oct 7-14 | Belize

(Jungle to Beach Yoga Adventure)

About this trip


I bought an Island!!! Joking. I did rent out 2 Island Resorts exclusively for us.  DON’T MISS OUT on this once in a lifetime Jungle to Beach Belizean Yoga Adventure retreat!!!!

You will begin your journey in the enchanting Jungles of Belize! Situated high in a treehouse resort invite enrichment & abundance into your life –  practice yoga & meditation daily under the Rainforest Canopy.  Spend 4 days/3 Nights in a true nature lover’s paradise, perfectly located for access to the best of Belizean culture and adventure. Ride horses to ancient Maya sites, sunbathe on the beach, canoe on the river, see the Maya underworld with a

Cave tubing excursion, or see the jungle canopy from above on a zip line tour. Then again, you can stay right here at the lodge and spend your time exploring the Belize Botanic Garden,

Hiking, bird watching, floating, sunbathing, eating, drinking, napping, and reading. 


From the jungle travel to the beach where you will welcome your morning in your own private island paradise, situated on the white sands of Belize! Cultivate your days practicing, exploring, and bathing yourself amongst the turquoise Belizean waters with Emily and Ally.  Adventure or relax as much as your heart desires on this All Inclusive Private Island Retreat. Each day will consist of two yoga classes or workshops, three farm to table meals a day, local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and plenty of time to soak in the sun and sea.  Your package adventure and excursions include a group snorkel to the Belize Barrier Reef (the second largest barrier reef in the world), SUP yoga class, and access to bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear.  Your itinerary is built for enjoyment whether you are lounging in your overwater bungalow hammock resting, snorkeling among the reef, taking in the sun, sand and libations or visiting Belize.  Accommodations on the island are in beautiful thatch roof cabanas either over the water or ocean front. Rooms are available with two twin beds or 1 king bed accommodating single or double occupancy. All rooms have ceiling fans, air conditioning, filtered water, hammocks and private bathrooms.  

Belize is
the perfect place
to disconnect
to reconnect!


  • 8 Days/7 Nights 
  • YOGA & WORKSHOPS (2X Daily)
  • FOOD & DRINKS (Alcoholic & Non)
  • 2 EXCURSIONS (Mayan Ruins & Barrier Reef Snorkel)
  • ALL ACCOMIDATIONS (Jungle to Beach)
  • LOCAL TRANSPORTATION (Flights & Boat Transfers)
  • + MORE 

We are beyond ecstatic to practice yoga and explore the world with you! Travel Light!

 **20 Hours Continuing Education Credit for certified teachers due to Ally’s standing with Yoga Alliance. This event is not a teacher training.  



For the free spirits, the wanderlusters, and the adventurous Thatch Caye Island in Belize is the perfect place to journey within. Recharge amidst beautiful natural surroundings, soak up the sun and float out at sea. As a sustainable resort in Belize, the island is a sanctuary for wildlife.  Sitting on the edge of the second largest Barrier Reef in the world, we coexist with our wildlife companions such as fish, rays, sharks, turtles, starfish, dolphins, manatee, Dewey the island dog, Iguanas, Pelicans, and many other friends.  

Our private island provides a place where you can seek new meanings of life while restoring the mind-body balance. Thatch Caye Resort was built using a variety of organic local materials. We promote an intelligent approach to the use of energy and water. Each retreat at Thatch Caye Resort is handcrafted by the retreat leader and a Thatch Caye wellness expert to offer you a yoga retreat like no other. Leave the island retreat feeling zen, bendy and tan! 


Welcome to Thatch Caye, a Muy’Ono Resort, an All-Inclusive Private Island Resort in Belize offering overwater bungalows and island cabanas. Thatch Caye Resort sits on its own private island off the coast of Dangriga, Belize. Only 30 guests at a time can stay at this picture-perfect destination, guaranteeing a unique experience. You’ll see all that Belize has to offer from your private island, perfectly located along the Belize Barrier Reef and just a short boat ride away from excursions and adventures. 

The island boasts a breathtaking atmosphere, lush Belizean foliage, and pristine beaches. Among this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner’s many heavenly amenities, are the accommodations, all recently renovated using reclaimed materials from the island. While the resort is fully sustainable, you won’t even notice you’re staying at an eco-resort.

