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22 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

  • Punta Mona Retreat Center, Gandoca National Refuge, Manzanillo, Limon, Costa Rica

22 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

  • Punta Mona Retreat Center, Gandoca National Refuge, Manzanillo, Limon, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

Picture yourself balancing effortlessly in a yoga Tree pose, feeling the quiet strength of your roots burying deep into the earth as you gaze upon the ancient trunks of jungle giants standing silently all around. Envisage yourself burying the feet in soft coral sand, warm waves gently crashing against your skin, feeling the caresses of a healing breeze on a body full of vitality. Visualize yourself with eyes closed, drinking in the smell of ginger flower and ylang ylang tree, while your ears take in the symphony of parrots, howler monkeys and the slow rush of a sleepy sea.

If you want these photographs of your imagination to be a reality, join our yoga teacher training program in Costa Rica. Here, every moment is breathtaking. Every day filled with a real power of nature. Wake up with the sun, breathe with the sounds, meditate in this flourishing space and move with these natural flows. And bit by bit, re-synchronize yourself to the rhythms of this wild earth. Come and grow yourself in this incredible environment and follow your heart to la Pura Vida!


  • Meditation, pranayama, and asana
  • Asana analysis, adjustments, and yoga anatomy
  • Yogic philosophy, theory and diet, and yogic living
  • Ceremony, kirtan, or satsang sacred gathering
  • 3 daily gourmet vegetarian meals
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 22 days with instruction
  • English
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Punta Mona Center is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica close to the Panamanian border. It is built on the power of community and the beauty of living a simple, intentional life, close to what is real. You will share lodging and bathrooms in sustainable community lodges, with comfortable community spaces and hammocks. Compost toilets and showers are shared by all. Live as a member of a community at this permaculture education center. You may choose to stay in either a private / single or shared room.

This training emphasizes the healing effects that a connection to nature provides. With Jiya and Jessi's strong guidance, you will receive extra attention on massage and adjustments, as well as an inspiration for creative expression and empowerment as you step on this new journey. Those with interest in alternative health practices will benefit from Jiya's expertise in sound and energy healing as well as the wealth of information on healing plants offered by Punta Mona's community. We practice and learn in the open air, drawing constantly from the elements of the Earth to help us in our process of discovery.

Experience the sweetness of life while dancing to the heartbeat of the jungle beaches by moonlight. Swim in the warm, shallow waters of the Caribbean and experience the life-changing magic of a phosphorescent ocean under a sky full of stars. Form strong bonds of lifelong friendship, whilst learning how to share the deep peace of what you truly love - let yourself flourish in this incredible environment.

Flow of the course

The training will consist of 22 days: 18 full training days with three half days (3 worlds) and days off, plus opening and closing on the first and last days. During the training you will wake up while the sun rises and experience the beauty and serenity in the midst of the tropical setting. You will end with meditation or satsang (wise gathering) to contemplate and reflect on sadhana (spiritual practice) of the day. Living with the rhythms of the earth and embracing the fullness of this practice, you grow into yourself and into life.

The chakana will be foundational structure. This means the course is separated into lower, middle, and upper worlds. The lower world represents the physical, the middle world reflects the mental and emotional, and the upper world involves the energetic or spiritual realm, leading you on a true journey from the head to the heart. Uncover and let go of the layers and step into a more awakened state of being to sit in the seat of your soul.

You will spend 8 days in each world, broken down into two half cycles of 3 days, with a half day on day 4 to apply these practices to modern day living, and a full day off on day 8 to live our sadhana spiritual practice.

On half days from 4th day of each cycle, it will open with a morning's rest, Restorative yoga in class and a workshop to deepen our understanding of the chakras associated with the world we are working in, with the rest of this day free.

