Zen On The Equator: Galápagos Yoga Adventure

“The synergy between the two of you is contagious in the best way. How you seamlessly convey your powerful messages together and individually is truly life-changing. I am forever grateful for this retreat with you, Jess, and BJ.  – Laura, Carlsbad Retreat attendee

Zen On The Equator: Galápagos Yoga Adventure
April 26-May 3, 2025
REGISTRATION IS OPEN – click for pricing, room selection, and to secure your spot with a $500 deposit.

What You’ll Experience in the Galápagos
This Galápagos yoga retreat adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Endemic giant tortoises roam freely and wild horses wander on this UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll swim with sea lions, visit a tortoise sanctuary, and spot penguins, sharks, marine iguanas, and the amazing blue-footed boobies. Focused on exploration and adventure, you will spend every day in amazement at the wild beauty and boundless natural energy of the Galápagos.

What You’ll Experience in the Galápagos
On your Galápagos yoga retreat adventure, you’ll unwind on a property with gorgeously appointed villas and a private open-air yoga studio with views of Floreana Island, the Pacific, and 43 acres of lush green. You’ll learn about the spectacular flora and fauna of the islands with a Certified Galápagos Naturalist, also known as the “local experts.” You’ll explore iconic Bartolomé and neighboring islands, snorkel with diverse sea life, kayak secluded bays, immerse yourself in the culture of the local town, and walk the fascinating Santa Cruz highlands. And you’ll deepen your yoga practice amidst the natural abundance of the Galápagos.

Who is this retreat for?
Yoga retreat adventures are expertly curated adventure travel experiences grounded in daily yoga practice. It is the perfect retreat for those who desire to stay active, explore new land, be immersed in local culture, and spend a little time on the mat to keep fit and soak it all in.

This trip is brought to you in partnership with an expert travel company called The Travel Yogi, the first company to blend yoga and wellness with first-class adventure travel. They set the bar for what true wellness adventures should be. Jess, with her adventurous yet grounded spirit, is the perfect teacher to lead these adventures.

The Travel Yogi is proud to partner with Tomorrow’s Air in removing harmful carbon dioxide from the air.

What’s Included

  • Accommodation at a private yoga retreat center on Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos
  • Twice daily yoga (except as noted in the itinerary)
  • A dedicated Certified Galápagos Naturalist for the week
    our handpicked guide will get to know each group and can tailor talks and exploration to meet the wildlife expectations of each group
  • Snorkeling and swimming (think sea turtles, sharks, penguins, sea lions, etc) on all-day excursions
  • Sunrise exclusive trip to Las Grietas
  • Kayaking over sharks and around the mangroves on Tortuga Bay
  • Three meals a day (dietary needs accommodated)
  • Private cultural excursion
  • Two meals in the town of Puerto Ayora
  • 12 acres of private walking paths to explore (wild Giant Tortoises roam the property)
  • Unlimited southern hemisphere star gazing on this Galápagos yoga retreat adventure
  • Transfers to and from the airport (on arrival and departure days only)

What’s Not Included

  • Flights to Baltra, Ecuador (GPS)
  • $20 U.S. SICGAL inspection and migration card
  • $100 U.S. Galápagos National Park entrance fee (cash only)
  • Alcohol or items of a personal nature/souvenirs
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)

ITINERARY
Day One

  • Bienvenido! – arrival and welcome lunch and refresher
  • Explore the grounds & spy for Giant Galápagos Tortoises and the wild horses (yup, seriously!)
  • Sunset Yoga to deplane and relax
  • Post yoga-licious dinner
  • Tuck into your first delicious meal with new friends and get an overview of hotel information and services

Day Two

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Early breakfast before a big day departure
  • Bartolomé is a crown jewel of the Galápagos Islands for its special geological features, amazing dual crescent bays, and verdant wildlife. Today is all about:
    • Pinnacle Rock
    • Galapagos penguins
    • White-tipped reef sharks
    • Sea turtles
    • Naturalist guided hiking
    • Guided snorkeling
  • Early evening return to Santa Cruz
  • Dinner and crash-out-sleepy time

Day Three

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Breakfast time
  • Head out to meet local artisans
    • learn woodcarving technique from a local artist and create your own Spanish cedar (an introduced species) souvenir
  • Lunch on property
  • Santa Cruz Highland Tour
    • Explore Los Gemelos (‘the twins’)
    • Climb through the lava tunnels
    • Explore the Cloud Forest
  • Sunset Yoga
  • Dinner in town

Day Four

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Refuel with breakfast
  • Morning excursion to Tortuga Bay
    • Mangrove kayaking
    • Snorkeling
    • Marine iguana watching (they’re everywhere!)
  • Lunch on property
  • Free afternoon – exploration in Puerto Ayora, walk the biodynamic gardens or skip down to the beach
  • Evening Yoga
  • Dinner on property 

Day Five

  • Rise and shine morning yoga
  • Breakfast vittles
  • Full-day excursion to Santa Fe Island:
    • Visit one of the oldest islands of the Galápagos (bits and pieces dating back 4 millllllllion years!)
    • Endemic Barrington Land Iguanas
    • Large colonies of sea lions
    • Giant Opuntia (Prickly Pear) trees
    • Swallow-tailed gulls
    • Guided snorkeling
  • Return to Santa Cruz
  • Evening yoga
  • Dinner on property

Day Six

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Day trip to North Seymour Island – this island is a popular nesting ground, and our Naturalist will find the best spots to get your birding on and for underwater adventure
    • Great frigate birds
    • Blue-footed boobies
    • Land iguana
    • Sea lions
  • Lunch on board and post-lunch siesta
  • Sunset Yoga
  • Dinner and chill time

Day Seven

  • Sunrise stroll to the pristine Las Grietas local swimming spot
  • Breakfast in town post-swim
  • Explore Puerto Ayora
    • Head to the Charles Darwin Research Station
    • Check out the fish market
    • Explore town, shop, or grab a drink waterfront with a sea lion (seriously)
  • Lunch on property
  • Sunset Yoga
  • Dinner in Puerto Ayora – soak up the people and animal vibes (yup, Galápagos animals go everywhere!)

Day Eight

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Final breakfast and new friend info exchanges
  • Pack, hugs, goodbyes, and back to the Baltra airport
  • Adios y viaje seguro!

Now For A Glimpse Into Your Galapagos Accommodations

Every day on our Galápagos yoga retreat is unique as are our rooms (which you won’t spend much time in!).

The organic and biodynamic garden produces the veggies for your table as well as the coffee you’ll sip each morning.

The two different villas on the property share modern lux interiors with ceiling fans, safe boxes, wifi, and Bluetooth stereos.


Our 43-acre property boasts views of Isabela and Floreana Islands, as well as Tortuga Bay on your home of Santa Cruz Island.

Rooms have either two twins, a queen, or a king-size bed.

Individual beach towels, rubber boots, rain jackets, water bottles, and flashlights are available for use, allowing maximum exploring with minimal packing.

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