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Have your next Yoga Retreat in Colombia! Experience a new, wonderful culture and immerse yourself in both relaxation and adventure!

Below you will find a list of our past and upcoming Colombia Yoga Retreats at Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort.

 

UPCOMING RETREATS & TRAININGS

 

SELF REALIZATION & EMPOWERMENT YOGA RETREAT WITH LOREN LOTUS & KELLY PENDER – JUlY 24 – 29

 

 

Retreat YOGA + SEA + RELAX – with Andres Salcedo May 11 – May 15 – 2017

 

Join us for this incomparable yoga retreat , disconnect from the hectic world and appreciate the simpler things in life. Find harmony with mother earth as she offers up the sun, empty virgin beaches, fresh salt air and unforgettable panoramic seascapes. Escape for a while to life by the sea. Feel the raw energy of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Discover peace on empty, white sand beaches. Rise with the sun over the Caribbean and fall asleep counting falling stars in the Milky Way.

Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in Colombia, South America. The resort lies at the foothills of the impressive and magical Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world’s highest Coastal Mountain Range. This area is referred to as the Heart of the world, not only because of it’s geographical location, but more importantly because every single ecosystem exists and thrives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
 
About Andres:
Born in the magical land of Colombia, Andres has been practicing Yoga for almost 30 years, besides traveling and studying intensively in India, Andres is an accomplished yoga teacher, retreat facilitator and Kirtan leader worldwide based in Los Angeles, CA. Andres is the founder of Power Soul Yoga a dynamic, a soulful and well rounded approach into the science of Yoga. His teaching style promotes equanimity, traveling through the principles of Yoga as a therapy, empowering students to trust their own experience with sensitivity and intimacy, and merging the ancient and sacred with the contemporary.

Andres has been an innovator creating an organic and uplifting fusion between the genuine essence of Kirtan (chanting) and contemporary rhythms. As described by iconic Kirtan leader Jai Uttal, “Andres’ Kirtan style is charged with stirring beats that help to find the way home to the great heart.” He has also been named “ The Lion of Bhakti Yoga” delivering a brave and soulful approach through his Kirtans.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
• 5 Day Yoga retreat at Gitana del Mar
• Accommodations
• 3 Organic fresh meals per day
• 2 Daily Yoga Classes
• Daily Meditation session
• Daily Pranayama (Breathing exercises)
• Night Kirtan (Chanting) sessions
• Beach excursions
• Airport transfers
ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND GITANA DEL MAR:
• Massage and therapeutic baths
• Kayaking/Stand Up Paddleboarding
• Hiking
• River Tubing
• Horseback riding
• Private Scuba Diving Excursions
Cost:
Bungalow Suite: 1 queen + 1 twin –
$1500 per person (2 person room)
Standard Bungalow: 3 single beds –
$1300 per person (3 person room)
non-refundable $400 deposit
* AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

This retreat fills up quick, limited space • FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE •
For registration and details please e-mail at:
bliss@powersoulyoga.com

 

MARCH 12 – 19, 2017 – EMPOWER YOGA RETREAT WITH CARRIE COPPOLA

 

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Ready for an adventure, a global experience of self . . . join Carrie in Colombia

The yoga shala is calling!

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March 12 – 19, 2017

Traveling from Cartagena to Santa Marta we will find a home at the stunning Gitana del Mar. For five days our windows will be the open, unguarded sea, our doorways the ever moving tide.

In the open arms of that space, we will begin to find our ground of inquiry. The open air practices of pranayama, meditation, asana will guide us to connect to new strength, new gentleness, to experience our own natural rhythm. Basking in the golden sunlight in the ever infinite sky we will connect to our brilliant light, the boundless space of our heart, and find a voice that supports our inner truth.

Our outer exploration will lead us on a float down the Rio Don Diego arriving on the blessed ground where the river meets the sea. We will swim in the pure pools of Pozo Cacique Mendihuaca, surrounded by the walls of nature. Each adventure gives us a taste of the beauty and sanctity of this land and its culture.

Receiving a sacred cleansing and blessing from indigenous chief, Mamo Kogui, we will let the land, the place we find ourselves, inform us of how to bring our inner discoveries more fully in the world.

Saying goodbye to Gitana del Mar we will travel back to Cartagena and spend our last days exploring the colorful vibrancy of the Old City. This new ground of exploration, will lead us to realize our place of belonging is where we find ourselves in the present.

A beautiful, powerful journey is before you if you choose in to this adventure!

