200 HOUR THERAPEUTIC YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

 

January 05 – January 22, 2019

 

 

 

 

Includes vinyasa flow, therapeutic alignment principles and the path of Yoga as a framework for holistic health. Yoga Alliance Authorized.

 This program offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.

 

The instruction will cover a wide range of yoga techniques including yoga postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life affirming thought patterns, and the instruction of clear principles of alignment to create safety, balance and freedom in yoga poses. Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System as frameworks for the application of yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing.

The asana emphasis includes both level one/two alignment based vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations. Expect to practice asana from all category of poses including standing poses, hip openers, forward bends, backward bends, twists, inversions, balancing  supine, seated and prone.  Modifications for all levels of practitioners are provided and all levels of abilities are welcome to attend.

Rather than offer standard sequencing or rigid methodologies, students are exposed to frameworks that inspire each trainee to adapt the practices, awaken their creativity and find their own authentic voice as a teacher.

Graduates of this program feel empowered to teach a variety of Yoga class types, including: all levels vinyasa Yoga, alignment-based classes, Yoga foundations, senior, gentle, and restorative.

More information email: yoga@somayogainstitute.com

Visit us on-line: www.somayogainstitute.com

Complete packages include food, housing and program tuition begin at $3400.  

Please note: This program is approved with Yoga Alliance and graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level (RYT-200).  The therapeutic perspective & curricular components of this program are based on Liz’s registration as a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) and not derived from her status as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance Registry as the Yoga Alliance Registry does not certified yoga therapists, solely yoga teachers.

Discover the sacred site of YOU – unplugged.

Adventure to the luscious land of Costa Rica.

 

Move. Breathe. Feel. Explore. Awaken.

 

January 26 – February 02, 2019 

The yoga classes during the retreat will accommodate all levels of yogis and include both dynamic/vinyasa style classes as well as more relaxing/restorative practices.

 
Classes will be themed with specific focuses each day to support healing, empowerment, rejuvenation and more.
 
If you have a physical concern – email Amy at shine@amypatee.com with any questions you might have about the practice sessions.
 
In addition to the yoga classes, there will be mini life-discovery sessions where participants can enjoy a guided experience to help them reflect on their heart’s desires and special ocean sunrise/sunset meditations and rituals to maximize the healing energy of Costa Rica. And remember – everything is optional on this Costa Rica Yoga Retreat!
 
“I went to Costa Rica searching for relaxation and yoga. I came home with much more, amazing lifelong friendships, self discovery, and wonderful memories.”  ~2017 Retreat Participant
 

Start living your dreams and enroll today.

Email: shine@amypatee.com

Visit us on-line: http://www.amypatee.com/costa-rica-yoga-retreat/

Costa Rica Writers Retreat ~ The Language of the Soul

 

Join Kabir and Camille 

For a week of bliss and meditation.

February 02- February 09, 2019

 

A spiritually oriented writer’s retreat at the beautiful Zen Spirit Yoga Retreat located right on the pristine Playa Costa de Oro on the Pacific Coast, Guanacaste, Costa Rica (zenspiritcr.com)

We will focus on the power of writing to explore the soul, the world we live in, and the nature of reality. A few hours each day will be spent in scheduled sessions, including one meditation session per day, leaving abundant time to appreciate the natural beauty of the ocean and the Costa  Rican environment. Limited to about 22 people.

Kabir Edmund Helminski and Camille Adams Helminski, founders and directors of the Threshold Society, have been working within the Mevlevi tradition of Sufism for about thirty years. Kabir is the author/translator of several books of Sufi poetry, and Kabir and Camille have collaborated on several collections, including Rumi: DaylightJewels of Remembrance: 365 Selections from the Wisdom of Rumi, The Rumi Collection, The Pocket Rumi, and The Rumi Daybook: 365 Poems and Teachings from the Beloved Sufi Master.

Kabir Helminski has developed programs that provide a structure for practice and study within Sufism and spiritual psychology. He has translated many volumes of Sufi literature, including many works of Rumi, and is the author of two books on Sufism: Living Presence: A Sufi Way to Mindfulness and the Essential Self, was published in 1992 by Jeremy Tarcher/Putnam Publishing Group. A collection of essays, The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation, was published by Shambhala in August 1999. Their books are now translated into at least eight languages.

 

Visit us on-line: https://sufism.org/events/costa-rica-writers-retreat-feb-2019

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Deep rest and awe with Ingrid A. Marcroft and Stephan W. Kolbert

 

February 09 – February 16, 2019

 

The wonders of the blue zone at Zen Spirit Yoga Resort

In our quest to experience the incredible beauty of our natural world, we have returned to magical Costa Rica. Playa Costa de Oro on the Pacific Coast’s Zen Spirit yoga resort will be our luscious backdrop for a week of yoga, deep self-care, exploration, and abundant laughter.

When we arrived on this beach last February, our jaws dropped. It’s a place that changes your perspective just by its expansiveness and beauty, and we all wanted to return instantly. Please join us next February! We sold out last year, so please book early to guarantee your spot.

