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Writing Journeys presents
Writing and Yoga: A Jamaican Adventure

Only nine spaces available!
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Island: Jamaica

Dates: March 20-27, 2010

Accommodations: Bromley
Overview: Celia Jeffries, MFA, and Jacqueline Sheehan, PhD, are pleased to offer an 8-day creative writing and yoga retreat. Jacqueline is the best-selling author of “Lost & Found” and her new novel, "Now & Then". Celia is an Amherst Writers affiliate and trainer. Both Jacqueline and Celia are on the faculty of Writers in Progress in Northampton, MA.
Yoga: 7:30 - 8:45am daily, 5:00 - 6:00pm three evenings
Jacqueline Sheehan will lead the morning classes and Patricia Perkins will lead the evening classes. Sessions will encourage you to use your yoga practice to develop a deeper relationship with your body as well as to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of practice. The sessions are of course completely optional.
Writing: 10:00am - 1:00pm & 8:00pm - 9:30pm daily
Exercises are designed to open your voices, quiet your inner critics, and generate new writing or expand ongoing writing projects. Writers are always free to write within the group or to follow their own muse.

7:30-8:45 Yoga
9:00-10:00 Breakfast
10:00-1:00 Writing
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-6:00 Afternoon Excursions
6:30-7:30 Dinner
8:00 Writing

Adventures & Activities:

Monday: Shuttle to Reggae Beach, an incredibly beautiful, secluded, and generally quiet beach. Snacks, drinks, chairs and snorkeling equipment available for rent. Reggae Beach is not a tourist beach. It's popular with Jamaicans, making for a more “authentic” Jamaican atmosphere.

Wednesday: A trip to the neighboring estate and artist residence Mt. Plenty. Enjoy a property tour, traditional Jamaica afternoon tea and a cool dip at the stunning source of the White River, so named because the limestone rocks give the water a white, milky color.
Thursday: Bromley has been very involved in community service in the area for many generations.  They built a small pre-school a number of years ago and where we will spend a couple of hours with the children reading a story and doing a bit of yoga. Donotions to the school are appreciated and details of the specific needs to come!
Friday: We will visit the Coyaba River Garden where we enjoy the serenity of a genuine water garden, fed by streams that rise on the property. Admire exquisite Jamaican Spanish architecture. View the Spectacular Mahoe Waterfalls and dip in the pool at the base. Visit the Museum of Island History focusing on the forgotten Taino/Arawak culture, Jamaica's first inhabitants. Shop for island crafts, rums and coffees. Take in breathtaking views of the bay of Ocho Rios.
Package Price:

$1395/person Shared Occupancy "Spanish Fort"

$1795/person Double Occupancy "Lavinia Room"

$1995/person Single Occupancy "School House Cottage"


$150 discount now being applied!
Rates are now:
$1245 / person Shared Occupancy
$1645 / person Double Occupancy
$1845 / person Single Occupancy

Package Inclusions: 
  • Round trip airport transfers from Montego Bay on the retreat start and end dates
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Home cooked meals beginning with dinner on March 20 and ending with breakfast on March 27
  • Adventures and Activities listed above
Package Exclusions: 
  • Airfare and travel to Jamaica
  • Gratuities and personal expenses including souvenirs, massages, incidentals, alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Travel Insurance - We recommend that you verify your health insurance coverage and purchase travel insurance
Registration Instructions:
For more information about the yoga or writing please contact Jacqueline at or Celia at
Click the buttons below to submit a registration form and payment to reserve your place.

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