Yoga, Fitness & Adventure Retreat

6 nights, 7 days • November 11 - 17, 2018
Hosted by Nathania Stambouli and Gary Leake of SoulTribe Adventures

PRESS PAUSE and reset your mind, body and soul on this invigorating adventure to a stunning private island in Belize! Rejuvenate on a life-affirming week of yoga, fitness, nutrition, outdoor adventure and relaxation in a completely secluded setting that brings a whole new meaning to to the word "disconnect."

Stay at the beautiful private island resort of Thatch Caye with a huge salt water pool, unobstructed views of the ocean from your overwater bungalow or oceanview cabana, air conditioned rooms with all the amenities you need in a rustic, one-with-nature setting. Enjoy full access to island water sports like kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, windsurfing and more - all included in your retreat package and at your disposal anytime during the trip.

The island resort hosts 30 people at the very most at any given time making this a truly unique, private adventure. Participate in as many or as few activities as you'd like - all designed to help you disconnect from the grind and reconnect to your body and your soul.

SoulTribe Adventures are perfect for solo travelers (or friends/couples) who are looking to experience international travel and adventure without having to figure out all the details! SoulPlay retreats aim to inspire personal growth and supportive community while connecting and challenging your body and mind. SoulTribe Adventures encourage connection and community, but invite you to "do you" and make this your ideal mindful vacation. Several optional group excursions will be offered while leaving ample time for you to make new friends, unplug and reconnect.

This is not your typical yoga retreat!

SoulTribe Adventures may push you out of your comfort zone, make you face fears and look at how you show up to new and exciting challenges. We work hard, play hard and rest hard. We start to break through patterns that have kept us from our full potential, all while building real friendships for life.

What to expect at a SoulPlay Retreat?

Chill out in a swing in the salt water "pool" that joins the ocean, kayak or paddle board to your heart's content, or explore the 1 mile long island on foot or a bike. Then challenge yourself with a zip-line adventure, canyoning trek or a hike through Mayan ruins. Or simply kick back and read a book or take a nap on one of the many hammocks throughout the property. There will be boat trips into mainland Belize for an evening out and other land-based adventures.

We’ll have a Vinyasa Yoga class every morning, daily Metabolic Effect fitness classes outdoors, workshops on how to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle and workshops on getting upside down! (Think handstands, head stands and other shenanigans - beginners welcome!)

Play is a big part of our programs - we believe that dropping the hats we wear and being a kid again brings us back to who we truly are and gives us a chance to look at life with a fresh perspective. 

This hybrid adventure is perfect for someone looking for an active retreat designed to help you focus on your fitness & wellness while enjoying much deserved down time. Enjoy soulful conversations with people from all over the world and absorbing the rejuvenating energy that comes from being secluded from the rest of the world for a few days.

This trip is designed to refresh and inspire you, and make you feel truly part of something. We show up for ourselves and for each other, we dig deep, we play hard and come home transformed in some way, every time.

We welcome all levels of experience and make our classes accessible yet challenging, inspiring and fun for everyone. You don't need to be a yogi or a fitness buff - you just need to be a human being interested in exploring, playing, growing and getting your movement on! Basic familiarity with yoga is recommended but not required.

Fall Yoga Retreat in Belize

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • 6 nights accommodation in a private or shared room at Thatch Caye

  • 3 daily gourmet meals (pescatarian or vegetarian optional)

  • 2 daily yoga & meditation sessions

  • 1 daily workout class

  • 2 arm balance & inversion workshops

  • Welcome gift

  • Salt water pool access

  • Free roam of a private island!

  • Local round-trip flights between Belize City and Dangriga Airport

  • Roundtrip boat transfer between Dangriga Airport and Thatch Caye (See Getting Here for more information on arrival)

  • Marine reserve access fees

  • Use of kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, fishing poles, and other non-motorized island toys

6 Night Retreat Pricing Per Person:

$500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. Save $25 by paying in full. Payment plans available. 