Typical day

  • 06:30 - 09:00 Art of Practice: Meditation, pranayama, and asana
  • 10:00 - 13:00 Art of Living / Teaching: Yogic philosophy, theory and diet, yogic living, and daily intentions
  • 15:00 - 17:30 Art of Teaching Kula Flow: Asana analysis, adjustments, and yoga anatomy
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Art of Healing: Ceremony, kirtan, or satsang sacred gathering

Manzanillo is situated south of Puerto Limon in Limon Province on Costa Ricas Caribbean coast. What you will love about the location is that you can immerse yourself in the lush environment of the coastal rainforest, living close to the earth as you feed your soul with blue clay mud baths, freshly picked gourmet super foods, and cleansing with daily swims.

It is here where you can indulge in gourmet jungle cuisine, connect with the extensive diverse wildlife and surround yourself with acre after acre of primary rainforest. Live in extreme beauty, extensive gardens and diverse eco-systems, all yogically drawn together into a thriving and self-sustaining permaculture community.

  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Hiking trail
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Labyrinth
  • Yoga deck
  • Mosquito net
  • Wireless internet

You will feed your soul on 3 gourmet jungle vegetarian meals per day, mostly organic and local with many raw food options and local super-foods.

  • Celebrate beach fires with live music
  • Enjoy a massage and healing work
  • Get a mud bathing
  • Help at the jaguar rescue center
  • Learn Spanish
  • Study permaculture
  • Take a tour to Puerto Viejo town
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour yoga teacher training certified by Yoga Alliance
  • Tuition
  • Tours
  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation

Hiking directions from Manzanillo

  • The hike is 8 kilometers, about 2-2.5 hours with a pack. Walk south along the road in Manzanillo and walk straight across the river and there is a trailhead.
  • Once you get on that trail for the first part you'll be along the beach, take a direct right into the jungle then an immediate left up a hill.
  • Once youre on that trail if there is ever a choice on the trail stay as straight as possible, or slightly to the right. Never take any more hard rights, and never go to the left, that will take you to the beach. Please note that you will not be by the beach for the trail, you'll be inland which the quickest way is.
  • About halfway you'll come a clearing, a blue farmhouse, you'll know youre getting there! Keep on going straight, when you come up to another fence turn right at the end of the fence. From there you are about 20 minutes away, you'll come upon our rainwater catchment system, go around that, then there is a steep hill you can go to the left and wind down there, and follow the clear trails in to Punta Mona.

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flights to San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica (SJO).

Arrival by bus

You can take the bus at Autotransportes MEPE, in the bus station of San Carlos, located at Avenue 9 and street 12, San Jose. Please keep in mind, it is a four-hour bus ride to the Caribbean, the cost for the bus is about 14 USD. For those looking for less adventure, Gecko Trail ( provides an awesome service, they will pick you up at the airport, take you to the bus station and have your pre-purchased bus ticket ready, cost for the service is 38 USD per person.

Arrival by ferry

For those of you who want a boat it is best for at least five and no more than 10 people to take it to the farm. The boat is a minimum of 50 USD, meaning if you are the only one on the boat it is 50 USD, if there are 5 or more it is 10 USD per person. You will be helped to coordinate the boat when your time for arrival approaches. %As the time approaches for your visit Kula Collective will be in touch with all visitors to coordinate the boat ride.


  • Manzanillo - 2.5 hours hike
  • San Jose International Airport (SJO) - 8 hours

Verified reviews

  • Review by Veronica
    10 out of 10

    "Hey, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my entire being. My life has been forever changed, for the better, all because Jessi responded to my call and offered me a scholarship. If not for that moment, it may have taken me a lot longer to find the peace and happiness I embody now. I feel eternally grateful, and have an immense amount of love and respect for all of my facilitators: Jiya (Julia), Kali (Jessi), Tarzan (Zach), Anahata (Bonnie), and Madonna (Krystalin) ... your wisdom and passion was incredibly moving and real, and was just what my soul was seeking. Your intentions are so true, and I am honored to have been your student. I in fact, hope to see some of you again when it's time for my 300-hr! Eternal love and light, "

