15 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

  • Iguana Lodge, Calle a Calle Platanares, Puntarenas, Puerto Jiménez 8203, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Whether you are interested in learning to teach yoga or simply deepen your own practice, expand your self-awareness, and transform your life, this yoga teacher training is committed to the personal success of every participant. The participants will be immersed in a program rich in the full spectrum of all that is yoga: vibrant, purposeful, authentic, conscious, joyful, balanced, sacred, spiritual, and transformative.


  • Daily yoga practices
  • Yoga history and philosophy classes
  • Asana studies including proper alignment
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • Daily healthy organic meals
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • All training manuals
  • Airport transfers
  • 15 days with instruction
  • English
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Iguana Lodge is a cool, contemporary tropical beachfront resort in the remote jungles of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. For years, Iguana Lodge has been providing exceptional accommodations, service, and lifetime memories to thousands of guests from around the world.

Wherever you choose to kick off your flip flops, Iguana Lodge has awesome lodging options. From a romantic getaway, to a family holiday or yoga retreat, Iguana Lodge can cater to your accommodation needs. Solo travelers, honeymooners, and large wedding parties rave about staying at Iguana Lodge too. All accommodations are located on the gorgeous, six mile long deserted sand beach.

Throughout the 15 acre property, enjoy balconies, terraces, palapas, arbors, outdoor garden rooms, and ever present hammocks and deck chairs - all the better to enjoy the view, the wildlife, and your life. Iguana Lodge is about nature and peaceful co-existence. There are neither televisions nor air-conditioning. However, there is an awesome experience in the jungle on the beach.

During the course, you will be staying in a private room.

This training will have you certified in the most popular and in-demand styles of teaching. You will learn to develop your own sequences based on the needs of your students and based on what is authentic to you. You will have the foundation to lead others confidently, knowledgeably and safely. The styles that will be practiced during the training are Vinyasa (flow), Hatha (traditional), Yin, and yoga Nidra.


  • Study of asana (proper alignment, benefits, modifications, and contra-indications)
  • Principles of anatomy
  • Exploration of pranayama, meditation, bhandas, and mantras
  • Art of sequencing classes
  • Hands-on assists and use of props
  • Chakras and energy healing and Ayurveda
  • Cultivating your voice
  • Confidence - building through practice teaching
  • Basic overview of yoga for kids, yoga for seniors, yoga for pre or post natal, yoga for PTSD
  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Sanskrit and English names of asanas
  • The business of yoga and ethics


To join this course, you need to at least have one to two years of personal yoga practice. Be open-minded. Arrive with a willing heart and desire to move towards a life of a yogi and to have the most rewarding experience.

Arrive well-rested and with a focused mind. Yoga teacher training is not a two-week retreat or vacation. Do not arrive overly tired with a body that is un-prepared for the long (but rewarding) days! You must be present in body, mind, and spirit!

Read as much as you can about yoga philosophy, history, and various styles of yoga. Try different classes from a variety of instructors in different venues as possible.


At the end of the course, students that fulfill all the requirements will receive a 200-hour certification of yoga training recognized internationally by the Yoga Alliance.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 Practice
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Lecture
  • 13:00 Lunch and break
  • 14:00 Lecture
  • 16:00 Practice
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • Willis Johnson

    An Oklahoma native, Willis has made cities such as New York and Las Vegas his home, performing as a dancer at the Metropolitan Opera and Cirque du Soleil. Through the stressful and sometimes painful life as a dancer, Willis found yoga to be the most beneficial compliment, both mentally and physically, to dance. His relationship with yoga has since deepened throughout his years of practice.

This yoga teacher training is held at the beautiful Iguana Lodge, located in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

The Osa Peninsula is one of the last frontiers, so says National Geographic. It has a world famous jungle, is one of the most bio-diverse locations on earth, and is truly remote. Much of the Osa Peninsula is only accessible by foot, horse, or boat, and is not served by utility companies.

Puerto Jimenez is the gateway to the Osa Peninsula and is easy to get to from San Jose. During the high season, there are eight or more flights a day. The airport is about ten minutes from your lodge.

Puerto Jimenez has several restaurants, bars, simple shops, several bank, two internet cafes, a public library with both English and Spanish books, and the ubiquitous Latin American soccer field, where large flocks of scarlet macaws appear almost every afternoon.

There is a medical clinic, and a couple souvenir shops, as well as a local art gallery, jewelry store, hardware store, discotheque, and several grocery stores.

Nearby places

  • San Jose, 200 miles - 8-hour drive
  • Puerto Jiménez Airport (PJM) - 10 minutes

Three daily healthy organic meals are included in your package.

The package includes a 50% discount on spa treatments at Iguana Lodge’s Tricked Out Spa.

  • 3 daily healthy organic meals
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 50% discount on massage treatment
  • Eligibility to register for Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • Training manual
  • Airfare
  • Costa Rica departure tax
  • Ground transportation
  • Travel insurance
  • Yoga books for studies

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). It’s recommended that the arrival in Costa Rica is no later than Friday, August 18, 2017. You are advised to spend the night in San Jose and take a domestic flight the next morning to arrive at Puerto Jiménez Airport (PJM). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Yoga Maya will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

If you prefer to take a public transportation, there is daily bus service leaving from San Jose (Barrio Mexico) to Puerto Jimenez and vice versa. The bus ride takes approximately nine hours from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez and costs approximately 8 USD per person each way. The bus line is Transportes Blanco Lobo.

Schedules vary based on season. There are generally two buses trip a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 46 days before arrival.

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15 days / 14 nights


Arrival: Thursday August 23, 2018
Departure: Thursday September 6, 2018

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