Costa Rica Ashtanga Yoga Training

100hr Training with International teachers of 30 years: Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy

Save the dates: 100hr training: 4 - 18 May, 2019

Possibility to follow a one week training:

4 - 11 or 11 - 18 May, 2019


Ashtanga Yoga:
Bringing Sequencing Themes and Yoga Philosophy To Your Classes

This yoga teacher training program is an opportunity for you to find the means to Master and Balance your yoga practice. For practitioners it is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the practice, for teachers, this program can be an add on to your 200 hr TT., and would be considered an elective as part of our 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification. Downward Dog Yoga Center has been a teaching school since 1999, and is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour, 300-hour, and 500-hour levels.

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Who is this for?

For any teacher or practitioner who wants to refine their practice, as well as advance in their practice. This training is for you if you have:

  • A consistent practice of at least 3 years

  • A desire to hone in and refine your teaching skills.

  • A wish to learn about living, practicing and teaching the 8-limbed yoga path towards cultivating a centred, grounded and purposeful life.

  • An inclination to learn the skills of balancing the nervous system through the practice and teaching of Restorative Yoga.

  • An aspiration to bring yoga practice off the mat and awaken the “living yoga” to transform your life.


Program Highlights

M.A.P. “Mastering the Art of Practice (45 Hr Training )

  • Mysore style self-practice. This intensive is for anyone wishing to deepen their practice in a Mysore style setting. You will be learning to develop a self-practice, which creates both discipline, but also endurance, independence and freedom!

  • Asana Lab. How to truly deepen and refine your physical and
    mental awareness around your practice. Some of the Asana Lab
    topics will be: Deep hip-openers and twists, Deeper and healthier
    backbends, Stability and strength in arm balances, Mastering
    your inversions, and more!

Transformation Through Restoration (20 Hr Training)

  • We will be working with the “moon” or lunar practice of Restorative Yoga to balance the “sun” or solar energies of the vinyasa practice.

  • In this intensive, you will learn the art, skill and beauty of the
    inner self practice of Restorative Yoga. Ways to support the solar
    practice with moon sequences, Restorative Yoga support at the
    end of practice, or a stand-alone full Restorative practice and
    ways to begin integrating and teaching this amazing regenerative
    and nourishing balancing practice.

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About the Teachers

Since 1999, Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy have been leaders in Teacher Training/Workshops/Intensives in Canada at their centre ( as well as around the globe.
Their background and foundation is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and the Vinyasa style of practice as a general theme weaves its way through their non-dogmatic and informative style, providing both inspiration to the practice as well as an all-encompassing portrait of yoga as a whole. The “8-limbed” practice is what they live by and teach by, and encourage the study and practice of all 8 limbs to each and every student. Infused with over 30 years of
experience and practice, Ron and Marla bring a depth of insight to the yoga practice, along with a light-hearted, kind, and open teaching style. They are also Kirtan singers, and have composed over 5 CD’s.