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Top 5 Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Courses in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica, with its beautiful tropical climate, lush rainforests, and white sandy beaches is quickly becoming one of the world’s top destinations for Yoga Teacher Training programs.

With the growing number of Yoga Teacher Training Courses available in Costa Rica, we know it can be tough to decide which one to go with! Here we have narrowed down 5 Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Costa Rica to get you started!

(Psst! Bonus info at the end of post: 2 top Yoga Teachers in Costa Rica, 3 top Meditation Teacher Training Courses in Costa Rica, and 2 top Meditation Teachers in Costa Rica!)

Five best Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Costa Rica

(Please note this list is not exhaustive and in no particular order.)

Blue Osa 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Blue Osa was birthed with the intention of creating a restorative environment where its members can feel a sense of community and fellowship, while at the same time maintaining the drive to grow spiritually and personally.

Website: https://www.blueosa.com/training/costa-rica-yoga-teacher-training/

Focus: Multi-style yoga, with emphasis on function over form and according to the AYAMA™ approach (Applied Yoga Anatomy and Muscle Activation).

Duration: 28 days. Besides preparing their students to become certified teachers, Blue Osa primarily aims to provide their students with a fully immersive personal experience so that they can develop a strong foundational personal practice.

Investment: From $3,990 – $6,590 USD, depending on your choice of lodging.

Innersea Yoga Academy 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Previously known as Gypsea Yoga, Innersea Yoga Academy is not only dedicated to sharing the transformative power of yoga, they are also deeply passionate about enriching the lives of its community through connection with and healing through nature.

Website: https://innerseayogaacademy.com/

Focus: Multi-style yoga. While there is ample education and training regarding anatomy, philosophy and other key components of yoga, this training is also designed to help students connect with and nurture their inner child through play, art, movement and nature. They also provide education about permaculture and traditional natural plant remedies.

Duration: 22 days.

Investment: $3,299 USD.

Marianne Wells Yoga School 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Marianne has worked with people from all walks of the community, pre-schoolers to professional sports teams, physical therapy clinics, senior homes, PTSD support groups, and even federal prisons, to name a few! This vast personal experience is what empowers her to lead her students deeper into their practice and themselves.

Website: https://www.mariannewells.com/200-hour-yoga-teacher-training/

Focus: Multi-style yoga. Besides anatomy and physiology, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy and yoga lifestyle, students will also be taught the business of yoga.

Duration: 15 days.

Investment: From $3,595 – $4,695 USD.

Lakshmi Rising 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Lakshmi Rising’s mission is of education, empowerment, and evolution. They draw from many traditions, and emphasize more than just the physical practice of yoga.

Website: https://www.lakshmirising.com/

Focus: Lakshmi Rising Vinyasa Flow, an awareness-based practice which includes fluid, dynamic asana, pranayama, kriya, mantra, meditation, dance, wellness, self-care, and ritual for optimal health and personal growth.

Duration: 21 days.

Investment: From $3999 USD onwards.

Pachamama 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Pachamama believes strongly in connecting with the ancient ways of the earth, and offers practices outside the traditional boundaries of yoga. 

Website: https://www.pachamama.com/

Focus: Besides Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga, Pachamama also utilizes somatic practices, authentic movement/dance, breathwork, sound exploration/mantra singing and earth rituals/sweat lodge to awaken authentic expression and connection to one’s inner landscape.

Duration: 24 days.

Investment: From $3,700 – $4,190 USD.

Two Top Yoga Teachers in Costa Rica

(Please note: This list is not exhaustive and in no particular order.)

Dagmar Spremberg is trained in Vinyasa Flow, Anusara Yoga, and Yin Yoga. She is also a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York.

Website: https://dagmarspremberg.com/

Sofiah Thom is a yoga teacher, dancer and sacred movement facilitator who teaches a unique blend of yoga, dance, and healing arts. She is the founder of Temple Body Arts, a platform for women to connect with their feminine essence through movement and self-expression.

Website: https://www.sofiahthom.com/

Three Top Meditation Teacher Training Courses in Costa Rica

(Please note: This list is not exhaustive and in no particular order.)

Nexus Yoga 50-hour Meditation Teacher Training Course Costa Rica

Website: https://www.nexusyoga.com/50-hour-meditation

Focus: This course allocates 50 credit hours towards the Nexus Yoga 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. They use a grounded approach, adapting traditional wisdom tools for modern practitioners. Besides personally experiencing various meditation techniques, you will also learn skills on how to hold space for meditation, guide individuals and groups in practice, and design classes.

Duration: 7 days.

Investment: From $950 – $2450 USD.

Anamaya Meditation and Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course Costa Rica

Website: https://anamaya.com/guest_yoga_teacher/meditation-yoga-nidra-continuous-education-program/

Focus: This intensive course counts as 50 hours towards the Yoga Alliance Continued Education Program. Besides meditation, there is deep emphasis on self-care, yoga nidra and professionalism. Students are encouraged to dedicate their time at the retreat towards honest self-reflection, purification and  clarity.

Duration:  7 days.

Investment: From $1495 – $2345 USD.

Pachamama 100-hour Restorative Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Course in Costa Rica

Website: https://www.pachamama.com/100-hour-restorative-yoga-and-meditation-teacher-training/

Focus: Besides learning how to bring the teachings of restorative yoga and meditation into various settings, including yoga studios, homes, schools, and corporate offices, you will also learn various tools and techniques to use with your personal practice and self-reflection, as well how to teach them.

Duration: 11 days.

Investment: $1,360 USD.

Two Top Meditation Teachers in Costa Rica

(Please note: This list is not exhaustive and in no particular order.)

Tara Brach is a yoga teacher, psychotherapist, author, and meditation teacher whose teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to one’s inner life, and a compassionate engagement with the world. A double major in psychology and political science, she lived for ten years in an ashram teaching yoga and concentrative meditation before crossing paths with the Buddhist Insight Meditation approach, which formed the foundation of her current teachings.

Website: https://www.tarabrach.com/

Istvan Sky is a Hungarian meditation teacher, musician, sound healer, and retreat leader who has been practicing and teaching meditation for over 20 years. He is the disciple of sarod maestro Smt. Sharan Rani. Istvan leads meditation and sound healing retreats in Costa Rica and worldwide.

Website: https://www.istvansky.com/