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OUR CURRICULUM: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The Caribe Yoga Academy prides itself on the depth and authenticity of the material offered.  We’re also realistic and know that this is not a program for everyone!  We want students who are taking on the intense study of Yoga Teacher Training to choose a program that will truly meet their personal needs and expectations. Please look over our guide for deciding whether or not this is the right training for you.  Below that you will see our curriculum outlined for a sneak peek at all that you will learn. If you’re ready to step fully into your power, get into the jungle and out of your comfort zone; come study with us here in Puerto Viejo!

 

THE CARIBE YOGA ACADEMY PROGRAMS ARE RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • You are committed to learning the history and foundations of the Yoga practice
  • You are dedicated to Self-Study (Svadhyaya)
  • You are in good physical health and ready to be challenged at all levels of your being
  • You are willing to say a full body YES to the discipline of the yoga practice and life study
  • You want to face your patterns (samskaras), live with intention (sankalpa) and step out of self-limiting cycles and blame
  • You are willing to participate in the hard work of ceremony, ritual and the sharing of your True Self
  • You want to live courageously and in a heart-centered way
  • You are looking to build authentic CommUNITY with your yoga classmates (kula)
  • You believe yourself to be a seeker
  • You are interested in uncovering your purpose and creating impact
  • You want to gain the life skills of non-violent communication and co-listening
  • You have an interest in the Eastern Philosophies and texts that Yoga is rooted in
  • You understand that yoga is more than physical standing postures
  • You want to understand your inner nature more deeply while surrounded by Mother Nature
  • You want a transformational and enriching experience
  • You’re interested in finding your authentic voice

THE PROGRAMS MAY NOT BE RIGHT FOR YOU IF:

  • You are looking for a work-out style yoga training
  • Your wish for the Yoga Teacher Training experience is to perfect your handstand
  • Physical fitness is your ultimate or only goal
  • Your hope is to have a one month vacation in Costa Rica
  • You feel that change and transformation are not part of your path
  • Your yoga practice is not-aligned with the practice’s history or philosophy
  • You are bored with the study of history, philosophy or Eastern science
  • You are not interested in expanding your definition of what Yoga is and can be
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OUR CURRICULUM:

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Yoga Asana Study & Workshop
  • Mudra
  • Internal Nature, External Nature
  • Myths of the Asanas and Hindu Symbology
  • Foundational Standing Sequences
  • The Archetypes
  • Mantra & Kirtan
  • The 8 Limbs
  • The Yamas & Niyamas
  • Ceremony, Ritual and Setting Sacred Space
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Observing Bodies, Finding Functional Alignment
  • Providing Support & Being of Service
  • Seva, Karma, Moksha, Kula
  • Samsara & Samskara
  • The Art of Hands on Assisting
  • INclusivity & Yoga Accessibility
  • How to Guide Meditations & Relaxations
  • Introduction to Sanskrit for Proper Pronunciation
  • Demonstration, Mirroring & Teacher’s Voice
  • Introduction to Yin Yoga
  • Introduction to Restorative Yoga
  • The History of Yoga
  • Study of the Yoga Sutras
  • Study of the Bhagavad Gita, Dharma
  • Introduction to the RamaYana & the Mahabharata
  • Teacher-Student Communication & Boundaries
  • Honing Your Teacher’s Voice
  • Your Unique Teacher’s Qualities
  • The Sacredness of Joy, Play & Celebration
  • Subtle Anatomy: Bandhas, Gunas, Koshas, The 3 Bodies, Nadis, Chakras & More
  • Guiding Pranayama
  • Yoga for Special Populations: Children, Chair, Pregnancy & More
  • Sequencing Safely and with Impact
  • Theme Weaving for Sankalpa in your Classes
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • The Business of Yoga
  • Working with the Yoga Alliance

 

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