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Whether you are looking to achieve more balance in your life, break a habit, lose weight, start the new year off on the right foot, train for a marathon, tone up for your wedding or simply indulge in time away just for you, DESTINATION DETOX is the answer. Destination Detox: Nicaragua is a results-driven week of transformation and wellness combining fitness, nutrition & fun on the beaches of Nicaragua.

This six-night results-driven program is a thoughtfully prepared, tried and tested combination of raw foods, juices and farm-to-table meals inspired by the fresh, organic foods of the region. Each meal is well balanced, simple, organic whenever possible, nourishing and delicious. A juice-cleanse rounds out the program, cleansing the palette and re-balancing the body. Days are filled with hiking, yoga & meditation, circuit training and activities focused on mindfulness, nutritional education, transformation and long term effectiveness… along with lots of fun!

Destination Detox: Nicaragua is a body, mind & spirit approach to wellness. We have hand-selected a team of experts who all understand the important role body-mind connection plays in successful & sustainable transformation. Our team ensures that each of the guests return home having not only met their personal goals but with the tools and the mindset to maintain these results as well.


Prepare to experience barefoot luxury and stunning ocean-views on our haciendas private stretch of beautiful beach just outside of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Each of the thirteen sustainably constructed beachfront bungalows provides an ideal backdrop for relaxation between activities at Destination Detox.

Drop your bags in your spacious bedroom upon arrival and you’ll have entered another world, intuitively switching gears to a slower, more natural pace. Just outside you’ll spot howler monkeys, languorous sloths hanging from the trees, and a variety of vibrant tropical birds. Each bungalow includes a comfortable terrace where guests can enjoy a mid-afternoon Destination Detox snack or a well-deserved nap and stunning vistas.

Each bungalow is designed to make guests feel at one with nature while creating minimal impact on the surrounding environment. Perched on a cliff 30-100 feet over the private beach and cove, just across a 50- yard jungle suspension bridge, set into the treetops, each bungalow reflects the casual luxury of this private hacienda.


Share: $4000 per person based on two people sharing a room. We can pair you with a roommate if traveling solo.

Private: $5200 for a private room

A non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1500 is required to confirm your reservation. By submitting your credit card information you authorize Escape To Shape to charge your credit card for this amount.

The balance of your payment is required to be paid in full 4 (four) weeks prior to the start date of the Escape/Detox you are registering for, unless alternative arrangements have been previously discussed. A reminder email will be sent to you prior to the due date. The balance due is non-refundable upon payment.

Cancellations less than four weeks prior to arrival are non refundable, but Escape to Shape will do its best to apply the balance of your payment, after the initial non-refundable deposit, towards future travel with Escape to Shape, provided that, among other things, we can find a replacement or substitute for you and/or your group.

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which will come in handy should you encounter any unforeseen medical issues prior to traveling or while traveling, last minute flight cancellations or personal issues that effect your trip. Many of our clients have found great rates and policies through the following site:

Please refer to the POLICIES page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.


  • Six nights in a beautiful beach bungalow. All suites are spacious, comfortable and charming and include en suite bathrooms, ceiling fans & deluxe amenities.
  • 3 delicious & healthy meals & snacks reflective of the region & the season are provided daily
  • Juice cleanse- ideal for cleansing the palette & re-balancing the body
  • Hikes lead by trained hiking guides. Each hike is designed to provide a steady caloric burn along with some breathtaking panoramic views. From the beaches to the jungle, the volcanos to the sunsets, experience the natural beauty & wildlife of the area while burning calories & toning the body.
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
  • Circuit Training
  • Nutrition Talks
  • One –on- one nutrition session with our on-site nutritionist to address your personal goals & needs
  • Kayaking
  • Visit to Granada to experience the colonial charm, Lake Nicaragua + a bit of shopping!
  • A private boat cruise to explore the Pacific coast of Nicaragua by water
  • 1 massage
  • Transportation to & from the Managua airport (approximately a 2.5 hour drive from our beach location)
  • Free time to relax & enjoy the beauty of Nicaragua
  • Additional cultural surprises
  • Tax

WELLNESS ACTIVITIES: Yoga, Meditation, Circuit Training & Hiking


  • While we are not against alcohol, caffeine or gluten in moderation, they will not be served throughout the week, offering you an opportunity to see how your body feels without these substances in your body. Green tea will be available throughout the day. If you would like to have coffee or alcohol available please let us know and we can make private/separate arrangements for you.
  • If you are NOT trying to lose weight this program can easily be adapted to suit your personal needs while still providing your body, mind & spirit with a wonderful gift. Just let us know in advance and we will review the details with you in your one-on-one personal assessment upon check in.
  • Your personal goals (discussed upon check in), will determine if all activities are mandatory for YOU. Our experts are there to ensure that personal goals, which all vary, are met, therefore you may be advised to skip a few activities depending upon your personal goals/situation.

The Team

Erica Gragg – Curator

Erica is an acclaimed yoga teacher, known for teaching a very strong, yet playful “Vinyasa” flow practice. She is largely inspired by the journey of yoga, the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their practice, inviting students to have fun while experiencing their body in a whole new way through each unique practice. With classes always set to music, from tribal, to lounge to classic rock songs, students are able to find their own personal rhythm and expression through each asana. Additionally, Erica is ACE certified, having created time efficient and results driven workouts and fitness tips for publications such as Health, Self, Shape, Fitness, The New York Post, Newsday as well as Red, The London Times, Daily Star, The Sunday Express and Healthy in the United Kingdom.

