If you are looking for a different type of holiday retreat on a beautiful unique island then this is the one for you! Nourish your body, open your heart, and rejuvenate your spirit on the largest fresh water island in the world, Ometepe, Nicaragua with Grace Van Berkum (Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Yoga Teacher) and the stellar Gracious Living team. A remote, volcanic island and beautiful biosphere situated in Nicaragua, Central America, Ometepe is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about travel destinations in the world.
Spend every morning with Grace doing an energizing yoga practice on top of a volcano in the jungle. Learn how yoga and meditation affects your body, mind, and spirit and the world you live in . Sunset yoga & meditation classes watching the sunset over the volcano. Hatha yoga classes, detoxification yoga classes, mojo flow classes, restorative yoga, and beach yoga for all levels of yoga. Beginners always welcome.
Eat fresh, local, organic, tropical foods that are delicious and super healthy picked right from the place where we stay. Learn how to make nutrient dense, energizing, detoxifying, healthy recipes at nutrition workshops that include raw chocolate making, smoothie/juice workshops, and raw pastas with pestos and sauces. Enjoy fresh, picked coconuts right from the tree every day!
Accommodation is at Ometepe Totoco Hotel, the best ethical, self sustaining eco-lodge in the country that boasts solar powered energy and food fresh from the farm on site and all the creature comforts you would expect from a top jungle hotel. We will enjoy having the hotel to ourselves for the entire retreat week! Villas include king size bed for couples or friends as well as additional single beds or bunk beds for bigger groups. Every villa has own private bathroom and exotic outdoor shower, as well as open-air veranda porch with hammocks perfect for relaxation and sensational views of volcano in a jungle setting. If you’re too hot, swim in the fresh water infinity pool facing majestic Volcano Maderas. www.totoco.com.ni
Receive blissful massages to help you relax and unwind.
Hike up Volcano Maderas through the cloud forest while learning about the history and culture of the island, taking a break and picnic lunch at a beautiful waterfall.
Learn about the special wildlife on a kayaking tour of the island, or a night kayaking tour with crocodiles (for the uber adventurous types!!)
Have a fun afternoon at a large, natural spring swinging from vines into the water.
Ride horses around the island at sunset on the beach.
Learn about the local community and an opportunity to spend an afternoon volunteering on the farm. Together we will learn how to build your own garden with tips for creating your own garden at home.
All activities are optional but highly recommended as they will inspire you and change the way you perceive your life. That’s what Nicaragua does. That’s what yoga does.
$1900 for 7 nights, 6 days based on single occupancy. All meals , airport transfers, transport, and activities listed included.
$1500 for 7 nights, 6 days based on double occupancy, for friends or couples. All meals , airport transfers, transport, and activities listed included.
$1300 for 7 nights, 6 days based on 3-5 occupancy for groups of friends. All meals , airport transfers, transport, and activities listed included.
Gracious Living Yoga Adventure Retreat will be Nov 27- Dec 4, 2012. This is a trip of a lifetime and an exceptional deal…..spots won’t last long!
To learn more about Grace, please go to www.gracevanberkum.com.
Gracious Living team comprised of Ellie King (Registered Osteopath), Ben Slow (adventure tour guide specialist, http://ometepe.moonfruit.com), and Morgan Allen (fitness chica extraordinaire).
**To compliment your discovery into personal health and relaxation, Ellie King (Registered Osteopath) will be on hand to offer Osteopathic Treatments. These sessions will help to ease any aches, pains or postural issues you may have been having previously or help optimise yoga practice by releasing any spinal/ joint restrictions. Ellie also offers a range of other treatments from cranio-sacral treatment to holistic sports massage. One treatment is included in the retreat and additional treatments will incur an extra charge.
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