Welcome yogis and yoginis.

You’ve fallen in love with your practice.

Now you’re ready to take it to the next level.

Imagine three glorious weeks immersing yourself in yoga. Imagine waking up to your inner power and peace. Imagine saying yes to transformation and celebration.

Everything is taken care of.

The only thing we’re waiting for is you. 

In partnership with Wild Earth Yoga Therapy and Istmo Retreat Center.

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200 Hour Teacher Training & Self Empowerment Course

CURRICULUM

Join us for our yoga alliance certified 200-Hour training where you will spend three weeks learning, expanding, and growing in community with like-minded yogis.

Our program includes:

  • Therapeutic vinyasa, restorative yoga, meditation, and pranayama

  • Anatomy, physiology, and asana workshops

  • Yogic philosophy and psychology based on tantra and feminine principles

  • Prana and the subtle body

  • Ayurveda and nature connection

  • One-on-one student mentorship

  • Awakening the inner teacher and developing skills for teaching with confidence and grace

  • Much, much more!

Led by Kaity Rose, C-IAYT

HEAR WHAT OUR PAST PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY

 
 

Video from our training at Coco B Isla. <3

This training was one of the most beautiful and powerful experiences of my life. Kaity is probably the most intelligent, wise, compassionate teacher and leader in the world (not kidding!) I am now proud to be a YTT 200hr Yoga Teacher, but mostly, a better human.
— Amélie Nault, YTT graduate

WHAT MAKES OUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING UNIQUE?

We honor our connection with nature and mother earth. We approach yoga as a means of exploring and deepening this connection.

We understand the learning process is not linear. Our teaching model incorporates group discussion, hands-on experimentation, and instructor support and feedback.

We value the student learning process as both somatic and intellectual. We offer rest and movement breaks throughout the day to encourage integration.

We value spiritual growth and personal development. This training is an opportunity to be impacted by yoga on a deep level.

We emphasize safe and accurate anatomical cueing to support the longevity of your and your students' practices.

We encourage modifications, adaptations, and the use of props to adapt yoga for all body types and needs.

OUR TRAINING IS GUIDED BY THE TEACHINGS OF:

  • YOGA THERAPY

  • AYURVEDA

  • FEMININE MEDICINE

  • TANTRA

  • AND NATURE CONNECTION.


Words cant do justice the love, gratitude, and abundant peace this course/ overall experience has given me. This course has allowed me to access true freedom. Limitless, beautiful, joyful freedom, contentment, trust, and self love. I am forever grateful!
— Ella Riggs, YTT Program Graduate
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SAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY

6-8 AM: Morning yoga practice

8-9 AM: Enjoy a fresh gourmet breakfast

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Morning workshops

12-2 PM Free Time! Lunch at 12:00pm.

2-4:30 PM: Afternoon workshops

4:30-6:30 PM: Afternoon yoga practice

6:30-7:30 PM: Enjoy a fresh, gourmet dinner

8:00 – 9:00 PM: Occasional evening activity

Wednesdays are for your free time and rest. We will have one full day and one half day off per week for integration and down time.


INVESTMENT

Register by April 1st for $500 off with code “EARLYBIRD” at checkout

Quad Room: $3350/$2850 Early Bird

Double Room: $4040/$3540 Early Bird

Payment plans available. These rates are based on shared accommodation with other classmates.

If you’d like to request a private room, please reach out to us directly.

In Playa Grande, Panama

PLAYA GRANDE, PANAMA

Istmo is located in Playa Grande, a rural beach community on the western edge of the Panama Province in the Republic of Panama. We are 1 hr 15 minutes from Panama City and 10 minutes from the town of Coronado.  We are secluded but not isolated. If there is anything that you forgot from home it can probably be found in Coronado where you will find supermarkets, pharmacies, shops, as well as a modern clinic with English speaking doctors.

