A journey to discover Colombian REAL essence

 

YALACollective invites you to embark to COLOMBIA’S JOY OF LIFE journey which sets off north in the spectacular natural reserve park TAYRONA located at the tip of the sacred Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, where Wayuu and Kogui indigenous groups live.

The journey continues with a delightful stay at the legendary walled treasure of Cartagena de Indias and shaken up by the culturally rich Carnaval de Barranquilla, surprisingly, the second-largest Carnival in the world, celebrated since the 19th century (a UNESCO Heritage honoring its magnificent folkloric expression).

  

 

The Complete COLOMBIAN journey

From 4th to 11th February 2017

8 days to deeply regenerate feeling and living for one week the purest Colombian magical realism.

*package full COLOMBIA journey $1950USD/pp

*special offer EARLY BIRD $1750USD/pp (until 15 December)

package includes “Soul of the Parque Tayrona” + “Colombian Magical Realism” + transfer from Casa los Naranjos to Cartagena

(Not included: lunches and dinners in Cartagena and Barranquilla)

 

PLACE LIMITED TO 12 GUESTS!

  

Be prepare to dance, dance, live and laugh. Don’t miss this opportunity of feeling and living for one week the purest Colombian magical realism.

 

 

YIN & YANG

PRACTICE

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

HIGHLIGTS

- 9days package at COLOMBIAN MAGICAL REALISM.

- Morning class of Meditation, Pranayama and Asthanga/Vinyasa yoga.

- Evening Yin Yoga classes.

- Daily vegetarian brunch and diner.

- Vegetarian cooking classes with fresh local products.

- Creative workshops & carnival dancing lessons.

- Natural Adventures & city tours.

- Ticket to the "Batalla de Flores" of the Carnaval de Barranquilla.

- Transfers from Santa Marta, Cartagena and Barranquilla

Not included :

- Flights

- Private massages or therapies

- Lunches and dinners in Cartagena and Barranquilla

 

 

  

 “It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there's not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination." 

Gabriel García Márquez

 

 

 

Francesca and Carolina have prepared a harmonious and fully balanced Relaxing and Refreshing Yoga program that will gradually guide the journey.

Our yoga program is adapted to all levels of practitioners. Suitable for the very best beginners, as well as the advanced who wish to continue deepening in this rich millenary science.

Early morning will be all about meditation, energy balancing and breathing techniques. We will then practice a full Yang sequence: Ashtanga Yoga, with all the focus on alignment, energy flow and asana adaptation. In the afternoon we will delve into Yin and Restorative practices, as well as Automassages classes that will balance out all the energies.

The classes are mainly held in English with the possibility of classes available in other languages according to our guests’ needs (French, Spanish or Italian).

  

 A complete immersion into the

Joy of life

 

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 DAILY PROGRAM

 

4 Sunday

12 pm

Pick up at the Santa Marta Airport

3.00 pm

Arrive at "Casa Los Naranjos" in Parque Tayrona

6.00 pm

Welcome Circle and Meditation

8.00 pm

Vegetarian dinner

5 Monday

7.00 am

Wake up time

7.30 am

Pranayama & Meditation + Yoga + Deep Relaxation

10.30 am

Healthy Brunch

2.00 pm

Beach Time

6.00 pm

YIN Yoga Class

8.00 pm

Vegetarian dinner

6 Tuesday

7.00 am

Wake up time

7.30 am

Pranayama & Meditation + Yoga + Deep Relaxation

10.30 am

Healthy Brunch

2.00 pm

Adventure

6.00 pm

YIN YOGA class

8.00 pm

Vegetarian dinner

7 Wednesday

7.00 am

Wake up time

7.30 am

Pranayama & Meditation + Yoga + Deep Relaxation

10.30 am

Healthy Brunch

2.00 pm

Beach Time

6.00 pm

YIN YOGA class

8.00 pm

Vegetarian dinner

8 Thursday

7.00 am

Wake up time

7.30 am

Pranayama & Meditation + Yoga + Deep Relaxation

10.30 am

Healthy Brunch

12.30 pm

Transfer to Cartagena

6.00 pm

Arrival to “Casa La Fe” in Cartagena

7.00 pm

Walking Cartagena at Night & Dinner

9 Friday

8.00 am

Local Breakfast

10.30 pm

Free Time Discovering Cartagena

6.00 pm

City Tour

7.00 pm

Dinner in local restaurant

9.00 pm

Dancing night out

10 Saturday

7.00 am

Local Breakfast 

8.00 am

Transfer to Barranquilla

11.00 am

Batalla de Flores “Carnaval de Barranquilla”

3.00 pm

Transfer to Cartagena

7.00 pm

Dinner in Cartagena

11 Sunday

9.00 am

Breakfast

10 am

Relaxing - Pool Time

12.00 pm

Check out & Farewell

 

 

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THE COLOMBIAN JOURNEY

CASA LOS NARANJOS

Casa Los Naranjos will be our home for the first 5-day yoga wellness immersion with the stunning combination of wild jungles and paradisiacal beaches appealing to sea and river lovers, hikers, and adventurous alike. Located in the crossing of the the River Piedra and the crystalline caribbean sea, neighboring the spectacular Parque Tayrona. La Casa is backed with a rich dense rainforest and impressive arid mountains shaded by coconut palms.

