Downward Dog Yoga Centre

About This Center

Since 1999 Downward Dog Yoga Centre has been offering teacher training and personal development programs for yoga teachers.

Downward Dog Yoga Centre offers one of the most highly regarded training programs in Canada and Costa Rica led by international teachers, Ron Reid and Marla Meenakshi Joy, and Downward Dog’s most distinguished teaching faculty.

While DD Fundamentals Teacher Training (RYS 200) and Advanced Teacher Training programs (RYS 300, RYS 500) focusing on an Ashtanga Vinyasa style of practice, the Centre intention is to provide you with an exciting and all encompassing portrait of yoga as a whole.

Downward Dog Center organises teacher trainings in Costa Rica every year.

Venue Highlights

Playa Guiones is a magic place! At this nearly two-mile-long beach, with white sand and perfect waves, because of governmental regulations, nothing can be built nearby. When you're sunbathing or surfing, it appears as if civilization has left you far behind. The small town located very nearby has some shops, great places to eat and drink, car rental agencies, pharmacies, etc.
The hotel is located up the hill 8min drive from the beach and the animated town center in the quite and peaceful place with the incredible ocean & mountain view, eagles flying by the rooftop yoga deck, and monkeys waking you up in the morning.


Accommodation in a boutique hotel in Nosara offering first class guest experiences through accommodation, ocean view rooftop yoga deck, juice bar, gardens and pool side lounging.

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  • Suzanne Priddle   February 07, 2018

      Incredible experience

    I would like to talk about my experience in the Downward Dog Teacher Training Program. It was incredible thorough covering philosophy, anatomy and also the art of teaching yoga. What I found so incredible was the time the teachers took to ask my questions. And I had a LOT of questions. It was one of the most informative and honestly fun experiences of my life. I'm a yoga teacher now and truly love my job. So many thanks for this incredible program.

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