Ambergris Caye, Belize
December 8 - 15, 2018.
Get away from the everyday and immerse yourself in island life with a week of bliss on the beautiful beaches of Belize. Set at the exquisite Ak’bol Retreat Center on Ambergris Caye, this tropical retreat is the perfect way to revive your mind, body and spirit before the hectic holiday season. Ak’bol Retreat is a beachside paradise, providing a luscious backdrop to unplug and unwind, with tropical-chic beach front accommodations, chef-prepared vegetarian meals made from locally grown fruits & vegetables, and daily yoga classes on a thatched palapa-covered pier overlooking the brilliant blue water.
Be. Breathe. Belize. offers an opportunity to clear your mind, free your spirit, and inspire seeds of intention for the upcoming new year. Led by Mobile Om founder Cassandra Fauss and Lesley Ramsay of MBS Yoga, this beach yoga escape will include twice daily yoga practices, guided meditations, a Sankalpa (Intention) Setting Workshop and beachfront fire ceremony as a final farewell. The week will also be infused with plenty of free time to relax and enjoy your way, whether want to relax on the pier or by the pool, enjoy an adventurous excursions such as sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling or take a trip into town. Paddle boards, kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent at the retreat venter and all excursions can be booked through Ak’bol as well.
Accommodations @ Ak'Bol
PRIVATE THATCHED CABANAS
You will feel one with nature, waking up with the birds, sleeping within one of our thatched cabanas - on the beach and within gardens, all with sea view and breeze. Each cabana will house 2-3 students comfortably with one queen bed + two twin beds within our lofts lined with plantain shutters.
Outdoor showers, private front porches, hammocks, and 5-gallon hot and cold-water dispenser are included, along with a mini fridge. Daily housekeeping (with no bedding changes, towels changed on third day in order to conserve water and energy.)
Welcome to community living on the lagoon! This building has beautiful gardens and houses 30 single or double rooms. The two large island-chic shared bath and shower areas include; a private locker per room for toiletries, mahogany sinks and conch shelled faucets, bamboo showers, plenty of toilets and changing areas.
The beds, one/two twins or one queen (limited for couples only), are on top of a wooden stage with plenty of drawers underneath and lockable storage for luggage...chairs/reading lights/fan per room...on either end of the building, first and second floor, are community lounging areas overlooking the lagoon, great for watching the sunset.
Founder/Lead Instructor, Mobile Om
Cassandra Fauss embarked on her yoga journey 13 years ago, unaware that the practice would one day completely change the course of her life. Five years ago, this journey led to the birth of Mobile Om, a manifestation of her desire to share the life-changing practice with the San Antonio community.
Initially drawn to yoga for it's physical benefits, over the years, Cassandra’s practice has evolved into a practice in self-discovery and celebration of the divine within us all. As a teacher, Cassandra inspires students to awaken and engage with all parts of themselves with curiosity and compassion in order to discover and connect to their own inner well of infinite wisdom. Steeped in mindfulness, mantra and movement, Cassandra's classes offer a blend of Yin, Kundalini and Vinyasa yoga traditions with a dash of Zen philosophy.
Instructor/Manager, MBS Yoga
Lesley began practicing and studying yoga 18 years ago and for her, yoga is best way to recharge her energy, renew her drive and recover from the scrapes and bruises of life. After working for 17 years as a professional public interest advocate and nonprofit executive, she began teaching yoga full time in 2015. Lesley loves animals! She has 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 chickens! ...AND she can help you make a watering station for bees, because bees get thirsty, too, and you don’t want them to drown! She must eat a little chocolate every single day… and every couple of months she needs to watch a ton of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Lesley offers classes steeped in Yin and Vinyasa yoga, holding space for her students to discover their own strength and nourish their physical, spiritual and mental self.
We offer a variety of accommodation options in order to fit your budget. All pricing includes a $500 non-refundable deposit due upton registration to reserve your spot. A personalized payment plan can be made with Cassandra for the remaining balance, which must be paid in full by November 1, 2018.
Sea Front Cabana (SOLD OUT)
Private (Single) = $2550
Shared Double = $1950*
Shared Triple = $1800*
Sea Garden Cabana (Only 4 MORE Available)
Private Single = $2400
Shared Double = $1850*
Shared Triple = $1750*
Private Single = $1700
Shared Double = $1600*
*must register with roommate(s)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! Pay before 9/30 and save $150!
- Airline tickets to Belize
- Transportation to Ambergis Caye*
- Taxi transfer to & from the hotel
- Belize departure tax**
- Service Gratuity/Tips (recommended $50 for the week)
- Optional add-ons
- Paddle board, kayak, and bike rental available
- Massage & Spa Treatments
- Snorkel, scuba, fishing & sailing excursions, sign up @ Ak’bol
What you get:
- 7 nights of accommodations at the ocean front Ak’bol Retreat Center*
- 3 delicious daily meals (Vegetarian/Belizean/Caribbean/Indian Ayurvedic menu)
- Welcome Night Feast featuring local catch (fish)
- Opening Circle & Sankalpa (intention setting)
- Twice daily yoga & meditation classes (Vinyasa, Yin/Restorative, Kundalini, Buddhist Meditation)
- Sankalpa (Intention) Setting workshop
- Closing Night New Fire Ceremony on the Beach
- Farewell Supper featuring local catch (fish)
- Snorkeling & swimming with the sharks at Hol Chan & Shark Ray Alley
- Unlimited access to the resort grounds, pool and pier
- Drinking water, special teas, coffee and fruit juices
*Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your specific room.