February 15 – 21, 2020
Join Laurabeth & Gloria for a wellness retreat experience at Apoyo Lodge in Nicaragua.
We include airport transfers, daily yoga, powerfully healing, delicious plant based meals, spa massage, hiking adventure, themed workshop and group artisan market & volcano tour & unlimited smoothies!
Apoyo translates to support. We collectively support each other in this sensational retreat; soothe & support our wellbeing.
Each day will be an opportunity to rejuvenate. Experience daily yoga and meditation taught on a beautiful wooden platform overlooking the lagoon and its stunning views, delicious healthy meals, desserts, herbal teas, massages, and so much more.
Discover the magic of Nicaragua, known for its jungle-clad beaches, majestic mountains, and volcanic landscapes. During this trip you will experience the best of Nicaragua by staying at the Apoyo Lagoon Natural Reserve Lodge, a truly sustainable health & wellness boutique hotel. Apoyo Lodge specializes in mindful whole plant based healing cuisine – It is the first 100% whole food plant based hotel in Nicaragua.
Lake Apoyo is an ideal location to escape the daily distractions of city life and reacquire a connection with your true self in the stillness and tranquility that the nature reserve offers. The water of the lagoon is believed to have special healing properties and is coined as “the jewel of Nicaragua.”
Enjoy group excursions to explore the beauty of Nicaragua as well as other sources of inspiration such as swimming in the lagoon, stand-up paddle boarding, napping underneath a palm tree, hiking along the greenery, catching up on your reading, or simply connecting with nature once again.
Everyone is welcome! Solo travelers, couples, groups, and all levels of yoga experience. As Apoyo translates to support, we embark on this journey together, supporting one another to rediscover our true self.
Your Retreat Includes:
- 6 Night Accommodations at Apoyo Lodge in Nicaragua
- Roundtrip Airport Shuttle
- 3 Nourishing, Mindful, Whole Food Plant-Based Meals / Day -made with fresh, local organic ingredients (free of meat, dairy, refined sugars and oils) including a natural drink with each meal
- Unlimited Made-to-order Green Juices and Nourishing smoothies from our Healthy Bar between 9am and 5pm.
- Unlimited Coconut Water, morning Herbal Tea, drinking Water, and Bananas
- 2 Yoga Classes Daily – taught by Gloria & Laurabeth on a two story lake-front palapa
- One 2-Hour Themed Workshop
- Group Excursion – 1/2 day trip to Explore Masaya’s Artisan Markets & Volcano National Park.
- Group Jungle Hike
- Relaxation Spa Massage
- Daily linens and beach towels provided.
- All Natural Products (hand soap, shampoo + conditioner made locally on Little Corn Island)
Roundtrip airfare, (fly into Managua Airport, MGA).
Travel insurance (recommended)
Any activities not listed above
Sample Daily Schedule
Tea, Water, Fresh fruit
Pranayama (Breathwork) & Morning Meditation
Free time (or workshop or group hike…)
Free time or (workshop or half day trip…)
Yoga practice (or Restorative / Yoga Nidra or Workshop).
Amazing $1185.USD! plus HST per person, triple room shared (includes airport transfers)
$1285.USD plus HST per person, double room shared accommodation (includes airport transfers)
Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of $300 USD, (per person)
Your Retreat Leaders:
Gloria Williams (CYT, Plant-Based Chef, MSW, BSW) http://soothespa.ca
is sole proprietor / director of beautiful Soothe Downtown Spa, St. John’s, NL, Canada. Her Ahimsa (do no harm) mission is a cruelty-free, environmentally responsible business / life balance. As such, she pursues ongoing wellness education that acknowledges the interconnection of the health of all beings and the planet itself. She practices the World Peace Diet; a (vegan) conscious connection with nature and all sentient beings.
Gloria’s compilation of life experiences include service industry employment, community development & mental health social work, health promotion consulting, yoga instruction, dance performance and her most recent joy; culinary arts. She has a passion for learning and a deep appreciation for these interconnected learning opportunities;
Yoga; Gloria is a Graduate of the Lotus Centre Yoga Teacher Training program (2009, NL), Further trainings include: Yoga Anatomy and Yoga Assists (2010) TAYS Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio, Creative Yoga for Children (2010) Lotus Centre, Anusara Yoga Training & Meditation Retreat (2011) Ananda Ashram; World Yoga Centre of New York, Yin Yoga Professional Teacher Training (2016) Sartori Yoga, Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (2017) Shakti Yoga, Thai Yoga massage Level 1, (2017) Lotus Palm, Thai Yoga Massage Level 2, (2018).
Chef & Nutrition Certification; Gloria is a graduate of Plant Based Nutrition; Cornel (2017), Heal & Ignite” Raw Vegan Chef Certification (2017) Pachavega, Introduction to Ayurveda: Nourishing Self Care, Kripalu (2017) Rouxbe Professional Plant-Based Chef Certification Program (2018), Life Transformation Training, Hippocrates Health Institute (2018), Food Over Medicine Facilitator Certification (2019) and Advanced Raw Food Chef Certification (2019). Gloria recognizes that the plant foods we choose to eat can be prepared in ways that preserve and even enhance how ones body will absorb the phytochemicals and nutrients to create positive change in ones system. – That plant-based nutrient-dense foods can create a supportive, nutrient strong environment that brings energy and vitality to cells and systems for prevention & healing of disease. (Visit some of Glorias’ creations at Raw on the Rock fb page.)
Natural Spa Product Education & Creation; Anarres Apothecary (2017) Esthetics Training: Spa Facials / Skin Care Consultations, Massage, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxings, Body Sugaring, Body Wraps (Certifications 2011 – ongoing)
Schools of Social Work; MSW (2003) Dalhousie University, BSW (2000) Memorial University, NL
Gloria also considers herself a hiking & travel enthusiast with her favourite holidays being yoga retreats; you are about to see why they are so ahhh-mazing!
Laurabeth Power (CYT) http://Lbyoga.ca
has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering its joys and benefits in 2004. In 2008 she had a dream of doing yoga on a beach in Thailand. The next day she cleared her schedule booked a flight and backpacked South East Asia for 3 months. It was on a this retreat she decided she wanted to spread the light and begin to teach. Ever since she has been on a life long path seeking truth and inspiring others to awaken to their fullest potential.
LB is certified in vinyasa, hatha, yin and restorative yoga, as well as, a trained meditation teacher. She founded the non profit organization, Soul Warrior Yoga for Youth that offers kids yoga teacher trainings across Newfoundland. She is a ambassador for Lululemon and loves planning unique events for the yoga community. Her favourite classes to teach are balanced with a meditative yin sequence followed by a fiery yang flow.
Off the mat she is a contemporary dancer, indie music enthusiast, mountain peek seeker, vegan foodie, kitchen dance party expert and world traveller. She wears her heart on her sleeve and always looks for the best in any situation.
To book or request further information:
e-mail: ‘Attention Gloria – Nicaragua Retreat’