Back Care Retreat and Training

March 23 - March 30, 2024
Co-Presented with Dr. Katina Manning DC
Playa el Coco, Nicaragua

Awake to organic fresh juices and locally sourced coffee then head to the ocean front yoga platform for yoga with panoramic views of the Pacific.  In the afternoons take part in our amazing investigations into the spine and it’s supporting tissues and in the evenings relax or enjoy our Thai Massage, Fascial Release, or Chiropractic workshops. All levels of Orthopedic Yoga Therapy classes, specifically designed to create ease in the spine are included as well as all workshops and trainings and 3 meals plus morning coffee and fresh juices per day. You will come away from this amazing week, feeling renewed, refreshed and empowered with the knowledge to continuing your healing journey!

This week counts for 25 Hours towards Orthopedic Yoga Therapy Certification for Yoga Teachers enrolled in the program if all workshops, classes and pieces of training are attended. 
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Your retreat with us includes:

  • Accommodations within steps of the Pacific
  • 7 nights and 8 days of healing
  • Daily therapeutic Orthopedic Yoga Therapy sessions specifically designed for spine care and optimal wellness
  • 4 Daily and Nutritious meals and pre-yoga snacks, coffee and juice
  • Evening and afternoon workshops featuring Thai Massage, Chiropractic, Nerve and Artery Flossing, Osteopathic Adjustments and Fascial Release
Optional Activities (not included in price)
  • Zip lining excursion
  • Horseback riding on the beach
  • Surf lessons
  • Excursion to Playa La Flor where thousands of turtles come to lay each March

Base Package: $ 1899 for early bird pricing with deposit paid by November 15th, $2099 if paid after November 15th

the base package includes

  • All amenities listed above
  • 4 meals a day
  • shared housing 

Separate family housing is available, as well as childcare. Please inquire for options.

We have all the logistics dialed in for effortless travel. The beach is perfect and the pool is just lovely! Join us on this transformative journey as we celebrate and honor the divine feminine within us all!  Embrace your own unique feminine identity, reclaim your power, and ignite your inner radiance like never before. Together, let us create a space where the feminine can connect, grow, and thrive.

Workshops run Sunday-Friday. Travel will happen on Saturdays, or if your flights differ, let us know and we’ll discuss options.

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Michelle Fleming

Michelle is a Yoga Therapist, a Thai Bodyworker, a Nerve and Artery specialist and a Board Certified Structural Integrator in the lineage of Ida Rolf. It was through these complementary practices of wellness that she healed her body - and from there Orthopedic Yoga Therapy was born.

These days she trains teachers and students to find a fluid pattern of movement that protects and nourishes the joints while stretching the muscles and connective tissue and quieting the mind. She is the owner of Sanctuary Wellness Studios, Director of Orthopedic Yoga and Transformational Yoga Therapy and founder of Equilibrium, a non-profit dedicated to bringing breath, movement and nutrition education to young people with anxiety and mood disorders.