SURF YOUR CHAKRAS 2018 – RETREAT TEAM

 

Rob Loud

Rob is an experienced and animated yoga teacher based out of his hometown of Boulder Colorado, as well as in Denver. Popular in both cities and known for his authenticity, musical taste and light-hearted approach, Robs passion for the transformational and healing power of yoga is evident through the prioritization of his personal practice. Rob empowers, inspires, and shares his love of yoga through every connection. He describes his style of teaching as embodied power vinyasa, drawing wisdom from many yoga lineages and schools of thought. Aside from his full-time schedule at home, Rob leads teacher-trainings, national and international retreats/workshops and regularly teaches at yoga and music festivals such as Sonic Bloom, Arise Festival, Hanuman Festival and now Steamboat Movement Festival! His classes are creative, challenging, intelligent, FUN, and bring depth beyond simply the physical practice. When Rob is not teaching or practicing yoga you can usually find him meditating on his mountain bike! For more information check out his website www.RobLoudYoga.com.

El Salvador Yoga Retreats

El Salvador Yoga
 

Sophie Miller

Sophie is a certified yoga instructor based in Boulder, Colorado who believes wholeheartedly in the inimitable, transformative physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits that yoga is capable of providing, and is passionate about making yoga accessible to everybody and for every body.

Regularly guiding classes in public, private, and corporate settings, Sophie approaches each teaching experience with an equally open mind and heart, lending to her sense of flexibility and adaptability. Sophie has a boundless desire to assist her students in both becoming aware of the body-mind-breath connection, and applying that information in a positive and productive way both on and off the mat.

As a movement and a stillness enthusiast, Sophie’s offerings as a teacher are both vibrantly energizing and tranquility-inducing. By way of juicy holds and poetic, rhythmic sequencing, Sophie’s classes are a safe container for in which you to explore every nook and crevice of your physical, mental, and emotional bodies, should you so choose. It is Sophie’s greatest hope that each yogi she has the privilege of leading drifts into savasana feeling blissed, blessed, and empowered by the presence and potency of their own breath.

Yoga Retreat in El Salvador Sophie Miller

 

Janelle Holter

Come reset and find balance with Janelle Holter, CEO and founder of TVLA YOGA (www.tvlayoga.com) – a company based out of Boulder, CO.

Janelle is an E-RYT 200 hour certified yoga instructor. She holds accreditations in several styles of yoga, personal training, and kick-boxing; which gives her the ability to navigate a room of individuals and customize their practice for an OM-azing full-body experience.

Her passion for yoga and ability to serve as an effective teacher is apparent through her connection with students and understanding of their personal body alignment and injuries. Janelle’s classes are inspired, stimulating, and methodical in sequencing.

Through this yoga retreat you will be offered a variety of class options to cater to your personal style and wellness goals daily – whether you are looking to sweat or meditate. Janelle’s mission is to help inspire, educate, and uplift you.

As a lifelong athlete, when not immersed in the world of yoga – you can find Janelle running with her Golden Retriever Tula, snowboarding, hiking, and enjoying all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. When asked what she looks forward to most about this yoga retreat she replied, “I’m really looking forward to helping people find balance and feel inspired to keep doing what they do after they leave this beautiful space.”

Yoga retreat in El Salvador Janelle Holter

 


February 21-28 2018

Surf Your Chakras! Retreat

With Rob Loud, Sophie Miller, & Janelle Holter

 

Yoga Retreat in El Salvador

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT?

