Passion Yoga School’s 300 Hour Advanced Study Intensive Prepares You for a Successful, Sustainable Career as a Yoga Teacher

5 Weeks in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica - A Fully Immersive and Experiential 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive that Unites Raw Transformative Yoga Education with Soulful Strategic Business Guidance

 

Comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training at

an experimental conscious community + permaculture Farm

YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED 300 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING

My life has been forever changed by this program. The tools and lessons I’ve learned here will both help, support, and nurture myself, but most importantly others in the years to come. I am so grateful.”
— 2016 Passion Graduate

Commit to 5 weeks of uninterrupted spiritual inquiry and study of yoga in pursuit of personal transformation and mindful business growth.

Passion Yoga School’s 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training gives you the unique tools to connect with your students on a deeper level and harness your power to manifest creatively in the world.

Intended to meet the needs of those who are serious about learning the more advanced dimensions of yoga, Passion Yoga School’s comprehensive 300 hour intensive refines your practice through a no-nonsense, empowering teaching approach.  Immerse yourself – for 5 wildly transformative weeks – in an off-grid permaculture experimental community located in the breathtaking jungles of Costa Rica.

Here – in a heart-centered learning environment – you will participate in life-enriching lessons in the Akhanda Shakti method, gaining confidence in your teaching and business abilities.

I have discovered a passion for helping others, deeper than I could have ever imagined. I learned (am still learning) how to accept and love myself, unconditionally. I made life long friendships with amazing people. I feel supported far beyond this program.”
— 2016 Passion Graduate

Become a New Paradigm Leader + Impactful Yoga Teacher with Our Integrated 5 Week Advanced Immersion

Our students are diverse, authentic, and deeply passionate about exploring what it means to live a life by design. The Advanced Yoga Teacher Training offers you a portal to connect with your powerful voice and inner wisdom. Here are a few ways that we support you in growing your ability to facilitate transformational journeys as a yoga teacher.

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  • Continue to deepen your yoga education so you can better serve your students’ emotional and physical needs. By learning more about yoga as a complete practice, you’ll emerge from this program with the tools you need to nurture your students, emotionally and physically – helping them to facilitate healing their own spiritual wounds and bodies.

  • Connect with your WHY - the unique reason that called you to teach yoga as a healing practice. Use this connection to your soul’s passion to utilize conscious business practices that speak to the heart of your students. Expand your ability to teach and hold space, while expanding your impact as a soulful teacher.

  • Learn how to build and market your yoga business. As part of Passion Yoga School’s 300 hour full-immersion program, you’ll receive clear, effective training in how to build and market your business while staying true to your heart’s desires and Higher Wisdom. Many of our graduates have gone on to open and expand their own studios, run their own retreats, and teach internationally.

  • Shed your stresses and tension – and rediscover your fire for spreading the wisdom of yoga. With daily, in-depth yoga lessons presented in a safe, sacred space, this yoga teacher training intensive is ideal for those who wish to experience a resurgence of personal passion for the yogic way of life.

  • Embark on the journey of yoga teaching. If you have dreamed of teaching yoga to more students and with a greater level of understanding – but always felt held back by a lack of confidence and comprehensive training – this is for you. With a core curriculum of 5 different training modules, this program readies you for a fulfilling career in yoga. Our dynamic, secluded learning environment at the permaculture farm provides a powerfully humbling experience - a rare chance for you to slay your ego and rewild yourself.

Passion Yoga School changed my life. It was a place of deep transformation and healing, a place for me to find self-love and step into my power. Not only do I feel confident that I can teach yoga, but I feel confident that I can help heal this world.”
— 2016 Passion Graduate

Our Only 2018 Intensive is from...

June 23 - July 27, 2018

Plan to arrive on June 23 to Tasty Waves in Cocles, Puerto Viejo at 3pm for your shuttle to the farm.

All Saturdays are free.

Note that upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to register as an RYT 500 with the Yoga Alliance.


We Look Forward to Welcoming You to Finca Armonia - Advanced Yoga Study Intensive in an Experimental Off-Grid Permaculture Community

Disconnecting from the relentless pace of contemporary society is often challenging for those of us seeking spiritual enrichment. So when designing the full-immersion 300 hour format, we decided to look for a setting in nature that was free from the distractions and exterior complexity of modern living – a simple place where one could focus on deeper spiritual practice and effectively learn yogic teachings.

The setting we chose? Finca Armonia.

