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Through the Lens of the Goddess Advanced Teacher Training

November 30, 2015 - December 12, 2015

Align with the wisdom of Mother Nature and embody the energies of the great goddesses of yoga in order to empower your teaching and take your personal expression of leadership to a new level. Work with powerful archetypes Durga, Chinnamasta, Saraswati, Lalita and Bhuvaneshwari to gain a deep understanding of the forces that influence and shape who you are as a teacher, student and conscious female leader.

The wisdom of the Mother is multidimensional. Her seasonal and lunar rhythms will be presented in a format that facilitates direct connection to the cycles of change, promise and release. There are 13 moon cycles per year. Thirteen is the number of the Goddess. New moons, full moons, blue moons, solstices, equinoxes; are all portals to our inner process and evolution that pulsate within our personal and collective psyches. Our spirits, and our souls.

What does it mean when the Sun is in Aries and the moon is full? It means the moon is in opposition to the Sun, and that creates opportunity for purna, fullness, to manifest in our lives, or, when out of phase, antagonistic opposition. Very vital facts, like the full moon is always in the opposite energy as the sun, will become second nature to you. And, you will be enchanted, and magnetically drawn to share your own connections and insights with your students.


ElenaBrowerheadshotElena Brower will join us for an afternoon to explore the meaning and magic of Compassion through the archetype of Quan Yin. Expect meditations to connect you to your highest self, contemplations to help you collect your own deepest teachings, asana practices to create bounce and buoyancy, and kriyas to seal in the sweetness of your learning. Elena’s session will be included in the training and also open to those not in the training. If you are interested in just dropping in for Elena’s Session (Friday, Dec. 11th 2:30-5pm) you can click the link below to sign up.

Click Here to register for Elena’s Session ONLY. 


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 Jane Fryer E-RYT 500, NYI 1000, is a seasoned yoga teacher who specializes in Restoratives, Yin, and Evolutionary Astrology. Decades of diversified study and practice serve to ground her intuitive brilliance and charismatic gravitas. As a tantrika, Jane honors the Goddess in all of us. She lives in Nosara, Costa Rica,  teaches locally and internationally; while holding the space between the worlds. Jai Ma.

“I will draw up the astrological chart of all our participants, and we will use your moon’s house and sign, and the angle she makes to your Sun, to create energetic Mandalas while we learn together. In sacred time, the end is always connected to the beginning. In sacred time, the Goddess is always present. In sacred time, Mother Nature’s voices find us listening. The invitation and expression of Kundalini Shakti has been a strong song in my journey for forty years.”

Covered in this training:

  • Meridians, new and full moons; and how to use all of this to plan your class, and live your life in harmony with the Great Goddess, Mother Nature.
  • Restorative Yoga for all phases of the Feminine
  • Yin practices/flows to access, embody and integrate the energetics  of the Seasons.
  • Archetypal energies of hindu goddesses Durga, Chinnamasta, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Bhuvaneshwari
  • Mudra, Mantra, Meditation and Pranayama practices to invoke, embody and utilize the energies of each goddess as your guide in the seat of the teacher
  • Learn to discern which goddess to invoke as your ally in different teacher/student dynamics
  • Use the goddess energies to awaken and refine your kundalini
  • Learn to plan your class themes around the energies of each goddess
  • Address both shadow and light sides of each archetype and gain tools to cultivate balance within your life as both a teacher and student
  • Acquire practices to help create a safe space for your students to heal painful physical, energetic and emotional patterns.
  • Meditations and practices to avoid “leaking” your energy while teaching


This training is part of the Āvāhana School 300-HR Advanced Teacher Training Program. You may combine this module with other 100-HR trainings to acquire your 500-HR Yoga Alliance Certification. For more information and prerequisites please click here.


The training will be held at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, Nosara, Costa Rica bodhitreeyogaresort.com

Program Costs:

*tuition includes lunch on the days of the training. Lunch at Bodhi Tree is a gourmet, local, organic buffet with many selections for diets of all kinds.

*price includes all fees (13% Costa Rican Sales Tax and credit card fees)

$1790 Early Bird (full payment before July 25th)

$1990 After July 25th

If you cannot submit full payment right now, you can reserve your spot in this event with a $500 non-refundable deposit. This deposit is credited towards your total tuition price.

To reserve your spot click below, fill out the registration form and submit your selected payment option. Once payment is accepted you will be contacted shortly with a confirmation and information about travel logistics.


Please email info@yaliyoga.com with any questions.

Housing Options/Costs: 

Accommodations are to be paid for and booked separately from your tuition for the training. We recommend you stay on site at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort to get the full retreat-style experience. Rooms at Bodhi Tree range from (lunch included in below prices):


Executive Private Room $ 3.970 + (tax) for one person 
Double Deluxe  $ 2.080 +  (tax) per person
Single shared bath  $ 2.035 +  (tax)
Double shared bath $ 1.450 + (tax) per person 
Triple shared bath $ 1.215 +  (tax ) per person  


Note: To add meals: 
Breakfast: $12+ tax
Dinner: $22+ tax
* if you purchase 12 breakfast and 12 dinners you receive 10% discount over the total 

Click here to view the room selections

If you are interested in staying at Bodhi Tree please email info@yaliyoga.com and she will help you arrange your accommodations.

Other Housing Options:

If Bodhi Tree is not in your budget we suggest these other Nosara locations. Both are located 15 min walking from the location of the training.

Nosara Beach Hostel – Shared dorm rooms approx $20/night

Jungle’s Edge –  various rooms range from $29-85/night

*December is the high season in Costa Rica and accommodations fill up VERY quickly. To secure your housing plans make your reservations as soon as possible.


November 30, 2015
December 12, 2015
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Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort
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