Electric Relaxation

with Josie Schweitzer in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

From $1595 Per person

6 nights in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua
Sat Jun 25 - Fri Jul 01, 2016

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Do not come here to "check out." Come here to "check in."

- Josie Schweitzer



The day will begin with a led meditation followed by a vinyasa practice.

The afternoons are for YOU.

We will explore with some photography and writing as well. (A smart phone will do.) 

We will end out the day with an evening practice just before dinner.

This is a place to explore your surroundings as well as yourself.



What's Included


7 days 6 nights at Maderas Village


Three meals daily + drinks (alcohol + juices)


Daily Vinyasa yoga and meditation.

Airport Transfers

Transport to/from Managua International Airport in Nicaraga


Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Optional Activities

Catamaran, Disc Golf and Cherrangas, Surfing, Yoga, Horseback Riding, Explore Masaya, Dinner in San Juan, Deep Sea Fishing

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Managua International Airport (MGA) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

Traveling to Nicaragua

Please visit the following site for general information on Nicaragua: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/nicaragua.html

The Instructor

Josie Schweitzer
Yoga Ambassador

Josie Schweitzer is a yoga instructor who teaches as a way to give voice to the truth of our experience and existence.

A longtime runner, Josie found the stretching and sweating of yoga instantly familiar, but it was the way it deeply resonated with her mind and body that kept her coming back to the mat. The holds and postures shifted her thinking and unlocked stagnant emotions, reminding Josie what it really meant to feel alive.

After practicing for just a short while, she quickly went on to complete her 200-hour teacher training in Costa Rica in 2011, and soon after opened Thank Yoga Studio in Columbus, Ohio. She has since completed her 500-hour teacher training with Yoga Works in New York City in 2013, and currently leads 200-hour teacher trainings she has structured and developed as her own.

Today, Josie teaches vinyasa style classes with a heavy focus on alignment and breath. She chooses her words carefully to offer guidance without coddling her students, so they are not rushed through their personal learning process. Each sequence is artfully crafted with intention and intelligence, providing a cohesive structure for an eye-opening, transformative truth seeking journey.

Yoga with Josie transcends the concept of a workout. Fusing the physical with the mental and emotional, Josie empowers her students through the practice to push past self-doubt and fear, and trust the abundance of strength that lies within.

Josie was voted one of Columbus’ top yoga instructors and featured on the cover of the April 2015 Shape Issue of Columbus Monthly, whose readers ranked her studio Thank Yoga among the top three best yoga studios in 2013, 2014 and 2015. An alumni Lululemon ambassador, Josie continues to teach events for their brand and community. You can find her published writing on elephant journal.

About Josie Schweitzer


Maderas Village

With great intention, we’ve made a home for the modern traveler, for thinkers and doers and all of their interesting associates. In fully recognizing that it’s always the individuals that make an experience, we take great pride in our ability to attract and cultivate a community of characters, of movers and shakers, creative professionals, students, travelers, business savants, entrepreneurs, and everyone else in between.

Here, guests are encouraged to do what feels right – be it relax and unwind, tackle a new project, or simply gain inspiration from the people and world in a new setting. Everything from the furniture in the rooms, to the art on the walls and the music in the air, to the ingredients in the kitchen – all of it has been influenced and shaped by both the natural world around us and the lives of our international travelers.

We’ve tackled the essentials (good people, good food, and WiFi), balancing design, comfort, and simple luxuries to ensure that all you really need to think about is what you really need to think about.


  • Beach
  • Classroom/Deck for Yoga & Fitness
  • Airport Transportation
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Ensuite Bathrooms
  • Accessible kitchen for guest cooking classes

Pricing Per Person

  • Danni
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 27 2017

Heaven. The yoga, the new friends, the wildlife, the staff, the setting. I loved every moment. A transformative trip.

  • Amy
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 26 2017

So incredible that it is difficult to put into words. Beautiful accommodation, all very well organised, amazing people and good communication beforehand.

  • Ericka
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 26 2017

My trip was so amazing! It was profound and transformative and such an incredible time in a wonderful location

  • Josie
  • Ambassador
  • Jul 19 2016


  • katie
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 07 2016

jungle yoga + beautiful beaches + good people = best trip, all around! the vibe at maderas was definitely electrifying + chill...all at once. we got to experience nica in the coolest way possible.

  • Len
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 03 2016

This trip was all about the people, who I ended up loving. Our crew just ran deep and it was an incredible experience. The service here was warm and welcoming from the beginning to the end. The kitchen staff works incredibly hard and they are wonderful characters. Get to know them. From an objective view, Maderas Village is designed well for community-building. There are plenty of communal hang out spots, and the soul of the place starts from the dining area with its giant dinner tables. It's where conversations take place into the early morning. If your focus is wanting a pool or AC, you might have to look elsewhere.

  • Andrea
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 02 2016

Absolutely amazing! Maderas village is beautiful and the staff was so friendly. I would definitely recommend Maderas and I would love to go back!

  • Tina
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 27 2016

  • Lydia
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 25 2016

This trip was absolutely amazing. Everything was organized from start to finish and it was so nice to just book my flight and have everything else taken care of. I appreciated that there was a bit of a schedule but also lots of time to do as I pleased. This was a very special week for me and I am very grateful to Trip Tribe and to Mark especially for coordinating it!

  • Mariya
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 21 2016

Ah-mazing. Gorgeous surroundings, remarkable service, and delightful souls. I will cherish the memories as the most heart-felt adventure I've experienced. (The only teensy drawback for me was the remoteness; I'm finding my taste for *rugged* decreasing as my age increases!)

  • Stephanie
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 21 2016

A magical retreat in the lushness of Nicaragua, complete with butterflies, baby monkeys and dolphins. Seriously. The trip was profoundly beautiful in every way and left me asking for nothing except more time. Our Trip Tribe coordinator, Mark, was outstanding and an absolute stalwart. A pricey endeavor to be sure, but worth every penny.

  • Sam
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 20 2016

I had a great time! It really is all about the group. Wonderful people. The meals and accommodations were excellent. The fact that food and booze were included was awesome. The location itself was beautiful, albeit difficult to get to (thank goodness for the transportation). That, however, would be my only "complaint." Overall, an incredible experience. Would definitely book with Trip Tribe again.

  • Louise
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 20 2016

The retreat was amazing - as soon as we got there I felt right at home. The location was amazing, transportation great and honestly I couldn't knock it at all.

  • Bri
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 19 2016

This was an overall great experience. Thank you trip tribe!

  • Jill
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 19 2016

An excellent trip. Beautiful location, great company and yoga on tap. Absolutely loved it from start to finish.

  • Ellie
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 19 2016

AWESOME!!! Good choice Mark (triptribe), Adriene, Chris & Jeff. Perfect location, fabulous accommodation, inspiring yoga, fun extra activities and wonderfully unique people made for a truly magical experience. I loved every single minute.

  • Andrea
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 19 2016

Excelente! I really enjoyed myself and would do it again in a heart beat. Everything was perfect!

  • Kyle
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 18 2016

The Maderas Village is an incredible place to visit and relax. The staff were very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with. Wasn't expecting this community to have wifi throughout (awesome).

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