MARTINIQUE

Leave the chill of winter behind for a time. Feel the sun and the saltwater on your skin. Savor fresh local food and practice yoga in an open-air studio. Rest and be still. 

 

Our seven-night Martinique retreat led by longtime yogi pals Checka and Adriana will be the perfect week to refresh mind, body and spirit. We will be staying oceanside at L'Imperatrice Village in Trois Ilets on the southwestern coast of the island. This authentic French residence offers simple yet comfortable creole bungalows with airy colorful decor, small covered patios - and air conditioning! There are double and single occupancy rooms available within the bungalows (three units in each). Guests care for their own space and the front desk is available if any needs come up. L'Imperatrice offers a rare, private yet accessible location, stunning natural beauty and an easeful stay. Our group absolutely loved it last year, and we are thrilled to be returning once again!

The food at L'Imperatrice, which we will enjoy in their lovely beachfront cafe, is a huge highlight. The chefs take great care to provide fresh, local, creative cuisine - mindfully nourishing each guest and taking care to accommodate any dietary restrictions.

The L'Imperatrice grounds are spacious and vibrant with gorgeous gardens and paths, a large sun-soaked ocean view pool, covered creole style yoga gazebo, and cafe just steps away from a small private beach! The water is calm and inviting. Our retreat group will share the property with other travelers but have our own space for yoga practice and other gatherings. You will find recent reviews from happy travelers here (copy and paste the reviews into Google Translate to read).

Adriana and Checka's first retreat to Martinique last year was magical, and they can't wait to do it again! With over twenty years of teaching experience between them, they are committed to offering thoughtful, meaningful, and sound yoga practice for all. Expect energizing vinyasa flow along with calming gentle sequences offered in harmony with the rhythm of our week together. Energy work and healing assists will be offered as an option as well.

 

We are so lucky to be working once again with Trish Perkins of Tropical Escapes. Trish lives on Martinique, has coordinated many yoga retreats in the Caribbean, and has planned an incredible week for us. She also speaks French fluently and her translation skills are key! Our retreat will include two group excursions (one on land and one one at sea), with several additional options as well - so you can decide when you want to adventure, and when you want to chill.

 

At your leisure, you can also walk about 8 minutes from L'Imperatrice Village to catch a ferry ($9 round-trip) to Anse L'Ane Beach or Fort de France (the capital). A twenty minute walk (along the beach or through the neighborhood) brings you to the shops and restaurants of Trois Ilets. To enhance your quiet relaxation time, consider booking a session with our massage therapist at L'Imperatrice. In short, there are ample options to create your own perfect recipe for rest and rejuvenation on this retreat. Refresh the senses, warm the soul, try something new and take some time just to be. Can't wait to take this island journey together!

A big bonus for choosing this trip is the affordable direct flight on Norwegian Air from JFK airport in New York City to FDF (Fort de France), the capital of Martinique - currently under $300 round-trip! The flight departs JFK at 1:25 pm on Sunday, January 13 and lands at 12:00 noon on Sunday, January 20. Please plan any connecting travel accordingly. (There is a similarly inexpensive direct flight from Fort Lauderdale - airport code FLL - for anyone traveling from that area!)

The Norwegian Air site is unique, so we have some helpful detailed instructions we will send along after registration is complete and you are ready to book your flight!

 

Included: Airport transfers, lodging, three meals per day, ten yoga classes, two excursions

Not included: Flight, additional excursions, massage, trip insurance

Notes:

  • Check that your passport is valid six months beyond your departure date from Martinique.

  • Purchasing trip insurance is recommended for all retreats.

  • Deposits and subsequent balance payments are non-refundable. Please reach out in the instance of true emergency.

Price and Registration:

  • Double Occupancy (two people in room -  twin beds or sharing one queen bed): $1,925 per person through October 31; $2,025 after.

  • Single Occupancy (one person in room with one queen bed): $2,375 per person through October 31; $2,475 after.

  • A deposit of $400 will secure your spot. Click button at top of this page to pay deposit, and then email info@yogawayretreats.com to specify 1) room preference and 2) roommate if you are registering with a friend or partner.  Otherwise we will be happy to match you up with a roommate if possible.

  • Balance payments will be due on November 30 (an electronic invoice will be provided).

MARTINIQUE ISLAND YOGA RETREAT

DATES: January 13-20, 2019   |   TEACHERS: Checka Antifonario & Adriana Harp    |   PRICE: $1,925 -$2,375