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Blue Osa is a secluded beach resort that is the perfect setting for yoga certification programs. Their mission is to create confident, knowledgeable, and passionate yoga teachers. You will not only acquire the practical and philosophical teachings of yoga but will also receive direct experiences of practicing and teaching. This life-transforming program listed below helps you to deepen your practice, connect to your purpose, and lead others toward greater health and wellness.
As soon as you step foot into Blue Osa Beach Resort & Spa, you will immediately feel at home and a part of a family. From the smiling faces to the friendly staff, settle in a safe tropical oasis off the beaten path that supports your transformation. Blue Osa is your home away from home.
They consciously shaped everything at Blue Osa to give you a safe space to connect with the land, yourself, and others. From their organic garden and intentionally designed spaces.
Conscious by design, Blue Osa Beach Resort offers morning-silence and a nightly dinner ritual of presenting your freshly prepared organic farm-to-table meals as a way to invoke mindfulness.
As an eco-friendly resort, Blue Osa runs mostly on solar power and intends to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible.
Take a deep breath in their bright open-air studio. Overlooking a gorgeous private beach and tropical gardens, this inspiring studio is perfect for supporting your journey inward. After your practice, take advantage of their beach resort’s spa offerings: a relaxing spa treatment in one of their pool-side treatment rooms. Their therapists practice a blend of holistic approaches and use natural botanicals from the Costa Rican rainforest.
Intentionally designed to honor nature, Blue Osa's eco-friendly rooms take care of Mother Earth. Whether you nestle into a spacious beachfront suite, serene garden setting, or enjoy a penthouse oceanview, their guest rooms provide the ideal setting for your tranquil retreat.
For this yoga teacher training, you will be given the option to choose a triple, double, or single occupancy room. If you are registering for the triple occupancy option, please expect to be sleeping in a king, queen, full, or twin bed.
Students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)
Techniques, Training, and Practice
Applied Anatomy and Muscle Activation
History, Philosophy, and Ethics
Teaching methodology and practicum
Get hands-on practice teaching so that you’ll be able to teach on day one after the training is finished. You will:
Every 6th day is a day-off. The above-mentioned schedule is an approximation and is subject to change.
While hatha yoga is at the core of what Blue Osa do, they differentiate themselves by offering a holistic approach to yoga that emphasizes function over form. They believe yoga should be tailored to the individual, and that a good yoga teacher knows how to facilitate a unique practice to meet unique needs.
The Blue Osa YTT methodology has been influenced by multiple traditions, including Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Anusara yogas.
Yogi Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in India and has been taught directly from the Himalayan Tradition. Aaron also has a strong background in yoga therapy and brings in therapeutic elements when appropriate.
To award you the yoga teacher certification, you must complete the book reports.
The book reports are due 3 months after the end of the yoga teacher training Immersion. For example, if the completion of the Immersion is November 16, then the book reports will be due the following February 16.
Besides the 3 months following the yoga teacher training, Blue Osa give you plenty of time during the immersion.
You may also complete the book reports before the beginning of the immersion.
Once registered, you may begin working on your assignments. They give you instructions for the book reports once you have registered
You will spend some time discussing the logistics of developing your own business as a yoga teacher. Subjects to be discussed include how to find your first customers, how much to charge, where to teach, and best practices for growing your business.
As a former NYC yoga studio owner and as current co-owner of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa, Aaron has a wealth of knowledge available in this area, and will kindly field questions.
Even if you are relatively new to yoga, this yoga teacher training immersions are an excellent way to learn the art of yoga and cultivate a strong foundation for your life-long practice.
One of the strengths of Blue Osa's approach to yoga is how adaptable it is to the student. No matter where you are, there is a practice for you.
And frankly, some of the best teachers are the ones who can’t contort their bodies into pretzel shapes. Their limitations end up being an asset to their students.
Yogi Aaron is a master teacher and the author of Autobiography of a Naked Yogi. He has been a student of yoga since 1991 and a teacher since 1997, studying with Alan Finger, Bryan Kest, Genny Kapuler, Rod Stryker, Swami Rama, and David Swenson in yoga ashrams and retreat centers around the world. Aaron has made pilgrimages seeking to understand the Vedic tradition and Tantric path and studied closely with numerous spiritual masters during his treks throughout the Himalaya Mountains.
Blue Osa is located about 8 miles (11 km) south of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Known for its rich bio-diversity and stunning natural beauty, the region has been called the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic.
Blue Osa is nestled near Corcovado National Park and the warm shores of the Gulfo Dulce, the perfect place to see endangered rainforest plants and animals.
Inspired by Chef Marie, the vegan-based menu at Blue Osa is built around local produce and ingredients. The organic garden provides much of the food that’s harvested daily and ensures that only the freshest ingredients land on your plate.
Experience a culinary mouthwatering sensation! The organic permaculture farm supplies fruit, veggies, and herbs that make the food at Blue Osa both flavorful and nutritious. At the core of being eco-friendly, Blue Osa’s farm-to-table cuisine invites you to experience the freshest possible ingredients that are hand-picked daily.
Since Blue Osa are committed to a smaller carbon footprint, healthy meals made with ingredients from their own farm at Blue Osa are mainly vegetarian. They rely on their garden and those other local and regional farms to provide them with what is seasonally available. Their cooks make a variety of vegan recipes using this food form the Blue Osa harvest or received from their fellow farmers.
