Tranquility • Romance • Adventure
Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy believes passionately in nature. So he created a hotel that makes the foliage and the flowers, the perfumes and the peaks, the sea and the bird song an integral part of your vacation experience. The estate encompasses 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft sand beaches. Not only do you get a World Heritage Site anchored by the twin peaks on land, the resort’s two crystal-clear bays are part of a designated marine reserve protecting miles of colorful coral reefs teeming with tropical fish.
With such a unique setting as his canvas, Nick Troubetzkoy was inspired to design a one-of-a-kind resort. He was committed to an environmentally conscious development before “green” became fashionable.
A dozen rooms are tucked in behind the coconut palms that line the beach and the remainder tiptoe up a flower decked hillside. To make the most of the panoramic views and the refreshing tradewinds octagonal whitewashed cottages come with wraparound flower draped balconies and louvered windows.
Extra-large deluxe and premium suites underscore the visionary, innovative, sometimes whimsical side of Nick Troubetzkoy: in one suite, the balcony is built around a full-grown red gommier tree; in another a flamboyant tree drapes its red blossoms around the balcony. Some have their 4th wall open entirely to the vistas, yet are completely private.
Anse Chastanet’s ever growing art collection provides a visual feast of its own. There are impressive wooden sculptures and plaques, earthy burlap compositions, painted “sky ceilings” and vibrant acrylic paintings invoking memories of Matisse and Picasso.
And while the sensuous seclusion of the rooms provides some guests with the perfect excuse for lolling away the day on the balcony, others head out to partake in the many activities on offer; yoga, snorkeling,scuba diving, tennis, sunset sailing, sea kayaking or jungle biking, hiking and bird-watching among the ruins of an 18th century colonial plantation.
The less actively inclined simply do nothing, lie on the beach or get pampered in the resort’s spa, Kai Belté. There is a casual beachside bar and restaurant; on the hillside, a panoramic hillside lounge and two treehouses provide the romantic setting for candlelit dinners, with musical backdrops by local entertainers. Tranquility, Romance and Adventure at Anse Chastanet.
ANSE CHASTANET is St. Lucia's only resort property with the iconic view of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains floating upon the Caribbean Sea. The location of the property is unsurpassed, a private estate of 600 lush tropical acres bordering two soft-sand Caribbean beaches with pristine coral reefs just offshore. The resort property includes the historical plantation of Anse Mamin and Emerald Estate where the resort grows its own organic produce.See more events in this venue
Renew Your Spirit and Deepen Your Practice
With Cathy Whelehan, RYT and Janet Schroeder, M.A., L.M.T
Join a group of fellow women seekers for a deep retreat experience in which you help create a conscious community of practice sharing yoga, meditation, nourishing teachings and heartfelt conversations with an amazing group of women.
Anse Chastanet is a 600-acre estate on the secluded southwest coast of St. Lucia. The resort overlooks the spectacular Twin Peaks and is situated directly on a coral reef. The cuisine is world-class and organic with vegetarian options. The design of the resort is in complete harmony with nature. Upgrades to Jade Mountain, voted the #1 resort in the Caribbean by Conde Naste are available. The rates we have negotiated for this retreat are 30% lower than any published prices for this magnificent resort and they include the retreat! You cannot compare this retreat to others that offer lower prices but buffet meals and bunk beds. You will enjoy 5-course dinners every night. Read the reviews for Anse Chastanet and its sister resort Jade Mountain on Trip Advisor!
Our Retreat Includes:
A 3-hour intermediate level asana class and a 2 hour afternoon of quieter practices. Be prepared for a variety of poses including some backbends, inversions and arm balances. Modifications available. Limited to 12 participants. Shortened schedule on Wednesday to allow time for mountain biking, scuba diving and local excursions to volcano, botanical gardens or climbing the Gros Piton, all at additional charge. Ample time during the week for relaxation, walking the beach, ocean swimming, nature hikes, snorkeling, kayaking, sunfish, sailing, paddle boarding SUP and tennis all at no additional charge.
The Injury-Free Yoga Practice: Postural Distortions that Affect Asana
Unlock the mystery as to why asana feels different on each side of your body. We will address how common postural distortions such as flat feet, internally rotated shoulders and pelvic rotation can create chronic pain and also how they can be alleviated through yoga practice.
Physiological Principles of Muscle Release
Learn simple techniques to facilitate deeper opening in areas of chronic tension
Accommodations and Costs:
Anse Chastanet offers 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are located about a lush hillside, and 12 which are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level.
Our Women’s Retreat Includes:
- 7 Nights Superior accommodations at various levels on the hillside
- 2 Full spectrum yoga/mindfulness classes a day
- Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
- All tax and service
- Airport transfers
- Use of beach huts, chairs, towels & water sports
- Trips & spa services are extra
Upgrades available to premium rooms with air conditioning and to Jade Mountain are available upon request.
Transportation - Make your flight into either airports in St. Lucia (UVH or SLU) on Saturday, Oct. 10th & depart Saturday, Oct. 17th
5% of all profits goes to St. Lucia Animal Protection Society (SLAPS)
All-Inclusive Women's Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat on 600-Acre Nature Preserve, Magical Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia. Renew Your Spirit Deepen Your Practice
: Janet Schroeder
Cathy Whelahan, RYT
Cathy is first and foremost a student of life, love and connection. Her yoga classes emphasize sound therapeutic alignment, integration with nature and celebration of the heart. Cathy inspires others to connect more deeply with their own heart and greatness. She has over 1000 hours of yoga training. Cathy is passionate about supporting students to develop daily, personal yoga practices that assist individual transformation & planetary evolution. Cathy is the owner of Open Sky Yoga Barn in Redding, CTSee more photos and other events by this presenter
Janet Schroeder, M.A., L.M.T, Certified Yoga Teacher
Janet has had a private practice in personal training, massage therapy, meditation and yoga for over 25 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Neurosomatic Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher. She has studied mindfulness intensively with a wide variety of teachers including Jon Kabat Zinn, Jack Kornfield and Pema Chodron. She is the owner of Integrated Pain and Stress Relief in Bethel, CT. She also has placed several hundred unwanted animals through her home-based rescue, Second Chance Animal Rescue of CT.See more photos and other events by this presenter