GALAPAGOS

Embark on the ultimate Galapagos adventure and the ultimate Galapagos yoga retreat all in one! Our intimate and lux property boast three separate villas, a private yoga studio and 43 acres of lush green where endemic Giant Tortoises roam freely and wild horses wander.  This once in a lifetime Galapagos experience effortlessly blends together the best Certified Galapagos Naturalists to guide you through the flora and fauna of the islands and a a daily yoga practice in our fully stocked and private studio.  The Travel Yogi’s Galapagos yoga retreat is about abundant wellness and maximum exploration.

  • Galapagos Islands Yoga Retreats & Adventures

Trips to the must-do Galapagos sites such as Bartolomé and neighboring islands are included, as well as kayaking on secluded bays, cultural immersion in town, a tour of the Santa Cruz highlands, visits to a tortoise sanctuary and Galapagos nature galore.

Swim with sea lions and turtles, spot Galapagos penguins and flamingos, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies; this one-of-a-kind UNESCO World Heritage Site offers the perfect melding of a yoga retreat adventure with an unblemished wild and natural world.

Available Retreats

Connected Energy Galapagos Yoga Adventure

Erica Jung

April 29 - May 6, 2017
Take a break from your life, immerse yourself in yoga, and enliven your body and mind on the beautiful Galapagos Islands. Erica is excited to bring her accessible, intuitive, and energetic style of teaching from her studio in New Jersey back to the shores of the Galapagos Islands. On this retreat you can expect a safe and beautiful space to move outside the limits of everyday life and step into a place of courage and new possibilities. Erica’s first experience on the islands in 2014 left her with a hunger for more and expert knowledge of the Puerto Ayora worm-train…
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Breathe, Believe, Bliss Galapagos Yoga Retreat

Julie Rader

June 4 - 11, 2017
Wake up each morning ready to delve into your body and breath in preparation for this amazing island exploration! Each morning will kick off with deep breathing exercises (pranayama) and an intention-based vinyasa flow class leading up to a peak pose. We will go deep in our yoga practices soaking in the natural wisdom of the islands. Due to the intimate size of the group each student will receive personal attention and will be guided to their highest potential through Julie’s individual guidance. After the day time high of exploring and connecting with nature, our evening classes will be a combination of…
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Bucket List Galapagos Yoga Adventure

Michelle Gierst

October 14 - 21, 2017
Be prepared for the best adventure on “Land” at of course at “Sea” during your Galapagos Adventure Retreat! You will be enjoying daily yoga on beautiful Santa Cruz Island plus each day a new adventure to different islands during our retreat. We will be seeing Lava Tunnels, Cloud Forests, swimming/snorkeling with sea turtles, penguins, and the most amazing ocean life imaginable. This is an adventure of a lifetime lead by Michelle Gierst & Certified Galapagos Naturalists to give each and everyone of you a detailed experience of these islands that so many people are dying to travel to and experience.…
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Breathe In Galapagos

Jennifer Prugh

November 4 - 11, 2017
Every day of this incredible trip will be an exciting adventure. Join me for seven nights on the Galapagos Islands for a week of exploring more about ourselves and the wild, wonderful world around us. In the mornings, we will begin each day with a flow-based yoga practice, and on most days, before dinner we’ll calm the mind and body from all the excitement of the day with a gentle practice. Our days will be spent encountering animals we’ve dreamed about: swimming with sea lions and penguins and saying hello to the marine iguanas (totally living dinosaurs!).  We’ll make new friends,…
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Thanksgiving Galapagos Yoga Adventure

Katy Moeggenberg

November 18 - 25, 2017
Spend Thanksgiving 2017 giving thanks to yourself at a detoxing getaway in the Galapagos.  You’ll enjoy energizing yoga flows, soothing meditation and deliciously healthy meals all while soaking in the sights and adventures of one of the most beautiful and natural destinations in the world. Most mornings will start with an energizing yoga flow to get us ready for a day of adventure.  The open-level flows will include several modifications so you can take it up a notch or bring it down, depending on your skill and energy level.  To wind down the day, evenings will include a calm and…
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Nature and Nurture Galapagos Yoga Adventure

Hillary Easom

December 2 - 9, 2017
“If everyone were cast in the same mold, there would be no such thing as beauty.” – Charles Darwin This is no ordinary yoga retreat, it’s the trip of a lifetime! Envision a perfect balance of nature and nurture as we embark on this journey together. Accompanied by a certified Galápagos naturalist, our group will encounter many creatures unique to this tranquil, protected archipelago. Excursions take us to different islands to view wildlife both above and below water – birds, iguanas, sea lions, tortoises, colorful fish, sharks and even penguins. The abundant flora and fauna have long lured scientists and…
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Erica Jung - Galapagos | April 29-May 6, 2017
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Julie Rader - Galapagos | June 4-11, 2017
Starting at $4295 *Sold Out*

