SUP + Yoga Retreat with Adrienne Rommel
Oct
20
to Oct 27

SUP + Yoga Retreat with Adrienne Rommel

SUP Apoyo Lodge Retreat.jpg

SUP + Yoga Retreat with Adrienne Rommel from Balanced Adventure Retreats

7 NIGHTS / 20th - 27th October 2018


Wake up to an invigorating and energizing yoga flow in the most beautiful yoga space located directly on the lake. Enjoy healthy, nutritious and delicious plant-based meals throughout the day, paddle around the stunning volcanic crater in the Apoyo Lagoon, enjoy 3 SUP yoga classes during the week, along with paddle boarding in the lagoon; providing endless fun for all ages and fitness levels! 


This package is perfect for families, friends, couples and individuals looking for an active vacation that also allows for plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. You will have a chance to hike around the Laguna de Apoyo Natural Reserve or visit any of the sightseeing gems around the area such as the colonial city of Granada or the active Masaya Volcano in your spare time. 

sin título (51 de 405) (Copy).jpg

INCLUDES

  • Shared accommodation (double/triple) for 7 nights.

  • Daily morning yoga class for all levels.

  • SUP Tours around the Apoyo Lagoon.

  • 3 SUP Yoga Lessons

  • Unlimited use of SUP Paddleboards during the week.

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

  • 2 Glasses of wine at dinner time.

  • 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
  • Additional snacks, juices, smoothies from the Healthy Bar.
  • Additional massages and therapies.
  • Optional day trips.
  • Gratuities (voluntary)

INVESTMENT

  • Double/shared occupancy - $1,400 USD per person
  • Single occupancy - $1,700 USD per person

2018_0318_20410300.jpg

YOUR RETREAT LEADER

Adrienne Rommel C.N.P. Hons is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, YTT 200hr Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, and Paddle Canada Certified SUP Instructor from Toronto, Canada, and is the founder of Balanced Adventure Retreats.

She combines her passion for travel and adventure with her love of yoga and watersports, specializing in international retreats in off-the-beaten-path destinations. Her retreats are designed for single travelers, couples, and groups of various ages who are looking for more than an all-inclusive 5-Star hotel experience, and who want to connect with like-minded people in an intimate atmosphere.


More Upcoming Retreats

View Event →
Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Eric Kolesar
Oct
28
to Nov 3

Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Eric Kolesar

yoga & meditation retreat.jpg

Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Eric Kolesar from Higher Living Now

6 NIGHTS / 28th October - 3rd November 2018

Experience a piece of heaven on earth at Apoyo Lodge, a luxury boutique resort and spa tucked away on the shore of Nicaragua’s Laguna de Apoyo. This picturesque lake conceals a volcano that imploded and filled with mineral-rich water millions of years ago. The tranquil setting serves as the ideal backdrop for a retreat uniquely designed to bring your body, mind and spirit into alignment. 

You’ll wake up in a beautiful lakefront lodge and walk a few steps to the outdoor yoga studio overlooking the water. After a healthy gourmet breakfast, enjoy activities like swimming, hiking or reading in a hammock. Each day will have a unique focus designed to overcome common obstacles in our lives through workshops, yoga practice, guided meditation and plenty of time for both socializing and quiet introspection. There will be a day trip to the historic and extremely photogenic town of Granada, and an optional evening trip to an active volcano!

You’ll walk away rejuvenated, with a usable set of tools you can use every day to live with greater purpose and presence. As with all Higher Living Now retreats we use a blend of ancient teachings and modern science to raise our consciousness to live at a higher vibration. 

sin título (30 de 405) (Copy).jpg

INCLUDES

  • Airport Transfers between Apoyo Lodge and Airport (MGA) (arrival and departure transfers)

  • Accommodation for 6 nights, 7 days at Apoyo Lodge

  • 6 days guided yoga practice

  • Daily themed meditation

  • 5 Higher Living Now Workshops designed to overcome common obstacles in our lives

  • 3 gourmet 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

  • All -natural, chemical free, locally made toiletry products

  • Taxes

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to/from Nicaragua
  • Additional snacks, juices, smoothies from the Healthy Bar.
  • Additional massages and therapies.
  • Optional day trips.

INVESTMENT AND RESERVATIONS

  • Availability, rates and deposit instructions can be found here:

https://www.wetravel.com/trips/higher-living-yoga-meditation-retreat-eric-kolesar-nicaragua-66181713

Eric Kolesar Retreat.jpg

YOUR RETREAT LEADER

Eric Kolesar founded Higher Living Now to empower people to become their most authentic selves through a greater balance of the mind and body. With over 15 years experience in the wellness industry, Eric is a 400-hour certified yoga instructor, life coach, and Reiki Master. He facilitates retreats, workshops and trainings around the world--and is particularly excited to harness the power of this magical volcanic lake to help others find growth and self-empowerment. 

