Yoga Teacher Training in the Happiest Country on Earth!


Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training - 200hr certification course

Anamaya is offering a 200-hr yoga teacher training / teacher certification course. It will include lodging, 3 organic meals/day, excursions, and all the classwork you’ll need to become a certified yoga teacher!


Cain Carroll’s 200 Hour TaoflowYoga Teacher Training Program upholds the highest standards of yoga instruction and practice, including in-depth training in yoga asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra, mantra, meditation, yogic/taoist philosophy, yoga for women, study of ancient texts, anatomy and physiology, therapeutic applications of yoga, the art of sequencing, diet and nutrition…and so much more. Graduates of this one month residential training leave Costa Rica fully prepared to teach yoga classes, and upon completion of the course work, receive certification as a Level One Taoflow Yoga instructor eligible for national recognition as an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance.

The result of over twenty years of research and development, Taoflow Yoga is a unique synthesis of yoga and qigong, fusing some of the most effective methods of movement, meditation and self-healing. The practice has a strong emphasis in postural alignment, joint mobility training, internal energy cultivation, and meditative breathing. Rooted in the time-tested principals of Oriental Medicine, Taoflow Yoga works to strengthen the body from the inside out, detoxifying and rejuvenating the internal organs, nourishing the joints, tendons and ligaments, and greatly increasing overall vitality. You’ll be amazed at how good you feel!

Cain’s distinct approach to Yoga Teacher Training allows each student to feel honored and respected. He guides each student to cultivate a life-long practice and a unique teaching style relevant to their own particular talents and passions. In the program, you start where you are and work with your own strengths and challenges to discover a deep personal relationship to yoga.

“Cain Carroll and the program that he teaches have changed my life forever. I came into the program to gain personal knowledge and was shown a door opening to endless possibilities. He has not only given his students excellent instruction, but treated us with such respect and love that we in turn will pass on to others. He believes in us and that gift is so very precious. I, in turn, have the utmost respect and love for my teacher, Cain Carroll. His teachings will be with me always.” – Barb Rector, RYT-500


Above all, this program is a journey of self-discovery. Whether or not you want to teach yoga, the deepening of your study and practice of the yogic arts and sciences will enrich your life in unimaginable ways. Ultimately, the study of yoga is the study of your own self, and the realization of your highest potential in all aspects of your life.

For more than a decade Cain has mentored yoga teachers, and has graduated over 300 skilled yoga instructors. He has directed yoga teacher training programs at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (Tempe, AZ), Anamaya Resort, and at his former school Yoga Shala (Prescott, AZ). If you are interested in enrolling in Yoga Teacher Training and you have specific questions regarding the curriculum or course material, Cain would be happy to talk with you on the phone to help you decide if this program is right for you. Please email your question and phone number to [email protected])

Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Cain Carroll teaches yoga, meditation and self-healing worldwide. Since 1986, he has trained extensively under the guidance of known and hidden masters of Yoga, Taoism and Buddhism. His journeys have taken him to remote areas of India, China, Nepal, Tibet, Thailand and South America, where he received private instruction into many rare and powerful practices. Cain is author of Partner Yoga: Making Contact for Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Growth (Rodale 2000), The Complete Book of Indian Mudras (Singing Dragon 2012), and creator of three instructional DVDs: Pain-Free Joints, Heal Neck & Shoulder Pain, and Digestive Power. He has appeared regularly on television as AM Arizona’s Yoga and wellness expert, served for two years as the Director of Yoga Teacher Training at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (Tempe, AZ), and four years as Yoga Director and co-owner of Yoga Shala (Prescott, AZ). Cain is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level. For more information please visit:

“From the moment Cain began our first class, a sacred journey began for me and it is continuing each day hence. I ‘became’ a student of Yoga in Cain’s class. And even more notable is my many fellow classmates had a similar experience. Cain’s unique style of teaching allows for an integration of the curriculum that can’t compare with most programs. My confidence, understanding and commitment to the philosophy and way of the Yogi is directly linked or yoked to Cain’s ability and masterful teaching style. It’s difficult to put into words the fullness that I feel as a student who participated in the teacher training program with Cain; suffice it to say that his example of being a devoted student of Yoga stands with me every time I place my bare feet on my yoga mat, how does one quantify that? My gratefulness will always be in abundance.” – Cynthia

“Just take this course. Leave considerations at the door, show up, feel everything, come away with more than you can anticipate. Expect huge changes, challenges, deep love and a certainty that your life will be different–more colorful, more open, more brilliant. This is magical stuff.” – Sharman Summers

“Cain’s ability to reach the hearts of his student’s is profound. He treats everyone with respect and love, pushing us further into our own paths. Perhaps his greatest gift as a teacher is his absence of ego in the teachng process. It is never about him; it is about us and the material. He gives his students the tools to do their own work. It is very rare to find a teacher with an egoless approach. He’s a model for my own teaching as well. To put it another way–Cain has not changed my life; Cain has given me guidance, instruction and tools to change my own life. He saw a me I couldn’t see–and the more he showed me what he saw, the more I could move into my own truth.”

