Hot 250 Hours, jan 29 - feb 24, 2018


Complete your hot yoga teacher training in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Spend four weeks in lush jungles and on exotic beaches as you and your newfound friends enjoy days filled with yoga in all forms.

During this 250 hour 4 week immersion training, you will be fully equipped to teach Hot 26+2 classes and will be qualified for your RYT 200 Hour Certification through Yoga Alliance.


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Enjoy private luxury beachfront living at the lovely state of the art Vista Las Palmas.

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Located on the cinnamon sand beaches of Jaco, you'll have incredible breathtaking views of the entire town, the lush tropical mountains and most importantly, the unforgettable Pacific Ocean.



Our all-inclusive food program consists of filling, healthy, and delicious vegetarian meals prepared by private chefs. We will also accommodate other dietary restrictions and food allergies


You will live, study, and practice alongside a small group of other likeminded aspiring yogis, creating friendships and bonds that can last a lifetime. 

"This isn’t just a company making money selling yoga, but a true family sharing love and knowledge in the purest way. I am reminded of WHY we teach yoga… to help people to connect to the highest version of themselves, to become healthy in body, mind and spirit."

-Zana O'Conell, Evolation Graduate



elias Gaitan

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About Elias

Elias a life-long competitive athlete and avid surfer found Hatha yoga in the early 90’s. He took his first yoga teacher training 2003 and since then has eagerly accrued numerous certifications and has trained with hatha yoga masters such as; Rajashree and Bikram Choudhury (Bikram yoga), Ana Forrest (Forrest Yoga), Mark Whitwell (Heart of Yoga), Baron Baptiste (Baptiste Power Yoga), Brian Campbell (Body Work Yoga) and Duncan Wong (Yogic Arts) to name a few.

Elias is the founder of ‘True For You Yoga’ which is founded on the premise that each human will have their own personal relationship to yoga asana and consequently should listen to what feels right for their particular body.

Elias can be found teaching in several Northern California studios when he is not teaching yoga workshops and retreats locally and abroad. Over this 20+ years yoga journey, Elias interprets hatha yoga as: “The healing practice of bringing your body and breath in union with the life".



Evolation’s curriculum will expand your knowledge of yoga, advance your ability to teach, and give you a deeper understanding of topics that are often missed in other trainings.

Whether you want to deepen your practice, embark on an amazing journey, or become a professional teacher; Evolation is here to help you reach your highest Self and tap into your unlimited potential.

Throughout the training, you will participate in:

  • Daily classes
  • Posture mechanics
  • Teaching clinics
  • Anatomy lessons
  • Practical and tangible yoga philosophy
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama (breathing)
  • Subtle anatomy/chakra systems
  • The business of yoga
  • Sequencing (For flow students)

Our highly experienced teaching staff will develop a personalized learning path based on your individual needs, prior training, and teaching experience.

In addition, our commitment to you is that before your graduation you will teach at least one full class, if not more.


  • 08:00 – 09:00 am Breakfast
  • 09:00 – 10:30 am Group study
  • 10:30 – 12:00 am Class and Meditation
  • 12:00 – 01:30 pm Lunch Break/Study
  • 01:30 – 03:00 pm Teaching Clinic
  • 03:00 – 05:00 pm Posture Mechanics
  • 05:15 – 06:45 pm Yoga Class
  • 07:00 – 08:30 pm Dinner
  • 08:30 – 09:30 pm Lecture: Philosophy


  • Immersion: We recommend that you participate in our immersion training to reap the maximum benefits from this transformative experience. This would be for 30 days in a row.
  • Extended: mostly in the evenings and on weekends over a 5 or 6 month period, configured to meet your personal schedule
  • Module: immersion training split into 1,2, or 3 week-long modules at multiple locations of your choice


Evolation trainings are:

  • Inclusive of all ages (18+), body types, and physical requirements
  • Focused on developing each individual
  • Hands on, small group settings
  • Taught by tenured teaching experts
  • Accommodating of all levels of experience

If you've ever thought about sharing your passion for yoga with others and expanding beyond your limits, now is the time to take the next step and dive deeper. You are ready when you can enjoy a consistent practice for 30 consecutive days and are comfortable being drug- and alcohol-free for at least 30 days.



The Evolation Yoga 250 hour training costs $4,400. Additionally, our all inclusive food program costs $600 while our housing costs $1,500 for your entire stay.


The Early Bird Discount decreases the price on the training from $4,400 to $3,900. You are eligible for this discount if you pay for your training in full at least 90 days prior to the start of the training.


There is a $250 application fee to start the process. This fee is refundable if you are not accepted into the program. This money is credited to the cost of tuition upon acceptance into the program

NOTE: Your spot in an Evolation Training is not officially reserved until after you pay the initial payment on your payment plan (this is not your application fee).


With your investment in an Evolation Teacher Training, you receive:

  • The Evolation training manual
  • Free repeats on the same training
  • Discounts on different trainings
  • Post graduate support and guidance.

After you pay in full or make your initial payment on your payment plan, you will receive the teacher training manual so you can begin preparing for the course.


NOTE: Payment plans are not available if your registration is within 60 days of the training date. In this case you must pay in full to secure your place.

Remember, your spot in a training is only secure once you have made the initial payment on your payment plan (this is not your application fee). You will also receive your training materials at this point.

We offer a multitude of different payment plans to best accommodate your financial needs:

2 payments (Tuition, Housing, and Food)

  • Total Cost: $6,500 - Tuition, Housing, and Food
  • $3,250 per payment ($2,200 per for tuition only)
  • 1st payment upon acceptance into the program
  • 2nd payment at least 60 days prior to the start of the training

4 Payments (Tuition, Housing, and Food)

  • Total Cost: $6,550 -
  • Initial payment of $3250, then three payments of $1,100
  • 1st payment upon acceptance into the program
  • Last payment at least 30 days prior to the start of the training

8 Payments (Tuition, Housing, and Food)

  • Total cost: $7,450
  • Initial payment of $2,200, then seven payments of $750
  • 1st payment upon acceptance into the program
  • Last payment due no later than 120 days after the training ends

8 payments (tuition only)

  • Total Cost: $4,580
  • Initial payment of $2,200 then seven payments of $340
  • 1st payment upon acceptance into the program
  • Last payment due no more than 120 days after the training ends


Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Almost a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds. If you wish to dive deeper into exploring this natural paradise please consider coming to Costa Rica some time before or stay after the training to take part in as many events and excursions as you please.


You can plan on arriving the day before your training starts and the day after your training ends. You are responsible for your own transportation (including transportation from the airport to the training house). Feel free to arrive earlier or stay later in Costa Rica, but unfortunately we cannot provide food or housing outside of the training period.