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Barbados

Conscious Energy and Renewed Spirit Yoga Retreat

A yogic discovery of the East coast and beyond, experiencing the essence of Barbados from a local view. You'll combine an extensive range of authentic activities and fill your days in the right way - starting early with alfresco yoga and then onto gardens, beaches and gullies. You'll find peace, meet new and inspiring people and restore yourself.
From: £1390
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Key Activities Include:
  • Daily yoga and meditation

  • A tailored spa

  • Two thai chi classes

  • West Indian herb workshop

  • Going green clean up project

Barbados has a fascinating history evident in many plantation houses and living reenactments. It is a stunning coral island with a large population of well educated and friendly people.
Gina Howlett June 6, 2016
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Where we will take you

Route Map

Airport
Landmarks Visited On This Trip
Brief Itinerary
  • Cultural show, welcome briefing, orientation of the island, yoga history video and live guitar session.
  • Meditation and yoga, acupuncture talk, thai chi class, country walk, alfresco yoga, rum shop stop, yoga video.
  • Meditation and yoga, beach clean up or plant a tree projects, nature walk, drum yoga, grill on the beach and optional beach party.
  • Meditation and yoga, detoxing workshop, paddle boarding, local evening fish fry on the beach.
  • Meditation and yoga, visit a rum factory, souvenir shopping in Speightstown and relaxing evening.
  • Meditation and yoga, vegetarian eating workshop, thai chi class, walking cave tour, spa evening.
  • Meditation and yoga, highland adventure with Soca yoga. Optiobal trips can be done today. Prepare for departure.
Taste Of The Island

Some local specialities are:

1. Flying fish cutters are becoming rarer and rarer as the years go on as they are a national favourite and therefore, like cod, are over fished. A meaty, battered fish which is split in half and presents (as with many things) with salad, pie or potatoes.
2. ‘Pie’ is basically macoroni pie
3. Coconut shrimp
4. Salt fish cakes
5. West Indian Rotis
6. Jamaican Patties – light and fluffy, small cornish pastie snacks found on the edge of the road

Oistens Friday Night Fish Fry
Is an utter unorganised chaos giving you a taste of not only the fabulously fresh fried fish with salad and potatoes but also the unique way the islanders, like the Fijians, and other Carabineers just let go. No frowning, no negative comments just patience and smiling, that’s all you need. A beer or rum while ‘you people’ watch or indulge in some dancing will help you submerge yourself in this one-off experience.

Prices And Availability
  • Start Date
    Price
    Availability
  • 27/01/2018
    £1390
    Available
  • 26/02/2018
    £1390
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  • 09/04/2018
    £1390
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Included/Excluded
Included:
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals throughout the week
  • Daily meditation and yoga
  • Drum yoga session
  • Thai Chi class
  • Adventure Island Safari
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Tailored spa
  • Pottery and walking tour
  • An eco tour in a cave
  • Local garden and gully walking
  • West Indian herb workshop
  • Acupuncture workshop
  • Detox and juicing workshop
  • Vegetarian workshop
  • Going green clean up project
  • One alfresco 'yoga in the country' session
  • Local fish fry dinner and dance
  • Tour of a local rum factory
Excluded:
  • Personal travel insurance
  • International flights
  • All optional activities
  • Aditional yoga supports – blocks, belts and bulsters
  • Snacks
Accommodation Details

We will choose one of a small collection of eco lodges depending on the size of the group. All are hand picked and chosen because of their green practices, location and comfort levels. Please enquiry if you’d like photos or more information on the accommodation chose for your trip. If you are organising a group you can choose from our collection.

