200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 

Get your yoga teacher certification amid the beauty of Costa Rica


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 course provides personal growth opportunities and assists in developing a deeper level of self-awareness. We can focus on you because we limit class size to 8 students. 


Bienestar encourages the sacredness of teaching and an understanding of the courage we need to teach.  To become a teacher is to have pursued a journey of learning, to have a deep knowledge of your topic and a great desire to share it with and inspire others. 


Anyone can enroll in a yoga teacher training. Yoga Alliance 200 hour criteria covers a broad scope including the 8 limbs of yoga, the physical aspects, the breath, meditative practices, energy systems, philosophy, history, teaching methodology, general anatomy and physiology. Teacher training includes daily yoga practice, lectures, discussions, and personal experiential work. Yoga teacher training requires your attention, focus, practice, inquiry and objectivity.

Details about the 200 Hour Yoga Training Certification

Daily schedule

Class begins at 7:00 a.m. with practice every morning and finishes before sunset daily. Long breaks are given each day.  Class size is kept small to make sure we can accommodate the full scope of your needs and provide experiential opportunities to individuals within the group. 


There are days with homework, general short reading assignments or preparation for teaching practicums. Each student will be given several opportunities to practice teaching others. 


Lura Doebler Shopteau: E-RYT500, C-IAYT, LPC

​Julie J.:  Physical Therapist, Manual Therapist & other E-ryt500 teachers with additional certifications.

Yoga Teacher Training Cost

Private room - full bed : $4,850.

Private monks room 1 twin bed: $4,449.

Shared room - 2 twin beds: $4,049.

Shared Bath facilities, separated showers from toilets and sinks. 

Complete with airport transfers and a private room for 28 nights, during the 24 days of teacher training we provide 3 meals a day (mostly organic with vegetarian and vegan options). No meals are provided on your day off.  


A $900 deposit is required to confirm registration.

Final payments must be received 30 days before the start date.

Cancellation can be made & you may receive a refund or you may move to another training date if you have paid Bienestar directly and not used a booking agency due to Covid 19 pandemic if borders closed before program start date or in case of illness.

Payment can be made in cash, check, (in-person or mail), by bank transfer.

If there is an emergency cancellation we will work with you to arrange another program within a year.


Materials provided

  • Bienestar Teacher Training manual

  • All yoga props needed will be provided



We have moved into our new and permantent location along the Uvita River on the the edge of town. We invite you to enjoy a private room in our little sanctuary as your home for the month. We enjoy communal meals at the school as well as several comfortable area's for reading or socializing with other students.  We have a small pool for breaks or evening relaxing.  We are walking distance to town and the national park beach. I have bikes for you to ride and we are located on the Uvita river for a cool soak after class.

Meals and food provided

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided 5 days a week, Saturday morning breakfast after practice and then the rest of Saturday and Sunday you are free to use the kitchen but no meals are provided.

Fresh, Local, Organic - We live close to the land here and at Bienestar so we take advantage of the delicious bounty offered by this tropical spot.  And we take the time to accommodate your dietary needs, including vegetarian and vegan. 

Typical menu options: Daily fresh fruit breakfast, homemade yogurt, and granola, teas, herbal beverages, coconut kefir, and kombucha. Lunch is an abundant salad with local produce, and varies daily.  Dinner to home cooked ethnic veggie meals (mostly Mediterranean) or a whole food based approach to vegetarianism with the occasional optional to add fish or chicken breast. 

 Fruit, pipas (coconuts) and natural beverages in season are available all day.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification


Intensive 24 day program, meets 6 days a week

Teacher Training located 


Uvita, Costa Rica

 taught by Lura Shopteau & additional ERYT500 specialists

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 

arrival   -  departure
January 8 - February 4
February 12 - March 11
March 19 - April 15 
July 9 - August 5
August  13 - September 9 
                 Full Program cost
2 Private rooms                  $ 4850.00
2 Private monks room.     $ 4449.00
4 Shared room (2 per room)   $ 4049.00
we also accept 2 tuition only students  (ask )
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Only 8 students per program      

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