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Level 1 Teacher Training: Costa Rica

  • Bodhi Tree Resort Costa Rica (map)

Join Karen, Sean, and Amazing Yoga in Nosara, Costa Rica! 

Our training is at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort in Nosara, Costa Rica - a blissful and exotic place with luxury accommodations. We will be minutes from the surfing beaches and the quaint village of Playa Guiones. Utilizing its unique and tranquil setting in the Nicoya Blue Zone, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is the ideal spot for immersing into yoga.

This Level 1 - 100 Hour Training (hours can be put toward Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registration) focuses on what you need to establish a strong teaching foundation that will allow you to feel confident to teach your first class. In addition, the food is amazing, the silent meditation walks along the beach are magical, and meeting people and new friends from all over the world is priceless.

The week-long Certification Program is very intensive and will fully prepare you for your teaching career. At the end of this life-changing week, you will be Certified and ready, so you can begin to teach and share your love of yoga with the world!

Amazing Yoga Teacher Training contains one of the most effective and practical training methods available. With over 20 years of experience conducting trainings, our Yoga Teacher Training will allow you to access your full potential through asana, meditation, practice teaching and self inquiry. The focus of the training is to produce confident, safe, powerful, and natural teaching. You will learn sequencing, alignment, philosophy, assisting, the business of yoga, and much more. By the time the week is over, you will be ready to teach a powerful and dynamic class.

Yoga Teacher Training is designed to provide an environment where your own unique understanding of yoga materializes out of your direct experience, and you become confident in sharing it. This initial training will help you establish a solid foundation as a yoga teacher for years to come — one that you can continually build from and grow as a teacher and person.


  • Yoga philosophy

  • Study of asana and alignment

  • Effective and intelligent sequencing

  • The art of assisting

  • Practice teaching

  • Meditation and pranayama

  • Modifications for different bodies and abilities

  • Preparing powerful, focused classes

  • Becoming an inspiring teacher


Karen and Sean opened the first yoga studios in Pittsburgh in 2001. Their studios have been annually voted the Best Yoga Studios by Pittsburgh Magazine. They are co-authors of the book: Amazing Yoga: A Practical Guide to Strength and Spirit. Yahoo named Karen & Sean’s online classes and podcasts the top rated.

Karen infuses her joyful, high-energy classes with her belief that we can best serve others and heal ourselves through this dynamic and transforming yoga practice. Karen is a highly experienced teacher and has led workshops and teacher trainings for over 20 years around the world. She has trained extensively with Baron Baptiste and is a Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and is an Accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainer.

Sean has been an instructor for over 16 years. He spent four years in The National Football League. His career was cut short due to injuries from overtraining his body. His injuries helped him stumble into his discovery of yoga as a way to heal the body and mind.

Sean combines upbeat, inspirational music with a relaxed, easy spirituality that makes his yoga classes a fun and motivational experience. He is grateful to have the opportunity to share his love of yoga and experience with others. His Retreats, Teacher Trainings, and Workshops are focused on helping people feel blissed out after challenging and upbeat sessions. Sean is working on his second inspirational book, “Point After” How One Obsessive Kicker Learned there was More to Life than the NFL.

Details & Arrival

Typical December Weather: Dry season – sunny, clear skies, avg. temp. 86 F. Plan to arrive on Saturday, March 21. The Retreat will begin with dinner that evening. The Retreat ends on Friday evening. You can schedule your departure for any time on March 28. Fly into Liberia International Airport (LIR) and Bodhi Tree will arrange a 2-hour shuttle transportation to the retreat center from there (Approximately $40, one way). 

Accommodations & Pricing

All accommodations include private bathrooms (private to room or connected and shared with 1 or 2 participants) and outdoor private showers in each bungalow, air conditioning, free Wi-fi, stone sinks from Bali, fresh linens and bedding that will give you the well-deserved rest you are looking for.

* If you wish to inquire about staying in a room as a single (1 person), please contact directly for pricing and availability.

Pricing includes: Yoga classes, lodging, and 3 buffet-style meals each day. Rates listed are per-person. We’ll assign you a roommate unless you come with a friend.

Queen Bungalow - $2595 (Double) (Room has 2 Queen beds)

Includes two queen beds, luxurious bathroom, open air shower, air conditioning, wifi and a balcony.

Jungle Room - $2395 (Double) (Room has 2 Queen beds)

Includes two queen beds, luxurious bathroom, air conditioning, wifi, outdoor shower and patio.

Triple Rooms - $2095

Room consists of three twin beds with a shared bathroom, open air shower, air conditioning and wifi.


  • The $300 deposit (applied towards tuition) is non-refundable and non-transferable. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the beginning of the training.

  • No refunds for canceling within 30 days of the training.

  • Students will receive a confirmation email confirming your registration and payment.

  • Amazing Yoga reserves the right to amend this policy at its sole discretion.


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