SUP Yoga retreat: Puerto Rico March 2015

SUP, Yoga & Surfing Retreat in Puerto Rico with Caitlin Marcoux & Jessica Bellofatto

March 2015 SUP, Yoga & Surfing in Puerto Rico

Just Add Water

March 18-22nd, 2015

Rincon, Puerto Rico

Seasoned teachers Jessica Bellofatto of Kama Deva Yoga & Paddle Diva in East Hampton and Caitlin Marcoux of Nantucket SUP Yoga & The Yoga Room in Nantucket, are thrilled to be teaming up for the first time to offer you a truly special experience.  Join them for daily yoga on the deck of our private home with incredible ocean views, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) lessons & tours emphasizing stroke technique to increase speed and efficiency, SUP YOGA on the water, daily runs or walks, delicious, organic, locally sourced meals prepared by an amazing local chef, massages, relaxation, and more!

Both Jessica and Caitlin are long time traditional yoga teachers who have both taken their yoga practice beyond the conventional studio and onto the water. Each share a passion for paddling, SUP racing and meditating on the water. While Jessica, who is a Boga Yoga Ambassador, has been one of the pioneers in the now booming field of SUP Yoga, Caitlin owns her own SUP yoga studio on the island of Nantucket. Each of these fabulous instructors teach at yoga festivals and lead workshops and retreats around the world. Both women are former dancers, mothers, SUP racers, and life long yoginis. They each bring their own style and unique flavor to both the mat and the board. 

Yoga teacher, Caitlin Marcoux

Yoga teacher, Caitlin Marcoux

What’s SUP Yoga?

All of our SUP yoga classes are designed to help students find the peace and tranquility they’ve come to expect from a traditional yoga studio class, but will challenge them to navigating the dynamic and constantly changing environment of the open ocean. The fluidity of a SUP Yoga practice can help students find a deeper connection to themselves as well as cultivating a reverence for their natural surroundings. With stunning tropical Rincon as the backdrop, students will feel strongly connected to the land and sea. 

Rincon, Puerto Rico

The beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Can I get a couple sides of Yoga with that?

Yes! With two classes a day taught by two different teachers, plus SUP yoga, students will be exposed to a range of traditional and contemporary yoga flows, as each teacher will structure classes based on what you need, crave and love. Vinyasa-based classes may included Dynamic Flow, Slow Flow, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and even mini Asana Clinics focusing on alignment and technique for entering and finessing more advanced poses, should that interest you.

Daily Activities

There will be ample down time. Participants can choose to do as much or as little as they desire. The early morning can be set aside for running or walking, a dip in the ocean, or a lazy morning of reading pool-side. Later in the morning, practice yoga with Caitlin or Jessica, and then spend your afternoon surfing or stand-up paddling. Jessica and Caitlin will offer a second yoga class in the early evening to further unwind before everyone sits down at the spacious outdoor dining area to a locally sourced and beautifully prepared dinner.

Yoga teacher, Jessica Bellofatto

Yoga teacher, Jessica Bellofatto

Optional Activities

Other activities that we can pre-arrange prior to the trip include hikes in a local rainforest, mountain bike tours, snorkeling trips, SCUBA diving, sailing, horseback riding on beaches and trails, parasailing, fishing charters and you can also learn to surf or hone your surfing skills!

This retreat is limited to 10 participants, ensuring a lot of personal attention for both deepening your yoga practice, getting yourself on a SUP for the first time, or becoming a stronger paddler. Spots have begun to fill already!

Sample Schedule

7:00-8:00am Breakfast-granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread, hard boiled egg and smoothies
8:00-9:30am SUPYoga, surfing, or free time
10:00-11:30am Yoga with Caitlin or Jessica
12:00pm Lunch provided by us at the beach food stands, or we will take a run up to the deli
2:00-3:00pm SUP clinic with a focus on technique, SUP Yoga or surfing
5:30-7:00pm Sunset Yoga with Caitlin or Jessica
7:00pm Happy Hour: relax, unwind, meditate, get a massage
7:30pm Dinner at the house: locally sourced and prepared on premises: healthy vegetarian and meat options. (one dinner out on the town – not included in price)

Rates

triple-  $1750 per person
double $1900 per person
single  $2250 per person
*We have three singles, 2 doubles, and one triple available.

Reservations and Flights

We recommend Jet Blue flights to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Register for This Retreat

STEP 1: Please click here to pay the $500 RETREAT DEPOSIT. If you do not already have an account with Jessica Bellofatto Yoga you will be asked to create one.
STEP 2: Contact Jessica Bellofatto to secure your rooming preference. Please note that accommodation types are limited, and will be granted on a first-come first serve basis, but are not secured until paid in full. Rooming preferences changed at a later date may still be liable for the full cost of the room initially reserved. Email: jessica@jessicabellofattoyoga.com

Cancellation & Refund Policy

The $500 deposit is non-refundable. The full balance is due 8 weeks prior to the retreat date. Cancellations prior to 8 weeks will receive a refund of monies paid, minus the $500 deposit. Cancellations within 8 weeks of retreat date are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Since last minute injuries, illnesses, work emergencies, or deaths in the family unfortunately do happen, we HIGHLY recommend travel insurance. Check out the website Travel Insurace Review, which gives an overview of travel insurance needs and companies with an option to review quotes from different companies. You have the option to purchase travel medical insurance in the case of getting injured while on the trip.