Private Retreat
Dec
9
to Dec 14

Private Retreat

 

this is a private retreat that is not open to the general public. if you are looking for a group retreat to join, we invite you to check the other events in our calendar. If you need help finding the perfect retreat for you, contact us and we will happily help you. Thank you!

 

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The Great Christmas Escape 2019
Dec
21
to Dec 28

The Great Christmas Escape 2019

7 NIGHTS / 21st - 28th December 2019

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.

  • 1 daily morning yoga class.

  • 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.

  • Additional yoga classes (availables at extra cost)

  • 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:

  • Shared Accommodation starts from - $555 USD per person.

  • Private Accommodation starts from - $815 USD per person.

A 50% non-refundable deposit paid by Paypal is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance will be paid by Paypal one month before arrival, or when the retreat is fully booked, whichever happens first. Debit/Credit card payments are also available for an additional 4% fee.

* NOTE: ONLY FOREST ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE NOW; LAKE VIEW SUITES AND ROOMS ARE SOLD OUT ALREADY *


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Hola 2020 - A New Year's Retreat
Dec
29
to Jan 2

Hola 2020 - A New Year's Retreat

4 nights - 29th Dec 2019 to 2nd Jan 2020

Ready to begin 2020 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 2020 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. 

INCLUDES

  • 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:

  • Shared Accommodation starts from - $345 USD per person.

  • Private Accommodation starts from - $550 USD per person.

A 50% non-refundable deposit paid by Paypal is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance will be paid by Paypal one week before arrival, or when the retreat is fully booked. Debit/Credit card payments are also available for an additional 4% fee. Lake View Rooms and Suites usually sell out first, book your space early to avoid disappointment!


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Winter Detox Camp with Miriam
Jan
18
to Jan 25

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 / 18th - 25th January 2020

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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 massage 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).

  • 1 x 60’ 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

  • Shared accommodation starts at only $1,150 USD/pp

  • Private accommodation starts at only $1,325 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. The remaining balance will be due one week before arrival or when the retreat fills up, whichever happens first.

Payment at Apoyo Lodge for any additional items (not included in the retreat) 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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Private Retreat
Jan
26
to Jan 31

Private Retreat

THIS IS A PRIVATE RETREAT THAT IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GROUP RETREAT TO JOIN, WE INVITE YOU TO CHECK THE OTHER EVENTS IN OUR CALENDAR. IF YOU NEED HELP FINDING THE PERFECT RETREAT FOR YOU, CONTACT US AND WE WILL HAPPILY HELP YOU. THANK YOU!

 

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Women's Wellness Retreat with Cathrine and Miriam
Feb
2
to Feb 8

Women's Wellness Retreat with Cathrine and Miriam

6 NIGHTS / 2nd - 8th February 2020


Feeling constrained by the usual routines and necessary obligations of living in the modern world, we exist in a state of heightened stress and continual nervous excitation. Our immune system, our psyche and our hearts cry out for reprieve. At all stages of life, women today are experiencing an assault on our health and well-being, resulting in hormonal imbalances and dis-ease.

When we allow ourselves to retreat, we give the gift of space. For seven days and six nights, embraced by the dry tropical forest surrounding Laguna de Apoyo and the wild beauty of the sacred, we will re-awaken our deepest, authentic knowing. Shedding the roles and continual demands of life, we will draw closer to our essential selves. This is an unforgettable week of sacredness, reclaiming emotional wholeness and experiencing joyous playtime in a wild paradise. 

This Women's Wellness Retreat retreat allows you the space and time to re-evaluate who you are, learn new skills and contemplate life. You will be energized and find new strength to remain balanced when you return home. Be prepared to transform, alleviate stress, re-calibrate your hormones, enliven your spirit, and reclaim your health. At Apoyo Lodge, you will give yourself permission to disconnect, to let your defenses drop, and to heal. Take this voyage with like-minded women led by Cathrine and Miriam, to the space where you are well nourished, well rested and revitalized.

