PETER KAABERBOL KRISTENSEN - Anamaya Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Hotel Teacher Training, Surf Camp and Eco Lodge

PETER KAABERBOL KRISTENSEN

Peter Kaaberbol Teacher Training in Costa Rica

A Yoga Teacher Training is one of the most transformational life experiences a yoga lover can participate in. We’d love to host you here at our Costa Rican paradise while you dive deeper into your yoga practice, become certified to be a teacher, and literally change your life.

Peter Kaaberbøl Kristensen 200 Hour

E-RYT 500

SCHEDULE

Oct 9 – Oct 30, 2021: Three Week YTT

YTT RATES
Dorm: $3,438
Triple: $3,709
Double: $3,890
Single Deluxe: $4,703

PROGRAM DIRECTOR PETER KAABERBOL

Peter Kaaberbøl Kristensen is the founder of both LagoCph school of yoga in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark and the online Yoga portal Yogidia.com. He’s also an accomplished personal trainer, and the creator of the “X-Pand Me” body stretching system. In addition to yoga, he’s a practitioner of, meditation, and bodywork and for the last fifteen years has devoted his life to training yoga teachers worldwide. Peter has a knack for explaining complex yogic principles in a way that helps his trainees investigate their body’s subtle energies. By bringing his students’ awareness to their inner worlds, he helps them deepen their yogic practice from the inside out. His intensive teacher training programs deepen the trainees’ personal practice and guide their teaching techniques to a place where they can freely impart the body’s inner wisdom to their own students.

Peter began practicing yoga at 18-years old and has studied with a broad range of classical Indian teachers including Akhil Bhattacharya and massage master Rahul Bharti in Nepal. He has practiced extensively in India, Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Japan, and the United States. His interest in bodywork and movement took him to martial arts, including Aikido and Capoeira, Thai yoga therapy, and Acro yoga.

Peter runs his teacher training programs in Denmark and, in Costa Rica, Italy, Guatemala, and Honduras. He lives in Copenhagen with his wife and two daughters.

program goals

This training will prepare and certify you to:

  • Teach a Vinyasa Yoga class with precise adjustments and intelligent sequence.
  • Focus on how to host also in-depth workshops, retreats etc.
  • Practice and teach the art of meditation, through studying the nature of the mind.
  • Learn about injuries and how to work with yoga therapeutically.
  • Give a Thai Yoga Massage as well as use these techniques in Yoga classes or private lessons.
  • Understand Anatomy and Physiology, to use for correct alignment for Asanas.
  • Understand Bandhas, Granthis and Koshas.
  • Use and instruct breathing techniques (Pranayama)
  • Study and discuss the Yoga Sutras, Eight Limbs of Patanjali, The power of Now and other spiritual texts.
  • Contemplate yourself through a spiritual unity
Peter Kaaberbol teaching
Yoga at Anamaya

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM CURRICULUM

ASANAS AND PRANAYAMA

Asanas are defined as positions. Postures were designed to act as stable positions for extended meditation. But more than that, the Asanas open energy channels (chakras) and the physical centers of the body. Asanas purify and strengthen the body and control and focus the mind. Asanas are a classic part of yoga’s eight limbs, which stipulates that asanas should be stable and comfortable, casual and permanent.

The word Pranayama comes from Sanskrit and is usually translated as “breathing technique”. Pranayama originates from the yogic science, which is about checking the “flow” of Prana (life energy). In yoga it’s said that when you control this pranic flow, you control the physical and mental flow of energy in the universe, and on a daily/practical level this controls your bodily systems including respiratory, somatic, internal organs, and the brain.

In Vinyasa yoga, we practice Ujjayi breath, which is an invigorating and soothing tool. Breathing creates heat in the body which has a direct impact on the performance of the different asanas. It’s not the only breathing we use but most often it is called a base breath for other Pranayama exercises.

BANDHAS, GRANTHIS AND KOSHAS

Bandha means keeping or strengthening; bandhas create stihra (stability / support) and allows for freedom of movement. They collect the body’s internal wind / energy and therefore provides a better and stronger flow of energy and body and thereby mind.

