Best Yoga & Ayurvedic Wellness Spa in Belize Opens on Ambergris Caye

Science and Soul Wellness is now open 7 days per week at Mahogany Bay Village in south San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Spectators participate in paddle board yoga at the Science & Soul Wellness grand opening party at Mahogany Bay Village on May 6, 2017.

San Pedro’s newest yoga studio and spa, Science and Soul Wellness, celebrated their grand opening this past weekend at Mahogany Bay Village. It was an afternoon of fun, food, & festivities including complimentary massage, aerial yoga demonstrations, paddle board yoga in The Bay Club swimming pool, along with sangria and healthy appetizers to snack on from The Hive. There were even dance performances and a fashion show with poolside catwalk! Local reggae act Melodyman Escobar provided the mellow beat to the event with classic reggae jams. There was a silent auction with prizes donated by the following outstanding sponsors: Mahogany Chocolate, Polish Salon, Blue Bonefish, Ambergreens, Road to Cayo, The Coffee Bar, Belize Fitness, Carole Goudreau, J&H Golf Carts, Paradice Cream, and RubiMoon. All donations and proceeds from the silent auction, raffle, and massage went directly to SHINE, a Belize non-profit that benefits local young women. SHINE was founded by Miss San Pedro 2015, Michelle Nunez, and is run by herself and Mahogany Bay Village Marketing Director, Britney Travis.

Miss Teen San Pedro 2017, Grace Brown, models in the fashion show portion of the Science & Soul Wellness party. We wish her luck in the Miss Teen Belize 2017 national pageant to be held on May 27th at Mahogany Bay Village's The Great House.

Science and Soul Wellness is one of the largest and most complete holistic health and yoga centers in Belize. The studio is located in downtown Mahogany Bay Village in south Ambergris Caye. The bright and airy studio loft features a full range of yoga classes and services such as Swedish and Ashiatsu massage, Ayurvedic counseling and treatments, facials, chiropractic work, even organic spray tans!

The brand new studio is owned and operated by Mahogany Bay Village resident Paulette Gloria Harwood, who is a multi-talented yogi master with many years of international experience. For more information on Paulette’s story please see our blog post on Mahogany Bay Village Entrepreneurs.

Owner, Paulette Gloria Harwood, and yoga instructor Lily Lynch on Science & Soul's official first day of business!

Kristy, the receptionist for Science and Soul, prepares the massage rooms to accept clients.

Science and Soul Wellness prides their company on being an integral part of the Ambergris Caye community and welcomes visitors during daily business hours into their center. Science & Soul has a library of over 100 books on yoga, spirituality, essential oils & aromatherapy, macrobiotic and plant-based diets, meditation, Buddhism, Ayurveda, and dozens of other holistic health topics. Both travelers and island neighbors alike are welcome to stop into Science and Soul Wellness anytime to have a tea or enjoy a doTerra essential oil-infused water, read a book, and soak up the gorgeous setting and restorative energy of the studio.

Photo by San Pedro Scoop. Check out their article on the Science and Soul Wellness grand opening here!

When The Resort at Mahogany Bay Village, Curio – A Collection by Hilton® is open in the fall of 2017, Science and Soul will have a grand total of 49 weekly classes as well as many additional offerings and services. The tea room will turn into a light lunch space serving organic plant-based health foods, smoothies, fresh juices, small plates, and soups. In addition, there are plans to bring in a chiropractor, esthetician (for facial treatments, waxing, laser hair removal, tattoo removal), colonic specialist, and acupuncturist — all licensed in the United States.

The main reception space at Science and Soul Wellness.

Gorgeous artwork is displayed all throughout the Science & Soul studio.

The tea room and library at Science and Soul Wellness.

Science & Soul's growing library of over 100 books on yoga and holistic health.

Science and Soul Wellness operates from three main centers: The Studio, The Bay Club (adjacent to Shaken Bar), and The Beach Club (MBV's private beach.) 

The Studio — The Science and Soul Wellness 2,600 sq ft main sanctuary features a sunny and spacious studio loft, reception area, tea room, consultation room, four treatment rooms (one with a reef view!), private restrooms, and yoga retreat teacher's studio apartment. Most classes and treatments are performed here at SSW's main hub. The yoga studio is equipped for all types of yoga, mat pilates, barre, performing arts, fitness classes, as well as lectures, workshops, and trainings. The Science and Soul Wellness yoga studio enjoys 270-degree sunrise AND sunset views from the second floor, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, lagoon, mangroves, palm trees, and the heart of Mahogany Bay Village. 

The Bay Club — The Bay Club at Mahogany Bay Village is home to a beautiful 72,000 gallon saltwater swimming pool and the resort bar and restaurant, Shaken, among other food & beverage establishments opening soon. Science and Soul Wellness offers poolside private Ashiatsu massage (aerial massage using the feet), deck top sunrise / sunset yoga sessions, and in-pool fitness classes.

The Beach Club — This secluded oasis of white sands and shallow turquoise waters is accessible only by boat, just a scenic 10-minute ride from the back porch of the Science and Soul Wellness studio at Mahogany Bay Village. Here, Science & Soul offers paddle board yoga / SUP (stand up paddle board) classes and massage. The Beach Club has wooden palapas for shade from the Caribbean sun, and offers one of the most gorgeous spots on Ambergris Caye's platinum coast to watch Belize's famous technicolor sunsets. When Mahogany Bay Village's Curio Collection by Hilton resort opens later this year, The Beach Club will feature some exciting new and unique amenities now in the works. Stay tuned for details!

May 2017 Schedule for Science & Soul Wellness classes. Prices in $BZD. 

The Science and Soul crew at the center's grand opening event at The Bay Club, Mahogany Bay Village.

Science and Soul Wellness will host multiple upcoming yoga and wellness retreats in addition to their daily operations. If you are a yoga professional and are interested in a retreat to Ambergris Caye, Belize, Science and Soul Wellness is your one-stop-shop to host groups large and small. The center features a private studio apartment especially for welcoming traveling teachers, and the multiple spaces that are a part of Science & Soul are equipped with everything you'd need to host a successful yoga or wellness event. Contact Science & Soul directly at Paulette@scienceandsoulwellness.com to request their retreat literature.

We look forward to seeing you on the mat at Science and Soul Wellness very soon!

Come and visit The Bay Club to witness this totally filter-free view of our pool with sunset behind Mahogany Bay!

Laura Balis