Come experience Nicaragua like you have never experienced it before!
Kelly, Klara and Monty will be your guides for this special retreat of giving and receiving.
Klara and Kelly hosted the last retreat at Monty’s, February 2020. Their hearts were so touched that the decision to make this an annual retreat was decided. A service trip combined with yoga made this retreat above and beyond magical.
“For anyone craving an experience centered on the power of belief, values, and impact – this is it. You will be comfortable, well fed and entertained – but mostly your soul will be enriched. That’s more than a vacation. That’s life changing.”
Monty’s Beach Lodge is owned and operated by Donald Montgomery – a Canadian who has taken “volutourism” to a new level. The work he (and his guests) do to better the community there is phenomenal. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience this type of travel!
The resort itself is on some of the most pristine beaches ever seen – There are 2 yoga decks – surf and sand – horseback riding, volcano hikes, SUP, turtle hatchery (on site), beach volleyball, swimming pool… it’s amazing – and FUN! Monty and his staff are more than just FUN, they are some of the kindest humans you will ever meet…..
The waves in front of the lodge are great for beginner and intermediate surfers. Even advanced surfers have a lot of fun here. Waves fluctuate year round and depending on tide, swell and wind. If you would like surf lessons, you can sign up upon your arrival. Boards are available at the camp so there is no need to bring one unless you prefer your own. Boat trips to the sand break (10-minute boat ride) are an additional cost and can be arranged when you arrive. At Monty’s, stay and play, and experience all the warmth of Nicaragua. That experience extends to working with local charities and development groups.
We have many volunteer opportunities for each of us to participate in. Volunteer sites include the English Language Centre/Community Centre Jiquilillo, the Soup kitchen in El Limonal for families at the Chinandega Garbage Dump, the Wildlife Conservation – Turtle Hatchery, the Villa Esperanza Housing Development in Jiquilillo, Community Recreation ‒ Field of Hope, Elementary Schools, Medical Clinic and Outreach for Jiquilillo and Surrounding Villages, and the Vocational School for Jiquilillo and Surrounding Villages.
There will not be any mandatory activities – guest will be welcome to participate in the community service as much or as little as they wish (generally we agree ahead of time how much and what project we want to “get involved” with doing our time there.)
Meals and Accommodations are included – they are modest but more than adequate. There are 3 meals a day served at the lodge. They are fresh and locally sourced with limited options. There are set meal times and the kitchen is closed between meals. There will also be Vegan options available.
Kelly and Klara will co-teach Hatha, vinyasa, supported alignment, restorative, pranayama, meditation and chanting.
Depending on single, double, triple occupancy, prices range from $1500-$2000 Canadian plus tax for adults, $500 per child, for 7 days including food and money towards community projects. We will fund a meal at the ‘garbage dump’ community – it is a half day event and feeds a whole community. (flights not included)
Singles, couples, families, friends and children are welcome. We want to be completely inclusive for this give and receive experience.
January 29-February 5 2021 …fly into Managua – transport pick up to the Lodge – 3 hour drive, flights are reasonable as well – about $700-$1000 CAN. Group transportation will depart Managua Airport on January 29th. The group shuttle will return to the airport on the February 5th for outbound flights. You are welcome to make other flight arrangements. Please note that the retreat price does include ground transportation described above. If your flights do not correspond to the group shuttle, you’ll be responsible for your own ground transportation to Monty’s. You may also choose to rent a car, as some find it convenient for touring around. Driving directions to Monty’s, which is about 3 hours North of the Managua airport, will be provided. Complete packages start at $1500 Canadian plus GST and include: –7 nights accommodations at Monty’s Retreat Center – 3 meals/day, breakfasts and dinners prepared by Monty’s staff. – daily yoga and meditation – daily activities – daily community services. What are the accommodations like? Located on the Pacific Ocean in the rural village of Jiquilillo, Monty’s Beach Lodge is rustic, comfortable and laid back. There are different types of accommodationsavailable at the Lodge that includes dorms, ocean-front cabanas or poolside cabanas. Some accommodations are with private bath, while others have shared bath. There is no air-conditioning at the Lodge – public areas are open air and all rooms are equipped with a fan and mosquito net. There are several outlets in each room – same as in North America. Not included is the cost of your airfare to and from Managua airport, optional tips for the Monty’s staff, surf lessons and any activities, e.g., horseback riding, deep sea fishing, etc. It may be possible to share the cost of a rental car with other participants. Contact Kelly if you are interested in car-sharing, and she will connect interested parties.
To register, E-transfer your deposit of $1000.00 to:[email protected]Your deposit will reserve your space in the retreat and room location; date of receipt of the deposit will mark your place in line for room choices. The deposit is refundable until October 1, less a 15% cancellation fee. The full balance is due by November 15th. No refunds can be made after this time. Credit Card payments can be made by phone or in person to Tara (a 4% processing fee applies).
Please email Kelly and Tara with any questions regarding the retreat @ [email protected]