Colombia Yoga Retreat

Where The Jungle Meets the Sea

with

Lauren Lee
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Yoga, SUP, unspoiled beaches, jungles & More

This yoga retreat in Colombia is made for all you city folk who just need to get away from it all and be in pristine nature with amazing people, nourishing food, healing sun & waters, rich jungle and playful, dynamic, powerful yoga with Aarona.

 

adventure  greentriangle2  hiking, sup, waterfalls, secluded beaches, sacred food

nourishment  greentriangle2  healthy, delicious vegetarian & pescatarian food

home  greentriangle2  the gitana resort where the jungle meets the sea

spirit  greentriangle2  vinyasa flow, acroyoga, bodywork,

what’s unique  greentriangle2  the feeling of being away from it all with such a strong community

$500.00

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Highlights

  • 6 nights/ 7 Days Accommodation at Gitana Del Mar
  • 3 Delicious & Nutritious Meals Daily
  • Unbelievable Nature in every direction
  • 1-2 Amazing movement classes with Aarona
  • Surfing or SUP class
  • Hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

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information

Our yoga retreat in Colombia is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. The resort lies at the foothills of the impressive and magical Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world’s highest Coastal Mountain Range. This area is referred to as the Heart of the world, not only because of it’s geographical location, but more importantly because every single ecosystem exists and thrives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

It is here in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada, nestled under the shade of majestic coconut palms is a place where you can disconnect from the hectic world and appreciate the simpler things in life.  Find harmony with mother earth as she offers up the sun, empty virgin beaches, fresh salt air and unforgettable panoramic seascapes. Gitana del Mar is a relaxing world where time moves slowly and you can reflect and appreciate all that life and nature have to give. Escape for a while to life by the sea. Feel the raw energy of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Discover peace on empty, white sand beaches. Rise with the sun over the Caribbean and fall asleep counting falling stars in the Milky Way.

Indigenous Cultures Protecting the Heart of the World

The four existing indigenous tribes (Kogi, Wiwa, Arhuaco and Kankuamo people) are ancestors of the pre-Hispanic Civilization, known as the Tayrona. They still practice and follow the Tayrona belief of “Aluna”, which is the belief that all reality is created by thought. Every object or being has both a spiritual aspect and a physical reality, both of which originate in thought. These people have been calling the Sierra Nevada Mountains their home for hundreds of years.

 

 

They refer to this area as “The Heart of the World” because they believe that what happens in the Sierra Nevada also happens everywhere in the world.  They are committed to restoring the equilibrium to Earth by daily ritual practices, mental discipline and meditations. All of their efforts are to help protect the Sierra Nevada and the world from destruction. They have plenty to protect, including multiple ecosystems, such as: wetlands, mangroves, tropical rain forests, desert, alpine tundra and finally reaching snow capped mountains at the summit.

Through all these varied ecosystems, thousands of species of plants and animals have been identified, including dozens of which can only be found here. For example, almost 630 different bird species have been identified here, more than the US and Canada combined.  Many rivers also flow from the mountains, including three large ones that empty the some of the freshest water in the world right onto our beaches. These stunning rivers are all within a 15 minute drive from the property and provide fun adventures, calming fresh water and breathtaking vistas.

Location & Getting Here

Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort is located just 15 minutes from the entrance of Parque Nacional Tayrona, and a beautiful one hour drive from the burgeoning historical downtown center of Santa Marta and the Simon Bolivar Airport.

Our nearby airports are:

Santa Marta (Domestic flights only) – 1 hour drive

Barranquilla International Airport (BAQ) – 2.5 hours drive

Cartagena International Airport (CTG) – 5 hours drive

Teachers

BACKGROUND

Lauren Lee is an E-RYT 500 teacher and a dedicated student on the path of yoga. She has a fierce desire to learn and share the gifts of yoga with others.

