Join the next ONLINE Yoga Teacher Training 200-hour certification September 5

28-Day, 200-Hour
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 an entire month?

What would it feel like to have only one responsibility?

TO BE OPEN

Open to learning. To self-discovery. To becoming who your soul is longing to be. Open to becoming your best possible self.

Blue Osa is a secluded beach resort that is the perfect setting for yoga certification programs. Our mission is to create confident, knowledgeable, and passionate yoga teachers. You will not only acquire the practical and philosophical teachings of yoga but will also receive direct experiences of practicing and teaching.

The best yoga teacher training programs all provide their students with a safe space outside of their everyday routine. A YTT intensive immersion gives you the space to go deep, get confident and get certified. Learning is accelerated, confidence is amplified, and new habits are formed.

This life transforming program listed below helps you to deepen your practice, connect to your purpose and lead others toward greater health and wellness.

The 28 Day 200-Hour Teacher Training You Will:

  • Become a yoga teacher and have certification to teach anywhere in the world.
  • Develop clarity of your life purpose and take tsteps to manifest it.
  • Have an empowering yoga immersive experience.
  • Develop a rock-solid practice that supports you through life’s ups and downs.
  • Manifest the full potential of your mind.
  • Be connected by a community of people who are fully invested in you and your well being.
  • Expand your yoga knowledge and be steeped in an authentic Himalayan Yoga Tradition.
  • Develop an ardent foundational practice in yoga and daily meditation.
  • Learn how to teach multilevel classes safely.
  • Be ready to teach on day one!

Reserve Now:

This training is only offered once a year!

Triple Occupancy - $3,390

Double Occupancy - $4,490

Single Occupancy - $5,990

Application fee is $75.

28-Day YTT Reading List:

The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Blue Osa is recognized by Yoga Alliance and comprises four areas of study:

  • I. Develop a Rock Solid Practice In Yoga
    Techniques, Training and Practice
    100 Hours
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  • II. Anatomy & Physiology
    Applied Anatomy + Muscle Activation
    30 Hours
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  • III. Yoga Humanities
    History, Philosophy and Ethics
    40 Hours
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  • IV. Development of the Professional Essentials
    teaching methodology + practicum
    65 Hours
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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 chemical-free 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 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

“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

Want to Know More?

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 treat all incidents seriously and promptly.

Why is this training 28 days and not shorter and cheaper while there are so many others to chose from?

Today, you can find so many shorter and cheaper yoga teacher training immersions. One of our renowned competitors in Costa Rica is offering a 14-day immersion that is a little less than what we currently charge for 28-days.

After running this immersion for 6 years, we asked our past students if they would have appreciated a shorter immersion, and this is what they said.

I think the pace was great. Getting those 200 hours in fewer days would eliminate the rest days, and those were super necessary to avoid burnout. Besides, who would want to be at blue osa for LESS time! I’m just about ready to run away back there forever! Lol

-Emma

The month was a long time but it gave us s chance to bond with each other in a way that a shorter time might not have. One reason I took it was because it was condensed but I have the leisure to be away that long. Not sure how you would get 200 hours in a shorter time. Would cut into our benefitting from your knowledge. Long answer for s no.

Robert

I chose Blue Osa because it was one of the longest immersions I could find-that’s what I was looking for. I think there was a good balance of free time in the afternoons/off days and work time. I also agree that we bonded so much in the last days of the training, that might not have happened if it were only 3 weeks long.

Brittney

I feel like if it had been any shorter length of time I wouldn’t have gotten as much out of it. The immersion is so intense, it took me at least a week to acclimate to the schedule and get into retreat mode. It was nice to have a whole month to get used to the daily practice, study, and yet still find time to relax and unwind.

Shelley

One month is the right amount of time! It allowed us to truly experience and see the benefits of daily practice. Anything shorter would have felt like we left unfinished. I should also say that going into it I had wished it was shorter because I had exactly one month off from work. BUT…I made it happen because I truly wanted to, and I’m so glad I did! People can make it work…we all did!

Jess

Are scholarships and work exchanges offered in this immersion?

We are offering two full scholarships and two half scholarships to our two upcoming ONLINE yoga teacher certification programs for BIPOC. (Black, Indigenous and People of Color.)

To apply, please contact us for further instructions. Applications will be due on July 1, and will announce the scholarships on July 6. 

At this time, we are reviewing our scholarship options for our in-house programs.

Wait!!! But I want to do a 14-day training at Blue Osa. Do you offer one?

Blue Osa is now offering a 14-day Yoga Teacher Training Immersion.

While we think that the best option is for people to invest 28 days of their life into an immersion that will truly transform them at every level, we have had too many requests to offer this in the past.

If you do decide to do a 14-day immersion, with us or elsewhere, remember that the experience will NOT be the same as giving a month to this practice.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE 14-DAY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING OPTION AT BLUE OSA

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

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 Himalayan Tradition. Aaron also has a strong background in yoga therapy and brings in therapeutic elements when appropriate.

