Genie Zeiger & Jeanie Erlbaum present
Yoga and Writing: A Caribbean Retreat for Women

Space is limited to 10 participants!


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Island: St. Lucia

Date: March 1-8, 2008

Accommodations: Balenbouche Estate
Yoga: 7:30 - 8:45am daily
Jean Erlbaum has been studying yoga and meditation since 1967. She is certified as a teacher of both Integral and Atma Yoga, as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and is trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Each class will be individualized and offer gentle stretches, deep breathing and a long relaxation. Experienced yogis as well as those starting for the first time are welcome. The classes are designed to enhance your connection to your body, inviting deeper access to creativity.
Writing: 10:00am - 1:00pm daily
Genie Zeiger’s daily writing workshops are designed to create a safe and affirming place for each writer to find and nurture her own creative voice. Genie has been leading writing workshops for the past 20 years. She is the author of three books of poetry and two memoirs. Her work has been featured on NPR, in dozens of literary magazines and Genie is a regular contributor to “The Sun” magazine.
Adventures & Activities:
The natural beauty, architecture, artifacts and artwork at Balenbouche provide a truly inspirational environment. Take advantage of this retreat week to spend time with yourself. Bring a paintbrush, journal or sketch pad and find yourself - surrounded by ancient trees, exotic gardens, fascinating ruins and secluded beaches.


For those looking to explore, there is much to see and do in St. Lucia. The island offers something for everyone including scuba diving, snorkeling, wind surfing, mountain biking, hiking, beaching, kayaking, horseback riding, bird watching, history and culture tours, arts and crafts exhibits, as well as massages and spa treatments. Our retreat coordinator will be available to make recommendations and arrangements.
Price: $1245/person shared occ., $1545/person single occ.
Includes airport transfers from the international airport (code UVF*) on the retreat start and end dates, 7 nights’ accommodations, meals, yoga & writing

*Note: There are two airports on the island. Transfers from the smaller airport in the north, code SLU, are not included. You can expect to pay about $90 for the 1 ½ hour taxi ride to Balenbouche.

Alcoholic beverages, discretionary tips and an island departure tax of about $25 not included


Rooms may be available for those interested in early arrival.
Call Trish at 212.731.2478 for details.

Registration Instructions:
Please contact Genie Zeiger by email or by phone 413.625.6113 to discuss the goals and vision of the writing portion of this retreat. For questions about yoga at the retreat, please contact Jean Erlbaum by email or phone 413-773-9744.
Once your attendance has been confirmed 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.

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