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Marianne Wells Yoga School

Cahuita, Limón, Costa Rica

Marianne Wells Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance-registered school offering one of the most comprehensive yoga teacher certification programs today.

Reviews 9

  • Mathias Suves United States

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Overall a fabulous experience. Not only Asanas but some much more, a lot of love in the time we spend together.

    Highly recommend to everyone ❤️

    Food was awesome, thank you Jonas🙏

  • Saras Chauhan Australia

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    There’s too much to say about how special this YTT is. Every single one in our group found what we were looking for, and far far more.

    From amazing posture workshops, lovely morning yoga, auryuvedic and chakra teaching, studying the Sutra’s by the pool with sloths and toucans and monkeys, a beach on your doorstep, the most stunning jungle garden to the phenomenal vegan food made by the great chef.

    But it is impossible to describe the magic and special emotional, spiritual, physical journey we all went on together.

    If you’re thinking about signing up, don’t even think anymore - just do it! If you’re still unsure, just Skype call Marianne or Ron and they’d be happy to talk you through any questions.

    Thank you so so much!

  • Julie Song United States

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Marianne teaches yoga not just asana practice. She teaches you to be the best yoga teacher you can be


  • Juliette Leufke Germany

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    This was one of the best experiences of my life. I absolutely loved it! It couldn’t have been better and I thank them for these amazing memories.

  • Anonymous

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    This experience helped me to grow and change personally! I will use the teachings for the rest of my life.

    I was unprepared for the amount of sitting on hardwood flooring we endured for hours daily during the Philisophy and Anatomy classes. I understand the basic principal but feel it was more physically damaging than beneficial. We had soft bolsters and small cushions to help but after a couple of hours it got to be unbearable. This for 14 days straight was the hardest part of the experience. If I could make one change I would say part of the class work could've been done in the restaurant area seated on chairs.

  • Christina O'Meara Md. USA


    Marianne Wells school was the perfect blend of both the spirituality and physicality of yoga. Although the days are long and rigorous ( it is an intensive ,after all)

    They were soul filled and soul nourishing days with time even for sunrise beach walks and early morning chanting.

    Marianne and Ron Wells are a great yin/ yang team providing excellent and experienced yoga teaching guidance and the best yoga classes I've ever had , as well as a scientific approach to anatomy and clear philosophical approach to the sutras.

    The school attracted beautiful souls from around the world as classmates , making the class especially enjoyable and fun , meeting new friends.

    Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

    I highly recommend it especially if you have limited time available to be away.

  • Dylan Petrin Ontario, Canada


    Marianne Wells' Yoga School was an amazing life-changing experience! I met 42 wonderful people (also taking the course), learned a tremendous amount about Yoga Asanas and philosophy and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the 200 hours of teacher training. I am a high-performance athlete and I also was eager to try incorporating vegetarian meals into my weekly diet- the vegetarian meals at the Goddess Garden opened my eyes to just how healthy, delicious and cleansing this diet can be. I'm looking forward to using my newfound knowledge and perspectives to be a healing force in the world through Yoga and many other aspects of my life.

  • Stephanie Verdin


    I would absolutely rate my experience at the Goddess Gardens with Marianne Wells Yoga School as a 10! If you are looking for a training that concentrates on how to get into hundreds of different poses, this isn’t the training for you. But if you want a deep spiritual experience and an authentic exploration into yoga philosophy and lifestyle along with learning from a teacher who believes in helping everyone safely find their own expression of a pose, then this is without a doubt the training for you. I am deeply grateful to Marianne and Ron for their guidance and the knowledge and insight I gained from them.

  • Bonnie Cywinski

    BookYogaRetreats website

    The training I received surpassed my expectations in several ways. Although the correct transitioning into and out of poses, the sequencing of movements and the knowledge of safely aligning anatomy with placement was exceptionally taught and experienced, I was pleasantly surprised by the training of the other limbs of yoga. Breathing, meditation and sutra instruction helped me develop a deeper passion for yoga and gave me the tools to pursue a teaching career grounded in authenticity and mindfulness. The introduction of chakras and Ayurveda provided a breadth and depth of information allowing for future study. Marianne teaches with a compassion that makes me proud to be her student.

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  • Ryan La Bonte

    Marianne Wells Yoga School website

    Marianne’s training gave me everything I needed to become who I want to be: a successful, genuine yoga in-structor. The program is incredibly well rounded and gives you the benefit of exploring the vast universe of yogic thought, practice, and industry. The intensive schedule is most conducive to the learning process; you are separated from the push/pull of your typical life and you get to fully immerse yourself and learn what is truly possible. Marianne is the center of all of this. Her extensive knowledge and experience rolls off her tongue with no pretense. I was personally stretched in every aspect: physically, mentally, and spiritually. I had to check my ego at the door and that to me, is what yoga is all about. And Marianne fully embodies that idea and practice.

  • Sabine Arning

    Marianne Wells Yoga School website

    I truly and thoroughly recommend Marianne Wells Yoga School. I attended my first training (200h) in August 2013 and my second training (300h, Yogatherapy) in April 2014 in Costa Rica. Marianne is an incredible, amaz-ing, and inspirational teacher. She teaches with professionalism, and is full of knowledge, wisdom, love and compassion. She guides, supports, and challenges every student to her/his needs, within their capabilities. Her intuitive and sensitive way allows everybody to grow – on and off the mat. Together with her husband, Ron, and their TAs, they make a great team. In Anatomy and Sutra lessons, Ron’s teachings are comprehensive, relative, adaptable, and allow for deep philosophical discussions. The TAs provide great assistance, organization, and help in every way possible. Both trainings were deeply inspirational experiences and I could not be prepared any better to make my own yoga path!

  • Maribel Melendez

    Marianne Wells Yoga School website

    Marianne helped me uncover insight into myself and discover a voice I’ve never had before. She showed me all the ways to use yoga as a healing tool and how to effectively integrate props into a practice. During training, I became deeply connected to the universe and had one of the deepest spiritual experiences I’ve ever had. Mari-anne’s curriculum made for an unforgettable experience that made clear for me my purpose on this earth. I will highly recommend their program to anyone who would ask.

  • Alison Cantrill

    Marianne Wells Yoga School website

    Marianne Wells Yoga School is more than just getting a “certification”. I truly was able to explore myself on and off the mat. I learned so much about yoga aside from the physical practice and how to incorporate those spiritual aspects into my teaching. Marianne is truly a Godsend. I have done many trainings, workshops, etc. But, I have never felt the genuineness from anyone that I felt with Marianne. She honestly cares for every one of her students and she sees the potential in everyone. In just the short time of getting to know her, I can hon-estly say she is one of the strongest people I know. I love her passion for what she does and I thank her from the bottom of my heart.

  • Rochell Gifford

    Marianne Wells Yoga School website

    Marianne’s training left me refreshed, centered, energized, and with a clearer mind. Her depth of knowledge amazes me; she is always coming up with something fresh and new to add to the class. She has a real talent for accommodating those who like a more vigorous practice, as well as those who need to be gentler on their bodies – this is seamlessly done all in the same class. Marianne has a special way of including the spiritual aspect of yoga into her classes that accommodates all individuals, wherever they are on their spiritual journey. A significant amount of Marianne’s training is devoted to moving beyond the physical asana practice of yoga, which prepared me immensely as a teacher. And now, the feedback I receive from my students is incredibly positive and encouraging.

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