journey to Ecuador and Rewrite Your Story!Date: February 18 - 25, 2019
I am very excited to be offering this week long retreat to Ecuador. The theme of our retreat will be “Rewriting Your Story!” In rewriting our stories, we will be looking at the way we currently view our life as it has happened, pinpoint areas of old thinking and patterning, and rewriting that story from our soul’s truth. Using guided meditation, yoga, Nia, breathwork, hiking and exploring, we will connect with our inner selves and create a space to express our soul’s desires and divine purpose for this life. Nikki will be doing the guided meditations and writing workshops. Lisa will be doing the yoga and Nia breath workshops.
Lisa Jones and her husband Kerry Klages, designer agronomist and EFT practitioner, moved to Apuela, Imbabura, Ecuador for the purpose of creating a remote mountain farm and healing, and demonstrating a sustainable model of agricultural living. They bought a 70 acre remote mountain farm of pristine beauty hosting four waterfalls. It is truly a magical place!
During this retreat,we will explore the Andes of northern Ecuador and some of the interesting people who populate this land. We will stay in Cotachachi, the “leather” town; we will take a trip to Otavalo, and go to Otavalo Market, one of the largest, most famous markets in South America; we will also stay in Chachimbiru, with hot springs from the mountains all around and our writing workshops will be here.
Nikki Geannelis can be reached at 802-875-4800
Itinerary (Please note there may be slight modifications as needed)
Day 1: Monday, February 18, 2019: Leave USA! Pick up from the airport and go to Cotacachi. We will gather, once we have all arrived, for introductions.
Day 2: Tuesday, February 19: Morning Yoga/Nia at hotel conference center; Breakfast at hotel. Walk around Cotacachi and take in the sights. Go to Ananda Healing Center for lunch. Stay at Ananda for a Breathing Workshop or have some free time.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of the trip. Dinner will be at your own expense.
Day 3: Wednesday, February 20: Morning Yoga/Nia at Center; Breakfast at hotel; go to community of Peguche, location of the Shamanic waterfall and birthplace of hand-woven artisan products. Have a lunch of traditional Andean food. After lunch go to new hotel at Chachimbiru hot springs and spa: 3:00 workshop; dinner and evening gathering at hotel or our own private hot springs pool.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the cost of the trip.
Day 4: Thursday, February 21: yoga/Nia/breakfast; Morning Workshop; lunch; hike around area; afternoon workshop; dinner and evening gathering for integrating day’s work. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the cost of the trip.
Day 5: Friday, February 22: itinerary same as day 4 with different workshops. The first workshops will focus on our old story. The later workshops will focus on writing our new story.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included in the cost of the trip
Day 6: Saturday, February 23: itinerary same as day 5 Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the cost of the trip
Day 7: Sunday, February 24: yoga followed by breakfast and then back to Cotacachi via Otivalomarket and then on to the Volcanic Lake. Evening gathering for final workshop and sharing. Meals: Breakfast and dinner are included in the cost of the trip. Lunch will be at your own expense as we will be taking in Otivalo.
Day 8: Monday, February 25: leave for airport and return to USA! Meals: Breakfast included in the cost of the trip
While we are in Ecuador, other opportunities for experiencing the local culture may arise. If such opportunities do occur, the additional cost to participate will be at your own expense and will not be covered in the trip cost. It will be up to you, the individual traveler, to decide to take part in any added outings or workshops at the additional cost. These additional opportunities will be completely voluntary and you may choose not to participate.
Being open to all things that come up is vital on this trip. Being flexible, willing to laugh, happy to forgive and generous with compassion toward yourself and all the travelers will make the journey to Ecuador a memorable experience. Also, be aware that you may need some time to yourself to process what you’ve experienced, rest, and escape the overload of a different culture, especially if you are new to travel. Take that time.
Honor your needs. Honor the needs of your fellow travelers. Honor the friends you will meet on the way. And be prepared for an awesome time
Trip Costs: Sept 30, 2018 - A non-refundable deposit of $320.00 is due. Next payment of $320.00 is due November 30 and last payment of $315.00 due January 15, 2019
= $955 total cost of your Journey to Ecuador payable by PayPal or transfer of funds to Nia NH’s TD Bank account