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Why choose an immersion at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers for a Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
A yoga teacher training immersion at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, Costa Rica gives you three weeks to focus on reading, studying, asking questions, discussing and practicing yoga with curious, interesting people from around the world without the inevitable distractions of life at home. We take good care of you. It is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about yourself and making new friends.
Our unique, world-class faculty consists of certified advanced teachers who are all experts in their respective fields; wellness, fitness, meditation and mantra, classical Eastern arts and philosophy.
A bonus to signing up for a 200 hour or 300 hour YTT at our tropical paradise in the Blue Zone of Costa Rica, aside from our deluxe tropical modern Zen Jungle Lofts and vegan gluten-free chocolate torte, is the rare opportunity to personally experience Mother Nature as your teacher. A Yoga Teacher Training Program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching.
What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need in order to be accepted into your Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
The most important thing you will need is an open, willing and curious mind.
A 200 hour Yoga Instructor Certification is a foundational level program that covers the fundamentals of teaching yoga to any level student. You do not need an advanced physical practice to participate, nor experience with meditation, a knowledge of anatomy nor philosophy. We will cover all of that in the training.
Remember that the study of Yoga is a never ending, lifelong journey and we are here to guide and support you, wherever you may be on your path.
A 300 hour Advanced Yoga Instructor Certification Program (to be an RYT 500) require that the student has already completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified program or if the Director of the school makes an exception based on a written request from the perspective student.
How many students are in each Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
We can accommodate 12-14 students in our tropical modern Zen Jungle Lofts or Studio Houses, which is an ideal number to form a wonderfully intimate group as well as receive quality hands-on attention from your Instructors.
What is the typical age and gender of your participants?
Our Yoga Teacher Training Certification Programs mainly attract females from all around the world with an age range of 20-65.
Are required books and other materials included in the tuition cost? Will they be available on-site?
No. You are responsible for purchasing your required books and supplies (pens, notebooks, etc...) before arrival at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers and bringing them with you to our tropical oasis. It is not possible to purchase books or supplies anywhere nearby. You will receive as part of the tuition an extensive Yoga Teacher Training Manual upon arrival as a supplemental required course text.
What is included in the tuition cost?
Included in the tuition is the Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program with over 180 contact classroom hours, training manual, double-occupancy lodging in a tropical modern Zen luxury Jungle Loft, daily house-keeping, weekly laundry service, three organic gourmet vegetarian or vegan meals served to you each day, unlimited shade grown organic self-serve coffee, an assortment of teas, fruits for snacking, super-filtered 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 beauty ritual using indigenous flowers, herbs 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. Keep in mind that you will not be spending your usual at-home food, coffee, entertainment, and gas & transportation expenses for three weeks!
What is not included in the tuition cost?
You will need to pay for all transportation to and from The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, required textbooks and supplies (notebook, pens, etc...), Yoga Alliance membership fees, end of the training staff gratuities, and any spa services you wish to enjoy.
What style of yoga is your Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
Our Yoga Teacher Training Certification Course draws from many traditions and emphasizes more than the physical practice of Yoga.
Our asana practice is Hatha Vinyasa based, Vinyasa meaning the fluid integration of breath and movement, Hatha meaning the balance between fiery Sun and watery Moon energies. Within this well-rounded Hatha Vinyasa Flow training, you will gain an understanding of proper alignment, core based strength exercises, how to work with special populations and how to create a restorative or energizing flow class.
We explore yogic philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Ayurveda, Classical Tantra and the wisdom teachings of ancient and modern traditions.
Are your Yoga Teacher Training Programs approved by the Yoga Alliance?
Yes. You will be eligible to submit your paperwork to the Yoga Alliance to be approved as an RYT (registered yoga teacher) at the 200 hour level or 300 hour level (to be an RYT 500)if you attend our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program.
What is the Yoga Alliance?
The Yoga Alliance is a credentialing organization established in 1999 which sets standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. It is not required by law to be approved by the Yoga Alliance in order to teach yoga, but many studios and potential employers look for this registration mark.
Will I be qualified to teach once I complete your Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
Yes. In the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program we focus on how to teach as much as on mastering the material. After graduating at the 200 hour level you will have a much easier time grasping more specialized material offered in various workshops in your yoga community back home.
Do you offer financial aide or work-exchange programs?
Unfortunately, not at this time. But we do offer Early-Bird registration discounts and we encourage you to commit early as flights will also be less expensive.
Will there be free time for excursions?
Our daily schedule is full and rich with yoga, lectures, hands-on learning, meditation, creative projects, reading, writing, discussions and more but we will have one day a week to relax on the beach. This is why we call it a yoga teacher training intensive rather than a yoga retreat. We recommend coming to Costa Rica a little early or staying after the training if you would like to explore the country, enjoy tourist activities or visit friends.
What if I miss some class time, can I still complete the Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?
Most likely that won’t be a problem because we will exceed the required contact hours set forth by the Yoga Alliance as a residential immersion program. You will, however, be required to submit writing assignments to demonstrate your understanding of any topics that you miss.
What is your refund policy?
All payments are non-refundable.
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