Alchemy: The Four Elements Retreat

      MJG5+WH El Manzano Número 2, Nicaragua

      3 reviews
      Jan 6 - 12, 2023
      Group size: 3 - 16
      Alchemy: The Four Elements Retreat
      MJG5+WH El Manzano Número 2, Nicaragua

      3 reviews

      Jan 6 - 12, 2023
      Group size: 3 - 16

      About this trip

      Join Melanie for a week of self-exploration through the medicine of the four elements. This retreat was designed to illuminate the various facets of who we are and the lives we live through the energy both literally and figuratively of earth, air, fire, and water. Your week at Still Salty will include daily yoga, various workshops, and ceremonies centered around each element. We can learn so much from how fire burns, air moves, earth grounds, and water flows. 

      All classes are open level, so any and all level practitioners are welcome! Come spend time unplugged in nature, enjoying the beach, surfing, yoga, ecstatic dance, and so much more!

      *5% of the proceeds from this retreat will be donated to local non-profit organization, Rise Up Retreats. This donation is used exclusively to support environmental initiatives within the area in an effort to empower people through nurturing the planet. 

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
        7 days, 6 nights stay at barefoot luxury ocean front accommodation, Still Salty Escape
      • Food
        3 hearty vegan meals and 2 delicious plant-based snacks per day
      • Drinks
        Water, coffee, tea
      • Yoga Classes
        A combination of both dynamic and gentle classes
      • Other Classes
        Breathwork & meditation classes, workshops & ceremonies
      • Activities
        Sunset volcano hike, sunset horseback riding on the beach, ecstatic dance
      • Private Yoga Shala
      • Private Meditation Shala
      • Airfare
        International or domestic
      • Transportation
      • Visa
      • Traveler's Insurance
        (highly recommended)
      • Airport Tax
        Cost of airport tax upon arrival and/or departure (often included in price of plane ticket)
      • Additional Accommodation
        Additional hotel bookings (for those arriving early, or staying later)
      • Extras
        Additional tours/treks/excursions/surf lessons
      • Airport Transfer
        Can be arranged for an extra fee
      • Medical Needs
        Vaccinations, additional preventative medical needs
      • Personal Shopping
        Personal shopping expenses/souvenirs
      • Photos
        Personal photoshoots with retreat photographer
      • Refreshments
        Soda, juices, smoothies or alcoholic drinks


      Day 1

      ***Airport transportation is not included in the price, but can be arranged for all travelers.

      ***Please note that only DINNER is included this day.

      2:00 pm: Check in available at Still Salty Escape

      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Free time to rest, acclimate, explore, etc.

      4:00 pm: Arrival Ceremony + Exploration of your natal chart through your missing element

      5:00 pm: Full Moon Ceremony

      7:00 pm: Family Dinner

      Your Organizer

      Still Salty Escape
      3 reviews
      Still Salty Escape hosts international retreats, Yoga Teacher Trainings, and continued education. We encourage to unplug to recharge, by immersing in nature and connecting within. Our hotel is based in Nicaragua, yet our events take place across the globe.


      I thought Nique created such a beautiful vibe of different people and we all got along just fine! The surfing lessons were legendary and salty still had a great atmosphere to do this all in. My only feedback is I think salty still need to have more options on their menu because most of our group was starving after intense surfing lessons. Thank God we found a local restaurant that delivered food to us!
      By Lucinda Porter for Still Salty Escape x Nique Miller in Nicaragua on Apr 21, 2023
      Nique Miller was an absolute star of a host and surf coach. I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated all of her live feedback while surfing and during the video feedback. My room was gorgeous and so thoughtfully built and designed. While it was very hot during the day, the cross breeze and overhead fan at night were plenty to cool me down. Gorgeous facilities all around, and incredible staff at the retreat. My only complaint is regarding the food at Still Salty. All vegan... which I am totally up for. But some of the dishes were truly unacceptable. Also, for a group surfing 6-8 hours a day, there simply wasn't enough food served. I had to order at least one smoothie (additional cost) a day to stay satisfied, and the group had to request bread and avocado to supplement every meal. Towards the end of the trip, we ended up having to order in from a local restaurant. For the cost of staying at the retreat, I believe the meals should be more substantial. Lastly... keep it simple. No need to invent foods like "vegan loaf" or "vegan chicken nuggets," which were essentially sauteed clumps of corn flour when a plate of well made rice, beans, plantains and veggies would do just the trick. Those two meals in particular were tough to eat and to digest. Over all, as beautiful as Still Salty is, I would not return, as I would want a more authentically Nicaraguan experience... especially when it comes to food. Nicaragua has incredible cuisine, and should most definitely be incorporated into a retreat in rural Nica. Thank you <3
      By Cydney Justman for Still Salty Escape x Nique Miller in Nicaragua on Apr 21, 2023
      Fantastic time at Still Salty Escape! The owners, Kayla and Alex, made a daily appearance an expressed their gratitude for our attendance. The staff was so friendly and accommodating to each of us. The center was well kept and fit the vibe of a retreat. The food was PHENOMENAL! And of course, Melanie, our instructor, was such a candid and genuine soul that facilitated deep connection and discovery amongst us and ourselves. And thanks to the drivers, well done!!
      By John Varnes for Alchemy: The Four Elements Retreat on Jan 14, 2023