the self-realization & empowerment retreat

Colombia

Join us for a 6-day and 5-night all inclusive Yoga Retreat at the Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort on the coast of the Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta de Colombia!

March 8th – 13th, 2020

Retreat Leaders:

Loren Lotus

Loren is a devotional curator whose true love and passion is sharing the beauty of the world and the unity of Yoga with all of those seeking...

Maria Rose

Maria is a passionate believer in sharing her colorful light to the world. She loves to connect with her students, supporting them in....

  • About
  • Yoga
  • Accommodation
  • Activities
  • Pricing
  • Travel
  • FAQ

The Experience

  • The purpose of this Yoga retreat is to revive our creative fire and explore different Yogic practices to provide you with the tools to develop your personal practice and connect with other likeminded individuals. Through Asana (physical movement), meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), philosophy, education, music & community, we weave an entire week of offerings into one unique and unified experience.
  • Each day of the retreat will be focused on a different chakra of the body to develop an awareness of the chakra system! We then offer a variety of yoga class styles, workshops, group activities & meditations for building your practice.
  • Daily jungle adventures like Treks to Waterfalls, Sacred Pools, River Tubing, Horseback riding & Trips to the National Parque Tayrona & Lost City are offered to experience the beauty and bliss of COLOMBIA. If desired, individual exploration is encouraged also.

The Yoga

  • This retreat offer an intimate space for our students to grow individually and as a group. We believe in the power of community with family style meals, partner yoga and beach cleanups. We also encourage self-study, silent walks and individual space for our students to connect with themselves. Along with Yoga and meditation, each day of the retreat will offer an excursion of some sort to the surrounding sacred waterfalls, native riverbeds, indigenous tribe towns and national parks.
  • There is something for everyone to gain from this retreat experience! Begin your Yoga practice, expand an existing practice, dive deep beneath the layers of the Chakra system, connect with like-minded individuals, build community and a spiritual sangha, explore the lush land of Colombia and create an unforgettable experience.

The Accommodation

  • Welcome to the home of our Colombia Retreat. The Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains alongside of the Caribbean sea. It's lush land harbors a retreat oasis of pure jungle and ocean bliss. Gitana Del Mar is comprised of 7 eco-friendly jungle style bungalows. Each with high ceilings, ceiling fans, an ocean breeze and its own private outdoor shower.
  • This eco-chic boutique resort is small and cozy and privately rented out to our retreat for the duration of the week to keep the retreat intimate. We are in the jungle with a 3 minute path walking out to the vast, infinite, Caribbean sea. There is also a pool oasis in the Resort center for us to enjoy, close to its open air restaurant hut.
  • Gitana Del Mar's staff has become apart of the Lotus Retreats family. As our flagship retreat, we host 3 retreats at Gitana a year and their staff is a huge part of our retreat experience!

Activities & Excursions in colombia

  • Colombia Activities

Details & Pricing

Save $200 on Bungalow Options with early bird pricing on ย 3 months prior to retreat start! Early bird pricing ends December 8th 2019.

Triple
Glamping
Occupancy
Double
Glamping
Occupancy
Single
Glamping
Occupancy
Early Bird
Special:
$1590
Regular Price:
$1790
Early Bird
Special:
$1890
Regular Price:
$2090
Early Bird
Special:
$2790
Regular Price:
$2990
Triple
Bungalow
Occupancy
Double
Bungalow
Occupancy
Single
Bungalow
Occupancy
$1490
$1690
$2390

To Reserve Your Space:

  • A $500 nonrefundable deposit is requested to reserve your space. Remaining payments are due prior to 60 days of retreat start.
  • Payment plans are available with monthly or bimonthly payments.
  • If traveling solo, we can pair individuals in double or triple occupancies. If we are unable to pair you with a partner, single occupancy rates apply.
  • Spaces are limited and first come, first serve! Prices listed are per person.

