15 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Cahuita, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

103° Hot Pilates & Yoga is inviting you along on an immersion of the true study of yoga. An immersive yoga teacher training intensive gives you the space to go deep, get confident, and get RYT and Yoga Alliance certified. Imagine spending your days secluded in a Costa Rican rainforest immersing yourself in a yoga lifestyle. Learn to reconnect with your authentic self as you shed your role as co-worker, spouse, supervisor, parent, or employee while deepening your personal practice.

Retreat highlights

  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • Ongoing mentoring by JP Guyer E-RYT 500
  • Yoga and meditation technique and practices
  • Teaching methodology, yoga philosophy and ethics, and teaching practicum practice
  • Training manual, reading materials, yoga mats, blankets, bolsters, and blocks
  • 3 vegan or vegetarian meals daily
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Yoga styles

14 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaria International Airport

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  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Tour assistance
  • Patio

The Goddess Garden is a yoga teacher training center and yoga retreat center in the astounding rain forests of Costa Rica. It is an intentional place for yoga, meditation, and transformation in Costa Rica. This yoga teacher training and retreat center is located in the jungle, surrounded by massive trees, including The Tree of Life. Its roots, as tall as a man, leave you breathless and inspired knowing there is something bigger, just waiting to be discovered.

The Goddess Garden Retreat’s spiritual center has two floors, where the view of the rainforest expands to almost 360 degrees. It is designed to put you in touch with nature during your yoga and meditation sessions. It is a truly amazing location. The Goddess Garden offers many options for accommodations including single, double, triple, and dormitory (four to six people).

103° Hot Pilates & Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica Program

This teacher training is not only about learning postures, but the full essence of yoga. Most 200-hour yoga teacher training helps you practice, learn, and teach basic postures, pranayama, and meditation; however, this program offers so much more. There, you will be immersed in a true yoga lifestyle at a dedicated yoga training facility.

During your journey, you will learn the true essence of yoga by living the lifestyle and core teachings. You will get to know yourself on a deeper level reaffirming who you are and what you want from life. You will create strong, life-long, bonds with fellow students embarking on this journey with you. After completing the training, you will leave with a foundational yoga practice that will bring a lifetime of support to your body, mind, and soul.

Curriculum overview

Techniques and practice

  • Asana (postures) Hatha and Vinyasa
  • Posture alignment, modifications, variations, and sequencing
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • Sutra lecture

Teaching methodology

  • Art of assisting and demonstration
  • Exploring learning and teaching styles
  • Business aspect of being a yoga teacher
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Physical and subtle anatomy
  • Physiology of body systems
  • Chakras system and nadis

Yoga philosophy and ethics

  • Yoga history
  • Applying the eight limbs of yoga
  • Being an ethical teacher

Practicum practice

  • Teaching, essential language, and cueing
  • Processing and implementing effective feedback
  • Team teaching and assisting


Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.


JP Guyer
Level 1, Level 2, and Baptiste Art of Assisting (Baptiste Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
JP is an E-RYT 500 certified yoga instructor, as well as a homicide and sexual assault detective in Las Vegas. He completed his first 200-hour yoga teacher training in Tulum, in 2011, and became a 200-hour registered Hatha yoga teacher. In June 2012, he completed Baptiste Level 1 teacher training and later Baptiste Level 2, along with Baptiste Art of Assisting. In March 2013, he completed a 300-hour yoga teacher training in Costa Rica, specializing in yoga therapy, and completed an additional 200-hour training in Costa Rica the following year. JP is also a certified PTSD Yoga Warrior teacher.

Retreat location

The yoga teacher training is located at The Goddess Garden in Cahuita, Costa Rica.


Tucked along the sprawling southern Caribbean Coast, the beautiful black-sand beaches of Cahuita are some of the most relaxing and exotic in Limon. With boasting warm and calm water, this tropical paradise is the ideal setting for a yoga teacher training. The town sits next to one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica: Cahuita National Park. The national park is home to sloths, yellow vipers, capuchin monkeys, and howler monkeys to name a few.

Goddess Garden

The Goddess Garden is located approximately 30 minutes from Puerto Viejo, known for its' surfing opportunities. This quaint town offers a wide variety of bars, discos, and restaurants along with several shops.

Nearby places

  • Limón International Airport (LIO) - 40 minutes
  • Puerto Viejo - 30 minutes

Unique features


  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Whale watching
  • Zip lining


  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Yoga shala
  • Patio


  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Students will receive three vegan or vegetarian meals daily. The food is served buffet style. Refreshments such as water, coffee, tea, and juices are available at the resort.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Book spa services at the Goddess Garden
  • Hike in Cahuita National Park
  • Relax on the amazing black sand beaches
  • Visit the Sloth Sanctuary

What's included

  • 3 vegan or vegetarian meals daily
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • Airport transfers from and to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • Ongoing mentoring by JP Guyer E-RYT 500
  • Training manual and reading materials
  • Yoga mats, blankets, bolsters, and blocks

What's not included

  • Airfare to Costa Rica
  • Excursions
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to this airport is included. 103° Hot Pilates & Yoga will pick you up at the airport.

Students will depart from the designated location in San Jose to the Goddess Garden resort via shuttle bus at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017; therefore, it is recommended that students arrive at San Jose no later than Friday, September 29, 2017.

Additionally, students can fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and take a 45-minute flight via Sansa Airlines to Limón International Airport (LIO), located approximately 40 minutes from the Goddess Garden.

Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaria International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
15 days / 14 nights
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Arrival: Saturday September 22, 2018
Departure: Saturday October 6, 2018

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