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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.
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.
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 walk the sandy beach. At 9:00 am there is a 90 minute gentle yoga practice with focus on using yoga, mediation and breathing exercises 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. Everyday at 3:30 pm there is a 90 minute group session with 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 exploring our wonderful local restaurants together.
There are no mandatory activities but everyone is supported to participate. Please feel free to contact us for any further explanation of your time here in paradise. We are here to make this a memorable, enriching and life changing experience.
Full tour of local markets, restaurants, and attractions are included in price.
Janel Lynn Schullo
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 Schullo is the co-founder and co-director of the Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness. Janel has worked as a 200-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher trainer since 2006. With over 5,000-hour teaching experience, she makes yoga accessible to all ages and ability levels. Janel holds an M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies specializing in Yoga Studies. She is a 500-hour Kripalu yoga teacher, a 1000-hour Nosara Yoga Affiliate Program director, and a yoga guide. Janel has been a member of the Yoga Alliance since 2004.
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 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.
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.
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.
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