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16 Days 200-Hour Fall Intensive Yoga Teacher Training and Meditation Retreat Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Magnificent Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Join this 16-day immersion in Costa Rica for a yoga teacher training that is part vacation, deep learning, total self-inquiry, with fun, loving support, and easeful schedule. You will stay at a luxurious and intimate accommodation in Costa Rica near 3-mile long sandy white beaches to enjoy high-end accommodations, superb dining experiences, world-class yoga and Pilates studios, gym, spa, juice bar, and boutique. Experience a little taste of what life in paradise is like.


  • 200-hour yoga teacher training
  • 200+ pages' training manual & vision board
  • Daily ceremonial meditation, music, & mantra
  • Surf lessons at Playa Guiones
  • Healing Breathwork sessions
  • Yoga Anatomy Volume 1
  • 3 daily delicious meals
  • 15 nights’ lodging


16 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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During this teacher training, you will stay in The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. It is for those that want to enjoy the magic of Costa Rica in a very unique and healthy way. The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort was designed to flow with the nature that surrounds you. You can begin your day with a cool-down in your outdoor shower or a dip in the saltwater infinity pool at sunrise.

Soothing fountains and waterfalls will guide you through the local fauna on your way to your bungalow. You may open the door to find a starlit shower, luxurious cotton sheets, and a canopied bed that promises a well-deserved rest. All bungalows have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and modern amenities abound. Security staff is available 24 hours a day and housekeeping staff will keep your room looking as beautiful as the first day you arrive.

Single Room

Single Room includes one twin bed, shared bathroom, open air shower, AC, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings.

Twin Room

Twin Room includes two personal beds, shared bathroom, open air shower, AC, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings.

Triple Room

Triple Room includes three twin beds, shared bathroom, open air shower, AC, Wi-Fi, and a safe for personal belongings.

Yoga studio

Bodhi Tree’s yoga shalas are the perfect backdrop to any yoga class, whether you chose a challenging Vinyasa style class or restorative meditation. Feel the breeze caress your skin as you gaze out over the jungle and beyond to the ocean. With hardwood floors and 360 degree views, there is no better spot to take a deep exhale.

Bodhi gym

Whether you are an experienced athlete, looking to take your yoga or surfing to the next level, or just want to break a sweat, the Bodhi Tree Fitness facility can accommodate and challenge you. The combination of strength, power, flexibility, stamina, and endurance will help you not only look better, but also feel better. Bodhi Tree offers a new dimension in the forum of a functional fitness facility that can be utilized in perfect harmony with the rest of our body / mind wellness modalities.

Bodhi spa

Walk through the jungle path to your own private oasis of tranquility and relaxation and restore your body and soul to prepare for another amazing day in paradise! You can choose from a variety of unique treatments using locally organic oils and lotion and enjoy your own mini paradise at an extra cost.

Outbound Yoga Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

For those who don’t want to teach, Outbound Yoga offers two tracks of study, 1 is for those interested in going deeper into their own self-study with no intention to teach and the other for those that are looking to use this self-study combined with formal certification to teach publicly.

For those who do want to teach, Outbound Yoga also has a 10 year proven track record of giving you the tools, the guidance, and the practical experience to teach with your own authentic voice. Outbound Yoga offers you the opportunity to learn how to adapt the practice for every student using an open system of yoga.


Every 200-hour training covers the topics listed below. Depending on the energy and interests of the group, some topics may be covered in depth. This list is not exclusive and topics are continuously added based on the unique interests of participating students.

The art of practice

  • Create and cultivate a home practice
  • Intuition and creativity on your mat
  • Doing and being the work
  • Bhakti yoga

History and philosophy

  • The 8 limbs of yoga
  • Sanskrit
  • Asana from east to west

You: the teacher

  • Self study
  • Belief systems
  • Love and fear
  • Finding your why

Body mechanics

  • Anatomy
  • Alignment
  • Adjustments
  • Massage and touch
  • Common injuries

Elements of yoga

  • Chanting
  • Meditation
  • Mudras
  • Bandas
  • Chakras

Nutrition and self-care

  • Taking care of you
  • Nutrition for body mind and Soul
  • Ayurveda
  • 1:1 Consultation with a certified holistic nutritionist

Teaching asana

  • Styles of yoga: Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa
  • Creative and intelligent sequencing
  • Thoughtful transitions
  • Use of props
  • Modifications
  • Practice teaching and practicum

Tools for teaching

  • Language that empowers
  • Stepping into your power and commanding your space
  • Creating connection
  • Effective demonstration
  • The bodies of yoga
  • Sharing your message

The business of yoga

  • Axes and write-offs
  • Create a business plan
  • Marketing
  • Workshops, private classes, and retreats
  • Insurance

Surf lessons

As one of the best surf towns in the world, Nosara is gifted with north and south swells that provide world-class waves all year round. The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort offers surfing lessons for beginners and intermediate surfers. You can come surf and enjoy the waves of a lifetime and you won’t be disappointed. Beginner surf lessons are scheduled according to the tides to ensure the best learning conditions for beginners.

