200-HR YTTC ASHTANGA VINYASA FLOW

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OVERVIEW

Our 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course is an intensive program designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to teach yoga classes based on the Ashtanga Primary Series and Vinyasa Flow style.  Your yoga teacher training journey with us is as much about deepening your own practice as it is about gaining the skills to teach others with confidence.

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COURSE DETAILS

Hybrid Methodology

Sampoorna Yoga Costa Rica offers an innovative in-person/online modality which allows you to get the best out of our signature YTTC.

HYBRID METHODOLOGY (Combination of our In-Person Course and our Online YTTC)

In this format, as soon as you sign up for the course, you will start learning from the comfort of your home. You’ll have one-year access to the Online Module, so you can study and practice at your own rhythm and pace!

Soon after, you will join our senior lead teachers in a 14-day in-person experience to clarify doubts, improve your practice, share with like-minded yogi fellow students, develop your teaching skills and craft the art of hands-on adjustments while indulging in tropical nature!

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Choose the date of your YTTC & Apply

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Pay the course fee

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Get access to the Online Module

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Attend the
In-person Module

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Get certified as Yoga Teacher

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I. ONLINE MODULE

In the moment you sign up for our 200-hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Course at Costa Rica, you will get access to our online platform. This online platform contains all the resources you need to start your journey of becoming a well-rounded yoga teacher.

You will study and practice at your own rhythm and pace, take notes and write down your questions and doubts to clarify them with your teachers in the in-person module. Remember: you’ll have access to this platform for one year, so you can continue watching the videos, studying and practicing even after you’ve attended the In-person Module.

II. IN-PERSON MODULE

This 14-day module will take place in our venue in Costa Rica according to the date you have chosen. (See dates here)

Over the course of two weeks, you will practice and study with our senior lead teachers and fellow students from different walks of life.

This module is the practical portion of our hybrid 200-hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Course. Your days will be filled with asana practice, workshops, Q&A sessions, teaching practice, hands-on adjustments workshops, posture clinics and much more.

SAMPLE OF OUR IN-PERSON DAILY SCHEDULE (MON-FRI)*

*Saturday we will finish at 1:00pm, and Sunday off.

Daily Schedule

What’s included in each module?OnlineIn-Person
Pre-recorded theory classes of all the topics of the curriculum
Ashtanga led classes on video
Vinyasa Flow classes on video
More than 83 hours of recordings of Q&A sessions
Our comprehensive manual with illustrative photos, theory, practice exercises and much more information in PDF, downloadable and printable
Ashtanga Primary Series “Cheat Sheets” with the Sanskrit names of all the asanas (downloadable)
Audios to learn and practice mantras, counting, and asana names in Sanskrit
Study Guide with more than 100 questions
Business of Yoga classes to develop your career as yoga teacher
One-year access to the online platform
Theory multiple-choice exam
Theory and practice of different Meditation and Pranayama techniques
Yin Yoga classes (as bonus)
Access to private Facebook group
Welcome & Orientation session
Ashtanga Led & Mysore style classes
Vinyasa Flow classes
Q&A sessions about all the topics of the course with our senior lead teachers
Hands-on adjustments workshops
Posture Clinics
Yoga teaching practice from one-on-one to larger groups
Practical exam
Closing and graduation session
200-hour certificate recognized by the Yoga Alliance

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You have been practicing yoga -intensively and continuously- and want to move to the next level.
  • You want to deepen your personal asana and meditation practice.
  • You want to learn and practice in a compassionate and non-competitive yet challenging environment.
  • Are looking for a comprehensive, safe, well/structured, anatomically precise yet intuitive approach.
  • You have a strong desire and urge to share this art of living with others.
  • You are ready to learn yoga beyond asanas.
  • You want to have the experience of an in-person course but don’t have much time off.
  • You want to get the best out of an online training.

CERTIFICATION

In order to receive your certificate as 200-hr yoga teacher, you need to complete the following requisites:

  • Study and complete the online module
  • Obtain minimum 90% in your theory exam(*)
  • 100% attendance to the in-person module
  • Obtain minimum 22 points out of 35 in your practical exam(**)

(*) Available on the online platform. (You will have up to one year to complete the theory exam, which means that you can take this exam either before or after attending the in-person module. In case you take the theory exam after the in-person module, you will receive your certificate by email once all requisites have been met.) 

(**) It will be completed at the end of the in-person module.

This certificate is recognized by Yoga Alliance USA, and you will be eligible to register with them as RYT-200.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE IN-PERSON MODULE?

To make the most of the second part of your YTTC, we advise you to:

  • Watch as many videos/lectures of the online module as possible. (Ideally -but not necessarily-, you may finish this module and take the theory exam before attending the In-person Module; otherwise, you can complete the Online Module and take the theory exam whenever you feel ready)
  • Make notes, write down your questions and doubts
  • Practice Ashtanga Primary Series and Vinyasa Flow -at least- 3 times a week each style
  • Print and bring the Student Manual, the Ashtanga “Cheat Sheets”, Study Guide (all provided in the Online Module), and any other resource you think you may need. This is completely optional, but take into account that we won’t provide any printed material during the In-person Module.
  • Take enough comfortable and appropriate yoga clothes. (You may change clothes a few times a day).
  • We will provide yoga mats and all the props you may need during your course, but if you want to bring your own yoga mat is totally up to you.
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THE TEACHERS

ONLINE MODULE

Online Yoga Teacher - ELI AGUILAR

ELI AGUILAR

E-RYT 500

Co-Director Sampoorna Yoga
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Senior YTTC Instructor

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Online Yoga Teacher - ROWENA JOHNSON

ROWENA JOHNSON

E-RYT 200 / RYT 500

Yoga Teacher
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Online Yoga Teacher - KAREN MARSH

