One-Month Immersion Yoga Teacher Training

Strengthen Your Practice.
Connect to Your Purpose.
Become a Yoga Teacher.

IMAGINE.

 

What would it feel like to have no obligations to attend to? No errands to run? And no chores to get done –– for an entire month?

 

What would it feel like to have only one responsibility?

 

TO BE OPEN.

 

Open to learning.

 

Open to self-discovery.

 

Open to becoming who your soul is longing to be.

 

Sounds almost too good to be true, right?

 

Well, it’s not. We’ve designed The Blue Osa Yoga Teacher Training Intensive with exactly this in mind.

 

Aaron, after visiting yoga studios around the world (as an internationally renowned teacher + as a lifelong student), came to a definitive conclusion: The best training programs all provide their students with the same element –– a safe space outside of everyday routine.

 

This is where deep transformation happens. Away from the distractions (some comfortable and some not-so-much) of daily life.

 

Learning is accelerated. Confidence is amplified. And new habits are formed.

 

That is why, from the very beginning, we knew our secluded resort would be perfect for creating an immersive, one-of-a-kind, training experience. A program that would not only develop confident, knowledgeable and passionate yoga teachers; but that would also provide seekers with an opportunity to connect to who they really are.

 

Because that’s what being a yoga teacher is really about –– deepening your relationship with your highest self so that you may shine a light onto the lives of others.


 

 

Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

If you’ve been contemplating enrolling

in yoga teacher training because

you want to:

 

• Nourish yourself in body, mind and spirit.

• Feel strong, healthy and grounded in your daily life.

• Gain greater clarity around your life’s ultimate purpose.

• Open the door to a satisfying, potential new career as a yoga instructor.

• Develop a rock-solid practice that supports you through life’s ups + downs.

We cordially invite you to join us in our next:

:: Yoga Teacher Training Immersion ::

Beginning October 18 – November 17, 2014

This intimate 30-day program will help you deepen your practice, connect to your purpose and ultimately lead others toward greater health and wellness as a yoga instructor.

 

Our goal is to empower you to not only acquire the practical + philosophical teachings of yoga, but to actualize them through the direct experiences of practicing AND teaching.

 

Let us be the mortar, let the practice be the pestle and show-up ready be transformed!


Here’s Exactly What You’ll Get:

• 30 nights of beachfront accommodations at our eco resort + spa.
• 3 delicious, prepared-for-you, plant-based meals a day.
• Comfortable, modern sleeping accommodations.
• Free laundry service once a week.
• Free WiFi.
• Lessons led by an internationally renowned yoga instructor.
• Effective sequencing methods that work for building well-rounded classes.
• Opportunities to practice teaching with resort guests + community members.
• Supervised morning sadhna practice, including ancient purification rituals.
• Built-in support network of like-minded individuals + fellow yoga teachers.
• Comprehensive Teacher Training Manual

 

Since every structure needs a strong foundation, we’ve built our program on 5 key pillars:

 

The Curriculum:
1. Techniques Training/Practice (105.5 Hours)

Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours are a mix between (1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and (2) guided practice of the techniques themselves.

4. Teaching Methodology (26.5 hours)

Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga.


2. Anatomy & Physiology (20 hours)

Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

5. Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (36 hours)

Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers.


3. Practicum (12.5 Hours)

Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Total Hours: 200.5

 

Reading List:

1. Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Satyananada Saraswati

2. Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow

3. Four Chapters on Freedom by Swami Satyananada Saraswati

4. The Royal Path by Swami Rama

5. The Bagavad Gita (Our suggestion is the translation by Christopher Isherwood)

 

“Aaron knows people and he understands how their bodies work. His yoga teacher’s training balances practical instruction and technique with the sincere intent of a spiritual aspirant. He teaches others how to teach yoga with true mastery. His delight is contagious!”

