It's time to work it out

Join us to fly a little higher, stretch a little deeper, work out the kinks and realize your strength – physically AND mentally.

Passes
Passes

Class passes may be purchased in-studio with cash, check or credit card. 

For workshops, special passes, etc, please email coastalretreatstj@gmail.com with your desired purchase and an invoice will be emailed.

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Classes

aerial yoga

Challenging, fun, and effective. Aerial Yoga is a unique fusion technique, revolutionary in relieving compressed joints and aligning the body from head to toe. The hammock acts as a soft trapeze and as a support while you master simple inversions and finally progress to more advanced poses. 
 

aerial Yoga restorative

Explore the gentle, healing side of Aerial Yoga. This powerful method focuses the mind through powerful visualizations as it floats the body through a series of gentle motions, deeply opening the entire spine, hips, and connective tissues of the body.This technique features full body inversions, alongside various forms of flowing spinal traction.
 

barre

Barre classes mix elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and functional training, and the moves are choreographed to motivating music. In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll use a ballet barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body. It’s hard on the muscles, kind on the joints. You don’t have to be a dancer to do this work out, yet you’ll gain flexibility, strength and lose inches. Barre is low impact for all fitness levels.

Cardio sculpt

Cardio Sculpt is a high intensity, low impact, full body resistance training. This 60 minute class uses a variety of equipment to develop long lean muscles, a strong core, and a better posture. Cardio intervals are incorporated throughout to elevate the heart rate, so you burn more calories. This class is for all fitness levels as modifications are given for each move.

Cardio kickboxing

Cardio Kickboxing is a mixed martial arts-inspired workout that puts a little badass into exercise in a non-contact, high-energy, total-body sculpting class. With no equipment needed, it’s a high energy workout, with 3 minute rounds of combinations, spikes, and conditioning movements. Participants move at their own pace, finding the sweet spot of purposeful technique, and challenging tempos. This makes the class appropriate for all fitness levels.

Forrest Yoga

Based on Hatha Yoga, Forrest Yoga was created by Ana T. Forrest an American Yogini.  It is known for its emphasis on abdominal core work, long holding of positions, attention to breath and a specific intent for each class.  Not only is Forrest Yoga a physical experience it is also a mental workout. This practice encourages and challenges students to access their whole being.  Through practicing Forrest Yoga you cultivate a deeper awareness of self.

Forrest yoga teaches you to go deeper within with the purpose to find your truths. You will be encouraged to take these gifts off the mat and into the rest of your life. You will be challenged to heal.

flow yoga

Yoga Flow where her students feel
connected to their breath and find comfort in moving with the flow
of the yoga poses. The focus on the breath in each pose allows
the body to open up to and relax into each stretch, allowing the
student to also release mental and emotional tension, tightness
and anxiety. Each participant is encouraged to move at their own
pace and to modify the movement to prevent injury.

inner journeys

Coming back in late 2018!

Inner Journeys with Viki Brown, Master Metaphysical Hypnotherapist

Reduce stress, increase confidence and create a more focused life.  Learn meditation to stay centered.

Access the power of your subconscious mind to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Slow flow yoga

UNWIND…Slow Flow Yoga

 
Restore flexibility, strength and stability.  Reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Loosen up stiff joints. Slow down the effects of aging. Uplift your mood and energy level.  Enrich your body, mind and spirit. This is for all levels and especially if you want to be gentle with yourself.
 
Viki Brown,RYT will guide you in Hatha Yoga and deep breathing techniques, culminating in a deep resonating Shavasana or guided relaxation.

sound healing

Returning in late 2018

As a special offering to the community, Suki will offer a Sound Bath every New Moon. She will play her crystal bowls and lead chanting as a way to connect to the Earth and the energy of the Universe bringing a peaceful awareness to the whole body, mind and spirit.

By donation.

strong & steady yoga

Strong & Steady Yoga returns in late 2018.

