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14-Day, 200-Hour

This two week yoga teacher training is for you if:

  • You don’t have much time
  • You’re craving a healthy immersive yogic environment
  • You want to become a confident certified yoga teacher
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May 4 to 18, 2024 / September 28 to October 12, 2024 | $300 Deposit to Reserve

Advanced 300-Hour

In the 300-hour advanaced yoga teacher training:

  • You want to learn the powerful advanced subtle practices of yoga
  • You want to improve your leadership skills
  • You’d like to deepen your personal practice and teaching skills
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June 29 to July 27, 2024 | $300 Deposit to Reserve

Our Yoga Alliance® approved Yoga Teacher Training will give you:

  • Clarity and vision for your life ahead.
  • A deeper level of self-awareness.
  • A yoga practice to last you a lifetime.
  • The tools to make your life meaningful and on purpose.
  • A unique experience shared among kindred souls.
  • The skills and confidence to teach yoga anywhere and to anyone.
  • The confidence to be ready to teach on day one!

Dive deep into the art of yoga teaching with any one of the Yogi Club’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs™ at Blue Osa for a profound and spiritually awakening experience.

Your Yoga Teacher Training with us will deepen your yoga practice and enhance your teaching skills. Our yoga teacher training retreats are life-changing experiences enhanced by the wildlife and biodiversity that Costa Rica offers. We are located where the jungle meets the sea.

Enroll in One of the Best Yoga Teacher Training Programs to Date

Blue Osa has been called one of the best yoga teacher training retreats available, not just in Costa Rica, but in the world–and our enthusiastic graduates will agree.

Going into this training program is different from any other kind of yoga training because you are better able to shut out the world and focus on you and your center. When you enroll in the best yoga teacher training in Costa Rica, you get to learn how to draw out the energy that is within you, and how to inspire this kind of awakening in others.

In short, Blue Osa’s yoga training program is in the ideal location, with outstanding instructors who have the best techniques. We promise you that when you go through our program you will not leave as the same person who came into it. So much will have changed.

Your eyes will be opened. Your skills will be sharpened. You will not just learn how to find peace and balance for yourself, but you will be an improved yoga instructor who can bring out the best in your students.

In this sense, Blue Osa’s yoga teacher certification retreat is almost a must-have arrow in any yoga instructor’s quiver. After experiencing our Costa Rica yoga teacher training, you will feel different, better, happier, and be far more effective as a yoga instructor than you ever have before.

Our goal is to provide you with the tools and a skill-set to overcome challenges while attracting a life in line with your true calling. We are a safe space that brings the powerful practice of yoga to all, regardless of age, body type, race, gender, nationality, or any other categorization.

You will be guided on a personal journey of transformation and liberation and be fully supported by a remarkable team of experienced and seasoned Yogi Masters.

Experience the Best Yoga Teacher Training Abroad Around

Blue Osa is not an experience that you will visit once, remember fondly, and then return to your old way of practicing yoga. Blue Osa’s yoga training program will change you into the kind of yoga instructor that you always wished you had, someone who can guide, care and shepherd your students.

Learn more about our training courses and yoga retreats today.

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Select from our Yoga Teacher Training offerings below and find the dates that work for you.

14-Day, 200 Hour Several 14-Days are offered throughout the year. Learn more. The next one begins May 4, 2024.

Advanced 300 Hour Offered once every 2 years. Next one begins June 29, 2024

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What's Included

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Foundational morning asana and mediation practice

Purification Rituals

Experienced yoga teachers from around the world

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Yoga Alliance Certification

Yoga Teacher Training Manual

Hands-on teaching experience

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Intentionally designed beachfront eco-friendly rooms with ocean views and the use of the 25-meter pool.

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Delicious farm-to-table meals and snacks using homegrown, organic ingredients.

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What To Expect In A Yoga Teacher Training at Blue Osa

Discover the magic of Costa Rica combined with a pure yogic experience, great food, and the best supportive community to help guide you. Find out what you should expect!

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Yoga Teacher Training Review (Testimonial)

Curious about becoming a yoga teacher? Have you ever considered traveling to Costa Rica to immerse yourself in a yoga teacher training? Watch this video to hear what attending a YTT training at Blue Osa is like!

