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Costa Rica ⁜ Croatia ⁜ Miami

Learn the Science of Life

Ayurveda Fundamentals - training and retreat


SPRING: April 26 - May 2, 2020

Fall: October 4 - 10, 2020

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Register with a $199 deposit
EARLY BIRD save $100 by 12/31
About the course:

Combine retreat experience with an educational course. Enjoy beautiful Costa Rica, practice yoga, and take daily educational workshops on Ayurveda, healing science and counterpart to yoga practice. 


Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda”) is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems, originating in India thousands of years ago. Ayur stands for ‘life’, and Veda means ‘knowledge’, therefore Ayurveda translates to “Science of Life”. Within its vast teachings, it covers all areas of one’s lifestyle, including our psychology, emotional make-up and interpersonal relationships. Ayurveda teaches us how to find optimal health and wellbeing, by balancing the body, mind, and spirit. Therefore, Ayurveda is a holistic and natural type of medicinal science that can be practiced by anyone. It teaches non-invasive methods to maintain good health, and heal imbalances and issues. Ayurveda considers the body as a whole, including all of its systems; it considers the relationship of body, mind, and spirit, and targets the cause of the issue, instead of only treating symptoms of a problem or disease. 


In this course, you will learn the foundations of Ayurveda and become an Ayurvedic Health Coach (Level 1). Receive a certificate from Hari OM School of Yoga and Ayurveda, and 45h continuing education credits from Yoga Alliance.


Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga, and an ideal practice for anyone looking to learn personalized tools to improve and maintain their overall health and wellbeing. This Ayurveda course is also a perfect complimentary education for those looking to share wellness with others, such as yoga teachers, meditation teachers, massage therapists, physical therapists, health and nutrition coaches, or those looking to become Ayurvedic therapists. You will learn how to do dosha assessments, give basic Ayurvedic lifestyle and nutrition advice, and learn various tools to complement coaching practices. Yoga teachers will learn how to design classes and teach yoga and meditation according to one's Ayurvedic dosha and wellness needs.


This course is part of the 200-hr Yoga & Ayurveda Teacher Training. You can be awarded credit towards your RYT-200 certification, or  45hr Continuing education credits by Yoga Alliance.


  • Ayurveda meaning and history

  • Benefits of Ayurveda healing methods and lifestyle 

  • Five elements

  • Three doshas (body-mind system)

  • Ayurveda anatomy: Seven chakras

  • Ayurveda anatomy: Five koshas (Bodies): Physical, Energy, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual

  • Intro to Ayurvedic nutrition and one cooking class

  • Ayurveda and Yoga

  • Mindful lifestyle 

  • Dosha test and evaluation

About the teachers:

Matea Zajec began her yoga journey at a young age, practicing bhakti-yoga, meditation, and asana. In college, she lived in an ashram, rising early for meditation and practicing seva, or selfless service, while studying ancient yogic texts and theology books. She graduated with a degree in Eastern Religions and Philosophy, and has been teaching yoga history, Bhagavad-Gita and Yoga Sutras in teacher trainings for years. After years as a yoga teacher, she founded Hari OM Yoga and Hari OM Food & Wellness, aiming to offer the beautiful teachings of yoga to the world. From it, Hari Om Teacher training was developed, with an idea to offer pure yoga, meditation and Ayurveda teachings to the world. Matea is an E-RTY 200, and holds a 200hr certification in Vinyasa yoga, a 200hr certification in Anusara Yoga, is an Aerial yoga instructor, Tibetan singing bowl sound healer, Ayurvedic practitioner, meditation teacher and Reiki master.

Matea is the lead teacher in the 200hr Yoga & Ayurveda teacher training.

Adriana Zajec is an Ayurvedic doctor, massage therapist, Reiki master, and Bio-orgonomy healer. She found Ayurveda after giving up on finding a solution to her daughter's Matea health issues as a child, and after seeing the amazing and quick results, began studying this medicinal science with a doctor in her home country of Croatia. She founded the first Ayurveda and Wellness center in her hometown, and offered weekly meditation classes and monthly workshops on various topics. After years of one-on-one study with her mentor, she traveled to Ayurveda's home of Mysore, India, to deepen her knowledge and practical application of various therapies. Ada has personal experience healing chronic diseases, including cancer, with natural methods, and teaches Ayurveda theory and medicinal practice.

Course Format:

This is an immersion style course, offering intensive study over the course of a week. The course includes morning yoga classes (4) and afternoon theory and practice hours. You will have free time to explore the area and enjoy Costa Rica, therefore the course also resembles an educational retreat.

You will receive the finalized schedule prior to the course start date.


Sample daily schedule:


8am Yoga class

9:30am Breakfast

10:30 am Study/Free time

12:30pm Lunch

2pm - 6pm Ayurveda class time (theory and practice)

Tuition cost and Payment options:

Ayurveda course:

Tuition: $750 (course only) 

Deposit to reserve your spot: $199 (Non-refundable)


Interest-free payment plan available. After paying your deposit, divide the rest into 3 or 5 interest-free payments. You need to pay 50% of the total 30 before the course begins, and 100% to receive your certification. 

Accommodation options:

Accommodation at Hostel La Botella de Leche, Tamarindo

Beautiful boutique hostel walking distance to the beach, with private pool and yoga studio space on premises. Amenities like Free Wifi and daily coffee available.


Prices include: Training + accommodation + 1 meal/day

Dorm style room (6-8 people share):

Price: $900


Shared quadruple room includes bed, private bath (shared with room occupants), AC, Wifi and locker. We will aim to pair you will other Yoga teacher training attendees but we can't guarantee that you will exclusively share the accommodation with yogis alone.


Double room (Two people share):

Price: $1150

Shared semi-private room includes bed, private bath (shared with room occupant), AC, Wifi and locker. 

Private room:

Price: $1300

Updated private room on a brand new second floor includes a queen-size bed, private bath, AC, Wifi, locker or room safe. 

Register with a $199 deposit
EARLY BIRD save $100 by 12/31
We look forward to having you join us on this journey!