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17 Day 200-hour Alignment-Based Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Playa Negra, Guanacaste
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Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

This 200-hour foundational teacher training is an immersive experience for those wishing to either deepen their personal practice or to learn to effectively teach safe, powerful sequences designed to touch the lives of students both on and off of their mats. This training will teach you the art of Vinyasa Krama (wise progressive sequencing) taking into account kinesiology and energetics. You will learn to sequence both Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga style classes. Selena Garefino Yoga believes you can only teach who you are. This unique program will provide you with the tools to connect with your most authentic self, to walk your sva dharma (personal path) with courage and grace, and to truly live the teachings of yoga, both on and off of your mat.

Meet the instructors

Selena & Hali
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  • Sunset meditations
  • Morning sadhana on the beach
  • Ayurveda training to support your practice
  • Welcome package including Elena Brower's Practice You journal
  • A 3-course graduation dinner at a 5-star French restaurant
  • 3 daily fresh healthy meals and afternoon fruit smoothie
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • 16 nights accommodation


15 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 18 participants
Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
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At Cafe Playa Negra, enjoy your own private hotel room equipped with a mini fridge, safe, and bathroom with hot water. Enjoy the use of the terrace and pool 24 hours a day. You can use Wi-Fi at the cafe as well.

Through Playa Negra yoga, you can also book a private villa if you are looking for your own private home with a full kitchen, private bedroom(s), full bathroom with hot water, Wi-Fi, and safe. The villa is located conveniently behind the town studio location, only minutes walking distance from the beautiful beach. Located in the heart of town, you can choose to equip your villa with groceries for days you wish to cook at home or take a walk to one of the many great restaurants.



Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).


You will be able to perform or guide a student into various asana (postures). Additionally, for each posture, you will know the safety precautions, modifications, contraindications, the proper alignment of the pose, and will feel confident offering hands-on adjustments.

Pranayama and bandhas

You will effectively guide and practice various traditional pranayama exercises and effectively link movement with breath as well as understanding the bandhas and how to apply them in your own practice as well as your student's.


You should feel comfortable guiding a basic meditation practice and cultivating awareness and movement as meditation through a guided asana practice.


You will be familiar with the eight limbs of yoga and the ethical principles of yoga (the yamas and the niyamas). You will have a basic understanding of the history of modern yoga and you will be familiar with the classic yogic texts. Additionally, you will learn how to live a yogic lifestyle, taking your yoga off of your mats and into your day-to-day life.

Anatomy and physiology

You will be able to correctly identify the primary bones and muscles of the body. You will understand movement principles and how to prevent injury. You will also have a basic understanding of the yoga energetic body (the chakras, nadis, and koshas).

Teaching methodology

When you become a graduating teacher, you will feel comfortable leading a group, all-level class. You will be comfortable with sequencing, cueing, and leading. You will be able to guide students safely through a 60-minute alignment-based Vinyasa class.


You will grow your personal practice, develop your voice, and deepen your connection. You will learn to lead and support your fellow teachers and community members.

  • Notes: Small reading list of inexpensive books is required and those with injuries and health issues are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Selena Garefino

Hali Love


This training is held at the beautiful Playa Negra, Costa Rica, at Cafe Playa Negra hotel accommodation located right next door to the town studio and within a few minutes' walking distance to the beautiful beach of Playa Negra.



  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Beach
  • Café
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace


  • Free Wi-Fi


You will be served fresh, locally prepared meals to support your journey, as well as unlimited coffee and tea. Each afternoon you will be served a fresh-fruit smoothie. Additional snacks and meals are available for purchase. Want to choose your meals? You may order from the cafés Peruvian fusion menu at your own cost.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

This training is intensive. If you wish to explore Costa Rica, surf, snorkel, and more, Selena Garefino Yoga can book you a room before or after the training and assist you in planning your vacation. Massages are available for 60 USD per hour and can be booked upon arrival.

What's included

  • Airport transfers to and from Liberia International Airport (LIR)
  • 3 healthy meals per day and a fresh fruit smoothie, coffee, and tea
  • 3-course graduation dinner at 5-star restaurant
  • Welcome yogi package
  • Manual
  • Graduation certificate upon successful completion of all requirements
  • 16 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Credit card transaction fees
  • Required textbooks
  • Airfare to and from Liberia International Airport (LIR)
  • Notebooks for training
  • Massages and treatments
  • Additional meals and snacks

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Liberia International Airport (LIR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Selena Garefino Yoga will pick you up from the airport.

Group shuttle pick up is available at specific times.

Airport: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Airport transfer included: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 24% 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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