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YOGASCAPES Called “Out-of-this-world” by well+GOOD

February 2, 2015

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. The Yogascapes Nicaragua Retreats bring together amazing yoga in a studio in the jungle, beautiful meals, perfect surf, and great company… an ideal yoga retreat according to well+GOOD in this article on top 10 yoga retreats to book immediately. Here is an excerpt; to continue reading the full article, click here.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to do more yoga, who says it has to be in a boring, old studio?

In 2015, top instructors (along with healthy sidekicks like raw food chefs) are taking their classes all over the world, offering incredible yoga retreat experiences that could have you surfing in Nicaragua or gazing at lions in Botswana in between sun salutations.

Here are 10 amazing yoga retreats happening this winter and spring (February through May) for your travel booking—or travel fantasizing —pleasure. —Lisa Elaine Held

Paradise on the Playa Yoga & Surf Adventure
Maderas Village, Nicaragua
February 8–15

Yoga-adventure company Yogascapes hosts this trip to the Nicaragua’s ridiculously picturesque surf coast, where twice daily yoga classes with Los Angeles’ Dana Rizer will be interspersed with surfing lessons, community meals made with fresh, local ingredients, and a sound healing workshop with New York musician Isabel Castellvi.

To continue reading the article, click here and find Nicaragua yoga retreats here.




Photos: Maderas Village and Yogascapes

Lisa Elaine Held is Well+Good’s features editor, and joined the team in 2011 as a staff writer. She is an authority on the health and fitness scene in New York, and has interviewed everyone from juice pioneers to fitness gurus and celebrity chefs. Lisa has the superpowers of writing (and Tweeting and Instagramming) while running to back-to-back barre classes, boot camps, and (veggie) burger tastings, while managing Well+Good’s New York City email publication. She has an MS in magazine journalism from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and has written for the New York Press, Bloom Magazine, and The Columbia Journalist. Lisa worked in the nonprofit world before surrendering to the “I’ve always wanted to be a writer” cliche, and doesn’t regret it for a second. Wellness Habitat: The Brooklyn Grange, Yoga Agora, Astoria’s Natural Market, running the streets of Astoria, and basically any boot camp or boxing class you can think of.