The Arenal Area Magazine

Joyful Yoga & Ayurvedic Spa offers yoga teacher training certification in Costa Rica

Joyful Yoga & Ayurvedic Spa is offering a 200 hour trans-formative yoga teacher training program at Rancho Margot in Costa Rica.

For 3 weeks (September 15th through October 6th), one can experience yoga from a new perspective amongst the tranquil, restorative setting of 400 acres of lush rain forest within Rancho Margot, an ecologically sustainable resort in the heart of the Arenal region of Costa Rica.

Guests staying at Rancho Margot are encouraged to look at the way they live, consume and generate waste. Awareness is created as to how our daily lifestyle affects the earth. When we take the time to connect with the elements, rather than exploit them, a deep sense of harmony flows within and around us.

A yoga immersion in this type of setting creates a unique opportunity to awaken a deeper knowing of oneself and carry that wisdom into our relationships and into our environment. Joyful Yoga’s Director, Jackie Chiodo will be conducting the training program which includes the study and practice of yoga, Ayurveda and sustainable living.

“Rancho Margot is the epitome of the yogic lifestyle”, says Chiodo. “This little piece of paradise provides the perfect atmosphere for reconnecting with nature and cultivating new insights as to how the earth is an extension of our individual bodies. In order to truly bring the practice of yoga and Ayurveda to life, we need to become more conscious as to how we live, and the impact we are making on the planet through our lifestyle choices.”

The Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Training Program starts at $2995 for the three week immersion which includes lodging, meals and tuition. Airfare and books not included. Space is limited. A certificate will be given upon completion of program requirements. Register by August 31, 2010. Full Payment due at time of reservation. 1 year yoga experience preferred.

Joyful Yoga & Ayurvedic Spa offers 30+ classes for all levels of practice, workshops, yoga retreats as well as a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour teaching training program. The Joyful Yoga Ayurvedic Spa is staffed with experienced massage therapists, skin care specialists and Ayurvedic Consultants. Breathe. Receive. More Joyful when you Leave. For more information, please visit, or call 239-292-1676


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