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Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Latin America

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, 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 simple, 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.

Note: BookYogaTeacher Training offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you to alter your booking with the same organizer or with a different organizer.



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 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, 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$1,550

Yoga Styles: Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga

Accredited Certificate: Yoga Alliance



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

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

Located right on Lake Atitlan, the Mystical Yoga Farm offers a serene landscape, surrounded by volcanos, lush greenery, and healing waters.

You’ll be part of a self-directed spiritual community that is focused on self-sustainability, growing fresh organic food, as well as growing healthy yogis, yoga teachers, and healing practitioners.

Accessible only by boat, this is an eco-rustic retreat center that is off the grid. You may choose among a variety of accommodation, including private rooms, private cabins, camping, floating boathouse, and shared dormitories.

During this yoga teacher course, you’ll learn the art of teaching, yoga sutras, yoga anatomy, and much more. You’ll wake up with the sun and experience the beauty and serenity of the magical setting. Guided group meditation starts at 6 a.m. and is followed by an asana class that includes pranayama, yoga posture, and relaxation.

In the afternoon, you’ll join an art of teaching workshop, as well as lectures, discussions, and activities that cover yoga philosophy, yoga theory, yogic living, yoga anatomy, and yogic healing.

After dinner, the day ends with Satsang (wise gathering) to contemplate and reflect on their sadhana (spiritual practice) of the day.

After completing the course, you’ll be able to teach two styles: Vinyasa and Hatha, and you’ll be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

The package includes three vegetarian meals each day, prepared from the bounty for the on-site vegetable garden and the local farmers of the neighboring villages.

In your free time, you can swim in the lake, go on volcano hikes, visit the local villages, or even engage in coffee picking.

The closest airport is La Aurora International Airport (GUA). There’s a direct boat that can take you directly to the farm.


Program: 200-hour

Length: 21 days / 20 nights

Price: from US$3,600

Yoga Styles: Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Ayurveda, Sivananda & Hatha Yoga

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$3,397

Yoga Styles: Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga

Accredited Certificate: Yoga Alliance



14 Days Authentic 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Boquete, Panama

14 Days Authentic 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Boquete, Chiriquí

Located in the western highlands of Panama at 1,200 meters above sea level, the valley of Boquete is nestled amongst the country’s most mountainous regions. Its location ensures a sunny cool mountain climate, comfortable all year round (with temperatures around 16-28C).

You’ll be staying at San Miguel Boutique Cabañas, a charming hotel surrounded by lush gardens. Each cabin has three bedrooms, a kitchen, a breakfast bar, a living room, hot water, and Wi-Fi.

During this yoga teacher training course, take your practice to the next level by immersing yourself in the journey of yoga. Suitable for all levels of yogis, this program will create a beautiful shift in your life.

You’ll study the physical aspects of a yoga practice such as alignment, adjustments, transitions, peak pose sequencing class design, and anatomy, as well as explore the spiritual aspects of yoga and discuss ancient yoga philosophy empowering you to find your path and truth.

The primary foundation of the course is Vinyasa Flow, but you are encouraged to create unique classes that support your authentic voice and style.

Included in the package are two excursions: a waterfall hike and a natural hot spring water blessing.

This retreat is self-catered. Private delivery services are available upon request. Students may use the fully equipped kitchen on-site and shop at the nearby grocery stores or eat at the many restaurants in the area.

In your free time, you can enjoy various outdoor activities, including water river rafting, rock climbing, zip-lining, or hiking. You can also join a coffee tour or go island hopping.

Kindly book your flight to Enrique Malek International Airport (DAV). The airport transfer is available for an additional fee.


Program: 200-hour

Length: 14 days / 13 nights

Price: from US$2,698

Yoga Styles: Vinyasa Yoga

Accredited Certificate: Yoga Alliance



42 Day 300-Hour Tantra Yoga Shamanism Teacher Training in Pichincha, Ecuador

42 Day 300-Hour Tantra Yoga Shamanism Teacher Training in Pichincha

Just 45 min away from Quito, and above Tumbaco village, Casa Kiliku is an artist’s space, and each house is constructed with eco-techniques. It’s an ashram where you will live in a community, share meals, and experience a unique way of living.

Accommodation will be in double or triple rooms, all equipped with a bathroom and hot shower. There’s also a common kitchen and eating space.

This 300-hour teaching training course is an intense transformational experience. You may discover the barriers and blockages, as well as unlock your potential to feel. You’ll learn, not only to share the yoga philosophy from the heart but also to work energetically in connection with others.

The course is focused on Kaula Tantra Yoga and will also explore shamanic practices, Tantric & shamanic rituals, and mantra chanting.

You’ll join daily yoga practices, morning meditation sessions, as well as study physiology, philosophy, yoga methodology, and more.

During the training, you’ll enjoy three vegetarian and locally sourced meals daily.

In your free time, you can explore the surrounding mountainside, take a day trip to a hot spring, hike, or visit a market.

The closest airport is Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). The airport transfer is not included in the price.


Program: 300-hour

Length: 42 days / 41 nights

Price: from US$2,982

Yoga Styles: Kundalini, Tantra, Kama Yoga, & more

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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