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26 Days 200-hour Foundational Level Teacher Training in Puerto Viejo, Caribbean, Costa Rica

AmaSer, Calle 213, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Talamanca, Limón Province, Costa Rica

Caribbean Coast Magic Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Become a 200-hour graduate and a registered yoga teacher with the Caribe Yoga Academy. The Caribe Yoga Academy offers the unique opportunity to complete your 200-hour yoga teacher training in an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience in the beautiful jungle of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Program cost includes three incredibly delicious and healthy meals per day and lodging in the near-to-nature jungle cabinas. The program exceeds the contact hours standard set forth by the Yoga Alliance by over 50 hours, making Caribe Yoga Academy graduates among some of the most qualified new yoga teachers. Start your journey today!

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  • Yoga philosophy, sutras, and business studies
  • Studies of pranayama, meditation, mantra, and mudra
  • Effective sequencing practices and postural alignment study
  • Dharma, Karma, Kula, Seva as well as history and lineage study
  • Effective modifications, adaptive practices and special populations studies
  • Variety of subtle and gross anatomy learning
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 25 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

26 days with instruction
Group size: 12-32 participants
Airport transfer included: Juan Santamaría International Airport
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  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

You’ll have the convenience of town amenities paired with the tranquil seclusion of the jungle! Enjoy a refreshing waterfall pool plunge, explore the gardens where your food grows, spot and hear wildlife all around you. The cottages have UV filtered water, provide daily housekeeping, and laundry service available for purchase.


The unique program goes above and the Yoga Alliance standards to provide you a truly in-depth transformational experience. Dive deep into:

  • Asana
  • Yoga history
  • Anatomy
  • Mythology
  • Mantra
  • Mudra
  • Energy anatomy
  • Teaching methodology
  • Pranayama
  • Spiritual practices

50 Hours Above Yoga Alliance Standard

Caribe Yoga Academy students receive 50 hours of instruction above and beyond the 200 hour Yoga Alliance Standard for the foundational level certification. Therefore, it’s a 250 hour foundational training.

Foundational Training Curriculum

The curriculum for 250 Hour Foundational Programming is:

  • Module 1 Ganesha: Recognizing obstacles, setting foundations and intention, at the threshold of our experience, self-empowerment, history
  • Module 2 Hanuman: Finding our Bhakti practice, devotion, tapas, remembrance of inner divinity, taking leaps of faith, lengthening your stride
  • Module 3 Shiva / Shakti: duality and paradox. Becoming the teacher, remaining the student. Putting the pieces together to remember wholeness.
  • Module 4 Durga and Kali: completion, play, fierceness, celebration. Finding your warrior’s voice.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 08:00 Morning Sadhana
  • 08:00 Silent breakfast
  • 09:00 - 11:00 History, philosophy, teaching methodology, anatomy, etc.
  • 11:15 - 12:45 History, philosophy, teaching methodology, anatomy, etc.
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45 - 16:15 Afternoon break, study and leisure
  • 16:15 - 18:15 Teaching practice and techniques, alignment, sequencing, Sadhana, etc.
  • 18:15 Dinner
  • 19:15 -20:45 Evening practice, meditation, play shop, review session, or film

There will be 3 days off and 2 half days off throughout the course of the 25 night program. Note that there are still (minimal) required contact hours on the half days and days off.

Included excursions

Included Excursions

  • National Park visit
  • Waterfalls visit


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Retreat location

You will transform your practice and your life in the gorgeous, ocean view setting of the AmaSer retreat center in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica. The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica offers a wild, natural setting for the sacred exploration of the wild, natural practice of yoga. This jungle oasis is a short five-minute walk to the Caribbean Sea, yet snuggled in the arms of the Costa Rican rainforest.


  • Caribbean Sea - 5 minutes
  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) - 5 hours

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala


  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
  • Wireless internet


Mouth-watering vegetarian breakfast, lunches, and dinners will be served daily during this training. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available by special request. As much of the food as possible is sourced from on-site organic gardens and locally from the community. This is truly a labor of love that can be seen and tasted with each serving and is often one of the highlights of many students' experience.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
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)

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers many conveniences as an up-and-coming beach town that was once very off the beaten path. You can explore 14 kilometers of gorgeous and pristine Caribbean beaches, hike waterfalls, horseback ride, surf, or spot the local wildlife on your days off. This place is a nature lover's dream! The retreat center is located close enough to town to walk to all conveniences, yet tucked away in a quiet jungle corner to support a deep and sacred study.

Spa treatments

You can book spa treatments for an additional cost. The ocean view spa at OM is open and has a carefully selected team of local therapists ready to serve you. Whether you’re seeking bodywork, energy-work or clarity breathwork services, our fantastic therapists are ready to offer you a variety of amazing holistic health treatments.

We offer a range of modalities to choose from, just let us know what your body needs. Light and relaxing, deep and therapeutic, transformative and meditative; the options are endless.

What's included

  • 25 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day at OM at Cashew Hill
  • Daily yoga classes
  • A waterfall excursion with transportation included
  • Professional manual and workbook
  • Expert mentorship and faculty guidance
  • On-going support post-graduation

What's not included

  • Flight in and out of Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • Any meals not taken at the AmaSer retreat center
  • Any additional activities not listed above
  • Travelers insurance
  • Shuttle back to airport at the completion of the program

How to get there

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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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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 12 participants

Friday July 30, 2021
(26 days / 25 nights)

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