with Matt Giordano in San Juan Del Sur , Nicaragua
6 nights in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
Sat Feb 27 - Fri Mar 04, 2016
Immerse yourself for a week in paradise. We will spend a week deepening our practice of yoga, relaxing on the beach and developing a joyous community of like-minded people. We will practice twice a day, varying the practices so we all feel strong and powerful in our minds and our bodies.
This retreat is appropriate for yogis of all levels, from beginners to teachers. Every student will be met at their individual experience level, as Matt Giordano guides practice in a way that will anyone to their own next level.
Every retreat with Matt is a full spectrum experience. Encounter it all: standing poses, hip openers, inversions, shoulder openers, arm balances, restorative poses, thai massage techniques and more. Alignment and technique will be layered intelligently day-to-day so that each student begins to understand their body on a new level with increased confidence! Between yoga sessions, we will enjoy freedom in nature. Relax, and enjoy time alone to reflect or journal, or spend time with your fellow retreat travelers to laugh and play, bathing in the water and on the sunny beaches. There will be time to choose your own adventure each day as well, taking advantage of the activities you can add to your agenda, including surf lessons, horseback riding, zip-lining and massage.
|7 days, 6 nights at Costa Dulce|
|Locally sourced breakfast, lunch, and dinner|
|Roundtrip ground transfers to/from Managua International Airport|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
Not included: flights to/from Managua Airport (MGA) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.
Please visit the following site for general information on Nicaragua: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/nicaragua.html
Matt (500 ERYT) gives credit to an influential figure from his teenage years--his high school art teacher-- for sparking within him the curiosity and tenacity that eventually led him to yoga. It was Eileen Walk who told Giordano: "You are not allowed to say 'I can’t.' You must rephrase to a question: 'How?'"
That inquisitive and unrelenting spirit laid the foundation for Matt to begin a devoted yoga practice. When coupled with his passion to understand the physics and subtle alignment of the body, Matt’s dharma as a teacher came into focus.
Originally from Sea Cliff, Long Island, Giordano is primarily based in Connecticut and Manhattan, where he teaches at local studios and shows off his daring side riding motorcycles along the open road. Matt is often on the go, traveling internationally to teach yoga and perform acrobatics. Well-known for his ability to guide students deeply into postures with his refined attention to detail and precise action cues, Giordano is an adept guide for all-levels students at festivals, workshops and in his weekly studio classes. His study of biomechanics and integrative mind-body techniques informs his teaching, as he draws upon wisdom from traditions of yoga, martial arts (Aikido and Tae Kwan Do), acrobatics, AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Massage. In the end, Matt inspires a humble confidence, allowing students to find ease while expanding the edge of their comfort zones.
As Giordano helps make AcroYoga a household name, the media has taken notice; featuring him in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Alignyo, Yoga Dork and on LIVE! With Kelly and Michael. Events the world over are allowing countless students the opportunity to practice with Matt. No one misses the action, as his growing digital content (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) has become another platform for Matt to share delight, technique and even the occasional appearance of his dog Tito, a Papillon and heart-melting super yogi.About Matt Giordano
Experiencing Costa Dulce with it's empty beach and amazing sunsets is really something you have to see to believe. With no other resorts or people around the days melt away and you are engulfed in complete tranquility and relaxation. It is an incredible feeling!
Costa Dulce’s yoga studio features stunning views and the soothing sounds of jungle and ocean. Monkey infused yoga sessions have been known to occur. Our 900 square foot rancho style yoga platform stands alone over-looking Escameca Nature Reserve and the beach. It also doubles as an excellent event center. WIth a large fully equipped kitchen and common area you can host dinners for up to 60 people and then dance the night away.
Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The location was spectacular! The staff at Costa Dulce were wonderful often going above and beyond. I enjoyed the Nicaraguan foods we were treated to for many of our meals. The activities offered were unique and so much fun! My only concern would be about organization/ communication of activity arrangements, whether regarding times, additional costs... Etc. Loved this trip, would do it again I. A heartbeat!!!
Great! Really lovely location and fun times in the sun!
Amazing, words are not enough to express the awesome experience!
Overall the trip was amazing. I had a great time.