KAREN MARSH

E-RYT 500

Yoga Teacher
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online yoga teacher - PALLAVI KAVHANE

DR. PALLAVI KAVHANE

E-RYT 500

Yoga Teacher

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online yoga teacher - DR. NEELIMA NALAWADEY

DR. NEELIMA NALAWADEY

E-RYT 500

Yoga Teacher

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IN-PERSON MODULE

Online Yoga Teacher - ELI AGUILAR

ELI AGUILAR

E-RYT 500

Co-Director Sampoorna Yoga
&
Senior YTTC Instructor

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Online Yoga Teacher - ELENA VALVERDE

ELENA VALVERDE

E-RYT 500

Yoga Teacher
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THE CURRICULUM

ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES

The Primary Series is especially designed to repair, rejuvenate, and strengthen the system for the purpose of yoga. Within the series there is also a strong focus on realigning the musculoskeletal system and toning the muscles in the lower abdomen and pelvic floor, which are, incidentally, very important for establishing the correct breathing technique.

You will have the option of practicing all the asanas, with modifications, and/or with props.

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VINYASA FLOW PRACTICE

Dynamic flows practiced four to five times a week, learning principles of sequencing, designing and teaching Vinyasa Flow classes.

ALIGNMENT & ADJUSTMENTS WORKSHOPS

In the in-person module, you will receive a daily two-hour workshop focused on alignment and adjustment techniques for the main postures of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and a few other more advanced postures. These workshops also include modifications, advance variations, adequate use of props, postures clinics (arm balances, backbends, inversions, among others), and regular hands-on adjustments practice.

TEACHING PRACTICE, METHODOLOGY AND TECHNIQUE

You will learn the principles of sequencing in order to create Vinyasa Flow sequences based on a chosen theme; the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, verbal instructions, teaching styles, the qualities of a teacher, voice projection, floor presence, planning and structuring a class, dealing with injuries and safety precautions.

There will be plenty of guidance on how to improve and enhance your teaching skills and how to plan and structure a class. In the in-person module, you will start teaching one-on-one and then progress to teaching larger groups towards the end of the course. You will receive feedback from your teachers and your classmates as well, to help you to improve and to find your unique voice and style as a teacher.

PRANAYAMA AND MEDITATION

You will learn and practice different breathing and meditation techniques such as nadi shodhana, kapalbhati, bhastrika, ujjayi and bhramari; chakra meditation and yoga nidra.

Pranayam & Meditation

PHILOSOPHY

In these classes you will learn about:

  • Meaning of yoga, concepts, history
  • The four paths of yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma Yoga)
  • Nadis (energy channels), Chakras, kundalini
  • Vedas and six systems of Indian philosophy
  • Ashtanga yoga (Raja Yoga): aim of yoga, modification of mind, mental disposition, meaning of OM, eight limbs of yoga, Kriya yoga, Samyama yoga, Samadhi (enlightenment)
  • Mudras, Bandhas & Kriyas: Introduction, different types, practice and its integration with meditation
  • Obstacles on the path of yoga, means to overcome obstacles
  • Concepts of Gunas (Satva, Rajas, Tamas) and their applications in daily life. Effects of food in Gunas
  • Life style and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher.

During the in-person course, we will have open and interactive philosophy classes where you are free to ask questions related to spirituality, meditation or any other enquiry related to the content learned in the pre-recorded classes.

ANATOMY

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Our anatomy classes ensure an understanding of the key muscles and bones involved in asana practice and their associated health benefits and contraindications. Substantial emphasis is placed on analytic training, muscular and skeletal anatomy, individual limitations and differences. The specially designed practical anatomy classes are the backbone of the alignment classes. You will learn the following:

  • Basic concepts of anatomy and physiology related to movement.
  • Application of anatomical principles to yoga practice (mechanics of yoga asana, its benefits and contraindications, healthy patterns of movement, etc.).
  • Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, and movements of the major joints of the body.
  • Muscular and skeletal differences; compression, tension, proportion and orientation theory.

All these topics are studied in the online course using pre-recorded lectures, manual, exercises and review questions. During the in-person anatomy workshops, you will clarify doubts with your teacher, work with classmates, and practice to understand the anatomical principles of asanas.

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DATES AND FEES

The In-person Module will take place in Costa Rica on the following dates:

All fees are per person. Fees are in USD and include taxes:

*Early Bird Discount: $300 if booked 90 days in advance; $200 if booked 60 days in advance; $100 if booked 30 days in advance.
**Sampoorna Alumni Discount: If you hold any certificate with us you may apply for an extra discount of $100
***You may apply for both or any of the above discounts BUT take into account that the maximum amount offered as discount will not exceed $300 per person.

Booking amount $800. Remaining balance to be paid 30 days before the course’s start date.

Cancellation Policy

THE COURSE FEE INCLUDES

  • One-year access to all the resources in the online platform
  • 14 nights of accommodation in the selected room
  • Welcome dinner
  • Three vegetarian meals per day during the entire duration of the course (except on the Sunday off)
  • Breakfast on the check-out day
  • Filter water, tea and coffee all day long
  • All props needed during the In-person Module
  • Wireless internet
  • Use of swimming pool
  • 200-hr Certificate approved by Yoga Alliance
  1. Included: All our packages include tuition fee, three vegetarian meals, snacks, tea, and free filtered water. No meals on Sundays unless it is the check-in or check out day.
  2. Not included: Our packages do not include local/domestic/international travel, airport transfers, visa, insurance, tours, or any other liability.

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ABOUT COSTA RICA

ABOUT COSTA RICA

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ABOUT DOMINICAL

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ABOUT THE VENUE

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