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Caribe Yoga Academy

Caribe Yoga Academy offers variety of 200-hour and 300-hour yoga training programs and the great selection of both immersion and non-immersion formats.

Instructors 6

Avani Gilbert

Avani Gilbert is the founder and director of CYA programs. She is an E-RYT 500 / YACEP / Reiki Master Teacher, LMT & Clarity Breathwork Practitioner. Avani started exploring yoga as a teenager to counter participation in high school competitive sports. From there, she began a lifelong love, journey, and an endless study. She has participated in yoga teacher training throughout the United States and Costa Rica while accumulating close to 4.000 hours of teaching experience. Avani is the director of the retreat and training center OM at Cashew Hill.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Adriana Leiva

Adriana’s passion for spirituality and body movement started at a young age. At the age of 18, she received her first certification for yoga and massage. The process has not slowed down or stopped since. Adriana is now a 500-hour certified yoga teacher, Yogakids facilitator, and co-founder of the ASOyoga (Costa Rican Yoga Association). She has studied a variety of yogic styles as well as philosophy and Bhakti under Dr. Mark Dycscowksi in India and earned her degree in Physiotherapy.

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)

Flora Domenis

Flora is a yoga teacher and Ayurvedic therapist, specializing in lifestyle and nutrition. From Geneva to Kerala through Amsterdam, Italy, France, the U.K., and West Africa, fluent in five languages, Flora is a true world citizen. Since the age of 12, she has been blessed with growing up in a yoga conscious environment. Likewise, her education in Ayurveda has been blessed with an array of internationally known teachers such as Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Frawley, Vaidya Robert Svoboda, Dr. Claudia Welch, Vaidya Atreya Smith, Donald Vanhowten, and other renowned doctors from India.

Ryan Tolhurst

E-RYT 200 / YACEP Ryan first came to yoga to deepen his practice and understanding of the spiritual and philosophical. He is a graduate of the Wilmington Yoga Center 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Ryan earned his degree in biomechanics and kinesiology from The University of Richmond. Ryan was a member of both the football and track teams. Following his collegiate career in football, Ryan went on to play for the Carolina Panthers. Yoga was an integral part of supporting his athletic career.

Nicole Hudson

YTT Assistant & Empowerment Coach Extraordinaire RYT 200 / Retreat Director / Life Coach Nicole began her personal relationship with yoga in 2004 as more of a fitness routine thwanderfreelyan a way to deepen her understanding of herself and my relationship with others. As the years went on her practice was “off-and-on,” as is often the case for many students, however, Nicole noticed that in the most difficult times of life yoga was the one thing she returned to again and again. After nearly 10 years of working in the very competitive art world of New York City.

Tiffany Williams

YTT Assistant & Resident Peace Sustainer RYT 200 / Communications Expert / Meditation Queen A California native, Tiffany began her yoga journey while living in bustling New York City and now travels the world sharing her love of yoga. She has taught in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and now in Costa Rica. Tiffany received her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification in Rishikesh, India at Shiva Yoga Peeth under the guidance of Swami Sudhir Pradham. Her background includes acting, muay thai, acro yoga, aerial yoga, and vinyasa yoga. Tiffany is also a Vipassana meditator.

Reviews 5

Testimonials 4


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Yoga teacher training gave me purpose. It made me realize that I wouldn't change a thing from my past, because every thing that happened, every experience I had, was leading me towards teacher training. Our training gave me a whole new way of living; it made me able to believe in love, in people, and in a bigger entity. It also made me feel more confident and gave me the power to help others in a way I never believed I could before. Now, I don't suffer from constant anxiety and depression and whenever I feel it coming on, I understand myself, so I can control it a lot better. I would recommend teacher training to every person on earth!


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I had no idea what I was getting myself into with yoga teacher training. It was the most challenging, inspiring, life-changing thing I've ever done. I was going through some stuff in my personal life at the time, and I almost dropped out the day before the program began. Now, I'm not sure what I would have done without the program. I can guarantee, no matter what's going on in your life, taking part in a yoga teacher training is a good idea. I'll forever be grateful to Avani and the staff at the Caribe Yoga Academy for guiding me along the first few steps on this lifelong path.


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Our yoga teacher training transformed my life in the most beautiful way. I learned to connect with myself and others. It completely opened my eyes to the fact that there are so many important people around me all the time. That was something I had taken for granted before. I'm living my life with more purpose now and I learned something from each and every person that was in the training.


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I am so happy I chose to invest in myself through yoga teacher training. I not only deepened my personal yoga practice, but also expanded my understanding of myself and my connection to the universe and those around me.

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