St Lucia Retreats

“Balenbouche is indeed a world within itself exuding a tranquil presence of warmth,  hospitality and harmony.” (Tropical Traveler)

Our St Lucia retreats help us reconnect people with nature, each other and themselves. Many of our retreats are wellness – centered, focusing on Detox, Nutrition, Mind/Body healing, Yoga and Fitness. Past events have also included Art and Photography workshops, Archeology field schools, University Courses, Cultural exchanges, concerts and weddings.

We can sleep between 8 and 14 retreat participants in 6 separate accommodations. For groups, we typically offer an all inclusive package which includes meals, activities and excursions. Yoga classes, workshops, massages and other therapies usually take place in our beautiful rustic historic barn. Classes and wellness services can also be booked year-round, individually, or as a package!

Upcoming St Lucia Retreats

Wounds to Scars retreat, Nov 3 - 6 2023

Let us take you away from the everyday routine of life and take you to the beautiful island of St Lucia for four days emotional healing retreat on the gorgeous and peaceful  Balenbouche Estate St Lucia. Four days of sun, sand, sea and warm hospitality. The perfect environment to tackle the things that have disrupted your peace. The result will be a relaxed body and mind. Returning refreshed, invigorated and ready to tackle your goals.

Regain peace of mind by tackling the things that have impacted your personal well-being, cause emotional stress, crowd your mind and impacted your relationships.

At this healing retreat, there will be group workshops to help you move from pain to purpose, with the option of 1-2-1 counseling.

Offered by Joanna Daniels, a UK based counselor, author and speaker.

For more information please visit:

  • Falling for and recovering from a narcissist
  • Restored and Renewed
  • Goal setting – with a solution-focused counsellor
  • Abuse – how to recover
  • Fear – distinguish between feeling afraid and fear itself, conquering fear
  • Are there really 50 shades of grey?
  • Connection – learn how to create healthy connection in your relationships
  • Depression – overcoming anxiety and depression

Alchemy Yoga retreat March 2-9, 2024

Our home for 7 days will be an eco-resort and 70-acre organic fruit farm that began as a rum and sugar plantation in colonial 18th-century St Lucia. The property is shaded by ancient trees and surrounded by flower gardens, fruit orchards, lily ponds and nature trails. Several secluded beaches are within walking distance. Excursions are included in the retreat package and include exploring the island’s abundant natural attractions which feature hot springs, rain forests, mountains and, of course, the sea.

Accommodations include open-air 1-, 2- or 3- bedroom cottages with historic and artistic details. Amenities include verandas, kitchens or kitchenettes, solar-heated showers, mosquito netting for beds. Cottage allocations are first come, first served.

Contact Janine for pricing and other details


* Morning meditation and vinyasa yoga

* Evening slow flow yoga and pranayama

* Daily meals: early morning snack, brunch and dinner (can be vegetarian, vegan, raw, DF, GF)

* Airport transfers to/from the airport (UVF)

* 3 excursions to explore St Lucia:

 – Tour of botanical gardens, dinner at a local
restaurant, and a hot springs bath
– Sunset catamaran cruise along the coast
–  Rainforest hike to a waterfall

Note: airfare, gratuities, spa treatments, and alcoholic
beverages are not included

Peace and Calm Yoga retreat May/June 2024

Annual Retreat!

This retreat is hosted every year by Mary Monrose Elke, who was the very first yoga teacher to host a retreat at Balenbouche Estate! Mary is from St Lucia and London and we have known her for over 20 years!

Deepen your practice of yoga and spend time with yourself and others in a spiritually aware (but not religious) atmosphere. An important aspect of this retreat is the chance to participate in karma yoga, or the creation of a co-operative, clean and helpful environment for the group. We encourage all participants to remain on the extensive and fascinating grounds of the Estate during the yoga retreat. Group outings will also be organized.

Read more about Mary’s Peace and Calm Yoga

Asana workshop
Daily walks & meditation 
Island tour
Massage therapy
Private Beach
Yoga Nindra
Rustic chic room and accommodation
Eco friendly Environment
A mixture of guided and self direction activities

Weekend Getaways (offered several times a year)

Start with a gentle twist and bend on Friday, followed by a delicious home cooked meal. We begin the next day with an early morning Pranayama which will energize the body & the mind. The breath is our lifeline, It is the bridge between the Body, mind and spirit.

Come for just a class or the whole weekend! Local rates available, please contact Jill Hagar, 758-718-1297 (WhatsApp),

frangipani view from bed

Full Weekend Includes:

Past St Lucia Retreats

“Balenbouche is indeed a world within itself exuding a tranquil presence of warmth, hospitality and harmony.”
(Tropical Traveler)
+ 1 (758) 455-1244
P.O. Box VF 707, LC12101, St Lucia

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