Granthis (Dukha – negative space) all obstacles to the free flow of energy is called Granthis. By understanding the nature of these Granthis we can find the optimum potential energy of our body and mind. In other words we will be able to change from Granthis (dukha – negative space) to Sukha (positive space)

Koshas – you can call the various levels that we have in the body… the physical, intellectual, energetic body, etc. These levels are important to be aware of through learning, export and training.

ANATOMY AND ALIGNMENT

Through anatomy we ensure a comprehensive understanding of our students and the body and its movements. We often work with themes or understanding of individual areas. At each training a class follows an anatomical examination. This means that we create insight into positions versus physics / anatomy in motion, both through theory and practice.

The purpose of alignment or adjustment / correction for optimal posture is to get in touch with your inner body. When we have taught for a while we begin to get a better overview of the class and will be aware that not all students have the correct alignment (optimal posture). In this part of the course we focus on the most appropriate ways to move students into their optimum positions.

THAI YOGA MASSAGE

In this part of the course you will learn all the basic elements of massage technique. We review and work with techniques that will enable you to perform a 1½ hour full body massage, which includes muscle massage, yoga features, acupressure, joint manipulation, relaxation exercises and work with energy pathways. You will be given tools to work with the body, both in a complete 90 minute body massage and also with focusing on specific problems. As we are becoming yoga teachers we will bring attention to how to use these techniques when teaching yoga classes both for the corrections of students or as therapeutic tools in one-to-one sessions.

YOGA NIDRA, DEEP RELAXATION & MEDITATION

Yogic sleep or deep relaxation is an essential part of your yoga practice. There are three parts to Proper Relaxation: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. The state of the mind and body is directly connected and if your muscles are relaxed, your mind is also relaxed. If the mind is restless, the body will suffer from this. It is a matter of “letting go” instead of “holding on”. There are many types of meditation, and in the beginning meditation is more correctly referred to as focus or concentration. Meditation is constant observation of the mind, and means that we focus on the mind in order to bring it to “silence” and experience the Self. Through meditation we become aware of the “space” which is independent of the mind and the true being can thereby emerge. Meditation helps us to practice and cultivate being in the moment.

HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY

Yoga is considered a divine science of life that came to enlightened wise men in meditation.
Yoga is first mentioned in the two ancient Indian scriptures;

The Vedas and the Upanishads (the later part of the Vedas), and the latter became the platform of yoga teaching and philosophy called Vedanta.

During this training, we will create an overview of the development of yoga as well as get acquainted with Yoga’s 8 limps, a set of ethical rules that are considered an important part of yoga practice.

HOW A 3 WEEK YTT SCHEDULE WORKS

In this yoga teacher training program there will be plenty of exciting experiences and hard work awaiting. You will develop spiritually, physically as well as psychologically. Yoga is a very broad and life-long study, and here we will provide a secure base for those who want to go deeper into themselves through yoga. In this 200-hour yoga teacher training we will cover all the important elements from yoga positions to the anatomy of movement, pranayama to philosophy and more. Below we describe some of the topics the program will cover.

In addition to the scheduled hours of teaching with Peter, all students are expected to read some obligatory texts (about 300 pages including philosophy, manual, anatomy, etc.) Also, students will be asked to do some homework to pass and eventually a final exam paper and a project / karma yoga.

This Yoga Teacher Training will include a total of 160 contact hours with Peter: 8 1/2 hours per day plus 7 evenings of 2 hours and 3 days off.

  • 60 hours: Asana Practice and technique
  • 35 hours: Teaching method and hands on
  • 20 hours: Anatomy and physiology
  • 20 hours: Philosophy and spiritual development
  • 10 hours: Practicum
  • 15 hours: Sequencing

Also included is a one year subscription to Peter’s online studying platform, Yogidia.com to study Classes and Asanas prior to arrival. 10 hours of class/asana practice and study should be spend on sequences given from the teacher upon signing up to Yogidia.com.

Students must furthermore have a minimum of 10 hours of yoga practice before arriving. Contact us for details about how to prove these hours.