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Also Included: continued support after your training

Also included in the yoga teacher training at Blue Osa is access to our Online Resource Library and the Self-Study Modules, which are a unique element of Blue Osa’s Yoga Teacher Training that sets it apart from other programs available today. Previous students have found it extremely valuable in developing their teaching once back home.

The Self-Study portion includes:
• 6 months of FREE access to the resource library.
• Ability to prepare in advance of your training if you wish (access is given prior to your training start date)
• Post-immersion support as you continue to study, learn, absorb, and embody the training content while completing all required assignments. This feature makes it possible for students to relax, explore, and enjoy the wild nature of Blue Osa outside of scheduled classroom time during their immersion (rather than filling free time with reading, studying, and completing required homework).
• Access to an entire resource library of yoga content to propel your practice and teaching forward, including yoga classes, meditations, workshops, and specialty courses like ‘How to Sell Out Your Yoga Retreats’ and ‘Business and Marketing for Yoga Teachers’.

Additionally, after the training, we offer ongoing support and communication with participants to ensure they leave Blue Osa as a safe, confident yoga instructor at NO additional charge.

Does this program meet Yoga Alliance's international certification standards?

As a national accrediting organization for the yoga community, Yoga Alliance® provides a set of educational standards for yoga schools that specify hours or study in educational categories.

Blue Osa’s 200-hr RYT and 300-hr RYT with Yogi Aaron are accredited through Yoga Alliance®. Regardless of whether you join us for our 14 or 28-day YTT, you can register through this governing body upon receipt of your Blue Osa certification.

Yoga Alliance certification

What is the difference between the 200, 300 and 500 hour programs?

Blue Osa is a recognized yoga school by Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Alliance certification

Blue Osa provides a 200-hr foundational yoga teacher training that will equip you with the necessary learning to be a successful yoga teacher. This course will ensure you are confident in your alignment, cues, subtle anatomy and terminology. It’s a fantastic intro to teaching and will guarantee you success as you begin your teaching journey.

Blue Osa offers an advanced 300-hour teacher training that is available to students who have previously completed a 200-hr YTT (either through Blue Osa or another accredited school.) This course offers students the opportunity to deepen their foundational knowledge, enhance their teaching abilities and further develop their leadership skills as both a teacher and practitioner.

However, if you have had a history of practice in yoga, want to go further in your practice, AND do not want a certification, this program is right for you.

A 500-hr YTT would include both a 200 and 300-hr YTT or a 500-hr YTT respectively. Though many schools do not offer the latter and students cannot commit to the total time required, most teachers complete their 200 and 300 hours separately.

For more information on the differences, please read this article.


When are the book reports and assignments due?

In order to be presented with your 200 or 300-hr YTT certificate, you must complete the required reading and reports. These reports will be due three months following the completion of your immersion.

For example, if you completed your immersion on November 16th, your book reports would be due the following February 16th.

You’ll have plenty of time to work on your reports throughout the immersion or you have the option of completing the required texts prior to beginning the course. Once you’ve successfully registered, we’ll send you out the required reading material and you can decide for yourself when you’d like to get working.

I don't want to teach yoga. Why should I consider this Yoga Teacher Training Immersion?

Whether your goal is to teach yoga, deepen your personal practice, seek answers to some of life’s biggest questions, or simply find ways to live a more meaningful life, these Yoga Teacher Trainings are for YOU!

Yogi Aaron approaches every immersion with an open-heart and a desire to provide students with a safe space to explore their own personal depth.

This training is an opportunity for you to uncover truths about who you are and how yoga can help you live a more authentic life.

Surrender your worries to the soft sounds of the ocean waves. Nourish your body with farm-to-table cuisine. Get curious about yourself and your place in the world, and allow yourself to experience the peace and tranquility of Blue Osa.

We warmly welcome students of all backgrounds, races, religions, orientations, or spiritual traditions. The only requirement is that you show up authentically and ready to fully participate in this transformational training.

Learn. Teach. Expand. Allow. This journey is for everybody.

I am new to yoga or am dealing with an injury. Can I still participate in this program?