“I was looking for someone to inspire me, motivate me, support me, keep me focused… Someone who would love me, cherish me, make me happy, and I realized all along that I was looking for myself.” — Unknown


INCLUDED

  • 6 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.

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

  • 2 daily Yoga/Meditation/Yoga Nidra Classes.

  • 1 daily workshop or themed activity.

  • 1 half day tour of Masaya and its live volcano.

  • Private Round Trip Airport Transfer (no need to wait for a group shuttle).


YOUR HOSTS

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Cathrine Kitchen

Through achieving certification as a Yoga teacher in 2011 and studying culinary management in 2012, Cathrine found a passion for plant-based nutrition and realized a deep connection with self and the world around her. 

Following her own intuitive path, Cathrine spent eight months living in remote parts of Nicaragua honing her culinary skills as a chef, teaching yoga and offering massage to retreat participants. Here she showed individuals how to prepare locally sourced, organic herbs, vegetables, fruit, coconut and essential oils, and incorporating these in a creative way for daily meal plans.

Cleansing and detox retreats were frequented by individuals suffering from a variety of ailments. Multiple Sclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, IBS, sexual dysfunction, hormonal imbalance and disordered eating were alleviated through experience of this holistic, plant-based approach combined with Yoga. Apart from her initial RYT 200 Sivananda Yoga certification, she has acquired over the years training and experience on Power Yoga, Kids yoga, Prenatal yoga, Yin yoga, Yoga Therapy and Personal Training.

When Cathrine is not teaching she is enjoying time with her two children, husband and dog either hiking mountain tops or enjoying the beach on Vancouver Island, Canada.


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MIRIAM RM

Miriam is a vegan Health & Lifestyle Coach, a registered 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher trained in northern India, co-owner and General Manager of Apoyo Lodge, Nicaragua’s first 100% vegan boutique hotel and founder of Retreat with Miriam, which offers vegan retreats in stunning locations for those looking to make changes to their body and mind in stunning locations.

Having gone through a deep personal transformation herself in the last seven years, from high-stress corporate slave to wellness entrepreneur, from chronic illness and overweight issues to holistic health approaches and cruelty free lifestyle, Miriam dedicates her time and efforts to help others explore the different areas of their lives to see where balance is needed using her skills and experience in yoga, plant based nutrition and health coaching.

Born in Spain with a wanderlust soul and slightly dark sense of humor, Miriam has lived in six countries across 3 continents, before she settled in the stunning Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua where she currently lives with her husband, step-daughter and a bunch of rescued animals.



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INVESTMENT

  • Shared accommodation starts at 1,250 USD.

  • Private accommodation starts at 1,525 USD.

    Lake View Rooms/Suites will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Book early to enjoy the best accommodation choices and avoid disappointment!

    NOT INCLUDED

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

  • Additional activities and food/drinks not listed above.

  • Tips (voluntary).


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Soothe Your Soul - Wellness Retreat with Gloria Williams and Laura-Beth Power
Feb
15
to Feb 21

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

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

6 NIGHTS / 15th - 21st February 2020

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

  • 6 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 as well as freshly made juices and smoothies from the Healthy Bar.

  • 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 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, 2019.


YOUR RETREAT LEADERS

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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!

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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.–


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Journey into Nature: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat with Tacy Nielson
Mar
1
to Mar 6

Journey into Nature: A Spiritual Yoga Retreat with Tacy Nielson

5 NIGHTS / 1st - 6th March 2020

Join Tacy Nielson from Sapphire Healing for a week of bliss in the jungles of Nicaragua! This is going to be a powerful retreat filled with yoga, reiki, energy work, soul centered workshops, meaningful connections, delicious food, fun in the sun, and opportunities to explore Nicaragua!

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INCLUDES

  • Shared or private accommodation for 5 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 smoothies, juices, coconut water, 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 from the Healthy Bar.

