RaeLynn Summers & Jennifer Simpson present
Yogaway St. Lucia, 2008

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Island: St. Lucia
Date: February 2 - 10, 2008
Accommodations: Harmony Suites
What is a Yogaway?
It’s a yoga getaway. A fun, transforming and spiritual vacation that nurtures positive change in your life. A Yogaway is a week of self discovery, relaxation and fun for everyone. RaeLynn and Jennifer take 10 to 20 students to a remote, beach-side resort where for one blissful week, you’ll nourish your mind with restorative meditation techniques…you’ll nourish your body with muscle-strengthening yoga instruction (not to mention great local cuisine)… and you’ll nourish your spirit with new friends, an intoxicating tropical setting and plenty of “you” time. Past groups have truly inspired RaeLynn and Jennifer to continue to share their passion for yoga, meditation and travel.
RaeLynn and Jennifer successfully unite the art and science of yoga and meditation into creative, transforming, fun retreats, in exotic locations. This will be their fifth Yogaway.

RaeLynn is a long-time yoga student and teacher with 16 years experience. Her classes are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, the yoga master with whom she has studied. She continues to study with various other senior Iyengar instructors including Gabriel Halpern, William Prottengier, Aadil Palkhivala and Patricia Walden.

“RaeLynn lives Yoga as a lifestyle. She has demonstrated the power to transform herself but also those who come in contact with her teaching. Her style is one of quiet power and presence with a down-home sense of humor,” Gabriel Halpern, Master Yoga Instructor, Chicago.

Jennifer Simpson has been a massage therapist and student of meditation and yoga for 11 years. She combines her wisdom of the ancient and contemporary teachings to help each student find their own way in meditation. She exposes the group to various kinds of meditation techniques incorporating breathing, visualization, affirmations, poetry and restorative yoga. Focusing on the health and balance of the body, mind and spirit Jennifer brings an energy to the group that is contagious.
Adventures & Activities:
Each morning of the Yogaway will begin with a two hour yoga class with meditation. As the day winds down there will be a sunset meditation on the beach. RaeLynn and Jennifer customize each class to match your needs and experience level.

A delicious, healthful brunch buffet at Harmony Suites restaurant, The Edge, will follow the morning class. It is known as one of the best fine dining restaurants on the island and the chef has created a special menu specifically for yoga retreat participants!

The included welcome and farewell dinners will provide a wonderful group opportunity to experience Chef Bobo’s unique Eurobbean fusion cuisine at this stunning, waterfront setting. He has earned fame in the whole of the Caribbean for his cooking style, flavors, presentation and attention to detail.

The following excursions will give us a taste us of what the island has to offer. In addition to these activities you can do as much or as little as you choose with plenty of time to relax, enjoy and just be!
Pigeon Island
An afternoon will be spent exploring this 40-acre islet connected by a causeway to St. Lucia's west coast. It is a beautiful nature park which reflects a thousand years of history. There are marked trails leading to breathtaking view points and a number of historical sites, including the remains of an 18th-century British fort. The island also has a secluded beach where we will hold our evening meditation.
Day Sail
There is no better way to experience St. Lucia’s beauty then aboard a boat! View the lush coastline and quaint fishing villages as we sail south towards the spectacular Pitons. Once in Soufriere we will disembark and visit world’s only drive-in volcano, a waterfall and tropical garden. A lunch buffet featuring local cuisine will be served before we get back onboard to make our way to a beautiful cove where we can swim in the calm Caribbean sea before returning to the north of the island.
Rainforest Nature Hike
Visit a world where lushness is overpowering, where elusive parrots squawk overhead, orchids scent the air, hummingbird buzz near brilliant heliconia and climbing palms encircle tall trees. We will visit the Barre de L’isle Forest Reserve, a ridge that divides the eastern and western halves of St Lucia. It takes approximately one hour to walk this one-mile trail featuring panoramic views of the mountain rainforest, surrounding villages, the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic coast.
*Note: A full range of additional “a la carte” adventures such as scuba diving, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, wind surfing, kite boarding, rainforest canopy tours and massages can be arranged upon arrival.
Price: $1575/person double occ., $1995/person single occ.
Price includes airport transfers on the retreat start and end dates, 8 nights’ accommodations in a classic suite, daily coffee, tea, juice and fruit prior to the AM yoga class, daily brunch following the AM yoga class, a three course welcome dinner on the evening of arrival and a farewell dinner on the evening of departure, the island excursions listed above, use of yoga props i.e. mats, straps, blankets and blocks, service charges and taxes.
Room Upgrades Available:
Premium Suite 520 sq ft, w/kitchenette - $230 total per room
Luxury Waterfront Suite 700 sq ft, private 10ft patio/balcony, indoor double Jacuzzi, superior view directly at the waters edge - $430 total per room. To upgrade please call 212.731.2478

*Note: There are two airports on the island. Airport code UVF, the international airport in the south, is about a 1 1/2 hour drive from Harmony Suites. The smaller airport, code SLU, is only about 15 minutes away. Although transfers from either airport are included, you may want to consider total travel time and convenience when booking your flight

Additional activities, alcoholic beverages and an island departure tax of $27 not included. Tips for taxis, tour guides, maid service etc. are at your discretion.

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.

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