Colombia

Create Retreat

 April 20 - 25 

Yoga. Meditation. Heal. Create.

IGNITE YOUR FIRE. FIND YOUR POWER. CREATE YOUR REALITY.

Join us for 6 days and 5 nights on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia at the foot of the magical Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains as we focus on creative living and breaking through boundaries with Yoga, Meditation, and Creative activities. Learn the power of the mind to release the mental chatter, find peace, let go of limiting belief systems. Move through blockages that are holding you back from your greatness. 

Rise with the sun over the Caribbean and fall asleep to the sound the crashing waves.

Adventure to the magic paradise of the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, South America. Spend 6 days letting go of limiting beliefs, exploring your authenticity, breaking through blocks, healing, and finding your power.

Set in a sacred power place named the Heart of the World by the local tribes, where the vibrance of the jungle meets the wild sea and mountains lays Gitana Del Mar Boutique Beach Resort. Our jungle chic sanctuary is the perfect setting to shift perspective and allow the spirit to soar.

 

Escape for a while to life by the sea. Feel the raw energy of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Enjoy exploring the empty beaches, waterfalls, and swimming holes.

What You'll Gain

  • Learn tools to tame the wild mind and live more in the present moment.

  • Break through limiting belief systems and blockages.

  • Create space for manifesting your intentions.

  • Connect to your authentic self and identify the ego.

  • Press the reset button on your life and return inspired and revitalized.

  • Heal in the Heart of the World, a magical place where the mystical mountains meet the sea.

  • Connect with an amazing community.

  • Be fully immersed in Mother Natures magic.

Our Sanctuary

Gitana Del Mar, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Caribbean, Colombia.

Here in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada, nestled under the shade of majestic coconut palms is Gitana Del Mar Boutique Beach Resort. A place where you can disconnect from the hectic world and appreciate the simpler things in life. Find harmony with mother earth as she offers up the sun, empty virgin beaches, fresh salt air and unforgettable panoramic seascapes. Gitana del Mar is a relaxing world where time moves slowly and you can reflect and appreciate all that life and nature have to give.

Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort is located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, about an hour away from Santa Marta. The resort lays at the foothills of the impressive and magical Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world’s highest Coastal Mountain Range. This area is referred to as the Heart of the world, not only because of its geographical location, but more importantly because every single ecosystem exists and thrives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

  • Morning Chakra Flow Yoga Classes to balance the subtle body and energy centers.

  • Morning Meditation and breath work to cultivate self awareness and connect to your higher self.

  • Earth Mandala making and offering.

  • Vision Board making and Intention setting.

  • 2 Dance Classes to allow for expressive movement.

  • Evening Restoring Sessions for deep healing of the nervous system and releasing stored tension.

  • Evening Mantra Meditation.

Our Program

Our Program will be 5 days of letting go of limiting beliefs, exploring your authenticity, breaking through blockages, healing, and finding your power. We will have morning Chakra Yoga classes designed to have an understanding of our energy body and where there could be blocks, evening restoring sessions, and creative workshops like dance, vision board making, self talk and affirmations, Earth mandala making, and more to inspire your unique creative expression.

 

Our meditations will be the foundation of our yoga practice where we can develop the observing mind to detach from the constructs of the mind for mental peace and clarity. Each day we will progress our practice soyou will be able to continue your own practice at home. During your free time, explore the jungles, rivers, waterfalls and beaches.Or, lounge in a cabana or hammock with a good book or journal.

THINGS TO DO

  • Don Diego Hike and River Tubing

  • Beach and Jungle Horseback to Quebrada Valencia

  • Visit the nearby Quebrada Valencia Waterfall

  • Swim in the Sacred Pools, Waterfall and Natural Pool

  • Visit Parque Tyrona (pictured) 

  • Indigenous Village Tour

  • Endless beach lounging

  • Walk along the virgin beaches

  • Treat yourself to a massage or a coconut scrub

  • Watch the sunset on the beach.

