Make Jamaica your home for a week...
Retreat is in Long Bay, Portland, Jamaica. Portland is on Jamaica’s East Coast, and is one of the most beautiful places on the island with its warm blue waters, romantic coves, virgin beaches, breathtaking panoramic views and waterfalls. It is not a tourist area, therefore you will be far away from the rush and hustle of the city, but still have the chance to meet locals, walk around and enjoy amazing wild nature and the pulsing culture of sweet Jamaica.
Go Natural, a lovely bohemian-style eco-resort, and your home-away-from home, is in one of the most pristine areas of Jamaica, surrounded by ocean on one side and mountains on the other, but still just a short 30 min trip into town for shopping and experiencing the Jamaican culture. It is directly on the seaside, with fantastic ocean views and surrounded by gorgeous green nature. Nearby to sugar-white beaches, majestic waterfalls, breathtakingly beautiful mountain peaks and tropical flora.
It is a quiet, safe place where you can relax and listen to the birds singing and the ever-flowing voice of the ocean. There is a private beach, access to a sea lagoon, and plenty of space to relax and rejuvenate.
This resort is a hidden gem, located in pristine nature on a private beach and offering you intimate, magical and life-changing retreats, where the focus is to invite students to feel relaxed, joyful, centered, blissful, peaceful, clear, balanced and strong.
YOGA & AYURVEDA RETREAT APRIL 2021
Join Misty and Julia for a weeklong exploration and connection with self through restorative yoga, meditation, ayurvedic techniques, food and relaxation all while basking in the sun and nourishment while staying on the island of Jamaica.
7 days & 6 nights from December 4, 2020 to December 10, 2020.
We are super excited to invite you to this nourishing retreat centre and welcome YOU there for 6 nights of unforgettable rejuvenation and connection to self. Take this time for you to release and let go and turn inward to reconnect to your inner light.
A yoga holiday is an opportunity for you to take time for yourself with yourself and/or with those you love. We encourage you to take this adventure with friends and family.
Take time to explore the island, read a book by the ocean or swim in the ocean. Create each day to nourish yourself and reconnect to your inner light.
Misty is a 200hr E-RYT with 1000 hours of advanced level training. Misty specializes in restorative yoga, rehabilitation and injury recovery, meditation, breath practices, and trauma-informed yoga.
Misty is an entrepreneur with her own boutique studio, Vikara Yoga, just outside of Strathroy where she offers private and semi-private classes, wellness workshops, and healing retreats.
A multi-passionate entrepreneur, Shakti is a Reiki practitioner offering on-site energetic space clearings for homes and businesses.
Misty invites students to practice with mindfulness and self-awareness; she lovingly provides a safe space for students of all levels and abilities to explore, relax, and play together. Misty has been described by students and colleagues describe her as a strong, inclusive, and gentle leader who is gifted in putting everyone at ease with her kind spirit and open heart.
Julia Clearwood is a State of Florida Licensed Massage Therapist, a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and the founder of Living Veda. Her journey began in 2011 when she discovered Ayurveda while trying to overcome her own personal health crisis. Through the process of self-discovery, she was led to the Auyrvedic Center for Well Being in Hollywood Fl where she met her mentor the late Dr Light Miller. While engaged in her own healing she fell in love with the ancient teaching which resonated within her, igniting her passion to heal herself through alignment with truth and natural remedies, she wanted to share her journey with others, leading her to immersing herself into the center’s Guru Kula program. In 2013 Julia completed the course and continued to work under the direction of Dr.Light Miller meeting the requirements needed to become a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Associated and became recognized as a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.
Julia continued her studies with NAMA approved education courses earning her certification from the Digestive Institute after completing a 500 HR course and trainings in ayurvedic bodywork completing certification with both Abhyanga/Garshna and Marma Point Therapy.
Julia uses holistic techniques from India to help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle, eliminate impurities, reduces stress and fight disease. Through observation techniques that focus on the interconnectedness between body, mind, and spirit Julia assess the entire well being of her clients and lovingly and passionately helps them too, to become their truth.
BE REJUVENATED & INSPIRED
Our team wants you to feel safe and relaxed and find a sanctuary to let go and return to yourself.
We want you to feel inspired in your yoga practice, to try new postures, meditations and breath work where you are able to let go what is no longer serving you. We want you to feel renewed and and inspired mind-body-soul connection.
Our team will share workshops with you to dive deeper into the knowledge about your own body and subtle body.
Our intention is to bring together a community of like minded people to find balance, have fun, excited to learn and be open to new adventures. We cannot wait to see the people we bring together to share this life changing experience.
Each day will start with a gentle yoga practice awakening the body and mind. The afternoon sessions with include workshops where we will dive deeper into our subtle bodies and learn how to connect within. You will experience rejuvenation and deeper connection to your heart and soul. The evenings will offer restorative yoga classes that will include meditation for relaxation and prepare you for a deep and restful sleep.
After a week with us you will have experienced a deep release of what no longer serves you and a deeper connection to your heart desires in order to step forward in life with confidence and peace. The tools you will learn can be taken back to your daily life so you can continue to stay connected.
The Retreat Centre: Go Natural Jamaica
Food is EVERYTHING - You ARE What You Eat!
Your body takes the food you eat and breaks them down to rebuild your body, so it only makes sense that how you feel is impacted by what you eat.
Your frequency, vibration, moods, emotions, reactions, are all affected by the food you eat!
Go Natural is committed to bringing only the best, tastiest, and most nutritious foods to the table to help you rejuvenate your body and mind, cleanse & heal all your cells & satisfy all your taste buds!
