Wake up each morning ready to delve into your body and breathe in preparation for the amazing day ahead of exploration or relaxation! Each morning will open to a guided meditation and an intention-based Vinyasa flow practice. We will go deep in our yoga practices soaking in the nature of our surroundings.
Due to the intimate size of the group each student will receive personal attention and will be guided to their highest potential through Stephanie’s individual guidance. After the day time high of exploring and connecting with nature, our evening practices will be a combination of Yin and Restorative to ground us back down and calm the senses. Yoga Nidra will also be offered to dive more deeply inward.
Sample daily schedule
Vinyasa Flow Practice (90mins)
Free time / Excursion
Late afternoon yoga practice (Yin or Restorative)
Yoga Nidra on selected evenings
Luxury Treehouse villas surrounded by lush tropical forest with views of the Pacific.
- Queen bed or twin beds
- Writing desk
- Ensuite bathroom
- Outdoor showers & balconies
- Plunge pool
- Wifi....not that you will need it!
Everything you need to unwind, set into a perfect cozy nest.
Know before you go:
Arrival date: February 17, 2018
Departure date: February 24, 2018
Transfer from and to Managua Airport (MGA) or Costa Esmeralda (ECI)
Option #1 - Managua airport is a 2.5 hour drive to Aqua Wellness. Please plan to arrive in Managua in the morning of Feb. 17 or around noon at the latest to accomodate the group transfer and arrival before dinner at the retreat center.
Option #2 - Costa Esmeralda Airport is about 15-20 mins from Aqua Wellness. Fly into Liberia, Costa Rica and then book another flight with Sansa Airlines which will take you to Costa Esmeralda. There maybe a departure fee of $29USD for departing from Costa Rica.
Please plan to arrive at the retreat center before dinner(6pm) Check-in commences after 3pm.
Aqua Wellness will arrange for additional cars for late/early arrivals at $135 USD each way for 2-3 passengers with 1pc. of luggage each.
Stephanie Cullen, RYT 500, E-RYT-200
Through Stephanie's many years of practice; the one thing she has learned is that every moment, every day and every posture is new again.....each breath creates a new experience. It is never complete, it is always evolving.
Through her teachings she hopes to touch the hearts of her students and to introduce them to a place of bliss. A place where they can grow and be their true authentic self. In her classes you will experience a fun-loving kaleidoscope of yoga with artful alignment and creative flows.
Stephanie is inspired by many strands of yoga such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, Forrest, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra and Meditation. She is a certified Yoga Teacher and has received her 500hour professional training through Gaiatri Yoga. She also is a 300hr certified Yin Yoga Teacher and owner of Blissful Energy Yoga in Alberta, Canada. For over the past 10 years Stephanie has led classes, workshops and retreats within Canada and internationally.
Stephanie pursues yoga and outdoor adventure to strengthen her mind, body and spirit connections. She’s always excited to share these experiences with others!!!
It was through the sound knowledge, effective yoga skill and nurturing spirit of Stephanie's guidance that made this week remarkable. I watched the individuals in the group bond deeply and shed layers of emotion that were " no longer serving them" under Stephanie's guidance. We are all returning home happy and renewed and with peaceful memories that will last a lifetime. - Sandy
The "teaching" of Yoga was outstanding! Yoga is your "calling". Teaching is your "gift". I am blessed to be one of your students. - Rita
- 7 nights single or double accommodation( limit of 4 villas with twin beds, all others are queen)
- Daily yoga and meditation sessions
- 3 hour Sunset Cruise by Catamaran
- Raw chocolate making class - from cacao bean to truffle
- Hike to Pie de Gigante (neighbor village)
- Bonfire on the beach, permitting there is no turtles nesting.
- Use of snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding gear, etc.
- Three delicious gourmet meals per day (Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten free options available)
- Group transfers to and from the airport (either Managua or Costa Esmeralda via Liberia, Costa Rica)
- All government tax (15%)and resort service fee (10%)