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Avani Gilbert

Program Leader

Avani Gilbert


OM At Cashew Hill
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica


Jul 01 2021 - Jul 26 2021


All of the day


$3,399 USD (Regular Rate)

250 Hour Yoga Alliance Foundational Level Yoga Teacher Training

Date: July 1 – July 26, 2021

Become a 200-hour Graduate & a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Caribe Yoga Academy!

The Caribe Yoga Academy offers the unique opportunity to complete your 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience in the beautiful jungle of Puerto Viejo.

Program cost includes three incredibly delicious and healthy meals per day and lodging in our jungle cabinas. Start your journey!

Important Course Information

This course has two half days off and three full days off through your 26-day experience.  If you will require more time to explore the area please book additional days to stay in Puerto Viejo.  There is not a lot of free time built into our intensive schedule for sightseeing.

Courses start at 3 p.m. (check-in) on the first scheduled date of the program.  All trainings end at 11 a.m. (check-out) on the last scheduled date of the program.

What You’ll Learn

Our unique program goes above and the Yoga Alliance standards to provide you a truly in-depth transformational experience. Dive deep into:

  • Asana
  • Yoga History
  • Anatomy
  • Mythology
  • Mantra
  • Mudra
  • Energy Anatomy
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Pranayama
  • Spritual Practices
  • And more!

Sample Day

6:00 to 8:00 a.m. : Morning Sadhana
8:00 a.m. : Silent Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. : History, Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy etc.
11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. : History, Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy etc.
12:45 p.m. : Lunch
12:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. : Afternoon break, study and leisure
4:15 p.m. to 6:15p.m. : Teaching Practice and Techniques, Alignment, Sequencing, Sadhana etc.
6:15 p.m. : Dinner
7:15 to 8:45 p.m. : Evening Practice, Meditation, play shop, Review Session or film

This course has two half days off and three full days off through your 26 day experience. If you will require more time to explore the area please book additional days to stay in Puerto Viejo. There is not a lot of free time built into our intensive schedule for sightseeing.

What’s Included

  • Transportation from SJO (airport) or Adventure Inn (Alajuela) to OM at Cashew Hill retreat & training center on listed start date of the program. Transportation required for other dates will not be included.
  • 25 nights of accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day at OM at Cashew Hill
  • Daily yoga classes
  • A waterfall excursion with transportation included
  • Professional manual and workbook
  • Expert mentorship and faculty guidance
  • On-going support post-graduation
  • A Caribe Yoga Academy goody bag
  • A Caribe Yoga Academy tank top

What’s Not Included

We’ve found that allowing our students to plan certain things like travel and other activities helps each person to find the balance between fun and study. Below is what’s NOT included in your booking.

  • Flight in and out of Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • Any meals not taken at the Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge
  • Any additional activities not listed above
  • Travelers insurance

Location: OM at Cashew Hill Retreat & Training Center

OM at Cashew Hill rests atop a quiet jungle hill with gorgeous ocean views from every angle. Located just minutes from the bustle of Puerto Viejo, you’ll become one with nature while enjoying everything that a Caribbean cultural experience has to offer (video).

  • Black & White Sand Beaches of Playa Negra and Cocles
  • Organic Chocolate and Local Farms
  • Authentic and local Caribbean experience
  • Plenty of beach-side activities
  • The lush, beautiful jungle

Your Accommodations

You’ll have the convenience of town amenities paired with the tranquil seclusion of the jungle! Enjoy a refreshing waterfall pool plunge, explore the gardens where your food grows, spot and hear wildlife all around you. The cottages have UV filtered water, provide daily housekeeping, and laundry service available for purchase.

Swimming Pool (outdoor)
Organic Farm to Table Cuisine
Vegan Scratch Kitchen
WiFi in Reception
Dedicated Yoga Platform
Onsite Garden & Forest Overlook
In-room Kitchen, Dinette and Bathroom

Book Now to Reserve Your Spot!

Join hundreds of Yoga students who have received their certification or completed additional training at Caribe Yoga Academy!

Here’s how to book:

  1. Complete your Basic Registration at the form below.
  2. After registration, you’ll receive a thank you and a link to complete a deposit.
  3. Pay a $750 USD deposit to reserve your spot (deposits count toward the full program cost).
  4. You’ll receive an email confirming your reservation within 24 hours.
  5. Pay the remainder of $2,649 USD in Course Fees at least 21 days before the event.

Ready to get started! Reserve your spot today! (Here’s a quick note on why you should book directly with Caribe Yoga Academy)

Important Info: Cancellation Policy and Why You Should Book Directly with Caribe Yoga Academy

Questions? Email us directly at info@omatcashewhill.com and we’ll get back to you soon as we can!


