6 Day Sober Surf and Yoga Immersion in Nosara, Costa Rica

  • Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness, 36KA Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanacaste, 50206, Costa Rica

A Relaxed Schedule with 12-Step Recovery

Experience a “happy, joyous and free” retreat in beautiful Nosara, Costa, Rica. Janel and Horace are your guides. We offer an authentic group experience designed to enrich your relationship with your “Higher Power” but with plenty of time to explore the many activities in our wonderful community.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • 12-step meeting sessions
  • Tour of local markets, restaurants, and attractions
  • Surf lessons from any local surf schools
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay at Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness. Nexus Institute's private residence is located a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica. The property features an expansive canopy-level vaulted ceiling yoga studio, two kitchens, and lap pool.

Accommodations range from private to shared rooms with air conditioning, safes, and linen service. You will be within easy walking distance to the beach, tidal pools, shops, markets, and restaurants. Pricing is per person. Please contact them for shared accommodation options and group rates.

Every morning you will have the option to rise early to explore the many activities available here in Nosara. Typically they go for a short walk to the beach to either surf, enjoy the tide pools or go for a nice morning walk. Surf lessons are available from any of the several local surf schools if you want to improve your surfing or to learn to surf for the first time.

Playa Guiones is an excellent beach to learn to surf. At 9:30 am there is a 75 minute yoga practice relating yoga to 12-Step Recovery with focus on using yoga, mediation and breathing exercises to deepen your relationship with your Higher Power. There is free time from 10:45 to Noon to eat, explore or rest and relax.

There is a 12-Step Meeting everyday at Noon. Monday, Wednesday and Friday they will attend the local Sober Surfers 12_Step meeting a short walk from our retreat. Tuesday and Thursday they will have their own 12-Step Meeting among the retreat participants.

The focus of these meetings will be strengthening our relationships with each of our own personal Higher Power. One to four PM is free time to do what ever your heart desires. They will have a group meditation everyday from 4:00 to 4:30 PM.

Janel and Horace will lead you through the daily yoga, meditation and 12-Step Meetings. You are free to choose from any of the myriad of additional activities.

They will assist you in arranging those activities. You are on your own for all meals. The facility has two shared kitchens. There are many wonderful local restaurants within walking distance.

Group Activities

Daily Yoga: 9:30 - 10:45 AM

Daily 12 Step Meetings: Noon to 1 PM

Daily Meditation: 4:00 to 4:30 PM

Full tour of local markets, restaurants, and attractions are included in price.

  • Janel Lynn Schullo, M.Ed., E-RYT 500

    International Association of Yoga Therapists (Vinyasa Yoga)

    Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)

    Nosara Yoga Institute Yoga Alliance International (Vinyasa Yoga)

    Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)

    Janel is co-director of Nexus Institute Yoga & Wellness in Nosara, Costa Rica. Her yoga inquiry has spanned 20 years as a cloistered Catholic nun to welcoming yoga explores from around the world in her home on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Janel holds an M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Education specializing in modern yoga scholarship. She's a 500-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher and 1000-hour Self-Awakening Yoga Affiliated Director. Janel has facilitated Yoga Teacher Training Certifications in the United States and Costa Rica since 2006.

  • Horace Usry

    (Vinyasa Yoga)

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)

    Horace Usry is co-founder and co-director of the Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness. Horace had a previous career in investment banking. However, his love for yoga and personal development trumped his desire to finance and operate additional businesses. He is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, Nosara yoga educator, and yoga guide. Horace's teaching is influenced by his Shamanic studies in Peru. With gentle humor and a deep understanding of humanity, Horace has assisted hundreds of students in achieving teacher certification at both the 200-hour and 500-hour levels.

The retreat will take place in Nosara, Costa Rica. Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness is a few steps from Playa Guiones. Nosara is located in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. It is a small and beautiful beach town surrounded by jungle and wildlife with a peaceful international community and many of the comforts of home. It is named by National Geographic as one of the top surf towns in the world.

They intentionally do not include meal services. Rather, they will assist you in attuning to your bodies own needs as a mindfulness practice. Orientation includes a full tour of local markets, farmers gardens, and organic grocery options. Explore local restaurants or build your own tropical meals in two well-equipped kitchens. Only you know what you most need on any given day.

  • ATV tours
  • Canopy zip line tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Horseback adventures
  • Go to local restaurants
  • Local permaculture tour
  • Massage
  • Paddle board tours
  • Relax in the beautiful beaches
  • Shopping
  • View the incredible sunsets
  • World class surfing
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily 12-step meetings
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Tours of local markets
  • Restaurants and attraction
  • Travel assistance
  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Ground transportation
  • Meals and drinks
  • Optional activities, excursions, and services
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Liberia International Airport (LIR). It is a two-hour drive to Playa Guoines and a four to five hour drive from the capital city of San Jose. The favorite airport shuttle is Gypsy Cab Nosara. They will be holding a sign with your name on it as you disembark and will deliver you directly to your doorstep. You may also fly from San Jose International Airport (SJC) to Nosara on Nature Air or Sansa. Nexus Institute will be glad to arrange airport transfers or help with your travel arrangements.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.

Nosara, Costa Rica

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  • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 93% of the time.
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6 days / 5 nights


Arrival: Sunday March 11, 2018
Departure: Friday March 16, 2018

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