100-hour Nexus Institute 300-hour Advanced Certification module
100-hour Self Awakening Yoga 300-hour Advanced Certification module

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2021 Dates TBD

Self-Awakening Yoga® has been called a miraculous returning home to the wisdom of the body. In this 100-hour teacher training certification you will learn to teach the fundamentals of Self-Awakening Yoga, from accessible movement, to mindful awareness. You will gain non-authoritarian teaching skills to help others unravel muscular tension, experience new ranges of motion, and recover natural movement.

What will I learn?

Whether new to yoga, a seasoned practitioner, teacher, or healing professional, this training will free you to access your inner source of intuitive guidance, bringing new depth of insight to your personal practice and your work with others.

The Self-Awakening Yoga® methodology is experiential and provides a lifetime of tools for self-awareness and practice. The course includes daily workshops, demonstrations, small group exercises and practice sessions with partners, benefits and contraindications, learning psychology and skills for designing progressive sequences of natural movement.


In the process of Self-Awakening Yoga®, the depth of your own body-based wisdom is allowed new space for expression. Discover your innate ability to slow down, travel to the place where the urge to move originates, and hone your capacity for intuitive knowing through the language of sensation.


Self-Awakening Yoga Therapeutic Essentials® teacher training will help you become your own best teacher and facilitate others to do the same.

Our Daily Schedule

First Sunday • 4:30 Welcome Dinner & Opening Session

6:30 – 8:00 • Morning Yoga Practice

8:00 – 10:00 • Free Time

10:00 – 12:30 • Morning Session

12:30 – 3:00 • Lunch & Free Time

3:00 – 5:00 • Afternoon Session

5:00 – 7:00 • Free Time

7:00 – 8:30 • Some Evening Session

Last Friday •  7:30 – 8:30  Graduation Celebration

Last Saturday •  11:00 am Departures

What's Included

• Comprehensive Training Manual
• Daily Self-Awakening yoga classes
• Self-Awakening Yoga Philosophy and Methodology
• Personal and Interpersonal Skill-building
• Yoga lifestyle Immersion

• Choice of 14 nights on-site accommodations or commuter option

Catered Vegan Lunch with Gluten-free alternatives

• Pre-arrival Grocery Service

• Option for two-day extended check-in and check-out

• 400 steps to miles of sandy beaches, tide pools, and surf breaks
• 300 steps to restaurants, organic markets, juice bars, and shops
• 100-hour Yoga Alliance accredited Self-Awakening Yoga® Certificate
• Friendships that will last a lifetime

About the director:

The philosophy and techniques of Self-Awakening Yoga profoundly changed Janel's life, inspiring her post-graduate research and continued inquiry. She has facilitated Self-Awakening Yoga Training Programs alongside it's founder, Don Stapleton, Ph.D. since 2007.

Suggested Reading:

Self-Awakening Yoga: The Expansion of Consciousness through the Body's Own Wisdom, by Don Stapleton Ph.D., Healing Arts Press, 2004.


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, and a salt-water pool. Accommodations range from private to shared rooms. You will be within easy walking distance to the beach, tidal pools, shops, markets, and restaurants.

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

Accommodations Options

Tuition-only Commuter: $1,850

Tuition and Shared Bunk Room: $2,450
Tuition and Private Room: $2,950

This training is limited to 16 participants. Register early to ensure a place.

A $500 deposit will hold your spot.

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K-36 Playa Guiones, Nosara, Guanacaste 50206 Costa Rica +506 6302 0253


If you are searching for one of the best yoga teacher training in Costa Rica; a Nosara Yoga Alliance Training; a Yoga Alliance Costa Rica yoga training center; on-line yoga teacher training; or a top rated yoga training in Costa Rica, please consider Nexus Institute Yoga & Wellness, listed among the five best yoga trainings in Costa Rica. Nexus Yoga School is a Costa Rica Yoga Center located a few steps from the Pacific Coast beach  in Nosara, Costa Rica.