Eden on the Chocolata is an eco-lodge in a beautiful garden near the lively San Juan del Sur. Their mission is to inspire you with yoga and healthy food.
Yoga Retreats (7)
Remy, from The Netherlands, decided he wanted a change in his life. The interest of becoming a better version of himself and living a healthy lifestyle was always a big part of his life as he a had professional tennis career. After his tennis career, Remy started his own ticket-company but he came to a point where he asked himself if this was the life that wanted to live, the answer was no. He traveled the world with Kelly for over a year and got inspired in many ways. He did his yoga teacher training and found his way in surfing, cooking and hosting people in hotels. This is the dream.
Kelly and the staff are running the retreats from May 2021. After giving up a life as a tax advisor in Amsterdam, Kelly traveled the world with Remy to search for something more in life. A search, but no idea what she was searching for. A yoga teacher training, a reiki training, a Vipassana meditation course helped her find happiness by just be. When she stopped searching, a dream developed. A dream to create a place where she could share her passions for good food and yoga and where people can take the time to be conscious of their body, mind, and soul. That dream became reality at Eden.
Maija Klamer is a 500-hour E-RYT yoga teacher, a natural life art coach and an ayurvedic massage therapist. The physical aspect of yoga is where Maija’s journey started, feeling drawn towards the practice of asana after years of dancing. From there she continued traveling deeper, opening her body-mind-heart to the more subtle layers of the Self. Inspired by the wisdom of tantra and ayurveda- the sister sciences of yoga- Maija shares practices and tools that will help you live a more healthy and fulfilling life.
from United States, March 2020
"Lovely and refreshing retreat"
Katie is a fantastic yoga instructor! The bungalow was so beautiful, as were all the common spaces, and the yoga shala with its magnificent views. I loved walking to the 2 beaches nearby. It's a wonderful, peaceful atmosphere. Sweet dogs and cats, songs of birds all around, good food. Hosts are kind and welcoming.
from Nicaragua, March 2020
"This is the place to go"
I had the best time at this yoga retreat. The yoga lessons were super good, for all levels and i feel that i have improved. The place itself is already worth the stay as it is so charming and you feel so welcomed by the hosts! Also the food is really delicious and fresh! Definitely recommend to stay in Eden for some relaxed and mindful days!
from Canada, February 2020
"Idyllic retreat "
The retreat was the perfect blend of: yoga - twice daily, with the morning session being more vigorous, activities - just enough so you feel like you've seen something, and independent time, where you decide if you want to spend it surfing, meditating or just plain soaking in the sun, lounging by the pool. The meals were fabulous, with my favourite being breakfast - healthy and hearty with a Nicaraguan flair. The yoga deck with a beautiful view of the ocean was really my favourite part. And Kelly and Remy, along with Katie and Scott, are authentic, genuine hosts.
from United States, February 2020
"Yoga in Paradise!"
The food, the yoga, the weather, the people, the animals... and our hosts lead us on various (optional!) excursions in the area! Getting to visit the local beaches and experiencing Nicaragua was a huge plus for me.
from Canada, January 2020
"Amazing Yoga Retreat at Eden on the Chocolata"
Had a wonderful time at the weeklong Yoga Retreat at Eden on the Chocolata. Eden is located on a hill overlooking the bay, with stunning views. The cabanas were lovely and made you feel right at home. The food was very tasty and was served in the common area overlooking the pool and the bay. What else can you ask for? Remy and Kelly are fantastic hosts and make sure you are well taken care of. They are also very fast at responding to any questions you might have before your arrival. The yoga classes were a good mix between challenging and relaxing and all yoga instructors did an excellent job. Apart from yoga, we went to check out San Juan del Sur, went on a beautiful beach walk, had a fun surf class on a beautiful beach and a relaxing massage. I had a wonderful time at Eden and I wish I could have stayed longer.
from Germany, January 2020
Perfect balance between yin and yang. The cabañas were lovely, everything was super clean, the view from the balcony, the pool, the yoga deck over the jungle to the sea was amazing, the atmosphere warm and the food delicious. Thanks Kelly, thanks Remy !
from Canada, January 2020
"Worth every penny!"
