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Barefoot Luxury Wellness Retreat in Nicaragua

Need some relief from the Covid-19 stress? It’s been a tough time for most of us. Our Nicaraguan Transformational Retreat offers you a wellness-minded experience set within a luxurious beach community and epic coastline. Your time here offers a holistic approach to nourish your mindset and create a positive shift through daily personal growth workshops, yoga, a quiet beach community, and cultural immersion.

You’ll have time and space to disconnect from your routine and reconnect with yourself. Our transformational experiences are designed for those who need time away to harness purposeful direction in their lives. Learn to value your true self and overcome mental barriers to improve and reach personal goals and endeavors, all while indulging in peaceful tranquility that only nature can provide.

In Nicaragua you will stay in modern luxurious accommodations, surrounded by positive energy, a vibrant jungle landscape, be serenaded by monkeys and exotic birds, enjoy healthy cuisine, experience revitalizing yoga, and walk along tropical beaches with a stunning coastline.

Meet the instructors

Christy
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Highlights

  • Sunrise and sunset yoga sessions
  • Intention setting and mindset shift workshops
  • Personal growth workshops to focus your energy and passion
  • 7 nights beachside accommodation
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Daily organic meals

8 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Golf course
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Yoga deck
  • Free Wi-Fi

Contemporary, comfortable and eco-friendly casitas are a brand new addition to the Hacienda Golf & Surf Beach Resort. Designed with all the creature comforts, this is a perfect property to enjoy beach-going, surf, golf, nature, relax, yoga, and spa.

The master bedroom is equipped with a queen-sized bed, comfortable linens, closet, and en-suite bathroom. The guest bedrooms are equipped with two twin beds or queen bed, comfortable linens, and a spacious closet. The two bedrooms and living room are equipped with air-conditioning.

Additional amenities include hot water, WiFi, and satellite TV. Purified drinking water and housekeeping are provided. Each eco-casita comes with reforested teak furniture and a large outdoor deck overlooking the golf course and jungle. Your stay includes access to two common area swimming pools (one at the property and the other is located at the beach club).

Program

Is this for you?

This Nicaraguan retreat is for those who seek an indulgent experience away from their routine and who crave soulful time to align their purpose. If you are:

  • An adventurous spirit
  • Craving a change in your scenery
  • A soul-searching individual
  • Seeking mindfulness
  • In need of a break, relaxation, and re-focus
  • Ready to invest in your well-being and personal growth

Then Venture Within has got you covered. This Nicaragua retreat is a luxurious get-away offering you the personal learning experience and transformation you’ve been looking for.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Arrival at your luxurious Nicaraguan Retreat
  • Orientation: Here we will review local information about Nicaragua, your surroundings, health and safety information, as well as review what you can expect to experience throughout the week.
  • Opening circle: Gathering together to connect with each other, set our intentions, and receive a gift of personal gratitude journals.
  • Welcome dinner: Enjoy a Mediterranean-style open-air restaurant on the beach serving hearty, healthy dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. A variety of gourmet dishes of fish, meat, chicken, salads, and vegetarian/vegan options are available.

Day 2

  • Morning yoga: In our intention-setting yoga class, we set our awareness to our intentions for the week. This could be to recover and recalibrate from any stress amplified from the effects of the pandemic, or your intention could be to nourish your mind, body, and soul while fully immersing in the experiences from your week ahead. The more aware you are of your intentions and your experiences, the more you can manifest deeper purpose, meaning, and fulfillment in your life.
  • Breakfast: A selection of healthy organic breakfast items to choose from.
  • Intention Setting Workshop: A guided workshop where we dig deeper into our intentions and connect with our innermost desires. What do you want to see more of in your life? What steps will you take this week to enable this change?
  • Guided meditation
  • Lunch: Lunches will include an option to create your own salad bowl or tropical sub.
  • Your free time to reflect, explore local beaches, play volleyball, or hike through the rainforest, lounge by the pool, sign up for private sessions with Master Healer Stephanie Moore (menu of services below) or spa treatments.
  • Sunset horse ride along the beach
  • Open dinner
  • Chakra Balancing Workshop with guided meditation

