About The Teacher

I have dedicated my life to the study of yoga. My journey began at a very early age at home, where the family was encouraged to meditate and practice asanas daily. I later went on to study eastern philosophy and with Iyengar, Desikachar, Gurmukh and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.


A leader in the yoga community, I have been teaching yoga for more than 30 years, drawing on the traditions of Bhakti, Tantra, Hatha and Vinyasa to help bring the ancient universal wisdom to modern seekers. What the ancients called the sacred path has become a way of life for me. It’s about healing both body and mind, experiencing peaceful connection and discovering who we are and why we are here. My multidimensional yoga trainings will inspire you to live from your heart, to find your peaceful inner strength and to see the unity within our diversity that we are all One.


I am a graduate of Indiana University, Yoga Alliance certified 500 E-RYT and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). I am very proud and humbled to have the opportunity to help launch the careers of 100’s of yoga teachers and studio owners in 51 countries around the globe.

Marianne's Philosophy

It is my long-held belief that yoga is a way of living, each of us a unique person, each of us a unique practice. You must put yourself — as well as your Self — into your practice. In doing so, you awaken something inside that inspires others. The uniqueness you bring to your teaching will help your students live in the world lighter, more present, and focused.


All of life is energy and life is in constant change, constant flow. Learn how to connect this flow through a new way of seeing that allows us to breathe and expand into the Spiritual beings that we are.


Learn more about Marianne's 200-RYT Yoga Teacher Training, 300 Hour Yoga Therapeutics Training, or see a list of upcoming training sessions.

Welcome! Marianne Wells Yoga School  200 hour yoga teacher training andadvanced 300 hour yoga therapeutics teacher training with concentration on the therapeutic aspects of yoga are open to everyone.  Follow your desire to deepen your knowledge of yoga's teachings in a caring and sharing environment with other like-minded individuals.  This is a yoga teacher training at its best!

Yoga Teacher Training: Seek Your Path


The path to which you become a yoga teacher is both unique and personal. Look within while embarking on this journey. You will build a solid foundation to skillfully and safely impart wisdom to others through your own personal voice. From theseasoned yoga instructor to the committed beginner, you can enhance your practice and be empowered to share the gift of yoga from your own personal perspective.


Marianne Wells Yoga School - a Yoga Alliance Registered School - offers one of the most comprehensive yoga teacher certification programs in Costa Rica. The school emphasizes safe and effective methods that prepare you to be a more inspiring and confident yoga instructor or a more faithful and assured practitioner. This immersion yoga teacher training retreat was developed by Marianne to address gaps in many yoga instructor training courses. She is devoted to deepening your practice, knowledge and respect of yoga. In this curriculum, you will participate in study of a variety of traditional yoga styles to knowledgeably explore and progress in your own personal practice, and to develop your style of teaching yoga classes moving forward.


Marianne Wells Yoga School offers a comprehensive curriculum to promote personal study, balanced living and unceasing growth. Integrating Hatha yoga with Iyengar-based alignment principles, you will learn how to safely and effectively teach anyone and everyone at the same time.


Teach yoga in a personalized way. Recognizing the needs of each client, you will learn to focus on the individual, learn to creatively sequence each class to observe needs for modifications on any given day; and learn to instruct with yoga props to aid the client in feeling the pose properly.


Learn the art of illuminating verbal cues to safely guide your clients into and out of postures. Understand the mechanics of movement through the study of applied anatomy, and the energetics of the body through the study of chakras and their importance in our emotional development.


Participate in engaging discussions of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to better understand the significance of how yoga has been applied for centuries in helping the human condition.


Marianne Wells Yoga School is committed to passing down the lineage of yoga by taking this often-complicated subject and making it understandable. Our goal is to provide one of the most thorough professional certifications available. All are welcome. Marianne Wells Yoga School is registered with both the Yoga Alliance and IAYT.

Learn more about our 200 hour yoga teacher certification and our 300 hour yoga therapeutics instructor certification. You can also see training sessions, dates, locations, lodging options, and prices on our Training Calendar page.

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