Avani and the incredible team at OM at Cashew Hill create an unforgettable journey of self discovery and empowerment, that happens to also prepare you to be a kick ass 200 RYT. I had no idea how much growth and self discovery I would experience on this training, and the family I would gain. It is so much more than an education in becoming a teacher, the OM team instills the values of being compassionate, aware, and present as a teacher and human being, and I am honored to say I received my training in such a grounded, special place. I would recommend it 10X over to anyone looking to do their training here.

- Sasha

This training was been above and beyond what I would have ever imagined. There’s so much love in Cashew Hill. There are wonderful angels protecting this place. [Avani] embodies the definition of a mother helping others connect to their higher self and unveil layers of conditioning to re-connect and rise together!

- Cishel

This YTT somehow transformed me. During the YTT, I have experienced and received so much love from everyone around the world… I felt genuine kindness and positivity from everyone everywhere. In addition, I had chances to release. I’ve never felt stronger emotionally. I was not really a spiritual person but this YTT has opened my views to things I was constantly in denial of. I am glad I participated. It has offered me more than what I came for and a chance to see my life differently.

- Joyce

There is no place like this. I went to do my yoga teacher training But Avani and the crew gave so so so much more than just a yoga training. You will have to come and experience it by yourself! The daily meals speak for itself. I’m def coming back to do further studies for my 300hr. There is no place I’d rather be.

- Charlotte

I just finished my YTT and can’t stop thinking about all the beautiful experiences I had thanks to Avani and all the OM team for being so special to us. I will do all my studies in Caribbean Yoga Academy! I don’t know what I miss the most if it’s you guys, the beautiful place or the food.

- Carolina

I am really grateful for what you helped bring out in me. Please continue facilitating the beautiful process of bring people’s best selves out!

- Zahir

The Yoga Teacher Training with the Caribe Yoga Academy made me feel like the very best of myself.

- Julie

I can’t imagine having done my 200 YTT with anyone else…my intuition told me to come here! This is a top notch program…I am proud to be a Caribe Yoga Academy alum!

- Tia

​Thank you ALL so much for the time, effort, love and passion you put into the program. I have learned more than I ever imagined and have grown and transformed as a person​. I am both grounded in myself and inspired to grow outwards and spread light to others. This program has changed my life in all the best ways!

- Sam

Caribe Yoga Academy sets the standard for what a yoga teacher training should be. The information is varied and deep. The instructors are passionate and truly invested in transferring that to their students. The setting is second to none. I cannot imagine taking my YTT anywhere else. I feel I have received enough knowledge, practice and empowerment to take my yoga out into the world with confidence.

- Melanie

Cancellation Policy

  • All reservations for 200-Hour Level Courses require a deposit of $750 USD.
  • The deposit is non-refundable.
  • If you chose to cancel your reservation/booking, we are unable to process refunds for any reason.
  • The remainder of the cost of the course you have chosen is due 21 days before the course start date.
  • In the unusual occasion where we are unable to host the course or Caribe Yoga Academy makes the decision to cancel your course, your deposit and any other course fees paid to Caribe Yoga Academy will be refunded to you in a timely manner.

Why You Should Book Directly with Caribe Yoga Academy

We’re a boutique Yoga Academy and many of our students come from international locations around the world. We don’t use a fancy booking system, and though you may have seen us on some of the popular booking sites (BookYogaRetreats and RetreatNetwork) we prefer instead that you book with us directly.

Why we use our own reservation system:
  1. Reservation systems are costly and take a lot of time to maintain (we prefer to focus on providing the very best, authentic and tranquil learning environment for our students)
  2. Booking Sites take a large fee from our customers AND our academy (sometimes as much as 30% goes to the site… and not to our school).
Booking Directly with Caribe Yoga Academy means that:
  • Your deposit goes immediately to your benefit (instead of fees for an outside booking site)
  • You’re helping Caribe Yoga Academy support our amazing staff and continue to improve the OM at Cashew Hill facilities
  • You’re benefiting the local Puerto Viejo economy (we do our best to buy local and stay local… it’s how our community thrives!)
What to Expect When You Book:

We use good, old-fashioned PayPal and our website forms to take reservations and class deposits.

We know this may be a little different than booking a hotel or vacation… but completing your training at Caribe Yoga Academy isn’t just a normal experience. Help support our team, our family and the local economy in Puerto Viejo!

If you have any questions, you can always email us directly and we’ll be happy to address any concerns!

Hourly Schedule

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