Passion Yoga School’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Indianapolis Weekends + 10 Day Costa Rica Immersion
At the Peace Learning Center in Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, IN
Learn How to Teach Yoga as a Fully Integrated Healing Art for the Body, Mind, and Soul
Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Teacher Training
Over 36 million people in the United States alone practice yoga on a regular basis. Our graduates are meeting their needs. We are teaching the world how to use the physical body as a gateway for spiritual growth. Passion Yoga School’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training + Self-Empowerment Intensive elevates your competence and practical knowledge of yoga. Enjoy the flexible weekend format at the beautiful Peace Learning Center in Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, IN. The Costa Rica immersion is nestled in the untamed jungles near Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, this deep immersion gives you a sacred space to undergo powerful transformation through the heat of your spiritual fire.
This training course is designed for students who sincerely desire to heed the call of their heart and develop a lifelong, in-depth yoga practice they can share with the world.
Purify your mind, body, and spirit in an off-grid, conscious community – accessing the profound heart healing that awaits you here. And receive a comprehensive knowledge-base for a successful future in yoga teaching.
Rigorous teacher training combined with gentle grace and compassionate instruction has always been a hallmark of Passion Yoga School’s live programs. Situated in the lush jungle environment of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, this widely acclaimed 200 hour program is based in an invigorating permaculture community. Here, with a disciplined schedule and tranquil mind, you are wildly empowered with the freedom to explore the Self – rooting you to the Earth and healing your past wounds and traumas.
Finca Armonia is the site of our (mostly) off-grid, conscious community – where container housing and fresh veggie meals (locally sourced and organic when possible) are included as part of the program.
At Finca Armonia, you’ll wake up to sweet-smelling breezes and howler monkeys vibrating the canopy around you. To the pungent aroma of soil and tree bark and blossoming flowers. To birds chirping and leaves stirring tenderly against each other.
In this deeply immersive environment, you will be a part of a conscious tribe of women and men, all seeking to cultivate and grow their yogic knowledge.
Here’s what you will find at Finca Armonia during the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Lodging in an off-grid, immersive community in the jungle of Costa Rica. Enrolling in this program gives you housing in eco-conscious container homes throughout the duration of the course. Thus, there’s no need to find lodging elsewhere – it’s all included in the program. This is a wonderfully rejuvenating environment for deep soul work – and a space to surrender the ego into the surrounding jungle.
Vegetarian Meals. Mouthwatering vegetarian meals – with vibrant, plump fruits, vegetables, and more – are available to all students at the permaculture community. We ensure that these meals have the nourishment you need – including wholesome sources of protein.
Complete Yoga Teacher Training and Self-Empowerment Modules. In addition to all of the above, this program also has comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training and Self-Empowerment modules (for a breakdown of each of these modules, see the “What This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Includes” section, below).
July - November 2018
July 27-29, 2018
August 24-26, 2018
September 14-16, 2018
October 5-7, 2018
October 19-21, 2018
Weekend Schedule: Fridays 6pm - 9pm, Saturday 8am - 6pm and Sunday 8am - 6pm.
10 day Costa Rica immersion at our Peramculture center in Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast.
October 27 - November 4, 2018
$2400 + $600 tax deductible donation to the Peace Center = $3000 total
The donation go towards supporting One Indy - a Peace Center initiative that offers peace education, conscious conflict resolution, and mindfulness techniques to children in 6 focus neighborhoods. These were identified by the Public Safety Dept. as areas in Indianapolis with the highest incidents of crime, code violations and city interventions. You can learn more about the initiative here.
A non-refundable 30% deposit of the Teacher Training Cost ($720) holds your place in the program, and the remaining is due 30 days before the program start date.
All payment for the program itself 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.
The $600 tax deductible donation to the Peace Center should be made via check and brought to your first day of training.
This program will sell out. We encourage you to get your deposit in as soon as possible to secure your space.
Staraya, Indy facilitator
Staraya finds grace in all forms. She started her journey as a dancer, gradually evolving her body and Self awareness through yoga and meditation. Staraya’s initial exploration into yoga was at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where she acquired her 200 RYT under the guidance of Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds.
She then furthered her studies at Kripalu in order to obtain her 500 RYT, Ayurveda Yoga Specialist and Ayurvedic Counselor Certifications. In order to deepen her knowledge, Staraya attended the world-renowned Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad, Maria Garre, Nomi Gallo and Jennifer Ayres, where she earned her Ayurvedic Health Practitioner Certification. Staraya loves the science behind Ayurveda and enjoys the creativity that yoga allows. The combination of both practices gives the opportunity to dive deeper in order to restore balance and strength. Her classes strive for a connection to the Universe, the body, and the breath, while exploring a blend of yoga styles with grace and flow.
