Third Annual Yoga, Reiki, and Excursions Retreat

San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua

3 reviews
Feb 25 - Mar 4, 2017
Group size: 1 - 25
Third Annual Yoga, Reiki, and Excursions Retreat
San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua

3 reviews

Deposit: $650
Feb 25 - Mar 4, 2017
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

We're going back to the beach! Actually, we're going to be ON the beach!! Join us for a perfect winter escape and the gift to unwind, reenergize, and restore your energy...reconnecting to yourself and feeling at hOMe with an incredible community of yogis for a chill week of yoga, healing, surfing, culture and ceremony.  

We are so excited to host our Third Annual Yoga, Reiki + Excursions Retreat at Costa Dulce Beach Bungalows and Retreat Center in Nicaragua:

On a beautiful sandy beach, just 30 minutes south of San Juan Del Sur, you'll have a week off the beaten path, surrounded by natural beauty in the tropical dry forest, while living and breathing the beach. 

At Costa Dolce, natural living meets rustic luxury where every bungalow offers an ocean view, looking out to our private pristine beach. Wake to sounds of waves crashing, birds chirping and monkeys howling, find tranquility and peacefulness with stunning ocean views and epic waves!    

Come deepen your practice, while allowing space for a new perspective. Breathe, meditate, and receive Reiki from both Angela and Yuval while setting the groundwork for your own self healing. Explore the body in space, take time to flow mindfully and also slow down to "workshop" and investigate key actions required for a step-by-step approach to achieving a pose. 

As always, excursions are included and you'll have time to surf, horseback ride, visit a local village to learn about the native culture, and take part in a beach fire ceremony. Lots of free time to lay in a hammock, soak in the sun, or indulge in a spa treatment. You will feel inspired to find your own pace and to give yourself exactly what you need at every moment, AND you'll be fully supported to do just that for yourself! 

***As a special GIFT from Yuval and Angela, we are happy to give you a 1-hr spa treatment of your choice (massage or acupuncture) for free, to help you further relax into "beach life" and exhale. This is from us to you, as a token of appreciation, simply for signing up :)

All levels of practitioners are welcome; however, a reasonable level of physical fitness and experience with vinyasa yoga is assumed.

Be sure to scroll through the gorgeous photos at top of this page for further views of the beautiful beach, serene surroundings and unique accommodations.

About Angela and Yuval:

Angela and Yuval are NYC-based yoga instructors and teacher trainers. Both are E-RYT 500, YogaWorks Certified, and lead retreats and teacher trainings all over the world. Known for smart, mindful, fluid sequencing with clear instructions of alignment, breath awareness, and core stabilization throughout each practice. You, as the practitioner, will have space to self-explore your body and your mind. As Angela and Yuval are both reiki healers, healing is an integrated part of most sessions.

On her mat, Angela feels she can be the most honest and true version of herself! Teaching is an extensive part of her own spiritual journey, and she encourages students to continually seek, question, explore, and unfold through the practice, looking beyond the physical to take the yoga state of being off the mat and into real life.

With experience in performance and art, Yuval is inspired by all creation and the undeniable power of breath and meditation. His teaching is personal, nurturing and humorous, allowing for self-observation and a true teaching and learning experience between him and his students.

Rates are as follows:

A $650 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. All payments are non-refundable. 

*Rates start at $1985 for double occupancy

*Upgrade to a single occupancy for an additional $290 ($2275 total)

*A limited number of triple occupancy rooms are available for participants who sign up as a group of three ($1775 per person)

Please email directly if you are interested in triple option: 

Angela ( or Yuval (

What’s included

* 7 night accommodations at the beautiful Costa Dulce Retreat Center, located on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua on pristine Playa Escameca
* 3 delicious, home cooked, well balanced, meals daily 
* Daily yoga, including asana (flow + workshops), pranayama, meditation, restorative, hands-on reiki with essential oils (mat & props provided) 
* Excursions included: surf lesson, horseback riding, visit to local village + market tour, 60-minute private massage or acupuncture and fire ceremony 

Not included

* Flight to/from Managua
* Transport to/from Managua Airport to Costa Dolce
* Tips for Costa Dulce staff
* Additional (optional) activities: sunset sailing, turtle release, additional spa treatments

Available options

Upgrade from double occupancy ($1985) to single occupancy ($2275)


Local, fresh, organic, and healthy
Sample daily menus include early morning pre-breakfast fruit, unlimited coffee/tea; breakfast buffet with eggs, gallo pinto, pancakes, fruit, toast, tortilla, juice, etc.; family style lunch served with cold refreshments; home-cooked dinner featuring the best ingredients of the season

Your Organizer

Angela Botta & Yuval Samburski
3 reviews
Joined in August 2016
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AMAZING!!!! I cannot say enough about this experience. First, let's start with the two wonderful organizers and incredible yoga instructors. Angela and Yuval brought so much love, experience and warmth to this retreat. They each taught with a different style and both were equally amazing! They were so helpful in really paying attention to each yogi in the room and helping to make their practice better. I really looked forward to each morning and evening practice every day! The retreat center was so peaceful and beautiful. I loved how we paid one price upfront and it was packed with amazing activities plus all extremely healthy and delicious meals. Each day was different but you could also choose what you wanted to do that day - participate in the activity or just relax all day at the beach, pool, etc. It was always up to you! The group that came together in Panama was truly an amazing and inspiring group. We enjoyed each other's company all week long, laughed a lot, had great discussions and supported one another during our practice each day. I cannot wait to do another retreat with the two most incredible yogis, Angela and Yuval!
I had an amazing time on this retreat. Angela and Yuval were truly impressive with the planning, details, fantastic yoga and awesome excursions. The Santa Catalina Retreat was fabulous. The entire team made everyone feel welcome and did a great job of making the week extremely memorable. I met a great group of people that will remain lifelong friends. The yoga instruction was incredible and it was a true break from the "real world". Huge kudos to Angela and Yuval for a retreat well done! I plan to join you next year in Guatamala and I can't wait!
Awesome trip! All logistics were well taken care of. Angela and Yuval are amazing yoga teachers. Highly recommend their annual yoga retreat to all levels of yogi!