Puntarenas Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Jonah Kest
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12 reviews
Sep 3 - 19, 2023
Group size: 1 - 31
Puntarenas Province, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Jonah Kest
  • Email address verified
12 reviews

Sep 3 - 19, 2023
Group size: 1 - 31

About this trip


Assisted by Brad Terrell & Heidi Cohen

Based on the 7 Doorways of Vinyasa Yoga by Jonny Kest and directly from the Ashtanga Yoga lineage, we present  Kest Yoga Teacher Training: A 200 Hour Intensive certified by the Yoga Alliance.  Within this experience you will be offered the tools to deepen your own personal yoga and meditation practice and to create a communal experience that is both provocative and enriching. The Course is open to anyone who has ever been curious about personal and professional growth through their yoga practice. New and experienced students welcome.

You can expect topics such as...

The Lineage of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

What makes a spiritual practice

Learning to Lead

The Power of Touch: Adjustments 

Pranayama + Meditation

Program Dates: Sept  2-19th(check in on September 2nd afternoon - check out on 19th morning)

Location: Vidasana of Costa Rica "School of Yoga"



One-on-one support

Special Guest Workshops

Acro Yoga

Yin Yoga

Daily Practice & Meditation 

Cacao Ceremony 

Kirtan & Mantra Yoga


  • Vinyasa: The Seven Doorways 

The Vinyasa class sequencing within the 7 Doorway method is rhythmic and responsible. It’s intuitive nature is the groundwork for all that we will touch physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

  • Intuitive Sequencing

Learn to break down each flow and discover exactly why and how the pieces fit together. Discover breath as the bridge from thinking to feeling. Apply the 5 Elements of Nature for exceptional results.

  • Acro Yoga & Inversion Practice

The profound effects of Inversion Therapy and partner work ( of many kinds ) are both integral in a well balanced practice and community experience. Seeing ourselves and others from a new perspective is an exceptional tool. 

  • Community Outreach / Teaching Yoga

We will ensure that you leave the training feeling confident to teach. The art of giving and receiving feedback are relied on heavily to draw out the certainty our students demand! 

  • The Lineage & History of Yoga

We will begin at the root of an ancient practice and enter into discussion of how Yoga has come to where we are at today, in the present. Ethical Responsibility (Ahimsa) will be considered along with the 5 Precepts

What’s included

    Includes full 200 hour Training and Yoga Alliance Certification
    Mentorship and resources
    We will have an in house photographer taking photos of everybody to kickstart your website / social platforms
    Transportation from/to airport .

What’s not included

    Accom is booked separate directly through Vidasana. We will send booking info upon deposit completion. $995

Available Packages

Deposit: $750
Early Bird
Deposit: $750

Your Organizer

Jonah Kest
12 reviews
Today, Jonah is a well traveled ashtanga/vinyasa teacher whose classes are both graceful and intense. Impermanence, compassion and humility are just a few of the elements that Jonah seamlessly weaves through each healing practice.


Become A Yogi Teacher Training was an absolute DREAM!!! It’s truly hard to put those 18 days into words. The experience was transformational. Jonah, Renae, Heidi, and Marco are very knowledgeable individuals who provided an incredible amount of insight in their areas of expertise. I couldn’t imagine the trip without them. We learned and practiced a lot which allowed us to walk away from the experience feeling confident about sharing yoga with the world. All the students, now teachers, who attended were absolutely amazing!! Some life long friendships were definitely made. <3 I highly recommend signing up and investing in yourself. It’s your time!!
By Tanna K for BECOME A YOGA TEACHER FALL 2023 on Sep 28, 2023
We had a great time together, it was an honor to be part of becomeayogi with Jonah, Renae and Heidi. I learned a lot, I improved the way a connect with my breath, I gained confidence and knowledge on how to teach and met a lot of wonderful people. The food was incredible and the place was magical.
By Charlin J for BECOME A YOGA TEACHER FALL 2023 on Sep 28, 2023
The single most transformational Yoga training i’ve ever been to. Jonah created the perfect environment for growth and expansion. The training was world class and everything felt intentionally curated to prioritize the students and their connection. From the location, food, morning meditations and the overall curriculum, it is literally impossible not to grow when you’re here. Through this training I feel like I have found my Yoga family and a happy home within my mind. Thank you for this next-level training Jonah.
By Brandon B for BECOME A YOGA TEACHER 2023 on Aug 24, 2023
We had a great time! The hotel was excellent, easy check in, friendly staff, very clean and comfortable rooms. The resort itself was so beautiful and the food was wonderful. Daily yoga and activities were great. I enjoyed my free time but could have used more structure, too much free time at times. It would have been nice to have options for other optional activities and meals.
By Nicole R for YOGA X FREEDIVING RETREAT on Nov 30, 2022
Such an amazing, transformative experience. Thank you SO much! So strongly recommend. My first yoga retreat and the best ever. Thank you!
By Mahna G for YOGA X FREEDIVING RETREAT on Nov 28, 2022
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Choosing to travel with Jonah is one of the best travel choices I have made. He is genuine, down-to-earth, and makes you feel at ease no matter where you are. His retreats and yoga teacher trainings are world-class. He carefully plans each experience to make it one you will never forget. He is also magnet for the most incredible people; you are sure to also walk away with relationships you'll treasure for life. You cannot go wrong by attending one of his events.
By Kira W on 23 May, 2023