Just Add Water

March 18th-22nd, 2015

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A Stand Up Paddle, Yoga & Surf Retreat with Caitlin Marcoux & Jessica Bellofatto

Wednesday, March 18th 2015 at 5am to Sunday, March 22nd 2015 at 5am

Rincon, Puerto Rico

Seasoned teachers Jessica Bellofatto of Kama Deva Yoga & Paddle Diva in East Hampton and Caitlin Marcoux of Nantucket SUP Yoga & The Yoga Room in Nantucket, are thrilled to be teaming up for the first time to offer you a truly special experience. Join them for daily yoga on the deck of our private home with incredible ocean views, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) lessons & tours emphasizing stroke technique to increase speed and efficiency, SUP YOGA on the water, daily runs or walks, delicious, organic, locally sourced meals prepared by an amazing local chef, massages, relaxation, and more!

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sample schedule

7:00-8:00am Breakfast-granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread, hard boiled egg and smoothies

8:00-9:30am SUPYoga, surfing, or free time

10:00-11:30am Yoga with Caitlin or Jessica

12:00pm Lunch (not provided by us) at the beach food stands or we will take a run up to the deli

2:00-3:00pm SUP clinic with a focus on technique, SUP Yoga or surfing

5:30-7:00pm Sunset Yoga with Caitlin or Jessica

7:00pm Happy Hour: relax, unwind, meditate, get a massage, have a cocktail

8:00pm Dinner at the house: locally sourced and prepared on premises: healthy vegetarian and meat options. (one dinner out on the town – not included in price)

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About Jessica

Jessica Bellofatto

Jessica Bellofatto, founder and director of KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton, NY, is best known for her easy laughter, radiant energy, and matchless knowledge of the body. A mother, yogini, doula, surfer, triathlete, and avid stand up paddleboarder (and now SUP racer), Jessica has inspired thousands of students in their journey to better understand themselves and their world. She herself has been a dedicated student of Hatha Yoga for the past twenty years. Her interest in Yoga was piqued at the age of 18, while she was majoring in Dance at New York University. She completed the intensive year-long Teacher Training Program at the Jivamukti Yoga Center with beloved teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1996 and has been teaching ever since. First and foremost a student, Jessica has studied extensively with many notable and amazing teachers, and has been most deeply influenced by her Jivamukti roots, along with the intensity of the Ashtanga Yoga system as taught by Sri K. Patabhi Jois, and the beauty, clarity, and intelligence of the Iyengar system.

A former dancer, Jessica teaches from a deep understanding of movement as art, movement as play, movement as therapy, and especially, movement as a spiritual practice. She is also interested in the stillness within and between the movement; the spaciousness of silence. Jessica's dream for herself and her students is that we may come to remember the love, the beauty, and the miracle of who we truly are, and that we may access this truth through the body. Through reveling in movement, whether it be yoga, dance, surfing, running, swimming, paddling; we learn to honor and respect this incredible gift and gain health, vitality, and happiness in the process. As we dive deeper, we move beyond the level of the physical body to something even greater and more fulfilling.

In 2011, Jessica was chosen to be one of Athleta's Sponsored Athletes, and writes regularly for the ATHLETA CHI BLOG. In 2012, she was chosen to be an ambassador for the Boga Yoga Paddleboard (a board designed specifically for yoga).

Jessica teaches sold out yoga retreats around the world and is most happy outside, in nature, preferably wet.

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About Caitlin

Caitlin is a yoga teacher, mother, writer, healer and breast cancer survivor. She is nationally certified in massage therapy and has been studying yoga for 15 years and teaching for the last 6. She has completed advanced certifications in Prenatal Yoga, Children’s Yoga and the Inner Traditions of Yoga, and is at present working on completing not one, but two 500-hr YTT programs: one at the Asheville Yoga Center and one in PranaFlow with her primary teacher Shiva Rea.

A former modern dancer, she fuses her passion for music and dance with yoga; keeping her flow creative, playful and fresh. Caitlin’s background in bodywork and clinical massage therapy makes her in class hands-on adjustments confident and healing. Her classes are vinyasa flow based and infused with the teachings of the Ashtanga and Iyengar traditions and the influences of her teachers Shiva Rea, Ganga White, Andrei Ram, Elena Brower, and Michael Stone.

Caitlin lives on the Island of Nantucket year-round with her son Griffin, where she is an clinical massage therapist, an advocate of natural childbirth and prenatal yoga. In 2011 she was invited to join the team at prAna clothing becoming a prAna Influencer.

Caitlin has written many pieces focusing on yoga and surviving breast cancer for elephant journal & RebellSociety and blogs about her practice on and off the mat. She began teaching workshops and master classes around the greater New England area in 2012 and teaches online yoga classes for StudioLiveTV

Practice

We have limited space available

REGISTER FOR THIS RETREAT

STEP 1: Please click here to pay the $500 RETREAT DEPOSIT. If you do not already have an account with Jessica Bellofatto Yoga you will be asked to create one.
STEP 2: Contact Jessica Bellofatto to secure your rooming preference. Please note that accommodation types are limited, and will be granted on a first-come first serve basis, but are not secured until paid in full. Rooming preferences changed at a later date may still be liable for the full cost of the room initially reserved. Email: jessica@jessicabellofattoyoga.com