Science and Soul Wellness is a sanctuary for the body and spirit that caters to the local community, guests and residents of Mahogany Bay Village looking for retreat, renewal and release. We are a specialty studio, spa, educational training center and oasis for groups to gather, bond and share.

Our classes, treatments, trainings and products support all the koshas (layers) of being, from the physical and energetic bodies to the mental, emotional and spiritual. When we practice the art of quality self-care, the body’s systems are purified, strengthened, calm and stabilized.


Science + Soul Wellness is about roots + wings.

A yoga studio, wellness spa, retreat center, and space of community, healing, growth, and welcome, Science + Soul Wellness was founded by Steven Rigo and Paulette Gloria Harwood to create a space where all people - from locals to expats to travelers in Belize - could come together, practice, heal, and live life with purpose and freedom. 

We came to Ambergris Caye in Belize because we wanted roots and wings. Roots of belonging, beauty, connection, and community. And wings of freedom, adventure, wildness, and life. 

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who we are + what we do

Science + Soul Wellness is a world class retreat center and wellness space for people to find their tribe, connect deeply with their soul, and define and live their purpose with freedom, safety, and grace. Located in Mahogany Bay Village, just south of San Pedro town on the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize, Science + Soul Wellness features weekly yoga and meditation classes, a full menu of spa services, and retreats and one-on-one coaching available. 

Paulette and her team firmly believe well being is our innate birthright. This authentic gift should be savored and nurtured yet truly recognize and embrace this daily ritual and commitment to self care, self study and lifelong education. All clients and guests of Science and Soul Wellness will enjoy meeting other like minded people who cherish their health and serenity of mind and feel a true sense of community the minute they walk the staircase and enter the doors.

The truly caring and expert staff and faculty has been hand chosen by Paulette and Steven and are dedicated to assisting all to feel supported and cared for. 

Offering a multitude of personalized yoga styles, meditation, individual healing consultations, expert massage, custom yoga teacher trainings we promise a memorable and life changing experience.

>> Learn more about creative director Paulette Gloria Harwood here. 

>> Learn more about business director Steven Rigo here.

>> Read Paulette's + Steven's story here. 


About our Spaces

Science + Soul Wellness' bright, beautiful, and air conditioned studio space features hammocks for aerial yoga classes and playing host to a multitude of weekly classes, special events, retreats, and trainings. In addition to the studio, we have our luxurious and relaxing spa space, as well as the Bay Club and Beach Club. 

>> For more information about our accommodations and amenities, click here. 




Why belize

As a team, Paulette and Steve moved here to San Pedro from Boston determined to create a wellness haven for all to practice, study, train, heal and transform. Paulette and Steven chose Belize for its natural beauty; its friendly, vibrant, and welcoming culture; and its location, all three of which blend seamlessly with Science + Soul Wellness mission of facilitating a space of wellness and vibrant life-living. 

>> Click here to learn more about Belize and Ambergris Caye.