Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Costa Rica  |  Puntarenas

4 Day 40Hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Sep 7 - 10, 2021 | Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2021

Free Cancellation*
Costa Rica  |  Puntarenas
Costa Rica  |  Puntarenas

22 Day 200Hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training for Women

Oct 6 - 27, 2021

Free Cancellation*
Costa Rica  |  Puntarenas
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula

3-Week Intensive 200Hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Oct 9 - 30, 2021

Free Cancellation*
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula

26 Day 300hr Earth Medicine Advanced Yoga Training

Nov 1 - 26, 2021

Free Cancellation*
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula
Costa Rica  |  Puntarenas

21 Day 200Hr Mystical Yoga Teacher Training

Nov 5 - 25, 2021

Free Cancellation*
Costa Rica  |  Puntarenas
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula

22 Day 200hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Nov 6 - 27, 2021

Free Cancellation*
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula

21 Day 200Hr Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Nov | Dec | Jan | Jun | Jul

Free Cancellation*
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula
Costa Rica  |  Puntarenas

16 Day 200Hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Nov 28 - Dec 5, 2021

Free Cancellation*
Costa Rica  |  Puntarenas
Costa Rica  |  Puntarenas

22 Day 200Hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2021

Free Cancellation*
Costa Rica  |  Puntarenas


Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula

21 Day 200hr Pura Vida Yoga Teacher Training

Nov | Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr

Free Cancellation*


3980 USD
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula
Costa Rica  |  Guanacaste Province

18 Day 200Hr Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training

Dec 1 - 18, 2021 | Jan 5 - 22, 2022

Free Cancellation*
Costa Rica  |  Guanacaste Province


Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula

21 Day 200Hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Jan | Feb | Apr | May | Jun | Jul

Free Cancellation*


3299 USD
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula
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Discover the Best Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in Costa Rica 2021 / 2022

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested country with stunning coastlines, beaches and immense biodiversity.

It is known for its ecology, natural landscapes and wildlife.

There is a wide range of beautiful places to practice and learn to teach yoga here.

Costa Rica stretches from the Pacific on one side to the Caribbean on the other in Central America, as such it is a convenient direct flight from all of the Americas; over the years has become a very popular destination for those in North America to visit.

Get Certified in Costa Rica

There is a strong and large American community here, including a ton of yogis, teachers and practitioners all living near to the main retreat centers which act as a hub for a variety of classes and activities that draw thousands of students year after year.


Yoga teacher training courses can be mainly found next to Costa Rica's beautiful beaches and nearby mountains all along its Pacific coastline.

The retreat centers are a huge draw card for those from the US looking to complete a training.

Pura Vida

With the Pura Vida sense of gratitude it's no surprise Costa Rica has become the Yoga Course hotspot of the Americas.

Pura Vida is a phrase that epitomises the lifestyle of Costa Rica, a way of saying that things are going well and giving thanks.

Pura Vida means different things to different people, but it essentially embodies the Tico(Costa Rican) philosophy of enjoying life slowly with a strong community, an element of simplicity and an appreciation of one's natural surroundings.

When to go

Costa Rica has no real winter period, and enjoys a lovely temperature year-round. This means a lot of retreat centers run programs all year round too, making it super easy and convenient for you to match your schedule to getaway with theirs.

The rainy season lasts from May to November, with the months of December through April having little to no rain on the Pacific coast. This is what you would call the dry high season, December until April. Very similar to the Thailand climate. And the opposite to that in Bali where it's mostly rainy at this time.

Nicoya Peninsula

The ocean is the lifeblood of the area, a slice of heaven on Costa Rica's southwest coast that is renowned for its consistent surf and well established yoga schools.


The most popular location on the peninsula is the quiet village of Nosara which is home to arguably the most popular retreat centers in the country, offering a wide range of programs and content; covering every yoga style from traditional Hatha to modern Vinyasa flow, and all those in-between.

There are exciting specialist course components to choose from here, even mixed surfing TTC's to make the most of the big wave beaches along this incredibly beautiful coastline.

Guanacaste Province

Its great climate and gorgeous beaches make Guanacaste the most popular area in Costa Rica. It is the busiest tourist area of the country so getting around and the level of services make life very easy and convenient. There are many Yoga teacher training courses here to choose from.

If you are considering an intensive yoga training in Costa Rica you may be asking yourself these questions.
Are the schools official?

Every course listed here is Yoga Alliance certified. The school will provide you with your yoga certification at the end of the course.

The first level to attend is the 200 hour yoga training, of which there are many in Costa Rica, then after that if you wish to continue you can further your education with the next step which is completing a 300-hour intensive course.

