LOS CARDONES, Nicaragua
Surf, Yoga and Technology Detox
FEB 9-16, 2018
Who is this for?
This is for anybody who wants to: unplug in for a week, eat amazing healthy food, sleep under thatched roofs, eat over candlelight and hang out with wonderful people. Families welcome! There is no electricity and every bungalow has cold, natural showers. The weather is hot and sunny most days. Be prepared for wild storms as we arrive during rainy season. Typically it rans for an hour really hard followed up by hot sunshine. Expect wild nature, outdoor showers and sand crabs in your shoes! Surf as much as you want. Don’t surf if you don’t want to. Nap. Good conversations. Healthy alone time….a retreat should feel like a treat!
We will be off the grid. The accommodation is rustic, shared beach bungalows (singles available upon request, although limited and may cost more pending on numbers). This is not a swanky spa but it is heaven to me. There is no air conditioning. No room service. No nonsense. Bug netted beds. Sometimes a bat will fly over your head at night or a frog might be in your shower and you will have to be okay with this! This is a great place to detox from modern addictions to laptops, cellphones, social media and to keep it real. It’s a fairly easy but bumpy 90 minute trip to Los Cardones from Managua airport. We will arrange pick-up and drop-off for you in advance. Car rental isn’t recommended.
Who is this NOT for?
If you are looking for a five-star spa experience and admit to being high maintenance and afraid of thunderstorms… you may want to reconsider!
Because we all need it.
The style of yoga will be a daily sweaty vinyasa practice, structured around the surf each morning. At night we will do a restorative/yin practice. Our practice will also include pranayama (breath work) and meditation (for all levels). It will be all inclusive, nobody will feel left behind and it will be progressive. This is NOT a teacher training. It is about three hours of yoga a day. About a two hour practice in the morning and a one-hour evening session.
Los Cardones is one of my happy places where I have held yoga teacher training programs and retreats for six years. This is an eco-surf lodge, well-loved by the local villagers. Izic and Laure are surf bums at heart who built their dream from the ground-up and live in Nicaragua with their three children. I love this place with all my heart. You will too.
Los Cardones website: www.loscardones.com
$1100 USD per person – This includes everything except your flight and airport pick-up/drop-off. The check in is the morning of Feb 9, check out on the morning of Feb 16th. If you want to book extra nights before or after these dates, please arrange separately with Los Cardones. Guests typically fly in the evening before into Managua airport and either arrange an extra night at Los Cardones (late evening pick up can be arranged) OR spend the night at Managua Best Western and get the morning shuttle. Let us know!
To Register: Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to keep this as affordable as possible so it’s accessible for all. This price includes tax, seven nights of shared accommodation (single accommodation is limited and I will have to charge extra for this request) all food (three meals sooo yummy), non-alcoholic drinks, two yoga sessions daily. Vegetarian, vegan etc. available upon request.
Additional Costs and Info:
Airport transfer (1 way $60 for 2p, $80 for 3-5p, $130 for 6-13p, $170 for 14-25p)
Massages $20(1hr full body),
Horseback riding $12 (1.5hr),
Surfboard rentals $25/day or $150 per week
Surf lessons $15/hr or $30/hr with board included.
Spanish lesson ($7)
Guided nature tour $10 per group of 1-4 (1hr),
Sea turtle nursery : observe sea turtle nesting and hatching (free)
Community outreach and Volunteering (cost of transportation)
Beer, rum, wines are available for purchase.
Also available for free: volleyball, basket ball, soccer, pingpong, horseshoe, boardgames, slackline…