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Jim Bennitt's Aruba Yoga Retreat
Island: Aruba
Dates: March 17-24, 2012
Accommodations: Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
Retreat Details:

This unique retreat with Jim will focus on deepening your understanding of yoga, tantra and Ayurveda.  We will begin this sacred gathering with a brief discussion and lecture on the four desires according to tantra that help us to lead a more fulfilling life in the material world as well as the spiritual.  Next we will form a sankalpa or resolution to help us identify and fulfill our deepest driving desire.  

Throughout the week we will practice yoga twice a day.  The morning session will be a vigorous class to help us wake, detox and prepare for the day. The afternoon will be on the more subtle side focusing on breathwork, meditation and specific practices to help us toward achieving our sankalpa.

A light breakfast will be available daily before the morning yoga session featuring fresh fruits, yogurts, breads, juices, coffee and tea. Following the moring yoga session a substantial, healthy brunch will be served. The Welcome and a Farewell dinners (both three course and including a glass of wine) will give us the opportunity to dine as a group while the other nights you can choose to eat at one of the two restaurants at Manchebo or venture out and try one of the other fabulous restaurants Aruba has to offer!

The concierge staff will be happy to assist you in planning other activities for you during your stay such as island touring, shopping, scuba diving, sailing, playing golf, snorkeling or enjoying rejuvenating spa treatments at the exotic outdoor Caribbean-Balinese spa facility.

This will truly be a life-changing retreat.  Expect to leave more relaxed, invigorated and with more mental clarity on how to live your life to the fullest.

Yoga Instructor: Jim Bennitt

Jim began his studies in Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda in 1997. He was experiencing hip pain and decided to see a friend who was a physical therapist. The therapist told him that tight hamstrings were the cause of his hip pain and Jim decided to take an introductory yoga course. Not only did this solve the hamstring trouble but he learned that Yoga was concerned with much more than the physical.

For the next three years, Jim bounced around from one yoga studio to the next, until he met Paul Weitz, a teacher at Moksha Yoga Center in Chicago. Two classes a week turned into five classes a week as well as weekend workshops with top teachers from across the U.S. who stopped in at Moksha.

Jim then completed Moksha's teacher training with Daren Friesen, traveled to Ukraine for a two-month intensive training with master teacher Andrey Lappa and assisted Gabriel Halpern in his therapeutic classes at The Yoga Circle.

In 2002, Jim met his teacher, Rod Stryker. Rod was in Chicago to conduct a 21-day intensive training. Rod's teaching included everything Jim feels Yoga to be: asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, kriya, mantra, meditation and elements of Ayurveda. He attended the morning practices and met with Rod one-on-one.

Since then, he completed and now assists in several teacher trainings in Rod's Para Yoga lineage. Jim is also a popular presenter at conferences, workshops and retreats in the U.S. and abroad.


Package Price:

Deluxe Sanctuary Room
Deluxe Ocean View Room

Single - $3100
Double - $1840
Triple $1435
Quad - $1230

Single - $3530
Double - $2055
Triple $1575
Quad - $1335
**Rooms come with either one king or two full size beds. One additional cot can be placed for triple occupancy however quad occupancy requires two people per bed**
Package Inclusions:
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 7 nights accommodations in a Deluxe room with private balcony or patio
  • Daily light breakfast before morning yoga
  • Daily substantial brunch following morning yoga
  • Three course welcome and farewell dinners including one glass of wine per person
  • Two yoga classes per day, props provided
  • Taxes and service charge
Package Exclusions:
  • Airfare and travel to Aruba
  • Gratuities including meal service, tips for taxis, tour guides, maid service etc. are at your discretion
  • Personal expenses including souvenirs, massages, incidentals, extra excursions, alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Travel Insurance - There are no refunds or exchanges at any time for any reason. We recommend that you verify your health insurance coverage and purchase travel insurance
Registration Instructions:
To register, please click below to submit the registration form. Since we are within 45 days of departure full payment is required to confirm your reservation. This can be paid by credit card: submitted by email at or by phone 1-888-673-8036.

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