Adi Shakti,Costa Rica Facilitator
Adi Shakti, yoga teacher and conscious entrepreneur, commits to awakening the divine feminine, and she harnesses that power to support sustainable global projects and empower women on and off of the mat.
She is the Creative Director of Passion Yoga School owner of Costa Rica Travel Authority, Creative MasterMind of the Maha Shakti Center, and host of The Six Figure Yogi, a conscious business podcast and education platform.
Adi Shakti means primordial divine feminine energy. Mother of the Earth. Goddess of the Goddesses. Manifestation of energy. It is a name gifted to her by her teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu, in Rishikesh India where she studied at his feet.
Born in Indianapolis, Adi has had the privilege of studying, leading groups, and exploring through India, Thailand, Cambodia, Guatemala, Ecuador, New Zealand, England, France, Panama, Nicaragua, and more. She lives in Costa Rica full time with her husband, and they live simply in harmony with the jungle.
Yes, I Want to Begin This Journey of
Self-Empowerment, Yoga Training, and Deep Immersion
"I am just immensely grateful for the support and love I’ve received and been able to give in such a safe and sacred space. Really tuning into my inner dialogue has helped me notice the things that are holding me back. Learning with such passionate and knowledgeable teachers has inspired me incredibly. Thank you thank you thank you." - 2016 Passion Graduate
Expand Your Yoga Knowledge, Business Skills, And
explore Your Wounds and Trauma with
Your Own Inner Light
Passion Yoga School’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training + Self-Empowerment course has positively impacted so many of our students. Here are a few ways you’ll benefit from the program.
- Create more business opportunities as a yoga teacher. During this program, you will explore the foundational principles of yoga – which you can then share with your students. With renewed confidence and clarity, you will have more to offer to private clients and yoga studios. You will learn what steps you can take to grow your income as a yoga teacher.
- Connect with other empowered goddesses in a nurturing conscious community. All of the people who participate in this program are daringly unique, but they share one thing in common: a desire to spread warmth and kindness and connect with others in a real, human way. This is your opportunity to fully immerse yourself in spiritual family and reinvigorate your spirit. This is a safe, sacred place for you – where you can move towards the work of healing your soul and being fully seen in your power.
- Shine with your inner light. In addition to yoga training (where you will learn advanced yoga techniques), you’ll also receive extensive training in self-empowerment. By acquiring practices to honor your physical Self and maintain inner peace of mind, you will experience an inspired fusion of both physical and spiritual elements. This makes it easier to gain a sense of clarity about your life – where you come from, and where you are going.
Giving you a wholesome experience of profound change, this program is a vehicle for true spiritual healing. Our human condition can be so very challenging. As women, especially – finding our voice, our power, our worth – can be a confusing dance of trauma, and oftentimes one of abandonment and humiliation.
The deeper that we get into this work with women, the more we see how the “stories” repeat themselves. All of us have such similar pains, struggles, fears, doubts – but we hide inside our inner dialogue and too few of us come together in sacred sisterhood to share the truth enshrined in our hearts.
This, then, is what we strive to offer. An opportunity for seekers to come together and be heard, be seen, be felt – and to then have the courage to break the chains of old, limiting ideas or ways of being. To awaken to a new confidence, new power, new clarity in our role of healing our families and our world.
Attention: This Intensive is Not For Everyone
We can’t promise that this is the right program for you. If you want a luxury experience, in an environment that is shut off from Mother Nature, then our program is not for you. And if you have no desire to delve into your past traumas and spiritual wounds – only wishing to understand the physical layers of yoga practice – then you'll quickly discover that this intensive isn't right for you.
But if you’re filled with joyful anticipation at the thought of soaking up the sun’s heat, of trudging through a jungle that is very much alive with muscular tree trunks, buzzing insects, flitting birds, and lush foliage rioting throughout the ground – all beautiful in their nakedness – then we’re waiting for you.
And if you love the thought of deep, soulful learning – if you’re excited to meet new people and unashamedly explore the wildness of your body and soul...if you want to lie down at night and see a sky bursting with stars, hear the voice of your soul, and almost feel the entire universe surging and flowing around you – then rest assured that this is the program for you.
"I got everything I wanted out of it and more...I am so excited to take everything that I gained here and just take it into the world and explode with it.” - Rayn S.
