Belize Yoga Adventure Retreat with Jess Trudeau & Callie Feakin

Orchid Bay, Corozal, Belize

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Feb 9 - 15, 2019
Group size: 10 - 30
Belize Yoga Adventure Retreat with Jess Trudeau & Callie Feakin
Orchid Bay, Corozal, Belize

Jessica Trudeau
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$NaN
Feb 9 - 15, 2019
Group size: 10 - 30

About this trip

Jess Trudeau & Callie Feakin have joined together to bring you one unforgettable yoga retreat in beautiful Northern Belize. Whether you're a lifelong yogi or a curious newbie this getaway will refresh your spirit and rejuvenate your soul.

During this 7 day retreat you'll enjoy two daily yoga classes on a dazzling pier above the ever changing turquoise waters of Corozal Bay. Spend your free time kayaking, paddle boarding and exploring miles of soft sandy beaches or the lush jungle. You'll also have the opportunity to adventure to either the world renowned Lamanai Ruins or snorkel the most isolated and pristine section of the Belize Barrier Reef during an all inclusive adventure excursion!


Leave your daily winter routine behind and join us for a week of sun, fun and relaxation!



About Orchid Bay

Located in Northern Belize, Orchid Bay is perched at the edge of a marine biosphere featuring powdery soft sands, and serene waters with mesmerizing and ever-changing shades of blue. The property features 200 varieties of wild orchids and an extensive variety of birds. Just off it's shores you can experience the most isolated and pristine section of the Belize Barrier Reef.  Orchid Bay is also the gateway to the world-renowned Lamanai Maya ruins. With seven miles of coastline and untouched wonders everywhere you look, Orchid Bay is like no other.

  • Orchid Bay is located on the Bay of Chetumal, a sheltered inlet of the Caribbean Sea. The water in the bay is always warm, inviting and beautifully colored. Enjoy the view, breeze, and a number of water activities anytime of the year including complementary stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling.
  • Designed with walking in mind, all of the accommodations are walking distance from the beach, pool, and restaurant. Preserved nature paths at Orchid Bay allow you to connect with the exotic environment without venturing into the jungle. See hundreds of bird species and stunning orchids in every color. It's beach bungalows are all a stones throw from the sea where you can be lulled to sleep by it's gentle hum.
  • Orchid Bay cultivates a respect for the natural environment, resulting in a welcoming atmosphere that is beautiful and easy to navigate. It is truly nature’s playground. It's conservation plans set aside 40% green space to ensure this piece of paradise is protected. Cabanas are carefully designed to save trees and foster the natural landscape. 
  • There are seven miles of coastline at Orchid Bay with three main beaches – Orchid Bay Beach, Pescadores Beach, and Maya Beach. Stargaze or enjoy sunrise and sunset views that are unlike any other in the Caribbean.
  • Orchid Bay has first-world infrastructure including underground electric power, reverse osmosis drinking water supplied to every cabana from it's very own water tower, and a US approved wastewater treatment plant.

Your yoga retreat at Orchid Bay includes exclusive access to our many amenities including two world class tours; either a Mayan ruin excursion or snorkeling the Barrier Reef. Unwind by the infinity pool, explore preserved nature paths, or kayak and paddle board in serene waters. Callie & Jess are dedicated to providing you with an amazing experience! 

Teacher Bios

Jess Trudeau BIO 

A nomad at heart, Jess now resides on the coast of northern California. You can find her out surfing it's wild waves, feeding chickens with her 4 year old son Kai, planting succulents, or throwing around clay in her home pottery studio. 

Her yoga classes are soaked in yoga's rich philosophy and paletted history, mindful alignment and thoughtful sequencing, and lit up by her own never ending search for play and creativity. 

She uses yoga as a gateway to better understand ourselves, accept and even celebrate our humanness, and seek out joy in the cracks where the light tries to find us. She reminds us that until we shed light into our own lives can we embody the energy to exist alongside and inspire others. 

