AWOKEN & UNBROKEN™

Nicaragua Retreat 2025

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Where

Casa Colorados, Hacienda Iguana, Nicaragua

When

 2/2/25  –  2/8/25

What

A 6 night/5 day transformational experience incorporating Pilates, Breath-Work, Surfing, Yoga Sculpt, and the AWOKEN & UNBROKEN™ core coaching curriculum that will change your life.

Are you ready to gift yourself this deeply restorative time away with us in Nica?

Allow my team and I to help you choose the perfect room and answer any of your burning questions. It would be our absolute honor to provide you with this deeply restorative and wildly transformational experience in paradise.

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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: 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. However, taking as much downtime as you need to relax by the pool, enjoy a walk on the beach or simply relax in your oceanfront 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 learning, growing, and honing 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 encourage you to consider what has been getting in the way of you allowing you to embrace your wholeness and your fullest potential. A safe and empowering space in which you feel nurtured, 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 and smiling from ear to ear. Truly the best sweat-till-you-drop Sculpt Class I’ve ever taken.

A Day on the Retreat

Picture yourself in paradise, in a luxurious beachfront home with epic views of world class surf and sunsets that will take your breath away.

You are surrounded by like-minded women, nourishing food, salty air, and peaceful vibes.

There is soft music playing in the background,  you are caressed by the sound of laughter, tropical birds singing and new friends splish-splashing in the pool…

And now, with the scene set, imagine you also getting to indulge in:

A Sunrise Beach Walk

Morning Breath-work w/ Scotty

Pilates w/ myself AND Amy Alpers

Group Coaching and intention setting

Yoga Sculpt w/ Tasha

A surf lesson

A delicious massage to soothe all there is to soothe

A Private Sunset Catamaran tour

Time to read and to unapologetically do nothing

Three delicious meals prepared by your own Private Chef

A deep re-connection with yourself, with nature, and with others

New friends for life

Profound restoration

Oh and did I mention AMY ALPERS?! 😉

After a full day of thoughtful movement, play, meaningful connection and conversation, with your body mind, and soul deeply nourished, you fall asleep held by the steady and constant rhythm of the ocean waves.

This unique and wildly transformational experience is limited to 10 women. If it is calling to you, know that it would be our absolute honor to have you.

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I haven’t been this happy in a long time. I am renewed and reenergized.

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PRICING

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 with Kevyn or Amy Alpers 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 or Amy Alpers

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 or Amy Alpers

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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Scotty Craig

Retreat Chef | Life & Breathwork Coach

“I love nourishing others with my creative and flavorful healthy dishes.”

Scotty brings over 25 years of culinary expertise to these retreats. He was always been inspired to cook because he has loved food as early as he can remember. When he was 5 years old, he recalls eating fresh crab and lobster with his grandmother.

While he did grow up eating out in restaurants a lot he wanted to be able to enjoy food at home more. This way he could have control of the ingredients he was using and the ones he was avoiding.

While Scotty does eat all kinds of foods he is also certified in plant-based nutrition and has experimented with all types of Diets in order to find what works best for his body and encourages others to do the same.

“Everybody is unique and reacts to different types of food differently. I believe optimal health is attained by eating whole foods and avoiding processed foods as much as possible.”

Scotty loves to delve into understanding the healing powers of food and believes that the most powerful way to connect with nature and with health is through food. He works every day to better understand what seasonal foods most effectively nurture health for his clients and loves to generously share this knowledge with them.

He believes that the difference between living and THRIVING lies in adding a more mindful diet into their lifestyle.

Scotty is also a certified Breathwork Coach and will be offering morning and evening breathwork sessions on the retreat. Breathing is the foundation of life! His goal is to help others bring conscious thought into their breathing in order to improve the foundation for long-term lifestyle optimization.

Scotty is also in the transformation business and is a Certified Life Coach. Through his work, he helps others realize their full potential and change their lives through massive action.

“Life coaching has truly changed my life and I want to share this incredible journey in order to help others transform their lives as well.”

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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 most 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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Amy Alpers

Guest Presenter

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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Christy Nichols

Retreat Logistics Coordinator

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

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(at)kevynzellerpilates(dot)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 classes and activities listed on the itinerary including off-site activities such as the Sunset Boat Cruise
All snacks and meals. 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 or Liberia
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When should I purchase my ticket?

We’d recommend purchasing your ticket as soon as possible. Once the rooms are first come first serve.
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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 from either Managua or Liberia