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Investing in yourself with this program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching. This teacher training immersion in Costa Rica’s lush Blue Zone gives you three weeks to focus on your yoga practice with other curious, interesting people from around the world. This training is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, it is an opportunity to cultivate true health and happiness while making new, like minded friends.
You will be staying in a double-occupancy lodging at the tropical modern Zen Jungle Lofts. Facilities and features include daily house keeping, weekly laundry service, super filtered high vibration pristine mountain spring water for drinking and bathing, full access to the Sanctuary at Two Rivers - Liz Lindh, a 40-acre tropical paradise with swimming pool, waterfalls, and rivers, hidden hammocks, gardens, hiking trails, and concierge services.
The tropical modern Zen Jungle Lofts are sensitively green-designed to harmonize within the natural environment, providing a comfortable up-close and very personal experience with nature, exclusively at the Sanctuary at Two Rivers yoga retreat and yoga teacher training center in Costa Rica.
Each of the six jungle lofts places each guest at eye level with the forest canopy and the passing monkeys, singing tropical birds, and scented floral trees. Plenty of rooms to perch yourself on a hammock at canopy eye level with your favorite book, a pair of binoculars, digital camera, and a glass of fresh mountain spring water. Screened-in open-faced walls allow for vintage viewing, excellent ventilation, pleasurable sun, and moonlight. Refreshingly cool slate stone supports the ambiance to relax, recharge, and reconnect. Upstairs in the bedroom mezzanine, guest beds have an unencumbered view of the jungle.
In the spacious bathroom and private dressing area, there is ample sink shelf space for each guest. Right outside, there is a tropical garden view solar hot water shower with great pressure and wide shower head.
All of these jungle lofts are of a townhouse design with two lofts side-by-side. Each accommodates two individuals with each guest in a single twin bed or combined to form a king bed. Each side of the duplex townhouse includes 17-foot open-faced screened walls, soaring ceilings, slate stone lounge space with two lounge chairs and coffee table, bedroom mezzanine with two twin beds, private dressing room with sink with hot water, private toilet room, garden-view solar hot water shower, hammock, and 625 square feet of living space.
While The Sanctuary at Two Rivers - Liz Lindh loves children, the accommodations are not childproof. Children visiting the sanctuary require constant supervision. The Sanctuary cannot provide this service. For everyone's stress level and safety, it is best to leave your pets at home. The Sanctuary at Two Rivers - Liz Lindh does not allow smoking anywhere on the property. The Sanctuary reserves the right to ask any guest to leave without a refund for not respecting this code of conduct.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
This yoga instructor certification program draws from many traditions and emphasizes more than the physical practice of yoga. You will explore and experience classical Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the importance of ritual, the magic of mantra, philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, awareness of the subtle energies within and around you, and a deep connection to nature as your teacher.
The asana practice is Hatha Vinyasa. Vinyasa meaning the fluid and purposeful integration of breath and movement. You will gain an understanding of proper alignment for over 108 asana, sun salutations for all levels, creative and smart sequencing, core based strength exercises, enhancing postures with hands-on adjustments, how to incorporate music into a class, how to use props, and how to work with special populations.
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers - Liz Lindh has created your three-week schedule to allow for some unstructured free time over the weekends so you can explore the nearby beaches, waterfalls, and hiking trails, or simply relax in a hammock or by the pool while catching up on reading and writing.
Liz is a licensed and board-certified doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine, a National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Diplomate in Chinese herbal medicine, a holistic skincare therapist, a natural beauty expert, and a yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Her dynamic Vinyasa yoga classes are a fusion of fluid movement, flexibility, core strengthening, and balance, where you will find rhythm and awareness, breath and calm, ritual, integration of body, mind, heart, and spirit. She teaches with the intention of spreading love, health, and beauty.
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers - Liz Lindh is perched approximately 1000 yards slightly above the Pacific Ocean in Cabuya at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, which is one of only five Blue Zones in the entire world by having a large concentration of centenarians living in the area. The sanctuary is only two miles from Costa Rica's first National Nature Preserve, Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve, and neighbors to the quaint artistic beach-town of Montezuma and the surf towns Mal Pais and Santa Teresa.
Guests will be introduced to the bountiful gifts of Mother Nature from the moment of their arrival as they walk from the car-park for 20 minutes over jungle and river paths to reach the grounds of the sanctuary. Nestled between two rivers with waterfalls that flow year round, the private park is home to countless species of flora and fauna including exotic mammals, birds, butterflies, reptiles, and amphibians that are common to Central America.
The Sanctuary at Two Rivers' yoga retreat and yoga teacher training center's fortunate geography allows for a tropically mild, nearly mosquito-free climate with cool refreshing breezes cascading throughout the rolling grounds, making one's stay remarkably comfortable even when beach temperatures are soaring.
Three organic gourmet vegetarian meals served to you each day, unlimited organic shade-grown Costa Rican coffee, an assortment of teas, fruits, healthy energy bars, and super filtered high vibration pristine mountain spring water for drinking and bathing.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).
It is very easy to get to the Sanctuary at Two Rivers - Liz Lindh with a 25-minute flight from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) to Tambor Airstrip where a taxi will drive you through the famous Nicoya Peninsula Blue Zone to the sanctuary's yoga retreat Costa Rica and yoga teacher training certification program center. All guests must arrive at the sanctuary no later than 4 p.m. on arrival day. Please schedule your travel accordingly.
Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is the most convenient airport to the sanctuary. Frequent international flights are available at this modern airport. For your travel, please plan at least two hours between local air and international travel. Important: There is a departure tax of approximately 28 USD at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) when you leave Costa Rica.
Two local airlines offer scheduled flights and charter services to Tambor Airstrip. The flight time is 25 minutes. Please check for flights on either Sansa Airlines which is a five-minute walk from the exit of the international airport or Nature Air which now departs from inside the international airport terminal but you must clear immigration and customs first and then re-enter the building upstairs and check-in at their counter. Please allow at least one and a half hours from your international arrival time in order to clear immigration and customs and to check-in for the domestic flight.