Costa Rica·February 5 - March 5 2022

300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training




Expand your knowledge, refine your teaching abilities and explore personal evolution in our 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica. Our Yoga Alliance accredited program evolves your abilities in advanced elements of yoga, enhances your skills and knowledge, and guides you in cultivating your authentic teaching voice. Become an inspired yoga teacher; one who facilitates true transformation in students’ lives. We are excited to take you to this magical land of ancient wisdom, breath-taking sunsets, vibrant food, beautiful beaches, tropical gardens and much much more. Brianna Persall, Yoga Instructor, Well Daily Founder, and Mimi Adeogba, International Yoga Instructor, Lifestyle Coach and Podcaster, will be there to lead this transformative experience – one that will guide you to tap into the power of your deepest intuition and embodiment while soaking up sacred energies. This place is magical, and will be your home for the next 29 days, where we will practice at Nya Hotel, a tranquil haven nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach. It’s easy to see beyond the hype as soon as you arrive and feel the warmth of the coast, the people and the culture. You will spend each day close to the ocean watching the mesmerizing sunsets, cooling off in the sea and feeling the breeze in your hair. Commit to and explore self-inquiry, discipline and tradition through the union and mastery of breath, meditation and asana.

What's Included

What's Included

29 Days at Nya Hotel

2x Daily Yoga Asana Classes

Daily Meditation & Pranayama

3 Delicious and Healthy Meals Daily

Course Materials & Student Playbook

Fresh Drinking Water and Herbal Teas

Local & Cultural Excursions

Access to Yogic Digital Library


Airport Transfer

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This is perhaps a big, life changing decision and you've probably got some questions. Book a discovery call to meet your instructors, receive answers, and gain clarity about this course and it's suitability for you. 

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Expert Yoga Instructors

Expert Yoga Instructors

Highly experienced, internationally acclaimed yoga instructors empower you with diverse teaching skills.

Learn Holistic Business Skills

Learn Holistic Business Skills

Gain practical skills in the areas of social media, branding and marketing in order to create a purpose-driven brand.

Diverse Teaching Skills

Diverse Teaching Skills

Expand, deepen and refine your knowledge of verbal cuing and hands-on adjustments for various populations.

Cultural Experiences

Cultural Experiences

Immerse yourself in the exceptional wonders of Mexico and the ancient wisdom.




Deepa Lakhyani received her Masters of Yoga from Uttarkhand University, and prior to that, her post graduate diploma from the prestigious Kaivalyadhama Lonvala, a college of experiential yoga where yoga tradition and yoga science meet. Deeply immersed in yoga tradition throughout her training, she has followed the yoga disciple’s path ever since.

After graduating, Deepa immediately began guiding others on their yogic journeys as a teacher at the world renown Rishikesh Yog Peeth, where she teaches yoga asana, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy and physiology and yoga asana methodology to thousands of students from all over the world who have pilgrimaged to Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga.

For the past four years Deepa served as teacher, counselor and mentor to other teaching staff at Rishikesh Yog Peeth, expertly guiding them in how to teach yoga asana and anatomy & physiology to yoga teachers. Because of her dedication and commitment to her personal practice, teaching and mentoring, she is sought after to teach at retreats and yoga schools throughout India and around the world. 

Deepa is instrumental in curriculum development at Rishikesh Yog Peeth and Swadhyaya Yoga School (SYS), and is a co-founder of SYS.

In 2020, in response to the global epidemic, Deepa co-created SYS’s online (membership-based) yoga teacher training course and began expanding offerings to her students seeking stay-at-home yoga training options, and now provides online workshops and training to students around the world.




Brianna is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, 500-Hour certified
yoga instructor and founder of Well Daily. After studying design and marketing at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON and working in the creative marketing industry, Brianna began to face personal health challenges, and it was then that she turned to alternative healing, yoga and holistic nutrition.

Brianna received her 200-Hour training in Hatha yoga and Vinyasa flow in Costa Rica, followed by a 300-Hour certification in Rishikesh, India, where she studied integrated Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar. To deepen her knowledge of the body, Brianna earned a diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, BC. Brianna takes a hands-on approach to yoga, using her knowledge of anatomy to help students with realignments while offering modifications for all body types and abilities.

