waves of breath costa rica

Waves of Breath: 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training

Indigo Yoga Resort
Mal Pais, Costa Rica

April 22nd - May 16th, 2019

Early Bird: $300 off tuition!

Nourish your Body

Inspire your Spirit

Connect Your Breath to the Vibrations of the Sea

On the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, we explore the natural rhythms of the space between the jungle and ocean. The continuous cycle of the waves matches the cycle of breath, as we connect to our own life force and release that which stagnates our flow. Explore yoga, surfing, and your own spirit in this tropical paradise.

Costa Rica’s richness of nature, ocean, and sunshine support us as we journey through our Kula 200hr Teacher Training at this beautiful retreat near Playa Hermosa beach. From the moment the sunrise meets the jungle, we eat, sleep, and breathe our yoga, our day flowing through this holistic and powerful journey as the waves flow through our awareness.

This unique YTT course includes optional surfing adventures, to find your balance on and off the mat. Whether you surf or not, the cleansing of the ocean breeze and waves will soothe your soul, while the abundant wildlife of Costa Rica will inspire and delight. We will take trips deeper into the jungle, as well as engage in ocean-side reforestation projects to give back to the sacred lands that hold us through this journey.  

Use Earth Medicine practices, sacred ceremony and the wisdom of the Andes to transform your world, understand your soul's journey and reveal your true connection to Self.  Follow the call to la Pura Vida, where the strong bonds of lifelong practice and family friendship await you. Come rejuvenate body, mind and soul at the gorgeous Vida Asana, and reveal the true teacher within.

Waves of Breath: 

At our Waves of Breath RYT-200 Yoga Teacher Training, every moment is breathtakingly intertwined with the power of nature. We start our day with what is real: waking with the sun, breathing with the sounds, meditating and moving with the rhythms of the jungle. We practice and learn in the open air, drawing constantly from the elements of the Earth to help us in our process of discovery.

Experience the sweetness of life while dancing to the heartbeat of the jungle beaches by moonlight.  Swim in the warm, shallow waters of the Pacific and experience the magic of living your passion. Use Earth Medicine practices, sacred ceremony and the wisdom of the Andes to transform your world, understand your soul's journey and reveal your true connection to Self.  

Draw on the healing effects that such an immersion in nature provides while learning a holistic approach to teaching; taste tropical, medicinal foods while filling yourself up on the experience of caribbean rainforest living.  Follow the call to la Pura Vida, where the strong bonds of lifelong practice and family friendship await you.  Disconnect from the swirl of the everyday world as you connect to the immense power of nature in the Pacific coastal jungle!

Highlights of the Waves of Breath 200-Hour YTT:

  • Integrate your practice with nature, feeling the rhythms of the ocean in every moment

  • Practice in an open-air yoga studio with the sounds of the jungle enlivening each moment

  • Enjoy lush jungle and abundant wildlife whilst living in comfortable surroundings

  • Merge yoga with surfing and SUP, finding balance on the mat and off

  • Enjoy various holistic therapies offered by the retreat center

  • Hike through the rainforest and enjoy beach fires accompanied with live music

  • Enjoy the sea by kayaking, diving and snorkelling the tropical reefs and at Tortuga Island 

  • Learn Spanish

  • Explore by quad and buggy, both available on site

  • Take a ride on a horse along the beach

  • Visit the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve and Montezuma Waterfalls nearby

  • Experience the bliss of Pura Vida!

Meet your Facilitators:


Sanni shares her lifework through holistic movement, meditation and energy work. Born and raised in Finland, she has a deep connection with nature and a heartfelt passion to function in a greater harmony with the web of life. A world traveler and devoted yogini her work with holistic health is inspired by many colorful indigenous cultures and traditions she has experienced.

Over the years, she has been guided to study holistic health through yoga (500 RYT), shamanic and spiritual practices, intuitive dance and drumming, metaphysical studies, breath work and meditation training, Reiki energy work (levels I-III), Tibetan regression therapy, Permaculture, Nutritional Herbalism as well as Neuro-Lymphatic and Abdominal Massage touching all physical, emotional, mental and energetic layers of body. However, after becoming aware of the illusionary complexity of our beings she witnessed herself coming the full circle and embodying the simple and ultimate truth of being one with all within and without.


