Mal País, Costa Rica

$4.300,00

Our yoga teacher training program in Costa Rica offers the unique opportunity to explore ancient yogic wisdoms while restoring harmony and balance into your daily existence. Our close proximity to the ocean offers the opportunity to explore the art of surfing, another flow-based spiritual practice that allows one to tap into a deep sense of connection and find oneness and peace with all that is. The ebb and flow of the waves teach us to flow with grace in this ever-changing journey of life. We find stillness within the movement, peace permeates our being.

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    $4.300,00

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    Location

    Costa Rica, Mal Pais

Highlights

Wake with the sun, breath and practice in the open air, move to the sounds and rhythms of the jungle
Feel the powerful abundance of nature, living close to the earth to nourish your soul
Becoming a certified yoga teacher! (Yoga Alliance approved)

Course description

Our yoga teacher training program in Costa Rica offers the unique opportunity to explore ancient yogic wisdoms while restoring harmony and balance into your daily existence. Our close proximity to the ocean offers the opportunity to explore the art of surfing, another flow-based spiritual practice that allows one to tap into a deep sense of connection and find oneness and peace with all that is. The ebb and flow of the waves teach us to flow with grace in this ever-changing journey of life. We find stillness within the movement, peace permeates our being.

About the place

Known for its beautiful beaches, volcanoes and biodiversity, Costa Rica is a nature lover’s paradise! A quarter of the land is made up of national parks and protected jungle, the largest in the world as a percentage of the country’s territory. Home to a rich variety of flora and fauna and diverse wildlife including spider monkeys, the quetzal bird and the three-toed sloth, Costa Rica has only 0.03% of the world’s landmass, but is estimated to contain 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Costa Rica offers a variety of landscapes, microclimates and something for everyone. Whether it is adventure, surfing, hiking or relaxation that you are seeking, this path is sure to lead to a wildly wonderful experience. A truly unique place located in Mal Pais, Costa Rica. We offer contemporary tropical accommodations while embracing traditional Costa Rican ambience & culture. Indigo is nestled in a lush green setting with an abundance of beautiful tropical flowers, trees, and native wildlife. You will enjoy watching the Howler & Capuchin monkeys hang in our trees as well as a large variety of tropical birds. We are situated in a biodiversity hotspot, perfect for the nature enthusiast. Indigo´s concept is inspired by living a healthy and natural lifestyle.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

All accommodation through training course, All yoga teacher training courses, 3 organic vegetarian meals daily

What’s not included

Airfare, Airport transfers, Required Texts, Optional activities, All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Indigo Yoga Resort

How to get there

By car If you should plan your journey by car, be prepared that – even though there have been a lot of improvements lately – the roads in are partly not tarred and famous for their potholes. We strongly recommend a 4×4 so you can travel worry-free on the Costa Rican roads. Possible car rentals include Alamo and Budget. Coming from San Jose, you take the Highway No. 1 / Interamericana and drive northwest for about 2 hours in the direction of Puntarenas. It is one of the bigger towns outside the Central Valley so you shouldn’t have any problems finding it. From there you take a ferry to Paquera, which is situated on the Nicoya peninsula. In high season, there is a ferry leaving for Paquera about every two hours. Once you are on the ferry, you can enjoy the sun and scenery for about one hour and 15 minutes. Normally they also offer little snacks and drinks during the passage. The prices for the passage for the car and driver are about 8500 colones (about $ 17); for every additional person, it costs about 810 colones ($ 1.40). From Paquera it takes another 1.5 hours until you get to Mal Pais. To get to your destination, you take the road to Playa Tambor but continue straight to Cobano. From Cobano you follow the road until you get to Playa El Carmen. On the right-hand side, you will see a big sign saying “Frank’s Place”. This is the intersection that divides Playas El Carmen and Santa Teresa in the north from Mal Pais in the south. To get to Indigo Yoga Resort, you take a left turn at this intersection and follow the road for a little more than 5 minutes until you see the Indigo Yoga Resort entrance and coffee shop on your left-hand side. By plane There are two different airlines that offer their services within: Sansa and Nature Air. For timetables and prices, you can go to their homepages or you can also contact us at email or phone number and we are happy to help you with your reservations. The flight takes about 25 minutes and we can arrange a taxi transfer to Indigo Yoga Resort for you from the airstrip at Playa Tambor. By public transport In San Jose, you will have to find the bus station of Puntarenas. Since the bus stations to the various destinations are located in different areas of the town, please ask for directions there. The bus to Puntarenas costs about 1800 colones (about $ 3.20) and you will be travelling for about 2.5 hours until you get to the bus station in Paquera. From there you take a taxi to the ferry port. The ferry costs about810 colones per person. Once in Paquera, you can arrange a taxi transfer to Mal Pais, which costs about $ 90 or take another bus to El Carmen.From there you can catch a local taxi to Indigo yoga Resort. Please regard the above mentioned prices only as a guidance, we can not guarantee these prices, since they can always be subject to change.

