YESHH (Yoga + Eat + Surf + Hike + Hang) with Brittney and James

Playa Gigante - Nicaragua

Room to Roam
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Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20
YESHH (Yoga + Eat + Surf + Hike + Hang) with Brittney and James
Playa Gigante - Nicaragua

Room to Roam
  • Facebook verified
26 reviews

Feb 26 - Mar 4, 2023
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

 Spend a week in paradise with amazing yoga, surf and epic company for a one of a kind experience in the beautiful beach town of Playa Gigante in Nicaragua! This retreat will not be your standard yoga + surf retreat. Because while that does sound great, most retreats are so planned out to the T that there’s little room for what’s really needed when you’re on a relaxing getaway: the relaxation.

The YESHH Retreat was designed with the idea that everything on the calendar is optional for you to join, leaving you room to breathe, enjoy the gorgeous scenery that mother nature has to offer, and move at whatever pace you’d like.

With 6 nights in a refreshing boutique hotel, you’ll be able to hang poolside or in a hammock with a book of your choosing, enjoy a delightful passion fruit marg over a game of cards, or practice that rusty Spanish of yours with the friendliest of staff.

In between those moments of downtime are options for morning and evening yoga with daily themes, walkable surf for beginners and the more experienced, peaceful beach walks, guided jungle hikes, and 4 phenomenal meals and beverages provided each day. 

Included in the retreat are one in-house 60 minute massage and an incredible day trip where we’ll zipline over the canopies of San Juan Del Sur and explore the local beach town for lunch!

The YESHH Retreat has its own intention of embodying the flow of nature, resetting and renewing as we all need to do as humans, letting go of what doesn’t serve us and drawing in more of what does. Through all the available practices and activities, you’ll find the right medicine for you in the moment with an amazing crew of people right alongside you on this trip of a lifetime.


Score the listed EARLY BIRD PRICING by reserving your spot with $500 by 9/1!

Our Space

 Equipped with a sparkling pool, WiFi, and A/C, you’ll be able to enjoy comfortable accommodations without losing the rustic touch that makes Gigante unique.

Our hotel is in the heart of Playa Gigante, where you can see + experience the vibrant Nica life firsthand.  Our hotel is across the street from the beach and is the perfect place to hang out, relax, and get to know our friendly staff.  


 Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced ingredients with delicious options for all dietary needs and preferences in our on-site restaurant + bar..  Experience delicious tropical fruits, fresh caught fish, local produce, and a thoughtfully crafted menu to keep you satisfied.

Whether you like to relax with a smoothie, ice cold beer, or craft cocktail made from scratch...we got you covered.  Our passionfruit margarita is to die for.

The Community of El Gigante

 A colorful fishing village off the beaten path, El Gigante is located just over an hour north of San Juan Del Sur on Nicaragua's beautiful Pacific Coast. The town is aptly named “big foot” when translated from Spanish to describe the gentle green foothills that meet the ocean with such ease. A town filled with untouched beaches, roaming farm animals, and dirt pathways; you’ll quickly remember the importance of slowing down and to embrace living simply.  

The lifestyle and culture here very much embodies the phrase “Take it Easy”. Arriving here feels like taking one long exhale and a chance to just be. 

About Your Guides: Brittney + James

This couple craves adventure as much as they value relaxation and downtime. James and Brittney wanted to host this retreat for dear friends and new ones who want to immerse themselves in the beauty of Playa Gigante, Nicaragua, in a way that feels rejuvenating to your body, mind, and soul - a must for anyone that works hard and plays harder. 

 Brittney Ellers, PT, DPT, RYT

Brittney is a holistic physical therapist, yoga instructor, and pelvic health educator with a passion for personal development. She has been on her healing and entrepreneurial adventure for 4.5 years, which has taken form as her company Being Better. Gifted in creating feel-good flows and holding space for possibilities, she’ll take you through her beginner-friendly yoga classes offered to you daily. With themes carved out especially for this special week together for revitalization, you’ll be feeling tapped into your power, purpose, and joy.

James Busch

James is your go-to man in the water. An avid surfer, James is well versed in reading the ocean and in teaching those skills to beginners to help you catch some waves! He’s kind, hilarious, and will have you feeling confident and at peace while you’re out there soaking up all the fun and beauty. James loves to low-key jam on his guitar while Brittney tries to sing, build things from scratch, garden, and do pottery - all activities that get him centered with his highest self: someone who creates magic out of what’s given to him.

