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6 Days Raw Food and Yoga Retreat in Barbados

  • The Atlantis Hotel, Tent Bay, St. Joseph, Barbados

Overview

Barbados Yoga Retreat and Wellness Detox

Unplug and unwind your mind and rejuvenate your body through this detox retreat in the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados. Barbados is the ideal location to experience island living and let go of it all. Cleanse, energize, and regenerate your body with wholesome gourmet living food while stimulating your soul with vibrant yoga classes, many island adventures, and reconnect with nature.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Stand up paddle boarding sessions
  • Pranayama and meditation practices
  • Introduction to raw food meals workshop
  • Forest foraging hikes and herbal walks
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily raw food meals
  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in shared or a private room. The Atlantis Hotel is a historic property that has been restored with a chic decor but elements of the property's past have been tastefully incorporated. All rooms have king beds, air-conditioning, beach towels, a ceiling fan, a desk with a chair, hairdryers, locally-made soaps and toiletries, cable television and iPod dock, a safe, and a sitting area.

Coastal view room

This room is a lovely, spacious space with a four poster, king-sized bed with luxury linens. All coastal view rooms have a sitting area with sofa bed that is great if two persons wish to share a room but require separate sleeping space. These suites enjoy coastal vistas however, they do not have direct ocean views. These suites also have a large walk in shower within a large bathroom, granite counter tops, and a dressing area.

Ocean view room

With direct views of the ocean from a king size, four poster bed, this room is simply heavenly. This room is ideal for couples. It has a large walk in shower within a large bathroom, granite counter tops, a dressing area, and a balcony with direct ocean views.

Two bedroom cottage

The two bedroom cottages offer stunning ocean views from the patios as well as most windows. Of the two bedrooms, the master bedroom has a queen-sized bed while the second bedroom has two single beds which can be combined to make a king size bed. This cottage is ideal for a two couples of friends wishing to share a space for the retreat as it can sleep up to four adults. The cottages are equipped with a kitchen, a dining and living area, and are situated alongside the swimming pool and mere steps from the ocean.

Raw and whole foods

During this retreat, you will experience seasonal, local, and sustainable all-organic ingredients like mother nature intended. This is a celebration of the freshness of the abundance in nature vibrating in every cell in your body and creating a minimum impact in the planet.

Organic raw, living foods are full of vibrant energy and living enzymes that nurture every cell in your body, leaving you with abundant energy and glowing skin. Raw food is the cuisine for beauty and well-being. Living foods clean up your body removing any toxins and filters that are keeping you from living in abundance.

Once you clean up your body, you gain more mental clarity, feel an increase in stamina, vitality, and a boost in your immune system and weight loss. It’s preventive medicine in its most raw form good for your body and good for the planet. A true celebration of life.

Daily schedule

Day 1 - Monday, November 28, 2016

  • 15:00 - 17:00 Check in and get settled followed by beverages and a fruit platter
  • 17:00 - 19:30 Sunset gentle yoga followed by cocktails and elixirs with a welcome circle with Mel and Manu
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Welcome dinner

Day 2 - Tuesday, November 29, 2016

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pre yoga green juice
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga class
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Poolside recovery time or optional trip to low tide pools
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:00 Transfer to south coast for relaxation followed by stand up paddle snorkeling at ship wreck and and stand up paddle yoga at sunset
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Day 3 - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  • 05:30 - 09:30 Pre hike green juice for those hiking up "sleeping giant" to watch sunrise. Shakes and nibbles will be served up on the mountain
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Poolside recovery time or optional trip to low tide pools
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:30 Quick intro to raw food workshop
  • 17:00 - 18:15 Sunset yoga
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Day 4 - Thursday, December 1, 2016

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pre yoga green juice
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga class
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Poolside recovery time or optional trip to low tide pools
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Transfer to West Coast at Little Good Harbor Hotel for beach time
  • 16:00 - 18:30 Stand up paddle followed by a sunset drink and transfer back to the venue
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Dinner

Day 5 - Friday, December 2, 2016

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pre yoga green juice
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Yoga class
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast buffet
  • 10:00 - 12:30 Poolside recovery time or optional trip to low tide pools
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Brunch and lunch
  • 14:00 - 17:30 Forest foraging hike and herbal walk in the East Coast Mountains
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Sunset pranayama and meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner party followed by Kirtan (live music chanting)

Day 6 - Saturday, December 3, 2016

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pre yoga green juice
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Yoga and meditation class
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Personal time for exploring or relaxation
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Farewell brunch followed by check out

Itinerary subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances

  • Forest foraging hike and herbal walk in the East Coast Mountains
  • Hike to the “sleeping giant”
  • Stand up paddle snorkeling at a ship wreck
  • Visit to Little Good Harbor Hotel for beach time
  • Manuela Scalini

    Manuela is an international gourmet raw food chef who travels the world teaching workshops, hosting retreats, and consulting for restaurants. She splits her time between her native Brasil and Barbados. As a certified raw food chef from the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute and also a certified yoga Instructor, Manuela infuses her Brazilian heritage into her culinary delights creating an unique exotic experience.

