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Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Latin America [2024]

by Cris Puscas

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Latin America has tons of splendid destinations to do your teach training.

Colombia boasts coastlines on both the North Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and is home to different ecosystems; Ecuador with its Pacific Ocean’s coastline, the world’s highest active volcano, and Galapagos Islands; Guatemala’s outstanding Mayan ruins and Lake Atitlan; Panama’s Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean coastlines and diverse national parks… To put it simply, you can choose among a wide variety of places to become a yoga instructor.

While not precisely defined, Latin America includes those countries in South, Central, and North America where Spanish or Portuguese is the official or common language.

With more than 20 countries to which the definition applies, there’s no shortage of outstanding yoga teacher training courses in the Americas to choose from.

You’ll find courses held close to the beaches or deep in the jungles, nestled among tropical gardens. In addition to working on your yoga practice, during your free time, you’ll also be able to surf, go horseback riding, hike, visit ancient sites, and more.

To help you narrow down the choices, we’ve selected the top yoga teacher training courses in some Latin American countries to consider for your next trip.

23-Day Transformative Self Journey Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours in Barranquilla, Colombia

23 Day Transformative Self Journey Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours in Barranquilla, Atlantico

This yoga teacher training course takes place in Barranquilla, where the Magdalena River connects with the Caribbean Sea. It is a beautiful city that boasts year-round sunshine.

You’ll be staying and studying at Akasha Yoga School, located in an area where nature and the sea complement each other. The villa has 8 rooms, a swimming pool, an outdoor shala, as well as study and relaxation areas.

During the 200-hour Hatha Vinyasa yoga teacher training course, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence needed to become a professional yoga teacher.

Suitable for all levels, the certification includes a complimentary Vedic Astrology course, a complete Thai Massage Workshop, and a Crystals and Frequencies workshop.

The program includes daily yoga classes and meditation sessions, sound therapy, Reiki sessions, theory, and practice.

Your days typically begin at 7 a.m. with meditation theory and practice, followed by morning yoga study and practice, and breakfast (9:30 a.m.). You’ll join more classes before you break for lunch (at 2 p.m.). In the afternoon, you’ll study teaching methodology. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by free time.

The package includes three daily vegetarian/vegan meals, snacks, and drinks (water, tea, and coffee).

Kindly book your flight to Barranquilla's Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ). The transfer is included in the price.


Program: 200-hour

Length: 23 days / 22 nights

Price: from US$1,760

Yoga Styles: Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga

Accredited Certificate: Yoga Alliance



23-Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala

21 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Santiago Atitlán, Sololá Department


Head to San Marcos La Laguna, the “capital of yoga of Central and South America” and train right on the shores of Lake Atitlán.

Surrounded by the healing powers of nature, you’ll go through embark on a transformative journey towards becoming a yoga teacher. 

You’ll be staying at Shamana Atitlan, where you can choose between spacious private single rooms with bathroom and shower en-suite and small single rooms with a shared bathroom.

During this course, you’ll have the unique opportunity to discover your life’s purpose and meaning while experiencing the true inner transformation of the body, mind, and heart.

You’ll learn, explore, and practice multiple yoga styles, delve into history and philosophy, study yogic and Western anatomy, alignment and adjustments, Ayurveda, healing arts, and more.

You’ll also learn the art of teaching yoga, including sequencing, hands-on adjustments, verbal cues, and assists.

Start your days at 6:30 a.m. with a yoga & meditation practice, followed by breakfast and classes. You’ll take a break to enjoy lunch and take a rest. You’ll join more classes before dinner and end the day with an evening activity.

You’ll also partake in weekly Kirtans (devotional singing), fire ceremonies, and mantra chanting. 

When you’re off the mat, you can enjoy swimming in the lake, do some sightseeing or visit local markets. There’s also an opportunity for you to assist a local NGO in their program for a local indigenous community.

This package includes three daily Ayurvedic meals, except lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. You can take this time to explore local restaurants in the area.

The nearest airport is Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport (GOA). The shared transfer to the ashram is included in this package. 


