I went to PYC for my 200hr YTT. Indira calls it a mystery school, and it WAS in every facet of that expression. Not only did I grow so much spiritually/intellectually/experientially, but I left feeling confident in my ability to teach yoga in the fullest sense of the word. I came out a stronger woman, more confident in my ability to take on the work and create change. I also feel as though I can safely guide students through asana practice as we were well informed on alignment, body mechanics, and frequent safety concerns you may see in class. The teaching assistants were so helpful, accessible, and funny. Being able to take yoga from a variety of teachers helped me to create my own style using the influence of each one of their styles. The community we created at PYC was so special, and I'll never forget the women and the bonds we shared through the intentional curriculum implemented by Indira and her staff. PYC is tucked away in the middle of the jungle. Monkeys, Macaw pairs, toucans, kinkajous, and many other jungle creatures were abundant. The yoga shala looks out to the most breathtaking view of the gulfo dulce, a small golf off the pacific ocean. Indira's program is nature based, and you truly feel so connected to nature while there. I walked barefoot everyday for 28 days, I woke up to the sound of monkeys and fell asleep to the hum of cicadas. My heart was touched by this land in a way that I can't even fully explain. I feel so blessed to be able to have experienced this space, and the wealth of knowledge Indira offers. Indira truly lives yoga, and teaches us how to do so as well. Not to mention, she gives and teaches you to give the worlds GREATEST assists. Alex, her husband, is the fabulous chef on site. I am a vegan, and always worry about being accommodated for in a way that will suit my nutritional needs. Alex's meals were delicious, filling, and nutrient dense. He also served dessert every night that is usually raw. Many women in my training talked about how they felt shifts in their digestion and bodies after eating his healthy cleansing food. Alex and his kitchen staff put a lot of love into the food, and you can feel it. PYC in general in curated with such intentionality, everything you experience there has a reason and was done on purpose. I had been traveling in Costa Rica for a month prior to my YTT, and have been here a total of 3 months now. I can tell you honestly that PYC has some of the nicest accommodations that the jungle has to offer! My room was absolutely beautiful, and had a balcony that I spent most of my free time on. The beds are incredibly comfortable and have authentic Guatemalan textiles as blankets. The towels and sheets were soft, and changed every few days. Our rooms were cleaned frequently, if not daily, as well. I can't say enough positive things about PYC, JUST GO THERE. After talking to many friends who have been through various YTTs all over the world, I can tell you whole heartedly that this will be unlike any other training out there. If you're feeling called, follow your heart.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pavones Yoga Center is a retreat center in beautiful Pavones, Costa Rica. ... more less