Radiant Life Yoga School offers 200 hour yoga teacher training retreats well as 300 hour advanced yoga studies courses and continuing education opportunities for teachers. All programs exceed the educational standards established by Yoga Alliance. The yoga teacher training sessions are conducted by qualified Yoga Alliance yoga teacher trainers that support the diversity and integrity of the yoga tradition.
What Makes Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Retreat Special
ૐ Community Service Projects
Each 200 hour yoga teacher training retreat has 15 course hours dedicated to helping out with the Waves of Hope activities. These hours are approved by Yoga Alliance and are a part of the required course hours for the Yoga Philosophy, Life Style and Ethics component of the yoga teacher training retreat program.
We are delighted to be teamed up with Waves Of Hope, El Coco Loco’s non-profit community development program that has a strong focus on Education. The Coco Loco team, along with Waves of Hope supporters, have renovated five elementary schools, built a new high school and provide support for the local children so that they have the supplies they need to attend school.
The high school in El Manzano Uno is a huge success and student enrollment is exceeding capacity. Artbound members visited the community in November and left a lasting positive impact. They raised well over $45,000!! An incredibly generous donation that will go towards the implementation of a multifaceted arts program; including music, dance, visual arts and 2 new classrooms!
ૐ English Lessons for Local Students
English lessons at the local high school have a huge impact on the children. They Love it!! And so do we!! Yoga teacher training participants assist with English lessons at the local high school twice a week. The lessons are fun and interactive and a wonderful way to be immersed in the local culture and to make a positive impact on the children and the community.
ૐ Kid’s Club!
An ice cream party and a pinata grand finale all make kids club a super special time for the children and for the yoga teacher training participants.
Hike up Teleca in the afternoon, look down into the active volcano to see the lava flow, hike down by flashlight and have a simple Nica dinner at a local farm house…..eggs, beans, rice, tortilla and black coffee….all cooked with love on a handmade wood burning stove. The Teleca community is incredible! 72 families that homestead together. They grow their own food, rise their animals and live in the five inactive craters of Teleca. Amazing!!
Cerro Negro is the only active volcano that you are allowed to volcano board down…..SO WE DO! The hike up is very manageable and the views are spectacular. You can see the other volcanoes in the Ring of Fire and feel the warmth of Cerro Negro under your feet. Volcano boarding is basically like sledding….get on the board and go! Lean back to go fast and sit up to take it slower.
ૐ The Beach
A beautiful quiet beach out front with Nahaulapa Bay a short walk down the beach where the waves are perfect for beginner surf lessons and very entertaining for experienced surfers. The beach is lovely and a favorite time of day is when the cowboys walk their cows by…..there are baby sea turtles too!_________________________________________________
El Coco Loco
A quiet and remote location away from ‘touristy’ places. Delicious, fresh, local food made with love, the sound of the ocean as you relax in the hammock or sleep, the smell of the earth and the ocean, the starriest night sky with an indoor/outdoor bathroom so you can see the sky as you shower, black sandy beaches (expansive and uncrowded) scattered with agate stones, volcanic rocks, whole sand dollars and endless beautiful shells, lovely people, time for quiet and interesting conversations….or just sitting around making listening to Ben play his guitar…..people that rally care about the community and their impact on the environment.
What Students Can Look Forward to During the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Retreat
A strong foundation in functional anatomy applied to yoga postures.
How to instruct students through a yoga class with verbal and directional cues.
Strategies to create sequencing that flows nicely and is creative.
Develop theme based classes that integrate yoga philosophies and ethics into the practice.
Become skilled at breaking down postures into manageable parts to empower beginners.
Learn how to make yoga postures more challenging to serve advanced practitioners and keep everyone coming back for more great yoga classes.
How to inspire people to extend their yoga practice off the mat and into daily life.
Each day is designed to help you to deepen your rapport with yourself and others and to move through the diversity of life with empowered steps.
Kimberly Waugh, E-RYT 500
Director & Lead Trainer, Radiant Life Yoga School
Hatha Vinyasa, Anusara Inspired®
Seasond teacher with 19 years classroom experience. Personal practice in Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara®, Sivananda, Asthanga, Bikram, Yin and Restorative and Fusion yoga styles.
Adventure spirit, youthful, in awe of nature…full of wonder and curiosity. Being taught daily by my four children how to be my best self (we homeschool and are inspired by Rudolph Steiner)…lucky in love = married a real sweetheart. Grateful, hopeful, a practice of looking for the good…seeing more of the big picture with compassion.
Ready to say yes…and then willing to work diligently to make things happen. Often up late at night learning new things…lots of trial and error…..love taking sidetracks to inspiration that is unexpected. Fascinated with physics, all things to do with being human…anatomy, kinesiology, psychology, sociology, language….and good food.
If you have any questions about the yoga teacher training program or to submit your application please contact Kimberly at RadiantLifeYogaSchool@gmail.com
Upcoming 200 hour yoga teacher training retreats.
Founded out of a genuine desire to empower people to express their fullest potential in the world, our program is designed for those who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, through their yoga practice, and who want to make a positive contribution to humanity through teaching yoga.
The curriculum, infused with positive and life-embracing virtues, connects students with their hearts and encourages their own unique expression as a yoga teacher.
The yoga teacher training retreats are designed to provide future teachers with the skills to offer yoga classes that are special events that people look forward to.