Get ready for a powerful week of personal evolution.
Tropical Transformation integrates holistic health and yoga throughout a 7-day series of hands on workshops, classes and tailored cultural experiences. Expect to explore your sense of self, create healthy intentions, and cultivate self practices to encourage healthy and sustainable lifestyle shifts.
This unique program fuses Vinyasa Flow yoga with 1:1 wellness coaching sessions, group workshops,
traditional healing ceremonies, and a ‘community service give-back’ initiative.
You will enjoy a like-minded and supportive community, homemade vegetarian/vegan foods, rejuvenating yoga, and the natural, potent energy of the pristine, lush islands of Bocas Del Toro.
Expect to return home feeling physically and mentally detoxed with a genuine understanding of true wellness and growth, that will continue to influence you long after you leave the island.
Lauren is passionate about holistic health, exploring the world and empowering others to live vibrant and happy lives.
She is a sun chaser, loves adventure, lives for connection and indulges in simple pleasures.
Lauren first stepped onto a yoga mat while in University during the bitter cold New England winters and soon after graduating, fulfilled her dream of traveling to India. Her experience in India fed a fast growing appetite for yoga and she never looked back. Lauren is dedicated to teaching the traditional roots of Ayurveda and Yoga in accessible and inspiring ways.
Her classes are a blend of alignment based and creative Vinyasa Flow and reflect a fusion of breath, movement, stillness and philosophy. Through intelligence sequencing and intuition, she encourages students to safely explore their bodies and breath. Lauren effortlessly holds the space for individual growth and community connection — her classes leave students feeling expansive, enlivened and inspired.
Yoga reminds her daily to serve others with integrity and love.
Lauren is a natural born explorer who lives among many countries teaching, practicing and learning. She follows her heart and shares her journey through her many projects and collaborations. She is founder of Raise Your Beat (online platform for inspiration through holistic living) Wild Vibes (celebration of music, yoga & art through festivals and retreats that give back to charity) and devoted assistant to Suzanne Faith Yoga (Ibiza based yoga instructor, owner of One Yoga in Vancouver).
Tory Dube is obsessed with food. It began because she hated her body and wanted to starve it to the perfect size. (PS, she tried it, doesn’t work.) The obsession continues because she understands that food is the essential starting point for all positive transformation.
Tory grew up in New Hampshire with crippling anxiety, a people-pleasing addiction and an eating disorder. On a whim, at 19-years-old, she packed up and moved to NYC alone. She danced professionally, which led to acting professionally, which led to stand-up comedy, to writing, to teaching, to volunteering…and the list goes on. It took 6 years of chasing scattered passions before she realized how drained, resentful and distracted she was. In an immensely fortuitous twist of fate, disguised as a heart-wrenching breakup with her boyfriend, Tory finally surrendered and decided it was to make some real changes.
She signed up for a meditation retreat in the Bahamas and spent 9 days with herself (which was a first), her meditation teacher, and the beach. She had no idea that this week spent in painful solitude would completely change the course of her life.
Upon her return to NYC, she left the entertainment industry, signed up for school and embarked on a journey that was fueled merely by a strong ‘feeling’ she had.
Tory is a certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, Hypnotherapist and Life Coach. She is the founder of Hotchickpea and uses her humor, personal experience and education to help facilitate true holistic transformation in her clients. Using simple nutrition principles, transformational psychology, mindfulness and meditation, and hypnotherapy, Tory guides her clients to discovering their inherent magnificence - and cultivating their most vibrant, healthy and happy lives.
the tropical paradise
Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Nestled between jungle and sea, Al natural Resort is a comfortable and private eco-retreat, perfectly integrated into the lush tropical environment of Panama’s pristine islands and Caribbean sea.
The retreat is located on the secluded beach of Old Point (Punta Vieja), on the southeast tip of Bastimentos Island in an area renowned for its natural beauty right across from the Zapatillas Keys of the Bastimentos Island National Marine Park in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro.
The retreat elegantly combines the ancestral craftmanship of the Ngobe-Bugle Indians with new technologies that allow us to harvest energy from the sun and limit our impact on the ecosystem. The resort is situated on a small secluded beach far from Bocas town, surrounded by lush vegetation and close to the natural wonders of national Marine park.
The resort is intimate with seven beach bungalows, each of a different size and unique design. Al Natural is an authentic eco-resort with a relaxed atmosphere that invites you to settle into relaxation and will support your process of self-nourishment in body, mind and soul.
All the bungalows are stilt houses that are situated right on the beach. They will provide you with uninterrupted views of the water and surrounding flora and fauna.
The front part of the bungalow is open to the sea and the back is enclosed with wooden walls. If you want to close the bungalows, it is very easy as they are equipped with canvas curtains. All beds have orthopedic mattresses and custom-made mosquito nettings. All bungalows are equipped with a hammock, reading chairs and a coffee table, as well as a locker and a safe for valuables.
Each bungalow is unique, and is composed of a terrace, private bathroom with hot and cold water, good lighting powered by a 12 volt solar powered electrical system. The exclusive features of the Superior bungalows are one King size bed, a very efficient ceiling fan and a wooden lounge chair.
Al Natural offers 7 different bungalows:
- (3 available) Superior Natural House ‘Jungle’: Each one is equipped with one orthopedic King size bed and one or two Single beds.
- (1 available) Superior Two-Story Natural House ‘Ocean’: The master bedroom in on the upper floor with an elevated King size bed, and 3 Single beds are on the lower floor.
- (1 available) Two-Bed Natural House ‘Palm’: Equipped with two orthopedic Queen size beds.
- (1 available) Three bedroom Natural House ‘Coco’: Equipped with three bedrooms! Two bedrooms contain a Queen size bed, and the third bedroom contains two single beds, or a King size bed.