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16 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Miramar, Central Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

This 200-hour training aims at giving its students a solid foundation for teaching yoga and diving deeper into your practice as a way of finding your authentic voice and your path to being happy, healthy, and strong. Find inspiration, expand your perspective, and self-knowledge as participants are stimulated to find their own personal path among the different and numerous approaches and techniques that exist in the world of yoga.


  • Daily 4-hour yoga lectures
  • Daily asana and meditation sessions
  • 2 hours of practice sessions, twice daily
  • Applied anatomy and yogic philosophy classes
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • Daily organic vegetarian meals
  • 15 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


16 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 21
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During this training, you will stay at The Property Puerta a la Vida- 65 Acres to enjoy hikes to the river or through the permaculture system & fruit orchard. Main Rancho sleeps 10-12 which are often our staff or retreat leaders Restaurant & Lobby and can seat 200+ for dinner under an expansive roof

  • Professional Kitchen from which we produce incredible organic farm-to-table meals
  • 40 Room pop-up hotel with beautiful 5 Meter Glamping bell tents - Double or Triple Occupancy
  • Swimming Pool & Yoga Deck - enjoy some relaxing time for sunrise or sunset
  • The Vida Village is charming and has 8 showers, 8 bathrooms, a tree deck, and furnished lounge areas

Workshop Spaces

  • The rancho and other dedicated spaces are great for workshops and presentations.
  • Sacred Places & Nooks - Fire Pit, Magic Tree, and the Shire to enjoy
  • Adventures around our area – from Catamarans to Deserted Islands to Zip-lines in the Cloud Forest.

Jun Lee Yoga Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training Program

Tao simply means "the way." It says to find your way to empower yourself and others, to raise consciousness and give yourself the tools through natural methods to improve health and well-being in order to move to an open heart and oneness. Tao Yoga has created a safe, effective, and dynamic curriculum using multimedia methods of teaching and drawing wisdom from various disciplines.

All students will be encouraged to dig deep and explore in a safe space where you can open your heart, bust through, and release any self-limitations. Apart from daily practice, you will receive full support from the Tao Yoga School instructors who will facilitate your learning and answer any questions you may have. Immerse yourself in this life retreat to discover and shift toward your passion.

In this training, you will learn from Jun Lee and other experts for a solid foundation necessary to effectively super charge and deepen your own practice and spiritual development and prepare you to intelligently and confidently find your authentic voice to guide others. Discover what that means to you and how to integrate that into modern society.

Some of the topics covered in this 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training

The Yamas and Niyamas

This retreat will cover ethical rules that create the best scenario for success in your practice and in your life, which is part of 10 pillars of happiness.


  • Physical and energetic alignment
  • Verbal and physical assists and cues
  • Dynamic, efficient, intelligent, fluid, and fun sequencing
  • Sanskrit names and meaning


  • How to teach basic pranayama to your students
  • Develop your own home pranayama practice
  • Understand when and why you would teach different techniques
  • Discover the transformative power of the breath in your daily life and its effects on physiology, energetic body, mental state and attitude, emotions, and the release of traumas


  • Listening in stillness: why do you do it and how do you do it?
  • Techniques for all to find a method they can continue on their own
  • Learn methods of meditation that you can take home with you
  • Guided meditations to lead your students through
  • Grounding meditations, centering, and self-healing meditation techniques
  • Breathing meditation

Sacred texts

  • Yoga Sutras
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Tao Te Ching


  • Physical and energetic alignment
  • Verbal and physical assists and cues
  • Dynamic, efficient, intelligent, and fluid sequencing
  • Essential cues to move your students safely and seamlessly into postures
  • Sanskrit names and meaning
  • Muscles activated, strengthened, and lengthened in each posture
  • Daily posture clinics
  • Chakra and dosha effects and imprints
  • Modifications for all levels and body types


  • Experience the powerful and healing effects of the breath
  • How to teach basic pranayama to your students
  • Develop your own pranayama practice
  • Understand when and why you would teach different techniques
  • Understand the scientific evidence and physiological processes involved
  • Discover the transformative power of the breath in your daily life and its effects on your physiology, energy levels, mental, and emotional states and the release of tension and stress

Teaching technique

  • Practice teaching sessions: four classes dedicated to learning to instruct essential cues for a fluid and meticulous class
  • The seat of the teacher: how to hold the seat with integrity, honesty, and grace
  • Teaching to all levels: learn modifications (beginner) and variations (advanced) of the asana
  • Logic of a simple sequence

Subtle body

  • Anatomy of the chakras: their connection to one's physiological, emotional, mental, and energetic states


