Renew Your Spirit: A Yoga & Hiking Adventure in Saint Lucia

“Saint Lucia, fairest isle of all the earth! A sensorial experience that will feed your spirit with flavours she has gathered from the earth, the sea and her people. Born of Volcanic origin, the Island of Saint Lucia offers a burst of natural splendour with every turn. She whispers a constellation of emotions spicing up each day with mysterious flavours and will colour your mind with a pallet full of soul.”

Set on an organic farm in Saint Lucia, known for the gorgeous tapered mountains, the Pitons, volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, rain forests that lead to waterfalls and hot springs, you are sure to be inspired!

Calling adventure seekers, nature lovers, yogis, and those looking to get-away for some rest, renewal, and island time. Join Kristin Ritter and Jaime Marcucci for a 7 night retreat filled with yoga, hiking to waterfalls and hot springs, horseback riding, snorkeling, zip lining through the jungle, organic gourmet meals, writing, dancing and so much more!

About the Location:
Balenbouche Estate is a 60 acre nature heritage attraction, organic farm, retreat center and st lucia guest house offering five private cottages adjoining several beaches on the beautiful South-West Coast of st lucia. Our property includes an 18th century sugar mill, 180 year old plantation house, and expansive grounds with orchards, pastures, lily ponds, forests and walking trails.

Meals: Meals are freshly prepared using mostly local and organize ingredients, and can be tailored to your needs, ie vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. Included is an early morning snack, brunch, afternoon snack and dinner.

See for yourself:

Dates: Saturday, May 18th-25th


Our private st lucia cottages at Balenbouche Estate are some of the most creative and charming vacation rentals in st lucia. The 5 private cabins are built in a tropical, traditional style, with natural ventilation and a low environmental footprint. Each cottage is unique, with many historic and artistic details and plenty of space to live and lounge. We can accommodate a total of 12 people in a combination of king, queen and twin beds. The number of Single and double rooms are determined on a first come first serve basis.

Shared cottage, ie shared room and bathroom with 2-3 people = $1899
Single cottage, ie private room and bathroom = $2499

$500 (non-refundable) deposit needed to secure your spot, only 10 spots open.

7 nights at a beautiful eco lodge/organic farm located on 60 acres of land
Daily yoga classes and workshops
Excursions (Horseback riding, zip lining, snorkeling, swimming)
Guided hikes that lead to waterfalls and hot springs (all levels)
Organic, gourmet meals prepared by our lovely hostesses
Spiraling to Wellness Journal to use throughout retreat and beyond
Transfer from and to the Hewanorra International airport (UVF), (flights are not included in the above price)

Flights (additional):
Plan to arrive at UVF on May 18th between 12-2pm (flights from JFK, PHL and EWR range from $498-$623 at the time of posting).

Add Ons:
Massage session $65
Piton Hike (advanced) $55

Sample Itinerary:

6-7:30- quiet time, meditation, early morning snack
7:30-9:00- Morning Yoga
9:00-10:00-  Brunch
10:00-3:00- Hike, adventure, workshop, free time, activity
3:00-3:30- Afternoon snack
4:00-5:30- Evening yoga
6:00-7:00- Dinner
7:30- Nighttime activity
Free time and bed

To book, please email Kristin at

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