” I laughed, I cried…and I did handstand! What an experience this has been! There are not enough kind words to describe Edwin and Catarina. Not merely our hosts and teachers, but they have grown to feel like a part of my family. They are amazing humans with hearts as big as Nicaragua! What they have created in Ostional, Nicaragua is truly one of a kind.A teaching/learning space where you are surrounded by nature at it’s finest, and people with hearts of gold.
Each practice is peaceful and tranquil, while set to a soundtrack of singing birds and crushing waves. Catarina and Edwin have gone above and beyond, and they nourish us from the inside out. They shower us with fresh, healthy and delicious food. I feel very blessed to have been a part of the It’s Yoga training. Not only will I leave here with a greater understanding and love for yoga, but I also take with me a stronger sense of the person I want to be. OM SHANTI ”
Dana, Canada – YTT 2014
“It’s Yoga Nica is much, much more than a yoga teacher training. It’s an experience. Each day is spent on the beautiful sleepy beach of Ostional. From sun up to sun down days are packed with yoga, giving a effect mix of practice, background and theory. Not only is the atmosphere amazing, the food is also fantastic. The meals are healthy, packed with fresh local ingredients, leaving the body and mind fully nourished. I can not imagine doing my training anywhere else.”
Tanja, USA - YTT 2014
” As a beginner “yogini’ I was excited yet intimidated to begin my yoga teacher training. Edwin and Catarina are inspirational teachers in the way that they constantly reassure their students that yoga is a continual learning process – there is no rush. In addition the stunning beach front view and incredible food helped to make this one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences I have ever had.”
Danni, USA – YTT 2014
” What a team! Catarina, Edwin, Clara and Sid! Honestly I think that most people are lucky to get one or two experiences like this in their lifetime. Catarina and Edwin are amazing teachers and really amazing people. The location was stunning, the training extensive (profound), the location and accommodation perfect….even the food was fantastic! Thanks so much guys, lots of love. ”
Matt, GB – YTT 2014
“It’s Yoga Ostional has been an amazing and tranquil experience. The isolated beach beach front rancho has offered room for my body, mind and soul to grow. I’ll be reluctantly leaving prepared to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with my ego planted firmly on the ground and my spirit souring high. This has been an unforgettable experience. Thank you Clara, Catarina, Edwin and Sid (the enlightened one)” Note: Sid is a boxer dog.”
Scott, USA – YTT 2014
“This has been an amazing experience. I now feel that I am a yoga teacher in a way that I always wanted to be. The It’s Yoga Rancho is a truly beautiful place, the organic food is delicious and Edwin and Catarina are amazing teachers. I feel healed physically and mentally and I feel blessed to have been a part of this. I truly recommend it. It has been amazing.”
Sofia, Sweden – YTT 2014
“The teacher training with It’s Yoga Nicaragua offers practice experience, powerful surroundings, foreign friendship with people from around the world. The entire experience is enlightening. It’s a magical place – I recommend it! ”
Chloe USA – YTT 2014
“The It’s Yoga Nicaragua teacher training was by far one of the greatest experiences of my life. Between the decadent food and ocean side yoga classes, El Ostional is the idyllic setting for a program that is both challenging and healing. Edwin and Catarina are fantastic instructors that demonstrate a wealth of knowledge and experience. The holistic nature of this program provides a great opportunity to build a strong foundation to develop and strengthen your practice, reboot your soul and make life long friends.”
