The Great Christmas Escape
Dec
22
to Dec 29

The Great Christmas Escape

7 NIGHTS / 22nd - 29th December 2018

Looking for a relaxing break away from the Christmas craze? We have something for you. 

Come to Apoyo Lodge and escape the crowds, the christmas carols, the copious amount of unhealthy food and alcohol and the awkward family reunions. Instead, enjoy daily morning yoga, three healthy plant based meals per day cooked with love (including decadent, yet good-for-you desserts) and plenty of opportunities to relax swimming, reading, hiking, enjoying our holistic therapies or exploring the area as much as you wish. 

This package has been created specifically for those that want to enjoy an all-inclusive vacation in a beautiful tropical location that will make them feel like new by the end of the week. Singles, couples, families and friends of all ages are welcomed. It is perfect for:

 
  • Those who love yoga (or want to try it for the first time!) but also wish to do other activities as part of their vacation.
  • Those who already eat a plant based diet or want to get inspired to do so.
  • Those who might wish to socialize with likeminded individuals at times, but also have flexibility to make their own plans.  
 

INCLUDES

  • 7 nights accommodation in your chosen room type. 
  • Three plant-based meals per day including a natural drink with every meal and decadent desserts at lunch and dinner.
  • Unlimited water, herbal tea and bananas.
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle service.
  • Unlimited wifi.

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to and from Nicaragua (fly to MGA airport).
  • Additional snacks, juices and smoothies.
  • Massage and holistic therapies (available at extra cost).
  • Health Workshops (available at extra cost). 
  • Excursions (available at extra cost).
  • Tips
  • Insurance

INVESTMENT

Rates depend on room type choice as well as occupancy numbers:

  • Forest Room - rates start at $499 USD (per person in double/twin occupancy). Shared option is available for those with a limited budget. 
  • Lake View Room with Private Patio - rates start at $529 USD (per person in double/twin occupancy).
  • Lake View Suite with Private Balcony - rates start at $400 USD (per person in quintuple occupancy).

A 50% non-refundable deposit paid via Paypal is required at the time of booking. The remaining will be paid upon arrival in cash, Paypal or debit/credit card (there is a 4% surcharge for card payments).


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Hola 2019 - A New Year's Retreat
Dec
29
to Jan 2

Hola 2019 - A New Year's Retreat

4 nights - 29th Dec 2018 to 2nd Jan 2019

Ready to begin 2019 on a different note? 

If you are trying to avoid the fuzz around NYE and you are looking to truly start the new cycle with a clean slate, you are coming to the right place. Say hello to 2019 by unplugging from the outside world and connecting with your inner self: relax surrounded by nature and positive vibes while you treat your body to nourishing, healthy meals prepared with love.

Start your day with an inspiring yoga practice, read, hike or swim in the clean waters of the volcano crater. You decide how much or how little you want to do during this break. Reflect on the past year and leave the mental junk that no longer serves you behind. Set intentions for the year ahead with the support of our professional, caring team. Get aligned and welcome the new year with a big smile. 

This package is suitable for single travellers, couples, friends and families alike. Yoga practice level will be adjusted to the group needs. 

INCLUDE

  • 4 nights accommodation in the room type of your choice. 
  • Three plant-based meals per day including a natural drink with every meal and decadent desserts at lunch and dinner.
  • Daily morning yoga class.
  • Unlimited water, herbal tea and bananas.
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle service.
  • Unlimited wifi (if you wish to!).

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to and from Nicaragua (fly to MGA airport).
  • Additional snacks, juices and smoothies.
  • Massage and holistic therapies (available at extra cost).
  • Private yoga classes (available at extra cost)
  • Health Workshops (available at extra cost). 
  • Excursions (available at extra cost).
  • Tips
  • Insurance (recommended)

INVESTMENT

Rates depend on room type choice as well as occupancy numbers:

  • Forest Room - rates start at $299 USD (per person in double/twin occupancy). Shared option is available for those with a limited budget. 
  • Lake View Room with Private Patio - rates start at $325 USD (per person in double/twin occupancy).
  • Lake View Suite with Private Balcony - rates start at $240 USD (per person in quintuple occupancy).
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit paid via Paypal is required at the time of booking. The remaining will be paid upon arrival in cash, Paypal or debit/credit card (there is a 4% surcharge for card payments).


