The Ahimsa Yoga Ashram, set in a stunning natural environment, offers powerful teacher trainings and retreats for those students who really wish to learn yoga.

Yoga Retreats (3)

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Xian Breckenridge

Reviews (8)

Kim Davidson

from Canada, November 2019

"Escape to unwind, explore the depth of yoga"

Xian is an authentic yogi who has a great depth of knowledge on different types of yoga and shares techniques to open your chest, explore how yoga feels, and to open your mind to meditation.

There was rich foliage, and I was thrilled that the mosquitos were not so bad. Remarkably few considering we arrived just after the rainy season. The butterflies were so numerous it was AMAZING.

I enjoyed the camaraderie with the other yoga students and we walked in authentic rural Nicaragua... horses as transport on the trail, coed moved along the trail to different field and chickens all about. :)

Johnny Casey

from United States, March 2019

"Amazing Ahimsa experience "

This 21 day retreat was so amazing that it has changed my life so much for the better. The yoga was amazing and I learnt so much. The meditation was new to me but has now become an important part of my daily life. Xian also gave life experience lessons in the afternoon which really opened my eyes with her powerful energy and an amazing way to look at your personal problems and how to overcome them. I also really enjoyed mixing with like minded students who have become really good friends.

Andrea Peters

from Germany, January 2018

"I loved it."

I really did enjoy this retreat. Its in the middle of a jungle, a beautiful river is running through the property and the atmosphere is jyst amazing.

Xian's style of yoga was just the style I was looking for and you begin at the very beginning. By following Xian's suggestions I was able to do all the yoga postures without any back pain, hurting knees or hurting wrists and could simply enjoy the beauty of yoga with unrestricted breath. The workshop style she used, to teach us so many different things about meditation,  philosophy and awareness made it easy for me to learn and also built a nice community where I felt at home.

Thank you Xian for sharing your knowledge and having me now as a volunteer to see how this month's  students are roaring.

Kaya Wiltshire

from Taiwan, December 2017

"You're on the right path at Ahimsa :)"

21 days is the perfect amount of time to create some new healthy habits, and Ahimsa Ashram is the most beautiful place to do so!! I absorbed so much knowledge during my stay, and my yoga practice has benefited greatly! Xian's alignment classes and diverse lecture topics in the early mornings are insightful and well-informed, followed by time to review in the study group after breakfast. Afternoons combine fun and creative skill sharing workshops run by both participants and Xian herself, plus time to explore the magical waterfall, peaceful river, amazing library, and comfortable huts for lodging. The food is delicious, and I highly recommend Ahimsa if you're looking for a safe and peaceful place to connect with yourself on a deeper level :)

Ilinca Lang

from Switzerland, January 2019

"Wonderful and magical transformation retreat"

The time that we got to spend with Xian in her magical place was wonderful and peaceful. We learnt about our own bodies, their capacities and alignment as well as about different yoga philosophies, vegan cooking, DIY products, awareness, consciousness and a sustainable life style. Xian has created a healing and positive place with unconditional love, she has an open ear for everyone and is truely honest about her own experience. Thank you so much Xian for everything! I can highly recommend this ashram and can’t wait to go back and learn more from Xian and her beautiful community.

Amelie Theriault

from Canada, December 2018

This place is amazing !! I was a beginner in yoga and I learned so much ! Everything is so well explain by the teacher. It was 21 days surrounding by amazing nature and river. Also the food is absolutely delicious.

I have really enjoyed every second of it and I recommand this retreat to anyone.

Nicaragua is such a beautiful country ♡

Fiona Schleussinger

The rating for the yoga teacher training and overall experience is 10. This is a deeply transformative retreat and Xian is a true spiritual leader. She is not only generous with her knowledge but puts her heart and soul into teaching. If you are prepared to work hard and be transformed, this yoga teacher training is invaluable.

Kind regards