Los Naranjos is the perfect private home for a natural retreat offering the most powerful caribbean landscapes and the calming winds of the Sacred Sierra Nevada.

 

 

TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK

The Tayrona National Park is one of the wildest and intensely biologically diverse of South America. Monkeys, red squirrels, collared peccaries, jaguars and 200 species of birds ranging from Caribbean toucans to red woodpeckers, and many species that will surely surprise you.

Tayrona grips the Caribbean coast in a jungly bear hug at the foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The park stretches along the coast from the Bahía de Taganga near Santa Marta to the mouth of the Río Piedras, 35km to the east, and covers some 12,000 hectares of land and 3000 hectares of sea.

 

 

CARTAGENA

Cartagena de Indias is the undisputed treasure of the Caribbean coast, a fairy-tale queen of magical realism, legends and superbly restored beauty in the midst of an impressive 13km of centuries-old colonial fortress walls. The historic old town seems like a fairytale maze of cobbled alleys, balconies sprouted with colorful bougainvillea bushes, and massive churches that decorate the plazas.

 

 

CARNIVAL OF BARRANQUILLA

Barranquilla, where our teacher Carolina Daza was born and raised is Colombia’s fourth-largest city, a busy commercial port that has served as a melting pot of cultures and religions. Famous colombians residents include Nobel-Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez (with the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude near); Latina star actress Sofia Vergara; and Shakira, famous for her singing and dancing. Be prepare to dance, dance, live and laugh. Don’t miss this opportunity of feeling and living for one week the purest Colombian magical realism.

 

 

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 ABOUT THE TEACHERS:

 

 

CAROLINA DAZA

Carolina, a.k.a "The Global Yogini" is a multi-faceted artist and globe-trotter spreading her love for yoga and the arts in a uniquely creative way. She completed her 500HR Ashtanga Yoga teacher training (Yoga Alliance) in Paris with Gérald Disse & Linda Munro at Ashtanga Yoga Paris and has been leading retreats for numerous years.

Her teachers of Pranayama, Ayurveda and Yoga Philosophy are Sri OP Tiwari, Suddhir Tiwari of Kaivalyadhama Institute and Smta Hansayi Jayadeva from The Yoga Institute in Mumbai.

Carolina has a Master's in Contemporary Arts from the Université Paris VIII and completed a second master's in Art, Culture and Food Studies at New York University (NYU). While her studies at NYU, she lived at the Bhakti Center prime ashram in the Lower East Side of Manhattan together with her teacher Divya Alter, founder of the Bhagavat Life. Carolina has studied with senior level Ashtanga Yoga teachers such as Chuck Miller, Ron Reid, David Garrigues and Kino MacGregor.

www.humanese.co - www.carolinadaza.com

 

 

FRANCESCA LO CASCIO

Italian architect and interior designer, Francesca expresses her creative flair in her job as much as in her everyday life. Francesca found the spark of her passions nurturing inner balance and a healthy lifestyle based on yoga, natural eating and creativity.

Her yoga story started in Thailand in 2002, where she studied Hatha Yoga in Pai, and progressively refined her studies in Vinyasa Yoga in India at Richikesh's Tattvaa Centre, in Paris with Mika de Brito and Gerard Arnauld and in the United Stated with Paulie Zink, founder of Yin yoga. She studied the Chakra balancing technique with Jana Johnson in Bali.

Deeply inspired by the work of her teachers Dr. Anodea Judith and Selene Vega, she recently completed an intensive training in the Phsycology of Chakras. Currently she focuses her attention and studies around phsychology, bioenergy and movement.

In 2014 she decided to create Yala Collective to connect with others, while sharing passions and evolving her vision and love for living.  

www.flocdesign.com - www.yalacollective.com

 

CAROLINA RIOS

Carolina Ríos is a Colombian chef passionate about living and cooking with consciousness.Her desire to travel and explore new cultures, took her to France where she fell in love with its food culture.

After completing 4 years of studies in Gastronomy and Professional Cuisine she decided to deepen her knowledge in Pastry Arts at the Alain Ducasse and Ives Thuriès Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie. She worked with Sébastien Bouillet at his pastry shop in Lyon and then travelled south to work at La Pyramide, a Michelin two-starred restaurant.

Carolina founded Amarillo Chocolate, a pastry shop from where, during 6 years, she shared her love for food through fresh and delicious produce in a unique way.

Her curiosity for living more purely and in a more peaceful connection with herself and nature, took her to deepen in Reiki, self-healing and Ayurvedic cooking. Travelling, learning and sharing her passion for cooking are her motivations to spread love around the world.

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