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28 Day 200-Hour Integrative Yoga Teacher Training in Uvita, Puntarenas
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(No availability) 28 Day 200-Hour Integrative Yoga Teacher Training in Uvita, Puntarenas

Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala, Uvita, Costa Rica

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

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24 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaría International Airport
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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 in 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.


Daily schedule

The class begins at 6:45 a.m. with practice every morning and finishes before sunset daily. Long breaks are given each day. The class size is kept small to make sure they can accommodate the full scope of your needs and provide experiential opportunities to individuals within the group.

There are days with homework, general short reading assignments or preparation for teaching practicums. Each student will be given several opportunities to practice teaching others.

​-Bienestar integrative 200-hour yoga teacher training syllabus


  • Everything asana - self-exploration, alignment, function, and form, cueing for safe and stable movement
  • Mind-body connection – movement inquiry, somatic learning, psychological stress, and the physical body
  • Asana sequencing - designing classes at different energetic levels, skill levels, and creating graceful transitions
  • Pranayama
  • Mudras and mantras
  • The Bandhas
  • Chanting
  • Yoga Nidra and the body scan
  • Meditation
  • Chair yoga
  • Creating a self-guided personal practice
  • How to make individual modifications specific to a client
  • Teaching methodology
  • Being true to your self, authenticity, creating trust
  • Modeling and language to support, motivate and encourage
  • Professional organizations and their benefits, creating a professional community to support your professional practice and growth
  • Discuss and practice of an individual's physical assessment
  • Distinguishing a student’s level of experience, and setting appropriate pace and skill level
  • Knowing the different lineages of yoga, in practice and philosophy

Anatomy and physiology

  • To learn basic human anatomy of the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and central nervous systems of the body
  • To learn the basics of the subtle body and it’s energy systems including the Koshas and the chakras
  • To provide a basic introduction to Ayurveda
  • To introduce proprioception and somatic therapies

Philosophy, ethics, and lifestyle

  • To create an understanding of the personal growth and transformation available through a commitment to yoga
  • Teaching as both an art and a responsibility
  • To understand the ethics of teaching
  • To realize there is limited scope to your practice as a professional teacher
  • To examine the origin’s and history of yoga to take a brief look at the differences within yogic practices/styles taught to date
  • To look at the Yama’s and Niyama’s and understand their place in your lifestyle, in the classroom and in the practice of your students

Practicum - 3 exercises

  • The practicum goals are designed to: establish a firm knowledge of individual postures
  • To learn constructive demonstration and verbal cues that communicate the proper alignment
  • Understand concepts of teaching versus leading
  • To develop an awareness of individuals working within a group setting
  • To build a safe common sense class within a time frame
  • To understand transitions
  • Teaching individual asana
  • Plan an 8-week beginners program
  • Design a Vinyasa flow class for students with varying yoga experience


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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 you 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


Fresh, local, organic

Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala lives close to the land here and at Bienestar, so they take advantage of the delicious bounty offered by this tropical spot. And they take the time to accommodate your dietary needs, including vegetarian and vegan. (Raw food as well but simple uncomplicated raw foods)

Typical menu options

Daily fresh fruit breakfast, homemade yogurt, and granola, teas, herbal beverages, coconut kefir, and kombucha. Lunch is an abundant salad with local produce and varies daily.

Dinner changes between meals at local restaurants to home-cooked ethnic veggie meals (mostly Mediterranean) or a whole-food-based approach to vegetarianism with the occasional optional to add fish or chicken breast.

Lunch and dinner can be eaten on campus or independent. Fruit, pipas (coconuts), and natural beverages are available all day.

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 on 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
  • Certification of completion
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Bienestar teacher training manual
  • All yoga props needed will be provided

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 Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

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 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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