Teacher Training Curriculum
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Understand your yoga business from both a local and global perspective
  • Be aware of the legal requirements you are responsible for as well as what yoga studio’s are responsible for
  • Build your brand through social media and modern marketing methods
  • Build your student following and understanding appropriate boundaries
  • Build community and being connected in life
  • Yoga Alliance and IAYT registry and membership
  • Continuing Education and the best self care for YOU!
Requirements
Included in Your Tuition
  • Group bus transportation from San Jose to resort and return trip at end of training. You must be present at departure times or will need to arrange alternative transportation at your cost.
  • 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-RYT 500 and her support staff
  • 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
  • Airfare
  • Additional ground transportation other than group bus from San Jose to the resort and back
  • Travel Insurance
  • Yoga books for studies
Flights & Ground Transportation
  • The airport you will fly into is Juan Santamaria International Airport ( http://levitravscialis.webcam site SJO) located in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Arrive to San Jose at least by the Friday prior to training start date.
  • The drive is a beautiful 4 hour drive through mountains, national parks, plantations, and along the coast.
  • If traveling on your own, plan to arrive to Cahuita by 1:00 pm.
  • Group ground transportation is included in your tuition provided you are available at bus departure times early mornings.
  • Your departure flight should be no earlier than 1:00 pm on departure day to allow for transit time and pre-boarding check-in requirements.
  • The airport you will fly into is Juan Santamaria International Airport ( levitra 20 mg SJO) located in San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Arrive to San Jose at least by the Friday prior to training start date.
  • Bus departs San Jose July 16 at 6am, traveling to Santa Teresa via Puntarenas ferry
  • If traveling on your own, plan to arrive to Santa Teresa by 1:00 pm.
  • Group ground transportation is included in your tuition provided you are available at bus departure times early mornings.
  • Your departure flight should be no earlier than 3:00 pm on departure day to allow for transit time and pre-boarding check-in requirements.
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