An experience of a lifetime! Andrei has a calling to teach and travel and his wisdom in character, strength in conduct and his positive and peaceful demeanour needs to be shared with the world. This yoga retreat allowed me to do things that I never thought I could do! The retreat was exactly what I needed and it was really hard saying goodbye to everyone. I will be back! Family for life.Joanne W.
I think it goes without saying, but we had an absolutely amazing time (Em’s sitting here, approving this message). It was great to hang out, go out of our comfort zone, and learn some awesome new skills! Thank you again for your patience.. it made the yoga, meditation, and surf fun, accessible, and challenging.Aiden P.
I have never been in a group where the leaders were so engaging yet completely authentic. Words can not sum up what a fabulous experience this trip was for me. Thank you very much for this surf and yoga retreat! Oh and please keep me on the list for future retreats! I would love to do it all over again!Anjulee M.
Andrei has organized and hosted 5 yoga retreats at our resort. The level of satisfaction for all concerned has been so high that I volunteered to express my support in writing. The retreats have been great successes and it’s been an honour and pleasure to host them with Andrei.Laure T.
This surf and yoga retreat is your reset button. You will be taken to a remote part of Nicaragua where you will spend 8 days and 7 nights living at a beautiful eco-lodge, disconnected from the world and fully focused on yourself and your natural surroundings. No distractions, healthy eating, and exciting activities balanced with much needed periods of calm and relaxation. Best of all, it is an opportunity to learn and experience new things. You will be guided through daily meditation, yoga, and surfing to re-balance, detoxify and rejuvenate the body and mind.
The Retreat Structure
You will be picked up from the airport when you arrive and taken back at the end of the week. During your stay, the purpose is to combine yoga, surf, and meditation to allow people to explore new ideas and activities, while also giving them time to reflect on their own and relax. Each day will focus on a different aspects of yoga and surfing so that we see a progress from day to day. By the end of the trip, you will feel healthier, younger, and full of new friends and stories.
A Typical Day
7:00-7:30: Guided Meditation
7:30-8:00: Morning Coffee and Tea
10:00-12:00: Surfing Lesson or Outdoor Activity
12:00-3:00: Lunch and Hammock
4:00-5:00: You Time
5:00-6:30: Sunset Hangout
How Are We Different?
Climbed VolcanoesDeep sea fishing tripsBonfires on the beachClimb trees to get coconutsHiked in search of wildlifeBike trips along the beachLocal school visits
Andrei has had an exciting life growing up in Romania, living in Japan, and finally moving to Canada. As a certified yoga instructor, he has been teaching yoga in Canada, Nicaragua, Thailand and Belize by combining his passion for travel and fitness. On top of that, he has over 5 years of experience in the travel industry, including training 130+ tour guides for an international travel company. With over 10 years of experience in yoga and surfing, you will be in good hands. Did we mention that he also saved a man’s life once?…Andrei will tell you all about it in Nicaragua. Follow some of his adventures on instagram: @andreineagoieAndrei Neagoie
The lodge is Los Cardones, an award winning eco-lodge. It is located about 1.5 hours from Managua airport on the pacific side of Nicaragua. Secluded and just simply beautiful, the lodge removes you from the noise of racing traffic and the headache of hectic schedules to give you some well-earned downtime, right next to the ocean, with perfect waves for beginner surfers.
Your accommodations while as a guest at the lodge comes in the form of wooden bungalows or cabanas and compostable bathrooms. They all have an eco-design, hammocks for lazing away the tropical day in between surf sessions, and lounge chairs for some ocean gazing by day and star dreaming by night. Most of the bungalows and cabanas are beachfront so it will only take a step or two to feel the sand between your toes. Let the ocean be your night time lullaby, wake to the sound of birdsong and then mull over what the day will bring as you eat your breakfast in the on-site restaurant. There is no electricity. No distractions.
3 Stilted Bungalows: Are made of precious wood and palm fronds, elevated on stilts on the oceanfront. There is a spacious balcony with lounge chairs and hammocks, one bedroom and a nice bathroom with its private toilet, shower and sink.
5 Beachside Cabanas: Are made of bricks and palm fronds with a spacious terrace with its lounge chairs and hammocks, one bedroom and a bathroom with sink and shower with the toilets, a short walk away.
Lodging is assigned at random. Unless you have a specific request for a type of lodging, in which case please let us know. They are both fantastic options. Please note that we can make special accommodations if you have a request to do so.
All food is included throughout the retreat. We strive to satisfy the varied needs of our guests, including vegetarian, omnivorous, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and of course special care is given to the meals of our guests with allergies.
All the meals are prepared on order with fresh seasonal ingredients from local producers. The lodge makes their own cheese and yogurt with fresh milk from the neighbouring ranch. We source the freshest wild fish from the local fishermen. Every day you will have numerous options for fresh, healthy delicious meals.
- Daily Yoga
- Daily Surf Lessons
- Surf Board Rental
- Daily Meditation Sessions
- 3 healthy meals a day
- Drinks (non-alcoholic)
- Yoga mat rental
- Local school visit
- Transportation to and from the Airport
What's not Included
- Flights – Current pricing to Managua airport for the retreat dates are around $500-$700. As you know, prices change all the time, and the sooner you get your ticket, the better. To book your flights, please contact our TICO certified agent, Lindsay at EA Travel and Tours: 647-528-1425.
- Alcoholic Beverages (available for purchase)
- Other optional extras at the lodge include such things as massage, excursions, fishing, and horseback riding.
This is an ALL EXPENSES paid surf and yoga retreat. Your only worry each day will be to ask yourself “what do I want to eat today?” and “should I go surfing now, or later?”. To sign up, please click on the options below. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
***Spots fill up fast and we only allow a small size for our groups to make the experience intimate and personal***