Rainforest Sanctuary Yoga Retreat

Golden Rock Inn, Nevis

Soul Society Yoga
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2 reviews
Jul 11 - 15, 2023
Group size: 11 - 18
Rainforest Sanctuary Yoga Retreat
Golden Rock Inn, Nevis

Soul Society Yoga
  • Email address verified
2 reviews

Jul 11 - 15, 2023
Group size: 11 - 18

About this trip

Tucked away in the lush jungle rainforest of Nevis, a volcanic island rising above the crystal blue Caribbean Sea, Golden Rock Inn is a hidden gem of low-key, low-tech tropical seclusion just a taxi ride away from island life and white sand beaches. Michelin rated 18.9 of 20, the mossy, stone sugar plantation that makes up Golden Rock sits among 100 acres of tropical gardens, hiking trails, and Caribbean views. Even in July, the air at Golden Rock caresses your skin as ocean breezes rustle the surrounding palm trees and maintain an ideal temperature. 


Join us on this escape to experience the yin and yang of luxury and simplicity, adventure and relaxation, privacy and community. We’ve meticulously designed this retreat to offer a quiet renewal with opportunities for adventure sprinkled throughout. 


Sit back and relax as 500 hr RYT, Certified Sound Healer, and Soul Society Founder Julia Collins guides you in the retreat of a lifetime. 

Refill your heart. Renew your spirit.

There is so much to do, yet every opportunity to do nothing at all. Come with friends, partners or solo. Leave with a full heart and soul, a renewed spirit, and memories of a lifetime.

Experience a Caribbean snorkel cruise where you’ll see hundreds of colorful fish, sea turtles, coral, and maybe an octopus or spiny-tailed lobster. Hike through jungle forest to a gushing waterfall where vervet monkeys swing from the trees. Enjoy a refreshing swim in Golden Rock’s spring-fed pool after morning yoga. And taste the Caribbean with Travel and Leisure-approved locally sourced fare at Golden Rock’s acclaimed alfresco restaurant, The Rock.

Our Promise

From the moment you arrive on St. Kitts, we have every detail covered. 

- Transportation to/from local St. Kitts airport

- Travel and Leisure-approved locally sourced meals 

- 5-Star, intimate accommodations at a private resort reserved entirely for our group

- Transportation to local beaches

- Meticulously chosen excursions

- Guided rainforest hike

- Private catamaran and snorkel cruise

- Plenty of time to opt in or opt out so you can relax, explore, connect with nature, or connect with friends

Engage all the senses

Golden Rock Inn, noted as one of the best boutique hotels in the Caribbean, is a colorful island hotel born from a 19th century sugar plantation perched at 1,000 feet above sea level on the unspoiled Isle of Nevis.

Dating back to the early 1800’s, Golden Rock sits on a hundred acres stretching up the verdant slopes of Nevis Peak. Eleven guest rooms offer privacy, glorious tropical gardens, and sea views toward the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Montserrat. With more than 50 species of palms, native plants and grasses, exotic flowering trees and bushes, and ancient palms and ferns dating back more than 280 years, the gardens themselves are a noteworthy destination. 

Sit on your terrace or in one of the property's many hidden nooks, and watch Antillean crested hummingbirds sip nectar from magenta-colored flowers. Spot a vervet monkey in the trees. Enjoy the constant sea breeze rustling the property's many palms. Listen to tree frogs sing you to sleep. 

Read more about Golden Rock's botanical gardens here

Why we chose Golden Rock Inn

In July 2022, Julia visited Golden Rock Inn with her family. The moment they arrived, she felt its magical energy and was overwhelmed with its beauty and peace. She immediately knew she had to bring the Soul Society Family back to experience the magic. As said in Islands, Golden Rock is "...the kind of place you start planning your return to before you’ve even left..." That's exactly what she did.

Read what others are saying about Golden Rock Inn

"...guests can be as social or as solitary as they like while taking in the low-key vibes and gorgeous views... " 

Travel + Leisure

"Go spearfishing, mountain biking, or hike up the island’s highest peak… or take it easy by the freshwater pool...while chattering green vervet monkeys look down from the surrounding mango and avocado trees"


"Designed by the architects of the famed Aman resorts, the intimate 11-room property is nestled within lush gardens and has serious art world cred"

Town and Country

"Golden Rock is a Caribbean boutique hotel for design aficionados, a precise suggestion of other worlds and possibilities"

American Way

"Here is what happens when real artists-world travellers & tastemakers in their innate way-turn a hotel into their home…and then keep it a hotel. "

Coastal Living

About Your Guide, Julia Collins

Julia brings two decades of movement practice, yogic study, and teaching to her classes. She has also traveled extensively and enjoys sharing her favorite places with others. 

Julia discovered yoga in 2002 and immediately felt at home. She continued practicing daily and when her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Julia knew that yoga could help her physically, emotionally, and spiritually through her cancer journey. She enrolled in Yoga for Integrative Therapy teacher training program. Ten years later, when her mother eventually died from cancer, yoga helped Julia through immense grief. She opened Soul Society Yoga to provide a space to nurture self care and self love, and to share the gifts of yoga. Soul Society provides opportunities for the people to care for themselves in body, mind and spirit. 

