Back to Nature Nicaragua Yoga Retreat: Two Locations, One Amazing Retreat April 2019

About us

Join Ambuja Yoga for the ultimate Nicaragua yoga retreat in April 2019. Just like we did last year, we’re combining two of our favorite yoga retreat venues for our fifth annual Nicaragua yoga retreat! Can’t decide between a retreat in the mountains or a beach yoga retreat??? You don’t have to! Our 8 night/9 day yoga retreat showcases the best of Nicaragua!

Nicaragua Yoga Retreat in the Mountains of Nicaragua

affordable yoga retreat nicaragua march 2019 vinyasa yoga classThe howler monkeys make their rounds in the early morning and again in the evening. If we’re lucky they will stop by during practice and it’s pure Central American magic!

A handful of restaurants are within walking distance, massages are available at the bottom of the hill, a cheap shuttle into SJDS is available from the beach, and if you grow tired of the beach there are hotels nearby that serve up delicious lunches poolside.

Want to learn how to surf? Surf lessons and board rentals are available on site at Buena Vista Surf Club. Schedule up a one-on-one surf lesson with the resort’s experienced surf instructor. You’ll be surfing in no time. Curious about Nicaragua’s beaches? Here is a roundup of some of our favorite beaches in Nicaragua.

Have you been on a yoga retreat with Ambuja Yoga before? You’ll receive 10% off of your next retreat. Contact Ambuja Yoga for further details.

Will this be your first retreat? We would love to have you join us. We’re here to answer questions all along the way. Hesitant about attending a yoga retreat? Read about a few of the most common yoga retreat myths on our blog.

Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Daily Schedule*

7:30-9:30 AM            Morning Yoga (Vinyasa Yoga)

9:30-10:30 AM          Breakfast

10:30-4:30 PM          Free Time/Hike/Seva/Surf/Hammock

4:30-6:00 PM            Afternoon Yoga (Restorative Flow/Workshop)

7:00-8:00 PM            Dinner

8:00-? PM                 Free Time

*Schedule is subject to change.

Check out the Ambuja Yoga Facebook page to see updated pics, news and deals!!! Can’t wait to see you there!!!

Travel Routes and Travel Tips

We’ve found great deals on flights to Managua on Delta, United and American Airlines. Depending on where you are flying from you may have an overnight layover in Houston, Miami, etc. If you will be arriving in Nicaragua early (or staying longer), I am happy to make recommendations for safe, comfortable, quirky places to stay in Managua (and further afield i.e. Laguna de Apoyo, Granada, Corn Islands, and San Juan del Sur).

Airlines that fly into Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) from the United States

  1. Delta
  2. United
  3. TACA
  4. American Airlines
  5. Spirit Airlines

Other airlines that fly into Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)

  1. Copa
  2. Avianca
  3. TACA / LACSA
  4. US Airways
  5. Aeromexico

Airlines that fly directly into Liberia**, Costa Rica (LIR) from the United States

  1. Delta
  2. American Airlines
  3. United
  4. jetBlue

Other airlines that fly into Liberia**, Costa Rica (LIR)

  1. US Airways
  2. Copa
  3. TACA / LACSA
  4. Avianca
  5. Air Canada

** If you will be flying into/out of Liberia you will be responsible for your transportation to the group meet up point. Please contact Autumn for suggestions.

Arrival and Departure Information

Your airport pick-up for the Nicaragua Yoga Retreat will be in Managua on Friday, March 29, 2019 and drop off will be Saturday, April 6, 2019. Please arrive by 12:00 pm in Managua (MGA). The group will depart Buena Vista Surf Club at 7 am arriving at the airport at approximately 10-10:30 am. Please do not schedule your departing flight before noon on April 6, 2019. Arrivals after 12:00 pm on March 29, 2019 and those departing earlier than noon on April 6 will need to arrange their own transportation to/from the retreat venue (private taxi rates $120-$125).

  • Arrival Day Schedule*
    • 12:00 PM Airport pickup
    • 4:00 PM Arrival to retreat center
    • 4:30 PM Welcome beverage and a light snack
    • 5:30 PM Opening circle, sun salutations and yoga nidra/savasana
    • 7:00 PM Dinner
  • Departure Day Schedule*
    • 6:00 AM Prepare for departure
    • 6:30 AM Light Breakfast
    • 7:00 AM Depart Buena Vista Surf Camp for Airport
  • *Schedule subject to change.

We encourage our students to arrive a few days early or stay a few days longer. Nicaragua is an amazing country worth exploring. Here are some of our favorite Nicaragua adventures and we’re happy to offer recommendations for your trip.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is required for all international yoga retreats with Ambuja Yoga. Many policies will help cover theft, travel delays and evacuation should you need it. It may also protect you in case of trip cancellation due to illness or death of a family member.

