7 Days May Aruba Yoga & Connection Retreat

Event Highlights

  • •Enhance Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Pilates, Water Aerobics, and Mindfulness practices to calm your soul and deepen your spirituality
  • •Offers an intimate space for growth individually and as a group with like-minded people to build community
  • •Creates the power of community by sharing story, yoga, breathe work, and meditation groups
  • •Encourages self-study, and individual space to connect with “Self, presenting platforms of transformation in body, mind & spirit
  • •Provides excursions to pristine beaches, and unique points of interest daily
  • •Dive into a relaxing wellness and growth experiences creating an unforgettable experience in the warmth of Aruba, “The Happy Island”


•6:30 AM Sunrise Meditation and Breathe Work Grounded on the Beach in the Sand
•7:00 AM Session 1 of Morning Yoga and Pilates
•7: 45 AM Nutritious breakfast on the patio
•8:45 AM Go to Beach with Optional Snorkeling
•9:30 AM Fun and Fitness in the Sun on the Beach
•12:00 PM Lunch on the Patio or at the Beach
•1:30 PM Time to chill back at the property on the beach or take a nap or do Water Aerobics
•4:00 PM Discussions on our Burdens and how to work through them for Mental Wellness
•6:30 PM Go to Dinner at an amazing Restaurant
•8:30 PM Session 2 Yoga to unwind and go to sleep
•9:30 PM Free time and bedtime

About This Event

Rejuvenate your mind and body at a beautiful private villa in Savaneta, Aruba for a 6 nights/7-day Yoga, Pilates, & Water Aerobics Wellness Connection Retreat. Centered to promote peace from within and a return to your well-being. Put your toes in the sugar white sand on the pristine beaches in Aruba, or go snorkeling in the turquoise waters.

Quiet your mind, escape every day craziness, and lean into different experiences. Allow the breathe of nature to fill your soul.

All activities are optional.

This retreat is based on all travel bans and social distancing from the Corona virus being over in adequate time for safe travel.

If you register and we need to cancel as a result of the virus all money would be refunded fully.

Renew. Restore. Reconnect. Jill is incredibly organized, calm, & compassionate. Her primary goal, is to make every event she plans, run with precision. Comfort & no stress for her guests is most important, & she is just tons of fun! Mary T; Therapist

What's Included

  • •6 nights/7 days Accommodations at a private villa on semi-private beachfront property w/private pool
  • •Includes healthy and delicious breakfasts, lunches and snacks daily
  • (Gluten Free, Vegan, & Vegetarian Options Available Daily)
  • •Transportation to/from airport; dining out and beach activities (we take you around so you can just enjoy the experience and relax fully)
  • •(2) Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga, Yin, or Yoga Sculpt sessions and Meditation Sessions Daily
  • •(1) Reiki session with Charlie
  • •Stimulating Story, Connection and Improv Groups
  • •Daily Water Aerobics in Private Pool
  • •Nutrition and Wellness Classes
  • •Sightseeing Tours Included
  • •Excursion to Beaches to enjoy this pristine beach and the best place to snorkel
  • (Snorkeling is optional; if you want to snorkel bring your snorkeling gear;
  • amazing fish and turtles)
  • •Beach time activities
  • •Dining out Excursions
  • •Group activities to deepen your understanding of your personal story and wellness
  • •Facebook group to connect with others before the event
  • •Group Coaching and wellness classes
  • •Follow up support (2) sessions after the retreat

What's Not Included

•Airfare and Baggage Fees
(We will assist you in finding the lowest airfare available)
•Airport Transfers
•Dinners/Alcoholic Beverages
•Appetizers/Desserts or ordering extra items at the restaurants not included in our meal packages
•Additional nights and food in Aruba
(If you want to arrive early or stay longer check with us to see about availability and additional costs
•Travel & Health Insurance (we recommend getting Travel & Health Insurance when traveling outside of the United States in case of medical emergencies)
•Optional Excursions
•Optional Massages/Spa Services

