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21 Day 200-Hour 'Pura Vida' Yoga Teacher Training

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6 Day 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Aug 13 - 20, 2022

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22 Day 200hr Hatha, Vinyasa & Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Oct 2 - 23, 2022

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21 Day 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

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18 Day 200Hr Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training

Dec 1 - 18, 2022 | Jan 5 - 22, 2023

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22 Day 200-Hour Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training

May 28 - Jun 18, 2022

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21 Day 200-Hour Vinyasa and Surfing Yoga Teacher Training

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24 Day 200Hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training for Women

Jun 6 - 29, 2022

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18 Day 200-hour Dynamic Yoga Teacher Training

Jun 10 - 27, 2022

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3-Week 200Hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Jun 25 - Jul 16, 2022

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25 Day 300Hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Jun 27 - Jul 21, 2022

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Discover the Best Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) courses in Costa Rica 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.

Locations
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.


Nosara

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. 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.


3. 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 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 6 most popular courses running in Costa Rica this year -

2022 Dates - June, July, August, November
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.

2022 Dates - June, November
Connect 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 prayer which stills the mind and offers a connection to spirit. 
The sequence is rooted in traditional Hatha and Vinyasa practices.


December 2022, January 2023
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.


2022 Dates - March, June, October
On this training, you will have daily lessons and instruction on your surfing practice. The swell is up to
5 foot range breaking over the beautiful beach, makes it suitable to all levels.
You will find music, laughter, sweat and wild crazy fun combined with stillness, self-discipline, silence and introspection.


June
In the sacral chakra you will uncover the countless layers of the subtle body, learn the principles of Ayurveda, gain an overview of classical Tantra, and practice Yoga Nidra.
As you progress through the navel chakra you will explore Yoga's connection with power, fire, and
introduce Lakshmi practice & the business of Yoga.
In addition to practice and study, you will participate in meditation, ceremony, council, and explore what these practices and teachings mean for ourselves as individuals, and for the community as a whole.


6. 21 Day 200 Hour Pura Vida Yoga Teacher Training, Costa Rica
2022 Dates - March, May, August, December

Each day starts in a beautiful location, connecting with nature and yourself through sunrise meditation, pranayama and asana practice.
Breath and movement are linked to emphasize the meditative nature of the practice, a sacred prayer.
The sequence is rooted in traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa practices but has evolved to meet the needs of the modern yogi. Offering a holistic and well-rounded approach to yoga, balancing the Yin and Yang.
This practice works on the energetic and spiritual forms, tapping into the wisdom of ancient yogic teachings while connecting to Earth Medicine and exploring the Elements.

There are Costa Rica Yoga Retreats in 2022 to consider too.


It might be you are not ready for the fully intensive experience of an entire training and the personal yogic journey it involves.

If you still want to visit Costa Rica for some yoga then it may be worth popping into one of the many busy and vibrant retreat centers where the schools, teachers and travellers all congregate, and there are always drop in classes each and every day of the year. One great place to do this is Anamaya Resort.

This is one of the most incredible venues in Costa Rica, perched on top of the jungle canopy, directly in-front of the Pacific ocean beach. 

You could even attend a retreat here that will expose you to the group who will end up running the training.

This is a great way of meeting the teachers, the school and exposing yourself to their teaching philosophy and content. One great short program run by this renowned center is here -


8 Day Jungle Yoga and Beach Retreat, Costa Rica


It's worth checking it out just in case it suits more for the time being.