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8 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat Nicaragua

  • Rancho Santana, Tola, Rivas, Popoyo, Nicaragua


Nicaragua Yoga Retreat

Join yoga instructor Dylan Werner for a retreat full of meditation and personal growth in Nicaragua. Enjoy pranayama and Vinyasa classes taught by a diverse teacher with a background in wrestling, rock climbing, martial arts, health, and fitness. Surrounded by exotic landscapes, you will recover the calm and personal growth that you need in your life!


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Morning meditations
  • Rejuvenating pranayama practices
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or shared room at The Inn at Rancho Santana. The Inn is a two-story, 17-room boutique inspired hotel featuring its own art gallery, courtyard, café, and lounge. The facilities are spacious and have private terrace with wrap around ocean views. They are decorated and custom with woodwork and furnishings by Mill Works at Rancho Santana, and window dressings by artist and printer Peter Fasano. Each room has it's private bathroom with hand painted tile work throughout.

There are slight variations between The Pacific Suite and the other rooms, the suite has it's own living room. The Inn also offers a suite designed with traveling friends and families in mind. A shared entry vestibule offers additional privacy and all rooms have a personal safe, king-sized bed, complimentary wireless internet, a state of the art in-room iPad concierge, eco-friendly 350 thread count sheets, and 100% cotton designer towels.

During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a very fulfilling experience focused on diverse practices. You will enjoy daily yoga and meditation classes along with pranayama practices. You will also have the chance to enjoy evening Vinyasa and Yin workshops with Dylan Werner. All the yoga and meditations activities will also be accompanied by free time to explore the location and delicious locally sourced meals.

  • Dylan Werner

    Dylan Werner is an inversion and arm balance master and is regarded as one of the world leaders in yoga strength training and body weight movement. Dylan is a diverse teacher, able to bring the most advanced concepts of yoga and movement to anyone at any level. With a background in wrestling, rock climbing, martial arts, health and fitness, Dylan found yoga to be a culmination of everything he loves.

This retreat will take place at Rancho Santana in Popoyo, Nicaragua. Rancho Santana is situated across acres of tropical dry forest located between the Pacific coast and Tola-Rivas. This residential community boasts 2,700 acres of rolling hills and two miles of rocky and dramatic shore broken up by five distinct beaches nestled in their own hideaways. The ranch has the distinction of being one of the only isthmuses; a strip of land that is bordered on both sides by water, yet connected on each end by land, on the entire Pacific Ocean. This rare geographical phenomenon gives the ranch nearly constant breezes.

Nearby places

  • Bay of Gigante, 16.09 kilometers
  • San Juan del Sur, 67 kilometers
  • Boating nearby
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Café nearby
  • Dining area
  • In-room safe
  • Lake nearby
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Board rental
  • Child care
  • Conference room
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free bottled water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be served three daily delicious local meals accompanied by one pre-yoga snack before every morning yoga class.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

Other activities

There are a variety of activities to enjoy either inside the resort or nearby. The ranch boasts two clubhouses with their own pool where you can enjoy a friendly game of pool, horseshoes, or bocce ball.

You can admire the varied landscapes and unmatched beauty of Nicaragua’s southern Pacific coast on horseback or enjoy stand up paddle board tours. If you feel like taking a peaceful break, you may try The Pool House, an oceanfront hideaway perfect for picnics, cookouts, cocktail parties, and sunset gatherings.

You may practice surf and let the local guides take you to the right place at the right time in order to catch the best waves in the area.

Admire Granada

The early Spanish colonial jewel of Nicaragua is the quaint town of Granada. All throughout the town center are shining examples of quintessential early Spanish architecture, including churches, homes with garden courtyards, and the main square.

Discover Masaya, Laguna de Apoyo, and Los Pueblos

The city of Masaya is the folklore and artisan capital. Its surrounded by villages like Catarina, Masatepe, San Juan del Oriente. It provides for those who are more shopping inclined endless options for handmade wood furniture, pottery and tropical plant nurseries.

