When I decided to take my yoga teacher training, I have to confess that the LOCATION was paramount…I wanted to get out of New England in February and spend 30 days in a tropical paradise. Costa Rica did not disappoint.

It’s hard NOT to have a truly transformational experience while completely immersing yourself in daily, full-on yoga study and practice, but when you add on the aspect of having this being set in a rain forest with howling monkeys, fresh fruit, warm ocean waters and people so friendly and welcoming you never want to leave…well: there you go. My time in Costa Rica was “transformational”—and so it will be for anyone willing to make the time for themselves to experience, explore and be open to whatever may be.


Costa Rica occupies a privileged spot in the heart of Central America. Its territory of 19,652 square miles touches both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The variety of landscapes and microclimates that can be enjoyed in one day make this country a paradise.   Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters a 5% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. 25.58 % of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country, and it has not had an army since the year 1949.


Check out some things that make Costa Rica so unique!