gratitude yoga retreat, may 11th - 18th 2019 Ambergris caye, belize

Fun, sun, community & yoga in Belize!

An invitation to the Gratitude community and beyond:

Join us for a week of fun, exciting adventures, and deeply needed rest and restoration, as we retreat to Belize May 11-18th 2019.  I've been leading group yoga retreats in this location since 2002, and there is reason we keep coming back year after year! 

You can retreat alone, with a friend or significant other, or even bring your family.  Belizean Shores is a family friendly resort and has activities for everyone to enjoy! 

Enjoy daily yoga classes, meditation & relaxation sessions, group activities and more.  Scroll down to read more about pricing and lodging options.  Allow myself and the Gratitude team to handle everything for you!

Save the date--I hope to see you all in Belize!

Roman Szpond

Owner, Gratitude Hot Yoga Center

Raleigh NC


yoga in paradise

The retreat includes 7 nights of lodging,  all meals for the duration of the stay (beginning with dinner on the day of arrival and  with breakfast only on the 'free' and day of departure), flight transfers from BZE to SPR (Belize International Airport to San Pedro), boat transfers to and from the resort, and all yoga instruction for the week.  You will be responsible for your international flights.  NOTE: The airport code for Belize International Airport is BZE  and some taxes may apply.  A valid passport is necessary.

Single occupancy   $2,400                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Double occupancy $1,900

Triple occupancy $1,650

Quad occupancy $1,450

We will begin with an opening ceremony and dinner on Saturday May 11th.  Each day will begin with an optional meditation walk followed by a yoga session.  After breakfast and a short break, we will meet for our mid-morning yoga session.  Free time will follow, allowing you to rest, enjoy the infinity pool, explore the town and experience the natural wonders surrounding the retreat center.  We will meet for a late afternoon yoga session followed by dinner and more free time.  (Every session is optional.)

On Friday May 17th, we will enjoy a 'free' day.  This will give you an opportunity to explore the Belize Zoo, Mayan Ruins, take a fishing or diving excursion, or lounge at the pool.  We will host a closing ceremony on Friday evening, follow by a Saturday morning departure.   

A deposit of $350 is required to reserve your space, and the remaining balance is due by March 25th.  To make a deposit, click here or email with questions.

Scroll down to view photos of the resort center and of past retreats!

the instructors

Roman Szpond


Charles Michael Barone


Roman Szpond and Charles Barone have led daily yoga classes, workshops, teacher trainings and retreats together, on and off for the past 15 years. Their complementary teaching styles bring a balance of physicality, spirituality, philosophy and playfulness to what ever venue they're leading from.

Charles resides in Massachusetts and leads classes at YogaWorks in Watertown and Sudbury. We're excited to have Charles co-lead the Gratitude Yoga Retreat!