The ROOTS of Yoga: Advanced Teacher Training

100 hour Advanced Essentials Training

Blue Spirit, Nosara, Costa Rica

with Hannah Muse & Kenny Graham

The ROOTS Advanced Essentials, July 29 – August 8, 2017

Course Curriculum:

Roots of Yoga Advanced Training: Deepen Your Roots

The Roots Advanced Yoga Teacher Training offers yoga teachers and advanced students the opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge of what it means to be a full spectrum yoga student and/or teacher.

  • Advanced Sadhana: Pranayama, Meditation and Mindfulness practices and teaching skills
  • Expertly guided yoga classes to advance your personal practice
  • Advanced teaching techniques: sequencing, effective cuing, language, and voice skills
  • Effective demonstration techniques
  • In-depth asana workshopping: biomechanics, modifications, variations, and therapeutics
  • Hands on assisting techniques for health
  • Philosophy of yoga, tantra, and study of ancient texts
  • The art of infusing yoga philosophy into classes
  • Mantra, chanting, and an exploration of bhakti yoga
  • Teaching practicum: integrated and authentic teaching from the heart
  • The mythology of ancient Deities  
  • Mudras and the applied practices of hand gestures
  • Much much more



The ROOTS 100 hour Advanced Essentials Training training in Costa Rica can be taken as part of the ROOTS of Yoga 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification or as Continued Education to advance your studies of yoga.

About The ROOTS of Yoga 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Every year, a ROOTS Advanced Essentials Training (100 hour) will be offered.  The location may vary; this year we are so happy to be at the beautiful Blue Spirit in Costa Rica.  These 100 hours are a requirement to complete the full 300 hour Yoga Alliance certification. In addition to the 100-hour Advanced Essentials, there will be a variety of weekend to week-long intensives in many different specialty areas that will be hosted by ROOTS and led by Hannah, Kenny (with other guest faculty), mostly in Santa Cruz, CA. You are not required to enroll in all of the ROOTS advanced intensive offered Pick and choose topics of your interest and complete the remaining 300 hours at your own pace.

With Teachers Kenny Graham & Hannah Muse:


Drawing on his 23 years of yoga study and experience, Kenny Graham teaches yoga in a way that is accessible, intelligent and inspiring. His classes are taught as “form and flow” which blends breath work, meditation, movement and music. He honors the fact that each body is unique, and that alignment is a personal journey. His teaching helps to free limiting mental patterns, lighten the heart and increase body awareness.  

Kenny teaches with a focus on equanimity of movement to counter modern-day imbalances, which helps restore the body to its natural fluidity and balance. Through the functional applications of posture, breath and meditation, he helps students to discover their own unique alignment in the world.

He has a BA in Psychology and has always been keenly interested in cultivating a deeper awareness of the mind-body connection. He is a strong proponent of meditation and has witnessed first-hand its power to transform one’s own life. Meditation was his first introduction to yoga and later he supplemented this with physical practice to support his lifestyle.

Kenny continues to study and learn from yoga teachers in many traditions and practitioners of various modalities including chiropractic, bodywork, anatomy, philosophy, Pilates, physical fitness, martial arts, acupuncture, nutrition and medicine. Registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest level (E- RYT®500) he teaches in Santa Cruz, CA and leads teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and festivals in the Bay Area and worldwide.

No Mat Nomads is created as a vehicle to support the truth that yoga can take place not just on the mat, but wherever we find ourselves. The No Mat Nomad’s journey is towards liberation, creativity and the outer expression of inner truth.

For more info on Kenny –


Hannah Muse – 

Hannah Muse is known for her profound devotion to WAKING UP to the beauty of this life, her nurturing teachings that weave ancient wisdom + ritual into dynamic playful movement, that sweet Bhakta voice that stirs deep in your soul whenever mantras meet her lips, and the infectious bliss that she radiates wherever she roams.

Ever since yoga found her, Hannah’s heart has been bursting open and spilling over with love. She feels so blessed to live the life of a yogini and is honored to share it with you.   Her classes are more than just a series of physical poses: although you will probably sweat, her teachings encompass pranayama, meditation, mudra, mantra and philosophy. Her nurturing guidance combines therapeutic physical alignment with dynamic playful sequencing that create pathways for students to heal at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

With a background in environmental advocacy and social justice, Hannah is deeply committed to making the world a better place, and serving her local community.  She is the Founder of the yoga program at Siena House in Santa Cruz, CA, serving homeless women and their babies during pregnancy and postpartum, and she also serves on the board of the Yoga for All Movement, whose mission is to make yoga accessible to all.  She has been voted as a Top Three Yoga Instructor in the Santa Cruz Good Times for the past five years in a row.  

Hannah has completed extensive training in yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, mindfulness, anatomy, meditation, pranayama, vinyasa, hatha, restorative, prenatal/postnatal, and is certified at the highest level of Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-500, RPYT). With her home base grounded in the mystical setting of redwoods+ocean in Santa Cruz, California, she travels the world sharing the sacred gifts of yoga that saved her life and awaken her heart each day. She is the co-creator and teacher of the ROOTS of YOGA 200 and 500-hour teacher training programs alongside Kenny Graham. She also directs and leads the faculty of Mount Madonna Center’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. She leads retreats in Mexico, India, Guatemala, Bali and beyond, and has been a featured presenter at Symbiosis, Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest, Electric Forest and many other festivals and conferences around the world.

Hannah does not believe that yoga “fixes” us or fills up something missing; instead she knows with all of her heart that we are already whole divine beings just needing a little (or BIG) reminder – and yoga is the best reminder she has ever found.