Came into the retreat feeling terribly stressed and unwell. Left feeling wonderful, relaxed and zen. Kelly and Remy are professional yet personable. They both go above and beyond to make their guests feel at home. I have been doing yoga for 15+ years and Kelly is truly one of the beat instructors I’ve encountered. The yoga Shala has the most beautiful sunset view; perfect for our daily yin practice before dinner. The food was delicious and I was well fed as a vegan. I loved hiking to the private beach daily! I truly can’t say enough good stuff; if you’re trying to decide then look no further. Eden truly is the best choice! I will definitely be back!
from Costa Rica, October 2019
Such an amazing retreat. Top tier yoga instructors, best views, amazing home cooked food, and genuinely kind and welcoming hosts. We are so thankful for this experience!
from United States, July 2019
"Tranquility at its best!"
The retreat was like stepping into a quiet ride on a rainbow! Remy and Kelly went above and beyond with their cooking, accommodations and hospitality. They also had helpers there who were also yoga teachers, Danny and Ren. They were the most delightful couple. I learned SO much about proper form and other types of yoga and the poses. They too, provided top notch hospitality.
from United States, April 2019
"I came back so relaxed. "
Kelly and Remy were amazing hosts! The yoga sessions were awesome and well in tuned to all participants. It was special practicing yoga and looking out onto the bay. I had the retreat package and enjoyed breakfast and dinner every night. The food was delicious and made with love.
I had Reiki sessions and a massage and I would highly recommend both.
The howler monkeys came by to visit one day with babies and I saw a lot of very beautiful birds. Give yourself a gift and go to Eden.
from United States, March 2019
"Short retreat at Eden"
My quick weekend retreat with Kelly and Remi was just perfect! Eden is a little further away from town, and also situated on a small hill , which gives Eden a beautiful vantage point of the nearby beach. The rooms are spacious and the decks are lovely places to relax. The family style dinners were amazing and of such high quality. The hammocks in the yoga space are also great to relax in. They daily yoga classes were both energizing and very relaxing. The masseuse was also wonderful (even with a sunburn body)! Do the horseback riding during sunset and stay at the beach a little past sundown, you will witness the most beautiful colorful sky! I had a wonderful time at Eden and would highly recommend Kelly and Remi!
from United States, February 2019
This is a beautiful property nestled among the hills of one of Nicuraguas west coast surf towns, San Juan del Sur. The property had a beautiful bay view, the cabanas are cleaned daily and come equipped with sturdy, big bug nets and fans to provide extra comfort from the climate and nicuraguas little buggy inhabitants. We had two daily yoga sessions, side trips, amazing vegetarian meals obviously prepared with care, great hosts, fellow guests and beautiful surroundings. Would definitely recommend.
from France, February 2019
"Excellent yoga retreat"
The hosts here are super friendly and accommodating. They are also the yoga instructors and chefs! I know, multi-talented. The classes begin easily, getting more advanced towards the end of the week and are definitely suited to all abilities, so don’t hesitate if you’re not a “yogi”, you’re in good hands. Remy will even lead a boot camp HIIT class for you if you feel like you also need something a little cardio based. The views are stunning, the pool is cleaned every morning, the cabanias are so lovely as well. This was a restorative and restful experience, where I met some truly wonderful people, Remy and Kelly included. The food was absolutely incredible. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back, that’s if I can even get a booking once this place takes off!
from France, March 2020
"Rester Focus sur le moment présent"
Accueil chaleureux de toute l'équipe, les Repas sont délicieux. La Vue depuis la salle de yoga et le coin repas est splendide. Le lieu est Propre et entretenu aussi bien au niveau du jardin que des cabines. Les cours de yoga étaient très bien et changeant tous les jours donc parfait.