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Nicaragua Feb 16-23, 2017: Gracious Living “Aging Gracefully” Retreat with Lezlie Laws

February 16 @ 8:00 am- February 23 @ 5:00 pm



Join Grace and Lezlie on an adventure of a lifetime in Nicaragua as you rejuvenate and transform GRACEFULLY throughout this blissful and educational week in Nicaragua.

Gracious Living Lifestyle Retreats presents “AGING GRACEFULLY RETREAT”……A unique 7 day healthy vacation filled with lifestyle inspirations and guidance to enhance your life, relationships, health, and future. Twice a day outdoor yoga for mature body types, prop yoga/chair yoga, daily meditations, tropical, fresh, local, organic, delicious, made-from-scratch, healing menu, daily superfood plant powered smoothie focused on brain health, volcano hike (or island boat tour), massage, and nutrition, health, and lifestyle workshops on “Aging Gracefully”.


Topics to be discussed and explored all week include: how to eat for longevity and beauty, how to minimize pain and reduce inflammation, hormonal health, brain health, spinal health, elder fitness and yoga, injuries and limitations, finding your voice, sharing your strengths with the world, and following your heart and dreams no matter how old you are. Although discussion topics to be enjoyed are geared more towards mature adults (40+) it is by no means closed off to anyone. Young, old, men, women, beginners, everyone is welcome. 🙂

As always, Gracious Living Lifestyle menus are gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, meat-free, and chemical-free. The focus of the menu is fresh, local, tropical, nutrient-dense foods from Nicaraguan nature, with the option to enjoy fresh seafood if desired. A plant powered, plant strong menu to rejuvenate your cells and energize and heal the body in a delicious, effective, way. Learn how to make many of the recipes Grace uses in the retreat nutrition workshops, so that you feel confident and inspired to help you age GRACEFULLY when you return home.


Rejuvenating fun and inspiring adventures with a group of like-minded people, that will transform and empower you as you move into your beautiful, mature years. Aging is a normal part of life, and instead of fighting it, what if we embraced it and approached it with love, openness, awareness, and intelligence, so that we can continue to enjoy everything that life has to offer……our true happiness lies in our ability to age GRACEFULLY.

More questions? Email Grace at [email protected]


Our cozy, gorgeous, accommodation:

SoLost, an 5 star eco boutique hotel has been created using our love for the outdoors, natural, sustainable construction materials, blending the old with the new. A perfect, unique host for Gracious Living Lifestyle Retreats situated on the beach in beautiful, off-the-grid, Nicaragua.

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About Grace:

Grace Van Berkum, founder of internationally known Gracious Living Lifestyle Retreats, is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Sivananda Yoga Teacher, and Certified Personal Trainer. She is known for her anti-inflammatory, delicious, healing recipes and retreat menu. You will find hundreds of her recipes in international magazines and websites around the world. She also has 3 recipe books for sale that are focused on healing the body from diseases, specifically cancer. She has helped hundreds of clients, including her father, become cancer-free through transformational, empowering lifestyle choices. Her mission in this lifetime is to spread the message of plant-based nutrition and self-love by teaching people how to eat and live with awareness.

About Lezlie:

At the age of 54, Lezlie suffered from extreme adrenal burnout. Her hormones were unbalanced and she was so tired she could not make it through the day without taking naps. This started her on her journey to finding sustainable healing and balance in her life and to understand the root cause of such energetic depletion. What she learned on that journey are lessons and truth invaluable to all of us, old or young. 15 years later, at age 69, she is a true inspiration on how to age GRACEFULLY and find meaning, strength, and love in your life, no matter what stage of life you are at. The pure joy and radiating energy she exudes today is utterly captivating, and will make you want to learn all her secrets to life and health.

Lezlie Laws also blends knowledge and research gleaned from forty-three years in the academic world with fifteen years of practicing the eight-limbed path of astanga yoga. In this blending, she offers a unique approach to how mind, body, and spirit unite to establish and enhance our deep creative work in the world. She will inspire you with techniques, practices, and deep conversation and to help you finesse your creative life with purpose, mindfulness, and masterful play.

She is the founder of LifeArt Studio in Winter Park, FL. There, she offers workshops and retreats; teaches yoga asana and the yogic tradition; and provides private and group coaching in creativity and creative living. A student of renowned yoga teacher Beryl Bender Birch, she holds certification in teaching astanga yoga from the Hard and the Soft Yoga Institute. www.lezlielaws.com.

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The cost for this Gracious Living Lifestyle all-inclusive healthy, educational vacation is $2399.00 US Dollars. Book before Nov 16, 2016 and receive the earlybird special of $200 OFF. ($2199.00 US) We will sell out so book your $500 non-refundable deposit today! Full payment to be made 2 months before the retreat.

**Capacity is limited to 14 people. Accommodations are based on 2 people to a room.

**Everything is included in this retreat except flights, alcohol, and extra massages, spa services, and additional activities.

Travel Info:

Fly into Managua airport on Feb 16, 2017. We will have a group shuttle to pick you up.
Depart on the afternoon of Feb 23, 2017. Both airport shuttles are included in the price.

The drive is 2.5 hours to our exotic location. If you prefer to take a small private plane from Managua instead, we can arrange that for an extra $200 and have a driver pick you up at the local airport, which is 15 min away from our hotel.



February 16 @ 8:00 am
February 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Grace Van Berkum