» What is included in the tuition cost?
The tuition includes all class instruction and a comprehensive manual. Hotel, meals and transportation are additional costs.
» Do I need a passport?
Yes, you will need a passport. This will allow you to stay for up to 3 months. If you plan to stay longer than 3 months, you can apply for a special Student Visa. However, if you are staying for less than 3 months all you need to enter the country is your passport. Make sure your Passport expiration date is longer than 6 months away. If it is due to expire within 6 months the USA requires you renew it now.
» How do I register and pay for a program?
Complete the Program Registration Form on our web site including your credit card information. For program deposits we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and personal checks only. 25% of Full Tuition will be deducted upon Registration.
You can expect a letter of confirmation within 48 hours. If you do not hear back from us within that time period, it is possible we did not receive your on-line registration. Please call or email to confirm that we have received it.
Complete the instruction for booking your accommodations listed below.
Final Payments are due within 21 days prior to the starting date of the program. We will automatically charge the credit card provided for the deposit. If you wish to pay in a different method please contact us no later than 30 days prior to the start of the program.
Two weeks prior to the training you will receive an email asking you to send us your travel itinerary and shuttle needs. Shuttle service is provided from the Liberia and San Jose Airport. See shuttle schedule and fee.
» Refund Policy
Program deposits are refundable up to one month prior to program, less a 15% service charge. Less than 30 days prior to a program, deposits may be transferred to another program occurring within one year.
Final Payments are processed and due 21 days before the programs start. Final Payments are non refundable, however, they may be transferred to another program within one year.
Contact us for answers to any questions you may have prior to registering at:
Toll-free from US: 1-866-439-4704
Direct Dial: 011-506-2682-0071
» Where do I send my personal checks?
Please make all checks payable to Nosara Yoga Institute
Mail drop address:
Nosara Yoga Institute
5425 Meadow Valley Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76123
» How do I make a reservation for my choice of accommodations?
There are several groups of cabinas conveniently located only a 5 minute walk from the Nosara Yoga Institute. These cabinas are new and well kept. Each cabina has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a kitchen and an outdoor terrace for relaxing. Wireless internet is included. Air conditioning is extra.
To reserve follow the steps below.
or phone her at 1-866-439-4704 for more options.
- Once availability has been confirmed a 50% deposit will be processed; you will receive a confirmation via e-mail.
- Check-in 3:00 pm on Saturday prior to opening session on Sunday.
- Check-out 10: 00 am on Saturday after final morning practice.
» Are there alternate accommodations?
>Our reservationist has a wide variety of additional options to aid you in matching your budget and preferences. Begin by checking with Jeannette
. She is here to serve you in making your preparations as easy as possible. She will also be organizing shuttle serviceat the Liberia and San Jose Airport, for group pick up if you let her know your needs.
» How do I get to Nosara?
Arrange your travel to Costa Rica:
We suggest you book your international entry the day before the training begins and your departure the last day of the training. Program graduation is the evening before the last day of the training. Your international destination can either be San Jose or Liberia, Costa Rica. The Liberia Airport is much closer to Nosara and we can arrange shuttle service from either airport.
Arrange your travel from the International Airports to Nosara
Getting to Nosara from the Liberia Airport:
- Shuttle Service: Liberia airport is a beautiful 3 hr. drive to Nosara. We have a shuttle service available for a fee of $30. Contact Jeannette if you would like to reserve a seat.
- Getting to Nosara from San Jose:
- Shuttle Service: Contact us if you would like to be on the NYI Shuttle. Cost is $50. Beautiful 6-hr drive through the Central Valley to the Pacific Coast. Pick up is at the Hampton Inn at the Airport.
- Public Bus: The Institute is a 6 hour bus ride from San Jose. The bus departs daily at 5:30 a.m. sharp from the Alfaro Bus Terminal in Central San Jose. The cost per person is at about ¢5,000.00 colones or $10.00.For current bus information please click to the following site www.empresaalfaro.com
- Plane: Commuter flights to Nosara are approx. 40 minutes in duration. For more information, prices, schedules and weight restrictions (small & strictly enforced) please contact:
- Sansa Airlines: www.flysansa.com (Located at the International Airport, San Jose)
- Nature Air: www.natureair.com (Located at Pavas Airport, a domestic airport 30 minutes from the International Airport)
*Airfares are typically $150.00 one way.