$1,995 for entire retreat! $250 deposit* will hold your space Includes:

5 nights at Gitana del Mar, all inclusive
2 nights stay in Cartegena, breakfast included
All Transporation to and from Gitana del Mar
Excursion- adventures – Rio Don Diego/ Pozo Cacique Mendihuaca/blessing Yoga, pranayama, meditation – daily morning, afternoon and evening practices

*deposit is non-refundable/retreat does not include airfare nor meals in Cartegena

Everyone is welcome!

 

 

MARCH 6-11, 2017 – SELF-REALIZATION & EMPOWERMENT YOGA RETREAT WITH LOREN LOTUS & BEATRIZ BONNIN

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FEBRUARY 1 – 7, 2017 – WOMEN’S SELF-CARE RETREAT WITH MELISSA RENZI OF EARTHFOODYOGA.COM

 

 

 

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PAST RETREATS 

 

YOGA & PILATES RETREAT APRIL 23-28, 2016

 

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Yoga, Pilates & Retreat on the beaches of Tayrona Colombia 

with Lacey Daunt at Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort

April 23-28th 2016

$1,250 USD per person / 5 nights 6 Days Double Occupancy

All inclusive  (Air Travel Not Included)

Join us in the heart of the world for a rejuvenating Yoga & Pilates Retreat, fresh and healthy meals, eco-adventures, beach spa relaxation, wellness classes and plenty of tropical sun! 

During your free time you can enjoy the expansive beach, play volleyball, enjoy a massage, read in a hammock, have a private consultation with Lacey & explore the wild & untouched nature of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Retreat includes:

  • Daily Yoga & Pilates classes by Lacey Daunt
  • 5 nights accommodation in eco-chic bungalows at Gitana del Mar Resort
  • Shuttle Van Transports to / from Cartagena Airport
  • 3 delicious, healthy meals per day
  • Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Adventure
  • Day Trip to National Park Tayrona
  • Nature hike to sacred Waterfall & Lagoon
  • River Tubing Adventure
  • Nutritional health vegan workshop
  • One massage or coconut scrub at beach spa

Spots are limited….For more info please email –  info@gitanadelmar.com.co

WELNESS RETREAT WITH ASHLEY PEELER – JANUARY 25-30, 2016

 

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This retreat is specifically designed for people who want to get away from their day-to-day lives, improve their well-being through exercise and healthy eating, and discover another slice of paradise. This goes together with a certified Wellness Coach who will provide you with the skill-sets to mold good habits to take back with you while having fun.

If your upcoming Resolutions involve becoming fitter or healthier, then why not treat yourself to a Wellness Retreat on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Imagine waking up to the sound of the birds, or the sea, eating local, organic food while being outdoors and exercising daily. We start our 6 days with a guided morning meditation, followed by a delicious Colombian breakfast. An hour later we are moving to the beat on the beach for an hour. The rest of the day is yours. Every afternoon there will be another outdoor activity such as kayaking, hiking or gathering driftwood for the bonfire (involving movement and strength while having fun) as well as a free daily lectures on various subjects such as, keeping your life toxin free, the importance of heart rate… 5 days later, rejuvenated, fit and ready, you return and hit the ground running.

Ashley is a lifelong learner who comes from a background of Health and Wellness. A certified personal trainer and Wellness Coach, her approach is simple. By focusing on functional movements that help your day-to-day life, you grow stronger through safe exercises- incorporating body weight, equipment and reinforcing neuromuscular efficiency. She began Retreats as a way to escape from the daily grind, go to exotic places, learn about other cultures, get fit, and live well. She currently lives in Miami with her husband, son and dog and just completed an Olympic triathlon in September.

Included

  • 5 nights accommodation in eco-chic bungalows with private bathrooms
  • 3 daily delicious, gourmet, farm to table meals
  • Airport Transport to and from hotel (2.5 hours from Barranquilla, 4.5 hours from Cartagena**[1])
  • Daily guided exercise and meditation (that includes a morning workout and afternoon outdoor activity)
  • Lectures on nutrition, how to use your heart rate to your advantage and other aspects of improving your life

Price: Early Bird Special Rate!!!!!!!

Book by November 15 and pay only $1500 for everything but airfare

After November 15 the regular rate will be $1750.

**An additional fee will be added for transport to/from Cartagena

Wanna bring a friend or partner? Get half off the regular rate if you include one you love

In need of a Christmas/Hannukah detox? Wanna give the gift that keeps on giving? Surprise your partner with a trip to Colombia or ask your family for this special treat.

