ESTABLISHING PRESENCE RETREAT

Embodying the self through

the practice of Yoga and Meditation.

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TISHA GRAY | ESTABLISHING PRESENCE RETREAT | VERDAD, NICARAGUA

APRIL 14-21, 2023 | $2,186 - $2,991 (Custom payment options available)

Establishing Presence Retreat - Embodying the self through the practice of Yoga and
Meditation


Exhilaration and Exhalation combine in this dynamic and nourishing retreat that brings together the thrill of surfing with the contemplative practices of yoga. Led by yoga teacher Tisha Gray, along with the professional surf coaches at Verdad Nicaragua, the weeklong retreat uses the wild element of the ocean to cultivate adventure and reinvigorate one’s sense of self, and yoga and meditation to bring balance and joyful presence.


Working with Tisha participants will work towards establishing presence and become grounded in the body. Through the powerful combination of somatic movement, yoga asanas, pranayama, and meditation. Through practice we will look at the philosophical underpinnings of a contemplative practice. Each day will include a carefully themed and expertly taught asana class, followed by meditation instructions and time for silent introspection. Afternoons are spent in the water learning or perfecting your surf skills as well as other activities.


What you will learn

• Cultivate an embodied presence through the practice of Yoga + Meditation

• Learn to utilize mindfulness and embodied practices to restore a sense of trust in our body’s ability to self-regulate

• Learn how to calm the anxious body-mind

• How to surf or how to advance your surfing skills


This retreat is for you if:

• You are looking to gain a deeper understanding of your yoga practice

• You need to awaken your sense of adventure and step outside of your comfort zone

• You need to find healthier ways to destress and maintain a relaxed state longer

• You need space to hear your inner voice to better chart your life

"Practicing yoga is a privilege. And with this privilege comes a duty to be kind, to share a smile, and to offer the yoga from the mat into the rest of your life." ~ Maty Ezraty

TISHA GRAY

Tisha Gray has been teaching yoga for the last twelve years. She is currently working as a student therapist completing her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Tisha has instilled a framework in her teaching that reflects thousands of hours of studentship, having studied with, and been influenced by Maty Ezraty, Annie Carpenter, and Marla Apt.

Tisha is currently in a Yoga Therapy program working towards IAYT certification, combining both her background in psychotherapy with yoga therapy. Tisha offers workshops, teacher training, group classes, and private therapeutic session.

She hopes that through yoga, meditation, and other contemplative practices, each student can deepen their experience of embodiment and develop greater strength, ease, and depth of well-being.

VERDAD - NICARAGUA

Verdad Nicaragua is an eco-friendly boutique resort nestled on the shores of Playa Escameca in Southern Nicaragua.

 

VERDAD NICARAGUA RESORT AND RETREAT CENTER

Verdad Nicaragua is an eco-friendly boutique resort nestled on the shores of Playa Escameca in Southern Nicaragua. The laid-back luxurious property features modern casitas with private decks and poolside rooms that overlook the gardens and the ocean. The secluded hillside resort invites guests to explore the stunning landscape, enjoy adventure activities such as surfing and sailing or simply relax. The resort offers custom designed adventure packages, a surf school and PADI certification programs.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Seven Nights/Eight Days at Verdad Nicaragua

All Meals and Beverages (excluding alcohol and snacks)

All Details within the Itinerary

All Taxes and Gratuities

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare
Ground Transfers

FULL SCHEDULE & ITINERARY FOR ESTABLISHING PRESENCE RETREAT

DAY 1 Friday

Travel to resort

Arrival Dinner
and Meet and Greet

Evening Meditation

Relax and retire
early

DAY 2  - Saturday

7:00 am Early
morning pre-breakfast

8:00-10:00 am
Yoga practice and Meditation  

10:00-12:00 pm
Breakfast/Brunch

Hiking and resort
activities

6:00 pm dinner

8:00 - 8:45 pm Evening Meditation

DAY 3  - Sunday

7:00 am Early
morning pre-breakfast

8:00-10:00 am
Yoga practice and Meditation  

10:00-12:00 pm
Breakfast/Brunch

12:00-5:00 PM Surf lessons

6:00 pm dinner

8:00 - 8:45 pm Evening Meditation

DAY 4  - Monday

7:00 am Early
morning pre-breakfast

8:00-10:00 am
Yoga practice and Meditation  

10:00-12:00 pm
Breakfast/Brunch

Catamaran Boat Ride  

6:00 pm dinner

8:00 - 8:45 pm Evening Meditation

DAY 5  - Tuesday

7:00 am Early
morning pre-breakfast

8:00-10:00 am
Yoga practice and Meditation  

10:00-12:00 pm
Breakfast/Brunch

12:00-5:00 PM Surf
lessons

6:00 pm dinner

Sunset Beach Bonfire

DAY 6  - Wednesday

7:00 am Early
morning pre-breakfast

8:00-10:00 am
Yoga practice and Meditation  

10:00-12:00 pm
Breakfast/Brunch

Free – Day – Optional
Waterfall Hike

6:00 pm dinner

8:00 - 8:45 pm Evening Meditation

DAY 7  - Thursday

7:00 am Early
morning pre-breakfast

8:00-10:00 am
Yoga practice and Meditation  

10:00-12:00 pm Breakfast/Brunch

Free Local Day

Happy Hour

DAY 8 – Friday

7:00 am Early
morning pre-breakfast

8:00-10:00 am
Yoga practice and Meditation  

10:00-12:00 pm
Breakfast/Brunch


Departures


For any type of payment plan beyond the $750 deposit and balance due, please e-mail tpetersen@blissnetwork.com.  We are happy to set up a customized plan for you.

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