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Yoga teacher training – Costa Rica

A transformative Yoga Teacher training experience!


Shades of Yoga are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to be involved in a ‘live in’ deep immersion yoga teacher training in the jungles of Costa Rica.

 This RYT 200 Hour course will be centred on the themes of finding and connecting to your deep inner level of consciousness and using the pristine and peaceful environment of Iguana Lodge to return to that which matters, conscious awareness. This training will focus on creating space for a true inner peace that is hard to find in the hustle and bustle of modern-day living. Students qualify with the international Yoga Alliance yoga instructor qualification.


 Costa Rican Pura Vida and Yoga – the perfect match!

What better place to start your Yoga Journey as a qualified yoga instructor

Yoga in Costa Rica
Yoga in Costa Rica

The Venue:


Iguana Lodge & Spa Beach Resort is a cool, contemporary, tropical beachfront resort situated in the remote jungles of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.

Iguana Lodge’s contemporary mix of comfort with a dash of the eclectic attracts visitors from all over the world to its beachfront shores.

In tune with its pristine natural location, the creators of Iguana Lodge take the concept of sustainability very seriously and thereby follow both the Costa Rican and global tourism sustainability guidelines. Iguana Lodge’s commitment to the principles of sustainability, its beautiful location in the heart of Central America and its clean and comfortable accommodation and friendly local staff make this the perfect venue for a Shades of Yoga RYT training programme.


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Iguana Lodge has a variety of accommodation options to choose from that are perfectly suited to giving you the necessary privacy and comfort required for your off times during this yoga teacher training.

All the rooms are located on the edge of a beautiful swimming beach, and are designed with the concepts of outdoor living in mind, so you can expect loads of balconies, porches and hammocks, coupled with clean, spacious rooms and comfortable beds.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a life changing Yoga Teacher Training course in one of Central America’s most pristine natural environments!


How to Get to Iguana Lodge:

The journey to Iguana Lodge is an adventure that is truly worth the effort. When you arrive you will see there is no better place than this untouched stretch of pristine Costa Rican coastline to immerse yourself in the study of yoga

Upon your arrival into San Jose at Juan Santamaria International Airport, you will need to make a connection that will bring you south down to the Osa Peninsula.


A flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez takes approximately 45 minutes.
Iguana Lodge recommends Nature Air, the only airline in the entire world that has reduced their carbon footprint to zero. Nature Air is a safe and customer-service oriented airline that services all of Costa Rica.

Alternatively upon your arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose, you can fly Sansa Airlines to Puetro Jimenez.

Please e-mail  Iguana Lodge to arrange a shuttle to and from the Puerto Jimenez Airport. Include your full name, arrival and departure times on Nature Air or Sansa.

Please note that although it is possible to drive or catch a bus down to Iguana Lodge, we recommend these options only if you are an experienced traveller or speak a decent level of Spanish.


“Endless empty beaches and miles of serene jungle create the perfect place to focus on your yoga and meditation practice”

Activities at Iguana Lodge

This Shades of Yoga RYT 200 hour teacher training venue may be slightly off the beaten track but The Osa Peninsula brings together two of nature’s most awesome elements, the jungle and the ocean. There is no shortage of adventures to have while staying at Iguana Lodge, whether you are into relaxing in your time off, or are the more adventurous type, there is no doubt that you will find something to your liking here!

  • Matapalo half day hike
  • Rainforest jungle adventure hike
  • Tree-top canopy and zipline tours
  • Mangrove kayak exploration
  • Horseback riding
  • Bird watching
  • Osa Wildlife Sanctuary / Monkey Tour / Dolphin Adventure
  • Surf lessons
  • Morning patrol and sea turtle egg recovery
  • Full-Day Guided Excursion to the Corcovado National Park

As you can see there are a multitude of fun activities for thrill or chill seekers to allow you to make the most of your time off between courses or training days.



Iguana Lodge and their chefs use local ingredients to create meals that will nourish you and keep you feeling energetic throughout the training.  The food is fresh and eclectic, sourced as much as possible from local organic farms and created with love by the local Costa Rican staff. The kitchen at Iguana Lodge has received multiple high quality reviews and they have even created their own cookbook , so as you can see, they take their food seriously!

Food that nourishes our soul not only needs to be healthy, but it also needs to be tasty and delicious!

Iguana Lodge is devoted to serving the freshest ingredients possible that are delivered daily to their kitchen. Your stay will include three meals per day from their acclaimed kitchen and vegetarian and gluten free diets are all lovingly catered for.


Iguana Lodge offers full service spa treatments that gracefully compliment the serene aura of the property and its surroundings while adding another holistic dimension to your Teacher Training experience. Choose from a range of treatments that use local organic ingredients, and are administered by spa estheticians that are trained in a multitude of techniques.

Cost of the Yoga Teacher Training

All prices are inclusive of:

  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthy organic meals per day
  • All tuition costs for the training
  • Airport transfer to Iguana Lodge (one way)

Twin Share Occupancy – $5750 USD (all inclusive)

Please note the following about your accommodation:

  • All Shades of Yoga courses start on a Monday morning and end on a Wednesday afternoon.
  • Your course fee includes 24 nights accommodation at Iguana Lodge, which covers the Sunday night before the course begins, and the final Wednesday night of the course. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy your final day of the course and only have to check out the following morning.
  • Please ensure that you arrive at Iguana Lodge in time for the Sunday  4pm meet and greet. We’ll introduce ourselves and discuss schedule, assignments and other logistics. This will be followed by dinner at Iguana Lodge and the course will commence the following morning.

Payment terms: Please note, due to the all-inclusive nature of Costa Rica courses, a deposit of $2500 USD is required to secure your place. The remainder of the fee is due strictly no later than two weeks prior to course commencement.

*Limited Single Occupancy is available upon request. However a high premium is involved and is not necessary as the rooms are spacious and students spend a limited amount of time in their room. If you would like more details on this option please contact us directly.  info@shadesofyoga.com


Shades of Yoga teacher training takes yoga beyond the mat, exploring all aspects of living a life of balance and harmony.  Being qualified with your RYT200 or RYT500 opens a world of possibilities for teaching yoga anywhere in the world or just allows you a more in depth look at a Yoga lifestyle.