Absolutely you can participate! Even if you are relatively new to yoga, our yoga teacher training immersions are an excellent way to learn the art of yoga and cultivate a strong foundation for your life-long practice.

And NO you will NOT hold the class back. We will ALWAYS encourage you only to do what you are comfortable doing and practice within your own body’s limitations.

Yoga is a personal practice. The first “value” we practice in yoga is non-harming.

Yogi Aaron’s background is in yoga therapy, and the creator of Applied Anatomy. Therefore he teaches all of his classes to be therapeutic and healing. He is also skillful at helping those with less mobile bodies and adjusting their practice.

I am not sure which training is right for me. What should I do?

You’d love to join an immersion at Blue Osa, but not sure which one is right for you? Please email us right away and let us know:

• What about our immersion got your attention?
• What do you hope to receive from this immersive experience?
• What are your goals once you leave the immersion?

Once we understand a little more about you, Yogi Aaron can help guide you into the perfect training for you.

I am on a really strict budget. What other costs are associated with these programs? What is NOT included?

We have catered our programs to be all-inclusive. This means that all lodging, farm-to-table meals, teacher-training and course material will be included as well as your certificate, upon completion.

Additional expenses NOT included are flights, travel insurance, airport shuttle, tours, spa services and beverages from the bar.

Why is this immersion so affordable?

Blue Osa was created with the intention of bringing yoga to as many people as possible and Yogi Aaron believes in welcoming anyone who is ready to experience total transformation to come join him in his little slice of paradise.

These immersions include:
• all your meals
• your lodging
• the fees for your yoga teacher training
• instruction from a master yoga leader and trainer
• continued support for as long as you wish after your training ends
• your teacher training Yoga Alliance-approved certificate

The power of a yoga immersion cannot be overstated.

When it’s combined with a supportive community, ocean waves, tropical birds, healthy food, and room to breathe, there can be no greater impact on a person’s life. And when we are all living our best life, fully aligned with our path, we stand to make a greater difference in the world.

It has been this philosophy that has inspired Aaron to offer such affordable pricing, and it continues to drive him to share his wisdom with his students.

How do I get to Blue Osa? When do the immersions begin and finish?

Getting here is simple and straightforward! Head on over to for all the details.

Immersions begin on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and commence on the final Friday evening. This will allow for the option of a Saturday morning departure.

We recommend arriving in Costa Rica one or two days prior to starting the immersion and would suggest arriving in Puerto Jimenez on Friday evening so as to settle into the space and enjoy your first sunrise on the beach.

Please note that should you miss hours for any reason, you will be required to make up the time prior to receiving your certification.

What kind of food is served?

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and supporting local farmers. With this in mind, Blue Osa offers a variety of fresh, farm-to-table vegan/vegetarian meals.

Our typical healthy and delicious Blue Osa cuisine sample menu can be found here.

In catering to the needs of a variety of guests, we do offer eggs for breakfast as well as animal protein three times per week, as well as some recipes with

Blue Osa has a skilled, local culinary team that uses seasonal ingredients to offer a wide assortment of dishes, including traditional and international fare.

Please note that while we do our best to accommodate the individual needs of our guests (including gluten-free options), we cannot customize individual meal requests or Kosher options. Additionally, we are not gluten, dairy, or nut-free kitchen.

Finally, while our portion sizes are large, if you’re concerned about being hungry, we would encourage you to purchase extra snacks for your stay.

Additional Details About Meals:
• We offer mostly vegan/vegetarian meals, but we do serve chicken 3 times/week and eggs at most breakfasts.
• We ask you to clear your own plates and dispose of any leftover food into the labeled compost bin.
• If you are going on an excursion and/or receiving a spa treatment and will not be on time for one of your meals, let our front desk manager know and our kitchen staff will hold your plate for you.
• Coffee, tea, purified water, and snacks (apples, bananas, and house-made breads) are available for free all day long.
• Our Buddha Bar offers smoothies, fresh juices, kombucha, soda, beer, wine, and cocktails for a fee (charged directly to your room).

I do not want to teach yoga. Why should I consider the Yoga Teacher Training?

Whether your goal is to teach yoga, deepen your personal practice, seek answers to some of life’s biggest questions or simply find ways to live a more meaningful life, this Yoga Teacher Training is for YOU!

