The Epic Academy 200 Hr Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training

About us

Heal, awaken and reconnect to your source. Step into and embody your power fully. Let go of all thats no longer serving your mind, body and spirit, while building a freedom based conscious business and lifestyle. Learn to lead from your heart, live on purpose, and serve others.

This small group, hands-on, personalized program is designed for the passionate yogi who is eager to learn in-depth philosophy, sequencing, hands on adjustments, anatomy, and cueing. The Epic Academy includes a large section devoted to conscious business building and website design. Our mission is to help you build the most solid foundation to launch your grandest vision.

The conscious business skill set required to make an abundant and sustainable living teaching what you love is not taught, or even discussed, in the vast majority of yoga teacher training programs. Most teacher training programs also cram 40 students together providing very little, if any, one on one instruction and guidance. So, what do all of these newly certified yogis do with their training? Not much, unfortunately. A love for yoga, dedicated self practice, and a 200 hr certification isn’t enough knowledge to share this information with others safely and manifest your dreams.

Like you, we believe in spreading light, peace and love to the far reaches of the universe. In order to make a massive positive impact, by giving more and reaching more people, the light leaders of the world need to know how to run a business. Personal growth and business development go hand in hand. As you awaken and step into your power, your business will bloom.

In this ground breaking 32 day program we’ve fused our Epic Academy Business Curriculum with a 200 hr YTT certification program. In our signature academy we empower and assist you to create your personal brand, develop and share your voice, design and launch your website. Immerse in our advertising, social media marketing, blogging, copy writing and sales techniques. We’ll have a ton of fun along the way. Sculpting your vision is SO exciting and rewarding.

What's Included:

~ 200 Hr Vinyasa Yoga Alliance Teacher Training

~ Design & Build a Beautiful Modern Website

~ 32 hrs Sales & Marketing Business Training

~ 6 hrs of Personal Website & Business Coaching

~ 4 hrs of Personal Sales Training

~ Organic Gourmet Raw & Vegan Meals

~ 3 hrs Holistic Nutrition Workshops

~ 2 Shamanic Plant Medicine Ceremonies

~ Traditional Temazcal Sweat Lodge

~ Shared or Private Accommodation

~ 2 hr SUP Yoga & Pilates Intensive

~ 6 hrs Pilates Mat & Myofascial Release

~ Shuttle Transport to and from Manuel Antonio

200 Hr Vinyasa Yoga Alliance Certification Curriculum:

Techniques & Practice: Explore a vast array of asana styles and theoretical elements using Hatha as the foundation. Morning practice is an intensive two hour Vinyasa flow. While the afternoon is a gentle two hour Hatha with deep focus on alignment, pranayama and meditation. Remaining time will be spent on lectures covering topics of the day. 100 hrs total.

Teaching Methodology: Learn all aspects of teaching including: how to plan classes, choreograph sequences, demonstrate postures, execute physical adjustments, use voice and verbal cues (English and Sanskrit). Practice and learn how to hold space for a variety of different emotions, physical injuries and limitations. Using props and modifying postures is also extensively covered. The importance of observation is emphasized and the foundation of excellent teaching. 25 hrs total.

Anatomy & Physiology: Dive deep into the physical (muscles, bones, fascia etc.) and energetic (chakras, nadis etc.) anatomy of the human form. Aly teaches all body systems (eg. nervous system, muscular system, endocrine, etc.), human kinetics and how all of these relate to yoga practice. Anatomy provides a comprehensive blueprint for all postures while clarifying the effects of pranayama and meditation within the body. 20 hrs total.

Philosophy & Ethics: Review topics within Hindu mythology and the traditional teachings from the ancient scriptures of The Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and The Bhagavad Gita. Looking into these Vedic scriptures gives you insight into how much more there is to your yoga practice than the physical body. By learning the 8 limb path and applying it throughout your life you will be more confident incorporating it into your classes without overwhelming your students. Two hours are spent on the ethics of the teacher-student relationship and how important this is when giving physical adjustments. 30 hrs total.

Practicum: Practice teaching to the group. Develop your voice and style. Sometimes the scariest part of being a new teacher is getting up in front of people. The more you practice within a supportive group the more your confidence grows. This is a chance to receive and give feedback as well as observe others teach. Electives are interspersed throughout the month and include kids, Ashtanga and pre-natal yoga practices. Basic Ayurvedic principles and variations for advanced postures are also covered. 10 hrs total.

Conscious Business Training + Website Build:

Do you want to teach yoga classes, workshops and retreats all over the world? Are you eager to offer online yoga programs and create a video series you can sell? Or perhaps you’d like to open your own studio and build a large private client base? What ever your dream includes will require a website and key business techniques. Our 32 hr business training preps you with all of the marketing and sales techniques necessary to launch a thriving business on the ground and online.

Learn how to design and build your own website on the robust and renowned WordPress platform to showcase your talent and mission to attract students. No coding required. It’s incredibly important that you know how to function your own website without the need of a developer or designer. Having complete control over your website is critical to saving money and expanding your brand rapidly.