Nicaragua Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for most countries (including the US, Canada, and most European countries). Citizens of some countries do require a Visa on arrival. All tourists are required to pay for a Tourist Card upon arrival. The fee for the tourist card is $10 USD.

Nicaragua Yoga and Surf Retreat Reservation and Payment Policy

A 50% deposit holds your place for this retreat. Final payment must be received by February 28, 2019. Ambuja Yoga currently accepts Certified Cheques, Paypal, Square and bookings through WeTravel.com. Reserve your space today!

Autumn was wonderful. I loved her class sequences/flow. The morning classes were 'gently challenging', leaving you ready for your delicious homemade breakfast. The evening classes were generally restorative and the perfect ending to each daily adventure. I told Autumn several times that where she really hit the nail on the head was her implementing two locations within one yoga retreat. The first half you felt like you were in a Nicaraguan Shangri la! The mountains, the jungle, the wildlife, the natural fauna, and the locally grown food were all amazing. Top that off with a yoga teacher that truly gets how to deliver a mind

Event Highlights

  • Eight nights accommodation
  • Eight breakfasts, five lunches*, and eight dinners
  • Twice daily yoga and meditation classes (90-120 minutes)
  • Guided yoga nidra (yogic sleep)
  • Asana Tune-Up Workshop
  • Roll & Release Workshop
  • Two guided hikes
  • Visit to Mujeres del Plomo Women’s Jewelry Co-op in San Ramon
  • Live music and dancing at Finca Esperanza Verde
  • Visit to Barrio Planta Project in San Juan del Sur
  • Lunch and swim at Laguna de Apoyo
  • Coffee, tea, and drinking water
  • Carefully curated goodie bag of local treats
  • Transportation from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) to Finca Esperanza Verde, from Finca Esperanza Verde to Buena Vista Surf Club, and from Buena Vista Surf Club back to Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA)
  • Detailed yoga retreat packing list and pre-arrival checklist

Venue Highlights

This retreat is like no other! It combines our two favorite venues into one unique, amazing yoga retreat getaway.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Daily Schedule*

7:30-9:30 AM Morning Yoga (Vinyasa Yoga)

9:30-10:30 AM Breakfast

10:30-4:30 PM Free Time/Hike/Seva/Surf/Hammock

4:30-6:00 PM Afternoon Yoga (Restorative Flow/Workshop)

7:00-8:00 PM Dinner

8:00-? PM Free Time

*Schedule is subject to change.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Fresh, healthy meals served three times a day. Delicious salads, fruit juices, international and Nicaragua cuisine. Please inform us in advance if you have a specific dietary requirement.

Accommodations

Your accommodations will either be in a free standing cabin or in one of the garden cabins. Each room has a comfy bed and attached restroom.

Directions

We’ve found great deals on flights to Managua on Delta, United and American Airlines. Depending on where you are flying from you may have an overnight layover in Houston, Miami, etc. If you will be arriving in Nicaragua early (or staying longer), I am happy to make recommendations for safe, comfortable, quirky places to stay in Managua (and further afield i.e. Laguna de Apoyo, Granada, Corn Islands, and San Juan del Sur).

Airlines that fly into Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) from the United States

Delta
United
TACA
American Airlines
Spirit Airlines
Other airlines that fly into Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)

Copa
Avianca
TACA / LACSA
US Airways
Aeromexico
Airlines that fly directly into Liberia**, Costa Rica (LIR) from the United States

Delta
American Airlines
United
jetBlue
Other airlines that fly into Liberia**, Costa Rica (LIR)

US Airways
Copa
TACA / LACSA
Avianca
Air Canada
** If you will be flying into/out of Liberia you will be responsible for your transportation to the group meet up point. Please contact Autumn for suggestions.

Arrival and Departure Information

Your airport pick-up for the Nicaragua Yoga Retreat will be in Managua on Friday, March 29, 2019 and drop off will be Saturday, April 6, 2019. Please arrive by 12:00 pm in Managua (MGA). The group will depart Buena Vista Surf Club at 7 am arriving at the airport at approximately 10-10:30 am. Please do not schedule your departing flight before noon on April 6, 2019. Arrivals after 12:00 pm on March 29, 2019 and those departing earlier than noon on April 6 will need to arrange their own transportation to/from the retreat venue (private taxi rates $120-$125).

Arrival Day Schedule*
12:00 PM Airport pickup
4:00 PM Arrival to retreat center
4:30 PM Welcome beverage and a light snack
5:30 PM Opening circle, sun salutations and yoga nidra/savasana
7:00 PM Dinner
Departure Day Schedule*
6:00 AM Prepare for departure
6:30 AM Light Breakfast
7:00 AM Depart Buena Vista Surf Camp for Airport
*Schedule subject to change.
We encourage our students to arrive a few days early or stay a few days longer. Nicaragua is an amazing country worth exploring. Here are some of our favorite Nicaragua adventures and we’re happy to offer recommendations for your trip.

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