200- hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica
June 18th - July 8th
Join Shanti Troy Cox, creator of Safe Yoga School, and Sophia Pickett, founder of Sophlow Yoga & Surf for an intensive, 200 hour immersion into the art of teaching yoga.
This training will expand your understanding of what being a yoga teacher really means. We will spend our time not simply quoting pretty cues or textbook sequencing techniques, but diving into the heart of yoga. We promise to spend this entire time on what matters, studying the fundamentals of the philosophy, the anatomy, and the alignment that has brought yoga teachers around the world to mastery. Our goal is to leave you with the comfort to teach your own unique style, the confidence to guide any group of people through a safe practice, and the wisdom to take the practice of Yoga far beyond the physical limb of Asana. By spending 3 weeks in a secluded Pueblo in Costa Rica, we offer the opportunity to not only study the practice, but to live and to breathe the practice, free from distraction.
We find ourselves comfortably nested between acres of preserve jungle, and the beach, at Cabuya Lodge. Each cabina offers space for 3 people, with two twin beds on the main level, and a queen bed in the loft. They come complete with AC, hot water, open air showers and coffee makers (of course). While yoga will consume most of our time, you will find yourselves with free time on the weekends to explore the beaches, book a massage, hike the Cabo Blanco nature preserve, or walk on low tide out to the Isla Cabuya. 3 meals a day are included, as well as fresh fruit in the morning, and tea & coffee breaks throughout the day.
All students will be flying in to San Jose on Saturday, June 18th. Flights and transportation are not included in pricing, but Sophia will be here to support you in your travel plans along the way. The easiest option is to take a smaller domestic plane (ranging from $100 - $200) from San Jose to Tambor, and a taxi can be arranged for your pick up for the short 30 minute ride from Tambor to Cabuya. There are multiple busses and group shuttles from San Jose to Montezuma, a roughly 6 hour trip. Busses are typically around $20, and shuttles range from $80 - $100 depending on how many passengers are traveling on that same day.
About Troy Cox
Shanti Troy Cox received his Master Yoga title from California world renowned and esteemed yoga legend, Yogicharia Amrit Desai. In his Safe Yoga School Yoga Teacher Training, Shanti Troy has helped thousands of students in yoga and meditation. He has been teaching yoga since 2002 and has studied meditation since 1994, spending many years as a teacher and an educator in physical fitness before becoming a master yoga instructor.
Shanti Troy is the creator of the ‘T.E.C.’ Total Engagement Concept method.
The concept is a natural optimization technique of all systems of our being. It combines the deeper understandings of Yoga philosophy with Personal Training exercises, Yogic postures, martial arts concepts and movements. The physical is only half of our wellness, and the concept creates a mental understanding of Yoga Nidra therapy, unblocking the mind, as well as a detailed approach to structural alignment. With the trainings of the Amrit Method of meditation in motion, Troy leads his students to a ‘fine tuning’ of all their facilities. Troy’s skill at utilizing the posture as a total engagement of our being, and his ability of relating the connection between our physical, mental and inner bodies, leads students to a deeper state of being through techniques he learned that have been handed down from masters from India and Asia.
He is certified through the Yoga Alliance as a 500 Hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, and holds many certifications in physical fitness and personal training. He has recorded countless meditation CDs and YouTube videos, published multiple books, and traveled around the world teaching his T.E.C. technique. He served for over a decade as a top personal trainer in Orange County California, and was the founder of ‘Sun Salute Yoga Studio’ winner of Best Yoga Studio of Dana Point four years in a row. He is a Registered 500 Hour ERYT through Yoga Alliance, and is an Amrit Yoga Master Teacher and Yoga Nidra Certified Instructor.
Shanti Troy developed and leads successful one on one ‘Authentic Yoga Teacher Training’ and is a leader of yoga retreats internationally. He has been waiting since 2011 to host his next retreat, and knew this Teacher Training was the opportunity he had been waiting for.
Sophia Pickett has a deep respect for tradition, having taken her very own 200 hour training in Costa Rica under Peter Kaaberbol Kristenson, an esteemed Danish master practitioner of yoga, meditation, martial arts, and bodywork. When she met Troy Cox, she immediately recognized similarities between the teaching styles of him and Peter, and thus Troy has become one of her favorite guides in the never-ending continuing education of yoga. Sophia began her journey into teaching as a surf coach in 2016. She recognized the many advances in balance and strength that a disciplined yoga practice brought to surfing, and strove to bring this to herself and her students. Thus she received her certification in 2018, and "birthed" Sophlow - a small business to bring the community surfing, retreats, and her newest family addition - a physical yoga studio. Although she carried a certificate in Vinyasa, and has a deep love for the practice, she found herself teaching classes that were less structured, often integrating H.I.I.T techniques, martial arts mobility movements and dance isolation drills that she uses to train surfers. Phlow is a form of yoga that moves in synchronicity with the breath, much like a Vinyasa practice, but instead of relying on cues from the teacher, we draw our next move from the intuition.
Sophia believes that by cultivating an understanding of the anatomy, both subtle and physical, we unlock the tools of healing both ourselves and others. Her intrigue of the human body and all it is capable of brought her to become a licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Thai. She is an attuned Reiki Master in both Ussui & Holy Fire lineages, and strives to help align people to their higher Self. Sophia has continued her yogic studies with a 300-hour online certification through Higher Yoga Academy, focusing on pranayama, dhyana and esoteric anatomy. She has spent over 50 hours studying under Dr. Raj Balkaran, an expert in ancient Indian tradition, which has enhanced her practice to incorporate many tantric techniques. She wishes to enlighten her students with a deep understanding of anatomy & alignment, connecting them intimately to the human body, and giving them the techniques to heal (both themselves and others) through the practice of yoga. Sophia hopes to assist Troy in this sculpting of more confident, connected, and compassionate teachers and healers.
Pricing & Payment Plans
Join this 3 - week journey for only $3300
This is the roughly the same price you will pay to take a training in your home town on the weekends over the course of 8 months, and we provide beachside living in a secluded jungle, and 3 catered meals a day!
Make the process easy, with monthly payments of $330 over the next 10 months!
Payments can be made through Venmo, Zelle, wire transfer, or here on the website.
Secure your spot with a $330 down payment, re-fundable until January 1, 2023.