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2025 Yoga Teacher Trainings
200 Hour in-person

January 7 arrival - February 5 departure
July 1 arrival - July 30 departure


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 10 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 begin your journey as a teacher.

Anyone can take yoga teacher training. The curriculum 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 18 - 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 YTT 200,  Has chosen to discontinue our certification with Yoga Alliance our curriculum is actually at a higher level than their standards for several reasons.

1. Their inaction on programs offering less then 200 hours of training.  You are getting cheated if you attend a 14 - 20 day program. I get to many students that feel like they learned nothing in their YTT.

2. The majority of my students are not American and do not need the certification.. less then 20%  join Yoga Alliance.

3.  I have been a member of Yoga Alliance since the year it started 2001 and feel the actual certification has offered nothing to me.  My certified credentials at IAYT recognize my studies and practice at a much higher level.  Certified member- International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

What we offer -

Instructors - Caring Professionals with 10 - 23 years of experience in their professions and teaching experience.

Personal attention - with limiting each program to only10 students you have opportunities for personalized assistance in each subject.

Practicums - that offer you experience teaching

An integrative curriculum - modern science in medicine and psychology and how they relate to traditional wisdom.

2025 Pricing


January 7 - Feb 5
early bird discount paid by
October 7, 2024

July 1 - July 30
early bird discount paid by
April 1, 2025


Included in pricing...

Group shuttle transportation from San Jose International airport (SJO) to & from Bienestar Uvita Yoga Shala, All class materials,

3 Meals a day on class days, breakfast on days off 

Used of bikes, free laundry on days off,  and more.

Tuition                                                                                                                              Early pricing

Shared room.. 2 persons.  per person                           $4512.00                    $4034.00 

2 single beds, closets, ceiling and regular fans

Small single room..                                                                 $4924.00                     $4404.00   Single bed, closet, ceiling and regular fans

Private room..                                                                            $5424.00                     $4839.00

Full size bed, closet, desk, ceiling and regular fans

Returnable Deposit to hold your space is 15%, cancelation in writing must be made 14 days before the program for a  full refund.

Early Bird Discount of 10%  if reservation is made 90 days in advance and 15% deposit is paid.

Balance due on or before arrival, depending on method of payment.

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