Excursions & Activities
EL Bolsón is full of free activities to enjoy on your free time, including:
Organic Farm Visits
Day Hikes to waterfalls, rivers, lakes, glaciers, and peaks
Local Artisan Markets
Bike Use is also available to guests free of charge!
Optional extra excursions include:
We also offer therapies on and off-site through your hosts and local professionals:
Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Therapy
Chocolate Therapy Massage
Deep Tissue / Decontracting Massage
Hot Stone Spa
MELT Method Full Body Instruction
Shamanic Counseling and Energy Healings
If you're seeking to deepen your connection with your own Prana life-force energy while discovering a practical holistic lifestyle for yourself and loved ones, then join Natalie Dawn and Trenton Doyle on a community-centered wellness excursion in breathtaking Patagonia.
November 27 - December 7, 2017!
Ayurvedic Health Retreat
With Natalie Dawn & Trenton Doyle
Patagonia is the ideal place to spend 10 powerful days and nights...
...connecting to your innate Inner Wisdom with other like-minded souls utilizing the power of Ayurveda and an integral yoga and self-care program designed by professionals.
Imagine learning the secrets of Ayurveda, the ancient health system from India, by an Ayurvedic Practitioner in both group and one-on-one settings, with information tailored to your needs.
Perhaps you need a breath of fresh air in order to master your own self-care regimen while being supported by a team of others that care...
...this November we'll guide you through the process, helping you reach your self-healing potential!
Why should YOU join us?
Simply, this is the PERFECT environment to deepen your connection with your own internal healing Prana energy. The wholesome vibe of the region and venue will inspire you for years to come!
You don't have to do it alone, stressing over if you're giving yourself the right space at the right times - or if you are missing key factors in your own holistic self-help regimen.
The Pranagonia Retreat is EXACTLY what you've been looking for to receive the guidance you need and the connection you crave!
Plus we'll be exploring the mythical Patagonia, frolicking through glowing green forests, sipping from sacred crystal blue waters, and celebrating a deeper connection with ourselves, each other, and this planet we call "Home."
Patagonia is a mythical paradise of sprawling wilderness in the very southernmost region of South America, with territory in both Argentina and Chile. El Bolsón, located on the Argentine side, will be our home base. The town is full of yoga studios, holistic health spas, and an impressive array of wilderness activities at our disposal!
Earthship Patagonia is an ECO-FRIENDLY lodge, an example of the myriad of alternative holistic techniques that make El Bolsón famous. Its design focuses on green community living and supplying a healthy and holistic setting for its visitors without compromising on quality and comfort. This makes it a dream location for our retreat.
Located right on the edge of the village, you'll feel like you've found a secret garden with the absolute best views in town.
Solar panels, integrated water recycling, upcycled building materials like bottles and tires, stunning adobe finishing, and an advanced passive solar thermal design for temperature regulation combine to offer you one of the most eco-conscious stays imaginable so you can feel green and grounded on your journey! Accommodation is available in single or double occupancy rooms inside the Earthship or Yurts, and in a shared 6-bed Yurt Dormitory.
Behold the magic of Patagonia!
Sunlight peaks over the tops of the Andes and hits your face in the cool morning air. While looking over the vast organic garden, you sip a traditional mate with friends. Your teacher invites you on a wake-up stroll through the mountains...
At an epic viewpoint above a rich Andean valley, you are lead through a Morning Solar Practice, warming up your body and letting your inner smile shine brighter than ever before. A condor swoops down from above, its wings spread wide, as an omen of strength and good fortune for the day to come.
As you rise from savasana, you spot the glistening snow-capped mountains in the distance, and are reminded of the eternal beauty of our Earth. You take a deep breath of crisp, fresh mountain air before making your way down the mountain for a homemade breakfast of local country-side delights.
Enjoy Sattvic (clean, pure) home-grown vegetarian and vegan Ayurvedic fare that will go hand-in-hand with your retreat program. We will prepare international dishes that help to balance your doshas and make for a wholesome, nourishing experience.
Fresh, organic, and local ingredients will be used to bring you to your optimal nutritional state. Many of the ingredients will be sourced from our very own organic garden.
Recipes and tutorials on how to prepare the foods you will eat at the retreat will be made available through take-home materials, so that you can enjoy the healthful, wholesome dishes over and over again!
Three meals per day are included in your retreat, including a welcome dinner upon arrival and breakfast on the day of departure. We will also have locally harvested herbal teas and coffee bars available.
We will journey through the Seven Primary Chakras, and the Tridosha system in order to understand how to connect with, nurture, and balance our uniqueness to support overall health.
