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7 Days 50-Hour Yoga for Addiction Recovery Certification in Nosara, Costa Rica

Yoga for Recovery® Teacher Training in Nosara, Costa Rica

This week-long certification training for yoga teachers and practitioners results in a Yoga Alliance Accredited Certificate in Yoga for Addiction Recovery. Learn yoga, breath work, meditation, and dialogue techniques in relation to the 12-Step recovery model, mindfulness, and the neuroscience of craving and aversion.

Retreat highlights

  • • Yoga Lifestyle Training
  • • Daily all-levels yoga classes
  • • Beginner Meditation Technique Training
  • • Option for two-day extended check-in and check-out
  • • Choice of 6 nights on-site accommodations or commuter option
  • • Walking distance to beaches, restaurants, organic markets, and shops
  • • 50-hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate
  • • Personal Skill-building

Yoga styles

7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 24
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Casa Nexus features an expansive canopy-level vaulted ceiling yoga studio, two kitchens, yoga library, and salt-water pool. You will be within easy walking distance to beaches, tidal pools, shops, markets, and restaurants.

Nexus Institute Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training Program

Yoga for Recovery is for any person seeking to deepen their experience and understanding of recovery through yoga, meditation and pranayama, and/or for those who are seeking to learn skills to assist others in doing the same. It is ideal for therapists, yoga teachers, and other professionals working with people in recovery. Also very suitable for those individuals seeking to improve and deepen their recovery alongside their yoga inquiry. Participants do not need to be active in or familiar with the 12-Step program.

• Increase your understanding of 12-Step Recovery

• Relate yoga, meditation and breath work to 12-Step Recovery

• Deepen your personal yoga practice

• Enhance your communication skills

• Explore craving and aversion cycles through Buddhism and Neuroscience

• Allow yourself and others to experience personal feeling without judgment

• Understand inks between trauma and addictive/compulsive behaviors

• Learn basic skills for guiding a trauma-informed yoga practice

• Cultivate the ability to listen to the language of sensation and intuition

• Experience meditation techniques and understand how meditation aids recovery

• Strengthen your connection with higher power


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

Nexus Institute's private residence is located a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Nosara, 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). Nexus 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.

Unique features


  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio


  • Free Wi-Fi


Orientation will include a full tour of local dining and organic grocery options. Sign up for the daily vegan meal plans with gluten free options; explore local restaurants; or build your own tropical meals in two well-equipped kitchens. Horace and Janel are present on site throughout the training.

Things to do (optional)

  • Book a massage
  • Canopy zipline tours
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Local permaculture tour
  • Paddle board tours
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Visit the beautiful beaches

What's included

  • 50-hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate
  • A Comprehensive Training Manual
  • Beginner Meditation Technique Training
  • Choice of 6 nights on-site accommodations or commuter option
  • Daily all-levels yoga classes
  • Friendships that will last a lifetime
  • Option for two-day extended check-in and check-out
  • Personal Skill-building
  • Walking distance to beaches, restaurants, organic markets, and shops
  • Yoga Lifestyle Training

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Nexus Institute for Yoga and Wellness is located at K-36A Playa Guoines, Nosara, Guanacaste 50206. The Institute is a two hour drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and a five hour drive from the capital city of San Jose (SJO). We recommend flying into Liberia (LIR) and booking the two hour airport transfer with Gypsy Cab Nosara the same day you book your flight. They will be holding a sign with your name as your emerge from baggage claim, and will deliver you directly to our doorstep. Please contact Nexus Institute for early arrivals and late departures.

Discounted rates apply two days prior and two days following each training.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
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