solar love retreat: the island edition
st. kitts, Caribbean | march 2-7 2019
Join Amy Quinn Suplina and Lindsay Ashmun for a DEEEluxe, yoga escapade in St. Kitts Island, West Indies this winter. Our home for five nights of island time is the stunning Belle Mont Farm— an ecological resort built on the side of a volcano by the rainforest that looks over the ocean. Belle Mont Farm is redefining sustainability and social justice in the Caribbean tourism industry and we are excited to explore it with you!
Yoga + Movement
Amy and Lindsay will lead you through two 90 minute Vinyasa yoga classes daily (with some strength training and Groundcontrol Pilates thrown in for good measure). We’ll be sure to weave is some gentle and restorative practice to keep you fresh. You’ll have an opportunity to join a guided hike through the rain forest, up Mt Liamuiga Volcano and venture for a swim in the ocean (a 10 minute shuttle to the small, volcanic sand beach below the resort or a 20 to 30 min drive to a larger beach). Or spend your days between classes chilling at the resort main pool and checking out the lush surroundings and ocean at the bottom of Kittitian Hill. Looking for more? There’s also tennis courts and a chemical free golf course where you can pick mangos on the ninth hole!
If you want to extend your stay to 7 nights and catch a direct flight back on Saturday, Lindsay is offering a 4 hour Extreme Performance Training (XPT) workshop for those who remain on Friday, May 8 at the resort. The workshop will consist of breath work, pool workout, yoga/groundcontrol pilates session and ice recovery exposures. See “optional extra days” pricing below.
Enjoy three meals+ per day sampling the expansive organic, edible landscape that surrounds the resort. The kitchen prides itself on sharing a West Indies culinary experience fresh from their farm and ocean. We’ll enjoy a true farm-to-table meal sitting in the middle of the fields one evening as the chef picks and prepares our meal at sunset. Another night we’ll eat where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Option to venture to a local Kittitian hang out as well. Forage fresh fruit and veggies from the farm and learn about Belle Mont’s sustainability model. All drinks including house cocktails and wine are included.
Note, the option is available to opt-out of the all inclusive meal and drinks we’ve set up. However, Belle Mont Farm is in a remote area so most meals will be taken a la carte in the restaurant which is expensive. Reach out to us for help with your decision.
Wake up in your private or shared luxe green cottage overlooking your personal plunge pool with the ocean in the distance. Cottage design is inspired by the natural landscape and Kittian architecture and features spectacular views of the sea and forest. Four-poster beds and private verandas for every yogi on our trip! Did we mention EVERY cottage has an infinity plunge pool? Yep! Enjoy some time in your open-air bathroom surrounded by foliage and soak in your claw foot tub on the veranda. And if you get tired of gorgeous sunsets over the ocean, head back inside, pull down your screen and catch a movie.
Besides the utter beauty of this place, we chose Belle Mont Farm at Kitttian Hill for our retreat because of their holistic commitment to sustainability. Check it out to learn more:
SHARED COTTAGE (2 people)
Stand alone cottages with one king or two queen beds. Frette linens, outdoor luxe bathrooms, and cottage pool.
OPTION 1: $2,400 per person all inclusive of two classes of yoga per day, five nights lodging, all food, and all beverages at the resort (house alcohol, wine, beer and non alcoholic drinks)
OPTIONS 2: $1,700 per person with no food and beverage included. This price is JUST two classes of yoga per day and five nights lodging. All food and beverage will be charged to your room and ordered a la carte.
Limited triple room pricing at a reduced rate available.
** Note: If you are traveling as a couple or want to share a cottage with a friend, please let us know. Email us for options at firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIVATE COTTAGE (1 peRSON)
Stand alone cottage with one king bed. Frette linens, outdoor luxe bathrooms, and pool.
OPTION 3: $3,200 per person all inclusive of two yoga classes per day, five nights lodging, all food, and beverages (alcohol and non alcoholic).
OPTIONS 4: $2,490 per person with no food and beverage included. This price is JUST two classes of yoga per day and 5 nights lodging. All food and beverage will be charged to your room and ordered a la carte.
Extra Days Option
You are welcome to stay two additional nights to linger longer in the beauty, to catch a weekly direct flight back on Sat, and to enjoy a 4 hour XPT workshop with Lindsay on Friday, March 8.
Extra Nights Single Occupancy is $950— includes room for March 7 and 8, payment for 4 Hour XPT workshop (not inclusive of food and beverage)
Extra Nights Shared Double Occupancy Cottage is $645 — includes shared room for March 7 and 8, payment for 4 Hour XPT workshop (not inclusive of food and beverage)
Questions or need other options? email email@example.com
SIGN UP! A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a space but monthly payment plans leading up to March can be set up for the remainder of your balance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of room and questions or call 347-987-3162. To register, click here.
FLIGHTS: We have a block of seats booked on American Airlines from NYC but you will pay for your own flight. These flights are blocked through November 1, 2018 so we need to know if you’ll be using this flight as soon as possible. Flight price is $390 RT plus tax flying March 2-7 (direct outbound, one stop inbound as there are no direct week day flights) OR March 2-9 (direct both ways). Email us for flight details. You can opt to take the flight we blocked or book your own. Flights to St. Kitts are limited so book via us or on your own as soon as you sign up. Arrive in St. Kitts as early as possible on Saturday, March 2 to catch Sunset yoga that first night.
TRANSFER TO BELLE MONT FARM: Shared or private transfers from Airport to Basseterre (Belle Mont Farm) will be arranged by Bend + Bloom (budget for $20-$65 each way, varies depending on number of people in cars).