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This retreat offering is a six night, all inclusive luxury yoga and surf retreat in the luxurious beach-front house in the seaside community of Hacienda Iguana. Relax in the pool between surf sessions and watch the un-ridden waves roll by. Explore the surrounding communities and get to know Nicaraguan culture, let go and unwind with a relaxation massage, take some time for yourself, connect to yourself, get inspired, and take a week to just ‘be’.
Located in the safe and private community of Hacienda Iguana, Casa Kon Tiki is steps off a pristine, sandy beach. There is a beautiful and private courtyard pool. Each bedroom has air conditioning and a private en suite bathroom. The kitchen and living area offer an open air floor plan and there is plenty of patio space for hammock swaying in the afternoon heat.
Practice yoga and pilates twice daily from the ocean side platform. Learn to surf in a fun and supportive atmosphere with other beginners at the mellow learning wave Los Perros. Indulge without guilt in healthy, fresh and nourishing vegetarian and seafood fare.
Yoga Alliance Certified Teachers, India Reinartz and Carly Chivers, are pleased to guide you through daily yoga practice, and meditation. India and Carly will meet you where you are in your yoga practice and as much as possible will cater the practice to highlight asana you would like to work on, or focus on aspects you would like to deepen your personal practice.
Both teachers guide in a Hatha-Vinyasa inspired style, always drawing inspiration from the local environment, weather and time of day, to create the most harmony and balance in the body-mind-spirit. Practice will be in the Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative traditions.
Papaya Wellness will bring you to the most beginner friendly spots possible for your surf lessons. During your lessons, you will have a lot of one on one instructor time to get comfortable and safe on your board, so that you can have the most success and fun in the waves!
During this retreat, you will have an excursion adventure and a Karma yoga experience (experiencing rural Nicaragua with a local family).
Starting her journey when she was young, India immersed herself into a surf culture. She has guided surf in Morocco, managed surf camps in Portugal and Nicaragua, and has traveled all around the world in search for waves, culture, and exposure. Now she finds herself wanting to challenge her strengths and embark on her own business adventure, so India created Papaya Wellness, a dream of hers to teach, guide, and share her love for the ocean through playing in the waves.
Yoga combined with a dedicated passion for surfing has led Carly all over the world. She has been surfing and exploring Europe, North Africa, Indonesia, Hawaii, and currently Central America. Her love for the ocean influences and inspires her yoga practice. After years of study, Carly took the leap to become a 200-hour certified yoga instructor. Since then, she has been sharing her contagious love for yoga and the peace she finds on the mat with students on retreats and in private classes.
This retreat will take place in Nicaragua, it is such a wonderful piece of paradise. Nicaragua is still quite rural and isolated. Sometimes, this means you lose power here - there might be no electricity for a few hours. Also, most of the locations are in the jungle, so you can expect some friendly (safe) insect friends popping in for a visit from time to time.
Hacienda Iguana is one of the country's finest surfing locations in Southern Nicaragua. Casa Kon Tiki literally sits directly in front of the world class surf break Panga Drops and is only a 10-minute walk down the beach to Colorado. Colorado is a fast, tubing, beach break, with many peaks, while Panga Drops is a mellower A-framing reef / rock break.
During this retreat, you will be served 3 nutritionally balanced and inspired vegetarian and seafood meals daily. Moreover, you will also be served fresh fruit smoothies, juices, local fair trade coffee, and filtered water.
During this retreat, you will be pampered with a massage and pedicure treatments. Additional spa services and excursion to a luxury spa are also available upon request at an extra cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Papaya Wellness will pick you up from the airport.
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