Powered by largely off-grid energy sources, Finca Armonia is a permaculture community where lodging and accommodations exist in cooperation with the surrounding ecosystem. A short distance from Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, this permaculture farm is surrounded by the tropical splendor of the Costa Rican jungle. It is, in short, the ideal environment for radical personal and career evolution and growth. With no distractions from the outside world, you’ll find complete focus and clarity – fully absorbing the in-depth instruction you will receive over the course of this program.

 

About the Permaculture Setting at Finca Armonia

Here’s what you’ll discover at Finca Armonia during the 300 hour program

  • Lodging in Eco-Conscious Container Homes. Beautiful livable spaces – designed for eco-friendliness – greet you at Finca Armonia, allowing you to live lightly on Earth with minimal environmental impact.

  • Mouthwatering Vegetarian Meals. In keeping with the yogic principle of Ahimsa, only vegetarian and vegan meals are provided at Finca Armonia. These delicious meals – prepared from the delectable fruits and fresh vegetables found in the farm’s abundant organic gardens – will keep you nourished and energized as you dive deeper into the 300 Hour program. Don't worry - our on staff nutritionist will educate you on plant based protein sources and has crafted the meal plan to see that you get everything you need to thrive.

  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Modules. The 300 hour yoga teacher training at Finca Armonia covers the various dimensions of yoga – from advanced asana and Ayurvedic nutrition to business and marketing techniques for your New Paradigm yoga business.


Tuition for the Full-Immersion 300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training:

$5000

Includes Meals and Lodging

This 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training intensive includes lodging, food, and Yoga Alliance certified teacher training. The total tuition for the program is $5000 (USD).

Quality of teaching is the main focus of all Passion Yoga School programs. To ensure the highest standards of excellence, we have consciously assembled the course content to fit the various needs of our students. Our graduates have so many wonderful things to say about Passion Yoga School (keep reading to see what many of our students have to say about the programs at Passion Yoga School!).

 

Payment Details

A non-refundable 30% deposit ($1,500 USD) holds your place in the program, and the remaining is due 60 days before the program start date. All payment is processed via credit or debit card on our secure online server. You will receive secure, automated reminders for payment with easy to use links to process your card.

NOTE: This is an extremely unique format, and we anticipate to sell out quickly. Now is the time to place your deposit if you are serious about joining us in 2018 for this gathering.


We only accept 28 students into our live programs.


Important Announcement: This Program is Not For Everyone

Of course, this program is not for everyone. Our students – while diverse and distinct in their backgrounds and interests – have one thing in common: a desire to be fully seen in their vulnerable, raw, authentic human experience. 

Not everyone has the commitment needed to wake up early in the morning for disciplined practce – or the dedication required to abstain from meat and alcohol for 5 entire weeks. Not everyone wants to be held accountable or invited (sometimes uncomfortably) to grow, surrender, and let go of limiting self beliefs.

The students who enroll in this program crave growth. They seek advanced training and the greater responsibilities that come with teaching yoga at a higher level. They look forward to distancing themselves from urban comforts and, instead, immersing themselves completely in the secluded stillness of Finca Armonia. Here, in the jungles around Finca Armonia, armies of insects creep on the ground and buzz through the thick, hot tropical air. The rain beats down and pounds the ground, turning it into mud. The surrounding environment surges with the pure wildness of life – an abundance of fresh scents, chirping birds, and refreshing breezes. Most of the permaculture farm’s energy comes from earth-friendly electric sources, and  many meals come directly from the gardens.

This experience, then, is a total immersion in nature. It gives you the calm serenity that allows you to focus entirely on learning yoga and uncovering more about yourself. Yet it is not for everyone, because not everyone seeks to re-connect to Mother Earth in this very raw, very real way.

But if you’re looking to pursue the depths of yoga in a disciplined way, to engage with a truly liberating spirituality, and emerge feeling more connected to the heart and soul of yoga than ever before – then you’ll feel right at home with us.

 

Pre-Requisites for the Advanced 300 Hour Program

For the 300 hour program, you need to have graduated from a Registered Yoga School (RYS) at the 200 hour level. If you did not graduate from Passion Yoga School, you will be required to score at least an 80% on our 200 Hour Final Exam upon arrival. We will provide you with the manual and a copy of the test upon placing your non-refundable deposit. You will have all of the information and time you need to prepare for the test. This allows us to ensure a baseline of knowledge and respect the depth and quality of instruction for our Passion Yoga School 200 hour graduates. You will take the test on the first day of the program.


