• Class Description:
( Intensive 6 days per week)
Class begins at 6:45 a.m. with practice every morning and finishes before sunset daily. Long breaks are given each day. There are days with homework and each student will be given several opportunities to practice teaching others. Class size is kept small to make sure we can accommodate the full scope of your needs and provide experiential opportunities to individuals within the group.
The entire syllabus and details on the Yoga Alliance website.
• Teacher Bios:
Lura Shopteau M.A., LPC, E-RYT-500, IAYT
E-RYT-500 is the highest designation for a certified yoga teacher. Lura is certified to train other teachers at all levels. Trained as a professional counselor (LPC), yoga therapist (IAYT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, she applies psychotherapy, yogic, and meditation techniques to medical issues. Lura worked with integrative medical professionals helping clients with an array of medical problems. Her clinical interests include infertility issues, cancer and chronically ill patients, anxiety and depression. Lura goal is to assist others in finding a way to live lives with peace, courage and grace.
Lura taught in a medical school, hospitals, yoga centers, and trained other yoga teachers while maintaining a private practice in holistic counseling. She has loved Costa Rica since her first visit in 1994, being in tune with the natural world, surrounded by it’s beauty and the ever changing dynamic of nature.
Ananda Munoz B.A., PT, CMT, CPT, RYT- 200
Practicing yoga since early childhood, first, with 2 years at a gurukula and then continued practice as part of everyday home life has provided the gift of a very strong foundation in yoga. Ananda Muñoz developed an early interest in the body, movement mechanics and the healing process. She has studied various forms of dance from Modern to African to Ballroom with an ever-increasing interest in why injuries occur and the best way to avoid them. She practiced Physical Therapy and Massage Therapy in NY and NJ working with professional athletes in fields ranging from figure skating to football, professional dancers, musicians and singers. She has worked with major corporations (i.e. Unilever, Prudential & Liz Claiborne) as a consultant for ergonomic design of the workspace and the benefits of providing fitness facilities with access to regular massage to employees. She maintains private practice of clients with diverse needs. Her goal is to help people focus on where they are ‘now’ with their bodies so that they may feel and perform better tomorrow.
Rent options can be made
— Food Options: Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
• Class taught in: English
Location and Contact
From the main road #34 take the paved road toward the official Ballena National Park entrance in Bahia, turn right the beach road at the 4 corners (hotel -La Fiore de Bahia) toward Flutterby, 100 meters from the intersection on your left is Bienestar.
8505-1369 f- bienestarlife