Yogi Aaron approaches every immersion with an open heart and a desire to provide students with a safe space to explore their own personal depth.

This training is an opportunity for you to uncover truths about who you are and how yoga can help you live a more authentic life.

Surrender your worries to the soft sounds of the ocean waves. Nourish your body with farm-to-table cuisine. Get curious about yourself and your place in the world, and allow yourself to experience the peace and tranquility of Blue Osa.

We warmly welcome students of all backgrounds, races, religions, orientations, or spiritual traditions. The only requirement is that you show up authentically and ready to fully participate in this transformational training.

Learn. Teach. Expand. Allow. This journey is for everybody. The ONLY commitment required from you is that you are willing to show up and fully participate.

Meet Your Instructor, Yogi Aaron and the styles of yoga he teaches

Yogi Aaron is the owner, operator, and lead yoga facilitator at Blue Osa. During his 30 years of study, Yogi Aaron has developed an intrinsic understanding of yogic philosophy, anatomy, and the subtle body. He has studied under yogic masters such as Alan Finger, Bryan Kest, Genny Kapuler, Rod Stryker, Swami Rama, and David Swenson, among others.

Throughout his journey, Aaron has made several pilgrimages to the Himalayas, where he sought a deeper understanding of the Vedic tradition and Tantric pathways. These experiences blessed him with the opportunity to mentor under several spiritual masters and inspired him to create a yogic community in the lush Costa Rican jungle. Creator of Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ Yogi Aaron brings three decades worth of study, mentorship, and experience into his teachings, with a strong emphasis on yoga therapy and alignment.

Yogi Aaron’s sense of humor, contagious laugh, courageous and adventurous spirit, and his own healing journey of overcoming pain and discovering and living his true life’s purpose makes him a stand-out and favored leading yoga teacher today.

Styles Of Yoga

Yogi Aaron’s style of yoga and the YTT methodology has been influenced by the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga, which combines the wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and teachings passed down from a long history of yoga masters. We include a number of lineages such as Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Kundalini.

Our holistic approach to teaching embodies the belief of “Function Over Form.”

Yoga is for everybody and we have created a teacher training that focuses on the individual. We provide you with the tools to confidently teach both private and group classes.

With the inclusion of Applied Yoga Anatomy and Muscle Activation™, you will have a signature experience focusing on muscle activation techniques and yoga therapy to benefit you and your future students.

What are the rooms like? Where will I sleep?

We have a saying here in Costa Rica: Pura Vida. It means full life – and at Blue Osa, we aim to give our guests just that. Each of our rooms and bungalows is uniquely designed to deliver on comfort, convenience and relaxation. Whether it’s heightened ocean views, a serene garden setting or a spacious beachfront bungalow, at Blue Osa you’ll find purpose-built, jungle-chic rooms that create the ideal setting for a tranquil, restorative yoga teacher training. If you are registering for the triple occupancy option, please expect to be sleeping in a king, queen, full or twin bed. And if you are registering for a single room, we will be following up to request an additional $1000 deposit.

Do I get the bonus AYAMA™ certification? (Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™)

In addition to the ancient and authentic yogic teachings that you receive and experience during Blue Osa’s Yoga Teacher Training, you will also learn the exclusive Applied Yoga Anatomy + Muscle Activation™ (AYAMA™) methodology.

AYAMA™ was created by Blue Osa’s founder and master yoga teacher, Yogi Aaron. AYAMA™ is not only a revolutionary way to practice yoga but to embody and deeply understand anatomy while alleviating pain in the body.

This EXPERIENTIAL and TRANSFORMATIVE form of yoga anatomy training will come ALIVE in your body. And! this HEALING technique will teach you how to get rid of pain!

You can’t learn AYAMA™ anywhere else.

You should be aware that most Yoga Teacher Trainings do not offer this level of experiential and comprehensive anatomy instruction.

You will leave our training with a somatic understanding of your body and the ability to apply these teachings directly to your life and yoga practice.

AYAMA™ teaches you how to guide yoga classes safely, ensuring you do not injure your students or cause, aggravate, or exacerbate any pain they may have.

Become AYAMA™ certified and help others to live a pain-free life!