Beyond the Studio | Colombia Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

B&
Brenda & Argentina
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5 reviews
Aug 12 - 17, 2019
Group size: 14 - 21
Beyond the Studio | Colombia Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Brenda & Argentina
  • Facebook verified
5 reviews

$1399
Aug 12 - 17, 2019
Group size: 14 - 21

About this trip

Retreat back to nature and deepen your yoga practice. Join Brenda & Argentina’s second annual, transformational end-of-summer yoga retreat.


Taking place in the small town alongside the stunning Caribbean Coast of Santa Marta, Colombia, just a few hours from the historic city of Cartagena.


Take the time to go beyond the yoga studio practice and create a new start for yourself.

Empower your body, restart your mind, and get-away on this new travel journey.  


You’ll practice daily yoga and meditation on an oceanfront yoga studio while taking the time to explore the jungles and sacred lands of Colombia: rivers, waterfalls, beaches, coffee farms, sacred natural pools, and so much more.


Everyone is welcome! Solo travelers, couples, groups, and all levels of yoga experience.

Would you like to advance your practice?

Have you ever wondered if there is more to yoga than physical poses and fast-paced flows?

With studio classes getting shorter, and faster these days, it’s hard to grasp all the details of a full yoga practice. When the goal in each class is to mainly feel good in your body, it doesn’t leave much time to learn why we do certain poses, the importance of breath, meditation, and the overall picture that makes yoga a life-changing practice.


How will you deepen your practice?

The purpose of this retreat is to explore and learn the teachings of yoga that help transform our physical, mental, and soulful practice beyond the typical one-hour studio class.


You’ll feel refreshed, inspired, and ready to apply these techniques on and off the mat.

ON OUR 6-DAY YOGA PROGRAM

YOU WILL DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE BY LEARNING HOW TO

  • Explore the power of the breath
  • Start a meditation practice
  • Practice self-inquiry and journaling
  • Understand the foundation of poses with posture labs
  • Slow down and practice self-care with Restorative Yoga
  • Go deep into the subconscious with Yoga Nidra
  • Themed workshops to explore the depth of your practice

What we hope you’ll experience

  • Gain a new perspective on the practice of yoga as a tool for healthier living, physically, mentally, and soulfully
  • Practice relaxation, restoration, and healing through self-care and ancient therapeutic yoga techniques
  • Hands-on assists throughout classes for people that want that support from two experienced yoga & meditation guides
  • Experience an energetic recharge from Mother Earth, by exploring the luscious green jungle, the magical Caribbean sea, and sacred lands in Santa Marta
  • Learn about Colombia’s indigenous community and historic culture
  • Build long-lasting friendships and connections

What's Included

Accommodations

  • 5 nights in beach-chic bungalows with private bathrooms
    • Eco-Chic bungalows are equipped with full private bathrooms, outdoor showers, fans, down pillows and plush sheets and towels
  • Organic meals
    • 3 fresh, organic, locally sourced meals a day catered by the world-renowned in-house Chef
    • Plus daily tropical fruit juices. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free & Dairy free options are also available
  • Free wireless internet
  • If you are a US Citizen you do not need a visa
  • Payment plans available

Yoga & Meditation

  • 2 daily yoga classes taught by Brenda and Argentina
    • Morning Yoga (including vinyasa flow, breath work, and meditation)
    • Evening Yoga (including restorative, gentle flow, Yoga Nidra)
  • Posture Labs
    • Each class will offer an opportunity to learn the foundational aspects of the poses while still offering the challenge of a full Vinyasa Flow practice.
    • We will break down poses, dive deep into common misalignments and how to keep your body safe and avoid injury.
    • Most importantly, you’ll learn why correct alignment isn’t about perfection but more about making the pose fit your YOUR body, not the other way around.
  • Theme workshops
    • Practice the art of work and play! Our workshop themes typically include arm balances, inversions, introspection, and other topics to fit the needs of our group.

Activities

  • 2-3 group excursions are included (river tubing, hikes to waterfalls and natural swimming pools, horseback riding, and more).

