200-Hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training ​​Zen Spirit Yoga Resort ​Playa Coyote, Costa Rica

Event Highlights

  • Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum Guide & Course Prospectus has complete program information including full course descriptions with learning objectives and a frequently asked question list. Please request a copy via the form at the bottom of this page.

Schedule

The Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training program is scheduled as an intensive program. While the program days are full, the activities of the day are kept diverse and active. The days really are a wonderful mix of digesting concepts intellectually, applying the concepts experientially, and diving into the practices of yoga. Care is taken within the program schedule to ensure that students have a healthy experience both physically and mentally. We promise not to keep you sedentary for too long. There is physical activity and deep relaxation built into the program every day.
Arrival Day
14:00 Check-in
18:00 Group dinner
19:15 Evening program

Typical Daily Schedule
06:00 Meditation by the ocean, pranayama, and gentle movement
07:30 Breakfast
08:30 Yoga asana practice plus techniques or teaching methodology
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Restorative, gentle, therapeutic practice, or Yoga Nidra. Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics, anatomy, and physiology, practice teaching
16:00 Afternoon break to rest, swim or take in the amazing sunsets of Costa Rica
18:00 Dinner
18:30 Evening session

Departure Day
06:00 Morning practice
07:45 Breakfast
11:00 Check-out
Please note that there will be one full day off mid-way through the program to explore Costa Rica, rest, or catch up on your studies.

About This Event

This teacher training offers students in-depth skills to explore Yoga as a vehicle for vibrant health, self-transformation, and personal empowerment. Our curriculum includes a unique blend of alignment-based vinyasa flow, a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and 200 hours of instruction offered within a therapeutic framework.

The instruction will cover a wide range of Yoga techniques including Yoga postures, anatomy, relaxation, breath awareness, pranayama, meditations to calm the mind, contemplations to transform limiting tendencies into life-affirming thought patterns, and the application of clear, anatomy-informed principles of alignment to create safety, balance, and freedom in Yoga poses. Students explore concepts from Ayurveda, the Upanishads, Patanjali and the Chakra System as frameworks for the application of Yoga as a journey towards radiant health and wellbeing.

The asana emphasis includes both level one/two alignment-based vinyasa flow sequencing as well as gentler and restorative variations. Expect to practice asana from all category of poses including standing poses, hip openers, forward bends, backward bends, twists, inversions, balancing, supine, seated and prone. Modifications for all levels of practitioners are provided and all levels of abilities are welcome to attend.

Rather than offer standard sequencing or rigid methodologies, students are exposed to frameworks that inspire each yoga teacher to adopt the practices, awaken their creativity and find their own authentic voice as a teacher.

Graduates of this program feel empowered to teach a variety of Yoga class types, including all levels vinyasa Yoga, alignment-based classes, Yoga foundations, senior, gentle, and restorative.

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum Guide & Course Prospectus has complete program information including full course descriptions with learning objectives and a frequently asked question list. Please request a copy via the form at the bottom of this page. ​​

Please note: This yoga teacher training 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). The therapeutic perspective & curricular components of this program are based on Liz's registration as a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) and not derived from her status as an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance Registry as the Yoga Alliance Registry does not certify yoga therapists, solely yoga teachers.

Soma Yoga Institute offers in-depth, transformational study of Yoga through 200 & 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in worldwide locations as well as online continuing education for Yoga teachers everywhere.

What's Included

  • Price includes yoga teacher training program tuition, a 200-page yoga teacher training manual, three delicious meals a day, lodging at Zen Spirit, Costa Rica and use of the facilities including the pool.

What's Not Included

Airfare, spa treatment, excursions.

Venue Highlights

Zen Spirit is located about 14 km south of Punta Islita airport in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. It has been identified as one of the five blue zones on the planet. They are near Cabo Blanco National Park, Karen Mogensen Nature Reserve, Caletas Ario wildlife refuge. Therefore, while visiting the tropical eco-resort you are likely to spot some of Costa Rica’s shyest and most endangered tropical dry forest inhabitants, for example, the black howler monkey, the white-headed capuchin, tropical deer, macaws, eagles as well as sea turtles.