For more info on Hannah |


ROOTS of YOGA 100-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training: The Essentials ~ 10 day journey

Opening Day: Saturday, July 29th:

Check-in 4:00pm

5pm Opening Circle

Dinner 6pm

8:00pm – 9:00pm Evening program

Daily Schedule: Sunday July 30th – Sunday, August 6th

7am – 8:15am Morning Pranayama + Meditation Practice

8:15am – 9am Breakfast

9:30am – 10:30am Pranayama & Meditation Theory

10:30am – 12:45pm Asana Practice, Techniques & Training

12:45pm – 1:30pm Lunch

2pm – 6pm Advanced topics, practicum, teaching methodology  

6pm – 7pm Dinner

7:15pm – 8:30pm Evening program

Final Day: Monday, August 7th

7pm – 9:15 Closing Practice

Breakfast: 8:15am – 9am

10:00am Check out


Price includes

  • cost of 100-hour Advanced training
  • accommodations at beautiful Blue Spirit Retreat
  • 3 meals a day plus snacks/tea
  • BONUS: surf lesson with Kenny / mini-ayurvedic consultation with Hannah
  • Airfare and other transportation are not included.

Description of accommodation options here.

Early Bird Pricing through May 5

    • Single Occupancy Platform Tents — $2,295.00 by May 5; $2,495 after May 5
    • Double Occupancy Eco-Cottage — $2,395.00 per person by May 5; $2,595.00 per person after May 5
    • Single Occupancy Hermitage with A/C — $3,195.00 early by May 5;  $3,395.00 after May 5
    • Double Occupancy Hermitage with A/C — $2,795.00 per person by May 5; $2,995.00 person after May 5
    • Single Occupancy Ocean View with A/C — $3,895.00 by May 5; $4,095.00 after May 5
    • Double Occupancy Ocean View with A/C — $3,195.00 per person by May 5; $3,395.00 per person after May 5

To secure your spot, click here to pay your $500 deposit or pay in full. Include a note with your accommodation selection. Full payment is due June 30.


Testimonials from Previous ROOTS Trainings

“In a sentence, this program helped me to fall more in love with everything.” -Mary

“I knew this program would deepen my practice and give me major yoga motivation and inspiration (which it has) but is has branched way beyond asana and sadhana and given me a new sense of focus way beyond the mat.” – Katelyn

“This training has been an incredibly expansive, heart opening, softening adventure. I feel more in tune with my mind and body than ever before. I feel the wisdom I have gained here will help me be a better person out in the world. I feel like I can carry this sacred space we have created in our hearts, and share it with the world.” -Ashleigh

“If you feel even a drop of your soul is connected to this curriculum, follow that light to

Kenny and Hannah’s Roots Training. It’s life changing.” -James

“Definitely DO IT! It’ll be one of the greatest gifts you’ll ever give yourself, and the world.” -Abbie


About the Location



Blue Spirit Costa Rica provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge – Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches, supporting your retreats, workshops, and trainings to be a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.
Your stay at Blue Spirit includes three delicious consciously prepared meals a day. All meals are gourmet vegetarian (with a few fresh fish options). Ingredients are purchased from local farmers and organic produce is chosen when available. Healthy superfood smoothie, fresh coconut water, fresh vegetable juice, espresso drinks and raw food snacks are also available.


Blue Spirit sits atop of a hillside overlooking the three-mile-long white sand Guiones Beach, home to a turtle refuge. On-site is an environmentally friendly saltwater pool which has views of the mountains and the jungle surrounding.



What are the requirements for signing up for this course? This course is designed for yoga teachers and yoga students who have completed a 200-hour Teacher Training.  However, serious students who have immersed themselves in the study of yoga through self-study, workshops, and trainings are encouraged to inquire with Hannah and Kenny to determine whether this training would be appropriate.

Does this 100-hour training qualify for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits? Yes! Students can use these training hours for their Yoga Alliance Counting Education requirements.

Can this 100 hour training count toward the ROOTS of Yoga 300 hour program? Yes! This 100 hour advanced training can count toward the ROOTS of Yoga 300 Hour Certification. See above for more information on the 300 hour program.

I am working with an injury, a special issue, etc. Can I still come? Yes – and you will be in good hands! Kenny and Hannah both work extensively with students on a therapeutic level. In addition to therapeutic asana, know that this training is much more than just the physical aspects of yoga. Breath, mind and spirit will be explored equally to the physical body.


Where is the training located? Blue Spirit Costa RicaGuiones sur, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

What airport do you recommend flying into? Liberia Airport (LIR).

How do I get from Liberia Airport to Blue Spirit? You can reserve a shuttle through Blue Spirit here.

What do I need to bring with me? U.S. citizens need a valid U.S. passport. We also recommend bringing a yoga mat, practice clothes, beach-towel, sunscreen, sun hat, bathing suit, water bottle, natural bug repellent, your special medication, hiking shoes. If you are staying in an eco-cottage or a tent, a flashlight is recommended.

What is included in my stay? Prices include cost of training, accommodations at Blue Spirit, and 3 meals a day plus snacks, bonus surf lesson with Kenny and bonus mini-ayurvedic consultation with Hannah.  Airfare and other transportation not included.

Is there WIFI? Wireless Internet is available at no cost and can be accessed via personal laptops for use of E-mail, Skype, or any Internet-phone calls.

Will I need an electrical or outlet adaptor? The voltage throughout the country is 110, the same as in North America. Travelers with appliances set for 220 will need an adapter that changes the voltage and allows for use of a different plug.

More FAQs about Blue Spirit and Costa Rica here.


See you in Costa Rica!!  Namaste.