ESCAPE THE WINTER
at Manchebo Beach Resort, Aruba
February 9 – 15, 2014
winter and join Marije E. Paternotte for yoga in the tropics! This retreat at the luxury Manchebo Beach Resort will leave
you recharged and renewed. Two yoga classes a day, taught by experienced retreat leader Marije, will align and refine your
postures, as well as soothe your mind and soul. Daily breakfast and a welcome and farewell dinner will be offered, leaving
you the flexibility to have your other meals however and wherever you’d like. A fun stand-up paddleboard yoga class
is included, you can choose to add a sunset sail and snorkel trip, and as many spa treatments as you wish. There will be plenty
of time to relax on the beach, and to explore the beautiful island. This retreat is ideal for single travellers, as well for
those who want to combine a yoga vacation with a family trip.
This retreat is open to all levels, and
is a great way to get deeper into the practice of yoga. Beginners are welcomed to practice at their own level of comfort.
The ultimate Caribbean vacation experience begins at this intimate, 2-story boutique resort located on a breathtaking
stretch of white sandy beach. This is an ideal place for relaxing and rejuvenating getaways! The resort has a large pool,
several restaurants and a spa on site. Oranjestad, the island’s charming capital, is just minutes away. Manchebo Beach
Resort has been voted “Excellent” on Trip Advisor several years in a row.
classes will be offered in a beautiful open-air studio. Marije’s teaching style is precise and compassionate, with a
focus on safe anatomical alignment, and breath and body awareness. Marije enjoys teaching gentle, mindful yoga, as well as
physically challenging classes. She always encourages her students to find their own yoga and witness themselves with compassion,
in order to discover who they truly are. During this retreat, classes will range from gentle to vigorous, depending on
the time of day and the energy of the group.
Manchebo’s intimate beach resort offers ocean and garden view rooms with private balcony or
patio. Each of the 71 rooms features a wide range of amenities for excellent comfort and convenience.
Ocean and Garden View Rooms are newly renovated in an inviting, contemporary island décor and feature top-notch amenities
to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable.
offers a wide variety of menus inspired by the bountiful Caribbean fruits, vegetables and seafood. The casual restaurants
feature energizing breakfasts, tropical salads and culinary main courses. Whether you are looking for a snack or a big dinner
you will find the menus by executive chef George Hoek mouthwatering, satisfying and affordable.
Spa and Excursions
The onsite spa offers a wide array of spa treatments. All massage
treatments as well as the manicure and pedicure services are offered at the lush outdoor gazebos, where
one enjoys spectacular sunsets and listens to the breaking
Caribbean surf and active birdlife.
There are plenty
of excursions to undertake during your stay. A sail and snorkel sunset trip, a walk on the North shore of the island, a jeep
tour and wind surfing are just few of the options.
Deluxe Garden View room for 6 nights:
/ Price per Person
Single / USD 2,995
Triple / USD 1,510
Stay in Deluxe Ocean View room for 6 nights:
Price per Person
Single / USD 3,465
/ USD 2,045
Triple / USD 1,670
Included in the retreat’s price:
- 6 nights of comfortable accommodations in garden or ocean view room
- Daily breakfast with healthy smoothie
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Twice daily yoga classes
- A stand-up paddleboard yoga class
- Airport transfer to and from resort
- Room service charge and tax
Exclusive of the retreat’s price:
- Airfare to Aruba
- All other meals, and alcoholic beverages
- Additional excursions and spa treatments
- Travel insurance
Registration and Payment
To register, please email us.
A USD 500 deposit will
secure your spot.
For testimonials of previous retreat
participants, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
BALI BLISS RETREAT
IN UBUD (BALI)
September 22 - 28, 2013
by Be Your Own Yoga in association with One World Retreats.
