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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Two Weeks

Get the skills and confidence to teach yoga
all in a tropical paradise

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I recently completed my Yoga Teacher Trainings (200hr and 300hr) and it was absolutely magical and transformational. The training exceeded my expectations. This training guides us in the the authentic yoga based in the Himalayan Tradition, and about stability of the body and mind through innovations like AYAMA (Applied Yoga Anatomy and Muscle Activation created by Yogi Aaron)! I love blue osa, the school and my teachers. This is why I've returned 3 times.
Alexis

Verified Student

This teacher training brought my personal practice to a whole new level. The muscle activation techniques that we learned were particularly interesting for me, and seem to offer real value as a healing modality. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to be a yoga teacher; or if you just want to grow your personal practice. Yogi Aaron's mastery of yoga is self-evident, and it was a pleasure to learn under his guidance.
Josh

Verified Student

I spend 14 days at Blue Osa in October September/October 2021 during my 200-hours Yoga-Teacher-Training. When I look back, I can say that coming to Blue Osa was one of the best decisions in my life. I couldn't imagine a better place and a better Yoga teacher as Blue Osa and Yogi Aaron. This place is full of love, gratitude and beauty. I am so grateful that I could spend 14 days in this paradise what really enriched my life and changed my attitude. I would always come back and can recommend this place more than 100 percent! Thank you so much for this wonderful and unforgettable time!
Saski

Verified Student

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

Verified Student

I would recommend Yogi Aaron's teacher trainings to anyone. Even if you don't intend to teach, what you will learn from the trainings will open your eyes to new possibilities and understanding and to loving yourself more.
Mic

Verified Student

Yogi Aaron at last is an incredible host and teacher. He leads with love and makes all people feel welcome in his sacred home. He is insightful and well-prepared to deliver an experience that is truly life-changing.
Chris R

Verified Student

Aaron incorporated all aspects of yoga into this training, so if you're looking for more out of your yoga journey, this is the place for you.
Katie M

Verified Student

I appreciate and have so much love for you, the space you've created, and the knowledge you have shared. Life is all about relationships and the encounters you have with people, and the encounter and time spent with you, my classmates, staff, and locals have contributed to who I am today and will carry with me for the rest of my life.
Cassie O

Verified Student

Hello there my friend! I was thinking of you these past few weeks, during which I've been living in the Nepalese mountains. I'm grateful for having been drawn to some wildly powerful places that helped me to internalize many lessons, and bring clarity to some of the challenges I was working through during my time spent at Blue Osa.
Varun

Verified Student

This experience surprised me in so many positive ways. The two weeks for me were unbelievably introspective. It was like a two-week therapy session with myself. Only I had the guidance of Yogi Aaron and the support of a loving community. The self-paced content has been awesome.
Kali

Verified Student

  • I. Develop a Rock Solid Practice In Yoga
    Techniques, Training and Practice
    80 Hours
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  • II. Anatomy & Physiology
    Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™
    30 Hours
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  • III. Yoga Humanities
    History, philosophy + ethics
    30 Hours
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  • IV. Development of the Professional Essentials
    Teaching methodology + practicum
    65 Hours
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A Typical Day of Yoga Intensive Teacher Training

4:45AM – 6:15AM | Morning meditation

6:15AM – 8AM | Farm to table breakfast, tea and coffee

8AM – 11:30AM | Practice

11:30AM – 3:30PM | Lunch, free-time, study

3:30PM – 6:00PM | Training

6:30PM – 7:30PM | Dinner

7:30PM – 9:00PM | Free-time, study

What's Included in Your Intensive Yoga Training

Person Participating in Yoga | Blue Osa

Learning

Foundational morning asana and meditation practice

Purification rituals

Experienced yoga teachers from around the world

Yoga Teacher Doing Yoga Teacher Training | Blue Osa

Training

Yoga Alliance Certification

Yoga Teacher Training Manual

Hands-on teaching experience

Girls Enjoying Blue Osa Retreat | Blue Osa

Accommodations

Intentionally designed beachfront eco-friendly rooms with ocean views and the use of the 25-meter pool.

Blue Osa Dessert | Blue Osa

Meals

Three delicious farm-to-table meals per day using homegrown, organic ingredients, plus snacks and more to keep you energized and satisfied the whole week long.

