NEW YEAR'S SURF & YOGA RETREAT IN NICARAGUA
DECEMBER 29, 2021 - JANUARY 3, 2022
Join us on a 5 night, 6 day yoga and surf adventure in Popoyo, Nicaragua, to recharge our souls, say goodbye to 2021 and celebrate life as we ring in 2022 together! We’ll spend our days practicing yoga, surfing the waters of Popoyo (neighbour to 10 world class surf breaks), immersing in nature, learning about Nicaraguan culture and so much more. Jenny Clise and Emily Meersand will lead you through all the yoga to move your body, feed your soul and reconnect to yourself. We'll set intentions to welcome the New Year before celebrating it in style with a beach BBQ, music, dancing and more!
This retreat is open to all levels of yoga and surf. Modifications will be given for yogis of all levels and surf breaks for beginners and intermediate surfers are available.
Our beautiful luxury retreat centre is located in Popoyo, Nicaragua, a small beach town known to be one of Nicaragua's best surf spots with breaks on all tides and all sizes. With more than 10 world-class breaks within 30 miles, a professional surfer, an intermediate, and a complete beginner can have their best surfing day ever all within the same half mile stretch of beach.
This eco-friendly retreat centre, is just a short walk from Playa Santana. Take a post-surf dip in its 16-meter pool and lounge while listening to live music or a mellow playlist and enjoy poolside cocktail service with locally inspired craft cocktails and organic cold-pressed juices.
It's beautiful open-sided, wooden-floor palapa was specifically crafted for a relaxing and revitalizing yoga experience, nestled among their lush Nicaraguan gardens and neighboring ocean waves. Each room on the property features unique art, plants, artisan tiles, organic cotton linens, and hand-selected room amenities to create distinct, one-of-a-kind environments.
YOGA & WORKSHOPS
What to expect in Jenny’s classes?
In her classes she will take you through mindful flows and workshop postures. She focuses heavily on foundation and alignment to safely prepare you for more challenging postures later on. Jenny encourages you to turn inwards, draw intentionality into your practice and recognize your strength both physically and mentally in each moment.
What to expect in Emily’s classes?
She is passionate about sharing her love of a well-rounded and balanced yoga practice through her teachings of both powerful, sweaty vinyasa classes and grounding, soothing restorative and yin classes. Emily incorporates the healing properties and benefits of essential oils into her yoga classes as well. Seek more balance in your life, invigorate your mind, and soothe your soul in Emily's classes!
Workshop 1 - Fly Away - Arm Balance & Inversion with Jenny & Emily (90 mins)
A perfect way to strengthen body and mind! We will break down arm balance and inversions to rebuild a stronger (and safer) practice. We will teach tips and tricks to work on these postures as well as functional drills to help prepare for them! This workshop is for all levels.
Workshop 2: Slow Flow & Deep Restore with Jenny & Emily (90 mins)
This meditative yoga experience incorporates essential oils, supportive props, and breathwork to allow you to enter a state of pure bliss. Class will begin with a slow, soul warming flow to awaken the body, then move into long resting holds that will allow tension in the body and mind to unwind and melt away.
5 Night stay in beautifully designed rooms at our retreat centre
All meals made from fresh, organic ingredients procured from neighboring farms
New Years Eve Meditation & Intention Setting Workshop
New Years Eve dinner and celebrations
- Catamaran sailing to spend the afternoon in a calm and uncrowded bay
Round trip airport transfers at select time
Daily surf guiding for intermediate/advanced surfers
1 surf lesson per person for beginners
Airfare to/from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA)
Optional/extra activities you'd like to partake in like massage treatments, extra surf lessons, horse back riding and more
Surf board rentals - Awayco Surf Board rentals are available for $15-30 USD per day
Travel Visa to Nicaragua - Not required for American or Canadian passport holders. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold
Travel Insurance (medical, COVID-19 coverage & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies. Proof of purchase is required before trip departure. This is especially important in these current times.
COVID-19 Tests required for arrival or departure (Tests prior to departure home will be arranged). For more details please see COVID-19 Health & Safety
Gratuities/souvenirs - at your own discretion
MEET YOUR HOSTS
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
A $500 USD Non Refundable initial deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the retreat start date. Payment plans are available, please email us at email@example.com to set up a plan.
Please note, our cancellation policy is as follows:
Initial deposits are strictly non refundable.
If cancelled 90 days before the Retreat start date, your initial deposit may be transferable to another retreat.
If cancelled 60 days or less prior to the Retreat start date, 100% of the Retreat price is forfeited.
If you choose to join the Retreat after the start date or leave the Retreat prior to the end date, full payment of the Retreat price will apply.
Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own).
An information package will be sent 15 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list and trip details.
IMPORTANT: To attend this retreat, you must show proof of a negative COVID-19 Test, vaccination or antibodies within 72 hours prior to the Retreat.
Please carefully read all of the COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures that will be implemented and we will require you to follow.
Shared Double/Twin Loft with Private Ensuite Bathroom
High ceilings and sliding windows face pure nature, allowing maximum light and connection to nature. Each unit has a unique semi-outdoor Moroccan style seating area with a rain shower and handmade concrete tiles. The loft can house up to four people, with both a king bed and a queen bed.
If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly. If you'd like to share this room with 3 friends please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shared Double Master Suite with Private Ensuite Bathroom
The largest room at our retreat centre has semi-outdoor Moroccan style seating area that offers a lavish walk-in rain shower and handmade unique tiles. The indoor living area completes the space with carefully chosen natural and local furnishings.
If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly.
Single Garden Suite Room with Private Ensuite Bathroom
This accommodation offers a spacious room with a King size bed. Glass walls give you outstanding views into the semi-outdoor Moroccan style seating area with a rain shower and handmade unique concrete tiles.