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SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga Training and Retreat

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica

The Details

   SomaVeda™ provides the tools for healing, transforming and balancing the mind, body and spirit. We use the whole person to heal the whole person.

   This training offers in-depth, authentic and traditional Thai Yoga classes (also known as Nuad Boran) that engage students with a deep understanding of this ancient and sacred modality of yoga therapeutics.

   Experience ten days within the heart of the Costa Rica rainforest in an intensive and supportive training environment. Daily practices in hatha yoga, meditation, pranayama and journaling frame Thai Yoga course material to create an atmosphere for personal growth and self understanding throughout the training process.

About Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary:

   Samasati is situated near the border of Panama in Costa Rica and nestled on 250 acres of beautiful protected rainforest.. Samasati provides students with three vegetarian meals daily and restorative accommodation, with ample space for nature exploration and self care.

About SomaVeda™

   SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga Integrative Therapy is a comprehensive system of holistic healing comprised of several core practices, including Traditional Thai Yoga, Thai Ayurveda, and EFT-BET Bio Tapping. 

   This training is a partner program to the SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga 200HR Certification Course and will provide Certification in Levels 1 & 2 of the full Somaveda™ 200HR: Fundamentals of SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga and Ayurvedic Thai Yoga, respectively. 
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About Thai Yoga:

   Thai Yoga is often referred to as “Thai massage.” SomaVeda™ practitioners confidently refer to this core modality as “Traditional Thai Yoga,” recognizing it as an ancient and sustainable form of yoga therapy for body, mind and spirit dating back over 2500 years. 
   Traditional Thai Yoga combines positioning (asana) into a singular flowing sequence (vinyasa) that brings energy and consciousness to the whole body of practitioner and receiver alike. Techniques such as thumb and palm pressing, tractioning and decompressing, assisted stretching and guided breathwork lend to many recognizable benefits, including and not limited to:

- decompression of the skeleton and joint space
- stimulation and healthy circulation of bodily fluids
- increased flexibility
- lengthening of the spine
- detoxification of soft tissue
- lymphatic drainage
- reduced stress and anxiety
- reduced pain and inflammation
- increased energy movement 

About Course Curriculum

   This 10 day training will certify students in 70 contact hours of over 150 Thai Yoga postures and techniques. Focus on transitions, allowing the practitioner to flow postures with a feeling of ease rather than technical application, in the Fundamentals of SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga and Ayurvedic Thai Yoga, The Southern (Royal) Method.

*NCBTMB Approvded CEU Credits for Massage Therapists in the United States*

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About the Director

  Alex Ryberg and Elizabeth Gross are graduates of the 1028 HR Advanced SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga Instruction Program from the SomaVeda™ College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida, USA. They each have over five years of hands-on private practice experience and have taught trainings in SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga all over the world: Ohio, New York, California, Florida, Ecuador and now Costa Rica. They both have completed 500HR Advanced Yoga Training and regularly teach Hatha yoga courses in Cincinnati and New York.


Aug 20 @ 12:00PM - Aug 30 @ 09:00PM

Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary
Samarcanda Gated Community, 36 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica



Tuition, Lodging and Meals: $2,750 ($800 deposit due by May 1, 2017) - Early Bird Rate: $2,550 Paid in a Full by May 1, 2017 - Couples Rate: $2,600 10% off per student, ($800/Student deposit due by May 1, 2017)

Elizabeth Gross (CATP,CTI,RYT)


Elizabeth Gross and Alex Ryberg (CATP/CTI/RYT)


Samasati Retreat and Rainforest Sanctuary