A transformative Yoga Teacher training experience!

Shades of Yoga are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to be involved in a ‘live in’ deep immersion yoga teacher training in the jungles of Costa Rica.

This Yoga Alliance accredited RYT 200 Hour course will be centred on the themes of finding and connecting to your deep inner level of consciousness and using the pristine and peaceful environment of Iguana Lodge to return to that which matters, conscious awareness. This training will focus on creating space for a true inner peace that is hard to find in the hustle and bustle of modern-day living.

Students qualify with the international Yoga Alliance yoga instructor qualification.

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Our courses will be held on these dates in 2018

April 29th – May 22nd 2018



This Shades of Yoga teacher-training course is Yoga Alliance accredited and Internationally recognized.

Completion of this Yoga course gives you the tools to transform your own life, deepen your personal yoga practice while simultaneously being a catalyst of transformation for people worldwide through the medium of yoga.

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This Shades of Yoga RYT200 course is designed as a life-skills course taking yoga beyond the physical practice of asana. This course addresses many elements of healthy-living and wellbeing.

At Shades of Yoga we believe that in order to be the best possible teacher that you can be, it is important to approach yoga from a holistic point of view.

We incorporate all the elements that make Yoga such a highly effective tool for maximizing one’s own potential.

During this intensive course the highly skilled Shades of Yoga team members provide a dynamic, nurturing and safe environment for students.  The students can then delve deeply into their physical practice, while discovering emotional transformation and heightened spiritual awareness.

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We encourage students to move beyond their comfort zone while respecting their own pace of growth. We also explore the effect of diet on our yoga practice and encourage students to adhere to a simple and balanced diet during the course. You will leave with tools to continue living an empowered, balanced and healthy life.

The course is designed not only for aspiring teachers, but for anyone with a desire to immerse themselves in a month of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual transformation.

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  • Intensive practice of asana
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Self inquiry
  • Anatomy and physiology (Eastern and Western)
  • Sequencing skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Adjusting skills
  • Extensive Vinyasa sequence training
  • Correct alignment of postures
  • Practical teaching
  • Yogic lifestyle and diet
  • Introduction to pranayama and meditation


  • Vinyasa Flow, Meditation & Pranyama                07.30 – 09.30
  • Philosophy, Self inquiry                                         10:30 – 12:30
  • Adjustments/Teaching Techniques, Anatomy    14:30 – 16:00
  • Vinyasa Flow, Meditation & Pranyama                16:00 – 17:30


Are you ready to take your passion for yoga to the next level and share your skills with others?


The course has changed my body and spirit. it was a unique experience. The teachers cater to the individual needs and body. The classes are demanding and one grows beyond yourself. Despite my little knowledge of english, I could follow the course well. I felt safe and it was ensured that I understood everything. an unforgettable time which has helped me physically and mentally
Katrin Goldberger

“Shades of Yoga will guide you to the path to becoming the best you can be and if you are already on it then it takes you further. The course not only improved my breathing and my knowledge of yoga ,theory and practice, it challenged me to be a better me. For this I am thankful..”

I was always a little intimidated to do a yoga teacher training certification, but the spirit in which the Shades course is facilitated allowed me to relax, to be fully present and get the most out of the learnings. I can’t believe how much we learnt, discussed, laughed about, cried about and grappled with in 200 hours
Tammy Lewis
South Africa

The course has inspired true lifestyle changes, and has given me the skills to offer my personal knowledge to my students. I would recommend this course for future teachers, or anyone who wants to go deeper into their own yoga or spiritual practice. For me, Shades of Yoga sparked the passion of seeking knowledge in healing, yoga, and mind-body integration.
Carly Rose


Iguana Lodge is a cool, contemporary, tropical beachfront resort situated in the remote jungles of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica.

Iguana Lodge’s contemporary mix of comfort with a dash of the eclectic attracts visitors from all over the world to its beachfront shores.

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Iguana Lodge has a variety of accommodation options to choose from that are perfectly suited to giving you the necessary privacy and comfort required for your off times during this yoga teacher training.

All the rooms are located on the edge of a beautiful swimming beach, and are designed with the concepts of outdoor living in mind, so you can expect loads of balconies, porches and hammocks, coupled with clean, spacious rooms and comfortable beds.