Thatch Caye is the perfect place to disconnect and recharge.  When you’re not holing up in your overwater bungalow or cabana, you’ll be discovering the true meaning of blissful tropical living. You’ll be sunbathing on a hammock, swimming in the natural saltwater pool, receiving an optional seaside massage, or enjoying many of the complimentary water toys. You’ll be knocking back fruity drinks and dining on fresh Belizean cuisine at the overwater bar, lounge, or The Grove. Perhaps the chef is preparing a fish that you caught that day! Since all meals are served communally, you’ll get to hear stories from your fellow travelers and possibly make a few new friends.

Prepare for a vacation that few ever get the chance to experience. Welcome to your private island!



Ally Hughes-Hetrick brings you over 18 years of practice & teaching experience!

Not only has she personally benefited from incorporating yoga and intention based practices into daily life – Over their decade of teaching she has witnessed first hand the power yoga has to transform and heal the whole person, regardless of circumstances or conditions.

She is beyond ecstatic to continue to offer these tools and techniques to you, on a deeper level, so you can integrate them into your life and share them with your community. From group classes, adventure retreat, and teacher trainings Ally delivers a raw & authentic journey!

● Over the past 6 years, Ally has sold out countless international and domestic retreats. I have guided hundreds of people to exotic destinations and inner depths never imaginable. I've created spaces for people to shed the limiting beliefs, drop the baggage, and completely surrender to all the healing and blessings the universe is waiting to shower them with. My retreats always offer people once in a lifetime opportunities to adventure, explore, and connect with other like minded spirits. Resulting in experiences, memories, and friendships that fill your soul and last a lifetime.

Ally Hughes

Ally Hughes (E-RYT 800) is the Director of Education and International Retreats.

Ally has dedicated more than 18 years into the practice of yoga and has been leading domestic and international yoga retreats, teacher trainings, workshops, and classes for over 10 years.

Her yoga journey began in Hawaii in 2005 where she studied Mysore Ashtanga Yoga, under Norman Allen. In 2009 she began to expand her studies into other styles of yoga and Vedic philosophy, deepening her understanding of anatomy, bio-mechanics, physiology, and the relation of somatic movement in healing trauma.

Ally has integrated this experience and wisdom into her teaching style offering transformational yoga retreats and teacher trainings. She has taught over 5000 hours in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Rocket Ashtanga, Yin, and Trauma Informed yoga teacher trainings, workshops, classes and holds accreditation as a 200-hour Teacher Training School through Yoga Alliance. Over the years she has lead 8 yoga teacher trainings and hosted 6 yoga & adventure retreats. Ally’s teaching style beautifully blends the hard and soft aspects of yoga. Her classes are accessible to all level practitioners, while challenging one to dive deeper finding strength, courage and the ability to have fun.

Her classes are often described as adult play time, but Don’t let her easy going and adventurous side fool you. She has the power to take you on a serious meditative journey. Come prepared to challenge, but not judge, yourself to levels you never knew you could reach!


Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge is a true nature lover’s paradise, perfectly located for access to the best of Belizean culture and adventure. Ride horses to ancient Maya sites, sunbathe on the beach, canoe on the river, see the Maya underworld with a cave tubing excursion, or see the jungle canopy from above on a zip line tour. Then again, you can stay right here at the lodge and spend your time exploring the Belize Botanic Garden, hiking, bird watching, floating, sunbathing, eating, drinking, napping, and reading.

At Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge, we know how important your dining experience is. That’s why we offer fresh, local meals daily and hire the best local chefs to prepare them. The lodge is fairly secluded and while you’re able to go out for your meals, we recommend that all guests purchase The Package. . It includes daily breakfast, lunch, a three course dinner, as well as local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. If you’re going on a tour, your lunch will be packed and brought with you!

• Breakfast: 6:30am – 9:00am

• Lunch: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

• Snacks: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

• Dinner: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

• Treehouse Bar: 6:00am – 9:00pm


The Treehouse Bar is the center of socializing at Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge. It’s a lounge, bar, and restaurant suspended above the treetop canopy. The Treehouse Bar offers beautiful views of the surrounding forest, affording up close interaction with local wildlife. Step out to the Bird Deck each morning to see birds gathering here, eating their favorite fruit. The Treehouse Bar offers WiFi, full cocktail, breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner menus. Don’t forget to try the lodge’s specialty drink, the Bird of Paradise! It’s easy to see why this open air bar is among the favorite areas of the lodge.



