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Led by World Yoga Champion Joseph Encinia.

Hybrid 6-weeks Program

Online: July 1- 29, 2024

In-person in Jaco, Costa Rica: August 4-17, 2024.


Sun Lotus Yoga 200-hr Hybrid Yoga Teacher Training program is an opportunity for you to embark on a transformative journey. In this program, we delve into the 26 & 2 Yoga Series with Joseph Encinia, exploring nuanced postures, principles, and the foundational philosophy of Hatha Yoga. Beyond the physical, we emphasize the balance of opposing forces, fostering harmony in both body and mind. May this journey lead you to enlightenment, personal development, and self-discovery.

This Teacher Training will be a journey to discover your power, refine your yoga practice, and ultimately start you on your path to teaching the 26 & 2 Beginners Yoga Series.

We offer a flexible, hybrid program with four weeks online and two weeks on-site with posture clinics, lectures, and anatomy lessons.

All trainees who successfully complete this training will receive a 200-hr Yoga Alliance certification.



  • Yoga Techniques & Yoga Practice | Learn to guide others through the complete execution of the Yoga Sequence, 26 postures & 2 breathing exercises.

  • Methodology, Posture Lab, & Teaching Skills | Learning topics include understanding and interpreting dialogue, connecting with diverse student populations, commanding language, and receiving feedback.

  • Yoga Anatomy | Anatomy topics cover basic principles of the body as they relate to performing asana.

  • Yoga Lifestyle, Ethics, & Philosophy | Learn the history of yoga and the ethical responsibilities of a yoga teacher including the Ghosh lineage and major yoga schools.

  • Professional Development and Practicum | Discover the important traits of a professional yoga instructor and apply understanding of dialogue and posture delivery in a real-world setting.



– E-RYT 500 since 2007
– OHYA – Level 3 Teacher
– Founder of Yoga Youth Movement since 2015
– Owner of Sun Lotus Yoga LLC – Sun Lotus Center® since 2009 – Board President of USA Yoga 2013-2017
– USA Yoga National Asana Champion 2009-2011
– International Yoga Asana Champion 2011


– Licensed massage therapist since 1998 MA#27962 by the Department of Health and Medical Quality Assurance.

– Certified Neuromuscular Therapist 1998
– Instructor of Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, and Florida Massage Law at Educating Hands School of Massage from 1999 – 2003
– RYT- 200 since 2008
– YACEP – 2019


– Equinox/Pure Yoga Group Fitness Instructor since 2016 trained in Barre, Strength training and Pre/Post Natal
– Creator/Instructor of Lotus Sculpt – Sun Lotus Center
– Manager at Sun Lotus Center

– BFA in Arts – Dance major from University of Chile
– Professional Dancer with 15+ years of experience
– Faculty at Joffrey Ballet School, Harlem School of Arts, and Misty Copeland Foundation



PROGRAM TYPE: Hybrid (Online and In-Person)

  • Application deadline: June 1st, 2024 EXTENDED TO June 14th, 2024

  • Online Session Dates: July 1 – July 29, 2024

  • Online Schedule: M-Th 8-9:30PM (ET) / Sa 12:30-3:30PM (ET) / Su 1:30-3:30PM (ET) / Fridays &

    July 4th off.

  • In-Person Session Dates: August 4 – 17, 2024

  • In-Person Location: Hotel DoceLunas, Jaco, Costa Rica

  • Total Duration: July 1 – August 17, 2024

  • Trainees are required to attend both modules in order to complete the Teacher Training.


  • Pre-requisites: All participants must be pre-approved through our application process before joining this training.

  • Application deadline: June 1st, 2024 EXTENDED TO June 14th, 2024

  • Application link:

  • Required practice hours: 53 practice hours prior to the start of the in-person module.

  • Trainees can login in practice hours from June 17th to August 3rd.

  • Practice hour may include up to 5 classes from our on-demand library.

  • Online Anatomy Course: Must be completed prior to the start of the in-person module.

