200Hr Anamaya Yoga Teacher Training with Jacqueline Chiodo

Anamaya offers 200-hour yoga teacher training courses which offer classwork you’ll need to become a certified yoga teacher. With Anamaya's healthy and delectable organic diet, and extensive yoga and meditation classes, you’ll not only become a certified yoga teacher, but you’ll also be in the best mental and physical shape of your life.

Immerse yourself in a month of sacred study and practice in Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation with Jacqueline Chiodo. This is an opportunity to deepen your practice and transform your life. Your sessions will begin each morning with a 90-minute Vinyasa flow asana class which will challenge you out of your comfort zone. Each of these classes have a theme which will tie in with the afternoon lecture, giving you a chance to practice the fullness of yoga, combining philosophy and science with physical movement. Breath work and concentration techniques, as well as yin postures and guided relaxation will be included to create balance with the mind and nervous system in order to prepare for a seated meditation at the end of each practice. Each session will encompass the complete system of yoga, Raja Yoga, which is based on the 8 limbs of Patanjali’s yoga sutras.

In the mornings the class will discuss alignment and anatomy of key asanas from the morning practice. Hands on partner work will be included in this segment as well as practice teaching of the poses and points of alignment along with modifications and assists. There will be a 2-hour break for lunch, allowing time to integrate the material from the morning session and time to rest. Afternoons will be a combination of lecture and practice of various aspects of yoga philosophy: Chakra system, Gunas, Ayurveda, Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Koshas, pranayama, meditation and more. Discussions will be held on how to translate the mystical into the practical and how to weave the sacred into the mundane. Yoga can only take us so far when confined to the mat; we must bring yoga into daily life in order to awaken the power it has to transform every aspect of our being. After dinner you will spend an hour or so with one of the philosophical texts and have time to share as a group what issues arise in daily life and how can these ancient teachings be applied to modern day life.

An endearing beach town which is very relaxed and laidback, Montezuma is situated near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Nestled amid a striking and varied landscape, Montezuma posses a unique open-air comfort and culture and intimate scenery which all will appreciate and enjoy. Anamaya Resort, a sustainable boutique hotel in Montezuma, prides itself with the unobstructed and panoramic views of the rainforest and the ocean from their lands. This oasis integrates health and wellbeing in everything they do.

The cost of this yoga teacher training includes your accommodation, all classes needed for your teaching certificate, 3 organic meals per day, use of the pool and infrared sauna, circus performance and dance party at the end of your training. Release attachments to what is familiar, start your journey of self-discovery.


Anyone with the willingness to learn and the love and passion for the practice of yoga is welcome to join this 200-hour yoga teacher training in Anamaya Resort although one year of previous yoga experience is preferred. Upon registering a book list will be given to you with required texts to have read before the training begins.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Air Conditioned Room
  • Course Material
  • Excursion
  • Meals
  • Mats
  • Pool
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props



Deepen your practice and knowledge of each asana and how to teach these traditional asanas to various levels of students in a safe and motivating way. Experience your own practice deepen as you become more aligned with each pose and its benefits, finding the perfect modifications of the pose to suit you.

Sink into various and different meditation techniques as well as powerful breath work and traditional cleansing techniques. These are all aimed to cleanse and purify the mind and body to bring about health and harmony. 

Study the physical anatomy of the human body and the mechanics of the body in order to better understand and appreciate the science of yoga and its effects and benefits. Learn how to practice and teach safely in accordance with the limitations of the body. 

Understanding the history of yoga brings a great deal of depth and passion to your practice and teaching. Learn the deeper elements of yoga from classic texts and how to bring these lessons into daily life and class.  

As you move through the course much time will be devoted to learning exactly how to teach, how to structure a class, how to find your inner voice and how to offer sequencing and modifications to suit a range of class needs. 


You are required to pass all the assignments and to attend to all of the classes of the whole training. There are also materials and books that you have to study all throughout the YTT. Upon completion of the course students will receive a 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved yoga teachers certificate. This enables students to teach globally.

