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16 Days Vinyasa, Yin, Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training in Uvita
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Yoga Teacher Training in Uvita, 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. They strive to create and teach a program that welcomes all and creates the commitment to yoga that will enable you to become the most confident and well rounded teacher on the planet. The main foucs is Vinyasa (flow) and they add a little Yin and Hatha to the mix. Join and pick your own mango, wash with the loofah you grew, swim in the 50-foot pool, enjoy your life. Pura vida y Namaste!

Meet the instructors

Willis & Deborah
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  • Daily yoga practices
  • Yoga history and philosophy classes
  • Asana studies including alignment, anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga Alliance certification upon successful completion
  • Wednesday market trip and several meals
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Training manuals
  • Coffee, tea, fruit

Yoga styles

15 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 4-20 participants
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Yoga Maya is a cool, contemporary tropical boutique resort close to the main entrance of the world famous National Park of Whale's Tail. Not only does this amazing formation look like the tail of a whale, but the glorious creatures flock here to breed and enjoy all Uvita has to offer. Yoga Maya Uvita provides exceptional accommodations, service, and lifetime memories to guests from all over the world.

Wherever you choose to kick off your flip flops, Yoga Maya Uvita has awesome lodging options. From a romantic getaway, to a family holiday, a low budget tent, or your own private yoga retreat, Yoga Maya Uvita can cater to your accommodation needs. Solo travelers, honeymooners, and wedding parties are always welcome.

Throughout the property, enjoy outdoor garden rooms, and ever present hammocks and deck chairs - all the better to enjoy the view, the wildlife, and your life. Yoga Maya Uvita is about nature and peaceful co-existence. There are no televisions but yes, they do have air-conditioning.


This training will have you ready to teach in the most popular and in-demand styles of yoga: Vinyasa, Yin, and a bit of Hatha. 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, knowledgeable, 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
  • Inversions and arm balances
  • Chakras, energy healing, and Ayurveda
  • Cultivating your voice
  • Confidence - building through practice teaching
  • Basic overview of yoga for pregnant woman and larger bodies, and 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! 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.

Punctuality and full attendance is a must for certification.

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:00 Mudra mantra, pranayama, and asana practice
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Lecture
  • 13:00 Lunch,personal study time, and break
  • 14:00 Lecture
  • 16:00 Practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Included excursions

waterfall trips

wednesday market


Willis Johnson

Deborah Krejci

Retreat location

This yoga teacher training is held at the beautiful Yoga Maya Uvita, located in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica 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 amazing. Many waterfalls are close by and you will take full advantage of their proximity.

Nearby places

  • San Jose, 4 hours
  • Manuel Antonio Airport, 1 hour


Fresh fruit will be provided daily.

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • 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)

Nayauca Waterfalls

Zip Line fun


What's included

  • Coffee, tea, water, and fruits
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • Eligibility to register for Yoga Alliance certification upon successful completion of the training
  • Manual provided
  • Top-notch YTT 200 and AYTT 300
  • Waterfall excursions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Costa Rica departure tax
  • Ground transportation
  • Travel insurance
  • Yoga books for studies
  • Jason Mamoa

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). It is recommended that the arrival at the YMU is no later than three p.m. the day the training begins. Possibly even arriving a full day earlier. Consider spending the night in San Jose and take a domestic flight the next morning to arrive at Manuel Antonio/Quepos or take the shuttle.

Arrival by bus

If you prefer to take public transportation, there is a daily bus service leaving from San Jose to Uvita and vice versa. The bus ride takes approximately 4-5 hours from San Jose and costs approximately a whopping 8 USD per person each way.

Schedules vary based on seasons. There are generally two bus trips a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Their are many shuttle options from private to shared. Please contact Debbie Krejci for recommendations.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • 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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