Venue Highlights

Experience these beautiful Villas away from the commercial hustle and bustle in the calmness of this quiet property.
This amazing property is for those seeking an extraordinary wellness experiences in a pristine environment.
Enjoy the best of both worlds: the privacy and coziness of this inviting quaint property.
The peacefulness, harmony and elegance invite relaxation and rest; its pristine tropical setting offers exploration and adventure.
Ocean front property that is wrapped by lulling sounds of the waves and winds. Secluded but still a short 20 minute drive away from the busy hotel district and shopping.
Do you desire balance, tranquility and wellness in your life?
Discover Freedom From Life’s Burdens with a Retreat or Workshop Focused On You!
We keep our event attendance at a minimum of 10-18 people to enhance more connection with "self", attendees, and leaders.

•Enhance yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices to calm your soul and deepen your spirituality
•Offers an intimate space for growth individually and as a group with like-minded people to build community
•Creates the power of community by sharing story and "unburdening" the burdens in your lives
•Encourages self-study, and individual space to connect with “Self”, presenting platforms of transformation in body, mind & spirit
•Provides excursions to unique points of interest, shopping and dining out
•Dive into a relaxing wellness and growth experience creating an unforgettable experience


All events are at awe-inspiring settings which will provide a peaceful and unspoiled backdrop for healing your burdens.
All our events are at villas or private rental homes. Each location is unique, serene, and offer tranquility.
We offer Singles and Double accommodations
Each Villa has 6 spacious and comfortable rooms, all with either Two Queen Beds or a King and a private bathroom. A small beachfront cove floats just in front of you while the waves break around the break-wall rocks.
You may decide to just relax on the villa premises, enjoy time at the pool or beach, or go on an excursion. (we can help you arrange these)


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Options include
•Gluten Free
•Dairy Free
We want our attendees to experience our retreats feeling better and more equipped with tips and nutritional techniques to take home that will help enhance their wellness in 2020. We’re happy to accommodate dietary requirements to the best of our abilities depending on food selections in the region of the events. Many meals can be prepared gluten and/or dairy free, vegetarian and vegan. We’ll also be providing juices and/or juicing ingredients for anyone who would like a smoothie as an energizing boost. Equal parts of activity, relaxation, restoration, connection, and rejuvenation. Our days will focus on replenishing and calming the chaos of the mind, balancing the spirit, and nourishing your body with healthy organic meals.
We will offer a few nights of dining out experiences if you want to dine out we limit the dinners to $35.00 each that is included in the pricing


What airport do you fly into in Aruba?
Beatrix International Airport (AUA)
Aruba, a Caribbean island situated north of the Venezuelan coast, is easy to reach by plane.t.
A variety of carriers offer Aruba flights, including First Choice, KLM, US Airways, Delta, Southwest, and Continental.
From the Airport to Savaneta is about a 15 minute drive

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Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Karen Zanfardino   January 28, 2020

      Brave Heart Review

    When Jill first encouraged me to attend a Brave Heart retreat my automatic response was that of anxiety and the belief this concept was not in the parameters of my comfort zone. As I witnessed Jill‘s passion and anticipation of the upcoming retreat and more information was presented I reconsidered. Maybe that is what I must do- step outside the parameters of my comfort zone. I began to feel that was exactly what I needed to do in order to pursue a different avenue of healing trauma - one I hadn’t explored before- drama therapy. The idea of getting up in front of a group of people and working through my issues was frightening at first. Immediately there was a camaraderie with the other women. I felt completely safe and comfortable to share parts of my story. I was so moved with the kindness, compassion, and support that my inhibition dissipated being in such accepting environment. I had a sense of belonging and felt a freedom to open up in ways I have never imagined before. The atmosphere was so comfortable relaxed and welcoming. I felt such a privilege to have Dr. Laura Wood as facilitator. Both Dr. Wood and Jill are gifted communicators with extraordinary level of compassion and intuitive caring that provided me a process to move toward healing while also feeling safe. That experience was profound for me. The next year there was no hesitation to sign up. I was excited about continuing unraveling the the layers of trauma. Being at the retreat enabled me to take my health and wellness to a higher level and equip me to empower myself to make some powerful changes in my life. I totally endorse the professional and integrity of Jill Reynolds. With her depth of concern and care for others wellness she brings a high level of experience to succeed in the event she plans.

