PAST: Nature Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training 2016

Presented by: Heidi Michelle , Heidi Grace Dietrich
Mar 13 THROUGH Apr 9
Start Mar. 13th 2016End Apr. 9th 2016

PAST: Nature Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training 2016

Presented by: Heidi Michelle , Heidi Grace Dietrich

Spend 28 days in jungle paradise at a Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND CURRICULUM (as required by Yoga Alliance)

Immerse yourself in the Yogic Lifestyle, while earning your 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified Teaching Certification. The Level I Nature Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica will teach you the fundamentals of yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. You will learn the benefits and function of asana, meditation, mantra, and pranayama in order to teach others effectively. In these 28 days of deep jungle immersion with an exceptional team of teachers and peers, you will explore techniques, discuss and learn yoga philosophy and practice teaching. In a supportive environment, you will be encouraged to develop your own teaching style, find your voice and come to understand what the practice of yoga means to you. A teacher not only attracts students through knowledge, but also as an apparent, almost visible, expression of yoga.

Yoga Asana: Theory, Practice, Sequencing
Yogic Anatomy and Western Anatomy
Yoga Philosophy and Ayurvedic Fundamentals
Mindfulness, Meditation and Pranayama
Mantra, Mudra and Chakra
Yoga Techniques for the Modern World
Knowledge and Practice of Yin, Anusara, Acro, Kundalini, & Vinyasa
Therapeutic Uses of Yoga: Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress
Business of Yoga: Getting started as a teacher, teaching private classes, marketing yourself
With BONUS Partner/Acro Yoga Foundations Training!
“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan

We encourage the purchase of online or iBooks for the lists below.
Required for your teacher training:
Yoga & Ayurveda, David Frawley
Teaching Yoga, Mark Stephens
Taking the Leap, Pema Chodron

Recommended reading for your teacher training and beyond:
Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff
Yoga Sutras, Swami Satchidananda
Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar



Heidi Michelle

Heidi Michelle first stepped onto a yoga mat in 1998 and started teaching in 2008. Initially inspired by Kundalini yoga, she soon discovered Power Yoga and ventured into the philosophies which help guide her daily actions and choices. Heidi’s teachers include Rod Stryker, Shiva Rea and Anand Mehrotra. She studied extensively with Elysabeth Williamson, creator and founder of Principle-Based Partner Yoga™, and has been teaching Partner Yoga since 2009, most recently leading Partner Yoga Teacher Trainings. As a personal development and awareness facilitator from 1995 to 2002, Heidi’s passion for empowering people emerged. She has been guiding, teaching, and leading ever since. Offering retreats, workshops and teacher trainings in the United States, India, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica, her yogic teachings feature a dharma-rich, gently demanding Vinyasa-flow practice with an emphasis on yoga as a practice ground for life. “I’ve been practicing yoga for over 15 years and Heidi Michelle is one of my favorite teachers. Her style speaks to and calms my busy mind, every time—as she opens class I feel myself dropping in, effortlessly. Heidi encourages by calling my attention to aspects of a pose, maybe a subtle physical adjustment, internal sensation or state of mind, that I hadn’t ventured into before. Her instruction has, on a few occasions, helped me to find new edges and triumph over my own perceived obstacles. She has a gentle and playful style that puts me at ease, so if I choose to wiggle, touch down for balance or float unexpectedly into the fullest expression of a pose I feel supported by her mindful and caring instruction. I can’t wait for my next session with Heidi!” ~ Denise Dambrakas, Owner/Graphic Artist, Medulla Studio, Denver, CO Heidi Michelle is the founder of DragonFLYoga, is a Traveling Yogini, a Health and Peace Advocate and you can find her teaching yoga, SUP yoga, leading retreats and yoga teacher trainings at Selva Armonia Retreat Center in Uvita, Costa Rica, Danyasa Studio in Dominical, Costa Rica, Kindness Yoga Studios in Denver, CO., The Studio Reno and Midtown Community Yoga in Reno, NV.

Heidi Grace

As a yogini and an artist, Heidi Grace inspires us to explore yoga as an applied lifestyle, making art with our lives and relaxing into our Divine Self. Through the dance of balancing the body, mind and spirit she guides us toward harmonizing our inner truth with our actions and experiences. Utilizing therapeutics, Heidi Grace’s gentle and restorative approach to the yoga practice incorporates energy work, flower essences, mantra, yantra painting, gemology, astrology, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), as well as Yoga Nidra. Heidi Grace received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification from Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica in 2009. She also has 108 hours of training in the heart oriented method of Anusara. In 2013, she completed her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Brenna Geehan and Jean Mazzei of SriYoga in San Francisco. It is Heidi’s vision to share the layers of yoga that will help individuals to exist in total freedom. “Heidi teaches yoga that works for young and old, experienced or novice. If you can’t quite get the pose she offers an easier way. Alternately if you are accomplished in yoga she offers a more advanced way. The breath work and the intention add to the spiritual effect of the class. Heidi’s classes work for me especially as I age. Her yoga classes keeps me strong and limber. She deals with the entire body both physically and spiritually. I have learned so much from Heidi’s yoga classes. Not only how to assume poses with the proper alignment, but she always has useful tips for my home practice.” Warmly, Barbara Kopitz Heidi Grace is the founder of Dharma & Grace Yoga Retreats and Charlevoix Yoga.


March 13 thru April 09
Price: $4,415.00
  • Round-trip ground transportation to and from San Juan Int’l Airport (SJO)
  • Lodging at Selva Armonia Retreat Center
  • 3 gourmet vegetarian meals per day
  • One beach trip per week
  • Hidden waterfall hikes from the property
  • 200-hour YA Certified Yoga Training (upon completion)
  • Nature Yoga’s Practitioner's Manual
Selva Armonia, or “Harmonious Jungle," provides exceptional retreat space deep in the rainforest of Costa Rica, overlooking the South Pacific Ocean. We are a true eco-lodge combining elegance with a rustic atmosphere in a  breathtaking jungle setting. This space is used for world-class teachers, healers, yogis, facilitators and nature-enthusiasts to celebrate and share their gifts and teachings with others. 
ADDRESSRoute 34 - La Union Rd, Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica


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