– This Retreat is led by Sophie Miller, Janelle Holter & Rob Loud.
– 7 nights Accommodations in our luxury villas and waterfront suites
– Round Trip Airport Transfers
– 2 Yoga classes per day
– Yoga mats, towels and accessories
– Breakfast & Healthy-Gourmet dinner each day
We accommodate all diets such as vegan, gluten & dairy free, vegetarian, etc.
– Morning healthy snacks (gourmet coffee, smoothies, juiced drinks, homemade nut milks .)
– Purified drinking water throughout your stay
– 1 coconut water per-person per day
– 1 Night of Salsa Dancing class
– 1 Deep Tissue Massage
– Extra Activities & Excursions such as surfing lessons, day trips, etc. available a-la-carte

PRICE

– Shared Suite: $1,495
– Private Suite: $2,025

Book it

EXTRA NIGHTS

– Shared Suite: $75 per night per person (breakfast included)
– Private Suite: $150 per night per person (breakfast included)

FULL RETREAT DESCRIPTION

Sophie Miller, Janelle Holter and Rob Loud are teaming up with Balance’- El Salvador Yoga to bring you Surf Your Chakras! Treat yourself to 8 relaxing days (7 nights) with 3 of Boulder’s favorite yoga teachers in one of El Salvador’s most popular surf spots! The Balance’ Yoga studio is located in the ommm-azing surf town of Playa El Tunco. Known for its consistent surf, numerous oceanfront restaurants, bars, & cantinas and world class sunsets, Playa El Tunco truly has a style all its own!

Each day there will be two 75 minute all-levels yoga classes offered with morning sessions being more uplifting, energizing and motivating. Evening sessions will be a bit more downtempo, geared towards grounding and calming with some yin influences to relax and restore from all of your days activities. A Chakra focused theme will be weaved into each yoga session to help provide a fluid connection into the mind, body, breath experience. Whether you are looking to sweat or meditate this trio of instructors will help you elevate your exhale and get you where you need to be.

This retreat offers beautiful accommodations at a 4 star resort with a variety of room options including poolside suites, oceanfront suites, and oceanfront villas facing the endless blue waters of the Pacific. You’ll listen to the waves break in front of our oceanfront deck as you swing in a soft hammock, enjoying the sanctuary of Balancé. These luxurious suites are well equipped to make your stay exceptional, as each unit has AC, private bathrooms, purified water, premium bedding, and linens. When you are ready for your practice the beautiful yoga studio is but steps away. We include a coconut water straight from the coco daily throughout your stay as an added thank you!

During your free time you will have ample opportunities to relax in the sun, splash into surfing lessons and equipment rentals, explore Mayan ruins, discover volcano hiking trails, sightsee coffee plantations, tour the open water on a fishing boat, journey into the local culture, eat delicious and healthy native foods, and treat yourself to spa-level pampering!

ADDITIONAL INFO

Retreat Team
Food & Beverage
Playa El Tunco

RETREAT ACCOMMODATIONS

 

FOOD

Purified drinking water and fresh coconut water from our trees are included every day during our retreats. Each day you’ll wake up to a gourmet spread with some of the world’s best coffee, delicious smoothies, homemade nut milks, and detox drinks. A full Breakfast is included each morning for all guests at the resort and we cater healthy-gourmet dinners each night at the Retreat. Our main menu features local flavors and fresh-caught local seafood with an elegant touch. We can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free & dairy-free diets as well as any food allergies. Just let us know what you need. Our chef, Mauro Bernal, was trained in Los Angeles but is native to El Salvador. His “midas-touch” will bring joy to your palette. Mauro constantly surprises us, transforming the simplest ingredients into edible works of art.

 

SURFING

The surf in El Salvador is nothing short of world-class. We have a great group of surf instructors that have been working with our customers for 10+ years. Guys like Bamba, Pedro, Avión, and Juan Carlos are just a blast to be in the water with. You’ll remember their smiles, energy and great attitudes forever. Apart from great leadership and coaching skills, these guys are phenomenal surfers. We’ll have you surfing quickly, having fun, and improving for your next surf session. We take you to nearby uncrowded beach breaks, where you’ll have the waves to yourself. There you can practice and hone your skills before testing what you’ve learned at our famous point breaks!

EXCURSIONS

The retreat includes two awesome trips. We’ll take a 1/2 day and head up to the pristine waterfalls of Tamanique with a packed lunch. Its only a 25 minute drive from the beach but we’ll be hiking so please bring good footwear. It takes about 30 minutes to hike down to the waterfalls from town. On the way, let the locals regale you with stories of years living in a surf paradise. Then dive into the cool pools and take a break from the tropical heat. We’ll be back in time for afternoon yoga or relax time before dinner.

