Barbados Yoga Retreat

Barbados Yoga Retreat – Full Board – 2nd February -9th February 2019

Yoga, Surf and Relax on the Beautiful Island of Barbados

 

This will be the third year in a row we have run a retreat on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados. It’s one of those places that once you experience the local Bajan hospitality you just want to return to again and again!

 

Each day will start with a guided mediatation and led practice, leaving you the day to either explore the island, relax on the beach or just lounge by the pool. Each evening before dinner there will be technique and theory classes.

Jock has devoloped his teaching over the last two decades to be able to meet each student where they are at on their yogic journey and support them them to develop at their own pace. You will be supported through your practice by physical and verbal adjustments and specific individulized instructions where necessary. Jock’s aim is to help each student evolve into an independent practitioner and to enjoy the mental and physical benefits that the yoga practice can bring.

After morning practice, Emma will feed you a delicious breakfast and a help-yourself lunch of bread, cheese and salad is provided each day.  Before dinner there will be a theory or technique class, leaving you with the main part of the day to either explore the island, relax at the beach (which is only a short walk away) or just chill out next to the private pool in the grounds.  Our evening meal will be a delicious two-course vegetarian offering making the most of the fresh local produce and with a fish option for those who want it.

About Barbados

If you haven’t been to Barbados before you may not know that the island has two very different coastlines. On the west coast where we are located, is the Caribbean sea.  Picture white sandy beaches, coconut palms and turquoise warm waters lapping at the beach! Barbados is truly a paradise island where it won’t take you long to unwind and settle into the relaxed Caribbean pace of life.

 

On the east coast is the Atlantic Ocean. With the trade winds bringing a constant north-easterly swell, it has shaped the land into dramatic rock formations, wild un-crowded beaches and consistent surf. The small village of Bathsheba in the middle of the east coast is home to one of Kelly Slater’s (eleven times world surfing champion) favourite surf spots in the whole world. Definitely not for beginners! The south of the island has more learner friendly waves.

Accommadation

Our accommodation is Mullins Bay Estate on the beautiful Caribbean coast.  The houses are set in an acre of private grounds with a swimming pool and yoga will be either on the terrace or out in the lush gardens.  Mullins Bay, a 5-minute stroll away has the famous Mullins Bar from where you can watch the sun set over a cocktail.

 

We will be organising a range of trips to our favourite places during the week including – the wildlife reserve, botanical gardens, Barbados museum and our favourite snorkelling at local ship wrecks and marine reserves.  Jock and Emma have been coming to Barbados for over a decade and know the island well.

 

Jock Orton has been teaching for 16 years and co-owns Lime House Yoga in beautiful Cornwall with Emma the Lime House Chef.  Originally an Anusara teacher and student of Bridget Woods-Kramer, he now practices Ashtanga and is one of only a handfull of senior teachers to be acredited with of John Scott’s 500hr certification.  Jock teaches a strong, flowing practice with an emphasis on alignment, anatomy and laughter.

The Rooms

The accommodation is divided into two parts, the main house with decking area and yoga room and the garden apartment and decking and they are all set in an acre of gardens with your own private pool. The rooms are all spacious, with a mixture of en-suites and shared bathrooms. All of them have either fans or AC, although the climate in Barbados is that it never really gets unbearable hot or too cold.

 

For ease of booking we have named all the rooms after local beaches and places we love on the island.

 

Sandy Lane is in the main house has one of the largest beds we have ever seen. Couples only with en-suite bathroom. £1695 per person. (Deposit £695)
Named after of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

 

Maycocks again is in the main house. Couples only with en-suite bathroom. £1695 per person (Deposit £695)
Named after one of our all time favourite surf spots on the island.

 

Mullins Bay is in the Garden apartment and has a shared bathroom with Pebbles Beach. Couples only. £1695 per person (Deposit £695)
Named after our local beach, only a two minute walk away from the house.

 

Harrisons Point Couples or Twin with En-Suite £1595 (Deposit £595)

 

Pebbles Beach is in the Garden apartment and has a shared bathroom with Mullins Bay. Couples or Twin with shared bathroom £1525 (Deposit £525)

 

Gibbs Beach Singles – Triple with En-suite £1525 (Deposit £525)

Food

The food we serve on the retreat is organic where possible, colourful, healthy and most importantly tastes amazing. We are passionate about supportimg  local food suppliers. Predominantly vegan although we will occasionaly have fish options as the fish is freshly caught and bought from the local fish market two minutes from the house. We love trying new recipes so that no two days are the same.

We cater for all possible dietary requirements, please let us know on booking if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.

Terms and Conditions

Your payment includes a non-refundable deposit of £250 per person. In the event you cancel 90 days or more prior to the retreat the remaining balance will be refunded. In the event you cancel less than 90 days prior to the retreat payments are not refundable. By booking you agree to abide by our full terms and conditions which can be read here.

 

Residential prices are based on two people sharing a room and includes accommodation, full board and yoga. Single supplements are available for a 50% charge. The price excludes travel and transfers.

Sandy Lane - Couples Only + En-Suite
Maycocks - Couples Only - En-suite
Mullins - Couples only - Shared bathroom
Harrisons Point - Couples or Twin + En-Suite
Pebbles Beach - Couples or Twin + shared bathroom
Gibbs Beach - Singles - Triple - En-Suite
Barbados Retreat 2019 - Day Space

Terms and Conditions

 Your payment includes a non-refundable deposit of £250. In the event you cancel 90 days or more prior to the retreat the remaining balance will be refunded. In the event you cancel less than 90 days prior to the retreat payments are not refundable. By booking you agree to abide by our full terms and conditions which can be read here.

 

Residential prices are based on two people sharing a room and includes accommodation, full board and yoga. Single supplements are available for a 50% charge. The price excludes travel and transfers.

Prices:

• Sandy Lane (Couples only + en-suite)£1695pp
• Maycocks (Couples only + en-suite)£1695pp
• Mullins Bay (Couples only + shared bathroom) £1625pp
• Harrisons Point (Couples or Twin + en-suite)  £1695pp
• Pebbles Beach (Couples or Twin + shared bathroom) £1625pp
• Gibbs Beach (Singles – triple + en-suite) £1625pp
• Day Spaces £300pp

 

Schedule

Arrival.

7pm: Welcome Dinner

8 – 10am Yoga Practice
10 – 11am Breakfast
1pm: Lunch.
Afternoon free to have treatments, surfing, walks etc.
6 – 7pm: Yoga Practice.
7:30pm: Dinner

8 – 10am Yoga Practice
10 – 11am Breakfast and Departure
11:30am: Depart



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