Nicaragua – A Guided Retreat
8 days of Rest & Cultural Engagement
October 8-15, 2017
On this Retreat
Enjoy being with others who share your desire to rest in balance with adventure and connection. Removed from daily routines, we play in nature and explore a meditation practice. At the core of our program is taking time to sit and talk with Nicaraguan people and one another. Experience the wonder of the local markets, tour the lovely islands of Lake Nicaragua, and learn about the history of pottery-making with a family of artists. Our adventure culminates with 2 glorious days by the Pacific.
Rest and adventure awaits!
Your Retreat Includes
All accommodations within host country: Room in retreat/guest house (4 nights) Laguna/Granada house, San Juan/Managua hotels (3 nights)
Meals while at retreat house and breakfast daily.
Airport pick up and drop off
Motorcoach Transportation throughout tour
Orientation to tour areas
24-hour host/travel guide access
Excursions: Las Isletas, Volcano Masaya, Pottery-making demo, Horseback riding or Tree-top canopy tour, and more…
Flights to Managua from your host country and all other associated air taxes, ticket fees, country entry and departure taxes
Medical and Travel Insurance (mandatory)
Visa and Passport fees, Gratuities, personal expenses, and lunches and dinners when not in homestays
You should be prepared for some light physical activity like climbing stairs, walking up to a 1/4 mile, in 90°F + temperatures.
Passports are required, must be valid for six months after your return date.
Day 1 – Laguna de Apoyo. Get away from life as you know it. This tranquil freshwater lake sits in a paradise jungle. Relax in your hammock as monkeys call above. Swim in the lake’s refreshing crystal waters, sip smoothies of local fruits and dine on traditional Nica meals. Daily meditation and reflection. Visit a traditional home and a potter at the local artisan market.
Meet Your Guides
Martha Nieset has a MS in Rural Sociology focused on communities and social change. Two years ago she moved to Granada, Nicaragua with her then 7 year old son. They both studied Spanish, engaged in the culture and community and adventured around the country. During that time Martha worked with VivaNicaragua!-Center for Social Justice and Cultural Understanding connecting university students in service, cultural engagement and learning opportunities in the Granada community. It was then that she realized her love for this work and founded Nicaragua Immersion, with a mission to connect others who want to make friends in the community, learn Spanish, experience Nicaraguan culture, and its natural wonders up close.
Sara Provenzale has a MA in Spanish specializing in Latin American cultures. She has traveled extensively in Nicaragua and developed a deep love and respect for the Nicaraguan people. One of her favorite activities is talking to people of all sorts, and learning yet another way to see and engage in our wide world. For the past six years she has been working with Women (inclusive) Generating on somatic practices to support women in feeling their worth and belonging, understanding social systems that shape them and moving forward with their own passion and vision. More recently she started a sangha (Buddhist community based on meditation). The Mud Lotus Sangha holds that we must be in the muck, of ourselves and our world, because it is out of this that flowers can bloom. Sara is delighted to be doing two of her favorite things with Nicaragua Immersion: traveling and teaching/supporting folks in meditation practice.
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We welcome people of all ages! Join us with a partner, friend, or solo. Ask about our group rates for 3 or more. Payment plans available.
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SPACE IS LIMITED!
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