RESORT AMENITIES

  • Pool

  • Hammocks

  • Cabanas

  • Beach Temple

  • Yoga Space

  • Laundry

  • Bar

  • Treetop Spa

  • Lounge space with games and books

  • Outdoor restaurant

  • Beachfront

Fresh Meals

LOCAL CUISINE

The Gitana kitchen is focused around a fresh, sea to table approach that combines healthy ingredients together in a coastal themed, fusion-style menu with Colombian, Mediterranean and Asian flavors. In addition to local and regional fish and seafood, the rotating menu also features unique vegetarian and vegan offerings. Gitana is passionate about supporting the community and using the most local ingredients available, including fruit, veggies and herbs from our own gardens and fresh-caught fish and seafood from our regional fisherman. To maintain light and clean energy for yoga practice there will be no red meat offered, only poultry, vegetarian, vegan, and seafood options.

Accommodation

Private and Shared Bungalows and Glamping Tents available.

The Eco-Chic Bungalows are the ideal place to relax. Each bungalow is designed with a very distinct architectural feature that the indigenous from the area have been utilized for hundreds of years, the palm roof.

 

There are two African Safari tents available with real beds, patios, and shared bathrooms. When all the windows are unzipped, you get a feel of being outside and immersed in the jungle noises.

 

*In order to maintain sustainable and low energy consumption practices, the resort does not have A/C (Air Conditioning) in the rooms, and only some showers at Gitana del Mar have hot water.

Included

  • 5 nights accommodation

  • 3 meals a dayTropical juices, coffee, tea, and filtered water

  • Workshops

  • Creative Activities and Dance classes

  • Yoga and Meditations Classes

  • Pool and Beach access

  • Private Group Transportation from Cartagena to resort

  •  Departure travel assistance

  • Goodbye Bonfire

  • Travel Insurance

  • International / Domestic Transportation

  • Transportation from the resort on departure day

  • Specialty Beverages

  • Spa Services

  • Excursions

 Not Included

Teachers

ANNA ZEHRINGER

&

MONICA MUNGUIA

Monica and Anna met in an ashram in India, during their advanced Yoga teacher training in 2017. They were roommates  for two months and quickly became good friends. Anna and Monica have a shared love for yoga, transformation, Spanish language, Latin America, and nature. They are thrilled to partner up for this retreat.

Guardians of the Land

The four existing indigenous tribes

Kogi, Wiwa, Arhuaco and Kankuamo people are the ancestors of the pre-Hispanic Civilization, known as the Tayrona. They still practice and follow the Tayrona belief of “Aluna”, which is the belief that all reality is created by thought. Every object or being has both a spiritual aspect and a physical reality, both of which originate in thought. These people have been calling the Sierra Nevada Mountains their home for hundreds of years. They refer to this area as “The Heart of the World” because they believe that what happens in the Sierra Nevada also happens everywhere in the world. They are committed to restoring the equilibrium to Earth by daily ritual practices, mental discipline and meditations. All of their efforts are to help protect the Sierra Nevada and the world from destruction. They have plenty to protect, including multiple ecosystems, such as: wetlands, mangroves, tropical rain forests, desert, alpine tundra and finally reaching snow capped mountains at the summit.

Getting There

Airports:

 

Cartagena – 4.5 Hours in Private Car to the resort. (Included) 

 

Barranquilla – 3 Hours in Private Car to the resort.
 

Santa Marta (domestic) – 1 Hour & 15 Min. in Private Car to the resort.

It's recommended to arrive in Cartagena and stay 1-2 nights. A private shared taxi will pick you up the morning of the retreat.

Another option is if you're flying from a different city in Colombia like Bogota or Medellin, you can take a domestic flight to Santa Marta and a private taxi to the resort.

Testimonials...

"Beyond what I could have imagined! This retreat was amazing! Anna has such a calming and healing spirit about her! For someone that doesn’t do a ton of yoga I felt really comfortable and supported during the yoga/workshops. The experience was full of new and unique experiences! I would absolutely do a retreat again at this beautiful location or anywhere else Anna is holding a retreat."

~ Ashley R.

"This retreat was so much more than I imagined. The yoga, meditation,
activities, and people were amazing. This was just what I needed and
WILL be attending another retreat with Anna. Perfect for all yogi levels
and all walks of life. Such an eye opening experience."

~ Anonymous

I loved the very wild place we stayed in and the themed retreat. The food was incredible!! Super affordable massages. Anna really dedicated herself to make sure we would enjoy the experience by offering a wild range of activities. Very confortable rooms. And lovely staff.

~ Amandine M., Colombia March '19

May all Beings Be Happy and Free

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