DEEP REST: Meditation and Yoga Retreat

JANUARY 20 - 27th, 2018

Retreat with me and my dear friend Alana Kessler in beautiful Playa Maderas, Nicaragua.



A secluded jungle eco-lodge overlooking the surf at Playa Maderas, 8km north of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua. Guests at Buena Vista Surf Club switch off their smartphones, unwind and give in to the simple life, surrounded by lush forest and the Pacific ocean. This is a place for people who want something different – to stay in a private cabaña amongst the trees overlooking jungle and ocean, share family-style meals with like-minded people, watch the sunset and the stars from our deck in the treetops, and walk five minutes to pristine beaches.

Every day we offer meditation and 2 yoga classes on the sundeck and there is surfboard hire and lessons available through the lodge and at the beach.  There are lots of other activities in the area if you want a bit of fun, including turtle-spotting, sailing, fishing, horseback riding, ziplining, as well as the bars, cafés and shops of the nearby San Juan del Sur, but we recommend lounging to your hearts desire and getting a true reset.

To check out the lodge, visit Buena Vista Surf Club.

The details


  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included


  • Accessible kitchen for guest cooking classes
  • Beach

  • Infinity deck for Yoga that hovers amongst the treetops, looking out over the ocean + Classroom
  • 24/7 at the self-service bar, which operates on an honour system


  • One meditation per day
  • Two yoga classes per day

  • + lots of time for you to explore, surf or lounge!


  • Transportation in Nicaragua 
  • Alcoholic beverage

  • Massage therapy 

  • $50 USD extra for tipping workers helping with the retreat  
  • Adventures/Excursions offsite
  • Lunches and snacks are easy to find and inexpensive ways to experience the local cuisine






We recommend using STA travel to book your airline tickets into Managua.  The best way to reach Playa Maderas is to fly into Managua International Airport (MGA).  Once we have your itinerary, we will help you navigate your way to the lodge.


Set overlooking the pacific in the jungle atmosphere, these private tree houses make you feel like you are one with nature.

  • Private Tree House - Triple Occupancy - $1700 early bird, $1900 after August 30

  • Private Tree House - Double Occupancy - $2000  early bird, $2200 after  August 30

  • Private Tree House - Single Occupancy - $2900 early bird - $3100 after August 30

  • All prices are per person.

A non-refundable deposit of $350 will hold your spot.  This is a small, cozy retreat so don't wait to book your spot.

Laura’s retreat left my heart full of love and my body nourished. Can’t wait till the next one!
— Erica B.


Deposits secure your spot on the trip and are not refundable. Refunds for the balance payments vary depending on timing. For cancellation requests submitted with more than 60 days of retreat date: 100% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. For cancellation requests submitted within 45 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. There will be no refunds given for cancellation requests within 30 days of the retreat start date, no exceptions. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend, complete or for arriving late or leaving early.

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance when securing and purchasing your flight in case of extenuating circumstances.