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200hour Yoga Teacher Training in the magic of the Caribbean Coast

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 immersed in the wild jungles of Caribbean Costa Rica. 


Puerto Viejo, Limon, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca CR
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Type of Event

  • Teacher Training



Jun 9 to
Jul 2
14:00 pmto11:00 am



Full Description

Caribe Yoga Academy:
The Caribe Yoga Academy 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, recognized by Yoga Alliance, is an introductory course to all things Yoga. The caliber of the Caribe Yoga Academy training is unrivaled in quality and price. Our global staff sets the standard for ongoing self-practice, self-study and personal growth.

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.

Transform your practice and transform your LIFE in the stunning, ocean view setting of the OM Retreat Center in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Students will stay in gorgeous jungle lodges that overlook the ocean, enjoy three (3) delicious vegetarian meals a day, and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Taking on a yoga teacher training is a life changing experience, jump aboard!

The CYA 200hr YTT includes:

* 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 and Mudra
* Subtle Anatomy: Chakras, Nadis, Koshas
* Gross Anatomy: Muscles, Bones, Joints, Nervous System
* Injury Prevention, Postural Assessment & Alignment
* Effective Modifications and Special Populations
* Planning Workshops
* Practice Teaching
* Effective use of the Equipment
* Hands On Adjustments and Assistance
* The Business of Yoga

We will have three (3) mouth watering vegetarian meals served daily at our Cashew Hill Cafe (gluten free and vegan options are available by special request). Much of our food is sourced from the 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!

OM at Cashew Hill:
OM opened its doors in 2008 as the original functioning yoga studio and health center in Puerto Viejo. Since then OM has relocated to Cashew Hill and grown into an all-inclusive retreat and training center, hosting students and facilitators from around the world. Enjoy the variety our ocean view spa has to offer from bodywork such as, Ayurvedic, Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Thai massage, as well as lightwork including Clarity Breathwork, Cranio Sacral, and Reiki treatments.

Avani Gilbert, Founder/Director:
Avani Gilbert is the Director of OM at Cashew Hill and the Founder and Lead Trainer of Caribe Yoga Academy. With over 16-years of yoga experience, Avani is an E-RYT 500, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher, and Clarity Breathwork Practitioner. Through her Karuna Flow, Avani emphasizes the importance of Karmic consciousness, CommUNITY, Kula, and Seva. Her flows are a mix of creativity and fun with a focus on alignment and compassion. Her asana offerings include, but are not limited to, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative.

Avani began her exploration of yoga as a teenager to counter participation in high school competitive sports. From there she developed a lifelong love of the practice and continues her 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 3,500 hours of teaching experience through classes, workshops, and trainings.

Puerto Viejo:
The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica offers a wild, natural setting for the sacred exploration of the wild, natural practice of yoga. OM at Cashew HIll is conveniently located less than five minutes from the town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, yet tucked away in a quiet jungle corner to support deep and sacred study. Puerto Viejo offers a diverse cultural experience with dozens of nationalities represented within the community. During your days off explore 14 kilometers of gorgeous and pristine Caribbean beaches, snorkel the reef of Punta Uva, hike the waterfalls BriBri, horseback ride, surf the waves of Playa Cocles, or spot the local wildlife at Cahuita National Park. Costa Rica is a nature lovers dream and Puerto Viejo offers the best of where the jungle meets the sea! We're here to help you find the perfect adventure when you're not immersed in your yogic studies.

Puerto Viejo is a 4 ½ - 5 hour bus or shuttle ride from the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). From Puerto Viejo town center, a taxi can bring you and your luggage three blocks back and up the jungle hill to our magical jungle home. We are happy to help you organize transportation to and from your training, just let us know.