Surf & Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

YOGA RETREAT IN NICARAGUA w/ The Springs - Aug 7-13, 2016

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Gloria Baraquio
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Join us in paradise on the coast of Nicaragua

You’ve just arrived at Maderas village, a tropical paradise nestled on the hills overlooking Nicaragua’s most renowned surf destination – a week of yoga, surf lessons, massage is about to begin with a beautiful group of fellow travelers.

We’ve teamed up with Gloria Baraquio of The Springs LA to create this incredible retreat.

$500.00

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Highlights

  • 6 nights eco-chic/rustic accommodations at Maderas Village
  • Delicious and Nourishing breakfasts, lunches and dinners daily
  • 1-2 yoga classes daily with Gloria
  • 2 Group Surf Lessons with our knowledgeable and experienced local guides
  • All the adventure + fun that you can handle

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Finish the summer strong with a week of inspiring yoga, surf lessons, relaxation, delicious food and playful adventure in one of our favorite countries on earth. Join us on this amazing adventure at Maderas Village on the famous surf coast of Nicaragua.

Gloria will guide you in daily yoga practices in the open air yoga platform and jungle studio while the crew at Maderas will prepare amazing meals, great surf lessons and set up other activities like a catamaran tour, horseback riding and massage.

FOOD

We take food very seriously. It’s personal to us. It’s not just the act of nourishment, but the source of energy. Nightly pre-fixe dinners are served to guests seated at our large communal table, and enjoyed over tales of surf & travel, philosophical quandaries, and debates of the mind.

The primarily pescatarian menu, which will occasionally feature meat options, is locally inspired and has been described by guests as “simplicity done to perfection”. We offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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. Due to it’s location just West of Lake Nicaragua, Maderas gets hit with about 320 days a year of offshore winds making it’s consistency uncanny. It averages waves of 4-6 feet in the rainy season (Apr – Oct) and 2-4 feet through the dry season (Nov – Mar). The water temperature ranges from 20 degrees – 25 degrees, so never a need for more than a vest. We often take surf trips in our safari to Hermosa and Remanso ($15 & $10 per person), as well as boat trips to more remote breaks of Colorado, Manzenio, and Panga Drops ($30 per person).

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BACKGROUND

Gloria Baraquio, E-RYT 500, is a bhakti yogi from Hawaii who began her practice in 2003 when she began suffering from stress and anxiety. After experiencing her ujjayi breath for the first time in a yoga class, she finally understood the importance of breathing and how it could calm, center, and ground her life. She began teaching in 2006 and embarked on a journey through vinyasa, ashtanga, Iyengar, hatha, bhakti, kundalini, somatics, ecstatic dance, Nia, Rolfing, acupuncture, physical theater, and natural foods, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the body, mind, voice, movement, and nutrition. As a teacher and Director of Yoga/Wellness at The Springs in Downtown LA, Gloria’s desire is to help others cultivate an intimate relationship with themselves and their surroundings so that they can live more fully, with love, peace, gratitude, and well-being.

Gloria’s background is in education, performing arts, film production, and community building. While working as a TV host, writer, and actor in Hawaii, she taught K-12 students in public charter schools (Language Arts, Math, Digital Media, and Yoga). Living both on and off the grid of the Big Island for 7 years was her greatest training in spiritual practice, yoga, natural healing, and community building. She is certified to teach vinyasa and aerial yoga, and she is a Lead Teacher Trainer for Shivakali Yoga. She continues to host Teacher Trainings and retreats in places like Hawaii, Bali, Nicaragua, and the San Diego Desert.

Name

Gloria Baraquio

Occupation

Yoga Teacher

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Background

Maderas Village is an airy, sustainably-minded Surf Village nestled into a hillside jungle, overlooking Maderas beach. Guests describe The Maderas Village as an undiscovered boutique resort, a summer camp for adults, or a retirement community for young people.

Nicaragua is full of natural beauty and a rich cultural history. While we love to see people fall in love with the Maderas life and never leave, we also encourage people to experience the other parts of Nicaragua that make living here so much fun.

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.

Managua Intl Airport is closest and we can help set up a shuttle for you (and possibly others if they arrive at the same time). Just let us know your flight details and we can take it from there. It’s best to try to arrive between mid morning and mid afternoon, and depart noon onwards.

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Trip Includes
  • • 6 nights eco-chic/rustic accommodations at Maderas Village
  • • Delicious and Nourishing breakfasts, lunches and dinners daily
  • • 1-2 yoga classes daily
  • • 2 Group Surf Lessons with our knowledgeable and experienced local guides
  • • All the adventure + fun that you can handle
Option
Early Bird
Jan 10 - May 9 / 2016
Save $100
  • Dorm
    $1495 / person
    Single bed in a shared room
  • Shared
    $1645 / person
    Two Separate beds or Couple in Private Room
  • Premium Shared
    $1799 / person
    Private with Kng/Qn bed for 2 friends/couple
  • Private
    $2299 / person
    Private Room for One
  • Premium Private
    $2499 / person
    Private with Kng/Qn bed for 1
Save $100
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Normal Price
Normal Price
Join us!
  • Dorm
    $1595 / person
    Single bed in a shared room
  • Shared
    $1745 / person
    Two Separate beds or Couple in Private Room
  • Premium Shared
    $1899 / person
    Private with Kng/Qn bed for 2 friends/couple
  • Private
    $2399 / person
    Private Room for One
  • Premium Private
    $2599 / person
    Private with Kng/Qn bed for 1
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NOTE:Not included: dinner in town

Payment Information

We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans if you need help spreading out payments.  We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat.

 


 

By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.  Please note:

If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.

 

YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.

 

All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable deposit of $500-750 for all retreats. For all trips under $500 the non-refundable deposit is $250.
 

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