Program: 200-hour

Length: 23 days / 22 nights

Price: from US$2,999

Yoga Styles:  Kriya, Nidra, Hatha, Bhakti, Karma, & Jnana

Accredited Certificate: Yoga Alliance




21-Day 200-hr Transformational Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

21 Day 200-hr Transformational Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Located in Tzununá, in the breathtaking surroundings of Lake Atitlán, Doron Yoga & Zen Center is eco-friendly and designed for utter relaxation.

You may choose between sleeping in a private room with an en-suite bathroom, a deck with hammocks, and a lake view, and spacious dormitories with a shared bathroom area. The center also has two yoga shalas with stunning views and offers free Wi-Fi access.

The program is life-changing and offers a holistic approach to yoga and life, blending meditation, pranayama, asana, and nutrition.

Your day starts at 6 a.m. with pranayama and meditation and is followed by asana practice and breakfast (9 a.m.). You’ll then join various workshops that focus on philosophy, anatomy, ethics, and more. Lunch is at 1 p.m. and afterward, you’ll enjoy a break (free time). In the afternoon, there’ll be more classes, including teaching practice. Dinner is served at 7 p.m.

The package includes three vegetarian/vegan meals each day, as well as detox juices, water, tea, and coffee, using produce mainly from the organizer’s organic garden. The rest of the produce comes from local farmers.

In your free time, you can swim, kayak, hike, visit the nearby villages, or take a boat to explore other villages around the lake.

Kindly book your flight to La Aurora International Airport (GUA). Airport transfer is offered for an additional fee.


Program: 200-hour

Length: 21 days / 20 nights

Price: from US$3,900

Yoga Styles: Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga

Accredited Certificate: Yoga Alliance


18-Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

18 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Uvita, Puntarenas

Embark on an inward journey to discover your highest self and true purpose through ancient yoga teachings, introspection, and self-love. Dig deep, connect to your inner light, paint, play, laugh, cry, and love.

Upon completion, you may register with Yoga Alliance.

On campus, you’ll be staying at Hospedaje El Bosquecito, located on a quiet section of the main road of Uvita, beside a small creek and forest. All rooms have full bathrooms and splendid views of the jungle.

Another option is to stay at the off-campus accommodation, Casa Nativos, near a waterfall, just off the main road.


Your day starts with meditation and pranayama, followed by a yoga class and breakfast. Then you’ll practice yoga sutras and attend an asana workshop. After lunch, you’ll join an anatomy and teaching methodology class, and you’ll also practice teaching. The day ends with dinner.

The package also includes a variety of eco hikes, river swimming and meditation, waterfall adventures, and a visit to the bamboo forest.

All meals are included, as well as water, tea, coffee, and detox drinks. The meals cater to a variety of dietary requirements.

Make sure to book your flight to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). The airport transfer is available for an additional cost.

Program: 200-hour

Length: 18 days / 17 nights

Price: from US$3,199

Yoga Styles: Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Hatha, Kundalini, Iyengar, Nidra & Acro

Accredited Certificate: Yoga Alliance


»Read more: Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Costa Rica




14 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Ayurvedic Self-Care Routines in the Amazon

14 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Ayurvedic Self-Care Routines in the Amazon

Set in the mystifying Amazon rainforest of Peru, this yoga teacher training will enable you to deepen your yoga practice and instill in you the confidence and inspiration to become a knowledgeable yoga teacher.

This program focuses on integral Vinyasa, Yin, and Karma yoga, with teachings that encompass mind-cleansing and detoxification techniques. With the in-depth classes, you’ll find your unique yoga teaching style and be able to plan and guide Asana postural practices to your students of various levels. Upon successfully completing the program, you’ll be eligible to register for Yoga Alliance. 

During your 13-night stay, you’ll be housed in the Kantu Garden Lodge in the stunning location of Moyobamba where nature and other relaxing spots surround your day-to-day activities. 

This well-rounded course includes 3 daily vegan and vegetarian meals, with other dietary options available for request. Airport transfers from Cad. FAP Guillermo del Castillo Paredes Airport (TPP) is also included.


Program: 200-hour

Length: 14 days / 13 nights

Price: from US$1,945

Yoga Styles: Yin, Vinyasa, Tantra, Hatha, and, Karma

Accredited Certificate: Yoga Alliance


Photo credit: La Vida Veda

*All prices are valid at the time of publication and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change without notice.

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