Enjoy Beachfront Accommodation, Daily Yoga/Meditation Offerings, Scuba Diving (optional), and other unique adventures and excursions on a small, Caribbean island paradise!
Amanda, founder of SoulScuba, is a Yoga/Meditation and Scuba Diving Instructor who lives in paradise. She wants to invite you to her unique, tranquil little Caribbean island and treat you to week of self-care and adventure! What do you say?
During your stay, you will be guided through a unique variety of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga offerings that aim to limber the body, improve breath control, relieve tension and pain, boost metabolism, detoxify the system, and strengthen the body-mind connection.
The central theme of all of these offerings is mindfulness. You will learn techniques to help you anchor yourself in the present moment and let go of the stress, worries, and other distractions that prevent you from living a peaceful and fulfilling life. You will be continually guided to carry the awareness you cultivate on the mat out into your world as we approach some relaxing and fun island activities (island road trips, rainforest hikes, vegan BBQs, beach bonfires, snorkeling/scuba diving excursions) as an ongoing mindfulness meditation.
Yogis of all levels (including beginners) and all walks of life are welcome!
Certified Scuba Divers have a unique opportunity to learn how to use Yoga concepts and techniques to improve your dive skills and receive the PADI Yoga Diver Specialty Certification. Non-divers have the opportunity to try scuba or earn their PADI Open Water certification while learning Yoga concepts to enhance relaxation, buoyancy, and air consumption.
Not interested in diving? No worries, there are plenty of other things to do without getting wet!
Never heard of Nevis? That is not a bad thing. In fact, that is one of the things that makes this place so nice…not everyone has heard of it (yet), so it is still possible to have an authentic island experience without getting lost in the tourist traffic!
The smaller, quieter sister island of St. Kitts, is only 36 square miles with a population of 11,000 people. With no cruise ship port and just the right amount of development, Nevis is the perfect little off the beaten track place to relax and dedicate some time to mind-body wellness.
Nevis is not over-developed and commercialized like a lot of popular tourist destinations. Nevis is simple, rustic, and authentic, yet still provides upscale comfort, making it a perfect choice for people who like a balance of luxury and down to earth Caribbean vibes.
Nevis offers an ideal atmosphere for those who love nature. A dormant volcano and lush rainforest rest at the center of the island, while the outer edges are fringed with both white and black sand beaches, old sugar plantations, historical sights (such as the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton), cool beach bars, and some excellent swimming, snorkelling, and dive sites.
Each day will start with a morning Hatha/Vinyasa practice in our indoor, beach front Yoga room only a few steps from where you sleep at Oualie Beach Resort.
The Yoga room at Oualie is intimate, bright, and breezy, offering the ambiance of beach Yoga, with the indoor comfort of a studio.
A second Yoga offering will be available every afternoon/evening. Some days, it will be a relaxing Yin practice followed by an extended Yoga Nidra deep relaxation in our Yoga room. On other days we will have a special outdoor offering, such as Sunset Beach Yoga, SUP (Paddleboard) Yoga, Volcanic Hot Springs Yoga, or Laughter Yoga.
Whether you are travelling alone, or with your yoga buddies, Amanda will be your teacher and adventure guide, making sure that you have a unique, down to earth, island experience with an equal balance of relaxation and adventure. Group sizes are kept small to allow for a laid-back, flexible, personalized experience.
Past participants have described the trip like “coming to see their good friend (sister, daughter…)” who meets you at the airport, gives you the low-down on the culture and customs, provides you with a “back-door” local experience, and best of all, guides you through a daily yoga and meditation practice that inspires simple yet transformational concepts that can be taken home and integrated into daily life.
Our retreat headquarters, and beachfront accommodation is at the charming Oualie Beach Resort, a small 3 star family-owned Eco-Friendly hotel located on a tranquil swimming beach overlooking the scenic channel between St. Kitts and Nevis. Rooms are spaciously scattered along Oualie Bay in single and two storey gingerbread cottages that reflect the traditional Caribbean architecture of the island.
Oualie captures the charming, idyllic, rustic beach life with all the comforts of home, like TV, A/C, and refrigerator. The cottage-style rooms are complete with a screened in patio where you can listen to the sea, the crickets, the geckos, and maybe even the clip-clop of a passing donkey during the tranquil evenings.
There is a restaurant, bar, bike & kayak rental, and yoga room on property, so you don’t have to travel far to get what you need. Just a 1 minute walk down the beach is Oualie Beach pier where we depart on our Dive/Snorkel excursions, and where you can catch a water taxi, only 5 minutes to the neighboring sister island of St. Kitts.
In addition fun dives throughout the week, certified divers have the unique opportunity to participate in the original PADI Yoga Diver Distinctive Specialty course, authored by Amanda.
Non-certified divers can participate in the Discover Scuba experience, an introductory dive lesson for beginners, or complete their Open Water Diver certification course.
Not interested in diving? No worries, there is plenty to do in Nevis without getting wet.
Your host Amanda is an experienced scuba diving instructor (PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer) and the author of the PADI Yoga Diver course, specializing in teaching Scuba Divers to how to use Yoga to enhance relaxation, focus, air consumption, buoyancy, and overall enjoyment of the dive experience.
Remember…this is YOUR vacation. All itinerary offerings are optional! The great thing about this style of Yoga retreat is that there is no rigid schedule and plenty of space for flexibility and personalization.
If you like keeping busy, being on an organized schedule, and having someone making plans and decisions for you, then you got it! On the other hand, if it is solitude and independence you love, then that is possible too. Whether you want to spend your vacation detoxing or indulging, we are happy to cater to your needs in Nevis.
Amanda is always available to help you find things to do, whether it involves action and adventure, or relaxation and solitude.
Double/Twin Occupancy : $1795.00 U.S. per person
Single Occupancy : $2395.00 U.S.
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Double/Twin Occupancy : $2395.00 U.S. per person
Single Occupancy : $2995.00 U.S.
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Double/Twin Occupancy : $2695.00 U.S. per person
Single Occupancy : $3295.00 U.S.
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January 16th - 23rd, 2021
May 1st - 8th, 2021
Have 4+ people in your group? Request your own dates and private retreat