The teacher certification program is your path to self-discovery and authentic living from the heart, the very essence of sharing your gifts as a yoga teacher. Offering a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of teaching basic and intermediate yoga, the intensive program welcomes you to the tropical Costa Rican rainforest, where lush jungle and vibrant wildlife synchronize with your journey into the depths of yoga practice, fulfilling your dream of becoming a yoga teacher.
Jungle hikes, beach adventures & breath taking summer sunsets that will live in your heart forever!
Teacher trainees will stay and practice at the beautiful Doce Lunas hotel. It is nestled within the jungle, in a quiet neighborhood of the quaint, yet vibrant beach town of Jaco, on Costa Rica’s central Pacific Coast.
Doce Lunas is unique among Costa Rica hotels, having five acres of jungle gardens. It provides luxury lodging at the base of a jungle-covered mountain, with plenty of spaces to relax and unwind, and only a few minutes away from beautiful south Jaco beach.
Accommodation offers comfortable and restful rooms, air-conditioning, cable television, en-suite bathrooms with large hot water bathtubs, room service, daily maid service and affordable laundry service, and linen. Moreover, there is a spectacular waterfall cave mosaic swimming pool.
The hotel also has a state-of-the-art conference center, and a light and airy yoga studio with hardwood floors, full length wall mirrors, and views of the gardens.
The Boruca bar, decorated with Indian festival masks, offers fine liquors from around the world and a selection of national and import beers. The open air lounge area features a projection TV, board games, a dartboard, and a poker table.
Macaws, toucans, white-faced monkeys, and pisotes are regular visitors of this secluded and quiet hotel.
Become a certified yoga teacher, deepen your practice, and experience yourself transform in beautiful Costa Rica. The mindful Vinyasa approach to asana creates an intimate connection to breath and energy, guiding you through a deep exploration of self, allowing you to find your own voice to create and teach intelligently sequenced classes and workshops.
Cultivating personal wisdom and self love will create a strong foundation for powerful and safe classes. Threading the core teachings of yoga with elements of traditional Chinese medicine, Buddhist meditation, and physical anatomy, set within a stimulating and nurturing environment, will make teacher trainees gain a strong and purposeful understanding of how to begin their teaching path and grow their yoga career.
Explore asanas and modifications to best benefit the practitioner, including the use of props
Master how to make verbal cues and safe and smart hands-on adjustments
A unique offering must come from each individual
Work with the energetic quality of the classroom
Learn how to sequence a mindful and balanced practice
You will be introduced to stillness, loving kindness, concentration, and the structure of a dharma talk
A strong emphasis is made on the mindfulness of the breath. The breath movement is the body movement
Hold a safe place for your students
Understand key components of Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Restorative, and apply them to practicums
Learn the mindful and spacious Vinyasa yoga sequence designed by Anabel Miranda. It includes a setting of an intention at the beginning of the practice, pranayama, modified sun salutations, standing postures, seated postures, twists, hip openers, and inversions. The practice moves at a soft pace with a strong energetic flow, with influences of Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Chi Kung
This yoga teacher training takes place in Jaco, Costa Rica. Offering a wide range of amenities, restaurants, and nightlife activities, the bustling beach town of Playa Jaco is the most popular vacation destination in Costa Rica's central Pacific region.
Jaco beach itself is about five kilometers long. The valley is ringed by beautiful jungle-covered mountains that rise 300 meters from the sea. The Playa Jaco hotel's location makes it a good base for exploring the coast, with its spectacular beaches, wildlife, and dramatic biodiversity.
You will delight in fresh and organic (when available) local ingredients. Vegan, vegetarian, and raw breakfast and lunch is served every day of the training. Drinking water, tea, and coffee will always be available, as well.
Hotel Doce Lunas offers all the amenities expected of four-star hotels, including a gourmet restaurant, Eclipse, serving international fusion cuisine with the freshest local ingredients.
There are several varieties of fruit trees, including mango, banana, cas fruit, manzana de agua, coconut, and star fruit. When they are in season, you will find them in salads and in the homemade ice cream at the hotel's restaurant. You can also just pick them right off the tree. Star fruit, also called "carambola", is a local favorite.
There are lots of activities near the hotel, which can be arranged for you by the bilingual staff. They include sport fishing, surfing, wildlife tours, live music and dancing, and occasional concerts by major international stars on the hotel grounds.
Hotel Doce Lunas has a full spa and a beauty salon for massage and treatments. At Equilibrium spa, their goal is to promote the total rejuvenation of mind, body, and spirit. They also have facilities for guest therapists who practice acupuncture, energy work, Reiki, and other alternative therapies.
Enjoy the afterglow of this invigorating, deeply cleansing exfoliant. Let the minerals and organic essential oils detoxify and relax your muscles, stimulating your body, mind, and spirit.
This is a moisturizing and refreshing Caribbean beach sand facial exfoliant. It smoothes and refreshes your skin, removing the old and nurturing the new.
The facial begins with a cleansing and a gentle enzyme exfoliant. A nutrient-rich facial mud mask infused with jojoba, sweet almonds, sesame oil, vitamin E, cucumber, and aloe vera is applied. It hydrates, revitalizes, and frees your skin from impurities, while reducing the signs of aging. It is great for skin that’s been dried out by chlorine, salt water or sun exposure. A foot massage is included, which will ease your mind and body.
This therapeutic deep reaching muscle massage works out sore spots, relieves chronic pain, and improves circulation while it eases tension and stretch.
Basalt lava stones are heated and applied to the body. A penetrating deep heat therapy is followed by a relaxing deep tissue massage. It is great for mind and body wellness.
Treat your fingers and toes!
Arouse your senses with the vibration of this organic Costa Rican coffee-based exfoliant. Coffee has a lipolytic (fat-reducing) action and stimulates microcirculation, increasing lymphatic drainage and the elimination of toxic deposits (cellulite).
It is a full body massage designed to ease tension, relieve stress, and promote a general state of well being, combining traditional techniques.
Please book your flight to arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). You should arrive by 10:00 a.m. the latest, to arrange transportation to Jaco, or arrive the day before and stay the night in San Jose (optional). On departure, schedule your flight at 2:00 p.m. the earliest, to allow for transit time and early check-in requirements.