Back to Nature Nicaragua Yoga Retreat April 2018

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Autumn Adams
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Apr 6 - 14, 2018
Group size: 1-14
Back to Nature Nicaragua Yoga Retreat April 2018
Nicaragua

Autumn Adams
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$1578
Deposit: $789
Apr 6 - 14, 2018
Group size: 1-14

About this trip

Join Ambuja Yoga for the ultimate Nicaragua yoga retreat. This yoga retreat will be combining two of Ambuja Yoga’s favorite yoga retreat venues for their fourth annual Nicaragua yoga retreat. Can’t decide between a retreat in the mountains or a beach yoga retreat? You don’t have to! This very yoga retreat showcases the best of Nicaragua where you will practice yoga overlooking the Nicaraguan cloud forest and down by the breath-taking beach.


Yoga in the mountains of Nicaragua

You will practice yoga overlooking the Nicaraguan cloud forest from this retreat’s first base at Finca Esperanza Verde, high above Matagalpa. Finca Esperanza Verde is a tranquil oasis far away from the heat of the lowlands. This working organic coffee farm turned eco-resort is the perfect antidote to frenetic city life. Once you step foot onto the property the stress of life back home becomes a thing of the past.


The local guides will take you out to explore the many miles of beautifully maintained hiking trails that crisscross the property. They will help you spot howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths, parrots, toucans, hummingbirds, and so much more. 


Ambuja Yoga is big on community and creating connections, so you will visit Mujeres del Plomo for a jewelry making workshop. The women of Mujeres del Plomo have created a women’s co-op with a powerful story of community, hardship, and triumph; you will love them! 


One of the favorite experiences at Finca Esperanza Verde is to have the local band come over to play for you as you roast marshmallows over the fire and dance under one of the most impressive banners of stars you will have ever seen. It’s a perfect way to celebrate your time in the mountains.


Yoga will be practiced in the covered lounge overlooking the jungle. An impressive view of rolling clouds, green jungle canopy, and abundant wildlife help us savor the present moment and the intense beauty of our surroundings.

Yoga overlooking the Pacific Ocean

From your perch in the cloud forest, you will head down to the beach town of San Juan del Sur and Playa Maderas. San Juan del Sur, once a sleepy fishing village, is now a bustling seaside port with a multitude of restaurants and boutiques. 


You will be staying at Buena Vista Surf Club, a gorgeous eco-chic resort that boasts unbelievable beach and sunset views from its infinity yoga deck and a cool, relaxed vibe.


Playa Maderas and its famous surf break are just below the resort and a short walk away. Playa Maderas has surf breaks suitable for all levels and its sandy bottom is especially friendly for beginners. Playa Maderas has a fun social vibe. The area attracts artists, entrepreneurs, yogis, and of course surfers and backpackers on the banana pancake trail. Three restaurants lining the beach offer up everything you need to enjoy an afternoon in the sun; all offer local and international food, cold drinks and lounge chairs for rent.


From your base at Buena Vista Surf Club, you will explore Playa Maderas and San Juan del Sur. You will learn to be a kid again during your visit to Barrio Planta Project, a free supplementary school program for children in San Juan del Sur. Barrio Planta Project, or BPP, has an incredible start-up story. This will be Ambuja Yoga’s third year visiting Barrio Planta Project and it’s always a retreat favorite.

Afterward, you will head over to one of the beachside restaurants for a cocktail and snack before heading back to Buena Vista Surf Club for supper. 


There is always plenty of free time to book a massage, a surf lesson, or even a catamaran sailing trip. You are encouraged to take advantage of this beautiful destination.

Who is this Nicaragua yoga retreat for?

  • Real people: people that love yoga, but also love having a sundowner
  • Yogis that want to go deeper in their practice
  • Yogis that want an asana tune-up
  • Adventurous types or those that want to be more adventurous
  • Those who love nature and wildlife
  • Those who want to celebrate this awesome thing called life
  • Those that want to travel with a like-minded community
  • Those that need a technology detox
  • Those that love the mountains as much as they love the sea
  • Those that need to relax (there are only two mandatory events during the whole eight days)
  • Those who need a shift, an ignition, or a jumpstart in life, work, etc.

Who is this Nicaragua yoga retreat not for?

  • Those who want to party every night
  • Those who need air-conditioner (none of the venues have it)
  • Those who have no yoga experience (yogis should have a basic understanding of standing postures and a willingness to explore and play on their mat)
  • Those who don’t want to support others in their growth on and off their mat (this retreat will be all about community, connection, and support)

What kind of yoga practice can you expect?

  • Alignment based Vinyasa yoga
  • Restorative yoga with a deep emphasis on relaxation
  • 1.5 - 2 hours’ long sessions
  • Sessions will occur twice a day in the morning and late afternoon
  • Each session will include asana, pranayama, and meditation
  • Gently challenging
  • New and familiar yoga asanas
  • Create space and openness throughout your body
  • Release stress and muscle tension
  • Two optional yoga workshops: Asana Tune-Up and Roll and Release


What’s included

  • 8 nights accommodation
    Four nights at a beautiful organic coffee farm turned eco-lodge and four nights at a sea view eco resort on the southern coast of Nicaragua at Playa Ma
  • Daily breakfast & dinner
    Organic and locally sourced meals.
  • Four lunches
    Lunch will be provided at our mountain retreat. We've found that most of our yogis like to enjoy lunch on the beach at Playa Maderas.
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  • Asana Tune-Up Workshop
    An opportunity to work deeper into the postures and dial in alignment.
  • Roll & Release Workshop
    Roll & Release uses tennis balls and yoga blocks to relieve tension in the body, reduce pain and discomfort, and create ease of movement.
  • Yoga Nidra
    Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, is a guided deep relaxation technique meant to invite the body, mind and spirit into a state of deep relaxation.
  • Guided hikes
    Two guided hikes are included at FEV. Our guides will point out monkeys, sloths, birds, and other creatures native to the Nicaraguan forests.
  • Jewelry Making Workshop
    We will visit Mujeres del Plomo, a women's co-op in the small town of San Ramon. These women have a beautiful story of hardship, community, and triumph. We love them!
  • Visit to Laguna de Apoyo
    Lunch and paddle or swim at a gorgeous clear lake tucked within a jungle clad volcanic crater.
  • Barrio Planta Project
    We will visit BPP, a supplementary school program for children in San Juan del Sur. We will have an opportunity to share our skills... teach, play, and have fun. This day is a retreat favorite.
  • FREE transportation
    Group transportation is provided on arrival and departure days.
  • WIFI
    Wifi is available in communal spaces at both locations.
  • Airfare
    Please arrive by our scheduled arrival time. We recommend arriving a day early.
  • Souvenirs
    Nicaragua is known for its coffee, rum and chocolate. These make great gifts to bring back home.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Alcoholic beverages are available and affordably priced at both resorts.
  • Gratuity
    A small gratuity for the staff of each resort is greatly appreciated.

Available Packages

Budget Accommodation: Double

Our budget accommodation is in simple rooms with either a queen bed or twin beds and private bathroom. This rate is per person. Would you like to join, but are traveling solo? We're happy to pair you with a roommate. Due to the intimate size of our resorts we are not offering single accommodations.


When booking please note the name of your preferred roommate. If no preferred roommate please note that you would like to be paired up with another yogi/yogini.

only 4 left
$1578
Deposit: $789
Budget Accommodation: Triple

There are four twin beds in this room at Finca Esperanza Verde and three twin beds at Buena Vista Surf Club. Each accommodation has a private bathroom.


When booking please note the name of your preferred roommate. If no preferred roommate please note that you would like to be paired up with another yogi/yogini.

only 3 left
$1538
Deposit: $769
Standard Accommodation: Double

Free standing cabin with jungle or ocean view, private bathroom and queen bed.


When booking please note the name of your preferred roommate. If no preferred roommate please note that you would like to be paired up with another yogi/yogini.

5 left
$1838
Deposit: $918

Available options

30 minute Reiki Session
$30
60 minute Private Yoga Session
$65
Surf Lesson
$30
Additional Guided Hike
$15
Massage @ BVSC
$40
$1578
Deposit: $789

Budget Accommodation: Double

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Finca Esperanza Verde

From Managua we will head north to the mountains above Matagalpa. Here we will stay at Finca Esperanza Verde a beautiful, sustainable eco-resort high in the mountains. The fresh mountain air, comfy accommodation, and kind staff will help us relax and unwind for our opening circle and dinner.

Your Organizer


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Autumn Adams
Welcome to Ambuja Yoga! I’m Autumn Adams, E-RYT & YACEP, and I am the founder of Ambuja Yoga. I am thrilled that you’ve found us (and that you’re snooping around to learn more). Each and every day I am thankful for this community of awesome, powerful and compassionate yogis. I am grateful that you’re here and that you’re interested in investing in your wellbeing by attending a yoga retreat. I created Ambuja Yoga in 2014 as an outlet to share my passion for wellbeing and balanced living while actively creating a life that I LOVE. As Ambuja Yoga came into fruition and evolved into what it is today, I can honestly say that I have found my path, my life’s work, my dharma. I want the same for you. I want you to love the life you live. My hope is to empower YOU to be courageous (to take those leaps), to handle life’s challenges with grace, and uncover your life’s sankalpa (an intention that guides you in all aspects of your life). You are worth it! You are worthy of investment!