Be  Light.    Be Free.  Belize!

Belize Retreat

march 16th-23rd 2019

What does it mean to go beyond?

Join Keri, Kimber-lee, and Nicole on an expedition into Belizean culture, into the unknown and into yourself. You will have the opportunity to enjoy daily yoga classes, workshops, and meditation. Feed the body and soul with freshly prepared vegetarian meals and creating community among your fellow travelers. We offer an opportunity to go inward - beyond expectation and beyond doubt. We offer an opportunity to break free, to explore our outer worlds and dance under the full moon - beyond constraint and beyond your comfort zone.

Why Belize?

This retreat is perfect for those seeking laid-back adventure. Experience the healing qualities of the ocean, the power of breaking the shackles of your comfort zone, kind and supportive company, healthy meals, and a full culture exploration.  You will leave feeling nourished and refreshed in heart, mind and soul. 

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ak'bol property photos

What's included?

During your stay you will experience:

  • 7 nights/accommodations at Ak’bol Retreat Center and Eco Resort

  • Opening/Closing ceremony

  • Two yoga/meditation/sound healing classes daily

  • One optional 30 minute private healing session of your choosing

  • Fresh Vegetarian Caribbean-Belizean style meals Fresh fish 2 nights! (4 off-site meals not included - 3 lunches & 1 dinner)

  • Unlimited drinking water, specialty teas, coffee, and fruit juices

  • Use of resort grounds, pool, and pier at your leisure

  • Ayurvedic Indian cooking class

  • Yoga mats/props provided for all classes

What's not?

Not included in price:

  • Flight to and from Belize City International airport

  • Flight or ferry to Ambergis Caye (flight suggested at $158 RT)

  • 40US Departure Tax when leaving Belize City International airport. (US cash preferred but CC accepted.)

  • Alcohol (Guests may order any additional food/drink from Ak'bol to be put on tab)

  • Service Tips (recommended $50 for the week)

  • Optional day excursion to Mayan ruins (Recommended! Valued at an estimated $172)

  • Optional add ons (such as kayaking, snorkel, scuba, massage, fishing, sailing, and more!!)

Accommodations & Rates

Something to fit every budget! We have various pricing levels to accommodate privacy and community. Packages start as low as 1167! To register: send in your *non-refundable* deposit equal to one third of the total retreat cost. Payment in full is due December 15th! After December 15th, we will accept last minute registrations if room is available. Payment for those registrants must be paid in full.

about your trip

*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.  

 

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.

Departure tax: there is an approximately $40 departure tax when leaving Belize City International airport on the way home.  They would like US cash but CC accepted.

*We highly recommend travel insurance*

 

Plan for adventure!  We must do our part to help conserve water on an island.

While daily housekeeping will tend to your space, bedding and towels are changed every other day, but hanging towels after using is recommended.

 Everyone has sensitive septics on an island! Guests are asked to dispose of toilet paper in a garbage can, whenever able.

These are all ways of island living which we will become one with!

 

about your instructors

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Keri Cusson

Keri’s passion for the practice of yoga and meditation was ignited in 2012 after taking her first meditation class. After that she began the physical asana practice and has been expanding her practice consistently since 2013.  She holds her Master’s of Social Work degree and uses positive psychology, mindfulness and meditation concepts to help others heal. She strongly believes in the law of attraction and views mind-body-soul as a union that deserves to be nurtured in order for individuals to thrive. 

Keri earned her 200 hour yoga teacher certification with Karson McGinley at Happy-U Namaste Yoga Center, the only studio with a program based in positive psychology in San Diego, California.

 
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Nicole Lebreux

Nicole Lebreux has been practicing yoga for over a decade and became a teacher in 2014 to share her passion with others. Nicole's classes are mindful, intuitive, and meditative and she loves introducing beginners to the many benefits of yoga in the body, mind, and spirit. Nicole provides a welcoming space where you are free to practice your yoga without expectations or judgement. She has trained with Cathy Cesario of Spirit Tree Yoga and Alison Bologna of Shri Urban Revitalization Yoga and is a registered RYT-200 teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Nicole looks forward to learning with you on the yogic path!

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Kimber-lee Jacobsen

From birth to present day, Kimber-lee has created a life surrounded by movement, rhythm and sound. A singer by trade, bringing sound & rhythm into spiritual practice has been part of her mission. Trained in 2014 by The Heron Dance, Yoga & Meditation studio, she received certifications in meditation, hatha and vinyasa yoga. She is a certified energy medicine & sound healing practitioner, studying with Fairhaven Healing Arts since February of 2017.

She is passionate in her teaching, and loves finding new ways to make yoga accessible to all walks of life. 

What to bring?

We suggest to pack light! Bring the essentials! Other items you may want to bring with you:

  • Stone/Mala sacred item from home

  • 2 books (one to read one to share!)

  • Sunglasses/hat

  • Sacred sound instrument

  • Journal

  • Small day pack/backpack

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • An open mind and willingness to explore

For more on what to expect click HERE!

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about ak'bol

Ak'bol is located beachside on Belize's largest island, Ambergris Caye, just 1 3/4 miles from the old fishing village of San Pedro and less than a quarter mile from the second largest barrier reef in the world with world class diving. 

We invite you to leave your shoes in your suitcase and unwind to the natural rhythm of the island. Wake up to birds chirping and the soothing rhythm of ocean waves. Dine together as a community within a private palapa overlooking the sea with freshly prepared healthy vegetarian meals. 

Practice with the energy of the sea beneath you. Plunge into the sea or in our lagoon-inspired fresh water pool. The sea is your playground: during free time, enjoy diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, Mayan ruins, or relax in a hammock and listen to the birds.

Click HERE to access Ak'Bol's website to see everything they have to offer!