You’ve just arrived at Maderas village, a tropical paradise nestled on the hills overlooking Nicaragua’s most renowned surf destination – a week of yoga, surf lessons, massage is about to begin with a beautiful group of fellow travelers.
We’ve teamed up with yoga teacher Rachelle Tratt to create this incredible retreat and do something absolutely incredibly with this wild and precious life!
Find warmth in winter with a week of inspiring yoga, surf lessons, relaxation, delicious food and playful adventure in one of our favorite countries on earth. Join us on this amazing adventure at Maderas Village on the famous surf coast of Nicaragua.
Rachelle will guide you in daily yoga practices in the open air yoga platform and jungle studio while the crew at Maderas will prepare amazing meals, great surf lessons and set up other activities like a catamaran tour, horseback riding and massage.
We take food very seriously. It’s personal to us. It’s not just the act of nourishment, but the source of energy. Nightly pre-fixe dinners are served to guests seated at our large communal table, and enjoyed over tales of surf & travel, philosophical quandaries, and debates of the mind.
The primarily pescatarian menu, which will occasionally feature meat options, is locally inspired and has been described by guests as “simplicity done to perfection”. We offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
While staying at the house you’ll always find someone who wants to walk down to the beach, tell a surf story, share a surf secret, or debate a surf question. We foster an environment of advancement, where your level of skill isn’t nearly as important as your level of passion. Paddle out, charge hard, and smile & you’ll fit right in with the rest of us. Our home break is Playa Maderas, a beach break that works best during the two hour period on either side of High Tide. Due to it’s location just West of Lake Nicaragua, Maderas gets hit with about 320 days a year of offshore winds making it’s consistency uncanny. It averages waves of 4-6 feet in the rainy season (Apr – Oct) and 2-4 feet through the dry season (Nov – Mar). The water temperature ranges from 20 degrees – 25 degrees, so never a need for more than a vest. We often take surf trips in our safari to Hermosa and Remanso ($15 & $10 per person), as well as boat trips to more remote breaks of Colorado, Manzenio, and Panga Drops ($30 per person).
Rachelle Tratt is a Los Angeles based yoga instructor, community leader, and Soulful entrepreneur who created The Neshama Project, a yoga inspired, socially conscious jewelry company that gives back. Rachelle teaches from a very intentional place and truly offers her students an opportunity to fall back in love with their body and their life though her unique style of teaching yoga. Rachelle is also known for her thoughtfully curated playlists with rhythm and beats to help transform her classes into truly a musical experience. With a constant appetite for travel and meaningful experiences, Rachelle leads workshops and international yoga retreats & adventures around the world. Please visit www.theneshamaproject.com for more information on Rachelleand The Neshama Project.