AWOKEN & UNBROKEN™

Nicaragua 2024

Where

Nicaragua

When

 9/8/24  –  9/14/24

What

6 night/5 day transformational experience incorporating Pilates, Life Coaching, Surfing, and Strength-Based Yoga.

Reserve Your Spot Today!

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The trip provided multiple opportunities to pause and reflect on my life and the perspectives that shape it. The experience gave me space to focus on my beliefs and values and to find gratitude in the unexpected.

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I haven’t been this happy in a long time. I am renewed and reenergized. I am also trying to embrace and find ways to make my mental health number 1.

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Retreat Focus

The focus of the retreat is to empower retreat participants and provide them with a space to completely:


RELAX:
Literally everything is taken care of from the moment you step off the plane eliminating all necessary stress and decision fatigue imaginable.

RECHARGE AND REFILL YOUR CUP: While the schedule is filled with opportunities to move & nurture your body, expand your heart & mind, connect with like-minded women, and empower your most authentic self, taking as much downtime as you need to relax by the pool, enjoy a walk on the beach or simply relax in your hilltop oasis with a good book is highly encouraged.

CENTER: Extremely thoughtful Pilates classes led by yours truly and my personal mentor, Amy Alpers, will focus not only on the brilliant and centering work that is Pilates but also on how to apply the principles intrinsically linked with this work to the experience of the retreat itself and to life in general. I have been studying with Amy since 1999 (over half of my life!!!) and it is the honor of a lifetime to be presenting this material with her by my side.

Amy brings multiple decades of teaching experience, a curiosity, intuitive genius, and true mastery of the work that has completely and utterly inspired me and my growth as a teacher for over 20 years. Basically, if you have ever worked with me and had a mind-blowing experience, at the root of that experience you have Amy to thank.

I have been teaching since 2003 and have dedicated myself to continuously learn, grow, and hone my teaching and coaching skills in a way that keeps my work interesting and fresh. With a schedule here in Manhattan that is filled to the brim, I am thrilled to be able to offer this work to a few new faces on this retreat, and hopefully to some familiar ones as well!

EMPOWER: We will dive deep into my signature AWOKEN & UNBROKEN™ Small Group and optional 1:1 Coaching Curriculum taking this experience to the next level. We go deep with thought-provoking topics and questions that allow you to consider what has been getting in the way of you allowing your wholeness and your fullest potential. A safe and empowering space is nurtured in which you can tell your story, process “negative” emotions, and learn to do so without making it all mean so much.

SWEAT AND SMILE: Tasha, the amazing Yoga Teacher I’ve recruited for this experience is a dream. When she isn’t on a movie or Broadway set she teaches a fun (and extremely challenging) Yoga Sculpt class at Core Power NYC that is (almost) impossible to get into. This class focuses on strength building, gentle stretching, kickboxing and even dancing – to a playlist that will make you feel like you can take on the world. Believe me, this class will leave you dripping sweat, smiling from ear to ear, and ready to take on anything life hands you. Truly the best sweat-till-you-drop Sculpt Class I’ve ever taken.

A Day on the Retreat

Your day starts with fresh lemon water and coffee served with fresh fruit to nourish you for your morning beach walk, run, or perhaps an invigorating dip in the ocean.

This is followed by a thoughtful Pilates Class led by yours truly that ends with intention setting, a group discussion, and journaling.

After freeing your body of unnecessary tension, lighting your abs on FIRE, and connecting with a circle of women in deep, meaningful conversation, our “house mom” Lisseth serves up a mouth-watering traditional Nicaraguan breakfast that will nourish every ounce of you.

After eating, you either enjoy some delicious downtime (a nap even!!), a massage or you choose to simply lounge by the pool overlooking the Pacific.

Next, we come together for a 2 hour Pilates workshop taught masterfully by Amy, a surfing lesson, or a cultural excursion (depending on the day), before lunch is served at 1 p.m. by our delightful and profoundly talented Chef Dania.

You then fill more downtime with the activity of your choosing, or by simply doing nothing (highly encouraged), before we gather again for Tasha’s fun and sweaty Sculpt class that will leave you beaming with bliss (and sweating profusely)!

After her class, I will offer another Pilates Class to wind down the day before we all come together to enjoy cool libations as the sun dips majestically into the Pacific, turning the sky into a genuine work of art. The sunsets are stunning from every space at our location!!

Everyone will then take a beat to freshen up before we meet around the table to enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our very own Private Chef.

Satiated and smiling, filled with gratitude you will head to bed and rest deeply in anticipation of doing it all again the next day!

