Breathe in Belize2018-12-02T17:07:23+00:00

Breathe in Belize

Breathe in truth. Breathe in authenticity. Breathe in transformation.


Enjoy life unplugged.

Ak’bol is located beachside on Belize’s largest island, Ambergris Caye, just 1 3/4 miles from the old fishing village of San Pedro and less than a quarter mile from the second largest barrier reef in the world. Wake up to birds chirping and the calm roll of the ocean waves. Dine on healthy vegetarian meals served in the private palapa overlooking the sea. After class, plunge into the sea or in the lagoon-inspired fresh water pool. During free time, you can enjoy diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, or take in the island sounds while relaxing in a hammock. Belize is your playground!


February 2-9, 2019

Real. Authentic. Present.

Private Cabanas:  Limited availability! Connect with nature as you rest within one of our 7 private thatched cabanas – on the beach or within the beautiful gardens, each with a view of the sea and natural island breeze. Each cabana houses 2-3 students comfortably with one queen bed + optional twin(s). You will not be reminded of home! Cabanas are lined with plantain shutters and each includes an outdoor rain shower, private bath with conch shell faucets, private porch, hammock, hot and cold-water dispensers, along with a mini fridge. There are 3 Seafront, and 4 Sea/garden views available.

Village Rooms:  Community living for the budget traveler!  The Village houses 30 single or double rooms surrounded by beautiful gardens. The two large island-chic shared bath and shower areas include; a private locker per room for toiletries, mahogany sinks and conch shelled faucets, bamboo showers, plenty of toilets and changing areas.  The beds, one/two twins or one queen, are on top of a wooden stage with plenty of drawers underneath and lockable storage for luggage. Each room also has chairs, reading lights and fans. On either end of the building, first and second floor, are community lounging areas overlooking the lagoon, great for watching the sunset, bird watching and even crocs too!

  • 7 nights/accommodations at Ak’bol Retreat Center and Eco Resort
  • Opening Ceremony & Welcome Dinner
  • Morning and Evening Yoga classes each day
  • Guided Meditation and/or Journaling Sessions 
  • Private Reiki session per guest
  • Fresh Vegetarian Caribbean-Belizean style meals (fresh fish 2 nights. one off-site meal not included)
  • Unlimited drinking water, specialty teas, coffee and fruit juices
  • Snorkeling to nearby second largest barrier reef in the world  
  • Use of resort grounds, pool and pier at your leisure
  • Optional service opportunity at Holy Cross School (See our benefit class on Friday, September 14 with retreat Q&A)
  • Closing Ceremony

The following is NOT included in the cost of the retreat:

  • Flights to Belize & Ambergis Caye*
  • Taxi transfer to & from the resort
  • Departure tax (Approximately $40US departure tax when leaving Belize City International airport on the way home paid at BZE. US cash is preferred, but CC accepted.)
  • Optional add-ons
  • No alcohol is included (Guests may order additional food from our restaurant/bar to be put on tab.)
  • Service Tips (recommended $50 for the week)

Optional Add-ons:

  • Paddleboard, kayak, and bike rental available
  • A variety of snorkel excursions offered, sign up @ Ak’bol
  • World-class scuba available, inquire if interested
  • Fishing & Sailing options available, sign up @ Ak’bol
  • Massage treatments available

*Please note – although it’s possible to arrange boat travel to the island we recommend taking the 15-minute flight from Belize City to Ambergris Caye.  Ak’bol will reserve ALL Tropic air tickets for group directly from Belize City International Airport to San Pedro ($157.75US round-trip, per person.)  

Ak’bol reserves the tickets so there is no waiting, and guests will pay for their tickets directly at check- in, before boarding the plane, with CC or cash.  Whether you take boat or plane please plan your travel so that you arrive at Ak’bol for the 6pm welcome dinner on Saturday night!

We recommend booking your flights to Belize well in advance so that you may enjoy the best travel time and routes.

Something to fit every budget! We have various pricing levels to accommodate privacy and community:

  • Garden View Cabanas (Act Fast-limited availability! All Seafront cabanas are now sold out!)
    • Single: $2499pp
    • Double: $1799pp*
    • Triple: $1599pp*
  • Village Room
    • Single: $1399pp
    • Double: $1299pp*


*Book with a friend and you each save $100! Once everyone in your party has paid their deposit, email us each name in your party. Also contact us for rooming options if you prefer to book double or triple, but are not traveling with a friend.