  • Chanting alone and with a group
  • Learn the sacred mantras
  • What they mean and how to use them


  • Learn how and when they are used
  • The various mudras that fit the individual’s needs

Anatomy and physiology

  • Musculoskeletal system: which muscles are strengthened during an asana, which muscles are lengthened, contraindications, benefits, energetic, and mental effects of asana, affects on dosha
  • Digestive system: what are the factors for optimal digestion, what is the role of sugar on your system, what are the benefits of a plant based diet - ketotic diet, what are causes and remedies of indigestion and slow metabolism, what do leading clinical studies say, along with nutritional tips and guidelines from certified holistic health coach Stella Kwon, superfoods and supplements, nutrient dense foods, recipes, and more
  • Respiratory System: anatomy of the breathing body, what happens on an inhale, what happens on an exhale, what are the effects on a subtle level - and its effects on your DNA, how is energy converted from your breath down to a cellular level
  • Nervous system: what is the central nervous system’s role in your overall health and well-being, how is it affected by stress, trauma, PTSD, how can we assist in this healing holistically and with lasting effects, how can you bust through long-standing anxiety
  • Parasympathetic versus sympathetic nervous system: how to flip the switch consciously and safely in a way that keeps us grounded, centered, and clear, the role of yoga, pranayama, and meditation on the nervous system, methods to go deep into and take control of your physiology
  • The cell: cellular energy, metabolism, how your breath, diet, cardiovascular system, nervous system, activity levels all contribute to your energy levels, sleep, creativity and healing ability, fasting revealed in safe and clinically proven methods drawing from the most recent evidence-based practice led by registered burse Jun Lee.

Yoga therapy

  • Introduction: what is yoga therapy, how is it applied in a safe and effective way using the techniques of yoga, which ailments does it treat, what are the potential benefits, why are you interested in pursuing this as a passion.


The holistic healing science of Ayurveda will be discussed in detail, in a way that is applicable in the modern age. Find out what your constitution is and how it is ever-evolving, yet always the same. Find out how there is always truth in paradox.

The basic foundation of daily living and this ancient science of self-healing will be outlined in a way the participants can take home, apply immediately, and see how small adjustments and tweaks to their daily routine, diet, and habits that can transform life, thoughts, and reality.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 Daily meditation, pranayama, and asana practice
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Theory
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Break
  • 15:30 Theory
  • 17:00 Evening asana practice
  • 19:00 Dinner


Jun Lee
Jun is the founder and director of Tao Yoga School. She named it a collective because it is a shared way to get grounded in a group while getting connected to this internal cosmos. Recognize that this terrain that you are swimming into is something that is a shared experience. All people can gain access to this world. It is not about methods, it is about the experience and then embodiment. Jun is a dedicated student of Ashtanga, Kundalini yoga, and TUMMO breathing also known as the Wim Hof Method - to illuminate and open hearts.
Samuel Whiting
Sam was born and raised in a small town called Northampton in Massachusetts. At a young age, he learned to ski and went on to attend Stratton Mountain School, an elite winter sports academy in Vermont. He became a certified Wim Hof Method Instructor with the Innerfire Wim Hof Academy in 2017. As a professional full time yoga instructor, Sam has received mentor ship and training in the craft of leadership, teaching,and assisting.


This training will take place in Puerta a la Vida, sits on 65-acres of pristine land on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast near the quiet seaside town of Miramar - only a 1.5 hour drive from the Capitol City of San Jose. Located in the country’s Montes de Oro Central Pacific region, the property is situated on the rolling mountains overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya. Rising 300 meters above sea level, the high altitude affords some of the nicest ocean views in the area and breathtaking sunsets.

It is located in close proximity to a wide array of popular destinations and eco-adventure attractions, including some of the top beaches in the country, as well as Cloud Forests and Rivers. Just a 10-minute drive from the Costa Rica Yacht Club – allows for easy access to the secluded white sand islands of the Gulf of Nicoya.



  • Hiking
  • Mountain walking
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace


  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this training, you will be served three daily organic vegetarian meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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)

  • Waterfall and beach excursion

What's included

  • 2 daily meditation sessions
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 3 daily organic meals
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • Applied anatomy and yogic philosophy classes
  • Daily posture and adjustment clinics
  • Daily posture clinics
  • Excursions into nature on your time off
  • Graduation dinner
  • Learn the business of yoga and set yourself up for success
  • Practice teaching yoga sessions
  • Self-care practices to stay healthy

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Wednesday March 14, 2018
Departure: Thursday March 29, 2018

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