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Winter Detox Camp with Miriam
Feb
16
to Feb 23

Winter Detox Camp with Miriam

Are you...

... Feeling unusually tired?

... Overweight or simply living in a body that you don't recognize as yours?

... Suffering from brain fog? Skin problems? Bloating and/or digestive complications? Crazy sugar cravings? Emotional eating episodes?

If your answer is YES to any of these questions, we have the perfect escape for you this winter!


7 nights / 16th - 23rd Feb 2019

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Join Miriam RM, Health and Lifestyle Coach and Co-Owner of Apoyo Lodge for this year’s WINTER DETOX CAMP to take control of your health and give your system the "reset" it needs. 

We are offering you the opportunity to join a limited amount of determined participants who will embark on a guided, 7 night detox journey to help their bodies get back on track and enhance their natural elimination and cleansing mechanisms.

Your body is so wise, you wouldn’t believe it! It was designed to keep itself clean and healthy by just following our natural instincts. Detoxing has played a crucial role in human history across most cultures and religions, it is not just a trendy thing for celebrities to do these days. Unfortunately, most of today's western lifestyles don't support the body's mission of getting rid of the junk it no longer needs. Instead, most people overload their systems with damaging chemicals, toxins and fake foods/drinks with low nutritional value on a daily basis, which adds an incredible amount of work to your cleansing organs. When your body is not eliminating waste properly, chronic health problems, fatigue or unwanted extra pounds will irremediably become part of your life. 

What can you do about it? Don't worry, this is what we are here for: our Detox Camps are designed to help you jump-start a holistic cleansing process and provide you with the tools you need to continue this journey on your own when you get back home. It is not rocket science, but you need to know where to start, right?

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DURING THIS WEEK, YOU WILL:

  • Eat the right food and drink the right fluids: a combination of fresh juices, filling smoothies and hearty soups to nourish your body whilst giving it a chance to do some much needed internal cleansing. In between you will be drinking coconut water and herbal teas that support liver, gallbladder and kidney detoxification. Plenty of water of course!

  • Practice the perfect yoga and meditation routines to help eliminate the toxins from your bloodstream in a gentle and restorative way.

  • Relax by the Lagoon, swim in its pristine healing waters and get pampered throughout the week with our healing therapies.

  • Learn the basics of keeping your body healthy and clean during informative workshops and activities.

  • Meet with Miriam for a one-on-one session to discuss your particular health goals and to draft a plan of action to take home with you.

Healing the body does not happen overnight, but it needs to start somewhere… and where could it be better than by the shore of a natural crater lagoon that is known for its medicinal healing waters in the company of a group of like-minded individuals?


YOUR DETOX CAMP INCLUDES

  • 7 nights shared or private accommodation in one of our boutique rooms with private bathrooms.
  • All plant-based raw meals, smoothies, juices and soups as per the Detox Plan.
  • Unlimited herbal tea, fresh lime, cucumber and coconut water.
  • 2 x Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Workshops focused specifically on detoxification and elimination, juice cleanses, and all the information you need to make long-lasting positive changes to your lifestyle when you get back home.
  • Mild Colon Cleanse with natural herbs. 
  • 2 x 60’ massages (possibility of more massage therapy throughout the week at an additional cost) with our licensed therapist.
  • 1 x Biomagnetic Therapy Session with our licensed therapist.
  • 1 x 45’ Health Consultation with Miriam
  • Round-trip private airport shuttle service

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to and from Nicaragua (fly to Managua airport, MGA).
  • Additional services not mentioned above. 
  • Tips (voluntary).
  • Insurance (recommended).

INVESTMENT

Early Bird Rates (until 31st October 2018):

  • Shared accommodation starts at only $1,050 USD/pp
  • Private accommodation starts at only $1,150 USD/pp
An initial non-refundable deposit of $300 USD is required to secure your reservation for this retreat. Payment can be made to Apoyo Lodge in the form of Paypal or by debit/credit card for an addtional 4% fee. 
Payment at the Lodge for any additional items can be made in cash (we accept USD, NIO or EUR) or by debit/credit card for a 4% fee.