Faculty

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Inside the 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive

Read Below for More Details on Everything Included in Passion Yoga School’s 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum


Module 1: Advanced Anatomy - Body Systems De-Mystified

Specifically designed to further your understanding of human anatomy as it relates to yoga, this module introduces you to a complete study of the body’s systems from both Ayurvedic and Western approaches.

Included in this Module:

Yoga's impact on the primary body systems : endocrine, digestive, cardiovasular, lymphatic, and subtle anatomy from an Ayurvedic and Western perspective

A deeper look anatomically into the shoulders, hips, and spine

The vayus, nadis, and koshas explored

The life cycles and stages of the woman

Faculty: Staraya McKinstry + Erin Foley

 

Module 2: Embody and Refine Advanced Asana

This module facilitates a thorough understanding of the body’s gross anatomy + subtle energetics, and gives you the confidence to prepare the body with more basic postures for advanced expression.

Included in this Module:

Bio-mechanics, benefits, and contraindications of advanced postures

Advanced hands on assists

Deeper understanding of musculoskeletal system as it applies to asana

Yin, Restorative, and Kundalini yoga explored

Specific asana in supporting the health of common states of dis-ease

Faculty: Staraya McKinstry + Prem Buoy


Module 3: Mystical Sciences - Mother India Revealed

Delve into a spiritual exploration of yogic philosophy, and gain the insight necessary for applying the power and truth of yoga’s sacred teaching to your daily life.

Included in this Module:

Enrich your yoga practice by learning the Myths of the Gods and Goddesses – the sacred stories behind the asanas

Provide greater soul support for your students by discovering the subtleties of holding space for transformation

Tie your understanding of yoga into a broader historical context through a deep look into yoga’s history, origins, and leading thinkers

Gain a more spiritually balanced perspective of yoga with a close examination of upanishads

Learn the meaning and ritualistic importance of fire ceremony as it applies to the yoga tradition

Explore the highly personal journey of Bhakti yoga – learn what it is, and how to apply its insights to your own life

Faculty: Erin Foley + Prem Buoy


Module 4: Ayurveda & Western Holistic Nutrition

This module brings together Ayurvedic and Western Holistic perspectives on nutrition, and gives you a strong foundational basis for stimulating and guiding meaningful dietary and nutritional changes in your students’ lives – and in your own life.

Included in this Module:

Understand your body type and its need for maintaining balance, and learn how to use this practical knowledge to work towards greater physical well-being – for yourself and your students

Restore natural harmony in your body by uncovering the root causes of dis-ease, with a focus on the energetic and emotional influences which trigger imbalance and impact your health

Receive hands-on experience in food combining, conscious cultivation, and food preparation so you familiarize yourself with a holistic approach to nutrition, which can be applied to your day-to-day lifestyle

Achieve better bodily health by the practice of specific asanas and pranayamas – and learn what diets are best for minimizing the common causes of dis-ease

Combine knowledge of Ayurvedic and holistic nutrition with insights into the female hormone cycle to safely rejuvenate and support your body

Faculty: Erin Foley + Staraya McKinstry

 

Module 5: Strategic Business Mastermind for the Soulful Entrepreneur

A capstone of the Passion Yoga School 300 hour curriculum – which sets it distinctly apart from other programs – is the strategic business module. Under the direction of Adi Shakti – host of the Six Figure Yogi – you’ll learn how to consciously market yourself as a yoga teacher, while still exercising yogic mindfulness. You’ll learn, too, what business strategies and techniques you can use to increase your earning potential and build a sustainable yoga-based career.

Included in this Module:

Defining your purpose and setting your pricing

Conscious business in the new economic paradigm

Introduction to integrative online marketing strategy

Brand development, website psychology and social media positioning

Introduction to paid advertising, business blue-printing, and social prospecting

Customer relationship management strategies, list building implementation, and split testing

Hot seat, the yoga industry as it is today, and how to position yourself to lead full programs

Faculty: Adi Shakti

 


The Passion Yoga School Method

Cultivating a Foundation of Yogic Wisdom Through Expert Guidance and Lifelong Inspiration

A thorough, all-encompassing study of yoga in a tranquil environment is the cornerstone of Passion Yoga School’s holistic teaching approach. Steeped in a pedigree of producing effective, successful yoga teachers around the world, our core teaching philosophy is built upon the Akhanda Shakti Method. An integrative fusion rooted in tradition, it is the blend of two approaches.

