Nurture your sense of peace and balance as you are guided through gentle and juicy vinyasa practices, healing dance, restorative yoga, and meditation. Connect with the soul and resilience of the island as you are immersed in the vibrant energy of the Jamaican culture.
Get ready to enjoy a grounding and elevating (re)TREAT this October...and FALL into a space of pure BLISS in order to ease into the final season of 2016!
Elika incorporates her studies of various styles of yoga with the fluidity of the vinyasa system to create an environment that allows each student freedom in each pose, while still emphasizing the therapeutic benefits of alignment. Her classes blend the strength of a flowing dance along with insightful postures to restore and revitalize the entire body from the outer to the innermost levels. In 2005, Elika completed both her 200 hour certification at Peachtree Yoga Center and her Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Stephanie Keach at Asheville Yoga Center. To deepen her knowledge of prenatal yoga, Elika subsequently completed the Whole Birth® Yoga Teacher Training, which incorporates the practice of mindfulness and yoga to help bring greater well-being during the childbearing year. To share her love of the birthing process and her desire to support women, Elika became trained as a Birth Doula with Doulas of North America (DONA) in 2008. To further her knowledge of energy therapy, Elika has completed Level 1 trainings in Reiki and Pranic Healing. http://www.blissfulbodiesyoga.com/
Malika began studying yoga and meditation in 2004 while working as a schoolteacher and completing her Masters in Education. She was among the first recipients of the Integral Health Fellowship, an intensive two-year yoga teacher certification program through the Niroga Institute. When Malika completed her training in 2008, she committed herself to sharing and promoting the supportive practices of yoga, mindfulness, and healthy eating with underserved populations; in this case, her public school students. She taught in both Title 1 public schools and private international schools for 10 years and continued to study yoga. In 2013, Malika became a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 through her studies and certification with her mentor, international yoga and dharma teacher, Katchie Ananda. She has also studied under other well-known teachers from various traditions, including Raja Yoga, Forest Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa. These diverse influences mirror her life experience of growing up in different countries around the world. http://www.omwellnessrhythms.com/
About Dashon Is. - Speaking on the Power of Manifestation and Life Visioning ~Director of Elika's DVD project BlissTemple Yoga Flow|Visionary|Artist
"I am called Da’shon Is. I AM a seer, truth-sayer, world-traveller, friend celebrator, unconditional-lover. /// I make digital art, music and film. I make analog art, love and money. /// My only intention is to serve this world by moving in gratitude, love, joy, wealth, and imagination. Now."
About Bromley Jamaica
Bromley is built on the foundations of a Spanish stone fort dating from the 16th century and its high ceilings and deep verandahs, shaded by the delicate branches of Ponciana trees, that keep it cool in the hottest of weather. Bromley’s generous bedroom suites, large living areas, and extensive grounds make it an ideal destination for workshops and retreats. A stay at Bromley gives you an authentic taste of Jamaican country life. Take an early morning dip in the pool while the mist slowly clears in the valleys of the Diablo Mountains. Breakfast on fresh fruit, eggs, cassava pancakes, and steaming cups of Blue Mountain coffee. Nap in the hammock after a lunch of rice ‘n peas with jerk chicken, then watch the hummingbirds in the Orchid trees over afternoon English tea. Let yourself be pampered by the warm and friendly Bromley staff. Check out the wonderful comments from past attendees and see pics from previous retreats at their Facebook Page.
A note on pricing
Pricing starts at $825pp (double occupancy) with the option to upgrade to single occupancy for an additional $200 ($1025 total). A limited number of scholarships are available; please contact Elika at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have a body worker – Lyndale – who does deep tissue massage. He is extraordinarily intuitive and a huge hit with out guests.
1 hr US$60 1.5 hr US$75
Please arrive in Montego Bay around 12-3P on the 14th so we can coordinate to have one shuttle pick everyone up. Once we receive everyone's flight information, we will confirm pick-up times. If you want to arrive separately, there are other options:
Take the airport to Ocho Rios bus – cost - $25.00)
Share a taxi (3 people) $100.00 door to door
For Departure, please also arrange return around 12-3P on the 19th.
When traveling internationally we suggest having travel insurance, which is a relatively small expense but affords huge peace of mind! When choosing a travel insurance policy we suggest that you are covered for medical expenses. We also recommend you take out trip cancellation insurance, as this may cover cancellation penalties in certain circumstances if you have to cancel your trip unexpectedly due to illness, injury or unforeseen circumstances.
Check with your airlines for trip protection or Travel Guard is a recommended company to consider.
While in Jamaica you will enjoy visits to private beaches, coves, and waterfalls. We will also visit one of the island’s most celebrated artists at her country home and gallery where we hike down a gorge to swim in the headwaters of the White River, followed by tea and personal tour of her galleries.
WHAT TO BRING:
Hiking shoes/sneakers for walks
Mosquito repellant + anti itch cream – (tea tree oil is good)
Earplugs (if you are new to our tropical night noises!)
A light cover up or wrap/shawl – evenings and early morning can be quite cool.
US dollars are accepted everywhere – you may need cash for body work and some gift items. We will supply opportunities for you to shop in town BUT also have some amazing local craftspeople coming directly to the house with beautiful locally made products. Paypal is also sometimes accepted by artisans.
We will be serving three meals a day. You will have opportunities to shop for snacks. Please tell us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. We can accommodate gluten free and dairy free and peanut allergy…..HOWEVER we cannot accommodate anybody with onion or pepper allergy.