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Yoga Retreat to Colombia

at La Casa Aguas Lindas

an hour outside of  Medellín

June 13-19, 2019

Led by Lauren Hemley and Natalia Ochoa

Join us for an experience of Yoga in nature on a 5-7 day retreat in the jungle! La Casa Aguas Lindas is a beautiful, humble house on the side of a little mountain in Amagá, Colombia-- about 1 hour from the city of Medellín (depending on traffic). The house is named for the beautiful spring water that runs down the mountain. To get to the house there is a 10-15 minute hike up the mountain on a path surrounded by fruit and flower trees and colorful butterflies. The house has seven bedrooms, along with two patios overlooking the lush jungle and a rooftop covered yoga shala with views of the mountains. There is also a natural pool made from water collected from the mountain. It is very peaceful and nurturing.

Your experience will include:

  • twice daily yoga practice, including meditation and restorative yoga

  • 3 meals per day plus one fresh juice/smoothie, all inspired by Ayurvedic principles

  • workshops and rituals: including a Full Moon celebration and a welcoming/closing sacred waters ritual

  • local excursions

  • community service project

  • trip to Medellín

  • swimming in the natural pool

  • nightly bonfire

Possible add-ons:

  • a private yoga session

  • massage

  • airport pickup/drop off

IMPORTANT

This trip is NOT for you if:

1. You have physical conditions  that would make it ill-advised for you to do a 10-15 minute hike up to the house. You won't have to carry your bags up and down. 

2. You are super afraid of bugs. The house is clean, but it is in the jungle! You will see bugs.

Rough Itinerary:

June 13, Day 1 (optional): 

  • Arrivals.

  • Late morning & early evening yoga practice

  • Night time bonfire

June 14, Day 2:

  • Morning yoga practice

  • More Arrivals

  • Welcome to the land "Yoga hike" with sacred waters ritual

  • Evening yoga practice

  • Night time bonfire

June 15, Day 3:

  • Morning yoga practice

  • Excursion to the town of Amagá

    • lunch at local restaurant

    • touring the farmers market

  • Restorative/slow flow yoga by the fire

June 16, Day 4:

  • Morning yoga practice

  • Excursion to Viaductor and community service project

    • tour of countryside with photo ops​

    • swimming in waterfalls

    • supporting the local community with loving service (details TBA)​​​​

  • Restorative/slow flow yoga by the fire

June 17, Day 5:

  • FULL MOON DAY

  • Morning yoga practice

  • Self love workshop with aloe treatment

  • Optional massage

  • Celebratory dinner followed by Full Moon Ritual at the pool

  • Movement, dancing, and bonfire

June 18, Day 6:

  • Morning yoga practice

  • Sacred waters ritual

  • Excursion to Medellín

    • cable car ride to Parque Arvy, a mountaintop eco park​

    • lunch at boutique vegetarian restaurant

    • hike or nature walk with picnic snack

    • shopping from local artisans 

  • Option to depart and stay in Medellín or return to Aguas Lindas

  • Restorative/slow flow yoga by the fire

June 19, Day 7 (optional):

  • Departures

  • Morning and evening yoga practice

Accommodations:

La Casa Aguas Lindas is a humble home. The rooms are not fancy but we hope that you will find them to be comfortable and peaceful. Most beds are in bunk beds, but there are limited beds that can be de-bunked upon request. If bunk beds are fine, please let us know if you need a top/bottom bunk. Single rooms may be available, please inquire for pricing.

Regular rooms included in retreat price: double occupancy, hallway bathroom

Premium Rooms $100 extra

"The Library": double occupancy with closet and jungle view, hallway bathroom

"Master Suite": triple/quadruple occupancy with en suite bathroom, jungle view, and private entrance

Pricing:

FULL 7 day retreat: $975 (June 13-19) *RECOMMENDED*

6 day retreat: $925 (arrive June 13, depart June 18 OR arrive June 14, depart June 19)

5 day retreat: $875 (arrive June 14, depart June 18)

Payments made by Venmo to @laurenhemley. Please inquire if you need another payment option.

What's included:

  • all meals, snacks

  • accommodations 

  • daily yoga, workshops, excursions

What's not included:

  • airfare or transportation to/from the airport.

  • massage and private yoga

EARLY BIRD DEAL 

Take $75 off if paid in full by May 1

Karma yoga:

Receive a partial scholarship if you are interested in helping out during the retreat. Please provide a short statement about your interest in this experience, how much scholarship you are asking for, and in what way you would like to help out.

Extras:

  • airport transport (depends on arrival time, inquire for pricing)

  • private yoga or massage session $75

  • room selection $100, see accommodations section

  • laundry $2 per load

$400 non refundable deposit to reserve your spot

Everything must be paid in full by June 7th.

Travel info:

Please book your plane tickets to/from Medellín (MDE)

There is no travel visa required for US citizens to visit Colombia

US State Department Website

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