    Not included: 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. If you register for the triple occupancy option, please expect to sleep in a king, queen, full, or twin bed.

What You’ll Experience

If you are looking for a 14-day 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion that is Yoga Alliance® approved — you have landed in the right place! We invite you to join our next program at our oceanfront retreat center in Costa Rica!

This two-week yoga teacher training is for you if:
• 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 live a healthy lifestyle for two weeks.
• You want to be surrounded by a community of like-minded people who are fully invested in you and your well-being.

The daily routine of meditation and yoga, combined with being in the Tropics 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.

What to expect in the 14-Day Intensive Yoga Teacher Training:

  • Get away from the turbulence and distractions of your daily life and give yourself the time, space and focus on deepening your practice.
  • Expand your knowledge and accelerate your learning.
  • Develop a strong foundational practice in yoga.
  • Have a clearer direction of your life path.
  • Have an empowering yoga immersive spiritually awakening experience.
  • Learn how to sequence transformative yoga classes.
  • Develop a daily meditation practice.
  • Learn how to teach multilevel classes.
  • Learn how to teach yoga safely.
  • Fully immerse in an authentic Himalayan Yoga tradition.
  • You will learn about functional anatomy and the AYAMA™ approach.
  • You will have experience leading classes and be ready to teach on day one!
  • Leave Blue Osa with a clear vision of your purpose.

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE?

Are you ready to cultivate a foundational practice in yoga?

Are you ready to feel resilient 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!

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Blue Osa’s Yoga Teacher Training Immersion. 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.

Be blessed,

Yogi Aaron
Master Teacher and Blue Osa Co-Founder

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Why Take A Yoga Immersion?
(Yogi Aaron’s Own Words)

Hear from Blue Osa senior teacher Yogi Aaron on why our YTT program goes beyond learning how to teach and how an intensive yoga teacher training helps you to prepare for life.

What is A Yoga Teacher Training Like In Costa Rica? (Testimonial)

Curious about becoming a yoga teacher? Have you ever thought of traveling to Costa Rica to immerse yourself in a yoga teacher training? Watch this video to hear what attending a training at Blue Osa is like!

“I recently completed my Yoga Teacher Trainings (200hr and 300hr) and it was absolutely magical and transformational. The training exceeded my expectations. This training guides us in the the authentic yoga based in the Himalayan Tradition, and about stability of the body and mind through innovations like AYAMA (Applied Yoga Anatomy and Muscle Activation created by Yogi Aaron)! I love blue osa, the school and my teachers. This is why I’ve returned 3 times. ”
— Alexis
“This teacher training brought my personal practice to a whole new level. The muscle activation techniques that we learned were particularly interesting for me, and seem to offer real value as a healing modality. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to be a yoga teacher; or if you just want to grow your personal practice. Yogi Aaron's mastery of yoga is self-evident, and it was a pleasure to learn under his guidance.”
— Josh
“I spent 14 days at Blue Osa in October September/October 2021 during my 200-hours Yoga-Teacher-Training. When I look back, I can say that coming to Blue Osa was one of the best decisions in my life. I couldn't imagine a better place and a better Yoga teacher as Blue Osa and Yogi Aaron. This place is full of love, gratitude and beauty. I am so grateful that I could spend 14 days in this paradise what really enriched my life and changed my attitude. I would always come back and can recommend this place more than 100 percent! Thank you so much for this wonderful and unforgettable time! ”
— Saskia
“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 would recommend Yogi Aaron's teacher trainings to anyone. Even if you don't intend to teach, what you will learn from the trainings will open your eyes to new possibilities and understanding and to loving yourself more.”
— Mic
“Aaron incorporated all aspects of yoga into this training, so if you're looking for more out of your yoga journey, this is the place for you.”
— Katie M
“Yogi Aaron at last is an incredible host and teacher. He leads with love and makes all people feel welcome in his sacred home. He is insightful and well-prepared to deliver an experience that is truly life-changing.”
— Chris R
“Hello there my friend! I was thinking of you these past few weeks, during which I've been living in the Nepalese mountains. I'm grateful for having been drawn to some wildly powerful places that helped me to internalize many lessons, and bring clarity to some of the challenges I was working through during my time spent at Blue Osa. I wanted to let you know I've felt a particular appreciation for your capacity as a space-holder and witness, and find it admirable how you remained seemingly un-phased by what could easily be triggering actions on the part of others (e.g. myself).”
— Varun
“I appreciate and have so much love for you, the space you've created, and the knowledge you have shared. Life is all about relationships and the encounters you have with people, and the encounter and time spent with you, my classmates, staff, and locals have contributed to who I am today and will carry with me for the rest of my life. May our paths will cross again one day.”
— Cassie O
“This experience surprised me in so many positive ways. The two weeks for me were unbelievably introspective. It was like a two-week therapy session with myself. Only I had the guidance of Yogi Aaron and the support of a loving community. The self-paced content has been awesome. Being able to rewind and pause the videos allows me to better understand the content and gives me time to reflect. I like seeing the length of time required to watch the videos in each section so that I can set goals and realistically plan my day. The worksheets and quizzes are just the right lengths, in my opinion, they are engaging without feeling like 'homework.' Being able to retake the quizzes is nice because I can go back to previous lessons and reinforce my understanding if I missed something. And I like listening to your anecdotes and examples for each topic (huge Sex and the City fan over here!!). Even if someone doesn't want a certification, having this time for introspection, to learn about your body, creating a fantastic community of people, and developing an excellent relationship with Yogi Aaron, would be an uplifting experience for anyone.”
— Kali

