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“A most beautiful place to do yoga!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nosara Yoga Institute

Nosara Yoga Institute
Ranked #3 of 8 Spas & Wellness in Nosara
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Owner description: For a vitalizing, life-opening experience of yoga teacher training that deepens your personal and professional yoga practice, few locations on the planet equal Nosara Yoga Institute(R) on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Directed by Amba and Don Stapleton, PhD, Nosara Yoga Institute offers 200-, 300- and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs approved by the Yoga Alliance. We are also a registered Children's Yoga School and a Charter Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. In addition, daily yoga classes are open to the public for a modest fee. All programs are held on our landmark campus, in open air pavilions amid breathtaking jungle scenery that provides a serene environment ideal for deepening your yoga practice. Beautiful accommodations just adjacent to the Institute are available at the Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort. We highly recommend our students to stay here. Both the town of Nosara and the gorgeous beaches of the Pacific Ocean are within walking distance, adding to the experience that is Nosara Yoga.
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“A most beautiful place to do yoga!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The Nosara Yoga Institute, whose main business is to offer training to yoga instructors, offers several drop in classes each day for visitors to Nosara. When visiting Nosara for a family member's wedding, I attended four different classes taught by three skilled instructors. Most classes can cater to all levels of students, although some are specifically tailored to beginners. The classes I attended would all be familiar to practitioners of hatha yoga.
The yoga instruction is great, but it is the magnificent surroundings that add the unique aspect to this activity. Yoga platforms in gleaming wood, roofed, but open to the air, are scattered over beautifully maintained grounds. Public classes are taught in the "Treetops" platform or the Belltower (which really does have a bell, and the bats to go with it).
90 minute public classes cost U$10. Mats, blocks and other aids are provided. The facilities are very clean. The serenity and beauty are a nice change from the beach and the dusty roads of Nosara.

Visited February 2013
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NosaraYoga, Owner at Nosara Yoga Institute, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Naom, thank you so much for taking the time to write. We're so glad that you enjoyed our facilities during your visit to Nosara, and welcome you back any time.
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