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Retreats:
Please email Liz if you're interested in hosting a retreat in your area: liz@lizowenyoga.com


FALL RETREAT ON BLOCK ISLAND, RI
Sunday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 4, 2016


 

Enjoy the beautiful New England fall season in the quiet beauty of Block Island, Rhode Island with a three day, two night yoga retreat. The retreat will include two nights at The 1661 Inn, four yoga sessions, two champagne buffet breakfasts, one dinner at Spring House, and two "wine & nibbles" hours.

The Nature Conservancy named Block Island "One of the Last Great Places". You'll have plenty of time between yoga sessions to walk, hike or bike around the island and experience its natural beauty, shop in the quaint town center, or just relax at the hotel's beautifully landscaped grounds.

We recommend getting to Block Island by ferry from Point Judith. The 1661 Inn is in the town center, just a short walk from the ferry terminal. Yoga sessions are held at Harbor Church, a short walk from our accommodations. You don't need a car on the island, but if you'd like to bring one, please be sure to make advance reservations with both the ferry company and The 1661 Inn.

Christiana Melton will be assisting in the yoga sessions. She is a wonderful yoga practitioner and teacher with many years of fine-tuned training. Christiana gives a level of care and attention that will enhance and deepen your retreat experience.

Things to know:

Dates: Sunday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 4, 2016

  • Plan to arrive early on 10/2 and leave late on 10/4 to enjoy all that Block Island has to offer. If you’d like to extend your stay, please make arrangements with The 1661 Inn.
  • Our rooms are in Anchor House and Dodge Cottage, both part of The 1661 Inn.
  • First yoga session begins Sunday 10/2 at 3pm; last session ends at 9am on Tuesday 10/4 with closing brunch afterwards.
  • All rooms have one queen bed. Upgrades to rooms with one king bed or two beds are available at an extra charge.
  • All rooms have private baths with showers.
  • Free wifi is available in The 1661 Inn lobby.
  • Bicycle and moped rentals are available in the town center.
  • Travel costs are not included.
  • Please bring your own yoga props.
  • Find out more about Block Island here and here.


COST INFORMATION:
Purchase room options below securely via Paypal.
Pay in Full or hold your place with a non-refundable $50 deposit.
Final non-refundable payment due on September 1, 2016

ROOM OPTIONS:

Double Occupancy, per person- room w/ one Queen Bed $350

Single Occupancy, per person room w/ one Queen Bed $460

For any additional info or to make a payment by check, please email Liz@lizowenyoga.com

2017 WINTER RETREAT ON ISLA HOLBOX, MEXICO
March 18-24, 2017

Join us to relax and unwind on the calm and peaceful island of Holbox, a virgin tourist destination on the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Holbox is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon which gives sanctuary to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds. The island, part of the Yum Balam Biosphere Reserve, is surrounded by clear, emerald green water rimmed by magnificent white sand beaches. Colorful murals painted by artists with the International Public Artist Festival brighten the small town center, accessible from our hotel by a 20 minute walk along the beach. Holbox has recently received positive press because of its untouched beauty and its contrast to popular Yucatan peninsula destinations such as Tulum, Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

The venue for our yoga retreat is Villas Flamingos, a beachfront boutique hotel whose "hammocks in the sea" make it a unique destination on the island. Our twice daily yoga classes will be held in a thatched-roof palapa with magnificent views of the ocean. Between classes there will be time to cool down in the seafront pool, walk along the beach to town, take a siesta in a hammock, or simply surrender to the slow rhythm of island life around us by doing ”nothing”.

This is an intermediate level retreat, appropriate for anyone with 1+ year of yoga experience. Only nine rooms are available…register early to save your place!