As a sustainable resort in Belize, the island is a sanctuary for wildlife. Sitting on the edge of the second largest Barrier Reef in the world.


Thatch Caye, a natural island complex that forms a 12 acre marine park in the Cocoplum chain it is just 9 miles from Dangriga in south-central Belize and only two miles from the second largest reef in the western world. Thatch Caye Resort is inside the northern boundary of the protected South Water Marine Reserve (Most maps show Cocoplum Caye).

All Thatch Caye Resort guests enjoy the exclusive use of our kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, and other non-motorized island toys at no extra charge. Explore the surrounding waters, relax in a hammock or bask in the sun. Our activities staff are happy to get into the water with you to help you get started or to provide tips on your technique. If you are interested in seeing the surrounding waters and islands in a different way, check out additional island excursions. You’ll love living the island life, trust us.


Only minutes away from the Barrier Reef and boasting its own beautiful fringing reefs, Thatch Caye Resort has the advantage of being able to offer diving enthusiasts reef experiences with only short boat rides to some of the world’s best diving sites.

The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System lies off the eastern coast of Belize and is the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second longest in the world. Thatch Caye Resort is located right on the Belize barrier reef.


Sweet Songs Lodge has its own “lazy river” right on property! Stop by the front desk for a life vest, directions to the Tube Palapa and to sign in for a canoe or tube. Grab an inner tube and take a short walk down to the Macal River. Start your journey floating down the river and end at Sweet Songs’ beach. Enjoy views of towering cliffs, large rock formations along the water’s edge, massive stands of bamboo, cormorants, kingfishers, and turtles along your 15-30 minute float to Sweet Songs’ beach.


Guests are invited to use the complimentary bicycles to explore the surrounding grounds. Please ask the team for directions and safety equipment.


While you are here, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the gardens, which consists of 45 acres of native and exotic plants. There isn’t a lovelier place to stroll in the early evening or early morning hours. Winding paths through this conservation project will introduce you to some of Belize’s varied habitats and to the plants that are native to these areas. Entrance fee required.

farm to table dinning

farm to table dinning


Enjoy three farm to table meals per day, snacks and local alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. We hire the best local chefs to ensure we have a wide variety of Belizean and international dishes. We cater to any dietary needs, just let us know when you book your trip what you require.Your typical daily dining consists of one of a fresh cooked, made to order breakfast, a traditional Belizean lunch, afternoon snack and an authentic three course dinner. All meals are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from Muy’Ono Farm.

Breakfast is served in the Coco Lounge from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. and includes coffee or tea, fresh juice, fresh tropical fruits as well as items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, fried jacks, toast, and johnny cakes. Self-serve coffee will be available at 6:30 a.m.

Lunch is served at The Grove from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. and is typically a light dish such as fish hoagies, wraps and watermelon soup, or a local rice and bean dish. Packed lunches are provided for guests on tours.

Happy Hour and a light Afternoon Snack is served at the Starfish Bar between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Ceviche, Nachos, Hummus are all popular choices

Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. All meals are authentic and made with local ingredients and adhere to any guest dietary requirements. Dinners typically include a seafood/meat option with vegetarian options upon request. Dinner is served in The Grove, at picnic tables under the sun or the stars, weather permitting.

The Coco Lounge Bar and Starfish Bar are open daily for delicious tropical drinks



Enjoy a 1/2 day group snorkel trip to the Belize Barrier Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere).

The second largest barrier reef system in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef, is a sight to behold. Snorkel among delicate sea fans, colorful tropical fish, and impressive corals.

This excursion includes two separate snorkels with experienced guides who make sure you are comfortable in the water. More information here:


Caracol is the largest known Maya center in Belize covering about 75 square miles. It’s a remarkable city complex deep in the rainforest of Belize. It is Central America’s own version of the Roman Empire. After an hour and a half driving along dirt roads though the vast nature reserve of the pine forest, you come upon a modern paved highway leading to Caracol. “Caana” meaning Sky Palace, the main pyramid of the site features 4 palaces and 3 temples. At 141 feet it is considered the tallest building of Belize to this day. Archaeologist deciphered that the ruling family of Caracol defeated Tikal and Narango cities and there is evidence of the architectural mimicry this conquest left at Tikal. Finish the excursion by choose to add on a swim and picnic at the Rio On Pools or Big Rock Waterfalls.