Brie. USA – YTT 2014
“- You will be practicing yoga for the rest of your life so there is no need to hurry.- This is the most powerful statement I will take with me after the course. It was my intention to deepen my own practice and gain a holistic view of yoga..it’s history, it’s philosophy..I feel that I have had the right balance of fun, physical activities, laughters, tears and brain work. It is an intensive and very challenging course where you get served healthy delicious meals in a surrounding of nature and the ocean.In the training you are safe to be whatever you need or want to be. I found my own little heaven in a purple hammock where I was literally able to cocoon myself and let go of body and mental weight. I couldn’t have chosen a better place and teachers to learn about yoga…wherever my yogic path will lead, having been at It’s Yoga Nicaragua doing the yoga teacher training has set a deeply rooted foundation in my life. Thank you all – NAMASTE”
Yoga Teacher Training in Managua
“For me the yoga teacher training in Nicaragua have really been to take my whole life into a new road. My yoga have come to a new level both physically and mentally. It has been a lifestyle change, where I have been filled with inspiration, insight, happiness, a clearer vision of where I want to go and what I can become. I also think that it has been great that we have had both Catarina and Edwin as teachers. They have really given us a fantastic knowledge and been truly inspirational. For me it has been so great to build my own practice and to be able to practice at home alone. I look forward to all the possibilities I have and to be able to share with others the passion I feel for Ashtanga Yoga.”
Pia – Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua December 2011
“I had a wonderful experience throughout this yoga teacher training in Nicaragua. I really didn´t know what to expect when I joined – but I feel that I am coming out of it as a different person. I am looking forward to continuing with the practice and find out more things about myself. I realize I have to work a lot from within and not only from the exterior. I know I have a lot more to learn but what I know now is enough to push me in the right direction. My experience with the class is not limited to the yoga practice. I really did not expect to meet so many wonderful people – from whom I have learned a lot. I feel very lucky to have met them and to have taken this teacher training course.”
Maria Lourdes – Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua December 2011
“La experiencia himana de compartir con los instructors, con Catarina y con Edwin, y con los otros estudiantes ha sido tambien muy linda. Los instructores no solamente son exelente profesores, que saben y practica lo que ensñan, sino también son marvillosas personas. Les agradesco su dedicasion y su flexibilidad que mostraron hacia nosotros.”
Oswaldo – Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua December 2011
“My experience with the It’s Yoga Teaching philosophy and method has been that it is one rooted in personal experience. This personal experience is one of exploration and introspection with ones’ self, listening intently to our bodies, our thoughts, our emotions, our spirits. It’s a personal inquiry conducted with patience, love, humility, acceptance and compassion that encourages honesty despite what that honesty might reveal. My experience with the It’s Yoga instructors has been that, as with yoga itself, they maintain a balance between helping you both be demanding of yourself while simultaneously being loving to yourself. This balance is what I would hope to achieve and carry forth as a yoga instructor.
From my experience in the yoga teacher training in Nicaragua I have also been shown by our instructors that they live the maxim “we live what we teach”. Despite their wealth of experience, they still maintain a position of humility and openness to learn. This keeps them open and alive to all that comes to them and part of what draws people in to their presence. “
Anita – Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua December 2010
“Cuando me matriculé en el curso no tenía idea que fuera tan completo. Sí, había leído el programa, todo coincidió con lo que aprendimos, pero lo que no me esperaba fue el trabajo interior que tuvimos. Pensé que sólo íbamos a aprender como hacer las posturas!!!!!
Durante el curso sentí que una vela se encendió en mi interior.
El curso coincidió con la enfermedad y muerte de mi padre, me sacó muchos sentimientos escondidos, reflexioné mucho sobre mí misma, mi infancia, mi vida como adulta, mi familia y sobre lo que quiero actualmente.
No sólo aprendí las asanas, aprendí también de temas de anatomía, chacras, tipos de energía, etc. Creo que todo esto fue un comienzo para investigar diferentes temas que fueron introducidos.
Sentí diferentes tipos de sentimientos, tristeza, alegría, dolor, cansancio, desesperación, éxtasis, paciencia, frustración, Aprendí a reconocerme, a aceptarme, disfrutar de las posturas sin forzarlas.
Yoga no trata de una competición o “estar lista para la foto”. La postura bien hecha permite desbloquearse para desestresarse y llegara la placentera meditación y relajación, las cuales son al final el objetivo de yoga, la relajación completa.
Al hacer yoga con el grupo aprendí también a ser más compañera a compartir con todos y aceptar que todos somos diferentes. Nuestra profesora y profesor nos enseñaron paciencia y dedicación. Nunca nos forzaron, fueron parte de nuestro grupo y siempre actuaron con mucha profesionalidad.Definitivamente marcó mi vida!!!!!!”
