Colombia Self-Realization & Empowerment Yoga Retreat (March 2019)

Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

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Lotus
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Mar 11 - 16, 2019
Group size: 8 - 21
Colombia Self-Realization & Empowerment Yoga Retreat (March 2019)
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Lotus
  • Facebook verified
18 reviews

$1790
Deposit: $500
Mar 11 - 16, 2019
Group size: 8 - 21

About this trip

Join Loren Lotus and Maria Friederichs of Lotus Retreats for a 6-day and 5-nigt Yoga Retreat at the Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort on the coast of the Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta de Colombia!

THE EXPERIENCE:

The purpose of this Yoga retreat is to revive our creative fire and explore different Yogic practices to provide you with the tools to develop your own personal practice for self-realization through Asana (physical movement), meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), philosophy & education.  

Each day of the retreat will be focused on a different chakra of the body to develop an awareness of the chakra system and leave us cleansed and refreshed after the retreat! We will also offer afternoon activities for the group to bond, explore and see the beauty of Colombia!


This retreat offer an intimate space for our students to grow individually and as a group. We believe in the power of community with family style meals, partner yoga and beach cleanups. We also encourage self-study, silent walks and individual space for our students to connect with themselves. Along with Yoga and meditation, each day of the retreat will offer an excursion of some sort to the surrounding sacred waterfalls, native riverbeds, indigenous tribe towns and national parks.


Daily group excursions and jungle adventures to National Parks, Waterfalls and River Tubing are also offered, along with the option to explore individually. Our retreat will conclude with a Moon Ceremony and celebration on the beach.


There is something for everyone to gain from this retreat experience! Begin your Yoga practice, expand an existing practice, dive deep beneath the layers of the Chakra system, connect with like-minded individuals, build community and a spiritual sangha, explore the lush land of Colombia and create an unforgettable experience. 


THE GITANA DEL MAR BEACH RESORT:

Welcome to the home of our Colombia Retreat. The Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains alongside of the Caribbean sea. It's lush land harbors a retreat oasis of pure jungle and ocean bliss. Surrender to nature and join us for sacred movement and meditation in the lush jungles and tropical Caribbean coast of Colombia.


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 6 days and 5 nights at the Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort
  • 2 Yoga classes a day
    • (Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative styles)
  • 3 daily meals made with fresh juice and dessert
    • Vegetarian, Vegan, gluten & dairy free options available
  • Daily intensive workshops and group activities to deepen understanding of the Chakra System
  • Opening ceremony, intention setting, and journal practicing prompts 
  • Closing cacao ceremony and beach bonfire
  • Goodie bags from our Colombia Retreat sponsors

Available Packages

Triple Bungalow *Early bird thru Nov4
Available until Dec 01, 2018only 3 left

Enjoy your own individual Twin Sized Bed in a Triple Occupancy with a beautiful private outdoor shower, high ceilings & ceiling fan. Each room is equipped with a safety box, towels, and cleaned daily by our lovely housekeeper Flor. 


Early bird pricing through December 1st

After December 1st - $1790

$1590
Deposit: $500
Double Bungalow *Early bird thru Dec 1
Available until Dec 01, 20187 left

Shared Queen bed or Queen/Twin bed in a shared double occupancy with beautiful private outdoor shower, high ceilings & ceiling fan. Each room is equipped with a safety box, towels, and cleaned daily by our lovely housekeeper Flor. 


Early bird pricing through December 1st

After December 1st - $2090

$1890
Deposit: $500
Single Bungalow *Early bird thru Nov4
Available until Dec 01, 20184 left

Enjoy your own single occupancy with a comfortable queen bed and private outdoor shower. Each room is equipped with a safety box, towels, and cleaned daily by our lovely housekeeper Flor. 


Early bird pricing through December 1st

After December 1st - $2490

$2290
Deposit: $500
Triple Glamping
Available until Dec 07, 2018Sold Out

Camp in style! 3 twin sized beds in a spacious outdoor, covered, glamper. Each glamper has windows, a wooden door and it's own patio space. The glamping tents will share an outdoor bathroom area with beautiful showers & sinks. Each room is equipped with a safety box, towels, and cleaned daily by our lovely housekeeper Flor. 

