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Recalibrate Your  Rhythm
A Pilates & Wellbeing Adventure Retreat in Dominica

with Mindset & Movement Coach Carla Armour.

Announcing the first ever Pilates Retreat in the Nature Island of the Caribbean

from Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th November 2021
at the all-inclusive award-winning 5-star Jungle Bay Eco-villa Resort & Spa.

You are invited to spend 7 glorious days and nights being enveloped

in Nature to Re-centre, Release and Renew your Body, Mind and Soul;

You are invited to spend 7 days in the lap of luxury totally spoilt by the Jungle Bay Team.

Invited to be fed delicious organic meals, tropical juices, freshly picked teas & brews.

Invited to start your days centred, strengthened and stretched by the island’s leading Pilates Instructor, Carla Armour.

Invited to be pampered with spa treatments by the highly trained and experienced Jungle Bay therapists, led by D’Africa Thomas.

Invited to be guided through deep creative mindful sessions and meditations with a dedicated retreat coach.

Invited to experience adventures to Dominica’s world-renowned waterfalls, snorkelling sites, hot springs, crystal clear waters and luxuriant nature.

You are invited to start breathing again, fresh clean air...

Just imagine returning home from a very different  Caribbean Retreat

feeling totally recalibrated in body, mind, heart & soul. 

No need to imagine, because you can experience all this and more.

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During our first ever retreat, led by Mindset & Movement Coach and Artist Carla Armour, you will spend a week of centring Pilates, exhilarating adventures in nature, immersive cultural activities and sacred relaxation time for recalibrating your rhythm & celebrating life.

You will release long-held physical tensions and emotional discontent so you can close 2021 energised and refreshed; with a plan and the recommitment to be a beautifully renewed YOU for 2022. 

Where better to do this but in the Heart of the Caribbean, on the most unspoilt pristine island in the region where the last surviving indigenous people of the region call home?

On this little island known for the highest percentage of National Protected lands and National Parks and centenarians per capita.

Not to mention Dominica’s exceptional management of CoVID-19 protocols, all services are ‘Safe in Nature’ certified.

  The following are included in our Recalibrate your Rhythm Retreat:
 

  • You will spend 7 nights in the lap of luxury, in your private luxury eco-villa room or suite, and allow us personalize your sleeping experience when you complete a post sign-up Retreat Personalization Questionnaire.
     

  • Each morning you will open your days with fresh healing Coconut Water, Nature’s Health Tonic.
     

  • You will be served three sumptuous meals daily (Breakfasts, lunches & dinners and all local non-alcoholic beverages) from the new Jungle Bay Chef Clayton Julien. He curates the most memorable dining experiences for guests at Jungle Bay, having achieved the coveted Michelin Starred Status, he crafts together local ingredients, farm-to-table and fresh seafood boat-to-plate for your dining enjoyment. After a week-long healthy diet and activity you will head home feeling well nourished.
     

  • You will savour daily Pilates Group Classes with Carla Armour. You will be taken you through the Pilates  Principles from Breath, through Concentration, Centring, Control, Flow to Precision. Beginning each day re-centred, strengthened & flexible. We will also have unlimited access to the Yoga/Pilates studio should you can wish to return for personal movement and contemplation time. With a new understanding of the joy and ease of the Pilates movement you will embody this as a new Default Mode.

 

  • You will be led through AM & PM Recalibration sessions which will include meditations, talks, sharing, creative tasks and rituals designed to dissolve your distractions, resolve your stories so you leave with clear vision, intentions and an action plan to face the rest of 2021 and 2022. You WILL feel Recalibrated, renewed and inspired.
     

  • Feel free to lose yourself during a Spa treatment of your choice with the Jungle Bay Spa team led by Dominica’s renowned Therapist D’Africa Thomas who will ensure that you will be pampered from head to toe.

