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Goddess Getaway: St. Croíx, USVI

April 22-27, 2024

Join us for a week of connection, play, and mindfulness on the shores of the Caribbean!

This unique retreat includes daily yoga and meditation sessions, snorkeling, a salt-water pool, and nourishing plant-based meals. We’ll be staying at Feather Leaf Inn, a 260 year old plantation that has been lovingly and thoughtfully transformed into a seaside botanical food forest.

Yoga led by Evan Watson, Meditations led by Angela Smith

Join Evan Watson and Angela Smith for a peaceful escape on the island of St. Croix, located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, from April 22-27.

Authentically connect to yourself, to other women, and to nature on this Goddess Getaway. You can expect daily guided meditation, yoga and reflection alongside freshly made plant-based meals right from the land. Enjoy Caribbean breezes from the verandah of a thoughtfully restored sugar plantation while watching the sun make its way past the horizon. Throughout each day, you can choose to relax by the pool, hang out on the beach, become one with the fish, walk around the beautiful property or anything else that your heart desires. This perfectly balanced all-inclusive journey will allow you to disconnect from the world, re-connect to your inner Goddess and completely immerse yourself into the moment.

Location: You’ll feel like you’re on your own little planet on this huge nature-packed private property. We will be staying at the Feather Leaf Inn, an eco-resort just north of Fredericksted, St Croix. Since we expect this retreat to fill up, we anticipate having exclusive use of the entire property (meaning, no guests other than retreat participants). It’s on the west side of the island, overlooking the Caribbean ocean. The resort is owned by Corina and Ryan, who incorporate their passion for sustainable, plant-based living, cooking, history, and the Caribbean ecology into a breathtaking, soul-recharging retreat.

The property is 10 acres, if looking at the image above, spanning from the pink roofed house down to the water and over to the white tower to the right down to the water.

About Your Hosts: 

Evan and Angela met through yoga, and quickly discovered their shared passion for travel, exploration, adventure, and mindful living. Angela attended Evan’s Greek Sailing & Yoga Retreat in 2022, and we hosted the first St. Croix Goddess Getaway together in September 2023. We’ve been camping and hiking together, loving to chase waterfalls and plunging into cold water. We’re committed to holding space – for ourselves, for each other, and for others in our circle. And we love guiding retreats and creating opportunities for others to adventure and connect deeply.

Evan’s Background:

  • 2010 – College Study Abroad – Barcelona, Spain
  • 2013-2015 – Peace Corps Volunteer – English, Health & Environmental Teacher – Antique, Philippines
  • November 2015 – 2 Day Silent Meditation Training – Intl. Meditation Center, Chiang Mai Campus, Thailand
  • June 2016 – RYT 200 Yoga Alliance – Ashtanga Yoga – Omcore Yoga & Body, Saint Simons Island, GA
  • 2017 – Trauma Yoga Workshop – Pure Yoga, Asheville, NC
  • 2018 – MS in Sustainability Studies – Lenoir-Rhyne University, Asheville, NC 
  • 2019 – 16 Hr Yin Yoga Training – Asheville Yoga Center, Asheville, NC
  • June 2022 – 500 Hr Botanical Medicine Movement – Community Herbalist – Yaloha, Charleston, SC
  • March 2023 – 32 Hr Thai Foundations – The art and practice of traditional Thai Massage – Charleston, SC
  • 18 years Yoga Practice
  • Avid traveler/explorer since childhood – can be trusted to guide others through *most* cultural terrain

Angela’s Background:

  • Vedic Meditation Certified – 1Giant Mind
  • MBSR Certification – UMass Center for Mindfulness 
  • Coursework with Chopra Institute – UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center at Duke University & Center for Mindful Self-Compassion 
  • MBA – UMass Amherst 
  • Pilates Certification – taught Pilates for 9 years 
  • Certified #IAmRemarkable facilitator with Google
  • 5+ years teaching meditation, 15 years professional coaching experience, 6 years teaching leadership and management at college level 
  • 25 years practicing yoga, pilates, and meditation 
  • Taught meditations in France, UK, Puerto Rico, Greece, St Croix, Canada
  • Avid traveler, domestically and internationally, including 2.5 years living nomadically. 

