If you’re reading this article, you’ve likely decided you want to complete a yoga teacher training. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on a deeply meaningful journey that will change your life forever.
Some people want to do a teacher training in order to guide others and give the gift of yoga to the world. For others, the goal is simply to deepen their personal practice and to make yoga and meditation a more integral part of their life. No matter what your motivation, the location and type of training you choose is very important.
A full immersion training in a stunning, peaceful environment like the one you’ll find in Costa Rica is a great way to get the most out of your experience. Keep reading to see why you won’t want to choose any other place in the world!
1) Absolute Immersion = Absolute Transformation
They say that the best way to learn a new language is to immerse yourself in the culture, right? The same is true for a yoga teacher training. Wholly dedicating your time and focus to your practice and studies for two solid weeks is an excellent way to make a powerful connection with your practice, and to thoroughly learn the skills you need to be a great teacher.
The Goddess Garden provides a tranquil, beautiful space for you to truly transform your lifestyle and your relationship with yoga, and to solidify your goals for your practice. A yoga teacher training really does change your life, and an immersion does so even more intensely. Because of the consistent daily routine and calm, centering environment, you will develop habits to last you a lifetime.
Whether your goal with this training is to bring the gift of yoga to your future students, or simply to expand your own connection with yoga and meditation, Costa Rica is the perfect paradise. Take this time to make your practice and your teaching style part of who you are.
2) Whole Health Is Our Goal
At our resort, we emphasize holistic health, providing an experience to nurture your whole self. Our food and spa experiences are crafted with an Ayurvedic focus to maximize the nourishing quality of your time in Costa Rica.
We incorporate vegetarian meals and dishes that align with a specific Dosha as often as possible. Special dietary needs can also be easily accommodated. An Ayurvedic massage can complement this wholesome nutrition to make your experience well-rounded.
There are plenty of opportunities to stay active during your time here as well. Not only will you be doing loads of yoga during your training, but there is an abundance of jungle to hike in and no lack of beach space for walking, running or whatever outdoor exercise you love to do.
3) You Can Be Truly At Peace
We meditate and get on our mats for asana in order to cultivate our inner peace. But it helps to come to a secluded place every once in a while to create a strong base from which to draw that peace. At The Goddess Garden, the spa, beautiful pool area, and the ocean and natural surroundings will help you to fully relax into your experience.
Immersing yourself in nature is the best way to put you in touch with your true self. In Costa Rica, you will be surrounded by the stunning beauty of the jungle and ocean, and you will coexist with the diverse wildlife that call this magical place home. In no time, your mind, body and emotions will synchronize with nature’s rhythm.
4) You Will Adventure Your Butt Off!
I’m willing to bet that you want to do your yoga teacher training internationally because you’re also trying to satisfy your wanderlust. And if you have wanderlust, that means you also love adventure.
Costa Rica is the perfect place to kill three birds with one stone. Not only does The Goddess Garden deliver quality yoga teacher training in an exotic location, but we also offer many eco tours to add further adventure to your time here.
You can make your trip even more unforgettable with boating and snorkeling, waterfall rappelling, kayaking, spending time exploring local indigenous culture, and so much more. The best part is, you can book your adventures right at the resort, and you don’t have to travel far from home base to get there.
5) Our Trainings Are Flexible
Part of the hesitation some of us have when deciding whether to invest in a yoga teacher training is the lack of time or money. We make your decision easy by providing many options for when to do your training, and payment plans to help make it more affordable.
Another benefit is that our immersion trainings last only 2 weeks. Unlike the typical one-month immersions, a 2-week training is easier to fit into your normal schedule back home.
6) It’s Easy to Get Here
The great thing about Costa Rica as a teacher training spot is that it is an exotic location that is super easy and affordable to get to. Flights to San Jose are inexpensive compared to similar places like Hawaii, so you don’t have to blow your whole budget just getting here.
Also, flights into San Jose are usually only a few hours from most US destinations, and you have two easy choices for transportation to the Goddess Garden from the city. You can hop a quick flight on Nature Air into Limon, which is just 45 minutes from Cahuita. This is a great option because the flights are affordable, fun and environmentally friendly; Nature Air is the world’s first certified carbon-neutral airline! The other option is the group bus to the resort. You will meet up in San Jose with your fellow students, and enjoy a beautiful drive through the lush mountains and along the coast to your final destination.
Yoga teacher training is hard physical, mental and spiritual work. Just like a good Savasana helps us soak up the benefits of our time on the mat so we can take it with us outside that space, having a tranquil, restful place to study and grow is essential to absorbing the lessons and integrating your experience with life after training.
Getting away from the distractions of daily life so you can focus on your journey through personal growth and path to enlightenment is the best thing you’ll ever do for yourself. When it comes to adventure, natural beauty and a peaceful setting, nothing tops Costa Rica as a yoga teacher training destination!