200Hr Nexus Institute Yoga Teacher Training

With a reputation as Central America’s leading yoga hot spot, Nosara’s soul soothing sights, sounds and ambiance is unparalleled. It is the perfect place in which to escape, relax, and find peace. Join this 200Hr Nexus Institute Yoga Teacher Training and experience the beauty of Nosara through yoga and meditation.

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 through this teacher training program. Nexus Institute creates a safe, sacred, and nurturing environment that enables everyone to grow and flourish as a yogi, a yoga teacher, and as a human being.

The curriculum draws inspiration from modern yoga scholarship and from the lived experience of the team’s training participants. Nexus Institute believes that each group comes together to learn from one another and to take one’s place in evolving yoga for one’s time and circumstances. Each participant is a blessing to the program, contributing their own individual expression 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.

The cost of this retreat includes assistance with travel planning, a comprehensive training manual, daily yoga classes, posture technique training, personal skill-building, yoga lifestyle training, choice of 20-night on-site accommodation or commuter option, and 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate.

What is included

  • Course Material
  • Accommodation



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.

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, and assisting; Teaching styles; Qualities of a teacher; The student learning process; Business aspects of teaching yoga.

Topics in this category include: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.); Energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, koshas, etc.), includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice.

Topics in this category include: The study of yoga philosophies, traditional texts, the origins of yoga, the influence of colonial and post-colonial thought, 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.

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.


The Nexus 200-hour curriculum includes 180 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours. Upon completion of this three-week training, you will be given the Yoga Alliance certificate that allows you to teach globally.


6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Morning Yoga Practice
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Free Time
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Morning Session
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Free Time
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Session
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Free Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Evening Session
TIME OFF Nosara is a place for relaxation and rejuvenation but this pristine beach has more to offer. During your free time, you can try world-class surfing, canopy zipline tours, horseback adventures, local permaculture tour, deep sea fishing, paddle board tours, shopping, enjoying local restaurants, massage, and ATV tours.

Meet The Facilitators

Venue   Nexus Institute for Yoga and Wellness

Nexus Institute for Yoga and Wellness is a registered yoga school and a continuing education provider through the Yoga Alliance. It is the result of the shared vision of Janel Schullo and Horace Usry. Janel and Horace met in the Pacific Coast jungle of Costa Rica in 2013. Both came to teach in a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. They soon became close friends and then partners. They shared their visions for their own yoga school during walks on the Pacific Coast at sunset and during long soaks in the beautiful tropical tide pools. They arrived in Costa Rica from two tautly different backgrounds. Janel had spent over twenty years in a cloistered Catholic monastery as a Nun in Connecticut. Horace had spent over twenty years in Investment Banking in several cities in the US and London. Both became ardent practitioners of yoga and students of yoga philosophy. Their walks and talks became the genesis of the Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness. 

Nexus Institute offers 200-hour and 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certifications and yoga continuing education for yoga teachers and practitioners in Nosara, Costa Rica, and around the world. They are committed to providing a safe, sacred and nurturing environment that allows each participant to cultivate and improve their own yoga and teaching style. Nexus Yoga provides an environment that sparks personal growth relative to the Self, others and a personal Higher Power. Each participant is a blessing to the program, contributing their own unique individual expression 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 located on Playa Guoines in the town of Nosara on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The property features an expansive canopy-level vaulted ceiling yoga studio, two kitchens and a private pool. 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). You may also fly from San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR) to Nosara on Nature Air or Sansa. The team would be glad to arrange airport transfers or help with your travel arrangements.



During your orientation for this retreat, you will be toured around the local restaurants and organic grocery options available in the area. During your free time, you can explore nearby dining options or you can take advantage of Nexus Institute’s daily organic vegan meal-plan. Discover the goodness of fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables as you can cook stunning tropical meals straight from the market to the well-equipped kitchens of Nexus Institute to the dining table. You can’t get any fresher than that!




This comprehensive teacher training and its curriculum continues to evolve as students continuously contribute their own unique perspective to the program. This approach of Nexus Institute enriches its YTT ensuring that everyone joining the training will become an empowered, passionate, and knowledgeable yoga teacher in the future. Under the guidance of Horace and Janel, you will cultivate a deeper yoga practice that will help you in imparting your yogic knowledge to your future students. With this inspiring program, together with an awe-inspiring location, you will build a strong foundation for your career as a yoga teacher.


Yovada Explorer

  Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

The peaceful seaside town of Nosara is a world-class destination for surfing and eco-tourism. It is a perfect base to explore the magical coastline and hinterland of Costa Rica. Experience the joy of watching sea turtles lay their eggs, get face-to-face with exotic wildlife, try floating a kayak down a lazy river, or taking your first surf or paddle board lesson. 

The town is lined with healthy cafes and yoga studios and the community is an eclectic mix of locals and expats who have decided to call Nosara home. It is one of the few coastal towns that lacks nearly any development on the beach, meaning it is the perfect tranquil location to watch one breathtaking sunset.

The Nosara region is located on the North Pacific Coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, about 100 miles west of the capital, San Jose, and consists of five beachfront towns: Playa Nosara, Playa Garza, Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Ostional. The Ostional Wildlife Refuge borders Nosara and is the largest Olive Ridley turtle nesting site in the world. The Nosara and Montana Rivers are two of the longest in Costa Rica and are also teeming with wildlife. 

Just 100 miles west, Nosara is reachable from the San Jose International Airport and 2 hours South from Liberia International airport. You can also reach Nosara easily via shuttle, car, and buses. Once in the Nosara area there are roads and buses connecting the different beach towns.