They do provide eggs for breakfast and meat options 2 times a week at dinner. If you think that you will be hungry at other times during the day, please bring extra snacks.
Please note that Blue Osa do not provide individually cooked meals, and they do not provide kosher meals. You should also remember that while they can serve some gluten-free options, they are not a gluten-free kitchen.
All vegan-based menus featured are sample menus only but are typical of what to expect.
Sunday night features a very special dinner from the farm. The chefs gather whatever ingredients are available to them and make one of the freshest and creative meals you will ever have.
Whatever is available from the farm.
This dinner features a typical Costa Rican dinner:
Blue Osa do service and provide (organic) wines and farm to table cocktails. During the immersions, they do typically shut the bar down for the first 11 days and expect participants to be alcohol-free. They have found that this creates the best experience for all participants.
This is the perfect hike if you’re tight on time and want to see as much as possible! Matapalo guided tour is one of the most breathtaking locations on the peninsula. Packed with wildlife, Matapalo shares a border with Corcovado National Park. See monkeys, toucans, and scarlet macaws and finish up your adventure at a refreshing waterfall.
This wild and wet adventure will get your adrenaline pumping! Make your way to the top of the mountain on horseback and enjoy a beautiful jungle hike as your guide points out exotic wildlife. It’s not unusual to see monkeys, macaws, and toucans.
You’ll reach the crest of the King Louis waterfall while your guides brief you on rappelling equipment and teach you how to rappel safely. Don’t forget to pause for a moment as you descend down the 100-foot fall. This tour can be done on its own or in combination with the tree climbing.
An adrenaline-packed canopy tour up to 30 meters in the air! You’ll be gliding from one zip-line to another on this high-flying eco-adventure, taking in the wildlife at eye-level. The zip-line tour is safe, low-impact, and easy to control your speed making it a great way to see the Osa Peninsula.
Glide through the shade of 80-foot Costa Rican mangroves in your kayak- the perfect up-close vantage point. Bridging land and sea, mangroves host a wide array of wildlife like lizards and birds. You’ll be guided up-river and back with the tide, making paddling fairly easy. Dry bags are provided.
Enjoy a scenic boat ride to the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary across the Golfo Dulce. Here, you’ll meet orphaned animals that are cared for until they can be released into the wild. Many of these tiny creatures can be petted, making this tour a favorite among families. Depending on the time of year, you’ll have the opportunity for a dolphin watching on the ride back!
Adventure back to the roots of cacao agriculture during Mayan times. You’ll learn how cacao is produced in the orchards, including various kinds of cacao and its role in the food cycle. Sample the cacao fruit and learn about the preparation and making of raw chocolate. Enjoy chocolate fondue served with fresh local fruit and homemade banana bread. Learning never tasted so good!
Be guided through the jungle of the rainforest surrounding Blue Osa. Blue Osa in house naturalist will show you the secrets of the flora and fauna that surround the property. You’ll learn about the plants and animals, and will get a taste of the fruits from the jungle. You’ll see toucans, monkeys possibly a sloth, and so much more!
Ride through lush lowland meadows, dense tropical rainforest and across pristine beaches in a breathtaking adventure of a lifetime. Your guides will show you incredible vistas overlooking Golfo Dulce, point out exotic plants and animals, and provide you a unique experience to learn about the environment. No expertise needed, all ages welcome. The Horseback Riding Tour can be done on its own or with Waterfall Rappelling and/or Tree Climbing Tours.
With 359 species of birds that call the Osa Peninsula home, the entire peninsula is fertile birding ground. Because Osa is rich in animal life, there a wide variety of habitats and healthy populations. Expect to see a lot of other wildlife. This is the best opportunity to see wildlife and experience some stellar birding at Playa Tamales.
Great for all skill-levels, Pan Dulce Beach in Matapalo has gentle surf with a long ride. These lessons are great for all ages. They’ve had people ranging from kids up to 80 years enjoy surfing! Tours vary depending on the tide and boards are provided. Please reserve in advance.
Puerto Jiménez Airport
Transfer available for additional US$29 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Jimenes Airport (PJM). Transfer from and to the airport is not included.
Book your flights directly with Costa Rica’s national airline, Sansa Air, or Skyway. If you are staying overnight, you may want to consider booking with Aerobell as it is located in Pavas, which is much closer to downtown San Jose.
The Sansa/Skyways Airport terminal is about 100 meters from the International airport. Once you exit from immigration, you take your luggage and walk left. You will exit the terminal onto the main street and then keep walking until you come to the airport.
Once you book your flight, please email Blue Osa to arrange a Blue Osa shuttle to and from the Puerto Jimenez Airport. Once the shuttle request form is received, you’ll get a shuttle confirmation emailed to you. The shuttle service is 29 USD each way.
The yoga teacher training immersions officially begin the first day, Saturday, at 3 p.m. They officially end on the final evening, Friday, allowing you to leave at any time the next day on Saturday morning. Blue Osa recommend that you plan to arrive in Costa Rica 1 or 2 days early, and plan to arrive in Puerto Jimenez on Friday so that you arrive at Blue Osa on time. Anytime missed will require you to make up hours to receive certification.
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