Guanacaste - Costa Rica

100 Hour Teacher Training
With Mark and Joanne Darby

February 16 th to March 4th, 2018
Guanacaste - Costa Rica


Looking to greatly deepen your understanding of the spiritual practice

of the Ashtanga yoga ?
Aspiring to become a yoga teacher?

This 16 day experience is a rare opportunity to study in a very small group setting with 2 certified 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.
This training will take place in Peninsula de Nicoya, an 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 peaceful and relaxed 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.
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.
Yoga philosophy as the basis of inspiration for your approach.
Breath & Vinyasa- Learning the breathing mechanism and its effect
on the physical body, emotional body and the mental body.
Bandha & Optimization 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 ashtanga yoga certified teachers
Small group of students (maximum of 16)
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

Arrival date: February 16th
Departure: March 4th

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 **
• 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)calen
All meals and accommodation are included in the price.
A minimum deposit of $500 CAD is required
Deposit at:www.sattvayogashala.com/store.html
Cancellation fee before 60 days: $100 administration fees
Cancellation fee before 30 days: $250
Cancellation fee after January 17th, 2018: $500