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation 6 days & 5 nights at the Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort
  • Food 3 handcrafted, locally sourced and organic meals a day! Served daily with a variety of Colombia fruit juices. (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
  • Yoga Two classes a day (Hatha, vinyasa and yin/restorative styles)
  • Workshops & Ceremonies Opening Ceremony & Intention Setting, Closing Colombian Cacao Ceremony + Beach Bonfire
  • Beach & Pool Access Caribbean Sea Beach Access, Daily Use of Gitana Del Mar's new Pool Oasis
  • Guided Travel Expertise & Travel Tips
  • Goodie bags from our Colombia Retreat sponsors!

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Getting There

  • You can fly into Cartagena (CTG), Barranquilla (BAQ) or Santa Marta (SMR) to arrive in Colombia. We can arrange for private taxis or you make take the MarSol shuttle to arrive at the resort.
  • The retreat will begin on March 8th at 1pm. We will begin with lunch and have an evening Yoga class. The retreat will conclude at 11am after a morning Yoga class and breakfast.
  • Upon arrival, we will help organize transportation and taxis to pick you up and drive you directly to our retreat center. Full details and information will be provided in your confirmation email.

Retreat FAQ

Flights are not included in the retreat week price. The total cost of the retreat includes your hotel accommodation, all meals, all yoga and a massage!
The prices listed are per person.
Cartagena (5.5 from the resort) Barranquilla (2.5 from the resort) Santa Marta (1.5 from the resort) We recommend flying into Cartagena to experience it’s rich history & culture!
MarSol is the trusted shuttle service of Colombia. Have your Airb&b, hotel or hostel arrange for pick-up from MarSol the morning of the retreat. The MarSol shuttle will drop you off directly at the resort. We can also arrange private van service and help with arranging Marsol if needed.
There are no mandatory vaccines traveling from the US to Colombia. If you are traveling from other countries in South America, you will need a Yellow Fever vaccine.
Yes. For travelers departing from the United States, US airlines now offer the option to buy the Cuban tourist visa on the day of departure at the check-in counter or at the departure gate. Check the confirmation email from your airline to confirm this, as their policies are subject to change. Please allow some extra time at check-in if you plan to buy the Cuban tourist visa on your date of departure. Cuban Visas typically cost $50-$75 depending on the airline.
Claro que si! Yes, we are happy to pair you up with others in a double or triple occupancy. If no pairing is available, single occupancy rates apply.
Yes! We have a Facebook group for all booked guests and aim to connect everyone prior to their travel into Colombia so you can arrange meet ups and share shuttle/van service. We know traveling to a foreign country can be scary so we are here to guide you along the way!
We will provide you with a full confirmation email regarding travel & packing tips upon booking!
  • About
  • Yoga
  • Accommodation
  • Activities
  • Pricing
  • Travel
  • FAQ

The Experience

  • The purpose of this Yoga retreat is to revive our creative fire and explore different Yogic practices to provide you with the tools to develop your personal practice and connect with other likeminded individuals. Through Asana (physical movement), meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), philosophy, education, music & community, we weave an entire week of offerings into one unique and unified experience.
  • Each day of the retreat will be focused on a different chakra of the body to develop an awareness of the chakra system! We then offer a variety of yoga class styles, workshops, group activities & meditations for building your practice.
  • Daily jungle adventures like Treks to Waterfalls, Sacred Pools, River Tubing, Horseback riding & Trips to the National Parque Tayrona & Lost City are offered to experience the beauty and bliss of COLOMBIA. If desired, individual exploration is encouraged also.

The Yoga

  • This retreat offer an intimate space for our students to grow individually and as a group. We believe in the power of community with family style meals, partner yoga and beach cleanups. We also encourage self-study, silent walks and individual space for our students to connect with themselves. Along with Yoga and meditation, each day of the retreat will offer an excursion of some sort to the surrounding sacred waterfalls, native riverbeds, indigenous tribe towns and national parks.
  • There is something for everyone to gain from this retreat experience! Begin your Yoga practice, expand an existing practice, dive deep beneath the layers of the Chakra system, connect with like-minded individuals, build community and a spiritual sangha, explore the lush land of Colombia and create an unforgettable experience.

