• $3,940.00 – Tuition + Shared accommodations
  • $4,980.00 – Tuition + Private accommodations

Location: Samasati Retreat

Address: Carbon 1, Hone Creek, Cahuita, Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica

Contact:
Stephanie
yoga.samasati@gmail.com

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Yoga Teacher Training

With Stephanie McKenzie

March 4 - 31, 2022

Life can change in the blink of an eye. How many times will you blink during this life transforming immersion? For 28 days we will immerse ourselves in the yogic lifestyle with the help and support of healers, teachers, caregivers and friends.

Give yourself a gift that will change your life. The gift of 28 days immersed in nature, deeply engaged with yoga, and fully involved in self care. With like-minded individuals, we will explore ourselves through the structured study of teaching yoga and regular self care. After 28  days, you will have completed the requirements to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200hour RYT. But more than that, you will have completed a soul journey that will forever change your perspective.

Samasati yoga teacher training with Stephanie McKenzie wants to honor you as you step on this life-changing path. In addition to the depth of knowledge you will explore through this training, you will also increase self-knowledge through weekly massages or spa treatments. You will be able to absorb the teachings from this training in the same peaceful environment you received them in with two days off for personal time each week. Dedicated days of self-care and spontaneous dance parties will bring balance to this incredible experience of intense study.

Working with each posture from our basic posture list we will learn how to practice them and how to safely teach them to a wide range of students.  We will explore various traditions of yoga and the art and science of teaching. We will also work to refine our personal practice and delve deeper into the understanding of the self through the body.

We will seek our unique voice and perspective on the practice of yoga. We will explore methods of communication, demonstration, assisting and supporting students in their practice. We will use music and literature to enhance our classes and give intention to our teaching.

Understanding the body from the inside out gives us an intimate view of our students and their struggles.  We will verbally dissect the human body in relation to western and eastern anatomy. We will explore the body systems, and organs as well as chakras, nadis, koshas. and vayus.

We will be immersed in yogic living from the moment we meet under the New Moon to begin this journey.  As the training progresses, we will discuss philosophy and ethics from the yoga teacher’s perspective focusing on Patanjali’s Eight Limb Path of Yoga

 

What We Will Cover

Techniques, Training and Practice Learn how to practice each pose and safely teach students of varying abilities. We will explore various traditions of yoga, refine our personal practice and delve into the understanding the self. Music and literature will enhance our classes and give intention to our teaching.

Teaching Methodology Master the art and science of teaching. Find your perspective by refining methods of communication, demonstration, assisting and supporting students in their development.

Anatomy and Physiology Understand the human body using both western and eastern anatomy. We will explore the body’s systems and organs as well as chakras, nadis, koshas and vayus. Understanding the body from the inside out gives us an intimate view of our students and their struggles. 

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics Immerse yourself in yogic living the moment you start this journey. We will discuss philosophy and ethics from the yoga teacher’s perspective focusing on Pantanjali’s Eight Limb Path of Yoga.

Practicum The best way to become an excellent teacher is to practice how to teach. With support and love, each of us will teach and receive feedback from our peers who are on the same journey.  We will end with a discussion on the business aspect of yoga.

Yoga teacher training at Samasati Retreat with Stephanie McKenzie intends to honor you as you step on this life-changing path. In addition to the depth of knowledge you will gain through this training, you will also receive weekly massages or spa treatments. You will be able to absorb the teachings from this training in the same peaceful environment you received them in with two days off for personal time each week. Dedicated days of self-care and spontaneous dance parties will bring balance to this incredible experience of intense study. Stephanie will guide you through these 28 days with unconditional love and compassion. She will offer nurturing and guidance as she shares with you what she has learned as a yogini and teacher.

Sample Schedule:

06:30 AM – 08:00 AM : Yoga Practice
08:00 AM – 09:30 AM : Breakfast
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM : Walking Meditation
10:00 AM – 01:00 PM : Learning to Teach Posture Clinic
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM : Lunch
02:00 PM – 05:00 PM : Discussion and Lecture
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM : Yoga Practice
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM : Dinner

2 days off per week to spend as you like. Explore the local culture, hike, bask on the near by beaches or enjoy the nightlife.

And be ready for the occasional spontaneous dance parties or live entertainment!

Fees

Tuition $1,490 USD
Shared Accommodations start at $2,450  USD .

Private accommodations are  $3,490 USD.

Leader

Stephanie McKenzie
Stephanie has studied different traditions of yoga that emerged from the teachings of Krishnamacharya including Ashtanga and Viniyoga. She has also immersed herself in the study of Anusara, Yin Yang, Therapeutics, Vinyasa, Murat Boran. Stephanie’s experience allows her to adapt her teaching to the needs of all who unroll their mats at Samasati.  She seamlessly provides modifications, assists and  gently advances each student according to their practice’s level. For each person, Stephanie sets her…
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