OM Retreat and Training Center
OM Retreat and Training Center is located in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica on the grounds of Cashew Hill. Surrounded by nature, OM is ideally situated in a short distance from the main street, yet nestled high in the trees with the sounds of wildlife to accompany your yoga practice. When not attending a yoga class, enjoy the waterfall pool space, lounge in the comfortable reception or explore some of the gardens, trails and nature’s jungle visitors that stop in!
If you are interested in hosting a yoga retreat or yoga teacher training atop Cashew Hill in OM's beautiful Maha Shala Yoga Studio overlooking the ocean, please let us know. Pura Vida!See more events in this venue
The Caribe Yoga Academy’s “Yoga’s Quiet Practices: Yin & Restorative” credits you with 100 hours towards the Yoga Alliance certified 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training program.
Join us in the gorgeous South Caribbean for a journey inward to Yoga’s Quiet Practices. There will be adequate time for practice, observation, theory and analysis of Yin and Restorative shapes. In addition, explore important variations in physical anatomy and work with sequencing for quiet styles of asana. You will also dive into the study of subtle aspects of anatomy and the soft art of assisting your students in stillness. Surrender, stretch, open and turn inward with us in a luscious tropical setting.
Our 100h Teacher Training Course includes accommodation at Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge and 2 daily nutritious, delicious meals.
The Caribe Yoga Academy’s “Yoga’s Quiet Practices: Yin & Restorative” credits you with 100 hours towards the Yoga Alliance certified 300 hour YTT program.
He provides a deep study (both experiential and anatomical) of the crude physical Skeleton and Fascia, as well as the more subtle Meridians and Chakras. Joe is a senior student and primary teaching assistant of Paul Grilley, a true Yoga Scientist and founder of Yin Yoga. After several years of apprenticing under Paul, Joe began roaming the globe to spread the word of his teacher’s work: 1) Yin Yoga, 2) a Functional Analysis of the Skeleton, and 3) Chakra Meditation. Naturally he began training yoga teachers across the world how to begin using these practical models to help others find a quiet practice of surrender.
“Joe Barnett has been our friend and assistant for many years. He has two qualities that make him an excellent presenter: he knows the anatomical principles and he relates to people in a sympathetic manner. His presentations are unhurried, hands on demonstrations, this is the easiest way to absorb these ideas.” ~ Paul and Suzee Grilley
However, his play time is usually spent practicing, teaching and drawing others into AcroYoga which he has been playing since 2006 when he met Jason Magness, Co-Founder of YogaSlackers, with whom he continues to train/play whenever he can. In 2010, Joe traveled to Montreal to receive both levels of certification through the original AcroYogis Eugene Poku and Jessie Goldberg. See more photos and other events by this presenter
It’s not about flexibility. You’ll learn to develop attention, disconnect from doubt, and better understand your natural state of being. You'll learn to participate with each posture, surrendering to what’s available to your body. This discipline allow me to see the ways of least resistance and walk my path more decisively.
I simply adore the yoga practice, in the geekiest way. After extensive study at South Boston Yoga, I participated in their 500-hour teacher training in 2009. I heard the calling profoundly and took the leap, leaving my career in architecture to wait tables and practice. Today, yoga has moved from flirtation to love affair. I've been teaching and giving bodywork full-time for 6 years! The way I move changes so much year to year and the influence of Richard Freeman and my recent 500 hour with Barbara Benagh have settled me down and held me up. I spend my time addressing the 'special needs,' the experience, the human, rather than the show and prefer not to play music. The ability to focus on what's going on inside is just too good!
Nothing makes me more enthusiastic than sharing my experience. I believe that no one style of yoga holds the key to understanding ourselves. My deepest gratitude goes out to the teachers who have influenced me most, opening the doors of my heart: David & Todd of South Boston Yoga, Cat Kabira, Richard Freeman and Barbara Benagh. See more photos and other events by this presenter