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This retreat is your opportunity to enjoy total relaxation and rejuvenation. Reconnect with yourself and let your hosts Katerina Tsiplacis guide you through daily yoga classes suitable for all levels in the healing settings of Barbados. Refresh your body, mind, and spirit and let go your reggae flow in the Caribbean with a totally chilled beautiful journey of yoga and self-discovery that will leave you feeling deeply relaxed.
During this retreat, you will be staying in one of the ten thematic, modern, and comfortable house units at the Karibu Garden. The accommodations are set seconds from the beach in a stunning old colonial house which has been converted into individual and unique apartments offering a fusion between rustic and luxury. All the houses are self-catering, superbly spacious, and exquisitely furnished with African, Asian, Caribbean, and traditional influences.
All rooms have air-conditioning in the bedroom, a ceiling fan, a flat screen television, cable, Wi-Fi connection, a workstation, a living room sofa that opens into a full-size bed, a private terrace, veranda or patio with a garden view, private outdoor shower, oven with stove, fridge with freezer, microwave, coffee maker, and other kitchen appliances and items. They are also equipped with an iron and ironing board, in-room safe deposit box, clothes closet with hangers, linen and towels, beach towels, and a laundry facility that is located on the property.
The cassia is a one bedroom house unit. Framed by beautiful tropical plants with its bright colors and scents, you are led from the outdoor dining area into an open floor plan that instantly sets the tone for your stay. In the bedroom, you will find a comfortable king sized bed that tempts you to sleep in because you're on holiday. The spacious bathroom and dressing area will make you feel relaxed renew and rejuvenated.
The coconut is a one bedroom unit ideal for a getaway of fun or relaxation. This beautiful apartment, framed by tropical plants from the lush gardens, just beckons you to the rest of the property. You will be led from the outdoor dining area into the living room which blends seamlessly with the kitchen and workstation area. The bedroom, spacious bathroom, and dressing area await you with everything you need to enjoy your stay.
The mango house unit is located just a few steps away from the main house and tucked away inside the property. It is also an ideal artist studio with an open-concept layout this space lends itself to a spaciously designed living room, kitchen, and counter-dining area and home office. The bedroom has a full size bed and is designed to be private or included with the rest of the floor plan. This unit, unlike the others, has an outdoor shower in its own private backyard set up for outdoor dining, entertaining friends, or just relaxing.
The breadfruit house unit is a gorgeous upstairs apartment which has an open concept layout with a foyer, living room, dining area, and a fully equipped eat-in kitchen that meets every requirement. The bathroom boasts both a shower and bathtub, giving you the option for a leisurely soak or an invigorating shower. This apartment also features a spacious bedroom that extends out to a terrace overlooking a tropically planted garden with its bright colors and fragrant flowers.
The plum house unit is a picturesque cottage detached from the main house. This one bedroom unit has a very large space with an open-concept design. It features a living room and a spacious kitchen with a counter-dining area and lots of storage, continuing that easy flow this apartment resonates.
The bedroom with its gorgeous king-size bed is enclosed with windows all around allowing for complete privacy when closed or maximum lighting when totally open, giving you stunning views of the garden. This apartment boasts the unique outdoor shower experience. Additionally, there is a private dining and entertaining area.
The Karibu palms house unit is a three bedroom classic charm of an authentic plantation house with original hard wood floors and white-washed walls. It features a lovely wraparound enclosed verandah which leads to a study on the left and a small private library on the right. This apartment offers ample living space with an incomparable experience of vibrant colors and mahogany features, thus creating a harmonious blend that will delight your senses. The master bedroom with its king-size bed has an overly spacious en-suite bathroom comprising of a shower stall, tub, and chaise lounge while the second bedroom with its queen-size bed overlooks the beautiful manicured garden. The third bedroom located on the wrap-around verandah comes with a twin size bed and is perfect for overnight guests, daytime naps, or just a cool quiet spot to read. Inside, the hallway flows into a second bathroom on the left and the kitchen on the right. The kitchen then exits onto a patio great for dining or relaxing. This unit boasts its own private laundry facilities.
The Bougainvillea house unit is a one and a half bedroom unit named for the lovely Bougainvillea, a tropical ornamental vine with vibrant, fragrant flowers. This apartment offers an open floor plan, with living room, dining, kitchen, and an office, study area. In addition to the master bedroom and spacious bathroom the office, the study could be used as a bedroom for visiting friends or overnight guests. An enclosed patio offers private dining or lounging.
