February 8-14, 2014
This fourth annual retreat will focus on experiencing Nicaragua, its culture, its people, its soul. In a nutshell, it's a true vacation to a unique and extraordinary destination. Peter is generously donating the proceeds from this retreat to karmaNICA, a charitable organization which he established with Adrienne Ward to support Nicaraguan kids in rural, impoverished communities.
The program for the week will include a variety of cultural, culinary and wellness activities for the traveler who seeks uncommon, less-traveled destinations. This time away will provide you with an opportunity to savor the tastes of local, organic food, experience the culture of the colonial city of Granada and immerse yourself in the natural environment of the Granada Isletas in the serene setting of Lake Nicaragua. Also included are daily yoga sessions led by Peter designed to shift from the busy-ness of our everyday lives into a peaceful respite, embracing the Nicaraguan rhythm of life.
The 6-night/7-day travel experience will include 4 nights at Jicaro Island Ecolodge, a private island in Lake Nicaragua followed by 2 nights in the historical city of Granada. This secluded island getaway is Nicaragua’s most upscale nature resort, with 9 private, lakefront casitas and an intimate outdoor restaurant, saltwater pool and open-air wellness spa. There will be plenty of downtime to Indulge in a range of excursions to nearby volcanoes, nature hikes, lake kayaking, jungle canopy (zipline) tours, and natural hot-springs.