YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
DIRECTED BY HORACE USRY M.B.A., E-RYT 500
& JANEL SCHULLO M.ED., E-RYT 500
Summer 2020 Advanced Yoga Educator Certification Training:
July 12 - August 8, 2020
Stay with us in Costa Rica or join remotely through our Covid-19 on-line learning option.
Spring 2021 Advanced Yoga Educator Certification Training:
March 14 - April 10, 2021
Five spaces left at Nexus
Advance your teaching and deepen your personal yoga practice. Our Yoga Alliance 300-hour yoga teacher training (commonly referred to as 500-hour 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 that we follow will enhance and broaden your understanding of the fundamental concepts learned at the 200-hour level. We draw inspiration from modern yoga scholarship and from the lived experience of our training participants. We 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 our 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.
Because of the unique perspective of each participant, our curriculum continues to evolve in service to our current global community. Our school, and the world, is enriched by the dedicated yoga explorers who we have the honor of hosting here at Nexus Institute.
Nexus Institute is a Registered Yoga School with the U.S. Yoga Alliance.
Nexus Institute's 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training results in an advanced 500-hour yoga teacher certification in North America and around the world.
Our 300-hour curriculum uses a scaffolding approach to assist yoga teachers in advancing in the role of professional yoga educator. During Week One we 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. We 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 we 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. 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.
Upon graduation, you are fully authorized to teach yoga at the advanced level and to offer yoga workshops and training programs in the U.S., and in the rest of the world. We are a U.S. Yoga Alliance School. The U.S. Yoga Alliance is recognized internationally.
The 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is a 27-day immersive program consisting of 280 contact hours and 20 non-contact hours in a family-style dedicated training environment.
A Typical Weekday Schedule
First Sunday: 6:00pm Opening Session
6:15–8:00 • Morning Yoga Practice
10:00–12:30 • Morning Session
12:30–3:00 • Lunch and Free Time
3:00–5:00 • Some Afternoon Sessions
6:30–8:00 • Some Post-Sunset Evening Sessions
Sunday's are free
Last Friday: 7:30–8:30 Graduation
Last Saturday: 11:00 Departures
• Choice of 27 nights on-site accommodations or commuter option
• Optional for Vegan Lunch with Gluten-free alternatives
• Option for one-day early check-in
• Pre-arrival Grocery Service
• Comprehensive Training Manual
• Daily yoga classes
• Posture Technique Training
• Personal Skill-building
• Yoga Lifestyle Training
• 500-hour Yoga Alliance Advanced Yoga Teacher Accreditation
• 400 steps to miles of sandy beaches, tide pools, and surf breaks
• 300 steps to restaurants, organic markets, juice bars, and shops
• Friendships that will last a lifetime
Nexus Institute's private residence is located a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Nosara, Costa Rica. Casa Nexus features an expansive canopy-level vaulted ceiling yoga studio, two kitchens, yoga library, and salt-water pool. You will be within easy walking distance to beaches, tidal pools, shops, markets, and restaurants. Orientation will include a full tour of local dining and organic grocery options. Take part in our catered vegan lunch with gluten free options; explore local restaurants; or build your own tropical meals in two well-equipped kitchens. Horace and Janel are present on site throughout the training.
Accommodations Options Sunday–Saturday: 27 nights
Covid-19 Distance Learning Option: $1,850 July 2020
Tuition-only Commuter: $1,850 July 2020 / $2,350 March 2021
Tuition and Shared Bunk Room: $2,950 July 2020/ $3,650 March 2021
Tuition and Private Room: $3,650 July 2020 / $4,450 March 2021
This training is limited to 24 participants. It generally fills four months prior to the start date.
A $500 deposit will hold your spot.