ARUBA

with Jess Goulding and Laura Forsyth

February 28 – March 5, 2020

Perfectly timed, when you’re feeling like you’ve had enough of the cold and wet of winter and the busy-ness of the holidays.   When you’re REALLY ready for sunshine, warm tropical waters and the smell and feel of the delicious ocean breeze …

We have the perfect place, and we’re taking you there!  The small happy Dutch Caribbean Island of Aruba is one of perpetual perfect summer. Pristine white sands meet the most beautiful blue waters, along coastlines dotted with secluded coves and spectacular limestone cliffs. Aruba is true island paradise and the perfect backdrop for a spectacular yoga retreat vacation.

Jessica and Laura will be your guides for a glorious 7 days and 6 nights as we have an adventure, make friends, decompress, detox, do yoga, go deep and feel great. We’ll soak up the sunshine, swim, snorkel, and sail.  We’ll nourish our bodies in all ways and come home feeling refreshed!

We have just 12 rooms so please reserve early.

Vacation Details

Your Delicious week in Aruba Includes:

* Your lodging for the week
For our week, we’ll be staying in a newly built family owned villa comprised of several single rooms, 2 bedroom apartments and 2 bedroom houses surrounded by manicured gardens and 2 swimming pools. Aruba’s Palm Beach is minutes away (less than 1 mile) and is an easy 15 minute walk or quick taxi.

* Daily yoga classes with Jessica and Laura
Hatha and flow yoga in the the mornings, gentler yin and restorative in the afternoons when we are not on adventure!  Our lodging is just a 5 minute walk to the yoga shala and cafe where we will have meals each day

* Healthful vegan / vegetarian meals (minus 2 dinners we’ve left open to explore!)
Sample menu may include: 
Breakfast:  coffee / tea,  overnight oats, chia puddings, fresh fruits and veg. mashed avocado, hummus scrambled tofu, sweet potato hash , toast
Lunch: Quinoa tabblouleh, Hummus, tzaziki, falafel, pita, pesto pasta with garlic green beans and mushrooms
Dinner: Thai red curry with veg and tofu, rice noodles, ginger cabbage coleslaw, couscous with fruit and vegetable tajine, Moroccan carrot salad, spiced chickpeas, raw chocolate desert

* A special morning cliffside meditation overlooking the ocean

* Hike and Swim excursion
The wild and open North Shore of Aruba provides a gorgeous contrast to the rest of the island’s landscape. Here, in the Arikok National Park, you can walk among cactus forests and along the windy shoreline, ending the journey with a refreshing dip in an enchanting natural pool.

* A special group sailing excursion!
The combination of salty breeze and sunshine make our sailboat rides enlivening. You will sail to a prime snorkel spot, sip from an open bar, and watch the sunset from the greatest vantage point there is – right on the ocean.

* Plus Unlimited sun, sand and ocean therapy!

*Optional add-ons include SUP and massage services. Ask Laura@oneyogaglobal.com about scuba diving.

Other beaches and spots of interest to explore include Oranjestad, Eagle Beach, Arashi Beach, California Lighthouse and Baby Beach which can be accessed by minutes by taxi or rental car.

Interested in hearing more about why we chose Aruba (and you get the story of how and why One Yoga Global was created) …  CLICK HERE for a podcast with Jess and Laura!)

Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s

Please book your travel to land in Aruba (AUA) on Friday February 28th and depart Thursday, March 5th (unless you have arranged additional time on your own!)  We will arrange airport transfers on the first and last days to our housing for the week.  If you choose to have a rental car, there is parking on site and we will provide easy driving directions. (Aruba is quite small!)

What to pack:

  • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
  • Comfortable lightweight clothing 
  • Bathing suit!
  • Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!
  • Yoga clothes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat and sun protective clothing (consider a rash guard / swim shirt)
  • Goggles or a snorkel mask if you like them when you swim (they will be provided on the boat day!)
  • Type F plug adapters for electronics
  • The yoga shala is completely stocked with yoga supplies
Your Teachers

Jess Goulding

Jess Goulding (E-RYT 500) has been teaching Hatha Yoga since for over 15 years, after having been introduced as a student in 1995 as part of her dance training at University of Texas at Austin. Her original certification was completed in New York City in the alignment-based Anusara™ method, where she began learning of the therapeutic effects and applications of yoga. Since this time, she has studied with numerous master teachers in the physical, mental, spiritual, and philosophical aspects of yoga, and in 2018 she earned her certification as a IAYT Yoga Therapist through the multi-year comprehensive training program at Yoga Yoga in Austin, Texas.

In addition to the thousands of public classes Jessica has taught, she also has hundred hours working one-on-one with individual clients.  Jessica enjoys bringing the rich healing methods of yoga to all the challenging aspects of life, such as stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, chronic disease, and injury.  Her keen eye for body mechanics, quick wit, easy laugh, and depth of understanding of the yogic teachings make yoga Jessica a easeful and skillful teacher to be with in a group setting and one on one.

Laura Forsyth

Laura Forsyth is the founder of One Yoga Global. She began her yoga studentship over 20 years ago and began teaching in 2005. She served for 13 years as National Events Director for a large yoga group, and still consults with yoga studios and studio owners related to programming, events and teacher development. As a teacher, Laura specializes in Hatha yoga for all levels, yoga for stress management, yin yoga, restorative yoga and iRest yoga nidra. She leads workshops and trainings on special topics and she serves as guest faculty in various teacher training programs. She is deeply grateful to all her teachers including Dr. Richard Miller, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Leslie Kaminoff and so many more.  Laura will offer some a couple afternoon yin style yoga classes in Aruba.
Accommodations


STUDIO ROOMS
These double rooms have e Queen size bed, bathroom, AC, a small refrigerator, coffee maker, cable TV, linen and towels, housekeeping service and parking. They include a terrace or balcony.
SOLD OUT

APARTMENTS
The 2 Bedroom Apartment  has 2  bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Each room with a Queen size bed plus a twin can be added for roommates. Apartments are equipped with a  kitchen,  living and dining room,  air conditioning, linen, towels, housekeeping service and parking.

Double Occupancy: $2895 per person

Single Occupancy:  $3295

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • Group pick up and drop off in from Aruba airport (AUA)
  • Daily Yoga Classes
  • A morning cliffside meditation
  • A sailing excursion
  • A hike and swim in naturel pools
  • All vegan / vegetarian meals minus 2 dinners

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel to Aruba
  • 2 dinners (to get us out!)
  • Optional activities and services (SUP, massage)
  • Taxi’s to special beaches and spots during free time (car rentals are also possible!)
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended – see Travel Guard Link)

A $595 deposit will secure your space and we would be happy to match you with a roommate.

Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($595) before December 1, 2019. No refunds after December 1, 2020. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy. Participants will be required to sign an application and liability waiver to participate on this trip.

If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through December, 2020, unless other arrangements are made.

We HIGHLY recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Travel insurance companies like TRAVEL GUARD offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical.  Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.