Yoga Retreat Q & A

LOCATION

We’ll spend a full week in a small, Caribbean fishing village in Tobago. Charlotteville is located off the beaten path, and the most picturesque and pristine of villages in Tobago. It isolated by the mountains and a narrow winding road. The quaint village nestles on steep cliffs above the deep blue Man O’ War bay.

This retreat strives to support the local community, culture, and cuisine. Eco-conscious efforts involves sustainable practices (water & energy conservation, waste reduction, design & materials etc.).

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Seven nights shared accommodation.
  • Group airport transfers to/from the Tobago airport.
  • Two tours
  • Local meals (vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian) – continental breakfast, brunch, and dinner. 
  • Fresh fruits and tropical juices daily, spring water, coffee/tea.
  • Sunrise yoga on the beach or deck
  • Evening yin, meditation, nidra, philosophy etc.  

NOT INCLUDED

Everything not mentioned above, including flights, travel & medical insurance, liquor, snacks, additional tours/services, tips (voluntary), purchases made on tours, airport transfer outside of scheduled time etc.

THE DAILY PROGRAM

Start the day with sunrise yoga. Continental breakfast available for the early birds. Enjoy free time from brunch to dinner. Dinner takes place on the outdoor terrace overlooking the Caribbean Ocean. Unwind body and mind with the soothing evening program.

THE CUISINE

The cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago reflects its cultural diversity.  No where in the world can you find a more creative, eclectic, mouthwatering selection of Indian, Creole, Spanish, and Chinese dishes. A local cook will prepare breakfast, brunch, and dinner!

YOGA ASANA EXPERIENCE

Yoga classes will be catered to all levels, including those without experience. Classes will be instructional for ultimate benefit and safety.  Although highly recommended, yoga classes are optional. 

TOURS INCLUDED

Due to seasonal conditions, flexibility will be required. Tours can include: a glide over the blue-green waters of the Caribbean Sea in a fishing boat; a multi-level waterfall and/or a full-day tour around Tobago. After this island tour, we’ll fall into beds, and not wake up till the smell of coffee wafts through the morning air. Unless that rooster…

AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES IN TOBAGO 

Within the village, there are walking tours, water sports, snorkeling, scuba diving, boat/fishing trips etc.  Tours outside of Charlotteville include: turtle watching, bioluminescence, rainforest, birdwatching, Buccoo Reef and the Nylon Pool, No Man’s Land, cocoa estate, etc.  

OUR TROPICAL ABODE

Home base is a two-storey wooden villa situated on a lush hillside amidst tropical flowers, and fruit trees.  Peacocks regularly roam the garden. A banana on the birdfeeder is sure to attract a display of colourful, singing tropical birds. Breath-taking panoramic views can be enjoyed on the veranda, overlooking the hills, village, lush rainforest, and Caribbean Ocean.  Walking distance to Tobago’s best beaches!  An ideal setting to nourish, recharge and heal body, mind, and spirit.  

PACKING LIST

Beach mat/towel, toiletries, insect repellant/after-bite, camera, reusable shopping bag, insulated/reusable water bottle, sunscreen, snorkel mask…a detailed list will be emailed upon registration.  

BOOKING FLIGHTS – I will help co-ordinate all flight details for the retreat. 

PURCHASE TRAVEL AND MEDICAL INSURANCE – Unforeseen circumstances can happen to anyone at anytime. It is essential to have travel and medical insurance.  

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE

The beach is ~600 m away and takes about 5-10 mins to walk down the hill.  Getting back up the road can be a challenge since it’s quite steep in some areas, requiring a level of adventure/fitness.  

Enjoy a digital detox. Although there is Wi-Fi consider limiting use to enhance the benefits of this time away.  This is an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and other like-minded individuals in a beautiful location.  

Once the group is complete, we meet in-person (or online) to get acquainted, and discuss the exciting details!