• Busy Bee Organics is Hosting the Ultimate Yoga Retreat in Puerto Rico

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    Paradise doesn’t have to be a passport away — in fact, it’s just a quick plane ride. If this wonky weather is making you want to trade your snow boots in for sandals and escape, you’re in luck. Yoga teacher Dina Ivas and Jersey City’s own Michelle Berckes of Busy Bee Organics are teaming up to host the ultimate yoga retreat in Puerto Rico. They’ll be hosting a week-long getaway in stunning Rincón, Puerto Rico from March 27th – 31st, 2019. Read on for more info:

    Busy Bee PR Vacation

    ^Gorg sunset in Rincon; {all photos and video courtesy of Dina Ivas}

    Rincón, known as, “The Land of Beautiful Sunsets,” is a tropical oasis less than a four-hour flight from JFK. The locals are lovely, the food is farm-fresh, and the beaches are pristine. You’ll enjoy lavish accommodations at beachfront mansion Maria’s Beach, complete with a private pool, rooftop terrace with hot tubs, and panoramic ocean views, central A/C, a gourmet kitchen and more.

    Busy Bee Vacation Chef

    ^Chef Michelle, a pic from last year’s retreat

    Busy Bee Vacation Food

    ^Delicious locally-sourced food

    For those who are big fans of Busy Bee Organics on the reg, during the retreat, Chef Michelle Berckes will be making delicious, locally-sourced cuisine prepared on-site. Other perks: There will be daily yoga sessions on a shaded oceanfront patio hosted by Dina, a healthy cooking class, private catamaran sail/snorkeling charter, a sunset welcome reception with cocktails and snacks, swag bags, and more.

    Busy Bee PR Vacation yoga

    For more info or to book your spot today email dina@yogawithdina.com or visit the getaway website here.

    Busy Bee vacation catamaran

    ^Catamaran fun, nbd

    For the getaway, plan for plenty of downtime into the itinerary where you can enjoy lounging poolside with a fruity cocktail, hopping on a stand-up paddle board or taking a surf lesson, unwinding during a seaside massage, or venturing out to explore some of the exciting sites in the area.

    No yoga experience is required, everyone is welcome, and you’re bound to leave having made some wonderful new friends.

    Your Luxury Retreat Package Includes:

    • 5 days/4 nights luxurious beachfront accommodations at an oceanfront mansion with direct beach access
    • Private chartered catamaran sail/snorkel excursion with catered lunch + unlimited cocktails
    • Healthy, organic meals and poolside cooking class by Busy Bee Organics
    • Morning and evening yoga classes with Dina Ivas (Six classes total, all beginner-friendly!)
    • Roundtrip shuttle service to/from Aguadilla Airport
    • Swag bag

    *Airfare NOT included.*

    Pricing/How to Book:

    Prices range from $1350-$1600 per person depending on room selection.

    Spaces are starting to fill up quickly, so for more info or to book your spot today email dina@yogawithdina.com or visit the getaway website here.

    Read reviews from past retreat guests here and check out this short video from their retreat last year!

    Do you have a go-to Busy Bee Organics meal you’d like to whip up on the trip? Let us know in the comments below! 


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    Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.