Costa Rica | 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

 Mal Pais, Costa Rica.

Please review the following information as you begin to prepare for your


Indigo Yoga Resort | Mal Pais, Costa Rica


Indigo Yoga Retreat

Indigo Yoga Resort, Mal Pais, Costa Rica

(+506) 2640 1007



Please remember there is a cost for Tuition and a separate cost for Room/Board (price varies).

If you still owe tuition or room/board payment, please contact us:  Thank you for your prompt payments.


Please visit our website to choose your Accommodation for the course.  If you would like to book extra nights before or after the course please email and they will help to book your extra nights.



You can book your international flight to San Jose International Airport (SJO) Costa Rica.


Read our detailed Blog on HOW TO GET TO MAL PAIS

Mal Pais / Santa Teresa is approximately 5.5 hrs travel time from San Jose International Airport. It is possible to fly, drive, shuttle or bus. During the drive to Mal Pais/Santa Teresa, there is a 1hr 30 minute ferry boat with beautiful views and a cafe onboard.

By Bus:  Every day at 6 am and 2 pm there is a public bus from Downtown San Jose, the bus station is called “7-10”, its $15.  This bus is direct (gets on the ferry with you and then you reboard the bus after the ferry ride) it will arrive in Santa Teresa at the “CRUCE” at 12 noon or 8:30 pm.  From there you will need to get a taxi to INDIGO YOGA RESORT, 2 km South of “the Cruce.” The buses are very comfortable, Class A style.

By Shuttle: 

By Rental Car:  try for car rentals from San Jose Airport Costa Rica to Mal Pais or Playa Carmen.  Please check the Paquera Ferry times here.  The cost for the ferry is approx. $20 USD for one car including driver.  The cost is approx. $1.50 for each additional person.

By Air:  SJO Airport to Tambor Airport: or 30 minutes by taxi from Tambor to Indigo

Nearby Towns

Playa Carmen and neighboring Santa Teresa are the biggest nearby beach towns and have many hotels, hostels, restaurants, stores, surf shops, ATMs and Dr offices.  It is about 2 km to Playa Carmen and 2.5 to Santa Teresa


Both of the Insurance options below cover the specific COVID 19 Insurance Requirements

Travel Booking websites: It is a good idea to try booking tickets on a Monday, as the prices tend to be a bit cheaper. Flights that leave midweek can also be less expensive


There are two ATMs and banks located 2 km from Mal Pais at the ‘Cruce’ in Playa Carmen

Current rate is approx. 500 colones to $1 USD


On the first day of the training there will be an optional yoga class from 4 to 5:30 pm.   We suggest to arrive between 2 pm and 4 pm.  We will have dinner at 6:00 pm followed by our opening ceremony at 7:00 pm.


On the last day of the training we will finish by 10 am.  


Our daily schedule will generally be:

  • 06:00 am – 08:00 am Meditation. Pranayama and Asana practice
  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am Light Snack, Smoothies, Fruit
  • 08:30 am – 10:00 am Beachtime, Surfing, Studying, Relaxing
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Brunch
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Spiritual Lesson, Intention of the day
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm The Art of teaching/ Art of touch
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Snack and Pool
  • 03:00 pm – 4:00 pm Special Topic
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Yoga Sutras / Yoga Anatomy
  • 06:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner/Self Sadhana
  • 07:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sacred Circle
  • 09:00 pm DreamTime


Every 5th day is an off day.  There will be 3 days off during the training. Excursion options include:

  • Waterfall Hikes
  • Surfing 
  • SUP Tours
  • Massage/Spa services
  • Beaches
  • Zipline
  • ATV rental

All extra activities vary in price, most can be arranged through the hotel on arrival or the day before your planned excursion.


We will make arrangements to make up any missed days during the program. Typically, it is not a problem and you can get everything completed during the course. If there is a circumstance where you need to complete hours after the course there may be additional charges to compensate the teachers and administrators time.


There are a few required books for the program.

  1. SPY 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Manual – we will have it waiting for you at the training site.
  2. Yoga Sutras by Dennis Hill or by Satchittananda or Author
  3. Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff 

Sutras and Anatomy books are available to order online as hard copies or as e-books from many websites.

*Additional books that you may be interested in can be found on the SPY website


Laundry is available onsite through Indigo Yoga Resort.  Laundry will be done in 24 – 48 hours. Laundry is charged by the Kilo and is approx. $8/ Kilo


The amazing meals at Indigo Yoga Resort are all vegetarian with many vegetable grown onsite in the organic garden. If you have certain dietary needs or restrictions, please let us know (i.e., gluten, dairy, nut preferences sensitivities or allergies.)


Filtered water will be provided in the rooms, the yoga studio and the cafe. In general, do not drink tap water in Costa Rica without first purifying.


We recommend you consult with your doctor prior to your trip to get any questions answered.


  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Bathing suits
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Block
  • Biodegradable shampoo, soap, etc
  • All-natural bug repellent (All Terrain, Herbal Armor and Burts Bees are great!)
  • Lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and pants
  • 5 yoga outfits
  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Headlamps and flashlights
  • Yoga Mat, yoga towel
  • White or other ceremonial dress
  • Any snacks/superfoods you like between meals
  • Musical Instruments
  • Art Supplies
  • Journal and pens
  • Course Textbooks


If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by phone or email. Also, we would love to know how you found out about us, so when you send us your flight information, please let us know how you discovered Sacred Paths Yoga! We are looking forward to having you here, ready to embark on this life changing journey, shedding away our layers to become our truest self.


The Sacred Paths Yoga Family


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