SALUTE TO THE SUN 2015 - BARBADOS
"Keep your face always towards the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you,” – Walt Whitman, American poet
SALUTE TO THE SUN 2015
YOGA RETREAT with Judith Daniel (www.quantumyoga.com)
at Holders House, BARBADOS – 21 to 28 November 2015
"The venue was superb, stylish but homely… We had some amazing experiences, the rising sun, the setting sun, the absolutely hilarious and uplifting rain at sea during paddle board yoga, a flirty crying parrot, and dips in the warm Caribbean Sea. Without doubt however the real stars were Manuela and her filling delicious raw food and of course the amazing Judith delivering beautifully organised, uplifting and graceful yoga. Always delivered with clear focus and gentleness – it is something I will certainly be rushing to do again…” Susannah, retreat guest 2014
SALUTE TO THE SUN 2014 was blessed with an abundance of sunshine and a great group of students keen to explore both on and off the mat and to connect to the rhythm of the Caribbean and its natural beauty. As well as saluting the sun daily in our flowing yoga classes, we watched sunrise on the dramatic East Coast, sailed with the full moon, embraced the rain on paddle boards while the sun set and saw multiple rainbows, even a rare moon rainbow.. What an amazing week of Yoga!
And now paradise is calling again over the turquoise waters and through the swaying palms….
SALUTE TO THE SUN 2015 will again take place at magnificent 17th century plantation house, Holders House (www.holders.net). Set in its own stunning grounds on the fashionable west coast of the island, the house has a beautiful verandah looking out to sea, which provides the perfect backdrop for our twice daily yoga practise. It is elegant but comfortable with lots of sumptuous sofa areas for relaxation and reflection, gorgeous dining spaces and a wonderful pool (photo below). The gentle waters of the Caribbean sea beckon a 15 minute walk or short taxi ride away. And as well as bringing in a local chef, fabulous raw food expert Manuela Scalini (www.manuelascalini.com) will again delight us with menus which are delicious and divine and highly skilled massage therapist, Claudia Tessarin, will be on hand to soothe away any aches and pains.
There will also be an opportunity to explore the delightful local farmers market which is hosted in the grounds of Holders House every Sunday and for those of you who like a challenge, we will practise asanas on a large surf board, known as SUP or Stand Up Paddle-board Yoga (see photo below right).
Purify, re-energise and re-new on beautiful Barbados and let your inner sun to shine through…
The retreat includes:
* Accommodation (7 nights, twin or single)
* 2 yoga sessions per day
* One Massage
* All food (except one lunch and one dinner)
* Transfers to and from the airport
Early Bird Discount offered on bookings made before 7 August 2015:
With Early Bird Discount:
* £1275 for Shared Twin Room
* £1495 for Single Room
Without Early Bird Discount:
* £1350 for Shared Twin Room
* £1595 for Single Room
To secure a booking, we require a £500 deposit. Full amount to be received by 9 October 2015.
Great deals available right now!*** Flights on Virgin (www.virgin-atlantic.com) and BA (www.ba.com) from London are daily and direct and take 8 hours. You can also check www.newmont.co.uk, a Caribbean travel specialist who offer competitive prices.
Judith Daniel (www.quantumyoga.com): Yoga has been a constant in Judith's life for over 20 years and has helped to keep her calm and centred throughout her career in the hectic music Industry. Working in the highly stressful areas of PR and Events, she often said that she would love to give it all up and become a Yoga Teacher. And finally, she did. Now she’s thrilled to be sharing everything that it has taught her and inspiring others to take to the mat. She teaches creative, flowing sequences which synchronise breath and movement. An international Yogi and sun-seeker, she fell in love with Barbados 20 years ago and loves to share her passion for the island.
Claudia Tessarin (www.attivamassage.co.uk): Highly experienced, Claudia is qualified in various massage techniques including Thai Yoga, Sports and Classic Swedish. She will tailor your time with her to suit your specific needs ensuring the most suitable treatment, whether it be deep body work to loosen up and soothe tension and stretch tight muscles or simply help to relax and de-stress.
Manuela Scalini (www.manuelascalini.com): Born and raised in Brazil, is an international raw food chef who travels the world teaching workshops, catering retreats and consulting for raw food restaurants in SE Asia, USA and Latin America. Certified by Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, Manuela entwines her Brazilian heritage with her culinary delights, creating an unique exotic experience. She is an expert in tropical flavours and cuisine and one of her many passions is creating beautiful gourmet living food dishes using local and seasonal flavours from all of the places she travels to and the freshest ingredients, to nourish and energise body, mind and soul.
To see more photos from SALUTE TO THE SUN 2014, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.734233186655121.1073741835.352226074855836&type=3
To make a booking or with any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.