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”
- 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)
- $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 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!
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.–