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Montezuma, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica


Join us for an intensive 3-week Yoga Teacher Training with 3 inspiring teachers that have dedicated their lives to yoga. Learning different perspectives from different teachers allows students to acquire a broader understanding of yoga and gives them different perspectives on teaching yoga and on finding the form of yoga that is authentic to them.


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Stunning accommodation at Anamaya resort
All classes needed for your teaching certification
Three organic meals per day

Course description

By the end of this program, each participant that fulfilled all the requirements will receive a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Antoine’s school Om West. This certificate is recognized internationally by Yoga Alliance. At the time the training starts you must have: Been practicing yoga for one year or more Eliminated all drugs and smoking habits from your life Content Included in YTT 1. Techniques, Training and Practice (Postures, breathing techniques, meditation, mindfulness, mantras, mudras, bhandas and other traditional yoga practices…) 2. Teaching Methodology (Communication skills, group dynamics, sequencing classes, teaching styles, business aspects, adjusting students, asana modifications, teaching multi-level classes, usage of props…) 3. Anatomy & Physiology (Alignment, Injury prevention, Indications and contra-indications, Yoga and the Anatomical Systems, Ayurveda, Eastern Anatomy (Prana, Nadis, Chakras, etc.) 4. Philosophy & Lifestyle (Yoga Scriptures, Yogic Diet, History of Yoga, Karma Yoga, Ethics for Teachers, Paths of Yoga…) 5. Practicum (Practice observing, assisting and teaching…) Daily Schedule Each day will include time to practice yoga, time to study the theory and philosophy, time to learn the postures and practices, time to practice teaching and time for self inquiry. The program is over 3 weeks with 2 days off, one midway and one on the last day. Preparation for the 200 hr YTT Rather than proposing required reading prior to enrollment, we suggest instead that you practice as much and as often as you can in different studios with different teachers. A 362-page manual for the 200h Yoga Teacher Training Program will be given to you on the first day of the training. We also invite you to pay closer attention to the things in your life that uplift you and to start the process of detaching yourself from the things that drag you down. By the time you start the training you should be completely cigarette and drug free. During the training, we will continue our cleansing by avoiding alcohol as well. You will soon discover that Yoga can release some pretty awesome chemicals in your brain, more powerful than any artificial high created by substances! The beauty of the nature, and healthy diet at Anamaya Resort in combination with the daily yoga practice and time spent outdoors will put you in the best shape of your life by the end of this training. Not only physically but also mentally due to the process of transformation that happens during the training from the deep connections you will create with nature, with yourself and with others.

About the place

Montezuma is located in the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean, just 25 minutes from Santa Teresa / Malpais. The Nicoya Peninsula has been designated one of the world’s Blue Zones by author Dan Buettner, one of five areas in the world where people are known to live the longest and healthiest. From the moment of your arrival, you’ll know you’ve found a very magical place and during your stay at Anamaya, you’ll discover more about the true gifts of life, about yourself, and a few secrets about longevity. Anamaya Resort is truly an exotic place, built on a cliff edge and overlooking the most incredible ocean views. The resort is next to an epic waterfall, surrounded by rainforests, and located in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical beach towns, Montezuma. Our rooms/cabinas are elegantly designed with every detail focusing on protecting the environment. Most of our rooms have breathtaking ocean views and we are proud to have used non-toxic building materials, organic fabrics, and local artisans to complete our stylish and intimate accommodations.


Anamaya means healthy in Sanskrit, and our restaurant is dedicated to creating tasty healthy meals that our genius chefs, staff, and guests dream up. We have a fixed menu offering different breakfasts, lunches & dinners each day. We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or those who eat fish and/or chicken, but we do not serve red meat or accommodate a full RAW diet. Almost all of our food is local and organic, with more and more coming directly from our own farm.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

21 nights accommodation, 3 healthy organic meals/day, All classes needed for your teaching certificate, Use of the pool and infrared sauna, 13% tax

What’s not included

Airfare, Airport transfers, Books (must be purchased at least one month in advance), Staff tips, Travel insurance, All services not listed above

