5-Day Intensive Yin Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Costa Rica

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Sure, you should eat more veggies and spend less time on your screen, but if you’re searching for the ultimate balance, a Yin yoga teacher training retreat is what you need. This intensive 5-day course in the lush forests of Costa Rica offers yogis of all levels the opportunity to dive deeper into their practice and rectify imbalances and blockages in their bodies. Feel rejuvenated with gentle asanas, study the various aspects of Yin yoga in depth and discover the art of teaching this style to others. Yogis will also receive a delicious, organic breakfast each morning. 
Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
Yin yoga classes
2 daily theory sessions
Morning and evening asanas practices
Meditation sessions
The art of teaching sessions
Daily organic breakfast
Rejuvenate your body, mind, and emotion with Chandra Karuna Yoga in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica! This Yin yoga teacher training will enable you to create the “Yin space”, and to dive deeper into that place of stillness and equanimity within yourself, so it can enrich and balance your “Yang” lifestyle. The peaceful, compassionate allowing presence that heals all imbalances by just “being with it”. You will learn how to allow yourself to feel your body and your emotions, to reopen shut down senses, and then to be able to let all the sensations and emotions flow and go instead of diving into the story of it and holding onto them.

Accommodation

Nature and Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian diets
Environmentally friendly
Kitchen
Multilingual staff
Yoga shala
Free parking
Laundry
Lounge
Garden
Meditation garden
Special menu request
Bicycle rental
Free Wi-Fi
Dining area
Tour assistance
This yoga teacher training course takes place in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. Caribbean retreats offer a stay in a beautiful modern one-bedroom house in the jungle, surrounded by nature, animals, and lots of fruit trees.

It is the perfect place to enjoy the owl monkeys, toucans, and Costa Rica's wildlife, as well as the beautiful Caribbean beaches that are close by.

Connect to nature with the comfort of a spacious equipped house, big kitchen, and living room. The venue is a 10-minute walk from the beach (Cocles beach) and the big supermarket. 

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Puerto Viejo, on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, is a small village that celebrates ecotourism, nature, and diversity. There are plenty of things that you can do while staying in Puerto Viejo. You can rent a bicycle for around 6 USD a day and explore the stunning Caribbean beaches, from Cocles to Punta Uva and Manzanillo. You can visit the National Parks of Cahuita and Manzanillo, or enjoy the near waterfalls.

Costa Rica is definitely known for its beautiful nature and wildlife. Close to Puerto Viejo, you can visit the Animal Rescue Centre and the Sloth Sanctuary. If you go to Cahuita National Park you will have the chance to see a lot of animals, including monkeys, snakes, and toucans.

The venue
The course will be held at the Caribbean retreats house complex, a beautiful place immersed in the jungle, in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. The house offers one double room, a private fully equipped kitchen, and a modern bathroom with hot water. 

The house is newly built and comes with high-speed Wi-Fi. It has also a cosy lounge area, where you can relax while watching the Costa Rican wildlife and enjoy the Caribbean vibe.

The classes are held in a beautiful yoga platform immersed in the green, which is on the main property. The centre of Puerto Viejo is about 2 kilometres distance, where you can find plenty of restaurants, shops, and supermarkets. If you are looking for a nice, quiet and affordable place to stay, where you can feel at home and connected with nature, this is definitely the place to be!

Food
Daily breakfast is included. For an extra charge, Chandra Karuna Yoga can prepare your meals (lunch and dinners). Usually, all meals offered are vegetarian but they can be flexible according to the guests' needs. 

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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Shared house
Prices are based on a 5-day, 4-night stay, vary by season and are indicative only. Please enquire for details 
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Program

Certifications
The course/hours count as Continuing Education hours for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) only.

Overview
Yin yoga has a deeply healing effect, by bringing the focus more inwards, with appropriate sequences you can rebalance the major imbalances in the body, the emotional blockages, the lack of energy and trust, and fears can all be nurtured through a Yin yoga practice. Yin yoga is based on traditional Chinese medicine, and therefore, intensively works with meridians, targeting the organs and balancing the five elements: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. During this training, you will understand how Yin postures can be beneficial for you and how to teach them effectively to others. It’s a process of feeling deeply and re-patterning your system to its optimal potential.

The 30 hours of Yin Yoga teacher training is an intensive training course that will give you a proper understanding of practising and teaching Yin yoga. Yin yoga is rapidly becoming a popular yoga style, perhaps because every day "Yang" lifestyle is so exhausting that you all naturally need to bring your focus more inwards, going more "yinside".

The focus of Yin yoga is on the rejuvenation of the physical and mental body, by maintaining a certain set of asanas for three to five minutes and allowing to apply gentle tension and compression to your tissues. The practice can be an excellent bridge toward meditation or can be a meditation itself. Yin yoga teaches you to be with what is; and when you let go of resistance, sometimes by releasing physical, mental or emotional baggage, your lives become more fluid and easeful.

Curriculum 
In this training you will explore:

  • Yin yoga asana practice - how, why and when to practice this style safely and effectively
  • Yin yoga philosophy (Taoist principles, Yin vs Yang)
  • Yoga anatomy (connective tissues, compression vs tension, fascia structure)
  • Introduction to the Chinese meridians and organ health (practice sequences for the kidneys, liver, etc.)
  • Balancing the Yin style with a Yang practise to support structural strength and stability
  • The primary focus of breath in asana: length, depth, and direction (including pranayama practice)
  • Mindfulness in asana and meditation practice
  • The art of teaching and how to sequence a Yin yoga class
  • The use of touch and hands-on adjustments
  • Skilful verbal communication
As the final assessment, there will be a written test and a practical teaching experience, where every student will create his / her own Yin yoga sequence.

Suggested reading 
  • Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley
  • Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
  • The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
  • No Time to Lose by Pema Chodron
  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Theories of the Chakras by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama
  • The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
  • The power of now by Eckhart Tolle

Daily Schedule
  • 07:00-07:30 Morning meditation 
  • 07:30-09:00 Morning asana practice 
  • 09:00-10:00 Breakfast time 
  • 10:00-12:30 Theory sessions 
  • 12:30-15:00 Lunch break and personal studies 
  • 15:00-16:30 Theory sessions / the art of teaching 
  • 17:00-18:30 Evening asana practice

Optional activities
  • Horse riding
  • Chocolate tour

Instructor

Daniela Romano
Daniela
Daniela believes yoga is for everyone. She is passionate to help others find more awareness and acceptance in their bodies, and compassion and gratitude in their hearts. Her approach combines a focus on alignment and strength, with a feeling of surrender and ease, to help you find that perfect balance between your mind, body, and spirit. Daniela teaches Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, and Yin yoga. She has been practising yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2016.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 80% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
Prices are based on a 5-day, 4-night stay, vary by season and are indicative only. Please enquire for details 
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