Just Add Water: Nantucket. Yoga, SUP and Nature Retreat

Nantucket Yoga, SUP and Nature Retreat: September 17th-20th, 2015

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Escape to the beautiful island of Nantucket for an all-inclusive getaway. This retreat, which will be co-hosted by Caitlin Marcoux and Caroline Pope Peavy, will help you replenish your prana and nurture your sense of well-being. Deepen your connection to yourself and the natural beauty of Nantucket, with 2 daily

yoga and SUP yoga practices, nature hikes with Nantucket Walkabout, a guided bike tour with Nantucket by Bike, and a paddle tour of Nantucket’s stunning harbor. Enjoy historic downtown Nantucket, bike to some of the most incredible beaches on the east coast, and enjoy the local music scene at the world-famous Cisco Brewery. With a thoughtful balance of outdoor adventure as well as down time to simply relax pool side, this retreat has something for everyone.

Nantucket Harbor by Katie KaizerCaitlin & Caroline have a combined 12 years of yoga teaching experience, and have been yoga besties since meeting at a Kathryn Budig workshop at Kripalu in 2010. Together they will offer a full-spectrum practice, both solar and lunar in nature, with the intention of helping you find a deeper sense of equanimity throughout mind, body and spirit. Practices will be appropriate for all levels, and will address the needs and wants of the group. You can read Caitlin’s yoga bio here, and Caroline’s here.

Just Add Water: Nantucket will be capped at 12 participants to ensure that each student receives individualized attention, plenty of hands-on assists and the most detailed yoga and paddle instruction.

We hope with this miticulously-crafted retreat, introduce you to the natural beauty of the island Caitlin calls home, to deep your yoga practice, demystify the burgeoning art of standup paddle yoga, and highlight some of the other special people and services Nantucket has to offer.

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Thursday:

11:30-12:30 Students arrive
1:00pm Catered organic, vegetarian lunch at our private home Oasis
2:00pm Nature Hike with Walkabout Nantucket
4:00-5:30pm Yoga with Caroline
5:30-6:30pm Yoga Nidra with a special guest teacher
7:00pm Catered Organic vegetarian dinner at the Oasis
8:00pm Reflections, journaling and setting intentions for the weekend

 Friday:

6:30-7:30am Breakfast-granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread, coffee and tea
8:00-9:30am Fluid Flow SUPYoga with Paddle Nantucket
10:00-11:30am Yoga with Caroline
12:00pm Catered organic, vegetarian lunch at our private home Oasis
1:00-3:00pm Free time to bike into town, or out to the Madaket beaches
3:30-5:00pm Yoga with Caitlin
5:30-6:30pm Sunset Paddle with Caitlin
7:30pm Catered Organic vegetarian dinner at the Oasis

Saturday:

7:00-8:00am Breakfast-granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread, coffee and tea
8:00-9:30am Fluid Flow SUPYoga with Caitlin
10:00-11:30am Yoga with Caroline
12:00pm Catered organic, vegetarian lunch at our private home Oasis
2:00-4:00pm Bike tour to Cisco Brewery with Nantucket by Bike
4-6:00pm return to the Oasis via taxi, or stay at the Brewery to enjoy more live music and local color
7:00pm Happy Hour: relax, unwind, meditate, get a massage – we will arrange for you at request
7:30pm Dinner on the town. We will endeavor to go out as a group to one of Nantucket’s many stellar restaurants. (this is the only meal not included in the retreat price)

Sunday:

7:00-8:00am Breakfast-granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee and tea
9-10:15am Yoga with Caitlin at The Yoga Room
11-12pm Catered organic, vegetarian lunch at our private home Oasis
 12-2pm  Departures

Traveling to and from Nantucket:

The island of Nantucket, which is 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, is an adventure in and of itself. There are daily flights from Boston as well as the much closer, and smaller airport of Barnstable, on the Cape.

Nantucket can also be reached by boat. There are two ferry services from Hyannis, MA: the Steamship Authority and Hy-Line Cruises. Both services offer traditional slow boats, and high speed catamaran shuttles.

For Info on all things Nantucket:

Rates below include all activities, 8 catered meals, and accommodation for 4 days and 3 nights

4 Stunning single rooms with Queen size beds: $1,300

1 Double with 2 Twin beds: $1,00 per person

1 Quad with 4 Twin beds: $900 per person

1 Deluxe King for 2 people: $1,200 per person

More about the Oasis:

Enjoy all the amenities of an exclusive boutique hotel without the hassle. Our retreat will base itself out of a stunning in-Town compound featuring a bright and airy pool cabana, gorgeous pool, and meticulously landscaped half acre lot, less than .2 miles to Main Street, downtown Nantucket.

First Floor: Pull into your white shelled, spacious parking and enter through covered porch. Upon entering you are greeted by gorgeous open floor plan that leads out to the spectacular pool and outdoor spaces. Top of the line kitchen – marble counters with matching island that has bar seating, custom cabinets and high-end appliances. Living room centers on the gas fireplace with flat screen TV above, coffered ceilings and French doors to back deck and pool. Dining room has seating for at least 8. Off of the great room is a comfortable den/office with two walls of all windows. Beyond the great room is the luxurious master bedroom which has vaulted ceilings with fan, ship lap trim, French doors to pool area, walk-in closet with custom shelving and marble bathroom with double vanity and walk-in shower. Opposite the great room is the mudroom entrance with separate laundry including sink and folding table. Powder room.

Second Floor: Enter onto vaulted ceiling landing. Second floor master bedroom with cathedral ceilings with fan, ship lap trim and beautiful Carrera tile bath with double vanity, glassed shower and soaking tub. Second bedroom with cathedral ceilings with fan, vertical ship lap and earth toned tile bath with glassed shower. Third bedroom with cathedral ceilings and fun, blue tiled bath with glassed shower.

Basement: Luxuriously finished with 9’6″ ceiling heights. Large media room with built-in TV and shelving. Ping pong, wet bar and wine storage off of the media room. Bedroom with multiple windows. Workout room. Tiled bath. Utility room. Exterior entrance.

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We are thrilled to partner with these local friends

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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.