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We are a 5-minute walk to a secluded beautiful beach.  As you approach the beach, the last 2 minutes of the walk are through a jungle trail with the warm tropical Pacific Ocean waiting for you. Something that attracted the owners to the area is the miles of black and white sand beach that has plenty of natural shade from the rainforest that grows close to the water’s edge. The beach is a great swimming beach and almost always calm except on the rare occasion when storms can produce a powerful shore break. If you wake up early you can see the sunrise over the ocean and the local fisherman and lobster fisherman bringing in the catch of the day. You may run into the Istmo staff buying your afternoon lunch. The beach is also a nesting ground for marine turtles that come to these shores once a year to lay their eggs

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We are 30 minutes away from El Valle a picturesque town nestled in the crater of an extinct volcano.  In El Valle there are some beautiful hikes in the cloud forest, hot springs, horseback riding, a butterfly farm, a zip line, and an artisan and fruit/vegetable market, amongst other attractions.

Istmo is located on 4 acres of land, an acre of which is intact rainforest.  You can enjoy the wilderness by taking a stroll on our short walking trail to a natural pond on the property.  The pond, home to a family of dwarf caiman, flows into a creek that runs through the property and around the yoga studio, eventually working it’s way to the beach.

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Our property hosts a variety of fruit trees, some were recently planted and many already producing.  Fruit trees include 3 varieties of mangoes, cashew nut, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, star fruit, guava, soursop, rambutan, avocado, tropical plums, custard apple, sapodilla, jobo, hicaco, dragon fruit and two varieties of limes.  We proudly serve these fruits to our guests and have incorporated them into our menu.

Besides our two children and boxers, we share our property with other wildlife including, tamarin monkeys, iguanas, colorful toucans, motmots, crimson back tanagers, yellow-bellied flycatchers and blue tanagers, dwarf caiman, amongst others.  We are also in close proximity to a private forest reserve that is home to deer, jaguarundis (small rainforest cat), coatis, sloths, agoutis, and other wildlife.  You will be awakened in the morning by flocks of parakeets flying overhead and go to sleep to the sound of frogs singing from the creek. Honestly, we think it’s the best place on earth!

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation for 23 nights

  • Airport transportation

  • Arrival day dinner

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day with ingredients from the organic garden on-site

  • Departure day breakfast

  • Beach time <3

  • Walking trails in nature

  • Meditation labrynth

  • Hammock areas to relax

  • Kirtan

  • Stand up paddle boarding

  • 200 hours of yoga classes and workshops

  • Extensive training manual

  • Transformation and deep growth

  • Friendships to last a lifetime

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flight expenses

  • Spa fees or excursions

  • Additional meals (aside from the 3 daily provided)


MEALS

Organic Vegetarian Meals

Your training includes three delicious, consciously prepared meals each day. All meals are gourmet vegetarian and created from local, organic ingredients, many of which are from the on-site organic garden! Fresh, locally caught fish is served a few times a week.

Our training’s menu has been lovingly crafted by owner and Chef Sean Davis, a graduate of a prominent cooking school in New Orleans. We offer a tropical fusion cuisine that blends influences from Latin America, Caribbean, India, Middle East, the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Far East, South East Asia, Cajun, Southern US, and the Pacific Rim Islands. YUM!

We can easily accommodate our guests who are gluten-free, vegan or require substitutions because of food allergies.

Our meals are created from what we have grown organically, and supplemented by what we can purchase locally. We make every effort to maintain a light carbon footprint and support local farmers and fisherman, buying the high majority of our produce and seafood within a 20-mile radius. During your morning walk, you may see us down at the beach on Playa Grande, buying the catch of the day for your dinner.


INTERESTED?

Contact Kaity for a 15 minute phone consult to learn more.


I feel more than prepared to teach and share this knowledge with students and seekers. Kaity’s breadth of resources and information was weaved seamlessly through the training at just the right time. Her ability to be present, transparent, and consistent was an integral part of the alchemical transformations that occurred in my personal experience and as I witnessed of other participants. I highly recommend Wild Earth Yoga Therapy for any yogi’s inspired to teach from a place of confidence and open-hearted service.
— Peggy Butkus, 2018 Graduate

Meet Your Lead Trainer

Kaity Rose, C-IAYT & E-RYT500

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Kaity Rose is the founder of Wild Earth Yoga Therapy and co-owner of LC Yoga in Loveland, Colorado. In addition to teaching yoga, Kaity works privately with clients suffering from anxiety and chronic pain.

Kaity guides her students in deepening the connection between body and mind. She specializes in trauma-informed yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and functional movement therapy.