Starts December 5, 2020
Ends December 8, 2020
11:00 - 11:00
El Matuy, Palomino, Colombia
This 4 day/3 night yoga retreat is an opportunity to disconnect from modern day technology, social media and the internet and connect more deeply with yourself and nature. This retreat space is pure magic, and its beauty will touch your soul. Located on the white sand beaches of Palomino, between two peaceful rivers, El Matuy is a spacious nature reserve between the mountain and the sea.
We, and El Matuy are doing all we can to make this a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable experience for you. El Matuy is following Colombian mandated protocols for biosecurity, including wearing masks in public spaces that are occupied with people, washing hands, disinfecting public spaces frequently, providing sufficient spaces to interact without close contact, and operating at low capacity.
Practice Intuitive Alignment Yoga daily, enjoy delicious Caribbean cuisine, relax on the beach, hike into tropical forest and float down the Palomino river on an inner tube and walk along virgin beaches to swimming holes in the Don’t miss this opportunity to treat yourself. Your wooden cabin on the beach is equipped with comfortable beds, an open air bathroom, candles to light your way at night, and hammocks on a private porch.
This retreat is themed to invite students to connect more deeply to ourselves, one another, and mother nature. This retreat is an invitation to immerse in the physical and spiritual practices of yoga, bringing your practice to a new level. We use natures elements, chakras, mudras and mythology to guide our physical practice, activities and meditation sessions in this retreat.
Come and experience the connection : Your heart and soul will thank you!
Arrival between 11 am and 1 pm. Kick off your shoes and settle in. We will begin with lunch on the beach, followed by some free time. We will gather for a ceremonial opening and yoga class to set intention for the weekend begin the process of reconnection. Together we will settle into our practice space and bodies, while listening deeply. We will have dinner together by candle and lamp light on the beach and get to know one another. Fall asleep to the sounds of the waves breaking on the shore.
This morning we will enjoy fruit and coffee or tea on the beach before a transformative yoga class, followed by breakfast. Today we celebrate the beauty that is around us, between us and within us. Get ready for a beautiful adventure! We will travel to meet our guide and be given inner tubes for our float down the Palomino river. We will hike 20 minutes into the tropical forest and float 1.5 hours down the river to where it meets the ocean. Return to the hotel for a delicious lunch followed by your choice of relaxation. Restorative yoga on the beach followed by dinner. Mandala painting activity in the evening.
Greet the morning with fruit and coffee or tea followed by an energizing yoga class on a beautiful platform on the beach. Today we celebrate the transformative power of agni (fire), tapas, strength and courage. Breakfast on the beach. Take some time to write this morning as we practice silence. Gaze at the sea as you enjoy a fresh lunch served on the beach under the shade of the dining palapa. This afternoon you are free to explore the beach, walk to one of the nearby rivers for a swim, or just relax on a lounge chair or hammock, soaking in the beautiful ocean view. Yoga and Yoga Nidra in the afternoon. Dinner in the evening. Bonfire and fire ceremony on the beach.
Enjoy your morning coffee and fruit on the beach, and a heart based yoga class. Today we connect with love and communication through the elements of air and sound. We will close the retreat with a Heart opening yoga class with some partner work, followed by meditation and a closing ceremony. Savor breakfast on the beach. Check out is at 11 am. If your flight isn’t until later, we will arrange for you to stay and enjoy lunch on the beach.
Transport from the Santa Marta Airport to El Matuy will take about 90 minutes, door to door. Your transfer to and from the airport is included in the price of your retreat.
Transport on December 5 will leave the Santa Marta Airport at 11 am. On December 8 we will leave El Matuy at 11 am. If needed we will arrange a second round of transport later in the day on both days.
ALL LEVELS: Please don’t hesitate to register for this retreat if you are a beginner. Eliesha teaches for all levels, and would be honored be your guide at any point along your yoga journey. Eliesha teaches how to practice with proper alignment at all levels – creating the building blocks for a beginners practice, as well as propelling more experienced students to the next level.
Eliesha offers Thai massage upon request. $90.000 COP for 90 minutes.
Early Bird Special until November 1, 2020
Early Bird – $475 USD or $1.500.000 COP Double Occupancy
$575 USD or $1.800.000 COP p/p – Double Occupancy
There is a 4 person minimum for this retreat.
If we do not have 4 people registered by November 1, we will cancel the retreat and refund your registration fee.
You may cancel your reservation prior to November 1, without penalty.
After November 1, your registration is partially refundable. We will refund 75% of your registration.
Please feel free to ask all questions. We are here to help you and make this adventure possible!
Note: We are HAPPY to arrange national flights for each person, depending on individual needs and timing for an additional cost.