Premier Oceanview Cabana
Single Occupancy: $2715
Double Occupancy: $2239

Penthouse Oceanview Cabana
Shared Triple
King Bed: $1795
Twin Bed: $1595 (1 left)

Overwater Bungalow
Single Occupancy: $2595
Double Occupancy: $2105

Premier Overwater Bungalow
Single Occupancy: $2715
Double Occupancy: $2239

Meet your hosts: Nathania Stambouli and Gary Leake

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Retreat Leader & Primary Yoga Instructor -  Nathania Stambouli
Coming from a background in fitness, Nathania stumbled into yoga by accident in 2009 and what started as a purely physical adventure became a journey towards learning to slow down, healing old wounds a experiencing profound personal transformation. Through a dedicated yoga practice and a Master’s degree in Psychology, Nat unearthed a passion for helping others believe in themselves, dare to make shifts in their lives and be unapologetically real. She believes that a strong mind-body connection with is a powerful path to self-love and understanding. Learning to explore your limits, learning to lean into instead of away from challenging moments, learning to accept what is but relish in the process of working for what you want - the lessons are endless and always applicable to life. Nat's classes are athletic and fluid, creatively sequenced and sprinkled with playful arm balances and transitions. Expect to be inspired and to learn to laugh at yourself. Expect to discover how your time on the mat is a mirror for your life and an invaluable tool to help you become your own best supporter. Nathania owns and operates SoulPlay Yoga in Culver City, CA and has run multiple international retreats with the SoulPlay Retreats team.

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Retreat Leader, Fitness & Nutrition Nerd - Gary Leake
Jack of many trades, Gary launched his career as a national champion bodybuilder in the 90s while simultaneously languishing away as a computer programmer and technology manager. To spice things up, he performed and ultimately went on to teach improv comedy in the 00's. He then applied his knowledge and love of training and became a founding partner of the international fitness and nutrition company Metabolic Effect, leading multiple weekend seminars both nationally and internationally as well as online seminars and trainings in fitness, fat loss, nutrition and mindset. During these 20-odd years, Gary discovered that these two worlds are not as unrelated as they may seem on the surface. The ability to stretch (both your mind and muscle), see perceived failures and mistakes as opportunities for success, the ability to laugh at yourself and to always be learning are just a few of the key skills that Gary imparts on his students and peers. Not only will you learn how to workout in the most effective manner for every situation you may find yourself in in life, but you will also learn how to progress and regress workouts to your needs, and learn about the power of the mind-muscle connections running through your body. www.garyleake.com

TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE: November 11-17

Our itineraries are designed to provide ample opportunities to connect with others, but you do you! Do as much or as little as you want and make this your ideal vacation! All activities are optional but encouraged! With the exception of meals and prepaid tours, all other time slots are subject to change depending on how our days unfold. We have great workshops planned but still want to allow you ample down time. We may add, change, move or remove workshops accordingly. Welcome to #soulplay2018

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11th

  • 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Fly from Belize City to Dangriga, then boat from Dangriga to Thatch Caye

  • 6:30 – 7:00 – Welcome Reception (Resort Info)

  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Dinner

  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm – Welcome Circle

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12th

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Opening Circle & Games

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch

  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Workout

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Birthday Celebrations!

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Gathering

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Inversion Workshop

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch

  • 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Workout

  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – SUP Yoga & Meditation

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Gathering

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th
CAVING & MAYAN RUINS ADVENTURE!

  • 7:30 am - Depart resort at 7:30 am

  • For those opting out of caving adventure:

    • 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Breakfast

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch

  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Yoga

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Gathering

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am – Group Activity

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm - Lunch

  • 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Workout

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Restorative Yoga

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Evening Gathering

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast

  • 12:00 am – 12:30 pm – Workout

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch

  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Inversion Workshop

  • 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm – Yoga

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Closing Circle & Ceremony

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast

  • 10:00 am – Airport departures begin

  • 1:00 pm – Lunch for those leaving later

Your retreat package includes the use of kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, fishing rods, and other non-motorized island toys at no extra charge. Feel free to take part in the complimentary activities or just explore and relax on the private island, if you choose not to take part in the adventures. 

Optional Adventures Include:

  • Zip Line Adventure

  • Cave Tubing Advenutre

  • Black Hole Drop Rappel & Climb Adventure

  • Kayaking Adventure

 

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This retreat is perfect for you if

  • You're in need of a mental, spiritual and physical reset

  • It feels like it's time to put down the cell phone and reconnect to other amazing humans for a bit

  • You feel stuck, are looking for answers and need some time to reflect in a supportive environment

  • You want to get out of the rat race, make some new friends and remember what it means to feel ALIVE!

  • You're a little adventurous and want to flex your "holy sh*t!" muscles and do something wild and out of your usual box

  • Are ready to really see how you stand in your own way so you can stop that and start living the life you deserve

  • You’re open to new experiences and connecting deeply with other souls from all over the world

  • You want to dabble in the world of mindfulness and meditation but aren't looking for a silent or too meditative retreat

  • You’re both excited and a little nervous about doing something like this!