200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Costa Rica Yoga RetreatStruggling to uncover your purpose?

Seeking insight and understanding? Need time and space to find your truths and replenish your spirit?

Deeply studying and practicing yoga poses (asana) can be transformative for both students and teachers…

…but transformation isn’t a tentative endeavor.

costa rica Yoga classAs the tradition teaches us, your students will never receive the benefits of something you as a teacher haven’t truly mastered and experienced for yourself. And teaching something you haven’t personally experienced blocks you from stepping into that space, too.

Being uncertain about the depth of your yoga asana (posture) skills and knowledge holds you and your students in place.

Which isn’t where you want to be — but it’s a good place to start.

“Start where you are.”
– Pema Chodron

Asana Building Stability & Structure: A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Your one-month Asana Yoga Teacher training immersion at the Blue Osa Eco-Resort & Spa in Costa Rica will help you teach from a place of authenticity by equipping you with a more precise and physically rock-solid understanding of the yoga asanas.

Because if you don’t have stability, you have nothing — and that’s a literal and metaphysical truth.

Intensively studying the proper mechanics of the yoga poses will give you physical certainty and stability, the ability to accommodate and offer therapeutic sequences to students with back, knee and posture issues, and a spiritual steadiness. What you practice with your muscles, you practice with your mind (and vice versa).

Which is why teacher training in general — and your Asana immersion in particular — are such rewarding and profound experiences not just for yoga instructors but for people who are at life’s crossroads. People who are seekers, leaders, visionaries. People on a quest to go deep, get real, soften and learn.

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In Your Asana 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, You Will:

  • For teachers and students at life’s crossroads.
  • Discover your life purpose.
  • You’ll realize the full potential of your mind
  • 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.
  • You’ll gain the bio mechanical and energetic knowledge you need to offer better direction and adjustments to your students
  • You’ll learn specific techniques that will enable you to easily teach to several student levels simultaneously in one class
  • You’ll learn how to use asanas (postures) therapeutically to accommodate physical limitations or heal injuries
  • You’ll also learn how to sequence your asanas to create a natural, therapeutic and transformative arcs in your classes
  • You’ll practice all of these skills directly in classes you lead during your training at the Blue Osa

The specific physical and spiritual knowledge you’ll learn and practice at the Blue Osa One Month Asana Yoga Teacher Training will help you become more certain, steadfast and strong —

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

Get away from the turbulence and distractions of your daily life and give yourself the time, space and focus to deepen your practice.
Expand your knowledge and accelerate your learning.

Here’s Exactly what You’ll Get in your Asana 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion

  • A foundational personal practice that you will leave with and have the confidence to continue with.
  • 28 nights of beachfront accommodations at the Blue Osa eco resort & spa in Costa Rica
  • 3 delicious, prepared-for-you, plant-based meals each day
  • Comfortable, modern eco-friendly accommodations
  • 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 Asana Yoga Teacher Training Manual
  • Upon completion you will receive your 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification

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Your Curriculum

1. Techniques Training/Practice (105.5 Hours)

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.

2. Anatomy & Physiology (20 hours)

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).

3. Practicum (12.5 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 (26.5 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 (36 hours)

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

Total Hours: 200.5


Meet Your Teachers

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.

Karina Ayn Mirsky, MA, ERYT is a widely-respected Yoga & Meditation Educator and Self-Development Coach. She is the director of Sangha Yoga Institute in Kalamazoo MI and an adjunct professor of Yoga Studies at Antioch University. Karina presents in yoga teacher training programs across the USA and abroad. She served as a faculty member of the Himalayan Institute for six years and is now delighted to be co-teaching with Yogi Aaron at Blue Osa.

Karina has been teaching yoga since 1998 and training instructors since 2004. She was one of the first certified teachers of Rod Stryker’s ParaYoga®. She also holds degrees In Business and East-West Psychology. Karina’s decades of work with individuals and groups, as well as her own experiences with injury and illness make her a deeply empathetic guide to others. Karina’s personal story, depth of wisdom, and light-hearted nature have touched thousands of lives.

Karina has been featured in numerous publications and teleconferences. She is a regular contributor to Yoga International. In March 2008, Yoga Journal named her as one of 21 teachers who is shaping the future of yoga in America.

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

Save your spot now for our 2017 + 2018 trainings.

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

Right now, you have 3 options:

1. Shared Occupancy @ $3990*
2. Shared Occupancy @ $4490*
3. Single Occupancy @ $5990*

Asana 200 Hour Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
May 26 to June 23, 2018 Buy 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, airport shuttles, spa treatments + laundry service. During our online checkout, there is an option to include a weekly laundry service, gratuities + our airport shuttle for a nominal fee.

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…

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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, CA
  • “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
  • “We all learned so much from our training…I certainly did. Aaron, thanks for being an impetus for huge changes in my life. I couldn’t have had the strength without you and everyone there at Blue Osa.”

    Cory New York, NY
  • “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
Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

Relax & 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 in your life
  • You want to contribute to the enlightenment and well-being of others
  • You want to learn how to teach yoga safely, knowledgeably and confidently
  • You want to learn the basic principles, philosophies and teachings of yoga
  • You want to learn how to teach yoga safely, knowledgeably and confidently
  • You want to offer yourself the gift of having everything taken care of so you can focus on your journey
  • You LOVE the idea of supplementing your training experience with relaxing activities like massages, facials and nature walks

Reserve Your Spot Now

Asana 200 Hour Teacher Training Dates Reserve your spot
October 21 to November 18, 2017 Buy Now
May 26 to June 23, 2018 Buy Now
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FAQ’s


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!

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.

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