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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.
During this yoga retreat, you will be accommodated at Sierra Sanjuan Ecolodge in tastefully decorated and comfortable shared bedrooms. There is no hot water at this eco-lodge.
Notes: Hatha fusion is a combination of Hatha yoga and chakra energizing dance to music. Please also note that the schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teachers.
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.
This is a 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 two hours.
This is a short walk through the Sierra Nevada (approximately 35 minutes one way) where you will enjoy a guided tour of the reserve. The reserve is inhabited by turtles, fishes, tropical plants and birds.
There are also ruins of the Tayrona culture that once lived in the Sierra Nevada mountains, many years ago. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a dip in the river. This activity lasts approximately two hours.
This is a medium 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.
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.
This yoga retreat will take place at Sierra Sanjuan Ecolodge in Santa Marta, Colombia. The peaceful eco-lodge is nestled in the hills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It is surrounded by a well-kept, idyllic, tropical garden.
This beautiful lodge is located 13 kilometers away from Santa Marta center. Let yourself unwind and relax in the tranquil, lush garden as you listen to the soothing sounds of the Manzanares river birds singing whilst you inhale the fresh mountain air, infused with exotic flowers.
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 juices, herbal tea and tropical fresh fruit on offer throughout the day. Lunch at Tayrona National Park is additional.
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.
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