It's official, we're going to ARUBA!
Retreat to Paradise - An Island Stand Up Paddlboard + Yoga Adventure!
March 17th - 23rd, 2018
Aruba's calling! Please join us next spring for an amazing Stand Up Paddleboard and Yoga retreat to beautiful and warm Aruba. I promise it'll be the island adventure of a lifetime.
We'll provide you with endless beaches, daily yoga, guided meditations, SUP adventures, SUP Yoga and plenty of free time to relax on the beach or at our private lodging, and explore the island and eat lots of mangos.
Over the course of 6 luxurious nights/7 days we'll practice daily yoga and meditation, paddle Aruba's crystal clear turquoise waters, snorkel, explore as many beaches as possible, adventure, soak up the sunshine and beauty of the Caribbean, and revel in those nourishing island vibes!
We'll provide 2 healthy and delicious meals for you daily, so all you have to do is relax, get centered and focus on your health, body, mind and growing that smile.
NOTE: Please email any questions to Mary Susan at email@example.com
6 nights/7 days Luxurious Private Accommodations
2 Meals Per Day (Breakfast + Dinner)
Daily Yoga (some days will have 2 practices)
Daily Guided Meditation
A Sunset Sail
A Snorkeling Adventure
All Transportation During Retreat (Including transport to airport at end of retreat for departures -- excluding transport to retreat center for arrivals--cabs are seamless at airport upon arrivals)
Stand Up Paddle Tour/s
SUP/SUP Yoga Workshops
Beach Tour (We'll check out as many beaches on the island as we can fit in--there are so many!)
Space to Explore
Use of Props and On Site Amenities Throughout Retreat
Sunsets on the Beach
***Bringing a friend or own your SUP board? Please see discount codes below to save some $$$ on retreat tuition!
Please fly into the Queen Beatrix International Airport. If you would like help researching flights, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mary Susan for assistance.
ARRIVALS + DEPARTURES:
The retreat will begin with arrivals between noon and 4pm on Saturday the 17th, If you plan on arriving earlier or later, please let Mary Susan know. The retreat will end at 12pm on Friday the 23rd.
--Coming with a friend? You can each use the code BYOF (Bring your own friend) to save $100 on retreat tuition!
--Bringing your own inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard? You can use the code BYOB (Bring your own board) to save $100 on retreat tuition!
--Stay tuned for further retreat specials around this holiday season or ask Mary what specials are currently running, if any.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Mary Susan Stults
Southern Utah native Mary Susan Stults has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years, since she was a young teen, surfing for 18 years, and paddling for over 8 years now. Born in Fort Payne, Alabama, Mary Susan was raised in Cedar City, a town in southwest Utah about an hour from Zion National Park. Mary Susan, an avid nature lover, grew up exploring the many hiking trails, rivers, rocks, mountains, canyons, and the endless outdoor beauty of Utah and Colorado with her friends and family. Despite growing up landlocked Mary grew up a deep love and appreciation for the ocean and water and that passion has only grown with each passing year.
After moving to Boulder, Colorado in 2001 to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, she has made Colorado her home for nearly 15 years. As an outdoor-enthusiast-at-heart, you can often find this nature lover hiking or biking on a trail, paddling, surfing, practicing yoga on the water, camping in the mountains or desert, or exploring her yoga practice outdoors! Mary Susan loves to share her passion for the outdoors and adventure with those around her, which has led her to plan and lead yoga retreats and adventure yoga retreats in Colorado and abroad.
An absolute people person, Mary has taught Yoga for adults, all-ages, family, adaptive, tweens, teens, kids, and tots for over 7 years, and is a certified 1000+HR RYT Yoga & Meditation teacher, a WPA/Paddle Into Fitness Certified Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP Yoga teacher, certified Kids Yoga teacher, certified Adaptive Yoga teacher, and is known by all for her enthusiasm and positive outlook. Many describe her energy as contagious, finding her nurturing and patient style of teaching to be welcoming and supportive. She infuses her Yoga, SUP, and SUP Yoga classes, workshops, and retreats with her grounded yet light-hearted nature. For Mary, being a student of the practice of yoga is as important as being a teacher. When she is not working and teaching herself you can often find her in a teacher training or yoga intensive with her forever teacher, Maty Ezraty with whom she has completed over 700 + hours of formal training. She hopes to help others delve into what it means to live well physically, mentally, and spiritually, by exploring and developing their own yoga practice, and translating the joy, strength, confidence, mindfulness, balance, and grace that we find on the mat, into our lives off the mat!
Mary Susan teaches Yoga, SUP, SUP Yoga, and Meditation for Amana Yoga Studio in Boulder, The Sol Shine in Denver, Altitude Paddleboards in Denver, Rocky Mountain Paddleboard, Urban Peak Shelter in Denver, and for her companies, Float & Flow Yoga & SUP, and Adventure Yoga For Kids throughout Denver, Boulder, and beyond. Mary Susan leads adventure Yoga-SUP-Surfing retreats in Colorado, Mexico, Costa Rica, Aruba, Nicaragua, Spain, Utah, California, and will be adding retreats in El Salvador, Hawaii, Thailand, Bali, Brazil, Belize, Sweden, Portugal, Greece, France, Italy, Australia, and beyond over the years to come. She also offers Yoga, Meditation, SUP, and SUP Yoga privates, small-group classes, corporate yoga classes, workshops, trainings, and events nationally and internationally.
She wholeheartedly believes that Yoga, Meditation, and Stand Up Paddleboarding are for everybody, and is passionate about sharing these gifts, as well as her love of nature, adventure, and the outdoors with all ages.
Upon arrival in Aruba, we will slow down to take the afternoon to relax, settle in, and rest for a wonderful week ahead on the mat and on the water!
Once everyone is checked in, refreshed, and well-rested, we'll enjoy a short but sweet optional yoga practice to stretch and restore after the day's travel.
From there we will dive in with an initial welcome circle, retreat introductions including the gifted retreat bags, go over the plan for the week (which may shift a tad bit here and there dependent upon water and weather conditions), and enjoy our beautiful, luxurious private accommodations.
After welcome circle and introductions we'll head out for a lovely sunset walk along the beach, before our first dinner together on the island.
After dinner, we'll return back to our tropical home to get a good night's rest before our first full day of yoga and adventure in paradise!