Jess carries 900 hours of Yoga Alliance accredited advanced certifications from Yogaworks, Laughing Lotus, Heartwood Institute and Blissology. She leads adventure yoga retreats, trainings, and classes worldwide and has been teaching yoga for almost 15 years after her first class to a group of women in Mongolia while living in the Peace Corps in 2004.  www.paintedbirdyoga.com


Callie Feakin BIO

A true lover of adventure and the outdoors it’s no wonder that Callie dropped roots in Billings Montana. It is in nature that Callie feels truly alive and connected to the universe. A year-round adventurer, Callie heads to the mountains and roams the vast landscape of Montana and Yellowstone National Park every chance she can get.

Callie’s classes are best described as playful and lighthearted with a focus on mindfulness, alignment and self-exploration. Drawing inspiration from the world around her, themes of nature and the natural elements can often be found in Callie’s classes. She aspires to awaken and deepen the connection we have with ourselves as well as celebrate the joys and beauty of the universe around us.

As a 500hr Yoga Alliance certified instructor Callie enjoys teaching weekly in studio classes as well as monthly community yoga classes around the city of Billings. She has also partnered with the Montana Wilderness Association for events such as Yoga in the Backcountry. www.thesaunteringyogi.com

What's Included

 Here’s what you can enjoy during your visit:

  • 2 yoga classes daily with Jess or Callie at either Orchid Bay's Sea Pier, the indoor studio space, or the new screened in seaside deck. 
  • Adventure of your choice! Explore Mayan Ruins or Snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef! 
  • 3 gourmet meals at the on site Tradewinds Restaurant
  • Accommodation in a cabana by the sea with a kitchen, living room, & sun room. 
  • Infinity pool 
  • Beaches
    • Orchid Bay Beach
    • Pescadores Beach
    • Maya Beach
  • Free use of kayaks
  • Free use of paddle boards
  • Volleyball & bocce ball
  • Preserved nature paths
  • Blocks, straps, & blankets will be provided during your stay. 
  • Hammocks & plenty of lounge areas
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Free Wi-Fi

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE!

Snorkel & Sandbars: Experience the most isolated and pristine section of the Belize Barrier Reef.

DESCRIPTION: On this excursion, offered exclusively by Orchid Bay, you travel by high-end speed boat to the border of Mexico and Belize. You will then carefully navigate a channel built by Mayan hands en route to the most isolated and stunning portion of the Belize Barrier Reef, the third largest reef system on the planet. With calm and protected waters, this area features pure nature for miles and miles! You will discover over 500 types of fish and 100 coral species with an estimated 90% of the reef species still undiscovered. 

LENGTH:  10 am to 5 pm

INCLUDES: Belizean lunch & local rum, speed boat ride, guide, snorkel equipment, & yoga on the sandbar.


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Lamanai Ruins River Adventure: Boat adventure to the world renowned Lamanai Mayan Ruins. 

DESCRIPTION: The Lamanai Ruins feature one of the longest spans of Mayan inhabitants of over 3000 years. Lamanai, often translated as “submerged crocodile”, is a tribute to the reptiles who live along New River in Belize. Float down the river alongside exotic herons, egrets, jacanas, howler monkeys, and crocodiles as you take a magnificent journey which ends at the ruins. Soak in the rich history of Belize while experiencing sites such as the Jaguar Temple, Mask Temple, High Temple, and many other important artifacts and carvings. 

LENGTH: 7 am to 5 pm

INCLUDES: Light breakfast, ground transfer, speed boat ride, entrance fee, lunch, guide, & yoga at the ruins.

Beach Cabana Accommodation

Spacious and modern, Orchid Bay's 1,100 square foot cabanas are just steps from the ever-changing blue waters of the bay. Perfect for couples, a group of friends, or even your own private space.