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  • Review by Paula from United States
    10 out of 10

    "After 27 days away in Mexico I am home. The experience was by far the most beautiful healing I've personally felt in my life. I am a Certified Kula Collective Yoga Teacher! And dam proud to be a part of the kula experience and crew for life! Our instructors CJ Ananda Page and Randi Schiffman brought a love to the experience that I am not even able to put into words. It was very clear that these two women are full of integrity and passion for their dharma. Thank you Kula!! I had the support of many friends and family members. I love you guys. A special thank you to the guy who has always seen the greatness within me. The one who is always there for me. Supporting me in every way possible. This experience would not have been possible without you Wade Martin. He has been busy preparing my studio for my return. How lucky am I right!?It's so amazing. I cannot wait to spread the wisdom and love. Stay tuned for the healing and yoga schedule at Orchid Awakenings studio in Radville!"

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  • Review by Jake Ferree

    "I wanted to take the time and share a massive amount of praise for the 300hr training that I just completed in Peru. I know words can never express the amount of gratitude that has filled my heart but I will give it a try. The course was above and beyond all of my expectations. It seemed like every other day the facilitators had another surprise trip and/or present for us. The days were long, waking up at 5:30 a.m. every morning and staying in classes until 9 p.m. every night, although the days were long and jam packed with classes they seemed to still go pretty fast and I found myself completely engaged in all of the lessons. All of the facilitators put their whole heart into their teachings and it was definitely felt and fully received. The connections that I made on this journey and all the self work that I was able to accomplish wile I was there will be something that will forever change me and something I will forever be grateful for. This trip was definitely a life changer and I would highly recommend it to anybody looking to enhance their knowledge mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Thank you thank you thank you."

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  • Review by Seth Martiniuk

    "I attended the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in May 2015 in Mexico, and it was an absolutely fantastic experience, largely because of the two talented and knowledgeable teachers. CJ Ananda Page brought knowledge, passion to every class and despite the gruelling, all day schedule she maintained a high level of energy and presence throughout! She created a safe learning environment with her calm and compassionate manner, allowing the students to feel as comfortable as possible while learning new skills. Whenever you have a teacher that has the practical knowledge, combined with passion for the subject, you end up having happy, well taught students! I truly feel lucky for all that Ananda brought to the course, her value to our experience cannot be understated.” Thanks so much Kula!"

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  • Review by David May

    "Ananda and Coby both embody the true nature of the yogi and divinity within us all with their light, knowledge, and dedication to growth, whether its their personal evolution or their student's evolution! Not only do I feel prepared to build my business as a yoga instructor and fitness professional after our time together, but I feel prepared to do it with all of me. I feel that I am ready to put myself in everything I do! They each helped me open doors inside of myself so I could grow. I came to our training together at a point in my life where I felt I knew what I was, a spiritual being, but I had no idea who I was, as a yoga teacher or human! It is the very essence of Coby and Anandas nurturing nature and knowledge of yoga that aided my growth as a yogi back into my true self! My roots took hold deeper into my soul and I relearned my true nature. Through listening to each of them, I gained extensive knowledge. Through watching each of them I gained examples of growth. And through all of our learning, I became permanently rooted to each of them. Something deeper than teacher and student. Something deeper than friends. Something deeper than family. Something deeper than these words. We all (the entire group) became one, all thanks to their gracious, nurturing guidance. I feel beyond blessed that my1 path crossed with these two souls!"

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  • Review by Martiniuk

    "I attended the 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training in May 2015 in Mexico, and it was an absolutely fantastic experience, largely because of the two talented and knowledgeable teachers. CJ Ananda Page brought knowledge, passion to every class and despite the grueling, all day schedule she maintained a high level of energy and presence throughout! She created a safe learning environment with her calm and compassionate manner, allowing the students to feel as comfortable as possible while learning new skills. Whenever you have a teacher that has the practical knowledge, combined with passion for the subject, you end up having happy, well taught students! I truly feel lucky for all that Ananda brought to the course, her value to our experience cannot be understated. Thanks so much Kula!"