Day 3

  • Morning Yoga - In our yoga class this morning, we look at building a positive mindset through cultivating gratitude. In this class, we use our practice to help us connect with all that we have to be grateful for, and acknowledge the power of staying in the present moment.
  • Breakfast: A selection of healthy organic breakfast items to choose from.
  • Personal Strengthing Workshop: Acknowledging who you are and the patterns you tend to follow. The personal self-assessment in this workshop will give you insight into your own patterns of behavior. You will learn about your areas of strengths, where you have opportunities for personal growth, and how to leverage these in the future.
  • Lunch: Lunches will include an option to create your own salad bowl or tropical sub.
  • Your free time to reflect, explore local beaches, play volleyball, or hike through the rainforest, lounge by the pool, sign up for private sessions with Master Healer Stephanie Moore (menu of services below) or spa treatments.
  • Open dinner

Day 4

  • Morning Reflection: Enjoy the morning and use it as a time to reflect privately in meditation or in a journal on your own personal values. What kinds of experiences are important to you? What values are a part of your life that create meaningful moments for you? What is missing, that you can choose to focus on creating, now that you have the time and space to really connect with your own desires?
  • Breakfast: A selection of healthy organic breakfast items to choose from.
  • Reconnecting With Our Values Workshop: Our personal values shape our behaviors and our decision-making progress, so it’s important to connect and reconnect with those values when we need stability or a touchpoint, or centering when life begins to feel out of alignment with our authentic selves. This workshop walks us through a process of identifying our highest values. We learn processes in which we can ensure our values are honored so that we will achieve deeper personal fulfillment in our daily lives.
  • Lunch: Lunches will include an option to create your own salad bowl or tropical sub.
  • Tour of local Nicaragua Community: This afternoon excursion takes you by horseback or ox-cart through beautiful rolling hills for you to experience authentic Nicaraguan daily life. You’ll tour cashew farms, take part in making homemade cheeses and tortillas, and engage with friendly Nicaraguan local farmers.
  • Open dinner

Day 5

  • Morning Yoga In this yoga class we will connect to our own sense of personal growth and change. We will recognize the distance we’ve come, honor the place where we are at individually on our journeys, and focus on what aspects of our lives we wish to give attention to, and consciously aim to improve in big and small ways, every day.
  • Breakfast: A selection of healthy organic breakfast items to choose from.
  • Creating Positive Change Workshop: This workshop focuses on how you can create positive change by redesigning your in small, incremental ways each day. You will be able to create a plan to improve any area of your life: business, love, health, healing, adventure, creativity, finances, learning, and family. This workshop will allow you to identify, isolate, and create a practice that allows for incremental discovery to become an integrated part of your daily life and create positive change for the long term.
  • Lunch – Lunches will include an option to create your own salad bowl or tropical sub.
  • Volunteer at CREA: CREA is a local non-profit which inspires rural Nicaraguans through literacy, education, and leadership in youth development. Proceeds from your Retreat support this initiative. Today we will visit the education center to understand a little more about the youth development, educational outreach, and library services you’ve been able to support.
  • Open dinner

