Its time again for our annual Yoga and Wellness Retreat 2016! We invite you to enjoy the perfect balance of fitness, wellness and relaxation.
This year’s event (September 13-17) plans to be bigger and better with a welcome cocktail reception scheduled for the first night, four nights of pure bliss in a beautiful ocean view accommodation, with two yoga classes per day – one in the early sunrise and one just before Sunset…guaranteed to unwind anyone.
Also included in the package:
- 50 minute Spa treatment per person per stay
- Two unique tours per stay
- Two group fitness classes per day
- Complimentary non-motorized watersports.
We have planned two very unique excursions – A visit to the Irie River and the opportunity to witness a Hawksbill Turtle Hatching.The turtle hatching is dependent on Mother nature, in the event it does not occur, guests will be able to participate in the Shop and Cook Tour with our executive chef Maurice Henry.
This idealic section of the White River is known for its lush gardens and crystal clear waters. It’s a dreamy spot for a daytime swim and picnic, just a five-minute drive uphill from the main road in downtown Ocho Rios. The sandy bottomed river flows gently through the park and allows for beautiful views of gardens throughout the property. A healthy vegan meal made from fresh local ingredients will be provided after a time of swimming and relaxing.
September is prime hatching season for Hawksbill turtles, we anticipate quite a number of hatchings for this season with four nests already on our beaches! Experience the hatching process as baby turtles navigate their way to the sea. Participants will learn about the Hawksbill Turtle from our turtle expert Mel and get an opportunity to aid in guiding the baby turtles to the ocean, playing a crucial role in protecting them from predators.
Mel Tennant (Turtle Expert) and guests
Shop and Cook Tour
Journey with Jamaican Inn’s Executive Chef Maurice to visit one of his favorite places in Ocho Rios, the local Farmer’s Market, located just a few minutes away from the hotel. Join Chef Maurice as he checks out the weekly supply of fruit, vegetables and organic fresh herbs available at the market. Sip fresh coconut water as you are given a special insider’s “Farmer’s Market Tour” of Chef’s favorite farm stands. After shopping, head back to Jamaica Inn to to see what Chef has in mind for cooking that day. Participants will enjoy a 30-45 minute cooking demonstration in the Upper Dining Room and discover how Chef Maurice uses the purchases from the Market to whip up a delightful Jamaican-style farm-to-table dish.
Shop and Cook Tour
Decadent Spa Treatment at The Ocean Spa
We also have included in the package a fabulous and decadent Spa Treatment, the Ocean Combo massage which is a soothing combination of Swedish, Reflex and deep body work techniques that will relieve tension and providing the ultimate in relaxation.
Open Air Treatment Room
Other Fun Activities
In your down time there are many fun activities to take advantage of on property. Many yogis loved the idea of taking out our Boga Boards and trying out some new yoga poses like the group did last year! Guests will also have the opportunity to learn croquet from expert staff, they’ll be on hand to challenge you to a friendly game of croquet. We also have kayaks, windsurfers, paddle boards and snorkeling gear you can use to your heart’s content.
All in all, we have lots of wonderful activities planned, and a wide variety of delicious meals (all included in the package) as well as a tranquil mixture of yoga mixed in with sunshine overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean!
We are looking forward to seeing all Yogi’s who will be attending the Inner Peace Yoga Retreat from September 13-17. 2016. Please see our website for more information regarding rates and package information. Find out more about the Yoga Retreat on our website here.