200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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2023 YTT 200 

arrival date & departure dates

January 9  -  February 5

February 12  -  March 11

March 19  -  April 15

July 9  -  August 10

August 13   -  September 9

Teacher Training at Bienestar

Become a professional yoga teacher or study to deepen your individual practice and understanding of yoga.  A 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training provides a strong foundation for confidently practicing and safely teaching yoga.  We will offer you opportunities to make discoveries through self-inquiry and experimentation in connecting to mind, body and spirit.  The class provides personal growth opportunities and assists your developing a deeper level of self-awareness.


Anyone can take yoga teacher training. Yoga Alliance 200 hour criteria covers a broad scope including the 8 limbs of yoga, the physical, the breath, meditative practices, energy systems, philosophy and history, teaching methodology, general anatomy and physiology.  Teacher training includes daily yoga practices, lectures, discussions, and personal experiential work. Yoga teacher training requires your attention, focus, practice, inquiry and objectivity.  We encouarge the development of your authetic being and are nondogmatic to a set of standard sequences, religous beliefs, or rigid methodology.


Bienestar encourages the sacredness of teaching and understanding of courage we need to teach. To become a teacher is to have been on a journey of learning, to have a deep knowledge of your topic and a great desire to share it with and inspire others.  We limit each program to 8 students so that can provide you all with personalized attention. At the end of this program if all practicums are completed you will be qualified to join Yoga Alliance as a RYT200 and will be ready to begin your journey as a teacher.


This Intensive 28 day program, meets 6 days a week for 4 weeks for over 200 hours of in-person training. The teachers at Bienestar are all certified to the highest level of the profession, have years of experience and are also mostly certified in additional healing professional practices at Masters Degree level.  You will find very few programs this dedicated to your education across all the practices

We take care of you from your arrival onward.. Free private shuttle for the group from the airport SJO to Uvita and provided again for your return. Dietary plans to meet your requirements, Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegetarian, Vegan and/or Occasional chicken & seafood. Home cooked meals of mostly organic local produce.

Private rooms, or shared rooms for two, bikes to get around town, free laundry on weekends, provider lists and reservation opportunities to local therapies, (including massage, physical therapy, energy healing, etc..)

Small pool and located on the Uvita river for fresh water swims., approx 20 minutes by bike to the national park (paid beach). Within walking distance of cafes, coffee houses, pharmacies, groceries and more.

Yoga Style - Hatha/ Vini/ Vinyasa
Skill Level - All levels

Class Demographics - open to men & women 17 - 70+ (the majority are 25 - 32 female and in or working on a graduate school degree in a healing occupation)  and we do have more men attending each year.

Certification - Bienestar RYT 200 when complete approved by Yoga Alliance and may join the organization as a 200 hour certified instructor.

Instructors - Careing Professionals with 5 - 23 years of experience in their professions and teaching experience.

Tuition - All Inclusive Program


Arrival date & Departure dates

January 9  -  February 5

February 12  -  March 11

March 19  -  April 15

July 9  -  August 10

August 13   -  September 9

From San Jose to Uvita and back again we have you covered.

  • Airport/ hotel Shuttle at approximately noon on arrival day to Uvita.

  • Your room for 27 nights,

  • Menus to fit your specific dietary needs

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on class days

  • Use of the kitchen on days off,

  • Daily maid service

  • Shuttle return to SJO on last day after closing ceremony and breakfast

  • Free laundry, free bikes

  • Specialist teachers with years of Experience... that actually work with clients not just teacher training.

  • Limited enrollment to 8 students for quality time, in personal attention, direct & discussion


Tuition, Room and Board

Total cost

Private rooms with - 1 double bed  $ 4850.00

Private rooms with - 1 single bed  $ 4449.00

Shared rooms each with - 2 single beds - per person $ 4049.00

We start with a message - you contact Bienestar and I'll send you the application and more information then we we will schedule a have phone call to answer your questions.

You complete the application and return it with your  $900. deposit to secure your spot in the training,

Payment plans are available - just ask me.

And then make your travel plans. (I have airport hotel recommendations if you need them.)

Send me your travel information and I'll send you the information on the shuttle pick up. 

It is all pretty simple...