Belize Yoga Retreat | Island Expeditions

Basecamp Yoga in Belize!

Yoga By The Sea - Awaken your mind, body, and spirit in Belize through the gentle practice of yoga in stunning natural surroundings.

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Over ten years ago we introduced yoga practice and instruction to a few select basecamp departures. After just a few sessions, with a magnificent backdrop of the sun rising over the Caribbean, we were wondering why it took us so long to join the two! Our guests, most of whom had never tried yoga, told us how much they enjoyed the daily practice. Not only is yoga a perfect form of exercise to loosen up before or after our day of active adventures, it also brings relaxation, balance, and mindfulness to ease away the complexities and stresses of our busy lives. Join us at Glover's Reef or Lighthouse Atoll as we bring yoga to the sea with certified yoga instructors on select departures during our season. Please call or email for details. Another great reason to travel with Island Expeditions!  

2018 / 2019 Yoga Instructors

Below are several of the Yoga instructors joining select departures of our basecamp trips to Glover's Reef and Lighthouse Reef

Past Season Yoga Instructors

Jill Edey

Jill wholeheartedly credits a consistent yoga practice in helping her to successfully navigate an exciting and unconventional professional life. Yoga gently unravelled the daily physical, mental and emotional tensions breath by breath and mitigated any long-term damage, she is eternally grateful. Just after retiring she was finally able to gift herself with Yoga Teacher Training to deepen her personal practice and as a path to teaching and sharing with others. Jill is passionate about creating an environment for yogis of all levels to find the courage, authenticity, and calm to safely explore their abilities. As an avid kayaker, snorkeller, hiker, and yogi, Jill’s Aquarian soul has always been steeped in the love of water, nature, and all things 'out-of-doors'. She is looking forward to once again unrolling her mat on the warm, white sand beaches of Belize under the palm trees and cooling breezes ~ truly a beautiful and inspirational place to practice. 
Glover's Reef & Mayan Caves  - Dec 31, Jan 7 
Glover's Reef Adventure  - Jan 2, 9

Kate Turner

For Kate, yoga is a way of life. She is currently based in beautiful Estepona, Spain, after training in India and teaching in Australia. She is qualified in Vinyasa flow, Yin and prenatal yoga, and her foundation and intermediate level classes incorporate dynamic yang elements, building core strength to ensure a safe asana practice whilst allowing the yin elements to open and deeply stretch the tissues and joints of the body. Her personal yoga journey has developed a strong focus on the power of the breath and the calming influence that this can have on both body and mind, and this understanding is weaved into and throughout all her classes.  We look forward to having Kate lead our sunrise yoga at Half Moon Caye in Belize! 
Double Atoll  - Jan 13 
Maya Reef Explorer  - Jan 12, 14 
Lighthouse 6 Night Adventure  - Jan 12, 16 
Lighthouse Getaway  - Jan 13, 17 
Lighthouse 8 Night Adventure  - Jan 20

Kelly Proffitt 

Kelly is an active person who has always been moving. Yoga has brought balance to her body and life.  Since beginning a consistent Yoga practice she has been less prone to injury and is slowly becoming stronger and more balanced in both body and life.  Her practice has provided her with a way to slow down, breathe and listen. Although she is never sure exactly where her practice will take her, she is constantly amazed at where it does!  Kelly teaches a flow style yoga class that mindfully integrates breath and movement through poses designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance. Students can expect to move through sun salutations, balancing sequences, and core strengthening poses.  She strives for an energizing style that is rigorous, yet also accessible, dynamic and fun. Kelly is grateful for the opportunity to teach in Belize by the ocean and looks forward to sharing the experience with others! 
Glover's Reef & Mayan Caves  - Jan 14, 21 
Glover's Reef Adventure  - Jan 16, 23

Jill Dorosz

Jill Dorosz is an experienced yoga teacher, 500 RYT, influenced by the ParaYoga, Anusara, and Lyengar styles of Hatha yoga; a certified Tai Chi/Qigong instructor; and an energy healer through Reiki, External Chi Healing, and Reflexology. Her professional allied health experience informs her teaching and practices.  Jill is an expert at distilling the essential aspects of yoga into a program suitable for persons of all ages and physical abilities. All her classes include relaxation, pranayama (breath work), and meditation. As an avid kayaker, stand-up paddler, and master swimmer, she is also experienced in integrating yoga practice in these water sports. We are honored to welcome Jill back for her fourth year with us! 
Lighthouse 6 Night Adventure  - Jan 26, 30, Feb 9, 13 
Maya Reef Explorer  - Jan 26, 28, Feb 9, 11 
Lighthouse Getaway  - Jan 27, 31, Feb 10, 14 
Double Atoll  - Jan 27, Feb 10 
Lighthouse 8 Night Adventure  - Feb 3

Jodi Dodd 

Jodi started doing yoga regularly in 2007 and fell in love with the practice. She is passionate about sharing this practice and its benefits with as many people as possible. Jodi has always had a love for the outdoors and her soul thrives on being out in nature and near the water. She has been teaching SUP Yoga classes in the Whistler area since 2013, and she has spent time teaching yoga on the remote shores of Nicaragua and other retreat settings; awakening the senses and facilitating breath connection and awareness in beautiful surroundings. Her classes are playful, therapeutic, and grounding. Her intention is to guide students towards more space in the body, deeper connections, greater self-awareness, health, empowerment, and well-being.  We are pleased to welcome Jodi back for her second year with Island Expeditions in Belize! 
Glover's Reef & Mayan Caves  - Feb 4, 11 
Glover's Reef Adventure  - Feb 6, 13