Workshops & Retreats

Please join me for a workshop where we can really focus on a special topic, or get away from it all with a retreat.  A retreat can be a time to get introspective, sometimes helping us make life transitions, or it can be more like a yoga vacation; that part is up to you.  From my end, I promise to choose consciously run retreat facilities in remarkable geographical locations, to help build a friendly retreat group, and to offer yoga that is safe, yet challenging, that facilitates the personal work in which you are engaged.


From time to time, I may also share curated information about retreats led by other Iyengar yoga teachers.

Upside Down!

Iyengar Yoga Inversion Workshop

The Yoga Center, 449 Forest Ave, 2nd FL

Portland, ME 04101


Sun., /4/5, 3:00-5:30


Sthira sukham asanam.  Learn to create the firm base that brings steadiness and ease to your inversions.  

The benefits of inversions are myriad: they balance the nervous system, stimulate the adrenal system, bathe the organic body with a fresh and cleansed blood supply, rest tired or injured legs and feet, and counteract depression.  However, without the proper techniques, injuries could occur. Learn the skills you need to practice Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulder Balance) and Sirsasana (Head Balance) with ease that will help you step up the level of your practice and your classes.


This workshop is appropriate for students who have been practicing Iyengar Yoga for at least 6 months or another system of yoga for a year or more.  It is not appropriate for those with shoulder or neck injuries or untreated low blood pressure.  Please plan to eat about 3 hours before the workshop so your stomach is empty.  Wear comfortable, stretchy, non-baggy clothing.


$25 if pre-registered by 3/31, $35 thereafter.


Yoga with Carolyn Christie of The Iyengar Institute of NY in Belize


carolyn christie in belize





Discover the most unbelizable shades of blue in this beautiful Caribbean retreat

Saturday, April 19th to Saturday, April 26th, 2014


Unravel the mystery of the Ancient Mayans as you discover the majesty of the lush tropical rainforest. Plunge into an island adventure featuring white-sand beaches and the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Stay in a cool island lodge, try cave-tubing, hiking up Mayan temples, snorkeling and diving the second longest barrier reef system in the world. Now add yoga to the mix and you've got yourself a perfect trip!


This adventure-yoga retreat is hosted by Carlolyn Christie of the  Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, in partnership with Rainforest Reef Escape. We have put together a wonderful package to help you discover the best of Belize with tons of great activities and optional tours to choose from.


Your Accommodation


Discover a beachfront sanctuary, located on the tranquil North side of Belize’s largest island, Ambergris Caye. You will be staying at Ak’Bol Yoga Retreat and Eco Resort, a stone throw away from the second largest Barrier Reef system in the world and a bike ride away from the fun village of San Pedro.


This retreat has everything you’ll need to enjoy the island life. A fresh water pool, a 300-foot pier that takes you to a beautiful yoga platform surrounded by the crystal-blue waters of the Caribbean, a beachfront restaurant that serves delicious and authentic Belizean cuisine and of course, access to tons of amazing restaurants, activities and more.


Your Yoga & Activities


Bring your yoga practice to the islands of the Caribbean. There will be daily yoga sessions with  Carolyn surrounded by clear blue waters and fresh ocean breezes. On top of exercising mind, body and soul, you can enjoy many different activities during your Yoga Escape. All tours are optional and allow you the chance to fully experience the beauty of this magical country. You can choose our full activities package or pick and choose the activities you wish to do. 


Your Yoga Escape…



Domestic flight return from Belize City to San Pedro on Ambergris Island

Seven fun nights at Ak’bol Retreat & Eco Resort (double occupancy in Village rooms; single upgrades are available)

Welcome Belizean dinner first night 

Daily breakfast and lunch at Ak’bol

Unlimited drinking water/juices/special teas

All of your yoga sessions with Carolyn 

Access to two beautifiul yoga platforms with yoga props and access to pool

TLC from Martine, your Reef Escape Hostess


Does Not Include

International airfare (we can advise)

Taxi to and from Ak'bol on Ambergris (+/- $15)

Dinners and alcohol. You will have the choice of many really great restaurants on the island!

Our optional activities package 


Cost per Person

Saturday to Saturday - 8 days (7 nights) - $1,450 USD

Add our Full Activities Package for an extra $350 or pick an chose what activities you wish to do. All activities are reserved and paid for on site. 


What Next...


Contact us now at to reserve your spot in this unique yoga-retreat. Once you're ready to join, we'll send you our information package and details on booking your international flights. 


If you have a Q, we have an A.


Carolyn & Martine

Aptdo 31-8203 | Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula 80702 CR