200HR 16 day Yoga Teacher Training Intensive - Playa Negra, Costa Rica

Playa Negra Costa Rica

Selena Garefino Yoga LLC
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Nov 3 - 18, 2018
Group size: 1 - 25
200HR 16 day Yoga Teacher Training Intensive - Playa Negra, Costa Rica
Playa Negra Costa Rica

Selena Garefino Yoga LLC
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9 reviews

Nov 3 - 18, 2018
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip


Our training is held in beautiful Playa Negra, Costa Rica at Hotel Accommodations at Cafe Playa Negra, right next door to the town studio, and within a few minutes walking distance to the beautiful beach of Playa Negra. 

At Cafe Playa Negra you will enjoy your own private hotel room, equipped with a mini fridge, safe, and bathroom with hot water.  Enjoy the use of the terrace and pool 24 hours a day.

The cafe has wifi, and an amazin menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you choose to not eat the included meals. 

Looking for your own private home with a full kitchen, private bedroom(s), full bathroom with hot water, wifi and safe? 

Through Playa Negra Yoga, you can book a private Villa, located conveniently behind our town studio location, only minutes walking distance from the beautiful beach!

Located in the heart of town, you can choose to equip your Villa with groceries for days you wish to cook at home, or take a walk to one of the many great restaurants. 


This 16 day Intensive (15 nights, 16 days), Yoga Alliance approved, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational training rooted in the lineages of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga.  This Yoga Alliance certified training will provide participants with the knowledge, practice, and experience to become creative, competent, and inspiring teachers.

The training is open to all, both those inspiring to become the next generation of dynamic teachers as well as to those simply wishing to immerse themselves in the practice of yoga. Those with injuries and health issues are welcome and encouraged to attend. 



Students will be able to perform or guide a student into various asana (postures). Additionally, for each posture participants will know the safety precautions, modifications, contraindications, the proper alignment of the pose, and will feel confident offering hands-on-adjustments.


Pranayama: Effectively guide and practice various traditional pranayama exercise and effectively link movement with breath.

Bandhas: Understand the bandhas and how to apply them in their own practice as well as their student's.


Students should feel comfortable guiding a basic meditation practice and cultivating awareness and movement as meditation through a guided asana practice.


Students will be familiar with the 8 limbs of yoga and the ethical principles of yoga (the yamas and the niyamas). They will have a basic understanding of the history of  modern yoga. They will be familiar with the classic yogic texts. Additionally, students will learn how to live a yogic lifestyle, taking their yoga off of their mats and into their day-to-day lives. 


Students will be able to correctly identify the primary bones and muscles of the body. They will understand movement principles and how to prevent injury. Students will also have a basic understanding of the yoga energetic body (the chakras, nadis, and koshas).


Graduating teachers will feel comfortable leading a group, all-levels class. Students will be comfortable with sequencing, cueing, and leading. They will be able to guide students safely through a 60-minute alignment-based vinyasa class. 


Students will grow their personal practice, develop their voice, and deepen their connection. They will learn to lead and to support their fellow teachers and community members.


     Accommodations *double accommodations, single occupancy rates available upon request

     3 fresh locally prepared, simple meals, unlimited coffee and tea *additional snacks and meals available for purchase


     Teacher Training Manual

     Shuttle two and from Liberia International Airport *group shuttle pick up at specific times

Not Included

 Adventure excursions  

     Airfare to and from Liberia International Airport 

     Required books *small reading list of inexpensive books required 

Need to pack and other FAQs

You'll receive a welcome letter upon registration with all pertinent information. Stay tuned!

Payment And Cancellation Policy


Payment Schedule:

A non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. 

This deposit is non-refundable AND non-transferable. 

Early Bird rate: 

Payment in full 

Late registration rate: 

Final payment in full is due no later than 30 days prior to retreat start

Late payment fee: 

Any payments made after 30 days prior will be assessed an additional $500 fee.

