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.
- 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.
Email Stacey Clark at Alma Retreats (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
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!