 

YOGA IN COLOMBIA WITH KIMBERLY LARKIN – FEBRUARY 7 – 13, 2016
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For more information contact Kimberly – kimlarkinyoga.com & klarkinyoga@gmail.com

 

MAY 28 – 31, 2015

YOGA & DETOX EN TAYRONA con LANY AREVALO & PATRICIA CARDONA

 

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Desintoxicación – Relajación – Meditación – Posturas 

 

Limpia tu cuerpo, Aclara tu mente

Recarga tu energía y aprende a llevar el yoga a tu vida diaria

                                                                                                               

4 dias , 3 noches para  desintoxicarte y conectarte con tu Ser interior a través de prácticas de purificación

y meditaciones en los principios filosóficos  del Yoga en un  hermoso lugar en las playas de la

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

 

Practicaremos:

 

Shatkarmas

Estas son prácticas muy simples  que eliminan tóxinas del tracto digestivo, de las fosas nasales y de los ojos purificando no solo el cuerpo físico sino también  el cuerpo mental, emocional y energético.

 

El yoga despierta tu SER, balanceando y purificando la energía en el cuerpo. Las posturas te dan flexibilidad y fortaleza. Con los “Shatkarmas” o técnicas de limpieza puedes profundizar un poco más en tu practica pues son básicos del Hatha Yoga para limpiar el cuerpo internamente.

 

Meditación en Yamas y Niyamas

Realizaemos prácticas de meditación donde  nos acercaremos a los principios filosóficos del Yoga para aplicarlos en tu vida diaria.

 

Y otras prácticas de yoga…

Además realizaremos Asanas (posturas físicas), Pranayama (ejercicios de respiración), Yoga Nidra (Relajación profunda) y canto de mantras para conectarnos y armonizar con  nuestros cuerpos más sútiles.

 

Tendremos  tiempo para hacer caminatas a la playa, las cascadas, el río y momentos para descansar en  hamaca,  leer un libro, adelantar el diario o disfrutar del sol en la playa.

 

Lugar:

Hotel Boutique “Gitana del Mar”, ubicado en las playas vírgenes cerca al parque Tayrona, donde la energía sagrada y de sanación de la Sierra Nevada limpian y purifican el Ser, complementando así las prácticas.

http://gitanadelmar.com.co/es/

 

Profesoras: 

Patricia Cardona / Shalini

Practicante de Meditación Trascendental desde mediados de la década de los 80’s.  Comenzó practicas de yoga integral en 1995 en la Academia de Yoga Satyananda y se certificó, allí mismo, como profesora a comienzos del 2000. Desde entonces se ha dedicado a la enseñanza y aprendizaje del yoga integral tanto en India como en Colombia.   Organizadora de retiros de yoga en el Caribe desde el 2013.

 

Lany Arévalo / Shivalila

Practicante de  yoga desde el 1999.  En el 2004 empezó su formación como profesora de Satyananda Yoga con un entrenamiento de duración de 3 años en Bihar School of Yoga en India y Satyananda Yoga Academy en Australia.  Su formación como profesora la ha completado viviendo en ashrams y estudiando yoga en India, Australia y Colombia con distintas escuelas y profesores. Desde el 2013 organiza retiros con diferentes profesores de yoga en el Caribe Colombiano.

 

Precio especial antes del 17 de Abril

Incluye

Seminario

Alimentación

Alojamiento

Transporte de Santa Marta al Tayrona, ida y regreso.

Este retiro no requiere experiencia previa en yoga. 

Si eres un estudiante avanzado podrás profundizar en la práctica o retomarla. 

Cupos limitados.

 

Informes:

Lany Arévalo  321 4507359

Patricia Cardona 300 2039662

Correo electrónico : retirosyoga@rocketmail.com


 

JULY 12 – 18th, 2015

YOGA & CREATIVE IMMERSION RETREAT WITH LYN GIRDLER (USA)

More info – http://www.loveyourselfnaturally.com/yoga-writing-retreats/colombia-yoga-writing-retreat/

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Yoga & Creative Immersion Retreat
Our week together will be a perfect mix of yoga, meditation, writing exercises, cultural immersion and private time.  Time to relax and indulge your senses in a quality of freedom not easily accessed in the midst of our over scheduled lives.  The responsibilities of home will take a different position on your list of priorities while you spend the week immersed in self-study and gratitude.  Yes, you will feel utterly grateful you made the decision to come on this retreat and honor the virtues of taking a break from routine to indulge in something new.  Resetting your internal odometer and slowing the pace down for a week will ignite a passion to return to your sacred self.
 

Yoga; It’s a Vinyasa style practice; diverse and interesting.  Each day will be a different kind of practice that will be dictated to the energy of the group.  All levels are welcome but it will be easier if you have had some experience of yoga.  Absolute beginners will need to contact me before coming on the retreat (and I mean absolute beginner as being those who’ve never done a downdog or touched their toes in their life).  Those with some experience of yoga, but not a confident practice, will be well looked after and supported.  And those with a strong practice will find themselves in good company.  Please contact me if you suffer any injuries.

