3 Days » Balta Varna Stay & Surf, Nicaragua

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Balta Varna ( White Crow ) Nests

We are excited to continue small retreats in our very own space Balta Varna or our secret beach location. Balta Varna means "white crow" in Lithuanian and we can definitely relate to the meaning behind the phrase. Balta Varna is an intimate space and was designed, built, cared for by ourselves and the locals. We are nestled on a small hill, surrounded by many different plants and trees, views of the Pacific  Ocean, sounds of many bird varieties and howler monkeys. 

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Yoga Styles

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Yin Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

Natural & Holistic Therapies

  • Aromatherapy

  • Acupuncture

  • Massage

  • Reflexology

  • Meditation

  • Mindfulness

  • Moxibustion


3 / 3 days with instruction
English Instruction language
Spanish, Russian Spoken language(s)

Difficulty Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Minimum age allowed is 18 years
  • The maximum participants in the group is 12 person
  • Seasonality


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    • Morning coffee and fruit
    • Yoga or functional movement class
    • Nutritious breakfast
    • Snacks all day
    • Guided surf trip 
    • Afternoon hike or massage
    • Family style scrumptious dinner
    • Bonfire

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    We offer tranquility and a place to unplug just moments away from uncrowded beach. Birdwatch, swing in a hammock, explore your Yoga practice, surf, tour local rustic villages or simply relax in this sublime setting. Our 1,25 acre property is built around a large, temperate, palm roof yoga deck, perfect for relaxation, reading or exercise. You will find outdoor grills, hammocks, swings and cozy hangout areas throughout our property, all there to enjoy. Houses are spacious, modern, loft style freestanding homes with elevated private decks. Our goal was to create a space where anyone would feel at home; comfortable, clean and filled with well thought out details. We host bigger groups 6+, at our beachfront location which may change according to your needs. We create unique experience for every single person and group! 

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    Included Meals

    Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

    Food Types Supported

    Gluten Free , Organic, Other Dietary Requirements, Paleo Diet, Pescatarian (You take fish but not meat), Regular (Meat, Poultry, Fish), Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Staff Review Like

    Zivile Pupinyte Skiles
    Owner, host, yoga instructor, wellness coach, facilitator.

    Michael Skiles
    Operations manager and co-owner

    Additional Things to do Review Like

    If you are ready for more land based adventure there is no shortage. From hiking to amazing vistas; back country horse back riding; tidal pools; thermal hot springs; visiting the Chacocente nature reserve to witness the birth of 1000s of sea turtles (seasonal); to fascinating cultural tours and short trips to a volcanic island.

    If you are looking for the night life, there is a great array of small restaurants and bars, both local and expat owned, that cater to international tourists with delicious takes on local as well as international cuisine and beverage. Our retreats end with one full day and night in a colonial city Granada, where you will definitely experience local culture, art and night life if you desire.

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    We offer a variety of treatments, that you may like in addition to what’s included:

    • Osteopathic massage by an osteopath, massage master Berri. Born in Spain, Berri has been living in Nicaragua for 14+ years. Her husband, pro big wave surfer, and 3 sponsored surfer daughters are a good testament to Berries excellence and experience on working with variety of bodies and injuries.
    • Cupping session/s very well known by professional athletes. Cupping - is one of the most affective ways to provide release to sore, tense, tight muscles; increase blood circulation; increase your performance; bring relaxation. 5 minutes of cupping equals to 60 minute of deep tissue massage.
    • Facial reflexology
    • Professional surf guiding
    • Cooking class
    • Horseback ridding
    • Cacao ceremony 

    What is included Review Like

    • Pretty much everything
    • Accommodations
    • Linens
    • Bath towels
    • All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, power snacks, meals out, smoothies, juices, coffee, tea … We’ll make sure you are never hungry and 100% satisfied!
    • Daily guided surf trips to several surf spots
    • All 4x4 transfer to surf spots
    • Boat trip to some of surf spots out of reach to 4x4. We bring along rods and reels, just in case there's an opportunity to catch our fresh dinner for the night!
    • Airport transfer to and from
    • Fully equipped kitchen (full size refrigerator, 4 burner stove, blender, french press, pots, pans, towels)
    • AC
    • WiFi
    • Private secure parking

    What is not included Review Like

    • Beach towels
    • Toiletries
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to add on unlimited drinks for $25 per person per day)

    Know before you go Review Like

    - What are Nicaragua Visa & Immigration requirements?

    The holders of passport of 93 jurisdictions can visit Nicaragua without a visa for up to 90 days (Please check online if your country is visa exempt). Before you travel please check your passport to make sure it is valid for at least 6 months from the time you enter Nicaragua. There is entrance tax of $12 USD paid cash when you enter the Managua International Airport (try to have exact change).

