Galapagos Yoga + Wildlife Adventure with Maile Sivert

Santa Cruz, Ecuador

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Maile Sivert
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9 reviews
Apr 8 - 15, 2023
Group size: 8 - 15
Galapagos Yoga + Wildlife Adventure with Maile Sivert
Santa Cruz, Ecuador

Maile Sivert
  • Email address verified
9 reviews

Apr 8 - 15, 2023
Group size: 8 - 15

About this trip

Join Maile for an 8 days/7 nights all inclusive Galapagos wildlife and yoga adventure.  Much more than a yoga retreat, each day we explore the many islands of the Galapagos with a naturalist guide.  This is a bucket list journey of a lifetime with boat trips, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking and practicing yoga while gazing at giant tortoises roaming the 12 acre retreat property.  The Galapagos is unlike anywhere else on the planet, and we'll be playing and exploring together, forging close connections while sharing special experiences.


We'll most likely encounter blue footed boobies, frigate birds, giant tortoises, sea lions, sharks and marine iguanas.  And, if we're lucky, penguins, manta rays, Darwin Finches, Yellow Warblers, Dark Billed Cuckoos and Galapagos Mockingbirds. 

Extra Things of Note When Booking


- Galapagos residents are 100% covid vaccinated.  The islands require proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before arrival for entry. 

- There is a packing list and flight booking information email sent to you upon booking.

- When booking you can choose to pay directly from your bank to avoid credit card fees.  

- Please be comfortable climbing on/off boats and walking on sometimes rocky terrain.  There is always the option to stay in the boat or at the retreat center too. 

- Travel Insurance is required on this trip.  Consider checking how much coverage your travel credit card offers.  Many companies offer more comprehensive insurance for covid/health cancellations, flight changes/cancellations and medical care/evacuations.  Buying insurance from airlines when booking your flight might only cover your flight (read details).  For ease, this booking platform has a partnership with TravelEx that you'll be sent the link to it after booking.   

- Cancellation policy:  Full payment for this trip is due by December 31, 2022.  We must pay the retreat center at this time.  We can set up payment plans for you if that is helpful.  There are no refunds on payments on this trip. 


This is going to be very special! 


What’s included

  • 1-2 Daily Yoga Practices
    Active and restorative yoga practices to support and synthesize active days touring the Galapagos islands.
  • All meals
    At the retreat center, on day trips and at restaurants in Puerto Ayora.
  • 3 Full Day Boat Trips
    With a Galapagos naturalist: Bartolome, North Seymour and South Plaza island adventures to see different flora and fauna , swim, hike and snorkel.
  • Highlands Tour
    Charles Darwin Center, wild tortoises & lava tubes all with a naturalist.
  • Kayaking excursion
    Kayaking Tortuga Bay
  • Accommodations
    of your choice
  • Airport Transport
    Transport to/from Baltra GPS Airport

What’s not included

  • Flight to Galapagos
  • $20 Migration Card
    Payable on arrival at Galapagos Airport
  • $100 National Park Fee
    Payable at Galapagos Airport
  • Alcohol
  • Travel Insurance

Available Packages

Standard Room: Double Occupancy $3850/pp

These are ground floor rooms.  Every room has ensuite bathrooms.  Rooms on this floor open to the outside gardens.  They are smaller than the other rooms but are certainly comfortable.  


This is per person rate for two people in a room.  

Please note, reserving with your bank account saves you credit card fees.  

$3,850
Deposit: $600
Deluxe Room: Double Occupancy $3995/pp

These rooms are on the first floor and have private terraces.  

This is per person rate for two people in a room.  

Please note, reserving with your bank account saves you credit card fees.  

$3,995
Premium Room: Double Occupancy $4150/pp


These are the most spacious rooms on the top floor, with a balcony and view over Santa Cruz island.  

This is per person rate for two people in a room.  

Please note, reserving with your bank account saves you credit card fees.  

$4,150
Deposit: $600
Single Room - Deluxe
$4,895
Deposit: $600


Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival day

We'll arrive from the airport, explore the retreat center, peeking around for giant tortoises, practice yoga and have a good meal and a great night sleep.  

Your Organizer


MS
Maile Sivert
9 reviews
Maile Sivert teaches exploratory, moderate paced flowing yoga classes, always with an emphasis on breath, alignment and philosophy in Marin, California and online. She is inspired by her teacher Richard Freeman, who she has been studying with since 1998. She aims to create an inviting, inclusive atmosphere, where all expressions of yoga are encouraged. Maile loves hiking, dogs, eating vegetables from her garden, foraging for wild food, swimming, doing art with her daughter and mangoes. Let's go on yoga adventures together!

Reviews

SR
Maile Sivert was our fine yoga teacher, warm and down to earth. It was restorative and pleasing, with stretching, relaxing, meditating. The soup-and-salad lunch and nature drawing break were just right in the gorgeous country setting, with woods and gardens, yurt and beach.
By Susan R for Green Gulch Retreat Day with Yoga + Botanical Drawing : May 5 on May 09, 2024
SD
What an amazing day! Maile is a gifted and adept teacher who leads with integrity and brings ease to everyone in a class. She beautifully held space for us and allowed us to expand our awareness in a beautiful environment. Can't wait for her next day-long!
By Suzanne D for Green Gulch Retreat Day with Yoga + Botanical Drawing : May 5 on May 07, 2024
This is my third time going to a day-long retreat at Green Gulch with Maille. She is a wonderful teacher with a kind and grounding presence. She creates an inviting and easeful environment. I always leave feeling peaceful, inspired, and rejuvenated. Green Gulch is a beautiful place to be immersed in nature and the lunch they serve is delicious! I cannot say enough good things about this experience and can't wait to go back for the next one!
By Lisa B for Green Gulch Retreat Day with Yoga + Botanical Drawing : May 5 on May 07, 2024
What a lovely day!! A beautiful yurt space, on a gorgeous farm and zendo, delicious food, walk to the beach, and divine yoga as always from Maile. I will absolutely return for another retreat here with Maile
By Jennifer H for Green Gulch Retreat Day : September 24 on Oct 03, 2023
This was a wonderful one-day retreat. It totally recharged me. Great yoga, great food, fantastic instructor... basically an all-around awesome day. Thank you, Maile!!
By Holly W for Green Gulch Retreat Day : May 21 on Jun 02, 2023
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