Of Spirit and Sound - A Yoga Retreat with Stephanie Starnes

Playa Escameca, Nicaragua

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Stephanie Starnes
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Jan 11 - 18, 2020
Group size: 10 - 25
Of Spirit and Sound - A Yoga Retreat with Stephanie Starnes
Playa Escameca, Nicaragua

Stephanie Starnes
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$1545
Deposit: $500
Jan 11 - 18, 2020
Group size: 10 - 25

About this trip

Join Stephanie on an adventure to a very special place, so dear to her heart, in magical Nicaragua!  


Daily yoga, meditation, sound healing savasanas, nature adventures, the best food ever (seriously!) and plenty of time to relax in a beautifully sacred setting.  


Optional activities include:  surfing/surf lessons, releasing baby sea turtles into the ocean (WHAT?!),  jungle hikes, massage/spa services, horseback riding, ziplining tours, coffee plantation tours, volcano tours, stand up paddle board on the river, whale watching, fishing and much more!  


The beautiful Costa Dulce family, amazing company, and the magical ocean awaits you!  Join us!  




What’s included:

- 7 nights / 8 days of ocean-side accommodations at Costa Dulce Retreat Center
- Four meals per full retreat day (includes dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of departure)
- Unlimited coffee, tea, fruit, pastries and filtered water. Enjoy free coconuts when in season!
- Roundtrip airport transfers from Managua (MGA) Airport (Retreat center is approx 2-3 hours from airport) if arriving on the 11th and leaving the 18th!
- One (optional) group excursion to San Juan del Sur

What’s not included?

- Flights 

- Airport transfers if arriving or departing on different days than group!
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Additional Excursions + Activities

- Tips for retreat staff (recommended $10-$20 per night...they're truly amazing!)

Important Notes:

You must have a valid passport to travel to Nicaragua, no special visas are required. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given up until July 1, 2019. Cancellations after this date will forfeit the $500 deposit but will be refunded the rest. No refunds will be given after October 1, 2019. No exceptions.

The Venue

A natural playground. Retreat to nature, the jungle, and the beach at Costa Dulce Ecolodge and Yoga Retreat Center. Spread across a jungle hill rising up from the from the beach, it is the perfect place to connect to yourself and your surroundings.

Costa Dulce has grown organically, integrating with the surrounding environment and has become one of the premier wellness centers in Central America. They are committed to a grass-roots approach to tourism and a more sustainable future through improving the social, economic and environmental well being of the surrounding communities.

Costa Dulce is nestled in its own valley right on the beach. It’s private enough to completely relax and get away from it all, no distractions, yet close enough to San Juan del Sur that you can experience a busy tourist destination when you want. Located on Playa Escameca, their ecolodge is ideal for all travelers looking to enjoy good company in a relaxed, safe, and healthy environment. Costa Dulce has several individual Bungalows, two yoga shalas, a lounge/honour bar, sea turtle hatchery, spa, surf school, food garden, and a restaurant called the Dulce Cocina. 

Follow them on instagram (@costa_dulce) to see more! 



Arrival and Departure

Plan to arrive on Saturday January 11th…. shuttle times will be announced closer to retreat time once all retreat attendees flights are booked.  Saturday, January 11th will be a day to arrive and settle in. No activities or yoga classes will be held on this day, other than a potential opening circle and (dinner will be served).

Plan on departing on Saturday January 18th.

Please fly into Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) which is an approx. 2-3 hour drive from retreat center, OR Liberia, Costa Rica. 

Yoga

Unless we have a scheduled group activity or excursion, most days we will have morning meditation followed by a more active practice, and in the evening a more gentle/restorative practice.  All classes are optional, and will be suited to all levels of experience.  


We will practice in a beautiful yoga shala, overlooking the ocean, and will have opportunities to practice/meditate on the beach as well!  

Tuition

$500 Deposit (per person) is required at the time of registration. The rest must be paid in full by November 1, 2019.  Payment plans available! (Please indicate in The notes if you’d like one, and I’ll get you set up!)

*A Special Note from Stephanie*

This will be my 4th trip (retreat) at Costa Dulce, and it is truly one of my favorite places.  The feeling there is really so special, and I am so excited to share this space with those I love!  


I truly believe in the importance of taking time out of normal routines and environments, to be in a new space, supported by nature, nourishing food, yoga practice, and loving community, with plenty of time for solitude and reflection.   It’s in this space, I believe, that we are able to become more in tune with our truest selves, and we can receive the creative inspiration to live our lives in more alignment with our deepest purpose.


Whether we know each other well, or this will be our first time sharing space, please know that I will do my best to support you in your journey of self love and exploration.  Please reach out with any questions, and I so look forward to playing in magical Nicaragua with you!  

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy Room
4 left

Share a lovely bungalow with 2 other retreat guests. 

$1545
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Room
5 left

Share a lovely bungalow with another retreat guest, friend, or partner (if you are a couple).  Please be sure to let me know if you have a particular person who you’d like to room with, who is also signed up for the retreat! 

$1745
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Room
only 2 left

enjoy the privacy of your own lovely bungalow! 

$2145
Deposit: $500
$1545
Deposit: $500

Triple Occupancy Room

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Stephanie Starnes
Stephanie is an intuitive artist, creating through voice, sound, movement and image. She teaches yoga, holds sound healings, and creates through music and video. She is passionate about holding healing spaces, for the feminine and others to express themselves freely, and to help others to feel safe and welcome as they are. She loves many forms of artistic and soul expression, and continues to follow the call of spirit through nature and her own inner wisdom and voice.