$2695*, includes lodging, meals & adventures

Caribbean Hideaways Yoga Retreat
with Sheila Palmquist, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP®, Founder and Director of the Lincoln Yoga Center
Returning instructor!

Remote and refined. Four nights in on a 7,290-acre private reserve in the Mountain Pine Ridge. Three nights on the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Picture-perfect waterfalls, world-class snorkeling, wrapped up in a luxurious retreat with boutique lodging, excellent service and gourmet dining.

 

$2695 per person, double occupancy, shared bed (for couples, or close friends/family who will share a bed).
$3095 per person, double occupancy with separate beds (double room in the mountain resort with twin beds, then a single room at beach resort)*
$3395 single occupancy for the entire week.
*our beach resort only offers one bed per room

Yoga retreat February 2-9, 2019 includes:

  • All meals
  • 4 nights jungle lodging in the Maya Mountains
  • 3 nights island lodging on  the Caribbean Sea
  • Mayan ruin tour
  • Guided waterfall hike
  • Snorkeling tour to the world’s second-largest barrier reef
  • All transfers in Belize*

Retreat does NOT include:

  • International airfare from the continental US to BZE
  • Gratuities
  • Alcohol or other beverages not included with meals
  • Additional tours, spa treatments, etc., not listed in tour package

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival, ground transfer to lodge, dinner, orientation.

Day 2: Morning yoga, breakfast, waterfall hike, lunch, free time, afternoon yoga, dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast, full day Mayan ruin tour, dinner.

Day 4: Morning yoga, breakfast, free time, lunch, free time, afternoon yoga, dinner.

Day 5: Morning yoga, breakfast, ground transfer to beach resort, lunch, sunset yoga, dinner.

Day 6: Morning yoga, breakfast, snorkeling tour, lunch, free time, sunset yoga, dinner.

Day 7: Morning yoga, breakfast, free time, lunch, free time, sunset yoga, dinner.

Day 8: Departure, ground 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.

 

Sheila Palmquist, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP®, is the Founder and Director of Lincoln Yoga Center and School.
LYC opened August 28th 2010. Lincoln Yoga Center offers 200 Hour Yoga Certification. Take 5 Certification (Behavior program for children). Over 40 group classes per week, for all ages and abilities. We have private and semi private sessions available for expecting mothers, athletes wishing to improve performance and focus, stress reduction, injury recovery, chronic illness, pain management, children, teens, seniors, etc. Everyone can practice yoga, and benefit from the effects. My introduction to yoga began in 2000, while living in Loveland, CO. I had an injury that kept me from my workouts of weightlifting and cardiovascular exercise, so I tried yoga. I have been a student ever since. My yoga practice became a way to maintain a healthy balance of my mind, body and spirit. I started my yoga training in 2002 after my second child was born, gave up my stress filled corporate job and started teaching yoga to kids. In 2004 my family and I returned to Lincoln. Although we loved CO, even good weather and beautiful mountains don’t compare to having your friends and family close by.
My yoga journey in Lincoln has taken me too many gyms, schools, businesses, and wellness centers. I have met many wonderful people and have grown from each new experience. In 2008 I received my 200 hour certification at the Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center and my 500 hour certification at the Himalayan Institute in PA. My approach to yoga is always based on what is best for the student. I do not believe in forceful practices, if you do not enjoy something you won’t and shouldn’t continue to do it. We are all unique, no one should try to copy someone else’s posture or practice, find yours. Our bodies and minds react differently to stress, we do not perceive or process things the same way. There is a formula for a healthy balance that is unique for all of us. I love working with a student and watching them have the, “I get it”, moment as most teachers know, we live for those moments. Some students find awareness through moving the body, (postures) others though the mind, (meditation) generally it is a combination of practices. The breath is the most important component. Take three deep, slow breaths (so the abdomen moves) right now ….notice what the affect is on the mind and body. At Lincoln Yoga Center we will help you find your center in a non-competitive, non-judgmental way.

Begin with four nights in the Mountain Pine Ridge…a pine forest in the middle of the jungle

The first four nights you will stay at ultra-secluded Hidden Valley Inn. The cottages are spacious and pleasant, with high pitched ceilings, stocked fireplace, sitting area, private bath and Belizean hardwood detailing. Cottages are single, double or triple occupancy, with either a double bed or twins.

In addition to the inn’s pool and hot tub, there are 100+ miles of hiking and mountain biking trails that lead to eight large waterfalls. Yoga is practiced in three specially-built locations throughout the reserve, including one yoga platform overlooking Tiger Creek waterfall.

 

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…then spend three nights on the Caribbean Sea.

The last three nights of the retreat are spent at Naia, a beachfront spa resort on the lovely Placencia peninsula. Each guestroom is just steps from the sea.

Naia Resort and Spa was listed as “One of the 52 places to go in 2017” by the New York Times. The luxurious (yet barefoot casual) resort is tucked away on a 200-acre private reserve, stretching from the turquoise Caribbean sea to the the Placencia lagoon, with views of the Maya Mountains beyond.


All meals are included, beginning with dinner on arrival day. You will feast on amazing food with excellent service while on our Caribbean Hideaways retreat. At both resorts, you will enjoy delicious homemade gourmet meals. Vegetarian, vegan and allergies can be easily accommodated.

Typical dinner menu at Hidden Valley Inn might include a first course choice of bruchetta with olive tapanade, lobster stew or walnut and blue cheese salad, main course choices of pecan-crusted snapper, curried chickpeas and spinach or filet mignon with mushrooms and red wine sauce. Their exquisite, daily-made desserts range from decadent chocolate eclairs to the more pious pear granita.

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Meals at Naia are casual gourmet. Breakfast might be fresh tropical fruits, followed by homemade pastries, yogurt and eggs. Lunch options could be catch of the day served with rice and avocado salad. Dinner might be chaya soup, habanero chicken skewers, and homemade molton lava cake.

Included in your Caribbean Hideaways retreat:

  • Caracol Mayan ruin tour with swimming at Rio On Pools
  • Guided waterfall hike
  • Snorkeling tour to the barrier reef
  • Twice-daily yoga classes (except on Mayan ruin tour day)

Complementary free-time activities:

  • Jungle hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming pools
  • Sea kayaks, hobie cats and paddle boats

Caracol Mayan Ruins–Caracol is Belize’s most magnificent Mayan ruin (and one of the largest in the Maya world). In its prime it covered over 65 square miles and was inhabited by over 120,000 people. Lost to the rainforest for over 1,000 years, Caracol was rediscovered in 1937. Its largest temple, Caana, is over 140 feet tall, and remains the tallest man-made structure in Belize to this day.

Caracol Mayan Ruins

Guided waterfall hike–Guided hike to enjoy the flora and fauna that Belize has in abundance–including many native birds not found elsewhere in North America. Hike along the Cascade Trail, traversing handbuilt bridges, and arriving at the magical and photo-perfect Butterfly Falls.

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Hiking the Cascade Trail

Snorkeling the second-largest Barrier Reef in the world–Belize’s 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.

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Snorkeling the world’s largest barrier reef

Morning and evening outdoor yoga classes with gorgeous views. The locations we have selected for our Caribbean Hideaways retreat perfectly immerse you in the beauty of Belize.

While at Hidden Valley Inn, you will enjoy three different yoga palapas–each designed to provide you with a unique jungle sensory experience. At Naia, their lovely yoga studio is an indoor/outdoor space with an entire wall of glass doors opening onto a lovely garden.

Activities available for an additional charge:

  • Guided birding
  • Private waterfall lunch
  • Spa Treatments
  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving

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