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Pavones Yoga Center 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

At Pavones Yoga Center, our mission is to offer all-inclusive professional yoga teacher training programs in a remote, natural retreat environment as an antidote to the frantic pace of the modern world.


C/O Indira Kate Kalmbach, HDIA CR 40101

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training



Jun 26 to
Jul 22
15:45 pmto15:45 pm

Programs begin on Sunday evening. Graduation is Friday evening. Plan to depart from PYC on the Saturday morning following graduation.

Winter Program: January 15 - February 10, 2017*



All-Inclusive Program Cost: $4,890.00 USD
All-Inclusive Program Cost (private room): $6,000 USD

*$500 OFF when you register with deposit by July 1, 2016.

ROOM OPTIONS: Add $500 for a double occupancy room. Inquire about upgrading to a private or double room in the Garden Villa.

Full Description

The 200-hour yoga teacher training at Pavones Yoga Center is a multidimensional study of yoga for those interested in teaching yoga or simply furthering their personal practice. Yoga is a fluid exploration of self through movement, meditation, and attention to breath that deepens our relationship with ourselves and with the earth. As human consciousness evolves, our understanding of our deep connection with the natural world also grows. The study of yoga serves as a gateway to develop our awareness of this connection. We discover keys within ourselves that naturally begin to heal and transform our hearts, minds, bodies, and by effortless extension, the world around us. In this month-long intensive yoga teacher training, we merge the physical and contemplative practice of yoga with principles of conscious living that are crucial to long-term survival of life on our planet.

This course offers a complete study of the traditional eight limbs of yoga based upon The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. We also draw from recent scientific studies in mind-body connection to support ancient sacred texts from the yoga tradition. Our asana technique explores contemporary principles of alignment and safety, while honoring our students' need for creativity, freedom, and self-expression in their practice. We will cover over fifty traditional asanas along with dozens of conditioning, restorative, yin and therapeutic movements using hands-on assists, anatomically optimal alignment principles, proper sequencing, and functional imagery. This yoga teacher training will provide you with a solid understanding of how to sequence postures for teaching vinyasa yoga, while also providing the basic energetic and physical alignment principles and effects of the postures in a way that is ideal for teaching beginning yoga students or leading yoga workshops.

At PYC, we limit our group sizes to twenty-one people in order to ensure that our graduates fully understand the subtleties of physical alignment, emotional connection, and spiritual wellbeing that are crucial components to the yogic path. This commitment to our students' individual questions and priorities is just one of the ingredients that makes our program unique and valuable.

The Pavones Yoga Center yoga teacher training is offered in true residential retreat style. Accommodations, meals, yoga classes, and training sessions all take place onsite. On weekends and in the afternoons you will have ample time for exploring the tropical beach-jungle in which this course unfolds. The training combines various experiences in nature as a way to deepen our connection to the earth and inspire the sense of awe and natural curiosity that foster healthy learning. Whenever possible, our training experience follows the rhythms and cycles of nature, for example by celebrating new beginnings on the new moon and allowing time for personal ritual on the full moon. By being on nature's schedule you will find an increased ability to transform and grow.

For one month, we will immerse ourselves in daily physical asana practices, daily technique breakdown sessions, philosophy, pranayama, meditation, and experiential workshops. The vinyasa or active classes in the morning will awaken and inspire; they will also draw from the posture sets that we will learn throughout the course. Evening asana practices are restorative and therapeutic. This blend of yin and yang styles will give you a range of options for designing your own classes.

Upon graduating, you will have all the tools you need to begin teaching yoga with confidence and inspiring others to embark upon their own yoga journey. We invite you to join us in the transformational group experience of our 200-hour Multidimensional Yoga Teacher Training program.

All-Inclusive Program Cost, this cost includes:

Our unique Nature-oriented month-long, Yoga Alliance approved 200-Hour Multidimensional Yoga Teacher Training directed by Indira Kate Kalmbach. Indira is joined by a staff of international yoga teachers.
Onsite accommodation for the program's duration (3 or 4 people per room with private bathroom).

Superb organic vegetarian cuisine. The meal plan includes three meals Monday through Friday, breakfast on Saturday, and dinner on Sunday. This plan leaves room for you to explore local restaurants on the weekends. We work with a local organic farmer to source all of our meals. Check out AlexLanau & #PavonesYogaCenter for photos of some of our delicious & delectable treats.

Excellent individualized attention through small group sizes - program is limited to 21 students.

All costs related to the program including our 200+ page training manual and nature activities.

All local and international taxes.