Belize: Women’s Retreat: Dive into Yoga and Mindfulness


March 3-10, 2018
Private Island Bliss!

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March 3-10, 2018.  Limited to 10 guests. 
All healthy and gourmet meals, activities, accommodations, transfers, and massages are included!


Join us for a secluded paradise getaway, where you will enjoy adventure with women of like mind, in rustic elegance on a private island – a world away, yet only 7 miles from civilization.

This retreat offers you the perfect opportunity to unplug and play, or enjoy the “space” to deepen your spiritual practice.

As far as Paradise goes, you will enjoy a private cabana, personal service from the awesome owners and staff, all meals, activities, spa treatments, transfers, and plenty of land excursions to choose from.

See all trip options below!

Trip Highlights

We travel in small groups, never more than 12 guests.   The purpose of this trip is to unplug, reset your inner compass and enjoy the Peace that can only be found on a private island in Belize.  Your home for this week places you on a secluded beach and is the only resort in the area. Your space will be your own….there is no daily schedule to adhere to. Participate in only what you will enjoy.

We offer you full inclusive meals and activities such as, complimentary off-shore snorkeling, ocean kayaking, wind surf boards, Hobie cat sailing, swimming, daily yoga, and daily guided meditation practices, and teachings and training in both.


What to Expect on this Retreat

Coming here is like being lost at sea on a private island where the staff waits on you hand and foot. You are free to come and go as you please, enjoy your complimentary massage and even some additional spa services, extra excursions, or even curl up by the pool with a book.

But the ocean is calling! If you ever dreamed of learning to scuba dive…this is the place to do it!



The hands on training is second to none, and the ratio of student to instructor is two to one!

If you are already scuba certified…then expect to explore the Belizean Barrier Reef with authentic local guides who know the area so well that we dive remote spots without another person in sight. Honestly, in our past retreats here, we didn’t see a soul on our excursions…ever!

Love to snorkel? Well, again, we had the entire reef to ourselves. Miles and miles to swim in and NOT a another person or boat on the horizon. This is a real private island experience!!

There will be plenty of time for hiking, exploring, learning, and centering. However, this retreat offers you the opportunity to “let all the stress go,” pamper yourself in play, deepened spiritual practices, or just spending a lazy day in a hammock.

Our lives create hectic schedules and many demands, so we are offering this retreat so you can “set your inner compass” to a place that has NO DEMANDS or expectations.



The small resort in paradise comprises of only 12 rustic luxury cabanas, offering ocean views and ocean front access. Cabanas show off the lush gardens or full Ocean horizon.


You will enjoy a nice peek at the ocean from any cabana on your own private porch complete with individual hammock and thatched roof ambiance. All accommodations come with private bath with hot and cold running water, air conditioning, and ceiling/floor fans.

We provide you with healthy gourmet meals, snacks and beverages, plus plenty of Belizean rum punch!


Yoga and Mindfulness 

Being on a private island…there are no cars, no roads, no honking, no loud music playing.   All you can hear is the sound of the wind and the ocean.   When you come into communion with Nature, your inner voice is more easily heard.




Daily group yoga is offered each morning.   We practice Sacred Yoga, which is light stretching, deep breathing, at a pace that sets the tone for simplicity, and going within.

Private yoga sessions are also available.

Meditation practices are offered most mornings, and again in the evening just prior to sunset.  You may also ask for private guidance to deepen your meditation practice, or learn how to establish a home practice after this retreat.

For those who wish to use this retreat as a deep inward journey…

First, may I say, “Namaste’.”   This is our 3rd trip to this island, and every woman who has come here to allow the self to experience and Realize the Self, have all had profound awakenings and absolute transformations.

It is my pleasure to assist you in any way with this process.

On past retreats, I have set up Silent Retreats for those who truly wish to experience the profound wisdom found within.   We can work together in meditation, sacred teachings, and authentic yoga practices.

Just let me know the type of experience you are seeking.  It is my pleasure to walk with you on this path.



 Customize your Experience!

This retreat offers 3 different options!!  Enjoy Scuba Diving, or Snorkeling, or allowing yourself to be perfectly Pampered!


IMG_1331OPTION 1: Diver’s Paradise: An Ocean of Bliss: Includes all taxes and fees…plus details posted below…
Over the Water Room $2996, based on double occupancy
Solo Room $450 additional.

