Summary

This curriculum blends alignment-based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha yoga, and 200 hours of instruction within a therapeutic framework. 

You will explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System. The asana includes alignment-based vinyasa flow sequencing and gentler, restorative variations. Find your authentic voice as a teacher and learn to teach a variety of yoga class types.

The package includes delicious vegetarian cuisine, comfortable accommodations, the chance to experience a beautiful part of the world with like-minded people.

Experience a tranquil and healing Zen atmosphere, and fall into a natural rhythm with the sound of the waves and the ebb and flow of the tides. 

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Yoga Teacher Training

Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Yoga Alliance Accredited

Styles

  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa
  • Restorative
  • Dynamic
  • Power

Food

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

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Program

HOURS + TOPICS

The curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment based vinyasa flow and a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga offered within a therapeutic framework. The instruction will cover:

A solid foundation in classical Hatha Yoga – including alignment based vinyasa flow and restorative yoga within a therapeutic framework.

An anatomy and biomechanically informed alignment system that helps to address common misalignments and keeps your students safe.

Modifications and adaptations for all bodies, including special populations such as seniors, pregnancy, and those with injuries.

Gain insights into your (true) nature through the wisdom of Yoga and its philosophy

Explore breath work, mantra and meditation as tools to create vibrant health and wellbeing in your life

Learn the art of sequencing yoga classes that honors your authentic voice and meets the needs of your student population

Business of Yoga & How to Build Your Yoga Community

Explore breath work, mantra and meditation as tools to create vibrant health and wellbeing in your life

Build self-confidence and tap into your amazing potential in a supportive, nurturing environment

Train with highly experienced, knowledgeable and passionate yoga teachers and yoga therapists

Certification

This program is approved with Yoga Alliance and graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level (RYT-200).

Food

Costa Rican cuisine is healthy and simply delicious, with a focus on staples such as beans, rice, and fresh vegetables.

Enjoy three delicious meals a day included in your training. Most of the fruits and vegetables are organically produced on the farm. When purchasing outside of the estate, the chefs always privilege local organic products. By buying locally Zen Spirit is helping the community. In brief, it is a truly farm to table experience. Vegan and gluten-free alternatives are offered and students who have special dietary requirements are encouraged to let the organisers know.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Course Material
  • All Meals
  • Pool
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

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Accommodations

Dorm at Peace Retreat

Dorm

A shared space, which is designed with six distinct and private quarters, each including one single bed, linens and towels.

Guests staying in the Cabinas or Casa Verde have access to an open-air shared washroom facility that includes 3 private showers, 3 private toilets, a urinal, and five sinks.
Triple Room at Peace Retreat

Triple Room

The cabinas have screened windows which further supports the experience of being fully immersed in nature while feeling comfortable.

Each cabina has two single beds, lighting, a ceiling fan, a safe for personal belongings, and an open-air closet for storage space.

Guests staying in cabinas have access to our open-air shared washroom facility that includes 3 private showers, 3 private toilets, a urinal, and five sinks.

Private Room at Peace Retreat

Private Room

There are 6 cabinas on this beautiful jungle property. Each cabina was lovingly constructed with reforested teak wood, and contains furnishings of the same. Cabinas have screen-windows, a ceiling fan, a safe, and two single beds, they also include an open-air closet with storage space. Cabina guests use the beautifully constructed stone showers, sinks, and community washroom facility.

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Reviews

Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Playa Negra is a beautiful dark-sand beach famous in the surfing community, the beach sits along the northwestern region of Guanacaste along the northern Pacific coast. 

This small beach community has more to offer than just its surfing breaks. Great cafes and local delicacies, Playa Negra has a little something for offer everybody. 

Enjoy the laid-back Tico lifestyle while escaping the hustle of other surf-centric communities along the Pacific Coast.

Anyone will enjoy the pristine conditions and remote landscape of Playa Negra. The black-sand shoreline is surrounded by rocky borders that make ideal conditions for small tide pools. Although much of the water isn't ideal for swimming, there are small protected areas to the south of the beach for swimming.

It's possible to take a domestic flight from the San Jose International Airport to the Tamarindo domestic airport, which is only about 35 minutes from Playa Negra. The travel time from the international airport in Liberia is about one hour and 45 minutes.

Venue   Peace Retreat
Peace Retreat, Venue for 18 Day 200Hr Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training

Peace Retreat is just a short walk to the center of town and a 20-minute walk to the beautiful beach of Playa Negra. Surrounded by luscious tropical rain forests, panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and glorious sunset vistas, the retreat provides a peaceful and serene atmosphere perfect for a deep immersion into yoga. You’ll encounter flocks of brightly colored birds, howler monkeys, iguanas, geckos, and squirrels. Peace Retreat is a sustainable environment based around yoga, where you can reset, recharge, and reconnect with their your inner peace.


Surrounded with the vibrant sounds of nature and the breeze rustling through the trees. Peace Retreat is an uncluttered open space and is designed to create comfortable places for you to relax and reflect among a welcoming community of locals, travellers, and surfers.


One of the best ways to explore the breathtaking scenery in Playa Negra is through the multiple adventure tours available. Getting close to nature and experiencing wildlife, the landscape, and the stunning surroundings happens locally. The simple pleasures of the quaint surfing village of Playa Negra offer a unique experience of ease, relaxation, and tranquility.


The closest airports are in the city of Liberia and the town of Tamarindo. Peace Retreat can arrange a shuttle from the Liberia International Airport for $100 USD; the ride takes about 75 minutes. If you’d like to drive yourself, note that because of the tough terrain renting a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. The drive from San Jose will take about 4 to 5 hours. You also can fly from San Jose International Airport to Tamarindo, which is about a 35-minute ride to Playa Negra.

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