16 Days 200-Hour Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

16 Days 200-Hour Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

  • Cafe Playa Negra, Playa Negra, Los Pargos, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Intensive Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

This 16-day intensive, Yoga Alliance approved, 200-hour yoga teacher training is a foundational training rooted in the lineages of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. This training will provide you with the knowledge, practice, and experience to become creative, competent, and inspiring teachers. The training is open to all, both those inspiring to become the next generation of dynamic teachers as well as to those simply wishing to immerse themselves in the practice of yoga.


  • 200-hour yoga teacher training
  • Meditation practice and philosophy lesson
  • Yoga teacher training manual
  • Return airport services
  • 3 daily fresh meals
  • 15 nights' lodging
  • 15 days with instruction
  • English
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At Cafe Playa Negra, enjoy your own private hotel room equipped with a mini fridge, safe, and bathroom with hot water. Enjoy the use of the terrace and pool 24 hours a day. You can use Wi-Fi at the cafe as well.

Through Playa Negra yoga, you can also book a private villa if you are looking for your own private home with a full kitchen, private bedroom(s), full bathroom with hot water, Wi-Fi, and safe. The villa is located conveniently behind the town studio location, only minutes walking distance from the beautiful beach. Located in the heart of town, you can choose to equip your villa with groceries for days you wish to cook at home or take a walk to one of the many great restaurants.


You will be able to perform or guide a student into various asana (postures). Additionally, for each posture, you will know the safety precautions, modifications, contraindications, the proper alignment of the pose, and will feel confident offering hands-on adjustments.

Pranayama and bandhas

You will effectively guide and practice various traditional pranayama exercises and effectively link movement with breath as well as understanding the bandhas and how to apply them in your own practice as well as your student's.


You should feel comfortable guiding a basic meditation practice and cultivating awareness and movement as meditation through a guided asana practice.


You will be familiar with the eight limbs of yoga and the ethical principles of yoga (the yamas and the niyamas). You will have a basic understanding of the history of modern yoga and you will be familiar with the classic yogic texts. Additionally, you will learn how to live a yogic lifestyle, taking your yoga off of your mats and into your day-to-day life.

Anatomy and physiology

You will be able to correctly identify the primary bones and muscles of the body. You will understand movement principles and how to prevent injury. You will also have a basic understanding of the yoga energetic body (the chakras, nadis, and koshas).

Teaching methodology

When you become a graduating teacher, you will feel comfortable leading a group, all-level class. You will be comfortable with sequencing, cueing, and leading. You will be able to guide students safely through a 60-minute alignment-based Vinyasa class.


You will grow your personal practice, develop your voice, and deepen your connection. You will learn to lead and support your fellow teachers and community members.

  • Notes: Small reading list of inexpensive books is required and those with injuries and health issues are welcome and encouraged to attend.

This training is held in beautiful Playa Negra, Costa Rica, at Cafe Playa Negra hotel accommodation located right next door to the town studio and within a few minutes' walking distance to the beautiful beach of Playa Negra.

You will be served three fresh, locally prepared, simple meals as well as unlimited coffee, and tea. Additional snacks and meals are available for purchase. Furthermore, the cafe has an amazing menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you choose to not eat the included meals.

  • 200-hour yoga teacher training
  • Tuition
  • Teacher training manual
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Shuttle to and from Liberia International Airport (LIR)
  • 15 nights' accommodation
  • 3 fresh locally prepared, simple meals, unlimited coffee, and tea
  • Required books
  • Adventure excursions
  • Airfare to and from Liberia International Airport (LIR)
  • 2.9% fee for credit card transactions

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Liberia International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Sarva Rasa Yoga will pick you up from the airport.

Group shuttle pick up is available at specific times.

  • 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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16 days / 15 nights


Arrival: Saturday November 3, 2018
Departure: Sunday November 18, 2018

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 300 USD per person. To benefit, please pay in full 60 days prior to the start of the training (September 5, 2018).


Important information 

Single occupancy rates are available upon request. 

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