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Shanti Yoga 17-Day All-Inclusive 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training JAN 20-FEB 6, 2018

Welcome to the Official Registration Site to book your all-inclusive accommodations and meal plan package for your Shanti Yoga Teacher Training at the TreeCasa Resort. All  students are required by Shanti to register here for their stay and meals in order to participate in the training, which will be done on site at this brand new resort. 

  • Your training will take place at the TreeCasa Resort, located 20 minutes north of San Juan del Sur on the Pacific Coast of Southern Nicaragua.
  • This peaceful and private jungle tree-top resort is the perfect place to practice in paradise.

Welcome to Paradise

Hidden away in the tranquil recesses of the jungle lies our resort partner’s gorgeous new TreeCasa Resort, complete with natural swimming pools and waterfalls, cozy bungalows for shared and private accommodations, and treehouse amenities such as juice bars, a meditation deck, and yoga space built right on the heights of nature. Participants will also enjoy eco-experiences, such as wild horses, natural orchards gardens producing the food for their retreats, and waking up to monkeys in the trees and parrots greeting each morning. This location is perfect for those desiring an authentic Nicaraguan experience, escaping the busyness of life and allowing your group to practice in and with nature.

  • Price Includes Accommodations, Meals (17 Days), and Training Facilities
  • Meals Include Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Guests will stay, eat, train, and practice at the Treetop Hideaway
  • Guests can walk to training facilities, restaurant, pool, and cafe
  • Rooms include:
    • Ceiling fans in all units
    • Free Wi-Fi access
    • Hot water
    • Housekeeping service
    • Safe for valuables
    • Purified drinking water


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Each unit is a short walk to reception, the yoga training area(s), the restaurant, and the pool area.

Each unit is unique in size and layout, as the resort is an ecological center built directly into the tree-tops and hillside.


Guests should arrive and check-in at the TreeCasaon January  20th, 2018 (between 12pm and 5 pm) to enjoy the resort and rest up for the start of the Training on the morning of Januay 21st.  


Guests will need to check out of the resort by 10 am. You will need to arrive to Managua, Nicaragua airport or Liberia, Costa Rica Airport 2 hours prior to your flight departure.

You must book your airport ground transportation in advance and have a valid passport with at least 6 months from expiration.




Our unique experiential learning approach provides the student with all the tools to teach Yoga and engage in a meaningful discovery of your true self.  Our Teacher Training program is a 200 Hour training representing a combination of intensive study along with a distance-learning component.

The instruction is for traditional Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga and meets the Yoga School Certification Standards of Yoga Alliance. The course time is 200 hours made up of 180 contact hours and 20 hours of distance study. Our faculty and supporting teachers have a combined 10,500 hours of training experience with an eclectic background of the study, which includes Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Krama, Anusara, Sivananda, Forest Yoga, Yin Yoga and Baron Baptise, all of which are the descendant of the Krishnamacharya Lineage. They are passionate about their life long path of study and they adhere to the traditional principles of Yoga.

We have come together to deliver a rigorous, exciting program that will prepare you with the tools to deepen your knowledge of this ancient practice, whether your desire is to teach or delve further into your personal journey. Many students who decide to take a Teacher Training program find the experience transformative and life changing. Our goal is to provide a thorough approach to the exploration of yoga study with a supporting network and a space that encourages learning. Our Program consists of a 17 day intensive and a distance-learning component. During the intensive study, you will be totally immersed in learning with your peers and trainers. This can be incredibly rewarding and intense at the same time. In order to complete the course and qualify to register with Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification, you must attend all aspects of the course requirements, along with personal development such as reading, assignments, and practice teaching requirements.

This can be incredibly rewarding and intense at the same time. In order to complete the course and qualify to register with Yoga Alliance 200 hour certification, you must attend all aspects of the course requirements, along with personal development such as reading, assignments, and practice teaching requirements.

The course will be facilitated by Uriel Macgillivary, Taylor Macgillivary and Kyla Mackinnon. You can read their individual bios online:

Please also visit Shanti’s teacher training specific website to learn more and to register for the certification component.

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about doing a Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua.

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Kyla MacKinnon (E-RYT 500)


Kyla is inspired by the act of leading others and empowering them to live their truth. She believes in the power of connecting breath and movement with those around her. Throughout her life, she has enjoyed coaching people and creating a space where they feel comfortable and confident in order to reach their full potential. From her 800 hours of training, she vows to keep the tradition of Krishnamacharya’s yoga lineage alive thanks to one of her great teachers, Ryan Leier. Kyla will incorporate a balance of strength and serenity into her teachings during the program. Her compassionate nature makes her a perfect fit as the Yoga Teacher Training student liaison. She gives herself fully to new trainees who need guidance and support during the training.

Uriel MacGillivary (E-RYT 500 Hr.)


Founder of Shanti Hot Yoga Uriel has spent most of her career life in management and coaching people. She is the founder of Shanti Hot Yoga Studios and is passionate about the countless benefits that Yoga brings to students of all ages. An entrepreneur at heart she is thrilled to be building a Yoga School in Atlantic Canada that is innovative, interactive, and raises the bar on how we develop our students to become great teachers. Uriel has completed over 1000 hours of study and practical training. She has a deep interest in the academic research of Yoga and has embarked on a 3-year/800 hour adventure on the History, Literature, and Philosophy of Yoga with the late Georg Feuerstein’s School of Traditional Yoga Studies. In June of 2014 she completed an advanced teacher training with inspiring international teacher, Ana Forest. Uriel looks forward to sharing her knowledge and love of Yoga during the Teacher Training!

Taylor MacGillivary (E-RYT 500)


Taylor’s curiosity of Yoga practice came quickly after doing his first Teacher Training with Moksha Yoga in 2011. Taylor feels a close connection with the traditional practices of Yoga, practicing and teaching with Sri. T. Krishnamacharya’s lineage as his guidelines, approaching Yoga practice as medicine for your body and your mind. Staying true to Yoga’s origins while keeping practice light and accessible is what he strives for in his classes.

Taylor draws on 700+ hours of study, ranging from contemporary Canadian teacher Ryan Leier, who has served as Taylor’s main teacher over the last 4 years, to his latest study with traditional Indian master Srivatsa Ramaswami, a 30+ year student of Krishnamacharya.

Accommodation and Meal Pricing

Does NOT include the 200 hr teacher training certification fee

  • The price for hosting, accommodations and meals at our TreeCasa Resort partner are as follows: 
    • PRIVATE ROOM: $2,995 per person USD
    • SHARED ROOM: $2,410 per person USD
    • DORM ROOM: $1,990 per person USD
      • The DORM option above will be on a first come, first served basis and available for up to 20 guests.
    • The accommodations prices above include all taxes and fees

Please register separately for the certification component. ($2950 CAD pre tax)

Cancellation Policy

Application fee and tuition deposit (done separately from this site) are nonrefundable.

Registrants will be reimbursed the follow amounts for accommodations, meals, and any tuition paid over the deposit amount:

  • 90% of their booking fee 90 days from start date
  • 75% 60-90 days from start date
  • 0.00% 60 days or less from the start date (01/20/2018).
  • Deposit is nonrefundable.

Looking forward to seeing you in paradise!

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