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Naia Resort
Placencia Peninsula, Belize

The Art of Play

Deepen the innate expression that is uniquely you

Jeffrey Powell and Odette Hughes

October 1 - 5 2023

You are the main character in your own play

You have a unique expression to offer this world - it originates from that

divine place deep within your heart and soul.  It's your guiding force,

passion, intuition, and light.

It's what gives your life meaning, purpose, and expansion.

In allowing that unique expression to come through, you show others how

to be that in their own lives, and the lives they touch.

It's this relationship within that you are always finding a deeper connection with.

 The Art of Play, our theme of play and artistic expression will deepen that

connection so you can live with more passion and fully express your purpose.

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Retreat Activities:

  • Daily Yoga, meditation, and pranayama practices

  • Journaling practices

  • Daily Workshops to connect your playful side to enhance creativity

  • Group Discussions

  • Mindful practices to enhance present-moment awareness

  • Trapeze Yoga

  • Cacao ceremony

  • Nature art and labyrinth

What is it and who it is for:

Play is how we first began to connect to the world outside of us, and we often lose touch with that sense of play we were so innately connected to as children through the paradigms, structures, and projected limitations we have been subjected to over time. But there is a calling deep within each of us to provide to the world our unique expression every day to move to higher states of consciousness.


In this retreat, The Art of Play, you will learn how to connect to that unique expression through playful modalities and practices. A safe container for Freeflow Yoga, artistic workshops, guided meditations, group discussions and more that will facilitate the connection to who you really are and allow your true self to come through. You owe it to yourself and all those that are asking for you!


This retreat is for anyone that feels they need inspiration, connection, guidance, and support to move in the direction they know they are supposed to be going. The container that we create here will hold the energy of our intentions not just for the retreat but long after we have left.

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Retreat Schedule


Day 1

4:00 PM Grounding into our space. Light yoga and walking the grounds.

6:00 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Sound Bath

Day 2

  • 8:30 Morning Meditation & Freeflow Yoga

  • 10:00 Breakfast

  • 11:00 Balloon Juggling & Rhythm Circle

  • 1:00 Lunch

  • 2:00 Free Time

  • 5:00 Yin Yoga

  • 6:00 Group Discussion

  • 7:30 Dinner

  • 10:00 Sleep

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Day 3

  • 8:30 Morning Meditation & Freeflow Yoga

  • 10:00 Breakfast

  • 11:00 Mindful Eating & Blindfolded Meditation Walk

  • 1:00 Lunch

  • 2:00 Free Time

  • 5:00 Trapeze Yoga

  • 6:00 Group Discussion

  • 7:30 Dinner

  • 10:00 Sleep

Day 4

  • 8:30 Morning Meditation & Freeflow Yoga

  • 10:00 Breakfast

  • 11:00 Playful/Artistic Expression

  • 1:00 Lunch

  • 2:00 Free Time

  • 5:00 Yin Yoga

  • 6:00 Group Discussion

  • 7:30 Dinner

  • 10:00 Sleep

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Day 5

8:00 Morning Meditation & Freeflow Yoga

9:00 Breakfast

10:00 Closing Ceremony

11:00 Departure

What to expect:

A safe container for deep connection with each other to activate our collective intention for authentic expression.

Transmutation of limitation into higher self-awareness, power, and creativity.

Recognition that your desires are intended to guide your spiritual path and learning to trust intuition.

A discovery of the higher version of self and grounding in to shift your life into the next phase.

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Amy Rachelle

"I was intuitively guided to Jeffrey after determining to shift some core patterns in my life. Uncertain but drawn to his high vibration I reached out with curiosity. After I began to interact with him unmistakable signs, synchronicities, and confirmations nudged me forward. Through reflective conversations, spiritual teachings, and a transmission of energy I experienced new levels of awareness accompanied by deep healings. I began reframing limitations and undesirable patterns and taking more responsibility for what manifests in my life. I started saying "yes!" to myself more and "yes!, to unbounded possibilities. 

