LET GO - COLOMBIA - YOGA RETREAT

Buritaca, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

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Andres Salcedo
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Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2019
Group size: 1 - 21
LET GO - COLOMBIA - YOGA RETREAT
Buritaca, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

Andres Salcedo
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4 reviews

$1090
Deposit: $400
Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2019
Group size: 1 - 21

About this trip

" Let Go - Colombia - Yoga Retreat surpassed my expectations. At the risk of sounding cliche, the five day experience truly did change my life. Andres is highly educated in the four paths of yoga. He is a brilliant teacher with a grounded and gentle approach, for a well rounded and balanced experience. Gitana Del Mar is a resort unlike any other in the heart of the world.  I highly recommend the spa treatments.  I look forward to the next retreat." - Megan O'Bannon


You are kindly invited to LET GO and enjoy stress-free relaxation as you rise with the sun over the Caribbean and fall asleep counting falling stars in the Milky Way. Our annual All-Levels Colombia Yoga retreat offers the perfect opportunity to detox from the digital and hectic world, create space to breathe, reflect, appreciate life, connect with wonderful like-minded people, eat delicious and organic farm to table foods, swim in the saltwater oasis pool or the Caribbean sea, read, play, heal, dance, write in your diary or simply chill in a hammock on our private beach.


The majestic eco-chic, Gitana del Mar, boutique beach resort lies at the foothills of the impressive Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world’s highest coastal mountain range, also referred to as, “The Heart of the World” due to its powerful energy vortex.

The resort offers dreamy jungle style bungalows, a unique experience with beachfront Yoga studio & ocean view, tropical spa offering massages & Ayurvedic treatments, Palm Beach Temple and lots of ocean breeze.


Daily Schedule 

6:30-7:00am: Silent Beach Walking Meditation & coffee and tea
7:00am-8:30am: Vinyasa Yoga flow
9:00am: Organic farm to table handcrafted Breakfast
9:30am-12:45pm: Free time, beach, swimming, read, chill, hammock, explore, etc
12:45-1:15pm: Meditation
1:30pm: Organic farm to table handcrafted Lunch

2:00-5:15pm: Free time, beach, swimming, read, chill, hammock, explore, etc 

5:15-6:15pm: Sunset Yin Yoga

6:45pm: Organic farm to table handcrafted  Dinner

7:30-8:30pm: Kirtan/ story telling/ night talk


What’s included

RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES:• 5 Day Yoga retreat at Gitana del Mar • Accommodations• 3 Organic farm to table handcrafted meals per day ( Vegetarian)• 2 Daily Yoga Classes• Daily Meditation session• Night Kirtan (Chanting) sessions• Private Caribbean Sea Beach • Kogi Cleansing ceremony

ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND GITANA DEL MAR (not included on package)• Massages and therapeutic baths• Kayaking/Stand Up Paddleboarding• Hiking• River Tubing• Surfing• Horseback riding• Private Scuba Diving Excursions


Not included 

• AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

• GROUND TRANSPORTATION 




FAQ

Is pricing per person or per room? 

The prices listed are per person.

What are the nearest airports to the Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort? 

We recommend flying into Santa Marta  1 hour 1/2  from the resort. Also Cartagena, the most popular touristic destination of Colombia  5 hours 1/2 from the resort. Another alternative often used is Barranquilla  2 hours 1/2  from the resort.

How do we get from the airport to the resort? 

We are happy to coordinate a taxi pick up service for those of you flying into Santa Marta. If you are flying into Cartagena or Barranquilla,  MarSol shuttle service is an excellent and the trusted option door to door. You can always contact us if you need extra help.

What time does the retreat begins and ends? 

The retreat begins officially on Friday, Aug 30th at  3:00pm ( check in anytime after 12:00pm)and officially ends on Tuesday, Sep 3rd (check out time 11:00am).

Do I need Visa when traveling to Colombia? 

No Visa requirements for US passport holders. 

Do I need any vaccinations traveling to Colombia? 

There are no mandatory vaccines traveling from the US to Colombia.


I have diet restrictions, can you help me? 

Certainly, we can accommodate all your dietary restrictions

I am traveling alone, Will I be able to connect with other retreat participants? 

Yes,  We will create FB group for the retreat so you can coordinate rides, and more with others participants.

• DISCLAIMER THE ONLY RISK OF TRAVELING TO COLOMBIA IS WANTING TO STAY !!!

