Yoga Nidra puerto viejo Costa Rica om at cashew hill
Avani Gilbert

Program Leader

Avani Gilbert


OM At Cashew Hill
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica


May 15 2020 - May 22 2020



Rest, Dream, Restore: Vedanta Yoga Nidra & Therapeutic Restorative (75 hours)

Date: May 15 to May 22 (7 nights), 2020

Give yourself permission to truly slow down and savor the restorative practice of coming into stillness.  These practices invite each student into the depth of their being.  

Participants will have time to explore cultivating inner awareness and how to hold space for that with their students.

Important Course Information

This training is one module of the advanced level certification through the Caribe Yoga Academy. This is a 75-hour module of the advanced level certification through the Caribe Yoga Academy. The student must complete two other elective modules and the required Mahatma Within module in order to finish their advanced level training.

What You’ll Learn

  • Basic teachings from the Mandukya Upanishad
  • The Stages of Yoga Nidra
  • Selected practices from the Yoga Sutra
  • Mastering Sleep
  • Working with the Nervous System & The Relaxation Response
  • How the Koshas work together in Restorative Poses
  • Restorative Asanas
  • Prop Usage for Impact
  • and more!

Sample Day

6:00 to 8:00 a.m. : Morning Sadhana
8:00 a.m. : Silent Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. : History, Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy etc.
11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. : History, Philosophy, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy etc.
12:45 p.m. : Lunch
12:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. : Afternoon break, study and leisure
4:15 p.m. to 6:15p.m. : Teaching Practice and Techniques, Alignment, Sequencing, Sadhana etc.
6:15 p.m. : Dinner
7:15 to 8:45 p.m. : Evening Practice, Meditation, play shop, Review Session or film

What’s Included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day at OM at Cashew Hill
  • Daily restorative yoga or Yoga Nidra classes
  • Professional manual and workbook
  • Expert mentorship and faculty guidance
  • On-going support post-graduation

What’s Not Included

We’ve found that allowing our students to plan certain things like travel and other activities helps each person to find the balance between fun and study. Below is what’s NOT included in your booking.

  • Flight in and out of Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • Any meals not taken at the Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge
  • Any additional activities not listed above
  • Travelers insurance

Location: OM at Cashew Yoga & Retreat Center

OM at Cashew hill rests atop a quiet jungle hill with gorgeous ocean views from every angle. Located just minutes from the bustle of Puerto Viejo, you’ll become one with nature while enjoying everything that a Caribbean cultural experience has to offer (video).

  • Black & White Sand Beaches of Playa Negra and Cocles
  • Organic Chocolate and Local Farms
  • Authentic and local Caribbean experience
  • Plenty of beach-side activities
  • The lush, beautiful jungle

Your Accommodations

You’ll have the convenience of town amenities paired with the tranquil seclusion of the jungle! Enjoy a refreshing waterfall pool plunge, explore the gardens where your food grows, spot and hear wildlife all around you. The cottages have UV filtered water, provide daily housekeeping, and laundry service available for purchase.

Swimming Pool (outdoor)

Organic Farm to Table Cuisine

Vegan Scratch Kitchen

WiFi in Reception

Dedicated Yoga Platform

Onsite Garden & Forest Overlook

In-room Kitchen, Dinette and Bathroom

Book Now to Reserve Your Spot!

Join hundreds of Yoga students who have received their certification or completed additional training at Caribe Yoga Academy!

Here’s how to book:

  1. Complete your Basic Registration at the form below.
  2. After registration, you’ll receive a thank you and a link to complete a deposit.
  3. Pay a $600 deposit to reserve your spot (deposits count toward the full program cost).
  4. You’ll receive an email confirming your reservation within 24 hours.
  5. Pay the remainder $899 in Course Fees at least 21 days before the event.

Ready to get started! Reserve your spot today! (Here’s a quick note on why you should book directly with Caribe Yoga Academy)

Important Info: Cancellation Policy and Why You Should Book Directly with Caribe Yoga Academy

Questions? Email us directly at info@omatcashewhill.com and we’ll get back to you soon as we can!


Avani and the incredible team at OM at Cashew Hill create an unforgettable journey of self discovery and empowerment, that happens to also prepare you to be a kick ass 200 RYT. I had no idea how much growth and self discovery I would experience on this training, and the family I would gain. It is so much more than an education in becoming a teacher, the OM team instills the values of being compassionate, aware, and present as a teacher and human being, and I am honored to say I received my training in such a grounded, special place. I would recommend it 10X over to anyone looking to do their training here.

- Sasha

This training was been above and beyond what I would have ever imagined. There’s so much love in Cashew Hill. There are wonderful angels protecting this place. [Avani] embodies the definition of a mother helping others connect to their higher self and unveil layers of conditioning to re-connect and rise together!

- Cishel

This YTT somehow transformed me. During the YTT, I have experienced and received so much love from everyone around the world… I felt genuine kindness and positivity from everyone everywhere. In addition, I had chances to release. I’ve never felt stronger emotionally. I was not really a spiritual person but this YTT has opened my views to things I was constantly in denial of. I am glad I participated. It has offered me more than what I came for and a chance to see my life differently.

- Joyce

There is no place like this. I went to do my yoga teacher training But Avani and the crew gave so so so much more than just a yoga training. You will have to come and experience it by yourself! The daily meals speak for itself. I’m def coming back to do further studies for my 300hr. There is no place I’d rather be.

- Charlotte

I just finished my YTT and can’t stop thinking about all the beautiful experiences I had thanks to Avani and all the OM team for being so special to us. I will do all my studies in Caribbean Yoga Academy! I don’t know what I miss the most if it’s you guys, the beautiful place or the food.

- Carolina

Cancellation Policy

  • All reservations for 300-Hour Level Courses require a deposit of $600 USD.
  • The deposit is non-refundable.
  • If you chose to cancel your reservation/booking, we are unable to process refunds for any reason.
  • The remainder of the cost of the course you have chosen is due 21 days before the course start date.
  • In the unusual occasion where we are unable to host the course or Caribe Yoga Academy makes the decision to cancel your course, your deposit and any other course fees paid to Caribe Yoga Academy will be refunded to you in a timely manner.

Why You Should Book Directly with Caribe Yoga Academy

We’re a boutique Yoga Academy and many of our students come from international locations around the world. We don’t use a fancy booking system, and though you may have seen us on some of the popular booking sites (BookYogaRetreats and RetreatNetwork) we prefer instead that you book with us directly.

Why we use our own reservation system:
  1. Reservation systems are costly and take a lot of time to maintain (we prefer to focus on providing the very best, authentic and tranquil learning environment for our students)
  2. Booking Sites take a large fee from our customers AND our academy (sometimes as much as 30% goes to the site… and not to our school).
Booking Directly with Caribe Yoga Academy means that:
  • Your deposit goes immediately to your benefit (instead of fees for an outside booking site)
  • You’re helping Caribe Yoga Academy support our amazing staff and continue to improve the OM at Cashew Hill facilities
  • You’re benefiting the local Puerto Viejo economy (we do our best to buy local and stay local… it’s how our community thrives!)
What to Expect When You Book:

We use good, old-fashioned PayPal and our website forms to take reservations and class deposits.

We know this may be a little different than booking a hotel or vacation… but completing your training at Caribe Yoga Academy isn’t just a normal experience. Help support our team, our family and the local economy in Puerto Viejo!

If you have any questions, you can always email us directly and we’ll be happy to address any concerns!