Papaya Wellness Newsletter Summer 2015

With the passing of the Summer Solstice, we are happily soaking in the longest days of light in our year. This extra kick of energy and brightness from the sun is a great opportunity for taking action. It is a time to actualize goals, setting plans and dreams into motion.  We, the Sea Gals, the Papaya Crew, are always try to align ourselves with the movements of mother-nature, using nature as a guide and reaping many lessons from her ebbs and flows.

With this new spark of light and bright sun energy, we have been busy bees; playing in the sun and grandmother ocean and working hard, planning our schedule for 2016 and scouting new locations. The Summer Solstice felt like the perfect time to announce our new website! Have a look at all the updates and changes to our site here:

Along with a new look and logo, which we love, we are announcing a few super exciting new retreat locations for 2016!

Are you ready to wiggle your toes in the sand and get salt water in your hair? Go for midnight swims and float in the ocean under a blanket of stars? We are headed to the beach in 2016! Papaya Wellness is going to be spending a lot more time beach front this season.

We are excited to announce two retreat dates at the Luxurious Mark and Daves Surf Lodge in Hacienda Iguana and one week at the Wave Garden House in Hacienda Iguana both sitting right on the sand with great waves out front!

Mark and Daves is the place the pros come to play when they visit Nicaragua. We cannot wait to have the fun and playful Panga Drops wave right out front, to surf our afternoons away,  a beautiful yoga palapa overlooking the sea with the ocean breeze kissing our skin and an infinity pool to kick back in, floating into bliss and relaxation between surf sessions!

We are going to be at Mark and Daves February 27th- March 5th and and March 12th-19th.Check out all the details of the Mark and Daves Luxury Retreat here:

The Wave Garden is a luxury home right in front of the world famous surf break Colorado. We will be posting up at the Wave Garden May 6th-12th.

Here are all the details:

We will also take plenty of time to groove at our tried and true favorite spots along the coastline, Magnific Rock, Redonda Bay and The Surf Lodge (did someone say unlimited surf boat trips)?

This passed retreat season, we were blessed with the addition of two beautiful soul sisters from Vancouver Island, who joined our Papaya Wellness team. Lauren Bristowe a pilates instructor, and good vibe machine is our first ever Sea Gal brand ambassador! Lauren has been lighting up our instagram page lately, keeping you up to date on all things Papaya, (check it out and sharing her passion of health and wellness on a weekly blog (check out our blog here:

Laura Chartrand is a sweet and soulful yoga teacher and mindfulness ninja who will be guiding you through some of the yoga flows on your retreat! They have both been sharing their knowledge, experience and positive energy on retreats all year and will be back in full force this upcoming season. We are stoked and grateful and now feel like we have a well rounded Sea Gal Tribe to guide you on your adventure!

We are taking the summer to travel and connect in our international communities. India is taking her soulful style to the Victoria yoga scene, she will be offering Yoga Flows in the park,  selling Papaya Swag at local markets and outdoor music festivals, and spreading the love with all she meets! Carly is enjoying the south swell surf season in Central America, logging in as much ocean time as possible, while working hard on the computer (as usual), and planning her upcoming wedding in October!

Before all the juicy Nicaraguan retreats we mentioned above, we are headed for round two in Bali, Indonesia this November! Last year was a beautiful experience and journey into the spirit of the island. This year we are going back, this time to a new location. We will be exploring Bali on our Beaches. Balance. Bliss Retreat November 20th-30th, 2015. We still have a few spaces available and are offering early bird registration discounts of $200 until July 31st. See all the details of our Bali Retreat here:

We are super happy to be having the amazing Nickie Cutrona join us in Bali! Nickie took beautiful photos from our last season in Nicaragua, and her work is all over our new website! Nickie is down to earth and has a keen eye for natural beauty and nature! She is offering some awesome photo packages on this retreat to capture all of your special moments. You can find all the photo package details on Bali Retreat page!

As always lovely ones, thank you for your continued support and love! We hope to see you all very soon! We are sending you wishes of playing in the grass and under the trees, splashing in the sea and laughing with loved ones- enjoy this beautiful time of light and life! NAMASTE