October 5 – 25, 2019

Danyasa Eco-Retreat  |  Dominical, Costa Rica

– Journey Into the Feminine Mysteries –

October 5 – 25, 2019

Danyasa Eco-Retreat  |  Dominical, Costa Rica

– Journey Into the Feminine Mysteries –

Explore. Embody. Express. Evolve.

 

Danyasa Yoga Arts, created by Sofiah Thom, comprises a dynamic fusion of vinyasa yoga, and expressive movement designed to access creative potential and empower the graceful warrior within. Dance + Vinyasa = Danyasa!

Danyasa Yoga Arts encourage practitioners to listen to the wisdom of the body as the innate and ultimate teacher in order to dance dreams and visions into form.

At Danyasa, we teach and practice yoga guided by the four E’s:  EXPLORE, EMBODY, EXPRESS, EVOLVE.

EMBODY: Bringing the intangible into form through empowered presence. Learning the ways of moving and aligning in asana that support your physical and spiritual growth.come to know yourself as your own greatest teacher.

EVOLVE: Recognize that life is about the journey and how you you show up to live into your pure potentiality, always growing shifting, evolving.

EXPLORE: While honoring the wisdom of traditional yoga practices, Danyasa Yoga Arts also invites you to explore the wisdom of your own body, mind and spirit ans you come to know yourself as your own greatest teacher.

 EXPRESS: Give yourself permission to allow your authentic self to shine as you find new ways of move that support your true self.

EXPLORE: While honoring the wisdom of traditional yoga practices, Danyasa Yoga Arts also invites you to explore the wisdom of your own body, mind and spirit ans you come to know yourself as your own greatest teacher.

EMBODY: Bringing the intangible into from through empowered presence. Learning the ways of moving and aligning in asana that support your physical and spiritual growth.come to know yourself as your own greatest teacher.

 EXPRESS: Give yourself permission to allow your authentic self to shine as you find new ways of move that support your true self.

EVOLVE: Recognize that life is about the journey and how you you show up to live into your pure potentiality, always growing shifting, evolving.

IS THIS TRAINING FOR ME?

Do you feel ready to step into the role of an embodied feminine leader?
Practice finding and expressing your voice with a supportive group of women as you clarify and crystalize what your unique offering to the world looks like. Through peer teaching, communication exercises and song circles we hold space for you to practice the leadership role in divine feminine grace.
Are you interested in learning more about yoga at its roots beyond the physical practice?
Experience the power of ceremony and ritual to set intentions for the way your life unfolds. Claim your sovereignty and step through the multidimensional portal of the practice of yoga. Through mantra, meditation, dance and asana, we’ll weave together beauty beyond the mat.
Do you feel called to dance, but have no dance background?
 
Movement is our birthright. No dance training or background is necessary to find your flow. Our facilitator has guided hundreds through dance medicine and is in service to assisting the opening of uninhibited movement and free expression.
Are you curious about the asana practice?
 
Although dance is blended into this YTT, you will also leave with a solid understanding of Vinyasa class structure. Sun Salutations, key poses and mini sequences will be covered extensively. You will also learn hands on assists and how to safely offer assists and adjustment to your students.
Do you feel ready to step into the role of an embodied feminine leader?
Practice finding and expressing your voice with a supportive group of women as you clarify and crystalize what your unique offering to the world looks like. Through peer teaching, communication exercises and song circles we hold space for you to practice the leadership role in divine feminine grace.
Do you feel called to dance, but have no dance background?
Movement is our birthright. No dance training or background is necessary to find your flow. Our facilitator has guided hundreds through dance medicine and is in service to assisting the opening of uninhibited movement and free expression.
Are you interested in learning more about yoga at its roots beyond the physical practice? 
 
Experience the power of ceremony and ritual to set intentions for the way your life unfolds. Claim your sovereignty and step through the multidimensional portal of the practice of yoga. Through mantra, meditation, dance and asana, we’ll weave together beauty beyond the mat.
Are you curious about the asana practice?
Although dance is blended into this YTT, you will also leave with a solid understanding of Vinyasa class structure. Sun Salutations, key poses and mini sequences will be covered extensively. You will also learn hands on assists and how to safely offer assists and adjustment to your students.
 
