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21 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

  • Yoga with a View, Calle Dos Cercas, 3rd gate on the right, San Antonio de Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica

Multi-style Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Experience and learn how to safely teach beginner Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Sivananda style yoga postures and philosophy in the intimate Yoga with a view school. Class size is strictly limited to less than 10 students, often 8 students in one training. Uniquely you are offered time with the yogi horse herd to help you experience true Yoga or union. The course includes karma service to learn more about the Costa Rican culture and it relies heavily on direct experience to help the students understand and convey the theory sustaining Yoga philosophy and ethics.


  • Local community service
  • Yoga sessions with horses
  • Daily yoga asana, pranayama, and mantra practices
  • Guest teachers for acro-yoga, yoga nidra, foot reflexology, Reiki
  • Explore Shivananda, Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and pool yoga.
  • 2-4 days trek deep into the mountains
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • 18 days with instruction
  • English
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During this yoga teacher training, you will stay in brand new apartments with two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a third bathroom is also available. All bedrooms are double sharing with individual beds and new linens. Once a week maid service for the rooms and laundry service for the linens and personal clothing is offered. The gardens have several tranquil corners for the students to practice and enjoy their meditations and down by the river, inside green gardens, and in open areas with full views of the valley that will also provide contemplative vistas for the students to enjoy their yoga practices. The yoga studio has a wooden floor and windows to the mountains and gardens. All mats, yoga blocks, yoga belts, and cushions for the students are also provided.

During this yoga teacher training, the students will have the opportunity to begin with courses the second day of the training and continue throughout culminating in each student leading at least two full yoga asana classes and meditation sessions. Meditation and self-realization are the goals and the process of a yoga practice, and this course reflects this goals by devoting lots of lecture and practicum time to various meditation techniques and mantra chanting sessions.

This training also offers the opportunity to take yoga sessions with horses. Horses are wonderfully intuitive creatures and will help the students to realize their own commitment to self-awareness through their ethical interactions with horses as a path to understand and live a socially and spiritually responsible life. The students will also be able to express karma yoga with the local Costa Rican community working with the local schools, community centers, indigenous communities, and wildlife refuges. One day off a week will be offered to explore local sites. Classes are held six days a week with one day off.

Sample schedule

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Mantra chanting
  • 07:30 - 07:45 Morning tea
  • 07:45 - 09:30 Morning asana practice led by guest teacher
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Lecture
  • 11:30 - 11:45 Break
  • 11:45 - 13:00 Lecture
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch and personal study time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Lecture
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Break
  • 16:15 - 17:15 Lecture
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Asana class with Corinne Rosita
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Self-study


  • Yoga philosophy and history
  • Yoga Anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga mantra chanting
  • Yoga mudras
  • Yoga pranayama
  • Yoga asanas
  • Yoga Nidra and other meditation styles and techniques
  • Yoga class management, structure, and development
  • Ayurveda and yoga therapy
  • Yoga lifestyles and ethics
  • Asana sequencing

The 2017 March YTT is held during the week long "Dia de Boyero" celebration in Escazu and the students will have time to explore and enjoy all the festivities. This festival is unique in Costa Rica as the community of Escazu has kept alive the Costa Rican cultural tradition of the ox-cart and this tradition is celebrated all week long with traditional music and activities, folkloric dance, and wonderful local cuisine. The week is culminated with the famous parade of the on-carts.

This yoga teacher training will be held at a yoga studio in the hills of Escazu, San Antonio, overlooking San Jose and the whole central valley of Costa Rica. The yoga studio is located in the small town of Escazu, south of Restaurant Tiquicia and near Calle Dos Cercas to the east. San Antonio de Escazu is known by the indigenous as Itakazu" or the resting rock. It is here in the hills behind the yoga studio that shamans from both coasts of Costa Rica meet to share news and ideas. The studio is surrounded by rural agriculture and pasture lands where you may be able to see and hear the famous wooden ox-carts of Costa Rica on the local roads, the Costa Rican green frog, plenty of song birds and predatory birds, green parrots, oropendulems, blue mot mots, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and others birds living on the grounds.

Nearby places

  • Restaurant Tiquicia, 50 meters
  • Hiking nearby
  • Meditation garden
  • River nearby
  • Yoga deck
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be served three vegetarian meals a day except for the days off when only breakfast will be served.


  • Lunch and dinner during days off is not included in the price.

Activities around the studio include tours with transportation to the volcano Poas National Park and La Paz Waterfall Garden, Guayabo National Monument, River safari, a local woodworking workshop, and supplemental packages for beach stays that includes opportunities to be a guest yoga teacher at various beach hotels and resorts are also offered.

During this retreat, you will also enjoy one session with a local reflexologist.

  • 1 e-manual and workbook
  • 1 reflexology session
  • 3 vegetarian meals on most days
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Daily yoga classes, meditations, practices, and workshops
  • Guest lectures
  • Laundry and maid service once a week
  • Course tuition
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by Leyah Valgardson
    10 out of 10

    "Corinne’s style of teaching resonates with me. I have learned so much from her, as she facilitated my 200RYT training. She is patient, kind and adjusts easily to the needs of her students. I highly recommend her!"

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  • Review by Kok Wai Leng
    10 out of 10

    "I attended Corinne Rosita Aulakh Yoga Retreat from 28 May to 6 June 2014 with five of my friends and had a great time. We had yoga in the morning and evening which was very relaxing. For the rest of the day there were many interesting activities she arranged for us to choose from and I did them all and thoroughly enjoyed myself. She also kindly arranged for my extended trip for another five days to the Pacific coast of Costa Rica after the retreat. Everything was well organised and catered to each participant’s individual interest. Thank you, Corinne."

