Our Friends and Guests say...

April 2019 The ashram is a very unique, eclectic, and welcoming place. The yoga they practiced was not the type of yoga I was accustomed to, but Laine did a great job at teaching. The hospitality and generosity of the hosts were unbelievable, and conversations were great. The location is about 15 minutes from the town, and the hosts are willing to help set up transportation if you wish to get back into town. The food was simply amazing; Laine really enjoys what she does, and it shows. If you are looking for a place to kick back, relax, and have an open mind to embrace the chanting, this is it. Unfortunately our stay was supposed to be 4 nights, but we cut it back to 1. The bedroom had two openings: one which had a door with a lock on it, and a large opening (that led into a common area) that was incompletely covered with a curtain. While we never felt unsafe sleeping or leaving our belongings there, it was just not in our comfort zone, and would not have booked it if we knew the reality of the situation. Using Airbnb support, the hosts understood and kindly refunded our money for the unused nights.
June 2019 Our experience with Laine and Evan was one of a kind. We learned so much from them and were treated as friends. Beautiful yoga practice and delicious vegan meals. Plus lots of silliness and great conversation. If you are looking for a total 360 degree body, mind, and spiritual retreat, this is it.
January 2019 If you're looking for a place to unplug and decompress, this is your spot. 2 very passionate hosts provide an incredible setting for yoga, meditation, swimming, and vegan eats. The ashram is definitely eccentric but in a charming way. With multiple watering holes, a water fall, and affordable transportation into San Ignacio the location alone makes this a great place to stay.
May 2019 The ashram was a beautiful experience on many levels. One of our favorite things to do was lie in their hammocks and bird watch. We saw parrots, toucanets, and countless other species all from the comfort of the hammock. Laine's food is beyond amazing. Her flavors are brilliant, and very creative. The yoga was enriching. It was mostly Kundalini practice, which is different than what some people with a Vinyasa flow background might expect. It is good to go in with openness and then you can get a lot from it. Both Evan and Laine were beautiful and generous souls. The place is a little drive into town, we recommend you find a taxi in San Ignacio and get the person's number so you have someone to count on to get into town when you want to. Otherwise it might feel isolated. We would not recommend that you stay here if you are in Belize just to be a tourist and have all your personal conveniences met. Eating vegan, not having AC, doing yoga, and living in close proximity with other people makes for a unique experience that is a departure from everyday American life. If this is what you are looking for, then this is a perfect place to stay.
March 2019 Such a great experience with AMAZING food, kombucha and atmosphere! Thanks Evan and Laine! I’ll be recommending this place to my people for sure.
November 2018 I spent a week at the ashram and had the privilege of being the only guest. Evan and Laine were very attentive and hospitable and I felt well cared for. The vegan meals and kombucha are delicious. The accommodations are simple and the location of the ashram is about a 15-20 minute cab ride from San Ignacio, but the location is beautiful and peaceful and perfect for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway.
Yoga Teacher
December 2018 Laine and Evan are wonderful hosts. Our family of four spent 4 days at the Ashram enjoying yoga, meditation, massages and vegan eats all with the relaxing, beautiful rain forest as our backdrop. The hosts were very attentive to our needs and our schedule--they even went so far as to allow us to practice yoga after a day of excursions and they woke-up extremely early one morning to feed us a hearty breakfast before we left for our day's adventure. A great family bonding experience! Thanks Laine and Evan.
Always a Peaceful pleasure each time I'm here. I will continue to come back for the Great Vibes and No Drama.

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