Sacred St. Lucia
A YOGA RETREAT FOR YOUR BODY, MIND AND SOUL
with Brandy Hill, BTY Founder/RYT 500 & Joan Ruffels, Integrative Wellness Professional & RYT200. Nestle into our enchanting oasis on the coast of St. Lucia where banyan trees stand tall and beaches hug the sparkling Caribbean Sea invite you to liberate your soul!
Type of Event
*Daily yoga/meditation classes for all levels
*7 nights lodging in exclusive eco-chic cottages on a unique plantation
*Intimate retreat experience
*Locally sourced fresh foods prepared with loving-kindness
*Personalized integrative wellness session
*Black sand beaches just steps away
*Snorkeling in warm tropical water, above clear coral reefs
*Reawaken your sense of wonder as you connect with the natural elements
*Expansive time to warm up, unwind and reset
*Authentic service opportunity with our seasoned cultural guide
*Laugh, play and let your light shine in supportive community
SAINT LUCIA, WEST INDIES
It’s the Caribbean island you dream about: warm sun, constant trade winds, calm, turquoise Caribbean Sea dotted with shallow coral reefs abundant with colorful fish. Rugged mountains, lush rainforests, waterfalls, magnificent flowers and tropical fruits-bananas, coconuts, mangos and papaya await you. Small fishing villages, charming smiles and majestic Mother Nature will melt away energy that no longer serve you.
OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
A restored colonial-era West Indian sugar plantation is our home for a week of balance and bliss. Feel transported in time from the moment you step into a magical land of peace where ancient trees, tropical flowers, fruit orchards, nature trails and the Caribbean Sea work wonders for your soul.
Balenbouche Estate is a one of its kind, 75 acre heritage site where past and present are intricately interwoven. Friendly fishing villages, rainforests, the Pitons, sparkling Caribbean Sea and the island’s most exclusive resorts are all nearby.
This eco-chic resort offers 5 unique cottages, ventilated by nature, equipped with mosquito netting and fans. Each cottage is unique, offering special historic and artistic features.
Brandy Hill is the Founder of Banyan Tree Yoga. She has been teaching yoga for over 8 years and is also a Reiki Master Teacher and has dreams of becoming a wandering yogini. Yoga brings her inner strength, patience and has helped her be a better version of herself. Brandy particularly finds gratitude in holding the space for her students’ growth and transformation whether through attending classes, workshops or yoga teacher training. She is excited and honored to bring her students on this magical retreat! Being surrounded by nature and like-minded, supportive community is the ultimate setting for letting your light shine bright from within!
St. Lucia has been Joan Ruffels’ island home for over 20 years of living there both full and part time. She offers insider connections and is excited to share the island that is dear to her heart. Joan has adventured with her family as worldschoolers who “slow travel” (living for several months in a way local residents in a region live). Joan loves guiding transformational travel where beneficial relationships occur among travelers and local people. As an Integrative Wellness Professional, Joan blends degrees in anthropology, sociology and occupational therapy with teachings from global masters, shaman and wisdom keepers that provide opportunities for reclaiming wholeness and vitality. Her business is Sol Shine Wellness,
DELICIOUS FRESH FOOD
All meals are based on the freshest local products and are served family style. We’ll dine together along a beautiful table on the verandah overlooking the gardens, or in the elegant main plantation house dining room. From the start of the day to the end, our meals will be memorable.
*Transportation to and from Hewanorrah Airport (UVF) to resort
*7 nights lodging in unique eco-chic plantation resort
*All on-site meals from Saturday evening to Saturday morning
*Daily yoga/meditation classes
*Personalized integrative wellness session for each guest
*All taxes and fees
*Excursions to local attractions that may include:
*Tet Paul Nature Trail hike between the famous Pitons
*Sugar Beach for snorkeling
*Anse de Sable Beach for sun bathing or a try with kite surfing
See what some of last year’s retreat guests had to say about Sacred St. Lucia 2017!
“10+, 10+, 10+ for everything we did. Unbelievable experience I can’t put into words. It’s been an experience beyond any words I have.”
“I found my NH tribe. I don’t want to let it go. Holding it close in heart.”
“Unbelievable. Everything. Wow. I’m blown away. I didn’t know I could be more blown away but last night did. Wow.”
“Retreat exceeded expectations. Quite a closing. Everything just exceeded anything I could have imagined. I had out of body experience after experience but I was fully present. I will cherish this for a long, long time.”
“This retreat filled us in every way that we could possibly be filled.”
“Yoga on the beach was a blast. Involving the local girls on the beach was so fun!”
“Everything ran incredibly smooth. Amazing. Absolutely amazing. Never, ever felt rushed. Amazing how much we did. Regular tourists would never, ever have had our experience.”
- Past Retreat Guests