25-Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica on the Caribbean Coast - July 2017

25-Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica on the Caribbean Coast - July 2017


  • Start Date: July 23, 2017
  • End Date: August 16, 2017
  • Price: $2,495


Find the Jungle, Sea and Deep Yogic Studies in the Magic of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Side.

The Caribe Yoga Academy’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a unique opportunity to earn your yoga teaching certificate in a gorgeous tropical setting over the course of 24 nights immersed in the wild jungles of Caribbean Costa Rica.  Explore the ancient practice and the modern science of yoga surrounded by nature.  Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys, drift to sleep with the sound of the sea.

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an introductory course to all things Yoga.

Have you had a dedicated yoga practice, but desire to move beyond the Asana?  Get familiar with the Eight Limbs, put yoga theory into practice, dip into sacred texts, and discover both subtle and gross anatomy for a more complete understanding of the yoga shapes and the depth of a lifestyle practice.

This package is the ultimate experience! Students will be staying in gorgeous jungle lodges that overlook the ocean. This course includes 2 vegetarian meals a day.  Taking on a yoga teacher training is a life changing experience, jump aboard!

Recognized by Yoga Alliance.

No one can compare with the price and quality combo of this program.

Transform your practice, transform your LIFE in the gorgeous, ocean view setting of the OM retreat center in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.  The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica offers a wild, natural setting for the sacred exploration of the wild, natural practice of yoga.  The staff is global and sets the standard for on-going self practice, self study and personal growth.



Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers many conveniences as an up-and-coming beach town that was once very off the beaten path.  Explore 14 kilometers of gorgeous and pristine Caribbean beaches, hike waterfalls, horseback ride, surf or spot the local wildlife on your days off.  This place is a nature lovers dream!  The retreat center is located close enough to town to walk to all conveniences, yet tucked away in a quiet jungle corner to support deep and sacred study.

Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge is a sacred haven three blocks away from the bustle of Puerto Viejo town Center.  Enjoy gorgeous ocean views, open air patios and live in close proximity with the creatures and sounds of nature, but close enough to have all the amenities within reach!

THINGS TO DO:  Puerto Viejo is full of fun adventures and explorations for your free time!  Try a surf class, pop into the spa for a massage or Reiki, go horseback riding, take a bike cruise or simply beach hop on the 14 kilometers of tropical beach.  We’re here to help you find the perfect adventure when you’re not immersed in study

HOW TO GET THERE:  Puerto Viejo is a 4.5 hour bus or shuttle ride from the San Jose (Alajuela) airport.  From town center a taxi can bring you with your luggage three blocks back and up the jungle hill to our cozy jungle lodge training home.

WHAT TO BRING:  Please only bring environmentally friendly bath products as we want to do our part in supporting the earth!

  • Yoga Clothes
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun Block
  • Bug Repellent
  • Flash Light
  • Toiletries
  • hiking boots or sneakers
  • sandals
  • bathing suit
  • camera
  • Warm attire for cooler evenings
  • light attire for very hot and humid days


  • Shared Accommodation for 24 nights in Cashew Hill Jungle Lodges
  • Daily Vegetarian Breakfast
  • Daily Vegetarian Lunch
  • Opening Welcome Dinner
  • Your Yoga Alliance recognized certificate upon successful completion of the course
  • Course Manual & Workbook
  • High Quality Instruction and direct contact with staff and support staff
  • Waterfall Hike

Aside from 24 nights of shared accommodation in close-to-nature jungle lodges, students receive mouth watering vegetarian breakfasts and lunches served daily. Gluten free and vegan options are available by special request.

As much of the food as possible is sourced from on-site organic gardens and locally from the community.  This is truly a labor of love that can be seen...and tasted with each serving!  Often one of the HIGHLIGHTS of manytired students' experience!


  • A TYPICAL DAY will look something like this:
  • 6:30 to 8:30a.m. - Sadhana
  • 8:30a.m. - Breakfast
  • 10a.m. to 1p.m. - Philosophy, Anatomy or Practice Teaching
  • 1p.m. - Lunch
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. -Philosophy, Anatomy or Practice Teaching
  • 4p.m. to 7p.m. - FREE TIME
  • 7p.m. to 9p.m. Evening Sadhana


This program includes an abundance of information of the history and present studies of Yoga.  You will meet all Yoga Alliance standards and go above and beyond!  This includes but is not limited to:

  • * Teaching Methodology and Techniques
  • * Effective Sequencing Practices
  • * Postural Alignment
  • * Pranayama
  • * Yoga Philosophy
  • * The Yoga Sutras
  • * Dharma, Karma, Kula & Seva
  • * History and Lineage
  • * Meditation Techniques
  • * Mantra & Mudra
  • * Subtle Anatomy: Chakras, Nadis, Koshas
  • * Gross Anatomy: Muscles, Bones, Joints, Nervous Syste
  • * Injury Prevention, Postural Assessment & Alignmen
  • * Effective Modifications and Special Populations
  • * Planning Workshops
  • * Practice Teaching
  • * Effective use of the Equipment
  • * Hands On Adjustments and Assistance
  • * The Business of Yoga


AVANI GILBERT:  Avani Gilbert is the founder of the Caribe Yoga Academy, an E-RYT 500 with 16 years of yoga experience.

She started exploring yoga as a teenager to counter participation in high school competitive sports. From there she began a lifelong love, journey and endless study along the yogic path. She has participated in yoga teacher trainings throughout the United States and Costa Rica while accumulating over 2000 hours of teaching experience at her yoga studio in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. OM has recently expanded under her direction as “OM Retreat and Training Center at Cashew Hill”; the first of it’s kind in Puerto Viejo.  Avani is the lead trainer at the Caribe Yoga Academy as well as a guest teacher for several programs at the Pavones Yoga Center. She is also a practicing Reiki Master Teacher, small business owner, Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, body and lightworker.  She emphasizes the importance of Karmic consciousness, CommUNITY, Kula and Seva in her teachings and her practice. Her flows are creative yet alignment based and she enjoys sharing breathwork, vinyasa, yin and restorative practices as well as workshops and trainings.


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