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6th Annual Belize Yoga and Meditation Vacation, February 3-10, 2018
Click here to see photos from a recent retreat.
Cabanas tend to sell out and are available first-come, first-served. We also have lots of single and double Village Rooms - some of which adjoin.
NEW! United Airlines offers nonstop flights from Chicago to Belize on Saturdays! Southwest now offers affordable flights to BZE. United also offers nonstop flights from Los Angeles, Denver and Toronto.
Escape winter, relax, and nourish body, mind and spirit at the beautiful, peaceful Ak'bol Yoga Retreat Center and Eco resort on the tropical island of Ambergris Caye.
Belize (the former British Honduras) is located in Central America and is about five hours from Chicago via plane. 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.
We 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. Our 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. Our primary practice will be Dharma Yoga, a complete practice (not just asana) which 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.
Our comfortable accommodations include eco-chic locally-crafted cabanas just steps from the sea, and affordable, Maya-inspired Village Rooms next to a beautiful lagoon. Our 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 Thursday 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 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.
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, Pranayama, Meditation, Psychic Development and Hormone Yoga Therapy for Menopause. Her “Beyond the Mat” column appears in Yoga Chicago magazine.
Please note that we do not match room-mates
Comfortable, affordable Village Rooms in a Maya-inspired building with long porch, lagoon views, and shared bath featuring hand-carved sinks, conch shell faucets, and rain showers. Adjoining rooms available:
Double 1250 (couples only)
Private, comfortable thatch cabanas just steps from the beach feature a woven thatch ceiling, river rock floors, mosaic countertops, queen size bed, additional loft bedroom, porch, and private bathroom with outdoor bamboo rain shower:
3 Seafront Cabanas
4 Sea/Garden View Cabanas
Please note that space is limited - especially cabanas - and your spot is not guaranteed until we receive a $500 deposit and the form below. You may use Paypal, or mail a check made out to Kali Om to Kali Om, P.O. Box 60401, Chicago, IL 60660
Please send us a separate note with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and room preference, as well as the name of your room-mate (if applicable).
Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you via e-mail shortly after registration. If you have any questions, please e-mail kaliom108 [at] yahoo.com
Retreat Package Includes: Lodging for 7 nights, 2 yoga classes per day, 3 gourmet vegetarian buffets (meal) per day (except Thursday dinner), and includes all coffee, tea, water, and juice. (It does not include transportation to Ak’bol, food & drinks from bar, excursions, spa treatments or tips for staff).
A passport is required, and must be valid for 6 months after the date of travel. You may arrive anytime on Saturday, February 3 and leave anytime on February 10. Book your flight into Belize City ($600 to $900; United Airlines offers nonstop flights from O'Hare on Saturdays; Southwest now flies to BZE as well). Then, take a 15-minute flight on Tropic Air ($160) to San Pedro. Or take a water taxi ($80). Then, take a land cab ($18) or another water taxi ($5) to Ak’bol. Tropic Air flights may be arranged through Ak’bol once your room is reserved. You may also arrange through Ak’bol to arrive early or stay after the retreat has ended.
Deposits will be refunded (less a $250 handling fee) for reservations canceled in writing on or before January 1, 2017, if the space can be filled. Cancellations made after January 1, 2018 cannot be refunded. Refunds will be made within 30 days.
For more info, e-mail kaliom108 [at] yahoo [dot] com, or call 773...315...5489 or visit www.yogikaliom.com
Belize Retreat Form – February 3-10, 2018
Copy and E-mail to: kaliom108 [at] yahoo [dot] com.
ACCOMMODATION REQUEST (BASED ON AVAILABILITY)__________________
NAME OF ROOM-MATE(S) IF APPLICABLE (EACH PERSON MUST SUBMIT A REGISTRATION FORM AND FEE) __________________________________________________________