Unplug yourself from the media and plug in to your own perfectly imperfect life, simple, authentic self; a wabi-sabi concept.
If you are a first-time traveler to Jamaica and want to experience the best vegan or vegetarian food, epic yoga classes, life transforming breath work, dive into Rastafarian culture, and other fun things, this yoga retreat is for you! Wabi Sabi Retreats makes sure that you get a unique Jamaican experience by showing you the best of the hillsides of Ocho Rios. Get ready for some fun in the Rivers, waterfalls, reggae music, and engage in deep conversations!
- 2 Yoga classes per day
- Meditation sessions
- Transformational breath work
- 2 exploratory trips to the rivers
- Giving back to the community (karma)
- 3 daily meals and drinks
- massage (*not included in price)
- 4 nights' lodging
Spoken languages: English, Patwa
The maximum participants in the group is 12
This lovely Wabi Sabi Retreat home is located on 5 acres of Jamaican hillside and forest with views of a partial mountain and a sliver of sea. The very nature of this simple, lovely home urges you on to the appreciation of what is real and lasting. By meditating, swimming, walking, practicing yoga, and contemplating natural beauty we begin to approach the Wabi Sabi attitude in our lives.
You'll be staying in a quiet private retreat home in the hillsides of Jamaica. You'll be within walking distance from the waterfalls, and nature walks. The house is cut off from the street so it never feels too noisy or busy. The house also has a beautiful yoga deck surrounded by nature and tropical garden, lots of lounge area where you can relax, sip your tea, read, reflect, and write in your journal.
Clean and simple shared rooms. There are fans in every room, shared bathrooms with hot-water shower. There is also lovely house service staff.
YOga unplugged & wabi sabi Retreats Program
If you're a beginner in yoga, meditation, or vegetarian food, the teachers will help you modify classes so you get quality and knowledge. This is an individual package for complete body, mind, and soul immersion in the simplicity of life. The essence of this place is living with less and enjoying it more. Connecting with nature, going for walks and swimming in the rivers close by is a treat. Be prepared to slow way down, be patient, and becom more present. A true Jamaican experience healthy lifestyle vibe.
Come experience the benefits and application of a full, deep, connected breath! Transformational breathing is a powerful, safe, and gentle breathing technique which releases stress, negative thought patterns, and traumas from the body. Learn to correct restrictive breathing patterns. Improve and increase your energy level and sense of well-being. Access and clear repressed traumas and emotional blocks.
Get the best out of your trip and a life experience.
EXAMPLE OF DAILY SCHEDULE
- 08:00 Morning session Hatha Flow
- 10:00 Breakfast
- 11:30 Chill out time, excursion, and massage
- 01:00 Delicious vegan or vegetarian lunch in a beautiful home setting
- 03:00 Afternoon for exploration activities (shopping, excursions, nature walks)
- 06:00 Pleasing vegetarian dinner
- 08:00 Evening session (restorative yoga, meditation, breath-work, bonfire)
The Philosophy of Yoga is the catalyst to having a deeper understanding of self; connecting to one’s spirit so fully that the freedom to love your life in the present moment becomes a reality and a life of self-awareness. Raised in a religious household, Nulise always had the notion that something greater than her existed. Left with unanswered questions she sought her own truth. Sometimes she found meaning in music and sometimes in her psychology and philosophy courses, but it wasn't until she discovered meditation and yoga that she felt that she was on the path of self-discovery. She felt a sense of bliss after every yoga class, and understood there was something profound with this practice, which led her to seek more.
As a true believer in the power of the self, in 2012 she left behind the corporate world to pursue her true purpose to help and to heal others through the power of yoga. Nulise took this intention to India where she completely immersed herself in the study of yoga. The beauty and intensity of living and practicing in the ashram impassioned her to teach traditional yoga fundamentals with the goal of inspiring her students to find their own truth, as she did.
In her teachings she incorporates music, chants, meditation, intention and prayer to heal and empower the spirit.
Nulise is E-RYT200 & RYT500 Hatha Raja Yoga. Kids Yoga Certified through Yoga-ED. All You Can Yoga Leader. Connection Coalition Volunteer.
"MY INTENTION IS TO CREATE AN INNER JOURNEY FOR MY STUDENTS THROUGH A WHOLESOME PRACTICE, WHICH IS CONVEYED WITH SINCERE LOVE AND COMPASSION." ~ nulise santana
Gaia is a highly respected teacher, guide, workshop leader and community builder. She is the founder of Synergy Center for Yoga and the Healing Arts, Miami beach’s first yoga studio. Through her practice and study in the field of meditation, yoga, massage therapy, emotional release body work, Transformational Breathing, Trance Dance and primal theater she has synthesized her practice to include the essence of all these modalities as she continues to develop a unique, integrated approach in which one can live their life being deeply rooted, present, passionate and embracing all that we are in each moment.
Gaia is trained in massage therapy and bodywork from Educating Hands Massage School. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor and an E-RYT200.
You will taste some of the most delicious organic plant-based food and organic juices and smoothies for the ultimate cruelty-free dining experience including mouthwatering sweets. The property was purchased by Gaia Budhai as a home for her mother, Blossom Budhai, in 2002 where they planned to do simple retreats, serve simple, fresh, wholesome food. Her mother Blossom was the founder of the Jamaican organic growers association. She also founded the Jamaican vegetarian society through which she met and cooked for Bob Marley.
The food selection includes organic, raw food, vegan food, vegetarian food, whole food, yogic diet food, and other dietary requirements.
THE FOLLOWING MEALS ARE INCLUDED:
THE FOLLOWING DIETARY REQUIREMENT(S) ARE SERVED AND/OR CATERED FOR:
- Raw food
- Whole food
- Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation
Things to do (optional)
- Exploring the nearby town
- Nature walks
- Massage in an outside nature setting
- Visit local Jamaican markets
- Yoga and meditation classes
- Breath work workshop
- 3 excursions
- 3 delicious daily vegetarian meals and drinks
- 4 nights' accommodation
What's not included
- Additional one on one classes
- Travel insurance
- Additional meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
How to get there
ARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE
Please book your flight to arrive at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Plan to arrive before 2:00PM. Montego Bay is 1.5 hour drive to Ocho Rios. transportation from the airport to Wabi Sabi will be at 3:00PM Transfer from and to this airport will be provided by Wabi Sabi Retreats. Please advise Nulise Santana of your flights details.
To register please visit www.305yoga.com