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  • Review by Gaia Good

    "I was unbelievably blessed to have Ananda as my teacher and guide during both my 200-hrs in Mexico and 500-hrs in Peru, both were completely life changing experiences. Ananda held a beautiful sacred space as she supported us in our transformation from a place of complete unconditional love. Ananda helped me to understand that I can live my dream and live as the light. The wisdom that was imparted intertwining the shamanic practices of the Americas with the traditional yogic practices of the East was fascinating and creates a holistic way for us to move spiritually forward into our new connected earth. Ananda's teaching clearly comes from a depth of knowledge, wisdom and experience, and was shared humbly, providing an abundance of space for our expansion. Ananda embodies the bliss that can be found in the present moment, representing that our existence is our creation, that what we create comes from what we are, which is love. During the trainings we were gracefully lead to raising our vibration, bringing us into union with the divine. I met soul family and discovered infinite love, I will be eternally grateful! I love you dear soul sister!"

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  • Review by Silvia Gallo

    "It was with much gratitude, love and respect that I thank you for having the courage and enthusiasm to follow your yogic journey. As a result I was honored with a teacher. You are patient, focused, wise and giving. It was inspiring to observe your unwavering commitment to guide 13 women (myself included) through a mind, body, soul journey. You were encouraging, nonjudgmental and demanding when needed (the appropriate amount, of course). You were the wise observer yet you were also a bright light, full of smiles and fun. I know that I will speak to my own students some day of my teacher and they will see admiration and gratitude on my face. I hope our paths cross again. Until then I pull strength daily from remembering your commitment and recalling the courage that not only you displayed but my fellow students that through your guidance and energy are now certified yoga teachers! Yeah!!! Namaste and lets Om it out!:)"

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  • Review by Mikaela Hardwick

    "I completed my 200-hr training with Randi in Guatemala in February 2015. It was the best thing I have ever done for myself. It was a life changing experience and I couldnt have done it without Randi. I was very homesick and Randi was so understanding and loving. She is an incredible yogi and always makes you feel like you can do more. I learned so much from her; its hard to do yoga without her! She is still my favorite yoga teacher I have ever had! I would highly recommend taking any class, training, or retreat with Randi. I promise you will not be disappointed! Namaste!"

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  • Review by Hristina Georgieva

    "I left the yoga teacher training with abundance of gratefulness for what I've learnt, and life in general. I wouldn't have achieved such a state if it wasn't for the path that our main facilitator, Jiya, opened for us and guided us through each day. Her teaching style was super fluid, open and deep, it simply felt effortless from her side. I respect and love the endless patience that she showed throughout the training. She was always present, holding the space for us, aware of the material delivery deadlines but also of our progress and our mood thus was able to easily adjust the tempo. Her music passion definitely rubbed off on me, she has an amazing voice :) And overall she has this effortless ability to share with and without words or actions her light and wisdom."

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  • Review by Hana Pepin

    "It is a dedication to asking the questions, Who Am I? What is my purpose? How can I serve? In becoming a part of this world wide Kula family I have been blessed to have such incredible guides on this spiritual path. The community of beings that come together are here to awaken, to create and to heal the self and one another. I have spent the last month in Peru with Coby, Ananda, and Randi as facilitators and my life has shifted. When in their presence I feel a part of something greater, more vibrant and so much more alive. The program offered me space to discover who I truly am, to feel safe and protected while exploring sides of me I was unsure of. The integration of yoga, mantra, ayurveda, shamanism, plant medicine, Andean and native American culture along with many more is brought together so well by this diverse group of light beings. Every moment became a new opportunity to sink into the heart and to lead from this space of greater awareness and peace of mind. When we step into our darkness we become more aware, more mindful and more awake as we enter the light. We become capable of letting go of past beliefs, ideas, habits, and thoughts that no longer serve who we are, in the Now. We are emptied of the old stagnation and become full of spirit. I am grateful for this wonderful experience to have learned such assurance of these things. I have truly received all the wisdom and knowledge I had been seeking and manifesting because of this program with Kula. Many thanks and many more fun times to come! Kula Aho. Namaste."

