8.27.2013

NOVEMBER 17-23, 2013 BELIZE YOGA RETREAT

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Join us November 17-23, 2013 in Belize for our Yoga Adventure & Relaxation Retreat!  Reflect, renew and restore before the holidays as you nourish the mind, body and spirit in one of the most beautiful places on earth.  Spend 4 days in the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, visit Mayan ruins, and enjoy 3 days on the awe-inspiring beaches of Belize—a world class destination for the naturalist and adventurer.

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights (3 day packages available upon request)

Meet your yoga guides and check out one of last year’s retreat experiences. 

Contact Yoga Peach for more information.

Activities and amenities included:

  • First-class accommodations
  • Morning and evening yoga in breathtaking and serene natural locations
  • Guided meditation, time for reading and reflection
  • Hiking and nature walks along trails in a beautiful nature preserve
  • Swim in the pristine waterfalls
  • Yoga and guided tour of ancient Maya ruins
  • World-class snorkeling
  • Sunset catamaran sail
  • Delicious and healthy gourmet meals prepared by our private chef
  • Daily made service
  • All transportation within Belize

Additional activity options:  scuba diving, fishing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, cave tubing, birdwatching, zip lining, horseback riding, river canoeing, and hiking the world famous Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave.

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At-A-Glance

4 Days / 3 Nights in the Rainforest

Our estate cottage accommodations at the Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve are set in a private nature reserve set on 7,290 acres of wilderness in the Maya Mountains of Belize.  Cottages are surrounded by the beauty and diverse landscape of a reserve with nearly 100 miles of trails, crystal clear creeks, majestic waterfalls, verdant ravines and breathtaking vistas that are home to many of Belize’s native cats, rare raptors and wildlife. Over 80 species of wild orchids live here, clinging to the walls of rocks and fern that line aqua-blue jungle pools.  The continuous flowering of these plants throughout the year produces nature’s own kaleidoscope of brilliant colors and the crisp air is always heavy with a fragrant, exciting aroma.

3 Days / 3 Nights on the Beach

Just steps from the Caribbean Sea, enjoy your beach mansion accommodations on the beach overlooking the world’s second largest barrier reef.  Relax by an outdoor pool and tropical gardens, or venture into town and get to know the friendly people of Belizean.  The fine white sand and crystal blue waters will suit us, no matter our mood.  Feeling adventurous? Kayak, snorkel, swim, or try some water sports.  Want to unwind? Simply sit, breathe, sunbathe, or read, enjoying the breeze and views on some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches.

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Day-By-Day

Itinerary (subject to change):

Day 1 (November 17):  Following the transfer from Goldson International Airport, arrive and check-in at the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve which is the largest protected area in Belize, boasting an immense Rain Forest and natural Wildlife Sanctuary.  In the evening we will take a short walk for sunset yoga on one of the most picturesque platforms, Yokol Chen, as we listen to the sounds of water below us.  Join us for optional meditation to follow above the pool deck in the screened porch “Mantra Room.” Savor your first dinner in Belize, then relax and settle into your luxury accommodations as you drift off to the sounds of nature.

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Meals: Light Hors d’oeuvres upon arrival, 4 Course Dinner 

Day 2 (November 18):  We will take a refreshing morning walk along the Motmot Trail to the Om Shanti yoga platform nestled in a broadleaf valley. Om Shanti is the perfect place to take in the sunrise. Following our morning Vinyasa Flow, enjoy freshly prepared breakfast. From there, we’ll tour the property, including an easy hike to the Secret Pools and breathtaking Butterfly Falls, where we will have a chance to relax or swim in the falls. On our way back, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch with breathtaking scenery. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the pool, reading a book, or unwinding at the spa. If you prefer to continue your adventure, go for another hike or try mountain biking as you explore the property. In the early evening, we’ll stretch deeply with Yin Yoga at sunset on the Awat Balam platform, with a view overlooking the Tiger Falls. The platform sits at the top of a ravine surrounded by the pine forest, where we can practice yoga and breathe deeply to the sounds of a rushing waterfall and the mountain breezes through the pines as you look over and across the steep valley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and 4 Course Dinner

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Day 3 (November 19):  Join us for another delicious breakfast before we set out on an exciting and adventurous day ahead. We will visit the Caracol Mayan Ruins, where we’ll begin with an energizing and inspiring yoga practice at the ancient ceremonial site, followed by a guided tour detailing the history of the ruins. Caracol is the largest of the Maya sites found in Belize today, deep in the Chiquibul Wilderness. Excavation and preservation of Caracol began in 2000, with the restoration of Caana, The Sky Palace. Caracol boasts impressive views of the surrounding jungle.  Next, we will continue to the Rio Frio Caves and Rio on the Pools where we’ll have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim. Upon our return to Hidden Valley, we will relax with sunset yoga, followed by our final gourmet dinner at this resort.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and 4 Course Dinner

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Day 4 (November 20):  We begin our last morning in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve with sunrise yoga and breakfast.  We will then transport you from the rainforest to the beach villa location.  After checking into our luxury accommodations, unwind by the water and acclimate to our new tropical environment on the beach.  A relaxing evening of yoga and meditation to the sounds and scent of the ocean breeze will be followed by dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5 (November 21):  Salute the sun with Gentle Vinyasa Yoga or Oceanfront Yoga Sculpt, followed by a light traditional Belizean breakfast on the open veranda with spectacular views.  Relax and explore until mid-afternoon, when we’ll go on a snorkeling adventure, exploring coral formations and an abundance of marine life.  Upon our return, enjoy the afternoon exploring the beach, swimming, kayaking, or relaxing as you overlook the clear blue Caribbean waters while sipping a fresh tropical beverage. Just before sunset we will escape to a beautiful surprise location for yoga followed by a cultural dinner experience.

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Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon Salad or Light Meal, Dinner

Day 6 (November 22):  Wake up for an invigorating Vinyasa Flow and Partner Yoga practice. During this practice we’ll play and explore the benefits from the energy of a partner in yoga. The practice weaves in trust, compassion, strength, and inspires connection with others. This class is fun and contains lots of laughter.  Bask in the joy of friendship over breakfast, then enjoy the rest of the afternoon swimming, exploring or relaxing.  To celebrate our last evening, we will hop aboard a 40 foot catamaran and feel the warm tropical breezes as we sail and admire the barrier reef at sunset.  Island Appetizers, Sushi, fresh tropical juice, famous island cocktails, beer, soda and water included.  After sailing, we will return to our resort for one final dinner together. End the evening with reflection and meditation.

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Meals: Breakfast, Afternoon Salad or Light Meal, Dinner

Day 7 (November 23):   Beachfront morning yoga, followed by breakfast.  Enjoy your final morning on the beach swimming in the pool, ocean, kayaking or relaxing on the beach. Afternoon departures. Extend your stay on the beach if you wish, or head home relaxed and centered, ready to enjoy the holiday season.

Meals:  Brunch

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Our last day will conclude by 11:30am.  If you intend to depart Belize on November 23 please book international flight departures for 12:00pm or later. Please let us know if we can assist, if you plan to spend additional days in Belize.

View previous retreat images from our sandbar album and Maya ruins album  

Contact Yoga Peach for more information. See you in Belize!

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