Service to Self and Others

A Love and Compassion Retreat

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We will open our eyes each morning to the beautiful private beach of Costa Dulce.

With a turbulent past, most people wouldn't know that Nicaragua is one of the safest countries in the Americas. It’s volcanos, literary and poetry culture and beaches are a unique mix that creates the perfect backdrop for travel adventure and relaxing retreat experience.

Nearby San Juan del Sur is the hub for exploration of Nicaragua's toned-and-tanned southern Pacific beaches. The once sleepy fishing village now has the best restaurants and nightlife around. With its clapboard Victorian houses and steady influx of young and beautiful international travelers and scenesters, San Juan del Sur is alive. 

ABOUT Costa Dulce

Escape to stunning Playa Escameca. Practice yoga, surf with local teachers, Paddleboard the estuary, hike waterfalls, sunset gallops down the beach, soak up a massage or just chill on your private balcony and enjoy the view. Costa Dulce is a paradise tucked away from the hustle of San Juan. Immerse yourself in one of the most pristine natural environments Nicaragua has to offer. Sea turtles, monkeys, tropical birds abound.


Participants will practice yoga and meditation on an outdoor deck facing the sea.    The yoga space is fully equipped with yoga mats, blankets, bolsters, belts, and blocks.  After taking time to rise and enjoy the sounds of the sea, we will begin on our Mat to ground ourselves in what is essential our body, mind, breath and spirit. Evenings will feature a deepening embodied yoga practice that brings us home to what has always been there - love and our connection to the divine within us.   We will start our mornings in silent meditation on the beach followed by sun salutations on our yoga deck.  Every evening we will meet for somatic inquiry, embodiment  yoga practices that will allow us to dive deeper into what truly matters.


Lara Darrow

Lara Darrow

Sandy Hayes

Sandy Hayes

Lara Darrow and Sandy Hayes will be the yoga instructors for this yoga retreat. 


There is something deeply nourishing about the community-style dining and getting to engage in conversation with people from all over the world at every meal. The Dulce Cocina takes pride in bringing you healthy delicious local food. They pay particular attention to having fresh ingredients so our menu changes with the season. Get to know fellow traveller in our family style meals.

And for the thirsty traveller we have a well stocked honour bar in the Casa Ola Lounge. We keep our eye to the future with dreams of producing more food from our own permaculture garden. 

Sample Schedule
6:30 Silent Meditation
0700-08:30 Morning Yoga with Sandy Hayes
08:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30 - 1:30 Surf/Treatments/Relaxation
1:30 - 2:30  Lunch 
13:00 -1700 Wildlife/Treatments/Relaxation
17:00 -18:30 Somatic Practice with Lara Darrow - Yoga/Meditation, Circle Study, Movement
19:00 Dinner

Your Investment

Single Room: $1,975

Double Room: $1,675

Triple Room: $1,515

Two payment schedules 6 monthly payments beginning April-October divided equally Or Deposit and final balance due October.

Price includes: sleeping accommodations, three meals each day, a Naturalist Tour, a trip to San Juan Del Sur,  yoga twice each day, ground transport to and from the airport, 1 massage.

Expenses not included: Airfare, other spa treatments, other optional authentic cultural experiences that will be made available to you.

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