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50 credit hours toward nexus 300-hour certification 



Next Training:

We are working on dates for 2023


A 50-hour Nexus Institute Continuing Education Program

No previous yoga experience necessary.

In this week-long 50-hour certification training you will learn how to relate yoga theory and practice to 12-Step Recovery for your own personal development and/or that of your students. This training results in a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Certificate in Yoga for Addiction Recovery. We are a U.S. Yoga Alliance School. The U.S. Yoga Alliance is recognized internationally.

Who is this training for?
Yoga for Recovery is for any person seeking to deepen their experience and understanding of recovery through yoga, meditation and pranayama, and/or for those who are seeking to learn skills to assist others in doing the same. It is ideal for therapists, yoga teachers, and other professionals working with people in recovery. Also very suitable for those individuals seeking to improve and deepen their recovery alongside their yoga inquiry. Participants do not need to be active in or familiar with the 12-Step program.

Yoga for Addiction Recovery Teacher Training is not for persons who are in active addiction. It is not intended to substitute for a rehabilitation program. Contact us if you are currently dealing with an addiction and need help, we might be able to assist you in finding the right kind of support.

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 breath work to 12-Step Recovery

  • Deepen your personal yoga practice

  • Enhance your communication skills

  • Explore craving and aversion cycles through Buddhism and Neuroscience

  • Allow yourself and others to experience personal feeling without judgment

  • Understand links between trauma and addictive/compulsive behaviors

  • Learn basic skills for guiding a trauma-informed yoga practice

  • Cultivate the ability to listen to the language of sensation and intuition

  • Experience meditation techniques and understand how meditation aids recovery

  • Strengthen your connection with higher power

One Week at Nexus Institute

With a balance of active and contemplative experiences, your Yoga for Recovery week includes a relaxed schedule with plenty of free time to explore our international local culture, cuisine, miles of sandy beaches, and one of the best surf breaks in the world. Throughout the week, we provide a safe, sacred and personally supportive environment to deepen your yoga inquiry and develop tools to understand and work with addiction.  We look forward to welcoming you to a week of reset and recovery at Nexus Institute for Yoga & Wellness in Nosara, Costa Rica.

A Typical Day

6:00  Coffee and Tea

7:30 - 9:00  Morning Yoga

9:00-10:00  Light Breakfast

10:00-1:00  Morning Session 

1:00  Lunch

7:00  Planned Dinners

What's Included

Choice of 6 nights on-site accommodations or commuter option

Option for weekly catered vegan lunch plan with gluten-free alternatives

Option for one-day early check-in 

Comprehensive Training Manual
Daily Yoga Classes
12-Step Meetings

Personal Skill-building
Yoga Lifestyle Training

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 Yoga 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. The property features an expansive canopy-level vaulted ceiling yoga studio, two kitchens, peaceful sitting areas, 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. Explore local restaurants or build your own tropical meals in two well-equipped kitchens. Horace is present on site throughout the retreat.

Accommodations Options

Sunday-Saturday 6 Nights

Tuition-only Commuter: $750

Tuition and Shared Dorm Room: $1,450

Tuition and Private Room: $1,950

This training is limited to 20 participants. It generally fills one month prior to the start date. Register early to ensure a place. We look forward to welcoming you to our yoga family!


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