Practice. Presence. Pura Vida
Winter Respite 2023 COMING SOON!
For 5 nights and 6 days, we will be staying at the gorgeous Santarena Hotel. This gorgeous hotel is located in Las Catalinas with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Las Catalinas is located along the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the Guanacaste Province of northwest Costa Rica. The beach town is car-free, fully walkable and adorned with boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants and pools. There is even a site on location to rent paddle boards and kayaks!
We will do Yoga at least once daily taught to a beginner level (all levels welcomed) with other fitness options (Beach Bootcamp by Rich) and hikes available to meet the groups wants and needs. In addition to the Yoga and Fitness activities, we will provide optional excursions that will be available to customize YOUR retreat experience as well as plenty of down time by the pool or ocean. Our goal is to offer you the true taste of Las Catalinas, Costa Rica with all the beauty and deliciousness that come with it.
Included on this amazing retreat:
✔Deluxe accommodations 5 nights & 6 days at the gorgeous Santarena Hotel
✔ All breakfasts made in home and fresh daily
✔ Private chef 3 nights & dinner at local restaurant 1 night
✔ Yoga, fitness and hiking
✔ A shopping trip into Tamarindo
✔ Full day in the rain forest with zip lining, river tubing and hot springs
✔ Beach club access
✔ Transportation to and from Liberia Int’l Airport
✔️Daily maid service and laundry & tips
Every moment will be filled with delicious food, new friendships and community. Spend free time in deep relaxation with a massage, a swim in the rooftop pool, a gorgeous hike through nature, or simply by enjoying a good book in the beautiful surroundings.
The dates for the trip are TBD and we have payment plans available to meet whatever needs you may have! In case we haven’t sold you yet, check out this website for more details and photos:
See you there!
The Nourishment Retreat
SPRING 2023 COMING SOON
Cape Charles, VA 2023
Join me in Cape Charles, VA! A charming, bayside gem nestled on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia. This weekend retreat will allow you time to disconnect from the busyness that the tail end of the spring brings. Whether it be summer vacation or a summer of planning activities, you will be sure to find plenty of time here to rest, relax and enjoy all that Virginia’s Cape has to offer.
We will be staying at the beautiful Stella Blu beach home that is a minutes walk to the beach and downtown Cape Charles.
Bedroom #1: Luxury King with Balcony & Private Bathroom – Sleeps 2
$700 per person or $1200 to book room for one.
Bedroom #2: Queen with Shared Bathroom (Jack & Jill w/ Bedroom #3) Sleeps 2
$600 per person or $1000 to book room for one.
Bedroom #3: Queen with Shared Bathroom – (Jack & Jill w/Bedroom #2) Sleeps 2
$600 per person or $1000 to book room for one.
Bedroom #4: 1 Queen, 2 Full Beds, Full Bathroom – Sleeps 4 – 6 GREAT for a group of friends.
$500 per person – Please note that this is a shared room with 4 beds. If you are interested in booking this room in a single or double occupancy please inquire. Otherwise you may be sharing a room with another guest.
This retreat is open to both men and women and to couples.
What is included:
2 nights accommodations
Breakfast (both mornings) – Nourish by Jess Kahn
Dinner (both evenings) – Nourish by Jess Kahn
Daily Yoga & Meditation Practices
Free access to beach
What is NOT included:
Transportation and Tolls to Cape Charles
Snacks, optional lunch purchases & treats
How do I sign up?
All bookings require a 50% non refundable deposit to secure your space. The rooms are all on a first come, first serve basis. The only way to hold a room is to make a deposit – no exceptions. The remainder of the balance is due by TBD Once the second deposit is made, there are no refunds. Please note that this is only due to the cancellation policy that I have agreed to on the house. If you cannot make the trip for whatever reason and can find someone to go in your place, we can arrange it. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instruction.
