Anamaya has six or seven 200 hour YTTs each year that all run for three weeks. There are a number of incredible teachers to choose from. All of them are truly amazing and you will be happy with any. However, there are a few differences in the details of how they teach and where they focus that may draw you to one of them.
Banyan is clearly an old soul, sent to earth to teach and bring joy to all who know him. Since a very young age he as traveled East and West, studied, and taught. Banyan was at one time a semi-professional athlete, a circus clown, a fire dancer, and a motorcycle racer. He now excels at instructing others in the art of teaching yoga skillfully. His classes have a deep presence and a playful touch, with lots of smiles and laughter, and his forte as a yoga teacher is instructing others how to step into their roles as entertainers in their own classes. Great teachers know how to command attention and make their presence felt; Banyan can give you this gift.
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When not in Costa Rica at Anamaya, Jacqueline has her own family-run yoga studio in Florida. Her specialty is teaching the Ayervedic system along with the yoga, and in addition to this spiritual side, her program is very physically challenging. She’s a very inspiring speaker, and her students quickly become big fans.
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Peter Kaaberbøl Kristensen is the founder of the LagoCph school of yoga in Copenhagen, Denmark, and “X-Pand Me” body stretching system. He is a master practitioner of yoga, martial arts, meditation, and bodywork and for the last fifteen years has devoted his life to the education of yoga teachers worldwide. Peter has a special gift for breaking down complex yogic principles into simple guidance that helps student yogis investigate the body’s subtle energies. By bringing trainees’ awareness to their inner worlds, Peter helps them deepen their practice from the inside out. When not traveling the world teaching, Peter lives with his family in Denmark, and is a very peaceful and gentle person, with a strong inner strength that his students love.
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Paula owns and runs Reflections Yoga in New York City, and has also been teaching yoga in Costa Rica for more than ten years. She is the most experienced of our teachers, and as she puts it, she first learned yoga back when most of the people teaching it were old men with turbans and long white beards. Her program is the most mentally challenging of the three. She will really help bring out the best of what you have to offer the world, and deal with any challenges you have lurking inside your psyche. A teacher’s teacher, no matter how much you know about yoga, and how many YTTs you’ve done in the past, a month with Paula will bring you to a new level.
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Antoine owns and runs two successful yoga studios in Montreal, Canada. Having studied yoga for 24 years with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, one of the world’s most renowned masters of yoga, meditation and spirituality, Antoine has a vast knowledge of yoga that goes far and wide beyond the physical aspects of postures. He is a firm believer that yoga teachers need to have a skillful balance and equal knowledge of both the classical traditional yoga from India as well as the modern more popular forms of yoga practiced in the West. A concept he refers to as deep roots and healthy branches.
Pamela will be teaching with Antoine for the second half of the treaining. She is skilled at bringing out the spiritual and authentic dimensions of yoga into our practice. Her radiance and wisdom are enough to move us and to allow us to connect with ourselves on a deeper level. She brings silence and depth to a yoga practice like very few people have ever experienced before.
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On the mat, Kelly Stiglich inspires her students to harness their intuition. Whether it’s to be a different kind of parent, spouse, friend, or to find life’s purpose. Kelly discovered this gentle whisper for herself through yoga after starting for only physical reasons. She had sought a leaner and better-looking body, but discovered peace, joy, fear, anger, frustration, love, compassion, tolerance, and eventually, complete acceptance.
Kelly is a 500 E- RYT, YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continued Education Provider) and Ayurveda Specialist. She studied the classical path of Raja Yoga, which is based on the 8 limbs of Patanijali’s yoga sutras, Ayurveda, and Yin. Kelly brings a greater understanding of why different styles of yoga are so beneficial for each student’s unique body. She teaches 200 and 300 hour YTTs as well as the Ascension Alignment Based Aerial Yoga Teacher Certification. Kelly has lead over 50 workshops, 5 retreats, and 8 teacher trainings in the U.S. and internationally.
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