Winter Wilding Yoga + Surf Retreat
Nicaragua | January 18-25, 2020
In the midst of dismal January, who doesn’t want to get away? We have curated the perfect winter escape! Leave your hat and scarf behind and picture waking up to a thatched roof and an ocean breeze, on the beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean…
Fresh fruit and locally grown coffee to awaken the senses, then a dip or a surf session before morning yoga practice. These are the beginnings to a day spent in paradise.
Choose your own adventures each day, like surfing, or a horseback ride along the beach. Opt to hike or board down a volcano, or sip a frosty drink by the pool. All with ample time for napping or lazing in a hammock.
Each evening’s yoga practice will help you to restore balance after the activities of the day, and an after-dinner bonfire will offer moments of reflection or connection, as needed, before retiring for the night.
About Coco Loco Eco-Lodge:
Resting on a 6-acre oceanfront property located in the tranquil surf town of El Manzano #1 in Northern Nicaragua, Coco Loco offers 8 simple but comfortable beach style cabanas and 3 ocean-front A/C rooms. The beautifully reforested grounds include a large restaurant and pool area, plus a new open air tiki-style yoga platform. The landscape includes plenty of tropical plants and flowers, plus endless coconut, mango, avocado, lime, papaya and orange trees.
Eco-friendly cabanas are built using local pine and eucalyptus woods and local palm thatch for the roofs. Each cabana has its own private bathroom and open-air shower — imagine showering under the stars at night — and eco-composting toilets to help reduce our water consumption. Beds are equipped with mosquito netting, and ceiling fans.
Included in Retreat Package:
- 7 nights accommodations at Coco Loco Eco-Resort
- 2 daily yoga sessions led by Nicole McLane
- 4 fresh, locally-sourced meals daily – continental breakfast, 2nd breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Daily desserts, raw desserts are available
- Group transportation from Managua International Airport to Coco Loco
- Return transportation from Coco Loco to Managua International Airport
- 15% IVA (Nicaraguan sales tax which is included in the pricing)
- Surf Lesson (optional)
- Massage Services
- Horseback Riding along the beach
- Hike to (active) Volcan Telica
- Volcano Board down Volcan Cosiguina
- Chocolate-making Workshop
- SUP Mangrove Tour
- Kayaking and Boat Trips
Early Bird (reserve by September 1, 2019)
Single $1,750 USD per person
Double $1,550 USD per person
Triple $1,450 USD per person (1 available)
Single $1,950 USD per person
Double $1,750 USD per person
Triple $1,650 USD per person (1 available)
**A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 USD is required to reserve your spot.
Reserve your space early, as spaces are limited!
All registrants are responsible for their own air transportation between Philadelphia and Managua, Nicaragua. Group shuttle ground transportation will be provided from and to Managua International Airport.
*Space is limited to 11 participants!
Please note that your $500 USD deposit is final, non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Remaining balance is due in full by January 1st, 2020.
All cancellations must be made in writing. If cancellation is made 60 days prior to the departure date and the amount has been paid in full, a refund for the balance only (excluding the deposit) will be issued as long as your space is filled by someone on the waitlist.
No credits or refunds if cancellation is not received at least 60 days prior of the departure date.
In the event that the retreat is canceled due to insufficient enrollment, your balance will be fully refunded.
Pacific Yoga reserves the right to amend this policy at its sole discretion.
“Loved the retreat a couple of years ago. Costa Rica is like a small paradise on earth and Nicole’s practice was amazing, preparing us not only physically, but also spiritually for the new year. We left NY with the snow and arrived to amazing, sunny, warm Costa Rica. The smells of nature, the colors, the sounds of birds and water and above all the food! Wish I could do it again!” Angeliki Pessiridou, 2013 retreat participant
“It was such a gift to experience such an amazing, life-changing retreat. From the laughter to the tears, my Costa Rica experience with Nicole will be with me for years. I am so blessed and grateful for everything I discovered on the trip.” Maureen Flynn, student and 2014 retreat participant
“I can’t thank Pacific Yoga enough for organizing and curating one of the most memorable trips of my life. This trip completely exceeded my expectations. Nicole, formerly a resident there, did an amazing job providing an authentic experience. We really felt like we got to embrace the local culture. The group by the end of the trip had become an amazing family of women as we did yoga twice a day (with the sun rise and set and monkeys all around us), had lovely hikes through the jungle, tasty meals, and lots of beach time. The trip had a great balance of activity and R&R including amazing spa experience towards the end of the trip. The whole experience was like a detoxing therapy. I felt so relaxed and so healthy. We unplugged, slowed down and truly enjoyed being one with nature.” Lauren Walcott, student and 2015 retreat participant
“What a life changing experience! Costa Rica is an amazing place to experience and the location was just what I needed to get out of my head for a bit and feel alive. The trip consisted of a week of exploring the jungle and wild beaches, seeing monkeys, the planets and stars, snorkeling off the coast at an island, and practicing twice daily, paired with delicious organic meals, and fresh juices, and great company. The yoga pavilion is an incredible place to start your day and unwind, as it’s open air surrounded by the sounds of monkeys and birds and smells of wonderful tropical plants. The lodge sits a beautifully landscaped nature preserve and the ocean so you have wonderful views everywhere you look. There are trails to explore and a natural swimming hole a short walk from the cabins. Nicole lived in Costa Rica and teaches you about the local culture and is fluent in Spanish so she is the perfect guide if you are looking for relaxation paired with as much adventure as you desire. I highly recommend it!” Sarah Puleo, student and 2016 retreat participant
“Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning,
and under every deep a lower deep opens.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson