Kundalini Yoga Retreat
Just when I thought my yoga practice couldn’t get any more psychedelic…
Ten years of Vigorous Vinyassa Flow gave me a strong foundation which really carried me along very quickly to a deep and profound experience of Kundalini Yoga. The practice is challenging but fun, and sometimes it is impossible to keep from laughing as we attempt to do our best in the kriya. I often find the Kundalini Yoga to be extremely unusual, and as the Vinyassa Flow is a repetition of the same poses every class, I was very refreshed by the variety of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bajan. The kriyas are thematic for various physical systems of the body, while at the same time are portals to specific states of mind which in turn access certain types of energy, bringing these energies into the flow of not only the practice at hand, but the flow of daily life.
Kundalini Yoga opens new territory in familiar practices. The same postures that I have been practising for many years are taking me to new places. Vinyassa Flow and Kundalini Yoga are really wonderful complementary practices of the same ancient root of Hatha Yoga.
Yoga is an inner trip of union. It is up to you what you experience when traveling within. Through yoga we become explorers of ourselves, the inner cosmos, the universe that exists within each cell. We reconnect every atom of our being to conscious awareness, coming awake and alive in the truest sense.
Maximize life with living foods! This rejuvenating raw food yoga retreat includes a daily yoga class, an evening meditation, and daily selections of market fresh, inspired gourmet cuisine prepared by yours truly. Our daily Raw Menu features raw faves like Whipped Almond Cream with locally grown fruits and a tiny sprinkle of local raw cacao nibs for breakfast. Inventive salads and dehydrated finger foods, wonderful dipping sauces and colourful entrees are the essence of our basic raw menu which changes every day. You will be continually delighted by our delicious and filling dishes, prepared fresh daily especially for you!
Each participant will receive an hour of massage as part of the retreat. We are here to support you in your endeavour to maximise your life force with live foods and yoga. Find a welcoming haven where you can be accepted for who you are, and experience that revelation for yourself. A powerful integrative experience is within your reach with these tools of ancient knowledge.
Raw Food is a gentle cleanser and not unlike a fast in it’s health benefits. Five to ten days on a Raw Food diet deeply rests your digestive system. Raw Foods promote cleansing of the absorptive tissues, enhancing the ability of the body to absorb and utilize nutrients through increased enzyme action.
Mudra, Mantra and Meditation Yoga Retreat
Mudra, Mantra and Meditation! Learn the three M’s for more abundantly joyful living. Kundalini meditation practices work scientifically and specifically on various systems of the body, mind and spirit. Take the knowledge with you where ever the journey of life takes you. These meditation practices will see you through any challenge you may encounter on the way, and become a place of rejuvenation that you can return to any time. This is more than a yoga retreat, it’s learning a survival skill.
This workshop will be a vibrant experience taking you deeply into the science of self-realization. Many of these meditations have only been taught publicly in the past 50 years using the ancient art of Mudra and Mantra used by the yogis of the Himalayas. You too can learn to experience yourself as part of the infinite.
Sound Healing Retreat
This workshop is focused around sound vibration as a key to the emotions and a tool for navigating through the body. Facilitator Laine Hoogstraten will help you to release your sound for personal healing, personal information and personal transcendence of the surface issues of life. Learn to release through sound in the body. This workshop includes the opportunity to experience the didgereedoo as a healing tool for meditation and transcendent vibration, and will assist you in discovering overtones and harmonics in your own voice and body. Overtone chanting, multi-phonics, and mantra will be used in the context of the group and also in intensive one on one sessions with the facilitator, enabling you to reveal deeper states of vibration in an intimate personal experience. Laine has been working with sound in a spiritual context for over 15 years. The resonance of her voice and her person is the key to this dynamic workshop. You will not find anything like this anywhere else in Belize. It is the experience of a lifetime, and a gift you hold within for life.