Our second trip is a full-day excursion to hike the Santa Ana Volcano, one of the most iconic volcanic craters in the world! While out there we’ll stop in some of El Salvador’s coolest towns where we can find the best coffee, good eats, and even some nice gifts for friends and family back home.

 

 

CONTACT US TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT:

EMAIL: info@elsalvadoryoga.com

Book it

 

         

February 25 – March 4 2017, YOGA RETREAT TEAM

 

Rachel Wainright – Yoga Instructor

Rachel emanates vitality. She is a dreamer and a doer. She puts thoughts into action. Rachel is the one that puts everything together and keeps it together. She handles all of the million details it takes to offer such comprehensive trainings and retreats. Rachel will ensure you have a life-enhancing and enjoyable experience.

Rachel whole-heartedly believes in the transformative power of yoga. Yoga has given her the tools to meet the inevitable difficulties of life with a measure of acceptance, openness, trust and LOVE. Rachel believes mindful movement to motivational music can help shift your perspective to a more positive one and raise your vibration to a higher frequency. She believes that with this practice you will attract a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life. Rachel guides you to move from the inside out, allowing you listen to your sensations and hear your inner intelligence. She playfully inspires you to be adventurous and have an intimate experience connecting to your true natural authentic self. She combines her dance, pilates, and yoga training to create creative fluid flows that strengthen the body, empower the mind, and uplift the spirit.

rachel

Jules Wainright – Ambassador

Jules will capture your memories in the making and then email you all the photos/videos. Allowing you to disconnect from your electronic devices and have care-free fun! He enjoys working with his wife, Rachel, on their vision of spreading happiness through Exhale Yoga Retreats. On location, Jules ensures everything goes smoothly, so that you can immerse deeper into your life-enhancing experience!

jules-wainright

Ariel Swan – Yoga Instructor

motivates her students to push past their limited beliefs and discover new frontiers of mind and body. She encourages students to strive for their absolute best, yet she meets this motivation with patience and a true desire to help others reach their goals. Ariel has a gift for making each student feel like they are in a private lesson, while uniting her class and their individual energies together. Coming from a dancer and Pilates background she can lead the class through a challenging, sweaty core firing flow but still has the softness to drop into a grounding restorative yin class. Ariels favourite quote is “May your heart be bigger than any challenge you face” ~ Dhyan Vimal and she lives by this each day.

ariel-swan


March 20-25, 2017 YOGA RETREAT TEAM

 

Dr. Sarah Kernan – Professional Chiropractor

Dr. Sarah is local to Ocean City, Maryland and after graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic she returned to her hometown to practice and join the Optimal Health Chiropractic team in Berlin, Maryland.

sarah-profile

 

Dr. Sarah believes in an integrated approach to health incorporating chiropractic with exercise, and whole food nutrition. Dr. Sarah feels most at home by the sea, loves to travel, is an avid runner, and yogi. Her personal lifestyle habits mirror what she prescribes to her patients, living a balanced pain free life through proactive and preventative methods and diet. Dr. Sarah will work with you one on one to improve spinal and extremity alignment with chiropractic adjustment techniques suitable for you, as well as working through any soft tissue conditions with Dry Needling therapy which is quickly becoming a popular and effective means to achieve measurably improved clinical results in both time and duration.

Chiropractors believe that interference with the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems impairs many vital body functions and lowers resistance to disease. Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. Rather, a chiropractic spinal adjustment-the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment-corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting your body to recuperate on its own.

sarah-neck-adjustment

Myofascial trigger point dry needling is a treatment used to restore proper function to abnormally behaving muscles. Nodules, or knots, and tight bands that develop in the muscle create localized pain or send pain signals to other locations. The affected muscles become locked and cannot function normally, which restricts movement and causes chronic pain. Of the many treatment methods applied to painful muscles, none are quite as effective – fast acting and long lasting – as dry needling. The muscle contracture releases to its normal length, circulation is improved, swelling receded and the pain-causing biochemicals disperse, eliminating their noxious effect on local nerves. Dry needling utilizes sterile, thin monofilament needles, and relief is often rapid with a reduction in pain and improved function.