If you fly into Nosara and you have booked your accommodations with Jeannette, she will arrange your pick up at no extra charge.
Please note that all prices are subject to change.
» Where can I stay in San Jose?
There are several hotels within a reasonable distance from the airport. Check our website for more links.
Hostel Casa del Parque: www.hostelcasadelparque.com
Located in the historic district of San Jose right in front of the National Park.
Hotel Coconut House: www.coconuthouse.info
Located 15 minutes from the San Jose international airport. Simple B&B
Located 5 minutes from the airport and offers shuttle service to and from the airport free of charge. Also, the NYI Shuttle picks everyone up here. Please contact us to reserve your seat on the shuttle. If you plan on flying to Nosara via Sansa, this is also a good choice as the Sansa terminal is located right next to the international airport.
» What do I need to bring?
Bring a passport (your passport must not be due to expire sooner than 6 months from entry date into Costa Rica), toiletries, flashlight, beach attire, sunscreen, insect repellant, yoga wear, walking shoes, sandals, alarm clock, notebook, pen, yoga mat and backpack. All beach and travel wear is casual. If you are registering for Pranassage, long, lightweight pants are required. If you are coming during our Green Season, June – November bring a small umbrella or purchase one when you arrive.
» Will I need to bring cash?
You will need cash in U.S. dollars, or Traveler's checks. Smaller denominations of $20 or less are easiest to cash. Your change will usually be made in Costa Rican Colones. There is a bank in Nosara with an ATM machine. The bank and the ATM provide cash advances on Visa credit cards only. You must remember to bring your passport/ID along with you in order to make any bank transactions. You do not need to exchange dollars to colones, as dollars are accepted everywhere. The current exchange rate is about 580.00 colones to $1. So $10 is about 5,800 colones.
The graduation ceremony is scheduled the evening before the last day of every program. If you need to leave earlier please contact us to discuss.
» What is the weather like?
The winter season, December-April, is warm and dry with clear blue skies, and average temperatures ranging from 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit (or 25 to 35 degrees Celsius.) June -November is our Green Season. The mornings from June through September are usually clear and sunny with light rains beginning in the late afternoon. October is the peak of the rainy season, when rains can last all day. Nice weather for reading a book, but not so great for Yoga programs. November is another beautiful month. By mid-November the rains have calmed down, everything is green and happy and somewhat cooler. Bring lightweight clothing, easy to wash and dry. If you arrive in San Jose long pants and a sweater may be needed, as it is high in the mountains.
» How do I call home?
The most convenient way to make international calls is by purchasing the Costa Rican calling cards. These cards are very economical and competitive with cards you may purchase at home before your trip. They can be purchased at most of the supermarkets and hotels in the area.
» Do I need to take shots for coming to Costa Rica?
No shots are required.
» What is the daily schedule?
The following sample daily schedule may change slightly in order to take advantage of the beach and other cultural events.
Program begins at 7pm the first day of the training and ends at 9pm the night before the last day of your training. Shuttle Service will be provided to the Liberia Airport and San Jose Airport early morning. Contact Jeannette for details.
||Monday thru Saturday
Morning Yoga Practice
||Integration of mind and body at the beach
Lunch, Beach, Siesta
Note: Saturday after 2:30 thru Sunday afternoon are free time. Sunday session resumes at 6:30pm. Optional classes may be offered during this time.
» Can I get a new certificate if I lose mine or want a name change?
Yes, there is a $25.00 re-issue fee. Please include a current mailing address
» How is the water for swimming?
This is a great beach for swimming, boogie boarding, surfing, or just learning to surf. There are always waves to play in. In addition, there are fantastic tidal pools that are great for swimming and snorkeling at low tide. The beach is part of the Ostional Wildlife Reserve that protects its natural beauty. Hotels, restaurants and private residences cannot be built directly on the beach. You will be able to walk for miles collecting seashells. Water safety guidelines are given during orientation.