Guatapé, Colombia Yoga Retreat

Sit Back, Relax, and Practice

August 2nd — 8th, 2020

 
 
 

Join us for our second 'OM'azing Yoga Retreat in the beautiful, lakeside paradise of Guatapé, Colombia! 

Relax in the peaceful, waterfront resort Hotel PietraSanta, tucked away in its own inlet on lake Guatapé, located on a nature preserve.  Hone in your yoga/meditation practice with daily classes, enjoy breathtaking views on hikes, bathe and swim in the temperate lake, lounge in a hammock, on the grassy hillside, or on the beach of the resort, tap into nature from the comfort of your own cabaña and experience the best farm to table meals this country has to offer.  

Along with the beauty, tranquility, and fun of Pietrasanta, we will explore the nearby town of Guatapé (called the most colorful town in the world) for shopping, food, and local entertainment. We will also climb the stairs to the summit of one of the most famous natural attractions in Guatapé called  "El Peñon” which is a sacred rock monolith.

We are excited to explore this beautiful country with all of our favorite yogis. View the video from our previous retreat below (videography by Perry Layne Productions) for a tour of Pietrasanta and a look at Lake Guatapé.

Tuition

$350 Deposit (per person) is required at the time of registration. The rest must be paid in full by June 1, 2020. 

Depending on the room you choose, total cost ranges from $850 -- $1,950 per person.

Please pay James or me directly by:

  • Cash

  • Check

  • Venmo — @Katie-Schiffgen or @James_Hardy

  • Paypal (Please use the friends and family option) — kt_calvie@hotmail.com or jacquesdhardi@gmail.com

  • Credit or debit card (a 3.5% processing fee will be added)

Please contact either Katie or James for inquiries and booking.

Katie: 801-425-3446 or katieschiffgen@me.com

James: 435-901-3255 or jacquesdhardi@gmail.com

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Prices go up $100 per person on January 1st, 2020

What your tuition includes:

  • 6 nights accommodations at the picturesque PietraSanta Retreat Center

  • Transfer to and from Medellin Airport (as long as you arrive within specified time)

  • Three delicious farm-to-table meals served daily at the retreat center

  • Coffee all day, every day

  • 2-3 yoga classes per day (with a couple exceptions due to activities or excursions)

  • Meditation each morning

  • Excursion to El Peñon de Guatapé

  • Excursion to the town of Guatapé for shopping, eating, and exploring

  • Group hike

  • Access to beach, kayaks, and floating kiosks

  • Access to the Turkish bath & two hot tubs onsite

    What your tuition does not include:

  • Airfare — Medellin Airport (MDE)

  • Optional massages

  • Gratuities for hotel staff

  • 3 meals (one on the way to the hotel, one on the way to the airport, one in downtown Guatape)

Please be sure to specify your room preference at the time of booking. If you are traveling solo and do not want to pay the extra cost for single occupancy, I will do my best to find a roommate(s) for you, but no guarantees. However, please don't hesitate to inquire!

ALL ROOM OPTIONS ARE DESCRIBED AND PICTURED BELOW:

Floating Cabaña

Double Occupancy: $1,550 per person (add $100 if booked after January 1, 2020)

Triple Occupancy: $1,250 per person (add $100 if booked after January 1, 2020)


Glamping Globe

Double Occupancy $850 per person (add $100 if booked after January 1, 2020)

Single Occupancy: $1,250 per person (add $100 if booked after January 1, 2020)

Features: Equipped with a mattress of 2m diameter, thermal blankets, pillows, and connection to power and light. Just 3 meters from your globe is a private bathroom with hot shower and shelves for suitcases.


Bungalow

Double Occupancy: $1,450 per person(add $100 if booked after January 1, 2020)

Single Occupancy: $1,950 per person (add $100 if booked after January 1, 2020)


Chalet

Triple Occupancy: $1,150 per person (add $100 if booked after January 1, 2020)

Double Occupancy: 1,650 per person (add $100 if booked after January 1, 2020)


Yoga

With a couple exceptions due to excursions or other activities, you can expect at least two and sometimes three 60-90 minute yoga classes per day. Each day we will offer at least one Power Yoga class and at least one softer, more gentle class. The Power class will be a dynamic and energetic class and will require a basic knowledge of the physical postures... however, plenty of modifications will be given and there is ALWAYS room to listen to your own body and take it at your own pace. The softer practice will be accessible to all levels of practitioners. Meditation will be held each morning for about 30 minutes. Everything is optional.

 

INSTRUCTORS

Arrival and Departure

Plan to arrive and depart from Medellin Airport (MDE). Specific flight instructions will be announced by no later than February 1st, 2020 if you wish to join in the group transportation (highly recommended). We plan to use one large air-conditioned bus to transport our group to the boat dock and then a couple pontoon boats to get to the retreat center which is only accessible by boat. The exact times for shuttle departure will be determined once the retreat gets closer.

If you would like to arrive early or stay longer that is completely fine but you will need to arrange your own transportation to and from the airport.

 

Passport

All participants must have a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your departure date. 

 

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given up until January 1st, 2020. Cancellations after this date will forfeit the $350 deposit but will refunded the rest. No refunds will be given after January 1, 2020. No exceptions.

 

Adults Only

This is intended to be an adults only retreat. Please no children under the age of 18. 

 

Questions?

Please feel free to contact me with questions anytime!

Email: katieschiffgen@me.com

Phone: 801.425.3446