Join this wonderful retreat to connect with your own Divinity, as well as
to the energy of the Island of Gods. This all-inclusive yoga holiday week will be blissful for the six senses! Daily yoga
classes, 3 delicious meals per day, a luxurious spa treatment and ample time for relaxation and contemplation will leave your
body renewed. The traditional Balinese purification ceremony at the Tirta Empul temple, and a yoga practice at sunrise at the magical Gunung
Kawi temple will give you the opportunity to quiet your mind and find peace within. A walk through the emerald green rice
fields, and a snorkel adventure in the turquoise waters of the idyllic island of Nusa Lembongan will uplift your whole being.
This retreat is open to all levels, and is a great way to get deeper into
the practice of yoga. Beginners are welcomed to practice at their own level of comfort.
serene, eco-friendly, ten bedrooms holistic resort is located 1.5 km from the heart of Ubud in Bali. It is bordered by a small
creek and surrounded by jungle and rice fields. The retreat center offers 2 swimming pools, an open dining room with a view
at the rice fields, a Spa, and a 100 sq. meter Yoga studio open to nature. OneWorld Retreats Kumara has been voted “Excellent”
on Trip Advisor several years in a row.
Healthy, organic meals are provided,
which are prepared by well-trained chefs. All dietary requirements are catered for.
Each spacious room is air-conditioned, has its own terrace with outdoor seating, writing and painting
supplies, and comfortable bathroom. For our guests' ultimate serenity, everyone above the age of 14 is welcome at the retreat.
Healing arts / excursions
During your retreat you will enjoy a Spa Mandi Treatment. This 17th century
Javanese royal treatment will make you feel on top of the world! Mandi lulur is the luxurious pre-wedding ritual of Indonesian
women. This treatment moisturizes and restores the natural PH balance of your skin. It begins with a traditional body massage,
followed by a body scrub to exfoliate dead cells using a mixture of turmeric, sandalwood and rice powder. Then, yoghurt is
applied to refresh and open the pores of your skin. The treatment ends with a fragrant blossom bath.
excursions included in your retreat are: the purification ceremony at the Tirta Empul Temple, a snorkeling and beach trip
to Nusa Lembongan, and sunrise yoga at the Gunung Kawi Temple.
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Price per person
IDR 18,150,000 (approx.
USD 1895) for a single room
IDR 15,150,000 (approx. USD 1595) for a double room
A $300 deposit will secure your spot. Pay now
through PayPal here below!
Inclusive of the retreat price
6 nights of comfortable accommodations
3 daily delicious meals
Purification ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple
Yoga and Meditation at Gunung Kawi Temple at sunrise
fields walk and organic lunch at Sari Organic
A daytrip to Nusa Lembongan, for snorkeling,
beaching and relax time!
A Spa Mandi Treatment
Day of silence
and service fees
of the retreat price
Transfer to Kumara Sakti (to be booked separately)
Sample Program Day 7:00
Morning Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation9:00 Breakfast-
Full morning to relax and hang out at the pool13:00 Lunch-
Full afternoon to relax and have a massage or other spa treatment17:30 Afternoon
Yoga 19:00 Dinner For
a full program overview, to
register, and for more information please call or email us.
||Pay deposit to secure your spot now!
In 2012 Be Your Own Yoga offered two succesful
yoga retreats: The Be Your Own Yoga Retreat at Villa Benvenuti in Italy, and the Joyful Yoga Retreat III in Ubud, Bali.
In 2011 Be Your Own Yoga led three amazing
yoga retreats: the Opening to Receive Spring Yoga Retreat and the Reconnect to Self Summer Yoga Retreat at Villa Benvenuti
in Italy, and the Joyful Yoga Retreat II in Ubud, Bali.
In 2010, Be Your Own Yoga and Delight Yoga organized the Joyful Yoga Retreat in
association with One World Retreats also in Ubud,
"Wow!! It has been a truly unique and special experience. Marije’s gentle and caring nature, coupled with
her yoga skills, created such strong energy that made the Joyful Yoga Retreat III second to none. The staffs were fantastic,
always smiling and friendly. I enjoyed every minute of my time during the retreat and in Ubud". - Sofie (Australia).
