Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training
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Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training
We invite you to join us for your 15 Day Intensive Immersion ~ Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training at the amazing Blue Spirit Centre ~ nestled in Nosara, Costa Rica!
Accredited with Yoga Alliance, the Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training program certifies graduates as 200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teachers.
Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training | Program Guide
The following is your guide to the Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training Program. You will find detailed information to help you make an informed decision.
Location | Blue Spirit
Your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training takes place at the amazing Blue Spirit Centre! Beautiful, fun and healthy, Blue Spirit is considered a must-see Wellness & Yoga destination.
Blue Spirit provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge – it offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches, supporting your retreats, workshops, and trainings to be a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.
Blue Spirit is located in one of the world’s Blue Zones which inspired the name Blue Spirit. While visiting Blue Spirit, you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy, because of the rich subtropical environment, and the cultural lifestyle.
Learn more about the Centre, and it’s amenities.
Your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training will be filled with exciting challenges each day.
Please be prepared to focus your energy on the training. Ensure you are well rested each evening in preparation for the early morning start time.
Remember, this is an Intensive Immersion ~ it’s hard work, but wonderful work!
“On Day 1 of the Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training, what time will I be expected to arrive?”
All Students must be on-site by 4:00pm. As the drive is approximately 2.5 Hours from Liberia International, please ensure your flight arrives no later than 12:30pm on Day 1 of the Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training.
If you opt to arrive early, you are welcome to contact Blue Spirit, as they would be happy to accommodate you early if space is available and if the cost is suitable to you.
Program Fees | Payment Dates | Refund Policy
$125 Canadian Dollars
$4,500 Canadian Dollars
Program Fees Include: double|shared accommodation with shared bath, meals, program tuition, all course materials, certificate & documentation administration for graduation, (due to space limitations, there is no Single Occupancy option)
$1,800 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 3 days after official acceptance issued via email
$2,700 Canadian Dollars
due & payable 35 days prior to start date of program
(processed to credit card on file)
* airfare & land transport is not included in Fees
* all Fees are subject to 5% Canadian, Goods & Services Tax
* all Fees are listed & payable in Canadian Dollars Convert Your Currency
Please review the full policy to ensure you understand our commitment as well as yours. We don’t believe in “fine print”!
“What will the Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training cost?”
The additional expense you will incur will be for Airfare. If you are arriving by another means of transport (example: driving), you will also incur the expense related to that. As students are coming from all over the globe, the costs for these will be relative to where you are coming from.
“Do I have to stay on-site and utilize the accommodations and meals?”
This is an Intensive, Immersion program, and the very nature of it requires that all students are fully immersed. Students are required to “live” on-site for the duration of the Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training.
“Why do you request a Deposit for the Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training?”
The Deposit is a payment that is required by students who are prepared to commit to the program. Once the Deposit is received, and long before the full fees are paid, we plan, prepare and incur costs associated for that student, in full anticipation of them attending the program.
Curriculum | Course Materials | Admission Requirements
Our Need to Know section goes through each of these items in detail as they relate to your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training. It is important that each prospective student review the details.
For the Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training, course materials will be delivered to you (via courier) before the program begins.
Number of Students Per Session
Your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training program will be capped at 18 Students!
It is small enough to ensure an intimate environment and large enough to ensure a dynamic, engaging and holistic experience.
Your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training is more than simply “learning to teach yoga.” The program is designed to show our COMMITMENT to you as you entrust us with your journey.
View the Unique Benefits of our programming.
Meet Your Teachers
Your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training Teachers are committed to Your Success, Your Experience and helping You to learn to Live Your Yoga!
Review the most Common Questions we receive about our Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training. They will likely answer many questions you may have.
faqs costa rica
Yes, your accommodations & meals are included in your Program Fees.
YES | All students will complete 1 Practicum (teaching a full class), 2 Multiple Choice Quizzes, 1 Final Written Exam ~ totalling 150 Marks.
