Listen to what recent graduates of Lakshmi Rising's 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training have to say to you if you are considering joining the program!

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


Upcoming program dates
tuition starting at $3800

March 31 - April 21, 2019
MAY 5 - 25, 2019
JULY 7 - 27, 2019
AUG 4 - 24, 2019
Sept 7 - 28, 2019 (in Tuscany, Italy)
Nov 3 - 23, 2019
Dec 1 - 21, 2019
Dec 29, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020
Jan 19 - Feb 8, 2020
April 5 - 25, 2020
May 3 - 23, 2020
May 31 - June 20, 2020
July 5 - 25, 2020

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 Goddess of love, good fortune, beauty and prosperity. She blesses those with clear focus, goals and direction; especially on the spiritual path.

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 includes fluid, dynamic asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra, meditation, dance, wellness, self-care and ritual for health and awakening.

This approach is a revitalizing laboratory for experiencing and expressing our unique Self while mindfully honoring all that exists in each present moment. Our practice cultivates mental, physical and spiritual strength so that we are able to recognize and transform habits, patterns and conditionings that cause suffering in any way. We use the mat as a metaphor to understand what holds us back so that we can eliminate all that is not effective in the unfoldment of our own unique evolutionary process. 

Some practices are challenging, vigorous and will require self-discipline. Some practices are slow and juicy with therapeutic space for rest and relaxation. Both styles are valuable, both are important. Lakshmi Rising is the place where sweat, tears, untethered wildness and fun meet softness, quiet, introspection and self love.

Benefits include grace, flexibility, strength, balance and well-being in the body and mind. You may also feel a sense of purpose, clarity, creativity, focus, connection, inner peace and confidence.  

We are influenced by the Yoga lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya, Classical Tantra from the teachings of Sri Mahendranath, Gabrielle Roth's 5 Rhythms and the ageless Wisdom imparted by great sages and artists from cultures near and far. Lakshmi Rising Vinyasa Yoga integrates time tested traditions with modern knowledge and insights designed to awaken and inspire you.

Listen to graduating students discuss something they truly enjoyed during their 200 Hour Lakshmi Rising 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Dr. Liz Lindh held at The Sanctuary at Two Rivers in Costa Rica.

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

Hear what graduating students have to say about the curriculum of their Lakshmi Rising's 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.


Techniques and Training:
Daily Sadhana: A 90-120 minute asana practice each morning (also includes Pranayama & Mantra)

Daily Meditation: Several different techniques will be introduced and explored so that students will leave with a solid foundation for cultivating a personal practice
Asana Lab: Break down of over 130 Asanas, names in traditional Sanskrit and common English names, how to teach them, physical & energetic anatomy of each asana, 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 Lab: Methods, Benefits, Contraindications & Teaching Techniques
Mantra & Chanting: In Sanskrit with English translation and significance
Ritual: How to make life a sacred & purposeful journey

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
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          

6:00 – 7:30am             
Silent Yoga Practice
7:30 – 9:00am              Self Led Meditation and Journaling
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
5:00 - 7:00pm              Yoga Film
7:00 - 8:00pm              Nourishing Ayurvedic Dinner

Hear students in their own words describe their Lakshmi Rising 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program curriculum.
Hear what students have to say about their Lakshmi Rising 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training teacher, Dr. Liz Lindh.

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 currently the director of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, a unique boutique eco-conscious yoga retreat and teacher training wellness center and Nature preserve 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. At The Sanctuary and every where she goes, Liz offers a lifestyle concept for health and awakening through yoga, movement, spirituality, meditation, self-care, ritual, exploration of the natural world, travel, adventure, environmental stewardship and creative self expression.

Dr. Lindh has has worked with many celebrities including award winning musicians, authors, actors, 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 enhanced performance, injury maintenance and prevention. Her extensive experience in Integrative Medicine includes research with stroke patients at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, a short tour with a rock band as their private acupuncturist and assistant chef, presentations at the University of Miami, the development and implementation of a yoga, meditation and wellness program for cancer survivors through an international non-profit support group, the creation of 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″. 

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.

She is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a holistic skincare and natural beauty expert, Yoga Teacher and Yoga 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 as well as several other certifications across many disciplines.

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

Hear what graduating students have to say about Dr. Liz Lindh, the Program Director & Founder of Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness.

All Inclusive Immersion.

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

We have a few payment options to make this experience accessible for you. Our all-inclusive tuition investment includes training with over 200 contact hours, 2 hour asana practice each day, daily meditation, unique Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness 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 and Vision Quest, 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, optional wellness services or staff gratuities. Keep this in mind when comparing prices. This is the bottom line without any unexpected hidden costs.

Refund Policy: Retreats and Teacher Trainings are non-refundable. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. It is possible to transfer your deposit to another YTT that is happening within 6 months from the original dates you have chosen for a $50 processing fee. This must be done 2 months before the start date of your original registration. After that, registration is non-transferable.
Inappropriate use of tobacco, alcohol or drugs will result in immediate dismissal with no refund.
By placing your deposit, you are agreeing to this policy.

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.