  • Carol Rambo   January 24, 2020

      Overcoming Copendency

    Although I was not totally convinced I needed to attend a Brave Heart Workshop, I went to be with and support my daughter. I came home a different person, having recognized my codependency issues and was given tools to help me change. This change has been permanent! Jill Reynolds knows how to put a workshop together from beginning to end and she made my experience one of lasting value. Brave Heart Workshops have amazing wellness retreats that change lives. I highly recommend everyone attend these retreats.

  • Dorothy Yarrington   January 23, 2020

      Insightful learning experiences

    Both Of the Brave Heart Workshops I attended were great experiences for me, opening up a door to some issues from my past I was unaware of before. It was challenging, but one of the most enlightening opportunities of my life! I discovered the root of my trauma and was able to take home what I learned in the workshop and fully heal, conquer my fears, and confront major obstacles in my life. I learned about my strength, my desires, my needs, and my true authentic self. I am now a social worker and therapist practicing from a place of solidarity, clarity, and a grounded foundation. I found my voice and my freedom. I feel so blessed, grateful, inspired and hopeful that others can do the same through Jill’s workshops.

  • Lonnie Sommer   January 21, 2020


    I have attended two Brave Heart Workshops — an incredible experience both times. Jill has so much experience with different modalities of personal wellness, which makes her retreats so successful. I have personally enjoyed the drama therapy workshop weekends- which have brought much clarity and freedom to my own journey. Jill has a heart and a passion for wellness in body, mind, and spirit, coupled with the skills to make these workshops run efficiently. She balances therapeutic story and body-work with time and space for effective rest, reflection, and rejuvenation.

  • Ada Wu   January 21, 2020

      Amazing workshop!

    Last July, I had the pleasure of attending one of the Braveheart Workshop retreats held in Nashville, Tennessee. The organizer was Jill Reynold. The facilitator was Dr. Laura Wood. It was a great experience. I got to experience Drama Therapy. It was an unforgettable experience, truly. Not only did I get a chance to visit Nashville, the city of music, but also, and more importantly, I got to experience Drama Therapy and heal my childhood traumas. Jill was super responsible and caring. She helped to arrange hotels, flights, transportation, meals and took us to concerts. She had an eye to discover talents. Because Dr. Wood was one of the most intuitive and skilled therapists as I discovered over the course of the weekend. The healing work was transformative and fun at the same time. The combination of performance and healing really made it much less intimidating and more spontaneous. I truly enjoyed the workshop and recommends it to anyone who has an interest in personal healing or psychology in general.

  • Sally Levy   January 21, 2020

      It's a nice weekend

    So do you have something getting in your way? Well work through it with psycho drama therapy. With a trained therapist guiding you. Check it out ! I did twice! Maybe a third???

  • Colleen Dohr-O'connor   January 20, 2020

      Brave Heart Workshops Breakthough Healing

    Brave Heart Workshops. Jill kept encouraging me to attend a weekend retreat. I had some trepidation, not fully knowing what it was about. In addition, i was not in a place where i had enough money to go. Jill provided me a partial scholarship that allowed me to go. The weekend was such a breakthrough - truly Life Changing! For all ages - I am in my 50’s, and my healing journey catapulted onto an entirely new & powerful path. Colleen O

  • Jeremy Sublett   January 20, 2020


    Brave Heart Workshops showed up at such a crucial time in my life and made an incredible impact I will never forget. Jill puts together a wonderful program. I can’t say enough.

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