Eight dives (four guided morning 2-tank dive trips)
Use of all equipment and gear included as well
10% discount on additional diving
1 one-hour Swedish massage
1 Facial
1 Mud massage
$50 credit in lounge

Other FREE Inclusions:
Daily yoga sessions
Daily group meditation
2 Sessions of private yoga or mediation training


Bali-snorkelingOPTION 2:  Snorkel Yoga Splash Getaway: Includes all taxes and fees…plus details posted below…
Over the Water Room $2730, based on double occupancy
Solo Room $450 additional.

4 Guided Snorkel Excursions
1 one-hour Swedish massage
1 Facial
1 Mud massage
$50 credit in lounge

Other FREE Inclusions:
Daily yoga sessions
Daily group meditation
2 Sessions of private yoga or mediation training


Belize-2013-Scuba-ClinicOPTION 3: Get Certified! Learn to Dive in Belize: Includes all taxes and fees…plus details posted below…
Over the Water Room $3265, based on double occupancy
Solo Room $450 additional.

Learn to breathe with SCUBA equipment in pool, and learn all safety procedures and underwater hand signals
Develop diving skills during 4 ocean dives with guide and instructor
Includes use of all SCUBA equipment during your entire visit
Receive your “Open Water SCUBA Certification” good for diving anywhere in the world
1 one-hour Swedish massage
1 Facial
1 Mud massage
$50 credit in lounge

Other FREE Inclusions:
Daily yoga sessions
Daily group meditation
2 Sessions of private yoga or mediation training


Sample Itinerary

Please note that weather conditions may have us need to move some of these activities around a bit.   Here, things actually get scheduled based on how the wind blows!  : )

Arrival Transfer Welcome Dinner for All!
For those arriving today, you will land at BZE Airport in Belize and transfer to our resort. Enjoy a scenic boatride, then a welcome drink and tour of property upon arrival. Later this evening will get to know each other at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

Snorkel, Dive and Ocean Play Time
After a delicious breakfast, there is optional yoga. Otherwise…our activity today is nearby snorkeling, OR diving with private guides and the entire ocean to explore! You will also have plenty of leisure time as well to fit in a massage, or enjoy kayaking, or try a complimentary intro scuba class. Certified Divers will enjoy their first dive today!! An evening meditation workshop is optional…you may wish to enjoy some star-gazing, or a relaxing glass of wine by the pool! (B, L, D)

Snorkel, Dive and Ocean Play Time
After breakfast and yoga…you have another day to explore. Your time is your own…perhaps a massage would be a better way to spend the morning. Afternoon snorkeling for the snorkeling, or try a FREE scuba class. Hobie Cats and Kayaks are free to use as well. It’s our island…go explore it! Afternoon is also available for learning deepening meditation techniques, and how to cultivate peace and stillness of the mind. Most of us will gather in the lounge at 6 for music and fun prior to dinner being served at 7 pm. (B, L, D)

Leisure and Adventure
Morning breakfast, and yoga…then either enjoy an optional zipline tour, or stay on site for additional snorkeling or scuba lessons. The afternoon leisure time…you may wish to join an activity or additional excursion from the resort if Adventure is your middle name! This evening we join together for a creative meditation workshop on the topic of Inspired Action and outdoor BB-Q, bonfire and chats. (B, L, D)

Leisure & Ocean Fun: Dolphin Sail
A leisurely breakfast, then yoga. Afterward you will the option to join a deeper yoga class that teaches the Science of Sacred Yoga. If you would rather dive…then please go explore the ocean!! The remaining morning is free until lunch. This afternoon, set sail on adventure to find schools of dolphins off shore! (B, L, D)

Pampering Relaxation
Enjoy the day as you please!  Plenty to do on the island, or do nothing at all!  Each cabana has a delightful private hammock for you to sway in as you listen to the sounds of the ocean. (B, L, D)

Snorkel, Scuba, Kayaking…a Day of Ocean Bliss
For those who have practiced their ocean bliss all week, today will be a day to literally dive in to your favorite water activity. Choose from an extra snorkel excursion, or enjoy ocean kayaking, or sailing on your own. Or we can sail out to the sand bar for a picnic! Those who took the scuba clinic will leave the resort for a special dive. (B, L, D)

Departure Day
Group breakfast, transfer to airport for return flight home. It’s been a week full of adventure, insight, wellness, and self-journey. Arrive home refreshed, restored, and vitalized! (B)


