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“The light at the end of the tunnel isn’t an illusion…the tunnel is.”

Join Us for This Incredible
Week Long Meditation Retreat in Hopkins, Belize

Dec. 8 – 14, 2019

Do you sometimes dread Monday mornings?
Do you think it’s impossible to wake up excited and energized?
Has PURPOSE become a meaningless word?
Do you feel like you’re working all the time and can never catch up?
Is your health suffering because you take care of everything else and not yourself?
Do you have a strong wish to end the constant busyness?
Would you love to be able to experience more meaning in your life?

Are you ready to map out a new course for your life?

Join Michelle DuVal, MA, and Paul Short, MSE, for six days of meditation, teachings, insight practices, community, and FUN in the beautiful coastal village of Hopkins in eastern Belize. Hopkins is surrounded by the Maya Mountains and the Cockscomb Range inland, and the Caribbean Sea on its shore. Hopkins is a small but vibrant community of approximately 1,000 villagers. The people live mostly by farming and fishing, and are known for their friendliness and genuine hospitality, and they welcome visitors to their village….it’s truly the perfect place to unplug and reconnect. Our hotel is located on the beach….not close to the beach….not even five minutes from the beach….our hotel is on the beach. And we are going to use this gorgeous setting to fully explore the retreat experience, focusing in on 3 central elements:

1. Deepening self-awareness
2. Mindful communication
3. Redefining purpose

During the course of our 7 day, six night stay, we will set our focus on deepening our meditation practice in these 3 key areas through insight practices, discussion, one-on-ones, simplification, community, and going inward.

We’re inviting you to unplug with us in paradise at this beautiful retreat.

In order to keep the experience intimate, our retreats are strictly limited in capacity.
December temperatures in Belize fall to an average low of 71°F with highs of 80°F  for a monthly average of around 75°F – the perfect weather to enjoy a comfortable Christmas holiday, warm enough for swimming and with pleasantly cool evenings.
Read more about Hopkins, Belize here.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

Six Nights Accommodation at Jaguar Reef Lodge (seen in video above)

All Group Retreat Sessions

One on One Sessions with Both Teachers

Daily Breakfast

Daily Meditations

Daily Maid/ Concierge Service

Access to All Beaches and Swimming Pools

Kayaks

Beach Volleyball

Send Off Soiree Dinner

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare

Daily Lunch and Dinner

Transportation to/from airport (between $132.75 – $235 roundtrip)

SCHEDULE:

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Morning meditation

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast (Included)

9:45 AM – 11:45 AM: Meditation Teachings, Workshops, & Practice

12 PM – 5 PM: Free Time

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Optional Afternoon Meditation

5 PM – 6:30 PM: Evening Meditation/ Workshop

Arrival Day- Sunday, Dec. 8th: Please arrive by 6 pm,
our orientation & first practice will begin at 7 pm.

Departure Day – Saturday, Dec. 14th:
We will wrap up our last morning sessions and be able to depart by 11 am.

MEET THE TEACHERS:

Michelle DuVal – Director of TMC Albuquerque
“After getting deeper into the retreat experience – both for my own practice and to help guide others deeper into theirs – I’ve now made a commitment to hosting retreats in beautiful corners of the world. It’s such a big, complicated, simple, and gorgeous world out there. But we get so locked in our heads, and our vision can get so small and cramped in our daily lives. By leaving the comforts of home and venturing out into mix, we can shift our perspective in accelerated ways. We leave our external home to reconnect to the home in our own mind and heart. And this is what we take back with us. A re-connection to the old adage ‘Home is where the heart is’.”

 

Paul Short – Semi-Retired (Managing Member of West Fork Consulting)
I’m an electrical engineer by training. I’ve founded, run, and then sold numerous startups, including software, water technology, and chemical companies. And I was the founding CEO of the world’s only volume manufacturer of platinum-free catalysts for fuel cells. Can you guess that I was incredibly, deeply, darkly in my own head 99% of the time? It wasn’t until I started meditating that my world opened up in ways I couldn’t have ever imagined. I now understand that it’s the critical piece to a human being’s success in WHATEVER he or she wants to do. And my mission now is to help people connect those dots.”

    • ACTIVITIES:
    • Mindfulness teachings, workshops, meditation
    • Yoga
    • Walking meditation
    • Beachside meditation
    • Pool
    • Kayaking
    • Snorkeling*
    • Fishing*
    • SUP (Stand Up Paddle) *
    • Bike Rides*
    • Boogie/Surf Boards *
    • Surf Lessons*
    • Private Yoga Classes*
    • Massage / Spa/ Body work *
    • Waterfall Rappelling *
    • Maya Ruins Tour
    • Monkey River Tour
    • *For Additional Cost
    • ARRIVAL:

      The closest airport to the Jaguar Reef Lodge is Belize City airport. Our retreat partner Claudio Barrientos will help you coordinate your travel from the airport to our hotel.  He can also be reached for any questions: claudio@themindfulcenter.com, 505-818-8518

      ACCOMMODATIONS:

      All of our rooms are on the beach, some with private plunge pools, some with gorgeous sea views, some perfect for solo travelers and others perfect for those looking to share with a friend or loved one….There’s a lot of different room options to choose from.
      All the rooms have air conditioning.
      All accommodation pricing includes 6 continental breakfasts, 1 retreat space, + final dinner soiree.
      Unsure which to choose?
      Contact our retreat partner Claudio Barrientos with questions: claudio@themindfulcenter.com, 505-818-8518.

