-There will be a shuttle to pick you up at a fixed time
• Take into consideration that depending on your arrival time, you may need to spend one night at a hotel near the airport.

For more information or to register please contact:
Darby: markdarbyoga@yahoo.ca

Price for the course
All meals, accommodation (14 nights) and shuttle are included in the price.

$2490 US to $3160 US per person (depending on the room)
When you pay your deposit – let us know the rooms of your choice –
If not available – we will provide you with the other options
A minimum deposit of $500 CAD is required to register

You can pay the deposit of $500 CAD in our store

To look at the rooms go to

Sattva Yoga Shala is registered with
The Yoga Alliance (RYS).
At the end of the course, the students
will receive a 100 hour Certificate of
Yoga training which is recognized by the Yoga
Alliance of North America.