OUR YOGA RETREAT INCLUDES:

• 7 nights accommodations (check in 3pm, check out 10am)
• 3 gourmet local (and mostly) organic meals per day (vegan/vegetarian/meat & gluten-free options)
• daily yoga and meditation sessions (2x daily or extended morning session)
• 1 hour-long massage
• Nature hike to a wonderful waterfall
• All resort taxes & gratuities (except for massage tips and personal indulgence tips)

Email Ingrid and Stephan at info@uwsyoga.com to ask questions or to sign up today! You cannot sign up online.

Visit us on-line: http://www.uwsyoga.com/retreats/

Stephan W. Kolbert and Ingrid A. Marcroft are spouses, parents, and business partners (co-founders and owners of Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness in NYC, uwsyoga.com). They are both E-RYT 500s and Urban Zen Integrative Therapists, and Ingrid is also a Reiki Master, Ordained Interfaith Minister, and Feng Shui consultant. Stephan was a Senior Teacher with the Lineage Project for 8 years, as well as a Kindergarten Teacher, Outdoor Educator, and Actor. Together and independently they have traveled in and explored over 40 countries, and have spent over 25 years working with diverse populations (with yoga and in previous careers) from the homeless, incarcerated, hospitalized or dying, to those on the opposite end of the spectrum.

Join Cobi and Dana

 

Come hit the reset button for your mind, body and spirit in Costa Rica!

 

March 02- March 09, 2019

Cobi and Dana have curated a holistic experience on the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, that will help you create the foundation for positive, healthy habits from the inside out.

Cobi is a charismatic yoga instructor and a passionate learner, who self describes as a forever student. Her love of learning coupled with the innate ability to distill complex concepts into accessible information put her on the path to become an educator in the field of health and wellness. As a certified yoga instructor, she seamlessly weaves her knowledge of the body into her classes, creating an engaging and mindfully sequenced class. 

She has added licensed massage therapist to her arsenal – consistently expanding her knowledge of the body through trainings, certifications and licensure. She runs a private wellness practice along with leading workshops, developing online courses and consultations. 

Dana is a certified yoga teacher and avid student of Ashtanga Yoga.  She has been studying under the tutelage of several renowned Ashtanga Yoga teachers with a focus on asana, meditation and pranayama.  

As a mother of a 3-year old daughter she is also able to assist pregnant or postpartum students, drawing from her own experience of being pregnant and practicing yoga until she gave birth.  

For Dana, living a healthy life means making healthy life choices in every aspect of life. Dana is a fashion designer and sole proprietor of Petit Mioche, a fashion label focused on creating ethical and earth-friendly garments for women and children which are healthier for the skin and the Earth.

She is eager to help people find a healthier way of living, which led her to enroll at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to become a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

Start living your dreams and enroll today. http://www.cobikonadu.com

Visit us on-line:http://www.cobikonadu.com


 

200 HOUR THERAPEUTIC YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

 

August 4 – August 21, 2019

 

Includes vinyasa flow, therapeutic alignment principles and the path of Yoga as a framework for holistic health. Yoga Alliance Authorized.
 This program offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.

This program offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.  

The instruction will cover a wide range of Yoga techniques including Yoga postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life affirming thought patterns, and the application of clear principles of alignment to create safety, balance and freedom in Yoga poses. Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System as frameworks for the application of Yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing.

The asana emphasis includes both level one/two alignment based vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations. Expect to practice asana from all category of poses including standing poses, hip openers, forward bends, backward bends, twists, inversions, balancing  supine, seated and prone.  Modifications for all levels of practitioners are provided and all levels of abilities are welcome to attend.    

Rather than offer standard sequencing or rigid methodologies, students are exposed to frameworks that inspire each trainee to adapt the practices, awaken their creativity and find their own authentic voice as a teacher.

Graduates of this program feel empowered to teach a variety of Yoga class types, including: all levels vinyasa Yoga, alignment-based classes, Yoga foundations, senior, gentle, and restorative.

More information email: yoga@somayogainstitute.com

Visit us on-line: www.somayogainstitute.com

Complete packages include food, housing and program tuition begin at $3400.  

Please note: This program is approved with Yoga Alliance and graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level (RYT-200).  The therapeutic perspective & curricular components of this program are based on Liz’s registration as a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) and not derived from her status as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance Registry as the Yoga Alliance Registry does not certified yoga therapists, solely yoga teachers.

 

200 HOUR THERAPEUTIC YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

 

December 1 – December 18, 2019

 

Includes vinyasa flow, therapeutic alignment principles and the path of Yoga as a framework for holistic health. Yoga Alliance Authorized.
 This program offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.

This program offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.  

The instruction will cover a wide range of Yoga techniques including Yoga postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life affirming thought patterns, and the application of clear principles of alignment to create safety, balance and freedom in Yoga poses. Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System as frameworks for the application of Yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing.

The asana emphasis includes both level one/two alignment based vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations. Expect to practice asana from all category of poses including standing poses, hip openers, forward bends, backward bends, twists, inversions, balancing  supine, seated and prone.  Modifications for all levels of practitioners are provided and all levels of abilities are welcome to attend.    

