Move into Possibility with Shelby Autrey

Spend the end of your summer in the jungle at a Belize yoga retreat. Revitalize and nourish yourself with guided vinyasa and meditation in the open air overlooking the Belizean rainforest. This is an all-inclusive retreat led by BFREE YOGA owner Shelby Autrey.

Rise, shine and flow to the sounds of monkeys howling and Toucans chirping. Each day will include mid-morning yoga practice on an open air yoga palapa. We will connect our breath to the true sounds of nature and flow through creative and buoyant sequencing to warm your body and set your spirit free to be. Each participant will have opportunity to request some pose, theory, or need and we will allow a generous amount of time to workshop and discuss each of those desires. Lunch and time to explore or rest will be a hearty part of your day and we will cap it off with optional yin and meditation practice. Feel free to enjoy rest or night life. This week is all about you quieting the shoulda, woulda, coulda’s and allowing your own inner wisdom to rise inside of you. From this place you will return home with clarity and ease. Carrying that laid-back, happy, satisfied feeling and having cultivated a deeper understanding of yourself and appreciation of your yoga community.

August 1 – August 6, 2019

6 Days, 5 Nights
Thursday – Tuesday

$1,636 $1,930 per person, double occupancy
$1,936 $2,520 per person, single occupancy

Call us at 1-877-927-6466 to book the sale rates.

August 1st - August 6th, 2019

  • Six-days, five-night stay in a Jungle Suite or Canopy Suite (first deposits, first choice)
  • Three fresh organic plant based meals with 70% of the food sourced from the Copal Tree Farm
  • Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Roundtrip local flights (to and from BZE to Punta Gorda)
  • Daily yoga, meditation, movement with Shelby
  • Time for adventure, reflection and recharge in a supportive community
  • Farm tour geared towards holistic health and organic farming
  • Access to hikes on Copal Tree Lodge’s 2,000 acre reserve

Eco Jungle Lodge

Copal Tree Lodge is set in the verdant hills in southern Belize. The definition of agritourism-chic: it’s a jungle lodge, organic farm, and a 12,000 acre nature reserve. Copal Tree Lodge offers the best in local food and culture, active adventures, wildlife viewing, saltwater fly fishing, and world-class hospitality. A full-service resort with two swimming pools, spa, farm-to-table restaurant, on-site rum distillery, organic coffee and sugar farms, and more. Each of the seventeen suites have a breathtaking view of the jungle. Copal Tree Lodge offers an all-inclusive package allowing guests to indulge in all the resort has to offer.  Through connection to our Mayan heritage, we value our land, food, and wildlife conservation. Over 70% of the food served at our resort restaurant is grown organically at our on-site farm. In addition, our resource and energy-consumption programs include rainwater collection and use of solar panels. 

Retreat Journey

  • 7:00am  Breakfast such as coffee or tea, fresh juice, fresh tropical fruits as well as items such as farm-fresh eggs, bacon, house-made sausage, cinnamon french-toast, and homemade breads.
  • 8:00am Noble walk
  • 9:00-11:00 Yoga asana practice and meditation / self inquiry
  • 11:00-4:00 Rest or adventure time
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 4:00-5:30 Yoga practice and meditation / self inquiry
  • 6:30 Dinner

Shelby's Bio

Shelby teaches alignment based vinyasa flow, yin, and meditation. In 2003, Shelby came to yoga while in school for sports injury and myofacial release massage therapy in the effort to create balance and holistic understanding of the body to amplify physical and emotional well being. Little did she know the power of breath met with movement and stillness would lead her to the seat of passion in her heart. “I am inspired by the inevitable joy and freedom that comes from creative sequencing rooted in alignment, and the pilgrimage through the meditative practices of yoga to know myself more fully.” You can expect to move in a precise and fluid way in her classes. She curates a class or pose to honor specific therapeutics so that everyone finds access to an expression of the practice. In 2011, Shelby opened BFREE YOGA in Austin, Texas. She commits to live her life through the lens of yoga to learn, grow, share, and thrive daily. Shelby is an E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance and curated and founded BFREEOLOGY 200-hour yoga teacher training school of yoga in 2016. Her teachers are Gioconda Parker and Christina Sell. Shelby has been a nationally certified therapeutic massage therapist focusing on myofascial release and functional movement since 2004. She has led classes with Yoga Journal Magazine at three national conferences and assisted and led at two Wanderlust Yoga Festivals in Colorado.

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Interested in Joining this Yoga Retreat?

Email: Phone: 1-877-927-6466

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