Gaiatri is a healer, a creator and guide devoted to the expansion of consciousness. Inspired by her studies of the Eastern Yogic Philosophies, awakened by her studies of the Qabalah and enlivend by the Shamanic practices of her teachers in Peru. Gaiatri is ERYT 500 certified, has a honours degree in Psychology, is a talented Musician, a Reiki master, Breath work practitioner, Energy healer, Sound Healer, Curandera holding ceremonies with various shamanic master plants, Channel for the Angelic realms, Shamanic Astrologer and Initiate into the Hermetic Qabalah.

Gaiatri is a passionate teacher, a channel of wisdom that seeds deep understanding, trust and enthusiasm. The holistic nature with which she approaches life imbibes her students with a full spectrum of teachings and skills. Gaiatri lives the philosophy of yoga both in her self practice as well as off the mat.


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And taste the beauty of the wild.     
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With all the wonder of a child." 



What you'll love about the Indigo Yoga Resort...

They offer contemporary tropical accommodations while embracing traditional Costa Rican ambience & culture. Indigo is nestled in a lush green setting with an abundance of beautiful tropical flowers, trees, and native wildlife. You will enjoy watching the Howler & Capuchin monkeys hang in our trees as well as a large variety of tropical birds. They are situated in a biodiversity hotspot, perfect for the nature enthusiast.

Indigo's concept is inspired by living a healthy and natural lifestyle. They offer daily yoga, SUP & surf, as well as retreats. They are blessed to be in one of the most 'wave rich' areas in Costa Rica, if not the world. 

Mal Pais is the more peaceful part of the combined villages of Santa Teresa and Malpais. While in recent years Santa Teresa has seen a boom in development, Mal Pais has retained its laid-back, small village atmosphere with large patches of unspoiled nature.

This boutique hotel is just steps away from the Pacific Ocean—walks along the beach or surfing dates in the sea are part of the daily routine here. 

The resort is close to some amazing points, reefs, and three consistent beach breaks all within walking distance or a short drive from the hotel. With surfing during your stay or retreats at Indigo, you will focus on elements of breath and flow .

Facilitating the surfing and SUP, they have teamed up with one of the best surf schools in town www.nalusurfschool.com. The select instructors are highly experienced and will cater to all levels from beginner, intermediate, to high performance surf training for experienced surfers.

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What you'll love about the Kula Collective 200-hour Training…

The Kula Collective 200-hour training provides a deep immersion in the practice of yoga - living, learning and embracing all aspects of yoga as a lifestyle and deepening the connection to oneself and the earth through the wisdom of shamanic practices. These traditions, designed to grant us access to the infinite wisdom we carry within ourselves, are smoothly blended together to form a holistic offering rooted in the principal of yoga as union, a channel for connection to the divine.

In addition to meeting the Yoga Alliance standards for teaching methodology, anatomy, yogic theory and special education, 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 in our own presence. This course will provide a solid foundation of yoga including the history and traditional paths, the 8 limbs of ashtanga yoga, anatomy and exploration of asana through the Kula Basic Flow and its asana analysis.

After learning the Kula Basic 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.
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 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. 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 - 8 Limbs of Ashtanga - Asana Analysis & Assisting

Kula Flows & Creative Sequencing - Teaching Methodology - Advanced Pranayama - Cleansing - Philosophy

Tantra - 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. 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 deep 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.

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, advanced 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

Please check out our Curriculum Page, our Sample Schedule, Daily Flow, and the Kula Flow pages for more information!

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Our intention in all we offer is to create a world wide conscious community of space holders and healers who go on to share their own version of this work with others. We honor our sacred sites and give back to the communities who host us. We celebrate with ceremony and music, honoring the teachers who have come before us, our ancestors, at the same time trusting in the power we all have to heal ourselves and be our own greatest Guru. We invite you to come and be a part of our greater mission and vision of global spiritual awakening... and help us spread the Kula spirit!

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