Connect to Your Purpose.
Become a Yoga Teacher.
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 affordable Blue Osa One-Month Immersion Costa Rica 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 yoga certification 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.
We cordially invite you to join us in our next:
:: Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training Immersion ::
Beginning October 17 – November 16, 2015
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!
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
“Yogi Aaron was a joy to be around, from his contagious laugh to his pure love and dedication to his beautiful dogs. The lessons he taught us everyday just kept getting better. The last week of asana practices completely blew my mind. He has no specific teaching style yet such a specific style at the same time. He is open to humor and fun in the classes and yet can bring a serious, sophisticated tone to others. I never wanted the practices to end and left each class wanting more.
If you are high-maintenance and looking to be babysat, this place is not for you. But if you want to dig deeper within yourself mentally and physically arriving with an open heart for learning to be a better person, then I highly recommend going to learn from Yogi Aaron. ”
Brooke, Cayman Islands
“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.”
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.
Save your spot now for our 2015 trainings.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn our program is comparable with most local studios. Right now, you have 2 options:
1. Shared Occupancy @ $3990
2. Single Occupancy @ $5990 (This option is no longer available.)
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 17, 2015.
*NOTE: Prices do NOT include applicable taxes or incidentals, such as the cost of flights, shuttles, spa treatments.
If for some reason you decide the Blue Osa Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training is not for you, simply send a written cancellation request within 12-weeks of the program start date (Oct. 17) 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…
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.
Yes, you will have met the qualifications for becoming a 200-hr RYT upon program completion of Blue Osa’s One-Month Immersion Yoga Teacher Training. You may choose to submit yourself for recognition if you wish.
As a national credentialing organization for the yoga community, Yoga Alliance® provides a set of educational Standards for yoga schools that specify hours or study in certain educational categories.
Yoga Alliance® is recognized around the world as the authority in setting these yoga standards and your certificate will enable you to be able to teach anywhere it is required.
Yogi Aaron’s approach to teaching yoga teachers is based on the principal that gaining wisdom and knowledge comes through direct experience. Throughout the Blue Osa Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica, you will have the gift of fully immersing yourself in yoga for one-month–and to ultimately discover what yoga can mean for you. Our yoga students each come with unique goals. Some want to get their yoga certificate to teach yoga. Others want to answer deep and meaningful questions about their life. And still others want to live a more meaningful life through yoga.
We warmly welcome students of any and all backgrounds. The only commitment requires is that you are welling to show up and fully participate.
The book reports need to be completed in order for us to award you the 200 hours Yoga Teacher Certification.
The book reports are due 3 months after the end of the One-Month Immersion. For example, if the completion of the One-Month Immersion is November 16, then the book reports will be due the following February 16.
In addition to the 3 months following the One-Month Immersion, you are given a lot of time during the Immersion to also complete your book reports.
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.
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.
This exclusive program is only offered ONCE a year and is limited to 24 people. This means, if you know you want in, don’t wait! Sign-up now.