6 Days Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica

  • Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness, 36 K2 Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

A Relaxed Schedule with Yoga & Mindfulness

Refresh your yoga practice and your self in beautiful Nosara, Costa, Rica. Janel and Horace are your guides. They offer an authentic group experience with plenty of time to explore the many activities in our wonderful community. This retreat is designed to send you home relaxed, renewed, and equipped with new tools for continued wellness.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Mindfulness workshops
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Full tour of local dining and restaurants
  • Daily sunset meditation sessions
  • Daily breathing exercises
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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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 vaulted ceiling yoga studio, two kitchens, and lap pool.

Accommodations range from private to shared rooms with air conditioning, safes, and linen service. You will be within easy walking distance to the beach, tidal pools, shops, markets, and restaurants.

Orientation includes a full tour of local dining and organic grocery options. Explore nearby restaurants or build your own tropical meals in two well-equipped kitchens. Horace and Janel are present on site throughout your training.

Every morning you will have the option to rise early to explore the many activities available here in Nosara. Typically They go for a short walk to the beach to either surf, enjoy the tide pools or walk the sandy beach. At 9:00 am there is a 90 minute gentle yoga practice with focus on using yoga, mediation and breathing exercises to unravel tension and build relaxed awareness.

There is free time from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to eat, explore or rest and relax. Everyday at 3:30 pm there is a 90 minute group session with yoga and mindfulness practices to take home. In the evening you will have the option to join Horace and Janel for sunset meditation on the beach and exploring our wonderful local restaurants together.

There are no mandatory activities but everyone is supported to participate. Please feel free to contact us for any further explanation of your time here in paradise. We are here to make this a memorable, enriching and life changing experience.

Full tour of local markets, restaurants, and attractions are included in price.

  • Janel Lynn Schullo

    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 Schullo is the co-founder and co-director of the Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness. Janel has worked as a 200-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher trainer since 2006. With over 5,000-hour teaching experience, she makes yoga accessible to all ages and ability levels. Janel holds an M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Education specializing in Yoga Studies. She is a 500-hour Kripalu yoga teacher, a 1000-hour Nosara Yoga Affiliated Program Director, and a yoga guide. Janel has been a member of the Yoga Alliance since 2004.

  • 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.

The retreat is held at Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness a few steps from Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica. Nosara is located in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. It is a small and beautiful beach town surrounded by jungle and wildlife with a peaceful international community and many of the comforts of home. It is named by National Geographic as one of the top surf towns in the world.

They intentionally do not include meal services. Rather, they will assist you in attuning to your bodies own needs as a mindfulness practice. Orientation includes a full tour of local markets, farmers gardens, and organic grocery options.

Explore local restaurants or build your own tropical meals in two well-equipped kitchens. Only you know what you most need on any given day.

  • World Class Surfing
  • Canopy Zipline Tours
  • Horseback Adventures
  • Local Permaculture Tour
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Paddle Board Tours
  • Shopping
  • Local Restaurants
  • Massage
  • ATV Tours
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Incredible Sunsets
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  • 5 nights accommodations
  • all-levels yoga classes
  • mindfulness workshops
  • sunset meditations
  • tours of local markets, restaurants, and attractions
  • assistance with travel planning
  • Airfares
  • Ground transportation
  • Meals
  • Optional activities
  • Travel insurance

Getting Here

They are located on Playa Guoines in the town of Nosara on the Pacific Coast of 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).

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.

  • 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.

Verified BookMeditationRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Nina Qayyum from Nicaragua

    An incredible experience

    PROS Pros: The whole experience was fantastic. Horace and Janel have created a wonderful place of sharing and compassion that allowed growth and transformation in the most warm and harmonious environment. I felt very lucky to have such caring, fun and professional teachers who shared their wealth of knowledge and home with all of us for 3 weeks. The days were long, but I felt the schedule was so well structured, that I always had energy and was excited for each and every class. The delicious and healthy food also kept us on track! Aside from the actual program, which I cant speak highly enough of, the Nexus Institute is also in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It's hidden away in lush jungle, but only moments away from the glorious expanse of Guiones beach, with it's tidepools, perfect waves and magical sunsets. I look forward to returning for further trainings in the future.

    2017-Aug-15 18:08:09


  • Review by Julia Mesa from Arizona

    "I was surprised at how much I could connect this training to my everyday life. My training with Horace and Janel gave me tools not just for 'yoga' but for the daily experience of making meaning of life. "

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  • Review by Ethan Knoxville from Tennessee

    "The unexpected benefits of this training are too many to name. I got in touch with Faith and freedom in a new way. Training with Horace and Janel was an honor and a privilege."

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  • Review by Catherine Jane from Costa Rica

    "My heartfelt thanks for this training, for the freedom to express myself amidst like-minded and compassionate folks. Thank you for your integrity and dedication to the path of yoga."

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  • Review by Violetta Grosshandler from Costa Rica

    "I didn't know how much I needed this training until I did it. Thank you for everything and for Horace's great dance moves!"

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  • Review by Liz Piscioneri from Pennsylvania

    "Training with Horace and Janel has helped me to cultivate a source of love within myself in order to share it with others. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for this beautiful experience. Horace and Janel are wonderful teachers and inspiring people."

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  • Review by Ruth Kobernik from Los Angeles

    "Thank you for giving me the space to share my yoga journey with others. I loved it and it has given me confidence in my own yoga story."

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Nosara, Costa Rica

Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness is a registered yoga school continuing education provider through Yoga Alliance. Nexus Institute is certified since 2003.

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6 days / 5 nights


Arrival: Sunday March 4, 2018
Departure: Friday March 9, 2018

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