New Year Detox and Yoga Retreat

by Vanessa Berenstein
(New York, NY, USA)

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New Year Detox and Yoga Retreat

January 4-9th, 2016

San Juan La Laguna, Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Cost: %1195 Double Room; $1615 Single Room:

Our retreat will pair nutrition workshops with daily yoga to help you be your best self in 2016 and beyond. Immersed in tropical paradise and natural wellness, you will feel more energized, centered and inspired to maintain your health goals long term!

Daily Nutrition Classes
-Nurture a healthy relationship with food
-No fasts or fad diets! We support your body's natural detoxification process
-Come home with attainable, delicious & nourishing meal plans
-Hands-on cooking demos!

Yoga Twice Daily
-Aligning body & mind through breath work (pranayama) and conscious movement
-Cultivate a supportive community (a "kula" in Sanskrit)
-Optional: Restorative practice & meditations

3 Local, Plant-Based Meals Daily

Optional Local Excursions: Farm tour, Food market tour, Hiking, Kayaking, Artisan market shopping

Optional Evening Activities: Dance, Meditation, Documentary Screenings

We look forward to swinging in hammocks in paradise with you!

[La Isla Verde Eco-chic Retreat Center has a Slow Food Restaurant & Lodge, garden, yoga & massage facilities, and a big lakefront space with hammocks and bean bags to relax. Come and enjoy what according to many - Rough Guide amongst others- is some of the best food you can find in Guatemala. Isla Verde's lakeside lounge is the perfect place to sunbathe, go swimming, sip on a fresh fruit smoothie, or just take in the majestic beauty of Lake Atitlan. Prefer a more secluded private spot? You´ll find hammocks and loungers tucked into lush nooks all throughout this beautiful tropical garden, and a wonderful yoga studio overlooking the lake.

Your Instructors:

Vanessa Berenstein, Integrative Nutritionist

Vanessa uses both evidence based and holistic health perspectives with her patients. She is completing a Master of Arts in Food Systems and Food Culture at New York University this fall. Vanessa has worked in obesity research, diabetes outpatient education, inpatient eating disorders treatment, critical care nutrition, food magazine and blog writing, food policy, and sustainable food service in schools and universities. Unlike most Registered Dietitians in training, Vanessa took a year and a half after university to work on organic farms, ecovillages, and indigenous communities in Mexico and Argentina. Since then, she has worked with various urban farming, community gardening and food access projects in the United States. Vanessa teaches group classes, workshops, and events on topics ranging from nutrition and cooking to gardening, wildcrafting and food preservation techniques. Vanessa's passion is to help people develop mind-body awareness and connect more deeply with the source of their food by connecting yoga, gardening, cooking, and nutrition. Her teaching style focuses on creating dynamic, interactive experiences that inspire people to take control of their health and thrive.

Katie Vincent, RYT

Yoga and meditation found Katie during an especially difficult period of her life and blessed her with so much more than mere flexibility and ease of mind; by cultivating awareness, breath, appreciation, self-love and community, she found healing and resilience in ways she never thought possible. Having studied primarily the Iyengar and Ashtanga lineages as well as Vipassana and mindfulness meditation, Katie’s practice focuses on the whole self and is firmly rooted in dharma and loving presence. Katie’s yoga practice and teachings incorporate her studies of Ayurvedic, Western, Chinese and Mayan medicine traditions and aim to empower students to connect with the rhythms of nature and awaken into their own wild, goofy, impossibly beautiful selves. Other than yoga (if such a thing is possible), Katie works as a professional horticulturist and educator on the Garden Hotline at Seattle Tilth where she writes articles and teaches classes on natural yard care, permaculture, soil building and conservation. She is the lead educator for the Namaste Community Garden in Tukwila, which provides refugees from Bhutan, Nepal, Burma, the Congo and Nigeria with plots to grow their own food and ease the transition from refugee camp to concrete jungle. Per her heart-connection with the natural world, Katie is also a wildcrafter and aspiring herbalist.:
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Is there childminding available? no

Included in the cost of the retreat: Yoga twice daily, nutrition and food classes, meditations, 3 meals daily, lodging in eco-bungalows, most evening activities, transportation to and from airport

Not included: airfare, additional excursions available to book upon arrival

Are non-yoga partners welcome? yes!

Food: Local, plant based meals from Slow Food Restaurant

Do they serve alcohol? No

Number of Participants: 10-20

Instructions for getting there: Information will be provided upon booking


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contact phone number: (646) 262-3854

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