50Hr Yoga For Recovery Teacher Training

Although Nosara is steadily establishing a reputation as a paradise for adrenaline fanatics, its calm and pristine beaches still cater to those seeking more tranquil ways to spend their time. With disciplines ranging from Vinyasa, Acro, Kundalini, Nosara really is the perfect place to immerse oneself in a deep spiritual practice of yoga.

In this 50Hr Yoga For Recovery Teacher Training in Nosara, earn a certificate in yoga for addiction recovery under the guidance of the best yoga teachers in the country. This program will teach you how to relate the 12-Step Recovery for your own personal development and/or that of your clients. It is ideal for therapists, yoga teachers, and other professionals working with people in recovery. Individuals seeking to improve and deepen their recovery alongside their yoga inquiry will also benefit from this retreat. This training is not for people who have a current chronic addition. It is not intended to substitute for a rehabilitation program. 

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

You will also gain familiarity with and understanding of trauma-informed addictive/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. The cost of this retreat includes your accommodation and all of the classes needed for the certification.


Participants do not need to be active in or familiar with the 12-Step program before joining the retreat. The Yoga for Recovery is for any person seeking to deepen their recovery through yoga, meditation and pranayama, and/or for those who are seeking to learn skills to assist others in doing the same.

What is included

  • Course Material
  • Accommodation


This 50-hour YTT can be credited to the Nexus Institute 300-hour Yoga Teacher Certification or the Yoga Alliance Continuing Education.

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!




Further your progress by joining this 50Hr Yoga For Recovery Teacher Training. If you are looking to improve and deepen your recovery through yoga and meditation or if you want to help others do the same, this training is perfect for you. It will equip you with the right tools and knowledge to cope with the recovery journey by increasing your understanding of the 12-step recovery system. Find freedom and peace in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica and let the culture and nature inspire your journey. 


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.