Gratitude & Glow
Gratitude + Glow
A Barre + Yoga Retreat for Girl Power
February 10 - 15, 2018
Join founders Marnie Alton of Barre Belle + Jordan Ashley of Souljourn Yoga + Alma Retreats in Nicaragua for an empowering movement retreat all in the spirit of supporting The Girls Home, an organization that supports and houses girls who have been deemed “social orphans” due to distinctive circumstances and provides education, shelter, and care.
Our adventure will take place from February 10-15 that will be both nourishing and uplifting as our journey will be focused on giving back to girls education through our time spent at The Girls Home. We will call Apoyo Lodge, the stunning lakeside yoga shala our home for 4 nights with daily barre + yoga classes with plenty of time to unwind. Our trip will culminate on the back of a pick up truck journeying through coffee country. Included in the tuition to attend is a $300 tax-deductible donation to the Girls Home.
DAY 1: Welcome to Nica!
After flying in and getting picked up from the airport, our retreat will begin at 3pm with welcome coconuts and fruit. We will have an opening circle and barre practice followed by our first dinner together.
DAY 2: Rest and Restore
Rise and shine with a pre practice coffee, tea, and bananas. We will start our morning with a strong yoga practice. Breakfast will follow with time in between to have a massage, mani-pedi, relax by the lake/swim, or get cozy with a book. Lunch, evening barre class, and dinner will culminate our first full day at the Apoyo Lodge.
DAY 3: Day at the Girls Home
Get caffeinated with our pre practice coffee, tea, and bananas. Uplifting barre class and make sure you fill up on breakfast as we head off to Granada for full day at Girls Home. Meet the amazing girls and young women of the Girls Home as we play, bead, and do yoga with them as well as learn about their daily lives. Lunch in Granada and then back to Lodge for a chill yoga class and dinner.
DAY 4: Inspire + Invigorate
It's our last full day at Apoyo Lodge, so soak in the sun, lake, and nature. Pre practice coffee, tea, and bananas, morning yoga class, breakfast, lunch, evening barre class, dinner, final beach bonfire (optional add ons: Stand Up Paddle Board lesson, massage, mani/ pedis).
DAY 5: Coffee Country!
Pack your bags as we are headed into the mountains! Have a cup of coffee on your veranda before our last barre class/closing circle together in the yoga shala. Breakfast and then we depart for day up North (approx. 3 hour drive). We will have lunch in Esteli, pick up truck adventure through tobacco fields, hike to lookout point, coffee tour + organic gardens and coffee, tortilla making workshop, dinner w/ a view at local family's, and back to Managua (approx. 2.5 hour drive).
DAY 6: Hasta Luego, Nica!
Last breakfast together before we head off to the airport. Until next time!
4 nights @ Apoyo Lodge
1 night @ Elements Boutique Hotel Managua
Roundtrip airport transportation, All in Country Transportation
3 Daily vegan/vegetarian starting with dinner on Feb.10th, ending with breakfast on the 15th (gluten free/ vegan options available)
Daily Barre + Yoga | 1-2 classes per day
Visit to the Girls Home
Farewell Beach Bonfire
Coffee Country Tour Day up North in Coffee Country- Hike to lookout point, tortilla making workshop, dinner with local family
$300 donation Tax-deductible donation to The Girls Home
Donation to El Libro Volador, Library Bus
- Shared Room : $1825
- Single Room : $2490