  • Educational material & script: Detailed manual and script will be provided after deposit is

    received. All trainees are expected to memorize the script provided prior to the start of the in- person module.



  • Four weeks of live online training sessions (posture clinics, lectures and practicum)

  • Dates: July 1 – July 29th, 2024.

  • Schedule: M-Th 8-9:30PM (ET) / Sa 12:30-3:30PM (ET) / Su 1:30-3:30PM (ET) / Fridays & July 4th


  • Educational materials: Detailed manual and script will be provided after deposit is received.

  • Free live online classes at Sun Lotus Center for the duration of the training. And a 10-class card

    upon completion of the training.

  • Online yoga anatomy course.


  • Two weeks of intensive in-person classes and training sessions.

  • Dates: August 4 – August 17th, 2024.

  • Accommodations: at Hotel DoceLunas in Jaco, Costa Rica.

  • Check-in date: August 4th, 2024.

  • Check-out date: August 17th, 2024.

  • Airport transportation: from SJO included only on check-in & check-out dates. Please share

    your flight information with us as soon as it is booked to organize airport transportation.

  • If you plan to arrive earlier than the start date or stay later than the end date, please let us

    know as soon as possible. We will contact the hotel and book the extra nights of accommodation and airport transportation. This will have an additional fee and will be added to your room charges.

  • Meals: Brunch & Dinner included Monday-Friday. Three meals on Saturday. Sunday (day off) breakfast only.

  • Schedule:

    • M-T-Th-F: Two classes and two practicum/posture clinic.

    • W & Sa: One class, one practicum/posture clinic, and one make-up class.

    • Sunday: Day off. One make-up class.


Airport – Juan Santamaría International is the primary airport serving San José, the capital of Costa Rica. It’s advised to schedule roundtrips between the dates of August 4th – August 17th. Airport transportation will be provided only during this dates. Ride from the airport to the hotel should be between 1.5 – 2 hours depending on traffic. Transportation is available in other dates if arriving early or leaving late, for an additional fee.



  • Non-refundable Deposit: $600

    • Note: Refundable in the case of the application not being accepted.

Accommodation Choices for In-Person Module:

  1. Double-Occupancy Room: $5,995 (Includes deposit)

  2. Single-Occupancy Cabin: $6,495 (Includes deposit)

  • Note: Double-occupancy cabins are available at a rate of $6095 per person\ only for participants traveling together.

  • Space is limited to ensure the quality of your experience. The deposit ($600) will hold your

    place. You can choose to make one full payment or a $600 deposit plus two installments (Due

    on May 2nd & June 2nd).

  • Payments: All online payments will be processed via WeTravel and can be made with a credit

    card (2.9% fee) or through your bank account (free of charge). We accept check payments;

    please inquire via email for the mailing address. The prices stated are per person.



All trainees are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct and Policies.



Graduation ceremony: Friday, August 16th, 2024.

Certification: Yoga Alliance 200-hr YTT Certificate of Completion

Sun Lotus Center® is a Register Yoga School with Yoga Alliance (RYS-200). All trainees who successfully complete this 200-Hr training and showcase proficiency in leading a 26 & 2 Yoga class with receive a Yoga Alliance 200-hr YTT Certificate of Completion.

Teachers must register as an RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance providing their certificate as proof of completion.



Graduation from our program requires the student’s attendance at all training sessions. Any absence must be approved in advance by our program director. A maximum of 6 hours may be missed if arranged in advance and approved by the program director. We will provide four make-up sessions totaling 6 hours, included in the tuition price during the in-person module.

Unapproved absences may result in dismissal from the program. In this case, graduation will be at the sole discretion of the program director.


Any student arriving over 10 minutes late for class will be docked an hour from their training hours and must attend a make-up session to complete the program. Continuous tardiness may result in the removal of the student from the program.


Upon completion of the training, every participant is expected to showcase proficiency in leading a complete 26 & 2 class and a comprehensive understanding of the training content.


We are looking forward to receiving your applications.