Laraine Herring, author of The Writing Warrior and Writing Begins With the Breath

“This has been one of the most beautiful and rewarding experiences of my life. Not easy, but one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. Cain’s passion is on fire and his heart is open, a true gift to this world.” – Lanae Valentine

“I have to tell you how exceptionally pleased I am with the Yoga Teacher Training Program. Your teaching is wonderful. I so appreciate your depth of spirit and experience, and the openness of your heart and how you are able to guide people with such integrity and honesty wherever they are on their paths. That is a true gift and one that is a pleasure to be witnessing and experiencing.” – Nancy Larson

“This program has opened a doorway to positive transformation on deep personal, spiritual, material, and professional levels. Cain is a tremendously gifted teacher. He is able to unify concepts and movement practices in a magical way that will forever remain in my heart and inspire me to continue learning and training at a deeper level.” – Cheryl VanDemark, P.T.

“I feel more prepared to meet whatever happens in my life with grace. The most valuable thing I’ve taken form this program has been the practice of meeting my thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and concepts of ‘myself’ with awareness. Pain and fear no longer frighten me as they did before!.” – Iris Marble Cushing

“Cain is a Yogi who lives, eats, breathes his Yoga, yet his teachings are accessible to the most elementary student. He has a positive, benevolent teaching style, always reminding the novice of Yoga basics, while challenging the more advanced practitioner to play to their edge. He is warm and humorous, well-read and eloquent, gifted and humble. A yoga student couldn’t hope for a better teacher.” – Holli Jaramillo

cain teacher training

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu (A New Translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English) – make sure to get the large format book with photographs.

Tao: The Watercourse Way by Alan Watts (with collaboration of Al Chung-ling Huang)

The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity: A Modern Practical Guide to the Ancient Way by Daniel P. Reid

The Human Body: Your Body and How it Works (Random House Library of Knowledge) by Ruth Dowling Bruun, M.D. and Bertel Bruun, M.D.

  • 7 – 8:30  –  Morning Sadhana
  • 8:30 – 10:30   –  Breakfast and Personal Time
  • 10:30  – 1   –  Class
  • 1 – 3:30 pm  –  Lunch and Personal Time
  • 3:30 – 6  –  Class
  • 6 – 7:30  –  Dinner and Personal Time
  • 7:30 – 9 pm  –  Evening Sadhana, Satsang and Special Topic

* The evening session will be held on select days.

  • Kripalu – Lennox, MA
  • Esalen Institute – Big Sur, CA
  • Jivamukti Yoga – NYC
  • Mount Madonna Center – CA
  • The Third Space – London
  • International Odissi Dance Festival – Bhubaneshwar, India
  • Yoga Connection Tribecca – NYC
  • Bastyr University – Kennmore, WA
  • Well Space – Boston, MA
  • College of Naturopathic Medicine – Bridgeport, CT
  • Tibetan Meditation Center – Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Hawaii
  • Yoga Center Los Gatos – Los Gatos, CA
  • Koa Samui Massage Center – Thailand
  • Natya Mandap School of Dance – Orissa, India
  • Funky Door Yoga – San Francisco, CA
  • National College of Naturopathic Medicine – Portland, OR
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine – Tempe, AZ
  • Breath – Los Gatos, CA
  • Inner Vision Yoga – Chandler, AZ
  • Yoga Union – Portland, OR
  • The Heart Center – Laguna Beach, CA
  • Yoga Center of Santa Rosa – CA
  • Arts Project – Denver, CO
  • Yoga Center Los Gatos – CA
  • Rudrakshya Foundation – Bhubaneshwar, India
  • Santa Fe Community Yoga Center – NM
  • Yoga Barn – Issaqua, WA
  • The Yoga Place – Costa Mesa, CA
  • The Gentle Spirit – Hellertown, PA
  • Desert Song Yoga – Phoenix, AZ
  • Yoga Vision Conference – Phoenix, AZ
  • Bisbee Yoga Expo – Bisbee, AZ
  • Body Mind Spirit Conference – San Jose, CA
  • Burning Man Project – Nevada
Anamaya's yoga deck where our teacher trainings will be held.

Anamaya Yoga Deck

  • One month accommodation (shared room)
  • All classes needed for your teaching certificate
  • 3 organic meals per day
  • Beach Excursions
  • Waterfall Hikes
  • Dance Party and/or Circus Performance
  • Includes everything but your books and travel!

One of Montezuma's beautiful white sand beaches, with warm water year round.

EXTRA DISCOUNT OFFER! Bring a friend with you and receive $200 off the price of your yoga teacher training! Or bring more friends and recieve $200 off for each friend that comes with you!

Anamaya's amazing pool, the most spectacular pool in the area.

To book your yoga retreat package contact us. Your 50% deposit will reserve your space.

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