Yoga Teacher Training with Marcos Jassan

05/23/2024 - 06/15/2024

In-Depth Retreat Overview

Welcome to Your Transformational Journey in Costa Rica! Embark on an unparalleled journey of self-discovery and development with acclaimed yoga teacher instructor Marcos Jassan amidst the lush, tranquil landscapes of Costa Rica. Our inclusive, substance-free retreat is the perfect setting for all who aspire to deepen their yoga practice and share its gifts with others. Join us for an experience that goes beyond the physical, fostering profound personal and professional transformation. This isn't just about mastering yoga teaching; it's a comprehensive journey towards self-discovery and profound personal growth. This 200-hour YTT offers you the tools and insights to deepen your practice and emerge as a confident, inspiring yoga teacher. Merging practical teaching skills with deep dives into yoga philosophy, anatomy, and mindfulness, this training fosters a deep connection with your inner self, enhancing your well-being on all levels. You'll learn to craft meaningful sequences, lead with authenticity, and positively impact the lives of others. Whether you're aiming to start a new career or enrich your personal journey, this YTT promises invaluable growth, opening doors to new opportunities and a lifelong path of discovery. Intensive Learning Experience
  • 20 Full-Day In-Person Sessions: Dive deep with Marcos Jassan, exploring the vastness of yoga beyond the mat.
  • Yoga Alliance Certification: Successfully completing the course earns you a Marcos Jassan Yoga Certificate, endorsed by Yoga Alliance, preparing you to teach anywhere!
Our curriculum is meticulously designed to empower you to:
  • Gain mastery over creating impactful yoga sequences and understanding their effects.
  • Lead with confidence enhancing your ability to guide practices, meditations, and breathwork with assurance.
  • Foster personal and professional growth. Prepare to experience transformation not just in your practice but in your very being, paving the way for a rewarding career filled with enriching knowledge.
Dive into a comprehensive curriculum including:
  • Foundational Practices: Hatha Yoga and the Art of Sequencing
  • Deep Dives: Master Workshops, Theory of the Subtle Body, Philosophy, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Enriching Topics: Journey through 82 Asanas, Anatomy, Ayurveda, Chakras, Bandhas, Pranayamas, and more.
  • Teaching Mastery: Master the nuances of adjustments, support, the art of teaching, and embodying the Master's Code.
Exclusive Online Platform Access - As part of this experience, you’ll also receive exclusive access to Marcos Jassan’s Platform to enjoy:
  • 120+ Hours of Video Support: Immerse yourself in Marcos’ Spanish-language content covering philosophy and practices, available 24/7.
  • Comprehensive Learning Tools: Leverage assignments, quizzes, exams, and downloadable study PDFs and visual guides to deepen your understanding and practice.
Join Us! Are you ready to transform? Apply today and step into a world brimming with growth, community, and enlightenment. Our doors are open to everyone, embracing all who are ready to embark on this life-changing journey.
✔ Included:
  • Accommodations
  • 3 meals / day, prepared fresh in our kitchen
  • All workshops and practices
  • Group Shuttle Airport transfer to and from the Jungle Gayborhood (at specific dates/times, TBA)
✗ NOT included:
  • Flight
  • Any visas that may be required
  • All Prices are in USD$
A 50% Deposit payment is required to book your space. The remaining 50% will be processed 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please note: 13% tax will be added to all costs. Jungle Gayborhood Retreat Cancellation policy:
  • 90+ days prior to the start date of the course: Full refund
  • 89-30 days: 50% refund
  • 29 days or less: No refunds
We know that life can be unpredictable, and sometimes plans need to change, but our cancellation and refund policies are absolute. We recommend trip insurance that includes coverage for cancellations made for any reason. We recommend insurance companies such as Travel Guard, World Nomad or any other well-known travel insurance company.  
  SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS Participants who would like to join the course but are facing financial challenges and difficulties can opt for one of a limited number of scholarship option. They will be able to access the course at a greatly reduced price. Accommodation will be in a camping tent rather than a cabin. In order to qualify for this, a participant needs to send us an email speaking of their motivation for joining the course as well as describing the nature of their difficult financial situation. PRECIO TICO For Costa Rican nationals we offer a 50% discount on listed prices. Please email [email protected] for further information. A Costa Rican passport or identity card is required. Doggo Notice: We have two very loving and friendly pups - Bodhi & Luna - who live here at the Gayborhood. Aside from the occasional barking spree at incoming cars, they are quiet, harmless, and very sweet. If you have any concerns about dogs being onsite, please reach out to discuss.

All Details at one Glance:

$5,000.00 – Private Deluxe Cabin
$4,300.00 – Shared Twin Jungle Cabin
$3,700.00 – Shared 4 Bed Jungle Cabin

DATE & TIME DETAILS: May 23 - June 15

LOCATION: 'The Jungle Gayborhood' San Salvador de Baru, Diamante Valley, Costa Rica

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Transportation: The Jungle Gayborhood will arrange for a single shuttle service from SJO International Airport to the Gayborhood on Thursday May 23rd and for a second shuttle service from the Gayborhood to SJO International Airport on Sunday June 15th. rn rnExact Shuttle timing details will be posted shortly so participants can plan their travel accordingly. rnrnFor those who wish to make their own way to the Gayborhood or those who wish to travel outside the times above we're happy to recommend our local taxi service partner.

Accommodations: The retreat will be hosted at the Jungle Gayborhood in the Diamante Valley of Costa Rica. All accommodations are in comfortable bamboo jungle cabins. Pictures of the retreat center and cabins are available on the registration page when selecting your accommodation type.

