300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

    Do You Feel Called To Something Greater?

If you yearn to inspire, to make a difference, to lead, that kind of calling — to leadership — can be terrifying.

In our yoga circles, we don’t often specifically teach and train for leadership.

But it’s essential in your journey.

This one-month immersion training at the Blue Osa will immerse you in the specific transformational skills and yogic practices you need in order to connect with your higher purpose and offer it to your classes (should you teach), your community and the world.

We Need To Be Yoga Leaders

We need you to be great in this world.

And so we need leadership skills. We need to learn them. We need to practice them.

We need to embody these skills.

And rather than hoping our leadership skills arrive fully formed, we need to seek them out. Grow them.

But it’s essential in your journey.

In class and in your practice you had those moments: Epiphany. Stillness. Lightness. Energy. Vitality. Steadfastness. A Shift in Perception. Awakening.

Now you’re open to more.

We Cordially Invite You

To join us in our next Costa Rica 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion
Beginning June 30 – July 28, 2018

Reserve Your Spot Today!

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About The Program

The 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training One-Month Immersion at Blue Osa in Costa Rica is an advance program for serious students of yoga, teachers and aspiring teachers. This program is essentially for anyone who want to uncover the source and potential of all that yoga can be for you in your life. This One-Month Immersion is for those people who are longing to make a difference in this world and want to know how to play life in a bigger way.

The 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Blue Osa is recognized by Yoga Alliance and comprises three areas of study:

• The Theory and Practice of Yoga

• Yoga Philosophy

• The Art of Teaching and Leadership

A key component of this teacher training will be a complete and in-depth study and practice of the power of pranayama. You will practice pranayama for at least two hours every day so that when you leave, you will have authentic, direct experience in this practice and be fully confident in your ability to teach what you have learned.

In Your 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion, You Will:

  • Learn the energetic and deeper sublime effects of asana
  • The science and application of Mantra (the transformation science of sound)
  • The Koshas and how they are a gateway to complete fulfillment in life
  • How to access and align your chakras with your greater purpose in life
  • How to sequence and structure transformational 60 and 90 minute classes that will deeply affect the lives of your students.
  • Identify your spiritual stance so you can step into it as a source of strength
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify walls and develop strategies to take them down
  • Create a support network and support strategies and have them in place when you leave
  • Complete a physical and spiritual adventure challenge
  • Tap into and nurture your entrepreneurial gifts in order to grow your reach and truly serve your message
  • Yoga Nidra as taught by the Himalayan tradition and western tradition
  • Meditation techniques to calm the mind and awaken your spirit
  • Learn how to conduct and lead fire rituals

Your one-month immersion at Blue Osa will take you deep into your own questions and life purpose so that you can offer this same kind of transformational experience to your students — from a place of truth and authenticity.

— which means you’ll be truly and deeply ready to offer this space to your students. And Yourself.

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Go deep. Practice. Lead.

Learn and deeply practice the specific leadership techniques you need to grow yourself, your students and your community. Be ready to unlock the calling within you and ignite transformation.

We’re waiting for you.

Your 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Teacher Training One-Month Immersion is credentialed with the Yoga Alliance, but its true value in your life is much greater than that.

This immersion will help you learn to use yoga to connect with your life’s purpose, change the direction of your life, and manifest immediate results. It will deepen your personal practice, expand your consciousness, and help you unlock the magnificence and potential you possess.

Thrive. Flourish. Go where you’re called to go.

Right now, you have 3 options:

1. Triple Occupancy @ $3990*

2. Double Occupancy @ $4490*

3. Single Occupancy @ $5990*

Pay your $500 deposit below and reserve your spot NOW for training!

Reserve your spot now for the next One-Month Immersion 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training!

Date: June 30 to July 28, 2018

You’ll be taken to our 100% secure shopping cart to enter your credit card information. Once we’ve received your deposit, we’ll send you a Welcome Packet with your next steps. The remaining balance is paid at check-in upon arrival at Blue Osa.

*NOTE: Prices do NOT include applicable taxes or incidentals, such as the cost of flights, shuttles, spa treatments.