Check in – Friday as early as 12pm
Check out – Sunday by 4pm
Cape Charles is near and dear to my heart. My dad grew up here and it is a place that I have brought my family to over the years. You don’t have to take my word for it, read more about this beautiful town here:
300 Hour Advanced YTT
Grit & Gratitude 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training IS set to commence in January 2023. For this journey, Jess Kahn is partnered with Suzanna Hasnay to offer you a comprehensive and truly rewarding training experience as you continue to evolve your own unique teaching style and deepen your practice. AND we are excited to offer this training at our beloved venue, Dragonfly Yoga Studio located in beautiful Historic Downtown Fredericksburg, VA.
This advanced teacher training will provide you with everything you need for certification as mandated by Yoga Alliance, including further study in anatomy, yoga philosophy, sutras, ethics and more. Our training approach is experiential, relevant to modern life and will allow you to be YOU as a teacher. We also believe in working together as experienced teachers (YOU and us), sharing best practices for teaching methodology and discovering ways to continually improve as a teacher and practitioner. In addition, you will be required to teach at least five (5) sixty to 90 minute classes of varying styles and lead at least two meditations or breath work exercises. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to register as a RYT 500 level instructor yet, most importantly, you may just discover more about yourself.
Our 300 YTT Training Pillars:
1. Mindfulness-Based Health and Teaching Optimization 2. Application of Yogic Philosophy to Modern Life
3. Advanced Class Design and Teaching Techniques
This level of training is a DEEP dive and a lot will be expected of you as a student and teacher. Therefore, we are requiring the following MINIMUM experience to apply:
1. Current RYT 200 Instructor or equivalent
2. Minimum one year of yoga teaching experience
3. Experience teaching varied levels and populations (i.e. *Beginner, Trauma- Informed, Chair, Senior Citizens, Kids, Athletes, etc);
* MUST have at least some foundational experience with Beginner classes
4. Experience teaching multiple styles/methods (i.e. Vinyasa/Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, Sivananda/Hatha, Iyengar, Stability-Based, etc)
Should you decide to join us, additional details will be sent to you via email as we get closer to January. In the meantime, we are here to answer any questions that you may have specific to this advanced teacher training program.
The 2023 Curriculum includes, but is not limited to:
Techniques, Training and Practice
Sivananda Flow – Hatha Style
Meditation & Cultivating Mindfulness
Mindfulness Meditation Practical Skills – Breath Awareness, Open Awareness and Body Scan
Breathing Techniques – Pranayama
Teaching Beginners Safely and Effectively
Teacher as Coach
Teaching Special Populations (i.e. Law Enforcement/Military, Athletes, Prenatal, Trauma-Informed)
Appropriate and Safe Assisting and Adjustment Techniques
Business Aspects of Being a Teacher
Understanding the Human Body and Working with the Active Mind
Advanced Yoga Anatomy & Physiology – 15 Hour On-Line Course REQUIRED to be completed before graduation
Applying Anatomy and Physiology Principles to Yoga
Neuroplasticity and Rewiring the Brain
Deep Learning of Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics
Advanced Aspects of the Yoga Sutras Applying Yoga Sutras to Modern Life
Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Teach at least five (5) 60 to 90 minute yoga classes and receive feedback Lead at least two (2) meditations or breath work exercises
Observe others teaching and provide feedback
Practice assisting and adjusting students while others are teaching
TWO DAY IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES – Disconnect and Reflect -Venue TBD – Cost included in YTT price
Your YTT 300 training will also include TWO weekend immersions at a convenient distance away from Fredericksburg where we will devote one and a half days and two evenings to deep reflective work, to include silence, continued study of yoga philosophy, karma work and reading. You will also practice and teach yoga asana during this weekend with classes each day.
Finally, this YTT 300 will teach you how to show up in difficult situations, work with stress and trauma, find a deeper connection to your students and your practice and give you the opportunity for continuing growth and reflection. You will be challenged physically, emotionally and mentally. Show up, work hard, make change. We would like to see this teacher training as a catalyst in your progression as a teacher, mentor and coach and provide you with the gift of looking inward for more awareness, joy and compassion. We are here to help you step out of your comfort zone and into unending growth and unlimited possibility. We would be honored to have you join us on this journey and adventure.
