200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica
300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

One Month Immersion Yoga Teacher Training


IMAGINE

What would it feel like to have no obligations to attend to?

No errands to run? And no chores to get done –– for up to an entire month?

What would it feel like to have only one responsibility?

TO BE OPEN

Open to learning.

Open to self-discovery.

Open to becoming who your soul is longing to be.

Sounds Almost Too Good to be True, Right?

yoga_alliance_all1Well, it’s not. We’ve designed our affordable Blue Osa yoga teacher training immersions in Costa Rica with exactly this in mind.

Yogi Aaron, after visiting yoga studios around the world (as an internationally renowned teacher + as a lifelong student), came to a definitive conclusion: The best training programs all provide their students with the same element –– a safe space outside of their everyday routine.

This is where deep transformation happens.

An immersive yoga teacher training intensive gives you the space to go deep, get confident and get certified.

Learning is accelerated. Confidence is amplified. And new habits are formed.

Yoga Teacher TrainingWhen you get away from the distractions and turbulence of your daily life and immerse yourself in a yoga teacher training at the Blue Osa Resort in Costa Rica, you’ll . . .

  • Replenish and nourish yourself in body, mind and spirit
  • Feel strong, healthy and grounded in your daily life
  • Gain greater clarity around your life’s ultimate purpose
  • Develop a rock-solid practice that supports you through life’s ups and downs
  • You’ll realize the full potential of your mind
  • Open the door to a satisfying potential new career as a yoga instructor
  • Feel confident, inspired and truly ready to teach

Why A Yoga Teacher Training Immersion?

From the very beginning, we knew our secluded resort would be perfect for creating an immersive, one-of-a-kind training experience. Yoga certification programs that would not only develop confident, knowledgeable and passionate yoga teachers; but that would also provide seekers with an opportunity to connect to who they really are.

Because that’s what being a yoga teacher is really all about –– deepening your relationship with your highest self so that you may shine a light onto the lives of others.

Each of the immersive programs listed below will help you to deepen your practice, connect to your purpose and, ultimately, lead others toward greater health and wellness as a yoga instructor.

Our goal is to empower you to not only acquire the practical + philosophical teachings of yoga, but to actualize them through the direct experiences of practicing AND teaching.

Let us be the mortar, let the practice be the pestle.

You only need to show up . . . ready to be transformed!

Our Upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Courses

200hr Course

More Info Book NowDeepen your spiritual practice:

  • How to fully access the full evolutionary power of the chakras and the complete potential of what they can be in your life.
  • Meditation techniques to calm the mind and awaken your spirit.
  • Develop a daily yoga practice to transform you mind-body-soul.
  • The mystical art of fire and ritual.
  • Learn how to sequence individual and group classes using yoga, meditation, and pranayama to address imbalances.
  • 28-nights beachfront farm-to-table meals and Eco-friendly accommodations.
  • Next training date:October 22, 2016!

200hr Course

For those seeking stability:

  • For teachers and students at life’s crossroads.
  • Discover your life purpose.
  • You’ll learn how to use yoga postures therapeutically to accommodate physical limitations or heal injuries.
  • Develop a daily meditation practice.
  • Learn to accommodate for injuries and limitations with yourself and students.
  • 28-nights beachfront farm-to-table meals and Eco-friendly accommodations.
  • Next training dates: June 3 – July 1 + Aug 12-Sept 9 + Oct 21 – Nov 18, 2017

300hr Course

More InfoRegister Now Deepen your connection to the yoga lineage. Become a leader.

  • Take the next logical step in your yoga practice.
  • Learn how to contribute to the enlightenment and wellbeing of others.
  • Discover the mystical practices of yoga and how to apply them into your daily life and classes.
  • The science and application of Ayurveda in your daily life and classes.
  • Customize yoga classes for balancing the doshas (Ayurveda)(
  • Identify your spiritual stance so you can step into it as a source of strength
  • Tap into and nurture your gifts in order to grow your reach and truly serve your message.
  • 28-nights beachfront farm-to-table meals and Eco-friendly accommodations.
  • Next training date:July 8, 2017!

Yoga Teacher Training in Paradise

The secluded, beachfront Blue Osa is an eco resort + spa and takes care of everything — from comfortable accommodations to healthy meals to laundry — so you can devote yourself to your immersive, one-of-a-kind training experience.