Lauren’s intelligently sequenced classes are inspired by Hatha, Vinyasa and Anusara, and invite practitioners explore all of their layers through body, mind and heart. Her classes are accessible, empowering and inspire each individual to step into their strength, grace and wisdom to encourage an awakening of the collective.

Connection to the heart and community is central to her teaching.

Lauren is inspired by life’s experiences (both beautiful and challenging) that create the platform for us to practice our yoga of the mat and integrate deeply into the totality of our being. She follows her heart and shares her journey through her many projects and collaborations, leading immersive retreats and trainings worldwide. Lauren is founder of Raise Your Beat (online platform for inspiration through holistic living) Wild Vibes (celebration of music, yoga & art through festivals and retreats that give back to charity) and devoted assistant to Suzanne Slocum-Gori (Ibiza based yoga instructor, owner of One Yoga in Vancouver).

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Background

Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in Colombia, South America. The resort lies at the foothills of the impressive and magical Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world’s highest Coastal Mountain Range. This area is referred to as the Heart of the world, not only because of it’s geographical location, but more importantly because every single ecosystem exists and thrives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

It is here in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada, nestled under the shade of majestic coconut palms is a place where you can disconnect from the hectic world and appreciate the simpler things in life.  Find harmony with mother earth as she offers up the sun, empty virgin beaches, fresh salt air and unforgettable panoramic seascapes. Gitana del Mar is a relaxing world where time moves slowly and you can reflect and appreciate all that life and nature have to give. Escape for a while to life by the sea. Feel the raw energy of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Discover peace on empty, white sand beaches. Rise with the sun over the Caribbean and fall asleep counting falling stars in the Milky Way.

Indigenous Cultures Protecting the Heart of the World

The four existing indigenous tribes (Kogi, Wiwa, Arhuaco and Kankuamo people) are ancestors of the pre-Hispanic Civilization, known as the Tayrona. They still practice and follow the Tayrona belief of “Aluna”, which is the belief that all reality is created by thought. Every object or being has both a spiritual aspect and a physical reality, both of which originate in thought. These people have been calling the Sierra Nevada Mountains their home for hundreds of years.

 

They refer to this area as “The Heart of the World” because they believe that what happens in the Sierra Nevada also happens everywhere in the world.  They are committed to restoring the equilibrium to Earth by daily ritual practices, mental discipline and meditations. All of their efforts are to help protect the Sierra Nevada and the world from destruction. They have plenty to protect, including multiple ecosystems, such as: wetlands, mangroves, tropical rain forests, desert, alpine tundra and finally reaching snow capped mountains at the summit.

Through all these varied ecosystems, thousands of species of plants and animals have been identified, including dozens of which can only be found here. For example, almost 630 different bird species have been identified here, more than the US and Canada combined.  Many rivers also flow from the mountains, including three large ones that empty the some of the freshest water in the world right onto our beaches. These stunning rivers are all within a 15 minute drive from the property and provide fun adventures, calming fresh water and breathtaking vistas.

 

Location & Getting Here

Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort is located just 15 minutes from the entrance of Parque Nacional Tayrona, and a beautiful one hour drive from the burgeoning historical downtown center of Santa Marta and the Simon Bolivar Airport.

Our nearby airports are:

Santa Marta (Domestic flights only) – 1 hour drive

Barranquilla International Airport (BAQ) – 2.5 hours drive

Cartagena International Airport (CTG) – 5 hours drive

Upon your reservation or group booking you will receive detailed directions and/or coordinated transport to and from the resort.

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Trip Includes
Option
Early Bird
Jan 1 - Nov 9 / 2018
  • Glamping Triple - Shared Bathroom
    $1650 / person
  • Triple Room Private Bathroom
    $1800 / person
  • Double Room - Couple or Friends Sharing King/Qn
    $1800 / person
Option
Normal Price
Normal Price
  • Glamping Triple - Shared Bathroom
    $1750 / person
  • Triple Room Private Bathroom
    $1900 / person
  • Double Room - Couple or Friends Sharing King/Qn
    $1900 / person

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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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