The hotel only has 9 rooms and we are limited to a total of 16 people in order to all be accommodated on the boat for excursions.  S0 we only have 15 sellable spots for each week of this retreat, and only 2 single occupancy rooms available.   It is first come, first serve.  


PRICING

  • $500 non-refundable deposit holds your spot
  • If you choose double occupancy you will be paired with a roommate; if you already have a roommate both parties must place a deposit to secure the whole room.  Please email us at info@suryayogastudio.com to let us know who you will be rooming with if you have a chosen roommate.  Please note that we have limited single occupancy rooms available.
  • Payment plans are available.
  • Balance due July 15, 2023
  • All prices are PER PERSON
  • There are NO REFUNDS on deposit or payments made (seeterms and conditions page and below)

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Going Galapagos

Yoga & Adventure Retreat in

Galapagos Islands


with Morgan Mazza


November 4-11, 2023 (week 1)

November 11-18, 2023 (week 2)


at Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel



                                                 

 

You will be required to sign a photo release form and liability waiver prior to the start date of the retreat.  This will be emailed to you approximately one month before the retreat start date and must be signed and emailed back.

Investment

TERMS AND CONDITIONS


  • PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON DOWN PAYMENTS OR ANY PAYMENTS MADE FOR RETREATS. 
  • FOR THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS RETREAT, THE CANCELLATION WINDOW CLOSES JULY 15, 2023.  IF YOU CANCEL PRIOR TO JULY 15TH, ANYTHING PAID UP TO THAT POINT CAN BE ROLLED OVER INTO A FUTURE RETREAT TO BE USED WITHIN 2 YEARS OF CANCELLATION DATE. AFTER JULY 15TH PAYMENTS ARE FOREFEITED .
  • YOU MAY TRANSFER YOUR RESERVATION TO ANOTHER PERSON IF WE ARE NOTIFIED BY OCTOBER 1, 2024.
  • ​IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT.  AIG TRAVEL GUARD AND TRAWICK INTERNATIONAL ARE TWO REPUTABLE COMPANIES, BUT THERE ARE MANY COMPARISON WEBSITES, AS WELL.  REVIEW THE POLICIES TO BE SURE YOU CHOOSE THE COVERAGE YOU NEED, INCLUDING COVERAGE FOR EXPENSES INCURRED DUE TO TRAVEL DELAYS, PERSONAL PROPERTY LOSS, AND EMERGENCY TRAVEL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.  PLEASE NOTE CFAR (CANCEL FOR ANY REASON) COVERAGE TYPICALLY MUST BE PURCHASED WITHIN A LIMITED NUMBER OF DAYS OF INITIAL PAYMENT MADE.  

Exclusions...

  • International Flights 
    • ​Flight to either Guayaquil (GYE) or Quito (UIO) on mainland Ecuador
    • Flight from mainland to Baltra (GPS)
  • $20 Migration Card Fee (cash) 
    • Paid at the mainland Ecuador airport
  • $100 Galapagos National Park fee (cash)
    • Paid upon landing at Baltra airport
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance (recommended)


Accommodations

WEEK 1

November 4-11, 2023​​


Premium Rooms (Top Floor)

$3600 Double Occupancy

$4950 Single Occupancy


Sky View

RESERVED

King Bed


Ocean View

RESERVED

Queen Bed (+ optional additional single)


Deluxe Room (1st Floor)

$3450 Double Occupancy

$4550 Single Occupancy


​Forest View

RESERVED

Queen bed (+ optional additional single)


Tortoise Pond Up

RESERVED

Queen bed or 2 Singles


​Sunset View 

RESERVED

King bed or 2 Singles


Sunrise View 

RESERVED

King bed or 2 Singles



Standard Rooms (Ground Level)

$3300 Double Occupancy

$4300 Single Occupancy


Plantation View

Queen bed or 2 Singles 



Garden View

RESERVED

Queen bed or 2 Singles



Tortoise Pond Down

RESERVED

Queen bed (+ optional additional single)


​​​What you get...

