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7 Days Cooking Holiday and Yoga Retreat in Colombia

  • Cartagena, Colombia

Overview

Yoga and Cooking Holiday in Colombia

Join this unique personalized program that will give you all the resources and will support your need to make lasting changes to your health that will stick. If you think it is time to start giving yourself love and the attention your body needs to live a healthful life or if you have been in a rut, where you are not motivated to exercise or cook, this wellness reboot retreat is your answer.

Highlights

  • Daily cooking lessons
  • Daily fitness or yoga classes
  • Snorkeling trip or tour of the city
  • Access to all the online material for program
  • Daily gourmet plant-based meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 2.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During this holiday, you will be staying in a beautiful condo. You can share the condo with one other person or chose to stay by yourself.

Day 1 - Monday, December 5, 2016

Arrive Monday afternoon in Cartagena and take a taxi to the condo, where you will meet your fellow travelers, unpack, and relax. You will share a welcome dinner and have a meet and greet.

Day 2 - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

You will start the retreat with a breakfast cooking class. Here, you will learn healthy options that go beyond the usual oatmeal! You will have some time to relax by the pool and then you will have lunch. After lunch, you will have the afternoon to explore on your own. Meet back at the condo for an afternoon fitness class. Then, dinner will be served.

Day 3 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

You will wake to a morning yoga class to get the day started. After a delicious breakfast, you will have the rest of the day to relax and explore. Go on a free walking tour, head to the beach, or just walk around. Have lunch in the city before you meet back up at the condo for an evening cooking class and dinner.

Day 4 - Thursday, December 8, 2016

Today, you will either go on your guided city tour or a snorkeling trip to the surrounding islands. Each excursion will last about six-hours. After breakfast, they will pick you up and whisk you away for a morning of fun! In the evening, you can relax with a wholesome dinner. If you are feeling up for it, you will have yoga or fitness class.

Day 5 - Friday, December 9, 2016

You will start the morning with a high intensity fitness class. Then, you will enjoy a nourishing breakfast and some time to relax before a lunchtime cooking class. You class will show you quick and easy recipes you can take for lunch and how to utilize leftovers to create brand new meals. You will have the rest of the afternoon to do as you please. In the evening, you will have a yoga session and enjoy alight dinner.

Day 6 - Saturday, December 10, 2016

After a delicious vegan breakfast, you can choose what you want to do today. It has been a busy week, so the schedule is open. If you need help with cooking grains or veggies, if you want to discuss incorporating a fitness program into your schedule, or if you want to learn inversions in yoga Christy will be at your disposal.

Day 7 - Sunday, December 11, 2016

Enjoy breakfast and say goodbye to your new friends.

During this holiday, you will have the opportunity to go on a guided city tour or a snorkeling trip.

  • Christy Morgan

    Christy Morgan, known as the blissful and fit chef, has worked in the natural foods industry since 2002. In the early part of her career, she was a chef for celebrities in Los Angeles and published a cookbook. Her mission is to show that a whole foods vegan diet can be delicious, easy, and will bring more energy and bliss into your life! Christy became obsessed with fitness post-30 and is now a NASM certified personal trainer and yoga teacher spreading the message that you can be strong and thrive on a plant-based diet.

The city of Cartagena is located on the northern coast of Colombia, in the Caribbean Coast Region, and it is the capital of the Bolívar Department. It is the fifth largest city in Colombia and the second largest in the region, and is known for its colorful, colonial architecture, beautiful, warm weather year round, access to crystal waters and beautiful islands, and unique cultural experiences. It is certainly a feast for the eyes and the belly!

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Spa nearby
  • Swimming pool
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
Services
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Laundry nearby
  • Scooter / motorcycle rental nearby

This program is designed to help you get off addictive foods that are not serving your greater health. The diet will consist of gourmet plant-based meals, with recipes you can prepare at home. You will be cleansing and may experience a detox depending on your current diet but there is no deprivation on this retreat. During your retreat, you will get to eat plenty of delicious foods while learning the tools needed for continued success.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

During the free time you will get, you can explore the surroundings and see everything Colombia has to offer.

You can book spa treatments at an additional cost during this retreat.

  • 1 snorkeling trip or tour of the city
  • 3 daily gourmet plant-based meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Access to all the material for the online wellness reboot program
  • Daily cooking lessons
  • Daily fitness or yoga classes
  • Transportation to scheduled activities
  • Additional activiites
  • Additional beverages
  • Additional meals
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Airfare
  • Laundry services
  • Motorbike or bicycle rentals
  • Shopping or gifts
  • Spa treatments
  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation outside of scheduled activities
  • Visa or customs costs

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG). Once you arrive at the airport, you will take a private taxi to the private condo where you will be staying.

  • Review by Donna S.
    10 out of 10

    "I would go on every single retreat that’s offered if I could! The schedule included everything I have ever wanted to do and more. The meals were absolutely amazing! We had several non-vegans on the retreat and they enjoyed the food too. Everything about the resort was beautiful and the staff was kind and accommodating. Christy was magnificent in her role as guide and leader and full of a fun. We felt well taken care of, even though many had never been in a remote jungle so far away from home. Christy is a well educated in many areas of fitness, exercise physiology, yoga, and nutrition. People of all levels will fully enjoy her classes."

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  • Review by Candi T.
    10 out of 10

    "To say it was life-changing would be an extreme understatement. The food was so sublime, we enjoyed fabulous meals every day, and it exceeded our expectations. Bali itself was so divine. It was absolutely beautiful and rarely at a vacation you get such an immersive experience within the local culture. I just didn’t want it to end"

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  • Review by Tess L.
    10 out of 10

    "The food, the location, the yoga, all the little included extras like massages, classes, and day trips, were absolutely outstanding and beyond anything I could have ever imagined. So much work and thought went into this retreat and I will always look back on it as one of the best trips I’ve been on. Personally, my favorite part was meeting a group of smart, strong, and like-minded women that I will forever call my friends."

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