No. | In order to successfully graduate from any Training program we offer, you must successfully meet the graduation criteria. Unfortunately, it serves no purpose for us to simply pass students who are not ready or able to teach. It is unfair to you, to the public you may teach and to the integrity of our programming.
At the beginning of reach program (during Orientation) the criteria will be clearly laid out as to the requirements for successful graduation.
It is our aim & commitment to ensure Students leave our programs ready. If the rare case this does not happen, the Student will not be certified to teach.
The policy for Tipping & Gratuities is listed on this page below the Packing List. Please Review.
The ONLY location that has space & allows for this is the Kalani (Hawaii) Training, as they have a large facility, & your family/friends can stay on-site in a different area from you. There is NO reduction in cost if you opt to stay in their room. The full price applies to you as the student as we book our set area based on specific numbers. You can be in touch with Kalani directly to book these additions if you choose.
At all other locations there is no allowance for this due to space limitations. If you truly want them to come along, they would have to pay the full amount of a registered student or join the program as they would be taking up that space that another could attend.
We suggest that this is a time for YOU! It is intensive program and there is little or no time to spend with people outside your peer group.
We suggest that you extend your stay, or arrive early if you would like to take part in other activities. During Yoga Teacher Training there is no allotted time to experience the local area.
We suggest that everyone arrive with ample funds upon arrival or withdraw funds at the airport on arrival. Often times the Bank Machines in local areas are not easily accessible, and there is no guarantee that if you are in urgent need you will be able to get to one quickly.
Early October is the rainiest part of the year. Of course, we can never guarantee what Mother Nature will do.
This is the jungle – there are bugs, and at AmaTierra they do not use any chemicals or sprays ~ only natural solutions. They use essential oils and natural remedies to keep the bugs at bay. BRING YOUR BUG SPRAY ~ Bugs like everyone on a different level
No. Their structures have been engineered in such a way that they do not require a/c.
Yes, with advance notice at the time of registration, we will try to arrange to have appropriate meals prepared for you.
The Chef on-site will advise what they are able to do and will try their best to accommodate requests. We cannot guarantee all requests, but we always try our best.
When applying, please provide detailed information about your specific dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) when registering. Dietary requests around medical issues are always priority.
Vaccinations are not mandatory, but some students do opt to have the following vaccinations a minimum of 6 weeks before the training. It is your choice and we have not experienced any issues with contamination in the past. It is best to speak to your doctor about what is best for you.
CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.
Laundry is available ~ this is an additional cost to the student & is not included in fees.
All students are required to indicate sleeping behaviours or irregular patterns (example: restless sleepers, snoring etc.) when completing the application form.
We do our best to accommodate sleeping behaviours that match or compliment one other in order to ensure you have a good nights sleep, every night. We ask that all students bring along earplugs and eye patches for sleeping.
Wi-Fi access is available & complimentary, but limited to certain areas and the connection tends to be slow – any connection that is utilized is meant solely for quick email checks, and not live streaming or downloads. Skype will not be accessible with these connections.
Cellular Service is available depending on your service provider.
During the training sessions NO electronic devices will be allowed for use. There is little time to use services outside of the program, so be mindful of what you really need to bring along. When in classes, we want you to “let go” and be present!
We ask that you ensure you have a data or calling plan on your phone if you need to be in touch with family and friends.
Yes, please bring along your yoga mat.
No, absolutely not! Anyone wishing to delve deeper into their practice is welcome to join us. The skills and tools we learn in the program can be applied to many aspects of life… Yoga does not just happen on the mat – it happens in every moment!
We are a Canadian Company and as such are governed by the tax laws of Canada. Regardless of where the program is, we are required, by law, to charge the Goods & Services Tax as this program is considered a service.
Absolutely! The water is filtered and safe to consume. Water is available to you all-day and we suggest you bring along a re-usable (NOT GLASS, and preferably not plastic) water bottle to re-fill through-out the day.