Erica is the co-creator of the acclaimed fitness and lifestyle program, Bikini Boot Camp and is the author of Bikini Boot Camp- Two Weeks To Your Ultimate Beach Body and is currently working on her second book ‘Escape To Shape- Tastes From My Travels’.

Erica’s latest launch is Destination Detox: Hudson, NY, a results-driven & transformative week of wellness in beautiful & charming Hudson, NY. She is also in the process of launching an e-commerce site called Escape To Shop that features her favorite finds from around the world, inspired by her travels. Erica has a lightness in her step and a passionate outlook towards life. She strongly believes that each and ever person can make a difference, even in the seemingly smallest of ways, and that life is meant to be lived & enjoyed, each and every breath to the fullest.

Erika Laurion – Master in Sciences, Certified Nutritionist Specialist , Certified Dietician Nutritionist and Chef

Erika Laurion, MS, CNS, CDN has worked in the health fields for over 10 years. She received her Masters from the Institute of Human Nutrition at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Erika is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist and will help you achieve your personal health goals by improving your overall diet and your food choices. Erika has a lot of experience in teaching how cooking can be simple, healthy and sustainable. No two people are the same, so why would their diets be? Erika will customize a plan that fits your lifestyle and dietary habits without deprivation or unrealistic goals. This will begin with an initial consultation where she we will go over your medical, dietary and family history. Together, through Destination Detox: Hudson, NY you will develop a game plan including your food preferences and lifestyle.

Additionally, Erika oversees the Destination Detox menu & kitchen in order to create a thoughtful, results- driver menu, combining a raw food & juice cleanse with seasonal, organic, unrefined local whole foods that nourish the body from the inside out while satisfying the palette.

Meghan Lee – NASM Certified – Personal training, Corrective Exercise and Sports Performance training, Certified Yoga and Pilates Mat Instructor, Master Nalini Method Instructor

Meghan Lee is a Fitness Professional of 10 years who is known for her stimulating, energetic, client focused workouts that implement her ‘smarter-before-harder’ training techniques which motivate and support you in every step of your journey. Most notable for her time as a Master Nalini Method Instructor at Nalini Method, she taught classes for 5 years, created programming and workshops, volunteered with Nalinikids teaching kids fitness through the One Word project, and was one of Lululemon’s Ambassadors of 2012.

Meg is NASM certified in Personal training, Corrective Exercise and Sports Performance training. She is also a certified Yoga and Pilates mat instructor, with hands on experience in, prenatal/postnatal, post injury rehab, chronic tightness and pain, as well as a solid range of health and orthopedic issues. Her extensive group class experience has helped her cultivate a class setting designed to accommodate all levels – from the seasoned athlete to the novice beginner – generating a memorable mind/body connection and personal challenge, improved cardiovascular and muscular endurance, strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability. No matter what personal obstacles you face, Meghan will help you explore how to get the most out of your training and how to bring home the “shape experience” to your everyday lifestyle.

Recently, Meg has returned her focus to her own private training business in NYC and Brooklyn and she is thrilled to be joining the Escape To Shape team on their Destination Detox!


I’m sitting down at my computer for the first time with a bit of time and I’m processing the week. All I can say is THANK YOU. It was sincerely an honor and a pleasure to be a part of the trip and some of the shifts I feel are nothing short of miraculous. I hope our journey together has just begun. You are a gracious, bright, lovely and inspiring person — you are AMAZING at your job, Escape to Shape is so dialed in as a result — and I LOVED and benefited from every minute. Words can’t really express the gratitude . . . xoxoxoxox- J.S- Seattle 2016

I am so happy to have met you- what you are doing with these trips is truly life changing for people and I couldn’t be more grateful/thankful. This was exactly what I needed, even if I didn’t know it at the time when I booked the trip. I can’t wait to do more trips together- and to be able to look back on this first trip, years from now, and talk about what I’ve done since then.- K.S- NYC 2016

What have you done to me?! Not only did I lose weight, I’m totally off my medicinal stomach shake (that’s a miracle). And, a few people have commented that I seem at peace and calm. It has been 3 weeks and I’m holding on to the goodness like a lifesaver. Thank you. By the way, discovered so many new & healthy things to eat while with you – the contents of my refrigerator have evolved.
 Thank you beyond words! Anna, Brooklyn, NY

Erica, thank you, thank you and thank you.What I really needed was a vacation from being myself–from being the independent decision maker, the “mouth,” the planner, the role model, the caretaker, the entertainer–the Miss Personality.Instead, I could just “be.” I could smile… Or not. I could speak… Or not…I could think… Or not. You created a safe place–an oasis.We often think of “creative” as someone with paints or a typewriter, but in essence, to create something is to make something… And you really made something of incredible value. So, thank you.Til next time.Amanda, NY

Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful week. I came home feeling great after achieving even more than I had hoped: I not only lost weight but I’ve already cleaned out the fridge. And met some wonderful new friends (what a GREAT group!!) The staff is terrific… each of them so caring & inspiring. I want to do this program again & again because I’ve never felt better!
Thank you.
Lori, NY