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Core Yoga in Jamaica
with Debbie Cohen
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Island: Jamaica
Date: March 21-28, 2010
Accommodations: Villa Viento

A 3 star ocean front property is situated on 2 acres of lush tropical gardens and tucked away in a lovely corner enjoying its own ocean views and the villa's waterfront boasts one of the best snorkeling reefs in the Ocho Rios area.

Villa Viento is composed of the Main House which has 2 bedrooms, the Chalet Suite which also has 2 bedrooms and the Island Suite with 3 bedrooms. All bedrooms feature private bathrooms and are air conditioned. The villa is equipped with wireless ADSL internet.

A five minutes walk or a short swim away is Reggae Beach, a private secluded beach ($5us entry) for your enjoyment and right across from Villa Viento is Harmony Hall, a landmark of Jamaican architecture that houses a art gallery. Downtown Ocho Rios is only 5 minutes drive and you are within easy access to the local craft markets, restaurants, water sports, the famous Dunns River waterfalls and the new shopping experience at Island Village shopping mall home of Jimmy Buffets Margarittaville and the interactive Reggae Explosion museum that chronicles reggae's musical roots and pays homage to Bob Marley and other stars.

Villa Viento offers appealing accommodation, an expansive veranda enjoying a refreshing sea breeze for a wonderful outdoor yoga space, a lovely fresh water swimming pool, a large gazebo for relaxing, reading and just being right on the waters edge as well as a full staff with a private cook and a housekeeper. You will settle in and feel right at home very quickly at this comfortable and friendly villa.

Retreat Details:

Join Debbie Cohen and Tropical Escapes for a week of yoga, relaxation and fun in the sun! With twice daily yoga classes and plenty of time to enjoy the tropical ambiance in between, use this opportunity to relax & recharge and let the beauty of Jamaica inspire & rejuvenate you!

The villa's staff will ensure that you are well taken care of and that all your needs are met. Meals will be prepared by the villa's private cook and will feature fresh, local ingredients made into traditional Jamaican dishes. Our retreat coordinator will be on-hand to familiarize guests with the surrounding area, to arrange island excursions as well as body treatments made available right at the villa or at the nearby KiYara Spa.

Yoga Instructor: Debbie Cohen

Debbie has been teaching hatha yoga since 1996.  She trained first at the World Yoga Center with Ann Farbman-Brown in New York and then at SVYASA, a yoga rehabilitation center and research institute in South India.  She currently studies with Patricia Walden and Barbara Benagh.

Debbie's yoga classes are absorbing and meditative with careful attention to precise details of alignment. Debbie started practicing Siddha yoga and has studied Iyengar yoga for many years. She teaches the yoga poses so that the experience feels integrated from head to toe minimizing effort, strengthening core muscles and bringing intelligence to the body.  The intention is that this intelligence and sense of integration resonates beyond the immediate physical experience to perspective shifts which take effect during daily living.  

Debbie has advanced clinical training in Mind-Body Medicine, trained to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has studied experiential anatomy. She has a bachelors and masters of education from Harvard University and a masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching yoga, Debbie has also been a section leader for Tal Ben-Shahar's Positive Psychology lecture course at Harvard and is currently working on several research studies evaluating the effects of yoga on children in schools.

Debbie has been taking yoga retreats with her students since 2003. This will be her second Caribbean Retreat in partnership with Tropical Escapes.

Package Pricing:
$1,495 USD per person: Double Occupancy
$1,895 USD per person: Single Occupancy

Space is limited to 8-10 participants. Book early to take advantage of low air fares.
Package Inclusions: 
  • Round trip airport transfers from Montego Bay to Villa Viento, Ocho Rios.
  • Seven nights' accommodations at Villa Viento
  • Three meals daily beginning with dinner on March 21 and ending with breakfast on March 28
  • Services of the villa staff as well as a retreat coordinator
  • Twice daily yoga sessions with Debbie
  • Taxes & Service Charge
Package Exclusions:
  • Airfare and travel to Jamaica
  • Personal expenses including souvenirs, massages, incidentals, alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Gratuities and tips for villa staff, taxi drivers and tour guides are at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance - There are no refunds or exchanges at any time for any reason. We recommend that you verify your health insurance coverage and protect your investment by purchasing travel insurance
Registration Instructions:
Please click the buttons below to submit a registration form and $500 deposit to reserve your place. Full payment is due 45 days prior to departure.

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