Here’s Exactly what You’ll Get in your 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion

  • 28 nights of beachfront accommodations at the Blue Osa eco resort & spa in Costa Rica
  • 4 delicious, prepared-for-you, plant-based meals each day
  • Comfortable, modern eco-friendly accommodations
  • Free laundry service once a week
  • Free WiFi
  • Lessons led by an internationally renowned yoga instructor
  • Effective sequencing methods that work for building well-rounded classes
  • Opportunities to practice teaching with resort guests + community members
  • Supervised morning sadhna (yoga) practice, including ancient purification rituals
  • Built-in support network of like-minded individuals + fellow yoga teachers
  • Comprehensive 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Manual
  • Upon completion you will receive your 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification

Your 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

1. Techniques Training/Practice (148.50 Hours)

Each morning as the sun rises, we set out as the students deepening our understanding of the ancient yogic mysteries. We will practice a variety of cleansing kriyas, pranayamas, and bandhas. The other hours will include asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques.

You will receive precise instruction in (1) how to practice these ancient techniques safely to develop a sustainable practice, and (2) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques.

2. Anatomy & Physiology (25 hours)

Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.).

We will look at correlations between the energetic body with the physical body. We will also examine the function of the lungs and diaphragm and the dynamics of breathing in relationship to the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.

3. Practicum (50 Hours)

Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

4. Teaching Methodology (70 hours)

Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga.

5. Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (50 hours)

Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers.

Total Hours: 343.50

Your 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Reading List

  1. The Path of Fire and Light: Volume 1, by Swami Rama
  2. AGHORA II: Kundalini (Aghora) (Vol II) by Robert E. Svoboda
  3. Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Satyananada Saraswati
  4. Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by Dr. David Frawley
  5. The Art Of Joyful Living by Swami Rama
  6. The Radiance Sutras

Meet Your Teacher

300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Aaron is a Master Teacher and the author of Autobiography of a Naked Yogi. He has been a student of yoga since 1991 and a teacher since 1997, studying with Alan Finger, Bryan Kest, Genny Kapuler, Rod Stryker, Swami Rama and David Swenson in yoga ashrams and retreat centers around the world. Aaron has made pilgrimages seeking to understand the Vedic tradition and Tantric path and studied closely with numerous spiritual masters during his treks throughout the Himalaya Mountains. His experience leading workshops around the world inspired him to open a retreat and cultivate an intimate yoga community in Costa Rica — and so the Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa was born.

Blue Osa welcomes 800 yogis per year and is the setting for Yogi Aaron’s fully accredited series of One-Month Immersion Teacher Trainings. As a teacher, his ultimate goal is to provide a space for people to fully realize the possibilities of their own limitless potential.

Over the years, Aaron has helped countless students and seekers use yoga to fine-tune their senses, call forth their best selves, discover their life purposes, and experience the sublime, divine flow within each of us.

Your Typical Day

Time Activity
5AM – 7:30AM Morning Meditation
7:30AM – 8:30AM Breakfast
8:30AM – 11AM Practice
11:00AM – 2:00PM Lunch and Free time
2PM – 6PM Training
6:30PM – 7:30PM Dinner

* Every 6th day are “free-days.” Suggested activities include working on personal projects, receiving spa treatments, rainforest walks and adventure excursions. The above mentioned schedule is an approximation and is subject to change with variances.


Your Investment

Save your spot now for our 2018 training.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn our program is comparable with most local studios.

Right now, you have 2 options:

1. Shared Occupancy @ $3990*

2. Double Occupancy @$4490*

3. Single Occupancy @ $5990*

Pay your $500 deposit below and reserve your spot NOW for training!

You’ll be taken to our 100% secure shopping cart to enter your credit card information. Once we’ve received your deposit, we’ll send you a Welcome Packet with your next steps. The remaining balance is paid at check-in upon arrival at Blue Osa.

*NOTE: Prices do NOT include applicable taxes or incidentals, such as the cost of flights, shuttles, spa treatments.


Risk Free Cancellation Policy

If for some reason you decide the Blue Osa Costa Rica Prana Yoga Teacher Training is not for you, simply send a written cancellation request within 12-weeks of the program start date and we will refund your deposit in full. Please note: There will be NO refunds offered after this time. You are responsible for notifying us within the agreed upon timeframe​ should plans change.

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again:

We’ve designed this program to be more than simply “learning how to teach yoga.” This is a transformative experience that WILL change your life. In large part due to the inherent magical qualities of Blue Osa. Everything from the friendly staff to the zen-like grounds to the farm-to-table meals has been carefully curated to provide a nurturing yogic experience.

