LIVE LOVE YOGA

Ambergris Caye, Belize

JK
Jenny Kaufman + Jessica Sandstrom
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4 reviews
Mar 2 - 9, 2019
Group size: 15 - 40
LIVE LOVE YOGA
Ambergris Caye, Belize

Jenny Kaufman + Jessica Sandstrom
  • Email address verified
4 reviews

$1900
Mar 2 - 9, 2019
Group size: 15 - 40

About this trip

Join Jenny Kaufman and Jessica Sandstrom on their 7th winter retreat to the beachfront sanctuary Ak'bol, located on the tranquil North side of Belize’s largest island, la Isla Bonita: Ambergris Caye - just a quarter mile from the second largest Barrier Reef in the world and a bike ride away from the old fishing village of San Pedro. 


Both Jen & Jess consider themselves lifelong students of the body and are consistently seeking new ways to explore yoga in the most effective, safe and positive ways possible.  Sharing their vast experience for a week of uninterrupted exploration in the art of yoga, meditation and living there will be opportunities to explore your body and mind, the land and sea, incredible food and great company.  We welcome and honor practitioners of all levels. 

Deposit/Cancellation Policy

Please note: a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $350 is needed to secure your spot.  We can set up a payment plan for the remainder of the balance should you wish.  2/3 of final balance for the retreat will be due by December 1, 2018.  Full balance due by January 15, 2019.  After January 15, 2019 will will no longer be accepting deposits, but full payments only.

IN THE UNFORTUNATE EVENT YOU NEED TO CANCEL YOUR TRIP...

If you cancel PRIOR to December 1, 2018 - you will be refunded the cost of your trip/amount already paid (less the non-refundable $350 deposit).

If you cancel AFTER December 1, 2018 -we will only be able to issue you a refund if we sell your spot on the retreat (less the non-refundable $350 deposit).  

Our cancellation policy includes illnesses, emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.  


A travel insurance policy including trip cancellation and interruption, baggage, accident, emergency assistance and medical assistance is recommended.  It has happened on at least 4 retreats we have hosted that someone needed to cancel last minute  We strongly encourage you to protect yourself and buy travel insurance.

Getting there

 

*Please note – although it’s possible to arrange boat travel to the island we recommend taking the 15-minute flight from Belize City to Ambergris Caye.  Ak'bol will reserve ALL Tropic air tickets for group directly from Belize City International Airport to San Pedro ($157.75US round-trip, per person.)  

Ak’boL reserves the tickets so there is no waiting, and guests will pay for their tickets directly at check- in, before boarding the plane, with CC or cash.  Whether you take boat or plane please plan your travel so that you arrive at Ak’bol for the 6pm welcome dinner on Saturday night!

We recommend booking your flights to Belize well in advance so that you may enjoy the best travel time and routes.

What’s included

  • 6 days of yoga
  • lodging
  • 3 full meals daily
    *Except Wednesday evening. Opportunity to explore San Pedro for dinner. **Fish will be served daily.
  • airfare
    To and from Belize City.
  • transport to retreat
    Puddle jumper or water taxi to Akbol from Belize City airport
  • drinks/alcohol
  • gratuity
    upon check out recommended $50 gratuity will be added to your bill as "pooled" tips for staff

Available Packages

Seafront Cabana SINGLE
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Private Thatched Cabana - SEAFRONT VIEW

Private, comfortable thatch cabanas just steps from the beach feature a woven thatch ceiling, river rock floors, mosaic counter tops, queen size bed, additional loft bedroom, private front porch, hammock and private bathroom with outdoor bamboo rain shower.

$2900
Deposit: $350
Seafront Cabana DOUBLE
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Private Thatched Cabana - SEAFRONT VIEW

Private, comfortable thatch cabanas just steps from the beach feature a woven thatch ceiling, river rock floors, mosaic counter tops, queen size bed, additional loft bedroom, private front porch, hammock and private bathroom with outdoor bamboo rain shower.


**In order to receive the double room rate, there must be TWO people in this room.  Each person needs to register.  DO NOT click on this option without a roommate who will also be booking this room.  

$2500
Deposit: $350
Garden Cabana DOUBLE
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Private Thatched Cabana -GARDEN/PARTIAL SEAFRONT VIEW

Private, comfortable thatch cabanas just steps from the beach feature a woven thatch ceiling, river rock floors, mosaic counter tops, queen size bed, additional loft bedroom, private front porch, hammock and private bathroom with outdoor bamboo rain shower.


