Imagine your days, waking up on your own private island with endless lake views. Fueling with fresh pitaya smoothies and Nicaraguan grown coffee. Treating yourself to a calming and invigorating yoga practice on a wood deck overlooking Lake Nicaragua. Nourishing your body with deliciously fresh meals prepared by a private chef. Afternoons spent discovering peaceful coves on a stand up paddle board, boating through the lake, enjoying a fresh mint mojito by the pool. Days finishing in gratitude with a meditative yoga practice. IMAGINE! All of this and so much more await you during this soul reviving retreat...
The heart of our Wellness Retreat. Daily yoga and meditation classes we be offered twice a day. Here you will receive more individualized guidance to dive deeper into your practice. Classes are suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced. Classes will be crafted to fit the group as a whole. Here we will dive into deep exploration on our mats to strengthen our yoga practice. Every morning will begin with a 1 1/2 hour invigorating vinyasa practice on the wood deck over looking the warm abundant lake. Evenings will end with a relaxing yin based yoga practice and a hearty meditation meant to calm and soften the mind and body.
Healthful, vegetarian and pescetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including daily breakfast, and selected lunches and dinners either hosted at Isleta El Espino or out and about in town. The cuisine is simple, delicious and Nicaraguan, using fresh ingredients from the on-site organic gardens or local markets. Selection is seasonal, and you can guarantee to love and appreciate each bite. Nicaragua is known for its abundance of tropical fruits such as pataya, mangos, bananas, and guava! Of course being surrounded by lake and ocean expect delicious fresh caught fish.
The small island of Isleta El Espino is a short 7 minute boat ride to Granada, Nicaragua a city on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. It’s home to multiple Spanish colonial landmarks that have survived repeated pirate invasions. The city’s main plaza, Central Park, is dominated by the colorful, neoclassical facade of the Cathedral of Granada, originally dating to 1583. The Centro Cultural Convento San Francisco nearby is famed for its displays of pre-Columbian statues. We will be spending time here as a group to explore, the artisan street markets, stop into the local coffee shops, and revel in the deep history and architecture of the town.
A great perk of the island is that we have unlimited access to boats, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards to explore Lake Nicaragua. We will have one guided group stand up paddle board experience where we will be led into peaceful coves and educated on the great history of the lake and volcano that formed the islands. As a group we will also hike to the top of active, Volcano Mambacho. This hike is a mixture of easy with portions of more strenuous trail added in. The views at the top are breathtaking allowing you to see for many miles as well as view the active steam holes and magma! If you didn't already know Nicaragua is well known for its abundance of Cacao- we will have the treat of a chocolate making demo from a resident cacao grower!
- Retreat is taking place March 5th -11th, 2018
- Cost for this experience varies by accommodation preferences and your choice of single/shared rooming between bungalow, casita and treetop rancho.
- 6 nights accommodation at Isleta El Espino
- all in country transportation (does not include airfare but does include transportation to and from airport)
- 3 daily meals + daily smoothies & snacks
- 2 daily yoga practices (morning + evening)
- Stand Up Paddle Board excursion
- chocolate-making demo
- excursion to Pueblos Blancos and Volcano Mombacho
- *****Optional Add Ons: massage, private yoga sessions
Payment plans are available. All reservations are held with a $500 deposit (toward cost of retreat) and can be refunded with 60 days notice.
If you are interested in this spectacular retreat send us a note or sign up below!
meet your retreat hosts!
Krystal, is a 200hr RYT and New Mexican native with a hearty appetite for adventure. Her teaching style is a replica from which her own yoga practice stems- a place of creativity, joyful expression and liberation. Her teachings can range from a dynamic vinyasa flow accessing inner and outer strength, to a meditative yin practice, cultivating inner silence and awareness. Krystal is always committed to leaving her students feeling ALIVE in their bodies and calm in their minds.
Brit is a 200hr RYT and native New Mexican. Her personal practice mirrors her teaching: purposeful, graceful, gratifying and true. Her classes offer a diverse and attainable blend of techniques and range from powerful vinyasa flow to restorative, meditative practices. It is her intention to provide a light-hearted and nurturing space filled with joy and curiosity. She encourages her students to take the yoga off the mat where it matters the most.