Find Your Flowstate: A Soulfish Experience

El Gigante, Nicaragua

Room to Roam
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Nov 11 - 17, 2024
Group size: 10 - 18
Find Your Flowstate: A Soulfish Experience
El Gigante, Nicaragua

Room to Roam
  • Email address verified
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45 reviews

Nov 11 - 17, 2024
Group size: 10 - 18

About this trip

 This retreat experience is for all-levels yoga enthusiasts, adventure seekers, nature lovers and the Mind-Body-Soul explorer.   This shift happens here, to liberate you from the daily distractions of life, and allow you to stand in the power of your own peace and harmony. Under the guidance of Laura Monk from Soulfish Events, Flowstate makes its third appearance in Playa Gigante. 

Throughout the week, expect to indulge in daily movement accompanied by Live DJ Disco Penny Lane, optional surfing at different beaches, ocean view hikes, experience cold plunge therapy, visit the volcanic island Ometepe, and immerse in the culture with an authentic cooking class in a local village.  In addition to an hour long included therapeutic massage onsite, there is space left for you to relax by the pool and enjoy the vibrant tropical beachy village along the Pacific Coast of Southern Nicaragua, Playa Gigante. 

A Soulfish experience is rooted in vibrational practices involving movement, the environment and music. At week's end, you will feel empowered to navigate life's waves with your own innate personal power. One that connects and aligns to the things, people and experiences that shape a more fulfilled and purposeful life. This is your Flowstate. 

The Hotel

Welcome to Room to Roam, a boutique hotel nestled in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. With 14 rooms all surrounding a central sparkling pool, onsite restaurant and bar, and a grand palapa wellness space, it offers modern comforts while retaining the area's rustic charm. 

Each room features a private bathroom, air conditioning, hot showers, and WiFi. Rooms also are equipped with bath towels, pool towels, and beach towels. 

Experience the essence of Playa Gigante at Room to Roam, where luxury meets authenticity.  

Yoga with Laura + Live DJ DiscoPennyLane

Experience the transcendental synergy of yoga and music on our retreat, where the fusion of live DJ beats and fluid movements creates an unforgettable journey of mind, body, and soul. Picture yourself flowing through sun salutations to the rhythm of pulsating melodies, each beat harmonizing with your breath and movement. With expert precision, our live DJ syncs the music to elevate your practice, guiding you deeper into meditation and mindfulness. As the energy builds and flows, you find yourself immersed in a state of pure bliss, transported to a higher plane of existence. It's more than just yoga—it's a transformative experience that ignites your spirit and leaves you feeling rejuvenated, inspired, and utterly alive. 

The Food

 Indulge in a culinary adventure at our full-service restaurant and bar, where we take pride in crafting delectable meals and beverages for your retreat. 

Savor the vibrant flavors of locally-sourced ingredients, meticulously selected to cater to all dietary needs and preferences. From succulent tropical fruits to freshly caught fish and crisp local produce, our thoughtfully crafted menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and keep you fully satisfied throughout your stay. 

The Community of Playa Gigante

Nestled off the beaten path, El Gigante is a vibrant fishing village just over an hour north of San Juan Del Sur along Nicaragua's stunning Pacific Coast. Aptly named "big foot" in Spanish, the town's moniker captures the gentle embrace of lush green foothills meeting the ocean. Here, untouched beaches, wandering farm animals, and rustic dirt pathways paint the scene, reminding visitors of the beauty in simplicity and the art of slowing down.

The essence of El Gigante can be summed up in the phrase "Take it Easy". From the moment you arrive, there's an unmistakable feeling of releasing tension, as if exhaling a long-held breath. It's an invitation to simply exist, to embrace the moment without hurry or worry, and to relish in the laid-back rhythm of coastal life.

Ice Bath/Cold Plunge

Immerse yourself in an invigorating ice bath experience amidst the tropical ambiance of the Soulfish Retreat at our boutique hotel in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. Picture yourself surrounded by your supportive tribe and the soothing sounds of nature as you take the plunge into icy waters. This rejuvenating ritual offers a myriad of benefits, including:

  • Reduced inflammation and muscle soreness
  • Increased circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Enhanced recovery after intense physical activity
  • Boosted immune system function
  • Improved mental clarity and alertness
  • Heightened mood and energy levels

Emerge from the chill feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to embrace the day with renewed vitality.

La Isla de Ometepe + San Ramon Waterfall

Discover the enchanting island of Ometepe, home to the world's largest freshwater volcano. Your journey begins with a scenic ferry ride from the port town of San Jorge, offering breathtaking views of Lake Nicaragua.

After arriving on the island, it is about a 45 minute drive to San Ramon, a cascading waterfall at the foothills of Volcan Maderas. Embark on a scenic hike, approximately 3-4 hours roundtrip, starting on a wide trail that meanders through shaded pathways, offering glimpses of verdant open fields. As the journey unfolds, the terrain gradually ascends, providing a welcome respite for weary legs along a more established trail. The final stretch, spanning 25-30 minutes, presents a thrilling adventure as you navigate creeks and rocky terrain, with moments of scrambling to conquer yet another incline. Brace yourself for an exhilarating trek to behold the majestic beauty of this hidden gem, a testament to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Ometepe.  We will enjoy a packed picnic lunch to enjoy at the top.