Coffee is available to everyone at breakfast. Water and tea is available throughout the balance of the day.
Coffee is served every morning at breakfast. After breakfast, both water and tea are available throughout the day.
Our Program Fees posted by program include everything listed.
All the locations of our abroad program (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF EUROPE & ASIA) have the same power as the United States: 110 volt, 60 cycle electricity. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat type outside of North America, so American or Canadian travelers will not typically need a converter or adaptor, however many outlets may only be 2 pronged so you may need an adaptor for any 3 pronged items you are bringing, particularly laptops.
If you are uncertain, please check with this Global Listing.
Yes, this is first program that all prospective teachers attend. There are opportunities for teachers to continue on with advanced programming thereafter.
When you complete our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program you will be certified to teach Hatha & Vinyasa Classes. Specific programs such as Yin or Restorative are continuing education programs that you will take after this initial training, if you choose to do so.
Yoga knows no age and it is never too late or too early to start. All students must be a minimum of 18 Years of age to take the program, but from there on everyone is welcome in our program.
If it is any inspiration, our oldest graduate (Khatun, December 2012) was in her late 70’s!
Everyone is new to Yoga each and everyday. There is no perfection in Yoga, so everyone is welcome at the level they are at. In the program, we all start from the beginning, together!
Absolutely! Rest-assured that our program is not just a cookie-cutter program designed to get students in & out the door as quickly as we can. Our focus is you, the student, and the student becoming the teacher. Your teaching will be a direct reflection of our program and our intention is based on providing you with all the tools you need to succeed. We will have failed our students if we have provided them with anything less.
We welcome students from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Due to the intensity of the program, we require all students be fluent in the English language (reading, writing & speaking).
No, for this program you will receive an official receipt for all payments received, however you will not receive a T2202 slip at the end of the year. Based on our current tuition structure, we are not required to be registered with PCTIA and therefore do not provide the T2202 slips.
The official receipt we provide can be used for income tax purposes against your income earned. Should you need to apply for a BC Student Loan, PCTIA programs are the only ones that can offer that additional benefit.
We ask that all students do their best to refrain from alcohol and drug use during the program. Prescription medication is acceptable assuming it is not being used recreationally.
Smoking is acceptable, but only in the designated areas. If you are a smoker, please ensure you list it on the application.
NOTE: Some of our Locations are NON-SMOKING Facilities. Suncokret, Croatia & Te Moata, New Zealand are NON-SMOKING facilities.
All that being said, when possible, we will provide some local wine during your graduation celebration for students who would like to enjoy a glass!
Travelling to your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training is not complicated.
Once we are within 8 weeks of the program we will ask you to confirm all your flight details. We will then assign you to a shuttle time ~ the shuttle will meet you at the Airport and take you to your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training! When considering flight options, please ensure your flight does not arrive later than 1:00pm on Day 1 of Program.
If you would like to arrive a few days earlier, you can book reservations for the extra days directly with Blue Spirit by emailing them.
Your departing flight should be scheduled for after 1:00pm on Departure Day.
If you are driving yourself to the Center, please view the detailed directions.
Please DO NOT book flights for your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training until you receive the travel confirmation notice from our Group Leader.
Booking Your Shuttle with Blue Spirit? Need to Know
IF YOU BOOK YOUR SHUTTLE THROUGH BLUE SPIRIT:
Approximate cost is $65 USD one-way.
You are required to be at Blue Spirit by 4pm on Day 1.
Upon arrival there will be a person to greet you and guide you to your shuttle. Blue Spirit has multiple shuttles picking participants up at the Liberia Airport on Saturdays ONLY from 12-4pm and then 7-8:30pm and they will depart as they fill.
Once you have retrieved your baggage and passed customs, your shuttle organizer will be waiting outside the only terminal exit at LIR. The organizer will be wearing a Blue Spirit T-shirt and will greet you with a sign that says BLUE SPIRIT. There are many taxi drivers who will do their best to persuade you to use their services, but please resist and the organizer will guide you to the BLUE SPIRIT shuttle.
