Join us on an unforgettable experience of deep soul work in a gorgeous and tranquil natural setting, where we will nourish our mind, body and souls in the beautiful and diverse country of Nicaragua on June 13-17/2018 ***10 spots only!!***
Imagine a retreat where you are immersed in the wilderness surrounded by spectacular natural beauty. Your fellow travelers share your appreciation of the earth. The retreat is not held in silence, but silence is encouraged since that allows you to listen deeply to yourself and the environment.
Your mind and body will come into a deep stillness and peace while cultivating mindfulness and the inner art of meditation, while we practice Qigong and Taichi or yoga. As awareness grows you learn from your own experience and the teachings of the natural world. Over time those layers that keep your heart hardened to your own inner voice softens and your heart opens with appreciation and love for the power of nature and everything within it. As you get these realizations you will use different art mediums to express yourself in this discovery process.
Imagine waking up in raw nature with birds singing and drink your coffee/tea while gently swinging in a hammock? imagine practicing mindfulness and daily Qigong/Taichi or yoga in nature…getting some solitude to disconnect from all the stimuli and also have amazing connections with yourself and others?
Picture yourself taking a shower outdoor surrounded with nature, in the privacy of a casita, in Eco Lodges that promote inspiration and reconnection, inspiring your artistically self-expression through music, painting, dancing, poetry?
- Daily Eco-Art Journaling and reflection exercises in a workshop style, where we will dive deep into your dreams, passions, desires for your life and help you develop a self-care plan to keep you on target to meet your goals and design the life you want to have. (Value $800)
- 4 nights of shared accommodations (Value $800)
- All meals (mostly vegetarian) and non alcoholic drinks. (Value $450)
- Transportation to and from the airport ($200)
- 1) 60 minute Full body massage (value $140)
- Daily yoga and/or Taichi (Value $250)
- One-two service day with the local community : The opportunity to offer workshops with the local women’s collective, feeding the children, or any other service opportunity available. (priceless)
The opportunity to go kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding in the gorgeous beaches and mangroves of Nicaragua—these excursions are not included but can be arranged.
Cost: US $1,795 (early bird pricing ends 04/17/18) 50% down to reserve your spot, and the balance due by 05/15/18. Post early-bird cost is US$2,095*
- Not included: sightseeing and activities are not included (but can be coordinated) and AIRFARE is NOT included.
**Single occupancy supplement available. Email me for details.
Terms & Conditions: Airfares are not included. 50% Non Refundable Deposit required to book your spot. Final Payment due 1 month prior to arrival, and payment plans are available.
Travel Insurance is mandatory at the time of booking to cover any cancellations. No refunds will be given by Eco Art Journeys for any cancellations, as we need to be able to book the place and services well in advance, however you may transfer your reservation to a friend or family member.
Below are some of the images from some of the accommodations. These vary depending on availability.
You are worth it! You deserve this time for yourself, for your restoration and your self-love. Don’t delay! We give you a customized experience therefore our groups are very smalls and intimate 5-10 spots only.
Payment Plans available Please ask and we are happy to work with you to help you get to our EcoArt Journeys of Service/ Retreat in Nicaragua.
Service Retreat Nicaragua- one full payment- Early Bird.
Nicaragua Service Trip 5 payments of $419 each. Starting Dec 1st- April 1.
Email us at email@example.com with any questions and to confirm your spot!!
As part of the experience, participants will take part on activities and initiatives pursued in collaboration with communities in Nicaragua, and in partnership with other participating organizations with the shared vision of alleviating poverty through improved education and enhanced self-employment opportunities.
If you love helping other women and children? If you want to travel with the purpose of not only nourishing yourself but to make a difference on other people’s lives, then you need to join our next retreat!
There are several fantastic locations in Nicaragua where we retreat in a natural sanctuary and disconnect from the world to reconnect with ourselves. Also you can join others who have begun an amazing work at some of the poorest areas of these countries and empower their women and children. This Latin American countries is very diverse- both culturally and biologically, but are in great need of help. There are so many opportunities to get involved and make a difference.
Jiquilillo, (Northern) Nicaragua– Where we will work with an amazing collective of women (Padre Ramos Women Collective) to help them get trained in different skills for them to generate the income to provide for their family.
Jiquilillo is a remote fishing village that provides a snapshot of authentic Nicaraguan life. Most local families live in small ranchos (palm roof huts) ‒ the typical Nicaraguan home of this region.
The village is a perfect example of how Nicaraguan families provide for themselves using the limited resources available to them. Village life is quiet and laid back. The people are warm, friendly and welcoming.
Foreign visitors are a novelty here. If you speak any Spanish (and even if you don’t) whenever you visit the beach or pulperia (shop), chances are someone will chat to you. You may even be invited to join them fishing!
If you are able to learn some common Spanish words your experience will be enriched. Jiquilillo has no services beyond a few tiny “pulperias” selling sodas, snacks, cigarettes, beer, rum and essentials like soap.
Currently in this village there is a movement to support the locals with house building projects, a vocational school, workshops and feeding the people who live in a dump. This is one of the most heart wrenching and hear expanding experiences you will live.
Las Salinas, (Southern) Nicaragua– If we stay at this community, we will have the opportunity to visit their donor funded library where they can learn english and other skills to have better chances and getting jobs in the tourism industry that is exploding in the nearby areas.
*Volunteer opportunities vary and will be coordinated depending on the participant’s skills and the highest need in the community. These opportunities will be arranged in coordination with the NGOs working locally with the communities.
** If you feel called to bring donations, those are very appreciated, also you are welcome to donate: clothes, toys, shoes, personal health products, art and educational supplies, jewelry making tools, computers, other tools, etc.
*** You will be required to buy travel insurance that cover medical among other things while going abroad to Nicaragua or Mexico.
Retreats are 4 nights and 5 days.
Day 1: Travel- The first day is for arrivals into the capital city Managua, where all participants will meet at a near by hotel for a nice dinner and a meet and greet.
Day 2: Early in the morning we will meet for breakfast and then the entire group will travel to the retreat location, which is approximately 3 hrs by car. We will get the just in time for lunch, and to meet out hosts and surroundings… that afternoon and evening is to relax and take it all in. Massages can be booked for this day.
Day 3: The next morning we will all gather for a qigong (deep breathing and mindful meditation) then we will meet for breakfast. We will have our first mind-body-soul workshop and our first meeting with the ladies from the collective. We will also plan the rest of the days and coordinate the activities each participant wants to engage in. You will have free time to wander, take a swim in the ocean,
Day 4: Any early activities (like sunset paddle boarding, canoeing, etc) will take place very early in the morning. We will begin the day with a taichi class, followed by breakfast and then our workshop. The next service opportunity will take place right after lunch and we will have some more impact work with the community. The rest of the afternoon and evening will be for restorative integration and rejuvenation at a Eco-Lodge or Lodge in a natural setting. We will have a closing ceremony.
Day 5: We will have a taichi session followed by breakfast before we head out back to Managua to to our flights home.
Meals, accommodation, transportation to and from airport and some activities are included. Any arrivals outside of the noted time frames will be at the participant’s expense. Therefore when coordinating the air tickets participants must ensure there is plenty of time to meet with the retreat host at the agreed place and time.
Important note: Your flight is NOT included, and any arrivals or departures outside of the retreat dates will be on your own. Please ensure you have local currency with you to facilitate your moving around.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any question and we can’t wait for you to join our trip!
Some of the areas of opportunity to serve and where skills are needed:
- Languages (translator)
- Computer skills
- Massage therapy
- Personal Health
- Furniture Making
- House building
- Water and septic systems
- Surf instruction
- Water Sport instructors