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YOUR HOST - MIRIAM RM

Miriam stumbled upon veganism by chance six years ago, and once she started questioning her food choices, she wasn't able to stop questioning her whole life choices.

She left a very successful and stressful career in aviation behind, together with some very poor life habits and some disastrous relationships and embarked on a personal journey to discover some life purpose and reconnect with Mother Nature and ultimately herself.

Miriam is now a certified Health and Lifestyle Coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC, who is 37 lbs lighter than she used to be and who has won the battle to many health issues with a balanced and delicious diet, enjoying a lifestyle free of cruelty and respectful to all earthlings and the planet.

Miriam now dedicates her time and efforts to help people all over the globe achieve their personal health and lifestyle goals in a sustainable manner through her one-on-one coaching, workshops and retreats. After living in 5 countries across 3 continents, Miriam is now based at Apoyo Lodge full time with her partner Manuel, her step-daughter Yahoska and her rescued four legged companions. You can follow her daily life through her Instagram account or Facebook Page

 

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Wellness Reboot for Corporate Women
Mar
3
to Mar 9

Wellness Reboot for Corporate Women

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Join Miriam and Shayah, ex-corporate slaves turned health professionals, and enjoy 6 nights in paradise for the body, mind and spiritual reset you know you need.

3rd - 9th March 2019


The low energy, the feeling that your to-do list grows uncontrollably, the gym membership you took but you dont have time to use, the will to keep a life-balance and the feeling you are never close enough to it. We know all this. We have lived through it and we came through the other side in one piece. Join us for this unique wellness reboot in which we will take care of you, help you with a few tricks to get aligned at different levels and most importantly, we will hold the space for you to make the most of this well deserved break.


This package is perfect for career-focused women in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, who are looking for a way to break the cycle in the rat race. Maybe you are unhappy with your weight, maybe you are suffering the consequences of a high stress environment, maybe you don’t even know what you are supposed to eat anymore, and you don’t have the time to figure it out for yourself. No worries, whatever you health needs are, we will most likely be able to help you. We hear you, we see you and we definitely feel you.


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YOUR WELLNESS RETREAT INCLUDES

  • Accommodation (shared or private) for 6 nights at one of Apoyo Lodge’s boutique rooms.

  • 3 plant-based meals per full retreat day (includes dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of departure).

  • Twice daily yoga practice for all levels (judgement-free environment!).

  • 6 Workshops/activities covering themes of nutrition, stress, movement and many others, specifically focused on busy corporate lifestyles.

  • One 60’ massage by Apoyo Lodge’s licensed massage therapist.

  • Unlimited coconut water, herbal tea, drinking water and bananas.

  • Day trip to the colonial city of Granada including SUP Tour of Las Isletas in Lake Nicaragua (suitable for complete beginners!).

  • Visit to Masaya’s live volcano (watch something burn that is not your inbox!).

  • Private airport transfers - no need to wait for the group.

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NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to/from Nicaragua (fly to Managua - MGA airport)

  • Additional snacks, juices, smoothies from the Healthy Bar.

  • Additional massages and therapies.

  • Gratuities (voluntary)

INVESTMENT

Early Bird Rate (valid only until 30th Nov 2018): 

  • Shared occupancy - starts at only $1,025 USD/pp

  • Private occupancy - starts at only $1,325 USD/pp

 *An initial non refundable deposit of $300 USD is required to secure your reservation for this retreat. Payments can be made via Paypal, or debit/credit card for a 4% fee. The remaining balance can be paid upon arrival in cash or one week before arrival by Paypal or credit/debit card for a 4% fee.*


YOUR RETREAT LEADERS

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Miriam RM is a Health & Lifestyle Coach, 200hr Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, founder of Retreat with Miriam and Co-Owner of Apoyo Lodge, a health and wellness boutique hotel and Nicaragua’s first 100% vegan hotel.