Here’s What You’ll Get in Your Blue Osa Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica:

  • Beachfront accommodations at a rejuvenating eco resort + spa
  • 4 delicious, prepared-for-you, plant-based meals a day
  • Comfortable, modern sleeping 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 practice, including ancient purification rituals
  • Built-in support network of like-minded individuals + fellow yoga teachers
  • A comprehensive Teacher Training Manual you can use to retain and reinforce your learnings
  • Upon completion you will receive your 200, 300 or 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Certification, depending on the immersion you choose

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Your Curriculum will Vary, but can Include…

Techniques Training/Practice

Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours are a mix between (1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and (2) guided practice of the techniques themselves.

Anatomy & Physiology

Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

Practicum

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

Teaching Methodology

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.

Yoga Philosophy/ Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

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

Leadership Training

For those who wish to instill transformation as teachers, along with individuals who long to step up in life and excel.

Meet Your Teacher

Yogi Aaron is a Master Yoga Teacher and the author ofAutobiography 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 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 from Yoga Alliance.

As a teacher, Yogi Aaron’s 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 – 6AM Morning Meditation
6AM – 7AM Breakfast
7:30AM – 10:30AM Practice
10:30AM – 1:30PM Lunch and Free time
1:30PM – 5:30PM 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.

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Your Investment

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

Save your spot now for our 2016 / 2017 trainings.

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. Single Occupancy @ $5990*

Asana 200 Hour Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
June 3 to July 1, 2017 Register Now!
Aug 12 to Sept 9, 2017 Register Now!
Oct 21 to Nov 18, 2017 Register Now!
Prana 200 Hour Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
Oct. 22 to Nov. 19 2016 Register Now!
300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
July 8 – Aug 5, 2017 Register Now!

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 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 time frame 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 Past Students Have 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, California
  • 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 City, NY
  • It was the most magical month I have ever spent anywhere. Blue Osa on the peninsula Osa in Costa Rica was the best experience ever. I was a little concerned about going to a teacher yoga retreat as I am a little on the heavy side and 60 years old. I was assured by Yogi Aaron that I would be more than welcome and completely able to fully engage in the course. He was right and I am a changed person full of confidence in my abilities and in the power of yoga.

    Ginger New Orleans, Louisiana
  • I completed the Blue Osa Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training in November 2011. I can state that the course, taught exclusively by Yogi Aaron, had a strong emphasis on academics–including the scientific and philosophical foundations of hatha yoga. The reading list was comprehensive and included text reading assignments and handouts. Daily physical practice included varying types of meditation, asana and pranayama. If you are considering this training, be assured you will have challenging assignments to complete and ample opportunity for hands-on teaching to fellow students as well as guests of Blue Osa with varying levels of experience. You will also have the opportunity to teach to students with specific health concerns/challenges.
    I very much enjoyed being taught by Aaron for many reasons but most importantly, even though participating with other students, he taught to me as an individual–focusing specifically and working with me on exactly where I was at in my life as a student. In terms of the physical surroundings, Blue Osa is a paradise. The vision that Blue Osa has manifested in the tiny country of Costa Rica is to be deeply respected. The guest accommodations are beautiful and comfortable–allowing your body adequate rest, recovery and relaxation during the course. The staff were completely devoted to us as students and never hesitated to provide upon any request that I had. Without reserve or hesitation, I endorse the Blue Osa Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training.

    Margaret Pennsylvania

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.


This Program is Right for You if:

  • You want to ignite some seriously positive momentum in your 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 the basic principles, philosophies and teachings of yoga
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  • You want to learn how to teach yoga safely, knowledgeably and confidently
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  • You want to offer yourself the gift of having everything taken care of so you can focus on your journey
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  • You LOVE the idea of supplementing your training experience with relaxing activities like massages, facials and nature walks

Reserve Your Spot

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

Save your spot now for our 2016 / 2017 trainings.

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. Single Occupancy @ $5990*

Asana 200 Hour Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
June 3 to July 1, 2017 Register Now!
Aug 12 to Sept 9, 2017 Register Now!
Oct 21 to Nov 18, 2017 Register Now!
Prana 200 Hour Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
Oct. 22 to Nov. 19 2016 Register Now!
300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
July 8 – Aug 5, 2017 Register Now!

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.

“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and
be vibrantly alive in repose.”
– Indra Gandhi

FAQ’s

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 Himalayn 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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

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!

    Choose the immersion you want to join before space runs out.

    Asana 200 Hour Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
    June 3 to July 1, 2017 Register Now!
    Aug 12 to Sept 9, 2017 Register Now!
    Oct 21 to Nov 18, 2017 Register Now!
    Prana 200 Hour Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
    Oct. 22 to Nov. 19 2016 Register Now!
    300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
    July 8 – Aug 5, 2017 Register Now!

    Still not sure? Click on the individual program you would like
    more information about.


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    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