A Wellness Retreat with Juancarlos Giusto at Mukul, an Auberge Resort

wonder and wellbeing retreat

Juancarlos Giusto is Mukul, an Auberge Resort's resident yoga instructor. Though born and raised in the US, his parents are both Nicaraguan and Juancarlos himself spent extensive time between Leon and Granada as a young boy. Based in Los angeles and after pursuing careers in modelling and the fine art and design industries, Juancarlo's life was drastically altered in a car accident. Practicing yoga would become more than just a means of escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life, but his means of survival and the foundation on which he would base the rest of his life. 

In 2007, Juancarlo joined the Yogaworks institute with the goal of becoming a yoga instructor and spent the entire year gaining training and knowledge needed to do so. He has been a full-time instructor ever since. Juancarlo seems to have been born to practice yoga and the Iyengar method is his personal favourite. In 2014 he made the decision to return to Nicaragua permanently and joined the Mukul team shortly after. 

Juancarlo's Retreat Series spans a number of months during the year, allowing guests various opportunities to participate. While each retreat will vary slightly, the below inclusions are standard for each. 


  • Four nights’ accommodations in either a Bohio or One Bedroom Villa
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and unlimited smoothies and juices daily
  • Curated Wellness Menus
  • Twice Daily Yoga at the Yoga Pavilion and on the beach 
  • Daily Guided Meditation Session
  • Two healing activities 
  • Flor de Cana Rum Tasting
  • Selection of one of the following activities per person: Surf lesson, 60-minute spa treatment, or round of golf
  • In-room amenity: One 200ml bottle each of Flor de Cana Rum "Extralite" and "5 Years"
  • Round trip ground transfers to and from Managua Airport or Costa Esmeralda Airport
  • Kul Kids program designed for ages 5-12. Babysitting can be arranged at an additional fee
  • Complimentary use of resort swimming pool, private gym, yoga platform, high-speed wireless internet access in guest rooms and public space, on-property golf cart transfers, full concierge service.



2017 Retreat Dates:

  • June 29- July 3

  • August 2-6

  • October 4-8

  • October 25-29

  • November 8-12


Rates Start at $1,275.00 per person for double occupancy in a Bohio and $1,885.00 for single occupancy.