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21 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Awakening Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

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Join Vida Asana Founder Rosemarie Gonzalez Gainza and Alejandra Torres, along with Catalina Badilla for 3 weeks of immersive yoga training in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.

Highlights

  • Certification from Yoga Alliance
  • Comprehensive yoga instructor training
  • 25-hours of teaching methodology classes
  • 200-hour yoga teacher training session
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • Daily lunch and snack

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


21 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Accommodation

The rooms which are all with private bathroom are available for single, double, and triple occupancies.

Vida Asana Yoga Retreat Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training Program

Included is 200 hours of Yoga Alliance certified training, including anatomy, which is going to be taught by Adriana Leiva. Adriana has 14 years of experience as a yoga teacher, physical therapist, and massage therapist, as well as Philosophy, Alignment, and Methodology.

Rosemarie, has over 25 years of experience teaching yoga and she will guide us in daily meditation and pranayama classes, every morning for the 3 weeks. She is specialized in moving us from a place of fear to a place of pure LOVE.

Alejandra will be teaching most of the classes during this 3 weeks. But there is also another surprise guest and workshop, and this is Alejandra’s soul sister Catalina Badilla who has 14 years experience practicing yoga. She will offer a special divine feminine workshop, so we can have a better understanding of the woman cycles and blessing of having a womb. This information is for everyone.

This is a comprehensive yoga instructor training, designed in accordance with the 200-hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of this instructor training, you will be qualified in Vinyasa flow. Over a three weeks period, you will practice in the following areas:

Anatomy and physiology - 20 hours

Electives - 15 hours

Practicum - 10 hours

Teaching methodology - 25 hours

Techniques training or practice - 100 hours

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers - 30 hours This training starts with orientation, followed by a heart opening yoga class, and family style dinner.

Sample schedule:

6:00 - 8:00 Meditation and Pranayama

8:00 -10:00 Asana class. Depending on the day or week, we will work on, standing postures, forward folds, back bending, twists, hip openers, arm balances, and/or inversions.

10:00 Breakfast

11:15 – 13:15 Workshops on Philosophy, anatomy, methodology, or alignment

13:30 Lunch

15:00 - 17:00 Workshop

5pm – 7 pm Asana class

19:00 Dinner

Instructors

Rosemarie Gainza
Rosemarie Gonzales Gainza is a holistic health practitioner, a certified yoga teacher, and the founder and owner of the Vida Asana Retreat Center in Costa Rica. Her style of yoga combines principles of Ashtanga, Bikram, and Anusara yoga which is creating a strong, healthy, and happy flow.
Alejandra Torres
Alejandra is from San Jose, Costa Rica. She began practicing yoga at an early age and realized she wanted to dedicate her life to this discipline. Her foundations are Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Anusara yoga. Alejandra is a passionate teacher and she enjoys teaching in the beautiful coast of Costa Rica.
Catalina Badilla
Catalina is originally from the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Catalina found yoga after giving birth to her first child in 2003 which was, of course, a time of change in her life. Catalina masters types of yoga like Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga.

Location

Vida Asana is tucked away in the rainforest, less than a mile from the beach, and blends perfectly with the jungle environment of Playa Hermosa. This location allows you to enjoy some wide range of activities and to venture of the property.

Nearby places

  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) - 90 minutes
  • The beach towns of Jaco and Manuel Antonio, about 90 minutes south of San Jose (SJO) airport.

Food

During the retreat, you will have daily meals including lunch and snacks. The meals provided are true jungle gourmet, with an emphasis on fresh, organic, locally sourced fruits, and vegetables. Vida Asana also serves freshly caught fish on occasion. However, you will always have a great vegan entree available. If you have any dietary restrictions, please inform Vida Asana right away.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Paleo diet
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
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)

During your free time, you are granted lots of time to relax, blend in with nature, explore, or immerse yourself in the other activities Central Americas "adventure capital" has to offer. You may also be interested in waterfall hiking, paddle boarding, spiritual experiences, National Park tours, zip lining, rappelling, or horseback riding.

Spa treatments

Vida Asana offers a full compliment of spa treatments, Reiki treatments, Ayurvedic massages. facials, and wraps at an extra cost.

What's included

  • 3 weeks of 200-hour yoga teacher training session
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • Certification from Yoga Alliance
  • Daily meals including snacks during training

What's not included

  • Optional activities
  • Transfers to and from Vida Asana

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). The private travel from the airport to the retreat location is available for about 90 USD.

Arrival by bus

The bus which is a great option is very much recommended for you to reach the retreat location. The service costs only about 10 USD.

Arrival by shuttle

The shuttle service available to the retreat location costs for about 35 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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