Bala in Belize Retreat

Join Jessy Thomas in picturesque Corozal, Belize February 18-23, 2020 for a  6 day exploration of yoga, meditation, mindful movement and fun in the sun 

For information contact:                  Jessy Thomas


 map of Corozal, Belize

Our host for the week will be The Crimson Orchid Inn. Located in Orchid Bay, Corozal district of Belize. Check their website out here



The Crimson Inn is a refreshing escape, with everything you need as a base to discover Belize from. With only 9 rooms and the owners on-site, you can expect a high level of service and personal attention. On site, there is a restaurant to serve you, two open-air yoga studios, an infinity pool, private beach and all of the water toys you could want. There's also a volleyball and bocce ball court and a ceramic studio. You'll have lots to do in your free time. 

We will participate in daily morning meditation and once or twice daily yoga and movement sessions and have a full-day escape to take in some of the scenery, history and Mayan culture at the Lamanai ruins nearby. All meals and non-alcoholic drinks included.      



We will stay in lovely hotel-like rooms. Some of the rooms have one queen bed and some of the rooms have two single beds. Mahogany bedside tables with lockable draws for valuables surround the bed. The adjoining bathroom has a walk-in shower, toilet, and the finest quality Belizean hardwood vanity. There is also a large clothing closet


You can sign up by yourself or with a partner/friend. Don't have one? No worries, I'll do my best to pair you up or you can reserve a room to yourself. Sometimes great friendships are forged when you least expect it. 


What's Included

  • Round trip transfer from the airport in Belize City
  • Accommodation at the Crimson Orchid Inn for 5 nights, 6 days
  • All meals and non-alcoholic drinks to go with them at the Crimson Orchid Inn
  • Daily morning meditation 
  • Daily movement sessions. These will be once or twice daily, depending on activities of the group. Sessions will be a mix of traditional yoga and fitness classes, body mechanics and/or breathing techniques
  • A group excursion to Laminai Mayan ruins
  • Use of the beach, courts, infinity pool and horseshoe pits. (paddleboards are available at an extra charge)

*Not included: alcohol, gratuities, extra nights or excursions and airfare*


Right now all you need to do is get in touch and pay your $500 USD deposit! Until June 15, paying your deposit guarantees you the lowest possible pricing and your room of choice. This is a very small retreat center, book soon to avoid disappointment. 

Are you ready to join me on the beach for a week long exploration of mindful movement, yoga, beach shenanigans, friendship and good food? Book now to reserve your spot with a $500 USD deposit today by calling or emailing Jessy! 



Jessy Thomas

(Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist, personal trainer)

 Jessy loved yoga from the instant she tried it with her mom, as a kid. She’s studied and found love for the styles of Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin and Bikram. Yoga has provided a great amount of spiritual growth and physical strength and empowerment to Jessy. She has been teaching for almost 15 years. Currently she runs a studio from her home in Everett, Ontario.

Jessy’s love of anatomy and movement started with horses at a young age. She pursued schooling in equine massage therapy, and has practiced for 16 years helping horses regain mobility and wellness. Subsequently, she began providing personal training to horse riders to improve their balance and performance. Over the years, Jessy has completed specialized training in fitness for older adults, chair yoga, nutrition and spin.

While recovering from a chronic back injury, Jessy found yoga therapy. Yoga therapy and pure movement have opened the possibility of a world without pain for her – and for so many of her clients. Jessy sees yoga therapy and neuromuscular re-patterning clients privately, to help them live the lives they dream of living. As yoga therapy students learn more about their bodies, strength and flexibility increase, movement becomes more pure, and ease is possible in all movement.

Jessy’s extensive knowledge of anatomy informs her teaching and empowers her students to become self-aware – including postural habits and areas which need awakening.  Her real gift is an ability to read her students’ bodies and pinpoint exactly what the students need to do in order to increase their personal understanding of their body and their practice. Jessy has helped clients’ pre and post knee and hip replacements, living with MS and Parkinson’s disease, and works with beginning to advanced yoga practitioners. Jessy’s classes are grounded in an in-depth knowledge of alignment and physiology, and are great for yogis looking for a challenging practice at all levels. You can expect to feel motivated and learn something new!