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4 Day Build Your Personal Yoga Practice in an Intensive Yoga Retreat in Rivas, Nicaragua

El Zopilote Organic Farm, de la carretera 300 meters al sur, El Madroñal 48800, Nicaragua

Nicaragua Private Yoga Retreat

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Nicaragua.

Enjoy the peace of Ometepe Island to start or develop your yoga practice. This intensive retreat focuses in identifying your personal needs and develops a yoga sequence that you can keep practicing after the program. It starts with an interview where the instructor finds out what are you looking for in the program and proceeds with a series of completely private and personalized yoga, massage, and meditation sessions that will help you to start, develop or deep your daily yoga practice.

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  • 1 relaxing massage
  • 4 private yoga classes
  • 1 wonderful meditation session
  • Improve your asanas and breathing techniques
  • 1 personalized yoga routine brochure
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 2 participants
Airport transfer available:
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (US$80 per person)
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  • Horse riding
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor shower

The huts at El Zopilote Organic Farm are bioconstructions immersed in a lush green environment where you can relax surrounded by birds and monkeys. All huts have beds with mosquito nets and lockers.


Day 1

  • Interview
  • Private yoga class

In the first day you have an interview with the instructor where you will discover your expectations and main needs for the next days, so the instructor can understand what should be the focuses of the program for you. In this day you will have the first yoga class to start opening your body.

Day 2

  • Private yoga class
  • Relaxing massage

The second day starts with a yoga class designed to attend your basic needs - being to start a yoga practice, develop flexibility, release localized tension, improve strength, or anything else the instructor found out you need on the interview at the previous day. The day's program continuous with a full body relaxing massage with natural oil directed to release the tensions and toxins, energize the body, nourish the skin, and bring a deep relaxation to you mind.

Day 3

  • Presentation of your personalized yoga routine
  • Private yoga practice with your personalized routine
  • Yoga Nidra and introduction to meditation

In the third day the focus is to start getting familiar with a yoga routine that has been completely designed for your own necessities. You are going to receive an illustrated description of the asana (yoga posture) sequence that is going to be practice together with the instructor during a private class. In the second session of the day you will be guided to a deep relaxation technique (Yoga Nidra) to prepare for an introduction to meditation.

Day 4

  • Deepening your practice
  • Private yoga class

The last day is dedicated to deepen your familiarity with your personal sequence, improve the asanas and breathing techniques and establish a flow throughout the routine so you can practice by yourself back home or wherever you are!

The schedule

As it is a private program, the sessions are going to be schedule depending on your preferences, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. All the sessions are held in private spaces inside El Zopilote.


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Retreat location

This retreat will take place in El Zopilote Organic Farm, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

Unique features


  • Art classes
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Reiki
  • Shopping
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis


  • Beach
  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Lake
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • Pet friendly


  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free bottled water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Local market
  • Parking lot


The farm has a restaurant where you can taste delicious meals with local organic products, experience farm to table nutrition on each day of your intensive retreat. Please note that this retreat does not include any meals.

Things to do (optional)

  • Hiking
  • Horse ridding
  • Kayaking
  • Nature walking
  • Swimming
  • Trekking
  • Reading

Spa treatments

  • Massage

What's included

  • 1 meditation session
  • 1 personalized yoga routine brochure
  • 1 relaxing massage
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4 private yoga classes

What's not included

  • Meals
  • Tours

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions after taking the ferry

  • Follow the direction to Balgue.
  • At the junction of el Cino take right
  • After eight kilometers at the junction of Santa Cruz take left. You’ll find the entrance of El Zopilote on your right after 500 meters.
  • Ask in the house behind the bushop to park there they will charge you something but your car will be safe there.
  • You can also find El Zopilote in google maps. Please note that if you think to arrive in the evening it should be useful to bring a torch with you.

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA), or Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Transfers from and to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) and Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) are not included in the price. Transfers from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) is available for an additional cost of 80 USD.

Arrival by bus

From Managua, Granada, San Juan del Sur or Penas Blancas (the border) you should go to the town of Rivas. From there you may take a shared taxi (1 USD per head) or a private taxi (3 to 5 USD) to the port of San Jorge. This takes about 20 minutes. The taxi ranks are situated near the bus station in Rivas.

From Moyogalpa or San Jose del Sur, you can get a bus to Merida (1 USD per head) or to Balgue (1 USD). If you take the bus to Merida you must get off at Santa Cruz, the journey takes about two hours and you must ask the bus driver to let you off at Santa Cruz. From there walk in direction of Balguefor about 300 meters until you find the entrance to El Zopilote.

If you get the bus to Balgue you can get off directly in front of the entrance to the farm. You will spot an old yellow school bus which is the bushop. Ask the bushop girls if there are free places on the farm and if the answer is yes, just walk along the signposted route to the reception (10 minutes walk). Please note that there are no buses on Sundays.

Arrival by taxi

From Moyogalpa, you can get a taxi directly to the farm. (one hour) the taxi drivers offer their services at the port. It is a good idea to contract the price before getting a taxi. The price depends on the number of passengers and is usually about 20-25 USD.

Arrival by ferry

From the port of San Jorge, there are various ferry boats (2 USD per head) or boats (1.50 USD per head) which will take you across the lake to the town of Moyogalpa (one hour from land), or to the town of San Jose del Sur (one and a half hours from land).

You can also take your car but you must reserve a place for your car on the ferry beforehand. There are three ferry boat companies. “Rey del Cocibolca” is the largest ferry boat and goes to San Jose del Sur port. Or there is “Che Guevara” to Moyogalpa and “Milton Arcia” also to Moyogalpa.

Airport: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport Airport transfer available: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (US$80 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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