Student Testimonials:

“Aly Nind organized and facilitated such an amazing teacher training program. Not only was she committed to delivering a well-balanced curriculum, she was also able to find that same balance with her students. We each came with very different experiences, information and knowledge bases. Aly was able to understand us, challenge us and support us, in the areas that we were wanting and needing. She took the time to link the theoretical with the practical; she supported us in our philosophical and theoretical lessons; she helped develop our personal practices and move us beyond our comfort zones.

Aly’s greatest gift is understanding each participant, respecting and honouring them, and supporting them in their own individual journey.  She has the ability to respond to others, through her own humour, emotions, sensitivity, and intuition, while never neglecting to teach and learn.” – Jaime Dee, Canada

“The Epic Academy Yoga Teacher Training program was definitely the most transformative experience of my entire life. I will never be able to express the gratitude that I have for Aly, Amber and Daniel for putting together such an immersive experience to purify and connect. It was more than I ever imagined. It was my dream to come and do this.

I had planned on doing it for a year before I got to come so I was anticipating it for a very long time. Once I got here, and immersed in doing everything, it blew me away and it was far beyond anything I could have imagined. I feel like I have gotten to a point where I can trust myself and the process completely. That when I align myself with the right energies and people all the things I intend will come right to me and fall into place. Thank you, thank you!” – Tabitha Suzette, Ohio

Meet Your Teachers:

Aly Nind: An international Vinyasa and Sattva yoga instructor, former professional break dancer, and the owner of The Yoga Home in Alberta, Canada. Over the last 10 years she has taught many forms of yoga and dance around the globe. Aly discovered the healing and transformative power of yoga after suffering many injuries in her dance career and other favorite activities like surfing and snowboarding.

Aly is a certified and registered Yoga Alliance Teacher with over 900Hrs in Hatha, Ashtanga, and Sattva yoga. Plus, another 2200 hrs in Massage Therapy. She specializes in Therapeutic and Cranio-sacral massage and adores weaving these healing modalities into her yoga classes, workshops and retreats. Over the last several years she has lead annual retreats in Costa Rica and Peru. Aly’s passion for sharing the transformative power of yoga lead her to create her own teacher training program. She is the lead educator for the YTT portion of this program Mon-Friday.

Amber Zuckswert: The founder of, international pilates and yoga instructor, former professional dancer, and holistic nutritionist. She holds comprehensive certifications in Vinyasa Yoga, SUP Yoga, The Pilates Method (mat and apparatus), and Holistic Nutrition. Over the last decade Amber has taught her passions around the globe at several of the top retreat centers and festivals, while maintaining an online private client base.

She adores nothing more than sharing the healing power of movement. She is a self taught web developer, former professional blogger, and social media maven who is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs to build their dream businesses online. She produces all inclusive week long retreats and The Epic Academy program every month in her home base of Manuel Antonio. Amber teaches the Pilates Mat and Myofascial Release Workshops, the SUP Yoga/Pilates Intensive, as well as half of the business training along side Daniel on Saturdays.

Daniel Finnerty: A Sales Jedi who roams the world fighting evil, engaging in high adventure and teaching his system, Sales for Introverts & LightWorkers, to conscious business entrepreneurs. He developed his sales systems over 17 successful years at the highest levels of the health and wellness industry. Through his tenure in the corporate world he realized that the typically accepted sales styles were becoming rapidly outdated with the expansion of consciousness. They just felt gross and don’t resonate with truth.

Daniel crafted his system to resonate with honesty and clarity of conscious with extremely effective closing techniques. He teaches his methods in the Martial spirit, taking a hands on, engaging approach that brings the clarity of experience to his Jedi’s in training. Be prepared for tons of roll play, one one one coaching, and interactive group exercises. Daniel teaches the sales business training along side Amber on Saturdays.

Johanna Thorn, N.C.: Author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book “Live Vibrantly! 10 Steps to Maintain Youthfulness, Increase Energy and Restore Your Health” is fiercely committed to guiding people in taking ownership of their health giving them freedom to live life beyond the ordinary; full of energy, free from fear of aging or disease. Her path to becoming a Restorative Eco Chef and Wellness Coach became clear after having restored her own health from one debilitating health issue after another including an auto-immune disease.

Over the last 28 years she has become a wealth of knowledge in this area and focuses on the importance of culturing and sprouting along with food combining to support you to be your most vibrant self. As a vibrant living soul, she is passionate about teaching and sharing this knowledge with others so they too might live as their most highest self. Johanna is our head chef and holistic nutritionist. She teaches two nutrition workshops during the academy as well.

Read the entire training description, see accommodation options, watch testimonial videos and apply on our website. 

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The Epic Academy 200 Hr Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training

at Villa Manuel Antonio

  • Jul 2, 2017 - Aug 2, 2017 (32 days)


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