Enjoy the exclusive use of our kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel gear, and other non-motorized island toys at no extra charge. Explore the surrounding waters, relax in a hammock or bask in the sun. Our activities staff are happy to get into the water with you to help you get started or to provide tips on your technique.



Enjoy a private massage on your balcony or rooftop deck. Choose from Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, or bamboo massages. Massages are offered for 60 or 90 minutes. Please inquire for details and reservations.


Updated Booking Terms and Conditions due to COVID-19:

Updated COVID Cancellation Policy: You understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may still be a consideration during the year 2022 and understand your risk and liability with attending this retreat. It's strongly recommended to purchase retreat insurance to protect your investment in this retreat or forfeit the right to a refund due to having to cancel for any COVID -19 related illnesses for yourself or family member.

You understand you are urged to undergo COVID-19 testing before the retreat and will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver before attending the retreat.

Travel insurance is available upon booking through a private insurance company. No refunds of any kind and all payments are final so if you think you might need to cancel for any reason please purchase the travel insurance to protect your trip.



When making flight arrangements to and from Belize City , please fly into Belize City International Airport (BZE).

Please make sure to book your arrival before 3:45 pm, October 7th. The last commuter flight leaves at 5p. Departure should be after 11 am, October 14th. Commuter Flight and Boat Ride to and from both Thatch Caye & Sweet Song is included with your package.

Please make sure to email us your travel details so we can make the appropriate arrangements.

Make sure to check and follow all CDC travel restrictions when flying to and from Belize. Covid tests will be provided at Resort before returning to the United States (cost not included).


Belize International Airport is a small airport that provides excellent signage to help travelers get through customs and transfer to your in-country flight to Dangriga. At the point of entry, a passport and proof of return or onward ticket are required. When booking your international flight, please be aware of your landing time. For commuter flights, we recommend arriving to Belize City no later than 3:45 pm, as the last flight to Dangriga departs at 5:00 pm.



Once you land in Belize City International Airport you will take a breathtaking 15 minute commuter flight down the coast of Belize to the Dangriga Airstrip.

As you arrive in Dangriga, one of our guides will be waiting to pick you up to drive you to the dock at the Pelican for the boat pick up. Enjoy the 25 minute, 9 mile boat ride from Dangriga to the island.

The boat ride to and from the island is included with your all-inclusive accommodations.

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Time & Location

Oct. 7th- 14th 2023

Dangriga, Belize

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Ashtanga with Ally

Ashtanga with Ally

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Yin Yoga

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Trauma Sensitive YOga

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

This continued education weekend is a comprehensive trauma-­sensitive yoga program designed to provide the instruction and tools you need to understand trauma at a deeper level helping to guide your clients (or students) toward greater healing. Over the course of 2 days, practitioners and teachers will investigate: what is trauma, how trauma impacts the brain and the nervous system, and how yoga and other somatic movement can release old traumas. Through lecture, self-inquiry, group discussion, group activities, practice teaching, trauma-informed yoga, breathing, and relaxation exercises participants will develop the knowledge, practical application skills, and understanding necessary to offer trauma-informed yoga classes to a variety of populations of trauma survivors in a safe and effective manner. After completion of this training you will receive a trauma sensitive yoga teacher certification through Yoga Alliance Continued Education.

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sample itinerary


4:00pm Arrival/Meet & Greet
5:30pm Welcome Active Flex Flow
7:00pm Dinner


7:30am Coffee & Light Breakfast
8:00-9:30am Ashtanga + Conditioning
11:00pm Brunch
12:30-3:30pm Hike/Free Time/Cave Exploration
4:00-5:30pm Backbending + Hip Flexors Workshop
6:30pm Dinner


7:30am Coffee & Light Breakfast
8:00am-9:30am Ashtanga + Conditioning
11:00am Brunch
1:00pm Photo Shoot
2:30pm Ice Bath/Free Time
4:00-5:30pm Fly Free Inversion Workshop
6:30pm Dinner – COOKING CLASS + Juices
8:00pm Farewell Bonfire


7:30am Coffee & Light Breakfast
8:00-9:30am Ashtanga + Conditioning
10:30-3:00am Departure