You shouldn’t have any problems finding the shuttle organizer, but in case you have any difficulty, please call Blue Spirit at their local number: 2656.8300. They will assist you in any matter.
If your flight is delayed, rescheduled, or you miss a connection please contact Blue Spirit at 646.833.3410; this is a US number where you can reach Blue Spirit. If you have any issues while you are in Costa Rica please contact them at their local number 2656.8300. Blue Spirit has all your flight information and will be tracking flights, so they are also keeping track of delays.
For your departure, there are several group shuttle services departing Blue Spirit between 4:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. You should plan to be at the airport two hours before your flight departs.
Please note: The exit tax which you pay upon departure from Costa Rica is $29 USD.
Please be aware of the following:
- When you arrive you should allow 45 minutes to an hour to go through immigration, customs and baggage claim.
- The shuttle will depart when it is full, you may need to wait a few minutes until that time.
- Once you make your shuttle reservation; Blue Spirit will have your flight details, and if your flight is delayed there will still be a shuttle waiting for you at the airport.
- The ride from Liberia Airport is about 2.5 hours to Blue Spirit.
Ready To Apply?
When you are ready to make the commitment to join us for the Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training, please follow these steps:
STEP 1: Apply On-Line
STEP 2: Await Confirmation of Acceptance (via email within 3 days)
STEP 3: Our Team Leader will Guide You Through the Balance
Ready to Apply? Apply for Your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training
Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training | Practical Items
What To Bring
When you travel for your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training, pack smart!
Costa Rica Packing List
* laundry service is available at an additional cost
* comfortable, loose clothing for teacher training sessions (nothing fancy required)
* yoga mat * bug spray & after-bite solution
* power adapter as needed
* good walking shoes | sandals
* beach towel
* small, thin blanket for meditation
* swimsuit * sleeping eye patch
* earplugs (highly suggested – we cannot cure a snoring room-mate)
* lightweight rain poncho (just in case)
* alarm clock
* copy of travel insurance
* passport & visa (if required based on your citizenship)
* flashlight & batteries (absolutely mandatory – you will need this in the evenings as it gets dark by 6pm)
* 1 book reading light that you can attach to reading materials in the evening (see sample image) NOTE: this is DIFFERENT from the flashlight requirement)
* long sleeve shirts for evenings / short sleeve for day-time
* long & short pants * money (US Dollars & Costa Rican Colones) | ATM is NOT easily accessible
* water bottle (NO GLASS BOTTLES – BPA Free Bottles or Stainless Steel Only)
* travel first aid kit
* sweatshirt or light coat for colder evenings
* writing instruments & notepad (please have at least 3 or 4 writing instruments as you are writing each and every day)
* electronic devices BUT these are not allowed for use during teacher training sessions at any time
* energy or protein bars (optional, but suggested)
* hand towel for your yoga mat (optional, but suggested, especially in warmer climates)
* Vitamin C, Zinc & Electrolytes (optional, but suggested when travelling long distances via air ~ it also helps when alcohol is not consumed during travel, and you stay hydrated along the way)
Tipping | Gratuity
It is the efforts of the Costa Rican local staff that makes your stay pleasant and safe. They are responsible for cleaning your room, preparing and serving your food, maintaining the grounds and facility, and general security.
Blue Spirit adds a per person discretionary charge of $60 USD to your room bill for staff tips – which are distributed equally to all of our Costa Rican staff. This is only a suggested amount that you may change this on deaprture to whatever you feel most appropriate.
The Wonders of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a country located in Central America and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country, and it has not had an army since the year 1949.
Although the country is small and it covers only .03% of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters 5% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. 25% of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory.
Learn more about Blue Spirit and the services and amenities they offer. If you plan to extend your stay after your Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training, the Centre can assist with tour packages and logistics.