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Bienestar is currently not holding 200 hour training in 2024
See our YACEP Continuing Education offerings


Bienestar encourages the sacredness of teaching and understanding of courage we need to teach. To become a yoga 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.

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.

Continuing Education

Once you are a teacher, specific practices and types of clients will resonate with you  and you will want to further your knowledge and skills as a teacher.  My path was into yoga therapy and meditation.  The classes offered at Bienestar reflect my studies,  and my experiences.  I see the benefits of practicing both asana and meditation as beneficial to our physical and mental health, our relationships with others and therefore the improving the overall quality of our lives.


What can you expect?

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 to Costa Rica 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., approximately 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 females 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 - Caring Professionals with 5 - 23 years of experience in their professions and teaching experience.

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