Yoga & Surf: Embracing Expansiveness
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
May 27-June 1, 2018
Six days of sun, surf and serenity
$1995 per person
- Private villa 5 minutes from the beach and walking distance to town
- Twice daily yoga sessions and daily meditations
- Group surf lesson with local instructors from Alex's Surf Shop
- Two healthy meals per day prepared fresh at your villa
- Visit to our community education partner Barrio Planta Project to do yoga with kids
- Cultural education to get the best local experience in San Juan del Sur
- Small group experience, max 14 people
- Transfers to/from Managua airport
- Optional add-ons including private yoga, beach excursions, art workshops, and much more
Day 1: Sunday
Arrive at the Managua airport and meet your local driver as you exit customs. Enjoy the 2½ hour drive to San Juan del Sur. Get settled in your room, meet your roommates for the week, and get out onto the beach. Enjoy dinner, a meet and greet and learn a bit about Nicaragua before a gentle post travel yoga and meditation session.
Day 2: Monday
Wake up bright and early for sunrise yoga before a delicious breakfast of local fruit, fresh coffee, protein and a Nicaraguan specialty, gallo pinto. Get ready for your first surf lesson, included in your trip. Wind down your day with afternoon yoga, a healthy fresh cooked dinner and time to reflect, sleep or socialize.
Day 3: Tuesday
After morning yoga and breakfast, pick your adventure for the day such as another surf lesson, an excursion to one of the many hidden beaches in the area, or some time on the water. Regroup in the early afternoon to visit our community partner, Barrio Planta Project, and enjoy a (semi!) structured afternoon of yoga with the kids, and arts project, and time for some play and English/Spanish practice while learning about the importance of this non-profit as a secondary education source for the San Juan del Sur community. Back at the villa, enjoy a well deserved yoga session and healthy dinner.
Day 4: Wednesday
After morning yoga and breakfast, use your free time for a hike, some surfing, or more R&R on the beach. Consider taking one of Angelena's optional workshops: Acro Yoga or Thai Massage Basics. You could also head to town to check out a local art space, take a chocolate making class or get a massage. Regroup later to catch the sunset before an long evening yoga session & a well-earned mea.
Day 5: Thursday
Follow an invigorating morning yoga session with your healthy Nicaraguan breakfast. Now that you’ve gotten to know San Juan del Sur and your fellow yoga travelers, pick your adventures for the day. Consider a private yoga session or massage in town, or more R&R by the beach. Join for an optional excursion to Hermosa beach for a relaxing afternoon and spectacular sunset, and regroup after for special farewell dinner and time in the evening for reflection and socialization with your new friends.
Day 6: Friday
Join in a short pre-travel yoga session that will get you stretched and zenned for your going home plans. Breakfast will be available extra early so that you’ll have time to pack up and prepare for 5-6 hours between leaving San Juan del Sur and your afternoon flight out in Managua. Our transfers will take people to the airport in groups according to their departure time with the last group leaving by 12:00 noon.
$1995 per person, based on double or triple occupancy
+$550 Single supplement, your own room with private bath
-$200 Yes, I’ll take a super comfy sofa bed!
-$150 Queen bunk room for me please!
Room options include King (shared bed), Queen (private beds), and sofa bed (private bed). Please note preference on registration, rooms are first come first serve.
Trip Does Not Include:
- Additional excursions and activities
- Required travel insurance
Ready to book? Download our registration form and get started! Or contact us with questions!
YOUR Instructors & GUIDE
Ashley Blake is an avid traveler, cultural consultant and yoga enthusiast with a background in tourism, entrepreneurship and project management. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and has worked and traveled in 35+ countries across Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa including tours she has led in Spain, Germany, China and Canada.
Ashley is passionate about connection, communication and coordination in order to link others with the opportunities and experiences that promote self-growth and community engagement.
Angelena’s love for yoga began a decade ago when she started it as away to stretch her body and support her active lifestyle of hiking & surfing in Hawaii, where she grew up. Over the years, yoga became a healing practice where Angelena found she was able to find space for herself, listen to her body’s needs and stay present through constant change. Angelena’s classes focus heavily on alignment, breath technique and self-awareness and often end with a short mindfulness meditation and singing bowls.
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Terms & Conditions
Please refer to registration for complete terms.
A $250 non-refundable deposit is required for each traveler to secure the booking.
Payments can be made either by 1) full payment on booking 2) $250 deposit on booking + payment schedule per registration. Payments will be invoiced via e-mail for credit card or Paypal payment online. To pay by check, please indicate on registration and make check payable to Traverse Journeys and send to PO Box 40516, Austin, TX 78704.
Cancellations, less the deposit ($250), are refundable through February 27th, 2018. The full payment and refund plan is outlined in the booking form. We do allow for last minute transfers of the same gender for a $150 admin fee. Please notify us immediately in the case of a transfer.
Travel insurance is required for all trips with Traverse, and must cover injury, medical, evacuation, and repatriation as well as trip cancellation and trip interruption. Most insurance companies require purchase to be made within 2-3 weeks of booking for full benefits (in particular, trip cancellation). Once insurance is obtained, a copy must be sent to Traverse. Failure to provide proof of insurance within 30 days of booking will result in trip booking suspension until proof of insurance has been provided. We suggest using Wanderwell, a B-Corp Certified provider, or you can choose from any carrier that meets our requirements.
Documents, Personal Identification, Vaccinations
Traveler is responsible for all required travel documents including passport, visas, entry or exit fees, and vaccinations. Traverse does not cover the cost or assist in obtaining any of the above, and reserves the right to collect information on all.