 

MEET THE DANYASA TEACHERS

Adrianna Peters- 500 E-RYT

Lead Trainer

Adrianna was called to Danyasa in 2012 after being inspired by the essence of Sofiah Thom and the way she presented life as living artfully. She completed her 200 hour Danyasa training weaving dance, Vinyasa and Tantra and started teaching classes right away. Her style blended the fluidity and sensuality she found at Danyasa with the classical Vinyasa lineage. After teaching for 3 years she deepened her training at The Mystical Yoga Farm in Lake Atitlan Guatemala to be certified at the 500 hour level. There she began to work with the shamanic practice of expanding consciousness through working with medicine wheels, temescal, cacao ceremony and other potent plant teachers.

After receiving her 500 hour certification she began apprenticing to become a YTT facilitator. With deep roots in the Sivananda Hatha Lineage and Krishnamacharya’s Vinyasa lineage, she has certified over 100 yogis to step onto their path as teacher, leader and healer. She has lead 12 YTTs in Bali, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

Adrianna is deeply inspired by the way Sofiah shows up as the embodied goddess with a divine balance of grace and power. Reconnecting at Burningman and Envision festivals reignited the spark that Sofiah planted in Adrianna 7 years ago at Danyasa. Through the potent practice of dance blended with the discipline of yoga, Adrianna has fully stepped into living her life artfully. Moment to moment, breath to breath she is devoted to union with the divine. Her intention is to unearth yoga at its roots, reconnect her students to their divine nature, the natural world and its creatures, myth, ritual, song, dance and ceremony. It is a wildly beautiful honor to accept the torch as the next leader of Danyasa’s upcoming YTT.

Sophia Faria – 500 E-RYT

Assistant Trainer

With a 500 hr YTT and over 5 years of experience teaching globally, Sophia is inspired to share practices that nourish connection, play, and creative sexual expression. With passion, she creates intimate experiences that support tuning into the pleasure of subtle sensation, listening to our inner wisdom and honoring our elemental nature and the sacredness of life. She believes every moment is a practice and offers the opportunity to align with our true nature and highest Self.

Her travels, studies, and work have taken her around the world to swim with wild dolphins, eye gaze with elephants, live off the grid in a forest on a cliff, practice asana with hummingbirds, cover her naked body in mud with a group of women, speak with stars in a desert night, meditate and howl on many full moons, support financial literacy and entrepreneurship in Southern and Eastern Africa and contribute to the social innovation space within the nonprofit and governmental sectors of Canada, among a few other ventures. She is also a published writer and copyright and editor. She is passionate about systemic change, conscious business, teaching, writing and sharing ancient teachings. 

Sophia has taught retreats and classes around the world, including in South Africa, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Guatemala. While exploring many modalities of yoga, her focus is on Classical Hatha Yoga, Tantra, and Shamanism. Her teachers include Ananda Shakti of the Bihar School, Shakti Malan, Margot Anand, Rod Stryker, Micheal Brown, and CJ Ananda of the Kula Collective. For the past two years, Sophia has studied with and worked closely in collaboration with Sofiah Thom and the Temple Body Arts School of Sacred Sensuality and Dance. She is on the path of becoming a certified Temple Body Artist. 

Currently, based on Salt Spring Island, she teaches regular classes to her local community and has a private practice as a Somatic Sex Educator, supporting individuals and couples in the realms of wellbeing, sex, relationship, and intimacy. For groups, she offers and co-facilitates retreats and workshops on topics including Sexual Awakening for Women, Jade Egg PlayShops, and EcoSexuality Pleasure Practices. You can read more about her at soulfoodsex.com

Sophia Faria – 500 E-RYT

Assistant Trainer

With a 500 hr YTT and over 5 years of experience teaching globally, Sophia is inspired to share practices that nourish connection, play, and creative sexual expression. With passion, she creates intimate experiences that support tuning into the pleasure of subtle sensation, listening to our inner wisdom and honoring our elemental nature and the sacredness of life. She believes every moment is a practice and offers the opportunity to align with our true nature and highest Self.

Her travels, studies, and work have taken her around the world to swim with wild dolphins, eye gaze with elephants, live off the grid in a forest on a cliff, practice asana with hummingbirds, cover her naked body in mud with a group of women, speak with stars in a desert night, meditate and howl on many full moons, support financial literacy and entrepreneurship in Southern and Eastern Africa and contribute to the social innovation space within the nonprofit and governmental sectors of Canada, among a few other ventures. She is also a published writer and copyright and editor. She is passionate about systemic change, conscious business, teaching, writing and sharing ancient teachings. 

