MAY 2018/ Yoga Teacher Training 200h

MAY 2018/ Yoga Teacher Training 200h

from 875.00

This is the YTT 200hr RYT Certification for May 1 - 23, 2018.
For October 2018 dates please click here.

Early Bird Discount available until Feb 28th. Get 10% off your order by entering the promo code at checkout.


Optional Equine Yoga Certification May 23 - 30, 2018.

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All our 200 hour courses are registered with Yoga Alliance and follow their curriculum guidelines. This course meets and exceeds the criteria set forth by Yoga Alliance for a teacher training course. We offer you a unique opportunity to deepen your own yoga practice and gain the skills and confidence to teach your own yoga classes.
Students will learn to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, and Shivananda Yoga styles deepening their own understanding of Yoga and enhancing their professional yoga teaching careers. 


Program Details

Unique to our course we limit enrollment to a maximum of 6 or 10 students per training.  This way we can offer more individual support and practical training to each student. Our teachers and our homey venues lend to a more intimate experience for our students.

The course includes daily pranayama, mantra chanting and asana practice to help each student enrich their own practice. Lectures and practicums on Yoga philosophy, ethics, anatomy, and physiology, teaching methods will be covered in this course.

Successful graduates will receive a diploma  and are eligible to register with YA as 200-RYT. Students enrolled in the “Yoga with Horses program” will receive the same diploma in addition to a certificate from Yoga in Harmony with Horses: Holistic Equine Yoga Certification.



Suited to all levels of yoga experience.


Your Teachers

This unique 200 RYT Hatha Yoga certification is on anatomy and living your yoga. You are coached by experienced, internationally renowned teachers, Irum Naqvi and Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Irum YTT

Irum Naqvi

We invite you to join us for a Yoga Teacher Training 200hr. RYT Certification Retreat with Irum Naqvi, a certified Yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance.

Irum has been practicing Yoga for 25 years. Influenced by Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kripalu, Anusara, Sivananda and all aspects of Hatha yoga, she focuses her practice on meditation and breath awareness, guiding students into their deeper physical and emotional space. 
Irum's quest to understand life’s purpose led her to yoga and reiki. With more than 4,000 hours of personal practice and close to 1,500 hours of teaching, Irum has organized yoga retreats, compiled a 100 page yoga training manual, and trained yoga teachers. She has taught in Canada, Costa Rica, the United States, Austria, Belgium, Israel, and Egypt. 
Her philosophy, the deeper we go, the lighter we become.

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Anatomy class teacher

Jo Ann is a professor of kinesiology and dance and author of anatomy books through Lotus Publishing and North Atlantic Books. Her degrees in dance from New York University and movement education from Kansas University and experience as a professional dancer and choreographer led her to authorship of the Anatomy of Exercise and Movement and The Vital Psoas Muscle. 
Her new book, The Concise Book of Muscles for Yoga, will be out in 2015. Jo Ann has taught throughout the country, in the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Prague, France, and Costa Rica. She believes that knowledge of the body is a pathway to health and healing is Jo Ann’s main focus in all teachings. She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and the Performing Arts Medicine Association


200 RYT Hatha Yoga Certification

This YTT is your opportunity to learn the techniques and methodology for guiding yoga practice with awareness of how to Live the Yoga Philosophy.  

Through this training you will engage in a physical practice and thought provoking discussions, receive the light to explore your inner being; discovering your true self as you bring your awareness to your layers of conditionings and the Samskaras. The transformation will leave you energized, confident and ready to follow your inner calling.


Daily journalling is encouraged and homework may include your personal writings or we will choose a yama and niyama and you will be asked to contemplate and share life challenges while living the yamas and niyamas. The learnings of mantras and chanting, walking meditation, silent time, and Sanskrit names of the asanas are part of our training. You will learn how to teach, how to guide and share your yoga practice, built on the foundation of your own practice. The yoga training is to prepare you for sharing and leading yoga sessions, as well as incorporating the balance of mat yoga into your life and the lives you touch.


Past YTT Highlights

2017 (current Cocles location)

1st YTT Group (Cahuita location)



Lodge at our small Caribbean houses located at Kindred Spirits. 2 bedroom houses with sharing bathroom, kitchen and open air terraces overlooking the jungle. Each bedroom has 2 single bunk beds for 2 people. $3400 per person (private room with double bed $500 supplement).



All meals are fresh organic and vegetarian. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Breakfast baskets are given for your lodgings to prepare in your kitchen and enjoy on your private terrace. Lunches & dinners are served on the communal open air terrace.



Includes all meals, teas & water (except on Sundays).
Includes all yoga mats & props for use during courses, horses during classes.
* For those living in the area and wish to only attend the course with breakfast and lunch, we offer different rates, please contact us for more information.

Cancellation Policy

For guests: up to 1 month before, the %25 deposit is retained, less than 1 month full amount is due and retained.
Cancellation if course does not meet its minimum quo 1 month before course, full reimbursement is given to clients of their deposit. Students will receive their confirmation 1 month before course when the balance is due.
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