Julia's intention with Soul Society Retreats is to share some of the world's best travel destinations with a yoga mindset. Soul Society Retreats will enable you to explore, recharge, and connect with nature and yourself on a deeper level by stepping outside of your daily routine and into an experience meticulously planned with you in mind. 


  • RYT 500 Yoga Alliance
  • E-RYT  300 Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa Level II/III with Jimmy Barkan
  • E-RYT 200 with Joseph LePage (2005)
  • Yin with Cindy Lunsford
  • Certified Sound Healer
  • Pre/Post-Natal, YogaFit
  • Buti
  • In 2008, she created the yoga for cancer patients and caregivers program at Wellness House of Annapolis
  • YACEP - Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
  • B.A. Communications and French, Virginia Tech
  • Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Cancelation Policy

Cancelation Policy

50% deposit due at time of registration. Full payment due by March 1, 2023. 

If cancel after December 1, 2022, $400 nonrefundable. 

Cancelations after May 1 are 100% nonrefundable but are transferrable.

What’s included

  • 4 night accommodations
    5-star, intimate resort
  • 3 daily meals
    Gourmet locally sourced breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 2x/day yoga
    7 total yoga, meditation + sound healing classes with 500 hr RYT Julia Collins
  • Two workshops
  • Snorkel + Sunset Sail
    Spend the day on a catamaran snorkeling and sailing crystal blue Caribbean waters
  • Jungle hike
    Guided hike to Nevis Peak, includes snacks
  • Airport transfer
    Transportation from airport to hotel and hotel to airport
  • Beach towels
  • Daily Garden Japa walk
    Explore the property’s jungle gardens while chanting the Maha Mantra
  • Pristine beaches
  • Spring-fed pool
  • Lush gardens
  • Hiking trails
  • Private nooks
    Discover private nooks all around the property to journal, meditate, or read
  • Guided garden tour
    Take a guided tour of the landscaped botanical gardens on property, learn about the herbal botanicals that grow here
  • Swag bag

What’s not included

  • ATV tour of island
    3.5 hour island tour of Nevis via 4x4 ATV with Funky Monkey Tours. $165pp
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Airfare
    Flights to and from St. Kitts. We will provide guidance on booking your flights
  • COVID Testing
    if required
  • Spa packages
    We can help arrange your massage
  • Souvenirs

Available Packages

Double Occupancy

Two beds (2 twins or 1 queen + 1 twin), full bath.

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, each room in a duplex cottage has its own spacious and furnished terrace and features an en-suite bathroom & walk-in rainfall shower. The Hillside rooms in our colorful Duplex Cottages are sprinkled across different parts of the property within close proximity to the restaurant or pool area, all with magical views of the garden and beyond.

Deposit: $1,625
Single Occupancy

1 King or Queen Bed, single occupancy. One full bath. Please inquire info@soulsocietystudio.com or 410-708-4542

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, each room has its own spacious and furnished terrace and features an en-suite bathroom & walk-in rainfall shower. Cottages are sprinkled across different parts of the property within close proximity to the restaurant or pool area, all with magical views of the garden and beyond.

Deposit: $1,699
DoubleOccupancy Premium Paradise Cottage

The most romantic cottage, appropriately named Paradise, is cut from local volcanic stone and boasts a large terrace shielded by bamboo, avocado trees and gorgeous views towards Windward beach. This free-standing cottage is reminiscent of an historic Caribbean stone house and offers full privacy. Equipped with a king size bed and full bathroom.

Deposit: $1,675
Double Occupancy Shared King Bed

1 King Bed, double occupancy. One full bath. 

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, each room has its own spacious and furnished terrace and features an en-suite bathroom & walk-in rainfall shower. Cottages are sprinkled across different parts of the property within close proximity to the restaurant or pool area, all with magical views of the garden and beyond.

Deposit: $1,600


Day 1
Travel Day + Arrival

Tuesday, July 11, is a travel day. We will fly into Miami, then from Miami to St. Kitts. We will arrange ground and water taxi transport to the hotel. 

Upon arrival at Golden Rock Inn, you'll have time to unpack and unwind, explore the property and enjoy a welcome dinner under the stars at Travel + Leisure acclaimed restaurant The Rock, located on premises. 

Your Organizer

Soul Society Yoga
2 reviews
Julia, E-RYT 500 and owner of award-winning Soul Society Yoga brings two decades of yogic study to her classes. She has been influenced by many gifted and compassionate teachers along her yoga and spiritual path. She is certified by Joseph LePage in Integrative Yoga Therapy and Restorative Yoga, Jimmy Barkan in Hot Vinyasa, Cindy Lunsford in Hot 26 (Bikram) and Yin, and Life Changing Energy as a Certified Sound Healer. Julia follows the Bhakti path of yoga and frequently attends retreats and classes that nurture her spiritual practice.


Absolutely loved every moment! Julia couldn’t have planned every detail any better. Yoga, workshops, hiking, snorkeling, relaxing and just breathing made it an awesome experience. The Inn was gorgeous, unique, and serene. The staff was very accommodating and kind. Thank you Julia for planning this once in a lifetime experience. Looking forward to next year. 💕
By Sherry L for Rainforest Sanctuary Yoga Retreat on Jul 25, 2023
This was a wonderful trip down to every detail. The hike and snorkeling were perfect adventures in between yoga and relaxing. The Inn was lovely and food was excellent.
By Christina F for Rainforest Sanctuary Yoga Retreat on Jul 24, 2023