Sleeping up to 4 people, all of the cabanas are fully-equipped with the comforts of home and plenty of space to spread out. The open concept living space features a comfortable living room space with flat screen TV, a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, bar seating, and beautiful Belizean wood furniture. With our variety of sleeping arrangement offerings yogis can choose from a private, double, triple, or quad option. Each cabana has a bright and airy main bedroom featuring either a King or Queen sized bed, a loft with 2 single beds or a double, and a futon in the communal area. Cabanas are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, a safe, towels and linens, cable TV and wifi, as well as housekeeping. 

Each cabana has a private, screened porch that is the perfect space for taking in the view and savoring your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine after an enjoyable yoga class.

For a 3D virtual tour visit     https://www.orchidbay.bz/beach-cabanas/   

* Same day laundry services are available upon request for a fee

Meals

As a guest of Orchid Bay retreat attendees will enjoy a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided each day. Meals will be prepared in a buffet style with portion and food options available at each meal. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free are welcome. Please let us know in advance if you have an dietary restrictions or allergies so the chef can accommodate in advance. 

Chef David Berger, a resort chef from the United States, has worked in several different high end restaurants through his career. He has a degree in Food and Beverage Hospitality from UNLV and soon after graduating college became the Executive Chef at The Rio Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. From there he moved on to work with several different resorts in Central Oregon, including the Five Pine Lodge, Black Butte Ranch, Elk Lake, and Brasada Ranch. David has a staff of Belizean workers who are very talented and work with him daily experiencing new cuisines at every step.

What to Bring

 We recommend you bring the following items with you to Orchid Bay.

  • Yoga mat (some will be available but it's nice to have your favorite!) *Blocks, straps, & blankets will be provided.
  • Lightweight clothing that might be easy to quickly wash/ hang dry (Orchid Bay has laundry on site, in the interest of conserving water a large load is $15.) 
  • 1-2 quick dry yoga towels or face towel for yoga session if you get sweaty
  • Reusable water bottle (Orchid Bay can supply a 5 gallon jug to your room for $2.50)
  • Flip flops for ease at yoga palapa & cozy/practical shoes for adventures & walking
  • Multiple swimsuits, a long sleeved rash guard if you burn easily (it takes longer for things to dry in the humidity)
  • Brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm with SPF, aloe vera for possible sunburn, bug spray
  • Camera, Charging cords for your devices, extra batteries if needed, etc
  • Waterproof cases and bags for valuables on or near the water
  • A favorite book to read in the hammock!

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your retreat for any reason, the required $500 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

Cancellations made within 90 days of retreat: Full refund (minus deposit) will be refunded. 

Cancellations made within 60 days of retreat: 50% of the total amount (minus deposit) will be refunded.

Cancellations made less than 60 days of retreat: We apologize, but absolutely no refunds can be given.

Terms & Conditions

YOGA RETREAT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Booking
(a) Your booking is not considered definite and no contract will exist until we receive a 50% deposit from you and you agree to these terms and conditions. (b) We do not share customer details with any 3rd parties.

2. Payment
(a) The price is the exact amount to be received by us in US Dollars.
(b) The full payment amount is due on or before 60 days of the retreat by logging into your

WeTravel account and paying with credit card or checking account, or cash/check in person.

3. Your Travel Arrangements
All travel arrangements are your responsibility and at your own cost. We shall not be held liable for any consequences arising from delays or cancellations in any of the companies you may have made arrangements with, or for any irregularities in your documentation required for travel. 

4. Travel Insurance
(a) Travel insurance is highly recommended. If you choose to buy insurance we require that your travel insurance covers the activities of this retreat as well as unexpected cancellation, sickness, losses and all the usual risks. You should bring the policy with you in case of an emergency.