I was able to spend some time at this special place last year and knew instantly that it was the perfect spot to bring people together to renew a sense of inner strength and stillness. 

More Upcoming Retreats

View Event →
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 $1,150 USD/pp

Private occupancy - rates start at only $1,290 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

Retrato.jpg

Miriam stumbled upon veganism by chance 5 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. She is also the co-owner of Apoyo Lodge, where she lives with her partner Manuel, her step-daughter Yahoska, and a bunch of rescued animals. 


View Event →
Soothe Your Soul - Wellness Retreat in Nicaragua
Feb
16
to Feb 23

Soothe Your Soul - Wellness Retreat in Nicaragua

Soothe Your Soul - Wellness Retreat16th to 23rd February 2019.jpg

Soothe Your Soul - Wellness Retreat with Gloria Williams & Laura-Beth Power

7 NIGHTS / 16th - 23rd February 2019

Join Laura-Beth Power & Gloria Williams for an unforgettable wellness retreat at the beautiful Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve in Nicaragua. Apoyo translates to support. This retreat is meant to soothe & support your wellbeing with daily yoga offerings, delicious healthy meals, hiking adventures, relaxation massage, group tour & more!

 

Each day will be an opportunity to rejuvenate. Experience daily yoga and meditation taught on a beautiful wooden platform overlooking the lagoon and its stunning views, delicious healthy meals, desserts, herbal teas, massages, and so much more.

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 Apoyo Lodge, a truly sustainable health & wellness boutique hotel. Apoyo Lodge specializes in mindful whole plant based healing cuisine and it is the only 100% vegan hotel in Nicaragua.

The Apoyo Lagoon 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”

 

INCLUDES

  • 7 nights accommodation in Apoyo Lodge.
  • Round trip transfers to and from airport
  • 3 nourishing, mindful, whole food plant-based meals per day made with fresh, local organic ingredients (when possible).
  • Unlimited bananas, herbal tea, fresh lime, cucumber and coconut water
  • 2 x yoga classes daily, taught by Laurabeth & Gloria.
  • 1 x 2hr themed workshop.
  • Guided goup hike.
  • 1/2 day trip to Masaya's Markets and Live Volcano. 
  • Natural products (hand soap, shampoo and conditioner made locally) to help you detox your skin during your stay.
  • Daily maid service, 24hrs security, unlimited wifi. 

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to/from Nicaragua (fly into Managua Airport, MGA). 
  • Additional snacks, juices, smoothies from the Healthy Bar
  • Additional services or tours not included above. 
  • Gratuities (voluntary)

INVESTMENT

  • $1,225 USD per person (shared accommodation - triple occupancy)
  • $1,345 USD per person (shared accommodation - doble occupancy)
  • Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of $300, (per person) and pay the remaining balance by Nov 15, 2018.

YOUR RETREAT LEADERS

gloria.jpg

GLORIA WILLIAMS (CYT, Plant based Chef, MSW, BSW)

Gloria is sole proprietor/director of Soothe Downtown Spa, St. John’s, NL, Canada. Her Ahimsa (do no harm) mission has been moving toward a cruelty-free business / life balance. As such, she participates in ongoing wellness education including environmentally friendly esthetic product / service research, yoga workshops / certifications, enlightenment Intensives & meditation classes and the World Peace Diet; a (vegan) conscious connection with nature and all sentient beings.

Gloria's compilation of life experiences include service industry employment, community development & mental health social work, health promotion consulting, yoga instruction, dance performance and her most recent joy; culinary arts. She has a passion for learning and a deep appreciation for these interconnected opportunities;

Yoga; Gloria is a Graduate of the Lotus Centre Yoga Teacher Training program (2009, NL), Further trainings include: Yoga Anatomy and Yoga Assists (2010) TAYS Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio, Creative Yoga for Children (2010) Lotus Centre, Anusara Yoga Training & Meditation Retreat (2011) Ananda Ashram; World Yoga Centre of New York, Yin Yoga Professional Teacher Training (2016) Sartori Yoga, Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (2017) Shakti Yoga, Thai Yoga massage Level 1, (2017) Lotus Palm

Chef & Nutrition Training; Gloria is a graduate of Plant Based Nutrition; Cornel (2017) and Heal & Ignite" Raw Vegan Chef Certification (2017) Pachavega. Presently, (2018) Gloria is enjoying Rouxbe Professional Plant-Based Chef Certification Program.

