Permission to Lounge: Meditation and Yoga Retreat

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Retreat with me and my dear friend Alana Kessler in beautiful Playa Maderas, Nicaragua.


A secluded jungle eco-lodge overlooking the surf at Playa Maderas, 8km north of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua. Guests at Buena Vista Surf Club switch off their smartphones, unwind and give in to the simple life, surrounded by lush forest and the Pacific ocean. This is a place for people who want something different – to stay in a private cabaña amongst the trees, share family-style meals with like-minded people, watch the sunset and the stars from our deck in the treetops, and walk five minutes to pristine beaches.

Every day we offer meditation and 2 yoga classes on the sundeck and there is surfboard hire and lessons available through the lodge and at the beach.  There are lots of other activities in the area if you want a bit of fun, including turtle-spotting, sailing, fishing, horseback riding, ziplining, as well as the bars, cafés and shops of the nearby San Juan del Sur, but we recommend lounging to your hearts desire and getting a true reset.


  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included


  • Accessible kitchen for guest cooking classes

  • Beach

  • Classroom/Deck for Yoga 

  • 2 delicious family style meals - please let us know of any food allergies, we can accommodate most.


Set overlooking the pacific in the jungle atmosphere, these private tree houses make you feel like you are one with nature.

  • Private Tree House - Triple Occupacy

    • Early Bird rate before March 1st - $1475

    • After March 1st - $1575


  • Private Tree House - Double Occupancy

    • Early Bird rate before March 1st - $1675

    • After March 1st - $1775

A non-refundable deposit of $350 will hold your spot.  This is a small, cozy retreat so don't wait to book your spot.


We recommend using STA travel to book your airline tickets.  The best way to reach Playa Maderas is to fly into Managua International Airport (MGA).  Once we have your itinerary, we will help you navigate your way to the lodge.

This is a boutique eco-lodge experience and we will have the entire place to ourselves! Two delicious meals per day, one meditation per day, two yoga classes per day, lots of time for you to explore, surf or lounge.

To check out the lodge, visit Buena Vista Surf Club.


Contact me for details ABOUT this RETREAT!




  • Airfare: We recommend using STA Travel to fly into Managua
  • Transportation in Nicaragua
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Massage therapy
  • $50 USD extra for tipping workers helping with the retreat 



Deposits secure your spot on the trip and are not refundable. Refunds for the balance payments vary depending on timing. For cancellation requests submitted with more than 30 days of retreat date: 100% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. For cancellation requests submitted within 30 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. There will be no refunds given for cancellation requests within 14 days of the retreat start date, no exceptions. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend, complete or for arriving late or leaving early.

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance when securing and purchasing your flight in case of extenuating circumstances.