A brand new Gracious Living retreat, never been done before, with Gracious Living and her team of new international teachers, in Nicaragua March 9-16, 2014! A rejuvenating and exciting week of tropical yoga and Nicaraguan surf, themed around “self-empowerment” & “self-care” and how you can implement more of it in your daily life to live a better quality life.
Daily outdoor yoga classes, including beach yoga, to calm the mind and energize the body with international teachers, Gracious Living from Canada, and Mirella Saraswati from Amsterdam. Yoga classes will be a nice blend of Sivananda Hatha Yoga, vinyaysa, yin, and restorative, all geared towards a better understanding of the body while utilizing the breath for optimal detoxification and relaxation.
Gracious Living approved meals which means healthy, tropical, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free menu, and vegan. (with option to have non-vegan options if desired). Always happy and willing to accomodate food allergies or sensitivities.
Gracious Living nutrition workshops with Grace Van Berkum, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, including a Nicaraguan, raw chocolate making class & tropical superfood smoothie workshop. Recipes included. Private nutrition consultations with Grace available upon request.
Also included, Mirella will be teaching “Find your perfect food match! An introduction to constitutional nutrition on how to use Ayurvedic principles in the modern-day diet and get the best of both worlds”. Private Ayurvedic nutrition consultations with Mirella available upon request.
A variety of daily meditation sessions, exploring different styles and methods, including a “make you own 27-bead wrist mala” from semi-precious stones, and learn how to use it for your japa meditation. Taught by Mirella Saraswati, also designer of Kalpana Jewelry. Other stress relieving techniques such as pranayama breathing exercises, visualization, yoga nidra, and tapping will be explored.
Holistic Be wellness! beauty workshops from Canadian holistic beauty & wellness coach, Aniko Farkas of BodyBeautyMind. Learn about holistic beauty care rituals & how you can make your own beauty care products using local ingredients for optimal health, optimal skin, & optimal radiant beauty. 2 fun interactive workshops will be included in the week teaching you about the importance of self-care. Also, enjoy private consultations and services with Aniko in the comfort of your own room.
5 stellar surf sessions at 2 of Nicaragua’s finest beaches offered in the retreat package with our experienced, international, dynamic surf instructors from Rancho Cecilia Nicaragua. (including a trip to Hermosa beach where Survivior was filmed) Option to do more surf sessions if desired.
Day trip to the colonial city Granada, with exciting volcano tour, and Isleta island boat trip through Nicaragua’s finest tour company.
Afternoon trip to San Juan del Sur, the local beach surf town, with hike to the famous Hezuz Christo, overlooking the gorgeous bay of San Juan. (check out the photo to the right to see what I am talking about!!)
Learn how to take care of yourself though yoga, meditation, breathing, proper nutrition, holistic body care, balancing your hormones, lifestyle tips, trying new things, meeting new people, and breaking out of your comfort zone. Relax in an environment that is unique with inspiring teachers and students. Explore the essence of who you really are and introspect on the things that might be holding you back from living your best life possible. Absorb what it feels like to feel really good and do good things for yourself. Discover ways in which you can release the old you to pave the way for the new you. And do this all while having fun and a trip of a lifetime, meeting cool people on similar journies as you from all over the world!
Guest workshop on balancing your hormones with Canadian Holistic Health Coach Angela Morris.
Additional life coaching sessions are available with her throughout the week.
-2 group air transfers (best flights to book are arriving and departing between 12-3 pm)
–7 nights accomodation at our own hotel booked solely for the Gracious Living Retreat in Nicaragua’s prime beach area
-Twice daily yoga and meditation classes with Grace & Mirella
-3 Gracious Living nutrition workshops with Grace
-5 surf sessions with surf board (please keep in mind that if the weather causes the waves to be too big for beginners, the schedule will be changed for that day due to safety reasons).
-2 interactive Holistic Beauty Care Be wellness! Workshops with Aniko, of “BodyBeautyMind” that include skin care rituals, make your own skin care products incorporating fresh foods, full body exfoliation, and grooming tips for both women & men.
-1 workshop on “Rediscover Your Body By Balancing Your Hormones” by Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach and founder of Sokoko Life, Angela Morris
-1 trip to Granada for colonial city tour, volcano trek, island boat tour with transport
-transport to San Juan, including very steep, uphill, gorgeous walk to the Hezuz Christo
-3 vegan meals per day are included in this retreat (EXCEPT for the excursion day trip to Granada, San Juan del Sur, & Hermosa beach).
So to be clear: 2 LUNCHES & 2 DINNERS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP…..but for those wishing to stay uber healthy, Gracious Living meals can be ordered for take-away. For those that do not wish to eat vegan at every meal, a supplemental charge is happily added and can be paid at the end of the retreat.
**Encouraged reading for this retreat to be explored further in yoga & meditation classes, and to spark enlightening group conversations centred around tapping into your own personal power & living your best life possible. Enjoy the read. **
All levels welcome, even beginners. We will meet you where ever you are at with pleasure.
Guys are welcome, too! Don’t be shy. Vitality & health are for everyone.
The last few retreats I have done have had more guys than girls!
Check out Gracious Living Testimonials from past retreats: HERE.
7 Day Gracious Living Retreat All-Inclusive COST:
(that includes everything mentioned above EXCEPT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
2 lunches, 2 dinners, extra meals and beverages, extra activities, private consultations with Grace, Mirella, or Aniko).
$1400 per person for 7 days based on double occupancy with private bathroom.
(come with a friend and SAVE $500!)
$1900 for 7 days based on single occupancy with private room and bathroom.
Don’t miss this deal and trip of a lifetime. We only have 16 spots and I guarantee this will sell out.
Please message us with questions, deposits, and/or payments.
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Take a chance.
Say yes to yourself.
Say yes to life.