The Accommodation

  • Welcome to the home of our Colombia Retreat. The Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains alongside of the Caribbean sea. It's lush land harbors a retreat oasis of pure jungle and ocean bliss. Gitana Del Mar is comprised of 7 eco-friendly jungle style bungalows. Each with high ceilings, ceiling fans, an ocean breeze and its own private outdoor shower.
  • This eco-chic boutique resort is small and cozy and privately rented out to our retreat for the duration of the week to keep the retreat intimate. We are in the jungle with a 3 minute path walking out to the vast, infinite, Caribbean sea. There is also a pool oasis in the Resort center for us to enjoy, close to its open air restaurant hut.
  • Gitana Del Mar's staff has become apart of the Lotus Retreats family. As our flagship retreat, we host 3 retreats at Gitana a year and their staff is a huge part of our retreat experience!

Activities & Excursions in colombia

  • Colombia Activities

Details & Pricing

Save $200 on Bungalow Options with early bird pricing on ย 3 months prior to retreat start! Early bird pricing ends December 8th 2019.

Triple
Glamping
Occupancy
Double
Glamping
Occupancy
Single
Glamping
Occupancy
Early Bird
Special:
$1590
Regular Price:
$1790
Early Bird
Special:
$1890
Regular Price:
$2090
Early Bird
Special:
$2790
Regular Price:
$2990
Triple
Bungalow
Occupancy
Double
Bungalow
Occupancy
Single
Bungalow
Occupancy
$1490
$1690
$2390

To Reserve Your Space:

  • A $500 nonrefundable deposit is requested to reserve your space. Remaining payments are due prior to 60 days of retreat start.
  • Payment plans are available with monthly or bimonthly payments.
  • If traveling solo, we can pair individuals in double or triple occupancies. If we are unable to pair you with a partner, single occupancy rates apply.
  • Spaces are limited and first come, first serve! Prices listed are per person.

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation 6 days & 5 nights at the Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort
  • Food 3 handcrafted, locally sourced and organic meals a day! Served daily with a variety of Colombia fruit juices. (vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free options available)
  • Yoga Two classes a day (Hatha, vinyasa and yin/restorative styles)
  • Workshops & Ceremonies Opening Ceremony & Intention Setting, Closing Colombian Cacao Ceremony + Beach Bonfire
  • Beach & Pool Access Caribbean Sea Beach Access, Daily Use of Gitana Del Mar's new Pool Oasis
  • Guided Travel Expertise & Travel Tips
  • Goodie bags from our Colombia Retreat sponsors!

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Getting There

  • You can fly into Cartagena (CTG), Barranquilla (BAQ) or Santa Marta (SMR) to arrive in Colombia. We can arrange for private taxis or you make take the MarSol shuttle to arrive at the resort.
  • The retreat will begin on March 8th at 1pm. We will begin with lunch and have an evening Yoga class. The retreat will conclude at 11am after a morning Yoga class and breakfast.
  • Upon arrival, we will help organize transportation and taxis to pick you up and drive you directly to our retreat center. Full details and information will be provided in your confirmation email.

Retreat FAQ

Flights are not included in the retreat week price. The total cost of the retreat includes your hotel accommodation, all meals, all yoga and a massage!
The prices listed are per person.
Cartagena (5.5 from the resort) Barranquilla (2.5 from the resort) Santa Marta (1.5 from the resort) We recommend flying into Cartagena to experience it’s rich history & culture!
MarSol is the trusted shuttle service of Colombia. Have your Airb&b, hotel or hostel arrange for pick-up from MarSol the morning of the retreat. The MarSol shuttle will drop you off directly at the resort. We can also arrange private van service and help with arranging Marsol if needed.
There are no mandatory vaccines traveling from the US to Colombia. If you are traveling from other countries in South America, you will need a Yellow Fever vaccine.
Yes. For travelers departing from the United States, US airlines now offer the option to buy the Cuban tourist visa on the day of departure at the check-in counter or at the departure gate. Check the confirmation email from your airline to confirm this, as their policies are subject to change. Please allow some extra time at check-in if you plan to buy the Cuban tourist visa on your date of departure. Cuban Visas typically cost $50-$75 depending on the airline.
Claro que si! Yes, we are happy to pair you up with others in a double or triple occupancy. If no pairing is available, single occupancy rates apply.
Yes! We have a Facebook group for all booked guests and aim to connect everyone prior to their travel into Colombia so you can arrange meet ups and share shuttle/van service. We know traveling to a foreign country can be scary so we are here to guide you along the way!
We will provide you with a full confirmation email regarding travel & packing tips upon booking!
The Colombia Retreat Experience
Surrender to nature and join us for sacred movement and meditation in the lush jungles and tropical Caribbean coast of Colombia.