Rather than offer standard sequencing or rigid methodologies, students are exposed to frameworks that inspire each trainee to adapt the practices, awaken their creativity and find their own authentic voice as a teacher.

Graduates of this program feel empowered to teach a variety of Yoga class types, including: all levels vinyasa Yoga, alignment-based classes, Yoga foundations, senior, gentle, and restorative.

More information email: yoga@somayogainstitute.com

Visit us on-line: www.somayogainstitute.com

Complete packages include food, housing and program tuition begin at $3400.  

Please note: This program is approved with Yoga Alliance and graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level (RYT-200).  The therapeutic perspective & curricular components of this program are based on Liz’s registration as a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) and not derived from her status as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance Registry as the Yoga Alliance Registry does not certified yoga therapists, solely yoga teachers.

Mindfulness Based Compassion Fatigue Resiliency Retreat

Join Charlene for a week of nourishment, learning, adventure and connection!

 

February 1- February 8, 2020

This retreat is for those big-hearted, compassionate folks, who care about the suffering of other humans, animals, or the environment, and want to learn how to develop a mindfulness practice to help reduce stress or compassion fatigue.

Professional Bio: Charlene is a clinical social worker and founder of Caring Safely™ an organization that provides trauma-informed compassion fatigue resiliency training to helping professionals and organizations.  She has completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training and the mindfulness based stress reduction teacher training.  Charlene is a subject matter expert in Trauma Informed Practice with Bow Valley College and a sessional instructor with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work.  Her book 20 Quick Strategies to Help Patients and Clients Manage Stress was published in 2015. She works in public mental health services and has a private practice.

Start living your dreams and enroll today.

Visit us on-line: https://programs.caringsafely.org/retreatfeb16/

Past Retreats

The Circle of the Ancient Sisterhood

 

Costa Rica Women Gathering

January 27- February 1, 2018

 

“The Sisterhood exists. It has always existed since the beginning of time and the old ways have endured through each Great Epoch and Earth Cycle. Pieces of ritual and knowledge have been clandestinely guarded and passed on through lineage by a few chosen ones…the remembrance of the Sacred Feminine is now awakening within the cellular memory of our collective ancestral roots. The Return of the Ancient Sisterhood is a woman’s return to her own internal power, beauty and strength. It is the cure for our own soul sickness and the potion needed to heal the earth and lay the foundation for a New Era of light for our children and our children’s children.” –Cynthia Flores-Signet.

Contact Cynthia: cynthia@cynthiafloressignet.com

Visit us on-line: www.CircleoftheAncientSisterhood.com

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

February 24 – March 3, 2018

The wonders of the blue zone at Zen Spirit Yoga Resort

In our quest to experience the incredible beauty of our natural world, we have returned to magical Costa Rica. Playa Costa de Oro on the Pacific Coast’s Zen Spirit yoga resort will be our luscious backdrop for a week of yoga, deep self-care, exploration, and abundant laughter.

OUR YOGA RETREAT INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights accommodations (check in 3pm, check out 10am)
  • 3 gourmet local (and mostly) organic meals per day (vegan/vegetarian/meat & gluten-free options)
  • daily yoga and meditation sessions (2x daily)
  • 1 hour-long massage
  • Nature hike to a wonderful waterfall
  • All resort taxes & gratuities (except for massage tips and personal indulgence tips)

Email Ingrid and Stephan at info@uwsyoga.com to ask questions or to sign up today! You cannot sign up online.

Visit us on-line: http://www.uwsyoga.com/retreats/

Stephan W. Kolbert and Ingrid A. Marcroft are spouses, parents, and business partners (co-founders and owners of Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness in NYC, uwsyoga.com). They are both E-RYT 500s and Urban Zen Integrative Therapists, and Ingrid is also a Reiki Master, Ordained Interfaith Minister, and Feng Shui consultant. Stephan was a Senior Teacher with the Lineage Project for 8 years, as well as a Kindergarten Teacher, Outdoor Educator, and Actor. Together and independently they have traveled in and explored over 40 countries, and have spent over 25 years working with diverse populations (with yoga and in previous careers) from the homeless, incarcerated, hospitalized or dying, to those on the opposite end of the spectrum.

We Teach Sadhana Yoga

The Yoga of Spiritual Practice

 
 
 
 

 

200hr Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

June 1-21, 2018

Do you ever wonder what Yoga really is? If it is more than just fitness? More than a modern hippy fad? Do you have a desire to know what it is really all about? If so, then Yoga Teacher Training Course is the place for you. Join SYS and our amazing teachers in Costa Rica for this Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training that will teach you what yoga really is.

SYS will journey to Playa Coyote Costa Rica where we will live and immerse ourselves into the teachings of yoga for 21 days. Costa Rica is an adventurer’s paradise, offering a wide array of activities and sites to explore and enjoy on days off. The Zen Spirit offers an ideal space for you to learn, grow your practice, and begin to teach… as well as beautiful beaches and a wonderful kitchen. With SYS you will delve deeper into the practices of yoga, learning to integrate yoga as a lifestyle, while enjoying all of the bounty this area has to offer.

Start living your dreams and enroll today.

Email: info@sadhanayoga.com

Visit us on-line: http://sadhanayoga.com