Welcome to Your Yoga TEacher Training in Belize!
VENUE CONTACT INFO:
Name: Sattva Land
Location: Stann Creek, Belize
They are located at Mile 21 Hummingbird Highway, Stann Creek District, Belize. Driving East from Belmopan, turn right after the Middlesex bridge at the Valley Community Sign onto the gravel road that runs parallel to the highway. Continue for about half a mile and take a left at the T-intersection facing the orange orchard. When you get to our Sun and Moon iron gate, you are there!
Estimated cost: BZ $300 - 360 / US $150 - 180
Approximate time: 2.5 hours
You will need a taxi from the airport to the Belize City bus terminal where you can catch the Dangriga, Placencia or Punta Gorda bus. The Belmopan bus works as well. Get off just before Mile 21 after the Middlesex bridge at the Valley Community Sign and use the directions provided above to get to our property. Note: you will need to walk about half a mile from the highway (~15 minutes).
Estimated cost: BZ $60 / US $30
Approximate time: 3 hours + walking time from the highway
You may also opt to take a connection flight from the Philip S.W. Goldson International airport to the Dangriga regional airport; Tropic Air is the operator. Once you land in Dangriga, you will need to take a taxi to Sattva Land, which should cost about BZ $60 / US $30 and take 45 minutes. You can also opt to take the bus from Dangriga, which should cost about BZ $5 / US $10.
Estimated cost: BZ $150 / US $75 depending on the season + taxi/bus fare (see above)
Coming from Guatemala:
Punta Gorda/Puerto Barrios Border
Catch the Belize City (not the express) or Belmopan bus and use the bus directions above.
Estimated cost: BZ $15 / US $8
Approximate time: 3.5 hours + walking time from the highway
Benque Viejio/Melchor Border
At this time, there is no bus service at this border. You will need to take a taxi to the nearby bus terminal in Benque and then catch the Belmopan bus that will stop at the Belmopan station. Here take a connecting bus to either Dangriga, Placencia or Punta Gorda. Use the directions above to get to Sattva Land from the Hummingbird Highway
Estimated cost: BZ $4 / US $20
Approximate time: 2 hours + walking time from the highway
Internet: Wifi may be infrequent or spotty on our property. Take this into consideration. If you have a pressing need to be connected, you may want to invest in your own SIM card and data plan.
BOOK EXTRA DAYS IF DESIRED:
If you would like to arrive early or stay later, please contact Sattva Land by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT TO BRING:
Probiotics: You may want to prime your digestive flora with some probiotics before you leave for Guatemala and tuck some away in your luggage to have with you while you travel. The probiotic that can effectively fight unwanted bacterias/parasites in the belly is Lactobacillus Plantarum, it is important to make sure the probiotics you bring contain this bacterial strain.
The following are supplements and medicines you can bring with you, but please do not start them before you arrive and only take them if you have a stomach problem:
1. Paragone: this supplement will cleanse your system of unwanted parasites as well as prime your digestive system if you have a stomach parasite. This product can be found at most health foods stores such as Whole Foods. You may want to bring an extra pack in your bag in case you are affected by parasites during your visit to Guatemala.
2. Activated Charcoal and Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) or Colloidal Silver. Both are easiest to bring and take in capsule or liquid form, and work well to cleanse the system if you are sick.
3. Personal Water Filter or SteriPen: We use triple carbon and clay Eco-filters to purify our spring water, but you can also bring a personal water filter to attach to your water bottle for a further filtration.
RECOMMENDED PACKING LIST:
- Please bring a journal and any creative tools that enable you to express yourself such as musical instruments, painting/drawing materials, etc.
- Bring any sacred objects to offer our Altar
- Organic and biodegradable shampoo/conditioner/soap
- Yoga Wear
- Water bottle
- Natural repellant
- Bathing suit
- Sandals / Boots
- Yoga mat (Mats are provided, but feel free to bring your own!)
- Rechargeable solar power battery cell
- Thermal mug/Thermos
- Warm clothes for colder nights
We suggest you don’t bring unnecessary valuables, such as electronics and fine fabrics, as the humidity and strong climate may produce unfavorable results (moisture, mold, discolouring, etc.)
IMMIGRATION AND VISAS:
All visitors must travel to Belize on a valid passport. The passport must be valid for no less than six months after the intended period of stay in Belize. To confirm whether or not you need a visa, please see full country list.
No inoculations are required to enter Belize, but it is always best to talk to your doctor and check out the Center for Disease Control website for information about recommended vaccinations.
The Belize dollar is the local currency.
~2.02 Belize = 1 USD
~1.53 Belize = 1 AUD
~1.56 Belize = 1 CAD
Belize is uniquely an English-speaking country in Central America, making it easier to visit for non-Spanish speaking visitors. There is so much to do in Belize! Here are a few favorites located in the Stann Creek district specifically, within a stone's throw of our property:
Angel Falls Zip Line & Water Rappelling (5 miles away). Known as "The Largest Zip Line in Central America." Just a short drive from Sattva Land.
Billy Barquedier National Park and Waterfall (3 miles away). Easily accessible and a quick five-minute drive from Sattva Land.
Antelope Falls (25 miles away). This 1,000-foot waterfall involves an intermediate one-hour hike to the pools with an incredible view of the ocean. Accessible by bus (though you will need to walk about 4 miles from the highway).