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100 Hour Teacher Training with Mark and Joanne Darby, and Sanskrit with Zoe Slatoff

July 6-20,2019



Looking to greatly deepen your understanding of the spiritual practice of Ashtanga yoga? Aspiring to become a yoga teacher?

This retreat is a rare opportunity to study in a very small group setting with 2 certified teachers who have practiced Ashtanga Yoga
for 40 years. and with a scholarly Sanskrit teacher. 

Darby & Joanne began their studies with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1979 spending four of the next 5 years in his shala in Mysore, India. They returned to India many times to further their studies until guruji’s death in 2009.

Zoë has a Master's Degree in South Asian Studies from Columbia University. She is the author of “Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga”, a Sanskrit textbook for yoga students, which integrates traditional and academic methods of learning, teaching grammar and reading through classical yoga texts. She is now at work on a PhD. She also teaches online Sanskrit courses for the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

This training will take place in the Peninsula de Nicoya, a very special and unspoiled area of Costa Rica surrounded by beautiful landscape and isolated beaches. The workshop is organized to allow you to concentrate on your practice and your daily study in a very peaceful and relaxing
setting.

THERE ARE ONLY 17 PLACES AVAILABLE!!

General Program: 


The initial focus will be to give you inspiration for your practice at a much deeper level and create an environment that is conducive to learning. 

First, we will do a self-evaluation, clearly indicating where each student stands to create the next possible step in conscious evolution. Asanas -Exploring the fundamental principles of each asana of the Ashtanga series. Breath & Vinyasa- Learning the breathing mechanism and its effect on the physical body, emotional body, and the mental body.

Sanskrit with Zoë Slatoff:


In this course, we will contemplate the yoga tradition from Vedic times to the present. Each day will consist of chanting, discussion, and Sanskrit study. 
 

We will: 

 

  • Explore yogic texts, such as the Bhagavad Gītā, Haṭha Pradīpikā, and other lesser-known texts .

  • Chanting and discussing its meaning and relevance to our practice today look particularly at the Yoga Sūtra,



What do we offer?

  • Training by two certified teachers

  • Three vegetarian meals a day.

  • Private or Shared accommodation.

  • Daily shuttle to the beaches.

  • Local activities


How to get here?

  • .International Flight to Liberia ( LIR ) - Daniel Oduber Airport

  • There will be a shuttle to pick you up at a fixed time.

  • Take into consideration that depending on your arrival time, you may need to spend one night at a hotel near the airport.


For more information or to register please contact:
Darby:
 markdarbyoga@yahoo.ca

Sattva Yoga Shala is registered with The Yoga Alliance (RYS).
At the end of the course, the students will receive a 100-hour Certificate of Yoga training which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance of North America.

Ashtanga Yoga and Sanskrit in Costa Rica

July 20-27, 2019

Zoë discovered yoga at the age of 15 and has been devoted to a daily practice ever since. She first traveled to Mysore in 2000 to study with Pattabhi Jois and Sharath and has returned almost annually. She is honored to have received Guruji's blessing to teach in 2002, and level 2 Authorization in 2009.

 

Zoë has a Master's Degree in Asian Languages and Culture from Columbia University. She is the author of Yogāvatāraṇam, a Sanskrit textbook for yoga students, which uses extracts from classical yoga texts to integrate traditional and academic methods of learning the language. Zoë is also the Sanskrit editor for Pushpam, and has done Sanskrit editing for Nāmarūpa and Robert Svoboda's book Vāstu

.

She is now at work on a PhD about the Aparokṣānubhūti, an Advaita Vedantic text attributed to Ādi Śaṅkarācārya, which is particularly relevant to yoga practitioners. It explains how we get caught up in illusions about our bodies and the world and how we could instead use practice to help us discover and be more connected to our essential nature.

Join Zoë in Guanacaste, Costa Rica from July 20-27, 2019 for a magical week of Mysore practice, Sanskrit, chanting and philosophy and, of course, plenty of time on the beach!

 

  • Includes 3 delicious vegetarian meals a day and shuttle to/from airport

  • From $1290 - $1590 with a variety of housing options (please inquire)

  • A $600 deposit (non-refundable) is required to reserve your spot and the room of your choice.

