YOGA RETREAT TO REJUVENATE, DETOX, STRENGTHEN WITH PETRA RAKEBRANDT ~ 12 th RETREAT: OCTOBER 24 TO 31, 2015
- Proper Exercise – Asanas (steady poses)
- Proper Breathing – Pranayama (prana = vital energy)
- Proper Relaxation – Savasana (pose for maximum relaxation)
- Proper Diet – Vegetarian (lacto or vegan)
- Meditation and Prayer – Dhyana and Vedanta (True Knowledge)
Lunch and dinner will be served in Jungle Bays restaurant with healthy vegetarian meals, organic fruits and vegetables.
For those who want to implement more exercise in the week, we will do a power walk in the afternoon (optional), followed by another class with pilates exercises, stretching, breathing, meditating, all focusing on the union of body and mind and relaxing and detoxing from your daily stressful life. This week is to rejuvenate and to find back to your inner peace and vitality.
Petra is a Holitstic Health Coach, certified with Institute of Integrative Nutriton in NYC, 500hr RYT Yoga Alliance certified by Ishta Yoga NYC and Stott Pilates teacher, as well as Reiki Master and Theta Healer. In this week she will help you making better and healthier choices for your new life. Her classes are well rounded, a mix of relaxation and activity. Her deep knowledge in anatomy takes care of proper alignment of everybody’s needs.
Petra moved from Germany to Guadeloupe in 2007 to follow her passion in teaching yoga and holistic healing. After 12 years as an engineer and a stressful life as managing director she felt the need of a life change for a healthier and happier life. In her private practice on Guadeloupe her mission today is to help others to rebalance and find their way to harmony, health and happiness. For her food, exercise, meditation, sleep, harmony and fun is necessary to prevent diseases and to feel great and even create vitality. She likes traveling and teaches yoga and Theta Healing in the Caribbean and the US.
This is Petras 12th Yoga retreat/Boot Camp at Jungle Bay, and she as well as the students love coming back to this wonderful calming place in the nature of Dominica. For her, Jungle Bay is a great place to come in union with body, mind and nature.
THIS 7 NIGHTS PACKAGE INCLUDES : Accommodations, 1 yoga class daily, 1 stretching/pilates class daily, power walk daily, all meals and fresh fruit juices, pick up and return transfer from/to port/airport to/from Jungle Bay, 3 excursions, 3x30min spa treatments, as well as government taxes.
Single and double occupancy rates available.
Phone: +590 690 91 22 50
Explore Life’s Speechless Moments in Dominica with Brett Williams and Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke - November 7 to 13, 2015
The retreat will be held in an immersion style including two comprehensive yoga classes each day. In the morning we will practice in a more invigorating hatha style that suits the energy of the day and the needs of the practitioners. The evening sessions, will be catered to rejuvenation through rest and will include an intelligent and mindful blend of yin and restorative. Pranayama, meditation, mantra and yogic philosophy may also be incorporated for a complete experience. Most evenings after dinner we will offer optional meditation, yoga nidra and/or satsang (translated as the company of highest truth including an exploration of spiritual text).
Included in the retreat will be three delicious organic meals accommodations in exquisite jungle cabanas, 2-3 yoga classes per day, local hiking and beach exploration, and plenty of R&R! Optional activities such as snorkeling, off site hikes to natural wonders such as the boiling lake or Victoria Falls, Spa treatments and Caribbean cooking classes are available as well.
During the retreat you will have plenty of time to enjoy Jungle Bay and it’s surroundings. You will experience both the physical beauty of nature and the sincerity behind the Caribbean way of life. Come swim under hidden waterfalls, meditate to the sounds of the jungle, breathe with the rhythm of the ocean and immerse yourself in the healing energy of nature with the guidance of two dedicated teachers and the community of a like minded and supportive group!
What a Participant Can Expect
• Local and delicious organic cuisine
• Two comprehensive yoga classes each day (Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra, Yin, Restorative as is appropriate)
• Nightime meditation, pranayama or yoga nidra
• Free time to swim, hike, lounge, rest and rejuvenate!
• Great company and the support of two seasoned and knowledgeable teachers
• Other optional activities available a la carte including snorkeling, off site hikes, spa sessions and more.
Come experience what it’s like to immerse yourself in ancient practices in a nurturing environment while surrounded by the glory of the Carribean!