Breakfast, lunch, and 4-course dinner daily
Coffee, tea, and fresh squeezed juice delivered to your veranda every morning (for cabanas only)
Unlimited use of kayaks, windsurfing boards, and Hobie Cat sail boats
24/7 access to saline swimming pool, including free introductory SCUBA in the pool
Use of snorkel gear for snorkeling off dock
Airport transfers – from and to the airport (or any Belize City location)
First rum punch on the house every day
Daily housekeeping and nightly turndown service
Concierge scheduling of diving, snorkeling, excursions, spa treatments
Valet luggage service for arrival and departure
Wireless internet access in lodge, bar, and outdoor dining area

All inclusions of your Chosen Package
All offered Yoga Classes
All Meditation Practices
1 Hour Wellness or Spiritual Consultation
All Wisdom Teachings throughout including beginning or advanced private meditation training, sacred yoga practices, authentic pranayama training and more!


How to Register

A deposit of $500 per person is required to reserve your space.  Please be mindful that this is a non-refundable deposit, however you are welcome to use that deposit toward any other retreat up to 15 months of your deposit date.
Final balance due on January 10, 2018

Please scroll to the top of this page and use the Cart check out to make your deposit. Or, if you would rather call with your payment details, feel free to contact us directly at 585-672-5250, or email us at

Upon registration, you will be sent a Booking Form that will ask you certain details such as dietary requirements, and if you prefer a shared or solo room.



Flight Details and FAQ

When booking an international flight, which airport do we choose?
Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, Belize City

What airlines serve Belize?
International airlines that serve Belize are:
American Airlines
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Taca Airlines
US Airways
Maya Island Air is now offering a connector flight from Cancun to Belize City.

Is there another flight once we arrive in Belize City?
No, we greet you personally at the airport and escort you to the docks of the island.

Do we need to reserve a ferry?
No, we will provide the 20 minute boat transfer.

What is the charge for the transfers?
Airport transfers are included with your retreat price!

Do we need to pre-reserve diving or excursions?
No, we are glad to reserve everything upon arrival and can provide you with details of each of our services and excursions. If you wish to pre-reserve your activities, we will assist you to ensure your trip is what you wanted.

What if I arrive a day early, and will be transferring from another hotel?
We will help you make the transfer arrangements prior to arrival to ensure a smooth transfer.

Do I need a Visa for Belize?
All U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Belize and a proof of return to the U.S. No visas are required for citizens of the United States for tourist visits of up to 30 days, but they must have onward or return air tickets and proof of sufficient funds to maintain themselves in Belize.

What type of currency is used in Belize?
The local currency is the Belizean dollar. The exchange rate is US$1 = BZ$2, though many banks will give you a slightly lower rate. Most restaurants, markets, and other service providers will readily accept US dollars. They will generally give you change in Belizean dollars unless you request otherwise.

What is the weather like in Belize?
The weather is similar to Southern Florida with slightly warmer winters and summers.

What immunizations are recommended/ required?
No immunizations are currently required for visiting Belize. Hepatitis A and Typhoid are recommended for rainforest areas. Medications to prevent malaria in those regions are also recommended, though some travelers opt not to take them. Ocean stays at luxury resorts are safe zones to visit.


About the Trip Leader

melinda-circleMelinda Johnston, M.Msc.
Spiritual Philosopher and Coach, Intuitive Healer, Wellness Consultant, Author of, Practicing Peace Guidebook: 31 Meditations for Peace
Melinda has over 25 years of study and practice in religious culture, practical philosophical, metaphysical sciences and understanding for the historical “webs” of human history, which have impacted most of our modern religions and spiritual practices.

She has created a variety of alternative methods for celebrating life and seeing the “sacred” in simplicity. Her knowledge offers students and clients a unique insight into mindful inner dialogue, which in turn honors and expands one’s innate wisdom and allows for one’s perfect state of wellness to exist.

Because she is well versed in multiple facets of religious and sacred philosophy, including the Eastern philosophies of Buddhism and Vendata, Metaphysical consciousness, and the Science of Yoga, her gentle teaching method allows one’s self knowledge to expand to deeper level, naturally.

As owner of The Buddhi Institute her goal is to teach practical methods and programs that incorporate mindfulness, along with other ancient wisdoms, for the integration of mind and spirit so a sense of complete wellness arises almost effortlessly into one’s day to day living.

She believes in the 40-Day process based on her own experience of witnessing profound transformations occur within.  The process is simple, kind, nurturing, and Absolute.  As a teacher she knows, “We all have this wisdom within.”


Have more Questions??

Please call: 585-672-5250, or email:… or Contact us here!


Additional information


Deposit $500, Option 1 $2996, Option 2 $2730, Option 3 $3265


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