The Journey Om begins…
Explore on a deeper level. This 5 night retreat with Firefly owner, MaryRose Donaghy will take you on a journey into the Baptiste methodology, through asana, meditation and daily inquiry. Wake up every day and experience a yoga practice that will open you to more vitality, freedom, and fuller self expression. Prepare for an out of the box experience both on and off the mat. Each day will be a new adventure that will lead you to play on your own inner journey. Then arrive at a place that will create space for something new in your life upon returning home.
Discover a new world…
Nicaragua is still a hidden gem of Central America. It is a special place that holds a tender balance between relaxation and adventure all while being in nature. Wake up for your morning yoga practice on the deck that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. After breakfast, walk down the big hill to Playa Maderas, a small surf village, to surf with the locals at their perfect secret spot. Afterwards, relax in a hammock and get a taste of the local foods as you sip fresh coconut water right from the source! In the afternoon, swing from the trees on a canopy zipline tour. In the evening, take a trip to San Juan Del Sur, the vibrant beach town to shop, eat, and play. At night, be called to sleep by the sounds of the howler monkeys and the distant hypnotic ocean waves.
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Buena Vista Surf Club
When you check in, you will immediately feel at home as you fall into a cozy couch, lounge in a hammock, or snuggle up with one of the resident pups. Owners, Marc and Marielle, have an eye for detail from their innovative design of this eco-friendly property to their international family-style meals that are prepared each day.
Buena Vista will inspire you to unplug, slow down, and enjoy the simple life. The main house is perched up on a hill with a large (yoga) deck overlooking Playa Maderas providing the perfect place to view sunsets and star gazing. The 6 tree houses (cabanas) are surrounded by a lush forest that are thoughtfully designed to complement the natural environment both inside and out.
Just a short 5 minute walk down a rather large hill will take you right to la playa. Nearby, San Juan del Sur is just a 20-30 minute taxi ride away if you want to visit cafes and shops on a free afternoon.
This simple way of living will easily inspire you to take a little peace back home.
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What you will experience on your retreat to Nica
•Enchanted treehouse accommodations for 5 nights/6 days at Buena Vista Surf Club
•Daily yoga classes with MaryRose Donaghy to deepen your own exploration
•Delicious thoughtfully prepared cuisine for breakfast and dinner (including one farewell dinner out to San Juan del Sur)
•One surf lesson to spark your sense of adventure
•Unlimited use of surf boards to keep you connected to that inner spark and the rhthym of the ocean
•Zipline Canopy Tour to swing from the trees with the howler monkeys
•Transportation to & from airport so you can rest well
•Lots of free time to restore and nourish the body, mind, and soul
Meet your nOMad Leader, MaryRose Donaghy
A message from Co-Creator & Owner of FireflyYoga
Hello Friends! I began teaching yoga and practicing various styles of hot yoga and vinyasa yoga on a regular basis in 2009. My yoga practice was part of my physical routine at the gym and I would take classes weekly just for fitness. Yoga was a tool to help with back pain from years of chronic pain as a result of scoliosis and working in the hospitality industry for 12 years. Coming from a Pilates background I loved the practice of yoga and connected with the focus and flow of yoga. I was excited and always so curious to learn more and experience different styles of yoga.
Totally out of my comfort zone, I attended my first yoga teacher training with Jimmy Barkan in 2011 and certified in the Barkan Method of Hot Yoga. This began an amazing journey of self discovery that I never would have imagined for myself. After over 1 year of teaching yoga I was more confident and happy then ever in my life. I wanted to know more so I attended level 1 Baptiste yoga in 2012 and I was lit up! I always say “Yoga changed my life and Baptiste yoga lit up my world.” I fell in love with the physical and spiritual side of Baptiste yoga. I love to share this amazing experience of the creation and flow Baptiste yoga gave to me. Baptiste yoga brought me back to where I stand in my own full self expression, in the world everyday in each role I play by being of service. My goal is to share Baptiste yoga everywhere and opening myself to learning from everyone around me. I love getting on my mat and sharing what this practice has given me with my students. I love to see them shine on the mat then go out and carry that into the world. Since 2012 I have attended trainings across the country with the Baptiste institute and have completed over 500hrs with the the Baptiste institute. Through the Baptiste institute I found Africa Yoga Project and am now a member of the AYP mentorship program mentoring yoga teachers in Africa who teach free community class sharing the benefits of yoga across the world. I am now able to share my love for yoga and the benefits in a bigger way then I ever thought possible. Presently I lead various transformational programs, workshops and 200 hour yoga teacher trainings at my studio, Firefly in Fishkill NY. My practice brings sweat, connection, creation, fun and love onto the mat and into my yoga community.
Explore on a deeper level. This 5 night retreat with Firefly owner, MaryRose Donaghy will take you on a journey into the Baptiste methodology.