Balenbouche Estate

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


January 26 – February 3, 2025


An 8 day yoga and meditation retreat designed to encourage individuals to step outside of their comfort zone, releasing fear and limiting beliefs while receiving loving guidance every step of the way.


An immersive experience in the magical nurturing Caribbean jungle, offering more connection to nature community and yourself. 

Shift from a sterile luxury resort experience, and reawakening the wild within.

Explore the power of yoga, breath work and group sound healing.

Deepen your established practice, cultivate more adventure with others who are seeking the same.

Commit to prioritizing you and invested in showing up for yourself daily!


A message from Dana Zayak, retreat organizer:

“I am 200-hour registered yoga teacher and a registered nurse of 8 years, currently working in the hospice specialty. I am passionate about being an advocate and a guide and committed to cultivating a safe space whilst empowering folks to step outside their comfort zone. My intention for this retreat is to  offer gentle loving support every step of the way. I am a firm believer that any breakthroughs that happen on or off the mat are coming from the students own inner wisdom. It is important for me to honor the lineage of the practice, and I recognize my privilege of teaching such an ancient tradition.”


Package includes:

Airport transfers
Freshly prepared meals with local ingredients
Rustic cottage style accommodations with vintage charm
Daily morning yoga practice and other intentional offerings
Group sound healing by a skilled sound practitioner
Group Excursions such as hiking, sulfur hot springs, cacao tour
Rates per person:

Single occupancy  US$ 2180
Shared occupancy US$ 1830

Private Cottage: US$ 2390
Camping Option: US$ 1060

For more information, please visit:

Peace and Calm Yoga Retreat

May / June, 2025

Annual Retreat!

This is one of the St Lucia retreats 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
Eco friendly Environment
A mixture of guided and self direction activities

Weekend Getaways (offered several times a year)

We also offer various St Lucia retreats for local residents.

One of these st lucia retreats is organized by Jill Hagar from Yoga St Lucia.

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),

Full Weekend Includes:

Past St Lucia Retreats