For more information: zoe@ochs.org.uk

Visit us online: www.ashtangayogaupperwestside.com

 The Spirit Sister Retreat with Dawn Peer & Tina Conroy Yoga & Healing

November 12-17, 2019

Only 8 spots left!

Includes:

 

  • 5 Nights

 

  • Daily Meditations

 

  • 2 Yoga Classes a Day

 

  • Workshops ( Essential Oils, Restorative/ Angels, Intuition)

 

  •  Each Guest Receives 1 Private Reiki and Intuitive Reading

 

  •  Reiki Healing Circle

 

  •  Tour

 

  •  3 Meals and snacks a day

 

Sample Daily Itinerary:

                  

7:30 am –Meditation 

8:00 am – Yoga

9:00 am – Breakfast             

10:00 am- Free Time/Individual Reiki & Intuitive Readings/Beach/Pool

1:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Time/Pool/Beach

6:00 pm – Workshop/Reiki Circle or Restorative/ Gentle Yoga

7:00 pm – Dinner

 

*Schedule Subject to Change*

Email Tina and Dawn for more information at:

Tina Conroy

www.Tinaconroy.com

Tinaconroy111@gmail.com

The Intuitive Woman Podcast 

 

Dawn Peer

Dawn.Radianthealing@gmail.com

50 Hour Apprenticeship Training Lomi Lomi Nui Massage "A unique Hawaiian Technique"

November 17-30,2019

The Lomi Lomi is a massage made with the fluidity and grace of the movements of the ocean, the constant and powerful wave energy.

 

It incorporates circular movements done mainly with forearms. Attentive to oneself in the present moment, carried out in listening, the Lomi Lomi is profound, intuitive and transformational. This is an ancient technique that Hawaiians have never stopped using due to its great power.

For more information: verotsophie@gmail.com

8 DAYS ESCAPE YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT

December 8-15, 2019

March 8-15, 2020

Anna Maria Gillespie earned her certification in Experiential Yoga at the Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI) under the careful guidance of Don and Anna Stapleton in November of 2010 and a majority of her continuing education focused on Yin Yoga.

 

She's been practicing yoga regularly for more than 20 years and has eight 8 years of experience teaching classes of all levels and sizes.

Anna credits Yoga with transforming her life and bringing her into the "here and now."

 

The cumulative education she's received over the past two decades is built on principles learned from some of the most intuitive, knowledgeable, and inspirational teachers in the field. Anna dedicates herself to sharing her unique yogic perspective and philosophy with each student she has the opportunity to connect with.

YOGA PRACTICE ON ANNA'S RETREATS

YIN

A gentle practice done mostly in a seated or lying down position where static poses are held for a minimum of 2 minutes and sometimes for as long as 10 minutes. Yin Yoga harmonizes the body by releasing the fascia and removing energetic blockages.

 

VINYASA

A vigorous style of yoga that moves through a series of poses that build heat within the body, helping to increase circulation, flexibility, strength, and mental clarity. 

 

SVAROOPA

A restorative style of yoga where a specific set of poses are practiced in a predetermined order encouraging the spine to release. When the spine and the muscles surrounding it are all able to release, the body automatically realigns and the organs relax, restoring their optimal function. 

For more information visit our website: www.elevatepureretreats.com

 

8 DAYS ESCAPE LUXURY REJUVENATING PILATES RETREAT

December 15-22, 2019

8 DAYS ESCAPE LUXURY PILATES RETREAT

March 15-22, 2020

8 DAYES ESCAPE LUXURY PILATES RETREAT

December 13-20, 2020

Treat yourself to a luxury pilates retreat experience and truly immerse yourself in nature on our Luxury Escape Retreat hosted at the Malayka Retreat Centre, Bejuco on the  Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

You will enjoy 20 hours of pilates over five days (all equipment provided) by a qualified teacher, three healthy delicious vegetarian meals per day, daily transport to the beach and airport transfers.

The ultimate healing & therapeutic retreat that offers pure luxury at its finest and includes relaxation and meditation surrounded by pure nature - the perfect way to slow down the pace, relax and unwind

.

So pack your pilates gear, swimwear, and flip flops and let us take care of the rest!

