This intensive focuses on identifying your personal needs and developing a yoga sequence that you can practice 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, massages, and meditation sessions that will help you start, develop, or deepen your daily yoga practice.
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.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Himalayan Yoga Academy)
Cassandra Assis has practiced yoga for the last nine years and has studied with different teachers in Brazil and India. Her focus is to develop awareness on the body and breathing, bring a deep relaxation, and a strong concentration capacity that will allow the student to expand these feelings outside the yoga class, preparing the body and mind to the more elevated practices of yoga. She is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) with Yoga Alliance and a massage therapist.
This retreat will take place in El Zopilote Organic Farm, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.
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.
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 per head) or a private taxi ($3-$5 ) to the port of San Jorge. This takes about 20 minutes. The taxi ranks are situated near the bus station in Rivas. From the port of San Jorge there are various ferry boats ($2 per head)or boats ($1.50 per head) which will take you across the lake to the town of Moyogalpa (1 hour from land), or to the town of San Jose del Sur (1 and a half hours from land).
From Moyogalpa or San Jose del Sur you can get a bus to Merida ($1 per head) or to Balgue ($1). If you take the bus to Merida you must get off atSanta 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 metres 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 our 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: There are NO buses on Sundays.
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 the taxi. The price depends on the number of passengers and is usually about 20-25 USD.
You must reserve a place for your car on the ferry beforehand. There are 3 ferry boat companies. “Rey del Cocibolca” (tel. 86913669) is the largest ferry boat and goes to San Jose del Sur port. Or there is “Che Guevara” (tel. 25634779) to Moyogalpa and “Milton Arcia” (tel 25694284) also to Moyogalpa.
Then follow the direction to Balgue at the junction of el Cino take right, after 8 km 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
Plese note: if you think to arrive in the evening it should be useful to bring a torch with you
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