Enjoy Ometepe

Rising high up out of Lake Nicaragua are Volcanoes Maderas and Concepcion, or better known as Isla de Ometepe. The ferry ride from the town of San Jorge takes you to this magical island where indigenous trees tower high above the forest floor, legends of pre-Colombian Chiefs are still told and natural natural springs take you back in time.

Visit San Juan del Sur

For a good dose of beach parties and tropical nightlife, San Juan is the place to go. The 10 square blocks of the town center are bursting with restaurants serving international fare, beach-side bars, coffee shops, artisan boutiques, and much more.If you want to experience a more adventurous activity, you may join to practice some zip lining in the mountains surrounding San Juan del Sur.

During this retreat, you may enjoy relaxing, athletic, and deep tissue massages at the Pura Spa for an additional cost. The menu of services includes ultra-luxe body polishing treatments, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and facials. They offer quality products highlighting as many local ingredients as possible. Their facial products are chosen for their purity and are created using quality botanic ingredients from around the world.

  • 1 daily morning meditation and pranayama session
  • 1 daily morning Vinyasa yoga class
  • 1 daily Yin workshop
  • 3 daily local meals plus one pre-yoga snack
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transportation from and to Emerald Coast International Airport (ECI)
  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Costa Esmeralda Airport (ECI). Rancho Santana staff will pick you up from the airport, this is included in the price.

Other options are to arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) or Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR).

Driving directions from Managua Airport (MGA)

  • Turn right outside the airport and you will see a Rancho Santana sign.
  • At the first roundabout, continue straight.
  • Stay in the left lane when arriving at the second roundabout and continue straight.
  • At the next major intersection, when the road splits off to the right, turn right. Immediately after turning, you will see a large gas-station on your left and a Pollos Frit restaurant on your right.
  • At the next large intersection, the road splits into three ways. Go down the center towards Masaya and continue straight at the stop sign and a large “Claro” overhang after you make the turn.
  • Continue on this road until you arrive at a stop sign and then turn left. You should see a Rancho sign before the turn.
  • Arrive at a roundabout with the statue San Geronimo and continue straight.
  • Stay in the right lane and you will arrive at a roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout.
  • When you arrive at a median and a divide, stay straight to the left.
  • You are now headed towards Catarina and will see a sign saying “Regresa Pronto”.
  • Arriving at a roundabout, stay in the left lane and continue straight left.
  • Once you are through the roundabout, you should see the San Juan de Oriente welcome sign.
  • Veer right at the next Rancho sign.
  • The road will bend to the right, and then come to a fork.
  • Stay left at the fork, heading towards Rivas and you will now see a Nandaime welcome sign.
  • If you are heading the right way, you should next cross Puente Ochomongo bridge. Continue on this road and then you will cross the Gil Gonzalez bridge.
  • As you enter Rivas, go slow and you will see a Rancho Santana sign pointing to the right.
  • Take a right turn onto the road made with pavers.
  • You will pass the baseball field on your left and you will see another Rancho sign.
  • Cross Puente La Zopalita and once you enter Tola you will see a colorful park.
  • At the end of the park, take a left at the stop sign and go slow.
  • You will see a Rancho sign alongside many other signs. You may take your second right.
  • You will be back on a cobblestone road and then turn right onto a nice paved road.
  • While on the cobblestone, you will see a Rancho sign followed by a bend in the road. Make sure you stay to the right on the cobblestone road.
  • Continuing down the road, you will arrive at a fork. Stay to the right towards Playa Popoyo.
  • Arriving at the next fork in the road, stay to the left and you will see a Rancho sign pointing to the left.
  • After passing two red entrance gates you will see a Tola Limon sign. Follow the sign and you will see the Rancho Santana main entrance on your left.

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Dylan Werner is a diverse teacher with a background in wrestling, rock climbing, martial arts, health, and fitness. He brings advanced concepts of yoga and movement to anyone at any level.

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from US$2,750

8 days / 7 nights


Arrival: Sunday March 5, 2017
Departure: Sunday March 12, 2017

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