21 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nosara, Costa Rica

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica

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Deepen your personal yoga practice and become a skillful and compassionate yoga teacher equipped to lead others on their own personal journey of yoga and transformation. We create a safe, sacred, and nurturing environment that enables everyone to grow and flourish as a yogi, a yoga teacher, and as a human being.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yogic lifestyle training
  • Assistance with travel planning
  • Choice of 20 nights on-site accommodations or commuter option
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certificate
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Explore pristine beaches
  • Gourmet vegan lunch

Styles


21 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 24
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Tour assistance

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 40-person vaulted ceiling yoga studio with teak floors and glorious jungle views. Each floor has a gourmet kitchen. The ground floor yoga library and sitting area opens onto a covered porch and lap pool.

Accommodations range from private to shared rooms. You will be within easy walking distance to the beach, tidal pools, shops, markets, and restaurants. Take advantage of the pre-arrival grocery shopping service and find your personal shelf spaces stocked when you arrive. Horace and Janel are present on site throughout your training.

Nexus Institute is a Registered Yoga School with the U.S. Yoga Alliance.

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 & Wellness is a Registered Yoga School and Continuing Education Provider through the Yoga Alliance.

Our three-week training results in certification to teach yoga in North America and around the world. The Nexus 200-hour curriculum includes 180 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours in the following categories:

Training Curriculum

Techniques, Training and Practice

  • Topics in this category include, but are not limited to: pratapana (conditioning), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), meditation and sequencing. These hours are a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves.

Teaching Methodology

  • Topics in this category include: Communication skills such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries; How to address the specific needs of individuals and special populations; Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting; Teaching styles; Qualities of a teacher; The student learning process; Business aspects of teaching yoga.

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Topics in this category include: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, koshas, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

Yoga Philosophy/LifeStyle Ethics

  • Topics in this category include, but are not limited to: The study of yoga philosophies, traditional texts, and modern yoga scholarship; Yoga lifestyle, such as diet and interpersonal relationship skills; Ethics for yoga teachers, such as those involving teacher – student relationships and community.

Practicum

  • Topics in this category include: Practice teaching as the lead instructor; Receiving and giving feedback; Observing others teaching; Assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Objectives of the program

  • Design and lead beginner to intermediate level of Vinyasa flow yoga classes
  • Facilitate safe body alignment through verbal cues and hands-on assists
  • Guide both active and Restorative yoga classes
  • Lead classes in meditation and pranayama

Sample daily schedule

  • 13:00 - 16:00 - Sunday arrival and check-in with orientation 18:00 – 20:30
  • 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
  • 19:30 -20:30 - Friday Graduation Celebration
  • 18:30 -20:00 - Saturday optional morning yoga practice and travel day

Instructors

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.

Location

The teacher training is 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 yet sophisticated beach town surrounded by jungle and wildlife with a peaceful international community and many of the comforts of home. Nosara has been named by National Geographic, Forbes, Conde Nast, and CNN as one of the top yoga and surf destinations in the world.

Food

Orientation will include a full tour of local dining and organic grocery options. Explore local restaurants or build your own tropical meals in two well-equipped kitchens. A daily catered gourmet vegan meal plan is also available.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes
  • 200-hour accredited study and Yoga Alliance certification
  • Choice of 20 nights on-site accommodations or commuter option
  • Gourmet vegan lunch
  • Personal skill building
  • Post-graduation professional mentoring
  • Posture technique training Yogic lifestyle training
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Explore pristine beaches

What's not included

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

How to get there

Getting Here

We are located on Playa Guoines in the town of Nosara on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. We’re 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.

Helpful Information

  • A valid passport is mandatory to enter Costa Rica. It must not expire within 6 months of your visit.
  • No vaccines are required for visits to Costa Rica.
  • US-style plugs work fine; a converter is needed for European plugs.
  • A bank (with an ATM), pharmacy, restaurants, organic grocery, and shops are within easy walking distance.
  • U.S. dollars and major credit cards are accepted by most places in the area.
  • Free WiFi is accessible throughout the property and at most restaurants.

Weather

Our year-round temperatures range from the high 80s to low 90s Fahrenheit. December to April is reliably clear, bright, and sunny with offshore winds between 5-20 mph. From May through September we typically enjoy clear mornings with intermittent afternoon or evening showers. It is a time of gloriously blooming trees, flowers, and fruit. Rains generally increase between October and the first part of November, an umbrella or light rain gear is recommended.

Packing

All beach and travel wear is casual. Dress for the tropics. Should you miss anything, our local shops stock sustainable necessities like sunscreen, bug spray, and other personal care products.

What to Bring

  • Passport
  • Yoga mat
  • Bathing suits
  • Beach towel
  • Backpack or tote bag
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Sandals
  • Walking/running shoes
  • Yoga wear
  • Cool, light clothing
  • Light rain jacket or umbrella
  • Sunscreen + bug spray
  • Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Journal + Pens
  • Prescription medications
  • Camera

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Nexus Institute, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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 10 days before arrival.
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