Experience this epic 14-day Yoga Teacher Training in India. This YTT intensive will be one of the most empowering experiences of your life. Join this journey with us as we explore yoga and what it means to be truly alive with each other.

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Study in the place where it all started.

Go to the beginning —

–The beginning of Yoga.

Join Yogi Aaron on this epic journey to India. Study in the place where it all started – Rishikesh.

This two week yoga teacher training is for you if:

  • You are craving a deep spiritual reconnection
  • You have been dreaming of doing yoga in the place where it all started – on the banks of the Ganges
  • You do not have much time
  • You would like to have the experience of a yoga immersion
  • You want to be a yoga teacher
  • You want to fully immerse in yoga for two weeks
  • You want to live a healthy life style for two weeks
  • Be surrounded by a community of people who are fully invested in you and your well being

The daily routine of meditation and yoga, combined with authentic daily yogic rituals and eating fresh food, does wonders for the body, mind, and spirit. You will leave this two-week immersion full of energy and a sense of renewed vision for your life.

YTT India

Sept 3-17, 2020
starting at $2799
15 days/ 14 nights
with Yogi Aaron

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Your Curriculum

What is included?

Flights + Lodging

roundtrip flights from Delhi to Rishikesh
• 14 nights of lodging
airport shuttle service
• all applicable taxes


delicious vegetarian meals prepared for you each day
• drinking water
free WiFi


• yoga classes and lectures
a foundational personal practice
• how to build effective sequencing
• comprehensive yoga teacher training manual


• Upon completion you will receive an internationally recognized 200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification

In Your 14-day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India with Yogi Aaron, You Will:

  • Experience authentic yogic rituals performed on the banks of the Ganges River.
  • 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.
  • Develop a strong foundational practice in yoga.
  • Have a clearer direction of your life path.
  • Leave with some great sequences to teach and with which to cultivate a personal asana practice.
  • Develop a daily meditation practice.
  • Learn how to teach within the limitations of your students.
  • Learn how to teach multilevel classes.
  • Have knowledge of and know how to teach yoga safely.
  • Fully immerse in an authentic Himalayan Yoga tradition.
  • Develop a deep appreciation of how rich this yoga tradition is.
  • You’ll practice all of these skills directly in classes you lead during your training at the Blue Osa.
  • Leave here taking the next step in your yogic life with greater excellence and with clearer vision.
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Meet Your Yoga Teachers

Yogi Aaron

John Thurman

Yogi Aaron is a Master Yoga Teacher and the yoga director of Blue Osa. 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. Aaron has studied at yoga ashrams and retreat centers around the world.

Aaron has made pilgrimages seeking to understand the Vedic tradition and Tantric path and studied carefully 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.

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

Blue Osa welcomes 800 yogis per year and is the setting for Yogi Aaron’s fully accredited series Yoga Teacher Training Immersions 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 become the best version of themselves. He passionately has helped many to discover their life purposes and teaches the descending power of grace.

John Thurman, is a Washington, DC-based yoga instructor who teaches vinyasa flow power yoga classes. He teaches in a style that focuses on providing a challenging and fun environment for all levels of students to learn and practice their yoga asana. John believes in encouraging students to find their boundaries and mindfully push their limits. Focusing on breath, posture, and gaze, John helps guide students through their practice in a thoughtful manner that helps them grow on their own path.

He has been personally practicing yoga since 2001, and his training includes exposure to Rocket, Iyengar, restorative, and vinyasa-style asanas, as well as pranayama and meditation. His solid background includes football, triathlons, weight lifting, high-intensity training, and running. John has completed Mimi Rieger’s 200-hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Washington, DC, as well as a 50-hour Rocket Yoga training at Asta Yoga Studio, San Francisco, CA. Additionally, he has taken his 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training from Flow Yoga Center in Washington, DC. He has studied with Mimi Rieger, Bryan Kest, David Kyle, Dharma Mittra, Aaron Star, Kristen Krash, HawaH Kasat, Sharron Gannon, David Swenson, Rene´ Henley, and Steven Pyka.