Originally from Spain, Miriam has lived in 6 countries across 3 continents and left her very stressing corporate career in aviation to pursue a more meaningful existence after she transitioned to veganism 6 years ago. As a coach, Miriam specializes in helping people eat more plants effortlessly, lose weight in a sustainable manner and make significant improvements to their lifestyle by finding balance in the different pillars that make up a healthy existence. As a yoga teacher, Miriam focuses on calming busy minds and helping her students connect with their inner essence through breath and slow movement

After spending her 20’s and early 30’s overweight, sick and living on adrenaline, Miriam has now found alignment within herself and enjoys helping others find their center and accomplish their personal health goals.

Shayah Muller is a Canadian yogi who has been practicing for 10 plus years with a passion for preventative health and wellness. She has completed numerous yoga and meditation teacher trainings and is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist as well as the founder of Yoga with Shayah.

While completing her first yoga teacher training in India, she quickly realized the importance of this ancient wisdom and recognized how badly it’s needed in first world countries with all of our chronic lifestyle diseases. Yoga, travel and transitioning to a plant based diet soon became key factors in her own personal growth and development.  

After spending years working in administration feeling burnt-out, stressed-out, and unfulfilled, she is now committed full-time to bettering the lives of her students and clients both physically and spiritually, while empowering them to live according to their values and teaching the importance of putting yourself first. She accomplishes this by helping people bring yoga, and its teachings, off the mat and into their daily lives.



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Nicaragua Total Disconnect with KALON
Mar
16
to Mar 23

Nicaragua Total Disconnect with KALON

7 NIGHTS / 16TH - 23RD MARCH 2019


*Take a break from your reality*

Join Emma and Sophie, founders of Kalon, who are coming all the way from Paris (France) to bring you the unique Kalon Wellness Experience. As professional dancers reconverted in the health & wellness industry, they have years of experience behind them to help you achieve your personal best, whether it be physical, mental or nutritional. 

During this retreat, you will enjoy two classes a day, alternating between Yoga and Pilates with instructors Emma and Miriam, co-owner of Apoyo Lodge and fellow health, wellness and yoga professional. Start your day right by stretching out those muscles, elongating your spine and improving your posture. Health-based workshops will also be available on request, as well as massages and outdoor activities so you can experience this retreat to the fullest.

*English and French are spoken at this retreat*


INCLUDES

  • 7 nights at Apoyo Lodge - Private and Shared occupancy available.

  • 3 nourishing plant-based meals per day made with fresh, local (organic when possible) ingredients (free of gluten, refined sugars and oils).

  • Unlimited juices/smoothies freshly made at the Healthy Bar.

  • 2/3 daily Yoga/Pilates/Stretching/Meditation Classes.

  • Unlimited water, coconut water, herbal tea and bananas.

  • Round Trip Airport Transfer.

  • All natural toiletry products made locally, free of chemicals.


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INVESTMENT

  • Shared accommodation starts at 1,049 EUR (around 1,230 USD)

  • Private accommodation starts at 1,349 EUR (around 1,580 USD)

    DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to and from Nicaragua (fly into Managua Airport, MGA).

  • Additional activities and food/drinks not listed above.

  • Travel Insurance (recommended).

  • If you would like to extend your stay at Apoyo Lodge, please contact the lodge directly.


YOUR HOSTS

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SOPHIE

Of British and French nationalities, Sophie's dream became reality when she joined the famous Lido cabaret at eighteen.

After five years studying languages and intercultural management alongside her dancing career, Sophie moved to the United-States to work in events and catering. Sophie loves cooking, nutrition and fitness, and is a passionate vegan.

Upon returning to Paris in 2017, she decided to put all of these elements together to create KALON with Emma, and enjoys seeing people discover the vast possibilities and delicious flavours of vegan cuisine.

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EMMA

Of British nationality, Emma was born in London and trained as a classical dancer at the prestigious Royal Ballet School.

After a career with various Ballet companies around Europe, Emma arrived in Paris to join the Moulin Rouge. During her career at the Red Mill, Emma trained as a Pilates and Gyrotonics instructor, to strengthen her body and protect it from injury. While training at the Paris Studio Rituel, Emma discovered the Xtend Barre Method and quickly became a qualified teacher.