 
THE RETREAT INCLUDES:
  • Five days/six nights in a standard garden view room, standard ocean view room, or garden view bungalow.
  • American breakfast each morning with fruit, yogurt, cereals, breads, beverages, and your choice of pancakes, eggs, chilaquiles, or quesadillas.
  • Welcome cocktail upon check in.
  • Four group dinners at El Mangle Restaurant at Villas Flamingos with your choice of vegetarian, chicken or fish entrees.
  • Four morning intermediate level yoga sessions.
  • Four afternoon restorative yoga and breath work sessions.
  • One 60-minute massage or kayak tour.
  • Saturday 3/18 and Friday 3/24 are travel days. Yoga sessions begin on Sunday 3/19 and end on Thursday 3/23.
  • Retreat price does not include travel costs. Upon inquiry we will send you an email of helpful hints for coming to Holbox, including transportation options from Cancun airport. Click here for all inclusive pricing for van, ferry, and golf cart taxi from CUN to Villas Flamingos.
  • Extended stay at Villas Flamingos after our retreat ends on 3/24 is available at a discounted rate.

Read more about Isla Holbox in Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today







DEPOSIT & PAYMENT:

Hold your place with a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person. Full non-refundable payment is due by January 18, 2017. Payments may be made via check or PayPal. To pay by check please contact liz@lizowenyoga.com. For double occupancy, register with a friend or partner. We can inquire about finding a roommate for you.

Contact Liz with any inquiries at liz@lizowenyoga.com
PLEASE NOTE: Vista Jardin Rooms Are now SOLD OUT!

Register - Week of March 18-24, 2017
Vista Jardin
Standard Garden View Room
SOLD OUT!
 
Standard Garden View - Double Occupancy, per person - $1,180 - SOLD OUT!
Standard Garden View - Single Occupancy, per person - $1,760 - SOLD OUT!
 
Vista Mar Standard Ocean View Room
SOLD OUT!
 
Standard Ocean View - Double Occupancy, per person - $1,280 - SOLD OUT!
Standard Ocean View - Single Occupancy, per person - $1,950 - SOLD OUT!
     
Bungalow Jardin
Garden View
 
Bungalow Jardin, Garden - Double Occupancy, per person - $1,445

2017 WINTER RETREAT ON ISLA MUJERES, MEXICO
March 25-April 1, 2017

Come to beautiful Isla Mujeres for an opportunity to de-stress your body and mind. Immerse yourself inyoga practice while you listen to the gentle waves of the Mexican Caribbean and feel the warm sun recharge your body and spirit.

Our venue is the Na Balam Beachfront Hotel, a 20-minute boat ride from Puerto Juarez, Cancun. Na Balam, noted as one of the world’s top yoga retreats, is situated on Playa Norte, voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With its white sand, turquoise water, tropical gardens and colorful sunrises and sunsets, Na Balam is a refuge of peace and beauty to relax, rest, and renew.

This is an all levels retreat, appropriate for anyone with 1+ year of yoga experience. Choose either one intermediate or one gentle yoga session for your morning practice. The gentle level is suitable for anyone with lower back pain or other physical issues, and for those who simply want a less intense practice. The intermediate level will include flows and sustained poses, backbends, inversions and arm balances. In the afternoons we'll all come together for breath work and restorative yoga sessions.

Christiana Melton will be assisting in the yoga sessions. She is an accomplished practitioner and teacher with many years of fine-tuned training. Christiana gives a level of care and attention that will enhance and deepen your retreat experience.

Photo Credits: Wendy Zimmerman (Top right), Judy Edwards, (Above left)

 
THIS WEEK INCLUDES:
  • Six days/seven nights in a standard poolside room or standard oceanside room.
  • Welcome cocktail upon check-in.
  • Welcome brunch on Sunday, March 26 after our morning class.
  • Continental breakfast each morning with fruit, toast, yogurt, granola, juice, coffee or tea.
  • One group dinner at Olivia’s, a highly-rated and favorite restaurant in downtown Isla, and one group dinner at Oceanvs Restaurant at Na Balam, a Mayan palapa setting featuring Mayan and fusion cuisine. Your choice of vegetarian, chicken or fish entree.
  • Five morning yoga sessions for gentle and intermediate levels.
  • Four afternoon restorative yoga and breath work sessions.
  • One morning snorkeling trip or a 60-minute massage at the Lotus Spa at Na Balam.
  • Unlimited access to Playa Norte, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
  • Optional sunset catamaran cruise for an extra fee.
  • Saturdays are travel days. Yoga sessions begin on Sunday 3/26 and end on Friday 3/31.
  • Retreat price does not include travel costs. Upon inquiry we will send you an email of helpful hints for coming to Isla, including how to get a shuttle at Cancun airport and the ferry at Puerto Juarez.