For more information visit our website: www.elevatepureretreats.com

Manifest your Best Life Retreat - Crystal Gray

December 28, 2019- January 3, 2020

Join Crystal Gray in this transformative yoga and spiritual retreat in beautiful Costa Rica. With views of the ocean and a short drive to the beach, you'll spend your time getting in tune with what you need to let go so you can make space for what you want to call into your life.

Crystal has coached many women in her programs on how to live a more confident and empowered life. She helps participants draw out their natural gifts so they can shine their unique light in the world.

One of the best ways to become the best version of yourself and create the life you want is to develop a more regular yoga and meditation practice. Over the week, learn how to overcome obstacles that are preventing you from committing and learn the foundations of a solid practice that you can take back with you and implement immediately for instant shifts!

Not only will there be twice daily yoga but workshops on manifesting, letting go, designing a daily practice, and more. You'll connect deeply to Mother Earth, your Spirit and Source to make magic and manifest your best life.

It's time to start living the life you were meant to - if not now, when?

What's included:

 

  • 3 daily healthy buffet meals

  • All yoga classes

  • All workshops

  • Waterfall Hike

  • Sacred Chant and Mantra Singing

  • New Year's Ceremony

  • Beach bonfire

  • Transportation to the center from the airport

  • Wi-Fi


What's not included:

  • Airfare

  • Extra activities/shopping

  • Travel insurance

For more information visit our websitewww.yogagoddessacademy.com/best-life-retreat/

Email Crystal Gray for more information at  crystal.askew@gmail.com 

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

January 5-17, 2020

Join international yoga teacher, retreat leader, and bestselling author, Crystal Gray, in a 12 day 200 hour Yoga Alliance-approved yoga teacher training in beautiful Costa Rica!

Crystal has been bringing groups to Costa Rica for the past 5 years and her students love getting away from the everyday distractions of life to dig deep into the teachings.

This training has a heavy emphasis on alignment, intelligent sequencing and effective cueing.

What's included:

  • All food at the retreat center - 3 meals a day plus snacks and coffee

 

  • All ground transportation

 

  • Laundry services

 

  • Daily trip to the beach

 

  • Trip to local waterfall and hike

 

  • Trip to a local town

 

  • Beautiful manual (PDF)

 

  • 1-2 daily asana classes

 

  • All teacher training lessons

 

  • 12-night accommodation



What’s not included:
 

  • Flight

 

  • Anything purchased in town

For more information visit our websitewww.yogagoddessacademy.com

Email Crystal Gray for more information at  crystal.askew@gmail.com

100 Hour Teacher Training with Mark and Joanne Darby

January  25, 2020- February 8, 2020

Looking to greatly deepen your understanding of the spiritual practice of Ashtanga yoga? Aspiring to become a yoga teacher?

 

This retreat is a rare opportunity to study in a very small group setting with 2 certified teachers who have practiced Ashtanga Yoga for 40 years. and with a scholarly Sanskrit teacher. Darby & Joanne began their studies with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1979 spending four of the next 5 years in his shala in Mysore, India. They returned to India many times to further their studies until guruji’s death in 2009.

General Program: 


The initial focus will be to give you inspiration for your practice at a much deeper level and create an environment that is conducive to learning. 

First, we will do a self-evaluation, clearly indicating where each student stands to create the next possible step in conscious evolution. Asanas -Exploring the fundamental principles of each asana of the Ashtanga series. Breath & Vinyasa- Learning the breathing mechanism and its effect on the physical body, emotional body, and the mental body.

What do we offer?

  • Training by two certified teachers

  • Three vegetarian meals a day.

  • Private or Shared accommodation.

  • Daily shuttle to the beaches.

  • Local activities


How to get here?

  • .International Flight to Liberia ( LIR ) - Daniel Oduber Airport

  • There will be a shuttle to pick you up at a fixed time.

  • Take into consideration that depending on your arrival time, you may need to spend one night at a hotel near the airport.


For more information or to register please contact:
Darby:
 markdarbyoga@yahoo.ca

Sattva Yoga Shala is registered with The Yoga Alliance (RYS).
At the end of the course, the students will receive a 100-hour Certificate of Yoga training which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance of North America.