Erin Marcee

"Everything happens for a reason. Never meeting Jeffrey before, I saw his Metreat post on Instagram I had an an intuition to just go!!!!! Jeffrey's energy is so empowering you just know you're meant to be there and you will be guided. Reborn!! spirit, mind and body! You too will truly understand the meaning. I wish I could take my soul out and people could feel and see what I experienced because of him!!!! I can't thank him enough. Hopefully soon I will him again."

 Steven B

Of all of the yoga instructors, Odette is truly great in clearly teaching and explaining in various details, using many examples. I am in my late fifties and I love practicing yoga, it is great for stretching my hamstrings and my lower back muscles. It also compliments my Shaolin kungfu work outs by stretching and strengthening the muscles of the lower back and hamstrings. Thank you Odette for not only going into details, but demonstrating the difficulties for some and the ways to improve. I really enjoy your teaching and insights.
Your Retreat Leader

HI! I Am Unconditional Love -

Jeffrey Powell

Jeffrey has been practicing and teaching spiritual practice for decades through a myriad of modalities. His journey began when he was 9, when he started to have premonitions that would manifest in precise detail, ultimately leading to him intuitively healing the seemingly impossible.


He traveled extensively for the next two decades, searching for answers to what he experienced and knew within. And while he never found those answers externally, he helped thousands by sharing his experiences and practices.


In 2012 he became a certified Yoga teacher and began his formal practice of yoga, which opened him up to the depths of what he had always intuitively known. What interested Jeffrey the most was his relationship with the breath and the more profound development of his intuitive practice and guidance.


In 2018 He practiced yoga/meditation for 12 hours a day and learned how to be a conduit for energy to heal others through intuitive touch and translation. He uses the tools of yoga and meditation to help others develop that connection to their source within to live in more flow of unconditional love.

Your Retreat Co-Leader

Odette Hughes


I started practicing yoga during college, which completely changed my life trajectory. I completed several trainings, helped open a studio with a good friend, taught thousands of people, became a yoga therapist, and started my yoga school. While my focus was primarily physical and pose-based at first, I realized the value of breathing, mindfulness, and meditation practices far more with experience. Today, I enjoy and teach yoga's physical aspects and these more “inward” practices.

Outside of yoga, I've been exploring the arts through painting and music, both of which have been lifelong hobbies. In addition, I enjoy traveling, new experiences and activities, investing in my own well-being through meditation, spending quality time with friends and family, and bringing my inspired ideas to life. Currently, I am finishing a PhD in exercise science and intend to use this degree to positively influence the health and wellness of countless people.

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The opportunities for discovery, adventure, and personal growth are endless.

Naia Resort & Spa

Placencia Peninsula, Belize

Naia lies in a series of enchanting

lily-covered lagoons.

Nestled within a private 200-acre reserve on the Placencia Peninsula, Naia Resort and Spa is an intimate, natural playground where guests can enjoy an authentic Belize experience on land and at sea. Offering barefoot luxury, Naia extends along a mile of palm-studded beach and has 35 secluded Beach Houses, each offering breathtaking Caribbean Sea views.

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Retreat Info & Booking Fee 


Customized payment plans are available and can be arranged by contacting Tammy Petersen directly at 312-961-3280


If you need travel assistance, please contact Barbara Khan from Pro Travel, Inc.  305-361-0707


A credit card must be presented at the time of check-in for incidental charges (including spa treatments, additional excursions, alcohol, etc)


To reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $750 per person is required. The balance must be paid 30 days prior to the start date of the retreat.


Please plan to fly into Belize City. Your in-country flight to Placencia is included in the price and transports to the resort are complimentary.


If you desire a roommate, please indicate this on your form upon sign up. If we are unable to pair you with one, we will adjust your rate to Single Occupancy, and collect the difference one week prior to the event.

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