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29 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Blue Osa in Puerto Jimenez
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The Blue Osa, Playa Tamales Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula Costa Rica

Eco-Friendly Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Blue Osa is a secluded beach resort that is the perfect setting for yoga certification programs. Their mission is to create confident, knowledgeable, and passionate yoga teachers. You will not only acquire the practical and philosophical teachings of yoga but will also receive direct experiences of practicing and teaching. This life-transforming program listed below helps you to deepen your practice, connect to your purpose, and lead others toward greater health and wellness.

Meet the instructors

Yogi
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Highlights

  • Yoga teacher training manuals
  • Hands-on teaching experience
  • Foundational morning asana and meditation practice
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • 28 nights beachfront eco-friendly accommodation
  • Daily delicious vegan meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


28 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 25 participants
Airport transfer available:
Puerto Jiménez Airport (US$29 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

As soon as you step foot into Blue Osa Beach Resort & Spa, you will immediately feel at home and a part of a family. From the smiling faces to the friendly staff, settle in a safe tropical oasis off the beaten path that supports your transformation. Blue Osa is your home away from home.

They consciously shaped everything at Blue Osa to give you a safe space to connect with the land, yourself, and others. From their organic garden and intentionally designed spaces.

Experience Balanced and Mindful Eco-Living

Conscious by design, Blue Osa Beach Resort offers morning-silence and a nightly dinner ritual of presenting your freshly prepared organic farm-to-table meals as a way to invoke mindfulness.

As an eco-friendly resort, Blue Osa runs mostly on solar power and intends to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible.

Blue Osa Yoga Studio and Luxury Eco Spa

Take a deep breath in their bright open-air studio. Overlooking a gorgeous private beach and tropical gardens, this inspiring studio is perfect for supporting your journey inward. After your practice, take advantage of their beach resort’s spa offerings: a relaxing spa treatment in one of their pool-side treatment rooms. Their therapists practice a blend of holistic approaches and use natural botanicals from the Costa Rican rainforest.

Accommodations

Intentionally designed to honor nature, Blue Osa's eco-friendly rooms take care of Mother Earth. Whether you nestle into a spacious beachfront suite, serene garden setting, or enjoy a penthouse oceanview, their guest rooms provide the ideal setting for your tranquil retreat.

For this yoga teacher training, you will be given the option to choose a triple, double, or single occupancy room. If you are registering for the triple occupancy option, please expect to be sleeping in a king, queen, full, or twin bed.

Program

Certification

Students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)

The 28 Day 200-Hour Teacher Training you will:

  • Become a yoga teacher and have certification to teach anywhere in the world
  • Develop clarity of your life purpose and take steps to manifest it
  • Have an empowering yoga immersive experience
  • Develop a rock-solid practice that supports you through life’s ups and downs
  • Manifest the full potential of your mind
  • Be connected by a community of people who are fully invested in you and your well being
  • Expand your yoga knowledge and be steeped in an authentic Himalayan Yoga Tradition
  • Develop an ardent foundational practice in yoga and daily meditation
  • Learn how to teach multilevel classes safely
  • Be ready to teach on day one!

Develop a Rock-Solid Practice in Yoga (100 Hours)

Techniques, Training, and Practice

  • Anatomical and energetic categories of postures
  • Develop a daily meditation practice
  • Learn traditional techniques in pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, and meditation
  • Learn to structure and sequence transformational classes
  • Practical experience in teaching postures, sequencing, and meditation
  • Learn deep relaxation and meditation techniques
  • How to use yoga postures therapeutically to accommodate physical limitations or heal injuries
  • The science and application of Ayurveda
  • Principles of Kundalini Yoga
  • The Koshas and their application
  • Understanding of the chakras and their potential

Anatomy and Physiology (30 Hours)

Applied Anatomy and Muscle Activation

  • Receive training in Applied Anatomy and Muscle Activation training for yoga teachers
  • Develop an understanding of basic anatomy
  • Knowledge of both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)
  • The study of both the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns)
  • Skills to teach yoga classes suited to all levels of practice

