28 Days 200-Hour Integrative Yoga Teacher Training in 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.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Private yoga therapy session
  • Daily asana and meditation practice
  • Long break for studying, siesta, or play time in the heat of the midday
  • Daily breakfasts and lunches
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Yoga styles


24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12

Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaria International Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Wireless internet

The Osa Tropical Institute sits in the forest above the sea. Covering 11 acres of jungle, it features multiple hiking trails, a year-round stream, and easy access to multiple beaches and waterfalls. In the center of the space sits a very larger open air rancho with a commercial centerkitchen attached.

Most of the classes will be held at this space, and you will also have your meals and sometimes enjoy an evening film here. You will have the chance to see monkeys and a variety of birds (toucans, parrots, hummingbirds, etc) throughout the day.

Each building holds six bedrooms, each with an attached private bath. There is an indoor long library with a small separate kitchen. Maid service is provide twice a week.

There are an array of marked hike trails starting from the central space, and you will take excursions to local beaches and, when the tide allows it, you will head to the waterfalls. All day Saturday is off, you can hang around or take the shuttle into town or to a beach or you might even book a special excursion.

Program

Everyday, 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. Sundays are free days to rest, play, or explore.

Instructors

Lura Shopteau
Founder Lura Shopteau has been registered as an ERYT500 since 2004 and is the only certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) living in Costa Rica at this time. Lura's dedication​ ​to yoga and wellbeing have been the focus of her path for the last 17 years studying with teachers in the U.S., Costa Rica and India. She has deep experience in patient work teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (meditation), working as a counselor and yoga therapist with chronically ill and terminally ill clients. After 12 years of working in Integrative Medicine, she returned to live in Costa Rica full time.

Retreat location

Unique features

Activities

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

General

  • Kitchen

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Food

On each class day, there will be a buffet with local, organic, whole foods for breakfast, including yogurt, granola, and a selection of fruit each morning. Feel free to make a smoothy or juice. Lunch consists of a large fresh locally grown organic salad to eat there or to take out. The salad can be vegetarian or vegan. A selection of teas and herbal waters, as well as pipas (coconut water) are available all day. Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala is always prepared to accommodate any food sensitivities, allergies, or dietary needs, Dinner changes each day with an offering of fresh, home cooked meals from a variety of cultures.

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)

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, horseback riding, 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

  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 200 hours of accredited study and Yoga Alliance professional certification
  • Airport transfers
  • Bienestar yoga teacher training manual
  • Breakfasts, lunches, beverages, and snacks
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 10 days before arrival.

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