Where: Jungle Bay Resort, Dominica
When: November 7-13, 2015
Double Occupancy (2 Full Beds)
Double Occupancy (Shared King Bed)
Private Cabin (King Bed)
**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (before August 15) save $250
All non-refundable and non-transferable prices include an $1000 deposit required upon registration. Full tuition must be paid before the beginning of the program or specified early registration rate.
Applications for payment plans are accepted. Details are determined on an individual basis. Participants are responsible for full cost of retreat.
Meet the Teachers:
A dancer, swimmer and general explorer since I could walk I found my way on to the mat for the first time in college circa 2004.
After years of dealing with a aggressive case of Crohn’s disease my once strong body felt broken. In yoga I found both the space to work through my edges when I felt well and to sit with the breath when I didn’t. Transcending a physical act, yoga became the fabric of my healing process. A full time teacher and student of Hatha yoga I teach everything from a Hatha inspired Vinyasa flow to deeply healing and nourishing Restorative and Yin Yoga. My yang style is an intelligent and embodied mix of fluid yet powerful flow and intentionally placed stillness. I challenge students to explore physical and mental edges with perseverance, faith and a heaping side of humor! There is a potency to what I teach because I practice diligently to embody it. Let’s explore the shadow and light together!“The prudent (or spiritual-minded) person attains success through faith; none other can succeed. It should be practiced with care and perseverance.” Siva Samhita 3.16
After 14 years of practice and 10 years of teaching yoga my intention is clear. Mostly, I hope to inspire people through yoga. I teach a wide range of styles, but consistently aim to use our own stillness to provide, inform and balance. I came to yoga through a dissatisfaction of western philosophy. I landed in yoga's practical application of the theoretical and the possible... I'd like to thank my teachers (my first) Luna Delgado, (my ashtanga) Larry Schultz, (my meditation) Baba Hari Dass and (my integration) Gillian St Clair.
YOGA AND SHAMANIC JOURNEY WITH DOMENIC SAVINO AND JONATHAN HAMMOND - NOVEMBER 28 to DECEMBER 05, 2015.
ECO-FITNESS ADVENTURE WEEK BOOT CAMP - DECEMBER 5 TO 12, 2015
Let us show you how much fun it is to get fit and find balance in your life!
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SERENDIPITY TRAVELER ~ OUR 10th ANNUAL RETREAT: A WOMAN'S WELLNESS EXPERIENCE WITH PEGGY COONLEY - JANUARY 21 TO 28, 2016
We invite you to come along and let the tropical rainforests, friendly natives, waterfalls, rivers, as well as the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean enhance your week of relaxation, rejuvenation, and wellness. You will choose how to spend your idyllic days immersed in the slower West Indies island culture. Bring your journal, knitting, sketchbook, camera or writing project if you wish. Plan to hike, walk, snorkel, and explore amidst the tropical beauty that will surround you. Let your spirits soar amidst the pristine setting. Sip a rum punch by the pool or hike the all day Boiling Lake hike. You choose the adventures you wish to participate in. It is your time to do as you wish each day.
You will enjoy your very own private "rustic luxe" lodge as described by The New York Times which overlooks the sea in the southeast part of the island. Your own cottage is wonderfully comfortable and simple with a small balcony perched on the hillside. The sounds of the rolling sea will lull you to sleep. Your days in Dominica afford the gentlest of relaxation and if you wish, the best of adventure. You can begin each morning with yoga overlooking the tranquil Caribbean waters. Each day will offer you hiking, snorkeling, river walks, or island touring with our excellent native guides as your guides as we discover all that Dominica offers. To enhance your week of pure bliss and relaxation, daily soothing afternoon spa treatments in the cliffside Spa du Soleil are included. Serendipity Traveler includes all of your meals which are prepared lovingly with the finest and freshest of Caribbean ingredients by wonderful Joanne and her dedicated local staff. Pineapples arrive from the local farmers each morning. An informal and interesting Caribbean cooking class is offered to us one evening. There is no itinerary for this trip except totally relaxing your way. The days are yours to sample a choice of activities as you wish. Tropical rainforests, waterfalls, and rivers, as well as the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean, all support your full week of relaxation, rejuvenation, and pure outdoor adventure.
This trip is certain to renew your mind, body and spirit.
If you wish to spend a morning volunteering on the island, we are able to lend a hand to The House of Hope which cares for island children and young women and is a project Serendipity Traveler has supported since our first visit to Dominica in 2006. The residents welcome visitors with eager smiles and you will feel their love as soon as you meet them.
THIS 7 NIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Accomodations, 3 meals a day, one daily spa treatment, morning yoga classes, guided hikes to tropical waterfalls and snorkeling adventure to Champagne Beach, local island transport, and transfert to and from Melville Hall airport (DOM).
