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YOGA TEACHER
CERTIFICATION

COSTA RICA, GUATEMALA, PERU

“Yoga is the martial art of the soul.” To liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. That is the power of yoga—it does not just change the way you see things, it changes the person who sees.

Are you ready to take the next step in your yoga practice? Earn your yoga teacher certification and open the door to a healthy and balanced career in which you set your own hours and do what you love! Maximo Nivel’s yoga instructor certification courses are set in some of the most beautiful locations in the world—Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.

All RYT 200 Yoga Instructor Certification courses follow Yoga Alliance teacher training requirements.

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Requirements
– Physically fit
– 1 year experience doing yoga
– Strong speaking and communication skills
– Motivational skills

After the Certification Course
– Certification in CPR
– Register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
– Must complete at least 75 hours of continuing education every 3 years to retain RYT status

– Airport pick-up
– Round trip transportation to yoga school
– English-speaking, E-RYT 500 certified instructor
– RYT 200 Yoga Instructor Certification
– Accommodations
– 3 vegetarian meals per day

*Yoga Certification programs vary slightly from country to country and your Program Advisor provides a complete itinerary.

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ProgramGuatemalaPeruCosta Rica
Yoga Certification$3,395$2,795$3,595

Why I Maximo Nivel

I only wish that I would have jumped into this opportunity & experience sooner than I did. I made it through, I made incredible friends, loved the heck out of beautiful Costa Rica and I am so grateful that I had the entire Maximo team on my side, for support & encouragement throughout my month with them.

Caitlyn M.
Yoga Instructor Certification with Maximo Nivel

YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION

RYT-200 HOURS | 3 WEEKS

Latin America is the perfect place to earn your RYT-200 yoga instructor certification. Yoga schools are close to nature, eco-friendly, and can provide opportunities to learn about indigenous cultures and their mystical belief systems. All yoga teacher programs are delivered at small, unique schools with serene and relaxing settings.

COSTA RICA
A small oasis found on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the town of Uvita offers a tranquil atmosphere for completing a registered yoga trainer course. The ‘pura vida’ (pure life) atmosphere found here provides an ideal environment for yogis to strengthen and grow their mind, body, and spiritual balance. You walk away relaxed, more deeply connected with themselves and nature, and ready to share the gift of yoga with other aspiring yogis.

GUATEMALA
Renowned as one of the most important spiritual centers in Guatemala, Lake Atitlan is the home of Samabaj, once a Mayan ceremonial site now submerged below the waters of the lake. During the yoga training course, you experience firsthand the spiritual atmosphere embodied in the local culture. Surrounded by nature, you find ample opportunity to deepen your connection with self and the spirit of yoga.

PERU
Found in the heart of the Andean Mountains, Cusco provides a peaceful, simplistic pace of life that nurtures you on your journey to becoming a certified yoga trainer. Home of the Inca capital, spirituality and the connection to Pachamama (Mother Nature) play a central role in Andean culture. You not only leave with your instructor certification, but a stronger personal harmony with the universe and your memory of an unforgettable spiritual journey.

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YOGA CERTIFICATION STANDARDS

200-HOUR INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

Yoga teacher training includes coursework in anatomy and physiology, instructional techniques, and yoga philosophy. During the course, you gain hands-on experience observing experienced yoga instructors and teaching classes. As a professional yoga instructor, you guide students in yoga practice and help them learn poses and use correct forms. Yoga teachers may also provide guidance in yogic philosophy, meditation, and nutrition. The approximate annual salary for a full-time yoga teacher is $36,000/year.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification
Teaching Methodology: 25 hours
Communication skills, time management, and establishing priorities and boundaries
Addressing the specific needs of students
Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, and correcting
Teaching styles
Teacher qualities
The student learning process
Business aspects of teaching yoga
Anatomy & Physiology: 20 hours
Human physical anatomy and physiology
Energy anatomy and physiology
The application of anatomy and physiology to yoga practice
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours
Yoga philosophies and texts
Yoga lifestyle, including dharma and karma
Ethics for yoga teachers
Teaching yoga as a service
Practicum: 10 hours
Practical teaching experience
Instructor-aide experience
Instructor observations
Receiving and giving feedback

Additional contact hours are distributed to focus on each school’s specific program.

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Yoga Instructor Certification Standards

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