Yoga is a unique experience that offers transformation, health, peacefulness and healing. Not only it affects you physically, it also affects your mental health and spiritual growth. In Costa Rica, there are numerous yoga centers and retreats that offer yoga classes and yoga teaching training programs. If you are considering a yoga career and wish to be trained, following are some of the best yoga teaching training programs in Costa Rica:
Promising a true tropical experience, Anamaya Resort is luxury yoga retreat based in Montezuma. The resort offers several yoga teaching training programs all year round such as 28 days/200 hours long yoga teacher certification courses that include accommodations, three organic gourmet meals per day, tours and many yoga classes that will turn you into a certified yoga teacher. To check out the schedule, visit Anamaya Resort’s website.
Danyasa Eco Resort and Retreat
Danyasa Eco Resort and Retreat is located in the surfer’s sanctuary, Dominical. Besides yoga, the retreat offers dance classes, movement workshops, teacher training courses, tours and excursions, healing mentoring, and bodywork. Danyasa has a 100 hour YTT and immersion program that makes you eligible for Yoga Alliance Certification. Learn the three E’s of Danyasa Arts: Embodiment, Empowerment and Expression and become a certified teacher. The program has a maximum number of 24 people so hurry up and book your spot here.
Marianne Wells Yoga School
Marianne Wells Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance Registered School located in Cahuita. It is one of the most popular schools in the country to offer comprehensive yoga teacher training programs. The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program is your best chance to be empowered and empower others. Start with the basic principles of yoga and gradually deepen your knowledge. The YTT program includes lodging, gourmet meals and a panoramic ocean-side setting. You can choose accommodations of your own liking. The meals are organic and vegetarian and are served thrice a day. Students are offered with several other facilities such as ground transportation, daily maid services, fresh linens and so on. Even after completion of your training at Marianne Wells Yoga School, Marianne will gladly mentor you professionally. For more further details, visit their website.
Nosara Yoga Institute
Nosara Yoga Institute is a renowned yoga school well known for its professional yoga teacher training programs in Costa Rica. The institute is Yoga Alliance Registered and offers classes that will make you qualified for Yoga Alliance Certification. There are several YTT programs conducted by the founders of Nosara Yoga Institute, Amba and Don Stapleton, who are internationally recognized as professional yoga teachers. Training highlights include daily yoga classes with a training manual, 2 meals per day and accommodations. Check out all the YTT programs on their website.
Pavones Yoga Center
Pavones Yoga Center is a Yoga Alliance registered school located in Pavones, on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Meeting all the requirements and international standards, the school’s YTT programs make the students qualified to become registered professional yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance certification. Pavones Yoga Center offers two types of YTT programs; 200 hours multidimensional yoga teacher training and 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training. For better results, the yoga center has limited the group sizes to twenty-one people. The courses include accommodations, meals, yoga classes, and training sessions. During weekends, students are free to explore the beach and town. You can check out the further details on their website.
Samasati Nature Retreat
Samasati Nature Retreat is situated on the Southern Caribbean Region of Costa Rica. The retreat features several yoga training programs and workshops carried out by Hari Om Yoga School. The courses focus on both physical and spiritual training and include classes on asana, pranayama, anatomy and alignments, meditation, history, philosophy, chakras and Tantra. Yoga classes are held twice a day and are 2 hours long in duration. There is a five hours long lecture divided between morning and afternoon. Check the details of YTT program on their website.