“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” -Buddha
I.BE Lifestyle Retreats are an opportunity to connect with inspiring people, move freely, and discover more about yourself and our world.
I.BE Life & Yoga Adventura in Nicaragua coming January 18-26th and Jan 27th – Feb 2nd, 2014!
Join Christie Baumgartner and Erin Tetarenko for an inspiring and enlivening 7 days, 7 nights on Nicaragua’s gorgeous north coast. This tranquil ocean side paradise will energize your heart and ignite your soul. With volunteer and cultural experiences, daily yoga, meditation, I.BE Coaching and movement workshops, bonfire music, hammock time, surf and other outdoor adventures, create an experience that serves you best. All meals are included in the retreat and you can expect local, seasonal foods fresh every day!
Our place of stay and inspiration is Monty’s Beach & Surf Lodge.
“We fell in love with the natural simplicity, tranquility, and beautiful people in Jiquilillo and invite you to experience the magic.“
Monty’s is a rustic beachfront hide-away on Nicaragua’s gorgeous north Pacific coast. Working with local leaders, owner’s Monty and Gerry thrive in creating projects that serve the community. They believe we are all connected and if we can serve others, we feel joy and fulfillment. www.montysbeachlodge.com
Package Pricing per person:
- Dorm Rooms, CAN $1195 (* $1145)
- Private Room with Double Occupancy, CAN $1240 per person (* $1190)
- Private Room with Single Occupancy, CAN $1340 (* $1290)
* Special Rates for Early Registration before Nov 1, 2012 or Anytime Signing up with a Friend/Partner
We’d love to hear from you!
For early registration, for sponsorship or additional information, please connect with us via email: erin@IbeLife.com
January 2013 in Nicaragua: I.BE Yoga & Lifestyle Retreat @ Monty’s Surf Lodge
Thank you to the enthusiastic, life-loving, and inspirational guests who joined us! You can find photos of our journey on I.BE Facebook Page. Special thank you to Justin Evidon Photography, Monty’s Surf Lodge staff, VibraPositiva Jiquilillo, Lululemon Athletica Kitsilano for your contributions in creating a heartfelt week. Vancouver Yoga Review has written a great article capturing the essence of this retreat.
- Yoga Classes daily overlooking the ocean: Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa flows
- Ocean Sports: Surfing Lessons and board rentals included (surfboard, paddle boards, & surf kayaks).
- Volcano Hike with Sandboarding and trip to Leon City
- Other Adventures (additional costs may apply): Horseback riding, fishing, beach bicycling, volleyball, soccer, & salsa dancing!
- Movement & Yoga Workshops: increase your body awareness and enhance your everyday movement and postural habits
- Life Coaching workshops: designed to support you to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life
- Guided Mindful Meditation enhances your ability to live consciously and fully experience life’s present moments
- Connect with our Global Community: unique opportunities to connect with the local community through volunteer and local experiences
- Chinendega Dump : visit and serve a sponsored lunch to the children living at the dump in Chinendega
- Music around the Bonfire: join local leaders and children for music and sing a’longs
Packages do not include taxes and airfare. Payment by cash or cheque is fantastic. Though, we are happy to accommodate credit payments via Paypal with a 5% fee. Along with direct I.BE fundraising, a portion of your rate will be directed toward ongoing community projects led by Together Works Society. We’d love for you all to join us though we will be a small group and space is limited so connect with us to confirm your attendance soon.
All Meals included:
All meals are prepared by local staff and served at Monty’s Lodge. Meals vary throughout your stay but expect to taste local favourites such as fresh fish, lobster, chicken, pork, with gallo pinto and fresh local vegetables. Complimentary water and coffee are available to you as well.
Special Meal Requests:
Please let us know if you have any allergies or food preferences at time of registering. Monty’s staff will do their best to accommodate you.
Transportation from the Airport:
From Managua International Airport to Jiquilillo is a 3 hour drive. Transportation is included in your package for guests arriving on Friday, January 18 and departing on Saturday, January 26, 2013. If you prefer to travel on your own, you are welcome to arrange transportation with Monty’s for an extra cost.
Upon registration, we require a 100% non-refundable $500 deposit. Final payment is required within 30 days of booking and before 30 days prior to our departure date.
Canadian citizens require a passport whose expiry date is at least 6 months after your travel date. Canadians must also be in possession of a tourist card, which is usually obtained at port of entry for a US$10 fee, payable in cash. The tourist card allows for travel within the C-4 countries (Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala) for a 90 day period. The 90 days begin at the first point of entry of any of the C-4 countries. An entry stamp is provided in the passport upon arrival.
Please ensure that you have or purchase travel medical insurance for your stay. It is also suggest that you make an appointment with the Travel Medicine and Vaccination Centre to ensure you have the recommended vaccines for Nicaragua. http://www.tmvc.com/
Wireless Internet is available via USB plug in and can be accessed via personal laptops for use of E-mail, Skype, or any other personal needs.
You do not require very much additional cash. We recommend $100-200 US max. The US dollar is widely accepted in Nicaragua. Anything purchased through Monty’s Beach Lodge such as additional activities – fishing trips, horseback riding – specialty and souvenirs can be charged on your credit card. Please note that Jiquilillo does not have ATM service. The nearest ATM is in Chinandega, about a 40 minutes drive from Jiquilillo.
Spring Retreat 2012: Lifestyle & Yoga Aventura in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua You can find photos of our journey on I.BE Facebook Page. Vancouver Yoga Review has written a great article capturing the essence of this retreat.
Our Fall 2011 Retreat in Naramata, BC
Many thanks to all the incredible participants and supporters of Yoga Pickin’ Adventures with Erin Tetarenko & Christie Baumgartner. The retreat took place at Scott Hawthorne’s Naramata Orchard in beautiful Okanagan, BC September 30 to October 2. Along with experiencing the balance, rejuvenation, and adventure of natural living with like-minded souls, our participants picked 4000 lbs of apples & pears for the community food bank. Special Thanks to Scott Hawthorn, Tiny Devotions, Halfmoon Yoga Products, Granville Island Tea Co and Yoga Vancouver for all of your support.Photography © Ashley Notley 2011
“I attended my first Passion Fusion Retreat on a complete whim: as a full time law student and national team athlete, free weekends are almost impossible to come by. But I am so glad I went! The weekend provided a chance for me to rest, re-fuel, and refocus myself on why I do the things I do. Most importantly, I spent this weekend with fabulous women from all walks of life who were open, generous, and a blast to be around. I can’t wait to attend another.
- Jessica Vliegenthart, Team Canada Wheelchair Basketball
A truly empowering weekend! The whole event was a microcosm of how the world could operate. A perfect blend of old and new friends connecting within a balance of structure and spontaneity. Every meal, every activity left us feeling energized and more informed. From yoga, to visioning, to incredible meals, this getaway balanced it all!
- Leah Stott, High School Teacher