Meditation: Inspired by the Goddesses, I bring the stories and myth of many of the deities into our daily meditations.  The meditation practice will appeal to a beginner or someone who has moderate experience of meditation.  In fact, many of the past participants have gone on to study the goddesses further and incorporate meditation into their daily lives.  On occasion, the meditation will be silent.  We sit for 15- 25 min.  You are not required to adhere to strict guidelines, if sitting for 15 min is uncomfortable for you then you are allowed to lay down!  It’s cool.  But it’s a practice, so we will build up to 20 min and by the end of the week I guarantee that will go by fast for you.  That said, if most of the group have a decent meditation practice then, by all means, we’ll indulge and push boundaries.

Writing: Don’t be intimidated.  The practice of writing, combined with yoga, is for the purpose of immersion, attention and awareness, not critique and publication.  There are private exercises to dig into, that are not going to be asked to be read.  There will also be public exercises that I will ask you to read but you will not be forced to do so if you are not comfortable.  It appeals to the novice writer, the creative person who doesn’t do a lot of writing, the professional writer who is experiencing a lack of inspiration and many others.  Writing is a way to take all that you cultivate in a yoga practice, all that you experience in a new environment and all the madness of your thoughts and emotions and place it down somewhere so it’s not bottled up inside.  It’s transformative without meaning it to be.  It’s fun, irreverent, ridiculous, imaginative, reflective, impulsive and sublime.  And we drink wine….so, you know….anything goes.

 

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Deposit $500 – non refundable after 24 hours.

Triple Occupancy – $1350 ($1500 after April 30th)

Double Occupancy – $1500 ($1775 after April 30th)

Single Occupancy – Please contact.

 

February 15 – 21, 2015

Healing Sound Shmanic Retreat with Christa Ray M.F.A. –

 

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Immerse yourself in practices & ceremonies to embody your voice, “re-SOURCE” with spirit, connect your heart with nature’s Songs and give and receive powerful healing sessions all on the untamed shores of the Caribbean ocean in South America!
This one week training retreat in Shamanic Embodied Singing and Healing includes:
Embodied Voice/ Singing Body practices, based in Voice Movement Therapy and Body Mind Centering™ principles and methods.
Shamanic Community Healing sessions, with guest Network Spinal AwakeningMaster, Lawrence Conlan and Shamanic Sound Healer Christa Ray with assistance from the entire group. (Each person will receive 3 Shamanic-Network sessions)
Receiving Songs and Healing Vibrations through communion with Nature: Learn a meditative journey method for attuning with the natural world and receiving gifts of “medicine songs” and healing guidance.
Practical Sound Healing methods: Participants will receive personal coaching to develop a tailored healing/creative arts daily practice to integrate the retreat and continue developing their unique artistic and healing gifts.
Ceremonies and Adventure…
Including a Ceremony to awaken the Sacred Serpent Energy of Gaia through our bodies with pure sound vibration techniques, breathwork and dance.
Ceremony with the Kogi Mamos of Colombia (the famed Earthkeepers)
Optional Adventures: Hiking to swim in waterfalls in the jungle;  River Tubing–float on pristine river, view monkeys, wild birds and find our river voices.Close by is Colombia’s treasured Parque Tayrona, offering horse back riding through the ancient jungle, hiking to gorgeous beaches to swim in crystal clear ocean waters and trekking to the Lost City. Adventuring into the park can be arranged for before or after the retreat.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:

Cost per person before November 1st, 2014 is $1,500 for:*7 nights, 6 full days, double occupancy
*Three daily gourmet wholesome meals
*All training sessions and healing sessions & ceremonies
(Transportation to/from airport is extra and can be arranged)
Full price after November 1st is $1,600

SECURE YOUR PLACE WITH A $200 DEPOSIT

Space is limited to 10 participants
NO SINGING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Participants also need not be healers, (although we all are through our loving presence), just an interest in self-healing, transformation and awakening is required.

Contact Christa Ray at +1 303-887-0202 or christavoice@yahoo.com for more information and to register. You may also email us at info@gitanadelmar.com.co

For more about Christa go to DragonFly Arts, Inc on FB

YOGA & DETOX RETREAT WITH ANA MURIEL – MARCH 13 – 17, 2014

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YOGA RETREAT WITH EVA RED – JANUARY 24-31, 2014

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Yoga Retreat with Eva Red at Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort, Colombia. January 2014