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5-Day SUP Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica 2020 - 5th Annual

  • Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica (map)
Take your Yoga to the water! FLOATING SAVASANA on the Rio Baru in Dominical, Costa Rica. Pure Heaven, Pura Vida!

Take your Yoga to the water! FLOATING SAVASANA on the Rio Baru in Dominical, Costa Rica. Pure Heaven, Pura Vida!

Presented by: Heidi Michelle in Manuel Antionio, Costa Rica

(Registration Information at bottom of page)

Catch the wave! Yoga Teachers, take your yoga practice to the water.

Spend 5 days on the warm waters of Southern Costa Rica’s oceans and rivers on a Stand Up Paddle Board. Retreat with us at Villa Diosas and learn how to teach SUP Yoga with confidence and bliss.

SUP Yoga's popularity is fast-growing and in demand. Expand your repertoire of offerings with this playful and adventurous water practice.

I had such a blast and felt so well cared for by Heidi Michelle. The course was very well-rounded, offering the necessary basics as well as challenging us to think on our feet, knowing that we will have to deal with the ebbs and flows of this practice and the continuously changing world around us. This was an experience I will cherish and remember for a lifetime!
— Krystle Sarkissian, Yoga and SUP Yoga Teacher

Training Includes: A Delicious Welcome Group Dinner, 4 nights lodging at Villa Diosas, Stand-Up Stand-Up Paddle Board rental, ground transportation during training, DragonFLYoga Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga Teacher Training, evening Ceremony/Workshops, DragonFLYoga's Practitioners Manual and a celebratory departure breakfast on our final morning.

Maximum Capacity in Villa Diosas: 4 Participants

Double Occupancy at Villa Diosas: $995.00

$555.00 with your own accommodations. We recommend Selina Hostel or Hostel Plinio or any hotel/hostel close to Gaia Hotel in Manuel Antonio. If staying off-site, you will be responsible for your transportation for meet-ups. Taxis and buses are available and very reasonable.

Training Does Not Include: Airfare, ground transportation from and to the airport (SJO) and additional meals. (Sufficient time will be given for meals at local restaurants and/or local grocery purchases and preparation in the Villa's well-appointed kitchen).


DragonFLYoga's Level I Stand-Up Paddle Board Training will teach you the fundamentals of practicing and teaching yoga on a Stand-Up Paddle Board in multiple water locations. We will practice daily on the warm rivers and oceans of Costa Rica, enjoy Costa Rica's wilderness, healthy eating, epic sunsets, exquisite beaches and fellow yogis. You will learn the basics of handling and care of Stand-Up Paddle Boards, in addition to SUP Yoga asana and sequencing. Optional Teacher Training Certification gives you the opportunity to practice teach with a built-in audience. Learn to practice safely, play adventurously and, if you choose, pay it forward by effectively teaching to your yoga students back home!

YOGA TEACHERS: This is a demanding course. In these 5 days of training with an exceptional team of teachers and peers, you will explore techniques and practice teaching on and off the healing waters of Costa Rica. 

  • Paddle Board Basics - paddling, handling, transport and care

  • Water Safety - entering and exiting the ocean, emergency procedures, etc.

  • Land-Based Practices - warming up and preparation

  • Ocean Practicums

  • River Practicums

  • Pool Practicums

  • Intelligent SUP Yoga Sequencing

  • Power/Hatha Yoga on a SUP

  • Therapeutic Yoga on a SUP

  • The Business of SUP Yoga

  • BONUS Evening Partner Yoga Workshop with Heidi Michelle!

Partner Yoga on a SUP! Heidi Michelle on the Rio Baru in Dominical, Costa Rica

Partner Yoga on a SUP! Heidi Michelle on the Rio Baru in Dominical, Costa Rica

Meet your teacher!

Heidi Michelle

Heidi Michelle

About Heidi Michelle

As a personal development and awareness facilitator from 1995 to 2002, Heidi’s passion for empowering people emerged. She has been guiding, teaching, and leading, in one form or another, ever since.

In 1998, Heidi Michelle first stepped onto a yoga mat and has been teaching yoga since 2008. Initially inspired by Kundalini yoga, she soon discovered Baron Baptiste and Power yoga. Heidi’s teachers include Rod Stryker, Shiva Rea and Anand Mehrotra. She studied extensively with Elysabeth Williamson, creator of Principle-Based Partner Yoga, and has been teaching Partner Yoga since 2009.

The addition of Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga to her personal practices and teachings has been an extreme delight! Offering retreats, workshops and trainings in the United States, India, Mexico and Costa Rica, her yogic teachings feature a dharma-rich, gently demanding practices with an emphasis on yoga as a practice ground for life.

About Villa Diosas in Manuel Antonio

Villa Diosas, Yoga Sanctuary in the Jungle.

Villa Diosas, Yoga Sanctuary in the Jungle.

Villa Diosas (House of Goddesses) in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is your own private paradise. Purchased and renovated by 2 adventurous yogis in 2016, the villa offers a private, luxurious setting for your enjoyment, relaxation and rejuvination.

The Penthouse Villa features 2 master suites with queen-size beds and ensuite bathrooms, kitchen, grand room and living space, large wrap-around veranda and lounge-worthy swimming pool.

All sumptuously appointed and surrounded by jungle, yet a short distance from stores, restaurants and boutique shops. Villa Diosas is a 10 minute drive to one of Costa Rica’s most stunning beaches with world-renowned surf, 15 minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park and within 1 hour from a variety of Heidi Michelle’s favorite Costa Rican destinations.

Read more about lovely Manuel Antonio.

Like a Bridge Over Peaceful Water!

Like a Bridge Over Peaceful Water!

Registration Details


$500 Deposit due to reserve space. Full payment due January 12, 2019

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Participant's Legal Name
Dates of Training


ARRIVAL: Please land at San Jose International Airport (SJO) on arrival day no later than 1:00pm to clear customs and meet the 3:00pm shuttle.

DEPARTURE: The shuttle to SJO will depart Villa Diosas at 11:00am on the final day of your retreat. Make your departing flight on departure day no earlier than 5:00pm.

Essentials for Happy Jungle People (Packing List):


• Light clothes for humid climates

• Bathing suit

• Insect repellent (if you are prone to insect bites, Deet/Off is recommended)

• ONLY biodegradable soaps, shampoos, etc.

• Books, music, crafts, art projects or any other items that you love to fill your days with

• Journal/Diary

• Non-disposable grocery bags for grocery shopping


• Organic Sunscreen (we recommend Garden Goddess)

• Sun Hat

• Sunglasses with "croakie," tie for back of head

• Long sleeved water top (rash guard or button up shirt)

• Non-disposable water bottle with a ring for clipping to a SUP board (Metal recommended)

• Water shoes (5 fingers recommended)

• Hiking shoes

We look forward to sharing this adventure with you!

We look forward to sharing this adventure with you!


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