2023 Meditation Training:
February 5 - February 11, 2023
Deepen your meditation practice and take time for yourself in this week-long training for teachers and practitioners. Cultivate the skill, knowledge, and confidence to integrate meditation practices into your own life and to help others do the same.
Upon graduation you are fully authorized to teach meditation 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.
In this experiential training, you will explore key contemplative practices from early yoga and mindfulness traditions. Meditation techniques include relaxation, awareness of the body and the breath, mantra, slow motion prana, yoga nidra, developing witness consciousness, and cultivating compassion. We also explore contemplative practices such as nature immersions. You will learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness approaches in modern-day contexts, from leading private and group meditation classes, to being with yourself and your own life experience with equanimity and ease.
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.
Your Week at Nexus Institute
Our curriculum uses a scaffolding approach to support your easeful transition into a lifelong meditator and meditation facilitator. During our first days together you will learn the pillars of the Nexus Meditation Program. You will learn foundational tools for self-regulation including breathing, walking, and movement. You will actually teach your first day here beginning with a single technique and progressing to a mini practice teach. We gradually layer in research based techniques for self-regulation, framing meditation in the context of the yoga sutras. You will learn grounding and centering techniques for your own life and how to guide centering experiences for others. We end our week by bringing everything together, preparing you to take your personal expression of meditation out into the world. Friday is the final practice teach where you facilitate a meditation experience. We end with an evening graduation celebration together. You will graduate accredited to teach meditation for centering and self-regulation. We are a U.S. Yoga Alliance School. The U.S. Yoga Alliance is recognized internationally.
Nexus Institute is a Registered Yoga School with the U.S. Yoga Alliance
Our one-week meditation training results in certification to teach meditation in North America and around the world. The Nexus 50-hour Meditation Teacher Training curriculum includes:
A foundation in basic meditation techniques.
Skills to lead beginner and intermediate meditation and mindfulness experiences.
A comprehensive study of meditation in the context of the yoga sutras.
A contextual and practical understanding of the yogic meditative states of dharana and dhyana.
A grounded approach adapting traditional wisdom tools for modern practitioners.
Conscious Communication and reflective listening as a practice and a skill.
Trauma-informed principles for adapting meditation and making it more accessible.
Understanding of the evidence-based research supporting various meditation techniques.
Skills in holding space for meditation, guiding individuals and groups in practice, answering questions and designing classes.
A deeper connection to self, others, and nature.
Time to reflect, explore, and discover the meditation practices that resonate with you.
A community of inspired practitioners and lifetime friends.
7:30 - 9:00 am Morning Yoga Practice
9:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast
10:00 am - 12:30 Morning Session
12:30 Gluten-Free Organic Vegan Lunch
2:00 - 4:00 Afternoon Session
7:00 - 8:30 Evening Session
Choice of 6 nights on-site accommodations or commuter option
Opening night welcome dinner
Graduation celebration dinner
Fresh tropical fruit breakfasts
Optional gourmet organic vegan lunches
Option for one-day early check-in
An immersive experience of a meditative lifestyle
Daily discussions on the science, philosophy and art of Meditation
Daily practicum in teaching meditation and mindfulness
Comprehensive training manual
Daily yoga classes
400 steps to miles of sandy beaches, tide pools, and surf breaks
300 steps to restaurants, organic markets, juice bars, and shops
50-hour Yoga Alliance meditation teaching certificate
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. Enjoy fresh fruit breakfasts; take part in our catered vegan lunch with gluten free alternatives; explore local restaurants; or build your own tropical meals in two well-equipped kitchens. Experience an authentic slice of life in the vibrant international beach community that is Nosara, Costa Rica.
Sunday-Saturday 6 Nights
Tuition-only Commuter: $950
Tuition + Dorm Room: $1,550
Tuition + Double Room: $1,750
Tuition + Private Room: $1,950
Tuition + Private Bungalow: $2,450
Optional Gourmet Vegan Lunch Plan $160
This training is limited to 24 participants. It generally fills two months prior to the start date. Register early to ensure a place. A $500 deposit will hold your spot. We look forward to welcoming you!