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5 Reasons to Attend a Yoga Retreat at Nicaragua’s Maderas Village

June 8, 2016

Picture this. You’ve just arrived at Maderas Village, a tropical paradise nestled on the hills overlooking Nicaragua’s most renowned surf destination, and you’re ready for a week of yoga, relaxation, surf, and so much more.

For quite some time, we’ve been traveling to the jungle canopy and beach paradise of Nicaragua, and Maderas Village is one of our favorite retreat spots.

Guests describe Maderas Village as an undiscovered boutique resort, a summer camp for adults, or a retirement community for young people.

Nicaragua is also full of natural beauty and a rich cultural history.

“What began as a quest to create a place for friends and family to congregate has evolved into an idyllic boutique resort just off the beaten path in the Pacific coastal hills of Nicaragua,” Maderas Village said. “With great intention, we’ve made a home for the modern traveler, for thinkers and doers and all of their interesting associates. In fully recognizing that it’s always the individuals that make an experience, we take great pride in our ability to attract and cultivate a community of characters, of movers and shakers, creative professionals, students, travelers, business savants, entrepreneurs, and everyone else in between.”

See why we get returning to Maderas Village below, and consider joining us on our Yoga and Surf Retreat this upcoming August.

5 Reasons to Attend a Yoga Retreat at Nicaragua’s Maderas Village

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1. Maderas Village is grounded in sustainable practices.

We love supporting places that are eco-conscious, so we feel great about staying at Maderas Village.

The retreat center uses disposable materials when necessary and wind energy for 25 percent of their energy uses. To make the center, they used 90 percent wood from naturally fallen hurricanes, purposeful landscaping, extensive recycling and so much more.

It’s easy to say that we feel good about ourselves as we attend a retreat at Maderas Village.

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2. Practice yoga while surrounded by beautiful scenery. 

At Maderas Village, you’ll have the opportunity to practice daily yoga in the open air yoga platform and jungle studio, which is bound to elevate your practice to new heights.

maderas3. Stay in rustic, yet cozy accommodations.

There are a range of accommodations to choose from to suit every travelers need. All rooms are a lovely mix between rustic charm and stylish design with a sustainable touch. Some private rooms have private baths while others have shared baths.  Rooms are located in larger cabanas or in stand alone structures (casitas).  Nicaragua is hot and while the lack of hot water for showering might seem like a disadvantage, you find it’s really not necessary.


4. Soak up the surf

While staying at the house you’ll always find someone who wants to walk down to the beach, tell a surf story, share a surf secret, or debate a surf question. We foster an environment of advancement, where your level of skill isn’t nearly as important as your level of passion. Paddle out, charge hard, and smile & you’ll fit right in with the rest of us. Our home break is Playa Maderas, a beach break that works best during the two hour period on either side of High Tide.



5. Adventure off the beaten path

Craving adventure? Consider taking a day catamaran cruise around a few of the off-the-beaten path beaches and bays on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. An epic time is guaranteed to all!

Also consider playing disc golf, horseback riding along Playa Maderas, or taking a trip into the town (San Juan del Sur) to explore the local culture and food of the area.

Ready to relax and restore while soaking up everything Nicaragua has to offer at Maderas Village? Join us on our Yoga + Surf Retreat with Gloria Baraquio from August 7-13. Find out more + book today!

Living every single day for the mat, Sara is a yoga teacher, a published yoga writer and storyteller, an innovative yoga marketer, a YOGANONYMOUS and YOGASCAPES editor, and a dedicated yoga student.

Sara strives to live from the connection of her head and her heart and encourages her students and clients to do the same by motivating them to step into their full powerful purpose through the transformational magic of yoga.

When not on the mat, you can find this earth sign hiking up a mountain in the beautiful Boulder, Colo., where she’s based or shredding down a ski hill.