Yoga Adventure Retreat
March 31 - April 3, 2022
Whole Image Wellness strives to bring you events, workshops and retreats that are unconventional and unique experiences. This retreat will be one of them! We are headed to the Florida Everglades and into the heart of the 10,000 Islands!
Kayaking, Camping, and Yoga: A Private, Guided Everglades Experience
You won't find this experience anywhere else!
Paddle by day, camp by night! Join us on our Private Kayak, Camping, and Yoga Combo. This 4-day, 3-night adventure starts in Everglades City, FL and takes us deep into the Everglades National Park, a 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida. Often compared to a grassy, slow-moving river, the Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods that are home to hundreds of animal species.
Our group will be led by an expert guide who will take us paddling into the heart of the 10,000 islands and the Everglades. We'll slowly make our way through one of the many passes that leads to the Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by the amazing mangrove trees. Try to spot birds, dolphins, sea turtles, jumping fish, manatees, and more!
The magical world of the Everglades
Explore the subtropical Everglades with a guided kayak tour led by a trained naturalist from Everglades Adventures Kayak & Eco Tours. As they say, this is the adventure of a lifetime in a magical world where the pavement ends and true Florida begins. For over 30 years, their eco-paddling adventures, either by canoe or kayak, have been amazing visitors from around the world with breathtaking excursions along peaceful flat-water and deep into lush subtropical cypress and mangrove forests full of rare and exotic wildlife.
Outdoor Yoga Under the Stars
In addition to exploring the waterways of the Everglades, we will start our paddling days with a deep yoga stretch to prepare our arms, shoulders, and backs for a day of paddling. Once we arrive at the campsite, you can relax on the beach or explore the key while our guide sets up base camp. Our guide will prepare dinner for our group and then we'll enjoy a restorative yoga class led by Angelique Flynn, a breathtaking sunset, and star gazing.
What you can expect
Fly into Fort Myers Airport (RSW) and meet the group for the ride to Everglades City (included in your package). Stay the first night at the Ivey House in a double occupancy room. [Dinner on your own tonight.] Get a good night's rest as our adventure starts tomorrow!
We'll start the day with a slow flow yoga class, followed by a continental breakfast.
Our Private Kayak Camping Combo will start at the Ivey House where you will meet our guide. Our guide will lead us through a safety orientation, gear review, and a description of the itinerary.
We'll then head to the boat launch and start paddling to the campsite. Halfway through our day, we'll break for a fresh made lunch and then continue on to our campsite.
Once we arrive at the campsite, you can relax on the beach or explore the key while your guide sets up base camp. Your guide will prepare dinner for your group and then we'll enjoy yoga!
This day's itinerary is entirely up to our group.
Our guide will prepare breakfast for the group. We can choose to enjoy our day at basecamp or go paddling into the interior and explore one of the larger keys.
We'll break for lunch and then return back to our base camp for yoga, dinner, and socializing around a campfire.
We'll start the day with a yoga class and an energizing breakfast prepared by our guide.
Then, we'll take a new route back to the boat launch, stopping for lunch along the way.
Roundtrip paddling distance will be 12 miles - 22 miles, depending if you choose to do the day paddle on day 2.
Finally, you'll be transported back to RSW for your flight home.
Roundtrip airport transfers
Kayak or canoe and all paddling gear
All camping equipment
All meals (excluding dinner Thursday)
Fees and permits
1-night stay at the Ivey House
A Whole Image Wellness goodie bag
What to Bring
Cash for gratuity for our guide
A sense of adventure!
You will receive a full packing list in advance of travel
There are several options to pay for this trip!
Plan A includes everything above and there are two payment options:
Option 1: Pay in Full and receive a 10% discount. $1085 (Refundable prior to March 1st, minus a $100 processing fee.)***
Option 2: Payment plan. $400 deposit holds your place. Your credit card will automatically be billed two more times for $400 each time, once on February 15th and once on March 15th. Total Investment = $1200 ***
Plan B is for those of you who plan to extend your trip or have your own way of getting to the Ivey House. Your trip will begin on Friday, April 1st with our Guided Tour (Time TBD), and will exclude the 1-night stay at Ivey House and roundtrip airport transfers.
Option 1: Pay in full and receive a 10% discount. $925 (Refundable prior to March 1st, minus a $100 processing fee.)***
Option 2: Payment Plan. $400 deposit holds your place. Your credit card will automatically be billed two more times for $310 each time, once on February 15th and once on March 15th. Total Investment = $1020 ***
To register with a payment plan, please email Angelique right away and she will send you a payment link.
Limited Space Available! Send any questions to Angelique at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Your reservation is not confirmed until you complete our travel contract. This will be emailed to you after your reservation is received.
***There are no refunds after March 1st. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance in case of emergencies. Let us know if you need us to recommend some companies.
About Angelique Flynn, your Yoga Instructor
Angelique Flynn, ERYT-200, has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years and teach for 6 years. She completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Dana Hot Yoga in Bala Cynwyd, PA, and is currently pursuing her 500 hour designation through My Vinyasa Practice in TX. She is also halfway through her Master of Science in Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine program with Maharishi International University.
Typically, Angelique teaches a Power Vinyasa class, but she loves teaching yoga for beginners. She also leads a Yoga Teacher Training program and her business, Whole Image Wellness, is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School.
Angelique is always seeking opportunities to learn more so she can help more people find peace and joy through yoga. She aims to challenge and empower her students to find courage on and off their mats. This is the 4th retreat she has planned.