Esthetics Training: Spa Facials / Skin Care Consultations, Massage, Manicures, pedicures, Waxings, Body Wraps, Natural Spa Product Development (Certifications 2010 - ongoing)

Additionally, a hiking enthusiast & travel enthusiast, Gloria's favourite holidays are yoga retreats; you are about to see why they are so ahhh-mazing!

laurabeth 2.jpg

LAURA-BETH POWER

Laura-Beth has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering its joys and benefits in 2004. In 2008 she had a dream of doing yoga on a beach in Thailand. The next day she cleared her schedule booked a flight and backpacked South East Asia for 3 months. It was on a this retreat she decided she wanted to spread the light and begin to teach. Ever since she has been on a life long path seeking truth and inspiring others to awaken to their fullest potential.

LB is certified in vinyasa, hatha, yin and restorative yoga, as well as, a trained meditation teacher. She founded the non profit organization, Soul Warrior Yoga for Youth that offers kids yoga teacher trainings across Newfoundland. She is a ambassador for lululemon and loves planning unique events for the yoga community. Her favourite classes to teach are balanced with a meditative yin sequence followed by a fiery yang flow.

Off the mat she is a contemporary dancer, indie music enthusiast, mountain peek seeker, vegan foodie, kitchen dance party expert and world traveller. She wears her heart on her sleeve and always looks for the best in any situation.–


More Upcoming Retreats

View Event →

Spring Detox Camp with Miriam
May
12
to May 19

Spring Detox Camp with Miriam

Spring Detox Camp - SOLD OUT.jpg

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 spring!


Fruit (5) (Copy).jpg

Join Miriam RM, Health and Lifestyle Coach and Co-Owner of Apoyo Lodge for this year’s SPRING 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?

Yoga (48).jpg

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 our 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 our 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.

  • Guided Liver Cleanse (optional)

  • Mild Colon Cleanse (optional)

  • 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 (you need to fly to Managua Airport (MGA)

  • Additional therapies or spa services.


INVESTMENT

Regular Rates (from 1st March 2018):

  • Shared accommodation starts at $1095 USD/pp

  • Private accommodation starts at $1,195 USD/pp

Early Bird Rates (until 28th February 2018):

  • Shared accommodation starts at only $995 USD/pp

  • Private accommodation starts at only $1,095 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 bank transfer (participants are liable for any bank fees on their side) or by debit/credit card for a 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.
 

YOUR HOST - MIRIAM RM

Miriam stumbled upon veganism by chance five 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.

More upcoming retreats & events

View Event →
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

Argentina+Head+Shot.jpg

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.

Brenda-head+shot.jpg

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.


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

Reiki Refresher - 1 Day Workshop

RR in Nicaragua.jpg

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/

View Event →
RUCHAMA YOGA RETREAT IN NICARAGUA
Feb
24
to Mar 3

RUCHAMA YOGA RETREAT IN NICARAGUA

Ruchama one spot left.jpg

Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

7 NIGHTS / 24th feb - 3rd mar 2018

Relax and rejuvenate in beautiful Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua! Join Ruchama Bilenky for 7 nights at Apoyo Lodge! There will be plenty of time for excursions, sightseeing and shopping! A few options include: visiting the pottery town of San Juan de Oriente, artisan market in Masaya, ziplining and hiking Mombacho Volcano and surfing in San Juan del Sur!

INCLUDES

  • 7 nights shared accommodation Apoyo Lodge. Each room has private bathroom and hot water.
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • 3 whole food plant based meals per day
  • Unlimited coconut water and herbal tea
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle service
  • Daily maid service
  • All locally made natural toiletries free of chemicals. 
  • Unlimited wifi

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to and from Nicaragua
  • Additional snacks, juices and smoothies, or tours and activities not listed in the "Includes" section.
  • Tips
  • Insurance

COST

  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (valid until 31st October)  $950 USD
  • Regular Rate: $1,050 USD 
  • Payment policy: $200 non-refundable deposit to hold your space.
    50% due by November 1, 2017.
    50% due by January 1, 2018.

  • If you would like to extend your stay at Apoyo Lodge, please check availability and prices.

YOUR HOST, RUCHAMA BILENKY

Ruchama Bilenky is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Instructor who specializes in bringing the spiritual and physical benefits of Yoga to diverse individuals and populations. She focuses on healing through yoga. She is certified in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa Yoga, Pre Natal Yoga and Yin Yoga.  She is also a musician. She is inspired by music, travel, meditation, yoga and chocolate! Think Yoga isn't for you? Try a session with Ruchama and have your misconceptions dispelled!