Their gourmet menu was designed by the Best Jamaican Vegan and Raw Chefs, Rasta Chef, Sippin Live, Peta Linton & Mr. Richard with nutritional supervision of Ramjas, to bring you the finest flavors of Jamaica while maximizing nutrition.
All foods served at Go Natural are free of: gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, flour, and white rice.
You can choose from vegetarian, vegan, or raw menus*. Only fresh organic, seasonal, locally grown products are used in the preparation of meals. All vegetables, fruits, and herbs come from Go Natural’s own eco farm and garden or local Jamaican farmers.
TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE
Teas, coffee & juices, smoothies
Morning 90mins gentle hatha yoga & meditation
Plentiful vegetarian breakfast
Free holiday time to swim, chill, read, sunbathe, journal or whatever you desire!
Massages and reiki treatments (optional)
Delicious veggie dinner
After dinner fun & chats
Restorative Yoga classes
7 days / 6 nights
Friday April 16 to to April 23, 2021
Ontario has specific laws requiring the booking of accommodations to be completed by a travel agent so the costing of the retreat is in two parts; Accommodations and Retreat Services. Flights are not included in any of the pricing. The travel can assist with flights upon request.
ACCOMMODATION BOOKING INCLUDES:
3 healthy organic meals with a Jamaican them & snacks & smoothies
Unlimited Water and Teas
Library with Books on Yoga & Healing
Live cultural music experience
Optional Excursions Available at extra cost
RETREAT SERVICES INCLUDES:
12 Yoga Class
3 Yoga Workshops focusing on Restorative & Subtle Body**
2 Ayurveda Workshops
Treatments (Reiki, massage)
**If you are a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance the Yoga Workshops are considered Continued Education Credits.
PRICING FOR RETREAT SERVICES $675.00.
PAYMENT IN FULL REQUIRED 90 DAYS PRIOR TO RETREAT
**EARLY BIRD PRICING PAY DEPOSIT WITH TRAVEL AGENT BEFORE SEPT 1 2020 RECEIVE $125 OFF RETREAT SERVICES**
Cannot pay RETREAT SERVICES in full right now pay a deposit of $300 with remaining due by January 1, 2021.
3 Sea Villas:
- Seafront Villa 3 beds private bath
- Framed Villa 1 bed and 1 sofa private bath
- Sunrise Villa 2 beds private bath
Villa pricing $1,750.00CAD per person based on double occupancy. Check out the villas BELOW:
EXAMPLE OF TOTAL COST OF RETREAT WITH VILLA:
$1,750(accommodation) + $675(retreat services) + $315.25(HST) = $2,740.25CAD
1 Private Room with private bath
- Harmony Room 2 beds with private bath
Private room with private bath pricing $1,600.00CAD per person based on double occupancy. See the room below:
EXAMPLE OF TOTAL COST OF RETREAT WITH PRIVATE ROOM & BATH:
$1,600(accommodation) + $675(retreat services) + $295.75(HST) = $2,570.75CAD
Private Room with shared bath
- Enlightenment 2 beds with shared bath
- Sunbeam 3 beds with shared bath
Private room & shared bath pricing $1,450.00CAD per person based on double occupancy. Link to rooms here: https://www.gonaturaljamaica.com/rooms
EXAMPLE OF TOTAL COST OF RETREAT WITH PRIVATE ROOM & SHARED BATH:
$1,450(accommodation) + $675(retreat services) + $276.25(HST) = $2,401.25CAD
- 5 beds with washroom outside
Villa pricing $1,300CAD per person.
Link to dorm room BELOW.
EXAMPLE OF TOTAL COST OF RETREAT WITH DORM ROOM:
$1,300(accommodation) + $675(retreat services) + $256.75(HST) = $2,231.75CAD
Closest Airport is Kingston Airport and transport will be arranged to resort and included in price.
***Flights are not included***
BOOK NOW TO SAVE YOUR SPOT & THE ROOM YOU WANT
TO SAVE YOUR SPOT AND ENSURE YOU RECEIVE THE ROOM YOU WANT A $600.00 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED WITH THE TRAVEL AGENT.
TO BOOK ACCOMMODATIONS CLICK HERE:
OR CALL TERRI BEAUDRY OF ELLISON TRAVEL & TOURS AT [email protected] or call 519-672-7020 EXT 201
BOOK BY SEPTEMBER 1ST AND EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $125 OFF PER PERSON WILL BE APPLIED TO RETREAT SERVICES
Pay deposit for retreat services or pay in full below. Early bird discount will be applied at check out.
If waiting to pay for retreat services once confirmation is received and the deposit has been paid to the Travel Agent an invoice will be emailed and the early bird discount will applied to invoice!
Payment in full for Retreat Services is due 90 days before Retreat (FEBRUARY 1, 2021)
What to Bring:
· bathing suits
· yoga mat (note, there are mats ad props available at this location, but you’re welcome to bring your own).
· bug spray
· comfortable clothes for yoga
Extra Things to Note:
Safety – This particular area of Jamaica remains fairly untouched by tourism, and is one the best offbeat places for some quiet time. The parish of Portland, Jamaica has the lowest crime rate in Jamaica. The people are friendly and major weather events (like hurricanes) do not hit the island directly. As always while traveling, be cautious and smart. Avoid walking alone at night and do not carry large amounts of money with you.
Currency - Jamaica uses both US dollars and Jamaican dollars. It is a good idea to bring some of each currency, although most places will accept USD. You may pay in USD but get change in Jamaican dollars.
Electricity/Plugs - generally 110v and the same prongs as North America, so you will not need an adaptor.
Departure Tax - An airport departure tax of US$35 is payable when departing Jamaica. In most cases this tax is included in the cost of the airline ticket (paid in advance).