Brianna believes that wellness should be accessible and integrated into our everyday lives. As the founder of health and wellness website and online business Well Daily, she offers business coaching, marketing consultations and social media support for companies looking to build conscious, authentic brands. She also teaches corporate yoga classes, private sessions and wellness workshops in Vancouver, BC. Her love for travel and experiencing new places has inspired her to lead yoga teacher trainings and retreats worldwide in the hopes of empowering others to take their health into their own hands.




Deepa Lakhyani received her Masters of Yoga from Uttarkhand University, and prior to that, her post graduate diploma from the prestigious Kaivalyadhama Lonvala, a college of experiential yoga where yoga tradition and yoga science meet. Deeply immersed in yoga tradition throughout her training, she has followed the yoga disciple’s path ever since. 

After graduating, Deepa immediately began guiding others on their yogic journeys as a teacher at the world renown Rishikesh Yog Peeth, where she teaches yoga asana, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy and physiology and yoga asana methodology to thousands of students from all over the world who have pilgrimaged to Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga. 



Nya Hotel

A tranquil and luxurious boutique hotel in Costa Rica.

Embrace the vibrancy of the jungle and serenity of the sea at Nya Hotel. A quiet and fresh space surrounded by chic tropical gardens with exuberant vegetation. Each room is curated with care to invoke a peaceful and nourishing time while enjoying the sounds and view of the forest and ocean breezes. Feel inspired during your classes held daily in the open-air shala overlooking the jungle. Delicious and healthy meals are prepared by the culinary expert and award-winning chef to nourish, rejuvenate, and energize your journey.

Nya Hotel


Luxury Dormitory

Luxury Dormitory

Be lulled to sleep by the sounds of waves breaking on the shoreline in this exceptional two-level loft.. Ensuite shared bathroom with natural bath amenities. Single/double beds. Maximum 2 guests per room. A/C and WiFi included.







Grand Rising

06:30 - 07:00 AM: Herbal Tea and Kriyas (cleansing)
07:00 - 09:00 AM: Pranayama, Mantra Chanting and Asana
09:00 - 09:30 AM: BREAKFAST
09:30 - 10:45 AM: Human Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga
10:45 - 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Yoga Philosophy




12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: LUNCH
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM: Library Time / Self Study
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM: Discussion, Teaching Methods, Adjustments
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM: Break
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Pranayama and Asana




05:15 PM - 06:15 PM: Meditation
07:00 PM: DINNER

The remainder of your evening can be used for self-study, rest and rejuvenation. On some nights we will be partaking in special ceremonies such as Sound Baths, Temezcal, cacao and moon ceremonies.

We'd love to meet you

As lifelong students ourselves, we understand the importance of surrounding yourself with impeccable teachers. Come chat with us to get a sense of our teaching background and style to see how it aligns with what you're seeking.

Meet Your Teachers


Demi - testimonial pic

"I recommend this one 100% because it feels like true family. It’s not too big, and so it was just the amount of people. It was intimate, it was a beautiful setting. We were soaking in useful knowledge every single day, every single minute, so it really felt so worth my time and energy, and it just started this beautiful segway into my life of diving deeper into the beautiful practice of yoga. Brianna and Mimi did such a good job with using our time wisely, and really offering so much depth and value."


Maya-bio (

"I couldn’t have asked for a better training experience. The curriculum was so holistic — giving me a strong grounding in the philosophy of yoga, an understanding of human anatomy so that I can teach my students from a more informed (and safe!) place, and even information on holistic business fundamentals so that I felt confident moving forward and building my career post-training. I learned so much about meditation, and about myself through meditation. I felt completely free to process at my own pace and in my own way, and it was clear that the program had been intentionally designed to honor and speak to all kinds of learning styles. I find myself now, months out of training, continuing to reference the material as I build my offerings and craft my classes. Mimi + Brianna compliment one another so well in the way they teach, the material they teach, and the overall energy they bring to the full experience of this training. I am so grateful. Thank you thank you thank you."


