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6 Days Women Only Christmas and New Year Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Caribbean Region, Colombia

Hatha and Hatha Fusion Yoga Retreat Colombia

Spoil yourself, do something different and come and join Freedom First on a women-only Christmas and New Year's yoga and walking retreat in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Colombia, South America. You will spend your nights in a shared accommodation eating delicious fresh food, practicing yoga and meditation, meeting and connecting with new people, reconnecting with yourself, and walking through nature. Let the mountains and nature regenerate you this December on a magical and unforgettable Christmas and New Year's experience.

Highlights

  • 6 Hatha yoga and meditation classes
  • A tour of Tayrona National Natural Park
  • 2 guided nature walks to a cacao farm and a local waterfall
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • Drinking water, herbal teas, and juices
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Return airport pickup

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 14

Airport transfer included: Simí³n Bolí­var International Airport

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Accommodation

On the slopes of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, surrounded by lush landscapes, unique vegetation, and one of the best climates in the tropics, is Sierra San Juan Eco Lodge. An ideal place for rest, full of tradition and charm. Live a unique experience.

You will be staying in a shared triple or quadruple accommodation.

Freedom First Travel Yoga Retreat in Colombia Itinerary

Day 1 (December 22, 2018)

  • 15:00 Airport pickup
  • Dinner

Day 2 (December 23, 2018)

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Guided walk
  • Lunch
  • Free time (massage)
  • Yoga
  • Dinner

Day 3 (December 24, 2018)

  • Breakfast
  • A tour to Tayrona National Natural Park
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4 (December 25, 2018)

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Guided walk
  • Lunch
  • Free time (massage)
  • Yoga
  • Dinner

Day 5 (December 26, 2018)

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Free time (massage)
  • Lunch
  • Free time (massage)
  • Yoga
  • Dinner

Day 6 (December 27, 2018)

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Return airport transfer

Notes: Hatha fusion is a combination of Hatha yoga and chakra energizing dance to music. Please also note that the schedule and venue are subject to change at the discretion of the teachers.

Included excursions

A visit to Tayrona Park

This is a medium to challenging level walk (approximately three hours one way). The park is located in Santa Marta, at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The park covers 12,000 hectares of land and 3,000 hectares of sea. It is home to some of Colombia’s best beaches, lagoons, wildlife, rainforest, palm trees, coves, and rich biodiversity.

The walk leads you to one of Tayrona’s many beaches, where you will stop for lunch and well-deserved beach time. Lunch is not included, however, this will give you an opportunity to try more local food and support other small businesses with your food purchase. This is a full day tour.

A guided walk to cacao farm

This is a medium level short walk through the Sierra Nevada (approximately 30 minutes one way) to an amazing farm where you will learn the various steps that go into making good quality chocolate. You will also sample the goods! This activity lasts approximately three hours.

A visit to a local waterfall

This is a medium to challenging level walk (approximately one hour one way) to a delightful, natural waterfall where you will be able to inhale the fresh mountainous air and play like a child in the waterfall. This activity lasts approximately three hours.

Instructors

Jeanette Edmead
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Jeanette is a British born yoga teacher who now resides in Colombia. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. She is fully certified by Yoga Alliance RYT 200. She is Swing yoga certified by Yogafirst U.A.E. She has studied and practiced hundreds of hours with incredibly respected facilitators worldwide. She is also a practicing Buddhist. Both yoga and Buddhism have helped Jeanette to overcome many personal challenges and grow stronger. As a plus size yogi, she is an advocate of yoga for all. She empowers people by demonstrating the inclusivity of yoga for all, whilst having fun.

Location

This yoga retreat will take place at Sierra SanJuan Eco Lodge in Santa Marta, Colombia. The peaceful eco-lodge is located in the hills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is approximately 14 kilometers away from Santa Marta center. Let yourself unwind and relax in the tranquil lush gardens while you listen to the sound of birds and the river.

Food

The retreat includes five breakfasts, four lunches, and five dinners. You will be treated to locally produced (where possible), fresh, delicious and nutritious Caribbean fusion fish, vegetarian and vegan food. There will also be plenty of herbal teas and tropical fresh fruit on offer throughout the day. Lunch at Tayrona National Park is additional.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Pescatarian
  • 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

What's included

  • 6 Hatha yoga and meditation classes
  • Medium to challenging level walk to Tayrona National Natural Park
  • 2 medium to challenging level guided nature walks inclusive of a tour to a chocolate plantation
  • 1 massage session
  • Return airport pickup from Simón Bolívar International Airport (SMR)
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • Drinking water, herbal teas, and juices
  • 5 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Any additional activities
  • Extra massages
  • Fizzy and alcoholic drinks
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch at Tayrona National Park

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Simón Bolívar International Airport (SMR). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Freedom First Travel will pick you up from the airport. The group transfer is scheduled for three p.m.

Airport: Simí³n Bolí­var International Airport Airport transfer included: Simí³n Bolí­var International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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