During this retreat Dr. Sarah asked her like-minded friends Terri and Megan to join her in creating a fun and nurturing environment in which to center the mind and body as well as to take home a wealth of unique experiences and memories.

Megan J Hoeffner – Yoga Instructor

Education: B.A., M.S., CPT, 200hr RYT
Megan began her movement journey growing up studying classical ballet in her youth and throughout her undergraduate career. Upon graduation she began teaching group fitness classes, including yoga. At the beginning, her practice focused around the physical aspects of yoga asana, but after traveling to Santa Teresa Costa Rica and having the opportunity to experience the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga in paradise, she knew this was something she wanted to explore more. Megan completed her 200hr YTT through OM MY YOGA Academy in 2013, and witnessed first-hand the transformational power of yoga. Yoga became more than just a physical practice but a way to view the world and live life, fully aware and present. She is forever grateful for the mind opening experience of her 200hr YTT and is excited to share this energy and love for yoga with her student’s every time she steps on the mat! Megan will be traveling to the town of Ubud in Bali in April 2017 to complete an additional 300hrs of yoga training under the direction of Zuna Yoga, to complete her 500hr YTT.

megan-street-yoga

 

Megan’s classes are filled with fluid yoga asana flows, beginning with the basic structural foundation of the asana and offering modifications and/or advancements so that each class is perfect for each yogi’s body. Megan brings an extensive knowledge of structural and physical anatomy to the mat as a Certified Personal Trainer and holds a M.S. in Applied Health Physiology. During practice she pays careful attention to alignment, so your practice is safe and educational.

As your guide during practice, Megan encourages exploration and surrender to whatever your body has to offer that day. Each experience on your mat will be a chance to let go of anything your holding onto that no longer serves you and give you the time and space to be YOU! Embrace change, experience challenge, and discover acceptance through your yoga practice.

megan-dock-ballet

Classes offered during the retreat:
– Restorative Yoga (with props)
– Slow Vinyasa Flow (slower paced asana practice with emphasis on foundational yoga poses)
– Advanced Vinyasa Flow (faster paced asana practice with option for advanced poses)

 

Terri Street – Massage Therapist

Terri Street has been an esthetician for 19 years and found her gift and passion for massage therapy 9 years ago. Her dream came to fruition 7 years ago when she opened up her wellness studio Atlantic Retreat in Berlin, Maryland.

terri

Terri’s vision is to empower, balance, and de-stress clients of all ages, and to help make a difference in their mind and body connection. Her newest love is Advanced Aromatics, creating organic herbal infusions and aromatherapy synergies to collaborate and enhance her apothecary line and healing practice.

Terri is a warm spirit and gracious listener that exudes good vibrations. During the retreat you have the option to reserve private sessions at Balance or in the open tropical air, with opportunity to request focus on certain trouble spots or total body rejuvenation.

 

 


March 10-18 2018

Discover El Salvador Retreat

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT?

– This Retreat is led by Exhale Yoga Retreats
– 7 nights Accommodations in our luxury villas and waterfront suites
– Round Trip Airport Transfers
– 2 Yoga classes per day
– Yoga mats, towels and accessories
– 3 delicious healthy meals each day
– Morning and afternoon healthy snacks (gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, salads, raw nut milks, smoothies, juiced drinks, etc.)
– Purified drinking water throughout your stay
– 1 coconut water per-person per day
– 1/2 Day Excursion: Waterfalls
– 1 Night of Salsa Dancing class
– Pool Party
– 1 Deep Tissue Massage
– Laundry Service
– Exhale Yoga Retreats Tank Top
– Extra Activities & Excursions available a-la-carte

PRICE

– Shared Suite: Prices Pending
– Private Suite: Prices Pending

EXTRA NIGHTS

– Shared Suite: $75 per night per person (breakfast included)
– Private Suite: $150 per night per person (breakfast included)

