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Photography And Yoga Course

Puntarenas, Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

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Split your time between finding inner peace with relaxing yoga classes unleashing the creative within as you learn to capture inspirational images of Costa Rica for a holiday with a difference.
 

The rich colours and beauty of the tropical paradise that is Costa Rica make a perfect setting for a photography course.  Your talented local guide will take you to breathtaking locations so that you can take home unique photos to really be proud of.
 

Suitable for first time photographers to professionals looking to learn new techniques, this course can be tailored to your own personal level of experience.

Your photography course is designed to give beginners a working knowledge of the elements of digital photography including lighting, composition, apertures, shutter speeds and much more. You’ll also learn the basics of photo editing using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, while the more advanced learn new techniques and the best way to apply these to your work.
 

Experience this tropical paradise through the lens as you go on excursions to stunning photo locations to capture scenery, locals, wildlife and more on this learning holiday with a difference.
 

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, your yoga classes are designed to leave with the tools necessary to enrich and deepen your practice.
 

Your yoga classes will take place in a mixture of naturally beautiful outdoor settings around the area, so that you can truly unwind and be at one with nature during your classes while absorbing the stunning scenery of Costa Rica.
 

Your experienced yoga instructors are trained in various types of yoga, including Iyengar based Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara or Bikram

Accommodation is included in the popular student residence. The student residence is a great place to hang out with other students at the school and is just minutes from Jaco beach and the waters of the Pacific Ocean.
 

Pursue your passion for photography and feel the incredible benefits of relaxing yoga classes on this learning holiday with a difference.



Suitability
- Photography courses are also suitable for all from beginners to more advanced photographers
- Yoga classes are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to intermediate yogis
- Minimum age 18



Travelling Solo?
- Most people on these holidays travel solo as they make great singles holidays
- This school in Costa Rica is really social and the focus is on making friends, learning a new skill and most importantly, having fun!
- The school organises a host of social & cultural activities to help you get to know your classmates
- This holiday is perfect for solo travellers to meet like-minded students
- There is NO single supplement for solo travellers who are happy to share a room with another solo traveller of the same sex
- However, if you would prefer your own room, this can be booked for an additional supplement subject to availability



Photography And Yoga Holiday Start Days
- Classes start on Mondays and run year round
- Your classes will take place Monday to Friday
- Accommodation is included in the price of this course, you'll check-in on the Sunday before the course starts and check out the Saturday after the course ends
- It’s not a problem if you’d like to extend your stay and this school offers longer duration courses – just email us at hello@golearnto.com and we’ll be happy to arrange a course to suit you



Photography And Yoga Holiday Itinerary
Your classes will take place on Monday to Friday, and the exact times will be confirmed during your stay
 

Digital Photography
- You will have 10 hours of photography classes per week fitting in around your yoga classes
 

Yoga Lessons
- Your yoga classes last 1.5 hours each day and times will be confirmed on arrival
- Yoga classes will be taken on the beach, in the gardens or in the yoga studio



About Your Photography And Yoga Instructors
- Your tutors are all fully qualified and are extremely passionate about their teaching
- Your tutors will teach in a fun and informal style with the aim to accelerate your learning to the next level
- Instructors aim to inspire and pass on their passion during your classes and will encourage and give confidence to you through their teaching



Who Are Our Guests
- Holidays are typically made up of international travellers looking to get more from their holiday
- Ages vary, but the typical customer falls in to the 20-40 age bracket though we have no age limit at all
- Over 80% of our guests travel solo
- Of course, everyone shares a passion or interest in discovering a new skill and culture



What Will I Learn?
Photography

- You will learn techniques on how to choose your subject and capture the best shot
- Beginners will gain a working knowledge of the elements of digital photography including lighting, composition, apertures, shutter speeds
- During your days in the studio, you will learn how to edit and enhance your shots using software such as Photoshop and Adobe light room
- More advanced level students will learn new techniques and the best way to apply these to your work
- During your days in the studio, you will learn how to edit your shots
- You will visit a number of different, inspiring locations to capture your images including the jungle, beaches, waterfalls, towns and more


Yoga
- You will have 1.5 hours of yoga each day from Monday to Friday each week
- The certified instructors offer a wide variety of approaches including Iyengar based Hatha Yoga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, and Anusara based classes
- Your yoga teacher will guide you through the postures designed to build strength, stamina, alignment and to rebalance your body after the exertion of surfing
- Enjoy practicing yoga in various settings both in the studio and outside to help you get the most out of your Costa Rica holiday
- Yoga mats are provided or you are welcome to bring your own



Equipment To Bring
- Please bring your own digital camera (with manual)
- It is a good idea to bring an extra memory card, a back-up battery for your camera, and portable hard drive or blank DVDs for backing up your files
- All equipment needed for yoga will be provided



Accommodation
- During your course you'll stay in the popular student residence in or near the school grounds
- Prices are based on arrivals on the Sunday before your course starts and end on the Saturday morning after your course has finished


Student Residence
- Stay in the student residence with other language, surfing, yoga or photography students from the school
- The school has a residence in the school grounds meaning no commute and when this is full, you will be placed at a similar residence close by
- Residences are sociable, have a youthful feel and offer accommodation close to the school ideal for socialising and reaching the nearby beach, cafes, bars and restaurants
- If you are travelling solo, you can either can share a room with 1 other guest (of the same sex) and between you will have a private bathroom or if you are a solo traveller, you can book a private room for an extra supplement and note that these rooms sell out fast during peak season (December-March and May-August)
- If you are travelling with someone you can book a room to share with your friend
- Rooms are safe and clean and have air conditioning, ceiling fans, hot water, fridges and all students share a basic kitchen and communal areas
 

Home Stay
- What to experience local Costa Rican culture? Why not stay with a local family? This is great chance to immerse yourself in the culture, get to know the locals and even improve your Spanish
- If you would prefer your accommodation to be with a host family, please hello@golearnto.com for more information


Meals
- No meals are included in this package unless you choose the Home Stay option where breakfast and dinner are provided daily (email hello@golearnto.com for more information)
- The school has a fully equipped kitchen and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and grocery stores located just a short walk from the school for you to explore and eat out with your fellow students



Free Time In Costa Rica
- There is so much to see and do around the area of Jaco Beach
- You can choose to take a field trip kayaking and snorkelling along the coast and a waterfall hike to the 'Three Pools'
- A variety of marine life can be seen around the reefs including tropical fish, lobster, corals, and much more
- Other optional excursions through the school include visits to the Rainforest or a Crocodile River tour
- You will have plenty of time to kick back on the surf beaches and relax or practice your new found skills
- Just let the school know during your stay which activities you’d like to join and they will be happy to help you to organise your trip


Come back with zest in your step, a leaner body and a rejuvenated mind as well as fantastic photography skills on this quirky learning holiday with a difference set in stunning Costa Rica.

 

 

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