Yoga + Art in the Jungle

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

MERAKI Yoga Trips
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5 reviews
Apr 20 - 26, 2020
Group size: 1 - 12
Yoga + Art in the Jungle
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

MERAKI Yoga Trips
  • Facebook verified
5 reviews

Deposit: $350
Apr 20 - 26, 2020
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip



We're heading back to our beloved Nicaragua for our third year in a row and putting a new spin on things. We’re calling in 12 new Tribe members from around the world for a week of living, learning, laughing and exploring together. This year, we'll be hosted by the beautiful Rancho Chilamate, hidden in the jungle near the popular backpacking community of San Juan Sel Sur, 

AND for the first time ever, we've teamed up with renowned artist and founder of the ART WAREHOUSE, MANU BARSO for a new breed of MERAKi Trip, designed with the dreamers in mind ~

Accommodation : the hidden treasure that is Rancho Chilamate is a traveler's paradise - views for days and far enough from buzzing SJDS to see the stars, yet close enough to catch a ride in for dinner or a day at the beach... plenty of space for quiet time, beautifully prepared local meals, a pool, grazing horses, etc. 

Itinerary : Expect to learn new things… like the meaning behind mandalas and how to make one from scratch, vision-boarding, painting, journaling and more..

Expect to be challenged physically, but also well taken care of, supported, and well-balanced.

Expect to spend late-nights engaged in pool-side conversations with new friends and nature symphonies after family style dinner parties.. expect these friends to feel like family and for your eyes to be overwhelmed by all the colors in a Nica Sunset.

Expect to immerse into the creative depths of your mind and be in awe of what you find. 

You’ll live in a ranch style home for a week, surrounded by the lush land and a band of horses,  You’ll have the option to attend 1-2 yoga classes with Cici or Paloma and an Art workshop with Manu each day . We'll have meals together at the ranch mostly, but we will venture out on the town for a couple of them so you get to see more of this beautiful country. There will also be the option to add on a Surf Lesson or Horse-Back Riding session that you can book upon request. We've really packed this one out.  Trust us, you don’t wanna miss this one…..

What’s included

  • Meals
    3 per day
  • Accomodation
    6 nights / 7 days
  • Yoga
    classes, workshops, meditations from internationally trained instructors
  • Meraki Tribe Gift Bag
    full of surprises
  • Tribe Dinner
  • Daily Art Workshops
    with MANU BARSO
  • Day Trips
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra food/drinks
  • Extra Rentals
  • Airport Transfers
    We will help organize and arrange for shared rides, but cost is paid to driver

Available options

Horseback Riding12 left
Surf Lesson + Rental + Insurance12 left

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MERAKI Yoga Trips
5 reviews
Meraki Yoga Tribe was born in 2017 and has been growing ever since. We are yogis from different places with a passion to keep learning, sharing, and travelling together. M E R A K I is a Greek word that means to put a piece of your heart and soul into all that you create. These trips are that piece of us, and they are our gift to you. Join our ~global~ Tribe!


Everything about this retreat was absolutely fantastic. The food was beyond anything I could have dreamed of and they were so accommodating to every single persons' dietary needs. All of the yoga classes by Cici and Paloma were just wonderful. The accommodations were perfectly comfortable and clean. It was a fabulous group of kind-hearted and open-minded people. I could not recommend Meraki Yoga trips more! I definitely hope to join these beautiful souls for another retreat in the future, and thank you so much for giving me such a beautiful and inspiring start to the new year! One love!
By Kaitlyn Cock for NYE YOGA TRIP on Jan 20, 2020
Amazing start to the year at Dreamsea with the Meraki tribe. The retreat was extremely well organized, Cici&Paloma created a really nice atmosphere, and the house & location were incredible. Learned a lot about yoga and the philosophy behind it and improved my practice in many different ways. Food was delicious. Day trips and workshops were great fun. Got to meet lovely people and felt like at home. I'd go back there in a heartbeat!
The Winter Immersion at the Eco Institute with Meraki Yoga Trips was a wonderful experience. I chose the weekend pass without the overnight option. It was a great compromise between not missing out on the experience and not impacting my family too much by being away for 3 nights. The immersion itself was great. Lauren and Cici put together a very nice schedule that was full, interesting and engaging without being overly packed. There was plenty of downtime to absorb the experience and to get to know the other participants. I feel like I left the weekend with some great new yoga friends. The setting was wonderful, but the group of people participating was amazing. I hope that I can fit the coming spring immersion into my schedule. If not, then definitely next fall.
Excellent yoga retreat! Amazingly wonderful & proficient instructors! Fabulous variety of yoga instruction offered! Peaceful & relaxing accommodations & venue. Excellent, fresh, local, clean, healthy, nutritious, & delicious food provided! :)
This trip was a dream come true! My regret was not extending my trip to be longer. 7 days isn't enough in this jungle paradise! The accommodation was beyond my expectations, even the bed was super comfy! It was a beautiful little property nestled in the jungle which allows you to get close to mother nature and relax! The food was amazing, i have nothing bad to say about the delicious meals that were made with so much love every single morning and evening. We did yoga every morning, which made the rest of the day flow easier and made you feel ready to take on the day ahead! Our yoga instructor Cici was very patient with all of us, as none of us really had practiced in awhile or had any experience with yoga to begin with. She was a great vocalizer and made our practice smooth each morning, her passion for yoga is everything! The surf in Nicaragua was incredible and a great place for beginners. My instructor was so pleasant and also patient with me, by the end of my lessons I was taking on the green waves no problem. All of the little details in this trip were very much appreciated, including the gift bag and the day trip which only enhanced this experience. I can't wait to attend another trip with Meraki in the future. Thanks girls for all of your hardwork, passion, and dedication to doing what you love!