ADDITIONAL INFO

Retreat Team
Food & Beverage
Playa El Tunco

RETREAT ACCOMMODATIONS

 

FOOD

Purified drinking water and fresh coconut water from our trees are included every day during our retreats. Each day you’ll wake up to a gourmet spread with some of the world’s best coffee, fresh fruit, fresh baked bread, homemade nut milks, and detox drinks. A full Breakfast is included each morning for all guests at the resort and We’ll cater 1 gourmet lunch and 1 gourmet dinner at the Retreat. Our main menu features local flavors and fresh-caught local seafood with an elegant touch. We can accommodate vegan & vegetarian diets as well as any food allergies. Just lets us know what you need. Our chef, Mauro Bernal, was trained in Los Angeles but is native to El Salvador. His “midas-touch” will bring joy to your palette. Mauro constantly surprises us, transforming the simplest ingredients into edible works of art.

 

SURFING

The surf in El Salvador is nothing short of world-class. We have a great group of surf instructors that have been working with our customers for 10+ years. Guys like Bamba, Pedro, Avión, and Juan Carlos are just a blast to be in the water with. You’ll remember their smiles, energy and great attitudes forever. Apart from great leadership and coaching skills, these guys are phenomenal surfers. We’ll have you surfing quickly, having fun, and improving for your next surf session. We take you to nearby uncrowded beach breaks, where you’ll have the waves to yourself. There you can practice and hone your skills before testing what you’ve learned at our famous point breaks!

EXCURSIONS

The retreat includes two awesome trips. We’ll take a 1/2 day and head up to the pristine waterfalls of Tamanique with a packed lunch. Its only a 25 minute drive from the beach but we’ll be hiking so please bring good footwear. It takes about 30 minutes to hike down to the waterfalls from town. On the way, let the locals regale you with stories of years living in a surf paradise. Then dive into the cool pools and take a break from the tropical heat. We’ll be back in time for afternoon yoga or relax time before dinner.

Our second trip is a full-day excursion to hike the Santa Ana Volcano, one of the most iconic volcanic craters in the world! While out there we’ll stop in some of El Salvador’s coolest towns where we can find the best coffee, good eats, and even some nice gifts for friends and family back home.

 

 

CONTACT US TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT:

EMAIL: info@elsalvadoryoga.com

PHONE: 850-374-0180

 


One of the great aspects of being in a small country like El Salvador, is that we are close to everything. We can easily incorporate ½ day and full-day trips to your retreat without taking away too much from the yoga & surfing schedule. We consider the Tamanique Waterfalls to be a “Can’t-Miss” 1/2 day adventure. We’ll pack you a great lunch and send you on this fun hike with some of the coolest local guides you’ll ever meet. Other favorites including El Salvador’s “Ruta de Las Flores” and breathtaking volcano hikes.


March 20-25 2017

Yoga & Surf Retreat

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT?

– 5 nights Accommodations in our luxury villas and waterfront suites
– Round Trip Airport Transfers
– 2 Yoga classes per day
– Yoga mats and towels included
– Breakfast each morning
– 1 retreat / group dinner
– 1 retreat / group lunch
– 1 retreat / group breakfast
– Morning and afternoon healthy snacks (gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, salads, raw nut milks, smoothies, juiced drinks, etc.)
– Purified drinking water throughout your stay
– 1 coconut water per-person per day
– 3 Surfing Lessons & Board Rentals For all guests
– Full Day Excursion: Volcano Hike or Coffee Plantation
– 1/2 Day Excursion: Waterfalls
– 1 Night of Salsa Dancing class
Types of Yoga Offered During the Retreat
– Restorative Yoga With Props
– Slow Vinyasa Flow (slower paced asana practice with foundational emphasis)
– Advanced Vinyasa (faster paced practice with option for advanced poses)

