Yoga Surf Seva Central America

A HIDDEN GEM ON THE PACIFIC
February 1-5, 2020 : La Costa del Bálsamo, Playa El Tunco, El Salvador

On this 5-day co-ed oceanside soul vacation we’ll journey to La Costa del Bálsamo for cultural experiences, local flavors and undiscovered beauty. A Condé Nast “best kept secret,” this unspoiled El Salvadorian coastline takes its name from the aromatic oil of the balsam tree. Enveloped by friendly faces and an abundance of natural life, this waterfront yoga, surf and seva retreat experience is the perfect setting for exploration, relaxation and stargazing.

LUXURY RESORT, LOCAL CANTINAS
& AUTHENTIC CULTURE
Escape to Central America for a wild adventure for the soul.

Wake up to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean and the smell of freshly roasted locally-grown coffee. Wander down for a morning yoga session in our open-air studio surrounded by the lush tropical landscape. Catch a wave, grab a cheap beer and enjoy the flavorful local cuisine, including some of the freshest seafood imaginable. Stroll our funky little beach town, relax by the pool or take an afternoon nap as your hammock swings in the ocean breeze and the sun sets over the ocean. After our chef-prepared dinner let your hair down, grab your new friends and hit the dance floor for a salsa dance class.

ADVENTURE + EXPLORATION AWAIT YOU

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THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU

Perfect for adventurers at heart, this co-ed retreat is especially curated for all-levels from bare beginners to those with experience on the mat or the board. All-inclusive packages include luxury resort accommodations, 1 surf instruction and board rental, salsa dance class, yoga, meditation and soulwork classes featuring Enneagram teachings, daily breakfast and dinner plus cocos frios (fresh ice cold coconuts) after each yoga session, roundtrip door-to-door airport transportation, and local cultural ambassador.

On retreat we embody the true meaning of yoga as we care for ourselves, and the world around us. We’ll journey to the local orphanage, bringing much-needed school books to the village teachers and spend time engaging with the children. We will also supply menstrual health care packages to teen girls during our our local Seva project.

Join Soul Nourish’s Shari L Fox & Mandy Roberts―adventurers, friends and soulful leaders―for a journey of fun and self-discovery and yoga ―both on and off the mat.

“El Salvador is Central America’s most underrated country. Visitors who do make the effort are invariably impressed by just how much this tiny country has to offer: world-class surfing on empty waves, dark-sand beaches; coffee plantations clinging to the sides of volcanoes; colorful Spanish colonial towns; and sublime national parks. There is only so much encouragement we can give; it’s now up to you.”
—Lonely Planet
“As a recovering Type A who lives in my head, your retreat has been A Truly Amazing Experience. Being present, being authentic, being at peace – those are phrases I never thought would apply to me. I came not knowing what to expect, and I am so grounded and reset. I feel embraced and embrace all the world has to offer.”
-PAIGE S, 2017 RETREAT PARTICIPANT 

Your Retreat Creators

MANDY

Mandy Roberts, E-RYT

Senior Retreat Leader & Yoga Teacher

As the owner and director of FORM {yoga}, a funky music-driven studio, my passion is to bring an expression of liveliness and authenticity to each of my students. Leaving dogma at the door, I encourage you to face your fears and to go deep into what moves you.

Mandy’s all-levels and beginner friendly classes are a sacred, sweet and sometimes sweaty celebration.

She loves to embody playfulness on the mat, gently exploring and encouraging poses to empower her students to keep learning and growing.

You’ll breathe deep. You’ll move to the beat of the music, you may cry, and you’ll likely laugh. You’ll make friends and build community. You will be empowered, you’ll have fun.

Read about Mandy, her classes, why she retreats here.

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SHARI

Shari L Fox, E-RYT

Senior Retreat Leader & Enneagram Teacher

My best days happen when someone tells me, ”That changed my life.”
I’m a personal growth facilitator and founder of Soul Nourish, where we combine the essence of yoga with the power of self-discovery. I share practical tools to be clear, confident and present.

Shari’s work is the soul. Her presencing meditations and Enneagram workshops are personal, intuitive and liberating.

Focusing on what fuels us and what frees us, she fuses mind-body practices with an innovative understanding of personality theory and psyche development.

You’ll revel in ah-hah moments that shift what’s possible and discover deeper awareness and compassion. (Because if being hard on ourselves worked, it would have worked by now.)

Read about Shari, her classes, why she retreats.

Adventure Awaits

SÁBADO, 1 DE FEBRERO

{Morning} Flights + Arrivals
{Afternoon} Welcome Ceremony + All-Levels Soul Nourish Yoga
{Evening} Sunset + Dinner + Intention Setting Circle

DOMINGO, 2 DE FEBRERO

{Morning} Meditation + Tropical Breakfast + Yoga & Workshop
{Afternoon} Lunch in Town* + Free Time + Beach + Surf Lesson
{Evening} Sunset + Dinner + Salsa Dancing Class

LUNES, 3 DE FEBRERO

{Morning} Meditation + Tropical Breakfast + Seva School Trip
{Afternoon} Lunch in Town* + Free Time + Beach + Massage*
{Evening} Sunset + Stretch it Out Yoga + Dinner + Stargazing

MARTES, 4 DE FEBRERO

{Morning} Meditation + Tropical Breakfast + Adventures Depart
{Afternoon} Waterfall Hike Adventure Trip or Coffee Farm Visit*
{Evening} Sunset + Stretch it Out Yoga + Dinner + El Tunco Night Out

MIÉRCOLES, 5 DE FEBRERO

{Morning} Meditation + Tropical Breakfast + Community Closing
{Afternoon} ¡Buen viaje!

Optional items are marked on the schedule with a (*) and you’ll be responsible for massage appointments, alcohol, and lunches on your own. Activities such as additional surf lessons or board rentals, a waterfall hike adventure trip, a visit to a coffee farm, and massages are available a-la-carte. Retreat center staff tips are always at your discretion based on your personal experience.

El Tunco is known for its world-class waves and bustling surf community. You’ll feel at ease whether you hang ten or don’t yet have your sea legs. Our skilled instructors will be with you every step of the way to safely guide you on the water with step-by-step instruction. These exceptional local surf instructors are a blast to be with in the water. You’ll remember their smiles, energy and great attitudes.

“I’M AN ADVENTURER,
LOOKING FOR TREASURE.”
-PAULO COELHO

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“It’s time to look at your life and determine what and who are worthy of your energy, and good for the whole. See what you want to keep alive. And honor that with your whole heart.”
—Rosy Aronson, The Wisdom Keepers
“Mandy and Shari are beautiful, authentic, and open hearted souls who create a loving and safe space for retreat participants to know themselves and love themselves more fully. It’s a beautiful thing. I’m going home with answers I didn’t realize I had questions to. I’m so grateful.”
-JOHANNA N., 2018 RETREAT PARTICIPANT 

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