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Authentic Connection

Why Retreats with Jungle Gayborhood?

Dive into an experience that goes beyond just a getaway. Our retreats are crafted to provide you with a safe and welcoming space, where authenticity and connection take center stage. Whether you’re looking to unwind and recharge or eager to forge new friendships in an inclusive setting, our Jungle Gayborhood retreats offer a unique opportunity to connect with yourself and others in a meaningful way.

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Expert Facilitators:

experienced facilitators who will guide enriching experiences, helping you discover more about yourself and your connection with others.

Inclusive Community:

Join a diverse community that celebrates authenticity and diversity.

Exceptional Environment:

Immerse yourself in the lush nature, creating a unique backdrop for your moments of relaxation and reflection.

Holistic Well-being:

Enjoy activities designed to nurture your mind, body, and spirit.

What’s it like to attend a retreat at the Jungle Gayborhood?

Retreat Amenities include

Stylish accommodations, diverse meeting spaces, holistic wellness facilities, adventure opportunities, experienced staff, and customizable packages for an unforgettable experience.

11 Gorgeous Bamboo Cabins (25 beds sleeping up to 28)

  • 3 Deluxe Cabins (1 king/queen bed)
  • 5 Jungle Cabins (1 king bed or 2 individual beds)
  • 3 Bunk Cabins (4 individual beds)
  • All cabins include power, lights, fan, super comfortable beds and nice linens, and are fully enclosed in mosquito mesh netting. A/C is unnecessary in our region.

    Camping area able to accommodate 10-20 people

    Beautiful yoga shala

  • Our Shala Space is a beautiful covered bamboo structure reaching out into the jungle with a direct view of the Diamante waterfall
  • Capacity: 30 people
  • Props: We have yoga mats and props, and cushions for meditation, as well as 3 inch foam mattresses for ceremonies.
  • Kitchen + dining to accommodate 30+

  • Gourmet meal plan available
  • Communal bathroom and showers

  • All cabins share a beautiful bamboo bathhouse with hot water.
  • Communal 5 person outdoor shower
  • Individual "bottom-friendly" showers
  • Accommodations include

    Accommodations are in our beautiful hand-crafted bamboo jungle cabins. Private and shared options available. All cabins come with lights, electricity sockets, an overhead fan, comfortable bedding and quality linens, and are encased in a mosquito mesh netting for a restful night’s sleep.

    Meals include

    We have an in-house chef who prepares fresh and delicious meals daily, using local, organically grown ingredients whenever possible. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions.




    Includes Meat


    Gluten Free

    Dairy Free

    Nut Free

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    What participants say

    Kyle Philipp QJan 06, 2023
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    This trip helped me to ground myself in the beauty of nature, to shed the veil of constant distraction of life, technology. social media and the city and really 100k at myself. The compassionate nature of the facilitators, the community coming together each on their own healing journey and the delicious local food came together perfectly,
    Rafael GMar 30, 2022
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    This retreat was one Ot the most transformational oxporioncos thot hod in my ontiro life, If you aro looking to build community, connect with yourself, and tap into your solf worth and power. this experience is for you. Looking forward to the next one already.
    John l.aUG 6, 2023
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    I was going through a rough patch with my mental wen- being and finding those that shared the same desire to better themselves. This experience introduced rne to a healthy gay community of men that were more than their trauma, without judgment or prejudice. I felt liberated, free, loved ond heard. There were so many beautitul souls here that shared their stories with me. I found that the key was to take a leap Of faith and come with on open heart and
    Dale D.Dec 19, 2022
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    I'm so glad I attended Remembering Wholeness- The food. the shelters. the facilities, the movement, the ceremonies, and the natural environment were worthy Of accolades_ Mostly, basked in the cornpany Of other queer men. all of us sharing our joy and spirit with each other. 1 highly recommend the retreat and stays offered by the Queer wellness Collective.

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    frequently asked questions


    Got questions about our retreats in Costa Rica? Read the FAQs or get in touch via the contact form below.

    Our retreats take place at the luxurious and bohemian Jungle Gayborhood in Diamante Valley, Costa Rica, offering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all couples.


    The Jungle Gayborhood offers a paradisiacal oasis of calm, seamlessly integrating the natural beauty of Costa Rica with the peaceful practices of yoga. It’s not just about the asanas here; it’s about tapping into the serenity of an untouched paradise and reconnecting with one’s inner peace.

    Costa Rica’s yoga retreats in the vibrant Jungle Gayborhood are designed to cultivate wellness by harmonizing the vitality of the lush rainforest environment with the restorative power of yoga. It’s wellness with a pinch of wild charm, and a whole lot of soul!


    Yogis rave about Costa Rica’s retreats because they provide a tranquil setting that fosters both personal growth and relaxation. The country’s reputation for top-ranked retreats stems from their ability to deliver transformative experiences that go far beyond just the physical aspect of yoga.


    Sacred sexuality is a practice that elevates sexual experiences to a spiritual level, aiming for a deeper connection with oneself and one’s partner.


    Our retreats aren’t just set in nature; they give back to it. The eco-friendly practices and sustainable living ethos are woven into the experience, ensuring that your journey towards inner peace also contributes to the health of our planet.


    The Jungle Gayborhood is more than inclusive; it’s a celebration of diversity. It’s a place where the LGBTQ+ family can find unity and peace, an environment that resonates with the essence of ‘Pura Vida’ and welcomes every individual with open arms.


    Yes, Costa Rica has a good track record in terms of safety, and its growing social acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community makes it a relatively safe destination.


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