John is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He received his master’s degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. John completed a 20-year career as Military Policeman and Operations Research Analyst with the U.S. Army serving in worldwide deployments. He also worked as a cost analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (OSD CAPE) at the Pentagon. John’s military awards include medals such as the Legion of Merit and Purple Heart.

Your Typical Day During this 14-Day 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In India

Time Activity
5AM – 6:15AM Morning Meditation
6:15AM – 8AM Breakfast
8AM – 11:30AM Practice
11:30AM – 12:30PM Lunch and Free Time
12:30PM – 6:00PM Training
6:30PM – 7:30PM Dinner
7:30PM – 9:00PM Training and/or Rituals on The Ganges

* 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 2020 India Yoga Teacher Training.

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

Pay your $1000 deposit below and reserve your spot NOW for training!
You have 3 lodging options:

1. Triple Occupancy @ $2799*
2. Double Occupancy @ $3299*
3. Single Occupancy @ $4799*

Journey Add On
Himalayan Adventure to Kedarnath with Yogi Aaron September 17 – 22
double occupancy @ $799.00
single occupancy @ $1,299.00

Register September 3 – 17, 2020

    *NOTE: Prices do NOT include incidentals, such as the cost of international flights, spa treatments + laundry service. The fee also does not cover the cost for any missed flights or travel delays. We strongly suggest you arrive a day or two early, so that you will be on time for your flights and training. (If you are registering for the triple occupancy option, please expect to be sleeping in a king, queen, full or twin bed.) Our Cancelation Refund Policy for this Training: The deposits for this immersion and training and non refundable. You are expected to pay in full for this journey 90 days before the trip begins. All fees paid for retreats and workshops are non-transferable and non-refundable. In paying for a retreat with Blue Osa, you agree to these terms.

Journey Supplement

During this trip to India, you the option to upgrade your journey with Yogi Aaron.

Join Yogi Aaron On A Journey Deep Into The Himalayas

September 17 – 22

A perfect way to end a yoga teacher training, this special once in a lifetime journey with Yogi Aaron will take you to one of India’s most special and auspicious places to do yoga practice – Kedarnath. Kedarnath is located deep in the Himalayas. This journey will end back in New Delhi allowing you to depart on September 22.

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, 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

Where will we be staying?

One of the number one places to stay is at the Great Ganga in Rishikesh. They have recently built a beautiful and new panoramic yoga Shala over looking the Ganges River. The Great Ganga is located in and around one of the oldest and most prominent areas of Rishikesh, known as Muni-ki-reti, where the holy Ganges descends from the majestic Himalayas and enters the plains of northern India. Our hotel is designed in such a manner that guests can enjoy the enchanting panoramic view of the holy Ganges, surrounded by the lush green serene hills. It takes only 5 minutes of casual walk to reach the banks of the holy Ganges from the hotel.

This Program Is Right For You If:

  • You want to experience a deep and profound spiritual shift in your life
  • 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

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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh – September 3 – 17, 2020

Enhance your journey with these two options:
1. New Delhi Experience with Yogi Aaron September 1 – 3, 2020
2. A Himalayan Adventure to Kednarth with Yogi Aaron – September 17 – 22, 2020
(This Himalayan Experience will end in Delhi)

Register For This Yoga Teacher Training in India

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training


Are You Ready For A Change

Have you been dreaming a taking part in a spiritual journey to India?

Are you ready to cultivate a foundational practice in yoga?

Are you ready to feel strong in your body?

Are you ready to start that mediation practice you have always wanted to do?

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 for the India Yoga Teacher Training is due 3 months before the training begins.

Reserve Your Spot Now

Register September 3 – 17, 2020

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.


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Yogi Aaron

Master Teacher and Blue Osa Co-Founder

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