Nica Nirvana: A creative yoga retreat inspired by making and movement to support girls education

JA
4 reviews
Feb 4 - 10, 2017
Group size: 6-10
Nica Nirvana: A creative yoga retreat inspired by making and movement to support girls education
Nicaragua

4 reviews

$1920
Deposit: $300
Feb 4 - 10, 2017
Group size: 6-10

About this trip

Join Souljourn Yoga Foundation (http://souljournyoga.com) and Alma Retreats (http://www.myalmaretreats.com/) down in Nicaragua for a week of sweet sandy beaches, seva, inspired jewelry making with Elizabeth Vallenilla (http://elizabethvallenilla.com) and invigorating yoga all in the spirit of supporting the Girls Home (http://thegirlshome.com/) an organization that supports and houses girls who have been deemed “social orphans” due to distinctive circumstances and provide education, shelter, and care.


Our adventure will take place from February 4-10 and will not only be yoga retreat, but a journey of giving back to girls’ education with daily yoga and “making meditation” jewelry workshops. We begin our retreat with 3 nights of surf side lodging in San Juan Del Sur. The second portion of the trip will include 3 nights tucked into teepees and two opportunities to meet with the girls of the Girls Home, which will include a beading workshop and a playful yoga practice. Our trip will culminate on the back of a pick up truck journeying through coffee country.



What’s included

- Transportation to/from MGA airpor

- 3 nights accommodation at Seven Arrows Surf Lodge, Playa Maderas http://www.sevenarrowsurf.com 

- 3 nights accommodation at HabitArte Yoga Sanctuary

 - 1-2 yoga classes a day 

- 3 jewelry workshops (all materials and tools will be provided) 

- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on February 4th and ending with breakfast on February 10th (pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available) 

- Transportation to the highlands/coffee country in Miraflor 

- Guided hike through coffee country 

- $300 tax-deductible donation to the Girls Home 

- Donation towards the Mobile Library Bus Project, "El Libro Volador" http://bibliobusmiraflor.wix.com/ellibrovolador# 

Not included

- Round-trip Airfare: to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)

- Additional activities including massage, energy work, surf lessons, board rentals, horseback riding, catamaran ride out to sea, stand-up paddle boarding 

Available options

Single Room
$250

Itinerary

Welcome to Nica!
Day 1
Our retreat begins at 3 pm after a scenic 2.5 hour drive from the airport to our rustic surf lodge, Seven Arrows. Welcome snacks will be provided upon arrival with the option to lunch by the beach, Playa Maderas, renowned for their delicious fish tacos. Opening ceremony will begin at 5 pm followed by a revitalizing yoga practice then dinner.

Your Organizer


JA
Jordan Ashley
4 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

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.
JA
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 :)