View Event →
WINTER SUN AND NATURE RETREAT WITH MERAV BEN HORIN
Feb
17
to Feb 24

WINTER SUN AND NATURE RETREAT WITH MERAV BEN HORIN

7 NIGHTS / 17th - 24th february 2018

Join Merav and special guest musician Yotam Silberstein for their first warm winter retreat in Nicaragua! Escape the cold winter and come recharge, renew and rejuvenate on the gorgeous grounds of Apoyo Lodge located on the shore of the Laguna de Apoyo. Surrounded by a tropical dry forest and the pristine and healing waters of the beautiful crater lake (coined as the cleanest water in the country and possibly the whole of Central America!) Apoyo Lodge make it a perfect place for yoga, hiking, swimming, meditation and deep relaxation! We will focus on restoring and centering the body and the mind.

This week will be a journey to finding profound peace inside and out by connecting to nature, breath, music and movement. This yoga retreat is open to all levels. Each practice will have a different theme that will guide you on your exploration on the mat. Our classes take place outside facing the lagoon and the mountains!

Every morning, Merav will offer an optional 1/2 hour pranayma and meditation practice for early birds. The first class of the day will be more vigorous. She will offer options for those of you who are newer to this practice or those of you who want to take it slower and plenty of challenges for those who would like to be challenged. The evening class will be gentle and restorative.

There will be a special musician guest on the retreat that will join for a class or two and accompany the class with live soft guitar and oud sounds. In these classes you will explore the connection between yoga, music and breath and use these tools to move into a deeper state of awareness and relaxation.

INCLUDES

  • 7 nights accommodation at the beautiful Apoyo Lodge. Each room has private bathroom and hot water.
  • 2 extended yoga sessions daily (morning vigorous asana practice and evening gentle restorative and pranayama)
  • Sunrise pranayama and meditation
  • Extra yoga classes with live healing music by world renowned musician Yotam Silbertsetin
  • All whole food plant based meals ( amazing food!) 
  • Tour of the colonial city of Granada and boat tour around Las Isletas in Lake Nicaragua. 
  • Tour of Masaya Artisan’s Market and Masaya Volcano National Park (look inside an active volcano!)
  • Unlimited coconut water and herbal tea
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle service
  • Unlimited wifi ( but who needs it in heaven?;))
  • Plenty of free time for hiking, taking a swim in the lake, having a massage or sitting in the hammock and absorbing the gorgeous views.

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Flights to and from Nicaragua
  • Additional snacks, juices and smoothies, or activities not listed above
  • Tips
  • Insurance

COST

  • Double   $1650 USD
  • Single     $2350 USD
  • Payment and cancellation policy: A non-refundable deposit of $600 is required to reserve your spot. The remaining balance will be due 60 days prior to departure. If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to our departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-45 days prior to our departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to our departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.

  • If you would like to extend your stay at Apoyo Lodge, please check availability and prices.

YOUR HOST, MERav ben horin

Merav Ben-Horin is a yoga instructor, yoga therapist and psychotherapist based in NYC. She was a dancer for over 10 years and began practicing yoga in 2004 in tandem with her studies in psychology.Born out of her interest in human behavior and movement, Merav recognizes yoga as a tool for personal growth as well as a proven way to develop focus and mind/body awareness.

As a yoga instructor, Merav incorporates principles from her background in psychology. She strives to offer a safe, non-judgmental environment for students to explore their bodies, observe their minds and confront and overcome their fears, limitations, or obstacles both on and off the mat. Merav currently teaches groups and private classes all around NYC and leads yoga and meditation workshops and retreats worldwide. She also teaches workshops on yoga for emotional well being for mental health practitioners, yoga teachers and yoga students and offers private therapeutic yoga sessions for emotional balance at her West Village space. 

As a psychotherapist, Merav also incorporates yoga into her work with patients by combining yogic principles in conjunction with talk therapy. She works with both groups and individuals who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and substance abuse. Merav has received extensive education and training in psychotherapy and contemporary psychoanalysis. She completed her B.A in psychology at Hunter College and received her graduate degree from NYU. She is currently in postgraduate psychoanalytic training and sees patients at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.


View Event →
Jan
14
to Jan 20

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

NamasteNicaragua.jpg

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

 

DSC04696+(Copy).jpg
  • 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. 

download.png

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. 

alison+for+lodge.jpeg

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.


More Upcoming Retreats

View Event →