Silence Speaks Retreat
A Silent Yoga, Meditation & Digital Detox Retreat
March 10-12th, 2023
Rest Relax Rejuvenate
Come flow into rest and rejuvenation at Cayman’s only silent retreat. Away from the demands of life, the nagging of digital devices and things to do, we have prepared a beautiful immersion to share so you can dive into the beautiful, magical and peaceful silence that resides within you always.
We know the thought of being in silence can be disconcerting and we have you covered. Set in the beautiful property of Evolution, you will enjoy group silent meditation beach walks, breathing practices, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, fresh meals and workshops that help you navigate from inner noise to inner silence.
Slow down, rest deeply and connect with YOU.
Recipe for rest
Workshops that explore the understanding of rest from the perspective of Ayurveda and neuro-biology. Shift your understanding from the mind to the nervous system to better regulate your energy and lived experience. Prompts to explore how and why we self-sabotage rest and practical solutions to this. So much magic is waiting for you at Silence Speaks 2023.
Restorative and Gentle Yoga
Easeful practices to drop into your parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest response)
Yoga Nidra for Deep Rest
Experience rest in the 5 energy sheaths of your body as your brain goes from beta to deep alpha states
Farm to Table Food
Enjoy fresh vegan food in silence, savoring texture, smell, and taste like never before.
Her yoga practice has been an anchor throughout her adult life, and her various business ventures and is the compass that directs her through her dharma as both wife and mother to a collective six children. Melissa believes that everything is yoga and knows that it is this practice that has fuelled her entrepreneurial spirit, allowing her to lean into her creativity with the comfort of knowing that we are all guided by something far greater than ourselves.
After years of teaching and practicing yoga part-time while exploring the balance between work and family; Melissa, along with her husband and children relocated to the beautiful islands of Cayman. It is here where she founded One Heart Yoga & Apothecary. Melissa remains full of gratitude for the welcome One Heart has received from both the people of Cayman as well as the Cayman Wellness Community. She is even more humbled by her recent opportunities to grow One Heart across the Caribbean.
Since her first Yoga Teacher Training, Melissa has completed teacher training in Baptiste Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Philosophy, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation as well as Yin Yoga – and she’s not done yet! In April of 2023, Melissa will embark on her first solo pilgrimage to Rishikesh, India where she will attend a 300-hour yoga teacher training under Anand Mehrotra at The Sattva Yoga Academy.
Melissa believes that the opportunity for yoga happens everywhere and that our
practice of asana is only a reminder of how we can grow and evolve off the mat. You will find her asana practices to be challenging, yet accessible to all with a weaving thread of yogic philosophy.
>Mirabelle is a HeartMath® Interventions Trainer, yogā teacher, author, and functional breathing facilitator. Endorsed by the Chopra Foundation and attended by thousands, Mirabelle created the world’s 1st Prāṇāyāma Breathing Summit in 2021, featuring 24 of the world’s most adept wisdom keepers and scientists. This was preceded by the world’s first Bhakti Yogā Summit.
Her study of yogā and alternative healthcare practices spans 19 years. She studied with (monks) of the Śivānanda lineage across the globe. She received her Diploma in Yogā at Mumbai University in 2001. She has also studied with vaidya, a surgeon, and Vedāntin Dr. Manjunath Gururaj.
She holds a certification in yogā Nidra for Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, and Insomnia. She has trained in resilience and trauma-centered practices with Molly Birkholm founder of Warriors at Ease which supports post-traumatic healing in veterans across the United States. She is currently studying and living the practices of Śrīvidyā under the guidance of her guru, Tāntrika, and cardiologist Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan.
A panelist and teacher for Yogā Alliance Continuing Education Programs, Mirabelle has taught in person in corporate settings, healing spaces, yogā ashrams, and studios in New York City, Chicago, Canada, Bahamas, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands.
Practicality, joy, and intimacy with breath are at the heart of how Mirabelle approaches all of her work in this world.
Day 1: Friday March, 10
6:00 pm – 7:00pm
Check in and light snacks
Settle into your room and/or join in the main area for some light snacks
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Connection, Intention & Orientation
8:00PM – 8:30pm
Day 2: Saturday March, 11
6:00am - 7:00am
Pergola & Beach
Silent Beach Walking Meditation & Prāṇāyāma
7:00am - 7:30am
Fruit & Herbal Tea
7:30am - 9:30am
Gentle Yoga Āsana
10:00am - 11:30am
11:30am - 1:00pm
The Neurobiology of Rest:
A deep understanding of the nervous system, mind, and how to hack into rest
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Restorative Yoga @ 432 Hz
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ending the Quest for Rest:
Understanding Rest from Āyurvedic and Modern Science
5:00pm - 6:30pm
7:00pm - 8:00pm
iRest Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation
Day 3: Sunday March, 12
6:00am - 7:00am
Deck & Beach
Silent Beach Walking Meditation
Walking meditation is an easy way to come into presence and connection. Over the two days, we will practice two different kinds of walking meditation.
7:00am - 7:30am
Fruit & Herbal Tea
7:30am - 8:30am
Gentle Yoga Asana
9:30am - 10:30am
11:00am - 12:30pm
Breathing practices to reduce anxiety and enhance performance
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rest and journaling time
Time to integrate your experience, insights, observations and action points from the silent weekend.
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Evolution: Our LUXURY Sanctuary
Evolution is situated in Bodden Town on over 250′ of beach near one of Cayman’s most famous cemetery beaches.
This is an intimate and exclusive retreat. Accommodation ranges from a single king bed to shared queen beds and individual bunk beds in a shared room and is available on a first come first served basis.
Pricing is inclusive of accommodation, meals, and all workshops.
QueenPrices increase Dec 1
King SharedPrices increase Dec 1
Bunk BedPrices increase Dec 1
This is an exclusive retreat with 1 shared king bed, 4 queens, and 4 bunk beds only.
Spaces are limited. Book yours soon.