Today, Emma teaches Pilates, Gyrotonics and Barre, and created Kalon with Sophie in 2017 to share her expertise and passion for dance with others.


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Women's Only Wellness Retreat with Shayah and Kelly
Apr
27
to May 2

Women's Only Wellness Retreat with Shayah and Kelly

5 NIGHTS / 27th April - 2nd May 2019


Retreating can be the space needed for introspection, reflection, and re-connection in order to come back to our daily lives with more attention and intention. Join Shayah Muller from Yoga with Shayah and Kelly Edwards from Happy Rock Holistics for a 6 day / 5 night women's only wellness retreat, the perfect setting for those who want to take a break from a busy lifestyle, reboot their body, reconnect with nature, learn how to jump start or sustain a healthy lifestyle, all while being surrounded by a sisterhood of like-minded women in a tropical forest and the pristine healing waters of the beautiful crater lagoon.

This is a healthy, "feel good", all-inclusive women's only retreat including yoga, meditation, crystal healing, nature hikes, and evening bonfires! Outside of the planned activities, enjoy relaxing on-site or take an excursion to some of the wonders nearby.  You can also book a massage with Kelly or a nutritional consultation with Shayah.

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INCLUDES

  • 5 nights shared or private accommodation in one of the Lake View Suites, Lake View Rooms or Forest Rooms with private bathrooms and hot water.

  • Three plant-based meals per day. 

  • Unlimited juices and smoothies from the Healthy Bar.

  • Unlimited herbal tea, bananas, lime water and fresh coconut water.

  • Yoga and meditation classes twice daily with Shayah - suitable for all levels.

  • Hike through the reserve up to the lagoon viewpoint (about 2 hours) 

  • A half day tour visiting the town of Masaya: explore the local artisan markets followed by a hike through Masaya Volcano National Park where you can take a peak inside an active volcano!

  • Plenty of time to relax, journal, reflect, and set new health and wellness goals based on your lifestyle with guidance from Shayah and/or Kelly.

  • Round-trip Airport Shuttle Service.

  • Included in your accommodation cost: All natural, chemical-free toiletry products (hand soap, gel, shampoo and conditioner made locally), daily maid service and unlimited wifi.

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DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to/from Nicaragua (fly into Managua Airport, MGA).

  • Additional snacks from the Healthy Bar

  • Additional services or tours not included above.

  • Gratuities (voluntary).

  • Insurance (recommended)

INVESTMENT

* EARLY BIRD SPECIAL VALID UNTIL FEBRUARY 14th 2019*

  • $875 USD per person.for shared accommodation

  • $1,075 USD per person for private accommodation


YOUR RETREAT LEADERS

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SHAYAH MULLER

Shayah is a yoga and meditation teacher as well as a registered holistic nutritionist with a passion for preventative health and wellness. Yoga, world travel and transitioning to a plant-based diet have been key factors in her own personal growth and development which she now loves sharing with others. After spending years working in administration and feeling burnt-out, stressed-out, and unfulfilled, she is now committed to bettering the lives of her students and clients both physically and spiritually, while empowering them to live in alignment with their values. She accomplishes this by helping people bring the teachings of yoga off the mat and into their daily lives.

 

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KELLY EDWARDS

Kelly Edwards, mama of two girls, ages two, and five. Owner of Happy Rock Holistics. Kelly has been devoting her time learning how to encourage healing pain in the body associated with migraines, sciatica, and other common ailments. Specializing with deep tissue massage, hot stones, crystals, and positive intentions. Happy Rock Holistics has an entire product line sold locally and online, devoted to treating eczema, acne, and other symptoms. Freshly made products are handmade, and created with raw and organic ingredients. Kelly loves holding DIY workshops, meditations, oracle cards, singing bowls, and holding space for community around new moons, and raising vibrations on this earth. .


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Healthy Living with Miriam
Nov
3
to Nov 10

Healthy Living with Miriam

* The holistic all-inclusive vacation you do not want to miss *

7 nights / 3rd - 10th November 2018

How about going on vacation and feeling like a million bucks during and after the break?