Michelle Gierst - Galapagos | Oct 14-21, 2017
Starting at $4295

Jennifer Prugh - Galapagos | November 4-11, 2017
Starting at $4295 **Sold Out**

Katy Moeggenberg - Galapagos | November 18-25, 2017
Starting at $4295

Hillary Easom - Galapagos | December 2-9, 2017
Starting at $4295

Every day on our Galapagos adventure retreat is unique as are our rooms (which you won’t spend much time in!).  Our 43 acre property boasts views of Isabela and Floreana Islands as well as Tortuga Bay on your home of Santa Cruz Island.  The organic and biodynamic garden produces the veggies for your table as well as the coffee you’ll sip each morning.

The three different villas on property share modern lux interiors with ceiling fans, safe boxes, wifi and bluetooth stereos.  Rooms have either two twins, a queen or a king size bed and maximum exploring with minimal packing is accommodated with individual beach towels, rubber boots, rain jackets, water bottles and flash lights available for use.

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Itinerary

This amazing Galapagos adventure features multiple nature excursions, as well the wildlife expertise of a certified Galapagos Naturalist Guide. Below is a sample itinerary. Each trip will include a trip to Bartolomé Island with the other two island days being a mix of North Seymour, South Plazas or Santa Fe.

Please note that weather does play a part in some of the excursions; yogi flexibility is always appreciated.

Day 1 –

  • Bienvenido! – arrival and welcome lunch and refresher
  • Explore the grounds & spy for Giant Galapagos Tortoises (yup, seriously!)
  • Sunset Yoga to deplane and relax
  • Post yoga-licious dinner
    • Tuck into your first delicious meal with new friends and get an overview of hotel information and services

Day 2 –

  • Sunrise yoga
  • Early breakfast before a big day departure
  • Bartolomé is a crown jewel of Galapagos Islands for it’s special geological features, amazing dual crescent bays and verdant wildlife. Today is all about:
    • Pinnacle Rock
    • Galapagos penguins
    • White tipped reef sharks
    • Sea turtles
    • Naturalist guided hiking
    • Guided snorkeling
  • Early evening return to Santa Cruz
  • Dinner and crash-out-sleepy time

Day 3 – 

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Breakfast time
  • Santa Cruz Highland Tour
    • Explore Los Gemelos (‘the twins’)
    • Climb through the lava tunnels
    • Explore the Cloud Forest
      • expect to see small birds: up to 12 species of Darwin finches live here and the famous Vermillion flycatchers
    • Lunch on property
    • Excursion to the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora
    • Sunset Yoga
    • Dinner in Puerto Ayora

Day 4 – 

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Refuel with breakfast
  • Morning excursion to Tortuga Bay
    • Mangrove kayaking
    • Snorkeling
    • Marine iguana watching (they’re everywhere!)
  • Lunch on property
  • Free afternoon – exploration in Puerto Ayora, walk the biodynamic gardens or skip down to the beach
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner on property 

Day 5 –

  • Rise and shine morning yoga
  • Breakfast vittles
  • Full day excursion to Santa Fe Island:
    • Visit one of the oldest islands of the Galapagos (bits and pieces dating back 4 millllllllion years!)
    • Endemic Barrington Land Iguanas
    • Large colonies of sea lions
    • Giant Opunita (Prickly Pear) trees
    • Swallow-tailed gulls
    • Guided snorkeling
  • Return to Santa Cruz
  • Evening yoga
  • Dinner on property

Day 6 –

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Day trip to North Seymour Island – this island is a popular nesting ground Our Naturalists will find the best spots so get your birding eyes on and cameras out for:
    • Great frigate birds
    • Blue footed boobies
    • Land iguana
    • Sea lions
  • Lunch on board and post lunch siesta
  • Sunset Yoga
  • Dinner and chill time

Day 7 –

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Breakfast time
  • Free Morning & Afternoon
    • Return to Puerto Ayora or Charles Darwin Research Station
    • Rest and relax
    • Visit Garrapatero Beach
  • Lunch on property
  • Sunset Yoga
  • Dinner in Puerto Ayora – soak up the people and animal vibes (yup, Galapagos animals go everywhere!)

Day 8 –

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Final breakfast and new friend info exchanges
  • Pack, hugs, goodbyes and back to the Baltra airport
  • Adios y viaje seguro!

