From high-end full-on pampering spa retreats to rustic getaways where you can practice in the heart of nature, Jamaica is a yogi’s paradise.
In search of the perfect yoga centered holiday in Jamaica? Here are a few spots to check out if you just want to get away from it all to immerse yourself in a world of Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini or just hang out in Savasana and seek your inner sanctuary.
Some allow you to gaze at the sea while others are tucked away in the lush hills of the island. Other venues are in hotels known for their focus on wellness, offering daily yoga practices and individual or group retreats such as Jakes Resort and Villas in Treasure Beach, Round Hill Resort and Jewel Grande Spa in Montego Bay. There are also a la carte drop in yoga classes avaiable at studios like Afya, Yoga Angels and True Self in Kingston or in Montego Bay. Visit Yoga In Jamaica for a daily update of classes and events across Jamaica.
Jackie’s on the Reef / Negril
This cut stone retreat offers yoga on a wide verandah facing the sea in Jamaica’s laid back west end. Located 15 minutes along the cliff road of Negril’s cliff road, traveling away from the centre of town, you’ll find this lovely retreat, offering delicious Jamaican fusion meals, daily yoga, pampering spa treatments and excursions out to beautiful waterfalls.
Independent yoga retreats are also hosted here, ensuring that you may be able to have a completely new experience each time you visit. www.jackiesonthereef.com
Oneness Wellness Farm / Portland
This space provides a wide variety of retreat programming including yoga for relationships, women’s business retreats and more. Individuals can also go on their own personal yoga holiday, combinging their stay with daily yoga and meditation - both included in the price. Additional classes and meals are a small add on.
The rooms are simply but nicely decorated, offering a serene feel throughout the property. Discover your own secret quiet space as hammocks, swings, day beds, grassy breezy spots, and amazing views are all there to be enjoyed. The meals on the farm come from the produce of the land surrounding the property, fresh local and organic.
Go Natural / Long Bay, Portland
The Go Natural sanctuary allows you to choose from dormitory style accommodation, a private room or even your own small villa. All accommodations have hot water, fans, beds with mosquito nets, towels, a daily cleaning service and an interior design featuring cool Caribbean colours and locally made wooden furniture.
There are also quiet spots, hammocks to swing in and flower filled gardens for strolling and meditation. The Sanctuary offers detox and cleansing retreats as well as other programmes.
Negril Yoga Centre / Negril
The Negril Yoga Center is a seaside hideaway in the western town of Negril, the capital of casual.
The bohemian vibe of the seaside retreat is perfect for reconnecting with yourself through a range of classes as well as a yoga space for self-led practice. Delicious meals are on offer and accommodations range from A-frame wooden lofts to cozy villas.
Wabi Sabi Retreat / Ocho Rios
This lovely home is located on five acres of forested Jamaican hillside offering views of a partial mountain and a sliver of sea. The entire approach here is to connect with nature by meditating, swimming, walking, practicing yoga and self care. Their programmes range from a revitalizing to meditative practice with different hosts invited to lead the various sessions included in each yoga workshop.
The property is a 25 min drive up into the hills and they provide airport picks ups from Montego Bay.
In May, Negril becomes yoga centric with the Tmrw.Tday Wellness Festival, as people from all over the world gather for a celebration of mindfulness and health.
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