A Yoga Retreat to Support Girls Education
January 14 - 20, 2018
Join Souljourn Yoga Founder Jordan Ashley, and Alison Riazi with Alma Retreats in Nicaragua for a nourishing yoga retreat all in the spirit of supporting UP Nicaragua, a non-profit social enterprise focused on the empowerment of young girls in Granada, Nicaragua. Our adventure will take place from January 14-20 that will be both relaxing and empowering as our journey will be focused on giving back to girls’ education through our time spent with UP Nicaragua, as the funds accumulated on this trip will go toward launching their permanent community space. We begin our retreat with 3 nights of beachside lodging at the gorgeous Tres Volcanes Ocean Villa. We will then spend the day in Granada with UP Nicaragua with a group cooking/yoga class and art project, followed by 2 nights at the stunning lakeside yoga shala, Apoyo Lodge. 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 UP Nicaragua.
DAY 1: Welcome to Nica!
Our retreat will culminate at around 3pm with welcome smoothies and fruit. Get settled and cozy as Tres Volcanes Ocean Villa will be our home for the next 3 days. We will have a welcome practice and opening ceremony followed by a delicious dinner.
DAY 2: Rest and Restore
Wake up to a morning yoga practice followed by a healthy breakfast before hitting the beach! There will be options for massages, surf/kayak lessons, and a potential baby turtle release. Lunch, more lounging followed by an evening practice and dinner. Our night will conclude with stargazing on the roof.
DAY 3: Beach and Bonfire
After a good night's sleep, rise and shine with a morning yoga practice followed by a breakfast of champions before getting your energy for another exciting day at the beach! Options again for massages, surf/kayak lessons, and also a baby turtle release. Lunch/lounging followed by an evening yoga practice and dinner. Our last night at the villa will conclude with a beachside bonfire.
DAY 4: Day with UP Nicaragua
We have an early start as we have a light breakfast before hitting the road to Granada to have our day with UP Nicaragua. Yoga session, cooking class and eating lunch together as well as an art project to both teach and learn from these amazing and bright students. We will then head off to the Apoyo Lodge for a welcome snack of coconuts and fruit followed by an evening practice and tasty dinner.
DAY 5: Lake Lounging
Start the day morning with coffee, tea, bananas before our lakeside yoga practice. Enjoy a fresh breakfast and take the day to relax by the lake in inner tubes or row boats. Add ons will include massage, mani/ pedis. Lunch, late afternoon yoga, practice and dinner.
DAY 6: Coffee Country
On the road again! We will start our day with an early wake, fruit, coffee and tea before we hit the road for a 2.5 hour drive to the campesino…coffee and cowboy country! We will start the highland adventure in Esteli, with a typical Nica breakfast before packing into a pick up truck for an afternoon with local farmers in the highlands of Miraflor. The day hike will take you up and down rolling hills, farmland, and end at a freshwater hole for a swim. We return back to a farmer's home for a tortilla-making workshop and late lunch. We return to Esteli for coffee, chocolate and one last chance to shop. All profits support Luz y Luna social enterprise/ El Libro Volador. Final night in Managua.
DAY 7: Safe Travels and Departure
Final Breakfast/closing circle before heading off to the airport.
- Shared Room : $1960
- Single Room : $2400