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I haven’t been this happy in a long time. I am renewed and reenergized. I am also trying to embrace and find ways to make my mental health number 1. Fake family reunions and all.

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PRICING

Retreat Prices Starting At $2,750

Reserve Your Spot Today for Just $500

ADD-ONS

NICA BLISS ++

Treat yourself to extra love by adding on one Massage and either one 1:1 Wellness Coaching Session with Kevyn or one 1:1 Pilates Session to your experience.

Price: $300

NICA BLISS +++

Indulge in self care by adding one Massage, one 1:1 Wellness Coaching Session with Kevyn and one 1:1 Pilates Session with Kevyn

Price: $400

NICA BLISS ++++

Make your retreat experience extra lux, by adding on two Massages, one 1:1 Wellness Coaching Session with Kevyn and one 1:1 Pilates Session with Kevyn

Price: $500

NICA BLISS FOR LIFE

Select this option if you want this investment to be one that massively transcends the time that we will spend working closely together in Nicaragua by adding my 90-day 1:1 Private Coaching Program onto your retreat experience. Watch ALL of your health goals (and so much more) come to fruition. The best part, results are guaranteed. I will be there with you every step of the way and will NOT let you fail. And if, for whatever reason you don’t hit your goals, I will work with you FOR FREE until you do…

Price: $5,000

Meet The Team

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Kevyn Zeller

Retreat Guide

My AWOKEN & UNBROKEN™ Mission

“I haven’t been this happy in a long time!”

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Hands down this was the best testimonial that I received from one of the guests on my most recent AWOKEN & UNBROKEN™ Women’s Retreat in Costa Rica…

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Not because being happy is the end game, but because most of us are so bogged down by the negative that we don’t make room for the positive.

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By far the most powerful theme on my retreat and the one that fuels AWOKEN & UNBROKEN™’s underlying mission is to create a world in which we allow our wholeness and the mosaic of our emotional bodies to exist fully and freely…. Objectively and without judgment.

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It’s a big mission, I know.

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But I am up for the task.

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In fact, I feel as if I was born for it and have spent my entire life up until this point honing the wisdom necessary to teach it well and from a place of true and deeply inspired integrity.

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Do we learn to embody the human experience and love ourselves unconditionally on a 6-night/5-day retreat?

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Well, no… but that would be nice, wouldn’t it???

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It often takes a lifetime, but the work that I offer through AWOKEN & UNBROKEN™ will certainly help to set the path on fire so that the process is expedited in a safe, loving, and FUN environment.

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Masterful coaching, coupled with the somatic healing and embodiment work that is Pilates (and that I have spent 27 years honing), taught with extraordinary precision, care and this fundamental intention as my guiding force, you will begin embodying your wholeness immediately by joining one of my AWOKEN & UNBROKEN™ Experiences.

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What is the embodiment of your wholeness you might ask? Real talk, minus all of the new age mumbo jumbo, it is releasing all of the bull$h\+, and getting REALLY, real with yourself.

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It is recognizing that you are a living, feeling person and that allowing and processing your emotions is the key to EVERYTHING.

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It is allowing sadness, frustration, anger, fear, anxiety, and shame… and showing up anyway because you understand that feeling these feelings is natural, healthy, and HUMAN.

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My friends, this work is powerful. And it will change your life if you let it.

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Being happy is a product of true wholeness – it is no longer controlling your environment so that you don’t have to feel the other feels… it is surrender…

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It is freedom.

 

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I want that for you.

 

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It would be a sincere honor to have you join us.

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Love,
Kev

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Amy Alpers

Guest Presenter

Having practiced Pilates now for 20 years and taught for 15, I can say with confidence that this work has become a part of my very being.  At the age of 17, a minor meniscus injury brought me to my first Pilates class.  It was weird… Weird, but SO, SO good.  I started feeling stronger from the inside out, my posture and confidence improved, my grades improved.  I began to focus almost effortlessly, achieving any goal that I set my mind to with clarity and ease.  I was centered, grounded and in love.  My path was set.  I knew that my calling on this planet was to and is to share this practice with as many people as humanly possible!

Amy Taylor Alpers went to The Juilliard School for dance, danced with the Garden State Ballet, and received her BA and MA in Dance from New York University. In addition, Amy taught ballet at various schools in New York City for 10 years. She began studying Pilates with Romana Kryzanowska at the original Pilates Studio in New York City and received her Pilates teaching certificate from there in July of 1989.

Along with her sister, Rachel Taylor Segel, she established The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO in 1990. One year later they founded The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program. Nearly 400 graduates of this program are now teaching Pilates around the world. Amy has taught workshops all around the United States, as well as in Canada, Paris, London, and Israel. With her sister, Amy also co-authored The Everything Pilates Book, published in 2002. She was a Board Member of the Pilates Method Alliance from 2001-2004, and served on the committee to develop the PMA National Pilates Certification Exam.

