Nadi Yogi Retreat in Belize

  • Copal Tree Lodge Copal Tree Lodge
  • Punta Gorda, Belize
  • Feb 3 - 9, 2019 (7 days)
  • $2,390 to $2,990 USD


Retreat Journey

Daily yoga and meditation led by Ben and Hilly along with three in-depth workshops

Have you ever wondered whether or not certain poses or movements were safe for your joints? In this workshop we will be studying joint mechanics, load capacity and joint injury mitigation. You can expect to walk away with functionally sound techniques for body reading and identifying the capacity of your joints and those of your students. This workshop will be well suited for yoga and movement teachers or the movement and yoga enthusiast. We will discuss what it means to have a well-functioning joint for enhanced movement capacity and longevity.

Why is does my left hamstring always feel tight?
Why is my right lower back always seizing up?
Why do my shoulder never feels strong in chatturanga?
In this workshop we will delve into some common injuries, how to heal from them and what to do in order to prevent them and help others do the same. We’ll learn about the physiological healing process and what to do to enhance our body’s ability to heal. Nothing about life is symmetrical and that includes us. With this in mind there are a great deal of techniques that we can utilize to be aware of asymmetries and what to do to keep them in check or even use them to our advantage. You will leave this workshop with concrete information that you will carry with you for years to come and learn how to limit the likelihood of injuries in the future.

The human spine is a work of art… and in some ways a divine mystery. No more! Our spine arguably houses one of the most important parts of our body; our spinal cord. Our spinal cord essentially feeds the rest of our body and provides valuable information about where our bodies are in space. The freedom of movement we have in our spine will help determine how well the rest of our body moves. In this course we will learn the anatomy of the spine and find out why things like spinal flexion help us backbend more effectively. We will also do some spinal analysis and learn how to identify which parts of our spines are moving well and which parts need specific work. You can expect to know which specific protocols you should apply for your particular spine but also learn how to body read other peoples spines so that you can help them. Our spines are too important to leave the quality of movement to chance… don’t guess, assess!

About This Event

Join Ben and Hilly of Nadi Yogi on a deep dive into functional movement, anatomy, joint health, yoga and meditation. Enjoy movement, yoga and meditation practices daily as well as three in-depth workshops focusing on healthy, functional and evidence based ways to move your body effectively while resolving painful compensation patterns.

An all-inclusive six-night, seven-day stay at Copal Tree Lodge including fresh, wholesome meals, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and miles of lush green Belizean jungle.

February 3rd - February 9th, 2019

Seven-days, six-night stay in a Jungle SuiteThree fresh organic vegan plant based meals with 70% of the food sourced from the Copal Tree FarmLocal alcoholic and non-alcoholic beveragesLocal flights (to and from BZE to Punta Gorda)Daily yoga, meditation, movement with Ben and HillyThree in-depth functional movement workshopsTime for adventure, reflection and recharge in a supportive communityFarm tour geared towards holistic health and organic farmingGuided hike on Copal Tree Lodge’s 2,000 acre reserve

Venue Highlights

Copal Tree Lodge is set in the verdant hills in southern Belize. The definition of agritourism-chic: it’s a jungle lodge, organic farm, and a 12,000 acre nature reserve. Copal Tree Lodge offers the best in local food and culture, active adventures, wildlife viewing, saltwater fly fishing, and world-class hospitality. A full-service resort with two swimming pools, spa, farm-to-table restaurant, on-site rum distillery, organic coffee and sugar farms, and more. Each of the seventeen suites have a breathtaking view of the jungle. Copal Tree Lodge offers an all-inclusive package allowing guests to indulge in all the resort has to offer.

Through connection to our Mayan heritage, we value our land, food, and wildlife conservation. Over 70% of the food served at our resort restaurant is grown organically at our on-site farm. In addition, our resource and energy-consumption programs include rainwater collection and use of solar panels.


Surrounded by beautiful vistas and spacious areas to
lounge, the Jungle Suites offer the best in hospitality and
affordability. Situated just a short walk from the Main
Lodge, you are never too far from the action. The Jungle
Suites surround the Lodge pool and offer expansive
rainforest views. Each suite offers a screened-in porch
with a relaxing hammock. King Jungle Suites include one
king bed and Double Queen Jungle Suites include two
queen beds.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Bicycles For Rent

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


At the heart of Copal Tree Lodge is Copal Tree Organic
Farm, the first certified organic farm in Belize, growing
indigenous crops such as coffee, cacao, sugar cane, and
vanilla. Guests can enjoy the farm through various culinary
tours, as well as our locally-inspired restaurant where
more than 70% of the food we serve comes from Copal
Tree Farm..
Using seasonal produce, we seek to prepare foods that
are culturally significant, fresh, flavorful, and satisfying.
Influenced by the culturally-rich Belizean heritage, our
meals are a blend of Mayan, East Indian, Creole, Garifuna,
Latin, and Indo-Caribbean-inspired fare and are prepared
by using traditional and modern cooking techniques.


After landing in Belize City (BZE), you will take a breathtaking 1 hour flight down the coast of Belize with a couple of short stops along the way. Punta Gorda is the last stop in southern Belize and getting here is part of the adventure!

Please note that some packages already include your round trip Tropic Air flights between Belize City (BZE or TZA) and Punta Gorda.

As you land, one of our guides will be waiting to pick you up in our open air Land Cruiser. In only 15 minutes you’ll be pulling up to the Copal Tree Lodge.

Tags: anatomy bodywork meditation vegan yoga

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