Airport transfers

We can arrange a shuttle transfer from San Jose or other destinations in Costa Rica. Please contact us directly to check in for prices and reservations

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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha yoga
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Vinyasa yoga

Activities

  • Surf & Kite Surf

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Hammocks
  • Outdoor yoga area
  • Sea views
  • Stunning views
  • Surf

Daily Program

Meditation, Pranayama, Asana
Light Snack – Smoothies, Fruit
Beach Time – Surfing or Self Sadhana
Spiritual Lesson
Art of Teaching/Art of Touch
Break – Snack – Pool
Anatomy/Philosophy
Satsang (sacred circle)

Instructors

Darin Jay Lehman
Darin Jay Lehman E-RYT 500 has always been a soul-surfer. Not looking for the best answers, looking for the best questions to bring meaning, happiness and fullness into life. A surfer, artist, musician, writer, avid outdoors-man and occasionally a bohemian world traveller, Darin needed to find a grounding practice to complement the fluidity in his life, to help him find balance. Darin’s teachings are an integrative approach, weaving the path between modern day understandings of the world and more traditional timeless teachings of many diverse and beautiful cultures, including but not limited to, the yogic, shamanic, and kabbalistic paths. Darin walks the line between form and formless; “we hold non-attachment to the form, but respect and reverence for the tradition, an internal knowledge of the formless permeating everything that is manifested physically.” Darin is an innovator, merging the physical practices of yoga and qigong, with the connection to higher Spirit, the elements, the directions, all of our own personal guides, guardians and teachers. Darin brings the expression of Bhakti (devotion) into his classes through the use of singing Kirtan songs, chanting, Icaros (earth medicine music) and playing a variety of instruments. Darin also incorporates ceremony into his classes including Mantra, Cacao Ceremony, Shamanic Drum Journey’s, Rapé and Plant Medicine Journeys. Darin loves to use his breath-work knowledge and life experiences to engage and compel his classes to allow students to deepen their own practices at their own pace and push themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.

 

Lacey Hickox
Lacey Hickox E-RYT 500 is inspired to share the healing power of yoga with the global community and is continuously seeking to learn, explore, and live the path of yoga as a teacher and humble student. Lacey views this sacred practice as a path to self-discovery and self-love and as a divine tool to deepen our connection with Spirit. She infuses her offerings with many modalities including Thai Massage, Reiki, Sound Healing, Earth Medicine and Shamanic Ceremony. Her intention is to leave students feeling empowered, centred, focused and inspired to continue the yoga practice off the mat with an emphasis on the principles of mindfulness, awareness, patience and a deep reverence for Pachamama. Lacey aspires to hold space for students to dive deeper into their practice both physically and spiritually and to connect with the beauty that is within and all around. Lacey has been fortunate enough to study with many beautiful souls and finds deep inspiration from the teachings of Janet Stone, Shiva Rea, Shri Brahmananda and her teachers in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Lacey has lived, studied and practised in several different ashrams and spiritual communities worldwide, immersing herself in the depths of this practice. She has a playful yet grounded approach to this journey and is a devoted student of life. Lacey loves the growth and awareness that comes with travel. She finds inspiration from seeking new practices and learning about different traditions around the world while connecting to the global consciousness. You can often find her teaching at retreats as well as sharing workshops and participating in yogic conferences and festivals internationally. Lacey is honoured to hold space as an SPY founder and facilitator for this transformational process.

