Infused with Vinyasa, Meditation, Mantra, Ritual, Ayurveda & Dance, The Lakshmi Rising Yoga Teacher Training Program is one of the most unique and transformative anywhere in the world.
Our Yoga Alliance Approved 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training intensive immersions at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Costa Rica’s 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, cultivating true health and happiness and making new friends. Investing in a Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching.
Lakshmi is the Goddess of love, good fortune, beauty and prosperity. She blesses those with clear focus, goals and direction; especially on the spiritual path.
Rising means to advance, grow or ascend.
Vinyasa is the sacred dance of breath and movement.
Yoga is integration.
Lakshmi Rising Vinyasa Yoga is an awareness-based practice that includes fluid, dynamic asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra, meditation, dance, wellness, self-care and ritual for health and awakening.
This approach is a revitalizing laboratory for experiencing and expressing our unique Self while mindfully honoring all that exists in each present moment. Our practice cultivates mental, physical and spiritual strength so that we are able to recognize and transform habits, patterns and conditionings that cause suffering in any way. We use the mat as a metaphor to understand what holds us back so that we can eliminate all that is not effective in the unfoldment of our own unique evolutionary process.
Some practices are challenging, vigorous and will require self-discipline. Some practices are slow and juicy with therapeutic space for rest and relaxation. Both styles are valuable, both are important. Lakshmi Rising is the place where sweat, tears, openness and fun meet softness, quiet, introspection and self love.
Benefits include grace, flexibility, strength, balance and well-being in the body and mind. You may also feel a sense of purpose, clarity, creativity, focus, connection, inner peace and confidence.
We are influenced by the Yoga lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya, Classical Tantra from the teachings of Sri Mahendranath, Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms, Shiva Rea and the ageless Wisdom imparted by great sages and artists from cultures near and far. Lakshmi Rising Vinyasa Yoga integrates time tested traditions with modern knowledge and insights designed to awaken and inspire you.
Your tuition investment includes training with over 200 contact hours, 2 hour asana practice each day, daily meditation, unique Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness training manual, 3 organic gourmet vegetarian meals each day except during full day excursions, coffee and tea, organic fresh fruit for snacks, super-filtered high vibration mountain spring water for drinking and bathing, double occupancy lodging, daily housekeeping, weekly laundry service, full access to a magical private property nature preserve including gardens, trails, swimming pool and more, option to participate in organized group excursions and all applicable taxes.
The tuition price does not include transportation, required texts, optional excursions, optional wellness services or staff gratuities. Keep this in mind when comparing prices. This is the bottom line without any unexpected hidden costs.
Refund Policy: Retreats and Teacher Trainings are non-refundable. All payments are non-refundable. It is possible to transfer your deposit to another YTT that is happening within 6 months from the original dates you have chosen for a $50 processing fee. This must be done 2 months before the start date of your original registration. After that, registration is non-transferable.
Inappropriate use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs, or general disruptive behavior will result in immediate dismissal with no refund.
By placing your deposit, you are agreeing to this policy.
Techniques and Training:
Daily Sadhana: A 90-120 minute asana practice each morning (also includes Pranayama & Mantra)
Daily Meditation: Several different techniques will be introduced and explored so that students will leave with a solid foundation for cultivating a personal practice
Asana Lab: Break down of over 130 Asanas, names in traditional Sanskrit and common English names, how to teach them, physical & energetic anatomy of each asana, contraindications & hands on, energetic and verbal assists
Asana Families: Catagories of postures, general benifits, contraindications & sequencing tips
The Art of Sequencing: Learn to move your students in a way they have never been moved before. We will go over key concepts like the components of a class, building to a "peak pose", using theme and variation & counterposes
Pranayama Lab: Methods, Benefits, Contraindications & Teaching Techniques
Mantra & Chanting: In Sanskrit with English translation and significance
Ritual: How to make life a sacred & purposeful journey
Effective Assisting: Enhancing the Asana
Components of a Class
Dynamic Use of Language
Intention Setting & Themes
Music: How to use Sacred Vibrations to Create an Experience
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 Chakras, Bandhas, Nadis, Acupressure and Marma Points, Vayus & Koshas
Getting out of the Head & into the Body, Awakening Intuition - Thinking vs. Sensing
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
8 limbs of Yoga
Yamas & Niyamas
Yoga in the World Today
Art of Ritual
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
The books (e-books are fine) to purchase and bring with you are:
"The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" by Swami Satchidananda
"Yoga Anatomy" by Leslie Kaminoff
"Teaching Yoga" by Mark Stephens
"The Heart of Yoga" by TKV Desikachar
"Ayurveda, The Science of Self Healing" by Dr Vasant Lad