Lila Flow Yoga Teacher Training
Dates: July 26 - August 11, 2019
Rayos Del Sol, Costa Rica 

Welcome to 200-Hour Lila Flow Yoga Teacher Training Intensive. This intensive training takes place at the lush and beautiful Rayos del Sol Retreat Center on the Nicoya Peninsua in Costa Rica, allowing participants the chance to fully immerse themselves in the study of yoga and retreat from their daily lives.

If you are feeling a shift in your life or have been looking for a program that combines an exotic escape with deep, yet playful, study, then this is the training for you. We start each day with a two-hour yoga practice, delve into the daily topics, practice teach, chant, and play. The teachers and kula (group or community in Sanskrit) support you on your journey from the seat of the student to that of the teacher.

Lila Flow Yoga Teacher Training philosophy is centered around YOU. We provide you with the tools to find your own motivation to teach, develop your individual style, find playfulness and creativity within a sound understanding of anatomy and alignment, and ultimately inspire the next generation of yoga practitioners around the world.

Expect to learn, grow, and open your mind and body in ways you didn’t know were possible. You’ll experience tremendous growth as an individual and learn a whole new skill set. Your full participation in the training is required and will yield the best possible result for your teaching and path.

We can't wait to work with you on and off the mat at this Yoga Alliance Certified Training!


RAYOS DEL SOL is a group retreat property located in Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula along the Pacific Coast, in between the towns of San Juanillo and Ostional on Route 160, just 12 km north of Nosara. The property sits up on top of a hill overlooking the ocean, a 10-minute walk to the beach.

Our 25-acre property features accommodations in spacious villas, an open-air dining area and full bar with lounge, pool, yoga deck, fitness facilities and a jungle obstacle course.

↠ Lodging in spacious and air-conditioned accommodations
↠ Daily meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) by private chef
↠ 1 round-trip airport shuttle on retreat start and end dates
↠ Access to all yoga & fitness facilities on property
↠ 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program Certified by Yoga Alliance

A desire to learn, grow, and find playfulness within your physical and spiritual practice on and off the mat.

Please pay your deposit to reserve your spot as soon as possible and officially enroll. 

The full tuition for the training is due by June 1, 2019. After June 1, 2019, the tuition increases by $250. 

To pay the full tuition, please pay your deposit + the type of accommodation you would like by Friday, June 1, 2019. 

1. $800 non-refundable deposit

2. Quad Room - $2,850 + $800 deposit ($3,650 total)

3. Triple Room - $2,950 + $800 deposit ($3,750 total)

4. Double Room - $3,200 + $800 deposit ($4,000 total)

5. Single Room - $4,000 + $800 deposit ($4,800 total)

If special payment arrangements are needed, please contact us: 

Tuition includes lodging and three-meals per day for the duration of the training. Excludes airfare, extra days beyond the training, dining out, and excursions.


During our 17 days together, you will immerse yourself in many transformative practices.

Sample Day
↠ 7:00am - Sunrise Yoga Practice
↠ 8:30am - Meditation
↠ 9:00am - Asana Lab
↠ 11:00am - Practice Teach
↠ Noon - BREAK
↠ 3:00pm - Philosophy
↠ 5:00pm - Anatomy
↠ 7:00pm - Meditation
↠ 7:30pm - Dinner

During our 17 days together, you will immerse yourself in many transformative practices including:

Spiritual and Physical Anatomy
Learn everything from the bones and organs to Chakras and Nadis and how it relates to asana.

The Art of Sequencing a Yoga Class
Learn to effectively and safely sequence a 60, 75 and 90 minute yoga class while using the foundations of vinyasa and ashtanga based practices.  Practice to teach your fellow teacher trainees so you can leave confidently in what to expect when you are teaching a class. 

Meditation Teaching & Practicing
Every day we will meditate together, weaving in the art of teaching and practicing meditation, one of yoga's most transformative practices.

Curriculum Overview
↠ Alignment and Anatomy
↠ Art of Assisting and Adjustments
↠ Ayurveda
↠ Business 101
↠ Introduction to Sanskrit
↠ Lila Yoga Sequencing
↠ Meditation
↠ Practice Teaching and Mentorship
↠ Pranayama
↠ Sound Bath
↠ The Chakras
↠ Yoga Philosophy (Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras)


Teaching Team

↠ Patricia Pinto, E-RYT 500
↠ Taryn Vander Hoop, E-RYT 500

Patricia Pinto

↠ BA/MA in Art History
↠ Over 800 hours of training, including in ,meditation, anatomy, Ashtanga, Kundalini and Pilates

Patricia turned to exercise right after September 11, 2001, where she worked a few blocks away from the World Trade Center. After the attacks, the downtown health and fitness community was giving away free yoga, Reiki and gym passes for those affected locally, and she took full advantage, introducing her to the holistic and mindful ways of healing with mindfulness.  

She received her first certification of yoga back in 2008 in a classical Power Yoga form from the lineage of Baron Baptiste Power Yoga. Since then, she has completed over 800 hours of trainings through various styles, including Kula Yoga Flow advanced teacher training, Conquering Lion teacher training (Jivamukti lineage) Kundalini, Pilates mat, Barre, and Pilates Reformer/Cadillac training. She is also Level II Reiki certified. 

In addition to her yoga practice, Patricia is an avid surfer and lover of the ocean. She has combined her passions of yoga and the water by founding Love Surf Yoga and curates many retreats around the world based on the practices of yoga and surfing. 

Patricia is based in New York City and is a full time yoga and Pilates teacher. She teaches at Yoga Vida, Equinox, Lucent Yoga and for many private clients.

taryn vander hoop 

↠ B.S in Dance, English and Spanish
↠ MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography
↠ Y.A certified 500 hour yoga instructor
↠ Over 700 hours of yoga training, including in Ayurveda, Meditation, Anatomy.  

A lifelong student of movement, Taryn is a dancer, choreographer, and international yoga and dance teacher known for her long unique sequences and encouraging spirit. She helps her students find joy in movement and freedom and ease in the body and mind.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Dance, English, and Spanish and moved to NYC in hot pursuit of a career on the stage. Knowing her ultimate goal was to teach she made a 2-year pit-stop at NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she received an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography. At Tisch, Taryn met her partner-in-crime, Sumi Clements, and they co-founded Summation Dance, an all-female modern dance company. The company has performed at notable venues, such as Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), Jacob's Pillow, and Z-Space. For more on the company, check out

Taryn received her 200-Hour yoga certification from Yoga Effects, and 300-Hour yoga certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, Aerial Yoga Training from Om Factory, and is a Yoga for Cancer (ycC) certified teacher. Her recent accomplishments include leading 200-hour teaching trainings for Om Factory worldwide, teaching at the Korean National Yoga Conference, Union Square Summer Thursdays, and leading two yoga retreats to India with participants from all over the globe. Taryn also started Om Factory's first satellite Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program at Rutgers University, which she co-teaches with Blair Ritchie.

The practice of yoga has transformed Taryn's mind and body and she has been able to translate much of her yoga practice into her daily life. By finding her exhale on the mat, she was able to release tension from her body throughout the day and in her dancing. Mantra and meditation practice enhanced her focus, confidence, and performance on the many stages of life. The list goes on and on. Yoga has given Taryn more than she ever could have imagined and her mission is to help people find confidence and joy in movement and fullness and mindfulness in daily life. Her aim as an educator is to help her students see fewer limitations and realize more possibilities, both on and off the mat.