Infused with Vinyasa, Ayurveda, Dance, Mantra, Meditation, & Ritual, The Lakshmi Rising Yoga Teacher Training Program is one of the most unique and transformative anywhere in the world.


Our 200 hour teacher training immersion in Costa Rica’s Blue Zone gives you three weeks to focus on your yoga practice with other curious, interesting people from around the world. It is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, cultivating true health and happiness and making new friends. Investing in a Yoga Teacher Training Certification program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching. 

Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of love, good fortune, beauty and prosperity. She blesses those whom have clear focus, goals and direction.

Rising means to advance, grow or ascend.

Vinyasa is the sacred dance of breath and movement.

Yoga is integration.

Lakshmi Rising Vinyasa Yoga is an awareness-based practice that incorporates fluid sequencing and the full exploration of asana, bandhas, pranayama, mantra, meditation, ritual and intention.

We emphasize expressing and loving the whole Self as we courageously meet whatever exists in the present moment. Our practice is designed to cultivate mental, physical and spiritual strength and to recognize and transform our patterns and conditionings, to eliminate all that is not effective as we allow our own unique process to unfold. We value a challenging vigorous physical practice, and we also know how important it is to move slowly with therapeutic space for rest, relaxation and revitalization.  You will find music, laughter, sweat and wild crazy fun harmoniously combined with stillness, self-discipline, silence and introspection.


The world of Yoga may be hard to navigate. To put it simply, we take a holistic and spiritual approach to this ancient art.



Techniques and Training:
Sadhana: Includes Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra, Dance & Ritual
Asana Lab: Break down of over 108 Asanas, names in traditional Sanskrit and common English names, how to teach them, contraindications & hands on, energetic and verbal assists

Asana Families: Catagories of postures, general benifits, contraindications & sequencing tips
The Art of Sequencing: Learn to move your students in a way they have never been moved before. We will go over key concepts like the components of a class, building to a "peak pose", using theme and variation & counterposes  
Pranayama: Methods, Benefits, Contraindications & Teaching Techniques
Mantra & Chanting

Teaching Methodology
Effective Assisting: Enhancing the Asana
Components of a Class
Dynamic Use of Language
Intention Setting & Themes
Music: How to use Sacred Vibrations to Create an Experience
Voice as an Instrument: Tone & Tempo
Yoga in the World Today: Styles and Lineage
Qualities of a Good Teacher
Business of Yoga, Marketing & Social Media
Options for Certified Yoga Instructors

Anatomy & Physiology
Physical Body A&P
Subtle Body including Chakras, Bandhas, Nadis, Acupressure and Marma Points, Vayus & Koshas
Getting out of the Head & into the Body, Awakening Intuition - Thinking vs. Sensing

Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
8 limbs of
Yamas & Niyamas
Yoga Sutras
Yoga in the World Today
Art of Ritual
Diet & Nutrition
Intro to Ayurveda, the 5 Elements & the 3 Gunas
5 Rhythms
Karma Yoga: Being of Service, Giving Back and Making the World a Better Place

YA Code of Ethics
Posture Clinic & Practice Teaching - students will be teaching Asana, Pranayama and chanting with partners and in groups, openly giving & receiving feedback
Each student must create & teach a 30 minute class to be critiqued by instructors and peers


Transformation is a process of focus and commitment. Our program is both efficient and effective, maximizing your investment in cultivating your best self.


Below is a sample schedule that will give you a great idea of what your three weeks will look like while enjoying your training. 

6:00 – 9:00am             Sadhana: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra and Discussion
9:00 – 10:00                Breakfast, discussion of sacred texts or silence
11:00 – 2:00pm            Training Session
2:00 – 3:00                  Gourmet Vegetarian Lunch with nutrition + natural health discussion
4:00 – 7:00                  
Training Session
7:00 – 8:00                  Dinner with Gratitude Practice          

7:00 – 7:30am              Coffee & tea
7:30 – 9:00am              Silent Yoga Practice
9:00 – 10:00am            Silent Breakfast
10:30 – 5:00pm            Beach excursion with lunch in town
7:00 – 8:00pm              Nourishing Delicious Dinner

7:00 – 7:30am              Coffee & tea
7:30 - 9:00am               Morning Sahhana

9:00 - 10:00am             Delicious Breakfast
10:30 - 2:00pm             Nature Ritual
2:00 - 3:00pm              Yummy Lunch
5:30 - 7:00pm              Movie
7:00 - 8:00pm              Nourishing Ayurvedic Dinner


Liz has dedicated her life to studying cross-cultural approaches to wellness. Through the lens of Yoga she shares her interdisciplinary wisdom of how the body moves, the mind expands and the heart opens...   