DEPOSIT & PAYMENT:

Hold your place with a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person. Full non-refundable payment is due by February 1, 2017. Payments may be made via check or PayPal. To pay by check please contact liz@lizowenyoga.com.
For double occupancy, register with a friend or partner. We can inquire about finding a roommate for you. Click here for all room descriptions.

PLEASE NOTE: Oceanside Rooms & Oceanside Junior Suites are now SOLD OUT!

Register - Week of March 25- April 1, 2017
Standard
Poolside Rooms
 
Poolside Room - Double Occupancy, per person - $1,225
Poolside Room - Single Occupancy, per person - $1,825
 
Standard
Oceanside Rooms

SOLD OUT!
 
Oceanside Room - Double Occupancy, per person - $1,350 - SOLD OUT!
Oceanside Room - Single Occupancy, per person - $2,075 - SOLD OUT!
     
Oceanside Junior Suite
Double Occupancy Per Person

SOLD OUT!
 
Oceanside Junior Suite - Double Occupancy, per person - $1,350 - SOLD OUT!

NABALAM RETREAT TESTIMONIALS:
Please read some of the testimonials we received from previous trips to NaBalam.

We thought the NaBalam Hotel was tastefully appointed, lovely, quiet, and accommodating. Its attractive rooms, with their white stucco walls and simple built-ins, have almost a Southwestern feel to them. Comfortable beds, AC as well as a ceiling fan, and plenty of hot water for showers all were the norm. We enjoyed walking into the main town, just a short walk away. The staff at the front desk was very helpful, and Judy was instrumental in steering us to restaurants and places of interest when we wished to explore the island during our free time.

Classes were well-spaced during the day, so we had yoga, quietude, and ample time to  ourselves. The classes themselves were SUPERLATIVE. Liz is an attentive, thoughtful, gifted, and vigilant teacher. Her ability to meet her students wherever they are in their practice, to tailor to their needs, and guide them is off the charts superb.

We especially enjoyed the fact that we had some group dinners and got to meet and socialize with our fellow yogis and yoginis. The meals the chef at NaBalam created for us were truly delicious, and a treat for the eyes as well. Thank you for SUCH a restorative retreat!
- Peg, Fred, and Logan W.


The Liz Owen Yoga Retreat at NaBalam was an experience I cherish. The location was warm, beautiful and relaxed. The group was easy-going and welcoming, so I could spend time by myself or spend it socializing, whatever was best for me. The truly exceptional part, though, was being able to work with Liz for extended periods every day. She is a very gifted teacher and practitioner, and a bright, funny, excellent person. I recommend it highly to anyone who wants to focus on their practice, or just to take some good time out for themselves.
- Kat M.


The relaxed topical environment and warm weather really allowed me to relax, forget my busy life and dive into my yoga; mentally and physically. Liz is an amazing teacher; excellent instruction for the beginner and encouragement for the experience yogi who wishes to be challenged. The two sessions of yoga per day enabled me to take my yoga to the next level. A much need cure for the winter blahs…see you there! 
- Christiana M.



Liz Owen's yoga retreat on Isla Mujeres is magical. Sandy beaches, warm water and a beautiful palapa. But perhaps the most magical part is Liz herself. Liz has a way of accommodating everyone, respecting where one is in their practice while encouraging one to try stretching a little more. I experienced a couple firsts, like my first supported headstand and my first time snorkeling. I have been on the retreat twice now and each time the group was full of interesting and friendly people adding to the overall experience. I would highly recommend this retreat and am looking forward to heading to Mexico next March!
- Kathy R.

 
 

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