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  • Review by Samantha Neidig
    10 out of 10

    "I attended yoga teacher training with Corinne at her home in the mountains surrounding San Jose. She is truly inspirational as a teacher, and she always made me feel confident in what I was bringing to the table as I was learning to teach. Getting to spend time with her horses was amazing, and the accommodations are perfect! On a side note, I thought that the vegetarian menu menu could be problematic for me, but the food was amazing, and I did not miss meat at all during my time here. I strongly encourage anyone to either go on a retreat or do YTT training with Corinne."

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  • Review by Johanna Holst
    10 out of 10

    "In the month of May I did the Yoga Teacher Training with Corinne Rosita Aulakh in Cahuita. It was a beautiful and enriching experience in so many ways, learning from Corinne as well as from the other students. Corinne is such a warm and kind teacher, sharing her knowledge in a generous and accesible way. She has a deep knowledge of yoga gained from many years of practice and time spent in India and has a way to share that knowledge with ease."

    "With equal amounts of seriousness and laughter she was guiding us to the core of yoga in the peacefulness of Cahuita. Some mornings we walked down to the beach for morning practice in the rising sun while the waves were crashing in on the wild and empty playa grande. We meditated with the horses, had dance meditation in the garden of the hotel and many candlelit practices on the platform in the evenings with the jungle with all its soothing sounds surrounding us."

    "We were a small group of students and given lots of opportunity to practice teaching from early on in the course. Corinne created a safe space for us to share and learn from each other. Encouraging us to go deeper in our practice, living a yogic life style to understand what it means to do yoga by practicing it in every aspect of our lives. Through lectures, asana practice, a lot of practice teaching and discussions about yoga philosophy she made us ready for being teachers of our own."

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  • Review by a traveler from United States
    10 out of 10

    "It is not easy to empower and assist beginners and challenge and motivate the experienced students in the same class, but these teachers manage to do just that with a sincerity and passion that is amazing. I have practiced yoga for decades and was amazed at how I felt after taking classes with Marine and Sofia. The work we did with the back mitre and inversion props was incredible. Vida yoga offers the best classes and workshops in Puerto! Their new location at Casa Mandala is a gorgeous and peaceful rooftop studio with beautiful ocean views and exceptional instruction from certified yoga teachers. Do not hesitate to take any of their classes. I highly recommend them all."

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  • Review by Erin
    10 out of 10

    "This retreat was truly a great experience. I had no idea the wealth of blessings that were in store for me in attending Corinne and Terrys retreat. Terry has an amazing gift in working with her animals and showing a level of connection that few ever get the chance to experience. Her horses are amazing beings. Gifted guides and teachers who will speak straight to your open heart. Corinne brings sunshine and fun to your yoga practice while continuing to guide you into deeper connection with your body. The experience touched my heart in ways that I cannot fully express in words. I came home forever changed. A new fire burns in my heart to create a life that fits me. "

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  • Review by Shannon Thomas
    10 out of 10

    "My recent teacher training was a beautiful experience, definitely one of the best decisions I've made in a while. Corinne does a fantastic job of providing a very personalized training with a balance of theory and practice. Corinne has experience teaching yoga to people of all different ages, physical conditions, and backgrounds brings invaluable insight to her training allowing students to learn how to design classes appropriately, making them accessible to anyone interested in yoga. Her unique approach to blending horseback riding with yoga is a blast as well. I highly recommend her yoga classes, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings to anyone interested in the benefits that yoga can bring to their daily life, or those seeking to delve deeper into their practice and learn how to share it with others. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to learn from Corinne, whose dedication to sharing yoga is inspiring. To top it off, her mountain-top studio is stunning with views of the surrounding peaks and Costa Rica's central valley. "

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  • Review by Leanna Scatoloni
    10 out of 10

    "Corinne is a great yoga and horse instructor. She has a very unique ability to connect with horses and to find the spirituality in a space shared by both humans and horses. Having almost zero experience with horses, by listening and observing her actions, she made me feel comfortable enough to surrender and feel safe. She is a genuine person which makes practicing yoga with her a very fun experience. She offered a good mix of techniques on connecting with what was going on in our bodies and what was going on in our hearts and soul."

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  • Review by Vasantha Kandiah
    10 out of 10

    "I just came back from a fabulous yoga tour of Costa Rica with Corinne Aulakh. Everything was fabulous, both as yoga retreat and as a tour of Costa Rica. I really loved the company, which was truly international, and also the yoga lessons by Corinne were amazing. I am already looking forward to the next retreat. "

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  • Review by Robin
    10 out of 10

    "I am so glad I finally got in touch with Corinne to begin sessions on Restorative yoga. I appreciate Corinne's careful study of my body aches, issues, injuries, and how she chose stretches and poses that had me moving without injuring myself further, and didn't caused me pain. She listened carefully, explained in good detail, corrected me, encouraged me, and keeps me moving. To add icing on the cake, her studio is in a beautiful, peaceful setting, which serves to enhance the whole process of relaxing and letting go. Oh yes, and I mustn't forget the delicious black raspberries along the path to the studio."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Before knowing Corinne, I tried everything you can imagine to be healthy, physically, and mentally. I got an injury in my wrists, knee, and ankle. After attending regular classes with Corinne I started enjoying the peace and strength that I developed. We started private sessions to address my injuries and in less than two months I've felt the difference. I haven't felt any pain in the past weeks and my body and mind now feel stronger. Corinne really cares about you, she's always paying attention to what you need and she connects with you really well. She is charismatic, you just want to follow her around and learn as much as you can of her yoga practice. I just feel great every time I come out of a class with her."

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