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.
200 Hour Teacher Training & Self Empowerment Course
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
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:
AND NATURE CONNECTION.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Accommodation for 23 nights
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
Hammock areas to relax
Stand up paddle boarding
200 hours of yoga classes and workshops
Extensive training manual
Transformation and deep growth
Friendships to last a lifetime
Spa fees or excursions
Additional meals (aside from the 3 daily provided)
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.
Contact Kaity for a 15 minute phone consult to learn more.
Meet Your Lead Trainer
Kaity Rose, C-IAYT & E-RYT500
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.