About Us

Gateway is a Spiritual Retreat enabling like-minded people who follow the timeless teachings of all Enlightened Masters to live a simple, quiet life in a loving and supportive community and in harmony with nature

We invite visitors to come and experience inner contemplation and recognition of the true nature of our being, to learn sustainable methods of farming and to live in harmony with nature. Maya history can be found on the Retreat with an extensive Maya village mound site which is awaiting further investigation.

We welcome suitable individuals and families to join in with the work of the Retreat, establishing long- or short-term accommodation and bringing with them their own gift and passions to help build a strong, vibrant and sustainable community.

Gateway Retreat is sponsored by The Belize Gateway Trust Foundation, a Belize registered Not for Profit Company.

UK based Directors

Andy and Ann Kenyon

In 2008 we purchased the land, cleared the area for the first house, leaving money for further development. We write the Annual Review & other guides, manage FaceBook, YouTube & Twitter pages and distribute news & fundraising initiatives via the network; we also look after donations from UK and via PayPal.

Belize based Directors

Henry Elwell

Manager of the Retreat. Henry came to Belize in 2010, built the first house on the site and has developed the cropping area. He also manages the water and solar electrics.

Rose Elwell

Co-manager of the Retreat and responsible for the PR and organizing events. She has designed and developed the ornamental gardens and made the garden sculptures.

Adela Pederson

Returning to her native Belize after many years of living in the USA, Adela has enthusiastically supported many projects and has been instrumental in forming a Maya group to reintroduce the status of the Maya people through their history, language, music, cuisine and spirituality.

Beverly Miles

A relative newcomer to Belize, Beverly offers, from her many years of working in academic institutions in California, her knowledge of administration and funding strategy as well as her commitment to the spiritual path.


Kantilal Naran

It was Kantilal who first had a vision of developing a retreat in Central America. He lives in Canada and keeps in close contact with the management and spiritual aspect of the Retreat.

Roy Rodriguez

Retired school teacher, Mr Roy Rodriguez brings his vast knowledge of the Maya people and their language and culture as well as having many local contacts as a long time resident of Corozal.


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