Gratitude + Glow: A Barre + Yoga Retreat for Girl Power

4 reviews
Feb 10 - 15, 2018
Group size: 7-14
Gratitude + Glow: A Barre + Yoga Retreat for Girl Power

4 reviews

Deposit: $500
Feb 10 - 15, 2018
Group size: 7-14

About this trip

Join founders Marnie Alton of Barre Belle + Jordan Ashley of Souljourn Yoga + Alma Retreats in Nicaragua for an empowering movement retreat all in the spirit of supporting The Girls Home,  an organization that supports and houses girls who have been deemed “social orphans” due to distinctive circumstances and provides education, shelter, and care. 

Our adventure will take place from February 10-15 that will be both nourishing and uplifting as our journey will be focused on giving back to girls education through our time spent at The Girls Home. We will call Apoyo Lodge, the stunning lakeside yoga shala our home for 4 nights with daily barre + yoga classes with plenty of time to unwind. Our trip will culminate on the back of a pick up truck journeying through coffee country. Included in the tuition to attend is a $300 tax-deductible donation to the Girls Home.

What’s included

  • 4 nights @ Apoyo Lodge
  • 1 night @ Elements
    Elements Boutique Hotel Managua
  • All transportation
    Roundtrip airport transportation, All in Country Transportation
  • 3 Daily vegan/vegetarian
    starting with dinner on Feb.10th, ending with breakfast on the 15th (gluten free/ vegan options available)
  • Daily coffee/tea
  • Daily Barre + Yoga
    1-2 classes per day
  • Visit to the Girls Home
  • Farewell Beach Bonfire
  • Coffee Country Tour
    Day up North in Coffee Country- Hike to lookout point, tortilla making workshop, dinner with local family
  • $300 donation
    Tax-deductible donation to The Girls Home
  • Untitled Item
    Donation to El Libro Volador, Library Bus
  • Airfare
  • Gratuity
  • Ad ons
    Stand Up Paddle Board, Massage, Mani/pedis, Private barre/ yoga sessions

Available Packages

Shared room

Deposit: $500
Single room
Deposit: $500


Welcome to Nica!
Day 1: February 10

After flying in and getting picked up from the airport, our retreat will begin at 3pm with welcome coconuts and fruit. We will have an opening circle and barre practice followed by our first dinner together. 

Who’s Going

Your Organizer

Jordan Ashley
4 reviews
Founder of Souljourn Yoga Foundation (, a non-profit dedicated to raising money for girls education in developing countries through global yoga retreats and local events.


Dear Jordan and SoulJourn Yoga team, What an adventure. Prema Peru was an action packed and exciting journey. Most of all spending time with the girls of Sacred Valley Project was the most memorable especially shopping in the markets, learning their culture and making them smile! I wish we could have spent more time with the high school girls however because this visit was planned during the weekday they were doing their studies. I also think the flow of events would be smoother if we did not do sit downs for lunch. This took a lot of time out of the days where there were activities planned. A solution could be to grab food quickly somewhere or bag lunches. My most favorite meals were at Sacha Munay, Cola de Mono & Sunday we are at an incredible local spot in Cusco that was delicious! The activities were wonderful from ziplining to hot baths to Machu Picchu! The beginning of the trip was good paced and relaxing with plenty of time to enjoy yoga classes and gong bathes. This helped to acclimate to the elevation as well. I found that there were too many activities which made it confusing to know what was going on or what to pack in the middle of the week. Highly recommend to stress lots and lots of bug spray when in the jungle. Many people were eaten alive! We also had one man down during the mountain biking which was scary and thankful he is OK. However would be best to include travel insurance into the price based off the activity levels instead of making it an option. Overall I rate 10 out of 10! Incredible experience to give back to the girls and to experience Peru. Loved Sergio our guide, Che Che our driver, and Raoul ! They were wonderful. Maybe good idea to recommend to bring money for tipping them as well. Thank you again! Wonderful time!
Truly an epic adventure. In the Andes, every day brings ever more breathtaking landscapes, but we also had the special opportunity to meet and interact with the people of this amazing country, especially the girls of the Sacred Valley Project who are getting the education they so richly deserve.
A wonderful experience with amazing people. I had the time of my life and can't wait for the next one. Souljourn is an awesome foundation and their retreats combined with the trip to girls home and education in Nicaragua made it truly unbelievable :)