TENTATIVE TRAINING DATES & TIMES FOR RYT 300 HOUR PROGRAM
FRIDAY 6:00 – 9:00PM ** SATURDAY – 8:00AM – 4:00PM ** SUNDAY 8:00AM – 4:00PM (EXCEPT FOR WEEKEND IMMERSION)
THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TRAINING (EXCEPT FOR 15 HOUR ON-LINE ANATOMY COURSE)
JANUARY 6 – 8, 2023
JANUARY 27 -29
FEBRUARY 17 – 19 (IMMERSIVE WEEKEND I)
MARCH 10 – 12
MARCH 31 – APRIL 2
APRIL 21 – 23
MAY 19 – 21 (IMMERSION WEEKEND II)
JUNE 9 – 11
JUNE 24 – 26 (GRADUATION WEEKEND)
LOCATION: DRAGONFLY YOGA STUDIO, 810 CAROLINE ST. DOWNTOWN FREDERICKSBURG
*TUITION: $3950.00 AND INCLUDES COST OF THE ENTIRE PROGRAM (INCLUDING LODGING FOR WEEKEND IMMERSIONS) AND REQUIRED TRAINING MATERIALS AND BOOKS. THE ANATOMY TRAINING MUST BE DONE ONLINE AT YOUR OWN PACE FOR A FEE OF $75.00 WHICH YOU WILL PAY SEPARATELY WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE.
NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $1000.00 DUE BY DECEMBER 1, 2022.
*EARLY BIRD TUITION: PAY IN FULL BY DECEMBER 1, 2022 – $3750.00 (SAVE $200.00) PLUS THE ADDITIONAL $75.00 FOR THE ANATOMY TRAINING TO BE PAID UPON SIGN UP FOR THE ONLINE COURSE.
NOT INCLUDED: PERSONAL PRACTICE ITEMS (YOGA MAT, WRITING JOURNAL, ETC…), WATER/FOOD/SNACKS, YOGA ALLIANCE REGISTRATION FEES UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE 300 HOUR PROGRAM. PLEASE NOTE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS WILL REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL 3% FEE.
200 Hour yoga teacher training
SEPTEMBER 2023 – MARCH 2024
DETAILS COMING SOON
Finding your voice ~ Learning to teach
Mindfulness and Meditation
Meditation & Movement
Learn to Communicate Effectively
Learn to communicate clearly and effectively
Practice primer dialogue and how to cue a class
Understanding the Human Body and How We Move
Anatomy & Physiology
The Elements of Teaching
Managing the room
Learning to cue clearly and effectively
Holding space for students
Becoming a mental coach
Learn the PHILOSOPHY
Patanjali’s Eight Limbed Path of Yoga
Tentative Winter/spring training dates & times for RYT 200 Hour Program
Friday 5:30 – 8:30 Saturday 8-4 Sunday 8-4
JANUARY 7 – 9 & 28 – 30
FEBURARY 18 – 20
MARCH 11 – 13
APRIL 1 – 3 & 22 – 24
MAY 13 – 15
JUNE 3 – 5
Location: Downtown Fredericksburg
TUITION: $2950 includes cost of the entire program + books and required training materials.
Not included: Personal practice items (yoga mat, etc…), food/snacks, Yoga Alliance registration fees upon successful completion of the 200 hour program.
not included – make up sessions. Make up sessions need to be scheduled at $30/hour or $300 for a fully missed weekend. if there is a missed weekend, make up time must be arranged immediately. I cannot graduate students who have missed days/weekends that have not been made up. Virtual options would be available if you are unable to attend in person.
Jess Kahn Yoga, LLC is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. Jess Kahn holds her 500hr e -ryt verified by Yoga Alliance and is a Yoga Continuing Education Provider (YCEP).
To apply for the 2022 winter/Spring program, please contact me via the information form below.