Bienestar Integrative Yoga Teacher Training
200 hour Yoga Alliance Program
We will offer you opportunities to make discoveries through self-inquiry and experimentation in connecting to mind, body and spirit. The class provides personal growth opportunities and assists your developing a deeper level of self-awareness.
Anyone can take a yoga teacher training. Yoga Alliance 200 hour criteria cover a broad scope including the 8 limbs of yoga, the physical, the breath, meditative practices, energy systems, philosophy and history, teaching methodology, general anatomy and physiology. Teacher training includes daily yoga practice, lectures, discussions, and personal experiential work. Yoga teacher training requires your attention, focus, practice, inquiry, and objectivity.
Bienestar encourages the sacredness of teaching and an understanding of courage we need to teach. To become a teacher is to have been on a journey of learning, to have a deep knowledge of your topic and a great desire to share it with and inspire others.
Lura Shopteau M.A., LPC, E-RYT-500, YACEP, C-IAYT, MBSR
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 (C-IAYT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, she is specially trained to apply psychotherapy, yogic, and meditation techniques to medical issues. Lura worked with integrative medical professionals helping clients with an array of medical problems. She taught in a medical school, hospitals, yoga centers, and trained other yoga teachers while maintaining a private practice in holistic counseling.
Lura’s goal is to assist others in finding a way to live their lives with peace, courage and grace. She is happy to call Uvita home, being in tune with the natural world, surrounded by its beauty and the ever-changing dynamic of nature. You will find Lura on, Yoga Trail Trip Advisor Yoga Alliance International Association of Yoga Therapist
Ananda Munoz B.A., PT, CMT, CPT, RYT- 200
Practicing yoga since early childhood, first, with 2 years at a guru kula 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 a 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.
Language class is taught in: English
$1970.00 teacher training – add $450 – $600. for accommodations
— Food Options: Bienestar provides a fresh fruit breakfast after our first yoga class of the morning at all Yoga teacher training programs. We will have a selection of local fresh seasonal fruits and juices for you to choose from and yogurt or kefir. We provide a healthy lunch of a meal size salad from a local organic vendor. On class days only. No other meals are provided. There are many local restaurants, hotels and hostels with communal kitchens that are available to you.
Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala – Bahia, Uvita Costa Rica