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Tasha Cowd

Strength-Based Yoga Teacher

Tasha is not just another Yoga Instructor in NYC… she is a gift. Clients often feel as though they can take on the world after her upbeat, sweaty, insanely fun, and empowering class. Perhaps her secret weapon is that she grew up dancing competitively and it shows. Her timing on the beat is absolute perfection and allows you to lose yourself in the precise rhythm and flow of her class. But in reality, it’s more than that… While Tasha has only been teaching Yoga since 2019, she was born to lead and to inspire. So, it is no accident that her classes are always full, with a waitlist of hopeful clients dying to get into the room and onto their mats. People are magnetically drawn to her non-pretentious, grounded, welcoming and kind energy. A refreshing upgrade from the masses of Fitness Instructors you see today who are more interested in their IG following than they are the people in their class. Tasha is so uninterested in social media that you won’t even find her presence online. She’s too cool for that noise. 😉 Her motto is “fitness should be fun!” And her classes more certainly are. That and SO much more. Tasha is a graduate of Binghamton University and completed her Yoga Sculpt Teacher Training in 2019 and her Power Yoga Teacher training in 2021. Her classes will rock your world, leave you sweating profusely and smiling from ear to ear. It is an absolute honor to have her be a part of this retreat team extraordinaire!

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Dania Fallas

Retreat Chef

Chef Dania graduated from Universidad Politécnica Internacional, and received additional training in the art of pastries. She has held Executive Chef and Pastry Chef positions in restaurants throughout her homeland Costa Rica and has consulted for restaurants throughout the Americas. She has extensive knowledge of the local produce and loves to design menus around what is in season – blending traditional and modern techniques and flavors. When Chef Dania is in your kitchen, you are guaranteed more than a delicious meal – you will have a culinary experience.

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Christy Nichols

Retreat Logistics Coordinator

Bio: Founder and CEO of Venture Within

Life Purpose Coach | Curator of Transformational Retreats | Purposeful Travel Advocate | Author | Speaker

Christy’s professional education expertise has afforded her the opportunity to work around the world. Since achieving a Masters Degree and Teaching Credentials in Sussex, England, she has created and developed two companies focused on Leadership Development Programs through education and conservation projects overseas.

She has delivered leadership initiatives internationally to individuals, universities, small companies, and non-profits in the UK, Europe, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, South Africa, Canada, the USA, and Australia.

Through her company, Venture Within, she creates transformational experiences for personal and professional growth. She lives a full and meaningful life while inspiring and enabling others to do the same.

Expert in leadership development amongst professionals

20 years an Educator, CEO of Venture Within, and formerly Co-Founder of EDventure International

ICF Accredited Certified Professional Coach

Curated strategic leadership workshops catered for traveling professionals, with a focus on personal development and growth.

Utilizes cultural immersive experiences as transformative opportunities.

F.A.Q’s

What is the Early Bird Discount?

contact Kevyn at info@kevynzellerpilates.com for more info.
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How much is due now to reserve my spot?

$500 is due upon signing up to reserve your spot and bespoke payment plans are available per guest’s request – contact Kevyn at info@kevynzellerpilates.com to learn more.
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What is included in the Retreat Price BEFORE any of the Add-ons?

Transportation to and from the airport
All of the activities listed on the Itinerary including off-site activities such as the Sunset Boat Cruise
All snacks and meals other than dinner on Wednesday night
A thoughtfully curated gift bag that you will receive upon your arrival
And much, much more…

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What is your refund policy?

All purchases are 100% refundable up to 24 hours after full payment is received. Full payment is due no later than 3 months before the first day of the retreat.
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Do you recommend traveler’s insurance?

Yes, absolutely. In fact, it is required. You can easily purchase this when purchasing your plane ticket, or through a website that our team will gladly provide you with. This typically costs no more than $25.
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What airport do I fly into?

Managua International Airport
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When should I purchase my ticket?

We’d recommend purchasing your ticket by January 1st, 2024
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How far is Casa Colorados (where the retreat will be held) from the airport?

It is about a 2-hour drive
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I heard that it rains in Nicaragua in June. Should I be concerned?

 Everything is lush, green, and beautiful! We usually experience a few evening lightning storms that will blow your mind and a short rain in the afternoon once or twice that cuts the heat, brings out the rainbows, and allows for truly magnificent sunsets. Just wait!

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email Kevyn at info@kevynzellerpilates.com