Colombia Yoga Adventure
June 23-29, 2019
$300 off full price before 2/28/19
Do you want daily athletic movement and adventure in an exotic location? Join yoga & mobility teacher Keith Golden and host Erika Rodriguez from June 23-29, 2019 for 6 days of yoga and exploration in the mountains of Colombia.
We’ll rise each morning with a vigorous vinyasa practice, surrounded and inspired by the lush Andes mountains and the South American sun. We’ll work hard and play hard. Students will have personal attention from Keith during these small-group sessions and the opportunity to deepen their practices both physically and spiritually.
We’ll gather in the evening for a second session. The focus of these evening practices will vary, including acrobatic partner yoga, FRC (Functional Range Conditioning) mobility work, meditation, and more.
The Villa is a family owned mountain-side farm property in San Rafael, Antioquia, Colombia, 2 hours from Medellin. An infinity pool and jacuzzi overlook the Andes Mountains. Spacious rooms and bathrooms are all beautifully furnished with rustic décor. The luxurious site is set apart from the hustle of the city, offering simplicity and immersion in nature.
Built in 1950, this is the ideal place to appreciate the Colombian Paisa culture. Awaken with the sun and the wildlife of the countryside. Enjoy yoga practices on one of the property’s many rooftop terraces or in its vibrant gardens. Connect with Pachamama, a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes, goddess of the harvest and the earthquake, creation and destruction. Connect with your own divine self.
Choose your own adventures. There will be ample time built into each day for exploring the wilderness around us, by foot or on the water. Hiking trails accessible from the property take you into the jungle, offering 90+ crystal blue swimming holes and 8 waterfalls. Canoe down a lazy river watching for colorful birds and listening to monkey calls. Ride horseback around the 100-hectare property. Relax in the steam room or on one of many hammocks in the trees. Visits to nearby landmarks, pueblos, plantations and cities can be arranged.
Enjoy delicious food. 2 chefs will prepare 3 traditional Colombian meals daily using locally sourced organic products or straight from the farm. Fresh fruits, tea and Colombian coffee will be available as well as vegetarian and vegan options.
Flights from BWI to Medellin (MDE is airport code) start as low as $661 (as of 1/17/19).
Flights from Dulles start as low as $463 (as of 1/17/19).
Airport transfer from MDE to the Villa is included!
A non-refundable $500 deposit secures your spot.
Deposits due by 3/31/19. Final payment due by 4/20/19.
$1995 shared rooms, separate beds (queen, full, single or bunk)
$2195 couples/shared, one bed (queen or full)
$2595 private room, one bed (queen or full)
Rooms are first come first serve.
Coming solo for a shared room? We’ll arrange a roommate for you!
Please email your questions about the activities of the retreat to Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email your questions about Colombia and the area of the Villa to Erika at email@example.com.
The more I have learned from the exploration of movement, the more I want to share with others. Trainings and certifications have helped. Even better are daily physical play and devotion to work. Studying yoga, mobility training and more. I am about increasing the motivation and commitment to practice for all.
Erika is a yoga instructor, human rights activist & traveler. Since she began her practice in Cleveland, Ohio in 2008, she has been sharing it with fellow travelers in over 50 countries around the globe. By integrating smiles, breath, movement, and awareness, she is confident that we can communicate and love across borders regardless of religion, race, language or age.
Email Keith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Erika: email@example.com