Lifestyle & Yoga Retreat in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, June 2-9, 2012 with Christie Baumgartner & Erin Tetarenko
“Our passion is to move you towards yours.” – Erin Tetarenko & Christie Baumgartner
What does it mean to “retreat?” The definition itself, means to move away from something. But, what about, not necessarily moving ‘way’ from something, but what if we shifted our perception of the word to mean – moving ‘back’ towards something.
I see the word “retreat” as the action of moving back towards my balance, my most pure self. Where I may “retreat” – explore, discover and connect ‘back’ to my inner greatness and at the same time “retreat” from actions and distractions that do not serve this inner greatness. The great thing I love about retreats is that you get to hang out with people who are doing exactly what you are doing – sourcing out your best possible self, and we all now, connection, discover and play are fundamentally important pillars in this foundation of “bliss seeking.”
Yoga retreats are not only an opportunity to “retreat” from the every day experience of our urban lifestyle, but it’s an opportunity to “do and be” what we love with another community who embraces the same values and appreciation for what life has to offer This community is one rooted in the essence of yoga.
This summer, two well known Yoga Teachers in Vancouver and co-founders of “I.BE” have teamed up to offer lifestyle experience unlike any other. Erin Tetarenko, who teaches at The Yoga Practice, as well as privately, and Christie Baumgartner who teaches at Semperviva, Chopra Yoga and YYoga, offer you the chance to retreat to the beauty and vibrancy of community, with a Lifestyle & Yoga Retreat in Juquilillo,Nicaragua. Needless to say these two teachers bring a combined wealth of knowledge and experience in the learning and teaching of living the bliss of life’s abundance.
Inspire. Believe. Embrace. Lifestyle Retreats
I.BE supports you in a transformative journey by bringing you insight into yourself – the workings of the mind and body. Therefore, it’s no wonder Yoga Retreats are on the menu in this integrated approach. I.BE Lifestyle Retreats are an opportunity to connect with inspiring people, discover more about yourself, play through movement, and Grow a community.
Supporting the community is a large portion of the retreat experience. Monty’s Beach & Surf Lodge is an earthy piece of hippie heaven ( I can say that, because I am on one). This Lifestyle & Yoga Retreat has more to offer than just practicing yoga, sandy beaches and exceptional company, both Erin and Christie bring 3 main values that embody the essence of the trip and the Juquilillo community.
Monty’s Beach & Surf Lodge
Monty’s is a rustic beachfront hide-away on Nicaragua’s gorgeous north Pacific coast. Working with local leaders, owner’s Monty and Gerry thrive in creating projects that serve the community. They believe we are all connected and if we can serve others, we feel joy and fulfillment. All meals are included in the retreat and you guarantee local, seasonal foods fresh every day!
CONNECTION: Connect with our Global Community is priority. On this trip you will have the opportunity to volunteer with local leaders for a unique opportunity to serve the community in health, sports, education and ongoing sustainability by visiting the local schools and working with the children in the community.
DISCOVER: Apart from the obvious yoga classes you can experience (Yin, Hatha and Vinyasa Flows), you will also have the opportunity to engage in Lifestyle Coaching Workshops designed to support you in creating a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
PLAY: There are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Surfing Lessons and board rentals included. Choose between surfboard, paddle boards, & surf kayaks. There is also natural exploration through hiking, trekking to the volcanoes and natural flora and fauna of Nicaraguan beauty.
Q&A with Erin Tetarenko
Q. Yoga for many is a path sought out for personal reflection, self belief, the search for compassionate communion with the self and beyond. You mention that this retreat embodies 3 key themes; connection, discovery and play. How did u and Christie come to choose these values?
A.” These themes were inspired by Monty’s Beach Lodge, the community in Jiquilillo and our personal yoga journeys.
In our recent visit to Nicaragua, Christie and I fell in love with the community in Jiquilillo. Our visit captured our hearts and energized our souls. We were inspired by the inviting community connection, natural serenity that encouraged inner exploration, and the freedom of play embodied by all the children. It reminded us what’s important to us: Connection, Discovery, and Playful fun!
Similarly, my personal journey with Yoga has also been one of self-discovery, connecting to a higher power -love, nature, our global community- and has supported me to play freely with movement – an incredible form of self expression.
Our vision for our retreat is to connect to a new way of life through community connections and volunteer, create opportunities to discover more about self, and to embrace playing freely with movement such as yoga, ocean play, and adventure!”
So save the date and start packing!
For more information on prices and RSVP deadlines please connect with Erin Tetarenko.
Email: [email protected]
I.BE Website: http://inspirebelieveembrace.com/