Yoga & Fitness Adventures in Belize

5 nights, 6 days • January 7 - January 12, 2020
Hosted by Veronica Ethridge

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Treat yourself to daily therapeutic yoga/Pilates and island fitness adventures with this 5-night/6 day, relax and rejuvenate retreat!

You’ll experience daily “feel-good” yoga practices intended to restore your mind and body to balance, while also having fun and challenging your body and mind with daily island adventures. Together, we'll go snorkeling, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, and more! Our mission is to eat nutritious foods, explore and give our bodies exactly what they need to feel centered and balanced!

Fitness:
Each day, Veronica will lead two workouts, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon. They will be a variety of invigorating and restorative classes such as Therapeutic Hatha Flow, Classical Pilates, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga. All levels are welcome and will be accommodated and safely challenged!

Adventure:
During our retreat, there will be exciting adventures to get to know the local culture, experience unique activities and taste new flavors! Included are a local cooking class, a private snorkel tour and a beach hopping boat ride! Plus, feel free to sign up for additional activities in your free time.

Relaxation:
When you’re not participating in retreat activities, you'll be relaxing in your villa or cabana, sunbathing on a hammock, swimming in the natural saltwater pool, receiving an optional seaside massage, or enjoying many of the complimentary water toys.

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WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • 6 days / 5 nights accommodations at a private island resort

  • Over-Water Bungalow or Oceanfront Cabana accommodations (first come, first serve)

  • Therapeutic Hatha Flow & Classical Pilates classes

  • Yin and Restorative Yoga classes

  • Group snorkel trip in the Belize Barrier Reef

  • Local cooking class to create and taste healthy local cuisine

  • Exciting island hopping boat tour to different cayes

  • Three chef-prepared meals per day plus snack (dietary restrictions will be accommodated with advanced notice)

  • Local alcohol included

  • Roundtrip domestic flights between Belize City and Dangriga Airport

  • Roundtrip boat transfer between Dangriga Airport and Thatch Caye

  • Yoga equipment included Yoga Mats and Yoga Blocks

  • Exclusive use of Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Snorkel Gear, Fishing Poles and other non-motorized island toys

  • Taxes & Gratuities

  • Marine fees

    • *Please arrive to BZE no later than 3:45pm.

Add Ons:

Spa and Activity Offerings

5 Night Retreat Pricing:

Starting at $2,650 per person

Janurary 7 - Janurary 12, 2020

$500 non-refundable deposit secures your spot. (Price goes up $150 on September 1, 2019!)

Meet Coach Veronica Ethridge

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Veronica specializes in creating custom yoga and fitness programs for all body types and all ages. 
She utilizes the following modalities in her practice: therapeutic Hatha yoga, classical Pilates, traditional strength and conditioning (weight training), aerial yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP), SUP yoga, and cardiorespiratory fitness exercise (cycling, running, rowing and kickboxing). 
Veronica has a degree in Exercise and Sports Science and has been practicing yoga and meditation for 17 years. She’s taught group fitness for over a decade, and she’s been personal training for 9 years. She’s an exercise science, yoga, Pilates and self-care geek!

To learn more about Veronica, visit her on Instagram at @vethridge!

Itinerary

Tuesday, January 7:
Welcome to Belize! Guests will arrive at the Belize City airport and take a provided 15-minute domestic flight and 25-minute boat ride to the resort on our private island! We'll check in and then meet Veronica for introductions, intention setting and a welcome Yoga Nidra class at sunset to help us ease into a deep relaxation after a day of traveling. We'll get to know each other more at dinner and get a good night's sleep.

Wednesday, January 8:
Wake up to a refreshing breeze and a Hatha Yoga class with Veronica. You'll warm up with the invigorating class and then cool down with a meditation before breaking for breakfast. In the early afternoon we'll depart for a private guided snorkeling excursion as a group to explore the local marine life. We'll have lunch and free time in the afternoon before coming together once more for a Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra practice. Group dinner.

Thursday, January 9:
This morning we'll kick things off with a Classical Mat Pilates class and meditation. We'll enjoy breakfast and some free time to relax on the beach or use some of the complimentary paddle boards and kayaks. Then we'll come together for a cooking class where we'll learn about some local cuisine and then enjoy lunch. Later in the day, Veronica will lead a Yin Yoga class and then we'll enjoy dinner together.

Friday, January 10:
Today's first workout will be a Hatha Yoga Flow and meditation. Then we will have a free day to relax and enjoy the beautiful private island. It's a good time to sign up for an optional massage as well! In the early evening, we'll have a Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra session followed by dinner.

Saturday, January 11:
Our day will begin with a Classical Mat Pilates class and meditation followed by a nourishing breakfast. Then we'll go on an island hopping boating adventure! We'll travel to Tobacco Caye, South Water Caye, Twin Caye, and Bird Caye while looking for manatees and enjoying an open bar! Upon return to our hotel, we'll have an optional Yin Yoga class and final group dinner.

Sunday, January 12:
On our last morning together, we'll enjoy a farewell class (depending on the departure schedule) followed by breakfast overlooking the ocean. Then we'll have some time to pack up, walk the beach one more time, and depart for the airport with a healthy glow and a big smile!

 

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Testimonials about Coach Veronica

"I knew when a trusted friend mentioned what an amazing trainer Veronica is, I [should] call to ask her for help... I have loved physical fitness my whole life, my practices, devotion to yoga, movement etc have saved my life. Yet, I have noticed certain dysfunctional pattern’s that were hurting my body and spirit etc. Veronica helped me strengthen weak areas with ease and loving support. It was very different from my usual push through the pain, to become stronger. It has been very healing to have someone notice patterns and offer choices to become stronger in way that is sustainable and age appropriate! I love every minute with Veronica!" - Michelle G.

"I have been taking yoga classes in Austin since 1992. I have taken classes all over town and by some of the best teachers in Austin. I started taking Veronica's hot yoga class about 6 years ago. She is a great teacher. Her classes are fun and challenging. She gives excellent guidance and direction and always provides options for beginners. It's obvious that she's a yoga scholar and is always continuing to expand her yoga knowledge. I've also taken Veronica's paddle board yoga classes and am looking forward to another season this summer. They are super fun and really challenging!" 
- Dale S.