 


 


 

 

  • HOLLY CYGANEIWICZ

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    My YTT was everything I could have dreamed of and so much more... It has transformed not only my life, but the way I view myself and all of creation. Through this journey I have tapped into who I truly am, and always was- It has enabled me to heal, walk through fear and trust that there are much larger forces at play here- guiding me on my path, showing me my purpose in this life. It is now my mission to help guide others on their path of self-realizations and healing... I cannot say enough about this experience except- buckle up! You are in for the ride of your life 😉 from Sacred Paths Testimonial Page
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  • AYELEN LANUSSE

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    I could have not asked for better to start this journey. Darin and Lacey are the kindest most patient and loving teachers I have met. They chose a very beautiful and mystical location for the training which makes it all the more special. I personally wasn't doing this course with the intention to teach straight away but more so to deepen my spiritual practices, feel more comfortable with creating my own ceremonies, to make yoga a lifestyle and stay on this path with devotion and conviction. I feel I received and learned exactly what I went looking for, plus I feel like I could happily teach a class now which is not something I ever felt comfortable with. I loved every minute of this experience, even the ones that were emotionally challenging. I would highly recommend it. I intend to keep taking courses and furthering my knowledge with Scared Paths no doubt. from Sacred Paths Testimonial Page
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  • LEAH GOOCH

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    During my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training I had the privilege of being Lacey & Darin's student. Lacey lead the yoga teacher training & Darin taught Anatomy, Qi Gong and shared his musical gifts during group circles. While these were enriching experiences, the most profound lessons I learned from Lacey & Darin were those taught off the mat. Lacey & Darin are testaments to the the positive effects that yoga can have on one's life. This was revealed to me in our interactions during the training, and by observing how they interact with their environment. I wholeheartedly recommend someone looking to enrich their yogi skills to participate in a retreat and/or teacher training with this dream team. from Sacred Paths Testimonial Page
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  • Bettie Komar

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    Overall it was a wonderful experience. Melody is extremely knowledgeable and related her understanding to current events and our personal concerns. Her assistance during our practice teaching was very helpful. I really appreciated learning how to adjust students gently to help strengthen their poses. My notes will be referred to for years to come. I've been a student in her studio for over four years and was excited to sign up for her first teacher training. Thanks, Melody! from Yoga Alliance Reviews
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  • Sarah Guru

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    Melody at Sacred Path Yoga Teacher Training Academy was delightful and helpful. I really enjoyed her and my fellow yogis during this phase of my yoga experiences. The classes were challenging and insightful. My heart is filled with gratitude for everything I have learned. Melody is truly talented, and an inspiration to her students. from Yoga Alliance Reviews
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  • Courtney Sanders

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    My training with Melody changed my life. She taught me how to breathe, how to handle life and stress better with a calm focus, and how to help others achieve that power in themselves. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. I specifically chose Melody to be my teacher because of her ability to connect the spiritual and meditative aspects of yoga along with the asanas. She truly empowers you to reach your fullest potential. I am very satisfied with my training from Sacred Path Yoga and feel I have a thorough understanding to begin my own journey. from Yoga Alliance Reviews
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  • Tom Omiecinski

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    Great instructor and great academy. This experience was truly valuable and memorable. from Yoga Alliance Reviews
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