Poetic Patagonia

Puerto Montt, Chile

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Cole Chance
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8 reviews
Jan 24 - 31, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25
Poetic Patagonia
Puerto Montt, Chile

Cole Chance
  • Email address verified
8 reviews

$2300
Deposit: $600
Jan 24 - 31, 2020
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Poetic Patagonia with Victoria Erickson + Cole Chance 

January 24-31, 2020


“Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul.” 

― Isabel Allende


This January, Cole Chance + Victoria Erickson are thrilled to host an all inclusive, seven night creative writing + yoga retreat in northern Chilean Patagonia.  Wild nature inspiration at it finest! 


WHAT IS POETRY? 

Language +  movement

- of words 

- of breath

- of stories

-of bodies

The poet can weave these tales with fluid shape, feeling, sensation through both the formed + the formless. 


Our infusion of yoga + words will have a backdrop of raw ecstatic nature -the ruggedness + grace of the land will support our dance of through time, space + memory.


Our home + sanctuary for the week is a holistic learning + healing retreat center called, “Aluantu”. which, in the languange of the local Mapuche peoples, means “Connecting to the light within”.  The mission of the retreat center is to create a space in which the rediscovery of the natural world and spiritual journey inward can be intertwined and facilitated in a nurturing environment and safe container. It is essentially a place of deep rest and refuge for the human spirit.

Aluantu is situated in Northern Chilean Patagonia on the gentle shores of Lake Rupunco, shadowed by the snow-capped Puntiagudo Volcano. 


This retreat includes:

`Hiking in the old growth rainforest surrounding the lodge as well as a forest reserve where there are high hanging hammocks and open wooded structures for meditation
`Time spent at the shores of the lake on black volcanic sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Rupanco

`Boat trip to a 180 m waterfall and natural hot springs
`Yoga and writing in a large, open-air gazebo overlooking the lake
`Delicious vegetarian meals of fresh local produce, eggs from resident free range hens, organic honey from their growing bee colony, and freshly baked breads prepared in their large wood burning oven. 

`Creative writing taught by Victoria Erickson
`Yoga taught by Cole Chance 


Join us for this magical deep dive week of getting lost and being found…


"As if you were on fire from within, 
the moon lives in the lining of your skin.”

Pablo Neruda


NOT INCLUDED: 

flights to + from Puerto Montt, Chile

trip insurance

massages


VISA REQUIREMENTS: 

Free visa on arrival for us citizens up to 90 days

for other nationalities see below 

https://visacentral.ch/destination/chl/chile-visa


PAYMENT PLAN:

We are happy to work with you in creating a payment plan to make the journey more supportive  for you.  Please inquire to discuss payment plan options.  


PAYMENT INFO:

90 days from start of program--50% of your total payment in

45 days from start of program--final balance due

If you pay through US bank transfer on WeTravel there is no charge. 

To use CC it is 2.9% for Visa, MC, and Discover or 3.9% for AMEX.


CANCELLATION POLICY:

Deposit non-refundable, due upon registration - $600

Prior to 90 days out-- 50% of retreat total will be refunded minus deposit  

After 90 days-- payments are non-refundable (this is where your travel insurance with trip protection will come in!)


TRAVEL INSURANCE: 

Highly recommended. No one plans on having to cancel an epic journey but life happens and insurance can help recoup cost for the retreat and your flight.

Don’t always play it safe, but in this case... DO!   

We Travel(this site) offers a wonderful travel insurance but please do look around as well. 


Available Packages

Los Lagos Bunk Room shared w/ 4
5 left

Private Bathroom in a shared bunk room.  It will be shared between 2-4 people. 


Shared accommodation offers guests a chance to deepen relationships with new friends while having plenty of space to relax and rejuvenate.

$2300
Deposit: $600
Los Lagos Single
Sold Out

Smaller private room with an ensuite bathroom. 



$2650
Deposit: $600
Lake View King Suite Cabin for 2
only 2 left

This lux accommodation is for 2 people....perfect for friends or a couple. 

Located 50 meters from the main Lodge, the King Suite offers a very private space, with a small kitchen, bathroom and a wood fired stove. There is a small porch with a direct lake view. An optional single bed can be added.


This would need to be booked in conjunction with your partner/friend. 

$2950
Deposit: $750
Los Lagos Bunk Room shared. For 2 px
only 2 left


Shared accommodation offers guests a chance to deepen relationships with new friends while having plenty of space to relax and rejuvenate. 


This offering has a twin bunk bed  and a private bathroom. 


This can be a solo room for $2950, please inquire. 

$2550
Deposit: $600
Patagonian Queen Suite for 2
only 1 left

This private accommodation for 2 people.  It offers a warm, tranquil, and restorative experience. The room has its own bathroom and cozy sitting area with a wood fire heater where you can enjoy a cup of tea and the beautiful views of the lake and gardens.


This booking is for 2 people, priced per person.  You will need to reserve both places;) 

$2750
Deposit: $750
Garden View Room - shared 2-3


Shared accommodation offers guests a chance to deepen relationships with new friends while having plenty of space to relax and rejuvenate. 


This room has a garden view and 2-3 twin beds + shared bathroom. 

$2450
Deposit: $600
The Mountain Share - Queen (shared)
only 2 left

This listing is for the shared queen bed w/ your partner or friend.  You both would need to book together. 


With a queen bed, two singles and amazing views, this is a perfect choice for families or small groups.

Shared Bathroom.

$2300
Deposit: $600
The Mountain Share Queen Bed - Solo Bed
only 1 left

This listing is for the queen bed all to yourself! 


The Mountain share has a queen bed, two singles and amazing views, this is a perfect choice for families or small groups.

Shared Bathroom.

$2650
Deposit: $600
The Mountain Share - twin
only 2 left


The Mountain share has a queen bed, two singles and amazing views, this is a perfect choice for families or small groups.

Shared Bathroom.


This listing is for one of the twin beds. 

$2400
$2300
Deposit: $600

Los Lagos Bunk Room shared w/ 4

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Reviews

Had an amazing trip. The trip was well-organized with the perfect combination of yoga, writing, excursions, and free-time. Accommodations were as-described, food was incredible- local, deliscious, and fresh. Overall, a wonderful experience. Thank you!!
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Life changing experience. Rob, Des, Cole and Eco created something really special. Learned I love sailing and doing yoga on a boat. Made what feels like lifelong friends. Can’t communicate enough how much I appreciate these beautiful people.
Thank you so much to Cole and Echo for your warmth and love and for everything you did for us. The trip was a lot of fun: the yoga classes were great, I loved Echo's games, the workshops were excellent. The food was amazing, and the accommodations were fabulous, the hosts at Om Waters and at Mala Dhara were so gracious, and everyone on the trip were amazing people and it didn't take long to feel like one big family!
MT
This trip was amazing! I have already been to Guatemala so I was familiar with the surroundings but this was my first time out of the country alone and on a retreat. I was a bit apprehensive at first but quickly felt so at ease when meeting Cole and Jen. They were great at organizing events, being personable with their members, and always offering guidance. I felt so comfortable with them and their presence filled me with confidence in my practice. I loved the group, the atmosphere, all of the various workshops and ways for us to connect. We were all able to connect authentically and I have to thank Cole and Jen for setting up the vibe that we were safe and we can be our true selves with each other. I loved them so much.
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