Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica - MONTEZUMA

Join us where the rainforest meets the sea. Step into your destiny.

Become a Yoga Teacher in BEAUTIFUL Costa Rica

Location: Aves Hotel & Resort, Montezuma, Costa Rica


Join us on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula surrounded by beaches, rich wildlife, and jungle waterfalls! Located on the Southern Pacific Coast, welcome to the perfect setting to recharge and gain a new perspective on life while strengthening your yoga practice. This is much more than a 200 Hour YTT — join us as we dive into an entirely new level of awareness!


Montezuma is considered one of the most biodiverse places on earth and is located just 30 minutes from the incredible town of Santa Teresa. This area is filled with monkeys, exotic birds, sea turtles, and an abundance of quiet beaches and bohemian vibes. The activities in this area of the world are endless — explore butterfly sanctuaries and adventure off-grid to find hidden waterfalls.


The deserted beaches in Montezuma stretch for miles and offer world-class surfing! This small town has a lot to offer – from artisan markets to unique restaurant options including both local and international options. Make sure to visit the neighboring town of Santa Teresa and check out their incredible offerings including health stores with natural products, and many different types of organic produce!


School Yoga Institute’s mystical yoga teacher training curriculum is influenced by Peruvian Shamanism, providing students with a unique and spiritually driven course that goes beyond just a certification. Called by the energy of the Costa Rican mountains, ocean, spirits, and each other, we invite you to come evolve on your spiritual and yogic path. On this profound journey, you will earn your Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification and so much more!


Interested in Joining our

200 HOUR Yoga Teacher Training IN COSTA RICA?


July 10 - 30, 2022 - AVES Hotel & Resort with Zach & Javi


Tuition + Room and Meals



$2300 – Pay in Full (cannot be combined with scholarships or other promotions/discounts)

$2500 – Payment Plan


Room and Board:

$1650 - Quad Shared (4 people)

$1750 - Triple Shared (max 3 guests)

$2050 - Double (2 people)
$2650 - Private room

+ Includes 20 nights lodging and 3 delicious Gourmet meals per day.


Note: Prices above do not include travel, additional reading materials or extras. We can help you with any travel questions as well as travel insurance.


We want you to be able to live your dreams! We offer scholarships for every training as well as 1 local scholarship. We also offer Payment Plan options. Learn more about scholarships here.


Email to learn more about scholarships and payment options



200 Hour Daily Schedule

Note: Schedules will vary from location to location, but typically include the following:

6:00-9:00 – Guided Meditation/Pranayama/Asana
9:00-10:00 – Breakfast and Self Sadhana
10:00-11:00 – Spiritual lesson/Intention of the day
11:00-12:00 – Yoga Sutras/Yoga Anatomy
12:00-2:00 – Snack and Self Sadhana
2:00-3:00 – Special Topics
3:00-6:00 – Art of Teaching and Art of Touch
6:00-7:00 – Dinner and Self Sadhana
7:00-8:00 – Satsang (Sacred Circle)



Montezuma is unique among beach destinations in Guanacaste and Nicoya. For years, this remote village and its surrounding beaches, forests and waterfalls have enjoyed near-legendary status among backpackers, UFO seekers, hippie expatriates, and European travelers. Although it maintains its unique vibe, Montezuma has emerged as a great destination for all manner of travelers looking for a beach retreat surrounded by some stunning scenery. Various cultural influences can be felt in the outstanding restaurants in the area. Active pursuits abound, from hiking in the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve to horseback riding to a beach-side waterfall. The hotel itself is also walking distance to a Canopy (zip-line) Tour and a Butterfly Farm Gardens, and the delicious Cocina Clandestina restaurant. As ever, it's the natural beauty, miles of almost abandoned beaches, rich wildlife, and jungle waterfalls that first made Montezuma famous, and they continue to make this one of the favorite beach towns in Costa Rica.



Take a shuttle! Sit back and watch the scenery and leave the driving to the pros. Shared-ride shuttles usually leave from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and generally cost around $60 each way. The shuttles take about 4-5 hours and include a ferry ride. One can also take a 20-minute airplane flight from San Jose to Tambor and then take a taxi to the resort.

“Hotel Aves is truly a piece of paradise hidden in a magnificent area of ​​Costa Rica. The hotel is amazing the rooms are spacious and the design is exquisite, the perfect place for people who really want to go to relax, the attention to details and the needs of each guest by the staff was perfect, highly recommended” - Aves Hotel Review.



Sense of Community

Everyone is wholeheartedly accepted and encouraged. We create and hold space where participants feel safe and comfortable. We support the growth and expansion of people’s horizons — physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and energetically. As a group, a community, a tribe, and an extended family, we practice and learn to let go. We allow the world to unfold before us without reaction or judgment.


Our intention is to guide aspirants through their own healing journey in order to better prepare them for healing others, letting go of anything that holds them back from what their hearts are truly called to do. Together we unveil the true essence and sweet nectar of life.


Covid Safety Procedures

  • Most countries have different COVID regulations around masks, social distancing, etc. We are not in control of how retreat centers run their business or the laws of the countries. We take protocols to ensure to the best of our ability a safe environment, but ultimately we will abide by the local regulations around COVID.
  • You will need a certified negative PCR or antigen coronavirus test within 72 hours of travel
  • Monitoring use of props, each student assigned their own designated mat, bolster, blocks, strap.
  • Private rooms available, upon request
  • In the event of illness, we will ask the ill person to stay in their room and acquire a Covid test, if the symptoms are that of Covid.
  • YTT group will be separate from outside guests
  • Smaller course sizes
  • We ask that you bring your own water bottle, to be used the duration of the course
  • During days off we request that you stay on site, however, if you do go offsite, you will be required to wear masks and social distance.




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