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

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 or 14-day Yoga Teacher Training programs. 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.

Yoga Alliance certification

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

Yoga Alliance certification

Blue Osa is a recognized yoga school by Yoga Alliance.

The 200-hour yoga teacher training by Blue Osa is a foundational training that is recognized baby Yoga Alliance. Once you have completed your 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will be a certified yoga teacher, and can teach anywhere in the world. The goal of the 200-hour yoga teacher training is to give essentially give you the skills and knowledge to teach a yoga class safely.

The 300-hour yoga teacher training by Blue Osa is an advanced yoga teacher training for those who have previously completed a 200-hour certification with Blue Osa or another school. The 300-hour gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into yoga, giving you knowledge of the more sublime practice of yoga, and the skills to develop you as a leader.

Any yoga instructor who wants to become a yoga trainer to new yoga teachers, must have completed the 300-hour, and thereby be certified as a 500-RYT.

The 500-hour yoga teacher training means that you have completed your 200-hour + 300-Hour certification course, OR have completed a 500-hour certification course. Because very few yoga schools offer a straight up 500-hour program and people don’t have the time to do both back to back, most people do the 200-hour and then 300-hour at separate times.

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?

Very few people ever take the opportunity to fully immerse in a yoga practice. Through experience, Yogi Aaron has seen 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, be it 14 days or 28 days, takes you on a more profound 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.

If you had a YTT experience in the past, it is doubtful you have ever had a yoga experience this profound. Why do we know this? Because any one who has has taken a YTT before and then taken ours has told us.

These teacher training immersions takes you on a journey of deep yogic practice to cultivate a direct experience of these teachings. We see too many teachers teaching methods in the world who do not have this experience and giving practices the have no direct knowledge of.

The Blue Osa Yoga Teacher Training 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.

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

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.

When are the book reports due?

To award you the Yoga Teacher Certification, you must complete the book reports.

The book reports are due 3 months after the end of the Yoga Teacher Training Immersion. For example, if the completion of the Immersion is November 16, then the book reports will be due the following February 16.

Besides the 3 months following the Immersion, we give you plenty of time during the Immersion.

You may also complete the book reports before the beginning of the Immersion.

Once registered, you may begin working on your assignments. We give you instructions for the book reports ONCE you have registered.

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

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.

Yoga teachers acquire real knowledge through direct experience. For this reason, this YTT will take you on the path of acquiring direct experience.

An Immersion allows you the time to steep into a yoga practice. You will receive answers to profound life questions and discover what yoga can mean in your life.

We welcome students of any and all backgrounds of race, orientation, spiritual tradition, or practice. Yoga welcomes all people. The ONLY commitment required is that you are willing to show up and fully participate.

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 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.

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

Yes, we 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.

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.

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:

  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.

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

These programs are 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 shuttle fees, tours, spa services, beverages from the bar, and your flights.

Why is this immersion so affordable?

We strive to make these immersions available to as many students and seekers as possible because it’s our experience that immersions are so life-changing and powerful.

For the reason that we offer these immersions in-house at our eco-resort in Costa Rica, we are able to offer it at a rate that is more affordable than most yoga retreats.

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

Getting here is easy and straightforward. Simple go to blueosa.com/how-to-get-here

The Yoga Teacher Training Immersions officially begin the first day, Saturday, at 3:00 PM.

They officially end on the final evening, Friday, allowing you to leave at any time the next day on Saturday morning.

We recommend that you plan to arrive in Costa Rica 1 or 2 days early, and plan to arrive in Puerto Jimenez on Friday so that you arrive at Blue Osa on time. Anytime missed will require you to make up hours to receive certification.

What kind of food is served?

Since we are committed to a smaller carbon footprint, healthy meals made with ingredients from our own farm at Blue Osa are mainly vegetarian. We rely on our garden and those other local and regional farms to provide us with what is seasonally available. Our cooks make a variety of VEGAN recipes using this food form the Blue Osa harvest or received from our fellow farmers.

We do provide eggs for breakfast and meat options 2 times a week at dinner.

If you think that you will be hungry at other times during the day, please bring extra snacks.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
We DO NOT provide individually cooked meals, and we DO NOT provide kosher meals. You should also remember that while we can serve some gluten-free options, we are not a gluten-free kitchen.

I do not want to teach yoga. Why should I consider the Yoga Teacher Training?

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.

This Yoga Teacher Training with Yogi Aaron will give you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in yoga for 2 – 4 weeks, allowing 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 of race, orientation, spiritual tradition or practice. Yoga welcomes all people. The ONLY commitment required is that you are willing to show up and fully participate.

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

These exclusive programs are only offered once a year and are limited to 25 people. This means, if you know you want in, don’t wait! Sign-up now.

Is alcohol served during YTT immersions?

We do service and provide (organic) wines and farm to table cocktails at Blue Osa. During the immersions, we do typically shut the bar down for the first 11 days and expect participants to be alcohol free. We have found that this creates the best experience for all participants.

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