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28-Day Nature Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training in Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica

Presented by: Heidi Michelle, Heidi Grace Dietrich and Guests

Spend 28 days in the jungle paradise of Costa Rica, immersed in the Yogic Lifestyle, while earning your 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified Teaching Certification.


Training Includes: 27 nights lodging, 3 vegetarian meals per day, round-trip airport transportation, beach access, 200-hour YA Certified Yoga Training and Nature Yoga's Practitioners Manual and taxes.

Training Does Not Include: Airfare, meals out, extra excursions.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND CURRICULUM (as required by Yoga Alliance)

The Level I Nature Yoga Teacher Training will teach you the fundamentals of yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy, physiology, and psychology. You will learn the benefits and function of asana, meditation, mantra, and pranayama in order to teach others effectively. In these 28 days of deep jungle immersion with an exceptional team of teachers and peers, you will explore techniques, discuss and learn yoga philosophy and practice teaching. In a supportive environment, you will be encouraged to develop your own teaching style, find your voice and come to understand what the practice of yoga means to you. A teacher not only attracts students through knowledge, but also as an apparent, almost visible, expression of yoga.

  • Yoga Asana: Theory, Practice, Sequencing
  • Yogic Anatomy and Western Anatomy
  • Yoga Philosophy and Ayurvedic Fundamentals
  • Mindfulness, Meditation and Pranayama
  • Mantra, Mudra and Chakra
  • Yoga Techniques for the Modern World
  • Knowledge and Practice of Hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara & Principle-Based Partner Yoga
  • Therapeutic Uses of Yoga: Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress
  • Business of Yoga: Getting started as a teacher, teaching private classes, marketing yourself
  • With BONUS Partner & Acro Yoga Foundations Training!

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan

REQUIRED COURSE TEXTBOOKS (can usually be purchased used through Amazon)

Yoga & Ayurveda, David Frawley

Teaching Yoga, Mark Stephens

Taking the Leap, Pema Chodron

Recommended reading for your teacher training and beyond:

Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff

Yoga Sutras, Swami Satchidananda

Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar


$1995 Nature Yoga Training Tuition
$3003 Lodging and Meals at Villa Diosas in Manuel Antionio, Costa Rica


Heidi Michelle

Heidi Michelle

ABOUT HEIDI MICHELLE: Heidi Michelle first stepped onto a yoga mat in 1998 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 and founder of Principle-Based Partner Yoga™, and has been teaching Partner Yoga since 2009, most recently leading Partner Yoga Teacher Trainings. 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. Offering retreats, workshops and trainings in the United States, India, Mexico and Costa Rica, her yogic teachings feature a dharma-rich, gently demanding Vinyasa-flow practice with an emphasis on yoga as a practice ground for life.

I’ve been practicing yoga for over 15 years and Heidi Michelle is one of my favorite teachers. Her style speaks to and calms my busy mind, every time—as she opens class I feel myself dropping in, effortlessly. Heidi encourages by calling my attention to aspects of a pose, maybe a subtle physical adjustment, internal sensation or state of mind, that I hadn’t ventured into before. Her instruction has, on a few occasions, helped me to find new edges and triumph over my own perceived obstacles. She has a gentle and playful style that puts me at ease, so if I choose to wiggle, touch down for balance or float unexpectedly into the fullest expression of a pose I feel supported by her mindful and caring instruction. I can’t wait for my next session with Heidi!
— Denise Dambrackas, Owner/Graphic Artist, Medulla Studio, Denver, CO

Heidi Michelle is the founder of DragonFLYoga, is a Traveling Yogini, a Health and Peace Advocate and you can find her teaching yoga at Danyasa Studio in Dominical, Costa Rica; and Midtown Community Yoga and The Studio Reno in Reno, Nevada, United States.

Heidi Grace Dietrich

Heidi Grace Dietrich

ABOUT HEIDI GRACE: As a yogini and an artist, Heidi Grace inspires us to explore yoga as an applied lifestyle, making art with our lives and relaxing into our Divine Self. Through the dance of balancing the body, mind and spirit she guides us toward harmonizing our inner truth with our actions and experiences.

Utilizing therapeutics, Heidi Grace’s gentle and restorative approach to the yoga practice incorporates energy work, flower essences, mantra, yantra painting, gemology, astrology, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), as well as Yoga Nidra.

