Travel Off the Beaten Path

Pilates at the Beach with Tiffany and Melissa !

pilates-at-the-beachJuly 11-18, 2016
Cat Island, Bahamas

Wandering Spirit is back with something a little different for this movement retreat back to Cat Island, Bahamas.  Join Tiffany and Melissa for a Pilates retreat and authentic island experience you will not soon forget!

There will be daily Pilates sessions beach side, island excursions to get a real feel for island life, sunset cocktails and time to do absolutely nothing!  This is your retreat.  You can choose to do as much or as little as you like each and everyday.

Pilates (and more…)

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Cat Island’s slower pace of life and disconnection from the continuous buzz of technology in our daily lives gives us an opportunity to better connect with our body, breath and mind.  This stronger connection to the internal and external self is at the heart of what Joseph Pilates aimed to teach his students.

Each day Tiffany and Melissa will take turns teaching a morning Pilates mat session.  The morning session will typically be a more energetic practice while still maintaining focus on correct alignment of joints, building strength, control and mobility.  The goal in this practice is to bring awareness to your body through specific Pilates exercises sequences.  Through the practice you will learn where you may have imbalances and how to return to balance, inside and out.

In the late afternoons, early evening, there will be one of the following movement practices: hatha yoga, gentle yoga, restorative yoga, Thai yoga, pranayama practice or meditation practice depending on what the group needs/wants on the given day.  The aim for the afternoon sessions is to learn and practice a softer approach towards awareness of breath, body and movement.

One of the perks of maintaining a small group size, max of 12 students, is the ability to adapt to the needs of the group on any given day.

All classes are held down the beach from the resort at the Wandering Spirit Cabana just 150 feet from the seas edge. You will be surrounded by island vegetation and the sound of calm breezes over the bay. Not only do you get to enjoy a short beautiful walk down the beach on your way to yoga, you can refresh yourself with a dip in the sea on your way back after class.

Private movement sessions with Tiffany  or Melissa are available at an additional cost. Time slots will be limited, so please inform us if you are interested in scheduling a private session as soon as possible.

General Itinerary
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Day 1:  5pm arrival in Cat Island – Orientation to Fernandez Bay – Sunset Cocktails + Dinner

Day 2: 8-10am Breakfast – 11am PilatesPractice – 12-2pm Lunch – 4:30pm Movement Practice – 7pm Dinner

Day 3: 8-10am Breakfast – 10:30am Pilates Practice – 12:30pm Lunch Out at Reggata Site – 5pm Movement Practice – 7pm Dinner

Day 4: 8-10am Breakfast – 10:30am Pilates Practice – 12-2pm Lunch – 4:30pm Movement Practice – 6pm Sunset Cocktail Hike to Hermitage – 7pm Dinner

Day 5: 8-10am Breakfast – 11am Pilates Practice – 12-2pm Lunch – 4:30pm Movement Practice – 7pm Dinner

Day 6: 8-10am Breakfast – 11am Pilates Practice – 12-2pm Lunch – 4:30pm Movement Practice – 7pm Dinner

Day 7: 8-10am Breakfast – 10am Pilates Practice – 11:30am Depart for Picnic Lunch on Atlantic side – 5pm Pranayam and Medition – 7pm Dinner

Day 8: Optional 6am Sunrise Meditation at Hermitage – 8am Breakfast – 9:30amDeparture

Additional Activities and Excursions

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A little fun fact: Tiffany grew up on Cat Island. She loves to share her knowledge and experience of what it island life is really all about when you get away from mass tourism. The result – you experience authentic island life at its best. You will hike to the highest point in the Bahamas, Mount Alvernia, for a breath taking view of the whole island. Four wheel it to the other side of the island and take a dip into the Atlantic Ocean or perhaps partake in a little body surfing or snorkeling.

Additional Optional Activities:

Some activities will cost additional.  Those are noted with a * below.

• Sea kayaking • Mangrove adventures with Tiffany
• Snorkeling • Sunset cocktail hour
• Guided snorkeling trip* • Massage*
• Long walks on the beach • Siesta time
• Island exploration • Bone fishing*

Pricing

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Price includes classes a day, two/three excursions, two meals per day, and seven nights at the resort. Travel to Cat Island and back home is NOT included.

Double occupancy rates*: $2300 per person
Single Occupancy rates: $2750 per person
* You are ultimately responsible for finding a roommate if you want to take advantage of the double occupancy rate. We will help connect singles with each other if you let us know you are looking for a roommate. However, if you do not find a roommate before final payment is due you will be charged the single rate.

** It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance anytime you travel outside of the US.

Space is LIMITED to 12 people so reserve your spot today!

$500 deposit required at time of registration (applied towards total).

Are you ready to do something different?
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