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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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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Yoga Retreat with Laura Ahrens
Jan
17
to Jan 23

Yoga Retreat with Laura Ahrens

6 NIGHTS / 17th - 23rd January 2019

We grow and learn in relationships, and the group will learn just as much from each other as they will from the teacher and the topics explored. Retreating can be the space needed for introspection, reflection, and reconnection in order to come back to our daily lives with more attention and intention. Da Vinci would step away from his canvas in order to see it with fresh eyes and new perspective. This retreat will be a deep dive into living the practice of yoga, for returning to our lives with more mindfulness, openness, and freedom. Through the lens of yogic philosophy, Buddhist meditation, and somatic psychology, this retreat will encourage participants to hone the tool of standing strongly in themselves in order to come back to the helm of their own lives.

In yoga, we won’t mess around-- the 2- hour morning practice will be the usual Laura Ahrens signature intended to deepen your practice, both physical and spiritual, and invite homecoming to and uniting of body and spirit. The practice is adaptive and can accommodate all abilities. The evening 75- minute practice, depending on the night, will include meditation, restorative, chanting, and continuing education topics in the realm of yogic philosophy that will be intentionally woven together and built upon each other from night to night and from day to night that will reinforce our learnings together. We will unwind the nervous system to glimpse the benefits of repatterning and releasing habitual ways of being so we can approach life with more intention and choice.

We will eat three meals on each full day of the trip (dinner will be provided on the first day and breakfast will be served on the last), the resort is known for their absolutely mouth watering plant based meals that respect the planet and animals and are mostly grown locally. While not in practice, enjoy relaxing on-site or enjoy an excursion to some of the wonders nearby.

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INCLUDES

  • Shared or private accommodation for 6 nights.
  • Twice daily yoga practice.
  • 3 plant-based meals per full retreat day (includes dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of departure).
  • Unlimited coconut water, morning herbal tea, drinking water and bananas.
  • Airport Transfers between Apoyo Lodge and Airport (MGA).

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to/from Nicaragua (fly to Managua airport - MGA)
  • Additional snacks, juices, smoothies from the Healthy Bar.
  • Additional massages and therapies.
  • Optional day trips.
  • Gratuities (voluntary)
  • Insurance (recommended)

INVESTMENT

  • Shared occupancy - $1,195 USD per person
  • Single occupancy - $1,4900 USD per person

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YOUR RETREAT LEADER - Laura Ahrens

My teaching is a union of traditional yogic philosophy and a modern perspective on practice.In my work, physically challenging asana kindles the fire of transformation and focuses strong attention into meditation. Storytelling, metaphorical language, and precisely directed options for alignment teach the tale of our becoming more human.

I love teaching others to be discerning practitioners who synthesize information for themselves. In that spirit, I co-created The New School of Yogic Arts, a teacher training school for those who want to learn to teach the practice of yoga as a living system that breathes differently in each body.

My current work is a melding of all the different truths of moving and living in yoga  that I have had the privilege of learning. My teaching is an approach to practice and is not style focused. My classes and other offerings prioritize depth of breath, core-centricity of action, and commitment to the inner work necessary for personal evolution.

I hold a 200 hour certification in Hatha Vinyasa, 200-hour and advanced certifications in Forrest Yoga taught by Ana Forrest, and completed a year-long mentorship under the guidance of Dr. Heidi Sormaz. I hold a BFA from The University of the Arts, where I honed my own use of story and song, which, since ancient times, have served as instruments of connection and community. I am currently studying yoga therapy with Sarahjoy Marsh for 500 hour certification. My teachers have paved my path, and I am forever grateful to them and to the teachers of the teachers.


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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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SPRING AWAKENING YOGA RETREAT WITH ARGENTINA ROSADO & BRENDA UMANA
Mar
17
to Mar 22

SPRING AWAKENING YOGA RETREAT WITH ARGENTINA ROSADO & BRENDA UMANA

SPRING AWAKENING YOGA RETREAT WITH ARGENTINA ROSADO & BRENDA UMANA

5 NIGHTS / 17TH - 22ND MARCH 2018

Join Argentina and Brenda for an unforgettable, spring-cleaning yoga retreat at the beautiful Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve in Nicaragua. Each day will be an opportunity to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Experience daily yoga and meditation taught on a beautiful wooden platform overlooking the lagoon and its stunning views, healthy meals, desserts, herbal teas, massages, and so much more. Get ready to sweat, flow, breathe, and cleanse.

