• $3,940.00 – Tuition + Shared accommodations
  • $4,980.00 – Tuition + Private accommodations

Location: Samasati Retreat

Address: Carbon 1, Hone Creek, Cahuita, Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica


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Yoga Teacher Training

With Stephanie McKenzie, GiGi Cunningham and Sarah Templeton

November 14 - December 11, 2020

A transformative journey immersed in nature, expert yoga instruction and self care supported by healers, teachers and friends. Each of our teachers has 15 – 25 years of experience. We keep our groups small – no more than 6 students per teacher so you get maximum attention. You will meet requirements for the Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYT.

What We Will Cover

Techniques, Training and Practice Learn how to practice each pose and safely teach students of varying abilities. We will explore various traditions of yoga, refine our personal practice and delve into the understanding the self. Music and literature will enhance our classes and give intention to our teaching.

Teaching Methodology Master the art and science of teaching. Find your perspective by refining methods of communication, demonstration, assisting and supporting students in their development.

Anatomy and Physiology Understand the human body using both western and eastern anatomy. We will explore the body’s systems and organs as well as chakras, nadis, koshas and vayus. Understanding the body from the inside out gives us an intimate view of our students and their struggles. 

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics Immerse yourself in yogic living the moment you start this journey. We will discuss philosophy and ethics from the yoga teacher’s perspective focusing on Pantanjali’s Eight Limb Path of Yoga.

Practicum The best way to become an excellent teacher is to practice how to teach. With support and love, each of us will teach and receive feedback from our peers who are on the same journey.  We will end with a discussion on the business aspect of yoga.

Yoga teacher training at Samasati Retreat with Stephanie McKenzie intends to honor you as you step on this life-changing path. In addition to the depth of knowledge you will gain through this training, you will also receive weekly massages or spa treatments. You will be able to absorb the teachings from this training in the same peaceful environment you received them in with two days off for personal time each week. Dedicated days of self-care and spontaneous dance parties will bring balance to this incredible experience of intense study. Stephanie will guide you through these 28 days with unconditional love and compassion. She will offer nurturing and guidance as she shares with you what she has learned as a yogini and teacher.

Sample Schedule:

06:30 AM – 08:00 AM : Yoga Practice
08:00 AM – 09:30 AM : Breakfast
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM : Walking Meditation
10:00 AM – 01:00 PM : Learning to Teach Posture Clinic
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM : Lunch
02:00 PM – 05:00 PM : Discussion and Lecture
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM : Yoga Practice
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM : Dinner

2 days off per week to spend as you like. Explore the local culture, hike, bask on the near by beaches or enjoy the nightlife.

And be ready for the occasional spontaneous dance parties or live entertainment!


Tuition $1,490 USD
Shared Accommodations start at $2,450  USD .

Private accommodations are  $3,490 USD.


Stephanie McKenzie
Stephanie has studied different traditions of yoga that emerged from the teachings of Krishnamacharya including Ashtanga and Viniyoga. She has also immersed herself in the study of Anusara, Yin Yang, Therapeutics, Vinyasa, Murat Boran. Stephanie’s experience allows her to adapt her teaching to the needs of all who unroll their mats at Samasati.  She seamlessly provides modifications, assists and  gently advances each student according to their practice’s level. For each person, Stephanie sets her…
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Sarah Templeton
Sarah Be is first and foremost a dedicated practitioner of holistic therapies and has been intimately connected with these practices since 1998. She believes in the innate wisdom that lies in the  body/mind connection and uses the framework of the breath to more deeply engage with all aspects of the self. Through the integration of body, mind, and breath client and practitioner work together to connect, release, and renew the…
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