Ann is the in-house yoga teacher and she is quite simply the best yoga teacher we’ve ever had class with. – Zach
Welcome to Costa Dulce’s School of Yoga
Our Next Teacher Training
23rd of May to the 13th of June 2021
At Costa Dulce School of Yoga, yoga is not a quick fix, but an ongoing process of conscious exploration and growth. With our Yoga Teacher Training program, we hope to provide you with a steady framework of both yoga and consciousness practices. Because of our individual approach to the training, we’d love to be in touch with you personally and align intentions from the start.
Our training is built up around the mind-body-spirit relationship and aims to balance the physical, mental & energetic body through ancient techniques of yoga (Iyengar, Hatha, Kundalini, Vedic history,…) in combination with modern sciences (psychotherapy and neuroscience).
The foundation of our training is Hatha Yoga, integrating and balancing energies through Asana (posture), Pranayama (breathwork), Dhyana (Meditation) and a strong (philosophical) framework for personal growth and development.
Besides, the connection to the elements and nature is one of the key aspects, because of the immersion into yourself, the surroundings and the relationship between both (balancing the elements within & around, environmental stewardship in the training,…).
Self-acceptance and confidence are very important aspects of the training, as learning how to speak up truthfully are super important for your teaching and for your life. The nourishing Costa Dulce environment encourages open communication and energy, where the teacher is also the student and everybody learns from each other.
This Conscious Hatha Yoga YTT is a beautiful experience of growth, far beyond the yoga mat. It changes your life and perspective forever, -in alignment with our paradise vibe-.
Yoga Teacher Training with Ann
What Makes our Hatha Teacher Training Unique?
TAKE HOME TOOLS TO TRANSFORM INTO YOUR FULLEST POTENTIAL
Through the training we facilitate a personal development process that goes beyond yoga, we offer you tools that will – if integrated in your daily life- will transform body, mind & soul. We learn you how to love yourself deeply, speak freely and expand endlessly.
A PERSONALIZED, SMALL-GROUP TEACHER TRAINING SETTING
Because we believe in a therapeutic approach and want to create an open and connected environment for students and teachers, where individual attention and engagement within the group helps you to dive deep into your personal practice.
YOUR GROWTH MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Your presence saves turtles, preserves ecosystems, and helps the local community (with education & opportunity !). Besides you’ll become empowered to start implying changes into your own community and lifestyle, that will make you a more conscious & connected person.
IMMERSION IN THE LUSH JUNGLE OF NICARAGUA, STEPS AWAY FROM THE BEACH
This will make you feel more alive and connected than you’d ever imagine. Are you ready to dream with your eyes open? From your bungalow to the shala’s where we practice… You can’t dream it as beautiful. You can keep on watching videos and photos or just follow the call and come…
There is More to Yoga to Experience in Natural Paradise
You’ll be able to enjoy more than just yoga throughout our training …. Like wonderful – individually catered – farm-to-table food, energy healing/wellness treatments (Like our signature locally-sourced cacao/coffee scrub).
As continuous growth is deeply embedded in our philosophy we’ve been exploring, expanding, and by now excelling in creating these life-changing experiences.
Our Talented Team – Your Teachers
Our teachers are ready to support and empower you both on and off your yoga mat. They will help you protect your boundaries, but push yourself if necessary, as they put your personal evolution & expansion first. Read more about our team here:
Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin (TCM), AcroYoga & Yoga Nidra
During her first experience of living abroad in Indonesia in 2014, Ann fell in love with both yoga and (self-)exploration. After teaching yoga full-time for a few years, she decided to pursue her heart’s desire to travel, move abroad, and teach.
Ann’s mission is to raise awareness and love on our planet, so humanity can learn how to reconnect with the effortless flow of nature and give back to its surroundings.
With classical ballet and dance being the biggest part of her life, she is passionate about presence by connecting fluid movement to the breath. Her teachings embody curiosity, self-love, empowerment, and joy. She finished a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Training (Yoga Alliance Professionals), loves silent retreats, profound self-exploration (you are your most important teacher), philosophy, psychology, (conscious) communication, education, spirituality, surf & rock climbing and the magical explorative nature of life itself!
