Namaste Nica: A Yoga Retreat to Support Girls Education

SY
6 reviews
Jan 14 - 20, 2018
Group size: 1-10
Namaste Nica: A Yoga Retreat to Support Girls Education
Nicaragua

6 reviews

$1960
Deposit: $500
Jan 14 - 20, 2018
Group size: 1-10

About this trip

Join Souljourn Yoga and Alma Retreats in Nicaragua for a nourishing yoga retreat all in the spirit of supporting UP Nicaragua, a non-profit social enterprise focused on the empowerment of young girls in Granada, Nicaragua. Our adventure will take place from January 14-20 that will be both relaxing and empowering as our journey will be focused on giving back to girls’ education through our time spent with UP Nicaragua, as the funds accumulated on this trip will go toward launching their permanent community space. We begin our retreat with 3 nights of beachside lodging at the gorgeous Tres Volcanes Ocean Villa. We will then spend the day in Granada with UP Nicaragua with a group cooking class and art project, followed by 2 nights at the stunning lakeside yoga shala, Apoyo Lodge. 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 UP Nicaragua.

What’s included

  • 3 meals a day
    Starting with dinner on January 14 and ending with breakfast on January 20th (pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available)
  • Airport pickup/drop off
    MGA airport
  • $300 donation
    Tax-deductible donation to UP Nicaragua
  • Daily Yoga 1-2x a day
  • Tortilla making workshop
  • Guided Tour
    Through Coffee Country
  • 3 nights accommodation
    Tres Volcanes
  • 2 nights accommodation
    www.apoyolodge.com
  • 1 night accommodation
    https://elements-hb.com/managua/en/
  • Donation to Library Bus
    Mobile Library Bus Project, "El Libro Volador" http://bibliobusmiraflor.wix.com/ellibrovolador#
  • Roundtrip airfare
    Airfare: to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)
  • Ad-ons
    Massages, kayak, horseback riding, surf lessons, boat rentals, etc
  • Gratuity

Available Packages

Shared Room
$1960
Deposit: $500
Single Room
$2400
Deposit: $500

Itinerary

Welcome to Nica!
Day 1: January 14th
Our retreat will culminate at around 3pm with welcome smoothies and fruit. Get settled and cozy as Tres Volcanes Ocean Villa will be our home for the next 3 days. We will have a welcome practice and opening ceremony followed by a delicious dinner

Your Organizer


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

Reviews

DJ
From the moment I arrived in Nicaragua I felt a sense of comfort and calm for the retreat that was before me. Stacey from My Alma Retreats coordinates a flawless series of logistics; myself and a handful of other retreat goers were pleasantly escorted to an incredibly villa on the pacific coast of Nicaragua for our first few days of retreat and recharge. Jordan and Allison led our group into several morning and evening yoga sessions that were mindfully choreographed and guided our group through the chakra system, element by element. Our days were blissful and entirely up to us how we wanted to spend them. We were spoiled by our fabulous personal chef who cooked amazing, colorful, nutrient and flavor rich meals three times a day. We headed into Granada midweek to give back to the local community through a heartfelt and fulfilling engagement with the young girls of UP Nicaragua; a philanthropic initiative to education the girls of inner city Granada on healthy and sustainable vocational options for their future. To say it was moving is an understatement; we hugged, conversed, practiced yoga, and shared empowering motivation to encourage them to continue striving for their dreams. We finished the week in the absolutely breathtaking countryside on a mineral rich, warm, inverted volcano lake, at Laguna Apoyo. Yoga sessions took place on a platform perched just above the lake, at sunrise and sunset, with the sounds of nature offering support and serenity; a truly majestic experience. Our final adventure took us into the city of Esteli, where we learned about the rich culture of farming; tobacco, Coffee and coco, that sustains the rural communities of Nicaragua. We donated books to the library bus initiative, offering mobile literacy for the rural communities of northern Nica. The experience was transformative, energizing, relaxing and majestic. I highly recommend for any adventurous spirit seeking a way to connect to culture, connect to your higher self, and give back in ways that are deeply moving. Flawlessly planned and executed by Stacy of My Alma Retreats. Flawlessly energized by Allison and Jordan.
EL
I cannot speak highly enough about this transformative experience to Nicaragua. Jordan plans the most unique trip fusing together relaxation for the mind and body with an immersive cultural experience giving back to the local communities. I feel refreshed and inspired and cannot wait to sign up for my next retreat!
CC
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.
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