Candlelight yin yoga

In this 75 minute practice you will find yourself cultivating stillness and attention into areas of your body that hardly ever feel attended. Yin yoga is a yoga practice that provides an opportunity to go within and re-align our orientation.  It is simple, but often challenging. Yin yoga allows us to work on the deep tissues of our body such as the ligaments, joints and the deep facial networks. Holding postures between 2-5 minutes while focusing on the breathe will allow for deep stretch of these tissues. Yin yoga can help us energetically, as well as emotionally and mentally.

instructors

corey

Corey grew up dancing, completing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from Montclair State University.  Dancing was her entire life until her mid-20s, when she decided to pursue a graduate degree, losing track of her fitness routine due to school demands.  After she started a new career, she found barre.  Corey loved going to organized classes, finding that barre filled the void for her love of dance, taking classes for 2 years in Philadelphia.  Moving to St. John, Corey again lost track of her fitness, especially after the hurricanes.  She started taking yoga classes and hiking, but noticed that there wasn’t any kind of workout like barre on island.  She was certified with American Barre Technique to bring barre to St. John, inviting others to join her on the journey to fitness.  

corey T.

Corey suffered from chronic neck and shoulder pain in her teens, but after one yoga class, the pain subsided and she was hooked! Through continued practice, she has realized she doesn’t have to live in pain, both physically and emotionally. Forrest Yoga, in particular, has allowed her to release stressful emotions and experience the divine spirit inside. She completed her teacher training with Ana Forrest, the founder of Forrest Yoga. The pillars of this style of yoga are Breath, Integrity, Strength and Spirit. “It teaches students how to go deeper, find their truths, and then take these gifts beyond the mat and into the rest of their lives.”

Home

rachael

Rachael’s fitness journey has been one of ups and downs. While she has  been active all of her life, her 40th birthday was a wakeup call that her   fitness had fallen to the wayside. It was then that Rachael decided to change. She got involved in Crossfit,  which refueled her desire to have more energy, feel better, and lose some weight. Then Rachael moved to St. John. Trying to keep up her fitness regimen on an island with no gyms and limited classes was very difficult. After taking classes from a friend and seeing how she inspired others. Rachael had a new passion to help others like  find fitness on our tiny island.  Rachael continues to grow her cardio sculpt workout sequences and recently certified with Core De Force, a kickboxing inspired workout by Beachbody. Rachael can’t wait to share it her classes with the St. John community and its visitors.

suki

Beginning her own practice in 1975, Suki has studied with many well known yoga teachers. She has taught classes here on St. John since 1997. Her favorite teacher is the breath. Staying
present and finding that connection to inner wisdom and peace of mind that comes from conscious breathing is what she wants to impart to her yoga students. Suki weaves Sound Healing and Chakra Balancing into her ongoing classes as well as honoring the Wheel of the Year, moon phases and Solstice and Equinox celebrations.

thais

Thais Taylor is an inner peace, freedom, and wisdom seeker. She is a free spirit in love with nature, oceans, and wind. A mermaid at heart, native to the islands, she finds herself at home in the Caribbean. She has been practicing yoga for over a decade and teaching for the last four.

In 2009, Thais moved to the magical and beautiful island of St John, (US Virgin Islands) taking her personal practice to a new level. Completely emerging herself into the natural wonders of the island, it was this year when she first stepped on a paddle board. Combining a playful blend of challenging poses with deep relaxing stretches at the end of her paddles,she began to teach Stand Up Padddleboard Yoga and started her own business Solshine SUP yoga.

Thais teaches and practices a variety of multidimensional vinyasa flows, pranayama techniques, SUP yoga, and has fallen in love with Yin yoga. Her yoga philosophy is based on the belief that life is purely driven by our interconnections with nature and all of its wonders. While she does enjoy an active vinyasa flow practice, she has come to love practicing and guiding more therapeutic, healing practices such as Yin, and restorative yoga. She has found that most of us in the adventure industry live a very fiery, high energetic lifestyle, and including these self soothing and healing practices is vital not only for our bodies but mind alike.

viki

Local to St. John for over 40 years, Viki Brown holds many titles; Yoga Instructor, Metaphysical Hypnotherapist, Shaman, and Fine Artist, All of which she has gained certificates for and has practiced with Masters through-out the US and Asia. She has led workshops for “Omega”, an internationally recognized leader in health and wellness. Maintaining balance is the key to a happy life, and Viki inspires you to re-center and feel your inner joy through vibrant healing workshops.

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