 

  • You will participate in 3 Heritage and Nature experiences;  Joining Dominican's ancestral footsteps to be  immersed in physical adventures and spiritual initiations starting with a trip to Cachacrou. This is the Southern tip of Dominica where our Kalinago ancestors landed on Dominica calling the island 'Waitukubuli', (Tall is her body), for the statuesque mountains that came into sight as they approached. You will swim and snorkel within the Soufriere Scottshead Marine Reserve, soak in healing natural hot springs, hiking, exploring, river/waterfall bathing and encounters in the Kalinago Territory and the trails of the Negres Maroons (escaped slaves). A sure way to dive into nature to renew your body and renew your ancestral calling to your divine potential, this how you recalibrate your rhythm.

 

  • D’Africa will take us through the Jungle Bay’s signature Dominican Medicinal Herbs and Teas Experience. You will learn about the ancient herbal remedies and the island’s centuries old traditions.
     

  • Hear about the Jungle Bay journey from founder Sam Rafael, as he introduces you personally to his dream project and its incredible story of resilience and will, to where Jungle Bay is today. We will be able to tour through the edible and ornamental gardens. Be inspired by this story of tenacity and commitment.
     

  • During a Creole Cooking demonstration you will learn the secrets to the delicacies that make Dominica’s local cuisine unique and scrumptious. Why not take these culinary secrets back home with you too.

 

  • Our Last Supper will be one of celebration and reconnection before participants part company for a while.

 

  • All Local Transport is included in your package. Airport pick up & return transfers and all transportation on island with beverages, lunches and welcome snacks.

Enjoy a relaxing massage with rainforest views at Jungle Bay, Dominica

Enjoy a relaxing massage with tropical rainforest views.

Retreat Rates

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SINGLE VILLA ROOM

Single Occupancy in a Twin Villa Room. 7 Nights All-Inclusive Package. Price is inclusive of all Government taxes. Reserve your spot with a FULLY refundable US$600 Deposit. 

*Flights NOT included* 

$2670

Per Person

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DOUBLE VILLA ROOM

Double Occupancy Villa Room. 7 Nights All-Inclusive Package. Price is inclusive of all Government taxes. Reserve your spot with a FULLY refundable US$600 Deposit. 

*Flights NOT included* 

$2192

Per Person

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SINGLE VILLA SUITE

Single Occupancy Villa Suite. 7 Nights All-Inclusive Package. Price is inclusive of all Government taxes. Reserve your spot with a FULLY refundable US$600 Deposit. 

*Flights NOT included* 

$3627

Per Person

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DOUBLE VILLA SUITE

Double Occupancy Villa Suite. 7 Nights All-Inclusive Package. Price is inclusive of all Government taxes. Reserve your spot with a FULLY refundable US$600 Deposit. 

*Flights NOT included* 

$2670

Per Person

Covid-19 Saftey Measures

Coach Carla Armour at Harmony Villa in Dominca

Meet Your Coach, Carla Armour
 

With a lifetime of experience in the hospitality and experience curation space... I just CAN NOT wait to deliver on this dream experience.

 

If you do not already know the scope of my work, here is why I do what I do. At the heart, I am a creative, an Artist in all that I do. That means I bring my all, my heart and soul to my work as a Pilates Instructor, a Mindset Coach and Experience Curator with a unique style that puts my clients into a multi-sensorial space that invites them to nurture every inch of themselves.

 

I coach and mentor women (and some men) to focus on deep Pilates Body & Breath-work and mindset shifts together with Movement-based contemplative practices, to calibrate their bodies, minds, hearts and souls.




Get a taste of Carla's Mindset & Pilates Movement Coaching with these videos:

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will Dominica be "open"?

Yes, Dominica IS currently open and has been open to tourists since the launch of the Safe in Nature Certified program last September.

 

2. If the above changes, how will quarantine restrictions be addressed?

At this time, fully vaccinated tourists do not need to quarantine. As all coaches and operators are Safe in Nature certified and Jungle Bay a Safe in Nature property, we fall under these protocols and are not required to quarantine if vaccinated. Guests test on arrival at the airport and will be asked for a day 2 test to ensure everyone maintains negative status. If this information changes, we will be certain to update participants as soon as possible. 

