Redefining Balance

Redefining Balance offers weekend and week-long retreats with rock climbing, surfing, mountain biking, swimming, and white water rafting.

  • Puerto Rico, United States
Limited availability
from US$900
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Limited availability
from US$700
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Limited availability

Speaks English

from US$945
from US$945
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Adi Carter

Adi is founder and co-teacher for Redefining Yoga. She has been a lifelong student of practicing yoga off the mat in all shapes and forms, especially when it involves being outdoors. Her passion for movement and the environment has taken her on countless adventures around the world and she currently travels and teaches as part of the YogaSlackers and co-ordinates the Redefining Balance retreats to share the modalities of shifting perspective through yoga, slacklining, AcroYoga, climbing, surfing, mountain biking, and just about anything else you can think to do on the earth’s terrain.

Heidi Wirtz

Heidi is a teacher at Redefining Yoga, a North Face athlete, a nature lover, inspirational speaker, philanthropist, and adventure guide. She's a climber, yogi, and philanthropist at heart, and holds a deep love of connecting with nature, sharing her passions, and inspiring others to follow their dreams. She is one of the country’s few prominent female adventure climbers.

Laura Velázquez

A natural leader dedicated to unifying the healing arts community. Senior AcroYoga International teacher and mentor, focused on Latin America. Her personal practice consists of meditation and intuitive Vinyasa flow and her specialty is in Thai Massage. She has been traveling around the world for the last 10 years and had developed a deep understanding of the human self thanks to the personal journey of Vipassana meditation and traditional indigenous medicine.

Testimonials

  • Review by Danielle Robidoux from Boston, Massachusetts

    "I believe people find Redefining Balance for a reason. Redefining Balance came into my life at a time of inner crisis. I had been living my life in accordance with the expectations of others, but where I really wanted to be was strapped to the side of a rock overlooking the sunset, or hands gliding through the water paddling to match the harmony of an approaching wave. It was the first time I had ever stepped out of my comfort zone, and it is at that point where we truly test ourselves, at our edge. Already having a meditation practice I could find peace in a silent room but can we find peace at the edge of our comfort zone? Redefining Balance builds the tools to find inner balance, when we are internally balanced nothing can shake us up. If we can find peace at the top of a rock face, riding a wave, balancing on a slackline, or upside-down we can certainly find it right side up. Adi Carter and Kadri Kurgan are the most genuine teachers I have experienced in all my travels, they are real. They care about spreading their teachings and are consistent with these teachings on and off the mat. In the form of silent revolution people like Adi and Kadri are changing the world. Redefining balance is more than just a community, it is universal and unconditional love for all beings and this planet."

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  • Review by Anna Lei from Boston, Massachusetts

    "Going on the 2014 Redefining Balance retreat was the one of the best and most spontaneous trips of my life. I was an office nurse, working the nine-to-five job in Boston, and needed something refreshing in my life. Ive never surfed, climbed, slack-lined, or even heard of Acroyoga. I was essentially the novice of the group and I was probably one of the few people ever who googled yoga retreat and ended up on this trip. To make matters even more uncertain for myself before the trip, my friend cancelled on me last minute, but I was eager and took the leap anyway and I couldnt be more grateful. Any hesitancy I had quickly turned around because every single person on this trip was so welcoming and cool. Everything about this trip was challenging for me personally, but in the most positive and eye-opening way. I came home with a deeper meaning for yoga, balance, and movement. I find myself 100 times more ambitious and confident in my body, constantly looking for ways to explore my limits (or lack of) in the physical world. As a person who wanted to be more active and didnt know where to start, Im raving about this experience to everyone, and trying to get all of my best friends into yoga and Acroyoga and climbing! Inspirational is the word to describe this trip. A million thanks Adi and Kadri!"

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  • Review by Fouad Kiamilev Ph.D from Delaware

    "I am a professor of computer engineering at the University of Delaware and I also play leadership part in two high-tech startup businesses: one to improve electric vehicles and another to make civilian and military airplanes safer to fly. I absolutely loved being part of the redefining balance 2013 retreat because it allowed me to learn new things and to meet and play with interesting people. I came to the retreat because of Acro yoga but discovered other sports like surfing, slack, lining and outdoor climbing. I have been to three yoga-centered retreats before and what makes this one different is the variety of sports that they practice. Also what makes Redefining Balance different is the social dynamic created by Adi, Kadri and other participants. I felt that there was much more play, love, and communication shared between participants as compared to other retreats I have been on. Kadri and Adi are amazing individuals and leaders. I will never forget sharing conversation and company with Kadri on a three hour drive to San Juan that redefined my outlook on life. That conversation alone was worth the trip!"

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  • Review by Kathleen Mumma from New Jersey

    "My first visit to Puerto Rico was in 2012 for the Redefining Balance retreat. It was my first exposure to climbing, slacklining, and Acro yoga, and also my first glimpse into a collective of people so tightly woven together by their love of yoga, surfing, climbing and reverence for Mother Nature. I met many wonderful friends and left la Isla del Encanto feeling renewed and inspired. So inspired, that at the end of 2012 I moved to Rincon to pursue a life redefined by these passions! It has been a privilege to continue participating in these amazing, life altering retreats!"

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  • Review by Per Jonsson from Sweden

    "This retreat is the perfect balance between stillness and movement, yin and yang, being and doing. Adi and Kadri hold a safe space where every individual feels welcome and is able to open up, play, and discover with the supportive energy of their peers. It is truly a remarkable experience and you will see me there again next year for sure."

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  • Review by Sinton Vignos from Georgia

    "Sustained growth and development for a full life through fun experiences with rad people, in cool environments, with subtle, and well versed techniques that truly find depth and heart opening rehabilitation. Ill likely go to these trainings forever. So, meet you soon?"

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