Panama Yoga Training

ISTMO Yoga and Adventure

June 2 - June 17, 2020

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A 15 day, 200- hour Training Immersion and Education Experience in Panama


Enjoy the tropical charm of ISTMO Yoga and Adventure while practicing yoga and meditation daily, immersed in a positive and supportive group environment. Delve deeply into your practice by devoting two weeks of your time to self-study. Learn more about the unique details of your body, the philosophy of yoga, and effective ways to instruct and share this practice with others in your community.


Your Reservation Includes:

  • 15 day/night stay at ISTMO Yoga and Adventure in boutique- bungalows

  • Group transportation from airport to ISTMO and back again (round trip)

  • 3 healthy meals a day of tropical fusion, vegetarian cuisine
    *optional fish dishes for additional cost

  • A 200 hour teaching certification accredited by Yoga Alliance

  • Daily yoga practice, meditation, and workshop in yoga studio

  • Use of property including labyrinth and hammock gazebo

  • Access to rural Pacific ocean-beach and rain forest

  • SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding Experience)

  • Fruit Bowls, Tea, and Water

  • Daily Housekeeping

Outstanding Fees:

  • Airfare as needed

  • Cost of books and materials (est. $50)

  • Optional gratuity at conclusion of event

  • Cost of optional excursions

    • Waterfall Hike

    • Waterfall Zipline

    • Panama Canal Tour


Accommodations

Our accommodations are designed to support you in your retreat experience, without the distractions of televisions or phones. Our guests are always surprised by how cared for and comfortable they feel from the second they arrive. The rooms at ISTMO are an oasis of comfort and tranquility, truly unwind when you enter our stand-alone air-conditioned bungalow that blends seamlessly into the natural backdrop of the jungle surrounding the property. -ISTMO Retreat and Adventure


Meals

Istmo’s menu has been lovingly crafted by owner and Chef Sean Davis, a graduate of a prominent cooking school in New Orleans, Louisiana. We offer a tropical fusion cuisine that blends influences from Latin America, Caribbean, India, Middle East, the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Far East, Southeast Asia, Cajun, Southern US, and the Pacific Rim Islands. Most of our meals are vegetarian or fish and seafood based; however, we can easily accommodate our guests who are gluten-free, vegan or require substitutions because of food allergies. -ISTMO Retreat and Adventure


Studio

Our retreat center features a beautiful 860 square foot yoga studio. The studio is surrounded by nature, has a jungle stream running around it, features beautiful tropical hardwood floors, and is filled with love. Our studio is fully equipped with yoga mats, yoga blankets, straps, blocks, yoga chairs, bolsters, and a life size anatomy skeleton for Yoga Teacher Trainings. -ISTMO Retreat and Adventure


Curriculum

The Devotional School of Yoga offers this 200 hour teacher training course with carefully crafted curriculum. This course includes asana practice, alignment workshop, yoga philosophy (Sutras), meditation, teaching technique, sequencing, and hands-on-assists. This training is accredited by Yoga Alliance and, upon completion, participants may register to become a YA member.

*Completion of this training, by Yoga Alliance standards, includes 20 hours of non-contact training/study that we offer in the form of an Extended Education Project due one month after immersion portion of training is finished.


Education

You will come out of this training with

  • Knowledge of your own, unique body 

  • Knowledge of pranayama practice and technique

  • Knowledge of how to guide people safely through yoga asanas 

  • Knowledge of posture modifications, variations, and healthy alignment

  • An exploration of styles of yoga (Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, + more)

  • Practical application of common yoga props (blocks, blanket, strap)

  • Experience with how to build/create/sequence a mindful yoga class

  • A progressive exploration of a daily, seated meditation practice

  • Knowledge of yoga philosophy and real-life applications

  • An understanding of yoga as a modern-day profession

  • Confidence in your ability to teach and share yoga

  • Practice of safe, effective hands-on assists

  • Continued support and mentorship


Typical Training Day

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Morning Workshop
10:00a Asana Practice + Meditation
12:00p Lunch Break
1:00pm Lecture + Asana Workshop
3:00pm Practice Teaching
4:00pm Afternoon Asana Practice
6:00pm Dinner + Dessert
7:30pm Philosophy Reading + Discussion
9:00pm Journal + Reflection
10:00p End of Day!

*Sample schedule, subject to evolve


Early Bird Pricing (registered before March 4th, 2020)
*Based on quad occupancy

  • $3750

  • $3400 if paid in full*


Regular Rates (registered after March 4th, 2020)
Based on room availability

*Based on quad occupancy

  • $4150

  • $3800 if paid in full*


Payment Plan for Early Bird Registration:

  • $1000 minimum non-refundable deposit

  • $1600 due six weeks after initial deposit

  • $1150 due two weeks prior to training start date

  • Training MUST be paid in full by May 19th, 2020
    or spot may be forfeited*

  • Forms of payment accepted, Visa MasterCard or debit Here, cash, check


Details:

You must coordinate your flight into Panama International (on June 2nd). ISTMO will provide transportation to and from airport at designated time- cost included in your package! Participants will have one day-time off as training intermission to relax, restore, or engage in fun activities, such as SUP, surfing, and nature walks. ISTMO Yoga and Adventure is located in Playa Grande, San Carlos on the Gulf of Panama. ISTMO is a tranquil destination with an extensive property that includes in-tact rain forest and is the ideal environment for yoga training and adventure.

** It is your responsibility to have a valid passport and insurance for international travel **


Registration Process

1) Reach out! We’d love to hear from you here.

2) Please complete the Discovery Questionnaire when prompted so we can learn more about you.

3) Make initial minimum deposit or full training deposit to officially reserve your spot.

4) Set up training payment schedule if needed.

5) Arrange travel plans accordingly.


 
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