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For the spirit that won’t be confined, for the soul that craves freedom through growth, change, transformation…whatever you want to call it (we call it r/evolution) – we’re taking you to Colombia. 

Our r/evolution in Colombia blends time for sun-soaked reflection in the spaces between thoughtfully produced experiences:

Stepping out of your bed and into the ocean breeze of your balcony, moving through transformative yoga and meditation practices, and claiming your special place of sanctuary, and your favorite coffee cup, for the downtimes. 

You'll experience visiting one of the first freed towns in the Americas, considering past r/evolutions of the world. Watching the full moon rise over the ocean from our rooftop, feeling the lunar balance to the sultry Colombian heat. You'll spend our last full day in Colombia together celebrating the week, and the transformative and healing forces of water, as you jump into the crystal clear sea from our private boat. 

And you'll resolve to be present for every moment, making the strong memories that will forever anchor you to the r/evolutionary journey you’ll share with our intimate group of travelers in Cartagena. 

- Travel changes us, so we can change the world.

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about Cartagena >>> 

Commonly labeled as the 'queen of the Caribbean coast,' Cartagena's Old Town is a UNESCO world heritage site. Within the walled city, you'll find cobblestone streets and breathtaking colonial architecture, historic plazas and cathedrals, and plenty of culture and Caribbean color for your senses to soak up. For the beach junkies, you'll find some of the most prized shoreline of the northern coast of Colombia just a quick jaunt from town. 


about your accommodations >>> 

You'll call a luxury boutique casa in the old city neighborhood of Cartagena your home for a week. Every morning, you'll roll out of bed, mere steps from the fresh Caribbean breeze of your balcony. Coffee and juice will be waiting for you each morning, and a local chef will prepare you three meals a day- your nourishment for a week of transformative, r/evolutionary yoga combined with thoughtfully selected group excursions.

When the need for inspiration strikes, the streets of the old city of will be yours to wander right outside your front door. You'll also be minutes from the beautiful Caribbean beaches of north Colombia, and if a view of the sea is enough, you'll have to head no farther than the rooftop. For the times that call for quiet sanctuary, we've selected this particular casa for the many areas of peace it provides for your personal reflection. This space will truly be yours for the taking: for this six day intimate group escape, we can only host up to ten travelers. 

Casa amenities: wi-fi, a/c, rooftop jacuzzi, full kitchen with private chef for three group meals a day. 

All rooms are double-occupancy, shared bath, with double or single bed options. One master suite with en suite bathroom available. 


intention-filled highlights >>>

Our mission is r/evolution. The Colombian travel experience that awaits you has been curated to promote change: be it a quiet but powerful shift in your own personal evolution, or seeing the world through a whole new filter.  You'll experience:

  • Colombian history and culture, with reflections on human spirit and r/evolution
  • the sultry, salty Cartagena coast tamed by the power of a mid-retreat full moon
  • the transformative power of water. we'll spend an entire excursion day celebrating this element in our own ways, via our private group boat!
  • highly-inspired sequences of movement and meditation crafted to promote personal r/evolution and transformation
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your itinerary >>>

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what's included >>>

  • 6 nights luxury accommodations in old city Cartagena, Colombia 
  • ground transportation from/to Rafael Núñez international airport
  • daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, prepared by a private chef
  • Sunday night rooftop welcome celebration and toast 
  • group excursion: transport and guide to San Basilio de Palenque
  • group excursion: a private boat (with guides) to the Rosario Islands
  • service gratuity for all group meals and scheduled excursions
  • daily yoga and meditation practices and svadhyaya (self-study) exercises 
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what's not included >>> 

  • airfare into Rafael Núñez international airport
  • ground transportation for any elective wandering (group transport from/to airport is included)
  • beverages between meals, alcohol, or additional food/snack purchases
  • souvenirs, extra purchases or services or admission fees, hotel incidentals/breakages
  • personal, medical, or trip-cancellation insurance
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about the yoga >>>

Your retreat includes daily yoga- but with just as much emphasis on off-the-mat practice. All levels are welcome, and all sessions are optional. On our two excursion days, our morning asana and meditation practice will be moved to the early am, and the evenings will include sessions as time allows. 

E-RYT Melissa Klimo-Major will be your guide through this week of yoga asana, meditation, and svadhyaya practices.

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I can't wait for our week  in Colombia! I've been teaching yoga for 7+ years, and have hosted many international retreats during that time. The most life-changing travel experience to date was a trip to Cuba trip in 2017. It wasn't yet called r/evolution at that time, but we all felt it.

In Cartagena, I look forward to creating a welcoming space for you to find your r/evolution through movement, meditation, and self-study. The old city casa that our intimately-sized group will share is the perfect place for this intention.

My mission as a yoga instructor is to make yoga accessible, and to share it as a powerful tool for personal r/evolution. My mission in life is to do that same work myself, every single day...and to do it in Latin American lands on as many of those days as possible! 

Photo: Antigua, Guatemala, 2016 • one of the many Latin lands that has inspired my r/evolution.

paz y luz! -MKM


what to bring >>>

We support responsible travel, respectful steps, and light packs. Expect to bring the basics: a travel wardrobe for tropical weather, sun protection, yoga gear, a refillable water bottle. 

After you secure your spot with your non-refundable deposit, we'll send additional welcome information and, closer to our departure, a more complete packing list and guidelines on how to prepare yourself and gather any tools that will suit you on your journey in Colombia.

This retreat is inclusive from the moment you step onto your airport shuttle, leaving you free to focus only on supporting your own r/evolutionary experience- an experience that is less about what you need to bring with you, and more about what you'll leave with: a deeper understanding of yourself, your growth, and your place in our ever-changing world. 

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travel requirements and arrival info >>>

You'll need to arrive into Cartagena by Sunday, February 17, 2019. A valid passport is required for entry into the country. Your retreat will start with a group shuttle pickup from the airport, taking you directly to your home for the week, with time to settle in before an evening welcome dinner and rooftop toast. Flight arrival guidelines for the pickup will be sent in your post-deposit welcome letter. Ready? 

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- Travel changes us, so we can change the world.
  Follow your path to r/evolution in Cartagena.

Follow your path to r/evolution in Cartagena.