Conclude your adventure with a refreshing dip in Ojo de Agua, a mineral pool where you can unleash your inner adventurer with a thrilling Tarzan swing experience. Prepare to be captivated by the beauty and allure of Ometepe at every turn. 

Cultural Cooking Class

Embark on a journey of culinary discovery with Guadalupe, a local woman residing in the quaint town of Tambo, nestled in the scenic landscapes of southern Nicaragua. At Guadalupe's humble abode, surrounded by roaming chickens, pigs, dogs, and cows, you'll experience the true essence of Nicaraguan cuisine. Engage in an immersive cultural cooking experience as you learn the art of making traditional tortillas and fresh cheese, staples of Nicaraguan cuisine. 

As you immerse yourself in this authentic culinary adventure, you'll not only gain valuable cooking skills but also a deeper understanding of Nicaraguan culture and tradition. Prepare to be enchanted by the warmth of Guadalupe's hospitality and the rich yet simple flavors of her kitchen, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime. 

Panga Boat Ride Along the Coast

Panga boats are the best! We launch from Gigante bay, directly across the street from the hotel, and take in the breathtaking views of rugged cliffs and pristine beaches, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of this coastal paradise.  Enjoy some snacks and drinks while enjoying the laughter and adventure with the Soulfish Crew.

About Laura Monk

Having practiced yoga since she was 16, yoga has been a constant in Laura’s life in a variety of ways.  What started as something that could alleviate physical pain from athletic injuries, turned into a mission to find acceptance and acknowledge our responsibility to lean into the ebbs and flows of our path. 


Soulfish was founded on the idea that in order to truly show up for ourselves, we should not be either selfish or selfless, but SOULfish- putting energy towards the things and people that light us up, and allow us to be authentically ourselves, mind, body and spirit.  This includes the highs and the lows of life, and most especially, all the moments in between.  

Laura’s workshops, events and classes, focus on moving meditation (which can be both high and low intensity!),  in conjunction with music-driven sequences, which are all designed to get you to your FLOWSTATE- focused and fully immersed in creating your life by design. 

Laura is 200 E-RYT certified, with specialties in SUP yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Power Vinyasa, Yin and meditation. This will be her third time facilitating at Room to Roam in Nicaragua, and she considers this one of her favorite weeks of the year. She has also hosted retreats in Ojai and Joshua Tree, California, as well as running her SoulStoked; Yoga on the Seas series on the Triton Catamaran since 2021, among many other pop-up events in the greater San Diego area 

What’s included

  • Expert Travel Support
    Room to Roam supports your entire travel process with personalized flight recommendations, all pre-travel preparations and instructions, and direct communication with our team if you have any question
  • Boutique Hotel Stay
    6 nights in our 4-Star Beachside Boutique Hotel with a pool, grand palapa wellness space, A/C, hot water, Wifi.
  • Food + Drink
    Unlimited food, fresh juice, and non-alcoholic refreshments from our onsite restaurant that features fresh + local options for all types of eaters. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
  • Airport Shuttle
    Roundtrip ground transportation between the airport + hotel. You can choose to fly into either Managua (MGA) or Liberia, CR (LIR) and we will pick you up from either!
  • Daily Breathwork
    One of our best tools to create space, peace, and health is through the power of intentional breath
  • Daily Movement
    Daily movement led by Laura accompanied by Live DJ Disco Penny Lane.
  • La Isla de Ometepe
  • 60 min Massage
    Enjoy a relaxing 60 minute massage on-site, tailored to your desired pressure and area of focus
  • Cultural Cooking Class
    Embark on a journey of culinary discovery with Guadalupe, a local woman residing in the quaint town of Tambo.
  • Giant Foot Hike
    Located at the south end of Gigante Bay, a quick 20 min hike to the top gives beautiful coastal views of Nicaragua
  • Reggae Curry Night
    Enjoy authentic Caribbean Curry cliffside, overlooking the ocean with the best view Gigante has to offer.
  • Local Pizza Night
    Drop into the Nica vibes at our favorite local pizza spot, El Pozo. Delicious brick oven pizzas and beverages with live music and games.
  • Beach Bonfire
    Close out the week with a memorable beach bonfire fiesta!
  • International Airfare
    We will search and assist you with finding the best flight, however your package price does not include the cost of your international airfare.
  • Alcoholic Drinks
    Full Service Bar Onsite with Fresh Craft Cocktail Creations and Ice Cold Beer.
  • Extra Activities
    We work with our trusted partners for the extras like : day trip excursions, horseback riding, boat trips for surf/fishing, massages, salsa lessons, moto rentals, whatever you want to do!
  • Optional Gratuity
    If you loved your service + stay with us, feel free to leave a tip to be shared evenly amongst all of our awesome staff.
  • Travel Insurance
    *Required* For your convenience, we offer Travelex Insurance Services protection plans. Enter Agency Location # 28-0102 in the blue box.