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Training Details

  • Intensive Training
  • 14 Day
  • All Inclusive

Upcoming Dates

FAQs About Our Yoga Intensive Course

Meet Your Instructor, Yogi Aaron and the styles of yoga he teaches

Yogi Aaron is the owner, operator, and lead yoga facilitator at Blue Osa. During his 30 years of study, Yogi Aaron has developed an intrinsic understanding of yogic philosophy, anatomy, and the subtle body. He has studied under yogic masters such as Alan Finger, Bryan Kest, Genny Kapuler, Rod Stryker, Swami Rama, and David Swenson, among others.

Throughout his journey, Aaron has made several pilgrimages to the Himalayas, where he sought a deeper understanding of the Vedic tradition and Tantric pathways. These experiences blessed him with the opportunity to mentor under several spiritual masters and inspired him to create a yogic community in the lush Costa Rican jungle. Creator of Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ Yogi Aaron brings three decades worth of study, mentorship, and experience into his teachings, with a strong emphasis on yoga therapy and alignment.

Yogi Aaron’s sense of humor, contagious laugh, courageous and adventurous spirit, and his own healing journey of overcoming pain and discovering and living his true life’s purpose makes him a stand-out and favored leading yoga teacher today.

Styles Of Yoga

Yogi Aaron’s style of yoga and the YTT methodology has been influenced by the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga, which combines the wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and teachings passed down from a long history of yoga masters. We include a number of lineages such as Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Kundalini.

Our holistic approach to teaching embodies the belief of “Function Over Form.”

Yoga is for everybody and we have created a teacher training that focuses on the individual. We provide you with the tools to confidently teach both private and group classes.

With the inclusion of Applied Yoga Anatomy and Muscle Activation™, you will have a signature experience focusing on muscle activation techniques and yoga therapy to benefit you and your future students.

Do I get the bonus AYAMA™ certification? (Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™)

In addition to the ancient and authentic yogic teachings that you receive and experience during Blue Osa’s Yoga Teacher Training, you will also learn the exclusive Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ (AYAMA™) methodology.

AYAMA™ was created by Blue Osa’s founder and master yoga teacher, Yogi Aaron. AYAMA™ is not only a revolutionary way to practice yoga but to embody and deeply understand anatomy while alleviating pain in the body.

This EXPERIENTIAL and TRANSFORMATIVE form of yoga anatomy training will come ALIVE in your body. And! this HEALING technique will teach you how to get rid of pain!

You can’t learn AYAMA™ anywhere else.

You should be aware that most Yoga Teacher Trainings do not offer this level of experiential and comprehensive anatomy instruction.

You will leave our training with a somatic understanding of your body and the ability to apply these teachings directly to your life and yoga practice.

AYAMA™ teaches you how to guide yoga classes safely, ensuring you do not injure your students or cause, aggravate, or exacerbate any pain they may have.