Cancellation Policy:

The $500.00 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Cancellations on or before 60 days prior to the start of training

You will forfeit your deposit plus a cancellation fee of $100.00. 

The remainder of any payments made will be refunded to you.

Cancellations on or after 60 days prior to training start date

You will forfeit ALL money rendered.

This cancellation policy is strict and firm. We recommend that you purchase cancellation/travel insurance to protect your investment.

Available Packages

Shared Accommodations
Available until Oct 20, 2018only 3 left
Deposit: $550
Shared Cabina
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Deposit: $550
Private Queen Bedroom in Hotel CLAIRE
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Private Villa Cabina
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Selena Garefino Yoga LLC
9 reviews
Selena Garefino began practicing yoga when she was 13 years old. Yoga has been and continues to be for Selena, a vehicle for learning to shift from habitual emotional and behavior tendencies towards serving highest possibility. Selena completed her first vinyasa training with Core Power Yoga. She went on to study with Sarah Powers, Melina Meza, Anne Phyfe, Nicolai Bachman, Elena Brower, Douglas Brooks, Rod Stryker, and Noah Mazé. She has studied Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pre-natal and Postpartum Yoga, Vinyasa, and Hatha Yoga. Selena is dedicated to teaching movement through artful alignment to support her students on and off of their mats. Her classes offer yoga and meditation as a mechanism to shift the way we offer ourselves in all aspects of our lives and as a tool for granting profound healing in our bodies, our hearts, and ultimately our relationships. Selena is a PhD Candidate in South Asian Anthropology. And holds an MPH in International Health.


Unbelievable life changing 200 hr. Training at the Ewam Garden. Dive deep into the Philosophy of Yoga and its rich history. Pranayama, Bandhas, Meditation and Anatomy are covered in a way that gives you the tools not only to instruct a well-developed Yoga class but to enrich and expand your home practice both on and off the mat. I am grateful for the Personal and Professional Development that I received; feedback was effective though sometimes hard to hear. KISS (Keep - Integrate - Stop - Start) was a useful and effective tool for feedback. Selena and her team of instructors (Brandon, Cami and others) give it their all. The wealth of knowledge and experience this team has is refreshing. They walk the walk and talk the talk. Ewam Garden is the perfect location for this training. Mountain views, sheep and cows grazing in the fields surround the Garden of 1000 Buddhas. Yes, there are 1000 Buddhas. I highly recommend this training if you are looking to build a home practice that rocks and be an awesome instructor.
Learned a lot, excited to learn more!
By Kyra Hall for Presence and Power Workshop on Apr 30, 2019
The word I keep using is life-changing. The program was incredibly informative, transformative, challenging, fun and beautiful.
It was a life-changing experience with amazing women from all over the world (okay Canada, US, and Europe ;)) and especially amazing teacher who taught us not only the yoga practice but also important things for everyday life. The accommodation was very nice, super clean and super helpful and friendly personal and we had healthy yummy food ;) Selena is one of the most inspiring women I have ever met. She taught us a lot about anatomy (in a way everybody can understand and practice it), and she brought us to a state where we could actually enjoy a meditation. She is like a living encyclopedia, no need for google anymore when you need something to know about Yoga History. Full of love kindness and knowledge of philosophy (real good stories about the Indian Gods ;)) and life in general. If you are looking for a high-class​ yoga teacher training, for a place where you can reflect and learn about, then this is the place! I will definitely come back here if I will do my 300-hours advanced teacher training in the next couple of years!
Hands down, the most amazing adventure of my life! The people, the food, the guides, and the landscape were extraordinary. Selena is an exceptionally talented teacher, both in yoga and in life. Her knowledge of the Nepali people, customs, traditions, and language make her uniquely qualified to lead this trip, and her storytelling kept us thoroughly entertained. The hotels/lodges, transportation, meals, and scheduling were well thought out and as perfectly delivered as one can expect in a place like Nepal. This is the first time in my life I really can't come up with a negative thought!
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