"The retreat was a great experience in the first
place because Marije is an excellent and very warm teacher. Yoga has never felt so comfortable to me before. The resort is
just beautiful, the set-up in the rice fields is amazing, and the staffs could not be more friendly and attentive. A wonderful
spa treatment and the group activities, such as snorkeling, were the cherry on the cake. The food was great too, and there
were plenty of time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Big thanks to Marije and the team. I feel relaxed and energized and
will certainly keep practicing yoga". - Eveline (The Netherlands)
"A great experience.
The resort was very beautiful, capturing the tranquility of Ubud. Marije was a confident and caring teacher and I enjoyed
the way she instructured the classes to introduce and re-enforce a range of approaches. The retreat also made sure we had
a great “Balinese” experience with all the extra activities. Finally, the staffs were wonderful, and always smiling."
- Sarah (Thailand)
"I just wanted to say a very BIG belated thank you for facilitating the
most magical week I have had in way to many years to remember. I really enjoyed the yoga retreat and felt like it awakened
a part of me that had been laying doormat for WAY TO LONG!! I came away from the week feeling both mentally, physically and
emotionally energised." - Laura (Australia)
"You are a great and inspiring teacher. I highly appreciated
the fact that you took extra care of me (being pregnant). I really enjoyed the retreat, the people, the location and the food.
I had a great and relaxing
time." - U.S. (Germany)
all the retreat of this nature begin with trepidation - stepping into the unknown. Who will I meet??? Will everyone get along???
Will the yoga/meditation/activities be challenging enough - or will I be unable to keep up??? will this be spiritual enough
or too much??? Many question & fears. But the moment we ate together on our first right & shared a little of ourselves,
i knew i was going to have a positive, rewarding & perhaps challenging week ahead. One look into Kristin & Marije's
eyes and i could see their intention was pure & honest and that there would be no ego involved. It is clear these beautiful
ladies have worked on & understood yoga & practice. Not only asana, but the other limbs of Raja Yoga. They have led
us all gently on a journey of self discovery and I don't think any of us will be the same again!! The ceremony, little rituals
& volcano visit with bike ride were all amazing. As for Kumara & the beautiful staff & amazing surroundings were
synergists for the aspect of the retreat run by Marije & Kristin. Wayan's support, explanation & patience was never-ending,
Ketut's willingness to help & share of his knowledge was endearing and Kadek's firm but loving hands were a welcoming
gift in the Spa." - Kate (Australia)
"Kumara is a magical place and the opportunity
to emerge yourself into this amazing environment while undergoing the life changing process of yoga, meditation, cleansing
& prayer is a true gift to the mind , body & soul. Thank you so much for another wonderful week in Bali. I'd also
like to recognize Marije's commitment and care to ensure that every aspect of the retreat was wonderful for every individual.
Thank you..." - Sarah (Australia)
a wonderful first time experience of yoga retreat. Not knowing what to expect, i was delighted by the whole experience - the
classes, the teachings on the practice, the other planned activities , the teachers, the location/environment, the treatments,
the staff, and last but not least, the other attendees. There was a wonderful energy among us and i got a lot of it!!! A lot
I am taking back home with me!!!!" - Patricia (UK)
"The warmth of our farewell ritual reflects the beauty
of our experience during this week. The going - inward of our yoga practice was balanced beautifully by the outings we took
together. Heartfelt thanks to everyone at Oneworld retreats and our beautiful yoga teachers Marije and Kristin and Wayan.
I shall never forget all the smiles I saw this week. All the hello's from the children who saw these weird tourists with helmets
on riding through their villages and who took no offence. It helps me to let go of all the judgments I have been carrying.
They went up in smiles at the letting go ceremony. Thank you...thank you... Namaste..." - Yvonne (The Netherlands)
The Yoga pavilion at OneWorld Retreats Kumara
Breakfast in the dining room at OneWorld Retreats Kumara
Post-meditation at Gunung Kawi Temple
Fun on the walk through the rice fields
Warm lemon with honey before the morning yoga practice at OneWorld Retreats Kumara
© Be Your Own Yoga, 2013
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