  • Accommodations for 7 nights at Semilla Verde
  • 1-2 Yoga classes per day
  • 3 meals per day (with 1-2 meals in a local restuarant)
  • Transfer to/from Baltra Airport (GPS)
  • Offsite Excursions:
    • Naturalist accompanied visit to the Charles Darwin Station
    • Naturalist accompanied day trip with snorkeling to Bartolome Island
    • Naturalist accompanied day trip with snorkeling to 2 of the following:
      • Santa Fe, South Plazas, or North Seymour Islands
    • Snorkeling and swimming on all day tour boat excursions
    • Naturalist accompanied Highland Tour (pit craters, lava tunnels, cloud forest)
    • Kayaking on Tortuga Bay
    • One shared taxi to town on free day
  • All applicable sales and hotel taxes


About the Galapagos Islands

The archipelago is a group of 19 islands (13 large and 6 small) that is an iconic tourist destination.  Its closet point to mainland is 600 miles from the west coast of Ecuador.  It features some of the world’s most unique and endemic wildlife species, like the Galapagos giant tortoise, Galapagos penguin, blue footed booby, Darwin's finches.  


We will be going during "dry" season.  From June to December the southern trade winds bring the colder Humboldt Current north to the Galapagos. This means that the water is cooler (which brings a multitude of marine life), and a layer of high atmosphere mist pervades the island skies. The highlands of the larger islands are kept green and lush while the sea level islands and shorelines have little precipitation. This period is known for its blue skies and mid-day showers, however the air and water temperature are cooler and the sea is choppier. Air temperatures range between 70°-79°F (21°-26°C), while the temperature in the water hovers right around a pleasant 73°F (23°C). If you are prone to a chill, bring a wetsuit for snorkeling.


A Galapagos wildlife highlight in November is that you may get to see sea lion pups starting to play in the water. The sea lions are born in August, but they start really venturing into the sea by November. The pups are particularly playful, and they enjoy playing with the humans who are snorkeling in the water as they are very curious. This can be a fabulous, once in a lifetime experience. It is also giant tortoise season and many live right on the property where we will be staying.  We will get to practice yoga while watching them roam around.








Yoga Retreats

Fill your cup and renew your spirit on one of our yoga retreats.  Enjoy a beautiful locale, high quality yoga, and nutritious meals.  Just show up to renew and recalibrate.

​​Payment  Plans

Make your deposit online to reserve your room and then contact the studio to set up monthly payments.

We are flexible and want to work with you in terms of monthly payments.  Please note that there will be an upcharge in total cost for payment plans because of extra credit card fees incurred (approximately $100 difference).​​

Accommodations

WEEK 2

November 11-18, 2023


Premium Rooms (Top Floor)

$3600 Double Occupancy

$4950 Single Occupancy


Sky View

RESERVED

King Bed


Ocean View

RESERVED

Queen Bed (+ optional additional single)


Deluxe Room (1st Floor)

$3450 Double Occupancy

$4550 Single Occupancy


​Forest View

RESERVED

Queen bed (+ optional additional single)​​


Tortoise Pond Up

Queen bed or 2 Singles​​


​Sunset View 

RESERVED

King bed or 2 Singles


Sunrise View 

RESERVED

King bed or 2 Singles



Standard Rooms (Ground Level)

$3300 Double Occupancy

$4300 Single Occupancy


Plantation View

RESERVED

Queen bed or 2 Singles 


Garden View

RESERVED

Queen bed or 2 Singles

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Tortoise Pond Down

RESERVED

Queen bed (+ optional additional single)


Contact us to check availability

Join Morgan for 8 days and 7 nights to explore the Galapagos Islands.  Each day we will not only practice yoga (1-2 times) but explore the many islands of the Galapagos.  This is more than just a yoga retreat; it is a bucket list trip of a lifetime.  Come together for shared yoga (meditation, reflection, journaling, upbeat flow classes, and workshop-like alignment practices), animal and water adventures, amazing connections, and an opportunity to discover the unique world of the Galapagos.

About  Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel


​Semilla Verde is situated on the fertile slopes of an ancient and extinct volcano in the rural uplands of Santa Cruz Island that itself is located in the heart of the Galapagos Archipelago that lies six-hundred miles west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, South America.

The lodge exists in the fresh, humid ‘scalesia’ zone, two hundred plus meters above sea level and 12 km from the dock in Puerto Ayora (12-15 minutes by taxi). There is considerably more rainfall than the lowlands, hence the abundance of greenery, but offers a fresh respite from the scorching equatorial sun. And, pure pacific rainwater showers!

The grounds of Semilla Verde comprise twelve acres (five hectares) of private forest replanted with endemic and native trees, under which organic, shade grown ‘conservation coffee’ is growing.

The lodge is nestled within this forest and has balconies and terraces that peer out over the top of it, with majestic, panoramic views to the Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Marine Reserve and outlying islands.