Rose Mary – Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua December 2011
“The It´s Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua has given me an incredible solid foundation in the Ashtanga Yoga Lifestyle. I´ve loved yoga fro more than 13 years now, but never had the “time” to really dicipline myself enough to make it a part of m daily life. Through the Teacher Training I´ve realised that it has nothing to do with time essentially, it is the commitment to personal growth. My daily practice is deeper now than ever before and I am also filled with excitemnet and entusiasm to share the practice of yoga with any and all that are interested. Thank you Edwin and Catarina for your great commitment and passionate support.”
David John Kegan, Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua May 2011
” Doing the Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua not only made me understand my practice better or just tought me how to teach yoga! Most of all I feel like I have become part of a big word wide yoga family with a lot of interesting and diffentent people that I can learn from and that are happy to bring the power of yoga to the world. Being part of that family makes me feel incredibly happy and rich.”
Astrid Blix, Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua May 2011
“Mi experiencia fue enriquecedora: se gana confianza, se abren nuevas horizonte ya que vamos teniendo una amalgama perfecta entre nuestro practica y el yo interno, transmitendolo a todos lo que rodea nos sentimos motivados respecto a la vida, áhora siento la necesitad de compartir este bienestar con muchas personas, para que todos derribemos nuestro limites y sigamos creciendo en total armonia.”
Hazel Lopez, Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua May 2011
“Descubrí por primera vez Yoga hace solamente 1 año y medio. Mi primera clase no fue una experiencia placentera, mi cuerpo estaba tenso, adolorido, inflexible y mi respiración era superficial y entrecortada, a pesar de que fue una experiencia extraña y difícil salí de la clase con la absoluta certeza que quería regresar. Desde ese día mi cuerpo, mi mente y mi espíritu me han pedido regresar a mi mat cada día. Con tan solo 6 meses desde mi primera clase tomé la decisión de hacer el Teacher Training de 200 hrs con It´s Yoga Nicaragua, esta experiencia impactó en gran medida mi visión y mi experiencia en diferentes aspectos de mi vida. Fue un entrenamiento de 8 semanas de autoconocimiento en donde aprendí además de la filosofía y práctica de yoga la importancia de vivir cada día, cada minuto de mi vida presente y consciente. Hoy en día combino mi profesión con la nueva faceta de instructora de Ashtanga Yoga, una habilidad que no habría descubierto sino hubiera sido por el TT, compartir mis experiencias de Yoga con mis alumnas y la realización de mi práctica personal han sido la base de mi desarrollo personal y espiritual. “
Maria Lucia Portocarrero, Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua December 2011
“Quiero apoyar a la gente que tiene problemas de estres y dolor de cuerpo para que se siente mejor y vivir mas traquilo. En la capacitacion aprendi; profundisar mis conocimento y mi experiencia de yoga, analizar a mi misma el nivel de practica de asanas y entendimento sobre anatomia y philosophia de yoga, corrigir mal entendimento, mal acostumbre, mal posision y respiracion y pasar tiempo con compañeros que tienen entusiasmo e interes tan fuerte hacia yoga.”
Narita, Yoga Teacer Training in Nicaragua, December 2012
“I want to teach yoga because I think that yoga is a great tool for people to get in contact with their body and mind. In the yoga teacher training in Nicaragua I have gained a deeper understanding of yoga. I came with a lot of questions and now I have others…maybe on a deeper level. I have started to teach all ready and I have gotten in contact with people on a different level and it has been interesting to figure out, together with them, how they can use yoga for themselves.”
Karen Smith, Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua December 2012
“I want to become a yoga teacher because I want others to feel better about themselves and about the world they live in. In the training I have been able to overcome fears and see that my limits are much further than I thought (sometimes there are no limits at all). The yoga teacher training has also helped me on my path to get to know my body and myself on a deeper level. Last but not least I have met wonderful people with great personalities, it has really been useful for me to hear their stories and realize that you are not alone.”
Jane Gerts, Yoga Teacher Training in Nicaragua December 2012