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Refresh with us for twelve days at Ak’Bol Yoga Retreat and Eco-Lodge.

You’re warmly invited to join the Yoga District family for twelve days of practice and relaxation. Situated on the peaceful north side of Ambergris Caye, Ak’Bol is a seafront sanctuary a bike ride away from San Pedro, Belize. White sands, beachside hammocks, breathtaking views of the ocean and the company of friends provide an ideal environment to rest and reset, or optionally earn your 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate.

For twelve days, you’ll awaken to tropical birdsong and the sun rising over the world’s second smallest barrier reef. Twice daily yoga classes and specially prepared meals will nourish and restore the physical body, while the serene ocean and meditation gardens provide respite for the mind. Snorkel, explore the reef and lagoons, take an excursion to nearby Maya ruins, or serve your whole body and spirit with affordable massage and other natural health treatments. Choose to deepen your practice through the intensive teacher training, or simply vacation with our community of yoga practitioners. You may also choose to come early or stay late to enjoy the full range of activities Ak’Bol has to offer.

If you choose to sign up for the 200-hour teacher training as part of your getaway, you’ll enjoy transformative yoga and meditation teachings with Yoga District’s senior teachers, exploring an intensive curriculum embracing a holistic approach to yoga teachings, philosophy, and lifestyle. For additional information about our teacher trainings, see the teacher training page.

See all details and a sample training schedule below. Contact us with any questions or sign up for either the 200 hour Teacher Training in Belize or Yoga Vacation in Belize online.

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Accommodation

Choose your own adventure! Three types of accommodations at either single or double occupancy are available to suit all budgets. Choose from Private Seafront Cabanas, Sea Garden Cabanas or Village Rooms with Shared Bath.

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Your reservation includes:

  • Accommodations for 12 nights
  • Three healthful meals daily + breakfast the morning of departure
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Use of all bed linens and bath towels
  • Drinking water
  • Complimentary juices, teas and coffees
  • Free use of Ak’Bol resort and grounds
  • Use of Ak’Bol yoga mats and props
  • Two yoga classes daily or, if taking the training, all lessons for yoga teacher certification

Amenities

Unwind to the natural rhythm of the island in a unique, serene setting. Read in a hammock overlooking the crystal clear, blue-green sea, swim leisurely in the winding lagoon-inspired pool or laps at the end of the pier, lounge around the beach bar & restaurant full of local flavor and enjoy a morning chit-chat or sip fresh juices by the pool.
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  • Seafront yoga classes and accommodations
  • Swimming at the end of the pier or in lagoon-inspired pool with river rocks
  • Three onsite private yoga studios including pier-end
  • Hammocks overlooking the sea
  • Meditation garden with Mayan carvings and seating niches
  • Free internet access
  • Currency exchange through Ak’Bol
  • Affordable local Belize-style beachfront dining and bar (additional food and beverages for additional fee)
  • Natural spa treatments (available for additional fee)
  • International calls (available at internet cafes in San Pedro town)
  • Laundry service (available in San Pedro town)

Meals

  • Ayurvedic vegan food and beverages will be served three times daily
  • Farewell vegan Belizean breakfast on the day of departure
  • Complimentary juices, teas and coffees
  • Additional food and drink available for purchase

Optional (for additional fees)*

  • Natural spa treatments
  • Snorkel Adventures
  • Scuba Diving at the Reef
  • Windsurfing and Parasailing
  • Kite-boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Excursion to Maya ruins
  • Cave Tubing and Zip Line
  • …and more! Visit Ak’Bol’s website to view the full range of excursions available.

*All excursions are available through Ak’bol for additional fees. If taking the teacher training, please ensure any excursions you schedule do not conflict with teacher training sessions.

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Registration, Payment Plans, and Work-Study

Early Bird Registration (pay in full by April 23rd, 2014)

For Teacher Training:

  • Private Seafront Cabana*:
    • Single Occupancy: $4,600
    • Double Occupancy (shared queen bed): $3,400
  • Private Sea Garden Cabana*:
    • Single occupancy: $3,825
    • Double occupancy (shared queen bed): $3,275
  • Village Room with Shared Bath:
    • Single occupancy: $3,095
    • Double occupancy (two single beds): $2,950

For Yoga Vacation:

  • Private Seafront Cabana*:
    • Single occupancy: $2,700
    • Double occupancy (shared queen bed): $2,100
  • Private Sea Garden Cabana*:
    • Single occupancy: $2,400
    • Double occupancy (shared queen bed): $1,950
  • Village Room with Shared Bath:
    • Single occupancy: $1,800
    • Double occupancy (two single beds): $1,500

*Triple occupancy available in Seafront and Sea Garden cabanas; please contact Purnima if you wish to share with friends.

