During this foundational 200-hour training program, you will acquire the skills and confidence necessary to become a beginner-level yoga teacher. You will learn to create an intentional and sacred practice to prepare the practitioner for a deeper experience of yoga, both on and off the mat.
- Guided teaching course
- Vedic philosophy and teachings
- Practical and theoretical lessons
- Daily breakfast shared in silence
- Daily vegetarian and vegan meals
- 25 nights accommodation
Nica Yoga 200hr YTT
Along with the foundation techniques included in this 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will have the opportunity to be guided and supported in teaching practicum. This is to prepare you to teach beginners’ level yoga classes. You will be provided with lesson plan samples and practical teaching tools and techniques, including how to start teaching in your local community. Remember, yoga is a lifelong journey and an opportunity to grow and discover more about who you are. And then, you can share this experience with others.
This 3-week sacred and spiritual immersion is both practical and theoretical. It requires commitment, focus and stamina, as well as being self-motivated. The training can be physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. Try to practice acceptance of the challenges and exciting changes that will take place over the course of three weeks, as this is an opportunity for personal transformation and spiritual growth.
Your Training Includes:
- Anatomy and Physiology for Yoga, both Eastern and Western modalities and perspectives
- Learning to create and lead a basic yoga class
- Learning to teach classical Asanas, Pranayama, meditation and relaxation techniques to guide students into a deeper and more internal experience of yoga
- Professional Practices & Business of Yoga
- Self-inquiry, group service project, observation and assisting of yoga classes
- Study of Yogic Philosophy, Yogic Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers, including Karma Yoga, Spiritual Activism, Conscious Communication and Vegetarianism
- Thai Yoga Bodywork/Partner Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kundalini, Ashtanga and Yoga with Props
Sunday, January 4, 2015
- 14:00 – 15:00 Arrival. Settle into your room; tea, juice and fruit by the pool
- 16:00 – 16:45 Opening Orientation
- 17:00 – 20:00 Truck to Town Tour
- 20:00 – 21:00 Return to El Camino del Sol
Monday – Saturday, January 5 – January 28, 2015
- 06:30 – 08:30 Morning Sadhana Yoga practice
- 08:30 – 10:00 Breakfast (Noble Silence)
- 10:00 – 13:00 Morning session
- 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch / study break / siesta
- 15:00 – 17:30 Afternoon yoga practice & session
- 17:30 – 19:00 Dinner / rest
- 19:00 – 21:00 Evening session & lecture
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Breakfast is served at 8am day of departure shall you choose to stay and share one last meal together.
Tara Folton(500ERYT) is the founder and director of Yatra Yoga (www.yatrayoga.co). She is a passionate yoga practitioner and a dedicated global yoga teacher. She received her 200-hour certification from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica (2006) and completed her 500-hour Kunga Yoga certification from the Wilmington Yoga Center (2011). She facilitated Kunga Journeys Global Service Retreats in India and Jamaica, and served as an assistant for many Kunga Yoga programs and workshops, including 200-hour Teacher Trainings, Advanced Teacher Training, and Rhythmic Flow Yoga with Live Drumming. In 2011 she assisted with the launch of Off The Mat, Into The World in Sydney, Australia and serves as a Yoga In Action Leader. In 2008, she had the opportunity volunteer and share the teachings of yoga with the Mizero Children of Rwanda, orphaned from the ’94 Rwandan Genocide. She’s taught yoga to women and children throughout her travels in Central America, Asia and the South Pacific. She has also worked with women in recovery from substance abuse, HIV patients, and At-Risk Youth. She is trained in Ayurveda, Advanced Pranayam, Thai Yoga Massage, Acro Yoga, and Childlight Kids Yoga.