 

Deko, Connecticut

“Having taken teacher trainings both stateside and in Costa Rica, I can not emphasize enough how training at Blue Osa will take you deeper into your study. Allowing yourself the opportunity to break free from the ego and truly experience the self. To get the most out of your teacher training, being in Costa Rica breaks from the situations, circumstances, people and all other outside influences to bring you to a place of stillness. Give yourself that pause to hear something more profound.”

 

Randy, Minnesota

Meet Your Teacher

Aaron has been a student of yoga since 1991 and a teacher since 1997. He has studied with the likes of Alan Finger, Bryan Kest, Genny Kapuler, Rod Stryker, Swami Rama and David Swenson in yoga ashrams and retreat centers around the world. He has also had the rare privilege of studying closely with numerous spiritual masters during his treks throughout the Himalaya Mountains.

 

Aaron’s teaching is motivated by a desire to teach people how to connect to the harmony that is naturally inherent within themselves and others. As a teacher, his ultimate goal is to provide a space for people to fully realize the possibilities of their own limitless potential. This includes guiding them to fully cultivate health in body, mind and spirit.

 

His approach to alignment is fresh, practical, and applicable for the world we live in. Over the years, Aaron has helped countless students ‘fine tune’ their senses through yoga, thereby experiencing that sublime, divine flow that is within all of us.

A Typical Day:

5AM – 6AM Morning Meditation

6AM – 7AM Breakfast

7AM – 10AM Practice

10AM – 2PM Lunch and Free time

2PM – 6PM Training

6PM – 7:30PM Dinner

 

* Every 6th day are “free-days.” Suggested activities include working on personal projects, receiving spa treatments, rainforest walks and adventure excursions.

Your Investment:

You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn our program is comparable with most local studios. Right now, you have 2 options:

1. Shared Occupancy @ $3900

2. Single Occupancy @ $5500 (This option is no longer available for the October, 2014 training.)

Click  buynowcart                                         to pay your $500 deposit and reserve your spot NOW.

 

You’ll be taken to a 100% secure shopping cart to enter your credit card information. Once we’ve received your deposit, we’ll send you a Welcome Packet with your next steps The remaining balance is to be paid at check-in on October 18, 2014.

 

*NOTE: Prices do NOT include applicable taxes or incidentals, such as the cost of flights, shuttles, spa treatments.

 

Risk-Free Cancellation Policy:

If for some reason you decide Blue Osa Yoga Teacher Training is not for you, simply send a written cancellation request within 8-weeks of the program start date (Oct. 19) and we will refund your deposit in full. NOTE: There will be NO refunds offered after this time. You are responsible for notifying us within the agreed upon time frame should plans change.

 

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again. We’ve designed this program to be more than simply “learning how to teach yoga.” This is a transformative experience that WILL change your life. In large part due to the inherent magical qualities of Blue Osa.

 

Everything from the friendly staff to the zen-like grounds to the farm-to-table meals has been carefully curated to provide a nurturing yogic experience.

 

Obviously, we’re biased!

 

So, don’t take our word for it…

 

Check Out What Past Students Have to Say:

“Blue Osa itself was amazing – from the scarlet macaws to the beach to Marie’s great cooking. But the best part was working with Aaron and the student teachers. When I went to Blue Osa for teacher training in 2011, my intent was to teach a class or two, substitute teach and grow my practice. From these experiences I now teach more, create new practices and continue to learn and grow more than I could have imagined. I now have my own studio and continue to be more passionate about yoga every day.”

 

Denny, Los Angeles, California


“Through Yogi Aaron, yoga teacher training has helped me not only become a good teacher, but helped me grow into my most authentic self! If you’re serious about your yoga practice, whether you want to teach or not, I highly recommend you take teacher training! It’s very transformative. You’ll thank me when you’re done! “

 

Hollis, New York City


“We all learned so much from our training…I certainly did. Aaron, thanks for being an impetus for huge changes in my life. I couldn’t have had the strength without you and everyone there at Blue Osa.”

