Creating and building a yoga retreat was a big dream of mine. Heidi Parker of Seeking Santosha, Nicaragua, helped me to make that dream a reality. From putting together an affordable retreat package for my students to offering support to me and being a background cheerleader when I was promoting the retreat, her help was invaluable. Seeking Santosha promoted my retreat at their end, arranged all details with the venue (the great Miramar Surf Camp), sorted out extra activities beyond our daily yoga practices, and was there for the myriad questions and concerns of myself in the planning stages and my students at the time of the retreat. I could not have accomplished this retreat, that I am so very proud of, without Heidi’s services. I very much look forward to working with her again for my next adventure.
Casa Santosha was SUCH a beautiful place to hold our Thai Massage training. I felt truly blessed. Heidi is a great cook and host and the girls were all estudious and invested in the training! Thanks and see you in July!
I recently had the pleasure of spending some time at Seeking Santosha Nicaragua. My only complaint was that it wasn’t long enough. A friend and I were referred here and we could not of been happier. The accommodations were amazing, the food was unreal, the people were super friendly, the waves were excellent, the fishing couldn’t of been better, the yoga was inspiring, and the life-coaching was life changing. Heidi really went out of her way to make sure our vacation would never be forgotten. I will definitely be back and would HIGHLY recommend Seeking Santosha Nicaragua to anyone looking for an amazing experience!!!
I have had the fortune to learn from yoga teachers practicing different disciplines in multiple cities, multiple states and multiple countries. Each teacher whose path I have had the privilege to cross leaves some kind of impression; subtle, like a watermark gently etched on my subconscious. While I am grateful for these intersections, most easily come and go as if flipping pages in a book. Two days ago I was given a gift, a very meaningful, beautiful, and forever unique gift. Sha Kti (Heidi) introduced me to the true meaning of yoga; how the body, mind and universe collectively consort based on the energy I share, and those energies I have been holding in my collective conscious that desperately seek release. Upon awakening I expected it to be another normal Monday, (sans being in Nicaragua). + I saw Sha Kti (Heidi) readying to meditate and perhaps do yoga. I asked if I could join her. Her joyful smile welcomed me. Practicing yoga with Heidi was natural, pure, lucent… Her words spoke to my soul. I felt empowered and inspired to determine my life’s aspirations. I was reminded again; anything is possible. It’s my path, my story, my book to write. A thousand thanks will never be enough for the majestic memory of my experience.
Heidi is great to work with, and has provided an amazing service to my clients. Seeking Santosha is one of the best, or I should say, is the best yoga retreat in Nicaragua. 110% recommended.
Heidi, I did not remember you love surfing. How are the waves in your new spot? Here, they are rare on the Okanagan lake. Good luck with your new venture. Your support and passion for food and wine will be missed but I’m sure you will share it with others. A bientot.
Heidi, Not sure how to say thanks enough! We had an all time week. I don’t think anyone has ever taken care of us like that before. We will be back whether you like it or not. You have such a wonderful thing here - good feelings, happiness and healthiness. Keep doing what you’re doing. I want to see you in the barrel next time!
Heidi, thank you so much for welcoming our crew into your home. it’s been a wonderful week, a great amount of emotional growth from within. Your advice has been welcomed and needed and you practice what you preach. Influential and inspiring to say the least. Your hospitality is second to none and I look forward to the day when we can reunite. From the bottom of my heart thank you! P.S. I think Monti cat is really going to miss me!
Heidi, I knew we were going to be friends since the day we met. You treated us like family and there is no other way I would ever travel back here without Seeking Santosha. Your hospitality is unparalleled and you helped our health both physically and mentally. You are a special person and have a set up here that can’t be touched. This trip is unforgettable and I know we will reunite soon. Thanks for taking care of us and for taking us into your home.
You are such a wonderful hostess. The passion you have here for food and health comes through in the food you prepare. The kind and open energy of your heart fills your home, welcoming all into your space. Words are not enough to express my deep gratitude for your kindness, your friendship, and your willingness to share with me over the last few days. Keep up the good work, you’re a wonderful healer and an even more wonderful women.
I just got back from a recent stay at Heidi’s place. It was great! Rooms were well kept, pool was amazing and the hammocks were very relaxing as well. She was a great host and a great cook! Make sure to try her veggie burgers and hummus! YUM! She was also helpful in arranging surfing lessons for me as well as showing me the downtown area. Thanks for the experience Heidi!
Dear Heidi & (Monti)As life continues on, I have found that all the places, people and experiences that I dream of, that I crave, increasingly become a reality. Your home, your generosity and the time that I have spent here has once again confirmed that life is precious, that people are good, and that all of one’s dreams and desires are truly possible. With my entire soul I thank you for sharing this space with me! It has been an honor to be a part of this community. I will take with me the beautiful memories and enormous strength that I have gained here on my travels. Much love, Crystal. “Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a feild. I’ll meet you there.
My boyfriend and I stayed for a month in Heidi’s beautiful home in San Juan del Sur. We have been traveling for about 4 months already so we intended to lay low in Nica. Casa Santosha was the perfect spot for our down time. Our room was very nice & spacious — a queen sized bed with a mini bar, a fridge & great ventilation. The bathroom always had a hot shower which is hard to come by in Nica. We also used the kitchen frequently to cook our meals. It was so comfortable we had such precious sleep every night (10-12 hrs!)! Every part of Heidi’s home is well thought of. The way she lives is admirable — simple, sustainable & very environmental friendly. We are really inspired with what we saw in Casa Santosha! Thank you Heidi!
