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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.
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.
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Judith is Yoga Alliance certified and completed her teacher training in India with Quantum Yoga’s Lara Baumann. She has since divided her time between the UK and India, teaching in Goa and London. Continuing to work and study closely with Lara, she is regularly involved in the Quantum Yoga teacher trainings and also features in Quantum Yoga advanced series DVD, ‘Leaping Salmon’. To Judith, yoga is a graceful, ancient dance, which opens up the body and takes one beyond the mind. Her teaching style is Vinyasa Flow.
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.
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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.
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.
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.