Playa el Coco, Nicaragua
Awake to organic fresh juices and locally sourced coffee then head to the ocean front yoga area for a therapeutic movement experience that combines guided fascial release with an intelligently sequenced yoga flow designed to gently and powerfully realign the body and neurology.
After, enjoy a delicious organic breakfast, then indulge in massages, walk the beach, swim, horseback ride or surf; whatever your heart desires.
In the evenings take part in our transformative bodywork offerings and amazing investigations into self healing, or take time for self care.
As part of this revolutionary week of healing, Daphne and Michelle are offering their transformational bodywork sessions for those that want to work on deeper levels of healing. Whether unwinding patterns of pain and tension, working to unravel long held “mysterious” symptoms, or working to older without growing decrepit, these treatments are designed to bring peace, power, grace and agility to all who are ready to take the plunge into deep healing.
You will come away from this amazing week, feeling renewed, refreshed and empowered with the knowledge to continuing your healing journey!
Housing on our gorgeous beach, 4 meals per day, morning movement classes and self care/ Fascial release workshops are all included in our base price.
Optional activities are listed below and additionally we are offering 1 on 1 Transformational Bodywork appointments with Daphne and Michelle
- Accommodations within steps of the Pacific and also a lovely pool
- Daily therapeutic yoga sessions with Michelle specifically designed to nurture you
- 4 Daily and Nutritious meals and pre-yoga snacks, coffee and juice
- Specialty workshops such as Thai Massage, Holotropic Breathwork, Meditation, Facial Cupping, Fascial Release and more!
- Access to the Turtle Hatchery where the baby turtles make their trip to the Ocean
- Zip lining excursion
- Horseback riding on the beach
- Surf lessons
Transformational Bodywork appointments with Daphne and Michelle
Sometimes the issues are not where the pain is felt in the body. Sometimes they are structural and held in the muscles bones and fascia, sometimes they are energetic and held in the nervous system, sometimes they are adhesions or old scar tissue playing out in the organs, sometimes they are in our ancestral lineage, and the body always knows what it wants to heal first.
This work treats from the micro level of the blood vessel, nerves, organs, cranial systems, bones and connective tissue with a high level of specificity, to the macro level of how the parts of the body are aligned together and how freely they are moving. Daphne and Michelle are trained in the lineages of Structural Integration and Osteopathy and also specialize in working with trauma, both physical and emotional, supporting it to exit the nervous system.
Our work starts by asking your body questions, and listening deeply to the answers. Then a highly personalized treatment emerges that is unique to every individual.
This work can be supportive work for injury patterns, disc issues, incontinence, menstrual issues, nerve pain, car accidents, falls, IBS, GURD, scoliosis, concussions, pelvic imbalances, head aches, and chronic injuries to give some examples.
We are the therapists people go to when they have seen everyone else. We deeply support our clients self discovery though deep yet gentle structural work, movement, spiritual and shamanic work.
Please be prepared by wearing a swimsuit, or underwear as we will be benefited by seeing how the body is stacked and in relationship to itself. Keep in mind these sessions will be more focused on solutions than a full body treatment. If you are ready to release the old, please get ready for true transformation!
Housing options range in price to make this healing experience accessible to all:
Base Package: $1899pp
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.
Optional Housing Upgrades:
- private rooms
- private baths
- queen & king beds
- ocean views
- direct pool access
- beachfront balconies and Casitas
Meet The Instructors
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.
Daphne’s background is in structural integration and manual osteopathic manipulation. This work treats from the micro of the blood vessel, nerves, organs, cranial systems, bones and connective tissue with a high level of specificity, to the macro of how the parts of the body are aligned together and how freely they are moving. She specializes working with trauma, both physical and emotional, supporting it to exit the nervous system.
Daphne has been practicing bodywork for 20 years. She studied structural integration with Tom Myers and was his teaching assistant for his dissection courses and advanced training. She has assisted Gil Headly in his discretion labs. Her manual osteopathic teacher is Jean Pierre Barral who has written a number of books and has his school in 60 countries. She is also a student of Joe Dispenza. Her work is also influenced by somatic experiencing, co-regulating touch, internal family systems therapy, Anthony William, Chinese meridian channel clearing and many wonderful teachers and colleagues over the years.