Meet The Facilitators

Venue   Anamaya Resort

Anamaya Resort is truly an exotic place, built on a cliff edge and overlooking the most incredible ocean views. The resort is next to an epic waterfall, surrounded by rainforests, and located in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical beach towns, Montezuma. “Anamaya” is Sanskrit for “good health” and to the team that means great healthy food, rest and relaxation, exercise, and lots of fun and laughter. The boutique retreat center offers gourmet organic food, yoga teacher trainings, several types of yoga classes and yoga retreats, a variety of luxurious spa services, an array of uniquely designed retreat packages, and workshops all for your body, mind and spirit.

Anamaya also offers guests fire dancing and circus entertainment experiences, exciting local excursions, and intimate and tranquil accommodations to enhance the exotic and unique experience of visiting Costa Rica. They strive to provide guests with a once in a lifetime adventure. You will truly enjoy meeting other “Anamayans” from around the world, and sharing this experience with your many new friends. You’ll enjoy the beauty of the rainforest and the comforts of a refuge in the unique cabinas. Anamaya offers a sunrise yoga shala with epic ocean view, massage and spa services, salt water infinity pools and infrared sauna.

You can fly from San José to the small airstrip at Tambor and then take a taxi. Both Nature Air and Sansa have daily flights, which take around 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera, and then drive or take a bus. By car, it will take about one hour to drive from Paquera to Montezuma.



All meals will be catered to you throughout the training and you can expect delicious, healthy, highly nourishing cuisine. The core of the Anamaya diet is lots of raw food, plenty of protein and healthy fats, minimal processing, lots of fruit, veggies especially greens, whole grains, minimal dairy and meat, and no junk food! They also use no white sugar and very little wheat, to suit people with sensitivities. 

Anamaya Resort is dedicated to using organic produce whenever possible, and are constantly seeking out new sources of organic foods in Costa Rica. Some are grown locally and some are brought from other parts of Costa Rica, especially the higher altitudes where foods will grow organically that can’t survive the beach climate. In addition, they're working on importing some organic dry goods and spices that are unavailable locally. 

Anamaya now grow some of their produce on their own farm at Rancho Delicioso, and are working to increase the percentage of their own crops. The food is so popular that due to guest requests Anamaya have released their own cook book for guests to take home the flavours of their experience.




Join Jacquelin as you give your yoga practice much needed attention and dedication in order to transform your life as a student and a teacher. You will learn various tools and techniques which will prepare and equip you in becoming a yoga teacher. But not only will you learn the technicalities of the practice, but you will also have to allow yourself to have an open heart and mind in order to offer full dedication to this program. With Jacqueline's guidance and support, you're well on your way to self-discovery and an enlightening month that will change your life irrevocably. 

Marionne B.

Yovada Wanderer

  Puntarenas, Costa Rica

The town of Montezuma boasts beautiful Pacific beaches, dramatic scenery, and some of the best waves for surfing in the world. Located in the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula, this laid-back beach town is surrounded by jungle-covered hills. Explore the nearby rivers, wildlife reserves, and scenic waterfalls and take a day trip to Isla Tortuga and snorkel among colorful fish and volcanic rocks. Walk through the nearby butterfly sanctuary or wander into town, where you’ll find world-class restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines, charming wooden houses, and weekly farmer's market and crafts sale.

The town features a mix of local residents as well as foreign backpackers and eco-tourists who come for the beaches, rivers, and scenic waterfalls that surround the village. The nearby Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve draws a large number of visitors to the area. Montezuma has well-known healing arts and yoga communities and is known by filmmakers and artists from across the world for the annual Costa Rica International Film Festival in May. After spending your days in relaxation, waking to the sounds of howler monkeys and being lulled to sleep by the ocean waves, Montezuma is a town you’ll remember in your dreams.

Located just 20 minutes from Tambor Airport, Montezuma is an ideal travel destination. The ride from the airport to the town centre would take around 30 minutes.