Nicaragua Yoga Retreat: One Retreat, Two Destinations
Join Ambuja Yoga for the ultimate Nicaragua yoga retreat in March and April 2019. We’re combining two of our favorite yoga retreat venues for our fourth annual Nicaragua yoga retreat! Can’t decide between a retreat in the mountains or a beach yoga retreat??? You don’t have to! Our 8 night/9 day yoga retreat showcases the best of Nicaragua!
Type of Event
Yoga in the Mountains of Nicaragua
You will practice yoga overlooking the Nicaraguan cloud forest from our first base at Finca Esperanza Verde, high above Matagalpa. Finca Esperanza Verde is a tranquil oasis far away from the heat of the lowlands. This working organic coffee farm turned eco-resort is the perfect antidote to frenetic city life. Once you step foot onto the property the stress of life back home becomes a thing of the past.
Our local guides will take us out to explore the many miles of beautifully maintained hiking trails that crisscross the property. They will help us spot howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths, parrots, toucans, hummingbirds and so much more!
Ambuja Yoga is big on community and creating connection, so we will visit Mujeres del Plomo for a jewelry making workshop. The women of Mujeres del Plomo have created a women’s co-op with a powerful story of community, hardship and triumph. We love them and think you will too.
One of our favorite experiences at Finca Esperanza Verde is to have the local band come over to play for us as we roast marshmallows over the fire and dance under one of the most impressive banners of stars we’ve ever seen! It’s a perfect way to celebrate our time in the mountains.
Yoga will be practiced in the covered lounge overlooking the jungle. An impressive view of rolling clouds, green jungle canopy, and abundant wildlife help us savor the present moment and the intense beauty of our surroundings.
Yoga Overlooking the Pacific Ocean
From our perch in the cloud forest we will head down to the beach town of San Juan del Sur and Playa Maderas. San Juan del Sur, once a sleepy fishing village, is now a bustling seaside port with a multitude of restaurants and boutiques. We will be staying at Buena Vista Surf Club, a gorgeous eco-chic resort that boasts unbelievable beach and sunset views from it’s infinity yoga deck and a cool, relaxed vibe.
Playa Maderas and its famous surf break are just below the resort and a short walk away. Playa Maderas has surf breaks suitable for all levels and its sandy bottom is especially friendly for beginners.
Playa Maderas has a fun social vibe. The area attracts artists, entrepreneurs, yogis and of course surfers and backpackers on the banana pancake trail. Three restaurants lining the beach offer up everything you need to enjoy an afternoon in the sun; all offer local and international food, cold drinks and lounge chairs for rent.
From our base at Buena Vista Surf Club we will explore Playa Maderas and San Juan del Sur. We will learn to be a kid again during our visit to Barrio Planta Project, a free supplementary school program for children in San Juan del Sur. Barrio Planta Project, or BPP, has an incredible start-up story. This will be our third year visiting Barrio Planta Project and it’s always a retreat favorite. Afterward we will head over to one of the beachside restaurants for a cocktail and snack before heading back to Buena Vista Surf Club for supper.
There is always plenty of free time to book a massage, a surf lesson, or even a catamaran sailing trip. We encourage you to take advantage of this beautiful destination.
Back to Nature Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Dates
Friday, March 29, 2019– Saturday April 6, 2019
What does the Nicaragua Yoga Retreat include?
Eight nights accommodation
Eight breakfasts, four lunches*, and eight dinners
Twice daily yoga and meditation classes (90-120 minutes)
Guided yoga nidra (yogic sleep)
Asana Tune-Up Workshop
Roll & Release Workshop
Two guided hikes
Visit to Mujeres del Plomo Women’s Jewelry Co-op in San Ramon
Live music and dancing at Finca Esperanza Verde
Visit to Barrio Planta Project in San Juan del Sur
Lunch and swim at Laguna de Apoyo
Coffee, tea, and drinking water
Carefully curated goodie bag of local treats
Transportation from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) to Finca Esperanza Verde, from Finca Esperanze Verde to Buena Vista Surf Club, and from Buena Vista Surf Club back to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA)
Surf Lesson & Board Rental at BVSC $35
Daily Surf Board Rental $10-$20
Catamaran sailing trip $80 plus transportation to San Juan del Sur
Massage at Playa Maderas $40
30 minute Reiki treatment $25
1 hour private yoga $65
What does the Nicaragua Yoga Retreat exclude?
Your transportation to Nicaragua.
Soda, junk food, and alcoholic beverages.
Extra add-ons and excursions.
Who is our Nicaragua Yoga Retreat for?
real people: people that love yoga, but also love having a sundowner
yogis that want to go deeper in their practice
yogis that want an asana tune-up
adventurous types… or those that want to be more adventurous
those who love nature and wildlife
those who want to celebrate this awesome thing we call life!
those that want to travel with a like-minded community
those that need a technology detox
those that love the mountains as much as they love the sea
those that need to RELAX… there are only two mandatory events the whole 8 days!
those who need a shift, an ignition, or a jumpstart in life, work, etc.
Who is our Nicaragua Yoga Retreat not for?
those who want to party every night
those who need air-con (none of our venues have it… in my humble opinion it isn’t necessary)
those who have no yoga experience (yogis should have a basic understanding of standing postures and a willingness to explore and play on their mat)
those who don’t want to support others in their growth on and off their mat (we’re all about community, connection and support)
Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Rates
$1858 USD per person based on double occupancy
$1598 USD per person based on double occupancy
$1558 USD per person based on triple occupancy
** Payment Plans are available upon request.**
** Discounts available for newsletter recipients.**
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