Activities
  • Daily meditation and yoga
  • Drum yoga session
  • Beach clean project. We will choose a beach to clean for a few hours. A good chance to give aback a little on your trip
  • A Thai Chi class
  • Adventure Island Safari
  • A stand up paddle boarding session
  • Tailored spa where you get to choose from a selection of treatments
  • Pottery and walking tour
  • An eco tour in a cave
  • Local garden and gully walking in a film set garden
  • West Indian herb workshop with a local expert
  • Acupuncture workshop with a local expert
  • Detox and juicing workshop
  • Vegetarian workshop
  • One alfresco 'yoga in the country' session
  • Local fish fry dinner and dance
  • Tour of a local rum factory
Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive from 7.30am, where you will be picked up from the airport and taken to your accommodation. Welcome to Barbados briefing followed by a mini cultural show ‘Limbo and Stick Licking’. Lunch and relaxation. Workshop 1: Discussion and exploration of the benefits and use of West Indian herbs in our diet as fortifying and healing agents. Herbs are also on sale. Afternoon yoga to unwind and relax after your flight. Orientation to the island and the retreat. Evening video on yoga through the years. Evening meal. Welcome solo artist on guitar and optional sing-a-long.

 

Day 2

Daily morning routine of meditation at 6am, sunrise yoga at 6.30am and breakfast between 7.30 – 9am. Morning workshop 2: Acupuncture explained and the uses and benefits. Late morning Tai Chi before lunch. Packed lunch on the beach. Afternoon wildcrafted adventure tour to Little Bay, Chalky Mount, Codrington College for a yoga session. Pass by a traditional rum shop for a local beverage and learn the purpose of rum shops in ‘Ole time Barbados’. Evening meal. Evening video ‘AWAKE – Journey of Yagananda’.

 

Day 3

Morning yoga and meditation at a secret garden. Breakfast on-the-go. Early morning trip to an East coast beach for our ‘Going Green’ clean up project or ‘Plant a Tree Project’. Lunch on the beach. Nature walk the head back to your guest house. Try your hand at drum yoga. Early evening rest and light snacks before optional Harbour Lights or grilling on the beach.

 

Day 4

Daily morning routine of meditation at 6am, sunrise yoga at 6.30am and breakfast between 7.30- 9am. Morning workshop 3: detoxing /juicing / live foods – easy salad preparation. Lunch. Afternoon trip to the beach for paddle board yoga. Evening trip to Martins Bay for Fish Fry then enjoy an evening mingling with the locals – fun, entertaining and educational.

 

Day 5

Daily morning routine of meditation at 6am, sunrise yoga at 6.30am and breakfast between 7.30- 9am. The morning trip takes you to a rum factory. You will then visit Sunset Crest to have lunch and go souvenir shopping. Afternoon trip to Speighstown – History of a fishing village followed by free time. Evening meal. A relaxing evening to yourself.

 

Day 6

Daily morning routine of meditation at 6am, sunrise yoga at 6.30am and breakfast between 7.30- 9am. The morning workshop 4 is: Benefits of a meat-free diet and how to prepare tasty meals for vegetarians followed by lunch. Thai Chi lesson. The afternoon takes you to a cave eco tour and today you’ll have a packed lunch. The evening is spent indulging in a personally tailored Spa (organize massages, facial, manicures, pedicures etc. Evening meeting re: departure arrangements. Set plans for shuttle arrangements to airport. Social gathering and farewell party.

 

Day 7 (departure day)

Daily morning routine of meditation at 6am, sunrise yoga at 6.30am and breakfast between 7.30- 9am. Highland adventure with Soca yoga. Light snacks available all day. Organisation of additional tours and activities for those staying on after the retreat. Various departure times all day.

Helpful Information

Western and local dishes using seasonal ingredients. Meals will be vegetarian unless requested otherwise and we will use as many organic ingredients as possible. All will be locally sourced.

Taxis are more expensive than you would imagine.

Water is good to drink unlike other Caribbean destinations.

Please let us know if you would like to upgrade to a private room and we will advise on the price change.

Details of your resort/lodge names and full itinerary will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed with 20% deposit.

As usual, look out for yourself at night.

We advise arriving the day before to acclimatize before the trip starts.

Please bring your own reusable water bottle or purification tablets if you don’t want to drink boiled water.

All levels welcome to join this dynamic week of activities focussing on your yoga practice. We offer variations for less experienced students. It suits eco-conscious travelling yogis who are interested in practicing their yoga, learning about local flora and fauna and culture as well as meeting local islanders and other like-minded people. The experience is designed for yogis who are interested in authentic Barbados.