Yoga Teacher Training + Retreat 2020

  • Soul Nourish Retreats Soul Nourish Retreats
  • 800 Mts SW From Minisuper Pavas Alajuela Pavas de Carrizal, Costa Rica
  • Apr 17 - Sep 5, 2020 (142 days)

About This Event


This comprehensive 200-hour yoga teacher training will set your soul on fire.

Over 5 weekends and an 8-day retreat into the beautiful land of Costa Rica, our experienced yoga teachers and retreat leaders, Mandy Roberts and Shari L Fox—yoginis, friends and soulful women leaders will guide you into a journey deep into the heart of yoga. No matter if you wish to teach yoga or simply expand your practice, this training will ignite and inspire you to live your best life both on and off the mat.





We believe it starts with coming together to form intimate, personal connections. That’s why we steep our training in soulwork—to connect you more deeply to yourself and to facilitate and guide you in your journey to do the same for others. We want to be fully present to share this important, enriching time with you. Our innovative approach to this transformative journey is personal, authentic, co-creative and embodied (and so, so much more!).



We will commit to a dynamic curriculum that is focused on growth, self-development and personal transformation. We will dive deep into ourselves and make great personal discoveries. We will relish in training features like coaching and guidance throughout our journey together.


We will become creative participants of life. As we each join in the conversation of yoga we will experience a deep dive into Yoga as a living, breathing and evolving art form based on ancient teachings. We will practice asking questions and listening, we will practice being alive and in person, we will learn to collaborate with ourselves, our students, and the world around us.


We will re-discover our authentic selves. On this journey we will discover our strengths, learn how to overcome our roadblocks to growth and hone our authentic voice. Through the teachings of Yoga and using the lens of the Enneagram we will learn to tune into ourselves and find our passion and purpose.


We will deepen our awareness through presence-based teachings to form a deeper sense of connection to our own authority and our place in the world. We will explore our relationship to our personal power as we mindfully inhabit our body with ease and acceptance. With heartfelt engagement we will share these life-changing teachings.



Safe, fun, compassionate and emotionally supportive environment for transformation & learning

Opportunities to teach throughout the training plus opportunities for mentorship upon completion

Exploration into a broad variety of yoga & meditation teaching styles

200+ hours of hands-on learning with a high teacher to student ratio

Expert guest facilitators & curated retreat-like soulwork exercises

To deepen your personal practice and understanding of yoga & learn to share the gift of yoga

To build confidence & find your authentic voice

To step into your power & learn to share all your gifts



Highly Qualified, Professional & Inspirational Senior Instructors

Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga School

In-Depth Look at the Business of Yoga & How to Start Teaching

Live Soulwork Coaching Sessions

Private Trainee Facebook Forum

Soul Nourish Yoga Manual with Postures, Alignment Guidance, Benefits, Contraindications, Yogic Theory and Best Teaching Practices

Interactive & Transformative Personal Development Exercises

“Ready to Lead” Package with Written Meditations, Quotes, Playlists and More Sources of Inspiration to Ignite Your Soul

Expert Guest Faculty Professionals

Private 8-Day All-Inclusive Retreat for our Trainees in Costa Rica

Sample Programming for You to Use in Your Own Classes

25 Included Classes at FORM Yoga


 "My YTT journey with Shari & Mandy was the most powerful journey of transformation in my own life thus far. I entered into it thinking that I would learn how to teach yoga & develop the confidence to use my voice, and while that certainly happened, something much deeper took place within me. I received guidance through a process of undoing who I thought I was and meeting who I truly am for the first time. This was possible because of the expert space-holding from Shari & Mandy. I am grateful for their continuous encouragement, rich wisdom, and willingness to hold and alchemize all that arose."- Emily P., YTT Graduate



This sounds amazing!…But what if I just want to deepen my practice & I don’t plan to be a yoga teacher?

A: Then this training is still for you! We believe that we should always follow our heart and if this training sounds amazing then there is something calling you here. Our focus is on personal enrichment and deepening the connection to yourself and the world around you. Even if you have no plans of teaching yoga this training will be a deeply transformative experience. And hey…who knows where life may lead you in the future?!

I’m a psychologist, massage therapist, social worker, etc—can I take this training?

A: Absolutely. We designed this training to be a deep dive into personal development. You’ll learn embodied tools and techniques to enhance your own life (because as light workers, we’re called to grow) and offer greater benefits to those you currently serve. Our programs often include many people in helping professions other than just yoga. Your presence in circles like this deepens the experience for everyone!

I’m already a yoga teacher—I wish I had found you sooner!