Obviously, we’re biased!

So, don’t take our word for it…

Check Out What Others Had To Say

  • “Blue Osa itself was amazing – from the scarlet macaws to the beach to Marie’s great cooking. But the best part was working with Aaron and the student teachers. When I went to Blue Osa for teacher training in 2011, my intent was to teach a class or two, substitute teach and grow my practice. From these experiences I now teach more, create new practices and continue to learn and grow more than I could have imagined. I now have my own studio and continue to be more passionate about yoga every day.”

    Denny Los Angeles, CA
  • Aaron was a delight and I thoroughly enjoyed his quirky sense of humor and his hearty laugh. Aaron exudes an air of acceptance so when you are with him you feel you can be totally yourself and there is no need to hide. He is very knowledgeable and it is clear that he is a well-practiced yogi with a lot of insight to share. He always stood firm in his beliefs and who he was and that is something I greatly admire, his sense of security.

    Kealia New York, NY
  • “Through Yogi Aaron, yoga teacher training has helped me not only become a good teacher but helped me grow into my most authentic self! If you’re serious about your yoga practice, whether you want to teach or not, I highly recommend you take teacher training! It’s very transformative. You’ll thank me when you’re done!”

    Hollis New York, NY
  • “Yogi Aaron’s Yoga Teacher Training at Blue Osa is totally amazing in every way. I loved the structure and the length of the training. Even though 28 days seems like a long time to be away from your regular life, it’s actually a perfect amount of time to really learn how to teach yoga and to embody all of the practices Aaron shares with you.

    I was surprised by how easy it was to wake up with the sunrise every morning. I loved starting each day with the meditation and breathing exercises.

    I was so grateful for all the little things that were well planned and so thoughtful during my stay. The food was fresh, healthy, varied and delicious. The staff was extremely welcoming and friendly. Our rooms were cleaned every day and a laundry service was provided once a week. The grounds and surrounds are magnificent and being right on the beach were such a bonus. There was one afternoon when it was raining and umbrellas were left for us so we could walk the short distance to our rooms or the dining area without getting wet.

    I looked at quite a few options for YTT but kept coming back to Blue Osa. Trusting this decision is one of the best things I have ever done!! Thank you Blue Osa team!”

    Joanne Australia

Relax and Let Us Take Care Of You:


We have a saying here in Costa Rica: Pura Vida. It means full life – and at Blue Osa, we aim to give our guests just that. Each of our rooms and bungalows is uniquely designed to deliver on comfort, convenience and relaxation. Whether it’s heightened ocean views, a serene garden setting or a spacious beachfront bungalow, at Blue Osa you’ll find purpose-built, jungle-chic rooms that create the ideal setting for a tranquil, restorative yoga teacher training.

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This Program Is Right For You If?

  • You want to ignite some seriously positive momentum to feel strong, healthy and grounded in your daily life
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  • You want to contribute to the enlightenment and well-being of others
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  • You want to learn how to teach yoga safely, knowledgeably and confidently
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  • Develop a rock-solid practice that supports you through life’s ups + downs
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  • You want to learn the basic principles, philosophies and teachings of yoga
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  • You want to be taken care of so you can focus on the meaning and purpose of your life
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  • You LOVE the idea of supplementing your training experience with relaxing activities like massages, facials and nature walks
  • The next One-Month Immersion 300-Hour Yoga Teacher is June 30, 2018.

    You’ll be taken to our 100% secure shopping cart to enter your credit card information. Once we’ve received your deposit, we’ll send you a Welcome Packet with your next steps. The remaining balance is paid at check-in upon arrival at Blue Osa.

    *NOTE: Prices do NOT include applicable taxes or incidentals, such as the cost of flights, airport shuttles, spa treatments.

    FAQ’s

    Today, you can find so many shorter and cheaper yoga teacher training immersions. One of our renowned competitors in Costa Rica is offering a 14-day immersion that is a little less than what we currently charge for 28-days.

    After running this immersion for 6 years, we asked our past students if they would have appreciated a shorter immersion, and this is what they said.

