300hr Earth Medicine Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
The Sacred Paths Yoga 26 day 300hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program blends traditional yogic teachings and spirituality with earth medicine to provide a holistic, synergistic and applicable approach to living yoga while gaining advanced skills to incorporate into your teaching. This program is designed for those souls with an RYT200 who are interested in advancing their skill set and deepening their personal connection to this practice.
Our 300hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training offers an opportunity for self growth, personal development and transformation while providing more tools to expand your teaching and to empower your leadership. We will explore yoga philosophy in depth, functional anatomy, alignment, sequencing, advanced assists, Ayurveda, Shamanism, Reiki, ceremony, healing arts and more while embarking upon a deep soul journey. The experience will be richly informative, empowering and inspiring.
Awaken to your true potential as healer, space holder and yoga teacher.
Each training is a uniquely wonderful experience dependent upon the energy, interests and experience of the group. The Sacred Paths Yoga 300hr Advanced YTT is guided by SPY founders Darin Lehman and Lacey Hickox, along with the inspiring and soulful Srimati. You can trust that this course will be guided with the experience, compassion and wisdom that these three core faculty bring to SPY. They have many years of experience facilitating YTTs and inform their teachings from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and direct connections. It is their highest honor and joy to be living this practice and to share the wisdom of yoga with others. Their intention is to share curriculum and a deep soul journey in which to cultivate individual and group growth.
The Sacred Paths Yoga 300hr Yoga Teacher Training is a 26 day journey divided into five cycles of 4 days with a day off in between each. Throughout each cycle, we will use one of the five elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether as guidance and as the foundation of our experience for lessons, insights, ceremony and healing. Each cycle we go deeper into our journey of learning and revealing with this potent Earth Medicine.
We begin each day with an intention, Sankalpa, which we will weave throughout the day’s teachings and live within our own personal practice. We begin each morning in a beautiful location connecting with nature and ourselves through sunrise meditation, pranayama and asana practice.This is followed by a yogic breakfast, nourishing our bodies and spirits with wholesome organic vegetarian food.
The experience of the day is one of learning and living yogic theory and healing practices through interactive workshops, classes and dynamic group discussions. In the morning classes, we explore the fundamentals of yogic living, coursework for inner transformation and growth, functional anatomy, meditation techniques, advanced pranayama practices, deeper lessons on Ayurveda and the ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy with the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita through engaging comprehensive lectures.
In the afternoon classes, we share workshops on Yoga Therapeutics, the Art of Teaching, Sequencing, Advanced Asanas, Assists and Alignment. Students will develop tools to find their own authentic voice as teachers and to empower their leadership. Students will also experience and learn to guide ceremony, shamanic drum journey, kirtan, sound healing and more!
Each evening we close with Satsang, our sacred community gathering, which may be meditation, kirtan, chanting, sacred ceremony or a sharing circle to connect and release the day’s challenges, triumphs, insights and joys. The day flows within a safe container, held and guided by experienced spaceholders in an inspiring location.
Darin LehmanCore Subject: Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga
Lacey HickoxCore Subject: Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga
The Indigo Yoga Resort is a boutique hotel in Mal Pais catering to yoga, surfing and healthy living. It is just steps away from the Pacific Ocean and provides everything one needs in seeking relaxation and comfort. There is surfing and beach time built into the schedule and we will organize a daily shuttle to the surf breaks. Located on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, the Mal Pais and Santa Teresa surfing zone is known for its year round consistent waves. The average swell running in the 3-5 foot range breaking over beautiful sand beaches.
Playa Carmen, 2 kilometers from Indigo Yoga Resort, will be our most common surf spot. Depending on participant needs and abilities, we will also have opportunities to go to the surf breaks at Banana Beach, Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa. There is also opportunity to experience Stand Up Paddleboarding (‘SUPing’) right in Mal Pais.
With experienced facilitators and an integrative approach, our trainings are designed to deepen your personal experience and knowledge of Yoga and to expand your spiritual journey. Sacred Paths Yoga 300hr Advanced Teacher Training Program guides students to become empowered leaders and to find their own voice as teachers. You will have the opportunity to dive back into the teachings you received during your 200-hour yoga teacher training with a deeper perspective as well as advance your teaching skills, philosophy understanding, anatomy knowledge, learn advanced assists and therapeutics while embodying yoga as a lifestyle and holistic healing practice. You will have the opportunity to learn and to practice assists, holding sacred space, designing sequences, guiding ceremony, sharing sound healing and shamanic journeys, designing workshops and much more!
