The Yoga Loft features a beautiful open-air deck overlooking the sea, connecting you with the earth, the wind, and the water. The fresh air and the view make the experience unique, and the yoga sessions truly inspiring. This level of connection with nature is the overarching theme of our hotel that aims to facilitate a deep understanding of yourself as part of the natural environment. For these reasons and more, our hotel does not have air conditioning
We run an eco-friendly hotel, and we make very conscious decisions towards the protection of the local ecology every step of the way. The hotel is solar-powered, and we ensure that all our facilities have a minimum environmental impact. We even operate an organic farm based on a permaculture system with modern aquaponics and water management systems. Most of the food we serve comes from our local farm in alignment with the most sustainable practices.
We say no to air conditioning
Other than lowering the temperature and the humidity in the room, air conditioning units don’t do much good to you, or to the environment.
Compare the sound of air conditioning to the sound and feel of an open window. With accommodations located so close to the sea, it would be a shame to block out the sea breeze and breathe the artificial coolness of the unit. Plus, energy consumption and the level of noise go through the roof. You can open the windows and take advantage of the temperate breezes straight from the sea.
Overall benefits of no air conditioning
Conservation of energy
Air conditioners use a lot of electricity, which is causing environmental pollution due to the production of power. Because a large percentage of electricity globally is generated by coal-burning plants, air conditioning contributes to the release of pollutants, such as greenhouse gases. It is a hopeful fact that 195 countries have signed an agreement to cut emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), a planet-warming chemical usually used in air conditioning units and refrigerators. This initiative is widely known as the Paris Accord and is a good start for the planet.
Prevention of Respiratory Problems and Allergies
The sudden change in temperature and humidity when a room is air-conditioned artificially is often aggravating the symptoms of various respiratory diseases. The air circulation can even transmit such diseases. Air conditioning is linked with chronic rhinitis, throat irritation and hoarseness, and increased risk of asthma attacks. Furthermore, airborne dust and fungi can cause allergic reactions.
Increase flexibility and skin suppleness
Did you know that the warm tropical air of the Caribbean is perfect for yoga? The body and the ligaments are more flexible, and the increased temperature prepares the body for the session. Air conditioning in the rooms would ruin that effect. Plus, it would cause dryness and irritation on your skin and mucous membranes, such as your nose and eyes. Contact lens wearers often encounter problems in air-conditioned spaces.
So many retreat choices
We have created a welcoming space for everyone who wants to escape the hectic rhythms of daily life and retrieve balance and tranquility. At the Yoga Loft, you can choose among a selection of retreats that include yoga and surf or fitness, or even aerials and flying trapeze. Whichever package you choose, you are guaranteed a unique opportunity to reconnect with yourself, become one with your natural surroundings, and feel strong and fulfilled.
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