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200 hr. Intensive Immersion Yoga Teacher Training

About This Event

We’re thrilled to bring the next Mind. Body. Joy. 200-hour YTT in Costa Rica.  The immersion will take place at Vida Asana School of Yoga a perfectly situated and well-equipped venue to learn, practice and teach yoga.

Vida Asana is conveniently located 90 minutes from San Jose Airport (SJO), just outside of

Jacó in beautiful Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Situated between the lush tropical beauty of the jungle and world-famous beaches of Playa Hermosa, Vida Asana offers a setting that will allow for the deep learning and transformation that will occur during our 21 days together.

You will have 24/7 access to the beautiful 2-acre retreat centre, featuring fruit trees, vegetable gardens, guest rooms, an open-air jungle shala (studio), pool, hammock garden, and communal area.

Accommodations & Meals

Our program days are full of rich information and dedicated practice, so you’ll be glad to take rest in comfortable accommodations each day. Choose between shared or private accommodations including twin or queen-sized beds. All rooms include ceiling fans, private bathrooms with organic soap, shampoo and conditioner, hot water, mini-fridges, and air conditioning.

All meals are included in the cost of the program. You’ll enjoy three delicious, mostly vegetarian meals including local organic fruit and vegetables daily. All allergies or dietary needs are easily accommodated.

Daily Schedule

As this is an immersion program, the days will be full so that we can cover the comprehensive core curriculum. The course starts at 5pm on November 21 and ends at 10am on December 12, 2020. A minimum of one day off is included.

Here is a sample of how our days together will look:

6:00-8:00am - Sadhana (practice)

8:00-9:00am - Silent Breakfast

9:00-10:30am - Module 1: Techniques, Training, Practice

10:30-11:00am - Break

11:00-12:00pm - Module 2: Yoga Humanities

12:00-1:30pm - Lunch

1:30-3:30pm - Module 3: Anatomy & Physiology

3:30-4:00pm - Break

4:00-6:00pm - Module 4: Professional Essentials

6:00-7:00pm - Dinner

Some evenings after dinner may include movie nights, satsang, or self-study.

You may also be required to attend online learning sessions and complete homework assignments after the completion of the in-person training program.

Program Cost

The cost of the program includes everything you need to study with us (tuition, course handbook, accommodations and meals), excluding flights and required reading materials. Prices are in USD.

Early bird special: Book by January 1, 2020 and save up to $500!!

Shared Accommodation (two or more to a room): $3,500

Private Accommodation: $4,150

Regular Pricing:

Shared Accommodation (two or more to a room): $3,950

Private Accommodation: $4,650

Upon acceptance to the program, you will receive a link to make a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. Your enrollment is only confirmed once you’ve placed your deposit.

The balance is due on May 1, 2020 and can be paid in interest-free installments, by request.

Ready to join us!?

Before you place a deposit, you must be accepted into the program. Complete your application today and we’ll be in touch within 7 days to confirm acceptance or to request additional information.

For more information about Mind. Body. Joy.'s 200-hour yoga teacher training program, visit (contact info blocked)

Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Cindy Hannon   July 18, 2019

      Absolute love!!

    Vida Asana family, you created an experience that was equal parts personal growth + adventure + relaxation + wonderful conversation. I didn't really know what to expect, as this was my first visit to Costa Rica and Vida Asana but within minutes of arriving on the property I knew I made the absolute right decision. Start of rainy season was perfect - less crowds. The food, of the food ... all I can say is "amazing". :) Sean, Frank, Lauren, Karen, Veronica, Alexis, and Frank want you to enjoy this piece of heaven as much as they do - from helping with translations, to coordinating excursions, to just making sure all was ok ... such a beautiful place. Showed up solo; never felt alone. Already looking forward to next years visit. Cindy New Hampshire, USA