  • Additional massages and therapies.

  • Optional day trips.

  • Gratuities (voluntary)

INVESTMENT

  • Shared occupancy - starting at $815 USD per person, depending on room choice.

  • Single occupancy - starting at $1,050 USD per person, depending on room choice

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

You can check out Tacy’s website for full retreat information and registration:

https://sapphirehealing108.com/retreats/

Or you can send us a message by clicking below, and we will put you in touch:


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YOUR RETREAT LEADER - Tacy Nielson

I am a registered 240 hour yoga teacher, a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Certified Reiki Master. I love all things holistic healing! In my daily life I practice yoga, meditation, crystal healing, and I incorporate Essential Oils into my daily activities.

I currently live in Saint Paul, MN with my husband Ryan, and our Siberian Husky, Ruby. We love to travel and go an any adventures we can! We enjoy snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, watching movies and playing games!I eat a plant based diet, love Indian food, avocados and chocolate! I am a huge animal lover! One day I hope to own a home with land in the mountains with goats, chickens and lots of dogs!

I started Sapphire Healing because I have a passion for helping people. When I began practicing yoga, I knew it was the start to something amazing in my life. I started practicing for purely physical reasons but I found myself coming back to my mat again and again for the mental clarity and the stress relief that I found. I gradually began to realize that teaching yoga was something I was desperate to do. I wanted to take my love and passion for yoga and share it with as many people as I could.

Soon after I began teaching yoga and moved to San Diego, I found myself coming back to another healing field that I was repeatedly drawn to in the past: Massage! I find body and energy work to be an incredibly powerful tool to healing and living a healthier life. I am now a Reiki Master and I am passionate about the power of Reiki healing, and I am also certified in Myofascial Release: this is a life changing technique that I strongly believe in and I am eager to share it with as many people as possible.

Full bio can be found here:

https://sapphirehealing108.com/about/


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Healthy Living with Miriam - The all-inclusive holistic vegan vacation for all
Mar
21
to Mar 28

Healthy Living with Miriam - The all-inclusive holistic vegan vacation for all

* The healthy vacation package created with the heart, specially for you*

7 nights / 21st - 28th March 2020

Healthy vegan food, yoga, hiking, learning and exploring the fascinating country of Nicaragua

 

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 vacation is perfect 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 vegan lifestyle, all while being surrounded by a tropical dry forest and the pristine and healing waters of the beautiful crater lagoon of Laguna de Apoyo.

There is space for couples, friends and single travellers of all ages. There is yoga practice in the morning, but this is not a yoga centered retreat. Whether you prefer to stay still or go out seeking adventure, there is something for everybody. This is a healthy, "feel good", all-inclusive holistic vegan 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. Oh! And let’s not forget that you won’t have to worry about food: all meals included AND unlimited juices and smoothies from our Healthy Bar. Nice.

On its 4th 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 8 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.

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

  • Daily morning yoga and meditation class - suitable for all, those new to the practice and those who practice regularly.

  • 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!).

  • 1 x 60' Deep Tissue or Relaxing massage.

  • 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.

  • Tips (voluntary).

INVESTMENT

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 per person is required to secure your reservation for this retreat. Payments can be made via Paypal, bank transfer (US or Nicaraguan bank accounts) or debit/credit card for an additional 4% fee. Full payment is due one month before arrival or whenever the retreat is sold out (whichever happens first)*


YOUR HOST - MIRIAM RM

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Miriam stumbled upon veganism by chance almost seven 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 to present day 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. Miriam is also now a RYT 200hrs Hatha Yoga Teacher trained in northern India, teaching daily at Apoyo Lodge. 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 workshops and retreats (check out our calendar for details).

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. 


