Café and Namaste

July 26-August 2, 2020
with Miles and Leila Zimbel
Armenia, Coffee Region of Colombia

It’s true! Two of your favorites are finally joining forces for an epic adventure! Leila has checked the alignment of the planet and the stars and not only is nothing in retrograde at this time, but we will have a full moon AND Miles’ Birthday!!!

At Hacienda Maravelez you will experience the last of its kind -a real Colombian ranch. Along with horseback riding, river baths, mountain walks, bamboo forests, cattle ranching, homegrown fresh pineapple, poolside revelry, and Marquesian sunsets- Maravelez is a perfect gem of picturesque Colombian country life.

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The house itself with its typical Colonial architecture, preserves its original essence, with comfortable rooms and wide corridors set with hammocks for lounging. Maravelez, located in the heart of Colombia’s coffee region with gorgeous, temperate weather, is surrounded by centuries-old bamboo forests -habitat of howler monkeys, an incredible variety of birds and unparalleled landscapes.

Hacienda meals reflect the culinary tradition of this region with most ingredients grown right there on the ranch. The day begins with smooth Colombian coffee followed by yoga with Miles and Leila. Chased by a ‘second breakfast’ of fresh in-season fruit, natural juices, and homemade cheese and arepas (the traditional corn bread roasted in a wood stove). After which there will be ample time to hang out, explore and adventure, horseback ride, bathe in the river or pool and whatever other delights we get to. Lunch will be on the ranch or out and about in the surrounding areas. And in the afternoon, we will offer various workshops and practices contingent on the day’s plans and what the group wants/needs. All of this followed by a delectable dinner.

This trip will give you the best of all the typical Colombian feels and a chance to enjoy the land of Gabriel Garcia Marquez that perfectly captures its magical realism essence. It will be a unique experience. One not easily forgotten.


  • Flights and transfers from Bogota to the Armenia Airport
  • All yoga classes and workshops
  • Seven nights of lodging (all rooms are shared)
  • Three daily meals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Excursion to the gorgeous town of Salento market
  • Pineapple tour
  • Bamboo forest excursion
  • Coffee tasting
  • Cooking class

*Does not include airfare to and from Bogota. It’s an easy flight from the States.


First 6 people to sign up $2250
Thereafter $2550

~to secure your space a non-refundable deposit of $750 must be made~

Leila comes to yoga from a career in modern dance, having performed with companies around the world. Her biggest yogic influence, is her teacher Shiva Rea, creator of Prana Vinyasa yoga. She is on a continuous quest for understanding  the universe and our own capacity for personal transformation. She looks to make connection, and draw insight across genres and styles that may further bring about personal and global.