Hot Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

June 14, 2015 – July 11, 2015


Come join us for our Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa resort.

Located in a mountain cloud rainforest, Pura Vida Retreat and Spa is considered by some as the Wellness Yoga destination of choice.  Pura Vida offers you a perfect balance of mind, body, and spirit in an oasis of beauty, tranquility and intimacy.
Delve into the study and practice of Hot Yoga in Pura Vida’s spectacular yoga studio equipped with state-of-the art heating to accurately control heat and humidity. After class, drink coconut water to replenish the body while enjoying the pool, relaxing in the hot tub, or finding your bliss in the Watsu massage therapy pool!
Detox and restore your body to a state of health while indulging in tropical, healthy cuisine. Don’t forget to treat yourself with one (or more!) of the several holistic therapies, massages or Ayurvedic treatments offered. Come join us  in beautiful Costa Rica for  an unforgettable and unique yoga teacher training experience.

Pura Vida Spa Resort was listed as 1 of the 8 Amazing & Affordable Life-Changing Retreat on Yahoo Beauty! More info here.


June 14th to July 11th 2015

  • Arrival: June 14th 2015. Check in: 2pm or later
  • Departure: July 11th 2015 no earlier than 10:30am
  • The training starts on June 15th at 6:30am
  • Possibility to come only for 2 weeks to complete 100-Hour and finish up the remaining 2 weeks at another Global Yoga Shala training



Our Hot yoga teacher training program foundational asana practice is a Hot Yoga Sequence. Students learn the 50 most commonly used asanas from Hot Yoga series and their Sanskrit posture names. The physiological benefits and contraindications are also covered extensively. In addition to Hot Yoga, other main forms of Hatha, such as Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Gentle and Restorative Yoga are taught and practiced as complementary practices to Hot Yoga.


In the Hot Yoga teacher training program, we cover briefly the main aspects of the Yoga Philosophy and History. We emphasizes the importance of proper alignment, injury prevention, and anatomy. The yogic life style and nutrition principles are also part of the program. Pranayama, and several meditation techniques complete our comprehensive hot yoga training program curriculum.

Reading List:

In order for students to maximize the benefit of our teacher training, we require some reading/study to be completed in advance of arrival so that students are on equal footing. We also include a number of texts that are not mandatory but will enhance learning. The reading list will be part of the information package sent to registered participants.


Our high standard yoga teacher training curriculum meets and exceed Yoga Alliance standards. Consult our RYS 200 or RYS 500 curriculum breakdown, as well as our certification requirements.

Sample of the curriculum classes:

  • Hot Yoga / Vinyasa Flow morning practice
  • Asana clinic with Anatomy and Physiology
  • Ethical guidelines for Yoga Teachers
  • Philosophy and History of Yoga
  • Nutrition and Diet
  • Yin yoga / Gentle Yoga or restorative Yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation / Guided meditation
  • Adjustment techniques
  • Sequencing
  • Injury prevention
  • Business of yoga

Languages Spoken:

  • English


Our weekly schedule includes 6 days a week of instruction with 1 day of rest. Typical daily schedule is as follow. (It may varies slightly from training to training).

  • 6:30 – 8:30am  Hot Yoga or Vinyasa flow / Pranayama practice
  • 9:00 – 10:00am Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Clinics and Workshops
  • 12:30 – 3:00pm Lunch break
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm Theory
  • 4:00 – 5:30pm Lectures / Discussion / Practice
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00 – 8:00pm Evening Meditation / Journaling  or Free time


Rachel will be coming on week 2 and 4!



  • 27 Nights accommodations in Pura Vida Spa and Resort
  • 3 Gourmet healthy vegetarian meals per day
  • 2 Tea/coffee breaks with snacks per day
  • 24 Days of Yoga instruction and 200 or 500-Hour RYT certification upon completion
  • Global Yoga Shala yoga teacher training manuals and postures card
  • Airport transportation to and from San Jose International Airport (SJO)

Does not include:

  • Air Transportation and airport taxes
  • Tips / Gratuities
  • Excursion and activities on days off


  • US and EU citizens may visit Costa Rica for up to 90 days without a visa, however a passport is required. Please check in advance with your embassy for the Costa Rica visa requirements for your country
  • A $26 non-residency departure tax is due when departing Costa Rica for all travelers
  • The closest airport is San Jose international airport (SJO)
  • No vaccination is required


Starting at only $4295! *

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Register before February 15th and get $250 off!!

  • Luxury Tent Double: $4295 — (2Weeks stay: $2495)
  • Luxury Tent Single: $5195 — (2 Weeks stay: $2995)
  • Standard Double: $4395 — (2 Weeks stay: $2595)
  • Standard Single: $5495 —  (2 Weeks stay: $3095)
  • Deluxe Double: $4995 —  (2 Weeks stay: $2895)
  • Deluxe Single: $6595 —  (2 Weeks stay: $3695)
  • Vista Double: $5195 — (2 Weeks stay: $2995)
  • Vista Single: $6795 — (2 Weeks stay: $3795)

* All accommodations are subject to availability
* Pricing considerations to keep in mind


  • Please note that your application will be reviewed and needs to be accepted before payment
  • A non refundable $500 deposit is required upon acceptance of your application to reserve your spot. Read more details about our terms and conditions
  • We strongly recommend that you purchase adequate travel insurance that covers trip cancellation and emergency medical coverage for the duration of your trip
  • We also have a 7-Day Yoga retreat going on at this location in case family or friends wish to join you for a week or more. Visit our Yoga Retreat Schedule page for more info

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