The 7th Belize Yoga and Meditation vacation is happening in Ak'bol, Ambergris Caye, Belize this coming February.
Live Your Yoga!
Learn how to weave yoga's universal and inclusive spiritual underpinnings into daily life so that you can experience the inner peace that is your birthright with Kali Om, author of Beyond the Mat: Don't Just Do Yoga - Live It.
You will practice yoga twice a day on an exquisitely handcrafted, open-air studio, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. The morning practice is more active, while the afternoons will be more relaxing and meditative. The focus will be the eight limbs of yoga - a comprehensive system that includes postures, breathing, chanting and meditation, and is designed to quiet the mind so that we can experience the peace and bliss that is our birthright. The primary practice will be Dharma Yoga, a complete and healing practice that includes postures, breathwork, Yoga Nidra, philosophy and meditation -- and adapts well to all levels (even raw beginners). Variations will be given so that all levels feel comfortable / challenged. This retreat is suitable for all levels.
The comfortable accommodations include eco-chic locally-crafted cabanas just steps from the sea, and affordable, Maya-inspired Village Rooms next to a beautiful lagoon. The meals will be fresh, locally-sourced ayurvedic (healing) vegetarian cuisine that satisfies all six tastes and received rave reviews on previous trips – even from meat eaters. (Please note that on one night you will be free to stay on the grounds, take an excursion, or head into town for dinner).
Between classes, you may arrange a snorkeling trip (the world's second-largest barrier reef is a 20-minute boat ride away), a massage, a sailboat ride, diving trips, parasailing, cave tubing, kite surfing, excursions to Mayan ruins, a bike or boat trip to town, and more. Or you may simply stay on Ak’bol’s peaceful, healing grounds - which include a pool, three yoga studios, hammocks, many bird species, and a large beachfront.
Belize (the former British Honduras) is located in Central America. English is commonly spoken, and the dollar is widely accepted. The peaceful cultural melting pot of Belize is home to unspoiled beaches and jungles as well as the second largest barrier reef in the world.
Kali Om (ERYT-500) has been teaching yoga since 1998 and is a disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra, with whom she completed 200, 500 and 800-hour teacher trainings. She also studied five times in India with ashtanga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and completed trainings with Manju Pattabhi Jois, Suddha Weixler and Dinah Rodrigues. In addition, she is certified in Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Seniors' Yoga, Gentle/Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Rocket Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Psychic Development and Hormone Yoga Therapy for Menopause. Her cartoon and “Beyond the Mat” column appear in Yoga Chicago magazine, and she is co-chair of the Vivekananda East West International Yoga Festival.