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In tune with its pristine natural location, the creators of Iguana Lodge take the concept of sustainability very seriously and thereby follow both the Costa Rican and global tourism sustainability guidelines. Iguana Lodge’s commitment to the principles of sustainability, its beautiful location in the heart of Central America and its clean and comfortable accommodation and friendly local staff make this the perfect venue for a Shades of Yoga RYT training programme.

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Endless empty beaches and miles of serene jungle

create the perfect place to focus on your yoga and meditation practice”


All prices are inclusive of:

  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 healthy organic meals per day
  • All tuition costs for the training
  • Airport transfer to Iguana Lodge (one way)

Twin Share Occupancy – $4 550 USD (all inclusive)

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Please note the following about your accommodation:

  • All Shades of Yoga courses start on a Monday morning and end on a Wednesday afternoon.
  • Your course fee includes 24 nights accommodation at Iguana Lodge, which covers the Sunday night before the course begins, and the final Wednesday night of the course. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy your final day of the course and only have to check out the following morning.
  • Please ensure that you arrive at Iguana Lodge in time for the Sunday 4pm meet and greet. We’ll introduce ourselves and discuss the schedule, assignments and other logistics. This will be followed by dinner at Iguana Lodge and the course will commence the following morning.
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Payment terms: Please note, due to the all-inclusive nature of Costa Rica courses, a deposit of $2500 USD is required to secure your place. The remainder of the fee is due strictly no later than two weeks prior to course commencement.

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*Limited Single Occupancy is available upon request. However a high premium is involved, and it’s not necessary as the rooms are spacious and students spend a limited amount of time in their room. If you would like more details on this option please contact us directly.

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Iguana Lodge and their chefs use local ingredients to create meals that will nourish you and keep you feeling energetic throughout the training.  The food is fresh and eclectic, sourced as much as possible from local organic farms and created with love by the local Costa Rican staff. The kitchen at Iguana Lodge has received multiple high quality reviews and they have even created their own cookbook , so as you can see, they take their food seriously!

Food that nourishes our soul not only needs to be healthy, but it also needs to be tasty and delicious!

Iguana Lodge is devoted to serving the freshest ingredients possible that are delivered daily to their kitchen. Your stay will include three meals per day from their acclaimed kitchen and vegetarian and gluten free diets are all lovingly catered for.


Shades of Yoga teacher training takes yoga beyond the mat, exploring all aspects of living a life of balance and harmony.  Being qualified with your RYT200 or RYT500 opens a world of possibilities for teaching yoga anywhere in the world or just allows you a more in depth look at a Yoga lifestyle.


This Shades of Yoga RYT 200 hour teacher training venue may be slightly off the beaten track but The Osa Peninsula brings together two of nature’s most awesome elements, the jungle and the ocean.

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Be adventurous or retreat and find sanctuary in the the wildness of the jungle or a calm beach hamock overlooking the ocean.

As you can see, there are a multitude of fun activities for thrill or chill seekers to allow you to make the most of your time off between courses or training days.

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There is no shortage of adventures to have while staying at Iguana Lodge. Whether you are into relaxing in your time off, or are the more adventurous type, there is no doubt that you will find something to your liking here!

  • Matapalo half day hike
  • Rainforest jungle adventure hike
  • Tree-top canopy and zipline tours
  • Mangrove kayak exploration
  • Horseback riding
  • Bird watching
  • Osa Wildlife Sanctuary / Monkey Tour / Dolphin Adventure
  • Surf lessons
  • Morning patrol and sea turtle egg recovery
  • Full-Day Guided Excursion to the Corcovado National Park
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This venue is a lush and inspiring environment for the nourishment of body, mind and soul but if you feel Ubud in Bali is calling you more, then visit our two venues for a look around before you decide.

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WhatsApp: +27 82683 0669
Skype: Tracey Rohan-Irwin
*Tracey is rarely available on mobile due to teaching commitments. Please contact her via e-mail or WhatsApp if her mobile is unavailable


Our bookings are limited to ensure classes are small and personal.  If you are interested, please register online or contact us via email or whats app for any further questions you may have.