Day 6

  • Morning Reflection: Take this opportunity to sit with yourself and consider any fears or anxieties that hinder you. Investigate sources for any fear-based mindset you might carry with you when it comes to specific circumstances, such as relationships, career pursuits, or self-development.
  • Breakfast: A selection of healthy organic breakfast items to choose from.
  • Overcoming Fear Workshop: Does fear play a part in your decision-making? Does it stop you from learning or testing yourself in ways that would propel you further? Does it get in the way of change, or impede your passions? This workshop walks you through 8 steps to help you overcome fears, anxiety, and worries that hold you back. You will learn how to diminish feelings of insecurity and replace them with feelings of resolve, clarity, and confidence.
  • Lunch: Lunches will include an option to create your own salad bowl or tropical sub.
  • Your free time to reflect, explore local beaches, play volleyball, or hike through the rainforest, lounge by the pool, sign up for private sessions with Master Healer Stephanie Moore (menu of services below) or spa treatments.
  • Hike to Playa Escondida: This 1 1/2 hour hike takes you through lush jungle ending at one of the most beautiful turquoise beaches in the area. Playa Escondida’s remote sands are a preferred nesting spot for critically endangered Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles, and this protected bay offers a cool refreshing dip to enjoy after your hike.
  • Sunset yoga
  • Open dinner
  • Full Moon Cacao Ceremony with bonfire and live music

Day 7

  • Morning Reflection: Your final morning can be spent reflecting upon what you have uncovered and discovered this past week. When we set our intentions, we are activating our ability to receive and manifest the changes that we seek. There is power in cultivating your thoughts to stem from gratitude, hope, positivity, empathy, and courage. We will harness the power within to move towards a life that gives us the joy we deserve.
  • Breakfast: A selection of healthy organic breakfast items to choose from.
  • Mindset Shift Workshop and Closing Workshop: This workshop will chart our personal journey and areas of growth throughout the past week. We will reflect on the learning points and milestones we’ve achieved in personal growth and the challenges we’ve overcome. We close with a meditation to seal our experience and set up accountability strategies that will allow us to implement your newly learned perspectives into your day-to-day.
  • Lunch: Lunches will include an option to create your own salad bowl or tropical sub.
  • Your free time to reflect, explore local beaches, play volleyball, or hike through the rainforest, lounge by the pool, sign up for private sessions with Master Healer Stephanie Moore (menu of services below) or spa treatments.
  • Sunset happy hour
  • Farewell dinner: La Boquita Restaurant at Rancho Santana, overlooking a scenic rugged coastline. Boasting an open-air kitchen and terrace dining area, La Boquita serves an ever-changing line up of wood fire oven pizzas, raspas, and small plates accompanied by a selection of locally brewed craft beers, wines, and signature cocktails.

Day 8

  • Breakfast: A selection of healthy organic breakfast items to choose from.
  • Departures: Transportation to Managua provided.

Included excursions

  • Visit to CREA, a non-profit educational center this retreat supports
  • Cultural visits to local Cashew farms
  • Visit to Granada

Instructors

Christy Nichols

Location

Located within the gated grounds of Hacienda Iguana, this retreat offers a stunning private beach boasting crystal clear water and incredible sunsets. As one of Nicaragua’s most breathtaking surf beaches, its untouched beauty sits between two rugged hilltops. Immerse yourself in nature by soaking up the warm sun and exploring long sandy stretches of gorgeous coastline. Restaurants, hiking, spa treatments, and shopping are within walking distance.

Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Golf course
  • Horse riding
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Beach
  • Yoga deck

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Menu

All dietary requirements catered for including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

Healthy snacks will be available during the workshop and additional smoothies available for purchase in the afternoon at any of the local cafes.

Breakfast

Breakfasts served with local Nicaraguan coffee & fresh juices or smoothies.

Your choice of:

  • Scrambled eggs, gallo pinto, red corn tortilla, avocado and pico de gallo
  • Acai Bowl. Made from a blend of acai juice, frozen papaya, blueberries, banana with homemade granola topped with honey and almond butter.
  • Breakfast burrito made with 3 free-range eggs mixed with mozzarella cheese, potatoes, carrots, kale, ground beef, cumin and cayenne folded inside a flour tortilla served with fresh squeezed juice.
  • Two fried eggs with ranchero sauce, gallo pinto, bacon, avocado, homemade red corn tortilla served with a bowl of seasonal fruit.
  • Breakfast sandwich served with eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, and siracha served with fresh-squeezed juice and a bowl of seasonal fruit.
  • Chocolate chip or Banana pancakes. Three fluffy pancakes served with a bowl of seasonal fruit.
  • -Lunch

Choose from the salad or sandwich menu:

Create your own salad bowl.

