As a retreat coordinator who has successfully managed the planning process from start to finish for over 20 different instructors, I truly understand what you have at stake. You’ve worked hard to build your brand, sharpen your skills, motivate your clients and build the buzz for your next event.

You lead a different lifestyle than most because not only is this your business, it is also your passion. You are building a customized experience for your guests and crafting that perfect experience takes a lot of time and effort (you know exactly what I’m talking about). This is the reason why I want to be your go-to person when it comes to managing the logistics of your next international retreat. To make your life easier so you can focus on what you really want to be doing — instructing your students and enjoying the beauty of your chosen location.

My journey in Nicaragua began in 2011 with a small (at the time) start-up called Aqua Nicaragua. Although I no longer live in Nicaragua full-time (l lived in southern Nicaragua for 2 years from 2011-2013), I am proud to call it my second home, thanks to the close friends I’ve made and the business I still conduct in country. I consider myself an outspoken ambassador of this special place; a land of lakes and volcanoes — a strikingly exquisite country with a warm and friendly people that more than match the beauty of their land.

Let my connections, bilingual skills and organizational talent work hard for you on your next retreat. I will set up the contract with the resort of your choice, help you customize your package, price all-inclusive rates for you, suggest the most meaningful add-ons, organize in-country transportation with reliable vendors, reserve and modify your room block, track all communication and changes and take the hassle out of making international payments (even collecting funds directly from your clients, if you’d like).

I have the pleasure of collaborating with many talented instructors and I am continually inspired by their stories. Please hop on over to my blog to check out the informal interviews I conduct with some of these incredible leaders. My hope is that you will find something useful for your practice and inspirational for your life.

I look forward to connecting with you soon!


Anthony Mandela, MBA
Retreat Conexions LLC



Looking for an exciting new barefoot luxury venue off the beaten track? Are you ready to take the hassle out of planning your next retreat, once and for all? We would love to hear from you!