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Guanacaste - Costa Rica

100 Hour Teacher Training
With Mark and Joanne Darby
July 24th to August 7th, 2017


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

This 14 day experience is a rare opportunity to study in a small
group setting with 2 certified yoga teachers who have practiced
Ashtanga Yoga for over 35 years. They 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.

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

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

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.
Self-evaluation- will first be done, clearly indicating where each student stands so as to create the next possible step in a conscious evolution.
Asanas - Exploring the fundamental principles of each asana of the ashtanga series.
Yoga philosophy- as the basis of inspiration for your approach. Breath & Vinyasa- Learning the breathing mechanism and its effect on the physical, emotional and mental body.
Bandha & Optimization of posture- Understanding bandhas and their effect on the body. Bring this understanding to the various asanas with a clear purpose to circulate the energy flow in the body.
Drishti- Bringing the mindset that makes yoga a transformation process.
Anatomy- Learning very specific anatomy that goes along with the course content.
Meditation- Bring a meditative state in all our practices. Different approaches will be explored.
Pranayama- An introduction to pranayama
The second aspect of the training will involve gaining confidence and developing skills that will help you convey your own experience through:
Verbal instructions - The Use of words, for concise and progressive data
Adjustments- both reliable and accurate.

Reading- in postural imbalances in the students.

What do we offer?

Training by two certified teachers
Small group of students (maximum of 17)
Three vegetarian meals a day.
Shared and private accommodation
Daily ride to the beaches.
Tour to a Nature Reserve.
Local activities
Shuttle from/to Liberia airport


How to get here?
. International Flight to Daniel Oduber Airport, liberia (LIR)
** There will be a shuttle to pick you up at a fixed time **
Please, take into consideration that, depending on you 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

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.



Price: $ 2,545 to 2,990 US (depending on the room)
All meals and accommodation are included in the price.
A minimum deposit of $500 CAD is required

You can pay online at our online store.

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