Hari OM Yoga and Ayurveda teacher training
Immersion program :
Apr 18 - May 9, 2020
Sept 27 - Oct 18 2020
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
About the training
"Yoga is the journey of the self through the self."
Hari OM Yoga teacher training is a comprehensive program offering an in-depth study of Yoga and her sister science, Ayurveda. The teachings are focused on the classic yoga tradition, while bringing it into context in modern times.
This is a perfect education for anyone looking to become a yoga teacher and deepen their personal yoga practice, meditation journey and knowledge of the health and wellness science of Ayurveda.
Upon completion, you will receive a 200 hour certification from Hari Om School of Yoga and Yoga Alliance. You will also graduate with a 45 hour Ayurveda Health Coach certificate.
Explore gorgeous Costa Rica, practice yoga and meditation in a beautiful, peaceful and natural environment, make meaningful connections with like-minded individuals and leave feeling re-connected and ready to share your love for Yoga with the world.
Yoga asana (poses) theory and practice
Introduction to different schools and styles of yoga
Yoga history and lineages
Yoga anatomy by a therapy professional
Pranayama and benefits of breathwork
Yoga philosophy and history: Bhagavad-Gita, Yoga Sutras by Patanjali
Meditation and mindfulness in everyday life, theory and practice
Types of Meditation
Introduction to Tibetan singing bowl meditation
Introduction to Ayurveda
Introduction to Ayurvedic nutrition, spices and herbs
The connection between Ayurveda and Yoga
Using Ayurveda in Yoga classes and Yoga practice in Ayurvedic healing
Five elements, doshas (bodily constitution) and gunas (modes of nature)
Energy centers of the body, Chakras and Bandhas
Yoga ethics and the seat of the teacher
Yoga business in the modern world, intro to marketing and digital presence
Teaching practicum, group and private yoga classes
Yoga sequencing for specific types of classes
Yoga as therapy, injury prevention and management, yoga for athletes
The aim of this training is to dive deep into the heart of what it means to practice yoga: by learning to love and care for your body, your home in this world; and by restoring your inner connection through discovering the true self. The training is rooted in bhakti-yoga, the yoga of devotion. Hari OM founder, and lead teacher in the training, Matea, has been a part of this yogic tradition since childhood.
Open to all levels, this training is equally beneficial for someone looking to become a yoga teacher and share their passion with the world, as for someone seeking to deepen their personal yoga and meditation practice. Beyond yoga, students will be introduced to its sister science of Ayurveda. Ayur strands for life, and Veda for knowledge, therefore Ayurveda represents the ‘science of life’, an ancient medicinal and lifestyle tradition that perfectly complements yoga. The two together form a perfect toolset for a healthy, wholesome lifestyle! Keep the body healthy with yoga asana and Ayurvedic healing and nutrition principles, maintain mental and emotional peace, and find balance with mindfulness lifestyle practices.
Hari OM Yoga teacher training aims to deliver the highest quality yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy and Ayurveda teachings, combining experts in the respective fields and offering all the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the students to complete their journey.
About the teachers
Matea Zajec began her yoga journey at a young age, practicing bhakti-yoga, meditation, and asana. In college, she lived in an ashram, rising early for meditation and practicing seva, or selfless service, while studying ancient yogic texts and theology books. She graduated with a degree in Eastern Religions and Philosophy, and has been teaching yoga history, Bhagavad-Gita and Yoga Sutras in teacher trainings for years. After years as a yoga teacher, she founded Hari OM Yoga and Hari OM Food & Wellness, aiming to offer the beautiful teachings of yoga to the world. From it, Hari Om Teacher training was developed, with an idea to offer pure yoga, meditation and Ayurveda teachings to the world. Matea is an E-RTY 200, and holds a 200hr certification in Vinyasa yoga, a 200hr certification in Anusara Yoga, is an Aerial yoga instructor, Tibetan singing bowl sound healer, meditation teacher and Reiki master.
Adriana Zajec is an Ayurvedic doctor, massage therapist, Reiki master, and Bio-orgonomy healer. She found Ayurveda after giving up on finding a solution to her daughter's Matea health issues as a child, and after seeing the amazing and quick results, began studying this medicinal science with a doctor in her home country of Croatia. She founded the first Ayurveda and Wellness center in her hometown, and offered weekly meditation classes and monthly workshops on various topics. After years of one-on-one study with her mentor, she traveled to Ayurveda's home of Mysore, India, to deepen her knowledge and practical application of various therapies. Ada has personal experience healing chronic diseases, including cancer, with natural methods, and teaches Ayurveda theory and medicinal practice.
Acyuta is a software engineer, e-commerce and marketing expert, and Hari OM yoga teacher RYT-200. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology and marketing industry. He will be offering his expertise in making a strong online presence as a yoga teacher, assisting you in the business of yoga part of the training.
Immersion style (3 weeks or 22 days Intensive):
Perfect for anyone traveling from abroad, looking for a retreat setting, or a yoga and meditation immersion experience. Stay and meal packages available (read below)!
Training lasts approx. 6 hours daily with one day off a week (which might include self study and reading).
Sample daily schedule:
8am Yoga practice
9am Breakfast break
10am - 1pm Class
2:30 - 4:30 Teaching practicum and observation
Training and Graduation prerequisites
Hari Om Yoga is a practice that welcomes all! However, certain criteria is preferred in order to best assist your learning experience.
To attend the training, we expect you to have a:
Minimum of 1 year regular yoga practice
Some experience in Meditation
Open mind and willingness to learn. Some of the philosophy of Yoga and Ayurveda might be or seem contradictory to your current believe system, so you must be prepared to listen, respectfully discuss and be challenged by such topics
Respectful attitude to all other students and teachers, their personal path and learning abilities
Maintaining a regular yoga practice during the training
Complete certain reading assignments prior to course start date
In order to graduate and receive your certification, you are required to:
Attend 200 hours of training (any requests to skip hours should be preferably mentioned before the start of training, and you will be required to cover any missed classes)
Pass the final written exam (~50 questions)
Pass the final teaching exam (1 hour class)
Tuition Cost and Payment options
Yoga Teacher training
Deposit to reserve your spot: $599 (Non-refundable)
Deposit of $599 is required to register. We offer monthly interest-free payment plans.
50% tuition due 1 week before the course begins, 100% due to graduate.
Included in the tuition cost:
200 hours of training
200hr certification by Yoga Alliance
Course Handbook and handouts
Small video library
Yoga practicum (daily yoga class)
Books and reading material
Lodging and meals (see package options below),
Flight, airport transfers or any type of transportation
Sign up deadline is 1 month prior to training date. We may make exceptions according to case and availability. Contact us.
Early Bird Special: SAVE $200 by registering up to 2 months before the start date! (YTTCRSpringEarlyBird - YTTCRFallEarlyBird)
Accommodation at Hostel La Botella de Leche, Tamarindo
Beautiful boutique hostel walking distance to the beach, with private pool and yoga studio space on premises. Amenities like Free Wifi and daily coffee available.
Prices include: Training + accommodation + 1 ayurvedic breakfast/lunch per day.