Become AYAMA™ certified and help others to live a pain-free life!

How do you fit a 200-hour RYT into only 14 days?

Maybe you’ve done the math: Even if you practice for 10 hours a day, 14 days straight, that’s still only 140 hours of study! From where do the additional 60 hours come?

We purposefully crafted our 14-day 200-hour RYT training for the busy yoga student. So, we’ve included a self-study portion of the program that you can complete before or after the training — or even during your free time here at Blue Osa!

We have created this self-study portion to choose how you would like to use your FREE time at Blue Osa. In our old schedule, we would start at five in the morning and practice until nine at night, with breaks only for meals. It was a lot! With our revised schedule, you get to study with your teacher, learn yoga on the beach, and still have time to enjoy paradise.

The self-study portion will become available to you two months before you arrive at Blue Osa. Alternatively, we’ve created intentional pockets of free time during your schedule so that you can further your studies here at Blue Osa. (See the daily schedule above.)

After the training, we offer continued support to ensure you leave Blue Osa as a safe, confident yoga instructor.

Plus, our 14-day 200-hour RYT meets Yoga Alliance’s international certification standards — so you can rest assured our program meets the highest level of global educational policies.

Also Included: continued support after your training

Also included in the yoga teacher training at Blue Osa is access to our Online Resource Library and the Self-Study Modules, which are a unique element of Blue Osa’s Yoga Teacher Training that sets it apart from other programs available today. Previous students have found it extremely valuable in developing their teaching once back home.

The Self-Study portion includes:
• 6 months of FREE access to the resource library.
• Ability to prepare in advance of your training if you wish (access is given prior to your training start date)
• Post-immersion support as you continue to study, learn, absorb, and embody the training content while completing all required assignments. This feature makes it possible for students to relax, explore, and enjoy the wild nature of Blue Osa outside of scheduled classroom time during their immersion (rather than filling free time with reading, studying, and completing required homework).
• Access to an entire resource library of yoga content to propel your practice and teaching forward, including yoga classes, meditations, workshops, and specialty courses like ‘How to Sell Out Your Yoga Retreats’ and ‘Business and Marketing for Yoga Teachers’.

Additionally, after the training, we offer ongoing support and communication with participants to ensure they leave Blue Osa as a safe, confident yoga instructor at NO additional charge.

When are the book reports and assignments due?

In order to be presented with your 200 or 300-hr YTT certificate, you must complete the required reading and reports. These reports will be due three months following the completion of your immersion.

For example, if you completed your immersion on November 16th, your book reports would be due the following February 16th.

You’ll have plenty of time to work on your reports throughout the immersion or you have the option of completing the required texts prior to beginning the course. Once you’ve successfully registered, we’ll send you out the required reading material and you can decide for yourself when you’d like to get working.

Why is this immersion so affordable?

Blue Osa was created with the intention of bringing yoga to as many people as possible and Yogi Aaron believes in welcoming anyone who is ready to experience total transformation to come join him in his little slice of paradise.

These immersions include:
• all your meals
• your lodging
• the fees for your yoga teacher training
• instruction from a master yoga leader and trainer
• continued support for as long as you wish after your training ends
• your teacher training Yoga Alliance-approved certificate

The power of a yoga immersion cannot be overstated.

When it’s combined with a supportive community, ocean waves, tropical birds, healthy food, and room to breathe, there can be no greater impact on a person’s life. And when we are all living our best life, fully aligned with our path, we stand to make a greater difference in the world.

It has been this philosophy that has inspired Aaron to offer such affordable pricing, and it continues to drive him to share his wisdom with his students.

What are the rooms like? Where will I sleep?

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. If you are registering for the triple occupancy option, please expect to be sleeping in a king, queen, full or twin bed. And if you are registering for a single room, we will be following up to request an additional $1000 deposit.

How do I get to Blue Osa? When do the immersions begin and finish?

Getting here is simple and straightforward! Head on over to www.blueosa.com/how-to-get-here for all the details.

Immersions begin on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and commence on the final Friday evening. This will allow for the option of a Saturday morning departure.

We recommend arriving in Costa Rica one or two days prior to starting the immersion and would suggest arriving in Puerto Jimenez on Friday evening so as to settle into the space and enjoy your first sunrise on the beach.

