Retreat - June 2017

YOGA and Magical Realism: Adventure & Mindfulness Retreat in Colombia

Culture, Nature and Yoga for Couples

Self Empowerment,

Reconnect with yourself and partner,

Inner Redesign from an Alternate Perspective,

Renewed/Refreshed World View,

Multiple Experiences: Colonial city, Jungle, Yoga, etc.

Keywords: Exotic, Exciting, Unique, Complex, Worth it, Indulgent, Relaxing, Culture, Beach/Relax and Self-Empowerment through Yoga, Breathing and Diving

Magical Colombia Yoga and Culture Retreat - Cartagena and Parque Tayrona

  • Experience the beauty of Colombia from Colonial charm to natural abundance. Your retreat will take you from the lap of luxury in Cartagena’s old city, the setting of that famous Garcia Marquez romance Love in the Time of Cholera, to the untouched natural splendor of ecohab retreats perched in the forest overlooking pristine Caribbean waters. Our retreat allows you to soak in the cultural riches of Colombia’s art, architecture, music, dance and vibrant people AND take time to retreat to the healing heart of mother nature in the Parque Tayrona, sacred to the native tribes whose ancestors inhabited the region since pre-colombian times.  This is a vacation in the full sense of the word - leave behind your daily life for an exotic location full of new sensory experiences, but also shift towards new healing and empowering habits through yoga, healthy eating and connection to nature.

  • Retreat includes: all accommodations in double occupancy rooms, transportation to and from airport and between Cartagena and the Tayrona Park, meals*, daily yoga and breathing classes, carriage ride in the old city of Cartagena,

 

PARTNER YOGA

Meditations: Gratitude, Visualization, connection to emotions and managing them

Breathing: for better communication

Asana: Partner Yoga in each practice, hands on Adjustment

Thai Massage: Series of short workshops to enrich couples' re-connection

YOGA MEANS UNION

Union with your partner

With yourself

With the World

With Nature

Cartagena

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The city was the first Spanish colony on the American continent and one of the first sanctuaries of freed African slaves in the Americas. It is currently populated by an ethnic mix representative of Colombia's own variety.

Cartagena, located on Colombia's northern coast and facing the Caribbean Sea, is the most visited city in the country by tourists. It gets extremely crowded in the December holidays and the holy week, when schools are out and most Colombians take their vacations. The city has basically two main parts where tourists go: the walled colonial city ("ciudad amurallada"), which is truly amazing and has many fancy restaurants, clubs and hotels; and a long strip of hotel towers and condos fronting onto the beach, known as Bocagrande which is the best part as one can travel to other parts of Colombia and ride jet skis. It is also nice to visit the exclusive neighborhood of Castillogrande, filled with recently built condos, places to jog, and a quiet beach to soak up some sun..

Cartagena, located on Colombia's northern coast and facing the Caribbean Sea, is the most visited city in the country by tourists. It gets extremely crowded in the December holidays and the holy week, when schools are out and most Colombians take their vacations. The city has basically two main parts where tourists go: the walled colonial city ("ciudad amurallada"), which is truly amazing and has many fancy restaurants, clubs and hotels; and a long strip of hotel towers and condos fronting onto the beach, known as Bocagrande which is the best part as one can travel to other parts of Colombia and ride jet skis. It is also nice to visit the exclusive neighborhood of Castillogrande, filled with recently built condos, places to jog, and a quiet beach to soak up some sun.



Tayrona Park

The concession of the Tayrona National Park was created in 1964 and it is located on the Caribbean Coast in the north of Colombia, only 34 km from the city of Santa Marta. it has not only an immense natural importance in this region, but it is also a cultural treasure. A long time ago, small groups of hunters and gatherers inhabited the park, and towards the VI and the VII century, both the coast and the mountain of the park were inhabited by the famous Tayrona tribe. You can admire their culture nowadays, because the Koguis, their direct descendants, as well as three other indigenous groups, still live in these areas and they maintain many of their traditions

Climate

The temperature varies between 25°C and 30°C, depending on the location and elevation. There are two rainy seasons from may to june and from september to november. The climate is temperate and hot.

 


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ITINERARY

  • Thursday arrival in Cartagena

    • Hotel check in,

    • 8pm Welcome cocktail

      • rinks and Pupus by the pool

  • Friday

    • 8-9:30am yoga

    • 9:30-11am Breakfast

    • 10-12 Castillo de San Felipe (Fortress)

    • Afternoon: Gold museum recommended PM activity

    • EXTRA OPTIONS tierra bomba boat ride with lunch

    • Fri night carriage ride included

    • Dinner - recommend (La Cevicheria)

    • After dinner

      • Mr. Bavilla - bar, dancing, live music

      • Party-Chiva?

 

  • Saturday

    • 6:30-7:30am yoga

    • 7:30 travel to Tayrona

 

  • Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues nights in Tayrona

    • Daily yoga/breathing

    • Optional diving: fun dives for cert divers, and discover scuba (EXTRA)

 

  • Wednesday travel to Cartagena

  • Wed night in Cartagena

    • Cocktails at sunset on the wall Included.

  • Thursday departure from Colombia

* Includes: Welcome dinner on the first night. Breakfast only included while in Cartagena. All meals while in Tayrona at the eco-habs.

 

  • La Cevicheria
    After walking the streets of the Old City in Cartagena, Tony heads to La Cevicheria -- a restaurant owned by Tony's good friend, Chef Jorge Escandon, that specializes in fresh Caribbean catches.
    Calle Stuart 7
    Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia


 

AIRFARE

 

LA - Panama-Cartagena

Copa Airline

Low season approx $600

High season approx $850

[Avianca flies through Bogota, longer flight, similar price]

 

NY - Panama-Cartagena

Copa Airline

Low season approx $450

High season approx $600

 

 

 

Optional

Spa Tayrona

Ecohabs Tayrona cuenta con un spa, donde podrás disfrutar de varios tratamientos para tu rostro y cuerpo, todo para tu confort y relax en un entorno privilegiado. Aqui tienes algunos de los tratamientos. Disfruta tu estancia con Spa Tayrona.

Tratamientos Lulur.Un masaje con todos los beneficios del yogour y las frutas para el equilibrio de tu piel (1.30h)$195.000

BambooTratamiento nutritivo con bamboo, para la elasticidad de tu piel (1.30 h)$175.000

Hidratación facial (50 min) $170.000

Ritual Keraia (Técnica India). Relax y estimulación de rostro y cuello para reducir stress, dolor de cabeza, ansiedad $200.000

Ritual Pies.Para pies cansados(30min) $110.000

Aromaterapia. Con extractos de aceites vegetales $220.000

Oloil. Con aceite de oliva para relajar el cuerpo. 1.30h $203.000

Si lo desea, le podemos mandar más información sobre los tratamientos