The transportation to the hotel was easy to find and conveniently set up for us. Costa Dulce was not what I was expecting. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had known what I was getting into, and would have packed very differently. It was more of a hostel on the ocean than a hotel. Small rooms with no locks, screen walls, and bugs everywhere. Some rooms had bathrooms, others you'd have to walk outside to get to the bathroom, and showers were shared by several rooms. No A/C and limited airflow in the rooms lead to hot and buggy nights. The meals were good, and what seemed to be authentic Nicaraguan food-very carb heavy and little protein. There was a super convenient 'honor bar' where you could get beer, wine, rum, or soda and charge it to your room. Massages were great, on site, and super cheap. Most of the activities were done by local contractors and very well done. Horseback riding was awesome. My group and ambassador was great, but have a few more creature comforts would have been appreciated.
My trip to Costa Dulce was incredible beyond words. From the location to the food, from the yoga classes to the energy of the city, everything was perfect. The location is beautiful and very rustic, the food was some of the best I've ever had--each meal was more delicious than the one before, and the yoga itself was absolutely amazing. Massages, surfing, and nature walks were wonderful too. Would recommend and definitely travel there again.
This trip exceeded my expectations in every way. Costa Dulce is a beautiful, peaceful place staffed with kind and caring people! Emma and Jess's yoga and meditation instruction was top-notch. We had a BLAST!
The retreat location was great, rustic, but that was to be expected. Food was fantastic, they were wonderful about accommodating dietary restrictions and the place was so relaxing.
My group and I loved Costa Dulce and the staff! The location was idyllic and I could not have asked for a better retreat venue and participants who joined.
Happy to have found this laid back resort. I would recommend this resort to anyone looking for a safe place to enjoy Nicaragua. The staff went over and beyond my expectations. Much to do or do nothing you will enjoy this place.
This trip was absolutely wonderful. The staff at the resort was so friendly, the food was delicious, and the location was something out of a fantasy.
This retreat was amazing! Costa Dulce is a one of a kind location with an amazing staff. Also the food every day was super fresh and health. We all looked forward to the smoothie of the day each morning!
We had an amazing time at Costa Dulce. The food and accommodations were excellent, and the staff were great. We so enjoyed the fact that it was an eco-resort and blended into the jungle and ocean surroundings. It was the perfect place to unplug, recharge, practice yoga, meditate and just relax. Definitely a special place!
The trip was amazing. Costa Dolce is a beautiful place, and the staff was great. I would recommend this place to anyone.
Absolutely incredible trip. Costa Dulce is even more stunning than the photos and a perfect location for a retreat. All of the staff and owners are super helpful, approachable, and a pleasure to interact with. The proximity to the beach, views from the rooms and the yoga shala are second to none. Costa Dulce sits on its own private beach (which is massive) and offers plenty to do - from swimming, surfing, paddleboarding in the lagoon, reading in a shady hammock, horseback riding, etc. The food was amazing and they managed to accomodate an extensive range of food allergies/preferences and offered healthy, fresh meals. I would give the trip 6 stars if I could.
Just one word: paradise. Thank you for an amazing trip!
had the best time in a gorgeous location, being so close to the ocean and isolated from everthing is the best feeling. The team there is very welcoming and attentive to every detail
Very nice location, closest thing to paradise. Staff, food and managers were great. Yoga classes with the very dedicated Asami were soooo cool and demanding at the same time. I can't see how a retreat could be better executed.
The trip was amazing. I signed up because Asami is a wonderful teacher, and the entire trip exceeded my expectations. The yoga was a great combination of meditation, flow and yin, learning new postures and doing affirmations with partners. Costa Dulce was very accommodating for the airport shuttle, dietary restrictions (the food was incredible!), and many different activities. It was just the right combination of high quality but laid back, activities to choose from but time to relax, nice rooms and bar/lounge, the waves and sunsets were beautiful. A couple we met there said they had stayed at other places in Nicaragua before Costa Dulce and there was simply no comparison. Thank you Asami, Kit and Tyson!
Costa dulce is off the beaten path and well worth the trek. Gorgeous beaches, quaint bungalows with amazing views, the food was fresh and healthy. Yoga with Cass and Caitlin was fun, relaxing and the views in the studio overlooking the ocean were like no other! Overall I had an amazing experience.
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