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  • Review by Elizabeth Cohn-Martin

    "I came into creativity and yoga retreat after a very academically, mentally and emotionally stressful semester in New York City. While I was pretty fatigued and exhausted initially, the transition into the workshop brought a tremendous amount of relief and an influx of joy that I had not felt in a long time. I consider myself quite lucky to have been able to offer myself such a fantastic gift and can fully vouch for the benefits of this experience. This retreat is very special for many reasons. The obvious reason is that it merges creativity development practices with yoga practices. I have yet to find a workshop or retreat like this elsewhere and think that it is powerful to merge these two practices, as the physical practice of yoga enables the mind to become much more malleable and open to creative flows and desires. Being able to use the physical practice in a way that directly supports creative development is super special and really quite useful for the support of all different kinds of creative practices. Zach helps to clarify and direct those creative instincts while Jessi crafts the physical practice as a meditative and spiritual journey that distinctly feeds the creator or artist in each of us."

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  • Review by Jonathan Barcant from United States

    "Filled me with confidence to take my practice into the world. I had the pleasure of being a student to Randi's Thai yoga massage training at the Yoga Forest on beautiful lake Atitlan, in January 2015. Randi's got a fun, kind, loving, and also kind of hilarious energy that is so warm and enjoyable, and I loved getting to spend two weeks with her as a friend, mush-partner, and student her techniques of teaching of Thai massage are very clear, and her touch and demonstrations are great, and give a sweet feel of what Thai massage is all about. I've definitely taken a little bit of her along with me into my own practice wherever I go now, and for anyone thinking of getting a massage or taking a course with Randi, I give my strong recommendation. Enjoy."

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  • Review by Hannah Ornsby from United Kingdom

    "I came to the forest for one week as a guest and ended up staying for five. I signed up for the lunar yoga immersion course which ended up being the best decision of my life. Hayley is an incredible teacher with so much wisdom to share. It's a brilliant course with 1 hour meditation and 3 hours yoga a day, alongside a 2 hour wisdom theory class a day, which were so amazing. I learned so much and would recommend anyone interested in yoga, consciousness deepening practice or teacher training to come here. I'll be back for my teacher training for sure. The forest is so beautiful and amazing place to go and visit, the permaculture farm, food, cabanas, yoga platforms, and chill out spots are all amazing. I had the most incredible time and made friends for life. Everyone is super genuine, supporting, and beautiful at the forest. It will always remain as one of the most special experiences of my life."

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  • Review by Dawn Hyde from United States

    "My stay at the yoga forest was nothing short of amazing. My experience in the lunar yoga immersion far surpassed all of my expectations. The land is beautiful. The daily routine at the forest is full of sweet rituals: We would rise early with the sun to practice meditation, and asana. After nourishing meals, there were philosophy and permaculture lectures, and restorative yoga in classes. There were plenty of opportunities to participate in sacred ceremonies which included many offerings, such as fresh flowers, chanting, music, and sharing. After that I would then settle into my tent under the moon and stars. I've never felt so connected to a community, the earth, and myself as I did during that transformational month at the yoga forest. The lunar yoga immersion program was wonderful. Hayley is one of the most incredible yoga philosophy teachers that I've ever had. Her patient guidance on this path will be unforgettable. The wisdom classes that she taught were a true gift, and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to study under her. The program that she has created really allowed me to venture deep within my consciousness. She created a loving and supportive space to help me shed the layers of myself that no longer serve me, and to shine my light brighter. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking to reconnect with their hearts, their bodies, and the earth. Thank you."

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