During the 300hr Yoga Teacher Training Program you will…
- Be guided by Experienced, Talented, Knowledgeable & Dedicated Facilitators
- Grow, expand and empower your teachings
- Practice Meditation, Mantra, Pranayama & Asana daily
- Explore Native American Medicine Wheel Philosophy, Earth Medicine and the Art of Ceremony
- Experience and learn to guide sacred rituals such as: Full and New Moon Ceremonies, Fire Ceremony, Water Blessing Ceremony, Earth Gratitude Ceremony, Puja (Hindi offering), Cacao Ceremony and more
- Study the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Ancient Texts in depth
- Deepen your understanding of functional Yoga Anatomy and Yoga Therapeutics
- Explore subtle anatomy thought the Chakras, Bandhas, Vayus and Koshas
- Learn advanced Pranayama techniques
- Refine your sequencing and theme-weaving skills
- Incorporate Ayurveda into your lifestyle
- Live with Daily Intentions (Sankalpa) to deepen your personal development
- Learn the Art of Teaching, Alignment, Advanced Assists
- Be nourished by delicious Vegetarian meals
- Experience Sacred Circle and Conscious Community
- Practice Kirtan, Medicine Songs and Sound Healing
- Explore Reiki, Chi Gong, Shamanic Journey and healing arts
- Find your authentic voice as a yoga teacher
- Learn the Art of Conscious Business and explore your vision for bringing this practice into your community
All packages for our Costa Rica 300hr Yoga Teacher Training are located onsite at Indigo Yoga Resort, a boutique yoga retreat center located 100 meters from the beautiful secluded beaches of Mal Pais. Indigo is a flower-filled paradise centered around a pool and cafe. Indigo’s yoga shala is a large secluded open air yoga space surrounded by lush nature.
The color indigo represents the highest vibration. Your experience at Indigo Yoga Resort will be one of soul surfing and living in your highest sense of self. Indigo offers contemporary tropical accommodations while embracing traditional Costa Rican ambience & culture. Indigo is nestled in a lush green setting with an abundance of beautiful tropical flowers, trees, and native wildlife. You will enjoy watching the Howler & Capuchin monkeys hang in the trees as well as a large variety of tropical birds. Indigo is situated in a biodiversity hotspot, perfect for the nature enthusiast.
All of the rooms include A/C, ceiling fans, private bathrooms with hot water & “open-sky” showers, hammocks and a room safe box.
Yogic culture and philosophy stress the importance of eating healthy energizing meals prepared with intention. Food contains the Prana (energy) that fuels the body and mind. A healthy diet will leave you feeling light, energized and ready to immerse in our intensive yoga course. Meals are ovo-lacto vegetarian (most meals are vegan) and will provide a full balance of vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates. Vegan, Gluten-Free and most other food preferences and allergies can be accommodated on request. Each meal is prepared with loving care with many of the fruits and vegetables grown onsite on the organic farm or brought in directly from an organic farm outside of San Jose.
What Makes This Program Special?
The Sacred Paths Yoga teacher training journey is the time for self inquiry and introspection, the time to dig deep through layers of the past and release what is no longer serving you, the time to uncover the resistance of the heart to reveal your deepest passions, inspirations and manifestations and to bring your life into full alignment. This intentional healing work will help to reveal the conduit of source that you are and ultimately guide you in sharing yoga from your authentic place, stepping into your light as healing practitioner and guide.
The form is held for students to develop a committed relationship with their practice. We believe that as embodied practitioners, you will become transformational teachers.Through our step by step approach in sharing anatomy, alignment, sequencing and adjustments as well as the subtleties of communication, spaceholding, energetics and connection, we guide you in revealing the Guru within. Students will refine their offerings and leave more confident in their expanded foundation and practice to teach a variety of different styles to a broad audience in a way that is accessible, authentic, knowledgeable and connected.
Our 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training is designed to build upon and deepen the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of the practice and teaching of yoga that were taught at the 200-hour level. This 300-hour advanced training prepares trainees to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, more detailed, and/or subtler, and the program enables them to teach with greater skill and intuition. This program will guide trainees to share yoga as a spiritual practice that goes beyond the body, as a practice that has the power to transform and awaken.
Our 300-hour program focuses on Cultivating an Embodied Practice, Living the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga, Experiencing and Sharing Healing Arts and Advanced Teaching Techniques. With this approach, we feel that each individual can progress on their own unique spiritual journey as well as inform and expand their skill set to step into the calling as inspirational guide. Transform your practice, your teachings and yourself with this thoughtful, cohesive and comprehensive curriculum.
Embodied Practice: Meditation, Mantra, Pranayama and Asana informed with advanced practices, themes and intelligent sequencing.
Living Yoga/ Ancient Wisdom: Study, Discussion and Application of Yoga Philosophy through sacred texts, mystical teachings and direct experience to cultivate personal transformation and growth.
Healing Arts: Sacred Ceremony, Sound Healing, Shamanic Journey, Chi Gong, Ayurveda, Bhakti, Chakra Cleansing, Herbal Healing, Aromatherapy, the subtle/ energetic body and holistic healing practices
Advanced Teaching Techniques: Pranayama, Adjustment and Assists, Advanced Asanas and Alignment, Sequencing and Class Design, Theory and Methodology, Transitions, Functional Anatomy, Yoga Therapeutics and Workshop/ Retreat Design
Indigo Yoga Resort
Why choose Sacred Paths Yoga
We view yoga as a spiritual practice, as a path to self-realization, union, bliss, conscious connection, deepened awareness and mindful living. Throughout this process we explore different paths to Union including conscious movement, song, dance, chanting, ceremony and more! In this journey, we embody yogic living, fully immersing ourselves in the experience of living and breathing this practice on and off our mat with our beloved community as our unwavering support system. This path asks for dedication, discipline and courage to look deep within to uncover our truth and our own authentic connection. Without our daily distractions, habits and patterns, a new way of perceiving the world is revealed.
Everyone is accepted, supported and encouraged through their process. Through our community we create a comfortable safe space to facilitate growth and expansion on all levels.