A: We always trust divine timing…And we’d love to have you! In fact, many of our programs are filled with yoga teachers looking to go a step beyond and enhance their offerings in new ways. We created this training in response to what we saw and heard was needed in our beloved national yoga community, and we are 100% sure you’ll experience new depths of self-knowledge, inspiration and empowerment (not to mention amazingly supportive, sincere, abundance-minded community)!

What styles of yoga will I learn?

A: Our training is based in alignment and you will be guided through alignment practices which are energetic, physical and emotional. Yoga is a living and breathing art form and together we will explore this ancient practice with innovation and curiosity. While we focus the asana on alignment based postures, you will be guided through exploring & teaching multiple styles of asana including breath based flow, stretch, restorative as well as how to teach all levels of students including beginners, those with injuries and those who are pregnant. During this experience we will guide you into discovering your gifts and talents in teaching as well as help you uncover your unique teaching style and authentic voice. How amazing is that?!

Do I have to be “good” at yoga to do this?

A: Absolutely not. We will dive into the practices together and come out on the other side able to levitate! All kidding aside, you are in great hands with our expert facilitators and by the end of our time together you will be amazed at how you and your practice will shift, grow and change. That said, for your own benefit we do suggest a minimum of 6 months of a steady weekly asana practice prior to beginning this training.

What if I am not based in the Atlanta area?

A: Due to the demand of this sort of in depth training we get this question a lot! Our facility is located a short 20 minute drive from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. With our weekend sessions and plentiful lodging options nearby you will be able to view each weekend as a little getaway. If you are traveling for the training feel free to message us and we will do our best to support you.

Is this training open to men and women?

A: Absolutely, we love our Soul Sisters and Soul Misters equally!

What if I miss a session?

Yoga Alliance requires that you complete 200 hours of the teacher training to get your Yoga Alliance certification. However, we understand that sometimes conflicts come up. Please note that you can miss a certain amount of the training as permitted by Yoga Alliance and you will have one year from the last day of your program to complete your attendance requirements. If you happen to miss a session we will offer private session at a mutually agreed upon time to make up your hours. Make up hours will be billed at an additional cost.

Are there any additional costs?

A: We wanted to keep the training straightforward, cost effective and affordable so we cover pretty much everything! You will need to provide your own flight to Costa Rica, and know that any optional activities like massages or snacks in Costa Rica are on your tab. In addition, you’ll be responsible for transportation to FORM yoga as well as bringing your own yoga mat, food, drink and snacks. You’ll need to purchase the required reading materials for your use during our training. Note: These required books will be our favorite, most impactful sources perfect to grow your own soulful and inspirational library!

Sounds amazing, can you tell me more about Costa Rica?!

A: Pura Vida, baby! We are guiding you on the path to live your very best life, so why not end our time together in the land of living your best life?! A lush tropical getaway specializing in wellness, our host retreat center is located atop a mountain near Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Soak in peace and tranquility on this eight-acre slice of paradise with gorgeous yoga studios, a holistic garden, solar pool and Watsu pool, and open-air café. Wake up to freshly roasted coffee from the surrounding plantations, work up a sweat in the panoramic yoga studio and take a rinse in the outdoor stone showers. Wind down with a YTT workshop and dinner with friends (sourced right from the garden!) then enjoy an evening in the jacuzzi under the stars.

Okay, I think I'm in!

A:Great, let’s schedule a call so that we can get to know each other a bit better. We want to make sure this training is the right fit and will fully support your dreams and goals moving forward. Send us your application below and we’ll be in touch soon!


Module 1

April 17-19, 2020

Module 2

May 29-31, 2020

Module 3

June 26-28, 2020

Module 4

July 17-19, 2020

Module 5

August 7-9, 2020


August 29-September 5, 2020



6pm – 9:30pm


8am – 5pm


8am – 4pm


For modules 1-5 we’ll meet at FORM {yoga} in Decatur, GA. The YTT Retreat will be held at the gorgeous Pura Vida Retreat & Spa in Costa Rica amidst waterfalls, coffee plantations, orchids and butterflies. Please note that some dates and times are subject to change.


Payment Schedule:

$400 Application Fee (Receipt of your application and application fee secures your early tuition pricing. This fee is refundable if we determine this training is not appropriate for you at this time. Once you are accepted this fee is applied as a credit to your tuition, at which time it is non-refundable and your space will be confirmed.)

BONUS: Pay in full upon acceptance to receive a $150 future retreat voucher!

Payment plans are available in installments or you may pay the balance in full. Due to the intimate nature of this training all installment and balance payments are non-refundable. Payment is due in full by April 1, 2020.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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