Cleanse with pure water
Nourish from the land
Reconnect in the wilds of the jungle
Wake up to the sound of tropical birds and monkeys, the warm forest air on your skin. Purify your system with fresh spring water and nourish deeply on vibrant foods, grown on the land and shaped by Ayurvedic and Mediterranean influences. Vibrant and alive, hot and humid, rushing with an abundance of freshwater and home to a mosaic of new and ancient cultures… we invite you to our jungle home in Belize for a complete immersion into the radical beauty of Nature.
Looking for an opportunity to reconnect to the Whole? Sattvaland, in the Maya Mountains of Belize, is built on the power of community and the beauty of living a simple, intentional life. Know what it is to live wholly, thriving on the taste of tropical, medicinal foods surrounded by the aliveness of the rainforest. Learn co-dependence by observing the complex interactions of wild growth. Understand yoga by being surrounded in the connectivity of nature, through the simple act of being. This is a unique place and one that has much to teach about the power of community, imagination, equality and the interconnectedness of all things.
Experience the abundance of life while dancing with the whisper of the jungle trees by moonlight. Draw on the healing effects that such an immersion in nature provides while learning a holistic approach to teaching. Use Earth Medicine practices, sacred ceremony and the wisdom of the Andes and the sacred land of Belize to transform your world, understand your soul's journey and reveal your true connection to Self.
What you'll love about the Sattvaland Retreat Center...
Belize provides the unique opportunity to speak English in a small, but well-travelled Latin American country, while absorbing the inspiring influence of its mostly Mayan and Caribbean population. Sattvaland is a beautiful, off-the-grid rainforest property located on 20 acres of lush virgin jungle nestled in the Maya Mountains, designed to create an off-grid living experience embodying the wide spectrum of what it means to live a Regenerative Lifestyle. Sattva means purity, truth, serenity, and this land truly blooms with Sattvic qualities that bring inspiration to the soul and peace to the mind.
With delicious food grown on the land and alchemized in the holistic kitchen, with pure water filtered through the rainforest, this is a rare opportunity to connect back to the whole. Sattva's forest gardens and greenhouse provide plentiful greens, herbs, root vegetables, fruit, and more, which are shared in meals that are nourishing, farm-grown, and local. Its eco-chic infrastructures include a wild and beautiful Yoga Shala and community area, supported by maturing forest gardens and large-scale agroforestry systems that weave together tropical foods and medicinal plants, lumber, shade, and all around ecosystem resilience. Eat, breathe and live yoga as you immerse yourself in the purity and holistic lifestyle of Sattvaland!
Highlights of the Rainforest Rebirth 200-hour YTT:
- Observe and understand permaculture food growing systems, off-grid solutions and water harvesting techniques
- Use Earth Medicine practices, sacred ceremony and the wisdom of the shamans to transform your world, understand your soul's journey and reveal your true connection to Self
- Disconnect from the swirl of the everyday world as you connect to the immense power of nature and simple living in the wild Belizean jungle
- Experience community life on a sustainable permaculture farm, living in harmony with our surroundings
- Learn about and taste tropical food and medicinal herbs from the abundant jungle gardens, alchemized with love in our outdoor kitchen
- Feed your soul on 3 Gourmet jungle vegetarian meals per day, mostly organic & local with many raw food options and local superfoods
- Disconnect as you leave roads and phone network behind
- Eat, breathe and live yoga as you immerse yourself in the interconnected ecosystems and holistic lifestyle of Sattvaland
What you'll love about the Kula Collective 200-hour Training…
The Kula Collective 200-hour training provides a deep immersion into the practice of yoga - living, learning and embracing all aspects of a yogic lifestyle and deepening the connection to oneself and the earth through the wisdom of shamanic healing practices. These traditions, designed to grant us access to the infinite wisdom we carry within, are smoothly blended together to form a holistic offering rooted in the Indian philosophy of yoga.
Kula Collective's 200hr YTT focuses on the expansion of our own sacred consciousness, so that we can fully embody our practice and radiate the teachings of yoga by united in mind, body and spirit. All of our programs meet Yoga Alliance standards for teaching methodology, anatomy, yogic theory and special education. This course will provide a solid foundation of yoga history, the four traditional paths, 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga, meditation and exploration of asana through our signature Kula Flow and its asana analysis.
After learning the Kula Flow we deepen our understanding of Self through study of yoga philosophy, cleansing, Bhakti Yoga and ceremony. We share creative teaching methodology for designing balanced and holistic classes, using the Kula Signature Sequences as building blocks and providing support for new teachers to creatively sequence their own classes. The course will give multiple opportunities for participants to teach and receive feedback, so that they leave with not only a fully prepared sequence, but multiple shorter sequences and a plethora of inspiration ready to create from the heart.