5. Your Health
(a) It is your responsibility to let your Yoga Instructor know if you have any injuries and to be mindful at all times of your own body’s capability during the retreat. If you experience any injury or discomfort during any activity during the retreat, then you must desist immediately.
(b) It is also your responsibility to consult a doctor with an understanding of yoga to check that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to undertake yoga classes and other physical activities that you may chose to do whilst on the retreat.
(c) Please advise us of any mental or physical health conditions and dietary requirements before you book. If you have health conditions and dietary requirements that may be affected by the activities offered on our retreats we reserve the right to advise you to desist and in the interests of your wellbeing, or others, we may decline your stay at our retreats.
(d) Whilst all measures are taken to ensure a high standard of health and safety, we are situated in the countryside where the land is uneven and we shall not be responsible for any injuries caused by uneven terrain.
(e) Women who are 12 to 28 weeks pregnant should provide a letter from their health practitioner specifying that they are fit to travel and able to engage in the activities that we provide. We would prefer pregnant women to have done a little yoga before they arrive.

7. Cancellation by you
(a) You (or any member of your party) may cancel your booking at any time, providing that the cancellation is made by the person submitting the booking form and is notified to us in writing.  

If you must cancel your retreat for any reason, the required $500 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellations made within 90 days of retreat: Full refund (minus deposit) will be refunded. Cancellations made within 60 days of retreat: 50% of the total amount (minus deposit) will be refunded. Cancellations made less than 60 days of retreat: We apologize, but absolutely no refunds can be given.

(b) Bookings are for the stated period of the retreat. There are no refunds for an unused portion of the retreat. If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your Insurance Policy, you may be able to make a claim on your insurance.

8. Amendments by us
Occasionally, changes may have to be made (e.g., yoga teacher, class times or other arrangements), which we reserve the right to do at any time. If your accommodation has to be changed, we will do our utmost to provide accommodation of a similar rating. If a significant change becomes necessary, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure.

9. Cancellation by us
We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel a retreat. In particular our retreats require a minimum number of at least 75% of the participants to have booked by 30 days before the start date. If this minimum number is not reached by that date we may cancel and refund the money to you.

10. Our liability to you
(a) We accept responsibility for ensuring that the retreats are supplied as described and that the services we are contractually obliged to provide are to a reasonable standard.
(b) We do not accept any liability for cancellations, delays or changes caused by political instability, threat of political instability, terrorist actions or threats, closure of airports, civil strife, industrial action, natural disaster, technical problems to transport, staff cancellations, unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances or other events beyond our control.
(c) We are not liable for any injuries you may incur. Yoga classes are undertaken at your own risk. We are not liable for any medical or psychiatric conditions, which may develop during or subsequent to the retreat. We are not liable for loss of, or damage to, your personal property.

11. Group Bookings
Where a booking is made on behalf of several individuals the booking is conditional on the person(s) paying having authorization from all the individuals named on the booking form to enter into this contract. The terms of this contract will apply to each member of the group as though they had paid for their own retreat individually and directly to us.

12. No Liability for possessions
(a) You will be given your own personal key to your cabana. It is your responsibility to ensure that your possessions are kept safe at all times. This includes any hired equipment or transport.

13. Complaints
If you have a problem during your retreat, please inform the organizer immediately and he/she will endeavor to put things right. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the individual behavior of any group member or other guest sharing your accommodation.

14. Privacy Policy
We do not share customer details with any 3rd parties. Any personal information that you provide to us will be used only for the service you requested. This information is used only for

administration of the site system and in the compilation of statistics used by us to assess the use of the site. This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other sites.

15. Photography

I, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, hereby irrevocably authorize Jessica Trudeau and Callie Feakin to use photographs of me and or my property and authorize her and her assignees, licensees, legal representatives and transferees to use and publish (with or without my name) photographs, pictures, portraits or images in any and all forms and media and in all manners including composite images or distorted representations, and the purposes of publicity, illustration, commercial art, advertising, publishing (including publishing in electronic form on CDs or internet websites), for any product or services, or other lawful uses as may be determined by Jessica Trudeau and/or Callie Feakin. I further waive any and all rights to review or approve any uses of the images, any written copy or finished product.

I am of full legal age and have read and fully understand the terms of this release. 

