Lila Flow Yoga
Teacher Training
July 24 - August 8, 2020
Rayos Del Sol, Costa Rica 

Lila Flow 200hr RYT Yoga Teacher Training is an immersive training program designed to elicit knowledgeable, inspired and compassionate yoga teachers. Our philosophy is centered around you, the student, to meet you where you are on your journey. We provide you with the tools to develop your individual style and find playfulness and creativity while sequencing intelligent and anatomically driven classes. We welcome and encourage all levels, ages, and abilities to train because we know your unique teachings are needed in this world!

Lila Flow YTT is certified by the Yoga Alliance, meaning your certificate is recognized worldwide, but our training goes above and beyond the requirements. We have trainees creating and teaching from day one, so that by the end of the training you are prepared to step into the seat of the Teacher with confidence and grace. Our curriculum builds sequentially to support your growth, while challenging you to embody the philosophy of yoga through our multidisciplinary and holistic approach. Our well-rounded program prepares you not only to teach, but to live your practice in your daily life on and off the mat.  

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, connect with nature, develop life long friendships and learn a whole new skill set of healing and wellness. 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!!


RAYOS DEL SOL is a group retreat property located in Costa Rica’s Blue Zone, in between the towns of San Juanillo and Ostional. The property sits up on top of a hill overlooking the ocean, is less than a shaded 10-minute walk to the beach, with incredible sunsets, stunning shalas, pools, waterfalls and hikes all within the property.

In a country that pioneered the concept of ecotourism in Latin America, Costa Rica’s green reputation is well deserved. Nearly 30% of the country has been designated as national park or reserve; almost 95% of the nation’s energy needs come from local renewable resources; and the government has pledged to become a carbon neutral country by 2021. In addition to major policies, Costa Ricans take steps everyday to preserve their environment – starting in their own backyards. 

Lastly, there is very little jet lag if you are coming from the US, Central, South America and even Europe! We want you to be ready to indulge in this training, and we honor your time and your travel time.

↠ Lodging in spacious and air-conditioned accommodations
↠ Daily meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) by private chef
↠ Round trip group airport shuttle (Liberia Airport)
↠ Access to all yoga & fitness facilities on property
↠ 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program materials certified by Yoga Alliance

↠ A desire to learn, grow, and find playfulness within your physical and spiritual practice on and off the mat.
↠ We ask that you have practiced yoga asana before and are familiar with the postures.
↠ You will be required to attend different styles of yoga classes, including trying out styles such as Kundalini, Iyengar and Yin. If you do not have the means to make it to these classes, we will send you these classes via video.

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)

The full tuition for the training is due by July 1, 2020.

To pay the full tuition, please pay your deposit + the type of accommodation you would like by Friday, June 7, 2020. 

If special payment arrangements are needed, please contact us: 

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


↠ Alignment and anatomy of the physical and energy body
↠ Art of Assisting and Adjustments
↠ Ayurveda- How to practice and embody this ancient practice
↠ The Business of Yoga- learn from two successful teachers how to become one yourself
↠ Introduction to Sanskrit
↠ Lila Yoga Sequencing- Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Creativity
↠ Meditation teaching and practices
↠ Practice Teaching and Mentorship
↠ Pranayama
↠ Sound Bath techniques
↠ The Chakras
↠ Practical Yoga Philosophy- The Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras

Post Graduation Offerings
↠ The Mentorship Circle
↠ Lifetime enrollment in Patricia’s The Authentic Teacher
↠ Opportunity to co-teach in Love Surf Yoga retreats
↠ Opportunities to assist during the Lila Flow YTT and all the Advanced Trainings.

↠ 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


There is so much more to this body than the physical. Learn everything from the bones, muscles, fascia and organs to the Chakras and the Nadis, More importantly, how it relates to asana and your students.

We believe in learning the rules so that you can effectively break them. We also believe in providing a challenging flow that is informative and safe, Learn to safely sequence a 60, 75 and 90 minute yoga class while using the foundations of vinyasa and ashtanga based practices. You'll practice teach your fellow teacher trainees so you leave the training ready to teach confidently in a variety of settings.  

This portion of the training also includes the following modules:

  • Safely and effectively using props as part of your offering

  • Asana adjustments

  • Practice teach a 60 minute class to the group

  • Aromatherapy basics

  • Music Therapy

  • Sound bath basics

We introduce you to meditation so that you can see what it means to still your mind. Every day we will meditate together and we will weave in the art of teaching and practicing meditation so that you can incorporate this practice to your daily life.

The texts and traditions of Yoga are an imperative part to our training. Expect to learn the texts, meditations, mudras and mantras that embody a philosophical practice.

Each day you will be introduced to methods of Pranayama, the foundation of asana practice and stimulation of the energy body.


Teaching Team

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

Patricia Pinto

↠ BA/MA in Art History
↠ 10 years experience as a full time yoga teacher in New York City’s best studios
↠ 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, Kids Yoga, Pilates mat, Barre, and Pilates Reformer/Cadillac training. She is also Level II Reiki certified. Patricia was the first RKYT (Registered Kids Yoga Teacher) to create and certify teachers to teach in Asia and developed a widely recognized Kids Yoga Teacher Training used by Om Factory globally.

In addition to her yoga practice and teaching, 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 Miami Beach 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.

If you applied and have been accepted to the Lila Flow Teacher Training, we are so excited you are joining us! Please click on this link for more information on how to pay your deposit and set up your payment plan.