Students will be asked to teach (gain experience) and/or study 20 hours (to gain insight and self chosen subject) after end of training to receive their certification. These personalized assignments will be discussed with Peter before being given to the student.

PREREQUISITES

If you are interested in this training, please contact us and we will send you AN APPLICATION. Upon acceptance, we will coordinate to secure your deposit and get you enrolled into the program.

It is expected that you as a student can participate in a coherent yoga class. We have no requirement that the student must have practiced advanced Yoga, be particularly agile, or be able to do a handstand (or the like).

However a sincere interest in learning and understanding the basic principles of a Yoga practice as well as all the surrounding branches of yoga such as breathing, relaxation, meditation, anatomy, philosophy, correction and general body understanding.

During the training, we will go through everything from both gentle to demanding exercises and constructiveness in asanas.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Example of a typical day:​

  • 7:15am -9:00 am: Morning practice: Asana and Meditation
  • 9:00 am -10:00 am: Breakfast
  • 9:45 am -1:00 pm: Asana, Anatomy, Alignment, Sequencing, Philosophy, teaching techniques.
  • 1:00 pm -2:00 pm: Lunch
  • 2:30 pm -5:00 pm: Philosophy, Adjusting, teaching techniques, Inversions, sequencing, yoga massage.
  • 5:00 pm: snack
  • 5:30 pm -6:30 pm: Yoga Massage, Sequencing, Yoga Business, Asana practice.
  • 7pm: dinner

***Note Schedule might be subject to change.

REQUIRED BOOKS

Please get these exact books. E-books will do too.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

 

testimonials

Peter has a distinct ability to read the energy of his students and therefore teaches with the right amount of guidance and instruction. The Thai massage portion was beautiful and his yoga style strong. I’m leaving his training a stronger person, feeling empowered every time I step on and off my mat grateful for all the tools I learned during the training.
–Rebecca
I feel so blessed to have had Peter as my teacher. His love and devotion to yoga and all it’s teachings was so apparent in everything they did. The thing that stands out the most to me, was how he gave us room to grow, never pressuring us or forcing anything upon us but simply teaching us what they knew and then opening up a loving space for us to develop in the way that worked best for each of us, individually. I will hold him dear to my heart always.
–Mia
Peter Kaaberbol is uniquely inspiring. I attended the 200 hour intensive yoga teacher training at Anamaya Resort in Costa Rica and it truly exceeded my expectations for this level of training. As I made the transition from the corporate world into the wonderful world of yoga instruction, he guided me through the practical knowledge of alignment, presentation and communication as well as deepened my inner awareness to strengthen my leadership skills.
–Carrie
Peters special blend of knowledge, skill and heart throughout the curriculum will prepare you to lead an informative vinyasa flow class, give an incredible Thai yoga massage and hold space to facilitate learning. With abounding gratitude and love, I highly recommend this program to all who feel called to be teachers.
–Carrie
I will be always grateful with Anamaya, the people that works here is amazing, kind, always there to help and serve with a Smile. I did the 21 day Yoga Teacher Training with Peter Kaaberbøl and it was just Incredible. Since the day one I’ve been learning from him each and every day. Always in a good mood, always knowing what to teach and when. You definitely want to meet him here in Anamaya you will NEVER EVER regret. Every class is sooooooo GOOD! Don’t think about it just let him guide you to the pure, organic life. Food it’s another amazing thing that Anamaya has. Chef Jeff and his healthy, Organic food is Always surprisingly and super mega delicious. No matter if you are having breakfast or Dinner. 5 meals of the day are just outstanding. Anamaya will be ALWAYS in my heart. This place needs to be known for everyone that want a positive change of Life.
Best 21 Days Ever!

EXTRA DISCOUNT OFFER!

Bring a friend (or friends) with you and receive $200 off (per friend) of the price of your yoga teacher training! In addition, we’ll take you to the most amazing white sand beaches around, which were chosen to be in the top-10 most beautiful in the world by Forbes magazine. We will be doing our utmost to make sure that you have the best and most memorable training of your life in Costa Rica.
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