$2395*, includes lodging, meals & adventures

Eco-Adventure Yoga Retreat
with Desiree Crossman, E-RYT 500

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.

$2395 per person, double occupancy, when registered by November 10, 2017.
$2495 per person, double occupancy for registrations November 11, 2017-January 4, 2018.
$2595 per person, double occupancy after January 5, 2018.
$500 surcharge for single occupancy.

Belize Yoga retreat May 5-12, 2018 includes:

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

Retreat does NOT include:

  • International Airfare
  • 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, 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.

*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.

 

Desiree Crossman, E-RYT 500, is the Traveling Yoginista from San Diego, California who leads 200 hour yoga teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats. With her experience of teaching yoga in the Philippines, Thailand, Jamaica, Netherlands, she continues to strive in encouraging students to never stop learning. Her backgound consists of Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Joga, Reiki Master, and now studying Yoga Therapy. She has traveled all over the globe to practice and cultivate a unique blend of freshness as well as keeping the spirit of yoga rooted in tradition. Desiree is also a certified Thai Massage Teacher through ITM in Chiang Mai.

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.
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…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.

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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.

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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:

  • Xunantunich Mayan ruin tour
  • Caving tour to a Mayan ritual cave–choice of ATM cave or Barton Creek Cave (with ziplining)
  • Snorkeling tour to the barrier reef
  • Twice-daily yoga classes (except on cave tour day)

Complementary free-time activies:

  • Jungle hiking
  • River float
  • Sea kayaks, hobie cats and paddle boards

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.

Xunantunich Mayan ruins

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.

ATM Cave entrance

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!

Barton Creek Cave canoeing

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.

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Snorkeling the world’s second-largest barrier reef

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.

Black Rock Yoga Palapa (left) and Hatchet Caye Yoga Deck (right)

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:

  • Guided birding, hiking or night-hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving

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