Yoga Humanities (40 Hours)

History, Philosophy, and Ethics

  • How to apply the practice of yoga into your everyday life
  • A deep study of the Yoga Sutra and Ayurveda
  • The science and application of mantra
  • An in-depth study of the yoga tradition and its history
  • The ethical standards of teaching yoga

Development of the Professional Essentials (65 Hours)

Teaching methodology and practicum

Get hands-on practice teaching so that you’ll be able to teach on day one after the training is finished. You will:

  • Practice teaching in small and large groups
  • Lead real classes
  • You’ll observe others teaching and hearing/giving feedback
  • You’ll gain the knowledge to offer better direction and adjustments
  • Practice assisting students while your peers are teaching
  • Learn the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting and instruction
  • Learn different teaching styles
  • Skills to teach yoga classes suited to all levels of practice
  • Learn how to sequence your asanas to create therapeutic and transformative classes
  • Learn the key qualities and skills of effective teaching
  • Learn the business aspects of how to build a thriving yoga career

A Typical Day

  • 05:00-06:00 Morning meditation
  • 06:00-08:00 Breakfast
  • 08:00-11:00 Practice
  • 11:00-14:00 Lunch and free time
  • 14:0017:30 Training
  • 18:30-19:30 Dinner

Every 6th day is a day-off. The above-mentioned schedule is an approximation and is subject to change.

Style of yoga

While hatha yoga is at the core of what Blue Osa do, they differentiate themselves by offering a holistic approach to yoga that emphasizes function over form. They believe yoga should be tailored to the individual, and that a good yoga teacher knows how to facilitate a unique practice to meet unique needs.

The Blue Osa YTT methodology has been influenced by multiple traditions, including Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Anusara yogas.

Yogi Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in India and has been taught directly from the Himalayan Tradition. Aaron also has a strong background in yoga therapy and brings in therapeutic elements when appropriate.

Reading list

  • Path of Fire and Light
  • Kundalini Tantra
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Perfect Health
  • Yoga For Wellness

Book reports

To award you the yoga teacher certification, you must complete the book reports.

The book reports are due 3 months after the end of the yoga teacher training Immersion. For example, if the completion of the Immersion is November 16, then the book reports will be due the following February 16.

Besides the 3 months following the yoga teacher training, Blue Osa give you plenty of time during the immersion.

You may also complete the book reports before the beginning of the immersion.

Once registered, you may begin working on your assignments. They give you instructions for the book reports once you have registered

The business aspect of yoga

You will spend some time discussing the logistics of developing your own business as a yoga teacher. Subjects to be discussed include how to find your first customers, how much to charge, where to teach, and best practices for growing your business.

As a former NYC yoga studio owner and as current co-owner of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa, Aaron has a wealth of knowledge available in this area, and will kindly field questions.

Yoga skill level required

Even if you are relatively new to yoga, this yoga teacher training immersions are an excellent way to learn the art of yoga and cultivate a strong foundation for your life-long practice.

One of the strengths of Blue Osa's approach to yoga is how adaptable it is to the student. No matter where you are, there is a practice for you.

And frankly, some of the best teachers are the ones who can’t contort their bodies into pretzel shapes. Their limitations end up being an asset to their students.

Instructors

Yogi Aaron

Location

Blue Osa is located about 8 miles (11 km) south of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Known for its rich bio-diversity and stunning natural beauty, the region has been called the most biologically intense places on Earth by National Geographic.

Blue Osa is nestled near Corcovado National Park and the warm shores of the Gulfo Dulce, the perfect place to see endangered rainforest plants and animals.

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Zip lining

General

  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

Food

Farm to table cuisine

Inspired by Chef Marie, the vegan-based menu at Blue Osa is built around local produce and ingredients. The organic garden provides much of the food that’s harvested daily and ensures that only the freshest ingredients land on your plate.