What Students are Saying

Students from across the globe unite for this special journey together. Here’s what they shared about their experience:


Swadhyaya Yoga School + Well Daily have designed courses in the most comprehensive and unique way. Our trainings are designed for the experienced yoga instructor who envisions themselves taking their skills to the next level. Trainees will experience a residential intensive yoga course which provides specialized tools for personal and professional growth. 

Our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training builds on your technical skills and helps you elevate your approach to teaching. The Hatha Yoga modules accentuate yogic philosophy and understanding how to bring all 8 limbs of your yoga practice to life, while providing opportunities to learn and experience what it means to be an inspiring yoga instructor who helps bring true transformation to students’ lives.

Asana classes emphasize practicing and guiding other yoga practitioners into more advanced expressions of various open-pelvis, closed-pelvis, balance, forward-bending, twists, back-bending, side-bending, inversion and palm balance asanas. The instruction provided is intended for intermediate- to advanced-level yoga practitioners. 

Prerequisite: Completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training. Students must provide a copy of their certificate.

- Yoga Philosophy: Thorough exploration of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Chapters 1-3, understanding modern yoga lineage, discussion and analysis of the Bhagavad Gita, practices and application of teachings from Hatha Yoga Pradipika, explore Vedas, Vedanta and Upanishads, understanding the Koshas and subtle energy bodies. More advanced exploration of Ayurveda versus the 200-hour curriculum.

- Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga: Therapeutic benefits of Asana and Pranayama, precautions, and contraindications on 8 key organ systems of the human body (versus 7 in the 200-hour curriculum).

- Asanas: Proper postural alignment, benefits and contraindications, variations of advanced postures.

- Pranayama: Basic to Intermediate breathing practices.

- Yoga Teaching Methodology: Demonstration of Asanas and their variations, as well as cueing and sequencing per traditional understanding. Adjustments of common misalignments, hands-on and verbal assistance techniques.

- Meditation: Mantras, Chanting, Mudras, Kirtan, Kriyas, Lesson Planning, Yoga Nidra and Meditation.

- Teaching Practice: Testing and sharing your teaching skills with your co-teachers.

- Career: Business of yoga, communication skills and safety norms. 

06:00 - Wake up

06:30 - Herbal Tea

06:45 - Kriya (Nasal Cleansing)

07:00 - Mantra Chanting, Pranayama and Asana

09:00 - Breakfast

09:30 - Human Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga

10:45 - Yoga Philosophy

11:45 - Lunch/Self study

13:15 - Adjustments

14:30 - Methodology/Movie/Lifestyle

16:00 - Traditional Yoga Asana Sequence

17:45 - Meditation/Yoga Nidra

19:00 - Dinner/Self study

22:45 - Rest & Rejuvenation

Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the training. 

If cancellation takes place within 7 days of booking the training, 100% of the paid training price, minus your deposit, is refundable. Cancellation requests must always be submitted in writing. 

Cancel Under 60 Days Prior to Course Start Date

If you submit a written cancellation request less than 60 days from the training start date, unfortunately we cannot issue a refund for your deposit or the training itself. However, we can transfer the booking to another training of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.

Cancel 60-120+ Days Prior to Course Start Date

If you submit a written cancellation request more than 60 days from the training start date, you can be refunded for the cost of the training, minus your deposit. However, we can transfer the booking to another training of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.

- Airfare

- Visa

- Travel Insurance

- Juice and Smoothie Bar*

- Airport transfer*

- Laundry Services*

*Available for an additional fee

The 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training offers an advanced yoga training curriculum designed for the experienced yoga instructor who is intentional about developing their yogic skills to the next level. This residential intensive course provides specialized tools for personal transformation and professional growth.

A 300-hour advanced training is designed to build upon and deepen the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of the practice and teaching of yoga that are taught during the 200-hour course. This prepares trainees to teach advanced principles and techniques of yoga in more (and subtler) detail. Which enables you to teach with greater skill and precision than could reasonably be expected of a 200-hour trained teacher.

The curriculum is designed to deliver this training during 300 hours of experiential practice, written assignments, presentations, excursions and discourse. 

