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500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Panama

You've arrived here for a reason. Something inside is asking to awaken. Now is the time to develop your unique gifts; nourish your body, mind, and soul, and be a force for positive change in the world through yoga. Say yes! Yes to learning, practicing, sharing, finding your edge, going beyond it, and inspiring others to join you on this magical path. Claim your spot on this powerful and transformational journey! This is the beginning of your adventure of a life infused with Hatha, meditation, mantra, Ayurveda, and dance, this YTT is one of the most comprehensive programs worldwide.

Meet the instructors

Brianna & Mimi
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  • 2 daily yoga asana classes
  • Course material and student playbook
  • Daily meditation and pranayama and Mantra chanting
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Fresh drinking water and herbal teas
  • 3 delicious and healthy meals daily
  • 56 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


42 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: 6-12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (US$20 per person)
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Concierge desk
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Outdoor shower

During this training, you will be staying at Bird Island Bungalows, a sanctuary that seeks to offer guests an experience of rest and transformation. Hidden away between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Panama, Bird Island Bungalows is surrounded by natural beauty and tucked away from the hustle and bustle. The calm, serene environment and proximity to the ocean invite students to refresh their bodies and relax their minds, whilst being free from any external disturbances.

This beautiful property is meticulously designed to embrace you into the enchanting bounty, beauty, and bliss of Panama. Each room is unique with its very own handcrafted decor and windows that open up to the inviting, fresh ocean breeze. The daily practice takes place in a beautiful open-air yoga shala constructed with stunning views of the ocean and a refreshing sea breeze.

After practice, take a dip in the ocean just minutes away from the shala. Enjoy breathtaking sunrises and sunsets every day in this tropical oasis and be surrounded by hidden waterfalls, hiking, surfing, and the quaint town of Panama. Bird Island Bungalows will embrace you with open arms and hold you while you experience this transformative journey.


Dedicate yourself to your practice in this transformative 500-hour registered yoga teacher training course in Panama with international yoga instructors, Brianna and Mimi. This thorough, yet rigorous course provides the best immersive yogic experience transforming you from beginner stages of practice to an advanced and refined practitioner by merging the 200 and 300-hour curriculum for your 500-hour RYT certification.

Well Daily is excited to take you to this magical land of breath-taking sunsets, vibrant food, beautiful beaches, tropical gardens, and much more. Brianna Persall, yoga instructor, Well Daily founder, and Mimi Adeogba, international yoga instructor, lifestyle coach, and podcaster, will be there to lead this transformative experience - one that will guide you to tap into the power of your deepest intuition and embodiment while soaking up sacred energies.


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


Some exposure to yoga through public classes or videos, with a minimum of two years of practice. Practice need not be consistent (for example one to three days a week). No prior teacher training certificate is required.

What will you learn in the course?

Well Daily + Swadhyaya Yoga School has designed courses in the most comprehensive and unique way, empowering you to stand apart as an inspired yoga teacher. The path of yoga is steeped in tradition and has been evolving and cultivating awareness and mindfulness practices among spiritual aspirants for millennia. The 500-hour training is comprised of taking the 200-hour and the 300-hour sequentially. The 200-hour curriculum establishes the postures for the students and introduces Sanskrit terms for each asana (beginner to intermediate instruction).

In addition, students are encouraged to understand and utilize Sanskrit terms, in addition to English terms, when referring to each posture. The 300-hour curriculum builds on your technical skills and helps you elevate your approach to teaching. The Hatha yoga modules accentuate yogic philosophy and understanding how to bring all eight limbs of your yoga practice to life while providing opportunities to learn and experience what it means to be an inspiring yoga instructor who helps bring true transformation to students' lives.

What does the syllabus include?

  • Yoga philosophy: Introduction to yogic lifestyle in modern times, historical evolution of yoga, paths of yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, introduction to Hatha yoga Pradipika
  • Anatomy and physiology of yoga: Therapeutic benefits of asana and pranayama, precautions, and contraindications on seven key organ systems of the human body
  • Asanas: Proper postural alignment, variations of different postures
  • Pranayama: Basic breathing practices
  • Yoga teaching methodology: Demonstration of asanas and their variations
  • Methodology: Classification, cueing, and sequencing of yoga asana, per traditional understanding based on Chakras
  • Adjustments of common misalignments, hands-on and verbal assistance techniques
  • Mantras, chanting, Mudras, Kriyas, and lesson planning
  • Yoga Nidra and meditation
  • Teaching practice: Testing and sharing your teaching skills with your co-teachers. (Module 3)
  • Career: Business of yoga, communication skills, and safety norms. (Module 3)


  • Expert yoga instructors: Highly experienced, internationally acclaimed yoga instructors empower you with diverse teaching skills.
  • Learn holistic business skills: Gain practical skills in; social media, branding, and marketing to create a purpose-driven brand that attracts your ideal client.
  • Cultural experiences: Immerse yourself in the exceptional wonders of Costa Rica and the ancient wisdom.
  • Vibrant food: Plant-based, organic, and locally grown to nourish the body, mind, and spirit.