This retreat will be held at The Atlantis Hotel in St. Joseph, Barbados. The hotel is nested in the rugged Atlantic coastline of Barbados and is a family owned operated hotel in an idyllic location for those who appreciate the simple pleasures in life and the raw beauty of nature.

Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Sailing nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Board rental nearby
  • Car rental nearby
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be served three daily raw food meals. You will indulge in gourmet raw and natural cooked meals every day, topped by a wide variety of juices, herbal tonics, beauty elixirs, and decadent raw chocolates. Manuela Scalini and her team will be pampering you with a wide variety of wholesome, fresh, and simple dishes that are not only pulsing with life but are also a feast for the eyes. You will explore exotic flavors and herbal remedies that will trigger all your five senses.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Sailing

Explore the island's beautiful coastline with the best view possible. Catamaran cruises are a wonderful way to spend the day soaking up the warm Caribbean sunshine. Cruises include drinks, cocktails, and a buffet-style lunch. Take a dip, snorkel, and swim with the turtles during the catamaran's stops along the shoreline or simply enjoy listening to the waves or music while you sunbathe on deck.

Surfing

A favourite surfing destination for many of the pros, the Barbados coastline offers an array of exciting reef and shore breaks that can be enjoyed year-round.

Visit Crane beach

Crane beach is located on the southeast coast of the island and is arguably one of the best in the world. Located below a cliff, it’s much more accessible than it seems and makes for a great afternoon with family and friends.

Visit Farley Hill Park

Farley Hill Park, set within 17 acres above the sea level, provides an excellent atmosphere for picnics. The grounds contain well-manicured lawns, tropical gardens, a play park, and the impressive ruins of the Farley Hill great house.

Visit Hunte’s gardens

These picturesque gardens located on the northeast part of the island provide a unique experience for visitors to enjoy the lush foliage and vibrant tropical flora set within a natural gully. The multi-level garden connected by easy-to-walk pathways, creates a magical setting filled with private corners, beautiful statues, and classical music floating on the breeze.

Visit JuJu’s beach bar

Juju’s beach bar is one of the best spots for a relaxing day with toes in sand and cocktail in hand. It’s a fun hang out for tourists and locals alike, offering a delicious selection of food from the beach side barbecues and cold drinks. The spot is ideal for swimming and boats often moor offshore on weekends providing a bit of a party atmosphere. There is also a nice boutique next door selling women’s beach attire and accessories.

Visit Nidhe Israel synagogue

The Nidhe Israel synagogue, originally built in 1654, is the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. It has been beautifully restored and is adjacent to the Nidhe Israel Museum, tracing Jewish history in Barbados and its contribution to Barbadian society.

Visit St. Nicholas Abbey

This wonderful plantation house built in the 7th century, has been beautifully restored and stands as one of three remaining Jacobean style mansions in the western hemisphere. You may explore the house, surrounding gardens, and working sugar cane mill and distillery.

Visit the east coastline

The east coastline of the island is on the Atlantic Ocean providing quite a contrast to the Caribbean coastline on the west. With dramatic cliffs, long stretches of sand, and often epic waves, the rugged east coast is a magnet for surfers but its abundance of rock pools make it a favorite with families too.

Visit the George Washington house

This historic plantation house, also known as “Bush Hill House”, was home to a young George Washington and his ailing brother, Lawrence, in 1751. Barbados is the only country George Washington visited outside of the United States.

Visit Welchman gall gully

This beautiful gully, located in St. Thomas, was once part of a plantation owned by William Asygell Williams, who planted exotic trees in the gully over 200 years ago. It is said that the grapefruit, which originated in Barbados, hails from Welchman Hall Gully.

During this retreat, massage services will be available at the hotel for an additional cost.

  • 1 daily yoga class
  • 1 forest foraging hike and herbal walk in the East Coast hills
  • 1 hike to the “Sleeping Giant” with panoramic views of the east coast and sunrise
  • 1 visit to Little Good Harbor Hotel for beach time
  • 1 workshop on introduction to raw food
  • 2 stand up paddle board yoga sessions
  • 3 daily raw food meals
  • 5 nights accommodation at The Atlantis Hotel
  • All transfers to activities in the itinerary
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Snorkeling at a ship wreck
  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Massage services

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA). Airport transportation is available on request with The Atlantis Hotel, for an additional cost.