The cherry house unit is a two bedroom unit nestled in the tropical garden and set apart from the other apartments. This lovely two bedroom loft-style unit will immediately captivate you. Extending to a private courtyard where you can either dine or entertain, its an excellent choice for your stay. An outdoor shower is conveniently placed for private showers or simply rinsing off from the beach. This unit also has laundry facilities.
The lime house unit is a two bedroom unit with urban style. Set apart from the rest of the property with its open-concept layout of living room, it is completed with a granite and mahogany counter-top style dining area. Its modern-style bathroom comes with coral-stone tiles in the stand-up shower. Each bedroom is outfitted with an air conditioner while the courtyard boasts the capacity for outdoor dining and entertaining surrounded.
From beginner to advanced students, this retreat is suitable for all levels and will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and alive, refreshed, and renewed. Each day, you will enjoy two daily classes that will include Hatha as a foundation, Vinyassa, Yin, and some elements of Kundalini yoga. You will enjoy a week of total relaxation, rejuvenation, and reconnecting with yourself in lush healing settings.
Upon arrival, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at the famous Oistins restaurant Friday night fish fry fest.
You will have your first morning yoga class followed by breakfast. Then, you will have free time for yourself in which you can practice additional activities such as a massage, surf lessons, or stand up paddle board lessons. During the evening, you will have a second yoga class led by your hosts Katerina Tsiplacis.
You will start this day with a morning yoga class followed by a healthy breakfast. The yoga lessons will be held outdoors in the wooden yoga dome communal area, overlooking lush tropical plants, one minute on foot from the white sandy beaches of the south coast.
After an energizing morning yoga class and a delicious breakfast, you will head up to Bathsheba island excursion. The Bathsheba village is a beautiful little surf spot where you will do beach yoga. After, you will enjoy the second yoga class of the day led by either Katerina Tsiplacis.
This day you will enjoy a morning yoga class followed by breakfast and free time. After, you will experience an evening sunset stand up paddle board yoga class.
In the last day, you will close up with a morning yoga class, a delicious breakfast, and free time.
An excursion to the surf village of Bathsheba is included in the retreat.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Katerina Tsiplacis is a British half Greek ex-island girl having previously lived on the beautiful island of Barbados for three years. Completing her RYT 200 Semperviva and practicing yoga for several years, Kat specializes in yoga for surfers, but also teaches yoga to all levels to a wide variety of individuals from complete beginners to advanced. Kat teaches a Vinyasa-based yoga practice, moving fluidly with the breath and creating a fluid both inward and outward experience, leaving you refreshed and relaxed.
Barbados native Robert was formally trained in Kriya yoga and traveled to India to deepen his practice in 2011 and was subsequently initiated in 2012. He has also studied in neighboring Trinidad and Tobago under the leadership of the Honorable Selwyn Bhajan. Robert enjoys a peaceful life combining nature and yoga. He has studied the medicinal properties in plants and can assist in riding the human body of many toxins and assist healing. His incredibly calm, compassionate energy along with positivity shines through.
This retreat will take place at the Karibu Garden in Hastings, Barbados. This tropical vacation property is located on the South coast of Barbados. It is located in the historic Garrison district of Hastings. It is directly opposite to the Saint Matthias church, built in 1850. The backyard is adjacent to the pavilion court, which served as the military hospital during the first World War.
The property is within walking distance to the Barbados museum, the George Washington house, the United Nations house, and the Garrison race track. The main road is just a few steps away, where there is immediate access to shops, eateries, beach activities, public transportation around the island, constant access to nightlife, and delicious food.
The beach is located down the street and is excellent for long walks, greeting the sunrise, or gazing at the sunset. Around 20 steps away, the boardwalk is ideal for a walk east to the popular Accra beach, or stroll west along the picturesque beach to the Hilton and marvel at the colorful sunrise or sunsets.
During this retreat you will be served daily delicious meals, including a daily breakfast and one group welcome dinner at the Oistins fish fry restaurant. During the second day of the retreat, you will enjoy a barbecue meal at Karibu Garden.
During this retreat, you can book a massage or body treatment for an additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI). Karibu Yoga Retreats will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
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