Please note that should you miss hours for any reason, you will be required to make up the time prior to receiving your certification.

I do not want to teach yoga. Why should I consider this 14-Day Immersion Yoga Teacher Training?

Whether your goal is to teach yoga, deepen your personal practice, seek answers to some of life’s biggest questions or simply find ways to live a more meaningful life, this 14-day Yoga Teacher Training is for YOU!

Yogi Aaron approaches every immersion with an open heart and a desire to provide students with a safe space to explore their own personal depth.

This training is an opportunity for you to uncover truths about who you are and how yoga can help you live a more authentic life.

Surrender your worries to the soft sounds of the ocean waves. Nourish your body with farm-to-table cuisine. Get curious about yourself and your place in the world, and allow yourself to experience the peace and tranquility of Blue Osa.

We warmly welcome students of all backgrounds, races, religions, orientations, or spiritual traditions. The only requirement is that you show up authentically and ready to fully participate in this transformational training.

Learn. Teach. Expand. Allow. This journey is for everybody. The ONLY commitment required from you is that you are willing to show up and fully participate.

What kind of food is served?

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and supporting local farmers. With this in mind, Blue Osa offers a variety of fresh, farm-to-table vegan/vegetarian meals.

Our typical healthy and delicious Blue Osa cuisine sample menu can be found here.

In catering to the needs of a variety of guests, we do offer eggs for breakfast as well as animal protein three times per week, as well as some recipes with

Blue Osa has a skilled, local culinary team that uses seasonal ingredients to offer a wide assortment of dishes, including traditional and international fare.

Please note that while we do our best to accommodate the individual needs of our guests (including gluten-free options), we cannot customize individual meal requests or Kosher options. Additionally, we are not gluten, dairy, or nut-free kitchen.

Finally, while our portion sizes are large, if you’re concerned about being hungry, we would encourage you to purchase extra snacks for your stay.

Additional Details About Meals:
• We offer mostly vegan/vegetarian meals, but we do serve chicken 3 times/week and eggs at most breakfasts.
• We ask you to clear your own plates and dispose of any leftover food into the labeled compost bin.
• If you are going on an excursion and/or receiving a spa treatment and will not be on time for one of your meals, let our front desk manager know and our kitchen staff will hold your plate for you.
• Coffee, tea, purified water, and snacks (apples, bananas, and house-made breads) are available for free all day long.
• Our Buddha Bar offers smoothies, fresh juices, kombucha, soda, beer, wine, and cocktails for a fee (charged directly to your room).

I am on a really strict budget. What other costs are associated with these programs? What is NOT included?

We have catered our programs to be all-inclusive. This means that all lodging, farm-to-table meals, teacher-training and course material will be included as well as your certificate, upon completion.

Additional expenses NOT included are flights, travel insurance, airport shuttle, tours, spa services and beverages from the bar.

I am not sure which training is right for me. What should I do?

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:

• What about our immersion got your attention?
• What do you hope to receive from this immersive experience?
• 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.

I am new to yoga or am dealing with an injury. Can I still participate in this program?

Absolutely you can participate! Even if you are relatively new to yoga, our yoga teacher training immersions are an excellent way to learn the art of yoga and cultivate a strong foundation for your life-long practice.

And NOQ you will NOT hold the class back. We will ALWAYS encourage you to only do 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 and the creator of Applied Anatomy. 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.

I don't want to teach yoga. Why should I consider this Yoga Teacher Training Immersion?

Whether your goal is to teach yoga, deepen your personal practice, seek answers to some of life’s biggest questions, or simply find ways to live a more meaningful life, these Yoga Teacher Trainings are for YOU!

Yogi Aaron approaches every immersion with an open-heart and a desire to provide students with a safe space to explore their own personal depth.

This training is an opportunity for you to uncover truths about who you are and how yoga can help you live a more authentic life.

Surrender your worries to the soft sounds of the ocean waves. Nourish your body with farm-to-table cuisine. Get curious about yourself and your place in the world, and allow yourself to experience the peace and tranquility of Blue Osa.

We warmly welcome students of all backgrounds, races, religions, orientations, or spiritual traditions. The only requirement is that you show up authentically and ready to fully participate in this transformational training.

Learn. Teach. Expand. Allow. This journey is for everybody.