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8 Days Salute to the Sun Yoga Retreat in Barbados

  • Holders House, St. James, Barbados


Barbados Yoga Retreat

Take part in the "Salute to the Sun" retreat set on the beautiful Barbados, where paradise calls over the turquoise waters and through the swaying palms. Salute the sun as it rises and sets, bask in its healing rays, and experience its radiant beauty in the lush and vibrant nature of the colorful Caribbean.


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • A full moon sailing experience
  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Daily breakfasts, dinners, and exquisite raw food lunches
  • Sunset walking meditation and a sunset paddle board yoga session
  • One soothing massage session
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Return airport transfers

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation will be arranged at Holders House, a magnificent 17th-century plantation house. Set in its own stunning grounds on the wonderful west coast of the island, the house has a beautiful veranda looking out to sea, which provides the perfect backdrop for your twice daily flowing yoga practice. It is elegant and comfortable with lots of sumptuous sofa areas for relaxation and reflection, gorgeous dining spaces, and a wonderful pool.

The bedrooms are stylish and comfortable. The decor is Caribbean meets old England and Bohemian chic. There are double, twin, and single options available. Towels and basic toiletries are provided and room cleaning and laundry needs are taken care of by the housekeeper, Joan, and her team.

The sun salutation brings about the harmony of body, breath, and mind in a seamless flow, strengthening the body and opening you up to the beauty all around. You also bow to the divinity within and acknowledge your oneness with the sun and the brilliance of its creation.

Throughout the week, you will explore many ways of saluting the sun in all things, on the mat, on the water, on the sand, and at the table. You will purify, re-energize, re-new, and let your inner sun shine through with a daily dynamic and flowing yoga practice, raw and delicious food, and a soothing massage.

Daily Schedule

  • 07:15 Meditation and pranayama
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Dynamic yoga practice
  • 11:00 Poolside elixir
  • 12.30 Sumptuous raw food lunch by Manuela Scalini
  • 16:30 Gentle restorative yoga practice
  • 19:00 Healthy Bajan cuisine from the resident local chef, Anthony
  • Judith Daniel

    Yoga has been a constant in Judith's life for over 20 years and has helped to keep her calm and centered throughout her career in the hectic music industry. Working in the highly stressful areas of public relations and events, she often said that she would love to give it all up and become a yoga teacher, and finally, she did. Now she’s thrilled to be sharing everything that it has taught her and inspiring others to take to the mat.

The retreat takes place on the idyllic island of Barbados. The most Easterly of the Caribbean islands, famed for its white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters, Barbados is a hot, exotic, and tropical paradise. It is also a coral stone island with a crystal heart and magical healing properties, making it the perfect place to take time out, reconnect with yourself, immerse in nature, and restore balance to body and mind.

Nearby places

  • The Caribbean Sea - 15 minutes' walk
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Dining area
  • Poolside dining
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Toiletries

The meals provided will be primarily vegetarian, but with some fish. Raw food chef Manuela Scalini will delight you with an array of amazing raw food lunches and the resident local chef, Anthony, will treat you to the finest healthy local cuisine. There will be an opportunity to sample the fabulous local restaurants as one lunch and one dinner will be eaten out.

Sample menu

  • Breakfast: Raw citrus granola and brazil nut milk, local fruit salad, and fresh (Jamaican) orange juice
  • Poolside elixir: Bajan cherry and coconut water
  • Lunch: Falafel with hummus on romaine boats with a dill cucumbers and mint yogurt sauce, accompanied by fatoush salad with pomegranate molasses dressing, radishes, tomato, cucumbers, onions, raw vanilla, and mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • Dinner: Blackened red snapper with salad and local vegetables
  • Explore local restaurants over one lunch and dinner
  • Going to the beautiful local beaches
  • Local farmers market in the grounds of Holders House
  • Swimming in the Holders pool

Your package includes one massage with excellent massage therapist Claudia Tessarin, to soothe aches and pains. This will be booked into the schedule on your arrival. One session with her healing hands will have you relaxed, stress-free, and floating on air.

Claudia is highly experienced and qualified in various massage techniques including Thai yoga, deep tissue, sports, classic Swedish, and Indian head massage. With a long-standing interest in health, fitness, and the therapeutic power of massage, she continues to travel and train and fuses many different styles and will tailor your time with her to suit your specific needs and overall well-being.

  • 1 massage session
  • 2 yoga sessions per day
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All food (except one lunch and one dinner)
  • Transfers from and to Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)
  • Flight tickets
  • One lunch and one dinner

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Judith Daniel Yoga will pick you up from the airport.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Judith Daniel Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Jasmin
    10 out of 10

    "The retreat was just perfect for me. The yoga, the food and the location. Everything. I can’t wait for the next one!"

    Judith Daniel Yoga, edited

  • Review by Pamela
    10 out of 10

    "The best yoga retreat I've been on. The Full moon sail was amazing as was the east coast sunrise meditation. Both will stay with me as top highlights of my trip."

    Judith Daniel Yoga, edited

  • Review by Susannah
    10 out of 10

    "What an amazing experience. I loved every minute of it!"

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  • Review by Claire
    10 out of 10

    "Judith is wonderful at recognizing each individual and their needs - keeping the yoga challenging and diverse. Gently encouraging a disciplined approach without being pushy. Excellent with people who prefer to push themselves."

    Judith Daniel Yoga website, edited

  • Review by Susannah
    10 out of 10

    "The venue was superb, stylish but homely. We had some amazing experiences, the rising sun, and the setting sun, the absolutely hilarious and uplifting rain at sea during paddleboard yoga, a flirty crying parrot, and dips in the warm Caribbean Sea. Without doubt however the real stars were Manuela and her filling delicious raw food and of course the amazing Judith delivering beautifully organized, uplifting and graceful yoga. Always delivered with clear focus and gentleness - it is something I will certainly be rushing to do again, (just ordered a new yoga mat to salute the sun each day)."

    Judith Daniel Yoga website, edited

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Judith Daniel Yoga is a yoga teacher and retreat host based in London, but always travelling in pursuit of sunshine.

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from US$1,645

8 days / 7 nights


Arrival: Saturday November 12, 2016
Departure: Saturday November 19, 2016

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