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June 26, 2021 - July 17, 2021

Yoga & Ayurveda 200HR Holistic Yoga Teacher Training

Led By: Nicole Mahabir and Alvaro Esteban
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Event Name: Yoga & Ayurveda 200HR Holistic Yoga Teacher Training

Event Date: June 26, 2021 - July 17, 2021

Led By: Nicole Mahabir and Alvaro Esteban

Imagine 21-days in the beautiful Costa Rica as you are guided into self-retreat, self-mastery, and self-rejuvenation through the practice of yoga and Ayurveda. Awaken your senses to the peace and serenity of pristine sandy beaches, lush jungle, and warm ocean of beautiful Nosara.

Return to the elements as you immerse yourself in one of the most revitalizing timeless experiences as you master the art of teaching. Experience full facilitation and instruction to learn how to master your own voice, guide others in practice, and return to your passion, through the principles and practices of self-healing and self-realization.

Learn to guide a completely holistic and integrative yoga practice including yoga asana, pranayama, kriyas, mudra, mantra, and meditation. Discover how to create yoga classes based on the science of Ayurveda and tailor your classes to the season, the Ayurvedic constitution of each person, their age, and life transitions. 


As a yoga and Ayurveda instructor you will be able to:

Teach holistic classes that include pranayama, mudra meditation, and yoga asana

Lead yoga group classes based on the season, the person’s Ayurvedic constitution and the stages of their life

Create individualized yoga programs 

Incorporate and understand how the season and time of day, are important considerations to class design and daily protocols

Offer basic Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations to bring balance and harmony to the body, mind, and emotion

This yoga teacher training offers an authentic, integrative, and comprehensive way for you to return to your life’s passion and purpose. Experience: 

Cacao ceremony 

Sound healing ceremony

Chakra Cleansing Practices

Prana & Breathwork Practices

Fire ceremony 

Moon Meditation 

Ocean Rituals & Earth offerings

Elemental asana 

Transformative meditation sessions

Asana classes

Pranayama and kriya session

Daily lectures and practices


6:30AM – 8:00AM

Wake up to morning meditation, yoga asana and breath work

8:00AM – 10:00AM

Enjoy a delicious healthy meal, relax and unwind

10:00AM – 12:30PM

Ayurveda Lecture & Practices

12:30PM – 2:00PM

Enjoy a delicious lunch

2:00PM – 5:00PM

Asana & Anatomy Lab

5:00 – 7:30PM

Enjoy a evening meal time

7:30 – 8:30PM

Yoga Philosophy Talks & Special Events

Days off: July 3, 4,10,11

Itinerary may be subject to change


History & Philosophy

Ayurveda & Yoga the sister-sciences and their relationship to health

The Four Vedas

The Samkya Philosophy & Involution of Consciousness: The Journey from the Doshas to Samadhi

The Goals of Human Life: Purusartha – Dharma, Artha, Kama & Moksha

The 4 Karmas: Balancing Laws of Cause and Effect – Sanchita, Prarabdha, Kriyamana and Agami

Ashtanga – The Eight Limbs of Yoga and The Eight Limbs of Ayurveda

Practicing the Yamas and Niyamas with the 5 great elements

Yoga Asana

Principles of Warming Up & Centering

Warm Up Postures

Over 32 Asanas including: Balancing Poses, Seated Poses, Standing Poses, Forward Folding Poses, Back Bending Poses, Lateral Extension Poses, Twisting Poses and Inversions

Sun Salutation

Principles of Vinyasa Yoga (Breathing, Bandha, & Dristhi)

The Ayurvedic Approach to the Teaching and Practice of Yoga

Sequencing & Leading Yoga for Kapha Dosha

Sequencing & Leading Yoga for Pitta Dosha

Sequencing & Leading Yoga for Vata Dosha

Sequencing & Leading Yoga group classes based on the seasons and the Dosha


Introduction to the Tri-Dosha Theory

Introduction to the Tri-Guna Theory

Dinacharaya and Ritucharaya – Daily Routines

The Indriyas – Self-Care & Sensory Care

Leading and Sequencing group classes for the Dosha Prakruti

Holistic Care

Dinacharaya and Ritucharaya – Daily Routines and Seasonal Routines

Balancing the Doshas through Self-Care & Sensory Care

Abhyanga (Self Massage)

Understanding the elements and how to bring them to life:

Creating Space, Aligning with air and prana, Working with Fire & transformation, Water & receptivity, Earth & stability.

