Yoga Teacher Training

Nicaragua YTT: 28 Days

from $4,260USD
CHECK DATES Flight options available

This yoga teacher training will take place on the remote paradise beach of Playa Escameca, Nicaragua at the Breathe in Life Sanctuary, Casa Horizon, and our neighbors at the Costa Dulce Retreat Centre. It's the type of place that most people dream of when they think of immersing themselves in their practice in a retreat setting.

At our yoga training, we build a sustainable foundation of self-awareness, acceptance, and compassion that will support true authenticity and leadership. Are you ready to create and live your most connected and loving reality?

Our training has a maximum capacity of 18 people to enable a deeper, therapeutic connection among participants. We believe this container created during a yoga teacher training experience could be one of, if not the most, life-changing, eye-& heart-opening experiences of your life.

2024 Dates:
SPRING: May 11 - June 8
FALL: September 7 - October 5

Various room options available. Click 'check dates' to see options. Price includes accommodation, all meals, activities, tuition, and surfboard access.

Please watch our video from past retreats and see just what is in store for you should you decide to join us!


  • Day 1   (Airport to Playa Escameca)

    Most people choose to fly into Liberia, Costa Rica where our driver will meet you and whisk you away for a 1-hour drive and a quick border hop into Nicaragua.  Our next driver will be there to drive you one more hour straight to the piece of paradise that will be the setting for your training - Playa Escameca!

  • Day 1-28   (Daily Schedule)

    The day-to-day itinerary is deeply focused on self-exploration and expansive practices for mind + body.
    The intention is to offer you tools to build a self-practice and recognize and release personal limitations + use them as fuel for your path of liberation & transformation.

    Silent Mornings
    7AM: Meditation + Yoga Class
    9AM: Breakfast
    10AM: Yoga Philosophy
    11AM: Anatomy + Asana
    1PM: Lunch
    3PM: Workshop
    4PM: Workshop or class
    5PM: Beach Time / Sunset Surf Session
    6PM: Dinner
    8PM: Final Assignment / Sharing / optional evening class
    We have one afternoon off weekly and a full day off to take a trip or integrate.

    *Extra long lunch window to book a relaxing massage or hang at the pool 


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  • About Playa Escameca

    In a world where every beautiful place has been discovered and developped, Playa Escameca is a diamond in the rough.

    Just a stone's throw from the much more "discovered" Costa Rica lies this huge beach where nobody tries to sell you anything, you can have company or solitude whenever you like and mama nature delivers miraculous sunsets every single night. There's a reason why, after decades of traveling in the tropics, this place is where we settled down.  It's perfect!


    Hatha Yoga balances your body, energy, and mind. In our Asana practices, we focus on intelligent and safe sequencing which supports your overall well-being. Through this training, you’ll build your personal home practice with your signature sequence, breathing techniques, and meditation. We complement Hatha Yoga with Yin/ Restorative, Iyengar, Kundalini & critical alignment and always respect tradition and lineage.

    With daily meditation and breathing sessions, you’ll grow your awareness and master powerful techniques suitable to your / your future students’ needs. 

    In our training, we integrate contemporary teachings of the psyche and nervous system, with ancient perspectives on well-being.

    Integration of the practice into your daily life is crucial to attaining sustainable change, therefore we awaken intrinsic motivation and self-reliance by establishing sustainable routines

    The yogic tradition is rooted in one of the most ancient healthcare systems in the world. We offer you a foundation in Ayurveda – the sister science of yoga, traditional Chinese medicine, and its relationship to yoga.

    At our training, we believe one of the most extraordinary powers we have is how we communicate/connect to ourselves and others on this planet. Discover your truth and align thoughts, words, and actions for a more fulfilling life.

  • Meet Your Instructors

    Ruth - Yoga Teacher Season: Spring & Fall

    Ruth is a 500-hour RYT specializing in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yoga Therapy –  with additional certification in Yoga Nidra, Yoga Psychology, Restorative Yoga, back care, Yin Yoga, Yoga for Chronic Pain, trauma and the Therapeutic Relationship, and more.  Her passion for teaching yoga is to guide others to greater awareness of the mind, body, breath connection – inviting balance to the emotional and physical body through the practice of asanas, meditation, and pranayama.  Ruth takes value in reading the room, teaching intuitively, while still keeping an organized flow that is inviting to all levels.