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Volcanoes & Vinyasa: Experience Nicaragua
Mar
29
to Apr 5

Volcanoes & Vinyasa: Experience Nicaragua

7 NIGHTS / 29th March - 5th April 2020


Join Ramona & Sherie, founders of La Rabusta Travel, and Kaila Pooler, yoga teacher and wellness coach, for this exciting yoga & adventure retreat. Experience the flow of Nicaragua with a thoughtfully-crafted, daily yoga practice set to the backdrop of a sparkling crater lake, tropical dry forest, and smoking volcanoes.
Float or kayak, hike or hammock. Explore the colonial city of Granada. Discover handmade gems in artisanal markets. Walk up to the edge of an active volcano to see its molten lava. Take in the colorful ocean sunset of a lazy beach town . Let the soul and spirit of Nicaragua leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.

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INCLUDES

  • 7 nights shared or private accommodation 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.

  • Twice daily yoga classes with Kayla - suitable for all levels.

  • Customized, private tours.  

  • La Rabusta Travel services.

  • 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 in the package.

  • Massage & Spa therapies.

  • Private sessions with Kayla.

  • Gratuities (voluntary).

    INVESTMENT

    • Starting at $1,950 USD per person.for shared accommodation.

    • Private accommodation available, enquire for details.



YOUR RETREAT LEADERS

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RAMONA & SHERIE - La Rabusta Travel

An impromptu trip to Nicaragua allowed two colleagues in education with mutual respect for another’s work, to connect over our profound love for Latin America, share adventure stories while creating new ones, bond as bosom friends through experiencing some of the best and worst travel moments together, and solidify their status as life-long travel partners. Individually, they had been traipsing around the globe most of our adult lives, and together, they have been exploring Central America and the Caribbean for the last decade.

They formed La Rabusta Travel Experience after years of putting together vacations for themselves, friends and families. Recognizing that folks want their travels to be unique and authentic but that they may not be able to construct such getaways on their own, they decided to share their passion for designing dynamic travel experiences more broadly. Utilizing their travel knowledge, regional expertise, and area connections, we work with folks to build one-of-a-kind adventures tailored to their personal travel interests and goals.


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KAILA POOLER - Yoga Instructor & Wellness Coach

Kaila has been leading yoga, group fitness classes and personal training as a full time career since 2011, basesd in the Madison (WI) area since 2013. Kaila fell into the world of yoga and fitness during a 6 year stint living in NYC while pursuing her Bachelor of FIne Arts degree in Classical Acting in Brooklyn College.

You will find her classes to be grounded, accesible, playful and a powerful tool for engaging with the realities of where you find yourself day-to-day. Kaila lives for the study of movement, voice, health, expression, strength, and ever evolving adaptability. She believes in holistic approach to wellness, incorporating many modalities and plenty of rest for feeling your best as you navigate your way through life.


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Spring Detox Camp with Miriam
May
23
to May 30

Spring 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!


7 nights / 23rd - 30th May 2020

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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?

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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 massage 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).

  • 1 x 60’ 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

  • Shared accommodation starts at only $1,150 USD/pp

  • Private accommodation starts at only $1,325 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. The remaining balance will be due one week before arrival or when the retreat fills up, whichever happens first.

Payment at Apoyo Lodge for any additional items (not included in the retreat) 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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200hr Yoga Teacher Training
Jun
2
to Jun 23

200hr Yoga Teacher Training

stay tuned for full details on this 200 hour yoga teacher training - coming soon! make sure you sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to be the first one to know once it is announced. Thank you!

 

more upcoming retreats

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Summer Detox Camp with Miriam
Jun
29
to Jul 6

Summer 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 / 29th June - 6th July 2019

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Join Miriam RM, Health and Lifestyle Coach and Co-Owner of Apoyo Lodge for this year’s SUMMER 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 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).

  • 1 x 60’ 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

  • Shared accommodation starts at only $1,150 USD/pp

  • Private accommodation starts at only $1,325 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. The remaining balance will be due one week before arrival or when the retreat fills up, whichever happens first.

Payment at Apoyo Lodge for any additional items (not included in the retreat) 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