200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Comprehensive, Inspirational, Personalized Yoga

 

Discover the peace.  Discover the balance.  Discover how to bring them to others.

Foundational Teacher Training Overview

 

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training gives you the proper foundation for teaching yoga. This professional certification training prepares you to teach safely, teach confidently and teach knowledgeably. You'll learn the basic principles, essential elements and inner awareness to grow your understanding and your practice of yoga. Uncover how to embody what you teach through an integrated, hands-on approach.

 

This 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is true immersion at its finest. Upon completion of the training, you will earn a 200 hour certificate and be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance and continue your education with the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training programs.  Marianne carefully selects her resort partners in Costa Rica to provide comfortable and secure lodging accommodations, delicious gourmet meals, inspiring study areas, all set in lush, tropical environments.  The perfect retreat for getting away from day to day worries of life to allow time for self study and contemplation in an oceanside setting.

Teacher Training Curriculum

Techniques & Practice

  • Explore modifications in asanas to best benefit the practitioner, including the use of props.
  • Develop an eye for alignment, mastering how to make verbal cues and safe and smart hands-on adjustments.
  • Master practical systems; pranayama, meditation, chanting, kriyas.
  • Design balanced joyful classes with smart sequencing of postures.

Teaching Methods & Styles

  • Master steady postures through in depth Iyengar Yoga study.
  • Be skilled in: Vinyasa, Ashtanga Primary Series, Kundalini, Tibetan, Tantra, Restorative.
  • Understand yoga for children, for seniors, for pre / post natal students.
  • Develop your own teaching style based on who you are and who you can be!

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Study physical, subtle anatomy, physiology of the body systems.
  • Work with injuries, demonstrate alignment principles, prevention.
  • Applied yoga therapy; learn how to work with pain, injuries, and many health conditions.
  • Assigning "yoga homework" to your students.
  • Experience yoga’s benefits and healing energies, chakras, nadis, etc.

Yoga Philosophy & Yoga Lifestyle

  • In depth study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
  • Learn how to apply yoga’s philosophy into your practice and life.
  • In depth study of the Yamas and Niyamas as they apply to your life and your teaching.
  • Know how nutrition and lifestyle affect yourself and your students.

Practicum

  • Learn by doing - some of our most fun learning days. Teach a variety of mini-classes throughout the training with constructive feedback from your peers.
  • Learn sequencing and staging of classes.
  • Understand how to teach any and all students simultaneously with effective cueing and voice, use of props, alternative poses for the individual.

Being a Yoga Professional

  • Understand professional ethics and the business of yoga.
  • Business of yoga; develop your brand, marketing, advertising, legal, financials.
  • Continuing education, building community and being connected in life.
  • Yoga Alliance and IAYT registry and membership.

View Yoga Teacher Training Upcoming Sessions for a training that meets your schedule.

Requirements

Please read this web site completely, get to know Marianne's background, yoga style and philosophy, and the outcomes of this program.

It will be beneficial to broaden your yoga experience prior to attending this training. My advice is always the same: read as much as you can about yoga philosophy and history, the anatomy of yoga, and the various styles of yoga; and take as many different classes from a variety of instructors in different venues as possible. A broad experience base and an open mind will serve you well in this training course.

You will be required to bring a yoga mat, optional yoga blocks, a strap and recommended reading that will be assigned once you are registered.

 

Included In Your Tuition

  • Lodging Accommodations of your choice with comfortable and restful rooms, comfortable beds, fans, en suite bathrooms, daily maid service, linens.
  • Three delicious gourmet vegetarian meals daily - drinking water, coffee, tea, fresh juices.
  • Comprehensive Yoga Alliance teacher training with Marianne Wells - E 500 RYT and her support staff
  • Yoga Training manual written by Marianne Wells
  • 200 hours of accredited study - upon successful completion students receive their professional certification from Marianne Wells Yoga School - a Yoga Alliance registered school,  and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Ongoing professional mentoring from Marianne Wells after successful completion of the studies

Not included in your tuition:

  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation
  • Costa Rica Departure Tax ($29USD)
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Yoga books for studies

 

Flights and Ground Transportation

Arrival and departure dates are listed on the individual training sessions, located on the Calendar and Registration page. Once you register and indicate your desire to travel with our group, I arrange group ground transportation at a nominal cost.


For travel to The Goddess Garden in Cahuita on the Caribbean coast:

  • The airport you will fly into is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) located in San Jose, Costa Rica. 
  • Arrival day is the first day listed in a session - we travel to the resort with evening meal our first night together.
  • The drive is a beautiful 4 hour drive through mountains, national parks, plantations, and along the coast.
  • Plan to arrive in Costa Rica the day prior to spend the night and travel to the resort on arrival day.
  • If flying in to San Jose on arrival day, plan to arrive no later than 1 pm in order to travel to the coast on that day.
  • Ground transportation fees including taxis are not included in your tuition. Group ground transportation is arranged, with costs shared among the passengers riding with you.
  • Other ground transportation options include Interbus, EasyRide, public transportation - that you may choose from on your own. Be aware of the departure times of these options for Cahuita and plan accordingly. 
  • Your departure flight should be no earlier than 1pm on departure day to allow for transit time and pre-boarding check-in requirements.

For travel to Ahki Retreat just south of Nosara on the Pacific coast:

  • The recommended airport you will fly into is the newly modernized Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) located in Liberia, Costa Rica.
  • Arrival day is the first day listed in a session with travel to Ahki for evening meal.
  • Ahki is located approximately 2 to 2.5 hour drive south from Liberia airport near Playa Garza on Costa Rica's Nicoya peninsula.
  • Ground transportation fees including taxis are not included in your tuition. Group ground transportation is arranged, with costs shared among the passengers riding with you.
  • Plan to arrive in Costa Rica the day prior to spend the night and travel to the resort the next day.
  • If flying in to Liberia on arrival day, plan to arrive no later than 1 pm in order to travel to the coast on that day.
  • Your departure flight should be no earlier than around 12 noon on departure day to allow for transit time and pre-boarding check-in requirements.