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500-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN COSTA RICA

TAKE YOUR YOGA PRACTICE TO A NEW LEVEL OF MASTERY, DIVERSITY AND CREATIVITY.

UPCOMING DATES

2024

July 7th - August 31st

2025

January

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Join us in Costa Rica for your full 500-hour course completed in 7 weeks. Or come for your 200 hour and complete the 300-hour modules online from the comfort of your home.

After completing this program, you can register as an advanced yoga teacher or RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. Gain the tools and confidence you need to grow an impactful and successful yoga business, and launch your new yoga career with an in-depth knowledge of the history and origin of yoga asana, meditation and philosophy.

ABOUT THE 500HR
YOGA TEACHER
TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Are you serious about deepening your yoga practice? Do you desire to open a yoga studio or build a successful yoga business? The InnerSea Academy 500-Hour yoga training is an intensive, life-altering program to help you achieve profound life shifts and radical soul alignment as you pursue your yoga goals.

Five hundred hours of training is the highest international standard you can achieve as a yoga teacher. Our 500-hour training combines our introductory level 200-hour yoga course with our advanced 300-hour yoga teacher training.

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UVITA, COSTA RICA
A YOGI'S PARADISE

Uvita is a small village on the southwest coast of Costa Rica. It is notable for being located where the mountains most closely reach the Pacific Ocean and is the closest village to Marino Ballena National Park (roughly a 40 minute walk, or 5 minute taxi ride). This tropical hamlet possesses great charm in an unspoiled and serene atmosphere. With palm trees swaying in the wind, providing shady relief from the intense Pacific sun, there is plenty of outdoor options in this tropical paradise.

Uvita is the major stomping ground of Costa Rica’s whale and dolphin species. The nation’s most iconic and oft-spotted whale, the humpback, spends more than eight months a year in these waters – the longest humpback whale season in the world!

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THIS TRAINING IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF...
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You are ready for the highest level of yoga certification.

You plan to teach regular yoga classes.

You plan to create a yoga retreat business.

You want a career change.

You intend to open a yoga studio.

You are a dedicated yoga student who wants to enhance your practice and deepen your knowledge.

500-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
YOGA ALLIANCE CURRICULUM
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Our study focus is centered around the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar. We will discuss each sutra thoroughly, breakdown common hatha and vinyasa asanas and work through sequencing and language for teaching classes. You will learn and practice many traditional pranayama and meditation techniques daily, immersed in the serenity of natural forests.

The textbooks and coursework fulfill the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training requirements.

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TECHNIQUES, TRAINING, & PRACTICE

Learn the language used to cue common asanas and how to sequence your own classes. By the end of the course you will feel ready to begin offering classes in your own unique style.

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TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Gain insight from a certified teacher with over 8 years of experience. Learn to apply methods for all ages and levels of experience to achieve the desired learning and healing for your future students.

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ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

An overview of basic anatomy as it applies to common poses will be presented. You will learn about how yoga brings balance to each bodily system, and how they integrate for optimal health.

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YOGA PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE & ETHICS

Dive into the major philosophical texts guiding modern yoga. Learn the concepts for full integration of mind, body an soul.

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YOGA CLASS PRACTICUM

Practice teaching as the lead instructor and receive feedback from experienced teachers.

YOUR 500-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
IN COSTA RICA INCLUDES...
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ACCOMODATION

Hospedaje el Bosquecito is located beside a creek and forest, the sound of water brings a tranquil atmosphere and wildlife sightings are the norm. Services such as grocery, bank, pharmacy and restaurants are a short walk away.

MEALS

This course includes 3 home-cooked vegetarian meals per day Monday through Saturday. Enjoy fresh local produce and healthy wholesome food prepared mindfully to energize your practice.

EXCURSIONS

During your course we’ll visit a local waterfall, take a walk through the bamboo forest, go for a river swim, practice on the beach, & visit a local permaculture farm! On your days off, you can explore more!

YOUR INVESTMENT:
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SHARED

ROOM

PRIVATE

ROOM

$5,599

$6,499

 

*All prices shown are in USD*

*Prices shown are early bird rates which are subject to $200 increase within 30 days prior to start date*

*Prices include all coursework, excursions, meals (except Sundays), and accommodations*

*Prices do not include transportation to Uvita, or textbooks*

*Please inquire for tuition only costs (if you have your own accommodation)*

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Unsure about this level of commitment?

We totally understand!

Which is why we also offer a variety of flexible, self-paced, and affordable online certification / specified knowledge courses.

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