Colombia Yoga & Wellness Retreat2018-09-15T02:19:17+00:00

Colombia Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Summer 2019 (TBD)

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Join Brenda and Argentina on their 2nd international summer retreat in the magical Sierra Nevada foothills of Santa Marta, Colombia.

Spend six days and five nights at the exclusive Gitana del Mar Boutique Resort, exploring the jungles, rivers, waterfalls, and beaches. Retreat back to nature on the oceanfront Yoga shala with daily Yoga and Meditation led by Argentina and Brenda.

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the world’s highest Coastal Mountain Range. This area is referred to as the Heart of the World for its geographical location but most importantly because every single ecosystem exists and thrives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

We’re most excited to learn about the Indigenous cultures Protecting the Heart of the World. The four existing indigenous tribes (Kogi, Wiwa, Arhuaco and Kankuamo people) are ancestors of the pre-Hispanic Civilization, known as the Tayrona. They still practice and follow the Tayrona belief of “Aluna”, which is the belief that all reality is created by thought. How freaking cool is that?!

Gitana del Mar is a relaxing world where time moves slowly and you can reflect and appreciate all that life and nature have to give. Escape for a while to live by the sea.

Feel the raw energy of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Discover peace on empty, white sand beaches. Rise with the sun over the Caribbean and fall asleep counting falling stars in the Milky Way.

Everyone is welcome! Solo travelers, couples, groups, and all levels of yoga experience.

What’s Included
  • 5 nights in beach-chic bungalows with private bathrooms
  • 3 fresh, healthy meals a day & daily tropical fruit juices
  • 2 daily yoga/meditation classes
  • 1-2 themed workshops
  • Roundtrip transportation between Cartagena and Gitana Del Mar Beach Resort
  • A day trip to Minca, a small town nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and lost among the lush vegetation. This is a great opportunity to experience the Colombian culture, meet the locals, tour coffee farms, visit local shops, or swim in Pozo Azul (Blue Lagoon).
  • A visit to Pozo Sagrado (Natural Sacred Pools)
  • If you are a US Citizen you do not need a visa
What’s Not Included
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Gratuities (recommendation from Gitana del Mar is $5 per night)
  • Massage Spa & Ayurvedic Spa Services
  • Cocktails and snacks from the bar
  • Hotel stay in Cartagena (any meals or accommodations here)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Any activities not listed above

Flight Information

We recommend flying into Cartagena (CTG) the day before (August 14 or earlier) because flights from NYC and major cities are direct and much more affordable. In the morning of Aug 15, we’ll have the resort van pick us up (specific time and location to be discussed with those attending) we’ll make a pit stop for a local lunch and continue the drive to Gitana Del Mar which is about a 4-hour drive.

This is a great opportunity to explore historic Cartagena, a city nestled alongside the Caribbean sea, known for its colonial architectural charm and colorful, cobblestoned streets.

Second un-recommended option but still an option is to fly to Santa Marta which does a pit stop in Bogota. Then take a shorter connecting flight to Santa Marta Airport. Flights are pricier, with a stop in Bogota. The Santa Marta Airport is about 1.5 hours from Gitana Del Mar.

Since we are recommending for everyone to meet in Cartagena please note that you’ll need to communicate and coordinate your own transportation with Gitana Del Mar.

Sample Day Schedule


Tea, Water, Fresh fruit
Pranayama (Breathwork) & Morning Meditation
Yoga practice or Workshop
Free time*


Free time* or Day trip


Yoga practice or Workshop
Free time*

*Free time activities may include: Going for a swim in the ocean, a walk or run on the beach, an ayurvedic massage, hanging by the hammock lounge, a book read or nap on the palm-roofed beach beds, cocktails, and snacks at the bar


Standard Triple Bungalow


Triple occupancy is our most affordable option.  These bungalows offer unheated water, but with 85+ degree temperatures, it will be a refreshing little treat. Also, read some fun facts about cold showers here.

Early Bird Price $1,874 

 Reserve by May 13, and pay the remaining balance by August 1, 2018.

Regular Price $1,974

After May 13, 2018

Double Bungalow Suites 


Double Bungalow Suites are allocated on a first come, first serve basis each with one queen bed and one twin bed plus a private bathroom. That means reserving your space early not only guarantees a better price but also the chance to get the best rooms.

Early Bird Price $1,974

 Reserve by May 13, and pay the remaining balance by August 1, 2018.

Regular Price $2,074

After May 13, 2018

Bungalow Selva 


The most private, all wood Bungalow in the jungle path on the way to the beach, has one queen bed and one single bed, and has hot water (can be triple or Double Occupancy)

Early Bird Price $2,124

 Reserve by May 13, and pay the remaining balance by August 1, 2018.

Regular Price $2,224

After May 13, 2018

*Referral Program: refer a friend and receive $100 off your total retreat price. Please note that the referred person must successfully sign-up to the retreat in order to receive the discount.

*Need a payment plan? Place your deposit down and in the notes write Payment Plan, we’ll make it happen.

*If you prefer your own private room, please email us to get exact pricing.

*Prices are per person


Cancellation and Payment Policy

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit of $300. If the deposit is placed by May 13th you lock in the early bird price and you have until August 1st to pay the remaining balance. Deposits placed after May 13th are considered regular price and the remaining balance must be paid by August 1. Payment plans are available. Please email us to inquire about payment plans.

**Cancellation Policy: We know life happens and you may need to cancel your reservation. Cancellation requests submitted within 90 days of retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. Within 30 days of your scheduled retreat, we do not offer refunds.

Meet The Teachers

Argentina Rosado

After working in the pharmaceutical drug industry for years after graduating college, Argentina decided that she wanted to contribute to people’s health and wellbeing in a more holistic way. She is now a full-time yoga instructor in New York City and has been studying and practicing many holistic healing practices such as Reiki, Yoga Nidra, and various meditation techniques. Learn More

Brenda Umana

Brenda stumbled upon yoga in a corporate onsite wellness class while working in the Financial District in San Francisco, CA. After each class, she felt this new window of awareness open up, after many years feeling closed off with emotional distress. Ever since then, yoga is the highlight of her days. Learn More