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28 Days 200-Hour Integrative Yoga Teacher Training in Uvita, Costa Rica

Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala, Uvita, Costa Rica

Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Costa Rica

In this program, Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala will offer you opportunities to make discoveries through self-inquiry and experimentation in connecting to mind, body, and spirit. This yoga teacher training requires your attention, focus, practice, inquiry, and objectivity. You will teach each other, as well as have the opportunity to teach a public class at Bienestar. So step away from the world, take time for yourself, and blossom into your own true nature.

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  • Daily yoga practices
  • Private yoga therapy session
  • Daily asana and meditation practice
  • Books, teacher training manual and additional readings provided
  • Long break for studying, siesta, or play time in the heat of the midday
  • Daily breakfasts and lunches
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Yoga styles

24 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaría International Airport
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Just on the northern end of Uvita, Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala is situated in two homes with two pools and the yoga rancho centered in between. Most of the classes will be held at this space, surrounded by gardens. You will have the chance to see monkeys and a variety of birds (toucans, parrots, hummingbirds, etc.) throughout the day. Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala also has a rescue horse that wonders the property freely.

Each home has three bedrooms, and a shared bath. There is also one shared room available. Maid service is provided weekly and they always have access to laundry. There is a chef who prepares fresh local organic meals daily. On Sundays, your day of rest, Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala only provides breakfast since everyone tends to go off on adventures.


Every day, you will have asana practice and meditation for two hours, a breakfast break, and then another two-hour class before breaking over lunch. After that, you will have a long afternoon session. The studio is fully equipped, no need to bring any yoga gear with you. You will be breaking each day before sunset. A couple of nights a week, you will have a reading assignment, or a practicum to work on. Saturday afternoons and Sundays are free days to rest, play, or explore.


  • Yoga asana: theory, practice, sequencing
  • Anatomy, medical and energetic
  • Yoga philosophy, history, and ethics
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Pranayama and the science of breath
  • Mantra, mudra, and chakras
  • Individualizing practice, modifications, and adjustments
  • The art and skills of teaching and the business of yoga

Itinerary notes

Kindly take notice that you will arrive the day before classes begin, dinner and your room will be waiting. There will be no check-in time limit when you arrive.

Checkout is at 11 a.m. on the last day of the program. Your shuttle will be booked for San Jose or Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala will assist you in making other arrangements.


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Retreat location

Uvita is a small village on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is the center of a unique area called Costa Ballena and the home of Marina Ballena National Park. Bienestar is located on a hilltop looking the river with the sweet smells of tropical flowers in bloom, enjoy the gentle and constant breeze, while we practice yoga and meditation, mindfulness and serenity, and at times, crazy joy and a lot of laughter.

Nearby places

  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) - 4 hours
  • Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) - 1 hour

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Zip lining


  • Kitchen


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry


Natural, local, seasonal, mostly organic meals, will be served. Breakfast will consist of avocado toast, eggs and kale, gallo pinto, oatmeal, and fresh fruit platters. Lunch will consist of fresh, local, organic salads, tabouli and humus platters, quinoa bowls, and veggie burritos, Dinner will consist of veggie lasagna, Japanese noodle bowls, Mediterranean stew, and fresh local fish and coconut lentils, as well as some build your own taco nights.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Seafood
  • Whole food
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)

You can hike up the river to a beautiful waterfall or go one of the many beaches close by. Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala has a whole booklet prepared for you to see and chose options in the area. Most popular is the sunset horseback ride along the beach and a visit to the local wildlife rehab sanctuary.

Locally, there are a lot of things to chose from on your day off in the area, such as wildlife hikes or a wildlife sanctuary visit, snorkeling and scuba tours, surfing lessons, whale and dolphin watching, zip lining, massage, myofascial release therapy, osteopathy, and acupuncture sessions. Enjoy the natural beauty of the area, the sea, the waterfalls, the jungle and relax.

What's included

  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 200 hours of accredited study and Yoga Alliance professional certification
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfasts, lunches, beverages, and snacks
  • Books, teacher training manual and additional readings are provided
  • Ongoing professional mentoring from Lura Shopteau after successful completion of the training

What's not included

  • Additional local transportation
  • Airfare to Costa Rica
  • Dinner or meals on days off
  • Excursion fees on days off
  • National park entrance fees
  • Trip insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by shuttle

Please provide Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala with your flight information and they will book your shuttle transfers to and from San Jose.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

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The prices below include an early bird discount of 12% per person. To benefit, book or reserve 90 days before each program date is set on.

Pricing information

There are payment plans available. Please send Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala an inquiry to know more about this option.

There may be availability for a shared room, please send an inquiry to be informed about the option.

Saturday March 28, 2020
(28 days / 27 nights)

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