The Kula Collective 200-hour YTT provides you with concrete tools and clear strategies to live your life with passion and purpose. Perhaps you’re wondering if it’s really worth your time, money and effort to become Yoga Alliance certified as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT). We understand how you feel; this path is not an easy one, yet we’ve found that even those who have no plans of actually teaching Yoga have come away deeply transformed by this experience, with crystal clarity on steps they can take to manifest their dreams into reality.
Throughout our time together we engage in self-inquiry to clear space for the true teacher within to shine. By releasing the stories and holdings that no longer serve us, we create more space in our bodies and mind to see our gifts, our passions and the essence of who we are as beings on a path to holistic, connected living.
This training will provide a strong foundation in yogic practice and philosophy, and a fresh perspective on life. Its an opportunity to cultivate a practice if you do not have one and to deepen your existing practice if you do. Through the unique experience of uncovering and discovering our true nature, we empower our students to become inspired leaders in their communities and wherever they go in the world. Step away from the rush and come closer to your calling, through connecting to your heart and embracing the oneness within all.
Foundation of Yoga - Anatomy & Physiology - Ayurveda - Pranayama - Meditation - Asana Analysis & Assisting - Kula Flow & Creative Sequencing - Teaching Methodology - Cleansing - Philosophy - Shamanism - Chakras - Satsang - Kirtan & Ceremony
Journey Through the Three Worlds of the Chakana...
Each of our training programs have been carefully designed to incorporate 200 intensive hours, as detailed by the Yoga Alliance, using the Kula Collective signature structure of the Chakana. The Andean Cross allows a transformative journey through the lower, middle and upper worlds of this ancient tradition, allowing us to explore the many levels of our being.
Beginning with the Lower World, we Explore our unconscious and physical abilities and limitations, recognizing and breaking through self-created boundaries and limiting beliefs. By releasing what no longer serves us, we create more space in the body and mind through the cultivation of awareness and the understanding of the roots of yoga, anatomy, foundational practices and selfless service. Throughout this cycle we will practice and learn in depth the poses and sequencing of our Kula Basic Flow, with daily opportunity to teach to peers and receive feedback.
In the Middle World, we Empower discovering more of who we are, through experiencing elemental awareness and self inquiry, allowing us to embody the teachings and live to our full potential. After teaching their first full yoga class, participants dive deeper into the work of Patanjali's Ashtanga (8 limbs) philosophy, applied anatomy, philosophy, pranayama, ayurveda and chakras, deepening understanding of our true nature and evoking a strong love for the self and each other.
From our work in the Lower and Middle worlds, we experience a sense of freedom in the Upper World as we Expand, shifting from gross to more subtle realms of consciousness, letting us step into our radiant power. With topics such as complementary holistic health practices, yoga sutras in depth, and the profession of yoga, we close our training with a clear personal practice and teaching plan, fueled with inspiration to grow our gifts and manifest our dreams into reality.
Typical Kula Day
6:15 - 8:30 am Art of Practice
Meditation, Pranayama, and Asana
8:30 - 10 AM Breakfast
10- 1 pm Art of Living/Teaching
Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy, Daily Intentions & Special topics
1 - 3 pm Lunch & Self-Study
3 - 5:30 pm Art of Teaching
Kula Flow, Asana Analysis, Adjustments & Creative Sequencing
5:30 - 7 pm Dinner
7 - 8:30 pm Art of Healing
Ceremony, Kirtan or Satsang sacred gathering (*every other evening)
Conscious Exploration Through The Four Arts...
Our curriculum is split into four teaching tracks, woven through each of the three cycles. The Four Arts recognize and develop our studies in yoga in a thoroughly holistic manner, stimulating our students to become inspired, knowledgeable and intuitive teachers, expressing and modelling all aspects of this ancient lifestyle practice.
Art of Practice: Asana, Pranayama and Meditation infused with related themes, creative sequencing and personal practice design
Art of Living: Meditation, Yoga Philosophy of sacred texts and personal exploration and transformational developmental work
Art of Teaching: Theory and Methodology, Pranayama, Adjustments, Alignment, Sequencing, Transitions, Workshopping and Asana Analysis, Anatomy and unique therapeutic focus on various areas of the body
Art of Healing: Sacred Ceremony, Therapeutic Yoga for mental health, Ayurveda, Chakras and Shamanism and other energetic and holistic healing practices
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