A Glimpse From September 2023

What’s Included In Price:

* Transportation to/from airport and Feather Leaf Inn
* Transportation to/from Feather Leaf Inn and any group activities
* All yoga classes with Evan
* All meditation sessions with Angela 
* Ayurveda workshops with Evan
* Intuition workshop with Angela
* Vegan cooking class with the Executive Chef at Feather Leaf Inn
* A snorkel lesson and guide through Butler Bay (led by Ryan, co-owner of Feather Leaf Inn)
* Opportunities to tap into yourself with journal prompts, deep discussions, and moments for personal reflection
* Sunset sail with champagne toast 
* Hikes and other group activities around the island
* Exclusive use of Feather Leaf Inn’s pool deck, yoga room, ancient grove of trees and ocean view porch, bikes (as available) and snorkel gear equipment (you’re also welcome to bring your own snorkel gear)
* All meals on site (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) – offsite meals will be paid by each participant
* Coffee, tea, and water throughout the day 
* Nightly sunset and star gazing

What’s Not Included In Price:

Not much! 
* Flight to/from St Croix
* Alcohol
* Any meals off-property – there will be one or two days of island exploration and we will eat lunch in town, which will be paid for individually and is not included in this cost.
* Souvenirs
* Travel insurance and travel health insurance  
* Tips for drivers and sailboat crew
* Transportation to any excursions that you plan on your own (we can provide recommendations for car service)

Early Bird Rate Costs Per Person:

 

A $500 deposit upon registration is a part of the total. Outside of suggested tipping & any meals you eat off site, there will be zero other hidden fees!

PLEASE NOTE: This experience to nourish the mind, body & spirit would make a wonderful gift for someone special and a memory to last a lifetime – an investment worth making!

The weather in St Croix in April averages between 74 and 84 degrees F.  There are ample opportunities to cool off in the ocean, the property’s pool, and simply by enjoying the Caribbean breezes under a tree or in a hammock. We will share a suggested packing list closer to our travel date. 

All meals at Feather Leaf Inn will be completely plant-based, meaning no animal products (no meat, dairy, or eggs). Corina is a passionate foodie, with deep knowledge of the nutrients needed. We guarantee that you will not go hungry on this trip, and that you’ll love their cooking. We will have opportunities for dining outside of the resort if you want to order something else. If you’re nervous about a plant-based diet, we suggest these resources to familiarize yourself with what to expect – https://www.thehealthy.com/food/how-to-start-a-plant-based-diet/ and https://www.forksoverknives.com/how-tos/plant-based-primer-beginners-guide-starting-plant-based-diet/  You can also always reach out to us with any questions. 

While we do believe that it’s the group connection that makes this experience magical, you do not have to join anything that doesn’t make you feel absolutely DIVINE. Instead, you could explore the islands on your own, read a book in the sunshine or anything else your heart desires!

That’s totally okay – we’ve all been newbies at some point at SOMETHING. Angela & Evan will be there to guide you throughout it all and answer any questions that come up throughout the journey, no matter your experience level. And if something doesn’t sit with you for whatever reason, you are free to walk away and find something else that feels nourishing, no questions asked!

The various “sign me up” buttons throughout this page will guide you through the process. All you have to do to reserve your room is fill out the registration form and pay your NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE deposit of $500! Then Evan will be in touch with you to set up your payment plan!

Payment can be made in full (FOR A 2% DISCOUNT), or a payment plan is available. The $500 deposit will secure your spot in the retreat. The balance can be paid in two (2) payments after the deposit, to be paid in full within 60 days of registration. 

 All payments must be made on the agreed upon schedule. If for any reason, the guest delays any payment by more than 10 business days, we reserve the right to charge a 10% delay fee. If the guest delays any payment by more than 30 days, we reserve the right to cancel your spot.

1st payment: a NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE deposit of $500 is needed to reserve your spot.

2nd payment: 50% of the remaining price should be paid 30 days later.

3rd payment: the final 50% should be paid 30 days later (making a total of 60 days after paying deposit).

The $500 deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE.

If you must cancel, do so before January 1 to receive 100% of the payment, outside of the deposit.

If you cancel between January 1-31, you will be refunded 50% of the total fee, outside of the deposit.

If you cancel between February 1-29, we can refund 30% of the total fee, outside of the deposit.

If you cancel March 1 or later, we will not be able to refund any of the total fee.

 

THINGS COME UP, SO IT IS ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRAVEL IN THE FUTURE. FOR THE REASONS LISTED ABOVE, PLEASE OBTAIN TRAVEL INSURANCE. We RECOMMEND WORLD NOMADS OR ALLIANZ. TAKE A LOOK AT TRAVEL INSURANCE 101, A RESOURCEFUL PAGE THAT WILL HELP YOU GET THE COVERAGE YOU NEED. REMEMBER TO ALSO VIEW THE BOOKING TERMS.  

MORE QUESTIONS? PLEASE EMAIL ANGELA SMITH AT angela@sayhellocollective.com

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