Advance your teaching and deepen your personal yoga practice to become a skillful and compassionate yoga teacher. This Yoga Alliance 300-hour yoga teacher training is designed to strengthen your current yoga teaching style and launch you into the next chapter of your yoga inquiry and career.


The 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training builds upon your 200-hour certification from any Yoga Alliance affiliated school, enabling you to lead more advanced principles and techniques of yoga at the 500-hour level. You will graduate fully prepared and authorized to lead workshops, yoga teacher trainings, and continuing education programs in conjunction with the Yoga Alliance. 

The curriculum of that training will enhance and broaden your understanding of the fundamental concepts learned at the 200-hour level. Highly experienced teachers draw inspiration from modern yoga scholarship and from the lived experience of their participants. They believe that each group comes together to learn from one another and to take our place in evolving yoga for our time and circumstances. Each participant is a blessing to this program, contributing its 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 teacher training includes a comprehensive training manual, daily yoga classes, posture technique training, personal skill-building, yoga lifestyle training, choice of 27-night on-site accommodation or commuter option, optional for Vegan Lunch with Gluten-free alternatives, pre-arrival Grocery Service and 500-hour Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate. 

This 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.

What is included

  • Course Material
  • Accommodation
  • Yoga

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Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

This 300-hour curriculum uses a scaffolding approach to assist yoga teachers in advancing in the role of professional yoga educator. During Week One you will focus on advanced asana; study of the Yoga Sutras; personal self-inquiry; and subtle body technique and practice including breath work, mindfulness, and meditation. In Week Two special emphasis is placed on working with energy through mindful yoga, deepening your yoga inquiry. Nexus teachers give you a behind the scenes look at Nexus program creation and help you turn your talents and interests into a workshop or retreat of your own. In Week Three they will work with you as you define and hone your next steps as a yoga educator including tools for branding, running retreats, workshops, and trainings. During Week Four the training culminates in a 90 minute practice teach of a workshop for the other participants. The experience ends with an evening graduation celebration.

Certification

Upon graduation, you are fully authorized to teach yoga at the advanced level and to offer yoga workshops and training programs in the US, and in the rest of the world. We are a U.S. Yoga Alliance School. The U.S. Yoga Alliance is recognized internationally.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Morning Yoga Practice
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Morning Session
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Free Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Session
6:30 PM - 8:00 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.

Accommodations

Food

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!

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

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.

Kelly F

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.

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