Location: Punta Uva, Costa Rica
If you have never been to Costa Rica, one term you should be familiar with is “Pura Vida” (pronounced poo-rah vee-dah). Simply translated, it means “simple life” or “pure life”, but here in Costa Rica, it is more than just a saying—it is a way of life. Pura Vida means to be thankful for what you have and to not dwell on the negative. No worries, no fuss, no stress. This is why Costa Rica is the perfect place to begin your yoga teacher journey and why we’re excited to bring our amazing 200 Hour RYT training here this October. Ready to transform your life? Join us! You’ll take away 200 hours of accredited study — which upon successful completion of you will receive your 200 Registered Yoga Teacher certificate from Enerchi Yoga School and will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. Our yoga teacher training graduates will also receive a comprehensive training manual to take home and ongoing mentoring through our online support forum. Our curriculum includes the following: 100 hours yoga technique, training, and practice, 35 hours teaching methodology, 25 hours anatomy and physiology, 30 hours yoga philosophy and psychology, and 10 hours practice teaching guidance. Students will explore the many avenues to learn postures and teach an asana practice – through a multitude of lectures, discussions, reading assignments, writing assignments, posture exploration, teaching exercises, posture sequencing, and class development. At the end of training, participants will have learned skills to: teach a 60-90 minute asana class, teach a basic Pranayama class, teach a meditation class, teach a variety of styles based on Hatha and Vinyasa, including restorative, pregnancy and partner.
Tucked away in one of the most beautiful and exotic areas off the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, Reloj de Arena is a private villa on a lush 2.5+ acre property which ensures absolute privacy and tranquility. You will stay 19 nights in a private, well-ventilated villa with eight shared bedrooms including fresh linens on comfortable beds and ceiling fans in each unit. All lodges have a bathroom and terrace overlooking the jungle. The open deck space faces the river and offers a transformative setting for yoga, meditation, or simply a relaxing afternoon. Other amenities include a communal kitchen, WiFi, gazebo, jacuzzi, BBQ, and cold tub. Our villa is also a 10-minute drive to Puerto Viejo (bank, pharmacy, supermarket) or Manzanillo (a cozy town with amazing restaurants) and a 20-minute drive to Cahuita National Park. Renting a bike is $5 per day and is a great choice for exploring nearby beaches, mom-and-pop restaurants, and local shops, but only recommended at daytime.
food and dining
All guests will receive three healthy and delicious vegetarian meals per day plus water, coffee, and fresh juices available all day. All guests have use of the communal kitchen to prepare meals. The convenience is store located directly across the street with basic provisions and larger markets to purchase food are a 10-minute drive into town. Several restaurants are also within walking distance and serve many tasty foods including Amimodo, vegetarian, and multi-cultural cuisine.
Group excursions including: zip-lining through the jungle canopy, a chocolate farm tour, medicinal plant walk, and snorkeling off the coral reefs.
- $2,900 - Choose between camping and a hammock in a covered common area with a shared bathroom, and three healthy and delicious vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free meals per day.
- $3,200 - Shared triple-occupancy room with bunk beds, shared bathroom, and three healthy and delicious vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free meals per day.
- $3,400 - Shared triple-occupancy room with a queen-sized bed, shared bathroom, and three healthy and delicious vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free meals per day.
- $3,600 - Private double-occupancy room with a queen-sized bed, private bathroom, and three healthy and delicious vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free meals per day.
Please book your flight to arrive at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). From SJO it takes about 4 hours to drive to the retreat location by shuttle or private car. Alternatively, you may take a connecting flight to Limon Domestic Airport (LIO) from SJO. Ticket price averages $85 one way. From LIO it is a 40-minute shuttle or private car drive to retreat center.
Terms and Conditions
Upon booking there is a $500 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations 60 days prior to the start date are subject to a 50% refund.