 

Join Miriam RM, Health and Lifestyle Coach and co-owner of Apoyo Lodge, for a week of relaxation, yoga, nourishing plant-based food, healthy habits workshops and other fun activities in and around the stunning Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua.

This retreat is the perfect setting for those who want to take a break from a busy lifestyle, reboot their body, reconnect with their inner selves, learn how to jump start or sustain a healthy lifestyle, all while being surrounded by a tropical dry forest and the pristine and healing waters of the beautiful crater lagoon.

There is space for couples, friends and single travellers of all ages. Whether you prefer to stay still or go out seeking adventure, there is something for everybody. This is a healthy, "feel good", all-inclusive vacation that gives you the opportunity to experience new things: from learning about plant-based nutrition to taking a peek inside an active volcano and exploring Las Isletas in Lake Nicaragua by SUP. It is also an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who, like you, care for the wellbeing of humans, animals and the planet.

On its third edition already, Healthy Living with Miriam is the retreat for those who don't go on retreats (until now, that is!).

*SPACE IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS*


YOUR RETREAT INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights shared/private accommodation in one of our Lake View Suites, Lake View Rooms or Forest Rooms with private bathrooms and hot water.
  • Three plant-based meals daily - menu designed to inspire you to get in the kitchen when you get back home.
  • Unlimited fresh green juices and nourishing smoothies from our Healthy Bar. *new for this edition*
  • Unlimited herbal tea, lime water and fresh coconut water.
  • Daily morning yoga and meditation class - explore different types of yoga each day to give you a chance to taste all the goodness that comes from this practice.
  • Healthy Living Workshops - topics such as nutrition, exercise, relationships, career, spirituality will be covered in a fun, informational and laid back way. 
  • Day trip to the colonial city of Granada including a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Tour around Las Isletas in Lake Nicaragua. 
  • Tour of Masaya's Markets and Volcano National Park (look inside an active volcano!)
  • Dance and Acro Yoga Workshops.
  • 1 x 60' Deep Tissue or Relaxing massage.
  • 1 x Bio-Magnetic Therapy session. *new for this edition*
  • 45 mins Health Consultation with Miriam.
  • Round-trip Airport Shuttle Service. 
  • Included in your accommodation cost: All natural, chemical-free toiletry products (hand soap, gel, shampoo and conditioner made locally), hot water, daily maid service and unlimited wifi.

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to and from Nicaragua.
  • Additional snacks not mentioned above.
  • Additional excursions or services not mentioned above. 

INVESTMENT

Early Bird Rate (valid only until 31st July 2018): 

Shared occupancy - rates start at only $1,250 USD/pp

Private occupancy - rates start at only $1,620 USD/pp

 *An initial non refundable deposit of $300 USD is required to secure your reservation for this retreat. Payments can be made via Paypal, bank transfer or debit/credit card for a 4% fee.*


YOUR HOST - MIRIAM RM

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Miriam stumbled upon veganism by chance almost 6 years ago, and once she started questioning her food choices, she wasn't able to stop questioning her whole life choices. She left a very successful and stressful career in aviation behind (together with some very poor life habits and some disastrous relationships) and embarked on a personal journey to discover some life purpose and reconnect with Mother Nature.

Fast forward four years and you find a certified Health and Lifestyle Coach, who is 37lbs lighter and has won the battle to many health issues with a balanced and delicious diet, enjoying a lifestyle free of cruelty and respectful to all earthlings and the planet. After living in 5 countries across 3 continents, Miriam now dedicates her time and efforts to help people all over the globe achieve their personal health and lifestyle goals in a sustainable manner through her one-on-one coaching, workshops and retreats: Spring Detox Camp and Healthy Living with Miriam.

In 2016, together with her good friend and business partner Maribel, Miriam opened Apoyo Lodge, a health and wellness boutique eco-hotel, and Nicaragua's first 100% vegan resort. Apoyo Lodge was created as a sacred space where humans, animals and Mother Earth can thrive in harmony, and to bring healthier plant based options to the Central American scene. Miriam lives full time at Apoyo Lodge with her partner Manuel, her step-daughter Yahoska, and a bunch of rescued animals. 