  • Sabine Hahnel   May 22, 2019

      Vida Asana

    I spent a week at Vida Asana Eco retreat as part of a Yoga practice week and to re-connect with myself. The retreat itself is nicely located,close to a smaller town and also only about 10 minutes by bike(which are provided) to the beach. The accommodations are efficient, rooms are air conditioned and clean. The staff is very friendly and so are the 2 cats and 2 dogs at the retreat location who like to be petted. The grounds are well kept and the resort has a pool and many lounge chairs to catch some rays and read a good book. There also is a hammock station with I think 4 or 5 hammocks for your use. The Yoga Shala is beautiful and mats,bolsters and blankets are provided along with some bug spray if one should need it. The food is phenomenal and served 3 times a day,lovingly prepared by Frank the chef and the other kitchen staff. It is mostly vegetarian (which I am not) but so delicious that I didn't miss meat once. There is many things you can do around the retreat (bike,hike,swim,shop,relax) or book some excursions for a dshungel hike or surfing or zip lining or paddle boarding. Mario the driver is sure to get you there and back safely. I really enjoyed my stay there.

  • Susan Leeson   May 22, 2019

      A beautiful peaceful yoga retreat!

    My family and I spent a week at Vida Asana this May and when the time came we were not ready to leave. The staff and volunteers were always friendly and available. The rooms were comfortable and well equipped to stay cool. The food was made with great care and better quality than most resorts I have been to. All of the meals were amazing and always accompanied by a delicious smoothie. There many gathering and relaxing spaces to hang out around the property including the hammocks, deck and the beautiful pool. The shala was a perfect place for our morning and evening yoga practice. Every afternoon we used the bikes for an easy ride to the beach at Playa Hermosa. Vida Asana is a place we hope return again and again.

  • Trisha Mccoll   March 19, 2019

      Absolutely would recommend!

    Cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Vida Asana. The staff were personable and accommodating, and the space was even more spectacular than I had anticipated. Will absolutely recommend to anyone seeking accommodations in the area!

  • Trudi   February 19, 2019

      You Aced it!

    Thank you for all the work you do in preparation for the retreat. The seemless organization between the two of you allows the participants to feel very well taken care of and affords the opportunity to explore and extend ones practice. One of my goals had been to ameliorate all ramifications of my sprained ankle Leaving the tendon tears themselves as the focus for further healing. Your attention and support allowed this to happen, with range of motion and reduction of related discomfort attenuated. I appreciated your holding the times of the yoga sessions sacrosanct so the yoga was not secondary to the other adventures. I liked the addition of the vinassa and really liked the readings, though I think I would have preferred a selection of one, rather than a more extensive reading at each juncture. I like to read from books I have of Taoist or Buddhist Meditations and stories daily and work hard to discipline myself to. ‘Not read on’. Personally, when theres ‘too much” I tend to not think of any of it;) In that light, I was left considering (from the beginning reading) thinking of ‘the seat’ in asana and I had wished for a slowing down to find that place. Inmy daily practice I hold everything I do for at least two minutes with a goal of trying to find it. As I was doing so many more asanas and stretching of my practice at the retreat , I would have relished more times to have found the place of ;’no effort’. I appreciate that this is highly personal and not something which either you or anyone else might find particularly interesting as a focus.... Namaste.

  • Jennifer Joelle Kachler   July 31, 2018

      Beautiful Birthday Vacation!

    I spent my birthday at Vida Asana on a surf & yoga retreat and it was the greatest gift I gave myself in celebration! I'll start out the review by sharing that I extended my stay an extra day because it was such an incredible experience! If it wasn't for my job, I would have stayed longer! My goal was to surf and practice yoga but I received so much more than what I set out to do. The accommodations were perfect with a spacious room that included a balcony, private bathroom, mini-fridge, room sink with 9x filtered drinking water and an shelving unit that contains a rack to hang clothes and folded items within. As someone who has celiacs disease, is lactose intolerant and several other food sensitivities, I was truly blown away with the meals provided in the package! Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all plant based & gluten free so I was literally able to eat everything at every meal (which I can't even do in NYC where I live) and every item was nutritious, delicious and made with love! The community within Vida Asana is beautiful, everyone who works there becomes your family sharing your joy, light and love through all the work they do to ensure you and everyone has an amazing experience. I cannot wait to go back to Vida Asana for another retreat!!! Thank you Vida Asana, PURA VIDA!!!

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