We are dedicated to the traditional ancient teachings of our lineage. We also commit to a re-wilding. To the liberation of the divine feminine. Our Method is the marriage of solid anatomical training and the heart of spiritual evolution. Akhanda is the approach of Yogrishi Vishvketu, our teacher, a Himalayan yoga master. Shakti is the addition to this approach by our founder, Adi Shakti, with the purpose of awakening and inspiring the divine feminine through transformational experiences.

Akhanda Shakti is the union of these techniques. It was created with the blessings of our teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu.


Schedule

6:30-8:00 Sadhana

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-11:00 Lecture 1

11:00-1:00 Lecture 2

1:00-3:00 Lunch / break

3:00-5:00 Lecture 3

5:00-6:30 Practice Teaching

6:30-7:30 DinneR

7:30-8:30 Satsang

Note: Saturdays are Free

This is a Sample Schedule and very likely to change.

Travel Arrangements

You will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica (airport code SJO). You need to be at Tasty Waves at 3pm on Saturday for your shuttle to the farm. We will start Sunday morning at 6:30am with opening ceremony. For more details on arriving to Puerto Viejo visit here. We will finish on Friday around 1pm. You should not book your flight until the day after the program at the earliest. 

This full-immersion, 300 hour program is hosted at Finca Armonia, a secluded off-grid permaculture farm  in Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo.

There will also be complimentary weekly beach shuttles (about 15 min) on Saturday afternoons. You can also coordinate shuttles during your lunch breaks for an additional fee if you would like to spend more time at some of the most beautiful tropical beaches in the world.

 

Q&A - Answers to Your Questions

We want you to make as an informed a decision as possible. If you have a question about this 300 hour program, keep reading. You may find the answer here. Otherwise, we will happily answer your question via phone call or email.


Is this a Yoga Alliance registered program?

Yes. Passion Yoga School is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) for the 200 Hour, 300 Hour, and 85 Hour Pre-Natal levels. Upon successful completion of one of the previously mentioned programs, you are eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and will be certified to teach yoga internationally.

What is the general schedule?

We will start Monday morning at 6:30am with opening ceremony. For more schedule information, see the "Schedule" section on this page, above.

Who typically comes to your programs?

We welcome all ages, shapes, sizes, races, sexes, genders, religions, and orientations to our programs. That being said, many of our students are women from the ages of 20 - 35 who are deeply called to empower their inner Goddess, release their shame, and step more fully into themselves. We have formed a strong sisterhood, and we welcome brothers into our spiritual family with open arms.

What are the pre-requisites for the 300 hour course?

For the 300 hour program, you need to have graduated from a Registered Yoga School (RYS) at the 200 hour level. If you did not graduate from Passion Yoga School, you will be required to score at least an 80% on our 200 Hour Final Exam upon arrival. We will provide you with the manual and a copy of the test upon placing your non-refundable deposit. You will have all of the information and time you need to prepare for the test. This allows us to ensure a baseline of knowledge and respect the depth and quality of instruction for our Passion Yoga School 200 hour graduates. You will take the test on the first day of the program.

How do I get to you? Where exactly are you located?

We’re located on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica in a small town called Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. The best way to get to us is to fly into Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) and take a shuttle to your accommodation reserved for the training. We recommend booking Caribe Shuttle for your transportation. Be sure to check their departure schedules before you book your flight. Their shuttles leave Denny’s Restaurant twice a day, which is about 5 minutes away from the airport by taxi.

Can I bring my children?

We are unable to host children at Finca Armonia due to the all-inclusive, intensive format.

Where should I stay during, before or after the program?

For programs at Finca Armonia (meals/accommodation included in program): When you register, you receive a Welcome Packet with tons of great, budget-specific information on where to stay both in San Jose or Puerto Viejo before or after your intensive program.

What can I expect in terms of weather?

We are blessed to live in complete harmony with nature and experience ALL of her wild cycles (possibly in one day) here in the Caribbean. You can expect to be blessed by the radiant Caribbean sun, the intense Caribbean rain that beats down on the jungle canopy, and everything in between. Honoring Mother Nature in all her forms is an integral part of our practice here at Passion Yoga School.

What should I bring with me?

Once you place your deposit, you will receive a detailed list of items to bring that are required for the course. Two weeks before the course begins, you will receive a packing list and helpful travel information about your upcoming trip.

What about internet access?

WiFi will be available based on energetic ability from the sustainable energy system at the center. Expect to be disconnected from the internet most of the time, and connected with your spiritual family and the nature that surrounds you. If you NEED WiFi to keep in touch with work, etc. – it is better to find a different program. Our program is about unplugging so you really nourish yourself in a meaningful way.

