19 Days 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Ecological Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Costa Rica.

Embark on an inward journey to discover your highest self and true purpose through ancient yoga teachings, introspection, and self-love. This is a soul-rocking, life changing opportunity to dig deep, connect to your inner light, paint, play, laugh, cry and love. Understand samadhi (universal oneness) by connecting deeply with nature, learning about medicinal plants, local ecology, permaculture, and conservation. Frolic in the waves, hike a magical rainforest, paddle majestic mangrove tunnels, with Gypsea EcoYoga Teacher Training! Discover how to live your dharma by by unveiling your light within. Go zip-lining, surfing, whale watching and explore magnificent waterfalls on your days off!

Retreat highlights

  • 200-hour RYT certification
  • Techniques, training, and practice sessions
  • Integrated daily asana and meditation practice
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers classes
  • 3 delicious home-cooked meals per day
  • River swim and meditation sessions
  • Eco hikes and waterfall adventures
  • 19 nights accommodation

Yoga styles


15 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 23
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Accommodation

Hospedaje El Bosquecito is situated on a quiet section of the main road of Uvita. Located right beside a small creek and forest, guests have the pleasure of being up close to birds, toucans, monkeys, sloths, and iguanas. The sound of the water brings a tranquil atmosphere. Restaurants, banks, and other services are a short walk away.

Our accommodations offer guests a serene and peaceful home away from home experience. The rooms are equipped with full bathrooms and windows that open to beautiful jungle scenery. Although hot water is not plumbed into the main house, we do have a hot water shower on site available to all. However, the cool water showers are a welcome treat after a long hot day. Wifi is accessible from the rooms and throughout the house. Fall asleep to the sound of a babbling brook right outside your window!

The Sunday night prior to the first day of class is included in your course fee; you must arrive by Sunday afternoon, as the welcome ceremony will begin at 3:00PM.

Gypsea Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica Program

Schedule

  • Morning meditation & Pranayama
  • Yoga class
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Asana Workshop
  • Lunch
  • Anatomy & Teaching Methodology
  • Practice Teaching
  • Satsang
  • Dinner

Included excursions

  • Eco hikes (medicinal plants, local wildlife, beach, and primary rainforest)
  • Marino Ballena National Park Beach
  • River swim and meditation
  • visit to the bamboo forest
  • Waterfall adventures

Instructors

Courtney Fletcher
Chennai Yoga Mission International - Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (Hatha Yoga)
Yuva Yoga School Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
Tattvaa Yoga School Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Ashtanga Yoga)
An ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 14-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, with a gypSEA soul whose practice draws from Hatha, Kundalini, and Vinyasa. Her heart-centered approach evokes an understanding of interconnectedness through a focus on self-love, nature and seva (service). The intention being for her students to discover the light within that ignites their path to inner peace, the connection which opens the heart to universal love.
Amber Hagberg
Shoshoni Yoga Ashram Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
I am just a girl, committed to following the guide, that resides in my heart space, my inner compass. I love to just go with the flow. I try not to hold onto any idea, habit, or routine too tightly but rather allow myself to just listen to what I need each day, in each moment. Moving to Costa Rica two years ago changed my life in ways I will never be the same. Moving to Colorado grounded me into my root chakra, allowing me to find roots of who I was and opening each day to who I am becoming. Moving to Costa Rica moved me into my heart chakra where I could live my truth and follow my dharma.
Monica Pellegrino
Full Circle Wellness Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Being a natural intuitive most of my life, I started my studies with natural, holistic, and healing therapies in 2010. I began the journey for my own passionate search in finding awareness and love for myself. It was serendipitous, and came to me in a part of my life when I needed it to show up the most. I had been sick with no explanation from doctors, woke up from a routine ENT procedure and had no use of my left arm. Then I lost my father to ALS. Becoming my own self love warrior is the most rewarding journey I have ever been on. I am blessed every day to share my story and passion.
Kais Faddah
Experienced Doctor of Chiropractic in the management of injuries, soft tissue rehabilitation & subluxation correction. B.S. in Exercise Physiology & Human Biology, California State University, Fullerton 1988. Doctorate of Chiropractic, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic 1991. Chiropractic Sports Physician Certification 1997. Certified Wellness Practitioner, 2006; helping patients toward a healthier life by removing nerve interference to the spinal system, balancing nutritional deficiencies & hormonal imbalances, eliminating emotional stress patterns and helping patients detoxify their bodies.

Retreat location

Uvita is a small village in southern Costa Rica. It is notable for its location where the mountains most closely reach the Pacific Ocean, it is the closest village to Marino Ballena National Park (40 minutes walking, or a 5 minute taxi ride). This tropical hamlet possesses great charm in an unspoiled and serene atmosphere. With palm trees swaying in the wind, providing shady relief from the intense Pacific sun, there is plenty of outdoor options in this tropical paradise.

Nearby places

  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) - 4 hours
  • Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) - 1 hour

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Includes 3 meals per day Monday through Friday, and breakfast only on Saturdays and Sundays. You will be served three home-cooked typical Costa Rican cuisine vegetarian meals daily by your host mama, Mari. Any dietary restrictions can be accommodated for, please let Gypsea Yoga know in advance.

Please plan to purchase your own snacks between meals, as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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)

  • Horseback riding
  • Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf lessons
  • Waterfall rapelling
  • Whale watching
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Zip lining

Spa treatments

Available on-site:

  • Massage
  • Reiki
  • Aroma Touch

What's included

  • 3 home cooked meals per day Monday through Friday
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour RYT certification (Yoga Alliance approved!)
  • Breakfast only on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Curriculum
  • Local trips to waterfall, river, bamboo forest, beach, and eco hike
  • All yoga philosophy, posture, anatomy and teaching methodology classes

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Flight to San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Weekend free time excursions

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) is the closest airport to Uvita (1 hour by taxi). Most students fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and ride in a Gypsea Yoga organized shuttle from there. Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request at an additional cost; plan to arrive in SJO by 11AM the Sunday before your course date begins.

Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request; plan to arrive in SJO by 11:00 a.m. the Sunday before your course date begins.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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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