Investing in a Yoga Teacher Training Certification program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching. Our 200 hour teacher training immersion in Costa Rica’s lush Blue Zone gives you three weeks to focus on your yoga practice with other curious, interesting people from around the world. It is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, it is an opportunity to cultivate true health and happiness while making new, like minded friends.
This Yoga Instructor Certification Program draws from many traditions and emphasizes more than the physical practice of Yoga. We will explore and experience classical Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the importance of ritual, the magic of mantra, philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, awareness of the subtle energies within and around us, and a deep connection to Nature as our teacher.
Our asana practice is Hatha Vinyasa, Vinyasa meaning the fluid and purposeful integration of breath and movement. You will gain an understanding of proper alignment for over 108 asana, sun salutations for all levels, creative and smart sequencing, core based strength exercises, enhancing postures with hands-on adjustments, how to incorporate music into a class, how to use props and how to work with special populations.
Monday-Friday Sample Schedule:
6-9am Morning Sadhana: Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama and discussion of the practice
9-10am Organic Breakfast
11am-2pm Training Session
2-3pm Organic Lunch
4-7pm Training Session
7pm Organic Dinner
We have created our three week schedule to allow for some unstructured free time over the weekends so we can explore the nearby beaches, waterfalls and hiking trails or simply relax in a hammock or by the pool while catching up on reading and writing.
Techniques and Training
Sadhana- includes meditation, pranayama, yoga, Bhakti Dance and dhuni
Posture Clinic- break down of each Asana & how to teach it
Sequencing- intelligent & creative
Pranayama- benefits, contraindications & teaching techniques
Mantra & Chanting
Effective Assisting, Enhancing the Asana
Dynamic Use of Language
Intention Setting & Themes
Voice as an Instrument- tone & tempo
Yoga in the World Today - styles and lineage
Qualities of a Good Teacher
Business of Yoga, Marketing & Social Media
Options for Certified Yoga Instructors
Anatomy & Physiology
Physical Body A&P
Subtle Body including Chakra System, Nadis, Koshas, Granthis
Getting out of the Head & into the Body, Awakening Intuition- Thinking v/s Sensing
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
8 limbs of Yoga
Yamas & Niyamas
Yoga v/s Hinduism
Art of Ritual
Dhuni Fire Ceremony
Diet & Nutrition
Intro to Ayurveda & the 5 Elements
The 3 Gunas
Karma Yoga- being of service, giving back and making the world a better place
YA Code of Ethics
Posture Clinic & Practice Teaching- students will be teaching Asana,Pranayama and chanting with partners and in groups, openly giving & receiving feedback
Each student must create & teach a 30 minute class to be critiqued by instructors and peers
Required Text Books:
Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff (second edition)
The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda
$3900 which includes the Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program with over 217 contact classroom hours, training manual, double-occupancy lodging in a tropical modern zen luxury tree-house, daily house-keeping, weekly laundry service, three organic gourmet vegetarian meals served to you each day, unlimited daily self-serve coffee, tea, fruits and healthy energy bars, 5x filtered high vibration pristine mountain spring water for drinking and bathing, full access to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers 40 acre tropical paradise with swimming pool, waterfalls and rivers, hidden hammocks, gardens, and hiking trails, round trip transportation to either Montezuma or Santa Teresa for beach relaxation twice during the training, at least one jungle wellness ritual using indigenous flowers, herbs, minerals and oils, concierge services and all applicable taxes. We have priced this training in such a way to make it affordable with out sacrificing quality. There are no hidden costs and all payments are non-refundable.
Place your deposit to reserve your spot today! Remaining balance is due before March 3. Registration after March 3 requires full payment.
$500 Non-Refundable Deposit
$3400 Remaining Balance
About Your Lead Instructor:
Liz Lindh is licensed and board certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a NCCAOM diplomate in Chinese Herbal Medicine, a holistic skincare therapist and natural beauty expert, and yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and a Masters of Oriental Medicine degree from the East West College of Natural Medicine.
She is currently the director of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, a unique eco-conscious yoga and wellness retreat and yoga teacher training certification center in Costa Rica. Here she created Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga and Wellness through which she offers Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training certification programs and other wellness trainings throughout the year. Liz is Co-Founder of Jungle Alchemy, a lifestyle concept passionately created for Life Empowerment through travel, adventure, yoga, dance, fitness, exploration of the natural world and creative self expression.
Dr. Lindh has has treated Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actors and directors, Grammy Award winning musicians, authors, dancers and artists of all sorts to inspire creativity, beauty and focus. She has worked with professional athletes in the field of sports medicine for injury treatment and prevention and enhanced performance. Her extensive experience in Integrative Medicine includes research and treatment of stroke patients at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, touring with a rock band as their private acupuncturist, presentations on complementary and alternative medicine at the University of Miami, the development and implementation of a therapeutic yoga, meditation and wellness program for cancer survivors through an international non-profit support group, the creation of a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum approved by the National Yoga Alliance, and the formulation of her own line of herbal elixirs and beauty products. Liz’s yoga sequences, retreats and wellness concepts have been featured by Yoga Journal, MindBodyGreen and The Chalkboard Mag. She has appeared on TV, radio and online as a yoga and wellness expert, recognized by MindBodyGreen as a leader in the field of wellness and received a Mercury Love Award as “Best Yoga Instructor 2013″.
Liz has been exploring the path of yoga since the early 1990’s. Her dynamic vinyasa yoga classes are a fusion of fluid movement, flexibility, core strengthening and balance where you will find rhythm and awareness, breath and calm, ritual and rock & roll, integration of body, mind, heart and spirit. She teaches with the intention of spreading love, health and beauty. She continues to study yoga, movement, meditation and fitness across the globe with many great teachers.
Liz’s mission is to promote personal and global healing, to enhance the expansion of love, awareness and consciousness, and to support the wellbeing of all creatures.