    I think the pace was great. Getting those 200 hours in fewer days would eliminate the rest days, and those were super necessary to avoid burnout. Besides, who would want to be at blue osa for LESS time?? I’m just about ready to run away back there forever! LolEmma
    The month was a long time but it gave us s chance to bond with each other in a way that a shorter time might not have. One reason I took it was because it was condensed but I have the leisure to be away that long. Not sure how you would get 200 hours in a shorter time. Would cut into our benefitting from your knowledge. Long answer for s no.Robert
    I chose Blue Osa because it was one of the longest immersions I could find-that’s what I was looking for. I think there was a good balance of free time in the afternoons/off days and work time. I also agree that we bonded so much in the last days of the training, that might not have happened if it were only 3 weeks long.Brittney
    I feel like if it had been any shorter length of time I wouldn’t have gotten as much out of it. The immersion is so intense, it took me at least a week to acclimate to the schedule and get into retreat mode. It was nice to have a whole month to get used to the daily practice, study, and yet still find time to relax and unwind.Shelley
    One month is the right amount of time! It allowed us to truly experience and see the benefits of daily practice. Anything shorter would have felt like we left unfinished. I should also say that going into it I had wished it was shorter because I had exactly one month off from work. BUT…I made it happen because I truly wanted to, and I’m so glad I did! People can make it work…we all did!Jess
    While hatha yoga is at the core of what we do, we differentiate ourselves by offering a holistic approach to yoga that emphasizes function over form. We believe yoga should be tailored to the individual, and that a good yoga teacher knows how to facilitate a unique practice to meet unique needs. The Blue Osa YTT methodology has been influenced by multiple traditions, including Vinyasa, Iyengar and Anusara yogas.

    Yogi Aaron has spent a considerable amount of time in India and has been taught directly from the Himalayan Tradition.
    Aaron also has a strong background in yoga therapy and brings in therapeutic elements when appropriate.

    You will have met the qualifications for becoming a 200-hr RYT and 300-hr RYT respectively upon program completion of Blue Osa’s One-Month Immersion Yoga Teacher Training. You may choose to submit yourself for recognition if you wish.

    As a national credentialing organization for the yoga community, Yoga Alliance® provides a set of educational Standards for yoga schools that specify hours or study in certain educational categories.

    Yoga Alliance® is recognized around the world as the authority in setting these yoga standards and your certificate will enable you to be able to teach anywhere it is required.

    The Blue Osa 200-hr RYT, 300-hr RYT or 500-hr RYT Teacher Training program is a foundational yoga teacher training program recognized by the Yoga Alliance.

    Our 300-hour teacher training programs are for yoga instructors who have previously completed a 200-hour certification with Blue Osa or another school. Once you have completed the 300-hour program, you’re eligible for a 500-hour RYT certification through the Yoga Alliance.

    The Blue Osa 500-hour training program is intended for students who have not yet taken a 200-hour program and are interested in obtaining a 500 RYT certification through the Yoga Alliance.

    Very few people ever take the opportunity to fully immerse in a yoga practice. Through experience, Yogi Aaron has experienced and see that a concentrated, intensive experience like this offers profound rewards. You accelerate the pace of your learnings and gain both spiritual insight and spiritual momentum. An immersion like this takes you on a deeper journey within yourself. Aaron is a skilled practitioner and teacher who has mastered the art of guiding students on the journey inward and each of these immersion trainings offers a fresh and often new glimpse into the deeper dimensions of yoga.
    The Blue Osa One-Month Immersion Yoga Teacher Training takes you on a journey of deep yogic practice to cultivate a direct experience of these teachings. We see too many teachers teaching practices in the world who do not have this experience and giving practices the have no direct knowledge of. The One-Month Immersion at Blue Osa will not only deepen your meaning and experience of yoga, but will give you the opportunity to practice for one month practices you have only ever heard about but never had the time or freedom to do.
    Absolutely! If you feel called to do this immersion again, do come back. You will be thrilled with how much more you are able to learn and receive when you return to audit an immersion. Even better: we offer a discount to those who wish to repeat a program. Please contact Aaron for more information.
    The book reports need to be completed in order for us to award you the 200 hours Yoga Teacher Certification and 300 hours Yoga Teacher Certification.

    The book reports are due 3 months after the end of the One-Month Immersion. For example, if the completion of the One-Month Immersion is November 16, then the book reports will be due the following February 16.

    In addition to the 3 months following the One-Month Immersion, you are given a lot of time during the immersion to also complete your book reports.

