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Maya Anamaya: A Yoga & Lifestyle Retreat in Belize

May 19-26, 2018

Maya Anamaya: A Yoga & Lifestyle Retreat in Belize with Jessica & Jeff

May 19-26 Ambergris Caye, Belize

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Maya is the power by which the universe becomes manifest; it is how we view the breath taking, phenomenal world in which we live. Anamaya is that which is not afflicted by inner and outter suffering or Karma. Learn how to experience life from a space of non-attachment by remembering what really matters and who you REALLY are. Re-discover your innate wisdom while taking time for you in this paradise location.

Unplugg with Jessica and Jeff on this soul enriching retreat in Belize’s first yoga resort on the smallest and most sacred island of Belize, Ambergis Caye. Through powerful ritual and Sadhana with soothing sound healings to accompany your yoga and meditation practice, this is sure to be a week you will never forget.

During your tropical dream vacation, you will enjoy 2 yoga classes a day with Jessica & Jeff, regular nutrition and wellness workshops while being surrounded by pure landscapes of oceans, palm trees, Sacred Ruins.

Ocean View Cabanas

   single          $2575/person

       double        $2150/person

  triple           $1975/person

Garden View Cabanas

   single          $2375/person

       double        $2050/person

  triple           $1950/person

Village Room with Shared Bath

Single occupancy      $1895/person 

Double occupancy     $1795/person



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Be at one with nature within our Maya-inspired village of 7 cabanas mindfully positioned by the sea. Awaken to the sound of tropical birds, salute the sun peaking over the reef each morning… and watch the sunset later over the lagoon… Open to all walks of life… Engage in the reef as your playground and snorkel or drop a fishing line… scuba dive, sail, windsurf, kite-board, kayak and day trips to the Maya ruins… go barefoot in the warm, white sand… unwind to the natural rhythm of the island with daily yoga classes at the end of the pier… read in a hammock overlooking the crystal clear blue-green sea or within our meditation gardens… swim leisurely in the winding lagoon-inspired pool or laps at the end of the pier… affordable restaurant & bar on the beach with local food at local shack prices… dine around the beach bar & restaurant for local flavour and morning chit-chat, sample a traditional Belizean meal tableside on the beach or sip a Mango Madness by the pool.

Ak’bol welcomes yoga and wellness retreats all year round… destination weddings… and open to all communities. Spoil yourself silly with affordable natural spa treatments and renew your spirit with Maya healings…awaken the beauty within. Feel the ancient rhythms of the island… full moon gatherings, drumming circles and Maya study groups offered each month.

Retreat Includes:

  • Belizean Accommodations 7 nights / 8 days
  • Welcome Dinner first night (vegan/vegetarian options)
  • Light breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Buffets  (one dinner OFF)
  • Big Breakfast morning of departure
  • unlimited drinking water/juice/specialty retreat teas
  • 2 yoga classes a day
  • Wellness and nutrition workshops
  • Sunset Meditation and pranayama
  • Sound healing
  • Use of resort grounds, pool and pier
  • 1 on 1 coaching session



Jessica Crate

Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Infinite World Changer, Retreat Leader & Yoga Instructor

I am a lifestyle entrepreneur encompassing faith, fashion and fitness… Jesus Christ is at the focal point of my heart from which all business, entrepreneurial ventures and philanthropic achievements stem.

Jessica Lynn Crate is a fiery, driven woman, former Olympic level Elite Marathon runner and triathlete who qualified to compete for Team USA at 5 consecutive World Triathlon Championships in both ITU and the Ironman 70.3 circuits. She is now the C.E.O. of Crate Consulting LLC and full-time Lifestyle Entrepreneur with LifeVantage. Along with being a USATF Running Coach, Yoga Sports Performance Teacher and Yoga Alliance Instructor, her life mission is to inspire others to “cultivate a champion mindset” and live a life that demands an explanation. Currently, Jessica now works as an Independent Distributor for the world’s fastest growing direct selling company. Jessica jet sets across the country speaking on stage projmoting human performance, active fitness, conscious health choices, and LifeStyle entrepreneurship. Educating others on social capital, faith, fitness and residuality is her focus. 

Jessica had an unfair advantage when she began taking her health, lifestyle, and business seriously though. After graduating from Florida State University with a Pre-Medical degree in Biological Science and Psychology, she worked for medical device and pharmaceutical companies, witnessing first hand the neglect that modern science dedicated to curing diseases – while these companies invested billions of dollars into patent profits just to mask the symptoms of underlying illness. She was praying for an answer out of that career when a pivotal moment woke her up to life from a New Vantage point, thrusting her out of that industry and into her full time passion. It was only after fracturing her foot in the prestigious Boston marathon and finishing the race on a broken foot, that she decided to take her life into her own hands, master prevention and own entrepreneurship.

Professionally, Jessica’s energy is downright contagious. Her smile captivates the room and she exudes a beautiful aura wherever she goes. With documentation from working in the white-coat offices of modern medicine, which eventually gave her the mental resolve to leave it behind for Olympiad training, the presence she conveys on stage in front of thousands is powerful. Jessica is passionate about moving, motivating, and inspiring the body, mind and soul vision behind the Human Performance Movement.

