200 Hour Kula Collective Yoga Teacher Training
About This Event
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training The Waves of Breath
$650 Discount until October 15th $3750, price goes up to $4400 at the end of the early bird special!
Vida Asana Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
December 2nd – 23rd, 2017
Lead Facilitators: Mindi Batson
Connect Your Breath to the Vibrations of the Sea
On the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, we will explore the natural rhythms of the space between the jungle and ocean. The continuous cycle of the waves matches the cycle of breath, as we connect to our own life force and release that which stagnates our flow.
Costa Rica’s richness of nature, ocean, and sunshine support us as we journey through our Kula 200hr Teacher Training by the beach near Playa Hermosa. This immersion course allows us to eat, sleep, and breath our yoga. From the moment the sunrise meets the jungle, our day will flow between morning asana practice, philosophy and spiritual intention discussions, asana anatomy and alignment classes, song, movement exploration, and so much more. Deepen your practice through this holistic and powerful journey.
This unique YTT course includes optional surfing adventures. Find your balance on and off the mat. Regardless if you surf or not, enjoy the cleansing of the ocean breeze and waves. We will also take trips deeper into the jungle, as well as engage in ocean-side reforestation projects to give back to the sacred lands that hold us through this journey.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Please check out our Curriculum Page, our Sample Schedule, Daily Flow, and the Kula Flow pages for more information!
About Vida Asana
At Vida Asana, we will enjoy 3 organic and vegetarian meals while staying in comfortable rooms, each with their own bathroom. Our open-air jungle yoga shala allows nature’s symphony and natural beauty to create the perfect meditative backdrop to your practice. Vida Asana has a beautiful pool, spacious sundeck with lounge chairs and umbrellas, and many hammocks.
Vida Asana is conveniently located 90 minutes from San Jose Airport (SJO), just outside of Jacó in beautiful Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Situated between the lush tropical beauty of the jungle and world famous beaches of Playa Hermosa, the location provides easy access to a variety of activities, excursions, restaurants, and shopping, yet offers a peaceful jungle setting to repose.
Art of Teaching
Learn to teach the signature Kula Flow, complete with full anatomic and energetic cues, physical, verbal and energetic adjustments, and modifications for all levels of practice. Become familiar with the form, teaching methodology, benefits and cautions of principal asanas , pranayamas and kriyas. Explore teaching as an art and how to create a grounded and inspired space for teaching and learning. Receive a foundational education in Anatomy specific to yoga, including functional alignment, benefits and contraindications of the practice as well as learning modifications for age and common injuries/conditions
Become familiar with the subtle yogic anatomy and the Chakras, as well as the systems of the Peruvian shamanic tradition. Receive a foundation in the History of Yoga. Teach two full classes and many mini-sequences throughout the training, and receive loving and specific feedback from the trainers and your peers.
Art of Healing
Dive into your own personal healing, guided by experienced facilitators. Be guided through a wheel of transformation. Take part in Sacred Ceremony. Abandon yourself to the healing power of sound, through traditional Kirtan circles and native Medicine Song and Ceremony Chants. Become familiar with the subtle yogic anatomy and the Chakras, as well as the systems of the Peruvian shamanic traditions. Receive introduction to many different healing modalities and lifestyle practices, including but not limited to: Ayurveda, nutrition, massage, Thai massage, energetic healing, Tai Chi, Chakra cleansing, herbal healing, and the Yogic diet. Step into your role as healing practitioner and sharer of this ancient wellness practice.
Art of Living
Experience true community. Become the spiritual being you truly are, through learning how to take your yoga off the mat and into life. Live a spiritual intention every day, weaving your inner practice into your outer world. Explore key themes for integrating yoga into daily life.Study and discuss the Yoga Sutras and other great Yogic texts, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads.
Art of Practice
Build your practice with daily meditation, pranayama and asana. Cleanse your body as you live the Yogic Diet. Learn how to deepen your practice through mudras, bandhas and understanding of yogic anatomy and alignment. Experience a wide selection of meditation and pranayama techniques. Learn how to reintegrate your practice into your daily life. Discover the depths that lie within you through your own true connection to Spirit.
Kula Collective’s Yoga Teacher Trainings adhere to the highest standards and qualify for Yoga Alliance certification. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be given a certification that allows you to teach globally.
6:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Meditation, Pranayama & Asana
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Yogic Philosophy & Theory
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Kula Flow & Yoga Anatomy
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
TIME OFF At Vida Asana, the open-air jungle yoga shala allows nature’s symphony and natural beauty to create the perfect meditative backdrop to your practice. Vida Asana has a beautiful pool, spacious sundeck with lounge chairs and umbrellas, and many hammocks. Vida Asana is conveniently located, just outside of Jacó in beautiful Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Situated between the lush tropical beauty of the jungle and world famous beaches of Playa Hermosa, the location provides easy access to a variety of activities, excursions, restaurants, and shopping, yet offers a peaceful jungle setting to repose.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Cindy Hannon July 18, 2019
Vida Asana family, you created an experience that was equal parts personal growth + adventure + relaxation + wonderful conversation. I didn't really know what to expect, as this was my first visit to Costa Rica and Vida Asana but within minutes of arriving on the property I knew I made the absolute right decision. Start of rainy season was perfect - less crowds. The food, of the food ... all I can say is "amazing". :) Sean, Frank, Lauren, Karen, Veronica, Alexis, and Frank want you to enjoy this piece of heaven as much as they do - from helping with translations, to coordinating excursions, to just making sure all was ok ... such a beautiful place. Showed up solo; never felt alone. Already looking forward to next years visit. Cindy New Hampshire, USA
Sabine Hahnel May 22, 2019
I spent a week at Vida Asana Eco retreat as part of a Yoga practice week and to re-connect with myself. The retreat itself is nicely located,close to a smaller town and also only about 10 minutes by bike(which are provided) to the beach. The accommodations are efficient, rooms are air conditioned and clean. The staff is very friendly and so are the 2 cats and 2 dogs at the retreat location who like to be petted. The grounds are well kept and the resort has a pool and many lounge chairs to catch some rays and read a good book. There also is a hammock station with I think 4 or 5 hammocks for your use. The Yoga Shala is beautiful and mats,bolsters and blankets are provided along with some bug spray if one should need it. The food is phenomenal and served 3 times a day,lovingly prepared by Frank the chef and the other kitchen staff. It is mostly vegetarian (which I am not) but so delicious that I didn't miss meat once. There is many things you can do around the retreat (bike,hike,swim,shop,relax) or book some excursions for a dshungel hike or surfing or zip lining or paddle boarding. Mario the driver is sure to get you there and back safely. I really enjoyed my stay there.
Susan Leeson May 22, 2019
My family and I spent a week at Vida Asana this May and when the time came we were not ready to leave. The staff and volunteers were always friendly and available. The rooms were comfortable and well equipped to stay cool. The food was made with great care and better quality than most resorts I have been to. All of the meals were amazing and always accompanied by a delicious smoothie. There many gathering and relaxing spaces to hang out around the property including the hammocks, deck and the beautiful pool. The shala was a perfect place for our morning and evening yoga practice. Every afternoon we used the bikes for an easy ride to the beach at Playa Hermosa. Vida Asana is a place we hope return again and again.
Trisha Mccoll March 19, 2019
Cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Vida Asana. The staff were personable and accommodating, and the space was even more spectacular than I had anticipated. Will absolutely recommend to anyone seeking accommodations in the area!
Trudi February 19, 2019
Thank you for all the work you do in preparation for the retreat. The seemless organization between the two of you allows the participants to feel very well taken care of and affords the opportunity to explore and extend ones practice. One of my goals had been to ameliorate all ramifications of my sprained ankle Leaving the tendon tears themselves as the focus for further healing. Your attention and support allowed this to happen, with range of motion and reduction of related discomfort attenuated. I appreciated your holding the times of the yoga sessions sacrosanct so the yoga was not secondary to the other adventures. I liked the addition of the vinassa and really liked the readings, though I think I would have preferred a selection of one, rather than a more extensive reading at each juncture. I like to read from books I have of Taoist or Buddhist Meditations and stories daily and work hard to discipline myself to. ‘Not read on’. Personally, when theres ‘too much” I tend to not think of any of it;) In that light, I was left considering (from the beginning reading) thinking of ‘the seat’ in asana and I had wished for a slowing down to find that place. Inmy daily practice I hold everything I do for at least two minutes with a goal of trying to find it. As I was doing so many more asanas and stretching of my practice at the retreat , I would have relished more times to have found the place of ;’no effort’. I appreciate that this is highly personal and not something which either you or anyone else might find particularly interesting as a focus.... Namaste.
Jennifer Joelle Kachler July 31, 2018
I spent my birthday at Vida Asana on a surf & yoga retreat and it was the greatest gift I gave myself in celebration! I'll start out the review by sharing that I extended my stay an extra day because it was such an incredible experience! If it wasn't for my job, I would have stayed longer! My goal was to surf and practice yoga but I received so much more than what I set out to do. The accommodations were perfect with a spacious room that included a balcony, private bathroom, mini-fridge, room sink with 9x filtered drinking water and an shelving unit that contains a rack to hang clothes and folded items within. As someone who has celiacs disease, is lactose intolerant and several other food sensitivities, I was truly blown away with the meals provided in the package! Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all plant based & gluten free so I was literally able to eat everything at every meal (which I can't even do in NYC where I live) and every item was nutritious, delicious and made with love! The community within Vida Asana is beautiful, everyone who works there becomes your family sharing your joy, light and love through all the work they do to ensure you and everyone has an amazing experience. I cannot wait to go back to Vida Asana for another retreat!!! Thank you Vida Asana, PURA VIDA!!!
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