YALAcollective is thrilled to announce for the first time a journey at one of our teachers caribbean homeland COLOMBIA. Carolina Daza has been practicing and teaching yoga around the globe for a decade and for the first time will be hosting, together with Francesca Lo Cascio a unique Colombian MAGICAL REALISM YALA journey.
Our journey sets off north in the sacred Sierra Nevada region in the midst of the Parque Tayrona natural reserve, where Wayuu and Kogui indigenous groups live, followed by 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).
- 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 :
- Private massages or therapies
- Lunches and dinners in Cartagena and Barranquilla
The Soul of Sierra Nevada
From 19th to 23th February 2017
5 days of pure wellness for a deep regeneration of body and mind in the unique venue of Casa Coraje
*all-included Sacred Sierra Nevada $1050USD/pp
*special offer to come with a friend $980USD/pp
(Package includes transport from the Santa Marta airport to Casa Coraje, 4 nights in double shared room, full vegetarian local menu, full yoga program, and beach)
Colombian MAGICAL REALISM
From 23th to 26th February 2017
4 days journey to be immersed in the enriching Colombian historical culture of Cartagena de Indias followed by the joyous Carnaval de Barranquilla where the contagious dances, music and folkloric expressions will reboot the purest joy of life
*4 days MAGICAL REALISM $780USD/pp
*special offer to come with a friend $680USD/pp
Package includes 3 nights in double shared room in Cartagena, breakfast, transport from and to Cartagena to Barranquilla, Carnival’s history talk and folkloric dancing lessons with Carolina, ticket for the Carnival “Batalla de Flores”).
(Lunches and Dinners are not included in the package.
The Complete COLOMBIAN journey
From 19th to 26th February 2017
9 days to deeply regenerate feeling and living for one week the purest Colombian magical realism.
*package full COLOMBIA journey $1750USD/pp
*special offer to come with a friend $1600USD/pp
Package includes “Soul of the Sacred Sierra Nevada” + “Colombian Magical Realism” + transfer from Palomino to Cartagena
(Not included: lunches and dinners in Cartagena and Barranquilla)
PLACE LIMITED TO 12 GUESTS!
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.
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.