Caribbean Yoga Retreats

Yoga Retreat in Caribbean registrationCome away for a Caribbean yoga retreat March 4-11, 2017.

 

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A Caribbean yoga retreat in sunny Barbados might be just what you need!
You will ease into the experience even if this is your first exposure to yoga and meditation.

Wondering what you might experience there?
You’ll rejuvenate and connect with your inner peace and joy. It’s your chance to slow down and unwind. Soak up the island’s warmth, breathtaking landscapes and seaside scenery. Also the green spaces, sandy beaches, and ocean breezes will soothe.

What are the daily activities?
Every day you can practice a new relaxation technique. You can explore hatha yoga exercises tailor-made for you. Equally important are the exercises to undo the tension that contribute to stiffness or pain. In the end, you’ll return with the beauty of these skills and more.

Care to share your heart’s desire?
Let us know what you want to experience during this week. You may wish to try mini meditations or periods of silence.  Then again your hope may be for more flexibility. Or to spend time visualizing, or creating affirmations. Whatever it is, together we can create a plan. If you wish, bring color pencils to play in your journal.

Topics for discussion:
(1) action with compassion.
(2) developing intuition, and
(3) being at peace with emotions.

Caribbean yoga retreat in sunny Barbados  Loft at the villa at Caribbean yoga retreatAn apartment at the villa
The Villa

The retreat is on the west coast of the island.  The west coast is well-known for the clear warm waters that lap gently onto the golden sandy shores.

The spacious guesthouse with its gardens is just 200 metres from the beach.  While lounge chairs will add to your comfort.

tropicalgardensThe villa has seven units on two levels. There are private ensuite bathrooms and cooling ceiling fans for your comfort. Two of the seven units are apartments – 700 ad 800 square feet. On the ground floor is the kitchen, bistro, breakfast area, and patio.  If you prefer air condition the fee is US$10 per day for double rooms and US$15 per day for the apartment.

Retreat Package

The retreat package includes seven nights’ accommodation, airport transfers, and two outings. Also included are daily yoga and meditation classes, and a light breakfast. Airfare is not included.

Meals: At intimate retreats like this one, participants usually have fun preparing meals together. It is an option.
It’s a short walk to a supermarket, local diner, and an Italian restaurant.

 Single accommodation – Can. $1,410.00.  For couples – Can. $1,840.00 (double bed).

Can. $3,760.00 for the apartment – family of 4 (without breakfast).  

Reserve your space by January 9, 2017 with a non-refundable but transferable deposit of Can.$500 per room and save $100.00. Balance due February 9, 2017. Visit store to purchase.

Level 1 and Level 2 of the yoga teacher training program follows the retreat. For further information , visit this page.   If you wish to stay longer than the 7-day retreat in a bed and breakfast type of situation, we can arrange this.  

 

The Retreat Leader

Heather Greaves has been helping yoga enthusiasts to teach yoga since 2005. Her first certification was from Esther Myers Yoga Studio, Toronto in 1998. Later she studied healing aspects of yoga. This course was through Integrative Yoga Therapy, at Enchanted Mountain in Brazil.  She has led retreats for persons living with a diagnosis of cancer and chronic pain. Heather appreciates how deep relaxation offers relief and lasting change. While equally important for well-being is a generous dose of gratitude. 

Sample Timetable

8.30 a.m.  Yoga and workshop.

10.30 a.m.Excursion Lunch.

4.30 p.m. Discussion/Meditation Dinner.

8.00 p.m. Deep relaxation.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancel at least 30 days before the retreat arrival date, and your deposit will be transferred to a future retreat. This is to be used within one year of purchase.

Cancel within 30 days or 30 days of retreat arrival date the deposit is forfeited. Though you will be credited the non-refundable payment towards a future retreat. This is to be used within one year of purchase.

There is a $75 administrative charge per person for cancellations. All cancellations must be in writing.

Yoga Retreat in Caribbean registration

 

A Barbados Briefing (adapted from www.Barbados.org)

Barbados is a coral island, pushed out of sea by volcanic activity long ago. On the West Coast of Barbados, coral shore beaches of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea. While coral reefs edge the shoreline and provide excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. Along the East Coast a strong and constant trade winds blows, and waves pound against a rocky shore. The constant breeze of the trade winds give Barbados a mild and pleasant tropical climate.

When you visit, you will see Barbados is mostly a flat with excellent beaches. There are some rolling hills and many deep ridges and gullies.  Furthermore, you will find an interesting distribution of flora and fauna. Within the Barbados coral core there are many caves and underground pools. 

Barbados Expectation

Barbados has lots of art, activities, night life, music, and history. And some of the best restaurants to be found anywhere. But what makes Barbados even more special, is the people. It’s also the reason so many visitors keep returning to the island.

Barbadians, called Bajans, are warm and friendly. And they are always ready to greet you with a sincere smile. You will feel it’s your home. You will want to come back again and again to Barbados. It’s a unique Caribbean paradise.  Surprisingly sophisticated, it’s also friendly, fun and always naturally charming!

Some Activities
  • Broadway to Barbados Charitable Trust – March 4, 2017: 8 pm – A tribute to the greatest songs of the silver screen and Broadway. 
  • Mount Gay Distilleries Tour – Monday March 6, 2017.
  • Jolly Roger Cruise – thrilling pirate-themed 4-hour lunchtime excursion.
  • Harry Bayley Observatory – Explore the night sky – 8-10 pm.
  • Historical Bridgetown Museum Tour – 9-5 pm.
  • Pelican Arts and Crafts.
  • Harrison’s Cave Eco Tour.
  • Atlantis Submarine.
  • Gardens: Hunte’s, Orchid World, Flower Forest.
  • Barbados Wild Life Reserve.

For additional information, please contact Heather Greaves at heather@yogatogo.com.  Or leave a message on 905-525-2426. 

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