    Chelsey - Yoga Teacher Season: Fall

    In 2016, Chelsey found herself in a counselor’s office in tears with crippling anxiety. After visiting with several counselors, one intern finally said to her, “Chelsey, I just think you’re supposed to do something different, maybe go travel the world or something.” Shortly after, she booked her first trip to El Salvador where she found herself practicing yoga in the mornings on her own. When returning to the States, she joined a yoga studio. She loved the challenging sequence of Hot Yoga, but didn’t understand why she felt compelled to return daily. Within 6 months, she booked a flight to take her Yoga Teacher Training course in Costa Rica. In her yoga teacher training she realised teaching yoga internationally would be part of her path. She has since taught yoga in China, Thailand, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. Chelsey is fascinated about the therapeutic benefits of this ancient practice and is thrilled that the West is beginning to take on mindfulness practices, breathwork exercises and yoga as therapy. She is currently a Yoga Therapy student and intends to involve Yoga Therapy in her teachings and offerings to help people develop a practice that facilitates their a lifestyle upgrade.

    Nicole - Yoga Teacher Season: Fall

    Nicole is a free spirit who dances through life with an exceptional energy that passes onto whoever she meets.  She is an experienced and passionate yoga teacher who has over 10 years of teaching yoga and 15 in total as a student.  Her home base YTT 200h was Ashtanga focused but has further developed her skills in teaching Aerial, Yin, Restorative, Nidra and more gentle in nature practices.  She has the ability to infuse love and healing energy into every practice.  She teaches organically through words, touch, adjustments and supports.  Nicole always leaves her students wanting more but feeling happy and content.  Her kindness and compassion for healing others is authentically driven from a very young age.  She enjoys inspiring others to find and connect within themselves at a deeper level challenging them to grow and expose their inner strengths.  Nicole has had the opportunity to work with a variety of students of all ages, teaching through workshops, corporate wellness and trauma yoga therapy programs.    Nicole has been a registered nurse for over 28 years specializing in health and wellness and a strong focus on energy healing and acupuncture as a Neurofunctional Practitioner.  She has developed her own YTT through Yoga Alliance as the lead trainer offering students 200h Hatha based practice infused with Yin and Restorative strengths to balance the Yin and Yang of life.  She believes in making a difference in peoples lives to facilitate students in further developing themselves holistically so they may find and lead with their best life.

  • What you'll experience

    What you’ll experience during this life-changing immersion:

    • A safe and brave space in our small and intimate group container with a maximum of 18 students – including one sponsored student from the local community
    • Intelligent Hatha / Vinyasa Asana sequences that focus on overall wellbeing
    • Exploration of the physical as well as therapeutic properties of the poses
    • Improved and honest relationship with yourself through self-reflection and truth speaking practices
    • Clear understanding of the history of the yogic teachings and their evolution into and relevance for our modern society
    • A scientific approach to breathing techniques to allow harmony in the energetic and physical body
    • Embodiment of the yogic wisdom and values to your personal life and relationships
    • Recognise and remove limitations and embody key values to boost your self-esteem
    • Humble and honest teachers who what they preach and wake you up to conscious growth and leadership.
    • Develop self-awareness and an attitude of curiosity and compassion to deepen all your relationships
    • Study and practice  of esoteric teaching such as the Chakras, Vayus, mantra, sound medicine (Nada Yoga) and mudra / Bandhas
    • Magnificent sacred spaces for practice immersed in Mother Nature, access to ocean / star bathing as well as ceremonies such as cacao and sweat lodge rites for transformation.
    • Time and space to integrate and learn immersed in the jungle of Nicaragua
    • Learn about and give back to the environmental efforts of Vital Actions (NGO located down at the beach led by the most passionate Tim Rusmisel)
    • Ongoing opportunities to teach retreats at our school in the years following your training, supported by a team of experienced teachers
  • Accommodation

    We have a range of rooming situations from single to triple occupancy rooms. Please take a look at this photo album to see what our facility looks like.  

  • Meals

    3 meals/day served up by our house chef and kitchen team at La Dulce Cocina.

    Our food has consistently been one of our favorite features for guests, where most find our farm-to-table kitchen to be a highlight of their trip. La Dulce Cocina takes pride in serving you healthy and delicious local food. We pay extra attention to selecting locally grown fresh ingredients so our menu changes with the seasons.

    ​​We consider food to be a pillar of well being. Good food not only means that it’s deliciously kind to our taste buds, but also that it is good for our body, our planet and our communities. A true nourishment for ourselves and our surroundings. We understand how important individual dietary needs in order to feel good and that’s our main goal.

    Note: We happily cater to most dietary needs including vegan, vegetarian, carnivores, celiacs and food allergies.

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