Yoga & Surf Retreat

August 19-25, 2018 // Yoga. Surf. Nourish. Rest.

WITH Jessica Desiree
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THE MAGIC

What's Unique

We’ve teamed up with yoga teacher Jessica Desiree to create this incredible retreat to celebrate our one wild and precious life!

You’ve just arrived at Costa Dulce, a tropical beach paradise at one of Nicaragua’s most renowned surf destinations – a week of yoga, surf lessons, massage is about to begin with a beautiful group of fellow travelers.

THE HEART // We love the coast of Nicaragua for it’s stunning beauty, the lack of tourists comparative to Costa Rica and the amazing surf! This retreat is about beach and jungle living with a teacher that not only rocks the classroom is at home in the waves. This is an opportunity to finally learn how to surf, or deepen your skills while doing the same with your yoga practice.

OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, click here.

 

THE LIFE ON RETREAT

7 Days on the Gold Coast

Soak up the last rays of summer 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 Costa Dulce on the famous surf coast of Nicaragua. Jessica will guide you in daily yoga practices in the open air yoga platform and jungle studio while the crew at Costa Dulce will prepare amazing meals, great surf lessons and other dreamy optional activities like a catamaran tour, horseback riding and massage.

Retreat to nature, the jungle, and the beach at Costa Dulce Hotel and Retreat Centre. Natural living meets rustic luxury.  True relaxation and tranquility. Costa Dulce Hotel and Retreat Centre has grown organically, integrating itself with the surrounding natural environment.  We are committed to a grass roots approach to tourism and a more sustainable future through improving the social, economic and environmental well being of the surrounding communities.

Located on Playa Escameca Grande Costa Dulce is truly immersed in nature.  Costa Dulce is ideal for all travellers looking to enjoy good company in a relaxed, safe, and healthy environment.  Come and connect with nature, and the community that is Costa Dulce.

SCHEDULE

AUGUST 19
Arrivals
Welcome Yoga & Dinner

AUGUST 20
Morning Practice & Breakfast
Morning Surf Class & Lunch
Evening Yoga & Dinner

AUGUST 21
Morning Practice & Breakfast
Morning Surf Class & Lunch
Evening Yoga & Dinner

AUGUST 22
Morning Practice & Breakfast
Optional Activity Day / Rest
Evening Yoga & Dinner

AUGUST 23
Morning Practice & Breakfast
Optional Activity Day / Rest
Trip to Town & Dinner in San Juan

AUGUST 24
Morning Practice & Breakfast
Optional Activity Day / Rest
Evening Yoga & Dinner

AUGUST 25
Departures

From the Road

Testimonials & Our Story

“This was my first retreat with Yogascapes and it far exceeded my expectations! The breathtaking location, the wine tasting, the delicious food, everything was just fabulous.”

For more testimonials, click here.

YOUR TEACHER

Jessica Desiree

Jess embraces letting the beauty you love be what you do! She first began teaching yoga in remote villages in Mongolia and was amazed at yoga’s universal ability to inspire and heal. She enjoys guiding her students toward a celebration of the heart, an awareness of the intuitive body, and a deep sense of belonging. She embodies the belief that until we give adequately to ourselves, shining light into our own souls, only then can we find the wealth of energy to give with true intention. With that concept in mind, Jess’s classes are full of playfulness, optimism, forgiveness, empowerment, and humor; reminding her students that anytime we link the mind, body, and soul and give selflessly with intention, on and off the mat, we are practicing yoga.

YOUR HOME

Costa Dulce

Costa Dulce (the sweet coast in Spanish) is a full service eco lodge intertwined with nature. Much thought and consideration has gone into the location of all of our buildings keeping the jungle undisturbed and vibrant. To preserve the natural beauty of the jungle no machinery was used in the construction of Costa Dulce. The entire place has been has been hand built using traditional construction methods. ​​

Spread across a jungle hill rising up from the from Playa Escameca Grande, Costa Dulce consists of eleven individual Bungalows, two yoga shalas, a large lounge/common area, wellness centre and a restaurant the Dulce Cocina.

Enjoy ocean views while relaxing in a hammock or sofa from your front porch. Open air design in all of our unique rooms keeps you cool while connecting you with nature.

The Dulce Cocina keeps you healthy and happy with delicious family style meals. Delicious is an understatement the food is amazing! Traditional Nicaraguan food blended with yoga inspired cooking, makes for healthy delicious eating. Omnivore, vegetarian or vegan we’ve got you covered. ​

The Casa Ola lounge provides a big common area to meet fellow travellers and is a great place to have a cold beverage and watch the sun go down over the surf.

THE JOURNEY

Travel Info

Costa Dulce is located just south (20-25minutes) of San Juan Del Sur on the Gold Cost of Nicaragua.

All international flights go in and out of Managua, MGA typically, however due to the civil unrest currently in Managua, we are suggesting that everyone fly into the smaller/closer airport just over the boarder in Costa Rica.

The travel time to Costa Dulce is about 2 hours depending on traffic.  We will provide transportation and it will be included in the price if you arrive between 12:00pm – 3:00pm. This will ensure that you will make it for opening class / dinner.

Any arrivals outside of this time we will help arrange, but it will be at cost to you, normally $100 per car, or $30-40/person depending on how many people. Please book your flights out of MGA on August 25th after 12pm so as to avoid an extremely early drive. We also will only cover transport costs for flights leaving 11am or later so as to encourage a reasonable departure time.

We do suggest arriving the day before and either staying in Managua or coming down to San Juan Del Sur (the nearby town) or Costa Dulce if there is availability.  If you plan on traveling before or after the trip, just let us know and we’ll help you figure out the best way to arrive/depart the retreat.

Airport: Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
Group Arrival Time, Included Window: 12pm-3pm on August 19th.
Departure Time: after 1pm on August 25th
Transfer Cost Outside of designated times: $100-120/car
Transfer Time: About 2 hours

Start Time: 5:30 pm on the first day.

End Time: After breakfast on the last day

 

THE BACKBONE

Of Every Yogascapes Retreat

Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier. 

While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.

 


 

MOVEMENT &  MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us. 

 

FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up. 

 

NOURISHMENT
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.

 

SENSORY EXPLORATION
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.  

 

DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.

REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all. 

 

ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts. 

 

COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions. 

 

​Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.

JOIN THE JOURNEY

August 19-25, 2018


HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.

STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

ANYTIME:
Write us at help@yogascapes.com or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.

INCLUDES

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

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Sea Turtle Release – Surfing – Horseback Riding – Massage – Jungle & Waterfall Hike – Whale Watching – SUP River Tour

Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.

 

YOUR INVESTMENT

Choose Your Room

POLICIES & TERMS

Get Clear Before You Purchase

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.  We can split up your payments to make it work, however final payments are due 60 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 read in full and 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 $250 for domestic trips and $500+ for international trips.  Final payments for deposits are due 60 days prior to departure.

 

 

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