RAD Yoga & Surf - San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Nov. 9th - 16th, 2019
With Risto Duggan, Erin Jacob, & Jim Heppner
RAD Yoga & Surf Nicaragua:
RAD Yoga Surf Retreats began in Tofino in 2009, created by Risto Duggan who wanted an action-packed getaway in a beautiful location, with like minded people and awesome food!
In 2015 Erin Jacob and Jim Heppner joined the RAD Team bringing Acro Yoga and Therapeutic Yoga to Risto’s already amazing retreats.
It was the perfect addition, creating a feeling of community, bringing people together, and adding a bunch of fun! The energy that Risto, Erin, and Jim create together at these events is second to none!
Yoga and Surfing share strong connections. The surfing paddle is “cobra pose”, the “pop” is “upward facing dog” to “warrior 2”. Timing and fluidity of movement affect your balance and accuracy. Focus, awareness, breath control and discipline must all be cultivated to reach higher states of proficiency.
Being in the ocean after a strong Rocket/ Ashtanga morning practice feels incredible! Then coming back to a fun Acro class and healing Yin class..... Add nutrient dense locally sourced meals, and you have the main schedule of RAD Yoga Surf Retreats.
This will be the 4th Retreat at Costa Dulce Resort near San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Costa Dulce is an absolute gem with it’s network of ocean and jungle view bungalows, private surfing beach, spacious yoga shala, and delicious food made fresh with love. Daily excursions (waterfall hike, Turtle Sanctuary, San Juan Del Sur trip, salsa lessons, Spanish classes, beach bonfire, & surf instruction) along with Rocket/ Ashtanga, Acro, Yin, and Surfing; get ready for a week in paradise!
Power Practice w/Risto - Risto began teaching in 2007. He has evolved from Power to Flow to Rocket / Ashtanga and Yin. The morning practice is Rocket / Ashtanga .... Very alignment based, strong, healing “all levels” practice.
Evening Acro Yoga w/ Erin & Jim - Erin and Jim make the evening Acro classes enjoyable, hilarious, and so very safe. The Acro usually surprises people. Many patrons leave blown away at how much they loved the Acro, and can’t wait to find a class so they can come back with new skills.
Yin Yoga w/ Risto: Risto has had a lot of broken bones, from his previous sporting life and learned a ton of healing techniques. His Yin classes are very healing and the perfect compliment to the strong morning practice.
Therapeutic Yoga w/ Erin & Jim - Erin is a Therapeutic Yoga Master and is always available for privates or just healing advice.
ACCOMODATIONS FOR 7 NIGHTS, 8 DAYS
90 MIN. ROCKET/ASHTANGA YOGA EVERY MORNING
ACRO / YIN / THERAPEUTIC YOGA EVERY EVENING
4 HEALTHY MEALS, SNACKS, COFFEE AND TEA, PREPARED FOR YOU WITH LOVE EVERYDAY
FREE EXCURSION TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL JUNGLE WATERFALL YOU’LL EVER SEE!
1 FREE MASSAGE FOR EACH PARTICIPANT
PRICES RANGING STARTING FROM $1475 US
SURF LESSONS ($20)
BOARD RENTALS ($10 PER DAY)
MASSAGES ($30 EACH)
OPTIONAL TOURS AND ACTIVITIES
PERSONAL ROOM CHARGES (BAR, DRINKS, ETC.)
GRATUITIES FOR RESORT STAFF
TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM AIRPORT (WE CAN ARRANGE)
What Your Days Will Look Like...
6:00 AM: Fruit & Coffee
7:00 AM: Power Yoga
9:00 AM: Breakfast
Free time or surf lesson...
1:30 PM: Lunch
Afternoon excursions, beach time, surf lesson, relaxing massage...
4:00 PM: Acro Yoga
5:00 PM: Therapeutic Yin Yoga
6:30 PM: Dinner
Costa Dulce, Where wellness meets natural playground. Retreat to nature, the jungle, and the beach at Costa Dulce Eco-Resort and Retreat Center. Natural living meets rustic luxury. True relaxation and tranquility. Costa Dulce Hotel has grown organically, integrating itself with the surrounding natural environment. They are committed to a grass-roots approach to tourism and a more sustainable future through improving the social, economic and environmental well being of the surrounding communities.
Located on Playa Escameca Grande Costa Dulce is truly immersed in nature. Costa Dulce is ideal for all travellers looking to enjoy good company in a relaxed, safe, and healthy environment. Come and connect with nature, and the community that is Costa Dulce.
Nestled through a series of winding stone pathways and staircases you will find individual beach bungalows through the hillside and down onto the beach. Some rooms are perfect for traveller flying solo, while others can accomodate 2, 3, or even 4 friends. Early bird pricing offered to only the first 6 registrants. Accomodation preferences will be filled on a first come first serve basis, so please register early to avoid dissapointment:
Price for Triple / Quad Occupancy:
$1420 EARLY BIRD - $1550 EACH REGULAR
Price for Double Occupancy:
$1620 EARLY BIRD - $1750 EACH REGULAR
Price for Single Occupancy:
$2300 EARLY BIRD - $2500 REGULAR
Risto is a physical power yoga teacher with a positive vibe. His yoga practice has helped him recover from a lot of damage and broken bones. A former multi-sport athlete / coach, dancer, and actor. Risto keeps it funky, flowing and strong! He credits his training to Eoin Finn, Dustin Fruson, Geoff Mackenzie, Ryan Leier, Natalie Rousseau, Christine Price-Clarke, Jolene Bayda, Slava Goloubov and Danny Paradise. Risto teaches power, rocket, ashtanga, and yin. He focuses on alignment, bandhas, breath and growing together. A full time teacher since 2007 in Vancouver, B.C, Risto is known for his positive vibe, building strength, and funky classes.
His mantra: “Practice and breathe with balance and grace... less struggle more surrender..less ego, more compassion.”
About Erin and Jim
Erin has been studying yoga for 15 years, and founded Centered Within Yoga in 2008. She is an E-RYT500 specializing in Therapeutic Care. She found her passion in teaching others about the healing powers which exist inherently within us all. She enjoys Acro-Yoga and the chance to have some fun connecting, laughing, and enjoying time spent with her community. Jim began his movement practice in the world of traditional martial arts. After training and teaching for 20 years he found his love for yoga after attending his first Acro class. Before long he found himself addicted to yoga and having all kinds of fun. He completed his RYT200, Acro, & Rocket Yoga teacher trainings. Jim’s great sense of humor, enthusiasm, and attention to detail make his class an experience like no other.
The Fine Print
All prices are in USD. Flight is not included.
Deposit of 50% is due upon registration to reserve your spot. Remaining balance is due by August 1, 2019. You will receive an email with a link to pay balance.
Deposits are non-refundable.
Early Bird Pricing applies to only the first 6 registrants.
If booking double, triple or quadruple occupancy, please email us with the names of your other parties after booking to ensure you are booked in the same room.
If you are attending alone, but are open to sharing a room with others to save costs, please pay deposit only and choose this option. We cannot guarantee this can be arranged, but we can try. If we are unable to place you in a shared room, you will be responsible to pay Single Rate ($2500).
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