Available Packages

Shared Double Room + Bath
Available until November 5, 2024

Experience comfort and convenience in our shared rooms, each thoughtfully designed with two twin beds, a versatile side table/desk, and a convenient built-in dresser. Enjoy the luxury of blackout shades for restful sleep, as well as the rejuvenation of a hot water shower and invigorating A/C. Plus, stay cool and breezy with ceiling fans that ensure a refreshing atmosphere throughout your stay.  Shared rooms can also accommodate one single queen bed based on preference, a perfect option for couples. 

Deposit: $500
Private Room + Bath
Available until November 5, 20245 left

 Indulge in comfort and privacy in our private single rooms, featuring a cozy queen-size bed, a versatile side table/desk, and a convenient built-in dresser. Relax with blackout shades ensuring a restful night's sleep, and luxuriate in the invigorating hot water shower and refreshing A/C. Experience the perfect blend of relaxation and functionality during your stay.  

Deposit: $500

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I had the most relaxing and beautiful time in Playa Gigante with Room to Roam! The beds/room was comfy, the pool was refreshing, the food was delicious and the excursions were amazing (especially the tortilla + cheese making!). Kate + her team are so organized and helpful (and fun!). Hope to be back soon! Thank you!!
By Jenn M for The OG Crew goes to Nica on Feb 04, 2024
Our stay at Room to Roam in Playa Gigante was extraordinary. It started with their transportation from the Managua airport to Playa Gigante - it was seamless and our driver was great and made us feel comfortable at all times. When we arrived we had our first delicious meal at Room to Roam made with fresh, local, and super tasty ingredients by their kitchen staff. Every following meal was similarly exquisite whether it was breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Throughout our stay, the staff was amazing, friendly, open, and even ready to teach us some Nica slang. The vibe at Room to Roam is very comfortable and safe. It is a great spot to just relax or pack your day with activities. We did a little bit of both. Kate was extremely communicative and organized, and tailored the excursions and activities to our preferences. Starting the day with some yoga or some exercise additionally allowed us to relax and fully absorb the Room to Roam and Playa Gigante experience. Our excursions were to Laguna de Apoyo, the Masaya volcano, cooking class with locals, and horseback riding (a few of the many possibilities). I can fully recommend all of these activities. The village of Playa Gigante is a chill mix of locals and visitors (very few tourists). The landscape is breathtaking - offering beautiful beaches and opportunities to take walks, ride the waves, or even to explore the area on horseback. It is worth noting that we felt taken care of by the staff at all times. This trip was unforgettable!
By Theresa K for The OG Crew goes to Nica on Jan 24, 2024
Had a magical experience in Joshua tree! Loved the people food conversation and atmosphere ⚛️
By Kelsey B for Yoga Escape to Joshua Tree on Oct 03, 2023
This was the literal most amazing week of my entire life. Sam put together a perfectly balanced itinerary of movement and rest, group time and solo time, structured activities and free time. Everything was so thoughtfully designed and organized, from the food to the photography to the yoga to the surfing and beyond. I will go on any retreat Sam ever organizes because of how wonderful this one was.
By Casey G for Tropical Yoga + Surf Retreat (all levels welcome) on May 09, 2023
This trip was AMAZING! The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The grounds and pool were maintained daily. The staff was so accommodating. All of our needs were met. We forgot our snorkel masks at another beach bar/restaurant, and the staff insisted that they retrieve it for us. Literally everything was planned out for us: excursions, meals, hikes, horseback riding, fishing, etc. The travel was made simple. We were shepherded across the border of Costa Rica and Nicaragua upon both arriving and departing. Shuttle drivers had coolers available for us filled with cold drinks. We traveled for a yoga retreat, and the yoga classes were so good for our bodies and souls. We love Room to Roam and we will definitely be booking anther trip either to Nicaragua or to one of the other locations!
By Allison R for Ignite Your Performance and Refine Your Purpose 2.0 on May 08, 2023
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I can’t say enough about my wonderful experience with Kate, Ashley, Lorenzo and the whole staff at Room to Roam! This trip was truly magical. I was a little nervous to travel for the first time since COVID. Kate took such great care ushering me in to Nicaragua. I was very stressed at home prior to leaving and Kate kept taking things off my plate as I prepared to leave. Upon arrival we were greeted so warmly by the staff. I was instantly relaxed. Marco’s truly does make the BEST passion fruit margarita on the planet! My intention was surf and boy did I fall back in love with surfing, but I am really walking away with so much more- a complete reboot for my body, mind and soul! I’ll be back again soon! PS the food is out of the this world! Every single meal…. Mouth watering!
By Meredith P on 03 Jun, 2022