Meditation, the Most Gorgeous Dock and Then Ice Cream: Sunday Morning at Ak’Bol Retreat

A few weeks ago, a meditation invitation was put out to…everyone…by an organization called Peace Revolution.  Very Gandhi…and I am on my way to India – I accepted.  Plus, I have wanted to meditate for some time.  The idea of being able to calm a whirring brain on command is very appealing.

IMG_9080

The organization was doing sessions in Placencia, in Belize City and on Ambergris Caye.   And here on the caye, it was taking place on one of the most gorgeous docks to do just about anything…yoga…lounging about…swimming.  Ak’Bol Eco-Resort, about 1 mile north.

And though there was a chilly northerly breeze…WHAT A DAY!

IMG_9071

We drove through the front gate just before 10am.

IMG_9058

The resort is so beautiful…so fitting for the location.

IMG_9061IMG_9063 IMG_9064

Out to the dock…

IMG_9072
IMG_9070
IMG_9075
IMG_9066

We grabbed mats and blankets…it was CHILLY!  About 25 of us in all…and after a little talk and some questions…we settled in for 30 minutes of meditating.  Usually I am antsy after about 2…but this leader was fantastic.  Super calming voice…leading all the way.  There is a TON of free information on the website if you are interested.  Otherwise, I will cut this short for those rolling their eyes and get back to the photos.

No, he is not in a witness protection program…it’s just not easy to take a picture on a bright dock!  Plus, the pose and the flag say it all.

IMG_9067

All this meditating makes me hungry…we headed out.

Passing the cutest resort dog.

IMG_9069

And a full house for breakfast…but I wanted only one thing.

IMG_9076

The lovely beach front cabanas.

IMG_9078

Last look at the dock.

IMG_9082

If there is interest in a regular meditation class, please contact Kirsten, the co-owner and yoga teacher at Ak’Bol…she is thinking of starting one up – once a week.

IMG_9084 IMG_9085

A left onto the road…

IMG_9090

And we were at the Truck Stop.

IMG_9091 IMG_9092

I bee-lined it for Cool Cone and got a taste of the Honey Cashew.  Mmmmm….

IMG_9093

And we went back to check out the Chinese 5 Spice Roast pig.  In a very…unlady-like position.

IMG_9098

But man…it smelled delicious.

The games were being set up for Sunday BBQ.

IMG_9096

And a new one.  SlingBall.  Apparently it was just dropped off by a patron.  Who goes on vacation, and drops off a set in each location.  There’s one in Costa Rica…now on in Belize…

I think I just found him on the website.   Here’s SlingBall at the Truck Stop.

IMG_9095

And in Hawaii.  We are clearly going to have to up our game.

hawaii

We said good-bye to the pig…she gets devoured quickly….

IMG_9100

And I bought a Chocolate Brownie Waffle Cone.  SO GOOD.  And I would show you…but I forgot to take a picture.

Namaste.

I am off to JUDGE a Rib BBQ competition right now.  The grind continues…

estel's cookoff





Be the first to get the Scoop AND receive my weekly newsletter...

  • So nice to see lovely Maya (the Ak’Bol doggie). She was so good during yoga practices, staying off the mats and away from us until after we finished, at which point she’d come over for rubs and doggie kisses. Glad to see she’s still doing well. 🙂

    • It’s amazing…I was thinking the same. I sit on a yoga mat at home…and I have two cats on top of me. She just sat in the sun and waited for it all to be over. Amazing.

      • Kirsten said that took a lot of training — it did not happen naturally. Paisley is like your cats. 🙂