Nosara Yoga Institute announced this Monday February 22, that Kindness Yoga has partnered with the Nosara Yoga Institute. The partnership comes after Kindness owner Patrick Harrington and business partners agreed to a purchase of the institute.
After 21 years of founding and developing Nosara Yoga Institute (NYI), Don and Amba Stapleton are partnering with Harrington who will assume the tasks involved in both owning and running the property and facilities of the Institute.
Owner and Director of six yoga studios in Denver Colorado, Harrington and 48 yoga educators will be continuing the NYI yoga instruction and teacher training program beginning April 1, 2016.
“Kindness Yoga and the Nosara Yoga Institute come from very similar intentions; Don and Amba Stapleton have built something that is based on helping people transform and become more who they are through inquiry based teacher trainings and programming,” said Harrington.
Harrington is joined by business partners Joe Hicks and Ryan Holoubek in the purchase of the property and facilities of the institute. While the businesses will remain separate entities, the partnership will allow Kindness Yoga to offer its students the teacher training curriculum and retreat programming on a regular basis.
The Nosara Yoga Institute and its 4.5-acre campus was founded by Don and Amba Stapleton in 1994. The property features four yoga studios, a salt-water swimming pool, and more than a mile of meditation trails. In its 21-year history, more than 3,500 students have graduated from its teacher trainings, and an average 6,000 people flock to the institute annually to participate in year-round public yoga classes.
“We could not have asked the universe for a more compatible and competent team to carry on the mission of offering transformational experiences,” said Don Stapleton.
Don and Amba will begin a year-long sabbatical in April, during which time Harrington will assume responsibility for the business operations.
Upon their return to teaching in 2017, the Stapletons will resume developing programing and curriculum.