This week along the beautiful beaches of Southern Nicaragua for the Nalu Healing Retreat 2.0 is a complete healing experience that will leave your entire system revitalized and restored. Enjoy the raw beauty of untouched coastline and vibrant, friendly culture that reminds you to appreciate the simple things in life.
Tiffany Nalu Cooley guides a transformational journey of exploration, connection, movement, and holistic healing while adventuring together and creating new memories and experiences.
Each day is infused with yoga, acupuncture, sound healing, guided meditations, oracle readings, and opportunities to enjoy the warm tropical waves, low tide beach walks, relaxing poolside with a Pina Colada, or practicing your Spanish with our friendly staff.
In addition to plenty of relaxation, this retreat includes a full day trip to the majestic Isla de Ometepe, the largest freshwater volcanic island in the world formed by two volcanoes in the middle of Lake Nicaragua.
Additional activities and excursions are available, including surf lessons, boat trips, salsa lessons, Spanish lessons, hiking, additional day trips, etc.
Equipped with a sparkling pool, WiFi, and A/C, you’ll be able to enjoy comfortable accommodations without losing the rustic touch that makes Gigante unique and travel so meaningful.
Yoga + healing sessions will be held between a tropical open space underneath our newly built grand palapa and a cliffside ocean view shala overlooking the bay just south of Playa Gigante.
There will be plenty of time to relax and unwind so feel free to take a moment to relax in one of our day beds or hammock, and appreciate the blue skies.
We have a full-service restaurant + bar to prepare meals and beverages during this retreat. Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with delicious options for all dietary needs and preferences. Experience delicious tropical fruits, fresh caught fish, local produce, and a thoughtfully crafted menu to keep you satisfied.
A colorful fishing village off the beaten path, El Gigante is located just over an hour north of San Juan Del Sur on Nicaragua's beautiful Pacific Coast. The town is aptly named “big foot” when translated from Spanish to describe the gentle green foothills that meet the ocean with such ease. A town filled with untouched beaches, roaming farm animals, and dirt pathways; you’ll quickly remember the importance of slowing down and to embrace living simply.
The lifestyle and culture here very much embodies the phrase “Take it Easy”. Arriving here feels like taking one long exhale and a chance to just be.
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine using hair thin, single-use needles to stimulate blood flow throughout the body.
There are channels of blood, lymph and nerve flow throughout the body called meridians. Along these meridians there are many acupuncture points. Points will be carefully chosen for daily group acupuncture sessions, or given to open and ground the body at the end of yoga/meditation.
Meet Acupuncturist: Tiffany
Tiffany Nalu Cooley has been facilitating healing sessions since she was 21. Her entire adult life has been devoted to learning about the human body, the mind/body/spirit connection, & how to facilitate healing for all aspects of this human experience. As a licensed acupuncturist, she founded Nalu Healing Arts in 2019, and just 2 years later received the awards for San Diego’s Best Medical Spa & Best Acupuncturist. She partnered with Sahkara Apothecary who won top finalist up for San Diego’s Best Apothecary.
Nalu has been doing community style group acupuncture since she graduated from Pacific College of Health & Science in 2015, and has joined retreats to facilitate acupuncture and sound healing sessions.
Her path as a wellness practitioner started with a passion in anatomy & physiology. During massage school at the age of 21 she became aware of the power that our emotions & stress have on the body, mixed with an obsession with mental health she received her undergrad in Psychology. In recent years she fell in love with crystal singing bowls & the power that the vibration they emit has on the nervous system. She combines the vibrational sound with acupuncture in her sessions creating a complete reset for the nervous system.
Her educational background is as follows:
Massage Therapist at the age of 21.
Reiki Master at 23.
Started prerequisites for acupuncture school at 25.
Finished her undergrad with an emphasis on psychology at 29.
Became a licensed acupuncturist at the age of 34.
She completes 50 hours minimum of continuing education every 2 years to keep up with her license & refreshing her mind.
She is currently enrolled in the Functional Medicine University.
Meet Acupuncturist: Senna
Senna Servati graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor’s in Ethnic Studies. She continued her educational studies receiving a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in San Diego, CA. She has been trained in multiple therapeutic modalities including acupuncture, herbology, nutritional therapy, fire cupping, moxibustion, electrical stimulation, gua sha, massage, breath work, Cranio-sacral therapy, tai qi, and qi gong. She is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of California. Her passion for the healing arts started at a young age when she was immersed whole-heartedly into meditative and breath work practices by her grandmother. She also has a tremendous love for gardening and cooking, particularly in creating delicious nutritionally healing meals, and will never pass up a trip to the beach
To compliment the energetic healing points of Acupuncture, the yoga flows will build on our other energy channel, the Chakra System. Everyday there will be a combination of two of the Chakras, building from Root, grounding and manifestation, to Crown, liberation and transcendence.
About Instructor: Ashley
A Texas native, and calling Gigante home for over the past year, Ashley found yoga as a senior in high school, and has been teaching for the last 5 years. She is Vinyasa 200 RYT certified with additional education such as Energetic Anatomy, Bhakti (devotional storytelling), and Foundations of Trauma Therapy. All of these trainings combined leave her teachings stylized as mindful movement from the heart. She believes in living fearlessly and compassionately, and gives credit to yoga for helping to continue to lead her on the right intuitive path.
Our shared rooms are equipped with either a queen size bed or two twins, a side table/desk, built in dresser, blackout shades, hot water shower, and refreshing A/C. + ceiling fans.
Our private single rooms are equipped with a queen size bed, a side table/desk, built in dresser, blackout shades, hot water shower, and refreshing A/C + ceiling fans.