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A Relaxed Schedule with Yoga & Mindfulness

Refresh your yoga practice and your self in beautiful Nosara, Costa, Rica. Janel and Horace are your guides. They offer an authentic group experience with plenty of time to explore the many activities in our wonderful community. This retreat is designed to send you home relaxed, renewed, and equipped with new tools for continued wellness.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Mindfulness workshops
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Full tour of local dining and restaurants
  • Daily sunset meditation sessions
  • Daily breathing exercises
  • 5 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 24
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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.

Orientation includes a full tour of local dining and organic grocery options. Explore nearby restaurants or build your own tropical meals in two well-equipped kitchens. Horace and Janel are present on site throughout your training.

Nexus Institute Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica Program

Every morning you will have the option to rest or rise early to explore miles of sandy beaches, practice surfing, or soak in the warm tide pools. At 9:00 am there is a 90 minute Gentle Yoga practice using Self-Awakening Yoga movement inquiries to unravel tension and build relaxed awareness. There is free time from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to eat, explore or rest and relax.

Every day at 3:30 pm there is a 90 minute group session with Self-Awakening Yoga and mindfulness practices to take home. In the evening you will have the option to join Horace and Janel for sunset meditation on the beach and dine at tropical local restaurants.

Included excursions

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.

Retreat location

The retreat is held at Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness a few steps from Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica. 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.

Unique features


  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Zip lining


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga studio


  • Local market


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.

Things to do (optional)

  • World Class Surfing
  • Canopy Zipline Tours
  • Horseback Adventures
  • Local Permaculture Tour
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Paddle Board Tours
  • Shopping
  • Local Restaurants
  • Massage
  • ATV Tours
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Incredible Sunsets
  • And more

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodations
  • all-levels yoga classes
  • mindfulness workshops
  • sunset meditations
  • tours of local markets, restaurants, and attractions
  • assistance with travel planning

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Ground transportation
  • Meals
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Getting Here

They are located on Playa Guoines in the town of Nosara on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. They are a two hour drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and a four to five hour drive from the capital city of San Jose (SJO).

Our 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 our doorstep. You may also fly from San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR) to Nosara on Nature Air or Sansa. We are glad to arrange airport transfers or help with your travel arrangements.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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