Visit Ak’bol for more photos and information.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 holds your space; the remaining balance is due December 1, 2018.

Link to payment: Pay my deposit

I agree that Banyan Tree Yoga, Brandy Hill, Christi Trabucco and Ak’bol Resort shall not be held responsible for any damage, loss or delay. I/we agree to assume all risks associated with the trip and agree that no liability will be attached to Banyan Tree Yoga, Brandy Hill, Christi Trabucco and Ak’bol Resort for any personal injury, illness, delay, loss or damages to property or health. Banyan Tree Yoga, Brandy Hill, Christi Trabucco and Ak’bol Resort reserve the right to change the program schedule and/or presenters if necessary. Banyan Tree Yoga, Brandy Hill, Christi Trabucco and Ak’bol Resort shall not be held liable or responsible for any expenses, including, but not limited to lodging, meals, and transportation incurred by delays or other uncontrollale issues outside of our program.

In the event that you need to cancel because of unexpected circumstances, and as a general practice, we highly recommend that you protect your investment with travel insurance for your trip.

By making a payment, I indicate that I understand and agree to the terms and conditions set above.

Christi Trabucco and Brandy Hill have a long deep connection as students,  co-teachers, teacher training directors, studio owners and retreat leaders! We have the pleasure of guiding many students from all walks of life along their journeys. We are thrilled to invite you on this exclusive 7 day retreat incorporating Earth’s natural elements. Leave your shoes in your suitcase and unwind to the natural rhythm of the island. Dive deeper into your yoga practice surrounded by clear blue water and the energy of the sea beneath you.

Both Christi and Brandy are Reiki Master Teachers, E-RYT200, RYT500 (graduated together!) and Yoga NH Teacher Training Program Directors. We incorporate Reiki energy to enhance our students’ spiritual experiences.

Brandy believes that yoga is a life-long journey and teaches yoga as a way to share her devotion of yoga with the world. Yoga brings her inner strength, patience and has helped her be a better version of herself. She finds it fascinating and gratifying to witness transformations in her students’ bodies and minds.

Brandy is most passionate about her family, guiding people to love and be who they are, and fostering community. Brandy loves to travel and has a playful approach to her own practice and teaching style. It’s what keeps us humble and young!

A multi-talented and experienced yoga teacher, Christi has a teaching style that is clear, concise and informed by over a decade of teaching experience. Christi owned Empower Yoga Center, LLC for seven years, which was voted the #5 yoga studio in New Hampshire in 2017! Christi’s classes include creative sequencing with attention to safe alignment and body awareness.

A resident of Rye, NH, she thrives outdoors in nature and has a passion for collecting gifts from the sea. We’re excited to see what Christi finds at Ak’bol!

We’ve covered just about everything, but we know you will have more questions.

Join Christi and Brandy on Friday, September 14 at 6PM for a benefit class to help the children at Holy Cross Anglican School on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, and stay for a retreat Q&A!

Email Brandy at or Christi at for a FAQ document, packing list and more!

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Take time to walk your journey.

Yoga can be practiced anywhere at any time so what makes Breathe in Belize different? It’s more than just practicing yoga in tropical paradise. Retreats are a time to deeply immerse yourself in the practice of yoga. Not just something you do for an hour at a time, but a way of living your life, living your truth and doing some deep work to peel back the layers of time that have dulled your bright light. 

Working with the natural elements, we will guide you along a path of discovery, self-examination, goal-setting and action steps to be your best version of yourself not only in this tropical paradise, but when you return to your daily life at home. Connect to your true authentic self, to the Breathe in Belize tribe and to your inner child!


“10+, 10+, 10+ for everything we did. Unbelievable experience I can’t put into words. It’s been an experience beyond any words I have.”

Prior Retreat Guest

“I found my NH tribe. I don’t want to let it go. Holding it close in heart.”

Prior Retreat Guest

“Unbelievable. Everything. Wow.”

Prior Retreat Guest

“Retreat exceeded expectations. Quite a closing. Everything just exceeded anything I could have imagined. I had out of body experience, but I was fully present. I will cherish this for a long, long time.”

Prior Retreat Guest

“This retreat filled us in every way that we could possibly be filled.”

Prior Retreat Guest

“Yoga on the beach was a blast. Involving the local girls on the beach was so fun!”

Prior Retreat Guest

“Everything ran incredibly smooth. Amazing. Absolutely amazing.”

Prior Retreat Guest
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