7 Days 50-Hour 12-Step Recovery Yoga Teacher Training in Nosara, Costa Rica

  • Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness, K36-A, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica

7 Days 50-Hour 12-Step Recovery Yoga Teacher Training in Nosara, Costa Rica

  • Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness, K36-A, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica

Meditation and Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

Join this training in Costa Rica and become a certified teacher in yoga for recovery. In this training, you will learn how to relate your practice to the 12-step recovery system for your own personal development and the development of your clients. Improve and deepen your recovery alongside your yoga inquiry while earning a certificate in yoga for addiction recovery.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily mediation practices
  • Training on neuroscience of craving
  • In depth study and meetings on the 12 steps
  • Comprehensive training manual
  • Time to explore the location
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 50 Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During this training, you will stay either in a shared or a private room. 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 a lap pool. All rooms have air conditioned, a safe, and linen service. Nexus Institute is located to walking distance from the beach, tidal pools, shops, markets, and restaurants.

During this training, you will enjoy one daily yoga and meditation class along with in depth study of the 12-step recovery method sessions. You will also join to 12-step meetings and experience training in the neuroscience of craving.

You will be assisted with a comprehensive training manual and with your personal skill-building. Upon completion of this training, you will receive a certificate in yoga for addiction recovery and 50 hours of Yoga Alliance continuing education credits.

​Throughout the training, by group discussions, practice sessions, 12-step meetings, and group dynamics, you will increase your understanding of the 12-step recovery program, you will relate yoga, meditation and pranayama to the 12-step recovery system, deepen your yoga practice, enhance your communication skills, and will allow yourself and others to experience personal feeling without judgment.

You will also have the opportunity to gain familiarity with and understanding of trauma-informed addictive and compulsive behaviors, learn basic skills for a trauma-sensitive yoga practice, cultivate the ability to listen to your own inner voice, explore a variety of meditation techniques and understand how meditation aids in recovery, deepen the connection with your higher power, and understand how yoga benefits all, regardless of culture or belief.

Nexus Institute is committed in providing a safe, sacred, and nurturing environment that allows each participant to cultivate and improve their own yoga and teaching style. Nexus Institute provides an environment that sparks personal growth relative to the self, others, and a higher personal power. In this training, each participant is considered as a blessing to the program, contributing their own unique individual expressions and creativity.

Nexus graduates are uniquely qualified to share their own personal teaching styles upon graduation through yoga asana classes and their own developed spiritual wisdom. Nexus Institute for Yoga and Wellness is a registered yoga school and continuing education provider through the Yoga Alliance.

This training designed for any person seeking to deepen their recovery through yoga, meditation, and pranayama, for those who are seeking to learn skills to assist others in doing the same, for therapists, yoga teachers, and other professionals working with people in recovery, and also very suitable for those individuals seeking to improve and deepen their recovery alongside their yoga inquiry.

You do not need to be active in or familiar with the 12-step program but this training is not suited for persons who have a current chronic addiction and is not intended as a substitute for a rehabilitation program.

Upon arrival on Sunday, you will have some time for check in from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. followed by an orientation meeting from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Friday, you will assist to the graduation celebration at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, you will enjoy an optional morning yoga practice followed by departure.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 08:00 Morning yoga practice
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Free time
  • 10:00 - 12:30 Morning session
  • 12:30 - 14:30 Free time
  • 14:30 - 17:00 Afternoon session
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Free time
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Evening session
  • 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.

  • 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.

This teacher training will be held at Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness in Nosara, Costa Rica. Nosara is a village 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 was named by National Geographic as one of the top surf towns in the world.

Nearby places

  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) - 5 hours
  • Liberia International Airport (LIR) - 2 hours

During this training, you will receive a full tour with information about local dining and organic grocery options and you will have plenty of time to explore the nearby restaurants or build your own tropical meals at Nexus Institute in two well equipped kitchens.

  • Book a massage
  • Canopy zipline tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Local permaculture tour
  • Paddle board tours
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Visit the beautiful beaches
  • 1 comprehensive training manual
  • 1 daily yoga and meditation class
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 50-hour Nexus Institute certificate upon completion
  • 50-hour Yoga Alliance CEU's
  • Assistance with travel planning
  • In depth study and meetings on the 12 steps
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Liberia International Airport (LIR) or Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Form these airports, you may also take a domestic flight into Nosara Airport (NOB). Transfer from and to these airports can be arranged with Nexus Institute for an additional cost.

  • 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

Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness is a registered yoga school continuing education provider through Yoga Alliance. Nexus Institute is certified since 2003.

  • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 0% of the time.
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7 days / 6 nights


Arrival: Sunday November 26, 2017
Departure: Saturday December 2, 2017

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