‘Self-love sets free. Let your soul shape your reality’
Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, Kundalini, Thai Massage, Energy Work
Drawn to yoga off and on since 1997, it was ultimately the thing that helped Monica to find more freedom – and it continues to do so. After attending a yoga retreat in Nicaragua in 2014, she realized how disconnected she had become to herself and what she truly wanted. She then left her job, relationship, country, and the societally approved path to pursue her lifelong dream of living abroad.
As such, she believes yoga is a tool of transformation. By reuniting body, breath, and mind, we can move beyond the past, social conditioning, unconscious habit patterns, limiting beliefs, and our small separate sense of self in order to rediscover our true nature. It’s her life’s work to share this with others as she believes that to change the world we must start with ourselves, and as we reconnect with ourselves in yoga, we reconnect with others and the planet for the ultimate benefit of all.
Her style is influenced by her training in yoga anatomy, Thai yoga healing massage, reiki, and yoga life coaching. A former scientist and one-time wilderness therapy field guide, she brings her scientific mind and sense of adventure to her teaching.
‘Yoga frees us from the limitations of the mind so we can reconnect with our true selves and fulfill our highest potential. It’s a practice of coming home.’
Iyengar Yoga & Remedial Yoga
Vaya (Talia Lia Meizan Nijhuis) received her yoga teacher certification directly by B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, India. She has practiced Yoga and Vipassana meditation since 1992 after receiving a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Cognition Science from the University of Tel Aviv. She studied with various teachers around the world including B.K.S. Iyengar, Getta, and Prashant Iyengar, and completed 4 years of yoga teacher training with Mr. Faeq Biria. She worked as an assistant of “Remedial Yoga classes” in Israel and the Iyengar Yoga Institute in India.
Vaya’s meditative approach to yoga allows the asana to be embodied fully and deeply, transcending the limitations of physical and mental flexibility. Vaya’s vast knowledge and experience, attention to detail and her soft, light-hearted approach to the practice sets the stage for a deep and meaningful meeting with yoga.
Vaya will teach a two-day intensive during our Teacher Training, covering in-depth Asana, Pranayama and meditation to take you to the true essence of what yoga is. Her teachings are humbling and inviting you not to only embrace the teachers’ journey, but most importantly the journey as an eternal student of yoga and of life.
The Transformative Team
Environmental entrepreneurship – Tim (www.vitalactions.org)
Tim, Director of Vital Actions has spent a lifetime of working around environmental entrepreneurship and activism. With his own turtle hatchery, reforesting project (together with Costa Dulce) and as a rescuer of many animals, he shares with us the tricks and tools to environmental leadership.
Art to express the soul – Manu (The Art Warehouse, SJDS)
Artist and altruist Manu has her own art gallery in SJDS, where recycling and upcycling play a central role. She will facilitate a vision board workshop in our training, to manifest the desires from the soul into the physical world. Besides, she is happy to share art projects she does with kids in the neighboring villages (‘Amarte’ – which means, love yourself).
Yoga Therapy – Ruth Singbeil
Ruth is a 500-hour RYT specializing in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yoga Therapy, with additional certification in Yoga Nidra, Yoga Psychology, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Chronic Pain, and the Therapeutic Relationship.
Her passion for teaching yoga is to guide students to gain greater awareness of the mind-body breath connection. Inviting balance to the organs, the muscles, the nervous system, and the emotional body through the practice of asanas, meditation, and pranayama.
Apply Here for Yoga Teacher Training
Our Yoga Teacher Training has an individual approach with a maximum of 12 students per training. We have a personalized application procedure to ensure the energy and connection between student and teacher. This is an important aspect of the personal growth experience and journey.
To inquire about the yoga teacher training program, write us an e-mail with your name, age, yoga experience, any physical limitations you might have, and a short motivation letter.
Intrinsic motivation and genuine interest in personal growth/yoga/consciousness is more important than your experience level. Still, It is highly recommended to have a basic body awareness and yoga experience prior to starting the training. We’ll align intentions during our call and discuss any injury/limitations that need to be addressed.