Where magic happens! Our 200 Hour All-Inclusive Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Trainings are held at the full service boutique retreat: Playa Negra Yoga located in the heart of Los Pargos, Guancaste.


Playa Negra Yoga is approximately one hour by car from Liberia International Airport (LIR), and is only a 5 minute walk to the world famous surf beach of Playa Negra - where the movie Endless Summer II was filmed!


Your have accommodation options; choose from a hotel room at Cafe Playa Negra, with it's own private bath, air conditioning, mini-fridge, and safe. The garden, pool, and terrace are available 24 hours for your enjoyment, as is the organic coffee, tea, and filtered water; OR a private cabina; offering a full kitchen, hot water showers and access to the pool and terrace at the Cafe.


On-site laundry is available at an additional cost. Free wi-fi allows you to connect with loved ones back home.


What Does My Day Look Like? *subject to vary

5:00 AM

Rise and shine! Wake up with the howler monkeys, tropical birds, and other beautiful sounds of the jungle. Enjoy organic, local coffee, herbal tea, fresh lime water, and whole fruit as the sun rises.


5:30 AM

Awaken your senses on our silent walk to the beautiful black sand beach, Playa Negra, where we will Meditate oceanside.


7:00 AM

Turn on your vocal chords for the first time when we return back to the Cafe for Chanting on the terrace.


8:00 AM

Enjoy a hearty breakfast of traditional Costa Rican gallo pinto, free range eggs prepared to your liking, local goat yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit.


9:00 AM

Classroom time, typically dedicated to Yoga History & Philosphy.


10:00 AM

All about asana! Roll out your mat and get moving! Yoga style varies day to day, but usually focuses on Vinyasa, Hatha, or Power Flow.


12:00 Noon

Dig into leafy greens, fresh fruit and veggies, and grilled chicken or fish to replenish and nourish before enjoying a 2 hour break. While assignments may be given over break time, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the sun or the shade, the ocean or the pool, or maybe treat yourself to a massage, acupuncture, or a custom-made bathing suit, tailored to your body. MSYI is rooted in Self Love and Self Care. You do you.


2:00 PM

Back to the classroom for Practice Teaching, Integrative Anatomy, Modern Nutrition, The Subtle Energies of Yoga, Yoga as Medicine, Yoga as a Business, or one of MSYI's many modules designed to give you a wholistic Yoga Teacher Training. Expect a tasty treat from the kitchen around 3:00 PM to keep energy up and out of a late-afternoon slump.


6:00 PM

As the sun goes down, we will reconvene for dinner: leafy greens, fresh fruit, and veggies, before moving into our evening session.


7:00 PM

Depending on the day, our evening session could include module study, practice teaching, or a gentle yoga practice, like Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra, or Meditation. We try to wrap up by 9:00 PM so we can start fresh again tomorrow.

A unique dream destination!

What Do I Bring?​

  • Light clothing - think summer / beach wear and of course yoga attire. A long sleeved top or hoody and pants are recommended, especially for Fall Programs, as the evenings can get a bit chilly. Spring Programs tend to be warmer and more humid around the clock. Don't forget a hat!

  • Yoga mat and any props you practice with - block(s), strap(s), etc.

  • Bathing suit(s).

  • Beach towel - bath towels are provided.

  • Comfortable footwear - sandals and / or runners.

  • Organic / environmentally friendly body products, including soap, shampoo, conditioner, bug spray, and sun block.

  • Flashlight.

  • Reusable water bottle and / or coffee mug.

  • Journal and pens.

  • Any medications and / or vitamins you require.

  • US cash for additonal spending, if desired.


What's Included?

Your all-inclusive investment includes:

  • 15 nights shared accommodation at Cafe Playa Negra

  • 3 wholesome, clean meals per day, plus 1 mid-afternoon snack per day

  • Unlimited organic coffee, tea, and filtered water

  • Your MSYI Training Manual

  • 200 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training facilitated by our amazing Heart Tribe

  • Round-trip transportation to and from Liberia International Airport and Cafe Playa Negra

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