Kelly is a spiritual intuitive who has been a student of consciousness for the past 15 years. As a child she discovered her psychic abilities and intuitive nature which led her into the healing arts. Seeking consciousness, she found access to this through her yoga practice. She graduated from Yoga College of India out of Los Angeles in 2001. From that place she has gained over 1000 hours of learning thru different yoga styles such as Kundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow and Meditation. She is registered through the Yoga Alliance. Realizing the importance of the mind body connection took Kelly on a path of Massage Therapy. She Graduated from Northern Arizona Muscle Therapy Institute in 2003. Through all these years she has accumulated knowledge of the body through healing modalities such as Yoga, Myofacsial Release, Cranio-Sacral, Energy Work, and Thai Massage. All of these leading her to the thing she longed for most of all, her soul. Her path is one that is guided by her connection to the Source of life. She offers her clients and students an amazing space of healing and a chance to begin to embark on the journey within themselves.
Elizabeth, 200 eRYT was introduced to the yoga practice while spending the summer visiting her uncle in Italy. Upon arrival back to the states, Elizabeth and her mother began practicing together. A former competitive swimmer through the collegiate level, Elizabeth enjoyed the non-competitive aspect of her yoga practice, and found that it brought balance to her life.
Elizabeth is a graduate of UNC-Wilmington, with a double major in International Business and Spanish. She completed the 200- hour teacher training program at the Wilmington Yoga Center in 2007. She also served as an assistant in the 220- hour program in 2008 and 2014. Since then Elizabeth has deepened her practice by studying with Shiva Rea, Krista and Brock Cahill, Kathryn Budig, Rodney Yee, Ana Forest, Richard Freeman, Baron Baptiste, Dharma Mittra, Seane Corne, Maty Ezraty, David Swenson and Tiffany Cruikshank. She is currently working on her 500 hour advanced teacher training under the keen eye of Tiffany Cruikshank. Elizabeth believes in encouraging and inviting students to push past perceived limits and explore new, more powerful paths. Her yoga classes are based on Vinyasa yoga where the breath is synchronized with the movement. Attaining full body connectivity is paramount in Elizabeth’s philosophy of teaching where the student is linking the breath, the movement and the mind for an overall sense of strength, energetic power and well-being. Elizabeth also serves as an ambassador for Manduka, bepresent & Beyond Yoga brands.
All vegetarian/vegan meals are prepared by staff and eaten together. Each morning complimentary coffee is served at the restaurant. Breakfast is shared in silence.
If you have special dietary needs, please let Nica Yoga know prior to the training.
- Guided ATV excursions
- Sea turtle expedition (seasonal, available from July to February)
- Zip line tour
- Horseback Riding
- Jesus Christ statue visit
- Boat tour
- Sunset Cruise
- Laguna de Apoyo
Know before you go
From 2 – 3 p.m.
Maximum 20 people
Airport transfer from Managua International Airport (MGA) is included in the price. Return transport FROM Nica Yoga to MGA is NOT included.
The program runs Monday through Saturday, and you will have Sundays off. Sessions begin promptly at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
The training ends at 9 p.m. on January 28. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. on the day of departure should you choose to stay and share one last meal together.
The daily schedule is a general guideline. Please be open, the schedule is subject to change.
Special menu request
If you have special dietary needs, please let Nica Yoga know prior to the training. Due to the scarcity and high expense of some food materials, extra charges may be levied for certain dietary needs. Thank you for understanding.
Nica Yoga offer special rates for extended stay guests. Please contact us by clicking the Send Inquiry or Contact Organizer button if you are staying longer than one month.
Participants must arrive no later than Sunday, January 4, 2015.
The deposit of 500 USD is due immediately to reserve your place on the roster. The amount of 1000 USD is due 90 days prior to class start date. The balance is due 40 days prior to class start date. All payments are non-refundable 60 days prior to course.
Program deposits are refundable up to 60 days prior to program, less a $200 service charge. Less than 60 days prior to a program, deposits may be transferred to another program of similar interest occurring within one year. If not used within a year, funds will be forfeited. If we do not have a minimum of 10 students 45 days prior to course, we may cancel the course and refund your money in full. No cash refunds are available after the start of this program. It is a tough program, but the instructor is here to assist you to push past your limits.
Accepted payment methods
Bank wire transfer preferred
Credit card, Paypal