Eco-Adventure Yoga Retreat
with Jessica Proulx, E-RYT, director of The OM Center and Dalton Browning, Optimism Guru
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.
$3195 per person, double occupancy
+$500 surcharge for single occupancy
Belize Yoga retreat April 22-29, 2017 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, afternoon yoga, dinner.
Day 3: Breakfast, full day cave tour, dinner.
Day 4: Morning yoga, breakfast, free time, lunch, free time, afternoon yoga, dinner.
Day 5: Morning yoga, breakfast, ground and sea transfer to island, lunch, sunset yoga, dinner.
Day 6: Morning yoga, breakfast, snorkeling tour with beach bbq, free time, sunset yoga, dinner.
Day 7: Morning yoga, breakfast, free time, lunch, free time, sunset yoga, dinner.
Day 8: Departure, sea and air transfer to international airport.
*Guideline itinerary. Schedule may vary based on instructor and size of group.
Yoga & Manifesting Success- A wellness retreat
Join The OM Center Director Jessica Proulx and Optimism Guru Dalton Browning for an Eco-Adventure Yoga and Wellness Retreat. Daily Yoga & Meditation, Daily Workshops on clean eating, caring for the body and mind, and manifesting success in a mindful and healthy way. Throw in a mountain AND ocean paradise, and daily adventure excursions and you have the trip of a life time. Come spend a week truly living yoga.
JP: Jessica Proulx, ERYT is the director of The OM Center is Watertown, CT and the lead teacher of The OM Center 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Jessica (or JP as her friends call her) has been studying and practicing yoga since the age of 16 and teaching since the age of 18. While in college, she spent some time studying abroad in Bangkok and Chaing Mai Thailand, where she furthered her Eastern study in the area of Buddhism. After graduating from the University of Connecticut, The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, and 7 years working a corporate position, Jessica decided to throw caution to the wind and open her dream space- a combination yoga studio and massage therapy practice that has grown today into a 5,000 square foot wellness center complete with an organic cafe, a store, mediation space, therapy rooms and two beautiful studios. Jessica’s style of teaching is a Vinyasa based practice filled with dynamic and organic movement and great music. Over the years she has lead retreats throughout the US and Central America and lives to spread love and good vibes.
Dalton: Dalton Browning is a true lover of life and might one of the most optimistic guys that you’ll ever meet (and loves a good sunrise). He has always believed in the power of the mind and positive intentions. As an All-American athlete, he learned what his mind was capable of influencing his body to do. After studying Biology and Nutrition in College, Dalton decided to combine his skills and traits to become a Paramedic and then pursued and acquired his dream job as a career firefighter. Dalton simply enjoys helping people in any fashion and always has a way of shining a positive light on every situation. Being a life long fanatic of mother nature and healthy living, Dalton decided to incorporate a holistic approach into his Personal Training curriculum and peeked into the world of Yoga. He fell in love with its foundation of mind, body, spirit and now employs that in every category of life. He believes that emotions are contagious and that anything is obtainable with good vibes and confidence. Dalton loves to explore the world, meeting new people, and sharing his energy along with his methods for success and ever lasting positivity!
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 CaribbeanSea. 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: