Come indulge with Mother Nature for a life time experience, with Anahata Eco Yoga Retreats in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

Join Shayne Cohen in collaboration with Rising Sol Collective on this 5-days, 4 nights yoga, wellness, and adventure retreat opened to all levels of yoga practitioners.

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a mystical and exotic region declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. It is the land of the Arhuaco, Kogi, Wiwa, and Kankuamo indigenous tribes who through daily meditations and rituals maintain their deep commitment to restoring the balance between the spiritual and the ecological world.

Through the practice of self-love, yoga, meditation, sound baths, kirtan, sacred ceremonies, organic food, daily excursions, and wellness treatments we will heal and recharge. We will also learn about the culture of the Wiwas and explore the jungle, waterfalls, sacred lagoons and mysterious rivers.

Playa Koralia

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta has an ecosystem unlike any other. Reaching a height of nearly 19,000 feet, this multi-peaked volcanic massif is the world’s highest coastal mountain. There are multiple ecological zones; wetlands and mangroves along the coast, tropical rain forests, deserts, alpine tundra, and finally at the top are the snow-capped peaks. Thousands of plants and animal species have been found here, including 628 bird species—about as many as in the United States and Canada combined.

Playa Koralia is an eco-chic luxury hotel located on a virgin seashore where the snowcapped Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta tumbles into the the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the dreamiest and most secluded beaches on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

There are 17 bungalows dotted around Koralia’s grounds with relaxing hammock-strewn porches. Cabins have a touch of rustic jungle romance with open roofed- bathrooms allowing a great perspective of the Sierra Nevada’s starry nights.

Enjoy dining amongst the leafy palm trees in Koralia's open-air dining space and experience the richest and highest quality natural flavors. An organic farm feeds the gastronomic restaurant’s menu.

Playa Koralia prides itself on being the only Sustainable Certified hotel in Colombia.

Shayne Cohen

CO-FOUNDER / YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Shayne Cohen grew up as a competitive gymnast, developing strength and flexibility at a very young age. During her college years in New York City, she was initiated into yoga by Sri Dharma Mitra and for the last 29 years she has remained fully committed to her yoga path.

Adriana Vergara

CO-FOUNDER / DIRECTOR

Adriana was born and raised in Bogota Colombia and moved to Miami in 2000. Immediately she became engraved in the arts and culture scene of the city, becoming involved with many local and national art institutions. She’s currently a contemporary art consultant.

Rising Sol Collective

YOGA INSTRUCTORS / WELLNESS PRACTICIONERS

Samantha Ross

Samantha grew up in a small town in New Hampshire surrounded by nature and the mountains. She was raised learning about acceptance, openness and understanding of all walks of life.

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”

Sakyong Mipham

Morning Sun practice
led by Shayne Cohen

Vinyasa Yoga is an energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while synchronizing their breath to their movements. Shayne’s classes integrate a dynamic flow with the application of precise alignment, meditation, visualization, intention and chanting to create an inner journey towards healing and empowerment.

Classes begin with chanting to prepare the mind for a deeper state of consciousness and meditation during asanas (physical practice.) Shayne likes her students to recognize yoga as a sacred practice, she believes if it’s not devotional then it’s not yoga. Each class is designed to systematically stimulate the organs, glands, nervous system and move freshly oxygenated blood to the entire body as you release tension and simultaneously develop faith and intuition.

Daily Excursions
e.g. Pozo Sagrado

Thanks to a special permit from its inhabitants, guests of Playa Koralia can discover a true natural treasure forbidden to mass tourism.

This magical Pozo Sagrado is reached after an easy hike into an indigenous reservation. You will encounter multicolored fish that swim in these cold waters and discover beautiful waterfalls where you will experience a hydrotherapy like no other.

Evening Moon Practice
led by Rising Sol Collective

Mind Body Sound Bath Yoga

Designed for all levels. It can be described as a Ying Yang Yoga class with a mix of Hatha. You will experience a beautiful combination of stress relief and deep stretching engaging not just your body but your mind and spirit as well. Class will finish with a sound bath awakening a sense of love and devotion.