What are the types of Certification programs?

There are the whole array of all yoga styles taught - Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Restorative Yoga , Yin, Yoga

Nidra and everything else besides - and with an expansive list of specialisms available such

as Meditation, Anatomy, Yoga therapy and Therapeutic Teacher Training.

There is a good range of health focused courses too, enabling you to expand your knowledge and

practice in disciplines such as holistic Ayurveda and Anatomy based courses.

What are the requirements to attend a YTT?

It's a good idea to try out different yoga styles and teachers first to find out what you are most comfortable with.

To attend a yoga certification course a minimum period of practice is usually asked for, at least 6 months or a year.

For yourself if you are looking to go deeper into your practice and expanding your knowledge then this desire is the only thing you need.

How much does a yoga instructor course cost in Costa Rica?

There are a range of courses offering different pricing depending on accommodation choices.

It is generally the same cost as other locations in the tropics in south east asia, if you would like to

review less expensive options then India is the place to check out for it's large range of super

affordable programs.

Top Retreat Centers in Costa Rica

So the big question is which yoga teacher training in Costa Rica to attend. 

To make your life easier here are the most popular trending schools which regularly top the charts for reviews and testimonials from past yogi graduates.

You can research each course content to further review what's on offer.

1. Nexus Institute for Yoga and Wellness

A school which offers wide ranging courses in a great atmosphere and a comfortable, beautiful setting.

2. Anamaya Resort

One of the most incredible retreat centers in Costa Rica, perched on top of the jungle canopy, directly infront of the Pacific ocean beach. 
Choose a course at your time of year and join in the awesome vibe, complete your yoga certification in Paradise.

3. Sacred Paths Yoga

This Yoga Alliance school really offers something different, their deeply spiritual approach means all participants learn and grow through this enthralling and all-encompassing courses.

4. The Sanctuary Costa Rica

Long established center that specializes in teacher trainings throughout the year. One of the most incredible retreat centers in Costa Rica, perched on top of the jungle canopy, directly infront of the Pacific ocean beach.

The wonderful thing here is the retreat center is entirely devoted to the teacher trainings so you are immersed in the group and classes entirely. For convenience they offer 14 and 21 day courses so if you are time constrained then this could be a great option to look at.

The Final Lowdown
Whether it's Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra or a modern mix of styles like something hot like Ashtanga Vinyasa, you are sure to find what you are looking for in this oasis of a paradise. There are some great health courses too, giving you the chance to learn about an alternative practice at the same time as focusing on everything yoga - philosophy, history, yogic lifestyle, asana, teaching practice and meditation - all with a new tribe, a great group of like-minded yogis for you to meet.

The array of Yoga Alliance registered schools and the yoga teacher training programs course content they offer mean you need look no further to find an experience that suits what you are looking for at this stage in your yoga journey.

So which are the best TTCs in Costa Rica for 2021 / 2022?
Without any further delay let's get to the most definitive list of your most popular affordable programs happening this year and next, because that's the beauty of Cost Rica, most of the certifications you will be interested (even those with specialism topics) run every year and all-year round. So here is our up-to-date list of the top 5 most popular courses running in Costa Rica this year -
Retreat Start Date Price From
22 Day 200Hr Restorative Yoga TTC All Year Round $3180
All Year Round $3299
All Year Round $2350
All Year Round $4000
All Year Round $4200

With this certification you will be able to register as a RYT-200 and teach anywhere in the world.You will study and learn a complete yoga practice including all of the 8 limbs. This includes, but is not limited to; meditation, pranayama (breathing practice), yoga philosophy, lifestyle, anatomy and more. 

This life-enriching program draws from many traditions and explores many aspects of yoga. You will experience classical Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, the importance of ritual, the magic of mantra and philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Experience a safe, sacred, and nurturing environment that enables everyone to grow and flourish as a yogi, a yoga teacher, and as a human being.
The curriculum draws inspiration from modern yoga scholarship and from the lived experience of the team's training participants.

A mindful vinyasa flow based practice that allows one to find connection and embark upon an insightful journey within. Breath and movement is linked to emphasize the meditative nature of the practice and to find stillness in motion.

The practice becomes a sacred prayerwhich stills the mind and offers a connection to spirit. The sequence is rooted in traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa practices

Alignment-based vinyasa flow with Hatha yoga, and 200 hours of instruction within a therapeutic framework. Explore concepts of Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System. The asana includes alignment-based vinyasa flow sequencing and gentler, restorative variations.