Healthy farm-to-table

Experience a culinary mouthwatering sensation! The organic permaculture farm supplies fruit, veggies, and herbs that make the food at Blue Osa both flavorful and nutritious. At the core of being eco-friendly, Blue Osa’s farm-to-table cuisine invites you to experience the freshest possible ingredients that are hand-picked daily.

Food overview

Since Blue Osa are committed to a smaller carbon footprint, healthy meals made with ingredients from their own farm at Blue Osa are mainly vegetarian. They rely on their garden and those other local and regional farms to provide them with what is seasonally available. Their cooks make a variety of vegan recipes using this food form the Blue Osa harvest or received from their fellow farmers.

They do provide eggs for breakfast and meat options 2 times a week at dinner. If you think that you will be hungry at other times during the day, please bring extra snacks.

Please note that Blue Osa do not provide individually cooked meals, and they do not provide kosher meals. You should also remember that while they can serve some gluten-free options, they are not a gluten-free kitchen.

The daily fresh menu

All vegan-based menus featured are sample menus only but are typical of what to expect.

Saturday

Breakfast

  • Coffee and tea
  • Toasted granola
  • Banana bread
  • Mixed tropical fruit salad with orange, lemon and basil syrup
  • Freshly-squeezed orange and lemon juice with red hibiscus
  • Eggs to order (non-vegan)

Lunch

  • Homemade whole wheat bread
  • Green salad with cucumbers, tomato, and avocado with herb vinaigrette
  • Mango, tomato, and cilantro ceviche
  • Frittata with potatoes, onions and fresh herbs
  • Red beans with tomato and cilantro

Dinner

  • A fresh, farm-to-table jungle salad with spicy ginger and pineapple dressing
  • Osa vegan burger with homemade vegan cheese and mayo
  • Stuffed mushrooms
  • Imam bayildi – a Turkish classic with a Tico edge
  • Veggie fajitas

Dessert

  • Mango mousse and caramelized pineapple

Sunday

Breakfast

  • Coffee and tea
  • Toasted granola
  • Corn bread
  • Mixed tropical fruit salad with lemon and mint syrup
  • Fresh watermelon juice
  • Eggs to order (non-vegan)

Lunch

  • Lentil and spinach soup
  • Cabbage leaf dolma
  • Moroccan couscous curry
  • Pasta marinara
  • Turkish eggplant ezme

Dinner

Sunday night features a very special dinner from the farm. The chefs gather whatever ingredients are available to them and make one of the freshest and creative meals you will ever have.

Dessert

Whatever is available from the farm.

Monday

Breakfast

  • Coffee and tea
  • Oatmeal puré with coconut milk and pecans
  • Vegan crepes
  • Mixed tropical fruit salad with starfruit, watermelon and lemon syrup
  • Banana and coconut milkshake
  • Eggs to order (non-vegan)

Lunch

  • Pumpkin soup
  • Tabouli with quinoa
  • Hummus
  • Turkish mujver with zucchini, carrot and green onion
  • Steamed veggies with ginger and garlic

Dinner

This dinner features a typical Costa Rican dinner:

  • Green salad with tomatoes, cabbage, red onion with a zesty dressing
  • Fried plantains
  • Picadillo de chayote-squash
  • Cilantro red beans
  • Costa Rican rice specialty with the option of farm-raised chicken (from the farm) (non-vegan)

Dessert

  • Pineapple upside-down cake (non-vegan)

Tuesday

Breakfast

  • Coffee and tea
  • Toasted granola
  • Carrot cake
  • Mixed tropical fruit salad with lemon and mint syrup
  • Oatmeal, mango, ginger cardamom smoothie
  • Eggs to order (non-vegan)

Lunch

  • Roast vegetable soup
  • Green salad with cucumber, green beans, and lemon vinaigrette
  • Tricolor pasta with freshly-made pesto
  • Falafel
  • Sweet chili chipotle sauce