You also cultivate enhanced business essentials for developing your brand, messaging and marketing your offerings.

"RYT 300" is an acronym which stands for Registered Yoga Teacher 300-Hour. "300-Hour" means you have studied and accumulated 300 hours of information and study time. It is our intention that the yoga aspirant augment their awareness of the principles which form the foundation of yoga: such as the moral and ethical codes, discipline, mindfulness, inner awareness, all qualities which promote a well-rounded human being and productive contributor to society.

No. Students must provide evidence of having attained a 200 hour level training in the form of a teacher training certificate. Yoga is more than just exercise and being physically fit. It is a way of life. Swadhyaya is the fourth Niyama (self-disciplines) of Patanjali's Yog Sutras (Ashtanga Yoga) and means "self-study" or "self-inquiry." It is this mindset we hope to cultivate and observe in our students. 

Endeavoring to earn a 300-hour yoga teacher training certificate comes with a responsibility to demonstrate ethical, moral precepts as a role model to future students/teachers, as well as a continual commitment to self-study. 

Click here to see a recommended reading list that our highly qualified and skilled yoga practitioners have compiled.

Yes. While your days are relatively full from sunup to sundown, the daily schedule has amply apportioned free time for rest and self-study. Classes are six days a week and Sundays are a rest day, the perfect time to pamper yourself or take in the sights. If you would like some assistance, one of our staff will be happy to make suggestions and assist with arranging activities of your choice.

No. There are classes on Saturdays and you will be immersed in trainings six days per week. However, students do have the option to relax on Sundays or join fellow classmates and instructors on cultural excursions.

Swadhyaya Yoga School advances expression, education and awareness of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. While the focus will be on these practices, we will also introduce you to Restorative, Yin, and Iyengar yoga, with additional learning about modifications for children and elderly populations.

Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga derived from one of the six schools of Hinduism. It is the science of yoga which purifies the whole physical body by means of shatkarma (six cleansing practices), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (seals), bandha (locks) and concentration, as a prelude to raja (Kingly) yoga and samadhi (higher state of awareness commonly referred to as “bliss”). All of which are explored during your teacher training program.

Ashtanga Yoga is understood by the yogic scholar as the eight-limbs of Sage Patanjali: yama (moral code), niyama (self-restraints), asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), samadhi (bliss). Ashtanga Yoga is often confused with the popularized vinyāsa style of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948. Both the origin and sequences developed by Jois, as well as Patanjali’s teachings, will be explored during this yoga teacher training course.

Yes. Students come to learn with Swadhyaya Yoga School from all over the world from an array of cultures. To date, we have representation from students from over 120 countries around the globe.

The Yoga Alliance®️ is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. They do this through various initiatives which can be found in their home page by visiting them [here]( Swadhyaya Yoga School School is Registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Alliance is a non-profit membership organization representing the interests of the yoga community. To register as a member of the Yoga Alliance, click here to create a profile. Follow the steps provided to complete your registration. You will need to upload your Swadhyaya Yoga School certificate and pay a fee. Check out the fee schedule here

Note: Yoga Alliance does not certify its members. Their credentialing system is a directory, not to be confused with other types of credentialing systems (such as certifications, accreditations, licensure, etc.).

To register as a Yoga Alliance Professional with the Yoga Alliance, UK, visit their website at

We recommend participants purchase travel insurance when making travel plans, and highly encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance. The following plans offer policies which comply with Costa Rica regulations: INS,  Sagicor, and BlueCross BlueShield.

Also ensure you look for terminology similar to, “cancel for any reason,” to protect against the rare chance of cancellation. 

Reasonably priced travel insurance which complies with Costa Rica regulations can also be found with Trawick Travel Insurance.

Costa Rica currently does not require the PCR or the Antigen test for entry, nor are quarantine procedures in effect. Travellers are also not required to show proof of vaccination. Click the Entry Requirements link to learn more about travel to Costa Rica. 

Review the protocols in place at Nya Hotel.

300 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Costa Rica· February 5 - March 5 2022· 28 nights