Antigua Adventures and Island Yoga

After a brief hiatus, much-needed internet cleanse, and a big birthday celebrated with family, friends, and cake, we’re back in business (and ready for spring to be honest!)

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Feeling rested, restored, and rejuvenated, it’s time to reminisce a little, shall we? Antigua Adventure yoga and wellness retreat was absolutely incredible and I’m excited to share our journey…and some super special island yoga so that you can experience it right along with us!

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Welcome to our private yoga studio, where we enjoyed daily yoga classes and private sessions in a jungle of palm trees with the vibrant sunshine and cool island breeze surrounding us.

IMG_0342Like tree pose, the retreat as a whole encouraged us to get grounded, root down, balance, grown, and flow. We were so lucky to have the Hamptons’ best yogis (Jenna Raynell, Erica Velasquez, and guest instructor Lois Nesbitt) guiding us through our daily practice!

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Following our morning yoga, which set the tone for an amazing day ahead, we enjoyed some seriously delicious eats, like local produce, refreshing smoothies, and fresh-caught seafood. As the Nutritionist on board, I prepared healthy eats to fuel our bodies and satisfy our souls!

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We met lots of new friends throughout the week and became a little family in no time. The days were full of island adventures like paddle boarding, swimming, zip lining, hiking, and tons of R&R. We soaked up the sun at Pigeon Beach down the street or our own pools right outside our villa.

IMG_0150Our group was pampered, well-fed, and caffeinated with awesome gifts thanks to our amazing sponsors: Hampton Coffee Company, Pure & Peaceful, Hamptons Handpoured, RX Bar, Hampton Sun, Boat Hampton, Health Warrior, Wolffer Vineyard Estate, and Megan’s Morsels!

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What an awesome crew, each one added something unique and inspiring to the group. We ventured out together for dinners, drinks, live music, and a breathtaking sunset yoga class on the water.

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That photo pretty much sums it up – our Antigua Adventure was absolutely amazing. Keep your eyes peeled for more amazing retreat offerings to come – both near and far! In the mean time, here’s a present from the lovely Jenna Raynell –Ā  60 minute Gentle Island Flow straight from Antigua!

One Healthy Breakdown: sometimes you need to leave behind all you know in order to GROW!

Looking Forward to Antigua Adventures

So, we’ve officially transitioned from bathing suits to boots and watermelon to pumpkin. Soon, we’ll go from raking leaves to shoveling snow. Ugh. The bad news is that another cold, long, snowy winter is upon us. The good news is that we can all escape the frigid weather and lack of Vitamin D this January! That’s right, we’re counting down the days until Antigua Adventure!IMG_0051Here’s what your retreat co-hosts are most looking forward to:

I can’t believe how lucky we are to spend a full week in this oasis with the best company I could ask for. Of course, the beaches, pools, yoga, fresh foods, and sunshine will be nothing short of amazing. On top of that, the women on this trip already blow me a way with their inspiration, positivity, creativity, and purity. I’m looking forward to learning from each other and applying the various aspects of wellness in paradise. Healthy living always seems to come a bit easier when the mind is relaxed, the water is near, and the sun is shining. From the intentions we set, the meals we enjoy, and the adventures we share, I know that we’ll have an amazing week and return home feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and refueled. Not to mention, a little sun-kissed as well šŸ™‚ ~ Kiley DeMarco, Founder of One Healthy Hamptons and private Nutritionist in the Hamptons.

I am looking forward to so much–specifically that exciting feeling that flutters inside when the final countdown begins — 3 days, 2 days, 1 day, and then finally we are settled into beautiful Antigua. We become relaxed into our tropical palace literally made for island princesses and we begin to feel colorful joy. The bright colors of Antigua create magical feelings – crystal clear aqua water to feel refreshed, bright shades of tropical fruits to feel nourished, and dazzling white sands to feel grounded. The rainbows of Antigua are jaw dropping beauty and the blue skies are constantly flawless. Iā€™d say I am most excited for the colors of Antigua ā€“ not only to view on the outside ā€“ but to feel from within and to experience with our retreat group. We are truly in for a treat because on Antigua, life is simply colorful. ~ Erica Velasquez, Founder of Yoga in the Vines at Wolffer Estate Vineyard and yoga instructor in the Hamptons

I am most excited to explore a new island with new friends. Adventures are filled with the anticipation of a new experience. Exploring Antigua, hiking to the mermaid pools, yoga with new & exotic views all add those magical elements of excitement and anticipation. Every day will be a chance to test the boundaries of our comfort zone & to fully live in the present moment soaking in the beauty of adventure. ~ Jenna Raynell, Founder of East End Mermaid, yoga teacher in the Hamptons.

IMG_0034We’re also super excited to have our wonderful sponsors Hampton Coffee Company, Hamptons Handpoured, RXBar, Pure & Peaceful, and Health Warrior, traveling with us, along with many other gifts along the way! Best of all, there are still a couple of spots left on our adventure and early bird rate is still in effect! Click here to read all about Antigua Adventure Yoga Retreat and email antiguaadventure@gmail.com for more information. Spots will sell out and flight pricing will increase, so plan your getaway soon and start counting down the days along with us!

One Healthy Breakdown: Live adventurously. Listen carefully. Love passionately. Go fearlessly…to Antigua with us for an adventure of a lifetime!

Get Ready for an Antigua Adventure!

HUGE, bigger than BIG, super EXCITING news to share! You’re invited…IMG_0051Along with Jenna Raynell (left) and Erica Velasquez (center) of Wolffer’s Yoga in the Vines, we’ve been eagerly planning a week-long, uber-luxurious escape to…ANTIGUA…for…YOU!

Antigua-RainbowWe’re bringing home away from home and escaping another NY winter for a week of sunshine, beauty, yoga bliss, and island adventure…and we’re pretty pumped about it!IMG_0064So, mark your calendar for January 31st – February 7th, 2016 and get ready to kick next year off with intention, warmth, and an experience you’ll never forget! Click here for all of the details.

Here’s a sneak peak of what you can expect during the Antigua Adventure Yoga Retreat:

  • Deluxe private villa with two private pools, tropical garden, and walking distance to Pigeon Beach and Falmouth Marina (beach, shops, restaurants, supermarket, bars, etc.)
  • Two yoga classes daily, custom workshops, rooftop & sunset yoga, and private yoga with hands-on assists and massage
  • Intention and self-exploration exercises
  • Nutrition workshops and private consultations with yours truly
  • Wolffer Estate Vineyard Wine Tasting Class
  • Traditional Antiguan craft workshops
  • Guided scenic hikes, beach runs and walks
  • Mermaid pools, swimming, and snorkeling
  • Plenty of time for R&R
  • Optional zip lining tour
  • Optional paddle boarding
  • Tons of adventure
  • Daily healthy homemade breakfasts and lunch & dinner outings at local hot spots
  • Professional digital photography service
  • Wifi connection
  • Maid service
  • Lots of individual attention, group bonding, and good old fun in the sun!

IMG_0070We can’t wait to dive in…to our private swimming pools and the gorgeous Antiguan waters!

c8Check out all of the details, schedule/Q&A, and reservation instructions and book ASAP for early bird pricing, as there are only six exclusive spots available! See you in Antigua!

IMG_0034One Healthy Breakdown: Live adventurously. Listen carefully. Love passionately. Go fearlessly…Antigua Adventure 2016, baby!!

*Photos by Kate Petrone Photography