• Triple – $1,200.00
  • Double – $1,400.00
  • Deluxe Single w/ Private Bathroom – $2,700.00
  • Single w/ Shared Bathroom – $1,500.00

Date & Time Details: March 15-21, 2024: check in begins at 4pm on March 15; departure by 10am on March 21.

Location: Hotel Nereus, Puerto Jiménez. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Address: Playa Platanares conocida como Playa Preciosa a 4 kmts del aeropuerto de Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas Province, Puerto Jiménez, 60702, Costa Rica

Contact: [email protected]
WhatsApp: +506 8741-7842 (Costa Rica)

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Yin and Yoga Nidra Continuing Education (50 hours)

With Michelle Garcia, ERYT500, RPYT, YACEP

March 15 - 21, 2024

Yin and Yoga Nidra Continuing Education (50 hours)

Seven days, six nights

Our course offers a deep dive into the style of yin yoga and the practice of yoga nidra, with the goal of giving new teachers the tools and confidence to teach these techniques in their classes. Yin yoga is characterized by longer holds in a variety of seated or reclined positions that target the deep connective tissues of the body. Rather than focusing on strengthening the muscles, the practice focuses on accessing deeper physical layers such as the fascia, ligaments, joints and bones. By targeting these areas primarily in the lower body, such as the hips, inner thighs, pelvis, and lower spine, yin induces a deep sense of relaxation while stimulating the flow of life energy, or prana, within the organs. This approach benefits both physical and emotional health, creating overall balance. 

This course also incorporates the practice of yoga nidra, the meditative yoga technique that aims to create a balance between our sleeping and waking hours. The ultimate objective is to nudge your consciousness into a sleep-like state, thereby enabling your brain to achieve complete relaxation. Yoga nidra’s benefits include reduced stress and anxiety and improved sleep quality. 

Teaching will be overseen by our lead instructor, Michelle Garcia, ERYT500, and provided by her and our team. Our Yin and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training program format is a residential six nights/seven days’ immersion at our retreat in Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Students will also have access to our online educational platform for additional digital content and supplementary materials.

Leader

Michelle Garcia, ERYT500, RPYT, YACEP
Michelle is an indigenous yoga teacher hailing from a small and remote Canadian town. Sharing her passion for teaching yoga since 2015, she has enjoyed stints in Canada, the US, Mexico, and Peru, and is thrilled to be returning to Costa Rica to work at Nereus, where she is the lead yoga teacher trainer. Michelle is well-versed in the hatha and vinyasa styles, as well as prenatal yoga. She is also a YACEP and has obtained additional certifications in yin, restorative and yoga nidra. With a teaching style best described as a harmonious blend of energetic asana practices interwoven with…
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