Galapagos Yoga Journey
Our home for the week is a beautiful and quiet lodge located in the highlands of Santa Cruz. The lodge is secluded and tranquil, the perfect place to relax between adventures and roam in the lush and extensive grounds. Enjoy the swimming pool and jacuzzi, relax in the hammocks or take a walk around the gardens or along a forest trail.
Practice plenty of yoga and meditation with Tate on a yoga platform with far reaching views of the forest and fruit trees.
Our private boat will be taking us around the archipelago to visit the extraordinary wildlife. We will carefully explore the islands on foot and dingy and then swim and snorkel in beautiful bays and explore the reefs.
Bartolome Island offers some of the most emblematic sceneries of the Galapagos Islands. We walk on the island with our guide and learn first hand about the volcanic origins of the Galapagos Islands and then take a dingy ride along the coastline to see the Galapagos penguin before heading to Sullivan Bay for some snorkelling.
On North Seymour Island you’ll walk through a forest of Palo Santo trees to see sea lions, land iguanas, blue footed boobies and dynamic colonies of frigate birds. Explore Las Bachas, a beautiful coralline beach perfect for snorkelling, swimming or relaxing on the white soft sand. The nearby lagoons are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos.
Between yoga classes and island trips, we have options to explore by bicycle along with a kayaking adventure and a cooking class. There will be also be time to visit the El Manzanillo Tortoise Reserve, the Charles Darwin centre and we have an afternoon and evening out in Puerto Ayora.
While we have packed a lot into this trip of lifetime, there is also time to practice yoga, to book a massage or lie by the pool, chat and make new friends.
Accomodations & Menu
We have space for 14 guests in 4 private rooms, 5 double/twin rooms. All rooms are recently renovated and have updated en-suites. The rooms are separated into three buildings in the lush grounds giving lots of privacy and space for everyone.
Your retreat will be prepared by expert local chefs using locally sourced ingredients. Our hosts are proud to grow some of their own produce giving us a farm-to-table experience. Some of the delicious treats from the garden are pineapples, grapefruits, oranges, mandarins, papayas, bananas, coffee, cacao and variety of vegetables! The menu will be primarily plant-based food with optional elements of locally produced cheese from our hosts own cheese making project and locally sourced fish.
Private Rooms (1 Left!) - £4995
Double Rooms (Only 3 rooms left!) - £3395
- 7 nights accommodation
- All your meals apart from 1 dinner in Puerto Ayora
- 10 yoga and meditation sessions
- A trip to El Manzanillo Tortoise Reserve
- Swimming and kayaking at El Garrapatero Beach
- A day tour by boat to Bartolome Island
- A day tour by boat to Santa Fe Island
- An afternoon at Tortuga bay beach
- Snorkelling at Sullivan Bay and Fisherman Bay
- A VIP visit to Charles Darwin research station
- Snorkelling gear
- A bilingual naturalist guide
- All transfers apart from the trip to and from Puerto Ayora
- A payment to offset your travel carbon emissions
- A payment to offset the retreat carbon emissions
- An additional 20% payment for tree-planting through Ecologi
- Return flights to Seymour Airport on Baltra Island, Galapagos
- Galapagos National Park entrance fee $100
- Extra drinks (anything in a bottle) and alcoholic drinks
- Tips and gratuities
- Migratory card fee (price tbc)
- A cooking class
Meet the teacher: Tate Englund
As a E-500RYT, Tate's classes are challenging, yet accessible, where he blends alignment, strength & mindfulness to get his students to truly understand what is happening in their body at that moment. His clear, concise verbal cuing allows for students move into, hold, and move out postures safely and successfully. Tate's teaching has a focus on creating better balance between strength and flexibility for a long term, sustainable yoga practice.
His primary teacher is Jason Crandell.
Based in Seattle, Tate has thousands of hours teaching public classes, hosting retreats & leading workshops, teacher trainings and yoga immersions through his yoga school. You can practice with him online using his YouTube channel where you'll find a library of classes and tutorials.
Reclaim Your Self
Reclaim Your Self takes small groups on wellness journeys, yoga retreats and big adventures in remote paradise destinations. Their immersive trips are designed for you to experience true connection – to nature, to others and to yourself. They specialise in responsible retreats that are co-designed with local hosts to ensure they have a positive impact on the places and people they visit.