Finca Esperanza Verde
February 11-18, 2017
Nicaragua Yoga Retreat in the Clouds
Join Ambuja Yoga for our intimate Nicaragua yoga retreat at Finca Esperanza Verde this February. Enjoy our mountain hideaway tucked into the Nicaraguan cloud forest. Our unique off-the-beaten-path yoga retreat in Nicaragua will allow you to bring your life back into balance.
During this retreat, you will enjoy twice daily yoga sessions in the outdoor yoga shala under the guidance of expert yoga instructor Autumn Adams. We also provide you with fresh farm-to-table meals lovingly prepared by resort staff, guided meditation & yoga nidra, guided hikes and an opportunity to connect with the local community.
You deserve a digital detox. Replace time spent at your computer with time spent in nature. Put your feet in the soil of the earth. Breathing the fresh mountain air. Swim in a spring fed waterfall pool in the middle of the jungle. Meditate in stillness. Feel the earth all around you.
This. Is. Life. In. Balance.
Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Instructor: Autumn Adams, E-RYT
Autumn Adams, international yoga instructor and founder of Ambuja Yoga will be guiding the group through twice daily yoga sessions during the Nicaragua yoga retreat. You will receive individualized attention and see a progression in your asana practice over the course of the retreat. You will learn alignment and modifications to suit your practice.
Sunrise yoga will be an energizing hatha-vinyasa class concluding with savasana, pranayama and meditation. The morning class will prepare you for the day’s activites by awakening your body and senses.
Our Nicaragua evening classes will be a gentle flow that incorporates yin and restorative postures to nourish the body, mind and soul. Evening restorative practices will additionally relieve fatigue, tension, and stress with yoga nidra (yogic sleep) and meditation. Yoga nidra promotes deep healing and restoration; it also provides an opportunity to work with your sankalpa. Your sankalpa is an intention in accordance with the vibration of your being, your highest self. A yoga nidra practice plants the seeds of your sankalpa into the deepest recesses of your mind.
Be a conscious creator. Manifest your destiny.
Hiking & Birding at Finca Esperanza Verde
Hikers, birders, photographers, and nature lovers rejoice! Our Nicaragua Yoga Retreat invites all lovers of nature. Finca Esperanza Verde maintains miles of hiking trails that wind throughout the property past stunning vistas, a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole, and lush coffee plants. The canopy is rich with life here.
Along the trails there are multiple places to stop and take in the sights and sounds of the jungle (forest bathing), meditate, or read a book. Forest bathing, Shinrin-yoku, was developed in the 1980s in Japan and has become a cornerstone of healing and preventive health care in Japanese medicine. Forest bathing is the medicine of simply “being” in the forest. Finally, practicing Shinrin-yoku has been proven to lower stress levels, boost the immune system and help fight cancer.
During the retreat you are encouraged to spend your afternoons out on the trails, swimming under the waterfall or otherwise connecting with nature. The trails are all well-marked and excellently maintained (some of the best trails in Nicaragua). Head out on your own or grab a guide. While you are out on the trails you will see numerous species of birds, butterflies, and insects along with howler monkeys and if you’re lucky a sloth or two.
For more information about forest bathing click on the link.
Some places “pull on your heart strings” and Finca Esperanza Verde EcoLodge is one of them. Owner’s Vivianne and Andrew have created a home away from home for travelers high in the mountains above Matagalpa. Finca Esperanza Verde, set in the cloud forest, above San Ramón, supports the local community by hiring a 100% local staff. The finca also maintains and supports La Chispa, an elementary school for local children on the property. Vivianne and Andrew promote continuing education and professional development for staff, and foster a women’s jewelry collective, Colectiva El Plomo.
Finca Esperanza Verde has truly embraced the meaning of being an ecolodge. The finca, a working coffee and vegetable farm, uses only responsible and sustainable methods of farming, 100% solar and hydro power electricity, a 100% carbon neutral thermo syphon system to heat water, vermiculture, composting, biodiverse landscaping, and fabulous farm-to-table meals. You will have the opportunity to enjoy Finca Esperanza’s fantastic coffee, grown and processed on site and feast on organic meals sourced from the farm’s garden and nearby neighbors.
The Colibri , Tucan, and MotMot cabins have breathtaking views where you can watch the sunset behind the mountains as the sky begins its light show. Finca Esperanza Verde’s cabins are charming, simple and unfussy, allowing the surrounding landscape to rule the show. You will be welcomed warmly from the moment you arrive at FEV and before the week is over you will be plotting and scheming your return. We cannot wait to host you!
A Slower Pace of Life
You will quickly settle into the rhythm of life at Finca Esperanza Verde; sounds of the forest will lull you to sleep each evening and the howler monkeys will provide your morning wake up call. Your afternoons will be spent hiking and exploring with new friends that share similar visions and goals, cultivating gratitude for the simple and small things in your life, and discovering the types of relationships, friends and energy you want to surround yourself with when you get home.
Change your energy. Change your vibration.
Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Dates
Saturday, February 11, 2017 – Saturday, February 18, 2017
- 7 nights accommodation
- 3 fresh, farm-to-table vegetarian meals/day
- Unlimited coffee, tea, and fresh mountain spring water
- Twice daily yoga, including: asana, pranayama, meditation, and yoga nidra
- Guided hikes & access to miles of hiking trails
- Roundtrip transportation from MGA to Finca Esperanza Verde
- Complimentary WiFi
- Visit to a local women’s jewelry cooperative and local school
- Coffee tour
- A bonfire with local musicians
- A carefully curated goodie bag just for you
Nicaragua Yoga Retreat in the Clouds Excludes:
- International airfare to Managua
- Alcoholic beverages
Yoga Retreat Pricing Options Per Person:
Colibri Treehouses with Ensuite Bath (sleeps 1-2)(
3 available 2 available)
- Single Occupancy $1350 USD/price per person
- Double Occupancy $1225 USD/price per person
Tucan (sleeps 6) or MotMot (sleeps 8) Ensuite Bath Dorm Style Accommodation (minimum of 3 per dorm)
- $1050 USD/price per person
- $1025 USD/price per person if booked with a friend
Budget Accommodation in the Garden Cabins
Java (sleeps 1-3)
Single Occupancy $1100 USD/price per person Double Occupancy $1000 USD/price per person Triple Occupancy $975 USD/price per person
Caturra (sleeps 1-2)
Single Occupancy $1100 USD/price per person(sold out) Double Occupancy $1000 USD/price per person(sold out)
Maragojipe (1 space available)
- Triple Occupancy $900 USD/price per person
- Quad Occupancy $875 USD/ price per person
Book your retreat by December 1, 2016 and receive $100 off of your total price!!!