9 Days New Year Yoga Retreat in Rivas, Nicaragua

  • Maderas Village, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department, Nicaragua

Relaxing Yoga Retreat Nicaragua

This yoga retreat will offer a variety of yoga classes that will ride the rhythm of experience. Some classes will be energetic and strong moving flowing that will build strength and flexibility. Other classes will be deeply relaxing that will cultivate a meditative mind and allow you to slip into a deep state of relaxation. The yoga classes will have a new theme each day that will encourage discussion and self-realization.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga classes for all levels
  • Transport from Granada to Maderas
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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Shared room (Granada and Madera)

The shared dorm rooms at Maderas Village are simply designed for single retreat participants to sleep. All these rooms have access to a big beautiful common space that all guests can enjoy.

Private room (Granada and Madera)

The private rooms at Maderas Village have no jungle views, but are peacefully silent that will help you sleep deeper to get a good nights rest. This is the best option for couples or anyone wanting a private room.

Each class will be well thought out and build on each other, that will deepen your yoga practice and yourself. The yoga classes are suitable for everybody and modifications and levels will be given. If you're a beginner it’s a wonderful way to find the inspiration to start a practice. If you’re an experienced yogi, it’s a great place to deepen your practice.

During the retreat, Exhale Yoga Retreats will give many opportunities and they encourage you to create your own adventure that suits your need of each present moment.

Tuesday - January 2, 2018

  • Arrive in Granada

Wednesday - January 3, 2018

  • 08:00 Coffee, tea, and fruit
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Group get together
  • 13:30 Lunch followed by free time
  • 15:30 Pool party
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yin yoga

Thursday - January 4, 2018

  • 08:00 Coffee, tea, and fruit
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class
  • 10:00 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 12:00 Group shuttle bus to San Juan Del Sur
  • 13:30 Lunch in San Juan Del Sur
  • 15:30 Shuttles to Maderas Village
  • 17:00 Penthouse sunset viewing
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yin yoga class

Friday - January 5, 2018

  • 08:00 Coffee, tea, and fruit
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class
  • 10:30 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 12:30 Lunch (order off menu) followed by free time
  • 16:00 Group surf
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yin yoga class

Saturday - January 6, 2018

  • 08:00 Coffee, tea, and fruit
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class
  • 10:30 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 12:00 Boat cruise
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yin yoga class

Sunday - January 7, 2018

  • 08:00 Coffee, tea, and fruit
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class
  • 10:30 Breakfast followed by free time
  • 12:30 Lunch (order off menu) followed by free time
  • 16:00 Horse Back Riding (additional $15)
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yin yoga class

Monday - January 8, 2018

  • 08:00 Coffee and tea
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class followed by free time
  • 12:30 Lunch (order off menu) followed by free time
  • 16:00 Sunset acro yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Jungle dancing

Tuesday - January 9, 2018

  • 08:00 Coffee and tea
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class followed by free time
  • 12:30 Lunch (order off menu) followed by free time
  • 15:00 Pool party
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Jungle dancing
  • 22:00 Bonfire

Wednseday - January 10, 2018

  • Departure

Please note that classes and activities may change due to weather or group excursions planned (not included in the price). Your flexibility will allow Exhale Yoga Retreats to create the best schedule possible for your week away.

  • Rachel Wainwright

    Rachel whole-heartedly believes in the transformative power of yoga. Yoga has given her the tools to meet the inevitable difficulties of life with a measure of acceptance, openness, trust, and love. Rachel believes mindful movement to motivational music can help shift your perspective to a more positive one and raise your vibration to a higher frequency. She believes that with this practice you will attract a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.

  • Ariel Swan

    Ariel motivates her students to push past their limited beliefs and discover new frontiers of mind and body. She encourages students to strive for their absolute best, yet she meets this motivation with patience and a true desire to help others reach their goals. Ariel has a gift for making each student feel like they are in a private lesson, while uniting her class and their individual energies together. She comes from a dancer and Pilates background. She can lead the class through a challenging, sweaty core firing flow.

  • Yeva Glover

    Yeva teaches from a passion for sensation, movement, sweating, stretching, questioning, challenging, and uncovering. She leads a flowing, creative, supportive class, and a well-rounded and invigorating 'dance on the mat' using yoga as a tool to find contentment in your body and mind. Yeva shines her light on all her students, sharing wisdom that seems inherent in her being. Her spiritual awareness encourages serenity and joy in all who leave her class.

  • Duncan Bourke

    Duncan seamlessly weaves positivity, fluidity, and light-hearted playfulness throughout his classes. A diverse background of martial arts and general athletics combined with acro yoga and yin training allows him to lead a unique and dynamic class.

This retreat will be held in Maderas Village, a boutique resort located on a hillside in the jungle overlooking Maderas Beach surf Break. It’s only a five-minute walk to the ocean where some of the best surfing waves roll in. It’s a great setting to reflect, invigorate your creative juices, enjoy deep discussions, live in the moment, and rediscover your true self.

You will be served healthy and delicious meals during this retreat.

Catamaran cruise

Take a day cruise around a few of the off-the-beaten path beaches and bays on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. The trip includes transportation to and from the San Juan docks, open bar on alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and a ceviche lunch. The trip and transportation costs 85 USD person.

Disc golf and Cherranga’s lunch

A 20-minute walk or a short drive down the road is the Marsella Valley Nature Center, home to Vince’s 12-hole jungle disc golf course. Disc golf is best enjoyed when followed by lunch at Cherranga’s, a local restaurant that serves the best of Nicaraguan cuisine. Disc golf, lunch, drinks, and transportation costs 25 USD per person.

Horse back riding

Saddle up for an hour and a half horse ride along Playa Maderas and surrounding beaches from Maderas Village. Maderas horse rides cater for beginners to advanced riders. The ride costs 15 to 25 USD per person, depending on duration.

Private yoga, Pilates, or dance classes

These can be scheduled prior to your arrival or arranged during your stay. Private classes allow for a highly personalized experience with undivided attention. These classes are appropriate for all levels of experience and can be tailored to meet your needs and help you reach your goals. This costs 55 USD per session.

Surf

Surf lessons and board rentals are provided by Juan Carlos, a seasoned Nicaraguan surfer, whose shop is located at the bottom of the Maderas hill. Surfboard rentals costs 10 USD per day. Lessons costs only 15 USD per hour. Surf day trips to surrounding beaches and breaks such as Playa Hermosa, Playa Ramonzo, and Colorado’s can also be arranged upon request.

Town Trips

San Juan del Sur is never more than a bouncy cab ride away. Trips are available for 20 USD per ride or 5 USD per person if more than four people, each way.

The village offers massages by the resident masseuse for 55 USD per hour (of which 5 USD is donated to Al Campo International).

  • 2 nights accommodation at Granada
  • 6 nights accommodation at Maderas Village
  • All healthy meals and beverages
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Sunset boat cruise
  • Transportation from Granada to Maderas
  • Extra activities
  • Massages

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Exhale Yoga Retreats will pick you up from the airport. The drive is about half an hour. Maderas Village will organize a departing shuttle on Wednesday (January 10, 2017) for you from hotel to airport. The drive is about two hours. This cost is not included in retreat fee. Shared one way airport transfer is 50 USD. Private one way airport transfer is 100 USD.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 31 days before arrival.

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Availability

Arrival: Tuesday January 2, 2018
Departure: Wednesday January 10, 2018

Book by December 1, 2017 to receive a complimentary massage.

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