Deluxe Ocean View Room, Manchebo Beach Resort, Aruba Spa at Manchebo Beach Resort, Aruba Spa at Manchebo Beach Resort, Aruba
Kristin Leal
Pool at Manchebo Beach Resort, Aruba
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Yoga at Manchebo, Aruba

Body and Bliss
Kristin Leal's Aruba Yoga Retreat
Island: Aruba
Dates: January 15-21, 2012
Accommodations: Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
Retreat Details:

In Tantra we believe that we can use the body to transcend the body. We can use the mind to help us realize what lies beyond the mind. In this expansive and liberating practice we look to not reach towards a perceived more perfected self but to realize our true nature is perfection and Bliss.

Come join us in stunningly beautiful Aruba for a week of sun, sand, and connection! Our twice daily yoga overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea will include a morning vinyasa practice that will truly be tailored and individualized to suit all levels of students. In our evening class we will share different mantras, kriya techniques, pranayama and meditation from our Tantric lineage.

A light breakfast will be available daily before the morning yoga session featuring fresh fruits, yogurts, breads, juices, coffee and tea. Following the morning 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.

Yoga Instructor: Kristin Leal

Soon after moving to New York City in 1993 to pursue her dance career Kristin's friend dragged her to her first yoga class at the old Jivamukti yoga school. While she had no idea what anyone was talking about she immediately fell in love with the poetry of meditation in movement. She studied with her first teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life, and Katchie Ananda for many years trying to discover and understand herself and this transformative practice she stumbled upon. She hungrily went to every workshop and studied with every teacher that passed through town and completed several teacher training's with Adrienne Burke (a senior Jivamukti teacher), Rodney Yee, and Betsey Downing PhD.

In 1995, she graduated from the Swedish Institute for massage therapy and became a licensed massage therapist and reiki practitioner. She has additional certifications in Thai massage, neuromuscular and myofascial release. She has been honored to lead many workshops and teacher trainings around the country and in 2005 Kristin created the Kaya Yoga 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings to share her passion for the miracle of the human body and the liberating potential of movement. She has been blessed to graduate over 100 students to date.

In 2006 her life changed yet again when she met her teacher Yogiraj Alan Finger. She is beyond thrilled to have been able to work alongside this yogi master helping him to further translate his teachings and create the Ishta Marma Point teacher training. She is a co-author of the book “The Yoga Fan” which has been reviewed as being “an indispensable guide for the serious yoga student”. Kristin is currently writing her second book on the physical and energetic bodies with her Guru Alan Finger.

Kristin's classes are a challenging mix of strong anatomical alignment and powerful vinyasa flow all while maintaining a sense of humor and a connection to the divine within. Her classes are influenced by everything from quantum physics to her new love of the trapeze but most of all the beautiful teachings of all of her teachers and students who continue to inspire her every day.


Package Price:

Deluxe Sanctuary Room
Deluxe Ocean View Room

Single - $2885
Double - $1799

Single - $3245
Double - $1979
**Rooms come with either one king or two full size beds. One additional cot can be placed for triple occupancy, please email for triple rates and availability**
Package Inclusions:
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 6 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
  • Four"Dine Around" Dinners
  • One Relaxing Massage
  • A Sailing and Snorkeling excursion
  • 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. A $500 deposit is required to confirm your reservation. This deposit can be paid by credit card: submitted by email at or by phone 1-888-673-8036. Full payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Again, this balance can be submitted by email or by phone.

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