Before I found myself here in San Juan del Sur, I had many ideas in my head of what your home would be like - and it completely blew me away when I first stepped foot in Casa Santosha. Everything about your home and what you’ve created here is very special. As I said to you on my frist night here, the energy here is so very powerful. I feel alive and so full of positivity here in your space. As I embark on my Yoga Teacher Training tomorrow, (Which will likely be one of the most difficult, yet transforming, experiences of my life) I cannot imagine spending time anywhere else beforehand. This was the most perfect sanctuary to emotionally prepare for such a journey. Thank you for allowing me into your home and sharing your special space. This will be a time I’ll never forget. It takes very strong, kind, remarkable woman to create something like this - you truly are and incredible person and I’m very proud to call you my friend. Thank you for so many special memories. I know the best are yet to come! “Shine bright like a diamond.
Casa Santosha is a dream come true and you are a rare gem. Thank you for sharing your vision and your special space. It is rare to encounter someone who lives like you and you raise the bar. I have new possibilities and a rejuvenated sense of how things can be. Thank you for taking such great care of us at your home and at the yoga training!
Heidi (and yes …. you too Monti) You truly have created a beautiful and peaceful place here. I came here a bit lost and trying to remember my path... And I’m leaving happier, centered, and so much more at peace with myself. I truly enjoyed your company. Santosha, San Juan and you will hold a special place in my heart and soul. I hope to see you in my special part of the world … my home is yours. Continue to build on this beautiful thing you have here! Take care and smile every day!
You rock, your home rocks. You are so very special in every way. You helped me out without a second thought! Truly truly phenomenal!
Thank you so much for an amazing time here in Nicaragua, your home is so beautiful and peaceful. Coming here has been a haven and has helped me clear my thoughts and to relax and enjoy the simpler things in life, things that were so much more of importance. Can’t wait to return again and create new memories!
If you’re looking for an oasis with modern luxury, yet an authentic Nicaraguan experience, then Casa Santosha and host Heidi are a perfect match for you. From the time we arrived at the airport to the time we continued on in our travels, my friends and I (group of 6 people) felt safe and welcomed. Heidi arranged our airport shuttle and waited up late for us the night of our arrival. She cooked for us several times (Nica style), which was absolutely delicious and we also shared the kitchen to do our own cooking. This place truly became our home for 8 days. Heidi and co-host Mel were the perfect complement for our stay. They worked with us to create a personalized experience that has us all wanting to come back again. We took a surf lesson the first day, became addicted and hit the beach everyday after with morning and midday yoga sessions in between. She showed us as many beaches as possible, took us around town and offered shuttles as we needed. Casa Santosha is the perfect place for anyone looking to relax, surf, practice yoga or just get a feel for what San Juan del Sur has to offer. I love it and cannot wait to return :)
Great location close to town but with the feeling of being in a safe and relaxing oasis. Excellent comfort and amenities both in the living space and public areas (pool and lounge area). Was able to use the beautifully designed and fully equipped kichen to cook lobster tails and fish then relax in the hammocks. Highly recommend this location.
Heidi was fantastic! She arranged our transportation from Managua to her home as soon as we arrived and made our transition to Central America from Canada smooth and enjoyable. Her home is lovely. She was a gracious host who showed us around the local area and introduced us to many people and places. Highly recommend!
My time at Casa Santosha was wonderful. Heidi is a great host, and her cooking is worth mentioning. The house is beautiful and well kept, a perfect place to take a break from everyday life. Yoga, hammocks, pool and weather made it pretty easy to relax. The nearby beaches are stunning, and I got my first surf lessons… Thank you Heidi!
I recently had the pleasure of spending some time at Seeking Santosha Nicaragua. My only complaint was that it wasn’t long enough. A friend and I were referred here and we could not of been happier. The accommodations were amazing, the food was unreal, the people were super friendly, the waves were excellent, the fishing couldn’t of been better, the yoga was inspiring, and the coaching was life changing. Heidi really went out of her way to make sure our vacation would never be forgotten. I will definitely be back and would HIGHLY recommend Seeking Santosha Nicaragua to anyone looking for an amazing experience!!!
Sha Kti was a great host and and really fun person to hangout with. Her place was really nice and clean and her kitchen skills was out of control. I will recommend her place to anyone.Thanks again.
Thank you thank you Heidi!!!! We’re so lucky to have found you. The room was perfect, clean and beautiful, and the pool-so great! You made us feel so at home. Jaya was so happy with her comfort food and I LOVE your cooking. Yoga and meditation under the stars...perfect. Can’t wait to come back :)
Casa Santosha was an absolute blessing! We arrived here from a “5 star all-inclusive resort” and enjoyed a far better Nicaraguan experience with Sha Kti and her property. The grounds and accommodations were fantastic...so peaceful and refreshing. San Juan del Sur is a great small town to see and has some amazing restaurants and people. Coming here is a ‘must’ when visting the country.
I had a great time while I was there. Sha Kti’s home and the grounds were beautiful and well kept. She was a gracious host and treated me like family. I loved it there and would go back for sure.
I’m glad to have you in my crazy life. You are a wonderful person who brings light and peace to other people’s hearts. Thanks for having me in your beautiful house. This place is magic! I’m in love with every single detail. The yoga class was awesome! Hope to come back soon to this peice of heaven, not to mention the food!