Discover the magic of Nicaragua, known for its jungle-clad beaches, majestic mountains, and volcanic landscapes. During this trip you will experience the best of Nicaragua by staying at the Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve Lodge, a truly sustainable health & wellness boutique hotel known for it’s mindful healing cuisine. Lake Apoyo is an ideal location to escape the daily distractions of city life and reacquire a connection with your true self in the stillness and tranquility that the nature reserve offers. The water of the lagoon is believed to have special healing properties and is coined as “the jewel of Nicaragua.”

Enjoy group excursions to explore the beauty of Nicaragua as well as other sources of inspiration such as swimming in the lagoon, stand-up paddle boarding, napping underneath a palm tree, hiking along the greenery, catching up on your reading, or simply connecting with nature once again.

Everyone is welcome! Solo travelers, couples, groups, and all levels of yoga experience. Apoyo translates to support- as you embark on this journey with us we will support one another to rediscover our true self.

“The perfect place to unplug from the outside world and plug-in to yourself”

*SPACE FOR THIS RETREAT IS LIMITED*

INCLUDES

  • 5 nights at Apoyo Lodge located on Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua. Single, double and triple occupancy available
  • 3 nourishing plant-based meals per day made with fresh, local (organic when possible) ingredients (free of gluten, refined sugars and oils).
  • 2 daily Yoga Classes taught by Argentina and Brenda
  • 1 Themed workshop
  • Day trip to San Juan del Sur, including lunch and 2hr surf lesson. 
  • Truffle Making Workshop
  • Unlimited water, coconut water, herbal tea and bananas
  • Round Trip Airport Transfer
  • Daily cleaning service - all linens and beach towels provided 
  • All natural toiletry products made locally, free of chemicals.
  • Wifi - though we recommend you log off, if possible
  • COST

  • Early Bird price (valid until 26th November 2017) - $1,595 USD per person, shared accommodation in double/twin or triple room.
  • After Early Bird (valid after 26th November 2017) - $1,795 USD per person, shared accommodation in double/twin or triple room
  • Single occupancy available upon request.
  • 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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ARGENTINA ROSADO

Argentina is a certified yoga instructor in NYC. Born in the Dominican Republic, she discovered yoga more than 12 years ago when she purchased a yoga DVD by Jennifer Kries shortly after arriving to the United States. She continued the practice of yoga and meditation as a means of dealing with stress and anxiety as she learned to cope with high school and cultural environment. Through years of practice and self-discovery, she decided to end her career in the pharmaceutical industry to pursue one in which she could help individuals find balance and healing using more natural and holistic approaches.

Argentina completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at ISHTA Yoga with Yogiraj Alan Finger, senior yoga instructors Cassandra Ferland and Kelly Eudailey, and under the mentorship of Master yoga teacher Sarah Platt-Finger. Prior to her teaching path, she acquired a Masters degree in Business Strategy from New York University and certified as a Reiki Level II practitioner. Her mission as a yoga teacher is to help and inspire individuals to live a well balanced life, whether physically, mentally, or spiritually.

When she’s not teaching yoga, she enjoys spending time at the dog park with Rocky, her beloved, Rhodesian/Pitbull rescue pup. Argentina is also the co-founder of the Mencia Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides school supplies and clothing to underprivileged children in Latin America; and is a former mentor/big sister for seriously emotionally and behaviorally troubled teenage girls at Germaine Lawrence in Arlington, MA.

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BRENDA UMANA

Brenda stumbled upon yoga in a corporate onsite wellness class while working in the Financial District in San Francisco, CA. After each class, she felt this new window of awareness, after so many years feeling closed off with emotional distress. Ever since then, yoga is the highlight of her days.

After many attempts at different corporate jobs she is now a full-time yoga instructor in New York City and committed to making yoga accessible to everyone. Brenda’s signature style is an alignment-based Vinyasa class centered on clear verbal cues to encourage practitioners to  explore different aspects of themselves whether that’s physical, mental or soulful. Our minds are so easily distracted and as an instructor she makes it her goal to move the body with the breath and therefore focus the mind. She is continually enhancing her knowledge by taking Yoga-Anatomy courses, traveling to India to deepen her understanding of Yoga Philosophy, workshops, Yoga podcasts, and exploring her own home practice. Brenda also holds a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University. When she is not teaching she is most likely enjoying some wine, curled up reading a book, or out for a jog around the city.


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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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