Third Annual Yoga, Reiki, and Excursions Retreat

San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua

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

7 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
7 reviews
Joined in August 2016
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I had such an amazing experience last year that I decided to join this dynamic duo (Angela & Yuval) once again. I honestly could not wait till February and literally counted down the days. Of course, I had another Fabulous time in this magical place with beautiful people. The things that were familiar were all the things I needed. From nourishing, healthy and DELICIOUS foods to clean and extremely well maintained accommodations. All my needs were met, which allowed me to FULLY relax and enjoy this time (just to say that aspect truly makes all the difference).. It's so much more than a yoga retreat. It was like coming home for me because I was able to go deeper and learn even more about myself and try some new things. The community vibe is everything! There was a mix of returning folks from last year, past retreat goers and new people that joined us. We built connections quickly and shared so many conversations that were rich and meaningful. Our daily yoga classes with the absolutely STUNNING view of the Lake were simply the BEST way to start and end the day. We also had tremendous fun on our group excursions and enjoyed healing body treatments. Angela & Yuval are incredibly generous beings, curators and hosts of this journey. I'm grateful for all the tireless effort and hard work that went into making this retreat so special for us. It was seamless. For me, this is an annual trip and my yearly reset. Can you tell how much I loved it? To be honest, words and pictures really don't do it justice. It has to be experienced, so you should come join us! Thank you so much Yuval & Angela, see you next year!
Angela and Yuval are masterful at creating an inclusive and vibrant community. I immensely enjoyed the daily yoga classes, engaging activities and fun conversations. The location was simply magical and the food at Villa Sumaya was to die for! I look forward to joining the retreat next year and can't say enough about how much this trip replenished my soul. Love to you both. XOXO Toya
I don't even know where to start. Well, I never write reviews but I just had to express my deepest gratitude to Angela & Yuval because this was a FABULOUS retreat from beginning to end. I decided last minute to join this retreat and had a lot of reservations because it was a very new experience for me. Angela & Yuval are truly such beautiful people any reservation I might've had melted away the second I arrived at Villa Sumaya, which is one of the most breathtaking places I ever seen. They were organized, incredibly professional and every moment was curated with care and detail. I felt completely nurtured and safe the entire trip. We started and ended our days with amazing yoga classes that were grounding and inspiring. If that wasn't enough we went on wonderful excursions, had body treatments and were fed so so well with fresh and nourishing foods. There are too many moments to write down here but one of the most unexpected gifts were the relationships that were built during our time together. We had such a special group that truly bonded and we honestly had a hard time leaving each other. I told YuVal and Angela that this was the BEST trip and the BEST time I've had in my life. For me, it was more than yoga retreat and healing in the ways I needed it to be. I will never forget the time I had, the spectacular place we were in and the people I met. I can't wait till the next one! Angela & Yuval thank you so much:)
This was my second yoga retreat with the fabulous duo of Angela and Yuval! As always, the two of them made this experience unforgettable. The morning yoga classes are incredible and you come away learning a lot, having a ton of fun, and excited for the next class. Our evening restorative classes are so meditative, relaxing and healing. This retreat is a perfect combo of daily yoga, cultural activities, downtime for hammocks, swims, or massages, and the rest of the time, we are eating the best homemade food ever! Lastly, the retreat always brings together the loveliest group of people that are often so open to sharing, having fun together and taking time for self reflection as well. Villa Sumaya is one place I will never forget and Angela and Yuval's retreat (and all the organization they put into it) makes it an absolutely perfect week away!
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!
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