Get Yoga Instructor certified at Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat

Yoga class by Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Yoga class by Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

If you are an avid yoga practitioner, love the beach, and want to expand your knowledge and get certified in a beautiful setting with experienced instructors, this yoga teacher training is for you.

Nancy Goodfellow, owner of Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat, has teamed up with Esteban Salazar, owner of Krama Studio in San José, to teach this exciting instructor training combining their years of experience and expertise into an international course.  Training has been scheduled for September 8th – September 28th, 2017 at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

Nancy Goodfellow demonstrates "Mudra" hand pose. Photo credit nancygoodfellowyoga.
Nancy Goodfellow demonstrates “Mudra” hand pose. Photo credit nancygoodfellowyoga.

Nancy, originally from the US,  has been studying yoga since 1992, initiating in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition and eventually incorporating Tantric practices into her own “Shakti Flow” practices.  Esteban, born in Costa Rica, has been practicing, studying and teaching yoga for almost 17 years, and his classes center in concentrating in each asana, and achieving optimal energy flow through his signature “Krama Vinyasa” style.

Esteban Salazar own Krama Studio in Escazu and is an experienced and well respected yoga instructor
Esteban Salazar own Krama Studio in Escazu and is an experienced and well respected yoga instructor

Esteban expanded on details of the training, saying the requirements to participate are to have practiced yoga for at least six months, but more than that to be fully dedicated and committed to the practice.  Instruction will be provided in English, but all nationalities are welcome, both instructors are fully bilingual English and Spanish.  Esteban commented, “The program is designed to enjoy the beach, the waves, the hotel.  Schedule will include several asanas and meditations a day, along with free time which may be used for surfing, a massage and enjoying the sunset.”

Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit nancygoodfellowyoga.
Yoga and sunsets at Santa Teresa beach, photo credit nancygoodfellowyoga.

There are many different packages available to attend.  If staying at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas and Yoga Retreat, all 200 hours of Instructor training including meals will range from $4,000 per person to $6,000 depending on single, double or shared room occupancy.

Conscious nutrition is also a part of the instruction, healthy balanced food is stressed without adhering to any diet.  The lovely fresh fruit and vegetables at this tropical location combine with other products obtained from local farmers and fishermen and inspire chefs to produce healthy inventive meals for guests. (See more about Pranamar’s chef and restaurant here.)

One of the dishes at Luc’s Seafood Grill & Chapa, photo credit by lucianoriotti
One of the dishes at Luc’s Seafood Grill & Chapa, photo credit by lucianoriotti

Important to note that this training is certified by the Yoga Alliance, a nonprofit professional and trade association that promotes and supports the integrity of the teaching of yoga.  So combine the perfect vacation getaway with a yoga certification taught by respected professionals with years of experience all at a seaside beautiful international location.

Article by Katie Widdowson