$990
Deposit: $500
Triple Bungalow
7 left
$1790
Deposit: $500
Double Bungalow
7 left
$2090
Deposit: $500
Single Bungalow
only 2 left
$2490
Deposit: $500

Available options

Relaxing Massage (1 hour)
$50
Deep Tissue Massage (1 hour)
$60
Exfoliations/Scrubs; coffee, coco, cacao
$50
Shiatsu (1 hour)
$65
Craniosacral Therapy (1 hour)
$65
Watsu Session (40 min)
$60
$1790
Deposit: $500

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Expand and enhance your vision of the world and your practice of Yoga with a Lotus Retreats week in paradise! Our retreat weeks offer a diversity of yoga classes, philosophy, workshops, sacred ceremonies, Kirtan music and enlightening group activities to deepen all areas of your physical, spiritual, and mental being. We combine the practice of Yoga in connection to sacred nature with culture excursions to adventure and explore each country and it's unique offerings! We believe there is a whole world to see and want to show you how beautiful each unique country is. Our team is a group of passionate, well traveled Yoga instructors, workshop facilitators, musicians and devoted practitioners who are passionate about sharing their love & knowledge of Yoga with the world! Lotus Retreats currently hosts in Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Guatamala and Bali.

Reviews

KH
This was one of the best experiences I've had in my life! Everything about this yoga retreat was so wonderful. Gitana del Mar was absolutely beautiful being right on the water and the staff was super accommodating that entire week. My private bungalow was super spacious and comfortable. All of the meals were incredible. What Loren put together with the yoga sessions, workshops, volunteering with a local elementary school, and all of the additional excursions were just unforgettable and such amazing experiences. It was also just so wonderful to meet so many incredible people. I highly recommend a going on a Lotus Retreat and I definitely hope to go on another one in the future! ~Kristin H.
There's nothing negative I could possibly say about this retreat experience!! This was my second time around with Loren & Lotus Retreats, and I definitely plan on coming back for more. Loren is an incredible retreat host and yoga instructor. After my first Lotus retreat to Cuba - and now to Colombia, I came back completely invigorated and inspired to further deepen my own yoga practice. Loren’s retreats are the perfect mix of yoga, meditation, dharma, relaxation, and cultural excursions. She provides a wide variety of activities, but there is never any pressure to do them all. Her retreat itineraries are designed in a way that allows for plenty of flexibility for whatever you’re hoping to get out of the experience. Also, the accommodations at Gitana del Mar are exceptional! From the food, to the service, to the private ocean views! I seriously have nothing negative to say at all! Much love, Jenn M
MD
I had the most beautiful, empowering, uplifting and nourishing experience. I did not practice yoga more than once a month before this trip but I was drawn to the other elements of the trip and I am so glad I came. Lotus retreats put together an amazing experience for ALL. I loved the daily yoga sessions two times a day, although I am a beginner the instructors, Loren and Maria made everything newbie-friendly. I loved that I had the option to skip sessions and enjoy the stunning property without it being an issue, hello freedom. The retreat center was absolute paradise, it felt like I was in the jungle with a oceanfront and INCREDIBLE FOOD to meet everyone's diverse diets. I loved all the excursions, the cultural immersion mural painting was my favorite but the other excursions were equally awesome. The workshops throughout the week allowed us all to open up and truly get to know each other, I am so grateful for the community we cultivated and an incredible experience. I'll be attending the next one :)
Where to begin! What a lovely, nurturing and full of Love and Laughter experience. The group of people gathered together for the 2/2020 Cuban Retreat became my forever friends and Family. The Retreat center run by Coco was so comfortable and the food was extraordinary prepared by a caring and fun staff. Music always going and dancing while they cooked. The excursions were very interesting. Loren and Maria, the Yoga Maidens, were exceptional. I never thought I would do two yoga classes a day..no way and I did all but one morning. I cannot recommend more highly this experience. Loved it. Just what the Doc( inside of me) ordered. And Cuba and her people are Beautiful! Elizabeth George
Wow - what an experience! The food was so clean and beautiful. Any allergy or diet restriction followed precisely. The leaders Loren and Maria were so friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend to anyone Thanks again I’m sure I’ll be seeing you soon
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I had the opportunity to deepen my practice / experience the beauty of Tulum Mexico with Lotus Retreats and would do it again in a heartbeat! The Lotus Retreats crew quickly created a space of loving community, increased awareness, and intentional practice within the first few hours of our retreat and it only got better from there! These retreats are special. Humanity in raw form. I'll be back for more, no doubt!
By Travis Perkins on Oct 02, 2018
Loren's yoga retreats are one of my favorite ways to replenish my soul and body with fresh new prana energy, inspiration, beautiful scenery, amazingly tasty food, and like-minded new friends from all over the world. Loren, you can count me in every time!!! :-) Pascal
By Pascal Nicolas on Jul 18, 2018