What This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Includes
A Look Inside the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training + Self-Empowerment Intensive
Fundamental Yoga Techniques. You will learn how to safely and effectively cue asana (postures) in proper biomechanical alignment to serve the physical and energetic health of a student. In this way, your students will reap the benefits of your additional training, allowing you to share your gifts in a powerful way.
Yoga Teacher Methodology. After completing this program, you will have the skills needed to teach a variety of student types. You’ll know how to properly sequence a vinyasa-based class with confidence; effectively hold space for personal transformation; and speak to a variety of learning styles for optimal growth.
Yoga Philosophy for Modern Living. Diving into the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita for ancient wisdom on modern living; understanding the 8 Limbed (Ashtanga) path of yoga as a method leading to immersion into the God state in this life; explore the power of meditation in uncovering clarity and peace.
Anatomy and Physiology. Explore the major muscles of the physical yoga practice, systems of the body, and hormone balance from a Western perspective; dive into Yoga's sister science of Ayurveda to understand your unique body composition and the role of the 5 elements in your overall health; discover the Chakras, Koshas, Nadis and other elements of Yogic Anatomy and how to restore health in these subtle energetic systems with the practical tools of yoga.
Business Principles, Strategies, and Tactics from a Six Figure Yogi. With refreshingly concrete insights, you’ll develop confidence on how to move forward professionally into the Conscious Art of the Hustle; strategize with other New Paradigm leaders on ideas for starting or expanding your Conscious Business endeavor; dive into what it means to be a New Paradigm Entrepreneur / Conscious Activist in the age of the Internet; learn Online Marketing Strategies, and what it means to have a Sales Funnel; and how to move into Content Marketing as a leader in the field. You will learn all of this from Adi Shakti, host of the Six Figure Yogi, and deeply experienced in growing a successful yoga business.
Sacred Ceremony. Explore your limiting beliefs and patterns that keep you feeling isolated and in shame; discover the power of ceremony and natural immersion in opening your heart and connecting you with Source and your Spiritual Family; dance, sing, pray and offer devotion to the Great Spirit.
Womban Wisdom. De-mystify the uniquely feminine body; learn about the power of orgasm as a tool for spiritual evolution; understand how a plant-based diet designed for your unique constitution supports you in balance throughout your cycle.
All of these modules represent a coherent synthesis of yogic knowledge. They work together to give you a firm grounding in everything needed to take your yoga practice to a level of professional excellence – and share it with others. Complete with detailed step-by-step instruction in the finer points of yoga, this 200 hour program is registered with the Yoga Alliance.
Yes, I Want to Begin This Journey of
Self-Empowerment, Yoga Training, and Deep Immersion
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.
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You will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica (airport code SJO). You need to be at Tasty Waves at 3pm on Sunday for your shuttle to the farm. We will start Monday morning at 6:30am with opening ceremony. For more details on arriving to Puerto Viejo visit here.
This full-immersion, 200 hour program is hosted at Finca Armonia, a sacred gathering space for awakening and empowering the divine feminine, in Punta Uva, Puerto Viejo.
There will also be complimentary weekly beach shuttles (about 15min) 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.
Questions? Let Adi Answer Them for You!
Watch the video below as Adi explains our curriculum, FAQs, and what to expect as you take this deep journey back to your essence as the Great Spirit.
Still Have Questions? More Answers Here
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?
Please see the specific program page for details on the schedule. You should plan to be fully available for the duration of the course.
Who typically comes to your programs?
We welcome all 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.
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?
For our immersion programs at Finca Armonia:
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?
We ask that all students come with at least a year of practice. Our tradition is unique and we will focus on providing pristine education and building a powerful foundation that incorporates asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, sequencing techniques, and more.
We further recommend that you practice asana and begin a meditation routine a month before the training. This will assure that you’re fully in your practice and will allow you to reap the benefits of daily sadhana (spiritual practice).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Our Passion Graduates Love This Intensive – Here’s What They Have to Say!
Many of our graduates have seen an increase in income as a direct result of what they learned in the special business module. Others have told us how extraordinarily liberating and inspiring the 200 hour teacher training experience was. All of them have enjoyed a greater sense of empowerment. We’d love for you to be a part of this beautiful soul adventure.
Yes, I Want to Begin This Journey of
Self-Empowerment, Yoga Training, and Deep Immersion
Because this is a live, experiential training – with our faculty devoting time to teaching and training every day – this program only has 28 sacred spaces.