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Advanced 300-Hour
Yoga Teacher Training

Come to Blue Osa for your 300-Hour YTT, or join us for the ONLINE option.

Do You Feel Called To Something Greater?

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

You long to make a difference in this world and want to know how to step into manifesting your purpose.

In our yoga circles, we don’t often teach and train for leadership, yet it’s essential in your journey.

The Yoga Alliance approved® 28-day 300-Hour YTT immersion at Blue Osa will uncover the potential of all that yoga can be in your life.

In Your Advanced 300-Hour Teacher Training You Will:

  • Be immersed in the specific yogic practices that will connect you to your higher purpose.
  • Learn Yogi Aaron’s signature Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ for yoga teachers!
  • Learn leadership skills.
  • Develop an understanding of the physical and energetic effects of organized sequenced asana practice.
  • Learn how to structure 60 – 90-minute classes that are safe and life-changing for your students.
  • Learn the science and application of mantra, koshas, and chakras.
  • Explore your spiritual stance.
  • Discover practices and rituals of the Himalayan Tradition including Yoga Nidra, fire ceremonies, and mantra.
  • Leave an influential leader in the yoga community.

The Blue Osa advanced 300-hour YTT 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.

We Invite You:

to join us in our next Costa Rica 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Immersion!

The next 300-hour YTT – July 2 to July 30, 2022

This program is ONLY offered once time every two years.

Triple Occupancy - $3,990

Double Occupancy - $4,490

Single Occupancy - $5,990

Application fee to register and reserve is $200.

300-Hour YTT Reading List:

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

  • I. Practice
    Advance your own practice in yoga
    148.5 Hours
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  • II. Anatomy & Physiology
    Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™
    30 Hours
    more details ›
  • III. Yoga Humanities
    History, Philosophy and Ethics
    70 Hours
    more details ›
  • IV. Development of the Professional Essentials
    Teaching Methodology, Practicum, Methodology
    100 Hours
    more details ›

What's Included

Learning

Foundational morning asana and mediation practice

Purification Rituals

Experienced yoga teachers from around the world

Included in your Costa Rica yoga teacher training at Blue Osa

Training

Yoga Alliance Certification

Yoga Teacher Training Manual

Hands-on teaching experience

A Costa Rica beachfront resort || Blue Osa Yoga Retreat + Spa || Chlorine Free Pool

Accommodations

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

Meals

Delicious farm-to-table meals and snacks using homegrown, organic ingredients.

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 are registering for the triple occupancy option, please expect to be sleeping in a king, queen, full or twin bed.

Your Teacher(s)

Yogi Aaron, Lead Trainer

Yogi Aaron is a Master Yoga Teacher and the yoga director of Blue Osa. 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.... more

Karina Ann Mirsky | Blue Osa Yoga Teacher Training | 200 hour YTT

Karina Ayn Mirsky, Yoga Trainer

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. ... more

A Day In the Life Of Yoga Teacher Training

The Benefits of a 300-Hour YTT

“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.”
— Joanne, Australia

Want to Know More?

What style(s) of yoga will we be covering?

The Blue Osa 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, “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 that focuses on both muscle activation techniques and yoga therapy to benefit both you and your future students.

Does this program meet Yoga Alliance's international certification standards?

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

Blue Osa’s 200-hr RYT and 300-hr RYT with Yogi Aaron are accredited through Yoga Alliance®. Regardless of whether you join us for our 14 or 28-day YTT, you can register through this governing body upon receipt of your Blue Osa certification.

Yoga Alliance certification

What is the difference between the 200, 300 and 500 hour programs?

Blue Osa is a recognized yoga school by Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Alliance certification

Blue Osa provides a 200-hr foundational yoga teacher training that will equip you with the necessary learning to be a successful yoga teacher. This course will ensure you are confident in your alignment, cues, subtle anatomy and terminology. It’s a fantastic intro to teaching and will guarantee you success as you begin your teaching journey.

Blue Osa offers an advanced 300-hour teacher training that is available to students who have previously completed a 200-hr YTT (either through Blue Osa or another accredited school.) This course offers students the opportunity to deepen their foundational knowledge, enhance their teaching abilities and further develop their leadership skills as both a teacher and practitioner.

A 500-hr YTT would include both a 200 and 300-hr YTT or a 500-hr YTT respectively. Though many schools do not offer the latter and students cannot commit to the total time required, most teachers complete their 200 and 300 hours separately.

For more information on the differences, please read this article.

 

I have already completed my 200 hour / 300 hour / 500 hour. Why should I consider one of your immersions?

With wisdom and experience comes mastery!

With over 30 years of teaching experience, spiritual mentorship, yogic interns, and personal practice, Yogi Aaron comes fully prepared to offer you a teacher training like nothing you’ve experienced before.

Through Applied Yoga Anatomy and Muscle Activation™, ancient yogic wisdom, practical experience and years of trial and error, Blue Osa will offer you the opportunity to take your current practice and DIVE DEEP.

Whether you’re interested in joining our 14 or 28-day immersion, Blue Osa creates the pathway for profound spiritual insight and momentum.

The Blue Osa teacher training packs three decades worth of knowledge into a relatable, practical and complete training.

No matter the learning you’ve had in the past, this immersion is for EVERYONE who is ready to take their teaching to the next level.

Don’t take our word for it! Check out the countless reviews from our grads. Let their words speak on our behalf!

I have already taken the Blue Osa Teacher Training. Should I / Can I take it again?

Absolutely! Be prepared to pick up new skills, nuances, and information the second time around! We welcome former grads to join us on the mat at a discounted rate. Contact Aaron for more details.

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.

Don’t worry! 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. It’s totally up to you!

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.

How many times a year do you offer the One-Month Immersion?

Space is limited!

We believe in keeping our class size small. This means more individual, hands-on learning and teaching for you! AND these exclusive programs are only offered once a year!!

The maximum number of students we accept for our immersions is 25. We also limit the amount of training held per year so if you’re ready to join us on the beach in Costa Rica, sign up NOW!

I do not want to teach yoga. Why should I consider the 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 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 meals.

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.

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.

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.

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 to 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 in sharing his wisdom with his students.

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.

Will this program cover the "business" aspects of becoming a yoga teacher?

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.

We will also give you access to our Business and Marketing Course For Yoga Teachers. This course will spend some 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.

I have an injury and/or need to adjust my practice. Will I hold the class back?

NO, 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 have a strong yoga practice. Can I still participate in this program?

Absolutely! 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.

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.

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.

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.

If you are registering for a single room, we will be following up to request an additional $1000 deposit.

I am concerned about Covid19 while staying at Blue Osa. What are the Covid19 travel policies in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica has taken steps to ensure the safety of its residents.

In the event we have a suspected case of Covid19, we will have rooms sectioned off to quarantine individuals until they can be transferred to a medical facility to be tested.

Blue Osa is an open-air facility on the beach that enjoys continuous sea breezes. The fresh breeze, spacious grounds, and secluded private beach combined with social distancing make it a perfect place to immerse into the space of yoga.

For more information on our safety guidelines and Costa Rica travel requirements, please click here.

Blue Osa statement on discrimination, sexual harrassment, and abuse.

Blue Osa is committed to providing a safe environment for all its employees, yoga teachers and yoga students, free from discrimination on any ground and free from harassment, sexual misconduct, and abuse. Blue Osa will operate a zero-tolerance policy for any form of sexual harassment. We additionally expect participants coming to equally respect our community and staff. We treat all incidents seriously and promptly.