What’s included

  • Meals
    Three gourmet meals daily
  • Ground Transportation
    Round Trip Transportation from Belize City International Airport to Orchid Bay Resort
  • Group Excursion
    Chose from Snorkel & Sandbars: Experience the most isolated and pristine section of the Belize Barrier Reef OR Lamanai Ruins River Adventure: Boat adventure to the world renowned Lamanai Mayan Ruins.
  • Accommodations
    7 days and 6 nights at the beautiful Orchid Bay Resort in Corozal Belize
  • Daily Yoga
    Enjoy 2 daily yoga classes led by Jess & Callie
  • Wifi
    Complimentary for your conveneince
  • Recreational Equipment
    Paddle boards and kayaks
  • Airfare
    Airfare to/from BZE not included
  • Travel Insurance
    Highly reccomended

Available Packages

Single Occupancy

PRICING: $2365  

Want your own space? This option is for you! Spacious and modern, 1,100 square foot one-bedroom thatch-roofed cabanas are just steps from the ever-changing blue waters of the bay. Enjoy such amenities as:

· King or Queen sized bed (master bedroom)

· Living Room

· Full Kitchen

· Dining Area

· Screened Porch

· Air-Conditioning

· Free Wifi

· Cable TV

· Beach Towels

· Housekeeping

$2,365
Deposit: $500
Group Travel

Travel with a group of friends? Please contact us about one of our multiple occupancy options.


Quad Occupancy: 

PRICING: $1500 per. person

This is our ultimate budget option!! Perfect for a group of friends to share. Please note one of the beds is a pull out sofa/futon in the communal living area. 

Spacious and modern, 1,100 square foot one-bedroom thatch-roofed cabanas are just steps from the ever-changing blue waters of the bay. Enjoy such amenities as:

· King or Queen sized bed (master bedroom) 2 single beds(loft area), 1 futon bed (living room)


Triple Occupancy:

 PRICING: $1650 per person

Great for a group of friends or new yoga buddies! Spacious and modern, 1,100 square foot one-bedroom thatch-roofed cabanas are just steps from the ever-changing blue waters of the bay. 

Enjoy such amenities as:

· King or Queen sized bed (master bedroom)  and two single beds (loft area)


Double Occupancy: 

PRICING: $1845 per person

Amazing option for a couple or two good yoga buddies! Spacious and modern, 1,100 square foot one-bedroom thatch-roofed cabanas are just steps from the ever-changing blue waters of the bay. 

Enjoy such amenities as:

· King or Queen sized bed (master bedroom)  and single or double bed (loft area)


All cabana options have the following amenities:

Living room, full kitchen, dining area, screened porch, air-conditioning, free wifi, cable tv, beach towels and housekeeping.

$1,845
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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival & Welcome Circle

Arrival & check in at Orchid Bay Resort.

Welcome Circle

Meet & Greet

Intention Setting

Dinner followed by beach bonfire.

Your Organizer


JT
Jessica Trudeau
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Jess celebrates letting the beauty you love be what you do. She is a traveler, adventurer, and creative soul who finds poetry in moving between a celebration of the fine arts and yoga. Her biggest spark of passion lies in teaching others and spreading the vast and complex wisdom of yoga in relatable and comprehensive ways. She enjoys guiding her students toward authentic living, awareness of the intuitive body, and a deep sense of belonging. Her classes are soaked in yoga’s rich philosophy, paletted history, and mindful alignment.

Reviews

We had a great time! Orchid Bay was beautiful. The casitas were very comfortable. The food was delicious. Ther yoga was wonderful. I would definitely do it again!
By Shasta E for Belize Yoga Adventure Retreat with Jess Trudeau & Callie Feakin on 27 Feb, 2019
I enjoyed my trip very much. Orchid Bay resort went above and beyond to accommodate dietary needs in the group and the food was delicious. Jess and Callie are great yoga instructors and I enjoyed my experience very much. Thank you to all who arranged this adventure and to all students who participated. My heart is full!
By Heather M for Belize Yoga Adventure Retreat with Jess Trudeau & Callie Feakin on 24 Feb, 2019