 

3. Is one expected to stay at Jungle Bay for the duration of quarantine? 

While vaccinated tourists are not required to quarantine, effectively the group will quarantine together for the duration of their stay. 

 

4. Do guests have to stay on the resort for the duration of the retreat?

If guests choose to leave the property they will need to be exceptionally careful depending on the status of the country, if it is under curfew, visitors are asked NOT to mix with locals. We advise guests not to leave during the 7 nights, we already have a wide range of Safe in Nature Certified activities and excursions planned for guests as part of the retreat. 

5. Is the total cost due on arrival or before? 

The remaining cost of the retreat is due upon arrival. 

 

6. Are hotel staff vaccinated and what are your rules regarding vaccination?

We request all participants are vaccinated and to the best of our knowledge, all hotel staff are also vaccinated. 

 

7. Are men allowed to come or is this a ladies only retreat?

Anyone of any gender is invited to join us for this retreat! Invite your friends, families and partners along and recalibrate together. 

Please note: Each participant must be booked in advance. Book now to avoid disappointment.

  

More about your Retreat Curator Carla Armour, Pilates and Mindset Coach & Artist

People ask me to help them to get their lives back on track, to get them back in shape, help them manage their weight, while they develop self-care and self-love rituals, practice self-compassion and self-respect so they can honour their intentions.

My work is grounded in my Living at Your CORE framework; the CORE activators are, Centred & Congruent, Open & Optimized, Released & Resourceful and Engaged.

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limit of our ability.”
Joseph H Pilates, Return to Life through Contrology, 1945

Having trained and worked with individuals between the ages of 8 to 98, of every level of fitness, from healthy, rehabilitative, pre & post-operative clients to Olympic athletes, I have found Mr. Pilates' statement above holds true for all.

As a Mindset & Movement Coach, I bring all my life’s Health & Fitness experiences and deep passion for Pilates, whole mind, body, and spiritual practice to my work.

 

More professional details about Carla:

Carla was born & raised in Dominica and currently shares her time between her homes in Hove in the south of England and Dominica. She combined her training as a Life Coach, Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer, Artist & Creative Tourism Consultant with over 35 years’ experience in the Services sectors as an Entrepreneur; in Health & Fitness, Arts & Culture, Hospitality & Tourism and NGO’s in the Caribbean (Dominica); New York City, US; Namibia and England. She is the founder and CEO, Coach/Consultant of both Carla Armour Ltd. (UK) and Vetivert Inc. (Dominica).

With a lifelong fascination and involvement in health and fitness, Carla has focused much of the past 17 years in her wellbeing practice, working and studying mindset, goal setting and habit creation with a Life Coach qualification from New Insights Coach Training & The Coaching Academy; human anatomy and movement at Conscious Movement Education, South Africa to qualify as a Comprehensive Pilates Teacher & Master Trainer, with the Exercise Teachers Academy (SA) as a Personal Trainer and worked at Virgin Active, Windhoek, Namibia as Group Fitness Manager. Carla also holds an MA from the University of Brighton’s International Events & Tourism Management Faculty having written a thesis on ‘Developing & Delivery Authentic Destination Experiences through Events from the Local Stakeholder Gaze’. She also holds degrees and Professional Certifications from Parsons School of Design at The New School majoring in Fashion & Accessory Design, at The New York Restaurant School with Restaurant Management & a Chef Certification.

Female Entrepreneurship in Hospitality and Culture has been in Carla's family for 3 generations. Over the past 40 years, Carla Armour too has worked within Hospitality & Tourism and Arts & Cultural Industries within the Private, Public & NGO sectors. She has produced and hosted television and radio programs and culinary & cultural events and exhibitions. Carla has done international Marketing and Sales for Dominica’s Tourism industry for decades and has been featured in Caribbean, Namibian & East Sussex (UK) magazines, newspapers & TV which have highlighted her work and contributions. An award-winning performance poet and exhibiting visual artist. Over the years, she has also authored many promotional articles, chapters and sales tools for these various industries.