Yoga & Adventure Retreat
This small group getaway to Barbados is all about combining yoga, adventure and laid-back fun in the sun! We'll get to know the welcoming Bajan culture while tasting traditional cuisine, practicing yoga on the white sand beaches and snorkeling over shipwrecks from the nation's past. Plus, we'll be taking part in the island's very own Adventure Race, a team obstacle course race open to all fitness levels and abilities!
Each day, our group leader, Coach Britney Byfield, will teach 1-2 yoga classes that are meant to inspire and challenge yogis of ALL levels! Her style incorporates elements from her dance and gymnastics background to keep things fresh and exciting each day. In her class, you can expect a fun, dynamic flow using muscles you didn't know existed. Plus, Britney will be leading a special handstand / inversion workshop one day to help you take your personal practice to the next level!
Each day of the retreat will present an opportunity for adventure ranging from the option to try a new food at the famous Oistin's Fish Fry to sailing on a catamaran and snorkeling over shipwrecks! But the biggest highlight is participating in the Barbados Adventure Race, a team-based challenge with fun and challenging obstacles ranging from rappelling ropes to inverted walls to sandbag carries and more!!
Each day will balance activities with free time to relax, reflect, or go explore on your own or with others. Our resort is right on the beach so free time is yours to cherish on the sand, in town or by the pool.
Meet Coach Britney Byfield
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Britney has always had a passion for fitness, health and anatomy. After growing up a competitive gymnast, she later transitioned to dance and lacrosse, and she picked up yoga and completely fell in love while she attended The Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science.
In search of a fast-paced environment to mesh with her inner drive, Britney moved to New York City on a whim! She became certified through Yoga Alliance at the 200-hr level and later went on to study for her NASM Personal Training Exam. Incorporating her dance and gymnastics background in her classes, she loves to lead fun, dynamic flows using muscles you didn't know existed!
Britney also coaches USAG/Recreational Gymnastics at NYC Elite. With her love for an active lifestyle Britney hopes to change the lives of children and adults with fitness and a positive attitude. Follow Britney on Instagram at @bbyfield.
Thursday, June 27:
Welcome to Barbados! Guests will arrive at the airport and take provided shuttle transportation to our hotel. Once all guests arrive, we'll have introductions and kick things off with our first yoga class. Then we'll depart for group dinner at a local restaurant to try some authentic Bajan cuisine and head back to the hotel for a good night's sleep.
Friday, June 28:
This morning we will kick off our morning yoga routine with a vinyasa flow followed by a nourishing breakfast overlooking the beach. After some free time to relax, we'll depart for the Boatyard Beach Club where we can enjoy the ocean trampolines and waterslides, sign up for optional activities like paddle boarding or just relax on the beach! In the late afternoon, we will come together for a second, more restorative yoga class before the sun sets, and then in the evening we'll head to the Athletes' Reception and Pasta Party for dinner and to pick up our race packets!
Saturday, June 29:
It's race day! This morning we will have a special yoga class focused on mobility to get our bodies ready for the day's adventure. The rest of the morning is free to hang out and relax until we depart for the Barbados Adventure Race around 1PM. We'll spend the afternoon exploring obstacles and cheering each other on. After everyone crosses the finish line, we'll depart and enjoy a free night at Oistin's Fish Fry for dinner and entertainment.
Sunday, June 30:
Today we will wake up for a special inversion / handstand workshop with Britney followed by a leisurely breakfast. Then we'll get picked up for our private sailing excursion! We'll spend the early afternoon enjoying the turquoise waters, snorkeling over shipwrecks and dining on delicious Bajan cuisine. Upon our return, we'll have free time to relax or, for anyone who was in a top 25 team during the race yesterday, there will be a second race to try and secure a grand prize and spot on the pedestal! In the evening, we will all come together for the race awards ceremony and a celebratory Grill and Chill dinner with all of the race participants and one another!
Monday, July 1:
On our final morning, we'll enjoy a farewell flow and breakfast, and then we will soak up the sunshine and enjoy our last moments together. Shuttles will be provided to the airport for goodbyes and departures.
"So I was hesitant at first on going on the fitness retreat because I wasn’t sure what it would be like, and I am beyond happy I decided to go. This was by far one of my most favorite/memorable trips I’ve been on to this day. The best part was not having to worry about where to eat, or what fun activities I should do because the best of the best was already planned out for me. All I needed to do was show up. The workouts are not mandatory, but was honestly one of my favorite parts because it gets you up and moving, ready to start your day! Stacy (Ketanga's founder) is extremely organized and knows exactly what she is doing to make your trip more than perfect. She knows every spot to go to to site see, to get some good food and just to have a great experience overall! Britney was our yoga instructor on the trip. I’ve known Britney for a few years now, and she is one of the best fitness instructors I know in New York. She did such a great job helping Stacy lead the trip! So Stacy sure knows how to pick them:) I just can not wait for the net retreat!" - Nicole R.