Sunday, November 16, 2014




So excited about our Ashtanga Yoga retreat in the Galapagos - April 18-25!  

For those of you that are wondering what our days will be like, here is a sample itinerary... 

Day 1 -
Arrival and welcome lunch and drink at Semilla Verde
Excursion to the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora
Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga guided class
Dinner at Semilla Verde

Day 2 –
Coffee and snacks
Morning Mysore Yoga practice
Morning trip to Garrapatero Beach – 
Breakfast on the beach – snorkeling, swimming, exploring
Lunch at Semilla Verde
Early evening in Puerto Ayora
Group dinner in Puerto Ayora**

Day 3 -
Morning Mysore Yoga practice
Breakfast at Semilla Verde
Day trip to North Seymour Island
  • North Seymour is a popular nesting ground – you can expectLunch on board and post lunch siesta
    • Great frigate birds
    • Blue footed boobies
    • Land iguana
    • Sea lions
    • Guided snorkeling
    • Naturalist guided hiking
Dinner at Semilla Verde

Day 4 -
Morning Mysore Yoga practice
Breakfast at Semilla Verde
>Morning excursion to Tortuga Bay -
  • Mangrove kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Marine iguana watching (they’re everywhere!)
Lunch in Puerto Ayora
Afternoon to explore Puerto Ayora**
  • Souvenir shopping
  • Visit Chi Spa
  • Return to Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Have a drink on the Red Mangrove patio (iguanas and sea lions are almost always chilling out on the deck with you)
  • Head to the Fisherman’s Market and watch the sea lions and pelicans appear when the dingy comes in with fish (trust me, this is fun)
Dinner at Semilla Verde

Day 5 -
Morning Mysore Yoga practice
Breakfast at Semilla Verde
Day trip to South Plazas Island
  • Visit one of the largest sea lion colonies in Galapagos
  • Land iguana
  • Sea lions
  • Red-billed tropic birds
  • Swallowed-tailed gulls
  • Guided snorkeling
  • Naturalist guided hiking
Dinner at Semilla Verde

Day 6 -
Morning Mysore Yoga practice
Breakfast at Semilla Verde
Santa Cruz Highland Tour
  • Explore Los Gemelos (‘the twins’)Climb through the lava tunnels
    • these two giant craters were formed when the magma chamber underground emptied and the land caved in
  • Visit a Giant Galapagos Tortoise farm
  • Explore the Cloud Forest
    • expect to see small birds like Darwin finches and Vermillion flycatchers
Lunch at Semilla Verde
Free afternoon for exploring Semilla Verde’s acres and wildlife, reading, sleeping or take a cab into town
Dinner at Semilla Verde

Day 7 -

Early (5:45am) departure for Bartolomé Island
  • Coffee and snacks served before departure
  • Breakfast served on the boat
  • Bartolom√© is a crown jewel of Galapagos islands – Lunch on board – beds available for post-lunch siesta
    • Pinnacle Rock
    • beautiful crescent beaches
    • Galapagos penguins!
    • White tipped reef sharks
    • Sea turtles
    • Naturalist guided hiking
    • Guided snorkeling
Early evening return to Semilla Verde
Sunset Introduction to Ashtanga Pranayama
Dinner at Semilla Verde

Day 8 –
Breakfast
Pack, hugs, goodbyes and back to the Baltra airport
**Please note for the free days in town and the meals out there will be one scheduled pick up. If you choose to stay in town beyond the transfer time you will need to cab back at a
cost of approximately $5-$8US
Spa treatments are also available via Chi Spa Galapagos.

For more information visit  www.thetravelyogi.com