The plan (daily schedule)

Great rising

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Herbal tea and Kriyas (cleansing)
  • 07:00 - 09:00 Pranayama, mantra chanting, and asana
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:45 Human anatomy, physiology, and yoga
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga philosophy


  • 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45 - 13:45 Library time/self-study
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Discussion, teaching methods, adjustments
  • 14:45 - 15:00 Break
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Pranayama and asana


  • 17:15 - 18:15 Meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner

The remainder of your evening can be used for self-study, rest, and rejuvenation. On some nights you will be partaking in special ceremonies such as sound baths, Temazcal, cacao, and moon ceremonies. While your days are relatively full from sunup to sundown, the daily schedule has amply apportioned free time for rest and self-study.

Classes are six days a week and Sundays are rest days, the perfect time to pamper yourself or take in the sights. If you would like some assistance, one of Well Daily’s staff will be happy to make suggestions and assist with arranging activities of your choice. The schedule may vary slightly.


Brianna Persall

Mimi Adeogba


This place is magical and will be your home for the next 57 days, where you will practice at Bird Island Bungalows, a tranquil haven nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach. It’s easy to see beyond the hype as soon as you arrive and feel the warmth of the coast, the people, and the culture.

You will spend each day close to the ocean, watching the mesmerizing sunsets, cooling off in the sea, and feeling the breeze in your hair. Commit to and explore self-inquiry, discipline, and tradition through the union and mastery of breath, meditation, and asana.


During this training, you will be served daily delicious and healthy meals as well as fresh drinking water and herbal teas. Fresh and local vegetarian food is prepared by loving hands in the on-site kitchen. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and tea are all included and will follow the yogic diet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Yogic
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)

Sundays are your days to explore the surrounding area. There will be excursions available to waterfalls, hikes, ancient sites, and shopping.

Spa treatments

For an additional cost, there are spa treatments available from experienced therapists.

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga asana classes
  • Daily meditation and pranayama and Mantra chanting
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Course material and student playbook
  • 56 nights accommodation
  • 3 delicious and healthy meals daily
  • Fresh drinking water and herbal teas
  • Local excursions (optional)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Juice and smoothie bar
  • Laundry services

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane from Panama City

The cost of a flight ticket is 100 - 135 USD, there are flights three times a day straight to the island within 50 minutes. You may then take a taxi from the international airport of Tocumen (around 25 USD, 35 minutes) or from the City (around 35 USD, 45-60 minutes) to the local airport, Albrook. The flight includes one 20-kilogram baggage.

Arrival by bus from Panama City

A daily overnight bus goes from Panama City Albrook Bus Terminal (35 minutes from the international airport at 25 USD, 45-60 minutes from the city at 35 USD).

  • Departure from Panama City Albrook Bus Terminal is 6 and 8 p.m.
  • Arrival in Almirante Bus Terminal is between 6 to 7:30 a.m.
  • Departure from Almirante Bus Terminal back to Panama City is 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Arrival by bus in Bocas Town to Drago Beach/Playa Drago

  • Local bus: 2.50 USD per person
  • Taxi: around 20 USD

More about the local bus: Drago local bus leaves from the park bus station across from Golden Grill Bistro (free Wi-Fi) and Government Building every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (around 35 minutes to Drago Beach, last bus stop).

Arrival by shuttle at Playa Drago, Yarisnori Restaurant

The venue is located in a private and gated area and taxis can unfortunately not access the road. The shuttle leaves three times a day from Drago Beach to the hotel. Please contact them in advance and let them know what shuttle you will be riding so they can reserve your spot. The shuttle leaves from Drago Beach to the hotel at:

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 p.m.

They will meet you at Yarisnori Restaurant (free Wi-Fi, nice views). They look forward to meeting you!

Please confirm these methods of travel with Well Daily as they may have changed, please send an inquiry.

Airport: Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport Airport transfer available: Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% 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.

Value for money
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57 days / 56 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants


Arrival: Saturday January 7, 2023
Departure: Saturday March 4, 2023

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