Stonefield Estate, St. Lucia Plunge pool at the Stonefield Estate, St. Lucia Stonefield Estate, St. Lucia
Joanne and Drew of Yoga Life
View from a plunge pool to the Pitons, St. Lucia
Stonefield Estate, St. Lucia
Stonefield Estate, St. Lucia
View from cottage at the Stonefield Estate, St. Lucia
Lunch at the Mango Tree Restaurant, Stonefield Estate St. Lucia
Jalousie Beach, St. Lucia

Yoga
Life's Caribbean Retreat!
 
Island: St. Lucia
 
Date: January 17-21, 2010
 
Accommodations: Stonefield Estate Villa Resort & Spa
 
Retreat Details:

Explore new territories on your inner journey by joining us on an outer one this Yoga Life Caribbean Retreat! Joanne and Drew of Yoga Life will alternate teaching classes in the morning and afternoon each day. 


Fresh tropical fruits, coffee and tea will be served prior to the morning yoga class and a delicious, healthful brunch buffet at Stonefield Estate's restaurant, The Mango Tree, will follow the morning class. The welcome and farewell dinners will also be served here while the other two will give us the opportunity to experience local cuisine at two other restaurants in the area.
 
Fill up the rest of your time with exploring the nearby town of Soufriere (a complimentary daily shuttle is available) where you can visit the botanical gardens and hot springs. Choose to relax at one of the two near by beaches (Both are less than 10 minutes away ~ one by foot and the other is accessible by a complimentary daily shuttle). Soak in your private plunge pool or swim in the main pool. Snorkel, scuba dive, hike, mountain bike, try ocean kayaking, enjoy a spa treatment or just be! Our retreat coordinator will be available to make arrange for massage and spa services as well as the additional Adventures and Activities.
 
Yoga Instructors: Joanne & Drew

Joanne discovered yoga shortly after graduating from NYU in 1991 while contending with a major knee injury from dance. Yoga enabled her to heal, build strength and realign her body. She immediately fell in love with how the movement of asana flowed into the breath, which became her music. Joanne completed her teacher training with Yoga Zone in NYC (now Ishta Yoga) in 1999 and is 500-hour certified through Yoga Alliance. She continues to deepen her knowledge through class, workshops and conferences. In 2004 she completed a four month advanced teacher training with Shiva Rea whom she found truly inspiring!

In 2001, Drew and Joanne welcomed a daughter, Caitlin, into the world and motherhood has proved to be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of her life. In 2006 they welcomed a second daughter, Ella. Joanne notes that it is no exaggeration that our children are our best teachers. Motherhood has taught her the true meaning of karma yoga (selfless service) and prem (unconditional love) and enabled her to further integrate her yoga practice with her "life practice," creating a true union of the two.

For Joanne, teaching is an opportunity to share what life and yoga have provided her. With each class, she hopes to provide an organic, spontaneous environment that is nurturing and at the same time challenging- just like life. She finds observing students unfold, both physically and spiritually, breathtaking!

Drew's first exposure to yoga came in 1996. He and Joanne had been trying to figure out an exercise program they could participate in together. After groaning, tugging and grimacing his way through the first class, he would never have imagined the profound and incredible influence yoga would have on his life. In time, once a week became four times a week and more importantly, striving opened up to surrender.

When Drew picked up a copy of Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi a whole other side of yoga opened up. He began to practice yoga with his heart, along with my mind and body. Drew completed teacher training at NYC's Yoga Zone (now Ishta Yoga) in 1999, receiving his 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification.

Drew notes that everyone brings his or her own goals, intentions and even baggage to the yoga mat. It is his sincerest hope that with a whole lot of energy, creativity, inspiration and a bit of humor, we can all lighten the load - become less attached to our goals and more aware of the process, not just in class, but off the mat, where the real yoga begins. He is thankful for his wonderful wife and kids-- Joanne, Caitlin and Ella- family and friends near and dear, new and old. For such abundance, he is truly grateful.

 

Package Price:
1 bedroom Garden View w/pool or Ocean View w/out pool:
$1425 per person, couple occupancy (2 people, 1 bed)
$1775 per person, single occupancy (1 person, 1 bed)
1 bedroom Ocean View with pool:

$1525 per person, couple/double occ. (2 people, 1 or 2 beds)
$1975 per person, single occupancy (1 person, 1 bed)

NO LONGER AVAILABLE
2 and 3 bedroom Ocean View with pool:

$1275 per person, triple occupancy (3 people, 3 beds)
$1425 per person, couple/double occupancy (2 people, 1 or 2 bed)
$1625 per person, single occupancy (1 person, with a private en-suite in a 2 or 3 bedroom villa)

Do note: You can sign up as an individual for any of the room categories listed and we will do our best to match roommate(s) however, in the case that this is not possible you will be upgraded to the next available option and charged accordingly .
 
Package Inclusions:
  • Round trip airport transfers on the retreat start and end dates
  • 4 nights' accommodations as outlined above
  • Daily coffee, tea, fruit, juice and toast prior to morning yoga and brunch following morning yoga
  • Welcome and farewell dinners at The Mango Tree restaurant The other two dinners at near by restaurants including transportation
  • Twice daily yoga ~ props provided
  • Daily beach shuttle and Soufriere town shuttle
  • Taxes and service charges
Package Exclusions:
  • Airfare and travel to St. Lucia
  • 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

*Note: There are two airports on the island. Airport code UVF, the international airport in the south, and the smaller airport in the north, code SLU. They are both about an hour away from Stonefield however the drive from SLU is on smaller, windier roads.

 
Registration Instructions:
Please click the buttons below to submit a registration form and $500 deposit to reserve your place. Full payment is due 45 days prior to departure.
 


 
Pay Balance: 1 bdrm Garden View w/pool or Ocean View w/out pool
 
Pay Balance: 1 bedroom Ocean View with pool
 
Pay Balance: 2-3 bedroom Ocean View with pool
 

 
 
 
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