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22 Day Transformational 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast, Puerto Viejo

Kindred Spirits, Caribe Colorado, Calle Ole Caribe, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Introducing Kindred Spirits holistic wellness center. A unique yoga teacher training to discover yourself and live the full experience of a yogi. Surrounded by the jungle, living in harmony with nature. Begin your path of self-realization through the practice of yoga, learn skills to heal and reconnect with your inner self. At Kindred Spirits, we practice living Yoga in connection with nature. Our herd of horses loves to join in meditations and the surrounding jungle provides peaceful beautiful spots to expand your awareness, helping you to reconnect with your authentic self and to Mother Earth.

Meet the instructors

Terry & Johanna
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  • Certified with Yoga Alliance
  • Close to the beautiful Caribbean beaches
  • Living in the jungle on an organic permaculture farm
  • Yoga classes surrounded by the howling of monkeys and tropical birds
  • Sunrise and sunset yoga classes on the beach
  • Discovering your true authentic self
  • Environment awareness practices
  • 21 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


20 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace

In a natural, peaceful setting, Kindred Spirits combines workshops with the relaxation practices of yoga, meditation, and massage. What they offer is not only a vacation but a learning experience, a moment of peace to rediscover one's true self. The retreats offer reconnective healing, shifting consciousness, and raising personal and universal vibration. Our mission is to bring peace, harmony, and balance to the body, mind, and soul.

You will stay at one of the jungle lodges with two double shared bedrooms and the other with 2 private bedrooms and shared bathrooms, facilitated with fresh linens on comfortable beds and fans on each lodge. The lodges have bathrooms and furnished kitchens with a terrace looking out into the jungle.

This is a clean and comfortable accommodation where you can enjoy the pure simple life and connect with nature. Here, you will be able to relax in the cool freshness of these comfortable houses in the tropics.



Successful graduates will receive a diploma and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as 200-RYT. Students enrolled in the “EYTP” will receive the same diploma in addition to a certificate from EYTP: Equine Yoga Teacher Program certification.

All our 200-hour courses are registered with Yoga Alliance and follow their curriculum guidelines. This course meets and exceeds the criteria set forth by Yoga Alliance for a teacher training course. We offer you a unique opportunity to deepen your own yoga practice and gain the skills and confidence to teach your own yoga classes.

Enjoy meditation practice surrounded by nature, giant trees, howler monkeys, and parrots. Mindfulness Meditation walks along the jungle paths and guided meditation with the herd of Kindred Spirits horses, will be some of the special activities you will experience, heal and learn from. Sunrise and sunset yoga classes where as a group we will create beautiful mandalas in the sand to express our creativity and use our right brain bringing us closer to whom we are.

Students will learn to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha, and Shivananda Yoga styles deepening their own understanding of Yoga and enhancing their professional yoga teaching careers. 

Unique to our course we limit enrollment to a maximum of 6 or 10 students per training.  This way we can offer more individual support and practical training to each student. Our teachers and our homey venues lend to a more intimate experience for our students.

The course includes daily pranayama, mantra chanting and asana practice to help each student enrich their own practice. Lectures and practicums on Yoga philosophy, ethics, anatomy, and physiology, teaching methods will be covered in this course.

Daily journalling is encouraged and homework may include your personal writings or we will choose a yama and niyama and you will be asked to contemplate and share life challenges while living the yamas and niyamas. The learnings of mantras and chanting, walking meditation, silent time, and Sanskrit names of the asanas are part of our training.

You will learn how to teach, how to guide and share your yoga practice, built on the foundation of your own practice. The yoga training is to prepare you for sharing and leading yoga sessions, as well as incorporating the balance of mat yoga into your life and the lives you touch.


Terry Newton

Johanna Holst


Kindred Spirits is on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, it is 5 hours away from the capital of San José.


Kindred Spirits strive to keep it as seasonal, organic, local, and vegan as possible. We can also accommodate any food allergies you might have and/or a gluten-free diet.

All (volunteers, interns, guests and teachers) come together at the main house for lunches. Typical lunches include gazpacho with a salad, Buddha bowls, burrito bowls, summer rolls, vegan tacos, and more. Fresh ingredients will vary seasonally.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
  • 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)

  • Jin Shin Jyutsu healing sessions
  • Metaphysical healing sessions
  • Mindfulness meditation healing with horses
  • Yoga with horses
  • Horse treks in jungle and to beach for experienced riders
  • Riding lessons
  • Nutritionist diagnose and evaluation
  • Learn how to be a vegan and what to eat to stay healthy and happy

What's included

  • 21 nights lodging
  • 18 lunches and teatime
  • Yoga classes
  • Yoga mats and props
  • Once a week transportation for grocery shopping
  • 200-hour certification affiliated with Yoga Alliance

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Optional activities and local tours
  • Transportation from San Jose to Kindred Spirits and return
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Book a shuttle online and ask to be dropped off at Hotel Los Continentes, Cocles of Puerto Viejo.

Hotel Los Continentes is 2 kilometers away from us, we can pick you up there and bring you to Kindred Spirits Wellness Center.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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