    You may also complete the book reports prior the the beginning of the immersion, or anytime during the immersion. Basically, you may complete the book reports the moment you register for this immersion.

    Instructions for the book reports are given ONCE you have registered and not before.

    Each of our yoga students each come with unique goals. Some want to get their yoga certificate to teach yoga. Others want to answer deep and meaningful questions about their life. And still, others want to live a more meaningful life through yoga.

    Yogi Aaron’s approach to teaching yoga teachers is based on the principle that wisdom and knowledge are acquired through direct experience. When you participate in the Blue Osa Prana Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica, you give yourself the gift of space and intention. Fully immersing yourself in yoga for one month allows you to use yoga to ask and answer profound questions and discover what yoga can mean in your life.

    We warmly welcome students of any and all backgrounds. The only commitment required is that you are willing to show up and fully participate.

    Absolutely. Even if you are relatively new to yoga, these yoga teacher trainings are an excellent way to learn the art of yoga and cultivate a strong foundation for your life-long practice. One of the strengths of our approach to yoga is how adaptable it is to the student. No matter where you are, there is a practice for you. And frankly, some of the best teachers are the ones who can’t contort their bodies into pretzel shapes. Their limitations end up being an asset to their students.
    NO you will NOT hold the class back. We will ALWAYS encourage you to do only what you are comfortable doing and to practice within the limitations of your own body.

    Yoga is a personal practice. The first “value” we practice in yoga is non-harming.

    Yogi Aaron’s background is in yoga therapy. Therefore he teaches all of his classes to be therapeutic and healing. He is also very skillful at helping those with less mobile bodies to adjust their practice.

    Yes, we will spend time discussing the logistics of developing your own business as a yoga teacher. Subjects to be discussed include how to find your first customers, how much to charge, where to teach and best practices for growing your business. As a former NYC yoga studio owner and as current co-owner of Blue Osa Yoga Retreat & Spa, Aaron has a wealth of knowledge available in this area, and will kindly field questions.
    You’d love to join an immersion at Blue Osa, but not sure which one is right for you? Please email us right away and let us know:

    1.What about our immersion got your attention?

    2.What do you hope to receive from this immersive experience?

    3.What are your goals once you leave the immersion?

    Once we understand a little more about you, Yogi Aaron can help guide you into the perfect training for you.

    These programs is designed to be as all-inclusive as possible. It includes ALL meals, lodgings, your teacher training, AND your certificate from Blue Osa. Some additional expenses may be yoga mat rentals (all profits made from yoga mat rentals go to support our community projects), shuttle fees, tours, spa services, beverages from the bar, and your flights.
    Blue Osa’s mission is to offer programs that renew your body, mind, and spirit through nourishment, care, and a pure living. Because it’s our experience that immersions are so life-changing and powerful, we strive to make it available to as many students and seekers as possible. Since we offer this program in-house at our eco-resort in Costa Rica, we can afford to offer it at a rate that is more affordable than most yoga retreats.
    Because the fee for this immersion is so low and affordable, we are not offering any work exchange opportunities or scholarships. In registering and participating in this immersion, you are also supporting the men and women who will work so hard to make your month here so memorable.
    These exclusive programs are only offered a limited number of times each year and are limited to 24 people. This means, if you know you want in, don’t wait! Sign-up now.
    Getting here is easy and simple. Simple go to www.blueosa.com/how-to-get-here.

    The One-Month Immersion Yoga Teacher Training will officially begin the first day, Saturday, at 3:00 PM.

    The One-Month Immersion will officially end on the final evening, Friday, allowing you to leave at any time the next day on Saturday morning.

    We highly recommend that you plan to arrive in Costa Rica 1 or 2 days early, and plan to arrive in Puerto Jimenez on Friday so that you may arrive at Blue Osa on time. Anytime missed will require you to make up hours if you require certification.


    Are You Ready for a Change?

    Are you ready to feel rock-solid, grounded and present to life?

    Are you ready to step into the shoes of the person you know you’re meant to become?

    Is something telling you that this is the opportunity you’ve been searching for?

    If the answer is yes, we can’t wait to have you join us!

    Thank you for taking the time to learn about Blue Osa’s Yoga Teacher Training Intensives. If you still have questions, please contact us. We’re more than happy to help you determine if this program is the best fit for you.

    Blessings,

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    Yogi Aaron

    Master Teacher and Blue Osa Co-Founder