what is an eat stretch nap retreat?
An EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat is a life-changing wellness retreat that leaves you feeling more focused, clear and relaxed about every aspect of your life. We teach Yoga, Meditation + Ayurveda practices to busy people who want more time and more space to focus on their health - physically, mentally, emotionally + spiritually.
Whether you’re brand new to yoga or have practiced for years, an EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat will inspire you to live your healthiest + happiest life. It’s designed to increase your self-awareness, flexibility + strength while being in nature, meeting new friends + having fun!
"This retreat changed my life. As someone who had felt like life wasn't being lived unless it was at 1000 mph, I needed to eat, stretch, + nap.... and that is exactly what I did! Cat + Brian led us through almost 4 hours of yoga + meditation per day [a huge increase from my typical 0] ++ showed me that slowing down allows you to live life to the fullest."
-Sarah Clem, EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat Participant
who is an eat stretch nap retreat for?
If you're someone with high standards who is too busy living your work-filled life to dedicate the time + energy you really want towards living the healthy life you imagine, this yoga retreat is for you. Our ideal students typically fall into these 3 categories:
Aspiring yogis who dream of being flexible, self-aware and confident in themselves, their bodies, + wherever they are in life right now
Time-starved people who want to learn how to shut their mind off and do every yoga pose right
Handstand-phobes who want to stop being afraid of getting their feet off the ground
+ of course, very sexy, cool beautiful people like to go on EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreats ;)
when + where is the next eat stretch nap retreat?
The next EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat is Saturday, January 25, 2020 - Friday, January 31, 2020 at Gitana del Mar Boutique Beach Resort on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in Colombia, South America. Your home for the week is located at foothills of the impressive and magical Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world’s highest Coastal Mountain Range. This beautiful place is referred to as the “Heart of the World,” not only because of its geographical location, but because every single ecosystem exists and thrives in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
what does a day look like on an eat stretch nap retreat?
Imagine waking up to the sound of the ocean and soft light of the sunrise. Gently ease your body and mind into the day with a deep full body stretch, mindful movement, guided breathing, and all the hands-on adjustments your body craves. Afterward, eat as much as want during a buffet style organic breakfast…mm! The rest of the day is completely yours to choose what fits your style: you can chill out on the beach, hike through the jungle, kayak through the sea, perfect your watercolor skills, explore hidden waterfalls, zip line from tropical treetop to treetop, learn to surf, get an ocean-side massage that makes you feel like a thin mint, drink margaritas and eat chips + guac literally all day – it’s up to you! There’s so much to do!
We’ll close down the night together with a sweaty vinyasa yoga practice focused on strengthening your core followed by a workshop on how to incorporate Ayurvedic Self-Care into your normal day. Then you can freshen up in your open-air hot shower and put your party clothes on for a gourmet, Mexican-inspired dinner with all your new friends. Let the twinkling stars and gentle darkness seduce you into a gorgeous restful sleep – or stay up all night dancing to Despacito by Justin Bieber…it’s your choice! You do you :)
"I had never been on a trip like this with so many 'strangers.' it felt very fun and freeing to let go and j u s t b e."
-jennifer dooley, EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat Participant
what is included on an eat stretch nap retreat?
Stay tuned for details! Make sure you join our email list!
What is not included?
Airfare, travel insurance, alcoholic beverages, optional excursions (surf lessons, adventures, eco tours etc.) and/or spa services are not included.
After it was over, I realized I had just been experiencing true happiness. I just felt so incredibly lucky to have had this entire experience. It really makes you appreciate things in your life that maybe you can take for granted."
-Michelle Pitts, EAT STRETCH NAP™ Retreat Participant
WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT?
Your investment depends on your room type. To be announced soon!
Meet Your Instructors
Cat Aldana - 500 HouR ADvanced Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Practitioner + MINDSET Coach
Cat Aldana is the Founder of EAT STRETCH NAP™ and 6+ year Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500). She is a Master Aerial Yoga Teacher Trainer of the nationwide chain, AIR® Aerial Fitness and a widely sought after corporate wellness consultant and speaker. Her passion for yoga stems from her contagious love for dance, holistic wellness and personal + professional development. Cat's fun loving + energetic personality, deep empathy, and gentle motivation create an extraordinary atmosphere of calm in all her classes and inspire her students to trust their inner wisdom and strength.
Brian Witten - 500 Hour AdvanceD Yoga Instructor Ayurvedic Practitioner + Functional Movement Specialist
Brian Witten is a Fitness and Yoga Instructor with over 10 years of study and practice in Kinesiology, Health + Exercise Science and Yoga. Brian's understanding of the human body and movement blends Western science and Eastern philosophy in a way that is unique + awe-inspiring. He incorporates traditional yoga techniques along with conscious movement practices to create deeply revealing experiences, transformative for both the body and mind. He believes that any health or fitness goal can be achieved with a practice of conscious movement to strengthen awareness + gain a deeper knowledge of self.