Panacea de la Montaña’s Yoga Teacher Training
August 3, – August 24, 2017
Come to Panacea de la Montana for your 200 hour Yoga Alliance Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. For 21 days immerse yourself in all things yoga: asana, pranayama, meditation. Along with bringing your practice to a new depth, you will gain the skills needed to safely share this ancient tradition in modern ways that will set you apart as a yoga teacher. From relevant anatomy to intelligent sequencing to the knowledge of how to teach a wide range of students; this comprehensive course has it all.
Because the Panacea Teacher Training Program is small—no more than twelve students—you can be assured of receiving personalized attention and support as you progress towards your goals. Challenge and transform yourself.
“Building on your personal practice, you will be immersed in the physical, historical, philosophical, and theoretical roots of Hatha Yoga with an intimate group of fellow yogis and yoginis. You will encounter challenges and discover how to breathe and grow through them. You will have opportunities to work through old patterns to find your deeper knowing, creating a stronger connection to your truest self. Through the Panacea Yoga Teacher Training program you will find the voice of your authentic inner teacher, giving you the tools to share your knowledge in meaningful ways out in the world.” – Mary Byerly, Lead Instructor
“Mary’s teaching will deepen your practice, whether you are brand new to yoga or a practicing yogini of 20 years. Her teaching is impeccable ~ kind, attentive, detailed, grounded.” – TG, Oakland, CA
“The more time I spend with Mary, the more I am impressed by her depth of knowledge and ability to share it in an intuitive and unassuming manner. She is a master teacher with a refined eye for the subtle yet fundamental aspects of form and breath-work that have been largely overlooked in my six years of extensive daily practice and study with numerous skilled teachers.” – CK, New York
“Mary Byerly is, quite simply, the real thing. She has succeeded in integrating her years of studies into a union of body, mind, and spirit that you will absorb from her. Without ego or fanfare, she guides you into a balanced and harmonious practice that will sustain you through all the changes in your life and all the other yoga classes you might take. As you work with her over time, her deep knowing becomes your own and you will be empowered and eager to share that knowledge with others.” – JZ, New York
During your 23 days at Panacea you will:
- Practice daily: asana, pranayama, meditation, mantras, bandhas, mudras, kriyas
- Learn how to use verbal cueing, demonstration, and adjustments to lead students into poses
- Acquire skill in the use of props and modifying poses
- Explore class sequencing
- Study anatomy and physiology, along with physical and energetic alignment as applied to the practice of yoga
- Discuss the basic history and philosophy of yoga, including the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, exploring their relevance to teaching yoga classes
- Examine the ethics of teaching yoga, working to develop your own ethical code
- Practice teaching and receive constructive feedback
- Develop a personal plan for how you will move forward after the training
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda
- How Yoga Works, Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally
- The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali by Chip Hartranft
- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
- The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar
- Yoga: The Iyengar Way, Silva Mehta and Mira Mehta
Monday through Friday:
6 – 9am: Morning Practice
9 – 9:30am: Breakfast
10 – 1pm: Lecture/Practicum
2:30 – 6pm: Lecture/Practicum/Practice
7 – 8pm: Evening Discussion
6 – 9am: Morning Practice
9 – 9:30 am: Breakfast
10 – 1pm: Lecture/Practicum
1:30 – 3:30pm: Practicum
4 – 9pm: Shuttle to Tamarindo Beach (free time, dinner on own)
Sundays (Free Day!)
7 – 9am: Optional Morning Restorative Practice
10:30 – 4pm: Beach Shuttle (this is optional, you are welcome to stay on the mountain)
On our final day we will conclude with a celebratory dinner. Breakfast the following morning will be included, and participants will need to check out by 11am.
*The daily schedule during training may change slightly as needed.
During your stay here you will enrich your knowledge to grow on your path of teaching yoga. The minimum requirement is to have had a committed practice of yoga for one year and a desire to deepen your practice. It is not necessary that you have the desire to be a yoga teacher, although that is what you will be qualified and certified to do once you complete the training.
Our six cabinas, set apart from one another, are perched on the mountainside along winding pathways, offering breathtaking views of the countryside and Pacific Ocean. They are Costa Rican wood framed construction with stone or tile floors, a porch, hammock, tile bathroom, indoor/outdoor shower (with hot water) and adorned with handmade artwork. With the environment in mind, each cabina has a powerful ceiling fan and windows on both sides for cross ventilation.
Each cabina is outfitted with one double and one single bed with comfortable mattresses; you can share with a friend, or we can pair you with a person of the same gender. Our housekeeping staff will clean your cabina daily, and towels/sheets are switched out weekly. Limited wifi will be available for your convenience during the training.
At Panacea de la Montaña, enjoy deliciously healthy and nourishing vegetarian cuisine, prepared either by chef Debbie Marcos, or directly supervised by her. The food is as local and fresh as possible, farm to table. With Costa Rica’s climate, that means plenty of fruits and vegetables that are picked when ripe so the taste is vibrant. Menus are based on what is in season, fresh, and nutritious—chosen and prepared to support and deeply nourish you in your intensive study and yoga practice.
All meals and snacks are served in the open air dining room by the pool, with spectacular vistas of the lush Costa Rica mountain ranges and the peaceful valley below.
Panacea de la Montaña is an imaginatively landscaped seven acre retreat surrounded by wilderness on three sides, with unparalleled views of the nearby mountains and the sea. While it is a world of tranquility unto itself, it is also just minutes away from many beautiful beaches on the North Pacific coast of the Guanacaste Peninsula, Costa Rica.
There will be a free shuttle Saturday evening and Sunday to visit the popular beach, shops and restaurants in Tamarindo.
Accommodations: $1100 (this includes all 21 nights lodging double occupancy, and all meals except for Saturday night dinners).
Pay your $500 deposit before June 1, 2017, for the August training and receive an early bird discount of $300 off. No other discounts apply to the cost of the training or accommodations. The application will be sent to the email address you provide at the link below.
I look forward to sharing this life-changing journey with you.