  • Choose from a selection of organic mixed lettuce, kale or arugula.
  • Veggie toppings of cucumber, tomato, broccoli, onion, carrots, celery and beetroot.
  • Protein options include quinoa, lentils, beans, boiled eggs, tuna, chickpeas or chicken
  • Cheese options include cheddar, goat cheese, or feta
  • Fruit options include pineapple, papaya, or raisins
  • Healthy fats include almonds, avocado, or baked plantain chips
  • Dressing options are parsley and basil pesto, mustard and honey dressing, olive oil and balsamic vinegar with Italian spices, or tzatziki.
  • Each salad bowl comes piedina, homemade Italian bread

Tropical Subs:

Delicious wood-fire handmade buns with freshest local ingredients served with juice of the day.

  • El Pavo - turkey, mozzarella cheese, boiled eggs, pickles, lettuce, tomato and aioli sauce
  • El Vegano - fried eggplants, hummus, tomato, arugula, caramelized red onion and pesto.Menu
  • All dietary requirements catered for including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

Healthy snacks will be available during the workshop and additional smoothies available for purchase in the afternoon at any of the local cafes.

Included Dinners

Your retreat includes a Welcome Dinner served at Pili’s, a Mediterranean-style open-air restaurant on the beach serving hearty, healthy dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. A variety of gourmet dishes of fish, meat, chicken, salads, and vegetarian/vegan options available.

Your farewell dinner is also included and will be at La Boquita, an ambient open-air terrace overlooking the rugged coastline. La Boquita serves an ever-changing lineup of wood fire oven pizzas, raspas, and small plates accompanied by a selection of locally brewed craft beers, wines, and signature cocktails.

Open Dinners

Each eco-casita is equipped with a full kitchen for you to feel free to cook any meals in the evening if you like.

Alternatively, Venture Within would like to offer the local options for you to try:

  • Pili’s - A Mediterranean-style restaurant on the beach serving hearty, healthy dishes made with local ingredients. A variety of gourmet dishes of fish, meat, chicken, salads, and vegetarian/vegan options available. A tiki bar offers happy hour specials and a variety of tropical drinks, liquors, wine, and beers.
  • Casa Ananas - A quaint Italian restaurant offering homemade pasta, wood oven pizzas, as well as specialty nights serving burgers, Asian food, and Mexican food.
  • Don Eloy’s - A sports bar serving pizza, burgers, salads, tacos, and steaks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Optional add-on activities such as ocean-view jungle hikes, horse riding on the beach at sunset, spa & massage treatment, 9-Hole Golf course, daily afternoon volleyball & happy hour specials, surf lessons available, and bicycles or golf carts for getting around Hacienda Iguana, and surfboards available for rent.

Spa treatments

Spa treatments are available by appointment at an additional cost. There are two massage therapists and spa technicians on the property.

What's included

  • Sunrise and sunset yoga sessions
  • Transformational personal growth & wellness workshops
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Access to beach club and gym
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Safe and comfortable transportation in-country
  • Gourmet, healthy and delicious meals daily (all dietary requirements catered for); (all breakfasts, all lunches, and dinner on first and last evening of retreat)

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Dinners (except for the arrival dinner and dinner on the final night)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flights into Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) in Managua to arrive by 1 p.m. on your arrival date. Venture Within will pick you up at the airport upon arrival. If you need to fly in earlier, please get in touch with them and so that they can help you arrange for the best possible travel logistics.

Airport: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport Airport transfer included: Augusto C. Sandino International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Saturday June 19, 2021
Departure: Saturday June 26, 2021

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