What's Not Included

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Gratuities (recommendation from Gitana del Mar is $5 per night)
  • Massage Spa & Ayurvedic Spa Services
  • Cocktails and snacks from the bar
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Any activities not listed above

Available Packages

Triple Luxury Glamper
Available until Aug 08, 2019only 1 left

Share with TWO other participants - Triple Luxury Glamping Tents have 3 single beds. Glampers are completely set apart from the other Bungalows and nestled under mango and palm trees.

These 20 square meter tents (215sqft) offer privacy, jungle views and their own wooden deck, full-sized regular door, and large open windows.

They are fully equipped with electricity, wifi access, fans, and shared bathrooms (4 bathrooms, 4 showers).

Great option for those traveling on a budget.

$1399
Double Luxury Glamper
Available until Aug 01, 2019Sold Out

Share with ONE other participants - Double Luxury Glamping Tents have one queen bed and one single bed. Glampers are completely set apart from the other Bungalows and nestled under mango and palm trees.

These 20 square meter tents (215sqft) offer privacy, jungle views and their own wooden deck, full-sized regular door, and large open windows.

They are fully equipped with electricity, wifi access, fans, and shared bathrooms (4 bathrooms, 4 showers).

Great option for those traveling on a budget.

$1599
Deposit: $400
Triple Bungalow
Available until Aug 08, 20194 left

Share with TWO other participants - Standard bungalows have three single beds and offer full private bathrooms, private outdoor showers, fans, down pillows and plush sheets and towels.

$1799
Double Bungalow
Available until Aug 10, 20195 left

Share with ONE other participant. Classic Eco-Chic bungalows are equipped with full private bathrooms, private outdoor showers, fans, down pillows and plush sheets and towels.

Double bungalows have one queen bed and one single bed. Queen beds will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. This means that reserving your spot early will secure the best bed in the room.

$2099
Single Bungalow
Available until Aug 10, 2019only 2 left

Your own private room - Classic Eco-Chic bungalows are equipped with full private bathrooms, private outdoor showers, fans, down pillows and plush sheets and towels.


$2799
Deposit: $400
Premium Double Bungalow (Selva)
Available until Aug 10, 2019only 1 left

Share with ONE other participant - The most private, stand-alone, all wood Bungalow in the jungle path on the way to the beach. It’s equipped with one queen bed and one single bed, its own private porch, patio, hammock, and outdoor sitting area. Perfect for couples or those looking for a bit more privacy.

$2399
Private Listing for O.V
Available until Aug 01, 2019Sold Out

This is a private listing for a participant 

$1329
Priviate Listing K.
Available until Aug 09, 2019Sold Out
$1000
$1399

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5 reviews
Beyond the Studio is an immersion program that teaches you the many stages of a yoga practice, and how to incorporate them into daily life. We want everyone to reap the benefits of yoga and make it a living practice. We’re here to educate and empower people to see yoga as a way of life by offering life immersion retreats, workshops, and a mentorship program. A great alternative to a 200-hour teacher training program where we choose not to focus on how to teach, but the practice itself.

Reviews

This trip was an incredible experience! The hosts, Argentina and Brenda, are knowledgeable, helpful, considerate and amazing teachers! The location is affordable, stunning, and immersive! Gitana Del Mar is an incredible retreat center, very accommodating to guests and connected to the community around them. This was my first retreat and I 100% enjoyed every moment of it! The experience is worth your time and investment!
Amazing Awakening Invigorating
The owners of the retreat center were wonderful people. Warm and very hospitable. The food was great and I especially enjoyed the fish and dessert. I enjoyed the yoga and meditation. Our group was small so we were able to get more hands on assist and adjustments. The yoga room was surrounded by trees, and lots of birds, which added great energy .
I loved everything about the Spring Awakening Retreat in Panama with Brenda and Argentina—the varied, thoughtfully planned, and deep-digging yoga practices, the perfectly appointed Istmo Retreat Center, and most of all the sense of community instilled among the brilliant women on the retreat.
This retreat turned out to be even better than I expected, and I had high expectations! Brenda and Argentina's yoga and meditation classes were perfection, the retreat center they chose was amazing, and every last detail was well thought through so I didn't have to do anything other than focus on my wellness. :) I will be joining them on another retreat as soon as possible, and I will be talking about this experience for months, I'm sure. I highly, highly recommend!

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