YOUR YOGA INSTRUCTOR - JOANNA OTERO

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An agent of change. In the midst of a very chaotic yet lucrative, successful yet stressful career in travel nursing: life came to a screeching halt for Joanna. Something so painful and downright scary made her slow down. Way down. Earth-shattering news that had her questioning every corner and detail of her life, especially its authenticity. This external and internal struggle led Joanna directly to her yoga mat, where she had previously learned how to let go, find and bring light into difficult situations such as depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, the constant need and obsession for perfection, "failed" relationships, to name a few. 

Yoga has impacted Joanna in an infinite amount of ways and what began 6 years ago with the intent of becoming physically strong, later became an unexpected, life-changing, spiritual journey and now a way of life. With the support, encouragement, and guidance of her mentors, Joanna took the opportunity to complete a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Ubud (Bali, Indonesia) with Zuna Yoga. The Zuna Yoga philosophy and methodology of asana, Pranayama, meditation, and Ayurveda have led Joanna to the discovery of the most authentic version of herself.  She now assists others in discovering their most authentic and auspicious version of themselves. 

Joanna has been working as a holistic nurse coach by creatively & scientifically designing individualized health and wellness routines for her private clients. This method is proven to be a much more cost-effective soul-ution, rather than the typical treatment of diseases such as osteoarthritis, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even depression. Joanna is an advocate for cultivating wellness from the inside out, as she believes it is the future of healthcare and the world we live in. 


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Reiki Refresher - 1 Day Workshop
Mar
6
9:30 AM09:30

Reiki Refresher - 1 Day Workshop

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Revive your Reiki self-care practice and continue to share your light with others.


Have you received at least Reiki 1 and feel like you are:

- Not truly experiencing all of the benefits Reiki has to offer?

- Question if you’re doing it right?

- Unsure how to incorporate Reiki for self-care?

- Doubt your spiritual connection?


If you answered yes to anyone of these questions then this workshop, is for you.

Within this 1 day we’ll discuss how to
* Enhance your self-care
* Increase your confidence about offering Reiki to others
*Incorporate Reiki into your daily and/or professional life
* Embrace your spiritual connection
* Discuss your doubts in a confidential location
* Practice in pairs and as a group
* Meditate and feel the Reiki energy flow through

Then we’ll end the class with a Reiki attunement and meditation.

* Workshop is for people who’ve taken at least Reiki 1 at any point in their lives.
It'll be offered in English and Spanish.

Lunch is included!

VIP packages are available that include private healing sessions.

Workshop will be facilitated by Paty Mariposa, a Holistic Stress Release Counselor and Usui Reiki Master/Teacher who empowers overwhelmed and stressed heart-centered individuals achieve balance in their lives so they can feel happy and healthier using natural and holistic techniques. For more information visit her website, www.mariposasholistic.com.

Co-Facilitator is Libby Creagh, Founder of Essential You Yoga and Usui Reiki Master.


Contact us via our Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2052865498328074/

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Jan
14
to Jan 20

ALMA RETREATS PRESENTS: NAMASTE NICARAGUA WITH ALISON RIAZI AND SOULJOURN YOGA

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ALMA RETREATS PRESENTS: NAMASTE NICARAGUA WITH ALISON RIAZI AND SOULJOURN YOGA

6 NIGHTS / 14TH -20TH JANUARY 2018

Join Souljourn Yoga Foundation founder, Jordan Ashley, Alison Riazi, and Alma Retreats for a nourishing yoga retreat all in the spirit of supporting UPNicaragua,  a non-profit social enterprise focused on the empowerment of young girls in Granada, Nicaragua.  UPN was founded in 2015 with the goal to create education and mentorship opportunities for vulnerable girls living in the tourist-booming city of Granada.