Liz Lindh Founder, Lead Instructor

Liz Lindh
Founder, Lead Instructor

  • 20 + years yoga experience
  • 1,000 + certified training hours acquired
  • Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine 
  • Certified Acupuncturist
  • Featured by Yoga Journal & Mind Body Green

Liz Lindh is licensed and board certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a NCCAOM diplomate in Chinese Herbal Medicine, a holistic skincare therapist and natural beauty expert, and yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and a Masters of Oriental Medicine degree from the East West College of Natural Medicine. 

She is currently the director of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, a unique eco-conscious yoga and wellness retreat and yoga teacher training certification center in Costa Rica. Here she created Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga and Wellness through which she offers Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training certification programs and other wellness trainings throughout the year. Liz is Co-Founder of Jungle Alchemy, a lifestyle concept passionately created for Life Empowerment through travel, adventure, yoga, dance, fitness, exploration of the natural world and creative self expression.

Dr. Lindh has has treated Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actors and directors, Grammy Award winning musicians, authors, dancers and artists of all sorts to inspire creativity, beauty and focus. She has worked with professional athletes in the field of sports medicine for injury treatment and prevention and enhanced performance. Her extensive experience in Integrative Medicine includes research and treatment of stroke patients at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, touring with a rock band as their private acupuncturist, presentations on complementary and alternative medicine at the University of Miami, the development and implementation of a therapeutic yoga, meditation and wellness program for cancer survivors through an international non-profit support group, the creation of a 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum approved by the National Yoga Alliance, and the formulation of her own line of herbal elixirs and beauty products. Liz’s yoga sequences, retreats and wellness concepts have been featured by Yoga Journal, MindBodyGreen and The Chalkboard Mag. She has appeared on TV, radio and online as a yoga and wellness expert, recognized by MindBodyGreen as a leader in the field of wellness and received a Mercury Love Award as “Best Yoga Instructor 2013″. 

Liz has been exploring the path of yoga since the early 1990’s. Her dynamic vinyasa yoga classes are a fusion of fluid movement, flexibility, core strengthening and balance where you will find rhythm and awareness, breath and calm, ritual and rock & roll, integration of body, mind, heart and spirit. She teaches with the intention of spreading love, health and beauty. She continues to study yoga, movement, meditation and fitness across the globe with many great teachers.

Liz’s mission is to promote personal and global healing, to enhance the expansion of love, awareness and consciousness, and to support the wellbeing and liberation of all creatures.

All Inclusive Immersion.

So how much does it cost to get certified under these Yogi Ninjas? Not as much as you may think especially if you consider the luxury lodging, jungle atmosphere, gourmet cuisine and fun excursions! Our program is competitively priced yet delivers an overwhelmingly exceptional value.

Your tuition investment is $4,300-$4500, depending on the season. This includes training with over 200 contact hours, training manual, 3 organic gourmet vegetarian meals each day, unlimited organic shade grown Costa Rican coffee, an assortment of tea, organic fresh fruit for snacks, super-filtered high vibration mountain spring water for drinking and bathing, lodging in a double occupancy luxury jungle loft, daily housekeeping, weekly laundry service, two beach excursions to the nearby towns of Montezuma and Santa Teresa, our signature Waterfall Wellness Ritual, full access to a 40 acre nature preserve including tropical gardens, jungle trails, waterfalls and swimming pool, and all applicable taxes. The tuition price does not include transportation to and from The Sanctuary, required texts, wellness services or staff gratuities.

Refund Policy: Retreats and Teacher Trainings are non-refundable. Inappropriate use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs will result in immediate dismissal with no refund.

Indecisive Are We?

Ok. Ok. We can understand your hesitation. It's in a far away tropical paradise, surrounded by lush jungle, in walking distance to immaculate beaches, has world class vegetarian food and you'll have to take 3 weeks off of work to delve into your soul's passion.

Sure anyone can gloat on the internet how great they are. So we've asked some graduate students to tell you about their experience. Watch this short video and hear it straight from a reliable source.


The Adventure of a Lifetime Begins Here!
It's as easy as 1,2,3.

STEP 1: Get started by choosing your date below and making your secure PayPal deposit.


* Place your $500 Deposit here by choosing from the dates listed below:

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STEP 2: You're almost here! Complete the registration form below so we can get to know you before you arrive.

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