Journey to the Highlands of Colombia

7 DAYS OF EPIC EXPERIENCES

yoga | adventure | culture

RE-ENERGIZE YOUR SOUL

Join us in a timeless destination, where eco-adventure, a rich Colombian coffee and cowboy culture, and the magic of the Andean mountains will captivate your heart. One of few truly authentic Colombian highland settings, Salento will whisk you away.

 Enjoy the privacy of our luxurious mountainside villa with stunning views of rolling green mountains and a full time private chef with locally inspired gourmet offerings. All of your meals, wellness, eco-adventure, and cultural adventures will be customized based on the preferences of our intimate group.

 Wake up and revitalize your body, mind and soul with private yoga instruction followed by customized adventures including epic horse rides across the Andean Cordillera, mountain biking, hiking through the world renowned Cocora National Park home of 200 ft. Wax Palm, and soaking in hidden hot 


THE DETAILS:

SLEEP | 7 nights in our private villa 

YOGA | Daily asana yoga classes, meditation, breath work

EAT | 3 daily Colombian inspired meals                            

TREK | Hidden Hot Springs                        

            Horseback Riding Adventure

           Mountain Biking

EXPERIENCE | Local Coffee Plantation Tour                      

                         Cocoro National Park   

All ground transportation provided once you reach Salento


DATES:  
March 10-17, 2018

LOCATION: 
Salento, Colombia

Cost: 
$2300 Shared Room
$2750 Private Room
Deposit: $750

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YOGA

TEACHER:
Ryan Jaqua

 A life filled with diversity, trials, joy, and victory.   Ryan seeks to bring to his students the most realized parts of his own yoga practice and life experience.  With his roots in Anusara yoga he has sought out dynamic teachings and practitioners.  A true student of yoga as a way of life, Ryan understands the common path tread by students dealing with the constant waves of life.   He believes the practice of yoga can greatly calm the fluctuation of the mind and allows our most authentic self to surface. 

Ryan is a certified personal trainer and yoga teacher by trade.  His abilities stretch across the bandwidth of wellness to cooking, nutrition, life coaching, meditation, and art/music.  Through his own example he seeks to foster a greater understanding of the necessity of balanced living and contentment in his students and clients.  

Some of Ryan's teachers and inspiration include: Christina Sell, Darren Rhodes, Michelle Marschildon, Jack Cuneo, Sean Halleen.

The Yoga

Daily yoga practices will be customized based on preferences of our group. Expect to find your flow, a meditative moment, or heart opening posture among beautiful vistas of the welcoming green Colombian Andes. 

 

The Yoga:

Daily yoga practices will be customized based on preferences of our group. Expect to find your flow, a meditative moment, or heart opening posture among beautiful vistas of the welcoming green Colombian Andes. 

 

accommodations: 

If its not down past the end of the road..its not what we are looking for. Our hillside villa is nestled a short walk along an old dirt road from the perfect Colombian mountain town of Salento. With stunning views of surrounding hillsides, you will find privacy, spaciousness, and the simple luxury of this well appointed home.  The villa will come with daily maid service, a private chef, outdoor and indoor space for yoga, a cozy fire place to warm up to at night (in the rare occasion of a cold evening) and all the other creature comforts you would find in a furnished home.


EXPERIENCES

Culture

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding in Salento, Colombia is something all travelers should experience during their visit to our beautiful country. The small town of Salento looks very much like an old western, cowboy town and it’s not uncommon to see people still riding horses to come into town. 

The stunning landscapes surrounding Salento make it a fantastic place for horseback riding. From coffee plantations, to waterfalls, to valleys there’s a huge number of things to see and trails to explore.

Coffee Plantation Tour

There are several fincas in the area that offer coffee tours. Don Elias, is a small family-run organic plantation where you will be shown around the farm by Don Elias himself, who will explain and demonstrate the process of growing and roasting coffee. At the end of the tour, you will be invited to taste a cup of their delicious freshly roasted coffee.

 

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Mountain Biking

Salento is a fantastic location for mountain biking in Colombia. The beautiful, little town is surrounded by lush, green mountains with scenic trails for riding a bike. Mountain biking tours will take you through hills, valleys, rivers, and tremendous vistas along the way. They includes the bike, guide, technical support, water, food (depending on the tour) and entry to any coffee fincas you may visit. It is also possible during the full moon to take a nighttime ride by moonlight. Or you can cycle into the Valle de Cocora.

 

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Secret Hot Springs

Quite possibly the most remote and captivating hot springs we have explored, the termales near the town of Santa Rosa de Cabal are set in a highland tropical box canyon at the end of an exciting jeep road. Soak in natural rivers and pools set in an enchanted forest of lush green foliage,  as well as luxurious man made spas all fortified with the purest water and minerals.

Valle de Cocora

In a country full of beautiful landscapes, Cocora is one of the most striking. It stretches east of Salento into the lower reaches of the Los Nevados ountains and national park, with a broad green valley framed by sharp peaks. Everywhere you'll see palma de cera (wax palm), the largest palm in the world (up to 60m tall). It's Colombia's national tree. Set amid the misty green hills, they are breathtaking to behold.

‘Cocora’ was the name of a Quimbayan princess, daughter of the local chief Acaime, and means ‘star of water’. The valley is part of the Los Nevados National Natural Park, incorporated into the existing national park by the Colombian government in 1985.


LOCAL CUISINE

HEALTHY FOOD FROM our private chef

Our private chef will be integrating a nutritionally balanced, organic and local ingredients with the delicious flare of the region. Expect hand squeezed juices made from Colombian tropical fruits you most likely have never heard of, all with detoxifying and vitalizing qualities, local meat and fish dishes, Colombian specialities made with a nutritious twist, and of course the best coffee in the world! 


SOCIAL

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TRAVEL

Life Force can help you with booking information for the best travel and flight itineraries, hotels, restaurants, and activities during your stay in Colombia. Our pick up will be at the Armenia Al Eden aripot (AXM). Direct flights to AXM can be found on Spirit Airlines as well as non-direct on United, Avianca and others from most any major city in the US.  

A private shuttle service to our villa in Salento will be included in your retreat package. The shuttle will leave at 4:00 PM on Feb 6 and Feb 13th.   All the meet up details will be provided upon receipt of the initial trip deposit.  

A valid passport is required for all foreign visitors to Colombia. An entry visa is not required for American or Canadian nationals. Please inquire with the nearest Colombian consulate for entry requirements for other nationalities.

In preparation for your trip, please read our Travel Planning Guide for important tips and information.

 

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A valid passport is required for all foreign visitors to Peru. An entry visa is not required for American or Canadian nationals. Please inquire with the nearest Colombian consulate for entry requirements for other nationalities.

In preparation for your trip, please read our Travel Planning Guide for important tips and information.


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