Sophia has taught retreats and classes around the world, including in South Africa, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Guatemala. While exploring many modalities of yoga, her focus is on Classical Hatha Yoga, Tantra, and Shamanism. Her teachers include Ananda Shakti of the Bihar School, Shakti Malan, Margot Anand, Rod Stryker, Micheal Brown, and CJ Ananda of the Kula Collective. For the past two years, Sophia has studied with and worked closely in collaboration with Sofiah Thom and the Temple Body Arts School of Sacred Sensuality and Dance. She is on the path of becoming a certified Temple Body Artist. 

Currently, based on Salt Spring Island, she teaches regular classes to her local community and has a private practice as a Somatic Sex Educator, supporting individuals and couples in the realms of wellbeing, sex, relationship, and intimacy. For groups, she offers and co-facilitates retreats and workshops on topics including Sexual Awakening for Women, Jade Egg PlayShops, and EcoSexuality Pleasure Practices. You can read more about her at soulfoodsex.com

Maite Onochie- 300 E-RYT

Prenatal and Women’s Yoga 

After 15 years of working internationally as a social anthropologist specialised in early childhood development and childrearing, Maite’s deep heart-knowing took her on a profound pilgrimage, from her heart into the depths of her womb. It was here that she realized the need in these modern times to re-inhabit our bodies, and in doing so, the potentiality in ending cycles of violence. 

Today, she weaves the ancient practices of the yogic tradition, her background as birthworker and the latest science that supports and reaffirms the ancient ways of returning to the body through intentional breathwork, expressive movement, prayer and intention.

Maite supports women to explore, dive deep and access the inner wisdom that enables one to live in joy, liberation, pure presence and radical pleasure. 
In the same way that Maite supports birthing people to remember how to inhabit the divine vessel that is the body and how to trust in their ability to birth lovingly and pleasurably, she calls upon all of us to access and TRUST the sacred potential of conscious conception, conscious gestation, conscious birth and ultimately conscious parenting.

The more we live connected to our bodies and its cyclical rhythms the more we will ultimately live in harmony with the Great Cosmic Womb.

Victoria Garrett- PT, DPT

Anatomy Teacher

Victoria Garrett, a physical therapist currently living in New York City, brings a holistic approach to her practice. She has a special interest in women’s health and pelvic floor rehabilitation. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she gained a deep understanding and appreciation of human anatomy.

Victoria combines her clinical background and education with tenets of meditation and spiritual practice to guide others towards a more grounded and empowered way of living. She integrates mindfulness, movement, and the creative arts to achieve meaningful goals for her clients. She also has a passion for teaching and mentoring.

Victoria’s journey as a healer began 16 years ago when she first stepped onto the yoga mat. She experienced a profound awakening into the deep subconscious of the body through movement. Through her yoga practice, she has discovered and cultivated the seeds of awareness, vitality, curiosity, and commitment. Serendipity brought her to Danayasa in 2016, and she now considers Dominical a home away from home. She is honored to serve and teach alongside the talented team at Danyasa for her for first YTT.

Victoria Garrett- PT, DPT

Anatomy Teacher

Victoria Garrett, a physical therapist currently living in New York City, brings a holistic approach to her practice. She has a special interest in women’s health and pelvic floor rehabilitation. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she gained a deep understanding and appreciation of human anatomy.

Victoria combines her clinical background and education with tenets of meditation and spiritual practice to guide others towards a more grounded and empowered way of living. She integrates mindfulness, movement, and the creative arts to achieve meaningful goals for her clients. She also has a passion for teaching and mentoring.

Victoria’s journey as a healer began 16 years ago when she first stepped onto the yoga mat. She experienced a profound awakening into the deep subconscious of the body through movement. Through her yoga practice, she has discovered and cultivated the seeds of awareness, vitality, curiosity, and commitment. Serendipity brought her to Danayasa in 2016, and she now considers Dominical a home away from home. She is honored to serve and teach alongside the talented team at Danyasa for her for first YTT.

 Want More Information?

Fill out the form below to get in touch with Sophia Faria, the Assistant Trainer for the program!

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

Meditation

6:30am-7:00amBreath
Asana7:00 am-9:00amVinyasa
Lesson 110-1pmSpiritual Lesson: Embody
Lesson 2History of Yoga, 4 Paths
Lesson 3 (optional) 
Art of Teach/Touch3:00pm-6:00pm Art of Teaching. Pranayama
Satsang7:00-8:00pmTraditional Satsang

ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS

Accommodation– We look forward to accommodating you during the training in our eco-friendly, stylish and extremely comfortable up-cycled shipping container rooms here at Danyasa Eco-Retreat in Dominical Costa Rica.  All rooms have AC, top quality mattresses and bedding, WiFi and private balconies.  