Phone: 1-800-975-2357 or 1-978-879-7464
FLOW AND RESTORE YOGA RETREAT with Jessica Cowan-Dewar & Karen Parucha - February 13 to 20, 2016
For to secure your place or request more information:
JOIN CHRISSY CARTER 10th ANNIVERSARY YOGA RETREAT IN DOMINICA : MARCH 5 TO 12, 2016
Contact: Chrissy Carter
VINYASA IMMERSION WITH NIKKI VILELLA AND JILLIAN TURECKI ~ 6th ANNUAL RETREAT – MARCH 12 TO 19, 2016
Nikki Viella has been practicing for fourteen years and teaching for the past ten. She is a senior teacher at Kula Yoga Project in NYC and is the co-owner of Kula Williamsburg in her home borough of Brooklyn, NY. As a teacher, her goal is to weave precise physical movement, intelligence, and intention into one sweaty, uplifting experience. Admittedly a movement junkie, she also firmly believes that in the silence of “not doing,” in a space that does not harbor our habitual distractions; we can begin to know how we truly feel and begin to see things more clearly. It is the juxtaposition of these opposites that she tries to blend seamlessly into her Kula Flow classes. This will be Nikki’s 7th trip to visit her Jungle Bay family, a group of remarkable people that she holds close to her heart.
Jillian is a senior teacher at Kula Yoga Project whose priority is to teach from her own experience and to offer that what moves her in the practice – to create space and ease in the body in order to expand the space in our lives. She believes that what we do, and how we approach our bodies serves as a larger metaphor for how we lead our lives. The embodiment of pleasure and the avoidance of pain are the greatest motivators for change and transformation and because of that, we practice. In addition to teaching and practicing Kula Flow for the past several years, Jillian’s studies have included years of Anusara yoga and therapeutics, as well as Iyengar Yoga and meditation. These influences have shaped Jillian’s teaching into a unique blend of detailed alignment cues coupled with original and creative sequencing. Known for her keen eye in identifying the origin of her students’ injuries and discomfort in their bodies, Jillian is sought out for her direct, clear, and informative approach to teaching and therapeutics.
THIS 7 NIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDES: Accommodations, 2 yoga classes daily, 3 gourmet mostly vegetarian meals a day, airport transfers, 2 onsite excursions/activities, evening presentations on some nights, as well as government taxes.
This package does not include the cost of airfare, spa treatments, or additional excursions.
Single and double occupancy rates available.
Contact: Nikki Viella or Jillian Turecki
YOGA.RELAXATION.ADVENTURE. A YOGA RETREAT TO DOMINICA WITH JOANNE SILVER & LISA BERMUDEZ ~ 4th Annual Retreat - March 19 to 26, 2016
Your 7 night package includes:
Two daily yoga classes: In the morning, we will offer a flowing vinyasa yoga class and in the evening, a restorative & meditation class. The yoga studios are beautifully built and you can hear the sound of the ocean as you practice.
Accommodation:The rooms are beautiful, stilted cottages with private balconies and hammocks, creating the perfect atmosphere for an afternoon nap or a banana smoothie!
Welcome dinner & daily breakfast and lunch:The delicious food is local, organic, freshly prepared, and plentiful. There are many options for vegan/vegetarian diets as well as local chicken and fish.
One half hour spa treatment: Each room at the spa has amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the treatments will truly help you unwind in paradise!
Three excursions:You will hike to Dominica's gorgeous and world renowned waterfalls, hot springs and boiling lake.
Round trip airport transfers & all taxes.
Additional fees include: airfare, alcoholic beverages, additional spa services, additional activities and gratuities.
For more information, or to sign up:
Unplugged + Off the Grid: Yoga + Hiking Retreat in Dominica, the “Nature Island” of the Caribbean with Petra Ledkovsky + Terry Cockburn March 26 to April 2, 2016
While on retreat at the ecologically sustainable Jungle Bay Resort your days will include vitalizing morning and quieting evening yoga sessions led by Petra and Terry, as well as plenty of hiking, swimming, snorkeling, guided cultural excursions and three gourmet meals a day. Your itinerary allows plenty of time for rest and relaxation by the pool, a nap in your hammock, or therapeutic massage at the Jungle Bay spa.
You will sleep in harmony with nature in beautiful wooden cottages, with semi-outdoor private showers, and wood furnishings all “designed and built” at the resort. The accommodations are a combination of rustic and elegance, elevated on wooden posts and nestled beneath the jungle of Dominica. Cottages are available with one king-sized bed or two full-sized beds.
