Nicaragua Retreat

March 10 - 17, 2018
with Hector Marcel and Coco Kornicsky


Escape the winter for a week of Meditation, Yoga, and Dharma on a lake in Nicaragua! We have a beautiful retreat lodge that will allow you to go deep in meditation and supercharge your practice.


  • 7 nights at the Apoyo Lagoon
  • 3 meals per day (dinner on arrival day, breakfast on departure day)
  • Transportation to and from airport
  • Unlimited fresh coconut water, herbal tea, and bananas
  • Yoga mat and equipment
  • Meditation Cushion (we can provide cushions, but you will have to bring it with you on your flight)

Not Included:

  • Flights to/from Retreat (flights should go into Managua Airport and should arrive before 5pm on Saturday March 10th.

Apoyo Lodge offers the perfect environment; a unique secluded and natural setting ideal to pursue a meditation retreat in peace and solitude. The water of the lagoon is believed to have special healing properties and is coined as “the Jewel of Nicaragua.”

Silence: The majority of the week will be in silence to allow the mind to settle and go deeper into meditation. 

Food: Apoyo Lodge strives to source seasonal organic plant-based whole foods found locally in Nicaragua and to promote mindful plant-based eating. 

Rooms and Prices:

Lake View Suite with Balcony: (2 Queen Beds and 1 Single Bed)

  • Double: $2500 pp
  • Triple: $2000 pp

Lake View Suite: (2 Single Beds OR 1 King Bed)

  • Private: $2600 
  • Double: $2000 pp

Forest Room: (2 Single Beds OR 1 King Bed)

  • Private: $2400 
  • Double: $1800 pp

Hector Marcel has been studying and practicing Tibetan Buddhism for 20 years. He embodies this practice in his lively application of its principles in his personal and professional life. He is a Change Management Consultant helping executives drive transformational change in their organizations through an emphasis on culture, people and service. He is the founder of a non-profit called the 108 Lives Project, which makes annual pilgrimage to Kathmandu to practice Buddhist principles of compassion and giving. Hector is treasured by his students for his immense kindness, humor, and generous wisdom.

Coco Korniczky has been practicing yoga and Tibetan Buddhism for over 25 years. She recently completed a traditional 3-year solitary meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. Coco has trained for thousands of hours in various lineages of yoga including Kundalini yoga through the Agni Teacher Training, the Yoga Dharma Teacher Training, the complete Tibetan Heart Yoga Series, and the Mysore Ashtanga and Anusara lineages. She graduated from the Asian Classics Institute, and the Advanced Studies in Vajrayana at Diamond Mountain University. She is licensed in numerous movement and healing modalities including pilates, gyrotonics, and Eastern and Western massage therapies. Coco's background in martial arts, aerial theater and dance performance lend an intense and artistic sensitivity to her instruction. She approaches teaching with an acuity unique to deep practitioners, and a sunny friendliness that makes anyone feel at home, beloved, and treasured for their infinite potential.  





Watch the video from last year's retreat!