There are two options for accommodations –  private or shared.  Private rooms have a queen size bed and one person per room.  Shared rooms have two twin beds, and are shared with one other person. 

We offer a variety of communal areas for studying or relaxing and a gorgeous swimming pool for cooling off between YTT sessions!

Meals– Food will made by our amazing team of Edible Alchemy chefs here on site.  Food will be vegan with egg options and gluten free.  Three meals per day will be served, except on days off when lunch is not included.

The food we prepare is sourced from local farms using organic, sustainable, biodynamic, and permaculture methods of agriculture as much possible, creating a farm to table experience to nourish the individuals creating the container. We believe that by supporting local farmers and producers who share our values, we support our eco-system, economy, community, and environment. By valuing the nourishment which put into our body, we output a higher energetic vibration, enabling the change we wish to see in the world.

We are very proud of the food we create for you and we look forward to nourishing your body and soul with delicious healthy fare!

ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS

Accommodation– We look forward to accommodating you during the training in our eco-friendly, stylish and extremely comfortable up-cycled shipping container rooms here at Danyasa Eco-Retreat in Dominical Costa Rica.  All rooms have AC, top quality mattresses and bedding, WiFi and private balconies.  

There are two options for accommodations –  private or shared.  Private rooms have a queen size bed and one person per room.  Shared rooms have two twin beds, and are shared with one other person. 

We offer a variety of communal areas for studying or relaxing and a gorgeous swimming pool for cooling off between YTT sessions!

Meals– Food will made by our amazing team of Edible Alchemy chefs here on site.  Food will be vegan with egg options and gluten free.  Three meals per day will be served, except on days off when lunch is not included.

The food we prepare is sourced from local farms using organic, sustainable, biodynamic, and permaculture methods of agriculture as much possible, creating a farm to table experience to nourish the individuals creating the container. We believe that by supporting local farmers and producers who share our values, we support our eco-system, economy, community, and environment. By valuing the nourishment which put into our body, we output a higher energetic vibration, enabling the change we wish to see in the world.

We are very proud of the food we create for you and we look forward to nourishing your body and soul with delicious healthy fare!

PRICING

Danyasa Yoga Arts 200 Hour YTT Tuition: $2,200

Includes:

Danyasa Yoga Arts Manual

200 Hours of accreditation through Yoga Alliance

16 full days of training with 4 days off 

Post Integration Follow up

Cacao Ceremony, Dance Party, Ritual

Waterfall TripTree Sponsorship to offset your carbon footprint

Shared Accommodation- Double Occupancy: $1,595

Includes:

20 Nights Shared Accommodation at Danyasa Eco-Retreat

Three organic vegetarian meals provided (no lunch on days off)

Private Accommodation- Single Occupancy: $2,495

Includes:

20 Nights Private Accommodation at Danyasa Eco-Retreat

Three organic vegetarian meals provided (no lunch on days off)

PRICING

Danyasa Yoga Arts 200 Hour YTT Tuition: $2,200

Includes:

Danyasa Yoga Arts Manual

200 Hours of accreditation through Yoga Alliance

16 full days of training with 4 days off 

Post Integration Follow up

Cacao Ceremony, Dance Party, Ritual

Waterfall TripTree Sponsorship to offset your carbon footprint

Shared Accommodation- Double Occupancy: $1,595

Includes:

20 Nights Shared Accommodation at Danyasa Eco-Retreat

Three organic vegetarian meals provided (no lunch on days off)

Private Accommodation- Single Occupancy: $2,495

Includes:

20 Nights Private Accommodation at Danyasa Eco-Retreat

Three organic vegetarian meals provided (no lunch on days off)

Confirm Your Space Now!

A $900 deposit secures your space with us. Just choose shared or private accommodation! Limited Space Available!

Danyasa 200-hour YTT Non-Refundable Deposit

Upon receipt of payment, you will be taken to the registration form. Receipt of deposit and completion of registration form are required to guarantee your space in the training. Deposits are non-refundable.

 Have Some Questions First?

Fill out the form below to get in touch with Sophia Faria, the Assistant Trainer for the program!

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