Day 1 - Arrival
Evening Mandala Circle (Introductions/Blessings)
Meditation and Lunar practice (Waning Moon)
Day 2 - Morning Solar Practice:
Balancing Muladhara / Root Chakra
Intro to Ayurveda
Evening Lunar Practice: Balancing Kapha
Day 3 - Morning Solar Practice:
Balancing Svadhisthana / Sacral Chakra
Evening Lunar Practice: Balancing Pitta/Kapha
Day 4 - Morning Solar Practice:
Balancing Manipura / Solar Plexus Chakra
Evening Lunar Practice: Balancing Pitta
Day 5 - Morning Solar Practice:
Balancing Anahata / Heart Chakra
Evening Lunar Practice: Balancing Vatta/Kapha
Day 6 - Morning Solar Practice:
Balancing Vishuddha / Throat Chakra
Evening Lunar Practice: Balancing Vatta/Pitta
Day 7 - Morning Solar Practice:
Balancing Ajna / Third Eye Chakra
Evening Lunar Practice: Balancing Vatta
Day 8 - Morning Solar Practice:
Balancing Sahasrara / Crown Chakra
Evening Lunar practice: Balancing Vata/Pitta/Kapha
Day 9 - Morning Solar Practice:
Yoga to Balance Vatta
Evening Lunar Practice: Yin/Restorative Yoga
Day 10 - Morning Solar Practice:
Yoga to Balance Kapha
Evening Lunar Practice: Yoga to Balance Pitta
Day 11 Departure - Morning Mandala and Meditation
Pricing Options: 10 Day Package OR Part Time Participation (3 Day Minimum)
Single Occupancy (1 Queen Bed) Private Room with Shared Bathroom: US$ 2,919 OR $339 / day
Double Occupancy (1 Queen Bed) Private Room with Shared Bathroom: US$ 2,519 OR $299 / day
Shared 6-bed Dormitory (Twin Bed) with Shared Bathroom: US$ 2,319 OR $279 / day
Accommodation in your choice of a private or shared room at Earthship Patagonia
Couples or friends may share a private room.
Individuals may choose a private room or a shared dorm with up to 5 other people.
Shared bathrooms (sorry, private bathrooms are not available)
Guided 4 hour hike through the forest on the 5th day and back on the 6th day
1 Night's accommodation in a rustic mountain refuge on the 5th night
2 Yoga classes per day in different locations around the area with Natalie
MELT Method Hand and Foot Treatment instruction with Trenton
1-on-1 private Ayurvedic consultation with Natalie
3 Meals per day of healthful, fresh, homemade Ayurvedic fare
Shamanic blessings and energy clearings in groups and private with Trenton
- Group Breathwork / Pranayama for emotional release
Transport during the retreat to and from class locations and included excursions
Pre-arrival material package including Dosha reading
What's NOT Included:
Round trip airfare / bus fare (can be arranged for an additional charge)
(You must arrive by November 27th and may leave on December 8th.)
Transport from Bariloche Airport and/or El Bolsón bus terminal (can be arranged at your cost)
Personal shopping items from the local vendors and markets
Additional massages, therapies, or excursions booked during free time
Early arrival / late departure nights and meals on-site (can be arranged for an additional charge)
Sample Daily Schedule
6:30 AM - Morning Solar Practice
8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Free Time
1:00 PM - Lunch
2:00 PM - Free Time
5:30 PM - Evening Solar Practice
7:30 PM - Dinner
Together, we will:
Learn the foundations of Ayurveda and how it uniquely applies to you
Connect with and open your Seven Chakras
Release tension and pain in our bodies using foundational techniques from the MELT Method
Cultivate inner wisdom based on Ayurveda and yogic science
Develop personal at-home practice programs
Learn the effects of different foods on your Doshas
Explore Pranayama breathing techniques
Practice Restorative, Vinyassa, and Hatha yoga
Natalie Dawn Living Wisdom
Yoga runs in Natalie’s genes. From a young age, her yogi mother inspired her to reach for meditation and movement, cultivating an early connection to embodied wisdom and inspired, intentional movement.
First certified as a yoga teacher in 2000, Natalie has studied yoga and been certified by some of the most notable names and leading figures in yoga, including Prana Flow with Shiva Rea, Hatha Yoga with Eric Schiffman, Astanga with Paul Dellsghan, and YogaWorks 500-Hr training focusing on Iyengar, Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga with Lisa Walford (founder of YogaWorks) and Jasmine Lieb. Her expertise in aeriel yoga is rare and unique. She has also studied Ayurvedic Medicine at the Kerela Academy of Ayurvedic Medicine in India, fortunate to be kept close to original lineages of Ayurvedic wisdom. Her own path of transformation using these techniques grounds and fuels her immense passion for yoga, and her love of teaching others. For Natalie, there is no greater joy than to facilitate healing, growth, health and transformation in the lives of her students and clients.
“I love life!” is one of Natalie’s mantras. You can see this love and joy reflected in her thoughtful sequencing, her humor-filled classes and connections with others, and her child-like abandon in hanging upside down in Aerial yoga. Her classes are designed as a safe space to explore and reinforce the intimate connection between mind, body and Spirit. Natalie creates sequences inspired by the ebbs and flows, and the myriad dimensions of life itself. As a mother of 2 amazing children, as a daughter, teacher and life-long learner, these dimensions are endless. This reflects Natalie’s philosophy that yoga is not only on the mat, but a way of living, a way of understanding ourselves and self-cultivating that is intended to create deeper love, joy and harmony in our lives and the lives of others. For there can be none of those things outside of us if we do not first know it within ourselves.
Natalie leads 200hr teacher trainings with YogaWorks and is available to teach group classes, individuals, couples, Therapeutic yoga and Ayurveda. She also specializes in yoga injury management. Natalie is based in Santa Barbara, California.
Trenton is a Holistic Lifestyle Specialist with expertise in connecting human health with that of our environment. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development in 2013 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. and has been practicing various holistic health techniques for over 10 years. Trenton learned the MELT Method in 2009 while overcoming debilitating post-weightloss hip pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, and became certified in 2014 as a MELT Instructor under Sue Hitzmann and Gloria Stewart. In 2015, Trenton came to Argentina to start Earthship Patagonia with friends, connecting his 2 passions: innovative self-care and envrionmental stewardship. He has received certifications in Holistic Massage and Chi Nei Tsang from El Bolsón. In 2017 he began Shamanic studies in Iquitos, Peru, and offers energy healings and clearings for spaces and individuals.