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
TRANSFORMATION IS A PROCESS OF FOCUS AND COMMITMENT. OUR PROGRAM IS BOTH EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE, MAXIMIZING YOUR INVESTMENT IN CULTIVATING YOUR BEST SELF.
BELOW IS A SAMPLE SCHEDULE THAT WILL GIVE YOU A GREAT IDEA OF WHAT YOUR THREE WEEKS WILL LOOK LIKE WHILE ENJOYING YOUR TRAINING.
6:00 – 9:00am Sadhana: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra and Discussion
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast, discussion of sacred texts or silence
11:00 – 2:00pm Training Session
2:00 – 3:00 Gourmet Vegetarian Lunch with nutrition + natural health discussion
4:00 – 7:00 Training Session
7:00 – 8:00 Dinner with Gratitude Practice
6:00 – 7:30am Silent Yoga Practice
7:30 – 9:00am Self Led Meditation and Journaling
9:00 – 10:00am Silent Breakfast
10:30 – 5:00pm Excursion with lunch in town
7:00 – 8:00pm Nourishing Delicious Dinner
7:00 – 7:30am Coffee & tea
7:30 - 9:00am Morning Sahhana
9:00 - 10:00am Delicious Breakfast
10:30 - 2:00pm Nature Ritual
2:00 - 3:00pm Yummy Lunch
5:00 - 7:00pm Yoga Film
7:00 - 8:00pm Nourishing Ayurvedic Dinner
Dr. Liz Lindh ERYT-500 is currently the director of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, a unique boutique eco-conscious yoga retreat and teacher training wellness center and Nature preserve 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. She is also a faculty member of Tantric Alchemy Institute Divine Wisdom Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. At The Sanctuary and every where she goes, Liz offers lifestyle inspiration for health and awakening through yoga, movement, spirituality, meditation, self-care, ritual, exploration of the natural world, travel, adventure, environmental stewardship and creative self expression.
Dr. Lindh has has worked with many celebrities including award winning musicians, authors, actors, 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 enhanced performance, injury maintenance and prevention. Her extensive experience in Integrative Medicine includes research with stroke patients at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, a short tour with a rock band as their private acupuncturist and assistant chef, presentations at the University of Miami Miller College of Medicine, the development and implementation of a yoga, meditation and wellness program for cancer survivors for The Wellness Community, an international non-profit support group, the creation of 200 hour and 300 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″.
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.
She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a holistic skincare and natural beauty expert, Yoga Teacher and Yoga 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 as well as several other certifications across many disciplines.
Liz’s mission is to promote personal and global wholeness, to enhance the expansion of love, awareness and consciousness, and to support the wellbeing and liberation of all creatures.