Renew Expand Create Connect
Join us for a Yoga, Art and Nature retreat at the peaceful sanctuary of Equilibrio Ecolodge in
Date TBD: Contact Bevie if you have a group interested!
Early Bird Specials available
Bring a friend for an additional $100 discount;
2 friends and you'll receive a $200 discount.
You will experience a relaxing, healing, action-adventure at the Equilibrio Ecolodge in Nicaragua! Enjoy yoga, art, fresh, authentic cuisine, luxury casitas, music, adventure and more on 22 acres of luscious property within minutes of the Pacific Coast, Playa Popoyo! Your week will end with a full day and night in the historic town of Granada.
-Re-root to your core desires, needs, and strength through yoga, art and nature.
-Re-connect to your authentic and creative voice through supported art and yoga sessions.
-Rejuvinate your soul as you explore the beautiful land and beaches of Nicaragua.
-Renew in meaningful ways through service with the community and a meal with a local family.
*Our hope is for participants to be able to return to their lives fully present and engaged.
Who: All abilities/ages & anyone interested in deeper self-exploration, creative process, rejuvination and adventure!
Where: Nicaragua, Equilibrio Ecolodge
Co-Hosted By: Bevie LaBrie with ArtfulSoulscapes and Jill Lacher with YogaBirdie
-How do I register and pay?
-Pay here via PayPal or check.
-What kind of art experiences will be offered?
-Materials for use in groups or individually: colored pencils, water colors, oil paints, acrylic paint, canvas, white paper, crayons, pastels.
-Art experiences are open to all experience levels. Art journaling techniques and prompts to nurturing a daily creative practice; process painting groups supporting mindfulness, insight, non-judgment and increasing freedom and flow through creating from the body rather than the mind.
-Art/yoga combined sessions leading toward integration of the mind and body and greater awareness of where tension, stress and emotion are being held in the body. With this awareness you will be empowered to shift and change patterns of stress and tension, leading to greater enjoyment and engagement in life.
-What type of yoga will you do?
-Vinyasa Flow and Restorative Yoga, including Yin and Therapeutic Yoga.
-What are the schedule of events?
-The week will offer both structured and unstructured parts. In the morning, we will provide 1 hour of combined yoga and art, then in the afternoon and evenings, another lovely hour of yoga and separately, 1 hour of a nourishing art therapy group. We also want to allow plenty of time and space for freedom and exploration. A small portion of our time will also have a service-oriented focus, connecting to the needs of the community.
-What does the yoga/art/nature retreat cost include?
-Yoga and art groups lead by Jill and Bevie and use of materials.
-Use of musical instruments and recreational equipment.
-7 nights stay: 18th-26th of February.
-All breakfasts and dinners.
-Lunch with a Nicaraguan family.
-One free group shuttle to and from the airport
(Other private taxi service can be arranged for US $120 each way, for 3 people).
-A half day of service with Aprender Foundation.
(one Art Day and/or Sports Day with children and opportunity for beach clean up with the community)
-Unlimited potable drinking water, tea and coffee at the casitas.
-What other activities are available?
-Organic steam room, day trips, ziplining, surf class options, and horseback riding.
Jill, RYT, began her career as a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist, and worked in Youth Outreach for families and teens-at-risk. She developed a unique compassion for all people to experience balance, vitality and connectedness in their lives. Jill values nature and creative expression in her life. Since 2003, she discovered the potential for yoga to unite the body, mind and spirit, and today celebrates its incredible potential for healing and personal enrichment. Her regular practice of yoga led her to the world renown White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, where she received her Yoga Alliance 200 hour Certification. Since then, she has returned for advanced training in both the physical (asana) and breath (pranayama) practice, as well as Therapeutic Yoga and Thai Massage Therapy. Jill’s joy is to help others bring about positive transformation, balance and a grounded sense of peace that can be drawn upon in life.
Bevie's background is in wilderness therapy, art, youth work, and mental health counseling. She is a practicing Art Therapist (ATR-BC/LMFT), and her love for people, creativity and nature have influenced her artwork and approach to counseling, teaching and mentoring others. She sees life as an adventure to be shared and finds great fulfillment through inviting others into the journey with her. On a day off you might find her in nature rock-climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, doing yoga, making art, taking photos, or playing guitar. It's in these places she has discovered her own resiliency, integrated faith, and authentic voice. Her passion is helping others also discover the depths of their strength, contentment and meaningful participation in their lives. She invites people of all ages into the transformative power of the creative process, the natural world, adventure and experiences abroad.