Additionnal information

Meeting point

Anamaya Resort

How to get there

A beautiful way to experience Costa Rica is from the air. From San Jose it’s only a 30 minute flight to Tambor, our local airport. This costs $75-$105 (each way). There, we will arrange to have a taxi waiting for you. Then to Anamaya it’s about a 30 minute scenic ride, which costs $40 for a regular taxi (max 4 people) or $10/person for a van (5-9 people). If you don’t get a chance to arrange one with us, there is almost always one there waiting and they should know where we are located.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included but can be arranged

Yoga Styles

  • Hatha yoga
  • Karma yoga
  • Meditation
  • Vinyasa yoga

Daily Program

YTT (Focus on Learning)
Day Off
YTT (Focus on Teaching)
Day Off and Graduation Ceremony
Departure Day
Daily Yoga
Breathing Workshop: Happiness Program (optional – there is an additional charge for this workshop)
Yin Yoga Teacher Training (for graduated students)
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (for graduated students)


Banyan Gallagher
Banyan Gallagher is a teacher’s teacher. With over twenty years experience as an international athlete, circus performer, and yoga teacher, he is an expert at unraveling the beauty—and barriers—hidden within the body. A passionate teacher and dedicated student, Banyan is the Founder and Director of Warrior 1 Yoga and leads retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings worldwide. With integrity and trust, he challenges his students on levels physical, mental, and energetic. This rigorous approach is well balanced by a caring and jovial attitude that demonstrates his love of life and commitment to his students. Never afraid to have a laugh, Banyan is a warm, playful soul whose presence offers genuine calm to all those around him. From the very start, Banyan has had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s most renowned teachers, from Tias Little to Andrey Lappa, Shiva Rea to Ana Forrest, Eddie Modestini to Nicki Doane, Jim Bennitt to Rod Stryker and T.K.V. Desikachar. To continually deepen his practice and breadth of knowledge, Banyan intensely studies everything from Sufi mystical poetry to human dissection and anatomy. He has spent the bulk of the last ten years traveling the world and learning from a variety of masters both East and West. Banyan passes the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya forward, prescribing different yogas for different individuals. His multidisciplinary and global studies have facilitated this process well. In his classes, he blends traditional teachings with modern analogies in the interest of giving the Western practitioner direction, stillness, and balance—and maybe a laugh here and there!


Antoine Tinawi
Antoine Tinawi is the main teacher on this program. He will be present during the totality of the training. Antoine owns and runs two successful yoga studios in Montreal, Canada. Having studied yoga for 24 years with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, one of the world’s most renowned masters of yoga, meditation and spirituality, Antoine has a vast knowledge of yoga that goes far and wide beyond the physical aspects of postures. He is a firm believer that yoga teachers need to have a skillful balance and equal knowledge of both the classical traditional yoga from India as well as the modern more popular forms of yoga practiced in the West. A concept he refers to as deep roots and healthy branches. Antoine is a master at bringing about a powerful life transformation in students during the course of their training, mainly by sharing the profound experience of yoga as a complete lifestyle. Antoine is a former IT Project Manager, he has been practicing yoga since 1993 and teaching since 2002. He has completed eleven 200h Yoga Teacher Training programs with different teachers and leads three 200h Yoga Techer Training Programs each year. He is also a registered massage and Ayurveda therapist.


Dr. Michelle Carroll
Michelle-CarrollMichelle is an athlete who understands the art of Asana like very few people do. Having been on the provincial gymnastics team and on the federal diving team, Michelle understands the importance of alignment and of utilizing our body’s potential to its full expression. With a Pd.D. in Pharmacology, Michelle is extremely skilled at explaining Yoga anatomy and the physiological effects of the practice. Michelle will be present for the first half of the training.


Pamela Gooria
Pamela GooriaPamela is skilled at bringing out the spiritual and authentic dimensions of yoga into our practice. Her radiance and wisdom are enough to move us and to allow us to connect with ourselves on a deeper level. She brings silence and depth to a yoga practice like very few people have ever experienced before. Pamela is a former robotics engineer and has been teaching yoga for over a decade. Pamela will be present for the second half of the training. She will be present for the second half of the training.




  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Beachfront
  • Full board
  • Garden
  • Gourmet restaurant
  • Hammocks
  • Kitchenette
  • Massage
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sea views
  • Spa
  • Surf
  • Waterfall
  • Yoga

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