What’s included

  • 4-Star Accommodations
    6 nights in our 4-Star Beachside Boutique Hotel with a pool, grand palapa wellness space, A/C, hot water, Wifi
  • Food + Drink
    Unlimited food, fresh juice, refreshments from our onsite restaurant. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
  • Airport Shuttle
    Roundtrip Airport Shuttle to get you safely + seamlessly between airport + hotel. Choose to fly between Managua (MGA) or Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR).
  • Daily Yoga
    A mix of AM Vinyasa and evening Yin/Restorative Sessions led by Brittney at the on-site yoga shala and neighboring cliffside shala.
  • Daily Surf Opportunities
    Daily surfing opportunities with group lessons and board rentals from a quiver of over 30 boards
  • Day Trip to SJDS
    Includes a zipline canopy tour, bayfront lunch, sightseeing-shopping, and surfing more amazing beaches near San Juan Del Sur.
  • 60 Minute Massage
    On-site from the best massage therapist in Nicaragua who will leave you completely refreshed.
  • Hike Giant's Foot
    Guided Hike Giants Foot overlooking both bays
  • Oracle Readings
    Receive oracle readings from Brittney, who is experienced in guiding you through your own intuition, reading and interpreting the deeper meanings indicated.
  • Beach Bonfire
    A perfect way to begin our week setting an intention + to celebrate a week of magic with new friends, burning away all the things you have chosen to let go of to restore your energy + headspace.
  • Local Pizza Night
    Another favorite local spot, El Pozo, with delicious wood-fired brick oven pizza and a lively hangout spot.
  • International airfare
    We will help you choose the best flight to get to us, however the airfare is not included in the price of your retreat. Choose to fly into Managua (MGA) or Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR).
  • Alcoholic Drinks
    Full Service Bar Onsite with Fresh Craft Cocktail Creations and Ice Cold Beer
  • Extra Activities
    We work with our trusted partners for the extras like : day trip excursions, horseback riding, extra boat trips for surf/fishing, massages, salsa lessons, moto rentals, whatever you want to do!
  • Optional Gratuity
    If you loved your service + stay with us, feel free to leave a tip to be shared evenly amongst all of our awesome staff. Typical ranges per guest $100-$200.
  • Travel Insurance
    *REQUIRED* to protect your investment against the unexpected. We recommend

Available Packages

Shared Room + Bath (double occupancy)
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 Our shared rooms are equipped with either a queen size bed or two twins, a side table/desk, built in dresser, blackout shades, hot water shower, and refreshing A/C.   

Deposit: $500
Private Room + Bath
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Our shared rooms are equipped with a queen size bed, a side table/desk, built in dresser, blackout shades, hot water shower, and refreshing A/C.  

Deposit: $500


Arrival Day
Get settled in and stoked to have an amazing week with amazing people!

Depending on arrival times, the first day is where everyone can settle in however they like...whether that is immediately hitting the waves, taking a nap, or just connecting with the crew.  We will review details and the tentative plan for the week and kick off the good times right off the bat!

Who’s Going

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Room to Roam
26 reviews
Room to Roam is an all-inclusive retreat service provider that streamlines the retreat leading process and connects people to amazing experiences off the beaten path. Currently with locations in Southern Nicaragua + Northern Costa Rica.


Words can't acutely describe how amazing the Nalu Healing Arts Retreats enhanced my healing journey. Room to Roam staff went above and beyond every step of the way from start to finish. 10/10 Highly recommend.
By Amelia W for Nalu Healing Retreat | Nicaragua on 31 Jul, 2022
Life changing experience Would love to visit again the staff and locals made us feel safe special and Like family
By Michelle M for Nalu Healing Retreat | Nicaragua on 25 Jul, 2022
What an unbelievable experience! I fell in love with the beauty of the land and the community. Room to Roam does an excellent job coordinating every detail, so you don't have to worry about anything. And I can't say enough about the staff. The staff are like a close family, genuinely friendly and so helpful! This retreat experience was like none other. There were plenty of activities to choose from, making it a unique "choose your own adventure" experience. I'll definitely be back in the future.
By Candace E for Let Go | Recharge | Have Fun on 22 Jun, 2022
Such a great time. The room was comfortable with air conditioning and hot water. The food and staff were all fantastic. Highly recommend!
By Jessica T for Let Go | Recharge | Have Fun on 14 Jun, 2022
Can’t say enough good things about Room to Roam and the whole staff in Nicaragua. The food is next level, the staff is so warm and friendly, I was instantly at home. They guided me through the travel process and I felt completely safe as I traveled somewhere new. The surfing was incredible and there is just some kind of magic down there! I’ll be back!
By Meredith P for SURF + SKATE IN NICARAGUA WITH LORENZO on 13 Jun, 2022
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I can’t say enough about my wonderful experience with Kate, Ashley, Lorenzo and the whole staff at Room to Roam! This trip was truly magical. I was a little nervous to travel for the first time since COVID. Kate took such great care ushering me in to Nicaragua. I was very stressed at home prior to leaving and Kate kept taking things off my plate as I prepared to leave. Upon arrival we were greeted so warmly by the staff. I was instantly relaxed. Marco’s truly does make the BEST passion fruit margarita on the planet! My intention was surf and boy did I fall back in love with surfing, but I am really walking away with so much more- a complete reboot for my body, mind and soul! I’ll be back again soon! PS the food is out of the this world! Every single meal…. Mouth watering!
By Meredith P on 03 Jun, 2022