What are the expectations around daily discipline?

The boundaries and expectations for our programs will be outlined on the first day of class. They include a vegetarian diet, abstinence, periods of silence, and more. We call our programs intensives for a reason. We go deep. Be ready to show up for yourself and your practice every day to fully experience everything the program has to offer.

How much experience in yoga should I have before doing the course?

All students in the 300 hour program must have graduated from a Registered Yoga School at the 200 hour level. Most students who enroll in the program are already teaching yoga in some capacity. Our tradition is unique and we will focus on providing pristine education that integrates many different aspects of yoga practice, teaching, and business.

How can I prepare for the training?

We recommend that a month before the program begins, you commit to a daily asana practice of at least 1 hour, and a 20-minute meditation practice. This is not essential, but this routine will allow you to gain the most out of our intensives. You can also take Adi Shakti’s 7 Days to Bliss eRetreat, and you will get immediate access to this once you register. It will allow you to practice the Akhanda Shakti style, listen in on lectures, and practice a plant-based lifestyle (if you don’t already!).

How does payment work?

To reserve your space in one of our personal transformation intensives, we ask that you make a deposit of 30% of the total price by following the payment link. We accept payment by debit card or credit card. The final payment for the training is due 60 days before the program start date, and you will receive an automated reminder email with a link to submit payment. If you would prefer smaller installments, please email us and we can easily find a solution that serves you.

What style of yoga do you teach?

In-depth information on our style and method can be found here.

Do you offer scholarships? What about work exchange?

We have a few early bird scholarships that have VERY limited availability. More information about our scholarship opportunities for upcoming programs can be found by emailing xio@passionyogaschool.com. We don’t currently accept work exchange for our personal transformation intensives.

What do I need to bring?

A list of essential items will be sent to your inbox via email once you place your 30% deposit.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

All deposits are non-refundable. However, they are transferable, so if for whatever reason you place your deposit and can’t join us, you can give your spot to someone else. All deposits are valid through the next calendar year, so you may apply your payment to a future program that fits a change in your schedule.

How do I know if this isn’t the program for me?

If you aren’t ready to dive into the depths of your soul, discover places where you feel uncomfortable, and release the layers of yourself that cause you suffering – this isn’t the program for you. We live in the jungle where the energy of Mother Nature is strong. It’s humid – the air is thick here. There are truly huge bugs. Rain will wet your hair, with your feet trudging in mud. Simply put, this isn’t the program for you if you aren’t ready to commit to your growth 1000%.

How do I know if this is the program for me?

This is the program for you if you’re ready to change your life. If you’ve come to a new place in your life where you’re at a crossroads and looking for new direction, this is the program for you. If you’re ready to face your deepest fears, express yourself, and be fully loved, seen, and accepted for who you are – this is the program for you. We’ve been waiting for you.


Passion Yoga School Has Earned and Established Credibility Over the Years - Here’s Why Our Passion Graduates Love This 300 Hour Intensive

Passion Yoga School has lifted me out of a stagnant, boring life and stripped me of all excuses keeping me from living my truth. It has awakened my passion for life and empowerment to actually make the changes.”
— 2016 Passion Graduate
I have been given the discipline & structure in life I so desperately needed. This has been such an amazing opportunity for growth, expansion, & healing. I can’t wait to take all of this wisdom back & share it with my community back home.”
— 2016 Passion Graduate
Such a safe space to heal and grow with such an awesome staff. What was created here is something I’ve never experienced and will always treasure. I’m in awe of how Passion Yoga School was put together.”
— 2016 Passion Graduate
Passion Yoga School impacted every single aspect of my life. Most importantly, it has shown me that it’s safe to open up to other people, and to be empowered and to empower other people by holding that space within myself.”
— 2016 Passion Graduate
I have discovered a passion for helping others, deeper than I could have ever imagined. I learned (am still learning) how to accept and love myself, unconditionally. I made life long friendships with amazing people. I feel supported far beyond this program.”
— 2016 Passion Graduate

Yes, I Want to Elevate My Yoga Teaching Skills and Join the Passion Yoga Tribe in 2018 for an Exhilarating Soul Adventure

This 300 hour yoga teacher training is limited to 28 students, ensuring that all participants receive quality instruction and individualized teaching time. Previous intensives have filled to capacity, so enroll early to reserve your place in the program.