Available Packages

TRIPLE GLAMPING OCCUPANCY
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GLAMPING - US $1,090 per person

3 single beds - 3 person luxury Glamping tent- shared bathrooms

$1090
Deposit: $400
DOUBLE GLAMPING OCCUPANCY
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GLAMPING - US $1,190 per person 

2 single beds or one queen bed- 2 person luxury Glamping tent - shared bathrooms

$1190
Deposit: $400
Standard Bungalow
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Standard Bungalow - US $1,390 per person 

3 single beds – 3 person room - Private bathroom 

$1390
Deposit: $400
Bungalow Suite
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Bungalow Suite - US $1590 per person 

1 queen + 1 twin – 2 person room - Private bathroom

$1590
Deposit: $400
Bungalow Selva
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Bungalow Selva - US $1690 per person 

Providing complete privacy in our jungle area in front of the beach. It has 1 Queen Bed- 2 person room  - Private bathroom

$1690
Deposit: $400
Deluxe Bungalow
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Your own private Bungalow -  US $1,890 

1 queen- 1 person bungalow  - Private bathroom

$1890
Deposit: $400
$1090
Deposit: $400

TRIPLE GLAMPING OCCUPANCY

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Andres Salcedo
4 reviews
Born in the magical land of Colombia, Andres has been practicing Yoga for more than 25 years, besides traveling and studying intensively in India, Andres is an accomplished yoga teacher, retreat facilitator and Kirtan leader worldwide based in Los Angeles, CA. Andres is the founder of Power Soul Yoga a dynamic, a soulful and well rounded approach into the science of Yoga. His teaching style promotes equanimity, traveling through the principles of Yoga as a therapy, empowering students to trust their own experience with sensitivity and intimacy, and merging the ancient and sacred with the contemporary. Power Soul Yoga emphasizes the most natural tools of enhancing personal and global union with the Supreme. Seeking to reestablish planetary balance and facilitating the way back into the place that we all truly belong, the sacredness of our own hearts. Andres has been an innovator creating an organic and uplifting fusion between the genuine essence of Kirtan (chanting) and contemporary rhythms. As described by iconic Kirtan leader Jai Uttal, “Andres’ Kirtan style is charged with stirring beats that help to find the way home to the great heart.” He has also been named “ The Lion of Bhakti Yoga” delivering a brave and soulful approach through his Kirtans.

Reviews

It is easy to describe a trip when talking about the tangible things like the food you eat or bed you sleep in. With regards to those more straightforward aspects of my trip to Gitana Del Mar with Andres, all I can say is that I felt like I was in a dream. Waking up to the sounds of tropical birds to take a walk to the beach via a path of palm and coconut trees. This must be what heaven feels like. Take into account the food that was served and there’s no doubt this was worth every penny. What made this trip stand out for me though did not stem from the physical and tangible. The value that lingered for months after was due to Andres and his love for yoga and all that it entails. Coming from California, where the practice of yoga has become a part of much of the culture, it is easy to be misinformed or unaware of how broad the practice of yoga is and what it can do for you. Andres shared his knowledge with us not because it is a way to make a living but because it is truly what he loves to do. And because of that I am a more wise version of myself than before. Most vacations we take we enjoy only in the moment of experiencing it. This one was different. I’ve learned how to manage myself, my emotions and relationships in a more practical way since returning home. And for that I am forever grateful. If you’re on the fence about working with Andres. Do it. If you think it may be too expensive. It’s not. The money I spent was the most worthwhile purchase I’ve made. The money will come back in the short or long term. Chances to experience this won’t.
The "Let Go - Colombia - Yoga Retreat" surpassed my expectations. I have tremendous gratitude for Andres, Emma and the other retreat attendees. At the risk of sounding cliche, the five day experience truly did change my life. Andres is highly educated in the four paths of yoga. He is a brilliant teacher with a grounded and gentle approach. The proper combination of the active yoga sessions, mediation and kirtan provided for a well rounded and balanced experience. Gitana Del Mar is a resort unlike any other in the heart of the world. The food was robust in taste, ample in portion and prepared to accommodate all attendees' dietary restrictions. The bungalows were tidy, spacious, and provided a relaxing sleeping experience. I highly recommend the spa treatments. Andres practices what he teaches: walk proudly with a humble heart, be gentle, and keep kindness at the forefront of our attention. I look forward to the next retreat. As a messenger of love, xo. Megan
mc
Every aspect of this retreat was amazing! I would recommend any yoga retreat that Andres is hosting to anyone considering. It was our first retreat and we will definitely be going to more in the future. Andres is truly a master of his craft. He knows how to connect with everyone, and make you feel comfortable. He is a great spiritual guide and teacher. Anyone trying to better yourself mentally or physically put this on your list. The location in Ojai was magical, really great place to host something like this. Food was amazing as well from Chef Evan. I would highly recommend to anyone considering this!
DB
I had a fabulous time. Great food, great team, great yoga sessions, great location. Great everything. Andres dedicated us all of his precious time and that was priceless and amazing. Namaste!!!