Stress and anxiety get the best of us all at times. When it does, nothing washes away the woes of the day-to-day quite like the sea. A trip to the beach for an hour, a weekend, or an entire week has proven to have countless benefits for the body, mind and soul. Combined with yoga and intentional mindfulness, your next beach getaway at Itz'ana can be filled with transformative experiences and holistic health. Come as you are, leave with unwavering calmness, relaxation, and restoration.
While mindfulness can be seen as simply closing one's eyes and taking deep breaths, true mindfulness requires skilled, guided instruction on breathing, relaxing, and learning how to engage with the world around. Stephanie Hitchcock is just the woman for the job, as a yoga and meditation instructor who is more than qualified to teach students to be present in the moment through the practice of yoga - ultimately improving their mental, spiritual, and physical health.
Partnering with Stephanie, we're offering the opportunity for a relaxing and restorative approach to holistic wellness with your next visit to Itz'ana. Get to know Stephanie as she introduces herself, and get ready to experience beachfront luxury and our new vegan menu, along with true mindfulness and wellness.
"I graduated with Clinical Psychology and continue to study both mental and physical health. I am a certified studied Yoga and massage therapist and today offer a range of personalized therapies and classes. Currently I am an E-RYT 200h • 300h Yoga teacher having graduated in India and had the honor of receiving classes from very knowledgeable and warm/big hearted mentors such as Stu Girling, Kino Macgregor, Joe Miles, and many more excellent teachers in India."
"Meditation is the center of my well-being, which I have cultivated with the help of my monk teachers. I am currently a Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor, Coach and Agent for the World Peace Initiative. This inspired me to create the first meditation club in Belize. I am the founder of Eucalipto Yoga Studio, in Belize. I moved here 10 years ago with the purpose of helping people to improve their health, lifestyle and to find inner peace."
Profession & Practice
"My Yoga and meditation classes are focused to promote mindful living. All my classes are structured around breathing work, movement, understanding, compassion, and alignment. My classes include: Traditional Hatha, Creative Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga Flow, Ashtanga, Patanjali Yoga, Meditation, Kids Yoga and Aerial Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation."
"I am from Guatemalan with Mayan and Chinese roots and grew up in the Caribbean. Cacao ‘Chocolate' is a part of my culture and heritage. I offer Cacao Ceremonies in which I follow the ancient Mayan traditional techniques and combine into Yoga to cultivate a deeper awareness and nourish our body and mind. I have an eclectic passion for food and this year founded Mama Probiotics, providing fermented foods and drinks."
Yoga and mindfulness can be used as tools to increase awareness, nurture mental health, and foster acceptance, reflection, harmony, and compassion, among many other benefits! No matter how established your personal mindfulness practice is, we could all use a little extra inspiration and motivation. Experience an in-depth yoga or wellness retreat in a tranquil and nurturing environment with Stephanie's sage guidance. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, you will enjoy this opportunity to take your practice to new heights. Venture beyond the ordinary when you combine your Itz'ana stay with your yoga practice and true mindfulness.