      OPTIONS:

    • SEAVIEW DELUXE ROOMS: Single room with king size bed PLUS a murphy bed upon request, for one, two, or three people to share.
      This is a great option if you are coming by yourself, coming with a spouse or someone you don’t mind sharing a bed with, or you want to have one or two people in the king bed and one in the Murphy bed..
      Your second/ third person can also participate in the retreat by purchasing the Retreat Only option below…or not participate
      and just enjoy Belize at no additional charge.
      CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS, PRICING, AND PURCHASE OF SEAVIEW DELUXE ROOMS

    • BEACHFRONT COTTAGE: Cottage with king size bed for one or two people to share. You can also request that a single bed be brought into the cottage for a second or third person.  ONE COTTAGE LEFT

      This is a great option if you are coming by yourself, or with a spouse or someone you don’t mind sharing a bed with.  A single bed can also be added into this room for a second or third person upon request.
      Your second/ third person can participate in the retreat by purchasing the Retreat Only option…or not participate
      and just enjoy Belize at no additional charge.
      CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS, PRICING, AND PURCHASE OF BEACHFRONT COTTAGEONE COTTAGE LEFT
    • SEAFRONT VILLA: Villa with king size bed for one or two people to share. You can also request that a single bed be brought into the villa for a second or third person.  SOLD OUT
      This is a great option if you are coming by yourself, coming with a spouse or someone you don’t mind sharing a bed with, or want to use the additional bed for your second or third person.
      Your second/ third person can also participate in the retreat by purchasing the Retreat Only option…or not participate
      and just enjoy Belize at no additional charge.
      CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS, PRICING, AND PURCHASE OF SEAFRONT VILLA  SOLD OUT

      • BEACHFRONT THATCH COTTAGE: Cottage with king size bed for one or two people to share.SOLD OUT
        This is a great option if you are coming by yourself, or coming with a spouse or someone you don’t mind sharing a bed with.
        Your second person can participate in the retreat by purchasing the Retreat Only option…or not participate
        and just enjoy Belize at no additional charge.
        CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS, PRICING, AND PURCHASE OF BEACHFRONT THATCH COTTAGESOLD OUT
  • BEACHFRONT SPA ROOM: Single room with king size bed for one or two people to share PLUS trundle bed.SOLD OUT
    This is a great option if you are coming by yourself, or coming with a spouse or someone you don’t mind sharing a bed with. This room also has an additional trundle bed for a third person, or if you want to share your room but not your bed.  If you have 3 people, there is an additional $20 charge paid directly to hotel when you are there.
    Your second or third person can also participate in the retreat by purchasing the Retreat Only option…or not participate
    and just enjoy Belize at no additional charge.
    CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS, PRICING, AND PURCHASE OF BEACHFRONT SPA ROOMSOLD OUT
  •  

  • 2 BEDROOM BEACHFRONT SUITE: 2 Separate king bedrooms joined by living room and kitchen.SOLD OUT
    This is a great option if you are coming with a friend you don’t want to share a bed with, or coming with another couple, a group of friends…it’s a two bedroom suite with a full kitchen!
    This purchase includes 1 of the bedrooms in the suite (plus private bathroom) + 1 retreat.
    If you want to share the suite (but not your bed!) with your friend or another couple, have them purchase this option as well.
    Additional people wishing to join the retreat must purchase the Retreat Only option…or not participate and just enjoy Belize at no additional charge.
    CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS, PRICING, AND PURCHASE OF 2 BEDROOM BEACHFRONT SUITESOLD OUT 

 

  • SEAVIEW SUITE: Full Suite with king size bed for one or two people to share.  SOLD OUT
    This is a great option if you are coming by yourself, or coming with a spouse or someone you don’t mind sharing a bed with.
    Your second person can participate in the retreat by purchasing the Retreat Only option…or not participate
    and just enjoy Belize at no additional charge.
    CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS, PRICING, AND PURCHASE OF FOR SEAVIEW SUITE   SOLD OUT

 

 

PRICING AT A GLANCE:

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations after October 1 are subject to a partial refund.  No refunds will be given after Nov. 1.

SEAVIEW DELUXE ROOMS: $2200 for 6 nights for 1 or 2 people (this price includes 1 retreat)

BEACHFRONT COTTAGE: $2700 for 6 night for 1 or 2 people (this price includes 1 retreat)

SEAVIEW VILLA WITH PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL: $2500 for 6 nights for 1-4 people (this price includes 1 retreat, add’l people must purchase Retreat Only Option

RETREAT ONLY: $700 / Please add this option if you if you are sharing one of the accommodations and would like to attend the retreat.

SEAFRONT VILLA: $3400 for 6 nights for 1, 2 or more people (this price includes 1 retreat)  SOLD OUT!

BEACHFRONT THATCH COTTAGE: $2710 for 6 nights for 1 or 2 people (this price includes 1 retreat) SOLD OUT!

BEACHFRONT SPA ROOM: $2800 for 6 nights for 1, 2 or 3 people(trundle bed + king) (this price includes 1 retreat) SOLD OUT

SEAVIEW SUITE: $2800 for 6 nights for 1 or 2 people (this price includes 1 retreat) SOLD OUT

2 BEDROOM BEACHFRONT SUITE: $2380 for 6 nights for 2 or more people (this price includes 1 retreat) SOLD OUT!

QUESTIONS? Please email michelle@themindfulcenter.com and I will gladly answer everything I can, or schedule a time to connect with you by phone.

Day Course in Mindfulness Dec 1 2018

Retreat Only

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Day Course in Mindfulness Dec 1 2018

Seaview Deluxe Room

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I hope so much it helps,

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