Jessica is an Elite Marathon runner, World Class triathlete, USATF Coach, Yoga Instructor, businesswoman and lifestyle entrepreneur. She serves on the Community Advisory Board for a National Charity, Girls on the Run, as the Director of Fundraising and Events.

She speaks on life, training, fitness, nutrition and her secret to success, while motivating individuals at any level to pursue their passion with the heart of a champion, even in the midst of adversity.” ~MMB60 Program, The Platform Magazine, True TV, iHeart Radio 

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Jeff Hernandez

Retreat Leader & Yoga Instructor


Yoga became an integral part of my life 15 years ago. I studied and practiced many forms to include: Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikrams and Sadhana Yoga.

In 2003, my yoga practice, along with many philosophical studies, and ultimately extended solitude in the Patagonia Mountains lead to a metaphysical experience. These insights into enlightenment lead me to seek a life of teaching and blissful existence.

When one obtains spiritual knowledge, it becomes a lifelong quest to pass along the gift of peace and serenity. The soul is forever changed, and it calls for your spirit to reveal truth.

Peak experiences are triggered from “the state or realm of no mind”, and this is what I teach to others: Live in the present moment and allow yoga to become a moving meditation.

Returning to the Patagonia’s in 2010, I could finally put the system behind me, and took my Yoga Teacher Training (YTT-200).

Since graduation, I have been a full time yoga teacher, experiencing quite the yogic journey since. My teachings (Sadhana Yoga) have been taught in a variety of places, from jungle yoga Shala’s, to five star resorts in South Beach.

I choose to become a traveling yogi, touching as many lives as possible along the path.

Jeff brings a light hearted, authentic and hands on approach when teaching yoga students. We are all one. Namaste



“This retreat was one of the most powerful experiences I have ever participated in. It provides an opportunity to surround yourself in loving kindness, and healing energy, while embarking on a journey with like-minded and open-hearted souls. You achieve deep connection to the earth, to each other, and to yourself through multi-modality exploration including nutrition, yoga, meditation, sound healing, and friendship. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone interested in embracing and achieving their highest self through spiritual awakening, deep healing, connection, community, and everlasting empowerment.” -Dr Lisa Hammond

“The instructors were wonderful, and truly made these classes exceptional.” Debra H.

“The sound healing experiences are so powerful that it is extraordinarily difficult to articulate into words—it is simply something you must experience in order to truly understand. At a minimum, I would describe these sessions as a liberation of, and yet at the same time a capturing of, the deep and powerful energy within ourselves and the world around us. Loved them. Listening to Brian during yoga class is truly a magical experienceIt was wonderful to have the live music as part of the yoga classes. I also enjoyed the sound healing workshops and was so at peace I drifted off to a happy place.I’m glad I was exposed to these workshops as it expanded my awareness of healing options. WONDERFUL! I had a sound healing session with Brian and it was a truly healing experience for me physically mentally, and spiritually. I have a new perspective and great respect on healing and spirituality. Thank you Brian for awakening my senses!” Sonhui R.

“Alana Roach and Caileigh are both powerful and rising embodiments of the divine feminine. It was an absolute honour to watch them co create magic with their individual yet such complementary gifts. I look forward to more shakti creations as a trio. “– Acqua Xena Heart

“The Explorations of Self yoga retreat led by Alana Roach was one of the best experiences of my life.  I can truly say for me, it was life changing.  Her guidance and teaching helped me to really let go and be in the present like never before. She took the time to connect with each one of her students on a personal level with patience, compassion, and love. She has a real gift for feeling the energy of the class and tailoring the physical practice and meditation to fit the moment. Alana has this light about her that shines very brightly, you can’t help but feel a sense of ease and comfort. “– Fred Dolbow



Practice with the energy of the sea beneath you…after class plunge into the sea or in our lagoon-inspired fresh water pool…discussion groups within a private palapa off the beach…organized extra activities as the sea is your playground…engage yourself with diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, Maya ruins….or relax in a hammock and listen to the birds…get through that book you have been wanting to read…write in your journal…and get a massage treatment….


*Some excursions are not included but can be added for an additional and affordable cost.




Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $365 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Belize” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost.   The trip has a maximum of 20 people.

  • To register, click here * to make your deposit, then click  here to fill out some basic information for your retreat with us!
  • At the checkout you will have the option to choose your payment method. The minimum payment you can make is the $350 Deposit which will “Hold Your Spot for Belize” and lock in your spot for the retreat. For future tuition payments please use the same Online Registration Platform.

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  • Initial deposits are non-refundable.
  • 50% of the payments made are refundable up to 90 days before program excluding initial deposit
  • 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment
  • Half tuition is due on August 1, 2016
  • Full tuition is due on November 1, 2016

**Note: Airfare is not included in the tuition price


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like?  We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more   Once you have registered, we will send you these materials.   If you have other questions, you can always write us at so we can support you.


 Getting There

You will be booking your flight to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport. A water taxi will escort you from the airport to San Pedro. Before booking flights, please contact us to discuss the flight arrival and departure window for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached. If you do not wish to take the water taxi, you can book Tropic air (Puddle jumper) for an 18 minute trip.


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