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26 Days 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training in Maderas Beach, Nicaragua

Playa Maderas

Yoga Retreat Nicaragua

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

The professional program is a thorough and progressive yoga teacher training course. Yoga Academy International offers an incredible foundation of the lifestyles, philosophy, and asanas of yoga. This is more than a yoga teacher training. It is offering you an empowering and positive life-changing experience. You will learn pose alignment, hands-on-assists, and how to effectively cue. You will be encouraged to find your own individual voice as a teacher. You will learn to guide your students safely from pose to pose, gaining all the tools you need to lead amazing yoga classes! Yoga Academy International's faculty’s extensive years of yoga practice combined with decades of yoga teaching creates safe, effective yoga instructors through an intelligently structured curriculum.

The school has successfully graduated almost 100 yoga teachers over the years, many of whom have gone on to lead retreats internationally, open their own studios and work with huge wellness industry brands. More than just a yoga training though, they want to nurture and support you to be the happiest you have ever been to. They want to encourage you to find your own light and spread it with the world. They are here for you so that you can thrive, providing you with a safe and loving space every step of the way. Yoga Academy International’s professional 200-hour yoga teacher training program fully prepares you to teach yoga with competence and inspiration. The course is internationally recognized and Yoga Alliance registered. From day 1, students practice teaching supervised by the faculty.

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Lauren, Kezia, Mark, & 2 More…
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  • Professional curriculum
  • Internationally certified yoga teacher training
  • Private beachfront 86-acre property
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • All meals included
  • At the surf break
  • Evening sunset

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

25 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (US$100 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$100 per person)
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Our retreat center is located on a private 86-acre property on the cliffs of Maderas beach. Our villas and yoga studio all boast ocean and sunset views. The villas have private dipping pools and pathways right to the beach.

All the bedrooms have wifi, AC, attached bathrooms and hot showers.


The comprehensive program fully covers the fundamentals of:

  • Yoga philosophy and ethics
  • Teaching methods
  • Leadership skills
  • Injury prevention
  • Sequencing and class structure
  • Specific techniques for working with a diverse population

Even if you don’t plan to teach yoga professionally, completing a teacher training will deepen your personal practice, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Dive deeper into your yoga journey. Learn more about yourself and get the time to take an objective look at your life while immersing yourself in this healing and transformative experience.

Yogis of all ages and levels are welcome. Lifelong friendships are made here! Whether you are a dedicated yoga student seeking only a transformational immersion, an aspiring international yoga teacher or an experienced teacher already who wants to deepen and expand the practice, you are welcome.


The caring team of teachers provides a compassionate and safe space for you to explore your own yoga evolution. The world-renowned team of instructors has decades of yoga, movement, mindfulness, and meditation experience. From day 1, students begin practice teaching to each other, supervised and guided by the team.

Yoga Academy International invite you to expand the boundaries of your potential, step into your power and illuminate your own path. Additionally, they are the only 200-hour yoga teacher training program in the world that delivers 35 contact hours of anatomy with trained medical professionals.

One of the highlights of the program is the variety of yoga classes they offer. During the training, you will get experience in Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Yin and Restorative yoga, Kundalini yoga and Ashtanga. Through years of experience, they have created a yoga teacher training that is thorough, digestible, and easy to understand.

This 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered program will deliver a clear and easy-to-understand curriculum that delves deeper into:

  • Physical yoga practice
  • Principles of practice including asana, posture breakdown, and alignment
  • Anatomy for yoga teachers
  • Applied yogic philosophy
  • The eight limbs of yoga
  • History
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Mantras
  • Yoga lifestyle and ethics
  • The business of yoga
  • Marketing and social media skills

The team of yoga and health professionals are amongst the most experienced and qualified in the world. They boast extremely diverse backgrounds. All of the teachers, however, have something in common: they teach and seek to see beauty in every day and appreciate life for all of its blessings. The team includes sports medicine doctors, certified nutritionists, holistic health coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists, Reiki masters, and yoga teachers from different lineages.


  • 07:15 - 08:30 Led yoga practice
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Beach meditation
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Yoga theory
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 17:30 Workshops, philosophy, teaching practice, communication skills
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 19:00 - 21:00 Evening Satsang

There is 1 day off each week where you can relax, enjoy, and explore. Take surf lessons, go volcano boarding, horseback riding, get a massage, visit historic towns or simply laze by the pool.

Included excursions

On time off, students can enjoy surfing, volcano boarding, visiting the cute colonial towns that neighbour the retreat center. Indulge at local cafes, get a massage, shop in local artist markets or simply laze around on your days off.


Lauren Rudick

Kezia Tatton

Mark Diamond M.D.

Christina E. Scannel

Andreas Boe

Retreat location

Located just outside of the lively beach town of San Juan Del Sur, Maderas beach is a safe and quiet haven. Our oceanfront private villa is the perfect setting for a month spent in paradise! You’ll get sunset views every evening from our dipping pool and our yoga shala boasts a 180-degree view of the ocean. We also have a jungle yoga deck and 82 acres of hiking trails on this private property to explore.

Every morning you can meditate on the cliffs of this dramatic coastline that gives way to perfect beaches for walking and some world-class waves for surfing. This place is serene and stunning.


Our meals are cooked by our professional chefs. They are trained in health food and are passionate about making you feel well and nourished. We accommodate all dietary restrictions. In the mornings we have fruit, granola, tea, coffee sometimes eggs, beans and rice and other local delicacies. Lunch is a variety of foods including buddha bowls, tacos, salads, soups and so much more. For dinners you can enjoy vegan meals, chilli, seafood, pasta, fish and whatever else our chefs are inspired to make!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Paleo diet
  • Yogic
  • 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

Things to do (optional)

Try surfing, volcano boarding, market shopping, sightseeing horseback riding, touring, frisbee golf, sunbathing, beach walk, hiking, massage. Indulge at local cafes or simply laze around on your days off.

What's included

  • 25 nights accommodation at the retreat center
  • 3 healthy meals per day
  • Full Yoga Alliance registered teacher training
  • Yoga Academy International's 200-hour teacher training manual

What's not included

  • Flight and transfers to the retreat centers
  • Meals and activities on the days off (3 days off total)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Maderas beach is located just 85-minutes from Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) and 90-minutes from Managua Airport (MGA) Flying in to either airport. We can have our partners at the retreat center organize your transfers to us at Maderas Beach.

Airport: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport Airport transfer available: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer available: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.

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26 days / 25 nights
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