    - What is the weather like in Nicaragua?

    Nicaragua falls into the tropical climate zone. Here you can expect to enjoy temperatures varying between 72F at night and 86F at daytime (22C-30C). Temperatures can reach 100 F (37.5C) in May, the warmest month of the year. There are only few months that we do not recommend traveling here - September and October, the 2 rainiest months.

    - Are there any vaccination requirements for entering Nicaragua?


    - What should I pack?

    PACK LIGHT! The tropical climate here makes it very comfortable to wear simple, lightweight clothing and footwear. Bring a camera, notebook and maybe a pair of binoculars. Don't forget sunscreen and your favorite mosquito repellent. We offer Essential Oil Natural Repellent made here in Nicaragua for sale.

    - In case of emergency

    In an event of emergency there is the Roberto Clemente Health Center just 20 minutes away and a full service excellent hospital in Managua, Hospital Vivian Pellas.

    - Is there Internet access in your retreats or homes?

    Yes. All of Yoga In Nicaragua locations and Balta Varna offer the best possible internet service Nicaragua can provide.

    - What about food?

    If you are traveling to Balta Varna and wish to independently purchase and cook your own meals we can advise on some markets and stores before you get here. There are also wonderful produce and fruit trucks that deliver in the area. All of our Retreat packages as well as our Stay & Eat and Stay & Surf All Inclusive packages include 3 well balanced and nutritious meals per day, snacks and non alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages can be added to any package. We strive to use only locally grown produce and carefully prepare the menus based on our guest dietary needs.

    - Are any alcoholic beverages included in the Packages or Retreats?

    No, unless it is listed otherwise. However alcoholic beverages are available for purchase, if not included in the Package or Retreat.

    How to get there Review Like

    - How do I get there?

    There are many airlines offering flights to and from Managua International Airport (MGA). American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Spirit, United, TACA, COPA. Recently opened Costa Esmeralda Airport , (ECI) is located just 30 minute drive from our location. If you’d like to arrange a flight there via Costa Rica’s San Jose or Liberia international airports you can do so. This is a great option for those making less expensive connections thru CR, often a larger hub into Central America.

    If you need help finding the best deal please just write us an email and we will gladly help you.

    Your pickup can be organized for you and is typically included when participating in a Retreat of All Inclusive vacation rental.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Refundable up to 60 days from start date

    Deposit Percentage


    The rest of the payment should be made 15 days before arrival

    Features Review Like

    • Boating

    • Cooking Classes

    • Fishing

    • Hiking

    • Horse Riding

    • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi

    • Kayaking

    • Surfing

    • Massage

    • Reiki

    • Swimming

    • Air-Conditioned Rooms

    • Beach

    • Dining area

    • Eco-Friendly

    • Garden

    • In-Room Safe

    • Kitchen

    • Meditation Garden

    • Multilingual Staff

    • Picnic Area

    • Terrace

    • Yoga Deck

    • Yoga Shala

    • Yoga Studio

    • Pet Friendly

    • Patio

    • Board Rental

    • Free Drinkable Water

    • Free Parking

    • Internet Access

    • Room Cleaning

    • Tour Assistance

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      The property is absolutely breath taking, the dogs are super friendly and, of course, the hosts are truly wonderful people. I'm so glad I came!
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      Yoga in Nicaragua curates an amazing retreat experience. I held an amazing acupuncture retreat with Zivile and Mike. Before, I even landed in Nicaragua I knew I was in capable hands. They took care of everything from transportation from the airport to orchestrating surf lessons for my participants. Even when one of my participants was delayed. They quickly and easily organized a special pick up for her at the airport and made sure she had a meal waiting for her when she arrived after midnight to the resort. I could detail hundreds of these instances. Their attention to detail is paramount. Not only did they care for the participants, they cared for and supported me and my work. They were at the ready with any requests or needs I had. They are easy to work with.
      Zivile is an amazing yoga instructor. Ever class with her is an enjoyable and instructional. Her guidance with the students is spectacular. She pays attention to EVERY students skill level and body needs.
      Zivile and Mike helped me decide on the type of the resort and price point I wanted to set for my resort. Nicaragua has accommodations from economy to 5 star and everything in between. The hotel that we decided on was gorgeous. The rooms were luxurious. The fresh food and juices were incredible. All of the participants were blown away with every aspect of our trip. They are begging me to hold another retreat there. I definitely will be going back!
      Nicaragua is a truly exquisite and safe place. YIN goes above and beyond what they promise and exceed expectations. Any group would do well to hold their retreat with them.
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      Yoga for your soul!
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      A wonderful yoga experience in a lovely place, nice ambiance, and great teachers!!!

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