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Loren Lotus

Director of Lotus Retreats
Yoga Instructor & Retreat Leader

Certifications:

  • B.S Kinesiology, Indiana University
  • 500-Hour E-RYT, YogaWorks, Los Angeles
  • 200-Hour E-RYT Passion Yoga School, Costa Rica
  • 85-Hour PRYT, La Lupa Via Prenatal School
  • 50-Hour Kirtan, Bhakti Yoga Shala, Santa Monica, CA
Loren is a devotional curator whose true love and passion is sharing the beauty of the world and the unity of Yoga with all of those seeking it. She is continuously inspired by Yogic teachings of our everyday life and the practice of Yoga, on and off the mat. Every day is an opportunity to grow & live your life like a Lotus flower, reaching your true potential and fulfillment.

Loren believes her dharma and work is to inspire others to live a fulfilling life path with purpose and passion. On the mat, she teaches a variety of Yoga class styles including Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative and Yin. Her alignment-based training and study of Kinesiology has fueled her fascination with the human body, mind and eternal soul.

Maria Friederichs

Yoga Instructor & Retreat Leader

Certifications:

  • 500-Hour RYT Michelle Mazur Yoga, LA, CA
  • 95- Hour RCYT, Iowa City IA
  • Thai Yoga Level 1, Iowa City, IA
Maria is a passionate believer in sharing her colorful light to the world. She loves to connect with her students, supporting them in inner balance and allowing asana practice to gracefully guide them through challenges of the outer world. She offers a place for students to feel safe in exploration of his/her self and to enjoy a practice expanding beyond limits of the mind. Maria earned her 200 Hour Yoga training certification in a magical yurt in Los Angeles, CA. She enjoyed her group and the training so much that she continued to achieve her 500 Hour there as well. Her love for teaching and the body has inspired her to continue her education, expanding into Kids Yoga, Thai Massage, and Specialty Workshops. She currently resides in Iowa City, IA where she teaches regular classes and continues to fulfill her passion by following her heart and embracing the yogi journey.

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Ryann Tillman

Yoga Instructor & Fascial Stretch Therapist

Certifications:

  • 500-Hour RYT, Passion Yoga, Costa Rica
  • 200-Hour ERYT, Ayur Eco Ashram, Mysore India
  • Fascial Stretch Therapist, Stretch To Win, Arizona

Ryann believes that yoga has the power to positively transform our lives. She earned her 200 hour yoga teaching certification while living and studying in an ashram in Mysore, India. She traveled to the birthplace of yoga in search of a traditional and authentic yoga education and experience. Once back in the states she became a full time yoga teacher and never looked back. 

She teaches a Hatha inspired class with an emphasis on breath, awareness, and body control. She aims to make each class feel steeped in Indian tradition and lineage. After a few years of teaching she decided that it was time to drive deeper into the transformational healing side of yoga and expand her knowledge as a teacher and student. She earned her 500 hour teaching certification in the magical jungles of Costa Rica with Passion Yoga.

Since her time in the jungle Ryann still teaches classes full time and teaches in yoga teacher trainings. Her path also led her to Fascial Stretch Therapy(fst) as a way to help speed the physical healing/recovery process and flexibility that yoga offers. With yoga and FST Ryann has a passion to guide people towards a more connected, positive, and healthy life.