February 7-11, 2020

Join a yoga-themed kayak trip in the beautiful Florida Keys with Burnham Guides. We will again be joined by Kripalu-trained yoga instructor Joanna Ezinga for a very special kayak camping expedition in the Lower Keys.

We call it “kayak-asana.”

Paddle across crystal clear Caribbean-blue waters to a primitive island we’ll have all to ourselves for yoga practice, kayaking, snorkeling, bird-watching and walking the long, deserted beach to find your special place to meditate. We'll also do an optional beach clean-up.

The miniature, endangered Key Deer will be our campground companions.

Joanna will help us greet each morning with an asana to awaken the body and mind in preparation for the day ahead. At the close of the paddling day, our yoga practice will include gentle movement and stretches to release tension and address areas of concern to paddlers: the lower back, hip flexors, and upper body.

Throughout the day, opportunities for mindful paddling will be offered, such as linking the paddle stroke to the breath: “kayak-asana.”

This retreat will use nature, yoga, meditation, mantra, and journaling to tap into the Heart Chakra, reconnect us to compassion and empathy, and create a pathway for openness and love.

Singles and couples welcome. Beginners welcome as well. Paddling distances will be moderate, 5-10 miles/day, to allow time for yoga practice. Those who want to paddle more certainly may.

About our yoga instructor

Joanna Ezinga 200RYT, is a Kripalu trained yoga teacher. As a competitive triathlete and accomplished outdoors woman, she seeks to blend the physical elements of exercise with the mental and spiritual aspects of yoga.

Cost

  • Cost: $895 per person (10% discount if bringing your own sea kayak)

  • Includes: sea kayak and gear, camping gear, all meals, 4 nights of camping, kayak instruction as needed, guide service and yoga sessions.

  • Airfare is not included. Because we are meeting and returning to a campground, you will not need to get a hotel pre or post trip.

  • A 20% deposit holds your spot; balance is due 30 days prior to the trip.

  • Contact: 305-240-0650 or mary@burnhamguides.com

  • Logistics: Meet at camp near Big Pine Key on Friday, Feb. 7 in time for an afternoon yoga session, dinner and camping. Next morning we’ll load everything into the kayaks for a two-night expedition to a primitive island. Return to the land-based campground on Monday, Feb. 10, for dinner, evening yoga and camping. Depart Tuesday Feb. 11, after morning yoga and breakfast.

  • Closest airports: Key West is the closest, just 34 miles from camp. You can either rent a car, get a taxi or take the Greyhound bus. Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports are also an option. The Keys Shuttle services both and will drop you off right at camp. Keep in mind it is a 2-3 hour drive.