The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort will start your surf lesson with a workshop where you will learn the basics of surfing, safety tips, paddling techniques, standing up on a board, and riding waves. All their knowledgeable surf instructors are CPR, open water rescue, and first aid certified to guarantee a safe and amazing experience.


Monday through Friday

  • 06:00-07:30 Meditation and yoga practice
  • 07:30-08:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30-12:30 Training session
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-15:30 Workshop / excursion
  • 15:30-18:30 Practice teaching and training session
  • 18:30-19:30 Dinner
  • 20:30-22:00 Training session

Saturday and Sunday

  • 07:30-08:30 Breakfast
  • 08:30-12:30 Training session
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-16:30 Free time - rest and play
  • 16:30-18:30 Practice teaching and training session
  • 18:30-15:30 Dinner
  • 20:30-22:00 Movie night


You will live at the luxurious and intimate Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort, located at Playa Guiones Nosara, Costa Rica, near 3-mile long, sandy white beaches. Nosara is located in the beautiful province of Guanacaste in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Nicoya is considered one of the Blue Zones areas where cultures have evolved to prolong the longevity of human life. Despite having one of the last locations with unpaved roads in the country, Nosara’s wonderful lack of development directly on the beach makes it special.

Known as one of the most sophisticated beach towns in Costa Rica, this small but special town has a lot to offer. This area has a huge passion for the protection of the national parks system which makes the place unique for its hundreds of acres of protected forest. Being woken up by monkeys, eating healthy and real food, playing outside, enjoying wonderful bilingual private school options, and learning to respect different cultures, the children grow up with a real sense of life.

Yoga and surfing culture is huge and a significant component of this town. You will see that people are either carrying a surf board or a yoga mat in their arms. There are a variety of fitness options all over town. There are plenty of adventure activities around like ATV tours, zip lining, horseback riding, stand up paddling, kayaking, and much more.



  • Gym
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Pilates
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Zip lining


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • In-room safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio


  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning


This yoga teacher training will provide you with 3 healthy and delicious meals a day including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options and quadruple filtered drinking water.

Dining experience

Secluded within the natural ambiance of the jungle, The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort strives to use natural, fresh ingredients to promote a healthy lifestyle. By gathering ingredients harvested from nature, stimulating individual wellbeing on a ground level can allow your health to blossom. The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort offers an excellent buffet of veggies and salads, organic chicken, fish, and vegan options. They also cater to any pallet as a personalized service to suit all your special dietary needs.

Juice bar

In The Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort’s beautiful juice bar, you can indulge yourself with the benefits of fresh juices, all natural smoothies, healthy snacks, or simply enjoy their terrific Costa Rican coffee. Their Chakra Juices and smoothies are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. You can revitalize after a yoga class or a surf session with an energy boost.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 healthy and delicious meals a day including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options and quadruple filtered drinking water
  • 16 nights’ luxury accommodations
  • 200+ pages' training manual and vision board
  • 200-hour RYT Outbound Yoga teacher training
  • Costa Rican taxes (13%)
  • Daily ceremonial meditation, music, and mantra
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Healing breathwork sessions
  • On-going mentoring and resources upon completion of the program
  • Surf lessons at Playa Guiones
  • Time for exploration and relaxation
  • Yoga Anatomy Volume 1
  • Yoga mats and props

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the training
  • Lodging before and / or after the training if you are coming early or staying late
  • Spa treatments

How to get there

Driving directions from San Jose International Airport (SJC)

  • The first step to reach the North Pacific is to follow the “Autopista del Sol” (Highway 27) up to Caldera and from there, follow the signs to Liberia which will lead you on the road called “Interamericana Norte”.
  • Take the “Puente de la Amistad de Taiwan” or Tempisque Bridge which can be reached by following the signs to Liberia from Caldera and by turning left at the Shell Gas Station after the entrance to a town called Las Juntas.
  • At the turn, you’ll see several signs. Follow the signs to Nicoya through the Tempisque Bridge and turn left once you reach Nicoya.
  • Go across the city in a straight line and continue following signs to Nosara.
  • When you reach the gas station before Samara, you must take the right to a dirt road with signs pointing to Nosara.
  • Continue for approximately 40 minutes until you start seeing signs to Playa Guiones.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Liberia International Airport (LIR) and San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Arrival by bus

You can take a bus from San Jose International Airport (SJC) for approximately 6 hours via this route: San José - Nicoya - Nosara. Bus departs from San José to Nosara every day at 5.30 a.m. The bus company is called Alfaro Buses. The San Jose terminal is on 14th street, 5th avenue.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.