200 Hour Ayurveda & Yoga Teacher Training

  • Shanti Om Retreat Centre Shanti Om Retreat Centre
  • Playa Hermosa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Mar 3 - 24, 2018 (22 days)
  • $4000 (early bird until Dec.3/17) $4500 (double occupancy) $5000 (early bird until Dec.3/17) $5500 (single occupancy)

About This Event

This Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYS registered program is offered in an intensive format of 21 consecutive days, in the beauty of Costa Rica. The program is offered as all inclusive with organic plant based meals and accommodation included.

The focus of this training will be how to safely practice and teach beginner Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, meaning the fluid and purposeful integration of breath and movement, while integrating the science of Ayurveda. You will gain an understanding of Ayurveda, proper alignment for asana including sun salutations for all levels, creative and intelligent sequencing, sequencing based on Ayurveda, how to enhance postures with hands-on adjustments, how to incorporate effective mantra, meditation and pranayama into your class, how to use props, and how to work with special populations-such as prenatal clients.

The program is created on a three week schedule to allow for some unstructured free time over the weekends so you can explore the nearby beaches, waterfalls and hiking trails, take a  surf or paddleboard lesson, receive a massage with Jessica; or simply relax by the pool while catching up on reading and writing. Class size is strictly limited to less than 10 students, often 8 students in one training. The course includes karma seva- service in action to learn more about the Costa Rican culture and it relies heavily on direct experience to help the students understand and convey the theory sustaining yoga philosophy and ethics.

This training is based on the premise of deeper immersion into traditional yoga therapy and Ayurvedic health practices. I am aiming to invite people who want to deepen their understanding of themselves and their personal constitution, Yoga, Ayurveda, as well as Sanskrit, Costa Rica and Spanish! The program covers all the theory and practice of any good YTT, but has a strong basis in the science of Ayurveda.

 Training Includes:

•  20 days of instruction and 21 nights of accommodation at two diverse and stunning locations (15 days at beach location and 6 days in the mountains)

•  4 organic meals a day; light breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner

•  Daily Ayurveda lectures, yoga practices and meditation sessions

•  A 1 hour personal Ayurvedic Consultation with Jessica

•  Yoga Teacher Training Manual

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  • Annonymous   September 20, 2017

      Life inspiring & life changing

    I have attended two of Jessica’s Ayurveda and yoga retreat’s and I have yet to find another teacher like her. The retreats were full of yogic wisdom, local culture and memorable experiences. I found her classes so unique, both stimulating and relaxing, I always felt so good after class and like I learned something new! I was not used to doing the breath work and meditation that was included in all classes, but she made me feel comfortable with her kind and professional guidance and now I love pranayama and mediation! I like how she includes Ayurveda workshops that are attainable for all levels of experience, yet are very rich in ancient wisdom. For me this may have been the best part, as I was able to take home what I learned on the retreat and put it to use in my daily life. Oh and how can I not mention her incredible bodywork sessions and truly life changing consultations? Thank you Jessica, you have changed and inspired my life. ~Kelly B, Orthodontist

  • Annonymous   September 20, 2017

      Wholesome, wise, and a true asset in the Yoga World

    I crossed paths with Jessica during my yoga retreat at Vida Asana in Costa Rica. Jessica possesses a wisdom and clarity beyond her years. Her presence was immediately therapeutic, and throughout the retreat, she continuously impressed me with her wealth of knowledge and true passion for what she does. Her yoga classes (hatha, vinyasa, restorative) varied in intensity, mentally and physically, but always met each individual’s needs. Her approach was fluid, fun, and at times, evoked emotion. She came around making small adjustments when necessary, and knowledgeable comments/reminders to keep us in check. I was able to successfully achieve metaphysical balance through her guidance. As the days passed, I found myself becoming stronger, mentally physically and emotionally. Beyond her obvious teaching talent, Jessica possesses a solid foundation of Ayurveda healing. I experienced an Ayurveda massage with Jessica, and it truly exceeded my expectations. I only wish I could have experienced more of this healing practice with Jessica. During our retreat, the students were lucky enough to have quality time with Jessica beyond practice, and it was such a pleasure getting to know her as an individual. My true respect for her comes from her extensive knowledge. She wouldn’t only be able to answer with a fact, but instead she could explain ‘why’ in great detail. Jessica has gone above and beyond to educate herself in the field in which she clearly excels. I feel truly blessed to have been a student of Jessica’s. The things that she taught me go beyond words. She is wholesome, wise, and a true asset in the yoga world. ~Meaghan Westbury, Yoga Teacher

  • Annonymous   September 20, 2017

      Deeply Grateful

    After being treated to Jessica’s gift of abhyanga massage, and after just a few days of following her simple advice, my 6-year-long struggle with an increasingly imposing health concern began to show noticeable signs of improvement. Through her wisdom and passion for Ayurveda, and as I continue to gradually introduce more of her suggestions, I am seeing positive changes such as: clearer skin, weight loss, more regular digestion, increased energy, healthier habits and relationships, and a general sense of well-being. I am so grateful to have met Jessica and for all of the amazing memories I have of my time at Lake Atitlán. ~Elyse Turpin

  • Annonymous   September 20, 2017

      A Blessing to the Yoga Community

    I had the privilege of attending an Ayurveda yoga retreat in Guatemala facilitated by Jessica Kruse. Jessica is a gifted teacher and extremely insightful. Additionally, I had one of the best massages I have ever had. Her passion for the practice of yoga and knowledge is contagious. I can’t wait to study with her again. She’s a true blessing to the yoga community ~Ilka Omdahl, Teacher

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