Teacher Training Programs Abroad

Puerto Jimenez with I Love Yoga Maya

Yoga Maya YTT-200 in Costa Rica 2018 Immersion

Thursday August 23rd 2018 - Thursday September 6th 2018

Location: Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Daily Schedule: 5:00 am to 8:00 pm
Cost: 4999 USD
Email: iloveyogamaya@gmail.com

We are a Yoga Alliance Approved Intensive School Abroad. RYS-200 and 300! This adds up to 500-hour Advanced Teacher status! Our Trainings specialize in teaching you how to use (and create) Safe, Effective and Interesting Sequencing in your own classes. Our YTT-200's and 300's classes are typically quite intimate (12-16 is our usual maximum but averaging 7-9) in comparison to the "regular" yoga schools (which can be in excess of 35 students cramped into tiny shalas with only one teacher...yuk) to ensure the best possible education & maximize your important practicum hours. You will each teach a full yoga class (solo) before graduation and way more than that. Many schools pack in so many people (and with only one instructor) that your practicum hours are nil and you actually share that precious one hour of teaching with 2-3 other students.

We typically travel with 4 trainers. 4!!! and at least two fo us are ERYT-500 trained with years of experience! Amazeballs, eh?!!!!

Yes...We do things a bit differently and are proud of that. We have you start teaching from day one. Actually, it's earlier than that because we give out prerequisite work! AND it's pertinent, interesting work including learning from videos and correspondence projects. I personally have taken three 200 and 300-hour trainings. I also assisted in teaching YTT's before starting my own school. Over the years I've picked up on what works and what doesn't. Our school WORKS! We touch on many subjects over and above the Yoga Alliances guidelines for a Certified Yoga School and you receive way more than 200 and 300 hours of Seriously great education.

Yoga Maya also brings Yoga to you in exotic locations. We love Mexico and this is our base but we also run around Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Panama, & Greece. You name it and we will go there and set up a YTT (if there is a beach and some sunshine of course).

Yoga Teacher Trainings (YTT-200's and 300's = 500) and Classes range from private to group, Yoga & Muscle Sculpting Band Pilates to profoundly relaxing Meditations, Yoga Nidra and of course, my personal favorite; Pranayama. Our workshops and YTT's are geared towards rapid intense learning. We are Yoga Alliance Approved for Continuing Education and we don't come up with any silly scheme to charge you for the CEU hours. Join us for a 20, 30, 50 or 100 hour Yin Yoga Certification (or CEU) or an Amazing Pranayama Workshop!

Specializing in Yoga Teacher Training Intensives of 2 to 4 weeks. You will enjoy taking your yoga to a level where you can teach a creative Vinyasa, and teach it well. Extensive emphasis at Yoga Maya is on sequencing. This is paramount. Learning how to put a Vinyasa, Yin, and even a Hatha class together that is safe and effective. Our main focus is Vinyasa, you also have the opportunity to play with Yin and just a tiny bit of Hatha. This uniquely diverse training will open many doors for you in the yoga world as a multifaceted teacher. No other program can honestly say that.

We put together Intensive Trainings because you asked for it! A YTT that spans 6-12 months is great but can be difficult to attend. With our intensive classes you can leave completely the responsibilities of your daily life and fully focus on just your yoga. This is Muy Bueno. And of course, we are in a wonderful setting. Many times its​ full accommodation. You can and will focus on the training. AND make life-long friends with your new yoga buddies.

Daily Schedule
5/5:30 - 8 am Practice, Meditation, Beach time.
8 - 9 am Breakfast
9 - 1 pm Lecture and Discussion
1 - 2 pm Lunch & Break
2 - 4 pm Lecture and Fun Yoga Stuff
4 - 7 pm Practice
7 - 8 pm Dinner (Most of the time)

Most days will be from 5 am-8 pm But may change due to weather and possible other circumstances.

Some of the many topics covered in the Yoga Teacher Training:

Contemporary Yoga and Yoga Styles
A Contemporary Approach to Yoga
A More Traditional Yoga Style
Vinyasa Flow ~ Hatha ~ Yin
The Impact of Yoga on Modern Society
Yogis of the Present Day

The Teacher and the Business of Teaching
How to Become an employed Yoga Instructor
Sequence a Class: All levels
How to Start a Successful Business
The Importance of a Personal Practice
Social Media & Marketing
Creating and Nurturing Your Tribe

Yogic Lifestyle
Principles of Ayurveda (and the Doshas)
Suggestions for a Yogic Lifestlyle + Kriyas
Stress, Fascia, Pain & Yoga

The Six Actions of the Spine
Sun Salutations, A,B, and Classic
Asanas & Their Principles of Alignment
The Benefits & Hidden Effects of Asanas
Precautions & Contraindications for Asanas
Modifications of Asanas to Various Levels & Injuries
Props & Their Many Uses
Yin Yoga Postures & Teachings
Common Yoga Injuries + Prevention
The Asanas That Result in the Most Injury

Yogic Practices
Pranayama, Mudras & Mantra
Chaturanga Dandasana like a boss
Yoga Nidra – the Art of Relaxation
Standing Asanas
Balance Poses
Seated and Twists
Inversions and Arm Balances
Finishing Asanas and Thai Massage
Asanas are taught with prop usage as options

The Inner Body
Nadis: Subtle Energy Channels
The Chakras
The Koshas
Applied Anatomy & Physiology (Asanas)
Ayurveda, Doshas & Yoga
The Benefits & Study of Yin Yoga

Teaching Methodology
Principles of Great Sequencing & Choreography
Spinal Warm-ups
How to Prepare Peak, Theme & General Classes + Lesson Plans
Principles of Demonstration, Observation, Assisting, & Class Instruction
Practice Teaching of Asanas, Meditation & Pranayama
Yoga Injuries & Theraputics
The Art of Savasana & Savasana Massage
How to Create a Workshop
Creating Flow
Yin Poses & Sequencing
Creative Flow: Vinyasa Sequencing (our main focus)*
Hatha -V- Vinyasa
Non-invasive/Safe Assists
Multi-level Classes

The Yoga Timeline
Patanjali & The Eight Limbs
The Yoga Sutras
The Yamas & the Niyamas
Yogis to Know in History (old + new)
Incorporating a little History in Your Classes

The Muscles and their purpose
Alignment and Injury
Systems In Use in Yoga
A Study of The Spine, Shoulders and Hips