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Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program FAQ

Why choose a Jungle Alchemy Institute Hatha Vinyasa Flow immersion at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers for a Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?

Our certified yoga teacher training immersion at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Costa Rica’s Blue Zone gives you three weeks to focus on reading, studying, asking questions, discussing and practicing yoga with curious, interesting people from around the world without the inevitable distractions of life at home. We take good care of you. It is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about yourself and making new friends.

Our unique, world class faculty consists of certified advanced teachers who are all experts in their respective fields; wellness, fitness, meditation and mantra, classical Eastern arts and philosophy.

A bonus to signing up for a 200 hour YTT at our tropical paradise in the Blue Zone of Costa Rica, aside from the luxe tropical modern zen tree houses and vegan gluten-free chocolate torte, is the rare opportunity to personally experience Nature as your teacher. A Yoga Teacher Training program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching.

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need in order to be accepted into your Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?

The most important thing you will need is an open, willing and curious mind.

A 200 hour Yoga Instructor Certification is a foundational level program that covers the fundamentals of teaching yoga to any level student. You do not need an advanced physical practice to participate, nor experience with meditation, a knowledge of anatomy nor philosophy. We will cover all of that in the training.

Remember that the study of Yoga is a never ending, lifelong journey and we are here to guide and support you, where ever you may be on your path.

How many students are in each Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?

We can accommodate 12-14 students in our tropical modern zen tree-houses or studio houses, which is the ideal number to form a wonderfully intimate group.

What is the typical age and gender of your participants?

Our Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program mainly attracts females ages 24-45 from all around the world.

Are required books and other materials included in the tuition cost? Will they be available on-site?

No. You are responsible for purchasing your required books and supplies (pens, notebooks,etc…) before arrival at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers and bringing them with you to our tropical oasis. It is not possible to purchase books or supplies anywhere nearby. You will receive an extensive Yoga Teacher Training Manual upon arrival as a supplemental required course text.

What is included in the tuition cost?

Included in the tuition is the Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program with over 180 contact classroom hours, training manual, double-occupancy lodging in a tropical modern zen luxury tree-house, daily house-keeping, weekly laundry service, three organic gourmet vegetarian meals served to you each day, unlimited daily self-serve coffee, tea, fruits and healthy energy bars, triple-filtered mountain spring water for drinking and bathing, full access to The Sanctuary at Two Rivers 40 acre tropical paradise with swimming pool, waterfalls and rivers, hidden hammocks, gardens, and hiking trails, round trip transportation to either Montezuma or Santa Teresa for beach relaxation twice during the training, at least one jungle beauty ritual using indigenous flowers, herbs and oils, concierge services and all applicable taxes. We have priced this training in such a way to make it affordable with out sacrificing quality. There are no hidden costs.

What is not included in the tuition cost?

Our Yoga Teacher Training Certification course draws from many traditions and emphasizes more than the physical practice of Yoga.
Our asana practice is Hatha Vinyasa based, Vinyasa meaning the fluid integration of breath and movement. Within this well rounded Hatha Vinyasa Flow training, you will gain an understanding of proper alignment, core based strength exercises, how to work with special populations and how to create a restorative or energizing flow.

We explore yogic philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Ayurveda, Classical Tantra and the wisdom teachings of ancient and modern traditions.

Are your Yoga Teacher Training Programs approved by the Yoga Alliance?

Yes. You will be eligible to submit your paperwork to the Yoga Alliance to be approved as an RYT (registered yoga teacher) at the 200 hour level.

What is the Yoga Alliance?

The Yoga Alliance is a credentialing organization established in 1999 which sets standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. It is not required by law to be approved by the Yoga Alliance in order to teach yoga, but many studios and potential employers look for this registration mark.

Will I be qualified to teach once I complete your Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?

Yes. In this 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program we focus on how to teach as much as on mastering the material.

Do you offer financial aide or work-exchange programs?

Unfortunately, not at this time but we do offer a $300 early-bird discount.

Will there be free time for excursions?

Our daily schedule is jam packed with yoga, lectures, hands-on learning, meditation, creative projects, reading, writing, discussions and more but we will have one day a week to relax on the beach. This is why we call it a yoga teacher training intensive rather than a yoga retreat. We recommend coming to Costa Rica a little early or staying after the training if you would like to explore the country, enjoy tourist activities or visit friends.

What if I miss some class time, can I still complete the Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program?

Most likely that won’t be a problem because we well exceed the required contact hours set forth by the Yoga Alliance as a residential immersion program. You will, however, be required to submit writing assignments to demonstrate your understanding of any topics you miss.

What is your refund policy?

All payments are non-refundable.