Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Packing List

I bet you’re excited to start prepping for your upcoming yoga retreat. Here I have created a yoga retreat packing list based on the yoga retreat I am leading in the mountains of Nicaragua in February.


The view from the yoga shala during our February Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua.


Before you start packing for your yoga retreat make sure to consider the following:yoga retreat packing list Nicaragua

  • What time of year is the yoga retreat? Is it the dry season or the rainy season? Winter or summer?
  • Where is my yoga retreat located? In the mountains? In the jungle? By the ocean?
  • What extra activities are in the itinerary? Wine tasting? Snorkeling? Surfing? Hiking? Canoeing?
  • Do I need to travel light or can I pack whatever I’d like?
  • How many yoga practices will we do per day?
  • Is laundry service available?
  • Is it easy to buy essentials/extras that I forgot at home?
  • Is the yoga retreat luxury, budget, adventure, etc?
  • What is the climate like? Tropical, temperate, rain forest, desert, etc.
  • Are mats, blocks, straps provided?

Here is an example Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Packing List for our Yoga in the Clouds: Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua.

Yoga Retreats NicaraguaTo answer the previous questions.

The Nicaragua yoga retreat is in the highlands of Nicaragua in the cloudforest. February is the dry season in Nicaragua, but since the retreat takes place in the mountains it is a bit cooler and their could be a chance of rain. Extra activities include hiking, birding, visiting a local school and a women’s collective. Attendees are encouraged to bring what they need for two practices per day and clothing for additional activities and lounging. Laundry service isn’t available and it isn’t “easy” to purchase things left at home since the eco lodge is located in a remote section of the Nicaraguan highlands. The retreat is casual. No makeup or hairdryers necessary. Climate is tropical and lush with moderate humidity.

Nicaragua Yoga Retreat Packing List for Yoga in the Clouds

  • Yoga Stuff
    • Yoga mat
    • Mat towel (if you tend to get sweaty like me)
  • Yoga Clothing
    • Yoga pants (4-7 pairs)
    • Yoga shorts (1-2 pairs)
    • Yoga tops (tanks/t-shirts) (5-7)
    • Long Sleeve Tops for layering (1-2)
    • Underwear and Sports Bras
  • Regular Clothing
    • Shorts for hiking (1-2)
    • Pants for hiking (1)
    • Tanks and T-shirts (4-6)
    • Shorts/Pants for lounging (2-3)
    • Pajamas (1)
    • Undergarments
    • Rain jacket (1)
    • Socks (2-3)
    • Swimsuit
  • Shoes
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sandals
  • Toiletries
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug spray
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Soap
    • Anti-itch creme
    • Medication (prescriptions, antihistamine, ibuprofen, pepto/imodium, etc.)
    • Eye drops/contacts/contacts solution
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Face wash
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Essential oil (?)

  • Other
    • Journal/Pen
    • Book/Kindle
    • Ipod/Headphones
    • Earplugs
    • Spending money for additional trips/excursions/gratuities/alcohol, souvenirs
    • Cash to tip tour guides, drivers, etc.
    • Refillable water bottle
    • Passport
    • Debit/credit card (make sure to let your bank know you’ll be in Nicaragua)
    • ID card
    • Sunglasses
    • Flashlight or headlamp *don’t forget*
    • Camera or cellphone with good camera
    • Packet of laundry detergent if you need to wash anything mid-week

Did I forget anything? Shoot me a message and I will add it to the yoga retreat packing list.

Love and Light,


Bali Yoga Retreat Packing List


You’ve booked your trip to Bali for your very first yoga retreat… now what? Well it’s time to start thinking about packing your bags for your trip. If you’re like me you like lists, so I’ve created this Bali Yoga Retreat Packing List. I hate forgetting things at home and lists help keep me sane. This list is a basic list for your Bali yoga retreat. I’m sure there will be things you will want to add.

What do you put on that Bali yoga retreat packing list? What do you pack for a yoga retreat anyway? Well that depends on the activities you’ll be participating in…. what other activities does your yoga holiday include? Hiking? Swimming? Surfing? Meditation? Visiting temples? You get the picture. Figure out what your additional activities are and that will help you with your packing. I’ve created a general yoga retreat packing list for the yogis attending my weeklong yoga retreat in Bali this November and I thought I would share it here with all of my readers.

Bali Yoga Retreat Packing List:

Yoga Stuff:

  • yoga pants (4+ pairs)
  • yoga shorts (1 pair)
  • sports bra (3+)
  • underwear (7+)
  • long sleeve hoody or cardigan (1)
  • lightweight, quick drying tank top/t-shirt (4+)
  • sarong (1)
  • yoga mat

Regular Clothing:

  • Comfy long pants (1-2)
  • Lightweight long sleeve (1-2)
  • Shorts (2+)
  • Tanks/T-shirts (4+)
  • Undergarments
  • Socks (1 pair)
  • Hiking shoes, trail runners, sneakers, etc. (1 pair)
  • Sandals (1 pair)
  • Rain Jacket (just in case) (1)
  • Swimsuit (1-2)
  • Pajamas

Other Stuff:

  • journal and pen
  • book
  • camera and charger
  • sunscreen
  • natural bug spray (lemongrass essential oil or lemon eucalyptus both work great)
  • toiletries
  • money for extra excursions, massages, gratuity
  • refillable waterbottle
  • headlamp


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Autumn Adams

Owner, Founder, & Retreat Leader at Ambuja Yoga
Autumn founded Ambuja Yoga in 2014 to share her love of adventure, yoga, and travel with her fellow yogis. Ambuja Yoga has morphed into more than she could have ever dreamed and she is thrilled to have a "job" she loves. She is forever grateful for the opportunity to facilitate personal growth and self love through yoga while taking yogis to off-the-beaten-path destinations worldwide. Follow Autumn on Instagram @autumnadamsyoga.
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