**Please note: for the free days in town and the meals out, there will be one scheduled pick up. If you choose to stay in town beyond the transfer time, you will need to cab back at a cost of approximately $5-$8 U.S. **

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation at a private yoga retreat center on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
  • Twice daily yoga (excepting one morning)
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guided trip to visit to the Charles Darwin Station
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guided day trip to Bartolomé Island
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guided day trip to South Plazas
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guided day trip to North Seymour Islands
    • South Plazas or North Seymour may be swapped out for Santa Fe Island depending on Mother Nature
  • Snorkeling and swimming (think sea turtles, sharks, penguins, sea lions, etc) on all day excursions
  • Certified Galapagos Naturalist guided Highland Tour (pit craters, lava tunnels and cloud forest and wild tortoises)
  • Swimming and snorkeling trip to Las Grietas
  • Kayaking over sharks and around the mangroves on Tortuga Bay
  • Three meals a day (dietary needs accommodated)
  • Two meals in the town of Puerto Ayora
  • 12 acres of private walking paths to explore (wild Giant Tortoises roam the property)
  • Unlimited southern hemisphere star gazing
  • Transfers to and from the airport (on arrival and departure days only)

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights to Baltra, Ecuador (GPS)
  • $20 U.S. SICGAL inspection and migration card
  • $100 U.S. Galapagos National Park entrance fee (cash only)
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

FAQs

What airport do I fly into?
You will be traveling to the Baltra (GPS) airport in the Galapagos.  Many flight schedules require an overnight in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Please feel free to contact us for recommendations on hotels in Guayaquil.

Some flights may also route through Quito.  Quito has a great colonial district and is an excellent jumping-off point for the Ecuadorian rainforest or mountain adventures.  However it is also at an elevation and the airport is approximately an hour from the city center.  Unless you plan on staying in Quito for a few days, we recommend that you travel through Guayaquil for your Galapagos adventure.

Do I need a passport/visa?
US citizens will need a valid passport to visit Ecuador, but no visa is required at this time. Passports will need to be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.  Ecuador reserves the right to refuse entry if passports expire before the 6 month mark.

Nationals of all other countries should check travel requirements well in advance of their retreat.

What wildlife should I expect to see?
Animal sightings are never guaranteed, but then again, this is Galapagos.  Expect to share dining space in town with marine iguanas and sea lions.  Frigate birds, penguins, blue-footed boobies, sharks and pelicans should all be on your checklist. Giant tortoises roam freely in the highlands, will certainly be at our MonteMar yoga retreat center (seasonally), and are always at the Charles Darwin Research Station.

What is the electrical currency/outlet in Ecuador?
Ecuador uses the same plug and currency as the US (110-120V).  Some plugs will not accept the third ‘grounding’ pin so a back-up adapter is recommended.

Is there internet access on property?
Yes, wifi is available on our yoga retreat property and can be accessed in the rooms or communal spaces.  Please note that the signal may occasionally drop and that large files or pictures and Skype likely won’t work.

Can I drink the water?
Fresh and filtered water is available in multiple locations and fresh water and juices will be available at meal times.  The water out of the tap is not suitable to drink.

Do I need to bring my own mat, blocks, straps, etc?
Our yoga retreat is fully stocked with Manduka mats and blocks and straps. If you are attached to your mat and accessories, feel free to take them, but they are not necessary on this adventure.

Should I book any other activities ahead of time?
This yoga retreat is fully itinerized leaving only minimal time unscheduled. There is so much to see on the islands, so please plan on full days of adventure, animal sightings and beautiful star filled skies. We are giving you 100% best of the islands and you don’t need to do anything else to enhance your Galapagos adventure! The little downtime you do have, we advise you soak up the beauty and nature on property or to play in town. If you are a scuba diver, please wait until you receive your official final itinerary to book any scuba trips.

What do I need to bring?
You will need a good sturdy pair of walking shoes as well as a pair of shoes that can go from water to land (i.e., Tevas or the like). The topography of the islands is varying and you’ll want sturdy shoes for the time spent in the highlands.  Bring your yoga clothes, casual wear, a swim suit and plenty of charge on your camera.

Do I need travel insurance?
This yoga retreat is a big investment of time, energy, imagination and funds. We highly recommend that you buy travel insurance in the event that an unforeseen situation arises.  You will also want to know that you are covered medically if a penguin bites off a finger (kidding!!).

What is the weather on the islands?
June to November is known as the garua season. Water temperatures are in the low 70*s and fog is typical in the mornings. Generally, this cloud cover burns off (think ‘June Gloom’) and the sun is still warm. Rains are also typical during this time of year.

December to May is considered the ‘warm’ season with ocean temperatures in the high 70*s, hot day temperatures and little to no wind. Strong rain storms can blow in and out during this time of year.

Regardless of the time of year, our highland location offers fewer bugs, cooler temperatures and a nature-lovers quiet compared to the bustle of town.