• Triple – $2,200.00
  • Double – $2,600.00
  • Deluxe Single w/ Private Bathroom – $4,900.00
  • Single w/ Shared Bathroom – $2,700.00

Date & Time Details: August 1-12, 2024: check in begins at 4pm on August 1; departure by 10am on August 12.

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

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Yoga and Ayurveda Continuing Education (100 hours)

With Michelle Garcia, ERYT500, RPYT, YACEP and Jennifer Millar

November 19 - 30, 2024

Yoga and Ayurveda Continuing Education (100 hours)

12 days, 11 nights

Ayurveda, known as the sister science of yoga, is the thousands-of-years-old medical system of India. Yoga and Ayurveda are a complete mind, body, spirit system of health and wellness. This course will provide an introduction to the ancient science of Ayurveda and how to integrate the principles into a yoga class. 

In this training students will learn:

  • key energetic concepts including the doshas, chakras and koshas 
  • the importance of seasons, time of day and climate when planning classes 
  • how to individualize classes for specific student needs
  • the application of the concepts to asana, meditation and pranayama practices

Teaching will be overseen by our lead instructor, Michelle Garcia, ERYT500, and Jen Millar, Ayurvedic Practitioner, RYT500. Our Asana and Ayurveda Teacher Training program format is a residential 12 nights/eleven days’ immersion at our retreat location in Puerto Jiménez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Students will also have access to our online educational platform for additional digital content and supplementary materials.


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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Jennifer Millar
The driving force behind Nereus Retreats, New York-born Jen is a nutritionist and health coach with an international client practice. Having trained as an Ayurvedic practitioner in India, and with extensive qualifications in functional medicine nutrition, she has worked as a health supportive chef, health educator and yoga teacher, and holds an MSc in public health. She also holds a master’s degree in medieval history from the University of St Andrews, which provides a strong foundation in hermetic philosophy and mythology, and, as with Jen’s study of the Vedas and Vedic philosophy, attests to a lifelong curiosity about the role…
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