Eco-Adventure Yoga Retreat
with Rebecca Dennis, E-RYT 500 of Laughing Bodies Yoga and Ruth Anne Lundeberg, E-RYT 500 of Nirvana Yoga
Sixth time returning instructors!
Four nights in pristine jungle. Three nights on a private island. Amazing adventures. Open-air yoga with stunning views. A Belize Yoga eco-adventure retreat is a perfect place to cultivate a quiet mind and a healthy body. Combining introspection with activity, relaxation with adventure…we think you will be inspired.
$2595 per person, double occupancy
+$500 surcharge for single occupancy
Belize Yoga retreat February 17-24, 2018 includes:
Retreat does NOT include:
Day 1: Arrival, ground transfer to lodge, dinner, orientation.
Day 2: Morning yoga, breakfast, Mayan ruin tour, lunch, free time, yoga, dinner.
Day 3: Breakfast, full day cave tour, dinner.
Day 4: Morning yoga, breakfast, free time, lunch, free time, yoga, dinner.
Day 5: Morning yoga, breakfast, ground and sea transfer to island, lunch, yoga, dinner.
Day 6: Morning yoga, breakfast, snorkeling tour with beach bbq, free time, yoga, dinner.
Day 7: Morning yoga, breakfast, free time, lunch, free time, yoga, dinner.
Day 8: Departure, sea and air transfer to international airport.
*Shuttle from BZE departs at 4:00pm on arrival day of retreat, returns to BZE at 10am on departure day. If your flights do not coordinate with our shuttle times (or you are delayed, etc.), you will be responsible for paying for a private transfer.
Guideline itinerary. Schedule may vary based on instructor and size of group.
Knowledge of yoga is a blessing; it opens us to experiences we never even knew existed. It’s like the thousand-petaled lotus—individual practices are infinite in variety yet part of a coherent whole.
In this retreat, you’ll meet and study with two teachers; Rebecca Dennis, E-RYT 500 of Laughing Bodies, Yoga & Pilates and Ruth Anne Lundeberg, E-RYT 500 of Nirvana Yoga.
Rebecca and Ruth Anne have developed a unique approach to yoga which has been influenced by years of study of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Anusara, Jivamukti, Integral Hatha as well as bhakti (devotional) yoga and Buddhist meditation and philosophy.
Their lifelong experience in yoga, movement and healing arts along with over 40 years of combined teaching experience has shown that we can learn from others who came before us though, ultimately we’re best served by exploring, questioning, and experimenting for ourselves.
Rebecca and Ruth Anne have led over 12 retreats together. They offer a variety of options for students to experience yoga which include postures, meditation, pranayama, chanting and philosophy. They come together for this retreat offering their teachings together with mutual devotion and respect.
Take this week to celebrate your own unique divinity. Practice with passion. Eat marvelously. Drift off to blissful sleep at the end of each day. Bring an open mind and come away deeply recharged.
Rebecca Dennis, E-RYT 500
Rebecca Dennis’ 35-year yoga practice incorporates the styles of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Integral and Bhakti. Her approach is inspired by the belief that an inherent joy resides in us all and appeals to yoga beginners and experts alike.
Formally trained in performing arts, Rebecca incorporates poetry, music, movement and humor to demystify esoteric teachings and make yoga more relevant in our present culture.
For more info on Rebecca Dennis of Laughing Bodies: www.laughingbodies.com
Ruth Anne Lundeberg, E-RYT 500, yogini, yoga teacher, pilates instructor, dancer, hypnotist, minimalist, Buddhist, sometime writer…and a few other other things.
For more info on Ruth Anne Lundeberg of Nirvana Yoga: www.lovenirvanayoga.com
Begin with four nights in the jungle…
At the beginning of your trip, you will stay in riverview cabins at Black Rock Lodge. Each cabin is nestled along the mountainside and allows for beautiful views of the river below and of the surrounding jungle. The cabins are private and inviting, with spacious interiors, unique detailing, two double beds and full bathroom. Relax in the hammock on your private porch, listen to the wildlife, and admire the sweeping view.
…then spend three nights on a private island.
The last three nights of the retreat are spent at Hatchet Caye, right on the beach. Each double occupancy guestroom has a spacious porch with gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea. The rooms were feature Belizean hardwoods and local detailing.
Set on its own private island, while on Hatchet Caye you will feel like a castaway–a happy, catered-to castaway.
All meals are included, beginning with dinner on arrival day. Belizean food is always deliciously homemade, and is simple and unfussy. All produce is locally grown, and while in the mountains, much is organically grown on-site at the lodge. Vegetarian and vegan options can be accommodated
Breakfasts at Black Rock Lodge will be fresh fruits, yogurt, granola, toast and jam (everything homemade!), followed by a hot item. Lunches could be veggie fajitas or chicken with rice and beans. Typical dinner menu at Black Rock Lodge is four-course and might include curried plantain soup, spinach salad with watermelon and balsamic dressing, mayan lasagna and key lime mousse.
Meals at Hatchet Caye are casual gourmet. Breakfast might be fresh tropical fruits, followed by homemade tortillas, eggs and beans. Lunch options include freshly-caught lionfish and plantain fries. Dinner might be garden salad, creamy shrimp and basil pasta, and strawberry margarita pie. Your meal package includes water served with meals and juice, coffee and tea at breakfast. Drinking water is provided to you free of charge. Additional alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages may be purchased.
Included in your Eco-Adventure retreat:
Complementary free-time activies:
Xunantunich–Guided tour of the magnificent Mayan ruin of Xunantunich. Travel across a hand-cranked ferry to visit this 6-plaza site with wonderfully preserved stellae. Climb atop El Castillo temple (the second largest structure in all of Belize) for a sweeping view of Belize and Guatemala.
Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)–To experience this amazing cave is to visit a place like no other. After a 45-minute hike in a nature preserve, you arrive at the entrance of ATM and swim or wade inside. ATM was a sacred Mayan ritual site, and still contains hundreds of astonishingly well-preserved Mayan artifacts and human skeletons, many of which have been ‘cemented’ to the cave interior with sparkling calcite.
Barton Creek Cave + Ziplining–Begin this tour by gently gliding though a Mayan ritual cave in your canoe. You’ll see lovely formations while your guide explains the history and traditions of the Mayans, and how they used caves in their spiritual practices. Finish the day with an exhilarating zip though the jungles of Belize!
Snorkeling the Western Hemisphere’s largest barrier reef–Belize’s barrier reef is like a living art gallery. Living among the many beautiful corals are a myriad of tropical fish–Blue Tang, Angelfish, Butterfly Fish, Parrot Fish…there are simply too many to name. Snorkelers often see elusive beauties such as spotted eagle rays, sea turtles and the magnificent Queen Triggerfish.
Morning and evening outdoor yoga classes with gorgeous views. The locations we have selected for our eco-adventure retreat fully integrate nature into yoga: open air, sweeping views, nature’s soundtrack. We hope that these sublime locations will help you take your practice to a new level.
While at Black Rock Lodge, the 600 sq. ft. yoga deck is located above rapids in the Macal River, and you will love the sound of the rushing water during practice. The deck is shaded by a high thatched palapa, making an afternoon or evening session enjoyable even on a hot day. At Hatchet Caye, the thatched yoga palapa is built out over the water, so that the gentle lapping Caribbean Sea and tropical breeze provide a calming backdrop. Situated to provide stunning sunrise and sunset views, you will love being fully immersed in beautiful surroundings.
Activities available for an additional charge: