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Your Wild & Wondrous Heart Retreat

with Jenn Andrews & Sarah Caveney
Nicaragua, April 30th - May 5th, 2018.

Retreat Details

Step away from your comfort zone.

Join us for a 5 day/5 night all-inclusive luxury yoga and Nia retreat in Nicaragua at the beautiful Aqua Wellness Resort. This week in paradise will take us through an adventure and exploration into the depths of our Wild and Wondrous Hearts. We will delight in all of our senses through movement, nature, incredible food, and connecting to Self and others.

Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind and soul.

Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.

Visit www.nianow.com for more info.

Dive deep into nature at Aqua.

Tend to the essential nature of your being. Explore what nourishes your spirit. Each day we will hold both AM & PM sessions which will combine Nia, yoga and/or meditation with plenty of free time to unplug, rest, journal, receive a massage, go for a walk or swim, snorkel, take a nap…whatever your heart desires.

8-9:30am– Nia/yoga + mediation

9:30am– Breakfast

11:00-12:15pm– Optional SUP yoga small group* classes (weather permitting)

1:00pm– Lunch

2-4:00pm– Beach time, spa, optional activities (kayak, snorkel, etc.)

4-5:30pm– Yoga or Nia workshop. Sunset beach yoga on final day

6:30pm– Dinner

8:00pm– Opening/closing ceremonies and farewell activity

*Several SUPs are available to us during the week, which we will use weather permitting for SUP yoga and play in small groups.

Find yourself in paradise!

This life-enhancing wellness retreat has it all…adventure, nature, self-exploration and relaxation! Enjoy yoga and meditation sessions with Jenn on the elevated ocean-view platform overlooking the Pacific; re-connect with your mind, body, and spirit through Sarah’s empowering music based Nia classes; and deepen your relaxation with a massage in Aqua’s treetop spa. The natural landscape on the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua is superb for walking and hiking, while the ocean serves as a natural playground for kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling and swimming.

• 5 nights in a treehouse room or luxury treehouse suite at Aqua Nicaragua
• All meals including dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day
• Daily workshops and classes with Sarah and Jenn
• One optional SUP yoga session offered to all retreat guests (Weather permitting.)
• All taxes and resort fees. Tip included (for meals only).
• Purified water
• Kayaks, SUPs, snorkel gear
• Guided ecology hike
• Farewell activity on final evening
• One round-trip group airport transfer*

IMPORTANT NOTE: One group airport transfer is included in the package price. Please check with your instructor to find out the group pick-up time before purchasing your flight! If you would like to arrive before/after the group and wish for your own private transportation to Aqua, this can be arranged at additional cost.

• Airfare
• Excursions
• Spa treatments (massages, facials, etc.)
• Gratuities for exceptional service

Instructors:

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    Jenn Andrews

    Founder of Yoga Sol and Meditation Studio in Carson City, Nevada. Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 500 with over 18 years experience practicing, studying, and teaching yoga and meditation. SUP Yoga and Trail Yoga Instructor

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    Sarah Caveney

    Founder of MoveMe Studio in San Rafael, California. Certified Nia instructor with over 10 years of instructor experience. Nia White Belt with training in Nia 52 Moves and Choreography FAB. Former dancer and gymnast.

Jenn Andrews:
Jenn Andrews, M.A. is the founder of Yoga Sol and Meditation Studio in Carson City, Nevada—a beautiful sun filled space in historic downtown with the vision of creating a safe and sacred space where all feel welcome and inspired to experience and enjoy the transformative health benefits of yoga.

Jenn has been studying Meditation Secrets for Women and Radiance Pranava Meditation (an instinctual style of meditation that embraces and accepts your unique desires and longing for the richness of life) for years with her meditation teachers, Camille Maurine and Dr. Lorin Roche. She is faculty in both the Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training and the Meditation Secrets for Women Teacher Training. Jenn is a loving, compassionate, knowledgeable and heart centered teacher who values structure and alignment, as well as fun loving and adaptable practices to meet the needs of every unique student that enters her studio.

Sarah Caveney:
Sarah Caveney is the founder of MoveMe Studio in San Rafael, California—a beautiful former art gallery located downtown founded with the vision of bringing complimentary mindful movement practices together in a comfortable and pleasant environment.