 **In order to receive the double room rate, there must be TWO people in this room.  Each person needs to register.  DO NOT click on this option without a roommate who will also be booking this room.   

$2300
Deposit: $350
Village Room - SINGLE
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This Mayan-inspired building houses several private rooms with beautiful garden views. Guests can choose between 2 twins or 1 queen bed. There are two large island-chic shared bath and shower rooms featuring hand-carved sinks, conch shell faucets, and rain showers.  There are also two community lounging areas overlooking the lagoon - great spot for sunsets and bird watching.

$1900
Village Room - DOUBLE
only 3 left

This Mayan-inspired building houses several private rooms with beautiful garden views. Guests can choose between 2 twins or 1 queen bed. There are two large island-chic shared bath and shower rooms featuring hand-carved sinks, conch shell faucets, and rain showers.  There are also two community lounging areas overlooking the lagoon - great spot for sunsets and bird watching. 


 **In order to receive the double room rate, there must be TWO people in this room.  Each person needs to register.  DO NOT click on this option without a roommate who will also be booking this room.   

$1600
$1900

Village Room - SINGLE
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JK
Jenny Kaufman + Jessica Sandstrom
4 reviews
Jenny & Jess, both 500 hr. ERYT certified yoga teachers, will bring their vast experience in yoga and leading retreats for a week of uninterrupted exploration in the art of yoga and living. Both Jen & Jess consider themselves lifelong students of the body and are consistently seeking new ways to explore yoga in the most effective, safe, and positive ways possible. They are adept at teaching vinyasa, therapeutic and restorative yoga and will use asana as well of functional movement to encourage greater connection with the ourselves and our potential. Our retreats ensure 4 eyes and 4 hands in the space every time we unroll the mats. An unforgettable yoga vacation with everyday options for vinyasa flow, restorative practices, meditation and workshop/discussion on how this practice can penetrate and realistically support our lives. Opportunities to explore the land and sea, incredible food, and great company. We welcome any level student of yoga.

Reviews

What a fantastic experience. The setting was great, with our group as the sole occupants of the resort (Prana del Mar). The resort staff were all awesome, friendly and helpful. Physically, the facility was very clean and well maintained. You are steps from the beach, and we were lucky enough to get endless whale shows all week right off shore. Town is a van ride away, but I was plenty happy staying on the property for the majority of the week. The food is mostly vegetarian with some seafood, which is not how I typically eat, but I really enjoyed it and hope to incorporate more of that type of food now that I am back home. As for the yoga, note that I am a 50+ guy, not very experienced, but Jen and Jess were able to teach the classes to meet the varying ability, including for me and for the students who were also certified yoga instructors. I am much more comfortable with the yoga than I was a week ago, and intend to up my practice now that I am home. The other participants were also very welcoming and supportive of a less experienced person like me. I can't say enough good things about the experience.
By Matt Berns for LIVE LOVE YOGA on Mar 02, 2020
Matt! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! What a week huh? I am still having trouble with re-entry. Thanks for trusting and coming along. We appreciate the energy you bring (as well as the guitar) and cannot wait to see you in class! Best. JK
JK
This trip with Jenny and Jess could not have been better. So much thought and hard work was put into every aspect. The accommodations and staff could not have been nicer, the location was stunning with a good mix of relaxation and optional activities, the meals were delicious and the yoga was well designed to be perfect in every way. I highly recommend this trip as well as anything that Jess and Jenny plan.
By Elizabeth Hennion for LIVE LOVE YOGA on Mar 02, 2020
Oooo thanks for doing this. Helpful beyond measure! You guys were awesome to have along. What a special thing for you and your daughter to share! See you soon for hugs! jk
JK
Loved this trip! Excellent classes with Jen and Jess! Great food! Outstanding accommodations! Wish the retreat would have gone on forever!
By christina bueno for LIVE LOVE YOGA on Mar 02, 2020
Me too! Re-entry is hard. Thank you for writing a review and for trusting to come along. Amazing time. JK
JK
BS
Jenny and Jessica are fabulous yoga teachers and great trip planners! I have now been on four retreats with these two lovely women and they just keep getting better. This time, I brought my boyfriend along. He was new to yoga and ended up falling in love with the practice. He felt very comfortable with Jenny and Jessica, along with all of the retreat participants. I would definitely recommend this retreat for couples. We had a great time and will be attending more events in the future!
By Barb Sheridan for LIVE LOVE YOGA on Mar 12, 2019