Understanding the senses and healing: sound healing, touch healing, vision healing, taste/healing foods, healing aromatherapy.

Food & Consciousness

Maintaining our inner balance: Healthy food combinations

Healing Foods: Nutrition for the Doshas

Nourishing the cycles of time: Seasonal Nutrition

Food and Consciousness: Sattva, Rajas, Tamas

Lifestyle Practices: Mindful eating and conscious food preparation

Yogic Practices to support digestion: Sensory meditation, Metta Bhavana, Kapalabhati, Agni Sara, Surya Bedhana, Nadi

Pranayama And Kriyas

Nadi Shodhan, Kapalbhati, Agni Sara Dhauti

Dirga Pranayama, Dirga Rechak, Dirga Purak

Brastrika, Brahmari, Ujjayi, Utgeet

Mantra & Mudra

Mantra to balance the Doshas

Mudras to Balance the Elements, Vayus and the Doshas

A-kara, U-kara, M-kara

Bija Mantras and the Elements

Mantra for each the health of the Organs


Balancing the Elements and Doshas with Meditation

So Hum Meditation

Mauna, the practice of silence

Speaking and the practice of Truth (Satya)

Walking meditation, Sitting Meditation, Contemplation, Mantra Meditation, Retrogression

Svadyaya: Self Inquiry with the elements and the tanmatras

Loving Kindness, Auto-genic practices, Visualization, Journeys

Bhuta Shuddhi – cleansing the elements through meditation

The Art of Facilitating Meditation

Subtle Anatomy & Anatomy

The Pancha Kosha, Panch Prana, The Chakras & Conditions

Kundalini , The Panch Pranas, Marmas, the Organs & the Elements

Anatomy & Physiology: The Body’s Framework, The language of the body, The Mains Systems of the Body

Yoga & The Movement of the Body

Sustaining Ecology

Business, Marketing & Ethics

The Industry: Opportunity, Challenges, Solutions

Dharma & Ahimsa: How to establish and create a conscious business environment

Living Your Practice

Establishing and Sustaining Relationships: Resources and conscious living

Business Planning & Marketing

Practicum & Facilitation Skills

Formal Practice Teaching

Refining your Teaching: Languaging, Guiding, & Transitioning

Assisting, Supporting, & Modifying Poses

Sequencing, Transitioning, & Sustaining Postures

How to Consult and Support

Leading Private Sessions

Theming & Cohesion

Preparing for final practicum

Training Leaders
Nicole Mahabir


Nicole Mahabir is the founder and director of JAI Wellness. She is a certified International Yoga Therapist, certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Ayu-Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Meditation Facilitation and Energy Medicine Healer. Nicole has studied with some of the most prestigious healers and masters all over the world including Shaman in Peru, Sadhus and Yogis in India, Ayurveda Doctors in Canada, NDs in USA and Natural healers in Australia and New Zealand. She is also a graduate of Harvard Medical School, specializing in mind-body medicine.

Inspiring others is her passion and for the past 20 years, Nicole has led professional IAYT, YA certified programs, teaching nutrition, meditation, Ayurveda, yoga therapy and natural spa therapies. Nicole has taught at some of the most renowned Ayurveda & Yoga centres around the world including locations within Bali. Costa Rica, Mexico and India.

Alvaro Esteban

Alvaro is an International mind-body practitioner, yoga instructor, musician and osteopath. His journey began as a child, through movement, breath and energy, during his study of martial arts. As a teenager, he then commenced the study of yoga, dance and somatic techniques.

His expertise and skilled knowledge has been applied at various International holistic healing centers, where he has empowered others through teaching and applied yoga therapy.

As a seasoned musician who leads group meditations and mantra practice, Alvaro maintains a multi-disciplinary approach, with continued study and teachings from various