ADDITIONAL INFO

Retreat Team
Food & Beverage
Playa El Tunco

PRICE

– Shared Suite: $835 per person
– Private Suite: $1,210 per person

EXTRA NIGHTS

– Shared Suite: $75 per night per person (breakfast included)
– Private Suite: $150 per night per person (breakfast included)

RETREAT ACCOMMODATIONS

 

FOOD

Purified drinking water and fresh coconut water from our trees are included every day during our retreats. Each day you’ll wake up to a gourmet spread with some of the world’s best coffee, fresh fruit, fresh baked bread, homemade nut milks, and detox drinks. A full Breakfast is included each morning for all guests at the resort and We’ll cater 1 gourmet lunch and 1 gourmet dinner at the Retreat. Our main menu features local flavors and fresh-caught local seafood with an elegant touch. We can accommodate vegan & vegetarian diets as well as any food allergies. Just lets us know what you need. Our chef, Mauro Bernal, was trained in Los Angeles but is native to El Salvador. His “midas-touch” will bring joy to your palette. Mauro constantly surprises us, transforming the simplest ingredients into edible works of art.

 

SURFING

The surf in El Salvador is nothing short of world-class. We have a great group of surf instructors that have been working with our customers for 10+ years. Guys like Bamba, Pedro, Avión, and Juan Carlos are just a blast to be in the water with. You’ll remember their smiles, energy and great attitudes forever. Apart from great leadership and coaching skills, these guys are phenomenal surfers. We’ll have you surfing quickly, having fun, and improving for your next surf session. We take you to nearby uncrowded beach breaks, where you’ll have the waves to yourself. There you can practice and hone your skills before testing what you’ve learned at our famous point breaks!

EXCURSIONS

The retreat includes two awesome trips. We’ll take a 1/2 day and head up to the pristine waterfalls of Tamanique with a packed lunch. Its only a 25 minute drive from the beach but we’ll be hiking so please bring good footwear. It takes about 30 minutes to hike down to the waterfalls from town. On the way, let the locals regale you with stories of years living in a surf paradise. Then dive into the cool pools and take a break from the tropical heat. We’ll be back in time for afternoon yoga or relax time before dinner.

Our second trip is a full-day excursion to hike the Santa Ana Volcano, one of the most iconic volcanic craters in the world! While out there we’ll stop in some of El Salvador’s coolest towns where we can find the best coffee, good eats, and even some nice gifts for friends and family back home.

 

 

CONTACT US TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT:

EMAIL: info@elsalvadoryoga.com

PHONE: 619-880-6495

 


 

Yoga Classes in El Salvador

Yoga classes are now available at Playa El Tunco! Our El Salvador Yoga studio sits oceanfront and we teach a wide variety of yoga styles including Power Yoga, Ashtanga sequences, and Yoga for surfers. We are confident we just built the best yoga facilities in the entire country.

Yoga in El Salvador

 

Yoga Retreats in El Salvador

Balancé has a spacious studio allowing us to host El Salvador Yoga retreats with plenty of comfort. Our venue is available to Retreat Facilitators and Yoga Studios from around the world looking to host yoga retreats at our location.

Yoga Retreats in El Salvador

 

Apartment suites in Playa El Tunco

Our Accommodations are simply spectacular. We currently have two modern apartment suites with full amenities, carefully designed spaces, and great ocean views. Each unit has 3 beds, A/C, fast wifi, and a full kitchen. Book your reservation today!

Accommodations in Playa El Tunco

 


Balancé All-Inclusive Surf & Yoga Retreat

– Accommodations in our luxury villas and waterfront suites
– 3 delicious meals per day
– Purified drinking water throughout your stay
– 1 coconut water per-person per day (extras available at a low price)
– Morning and afternoon healthy snacks (fresh fruit, salads, smoothies, juiced drinks, etc.)
– 2-3 Yoga classes per day
– Airport Transfers
– 5 Days Board Rentals For all guests and instructors
– 5 Days Surfing Lessons for all guests and instructors
– Excursion to El Salvador Coffee Region
– Waterfall Hike
– 2 Nights Salsa Dancing classes
– Free laundry service

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