Heidi Grace received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification from Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica in 2009. She also has 108 hours of training in the heart oriented method of Anusara. In 2013, she completed her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Brenna Geehan and Jean Mazzei of SriYoga in San Francisco.

It is Heidi’s vision to share the layers of yoga
that will help individuals to exist in total freedom.

“Heidi teaches yoga that works for young and old, experienced or novice.  If you can’t quite get the pose she offersan easier way.  Alternately if you are accomplished in yoga she offers a more advanced way.  The breath work and the intention add to the spiritual effect of the class. Heidi’s classes work for me especially as I age.  Her yoga classes keeps me strong and limber.  She deals with the entire body both physically and spiritually.  I have learned so much from Heidi’s yoga classes.  Not only how to assume poses with the proper alignment, but she always has useful tips for my home practice.”  Warmly, Barbara Kopitz

Heidi Grace is the founder of Dharma & Grace Yoga Retreats and Charlevoix Yoga.


Villa Diosas in Manuel Antonio

Villa Diosas in Manuel Antonio

Nature Yoga Teacher Training 2017 will be held at Villa Diosas, the private sanctuary home of Heidi Michelle in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. A slice of heaven, tucked away in the jungle, visited daily by scarlet macaws, monkeys and an assortment of local wildlife, this slice of heaven is a stunning tropical retreat. With our personal chef, private pool, wrap around veranda and open-air living, you will be nurtured and secluded in order to devote your time and energies to the study and practice of yoga and the yogic lifestyle.

Teach what you love. Live what you teach. Ready for the journey?

Registration Details

Step 2:  AWAIT YOUR ACCEPTANCE (you will receive an email within 1 week of submitting an application)

Step 3:  MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT (once your acceptance letter is received via email, a deposit is required to reserve your seat)

Payment Options
Student's First and Last Name
Student's Training Date


Contact us for more information and support in beginning your journey into teaching!

Commonly Asked Questions and Answers:


Q: I'm ready to book my flight. When and where should I fly in and out?
A: You will be flying into the city of San Jose (Airport Code: SJO). Please land at SJO no later than 1:00pm on the first date of your training, in time to catch your 3:00pm shuttle. Book your departure flight for 7:00pm or later on the final day of your training. Ground transportation details will be sent to you as your training approaches.

Q: I need to stay overnight in San Jose. Do you recommend any hotels?
A: We recommend Hotel Los Volcanes. They provide complimentary breakfast and next day shuttle to the airporthttp://hotellosvolcanes.com

Q: Is the water safe to drink at Villa Diosas?
A: Yes. Drink it from every tap and bring a non-disposable water bottle to re-fill.

Q: Do you have laundry service?
A: Yes, laundry service is $14 per load. However, we encourage hand-washing and drying your clothes with the heat of the tropical sun.

Q: What currency is used in Costa Rica and how do I exchange money?
A: The local currency is Costa Rican Colones. American dollars are also accepted most places, including taxis. It is easiest to exchange money at the airport.

Q: Is it buggy?
A: Yes. The location is in or close to the rain forest, humid and bio-diverse. Bring Deet/Off if you are concerned.

Q: Is there malaria in Costa Rica?
A: No.

Q: How far is the facility from San Jose (SJO)/the airport?
A: Approximately 3 hours driving time.

Q: What is the weather like?
A: Weather in Costa Rica:

Q: When are the rainy seasons?
A: May through July and October through December.

Q: Is tipping customary in Costa Rica?
A: Yes, a 10-15% gratuity is appreciated throughout the country. Plan on $75-$150 at the end of your stay if it has been to your liking.

Essentials for Happy Jungle People/Packing List:
• Yoga mat (we do have extras if you need one)
• Flashlight or headlamp
• ONLY biodegradable soaps, shampoos, etc.
• Slip-off shoes/flip-flops
• Hiking/walking shoes (closed-toed)
• Sunscreen (bio-degradable)
* Sun Hat
• Sarong (this has multiple purposes and we will use for yoga)
* Light jacket or wrap for the unusual chilly night
• Books, music, crafts, instruments, art projects or any other items that you love to fill your days with
• Journal/Diary and pen
• Beach gear (including a beach towel)
• Ear plugs (the jungle can be quite noisy!)
• Non-disposable water bottle (metal recommended)
• Cash (U.S. dollars are accepted in Costa Rica)
Please, NO disposable plastic bottles or bags!
* Computers and cellphones are safe to bring. Although we can never guarantee against theft, the facility is private and well protected.


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