journey to cloud forest 2017

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the cloud forest in the highlands of Nicaragua, dive into courageous conversations, deep reflection, and joyful connection, as we gather together for our 2nd Annual Visionary Retreat for Women led by Amber Chand.

Let Your Dreams Awaken as you explore the emerging narrative of your life, focus on what matters to you, discover how to live from a place of enlivened authenticity and joy. Leave with a visionary map of your unfolding future.

Let Your Soul Be Nourished as you walk the magical trails of the cloud forest – home to exotic orchids, butterflies, hummingbirds, sloths, tree monkeys – and sleep at night listening to the rhythms of nature’s abundant sounds.

Let Your Body Smile as you leave behind winter winds – and relax on a hammock, sip lemongrass tea and gaze out at the stunning sunsets across these majestic mountains and undulating valleys.

Let Your Heart Be Held in the sacred embrace of Mother Earth as she reveals her secrets to you and offers you a precious experience of homecoming.

Let Your Spirit Rise as you gather in circle and enjoy lively storytelling, deep conversation, guided writings, inspired art, contemplative forest walks, sunrise yoga – and other magical surprises!


Sometimes, to come home to ourselves, we have to take ourselves on a journey, travel across the seas and arrive in an unfamiliar place filled with magic and breathtaking beauty. Here, away from the distractions and busyness of our lives, we are asked simply to relax into our being, focus on what matters in our life, and explore our unfolding journey from a place of enlivened authenticity.

This is the gift that awaits you at this visionary retreat.

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From the moment you step off the plane at Managua Airport, Nicaragua (just a short 2 hour flight from Miami), you will be welcomed by your hosts, Amber Chand and Vivianne Arango, and driven to your destination – a lovely eco-lodge nestled in the mountains of Matagalpa, perched 4000 feet above sea level with its verdant forests and an organic coffee plantation.

Here, you will settle into your new home – Finca Esperanza Verde– with its tasteful rustic accomodations and open air pavilions. As an award winning destination, you will be greeted by a world of conscious preservation and environmental design, healthy organic food, abundant vistas and generous service.

Our itinerary is thoughtfully designed to give you a sense of spaciousness. Woven throughout the day will be periods of deep rest, sunrise yoga, guided walks into the cloud forest, visionary workshop with Amber, reflective time to write, evening storytelling, music under the stars, and a special excursion to a nearby village to meet with the indigenous women.

You will leave energized, clear and confident about your sense of purpose, and the life journey you have chosen to embark upon.

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Amber and Vivianne
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Ready To Join Us?

Costs and Registration

This price includes: 7 night stay; airport transfers, all meals, guided hikes, daily yoga, workshop. This price does not include: international airfare from Miami to Managua). For more information, visit the FAQ page.

We Can’t Wait To See You