RAINFOREST YOGA RETREAT
BLACK ROCK LODGE • BELIZE • OCTOBER 11th - 17th, 2009

INSTRUCTOR ALLISON RICHARD

Allison first discovered yoga as a teenager back in Michigan. After a decade of self-study she wanted to make yoga a more integral part of her everyday life and completed two Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher Trainings through YogaWorks in Los Angeles, where she studied a style of Hatha yoga that balances the safety and alignment of Iyengar with the flow and breath connection of Ashtanga.


Allison believes in the importance of the mind, body and breath relationship in regards to health and wellness and strives to help students experience this connection in new and exciting ways. She brings a lighthearted, nurturing spirit into each class and endeavors to facilitate a playful, yet challenging practice while encouraging students to listen and learn from their bodies. She is constantly amazed at the intelligence of nature and the wisdom it so graciously shares with us.


RETREAT COST:

  • OPTION 1 ALL INCLUSIVE: USD $1,499.00 per person, all taxes included.
  • OPTION 2 YOGI COMPANION: USD $1,099.00 per person, all taxes included, includes everything except for yoga instruction
  • OPTION 3 YOGI SPECIAL: USD $ 999.00 per person, all taxes included, Room & Board, roundtrip transfers, and yoga instruction (only).
  • BAR PACKAGE: USD $75.00 per person, all taxes and service charges included.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Round trip transfers to & from the Belize City International Airport (BZE)
  • 6 nights in a River View Cabin (shared) overlooking the Macal River
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner each day prepared with local ingredients and fruits grown on-site at Black Rock. (Bar items not included)
  • Daily yoga instruction and guided meditation * for detailed yoga itinerary please download the “Itinerary” document.
  • Choice of three onsite activities from:
    • Guided canoeing down the Macal River
    • Guided hike to the Che Chem Ha Cave
    • Guided horseback ride to the Vaca Falls
    • River Tubing
    • Trip to San Ignacio to explore
    • 1 hour massage

  • Tikal day tour (does not include additional fees for border crossing, park entrance, local guide)
  • ATM Cave tour

HOW TO SIGN UP

  • Please contact Kelley Boyd:
  • 50% deposit due to hold your retreat space
  • Balance of payment due 30 days prior to check-in: September 10, 2009.
  • NOTE: if payment is received in full before August 15th an additional 10% discount will be applied to the package cost.
  • SIGN UP CUT OFF DATE: SEPTEMBER 30th, 2009 (for reservations placed between September 10th and 30th full payment is due).

BLACK ROCK LODGE:
Black Rock Lodge, located in the mountains of western Belize 2.5 hours from Belize City, offers a freestanding yoga studio overlooking the Macal River, 13 airy cabins, an in-house restaurant serving locally inspired cuisine, and over 240 acres of rainforest to explore.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. How do I get to Black Rock?
International flights arrive to the Belize City International Airport (BZE). From there our van will transfer you to the Lodge as well as transfer you back to the airport upon check-out. The travel time from the airport to the lodge is 2.5 hours. The closest town to Black Rock is San Ignacio – in the Cayo District of western Belize.

2. What do I need to bring with me to Black Rock?
Passport
Appropriate yoga attire
Hiking boots/sturdy shoes for hiking and horseback riding
Water shoes for tubing & caving
Swimsuit
Sunscreen
Insect repellant
Flashlight
Long pants
Raingear
Binoculars
Water bottle
**yoga mats, blocks, straps & blankets will be provided

3. I am a returning Black Rock guest – what other options for tours do I have if I have already been to Tikal and ATM?
Please contact Kelley Boyd for the available alternate options

4. Where can I find detailed information about the on-site & off-site tours listed in the package?
Please visit: www.blackrocklodge.com/toursintro.html

5. Will it be hot during my visit?
Daily temperatures reach about 90 degrees in May – with a cool down at night after sunset. Evening temperatures can drop to about 70 degrees. A swim in the River during the middle of the day is a wonderful way to cool off and enjoy the scenery!

6. Do I need to get any vaccinnations or innoculations before my trip to Belize?
Black Rock recommmends you consult with your primary care physician about your trip and whether s/he suggests any.

7. I am a vegetarian/vegan – will I be able to be accommodated at the BRL restaurant?
The Black Rock restaurant offers a varied selection of Vegetarian and Vegan options.

8. I have just begun my yoga practice – is this retreat appropriate for me?
Allison Richard believes yoga is for everyone! Please join us – any and all levels of practice are welcome.

9. What types of Yoga will we be practicing?
Allison teaches a Hatha style of yoga which balances the safety and alignment of Iyengar yoga with flow and breath connection of Ashtanga yoga.

 
Birding
Horses
Canoes
Tubing
Hiking
Biking
Night Hiking
Swimming
Flour Camp Cave
Key Hole Cave
Vaca Falls
 
 
Macaw Tour
Xunantunich Ruin
Caracol Ruin
Actun Cave
Tikal Ruin
Inland Blue Hole
Mountain Pine Ridge
 
Accommodations
Rates
Reservations
Our policy
 
 
San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize, Central America. | blackrock@blackrocklodge.com | (011) 501-834-4038 or (011) 501-834-4049