Single and double occupancy rates available, visit www.orleansyogaandpilates.com or www.freeportyogaco.com for registration details.
Retreat cost includes:
-Airport pick-up and return transfer
-Two yoga sessions daily overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
-Double (or single) occupancy accommodation in private Jungle Cottages
-All meals (full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily) and non-alcoholic beverages
-One pampering half-hour spa treatment/massage per person/per stay
-Three off-site adventure excursions (hikes to hidden waterfalls, the world’s second largest boiling lake, marine life snorkeling, local markets, etc.)
-Several optional on-site activities such as nature hikes and Caribbean cooking classes
About your leaders:
Both lifelong athletes, devoted yogis, and moms of boys, Terry and Petra met six years ago on retreat at Kripalu and became fast friends. Over the years, they have grown and studied together as yoga teachers and supported each other through the opening of each of their respective yoga studios, Freeport Yoga Company in Freeport, Maine and Orleans Yoga on Cape Cod. These like-minded yoga soul sisters regularly teach workshops at each at other’s studios, and are faculty members of Boston Yoga School. Terry and Petra are thrilled to be leading another retreat together that personifies their love of yoga and being active in the great outdoors.
YOGA CENTRAL CARIBBEAN RETREAT TO DOMINICA 30 JULY - 6 AUGUST 2016
Join April Jones, of Yoga Central in southern California, for an 8 day, 7 night all inclusive Vinyasa Immersion. Morning classes will consist of April’s signature kick asana flow with creative transitions, unique sequencing and thoughtful attention to alignment. Afternoon classes will be a mixed bag of Restorative, Yin, and Workshops. Spend your days lounging in your own personal hammock, soaking up the Caribbean sun either in a chaise lounge by the pool or as you hike through rivers and waterfalls. Perhaps schedule an afternoon massage after lunch which consists of fresh, local ingredients made to order. The kitchen staff is happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and the resort staff personalizes your experience by bending over backwards (calling you by name from Day 1!) to make your trip comfortable and memorable.
Visit yogacentrallaquinta.com to learn more about April and Yoga Central
The package will include all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), accommodations, special excursions, taxes, airport transfers and yoga! Single and Double Occupancy available.Not included are Airfare, Airport Departure tax ($23), alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and extra excursions.
UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVE POWER WRITING RETREAT “JUST WRITE!” With DENNIS VALDEZ PhD 2016 DATE TO BE DETERMINED
Associate Professor, Dennis Valdez, PhD, CAT(C) will help nurture your creative genius and unleash the writing potential within you. For more about Dennis click here.
To help you achieve your writing goals, this retreat will provide you with:
- tools you need to make you more aware your barriers to writing and publishing
- evidence-informed knowledge and skills to overcome writing barriers
- inspirational quiet spaces away from the distractions of your home and workplace
- nurturing support
- a variety of positive and motivational environments
- one-on-one guidance
- feedback on your work
- support after the retreat is over
- 3 hikes to experience the wonderful Nature Island of Dominica: Victoria Falls, Perdu Temps Hike to an organic farm and medicine garden, plus Glassee Ocean Pools
- Cooking class
- Massage (a 30 minute massage is included in your package-spa menu here)
- Essential oil samples
- Airport pick-up and drop off
- Accommodation in Jungle Bay’s award-winning cottages in the tropical forest (pick a cottage with 2 double beds or 1 king bed)
- All organic meals and island-fresh juices (sample menu The kitchen staff is happy to accommodate dietary restrictions)
- Afternoon / evening presentations
- Government Value Added Taxes (VAT)
Early Bird Special until June 30 save $100!
Double or single occupancy available.
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ISLAND GODDESS COME INTO YOUR POWER RETREAT with LAURA ELL 2016 DATE TO BE DETERMINED
Some of the experiences throughout the week include:
• Anchoring the power of 888 (August 8, 2015 is lucky #8 and a chance to to connect with ancient truths and wisdom)
• Morning Yoga classes
• Earthing/grounding as well as swimming in the healing White River (a mineral rich river flowing from the above volcanoes where indigenous people traditional came to bathe and heal)
• Shooting star manifestation (Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Aug 11-14)
• Reiki Level I certification course for all participants (normally a $180 value)
• Island vibes drumming lesson
• Oceanside mermaid meditation
• A half-hour spa treatment in the ocean-view studio
• A private Life Purpose reading and consultation
• Three incredible island excursions: Victoria Falls, Perdu Temps Hike to an organic farm and medicine garden, plus Glassee Ocean Pools.