Regular Registration (after April 23rd, 2015):

For Teacher Training:

  • Private Seafront Cabana:
    • Single occupancy: $5,000
    • Double occupancy (shared queen bed): $3,800
  • Private Sea Garden Cabana:
    • Single occupancy: $4,225
    • Double occupancy (shared queen bed): $3,675
  • Village Room with Shared Bath:
    • Single occupancy: $3,495 
    • Double occupancy (two single beds): $3,350

For Yoga Vacation:

  • Private Seafront Cabana:
    • Single occupancy: $3,000
    • Double occupancy (shared queen bed): $2,400
  • Private Sea Garden Cabana:
    • Single occupancy: $2,700
    • Double occupancy (shared queen bed): $2,250
  • Village Room with Shared Bath:
    • Single occupancy: $2,000
    • Double occupancy (two single beds): $1,700

*Triple occupancy available in Seafront and Sea Garden cabanas; please contact Purnima if you wish to share with friends.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for all of those in need! We accept payment plans and work out their terms on a case-by-case basis. See our suggested payment plan terms below, and email Purnima with any additional questions you may have.

For Teacher Training:

  • $200 non-refundable deposit due upon initial registration
  • $1,500 auto-charged to your credit card upon official acceptance into the training (once you’ve submitted your supplementary teacher training application to [email protected] and received your acceptance email)
  • $500 installments auto-charged to your credit card monthly until April 2015 to cover remaining balance due

For Yoga Vacation:

  • $500 non-refundable deposit upon initial registration
  • Remaining balance auto-charged to your credit card 1 week before trip (May 23, 2015)

Work-Study

You may also enroll in a weekly work-exchange with Yoga District to further reduce tuition by $500 at a rate of $10/hour for up to 50 hours. A minimum 9-month work-study commitment and weekly 4-6 hour shift is required to qualify for this exchange. Please contact Purnima if you wish to pursue this option.

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Belize Teacher Training Sample Schedule

May 23rd, 2015

  • 7:00am-8:40am: Arrival*, informal intros, breakfast. (*Please note: training starts promptly at 7:00am on the 23rd; if you wish to arrange an overnight stay the night prior, please contact the retreat center separately)
  • 8:45-10:15am: Group asana class (modifications provided for new students and advanced options for experienced students)
  • 10:15-11:45am: Group introduction activity, ethics
  • 11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch and free time
  • 12:45-3:30pm: Ethics, modifications, individual Ayurvedic dosha analyses outdoors (weather permitting)
  • 3:30-5:30pm: Daily meditation, breathing, concentration practices with guidance
  • 5:30-7:00pm: Practice teaching (outdoors on the pier, weather permitting) or group class (modifications provided for new students and advanced options for experienced students)
  • 7:00pm-8:00pm: Dinner and free time
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm: Moonlight chanting or homework

May 24th – June 2nd

  • 7:00-8:00am: Daily meditation, breathing and concentration practices 
  • 8:00-9:15am: Practice teaching (pier-end or in-studio) or group asana class (modifications provided for new students and advanced options for experienced students)
  • 9:15-10:15am: Breakfast
  • 10:15-12:45pm: Lecture (lecture may be at pier-end, on the beach, outdoor shaded studios, poolside, etc.) or practice teaching (pier-end or in-studo)
  • 12:45-1:00pm: Lunch and free time
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Lecture (lecture may be at pier-end, on the beach, outdoor shaded studios, poolside, etc.)
  • 2:00-5:00pm: Study break activity, practice teaching, and/or lecture (at pier-end, on the beach, outdoor shaded studios, poolside, etc.)
  • 5:00-7:00pm: Practice teaching and/or evening class (modifications provided for new students and advanced options for experienced students)
  • 7:00-8:00pm: Dinner
  • 8:00-9:00pm: Study activities or yoga nidra (yogic sleep meditation) 

June 3rd:

  • 7:00-8:00am: Daily meditation, breathing and concentration practices
  • 8:00-9:00am: Trainee teaching and feedback
  • 9:00-10:00am: Breakfast
  • 10:00-12:00pm: Trainee teaching and feedback
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Lunch and free time
  • 1:00-2:00pm: Lecture
  • 2:00-7:00pm: Trainee teaching and feedback
  • 7:00-8:00pm: Dinner
  • 8:00-9:00pm: Moonlight chanting or yoga nidra (yogic sleep meditation) 

June 4th:

  • 7:00-8:00am: Daily meditation, breathing and concentration practices
  • 8:00-9:00am: Farewell Belizean breakfast
  • 9:00am: Departure
All information subject to change. Copyright Yoga District 2014. 

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