Dinner

  • An inviting crispy spinach, lettuce, bok choi and red hibiscus salad with tomatoes
  • Sautéed broccoli and cauliflower
  • Vegetable eggplant lasagna
  • Light and airy freshly-baked focaccia with rosemary and thyme
  • Gratifying chickpeas with herbs

Dessert

  • Vegan chocolate cake

Wednesday

Breakfast

  • Coffee and tea
  • Toasted granola
  • Vanilla muffin (non-vegan)
  • Mixed tropical fruit salad with starfruit, watermelon and lemon syrup
  • Fresh starfruit juice
  • Eggs to order (non-vegan)

Lunch

  • Minestrone soup with crunchy baked croutons
  • Osa house salad
  • Teriyaki vegetables
  • Cif kofte a la turka
  • Rainbow kebab

Dinner

  • Green salad with tomatoes, cabbage, red onion with zesty dressing
  • Savory curry mashed cauliflower
  • Black beans with five spices
  • Coconut lentils (vegan, gluten-free)
  • Coconut encrusted mahi mahi with mango (non-vegan)

Dessert

  • Orange and coconut cream pie (non-vegan)

Thursday

Breakfast

  • Coffee and tea
  • Toasted granola
  • Butter-free pancakes (non-vegan)
  • Mixed tropical fruit salad with lemon and mint syrup
  • Fresh lemongrass water
  • Eggs to order (non-vegan)

Lunch

  • Soup of the day
  • Zesty cabbage salad with cilantro
  • Vegetarian moussaka
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Onion bread and zucchini bread

Dinner

  • Osa house salad with tahini dressing
  • Falafel
  • Hummus
  • Couscous
  • White beans with sweet potatoes

Dessert

  • Vanilla cake

Friday

Breakfast

  • Coffee and tea
  • Toasted granola
  • Scones with marmalade
  • Mixed tropical fruit salad with orange, lemon and mint syrup
  • Fresh coconut water
  • Eggs to order (non-vegan)

Lunch

  • Roast vegetable soup
  • Green salad
  • Triple taco
  • Atilla vegan burger with homemade vegan mayo
  • Onion rings

Dinner

  • Green salad
  • Tiquisque puré
  • Baked squash slices
  • Chocolate beans
  • Baked chicken that comes from the farm (non-vegan)

Dessert

  • Mousse de chocolate and sweet potato

Alcohol

Blue Osa do service and provide (organic) wines and farm to table cocktails. During the immersions, they do typically shut the bar down for the first 11 days and expect participants to be alcohol-free. They have found that this creates the best experience for all participants.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Matapalo Half-Day Hike (35 USD)

This is the perfect hike if you’re tight on time and want to see as much as possible! Matapalo guided tour is one of the most breathtaking locations on the peninsula. Packed with wildlife, Matapalo shares a border with Corcovado National Park. See monkeys, toucans, and scarlet macaws and finish up your adventure at a refreshing waterfall.

Waterfall Rappelling and Horseback Riding (99-145 USD)

This wild and wet adventure will get your adrenaline pumping! Make your way to the top of the mountain on horseback and enjoy a beautiful jungle hike as your guide points out exotic wildlife. It’s not unusual to see monkeys, macaws, and toucans.

You’ll reach the crest of the King Louis waterfall while your guides brief you on rappelling equipment and teach you how to rappel safely. Don’t forget to pause for a moment as you descend down the 100-foot fall. This tour can be done on its own or in combination with the tree climbing.

Zipline Canopy Tour (75 USD)

An adrenaline-packed canopy tour up to 30 meters in the air! You’ll be gliding from one zip-line to another on this high-flying eco-adventure, taking in the wildlife at eye-level. The zip-line tour is safe, low-impact, and easy to control your speed making it a great way to see the Osa Peninsula.

Mangrove Kayak Exploration (50 USD)

Glide through the shade of 80-foot Costa Rican mangroves in your kayak- the perfect up-close vantage point. Bridging land and sea, mangroves host a wide array of wildlife like lizards and birds. You’ll be guided up-river and back with the tide, making paddling fairly easy. Dry bags are provided.

