Costa Rica

6% of the World's Biodiversity

The Sanctuary at Two Rivers

The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is a 40-acre private jungle property exclusively for yoga retreats, yoga teacher training courses, and health and wellness gatherings. The Sanctuary, located on Costa Rica’s magical Nicoya Peninsula, is one of only a few retreat centers in the world specifically designed by veteran yogis. The first-class center was intentionally built as a place to commune with nature, practice yoga, contemplate, meditate, detox, and find balance through health and wellness retreats, vacations, and trainings.

sustainable living

By Yogis, for Yogis

The Sanctuary at Two Rivers is a 100% off-the-grid, solar-powered facility featuring luxurious, modern accommodations in a breathtaking natural environment. Add to that an extensive spa menu and Gaia Gourmet’s organic vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free cuisine, and you have the ideal location to become a Yoga Alliance-certified yoga instructor.

Special All-Inclusive pricing for a limited time

$3699 (All-Inclusive) for our 21 Day 200-hr YTT if you pay-in-full at the time of registering up to 90 Days before start date.

$3999 (All-Inclusive) when you book within 90 Days of start date OR if you secure a spot with a $500 deposit.

For our 300-hr (RYT 500) Advanced YTT click here!


APRIL 9 – 29 (@ $3999)
MAY 7 – 27 (@ $3699)
JUNE 4 – 24 (@ $3699)
JULY 2 – 22 (@ $3699)
JULY 30 – AUGUST 19 (@ $3699)
OCTOBER 1 – 21 (@ $3699)
NOVEMBER 5 – 25 (@ $3699)
DECEMBER 3 – 23 (@ $3699)





The Sanctuary Two Rivers is perched in the jungle, above the Pacific Ocean and near the village of Cabuya, at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula . . .



 . . . which is one of Earth’s five Blue Zones—places where the healthy lifestyle and environment lead to a large concentration of centenarians. 


Just two miles from Reserva Cabo BlancoCosta Rica’s first National Nature Preserve, and near the quaint, artistic beach town of Montezuma.

Sanctuary Two Rivers - Costa Rica


  • 200-Hour Yoga Alliance certification eligibility upon successful completion of the course
  • 500+ pages of invaluable knowledge in your Lakshmi Rising YTT Manual
  • 20 nights in shared double-occupancy luxury accommodations
  • 3 incredible, organic Gaia Gourmet vegetarian or vegan meals each on-site day (except on arrival, departure, and excursion days)
  • Unlimited coffee, an assortment of teas, and fresh fruit for snacks
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry service
  • Full access to magical private property—including gardens, trails, swimming pool, waterfalls, and more
  • All applicable taxes
  • 3 weeks making friends for life with like-minded souls from around the world!
Click here for information on getting to The Sanctuary

It works best to plan your travel for the day before the training begins (Sunday) and to spend Saturday night in the neighboring towns of Montezuma or Cabuya. There are hotels, hostels, and Airbnbs at all price points. Travel delays are quite common, so this will give you some buffer time to avoid stress or missing our opening session. 

The Sanctuary is 1km up in the jungle, so guest arrivals and luggage transport must be organized ahead of time. Lakshmi Rising arranges a shuttle from Montezuma to The Sanctuary’s entry point on Sunday at around noon ($5 per person). If you let us know where you will be on Saturday night, we can also arrange ground transportation from there! We will transport your luggage, but please arrive wearing sturdy river-hiking shoes for the 20-minute hike in.

The simplest route for international travel is to fly into Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría in San José (SJO). From there, we recommend taking a short flight from San José into Tambor (if available). The domestic airlines are: SANSA, Costa Rica Green Airways, Skyway Airlines, and Aerobell. The first three airlines listed leave from SJO’s domestic terminal. Aerobell leaves from Pavas, a 40-minute / $15 taxi ride away. Because of flight schedules, it may be necessary to stay Saturday night near the airport in San José and fly to Tambor on Sunday. It is a beautiful 20-minute flight followed by a 40-minute taxi ride. Book this ticket ahead of time as they tend to fill up. There is a $2.25 airport tax to be paid upon disembarking the small plane–be ready with exact change. 

There are also other routes you can take with a bit of research, time, and coordination. Shuttle service is available through Montezuma Expeditions or Tropical Tours for approximately $50. Shuttles leave San José early in the morning and can bring you directly to The Sanctuary’s entry point. This is about a 6-hour trip. Local buses from San José to Montezuma are available (as of July 31, 2020) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8am, and can be booked here.

We do not recommend renting a car.

We serve a delicious lunch on Sunday at 2:00pm, and our first training session starts at 4:00. This session is a required part of the training, so please don’t be late! Plan your departure for late morning on the final Saturday. Our program ends after breakfast, and checkout time at The Sanctuary is 10am. 

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