 

Cori, New York


“I completed the Blue Osa Yoga Teacher Training in November 2011. I can state that the course, taught exclusively by Yogi Aaron, had a strong emphasis on academics–including the scientific and philosophical foundations of hatha yoga. The reading list was comprehensive and included text reading assignments and handouts. Daily physical practice included varying types of meditation, asana and pranayama. If you are considering this training, be assured you will have challenging assignments to complete and ample opportunity for hands-on teaching to fellow students as well as guests of Blue Osa with varying levels of experience. You will also have the opportunity to teach to students with specific health concerns/challenges. I very much enjoyed being taught by Aaron for many reasons but most importantly, even though participating with other students, he taught to me as an individual–focusing specifically and working with me on exactly where I was at in my life as a student. In terms of the physical surroundings, Blue Osa is a paradise. The vision that Blue Osa has manifested in the tiny country of Costa Rica is to be deeply respected. The guest accommodations are beautiful and comfortable–allowing your body adequate rest, recovery and relaxation during the course. The staff were completely devoted to us as students and never hesitated to provide upon any request that I had. Without reserve or hesitation I endorse the Blue Osa Yoga Teacher Training.”

 

Margaret, Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

This Program is Right For You If:

• You want to learn how to teach yoga safely, knowledgeably and confidently.

• You want to learn the basic principles, philosophies and teachings of yoga.

• You want to ignite some seriously positive momentum in your life.

• You want to contribute to the enlightenment + well-being of others.

• You want to experience the luxury of having everything taken care of for you.

• You LOVE the idea of supplementing your training experience with relaxing activities like massages, facials and nature walks.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions
What style(s) of yoga will we be covering?

- While hatha yoga is at the core of what we do, we differentiate ourselves by offering a holistic approach to yoga that emphasizes function over form. We believe yoga should be tailored to the individual, and that a good yoga teacher knows how to facilitate a unique practice to meet unique needs. Our methodologies have been influenced by multiple traditions, including Vinyasa, Iyengar and Anusara yogas. Aaron also has a strong background in yoga therapy and brings in therapeutic elements when appropriate.

 

Does this program meet Yoga Alliance’s international certification standards?

-Yes, you will have met the qualifications for becoming a 200-hr RYT upon program completion. You may choose to submit yourself for recognition if you wish.

 

I don’t have a strong yoga practice. Can I still participate in this program?

Absolutely. Even if you are relatively new to yoga, this 30-day yoga teacher training is the best way to learn the art of yoga, and cultivate a strong foundation for a life long practice. One of the most fascinating qualities of the yoga we teach is how adaptable it is to the student. No matter where you are, there is a practice for you. And frankly, some of the best teachers are the ones who can’t contort their bodies into pretzel shapes. Their limitations end up being their greatest strengths for their students.

 

Will this program cover the “business” aspects of becoming a yoga teacher?

Yes, we will spend time discussing the logistics of developing your own business as a yoga teacher. Subjects to be discussed include how to find your first customers, how much to charge, where to teach and best practices for growing your business. As a former NYC yoga studio owner and as current co-owner of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa, Aaron has a wealth of knowledge available in this area, and will kindly field questions.

 

How many times a year do you offer this?

This exclusive program is only offered ONCE a year and is limited to 20 people. This means, if you know you want in, don’t wait! Sign-up now.

 

Are You Ready For a Change?

Are you ready to feel rock-solid, grounded and present to life?

 

Are you ready to step into the shoes of the person you know you’re meant to become?

 

Is something telling you that this is the opportunity you’ve been searching for?

 

If the answer is yes, we can’t wait to have you.

 

Click the button below to reserve your spot now.

 

You’ll be taken to a 100% secure shopping cart to make your $500 deposit. Soon after, I’ll send you a Welcome Packet with your next steps.

 

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Blue Osa’s Yoga Teacher Training Intensive. If you still have questions, please email me at Aaron@BlueOsa.com. I’m more than happy to help you determine if this program is the best fit for you.

 

Blessings,

 

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Yogi Aaron

Master Teacher and Blue Osa Co-Founder

 

 

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