• Healthy samples essential oils, power crystals, organic chocolate, green smoothies and other items to support your power and wellness
• Free time in your private jungle cottage hammock, journal, enjoy the volcanic stone pool, or just “be”
In addition to the above, the powerful retreat package also includes:
• Airport pick-up and drop off
• Accommodation in Jungle Bay’s award-winning cottages up in the tropical forest
• All organic meals and island-fresh juices (The kitchen staff is happy to accommodate dietary restrictions
• Afternoon / evening presentations
• Government Value Added Taxes (VAT)
Early Bird Special until June 30 save $100 US!
Single or double occupancy available.
BOOK OR ENQUIRE NOW!
COMPLETE BODY YOGA RETREAT IN DOMINICA WITH NICOLE WILT ~ FEBRUARY 11 to 17, 2017
Includes airport transportation, accommodations for six nights, all meals (full breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily), one pampering half-hour spa treatment/massage, unlimited use of facilities, 2 off site adventure excursions (hikes to hidden waterfalls, snorkeling etc.), several on-site activities (hikes, Caribbean cooking class etc.). Tax included in promoted price.
Accommodations (rooms reserved on first come first serve basis; space limited)
Private Cottage with the option of 1 king-size bed or 2 full-size beds
Children rates are available (the same benefits as above except for the spa treatment, are NOT included for children)
Flights to be posted soon.
We look forward to having you join us
YOGA FOR BAD PEOPLE RETREAT WITH KYLE MILLER & LINDSAY HILSCHER: Dates To Be Determined
We will reconnect with the natural world surrounded by untouched, lush green of this magical island. Each day will consist of an Ashtanga inspired vinyasa practice morning and evening, meditation after each morning class and the option of being as active or relaxed as you want to be in the interim. Expect to deepen your practice with purifying kriyas, pranayama work for mental clarity and nervous system healing and bandha engagement to direct energy within the subtle body.
All yoga classes, meals, several excursions and a 30 min massage are included in the price.
All meals will be made from local, organic food and enjoyed in the Jungle Bay restaurant.
After morning practice and breakfast you are free to relax in the hammock on your treehouse/cottages porch, laze by the volcanic rock pool, explore the rivers and swimming holes running by the property or join us on adventurous excursions around the island!
Possible Excursions include:
*Victoria Falls Hike: Walk along through scenic White River, climb boulders up to the falls, and swim in the therapeutic pool under the thunderous waterfall.
*Glasse Trail: Hike along volcanic craters along the Atlantic Ocean. Wade in ocean pools.
*Ocean Kayaking in the turquoise waters of Grande Bay surrounded by mountains and coconut trees.
*Sari Sari Waterfall: Hike along the banks of the Sari River under the rainforest canopy while scrambling over rocks and boulders and making three river crossings.
*Snorkel at famous champagne beach, swimming through unique underwater volcanic bubbles while you explore the diverse sea-life at Dominica’s premier marine reserve.
*Explore the nearby villages of Delices and Petit Savanne Roseau Market Tour for shopping
*Spa treatments at the Spa du Soleil at Jungle Bay
You are free to be as active or relaxed as you want to be as we all connect to the natural world in this most pristine and unspoiled locale. We are so looking forward to appreciating the incredible diverse ecosystem with you all as we practice yoga listening to the crashing waves from one of the 3 beautiful yoga spaces the Jungle Bay.
For information/or to sign up contact Kyle Miller:
WOMEN'S CARIBBEAN YOGA AND SPIRIT RETREAT: Dates To Be Determined
Contact: Melinda Johnston, Lux World Travel
Phone: +1. 866. 269. 2659 p +1. 585.672.5587 Fax: +1. 585.351.2422
RECONNECT WITH YOUR OWN TRUE NATURE: AN IYENGAR YOGA AND ADVENTURE RETREAT WITH LAUREEN RUECKNER ~ 6th Retreat - Dates To Be Determined
Contact: Laureen Rueckner
Retreat website: will follow soon with details and rates
"FINDING YOUR BALANCE"at Jungle Bay with Yoga Dimensions Yoga Retreat led by Lynda Weber and Natasha Raymond - Dates To Be Determined
For more information about Yoga Dimensions, its teachers, and details about this retreat
YOGA AND ADVENTURE IN DOMINICA ~3rd Jungle Bay Retreat - Dates To Be Determined