Yoga in the Clouds: A Yoga Retreat in the Nicaraguan Highlands, February 2017
Enjoy an intimate yoga retreat in Nicaragua at Finca Esperanza Verde, our mountain hideaway tucked into the Nicaraguan cloud forest. Our unique off-the-beaten-path yoga retreat will allow you to bring your life back into balance.
During this retreat, you will enjoy twice daily yoga sessions in the outdoor yoga shala under the guidance of expert yoga instructor Autumn Adams. We also provide you with fresh farm-to-table meals lovingly prepared by resort staff, guided meditation & yoga nidra, guided hikes and an opportunity to connect with the local community.
You deserve a digital detox. Replace time spent at your computer with time spent in nature, putting your feet in the soil of the earth, breathing fresh mountain air, swimming in a spring fed waterfall pool in the middle of the jungle and meditating in stillness. Feel the earth all around you.
This. Is. Life. In. Balance.
Autumn Adams, international yoga instructor and founder of Ambuja Yoga will be guiding you through twice daily yoga sessions. Throughout the week you will receive individualized attention and see a progression in your asana practice over a relatively short amount of time. Sunrise yoga will be an energizing hatha-vinyasa class concluding with savasana, pranayama and meditation. The morning class is designed to awaken the body and the senses to fully to prepare you for the day.
Evening classes will be a gentle flow that incorporates both yin and restorative postures to nourish the body, mind and soul and relieve fatigue, tension, and stress. Evening class will also include yoga nidra (yogic sleep) or meditation. Yoga nidra promotes deep healing and restoration, it also provides an opportunity to work with, and plant the seeds of your sankalpa. Your sankalpa is an intention in accordance with the vibration of your being, your highest self. A yoga nidra practice plants the seeds of your sankalpa into the deepest recesses of your mind.
Be a conscious creator. Manifest your destiny.
Hiking & Birding at Finca Esperanza Verde
Finca Esperanza Verde (FEV) is a haven for hikers, birders, photographers, and nature lovers. FEV maintains miles of hiking trails that wind throughout the property past stunning vistas, a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole, and lush coffee plants. The canopy is rich with life here.
Along the trails there are multiple places to stop and take in the sights and sounds of the jungle (forest bathing), meditate, or read a book. Forest bathing, Shinrin-yoku, was developed in the 1980s in Japan and has become a cornerstone of healing and preventive health care in Japanese medicine. Forest bathing is the medicine of simply “being” in the forest. Practicing Shinrin-yoku has been proven to lower stress levels and may also boost the immune system and help fight cancer.
During the retreat you will be encouraged to spend your afternoons out on the trails, swimming in the waterfall or otherwise connecting with nature. The trails are all well-marked and excellently maintained (some of the best trails in Nicaragua). Head out on your own or grab a guide. While you’re out on the trails you’ll see numerous species of birds, butterflies, and insects along with howler monkeys and if you’re lucky a sloth or two.
Our Exclusive Eco-Retreat in the mountains of Nicaragua
Some places “pull on your heart strings” and Finca Esperanza Verde Eco-Lodge is one of them. Owner’s Vivianne and Andrew have created a home away from home for travelers high in the mountains above Matagalpa. Finca Esperanza Verde, set in the cloud forest, supports the local community by hiring a 100% local staff, maintaining and supporting La Chispa Elementary School on the property, promoting continuing education and professional development for staff, and fostering a women’s jewelry collective Colectiva El Plomo.
Finca Esperanza Verde has truly embraced the meaning of being an ecolodge. The finca, a working coffee and vegetable farm, uses only responsible and sustainable methods of farming, 100% solar and hydro power electricity, a 100% carbon neutral thermo syphon system to heat water, vermiculture, composting, biodiverse landscaping, and fabulous farm-to-table meals. You will have the opportunity to enjoy Finca Esperanza’s fantastic coffee, grown and processed on site and feast on organic meals sourced from the farm’s garden and nearby neighbors.
The cabins have breathtaking views where you can watch the sun set behind the mountains as the sky begins its light show. Finca Esperanza Verde’s cabins are charming, simple and unfussy, allowing the surrounding landscape to rule the show. You’ll quickly settle into the rhythm of life at Finca Esperanza Verde; sounds of the forest will lull you to sleep each evening and the howler monkeys will provide your morning wake up call. Your afternoons will be spent hiking and exploring with new friends that share similar visions and goals, cultivating gratitude for the simple and small things in your life, and discovering the types of relationships, friends and energy you want to surround yourself with when you get home.
You will be welcomed warmly from the moment you arrive at FEV and before the week is over you will be plotting and scheming your return. We cannot wait to host you!
Change your energy. Change your vibration.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – Saturday, February 18, 2017
Nicaragua Yoga in the Clouds Retreat Includes:
7 nights accommodation
3 fresh, farm-to-table vegetarian meals/day
Unlimited coffee, tea, and fresh mountain spring water
Twice daily yoga, including: asana, pranayama, meditation, and yoga nidra
Guided hikes & access to miles of hiking trails
Roundtrip transportation from MGA to Finca Esperanza Verde
Visit to a local women’s jewelry cooperative and local school
A bonfire with local musicians
A carefully curated goodie bag just for you
Nicaragua Yoga in the Clouds Retreat Excludes:
International airfare to Managua
Yoga Retreat Pricing Options Per Person:
Colibri Treehouses with Ensuite Bath (sleeps 1-2)(
3 available 2 available)
Colibri Treehouses: Single Occupancy $1350 USD/price per person
Colibri Treehouses: Double Occupancy $1225 USD/price per person
Tucan (sleeps 6) or MotMot (sleeps 8) Ensuite Bath Dorm Style Accommodation (minimum of 3 per dorm)
$1050 USD/price per person
$1025 USD/price per person if booked with a friend
Budget Accommodation in the Garden Cabins
Java (sleeps 1-3)
Java Cabin Single Occupancy $1100 USD/price per person
Java Cabin Double Occupancy $1000 USD/price per person
Java Cabin Triple Occupancy $975 USD/price per person
Caturra (sleeps 1-2)
Caturra Single Occupancy $1100 USD/price per person (sold out) Caturra Double Occupancy $1000 USD/price per person (sold out)
Maragojipe (sleeps 1-4)
Maragojipe Single Occupancy $1000 USD/price per person
Maragojipe Double Occupancy $925 USD/price per person
Maragojipe Triple Occupancy $900 USD/price per person
Maragojipe Quad Occupancy $875 USD/ price per person
Book your retreat by December 1, 2016 and receive $100 off of your total price!!!
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