Sarah is a licensed and certified Nia instructor who has been studying her craft for over 13 years. (Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit.) Sarah discovered Nia in 2004 and has been experiencing transformations in her physical body and in the emotional, mental and spiritual realms ever since. The physical and spiritual balance she has achieved lies within her commitment to the practice of Nia, with yoga as a wonderful compliment. Sarah is a dynamic instructor who loves helping individuals connect to sustainable movement while improving their fitness level and elevating their spirits.

Destination:

Aqua Nicaragua

Description: Aqua Nicaragua exists within a tropical jungle ecosystem, nestled into the mountains and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. From the handcrafted design of the treetop villas to the aesthetic of the permaculture and sustainable systems, you’ll feel the care taken to minimize environmental impact and elevate the guest experience. Re-ignite connection with your inner self and the life giving nature that is so abundant here.

Aqua provides discerning travelers and yoga enthusiasts an unparalleled opportunity to Be Well. The Aqua experience is uniquely crafted around a holistic concept of wellness. Healthy cuisine, mind-body connection, invigorating exercise and friendly faces are all part of what it means to flow into balance at Aqua Wellness Resort.

Vibe: Jungle paradise, barefoot luxury, wellness, abundant nature, Pacific sunsets, mountainside perches.

Location: Tola/Rivas (Redonda Bay), Nicaragua

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Pricing:

Package pricing:
• $1,595 per person (2pp sharing a separate double beds or a queen bed treehouse)
• $1,995 (single queen bed treehouse)
• $1,899 per person (2pp sharing luxury suite*)
• $2,735 (single luxury suite*)

*Luxury suites have a king bed (upstairs), queen futon (downstairs), full kitchen, and plunge pool. These are the ideal option for a family or group of close friends to share. Please inquire for more information on Triple or Quad Luxury Suite Rates.

The above price is your all-inclusive bottom line cost (per person) at this location.

This intimate retreat has space for only 16 guests, so reserve your spot with $500 deposit today. Contact us below to request additional information or reserve your spot.

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Free 55 min massage and private instructor session to first four guests to sign up!

FAQs

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Aqua Nicaragua has two yoga areas suitable for leading classes. The primary shala is an open air thatched roof deck perched on the mountainside, overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean.

There is also a covered jungle deck nestled in a forested area approximately 5 min walk from the beach.

Aqua has the following props on site for group use: 20 mats; 40 blocks; 14 straps; 10 blankets.

Aqua is a 2-2.5hr drive from the Managua International Airport. Resort transport will pick you up at the airport and whisk you on your way.

IMPORTANT NOTE: One group airport transfer is included in the package price. Please check with your instructor to find out the group pick-up time before purchasing your flight! Private transport outside of the group pickup can be arranged at additional cost.

Most of the drive is on well-marked paved highway. After passing the small town of Rivas, the road will shift to cobblestone style pavers. The last 10min of the drive will be dirt/gravel as you make your way up the mountainside.

AQUA sources ingredients from local farmers and fishermen and your buffet will include a variety of vegetarian and seafood dishes.

All yoga group guests also have the option to order ceviche, mahi mahi, red snapper, lobster, and shrimp off of our daily resort menu if they wish at an additional cost.

Aqua can accommodate vegan and gluten free requests. The menu below is a sample only and subject to change.

Please note this is a sample menu only. Ingredients and meal times are subject to change.

Aqua Yoga Menu Sample

Aqua is the most lush and vibrant Sept-Nov during the “Green Season” when mid-morning and/or late afternoon showers are most likely to roll through. Shortly after the rains begin to descend listen for the scurrying and scraping sound around the pathways and beaches. The funky orange and black multicolored crabs love the moisture and are fun to watch scuttling about.

The private cove at Aqua is also a protected nesting ground for sea turtles. October/November is the most opportune time to catch the baby turtles hatching and making their way out to the open ocean. Head down to the beach in the evening for the best chance of witnessing this natural wonder. Oh, and while you are down there, take a dip in the ocean—you may just be lucky enough to see bio-luminescence light up the waters.

Love seafood? Ask for the fishing + sushi tour at the front desk. Your captain will pick you up at the beach and help you find the best fishing spots. The captain is also a trained sushi chef and will make delightfully fresh sushi for you and your guests, while you are still on the boat!

Stay fit. There is a fantastic jungle hiking/running trail that leads from the side of the property (a 5min walk up the hill from the Aqua beach). The path winds through the jungle and pops out at the picturesque Gigante beach on the other side. A jog to the end of the Gigante beach back to Aqua is approximately 35-45min and will leave you feeling refreshed. Pair an early morning run with the free morning yoga class for an invigorating workout/stretch combo.

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