Osa Wildlife Sanctuary Adventure and Dolphin Tour (115 USD)

Enjoy a scenic boat ride to the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary across the Golfo Dulce. Here, you’ll meet orphaned animals that are cared for until they can be released into the wild. Many of these tiny creatures can be petted, making this tour a favorite among families. Depending on the time of year, you’ll have the opportunity for a dolphin watching on the ride back!

Chocolate Tour (50 USD)

Adventure back to the roots of cacao agriculture during Mayan times. You’ll learn how cacao is produced in the orchards, including various kinds of cacao and its role in the food cycle. Sample the cacao fruit and learn about the preparation and making of raw chocolate. Enjoy chocolate fondue served with fresh local fruit and homemade banana bread. Learning never tasted so good!

Rainforest Jungle Adventure Hike (50 USD)

Be guided through the jungle of the rainforest surrounding Blue Osa. Blue Osa in house naturalist will show you the secrets of the flora and fauna that surround the property. You’ll learn about the plants and animals, and will get a taste of the fruits from the jungle. You’ll see toucans, monkeys possibly a sloth, and so much more!

Horseback Riding (65 USD)

Ride through lush lowland meadows, dense tropical rainforest and across pristine beaches in a breathtaking adventure of a lifetime. Your guides will show you incredible vistas overlooking Golfo Dulce, point out exotic plants and animals, and provide you a unique experience to learn about the environment. No expertise needed, all ages welcome. The Horseback Riding Tour can be done on its own or with Waterfall Rappelling and/or Tree Climbing Tours.

Bird Watching (30 USD)

With 359 species of birds that call the Osa Peninsula home, the entire peninsula is fertile birding ground. Because Osa is rich in animal life, there a wide variety of habitats and healthy populations. Expect to see a lot of other wildlife. This is the best opportunity to see wildlife and experience some stellar birding at Playa Tamales.

Surfing Lessons (65 USD)

Great for all skill-levels, Pan Dulce Beach in Matapalo has gentle surf with a long ride. These lessons are great for all ages. They’ve had people ranging from kids up to 80 years enjoy surfing! Tours vary depending on the tide and boards are provided. Please reserve in advance.

What's included

  • Foundational morning asana and mediation practice
  • Purification rituals
  • Experienced yoga teachers from around the world
  • Yoga teacher training manual
  • Hands-on teaching experience
  • Intentionally designed beachfront eco-friendly rooms with ocean views and the use of the chemical-free pool
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Delicious 3 daily farm-to-table meals and snacks using homegrown, organic ingredients

What's not included

  • Applicable taxes
  • Flights
  • Airport shuttles
  • Spa treatments
  • Laundry service

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Puerto Jimenes Airport (PJM). Transfer from and to the airport is not included.

Book your flights directly with Costa Rica’s national airline, Sansa Air, or Skyway. If you are staying overnight, you may want to consider booking with Aerobell as it is located in Pavas, which is much closer to downtown San Jose.

The Sansa/Skyways Airport terminal is about 100 meters from the International airport. Once you exit from immigration, you take your luggage and walk left. You will exit the terminal onto the main street and then keep walking until you come to the airport.

Once you book your flight, please email Blue Osa to arrange a Blue Osa shuttle to and from the Puerto Jimenez Airport. Once the shuttle request form is received, you’ll get a shuttle confirmation emailed to you. The shuttle service is 29 USD each way.

The yoga teacher training immersions officially begin the first day, Saturday, at 3 p.m. They officially end on the final evening, Friday, allowing you to leave at any time the next day on Saturday morning. Blue Osa recommend that you plan to arrive in Costa Rica 1 or 2 days early, and plan to arrive in Puerto Jimenez on Friday so that you arrive at Blue Osa on time. Anytime missed will require you to make up hours to receive certification.

Airport: Puerto Jiménez Airport Airport transfer available: Puerto Jiménez Airport (US$29 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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