Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary
American Way magazine called it a ” Jungle Gem”. This Hotel sits in the heart of a 250 acres Conservation Project & Biological Reserve. Overlooking the Caribbean and some of the best beaches of Central America, Samasati has been a pioneer of Sustainable Tourism as well as one of the first Yoga lovers destination in Costa Rica.
Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary hosts world class guest artists year round to share their gifts, crafts, practice and wisdom. In addition, retreat groups flock to the mountain perch above the sea for the perfect combination of nature, class space, attentive staff and on and off site excursions. Check out the web site for offerings that range from yoga to writing to mandala art creation.
An ideal destination for couples, families, solo travelers or groups, Samasati's amenities include rainforest casitas or guest houses, hiking trails, waterfall with natural swimming pool, gourmet vegetarian buffet meals served in an open air restaurant, daily yoga and meditation, shuttle to Puerto Viejo and beach, spa treatments including massage, thai yoga, cacao body scrubs and more!
200 hr Yoga Teacher Training (RYS)
Teachers will be available through the training to answer questions and to support students to overcome difficulties they may encounter as well as to facilitate the development of each student as a competent yoga teacher. Hari-Om Yoga School believes in developing a community to support each other.
"You will rise by lifting others"
Robert G. Ingersoll
Students will be given a book that will cover all the necessary teaching materials. Reading of integrative tests will be advised. All material will be sent via email 2 weeks before the course and have to be printed by the students prior the arrival to the course.
Since an early age felt attracted and influenced by the vision and teaching of Mystics , Masters and Yogis like Rumi , J.Krishnamurti , G.I. Gurdjieff , R. Tagore , P. Yogananda among others , which shaped the spiritual path to follow. By the age of 20 was traveling to India where he spend several years in the Osho Rajneesh Commune , participating to many work-shops , seminars and meditations influenced by the Eastern and Western spiritual traditions , deepening the practice in the Jnan , Bhakti and Karma branches of Yoga. Extensive travels throughout India , Nepal , Sri Lanka , the Middle East , North Africa as well as the Americas , Australia and Europe brought him in contact with different spiritual paths widening the spectrum of ways in the quest of Human Consciousness Growth.
In the middle 90’ies co-founded and contributed in the creation and realization of Samasati Nature Retreat , a Sustainable Ecological project in the South Caribbean rain-forest of Costa Rica where Yoga Workshops , Retreats , Seminars and Teacher Training Programs have been held since.
Inspired by gifted teachers like Glenn Black among others , in the last 17 years he ventured into the journey of the practice and study of Hatha Yoga , experiencing different styles like Ashtanga , Iyengar , Kundalini , Bikram, Purna and Yin and attending classes , retreats an teacher trainings in Costa Rica , U.S. , Italy and Australia where he got certified in the oldest school of Byron Bay under the guidance of John Ogilvie , promoter of Purna Yoga which represents a holistic approach to Yoga , integrating the postures , philosophy , pranayama , meditation , discipline and code of ethics.
Max currently holds workshops and teaches private and public classes at the Samasati Nature Retreat in Costarica, combining a wide repertoire of Asanas and sequencing with Pranayama , meditations , talks…and fun. Max is part of the Hari-Om School of Yoga and Ayurveda and teaches YTT in Costa and Italy. The emphasis here is that the yoga on the mat can be a great pleasure and off the mat can be an amazing blessing.
Yoga is for everybody , Yoga is non-discriminant , Yoga is Union , All is One .
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He studied and experimented different approaches to Yoga and spirituality.
Through the Hari-Om Yoga School Teacher Trainings, Workshops and Retreats he teaches in Italy, Australia, India, Costa Rica and United States, Marco promotes an integral spiritual practice without boundaries of style and tradition.
Marco is the founder of Hari Yoga, a non-dogmatic, inter-spiritual, intense yet light, approach with no center or goal rather than sustain the individual to fully live the wonderful simplicity of daily life. Marco Mandrino collaborates with different Yoga magazines and is the author of several publications and a book.
Founder of the Hari-Om Yoga School he is also the coordinator or the registered Yoga teacher trainings of the school which release an internationally recognized certifiction.
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Jun has a 500 hrs Yoga Alliance Certificate. She teaches an approachable, deep style of Hatha yoga that safely challenges the body and soothes the mind.
Jun is a dedicated student of hatha yoga, meditation, tantra and Ayurveda. Her teaching skillfully weaves the practices of hatha yoga to awaken fire and remove obstacles within so that you may reveal and remember your natural state of meditative awareness and ease of heart.
A steady focus on breath, layered with alignment promotes an inner relaxation through body and mind connection.
Jun was granted a certificate to teach by Hari-Om Yoga School under the guidance of Marco Mandrino where she learned the real heart of practice, and is influenced by her studies in the Iyengar tradition.
Jun is also a certified Massage Therapist and Registered Nurse expanding her understanding of body mechanics and how to safely move.
In her class, you will breathe deeply, feel lighter, and move rhythmically into stillness.