Kirtan / Sacred Ceremonies

Kirtan is a sing along of mantras, through which we find our way back to our core, our heart and our relationships with each other.

Chanting mantras connect us with the spiritual wisdom. These ancient chants contain a transformative power and healing energy. We will sing, drum and dance to express our love and devotion.

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Single Occupancy
$2,980

Early Bird Special*

$2,780

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Double Occupancy
$2,580

Early Bird Special*

$2,380

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Triple Occupancy
$2,280

Early Bird Special*

$2,060

What's Included

  • 5 days / 4 night accommodation at Playa Koralia.
  • Daily yoga, meditation, sound healing, spiritual ceremonies, & kirtan.
  • 3 daily farm-to-table organic plant-based meals inspired by local cuisine. (Fish and eggs will be offered.)
  • Daily excursions to nature: jungle, waterfalls, sacred pools, and mystic rivers.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

  • Reservation must be made with a 50% deposit refundable until February 1st, 2020.
  • Any cancellations after February 1st, 2020 are non-refundable.
  • The remaining balance is due prior to April 1st, 2020.
  • Credit card payments will incur in a 3% additional fee.
  • To avoid the additional 3% fee, other payment options include checks, Venmo, and direct deposits. Contact Us
  • We highly recommend you purchase insurance for your trip. The following link offers different options: Insure My Trip

We recommend you schedule with us any of the treatments below before we travel. Limited slots will be available so that treatments do not interfere with our busy daily schedule.

Reiki by Sam
Reiki, "universal-life force energy", is a beautiful ancient Japanese method of working with spiritual energy, intention, and your intuition. Reiki is a used to balance your chakra energies and helps in cleansing and balancing your aura.
Reiki is a gentle and safe healing practice that is geared towards removing any energy blocks in our system caused by emotional, mental or physical stress and pain.
60 mins: $80
Vedic Thai Massage by Madhu
Vedic Thai Bodywork is a divine folk art + medicine of ancient Siam, Thailand.
This style of bodywork produces profound pleasure and inspiring tranquility physically and psychologically by replacing old, restricted energy patterns within the body and spirit. It is commonly reported to revitalize and balance cerebral (emotional) and somatic (physical) ailments instantly.
60 mins: $80
Spa Services by Playa Koralia
Relaxation Massage: 60 mins. COP$142,800 (~US$45)
American citizens do not need visa to travel to Colombia.
There are no mandatory vaccines traveling from the US to Colombia.
We do recommend taking Thiamine/Vitamin B1 a couple of weeks before traveling. This helps keep mosquitoes away.
If you are flying from Miami we recommend flying with us as a group. Once you book your spot our travel agent will send you flight details for booking.
There are several airports you can fly into:
Cartagena (5-1/2 hour drive from the resort)
Barranquilla (3-1/2 hour drive from the resort)
Santa Marta (1-1/2 hour drive from the resort)
We recommend all guests to travel in the same flight with one of our team members. We will take a van together from the airport to Playa Koralia and this cost will be included in the retreat rate.
If you plan on traveling on a different flight or date, once you have booked your plane ticket please send us your itinerary so we can help you make arrangements for ground transportation at your own cost.
All prices listed are per person.
Absolutely! We will arrange accommodations for those who want to share room and are traveling alone. Please send us an email when booking your spot.
Playa Koralia offers three farm-to-table meals per day based on our daily chef’s menu. Please let us know your needs when booking your spot, will do everything possible to accommodate your requests.
You can reserve your spot directly on our website or by emaling us. A reservation requires a 50% deposit, refundable until February 1st, 2020. Any cancellations after February 1st, 2020 are non-refundable.
The remaining balance is due prior to April 1st, 2020.
Credit card payments will incur in a 3% additional fee. To avoid this fee, other payment options include checks, Venmo, and direct deposits.
Bathing suits, yoga clothes, shorts, tee shirts, flip flops, sneakers or light shoes for excursions. A light sweater in case the night is a little chilly.
Flashlight, bug spray, sunscreen and hat.
Visiting the jungle is an experience! We recommend long sleeves and pants to protect from mosquitos.
Mats and all yoga props will be provided.

Only 17 spots available

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