Located at the margin of the more popular hustle and bustle tourist beaches, Zen Spirit guarantees their guests a true retreat experience and the possibility to reconnect with their inner self. For instance, there are no hotels or facilities other than private residences on Costa de Oro beach. Because the premise is set on a wonderful long flat gold sandy beach interrupted by river estuaries. You can enjoy world-class surfing as well as kayaking and bird watching in the mangrove, horseback riding and hiking to waterfalls, star gazing into the dark sky and much more. In short, it is a nature lovers paradise.

Accommodations

Tuition, Lodging, and Meals:
Price is dependent upon program dates and location. Price includes yoga teacher training program tuition, a 200-page yoga teacher training manual, three delicious meals a day, lodging at Zen Spirit, Costa Rica and use of the facilities including the pool.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

At Zen Spirit - Costa Rica the cuisine is delicious, healthy, locally sourced and organic when possible. Most of the fruits and vegetables are organically produced on the Zen Spirit’s farm. When purchasing outside of the estate, the chefs always privilege local organic products. Therefore, by buying locally Zen Spirit is helping the local Costa Rica community. In brief, it is a truly farm to table experience. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free alternatives are provided to all students and included in the price of tuition. For those who prefer to add additional protein sources, there is the opportunity to purchase fish and chicken by preorder three times a week for a small fee (between $5.00 - 8.00 per serving). Students who have special dietary requirements are encouraged to let us know in advance as we will do our best to accommodate them.

Directions

Transportation to Zen Spirit
Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) or Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfer from and to the airport on the group shuttle is provided for a reduced fee (specified times only).

From Liberia International Airport
Arrange to fly into the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica. The group shuttle departs from the airport at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on arrival day (depending on your program dates arrival day will be 12/1/19, 1/5/20, 2/12/20, or 8/5/20) and returns to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) for flights departing after 12:30 p.m. on departure day (depending on your program dates departure day is 12/18/19, 1/22/20, 2/29/20 or 8/22/20). Shuttle from Liberia to Zen Spirit takes approximately 3 hours. The group shuttle charge is 65 USD per person each way. Some students choose to fly in one day early and stay near the airport in Liberia. The Hilton Garden Inn is recommended as it is very nice, convenient and good rates can often be found on booking sites such as Expedia.

From San Jose International Airport
Arrange to fly into the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica. The group shuttle departs from the Adventure Inn (near the airport) in San Jose at 8:30 a.m. on arrival day (depending on your program dates arrival day will be 12/1/19, 1/5/20, 2/12/20, or 8/5/20) and and returns departing Zen Spirit at 7:00 a.m. on departure day (depending on your program dates departure day is 12/18/19, 1/22/20, 2/29/20 or 8/22/20).. Group shuttle charge is approximately $65 per person each way. Optional Housing in San Jose, Costa Rica: For your convenience, we have arranged single and shared room options at the Adventure Inn on the night prior to the group shuttle departure (depending on your program dates reservations at the Adventure Inn can be made 11/30/19, 1/4/20, 2/11/20, or 8/4/20). The Adventure Inn is a great place for the first night with airport shuttles and a large breakfast included in the price, a pool and clean rooms. In each room, you will have your own bed and be paired with roommates who are part of our Yoga Teacher Training. The shuttle will depart directly from this hotel. Single room $100, double room $61, and a triple room $50 USD.

From Tambor Airport
You may also fly directly into Tambor Airport in Costa Rica. You can check their schedules and book your tickets. Taxi from Tambor to Zen Spirit is approximately $175 per person. From Tambor, it is a 1.5 hour drive to Zen Spirit.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due 14 days before the retreat start date.
The remaining balance is non-refundable once paid.
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