Tantra Vinyasa Immersion & Teacher Training
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
60 hour Yoga Alliance certified course
March 19-26th 2022
Drop-In Villas Santa Teresa North
AWAKEN YOUR JOY
RECLAIM YOUR RADIANCE
EMBODY YOUR SACRED POWER
This is an invitation to embark on a powerful journey of self discovery and growth, as we decode and peel away the layers of conditioning which have kept our wisdom and innate joy locked away. Together we can reclaim sacred embodied wisdom practices of the Classical non-dual Tantra tradition that are at the foundation of modern Hatha Yoga. This course, and Nancy's teachings, are the fusion of Tantra principles, techniques and vast knowledge, with the elequent and graceful sequencing and skill of Vinyasa Yoga.
Join us for a seven night yoga immersion in the jungle along the beautiful beaches of the Pacific Costa Rican coastline on the Nicoya Peninsula (home to one of the 7 Blue Zones in the world). We will practice in a way that honors our place within the cycles of Nature: the five elements, the earth, the moon & the sun. We will uncover the powerful Tantric ways to reclaim what has for too long been taken from us and rise up with presence, awareness and potency, nourishing our bodies with ancient techniques to create vitality, heightened senses, joy & peace. Replenish your wellspring of inner resources while learning how to teach or practice with the inclusion of Tantric viewpoints, meditations, visualizations and mantras. Recharge and recalibrate amidst the beauty of the Costa Rican warmth, soak up the sun and swim in the life giving waters of these sacred oceans.
Each day we’ll weave yoga asanas, creative movement, tantric philosophy, cosmology and mythology into an embodied awareness practice. Each daily flow of the week will be inspired and informed by nature's five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ethers and their corresponding dieties and goddesses. Working with each one, we’ll explore its energy and qualities within and around us; honoring both the solar and lunar energies. We will journey within and begin to release, redefine, and remember; coming home to our innate intuition and cultivating a sacred sense of empowerment, self-love, trust, vitality and authenticity as divine beings on this manifested earth.
THIS JOURNEY IS FOR YOU IF:
- You are ready to dive deeper into your Vinyasa yoga practice and want to learn more about Tantra and its yoga roots
- You are already a Yoga instructor and want to take your teaching to a whole new level
- You want to cultivate a more profound connection to nature, the earth and the natural rhythms that govern our daily lives
- You have completed a 200 hour Yoga training and want to begin your 300 hour certification
- You are hearing about Tantra and are wondering what this ancient spiritual discipline is all about
- You already have a yoga practice but would like to add more dynamic creativity, passion and juicy to your flows
- You are desiring to reconnect with your highest potential and capacity to feel joy, expansion and bliss
- You are craving time in nature, with sunshine, warm ocean water and a time to reconnect to your body
- You miss the feeling of togetherness, playfulness and that inner peacefulness of intimacy and connection with like-minded people
Principal themes that we will use and explore:
History and philosophy of Tantra Yoga
Tantric Meditation and kundalini Kriya
Shiva and Shakti Energy
The 5 Elements of Tantra Yoga
Solar and Luna energies
Tantric Deities and Goddesses
Tantra Vinyasa Sequencing
Theming and designing Tantra Vinyasa classes
Certification & Tuition
Yoga Academy International is a recognized and registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance. Yoga teachers who graduate our course you will be a certified tantra-vinyasa yoga teacher. Non-yoga teachers will receive a certificate of completion for the course but not a teaching certification.
For those who have already graduated from a registered 200hr yoga teacher training program, this course counts as 1 module of Yoga Academy International’s 300hr YTT. On completion of 4 modules of our 300hr yoga teacher training, you can register as RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance.
Tuition for this course $750
Twice Daily Yoga practices
2 classes per day with Nancy & guest teachers
Morning Tantra Vinyasa Sun Flow and afternoon Moon practices
Daily Meditation. Mantra & Mudras
Practices to awaken the heart and liberate the soul with Kundalini Kriyas, Tantric visualizations and 108 mantras
Additional practices & guest teachers:
Ecstatic Dance, Afro-Caribbean movement class, Sound healing, Shamanic Breathwork
Daily Lunch option
Delicious nourishing lunches prepared by a private chef on-site by the pool
$150 (6 daily lunches)
7 Nights Accommodation Option
at Drop IN Costa Rica private Villas
Shared or private rooms
The elegantly designed villas, built with Costa Rican hardwoods, bamboo and plenty of windows and doors, invite guests to enjoy nature and ocean views in an intimate setting. Each two-story villa has two air-conditioned bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and plenty of decks and terraces
Luxury Villa with pool
$700 Shared Room (each room with
bathroom) Includes gourment lunch
Reserve your space $300
This is a non-refundable deposit. Remaining balance is due March 1st 2022.
What can I expect from this 7 day retreat in paradise?A rejuvenating adventure replete with new friendships, heart opening conversations and contemplations, invigorating movement and inquiry, and breath taking beauty. This is a retreat back to you, to what matters most, to what makes your soul shine most brightly. INDULGE yourself. The moment you say yes to acting on your desire is the real beginning. This is a very intimate and exclusive retreat with limited space available. We are looking forward to enjoying la pura vida with you. Included in the retreat are your accommodations, daily yoga classes (2 per day) breakfast and dinner, and women's wisdom circles.
What's not included?Airfare and ground transportation are not included. Lunch is not included, giving you the option to enjoy a late breakfast or sample one of the surrounding cafe's. Surfing lessons, massage, zip lining and other tours are available and can be booked on site when you arrive.
And if I want to surf?Playa Hermosa (10 minute walk from the hotel) is a long sandy beach with easy going beach breaks, well suited for beginners. Playa Santa Teresa presents a variety of beach breaks, point breaks and high swells for the more experienced surfer. Take surf lessons from the experienced instructors and head out before or between yoga classes.
What to bring?Bring a yoga mat, a journal, sun hat, bathing suits, sunscreen, beach clothes, yoga clothes and anything you'd like to place on the altar.
How do I get there?The closest international airport is San Jose (SJO), which is serviced by most major airlines including Air Canada, United, Delta and American Airlines. From San Jose, the fastest and most comfortable way to get to Santa Teresa is to take alocal flight on Nature Air or Sansa Regional to Tambor (TMU). You can fly directly to Tambor from SJO without having to change airports. From Tambor, there is a taxi service also available that will bring you directly to Pranamar for $50 USD. The more adventurous, much longer and a little less comfortable way to Santa Teresa from San Jose isby bus. You would have to take a taxi from San Jose airport to the “Coca Cola” bus station in the city. Please note there are only 2 direct departures for Mal Pais/Santa Teresa per day, 6:00am and 2:00pm, so be sure to give yourself lots of time from your flight to the bus station, or make plans to spend a night in San Jose. For bus schedules, visit http://nicoyapeninsula.com/general/busses.php
What if I need to cancel after I book?A $500 non-refundable deposit fee is required upon registration. Final payment is due by December 1st. Accommodation type is not guaranteed until payment is received in Full. Accommodation selection is on a first come/first serve basis.
What currency is used in Costa Rica?The local currency is colones, but most places accept US dollars. The exchange is roughly 500 colones = 1 USD. Best to bring a bit of both. Note that there are a couple banks in Santa Teresa, but it’s always more convenient to have the amount you’ll need for the week before you arrive, it’ll save you a trip to town.
Where can I learn more about traveling in Costa Rica?Learn more about Costa Rica and the region we’ll be visiting here.
And if I have more questions?Contact me here.
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