Our adventure will take place from January 14-20 that will be both relaxing and empowering as our journey will be focused on giving back to girls’ education through our time spent at UPNicaragua. We begin our retreat with 3 nights of beachside lodging at the gorgeous Tres Volcanes Ocean Villa. We will then spend the day in Granada with a morning and afternoon session at UPNicaragua followed by 2 nights at the stunning lakeside yoga shala, Apoyo Lodge. Our trip will culminate on the back of a pick up truck journeying through coffee country. Included in the tuition to attend is a $300 tax-deductible donation to UPNicaragua. 

INCLUDES

 

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  • 3 nights accommodation at  Tres Volcanes Ocean Villa
  • 2 nights accommodation at Apoyo Lodge
  • 1 night accommodation at Elements Hotel
  • Roundtrip airport transportation, All in Country Transportation
  • 3 Daily pescatarian/ vegetarian meals/ day (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free available)
  • Daily local Nicaraguan coffee
  • 1-2 yoga/ meditation  classes/ day (vinyasa style yoga)
  • Farewell Beach Bonfire
  • Day with girls from UPNicaragua
  • Day up North in Coffee Country- Hike to lookout point, tortilla making workshop, dinner with local family
  • $300 Donation to UPNicaragua
  • Donation to El Libro Volador, Library Bus
  • Optional Add Ons:  Surf Lessons/ Board Rentals, Massage, Kayak, Horseback riding, Boat rentals Private yoga sessions
  • *single occupancy available upon request

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to and from Nicaragua
  • Additional snacks or juices/smoothies
  • Additional excursions or activities: Surf Lessons, Surfboard Rentals, Massage, Horseback Riding, Boat Rentals, Private Yoga Lessons available at the different locations. 

INVESTMENT

  • Email Stacey Clark at Alma Retreats (almaretreatsnica@gmail.com) for more information on availability and rates.

 

ABOUT SOULJOURN YOGA

Souljourn Yoga is an organization inspired by seva, the sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service. Our aim is to raise awareness and funds for girls education in developing countries by teaming up with both local and international non-profits. We create opportunities to explore, practice, and educate through yoga both on and off of the mat by offering a spectrum of workshops and global retreats to continue to promote female empowerment and education to communities where equal opportunities aren't always readily available. 

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ABOUT ALISON RIAZI YOGA

As a free flowing mover and modern dancer, Vinyasa flow classes have drawn me deeper into my personal practice and influenced my teaching style. My dance background helped me to create interesting and original sequencing, which allows me to provide an open space for my students to move like themselves. I am a hands-on instructor and offer gentle assists and adjustments for my students, which not only helps to prevent injuries, but can transcend the power of healing for stress, overwork, and anxiety. Musicality and the power of chant play an important role in my classes. I am trained in life balance consultation (Ayurveda) and massage therapy, which I offer upon request. I aspire to create a warm, welcoming, and fun experience for my students to learn more about themselves, to dive deeper into their practice, and to trust in the unknown.

I received my 200 hour certification through CorePower Yoga in Chicago in 2009 and my 500 hour certification at Laughing Lotus NYC in 2013.

My inspiration comes from everyday life, nature, the ability to let go, fearlessness, acts of love and kindness, and the balancing act we call life. While I've studied under amazing and inspiring yogi's, my teachers come in all different forms of humanity. 

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ABOUT ALMA RETREATS

Alma Retreats is a culturally inspired yoga retreat and tour operator that provides an opportunity to practice in a lush forest of Nicaragua, relax on isolated beaches with a fresh fruit smoothie in hand, feel the salty air on your skin and travel through coffee country meeting the farmers behind the beans as well as an experience that will spark something inside and fill your soul on the mat and off.

Alma retreats offers retreats and something more. We are a collaboration of teachers, healers, nurterers and creators committed to a practice of open heartedness, gratitude, and self discovery and believe in local relationships and ethical travel.  In addition to a week long escape of sunshine and waves, our retreats provide a source of  income for El Libro Volador, a  library bus project that brings books and resources to remote communities in the highlands. On the last day of each retreat, we leave the hammocks and yoga mats behind for a day in these communities, starting with waterfalls and ending with an afternoon with a local family, an experience that is both magical and unique. 

From start to finish, our retreats will change you. Join us and see for yourself!

Visit Alma Retreats for further details and contact Stacey Clark to book now.


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