This five-day yoga retreat from April 6–10 2017 is $2,250 a person (approximately £1,795), based on two people sharing (single occupancy is $3,950 or £3,150). Rates include all meals, daily yoga sessions (and optional meditation sessions), kayaking and paddle-boarding, transfers from Norman Manley (Kingston) or Sangster International (Montego Bay) airports and all taxes. Flights to and from Jamaica are not included.
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GoldenEye's brightly painted Beach Huts – your cosy, chilled-out home during the retreat – have soft king-size beds and invite the outdoors in for a true beachside feel. In lieu of air-conditioning, they beat the heat with a trusty ceiling fan and they're ergonomically designed to let sea breezes drift through. Amid Oracabessa Bay’s unruffled sands and lush greenery, twice-daily vinyasa yoga classes are held with YFBP founders Heather Lilleston and Katelin Sisson: in their own words, ‘regular people who love yoga – and having a good time’.
If you’re no yogi, don’t tie yourself in knots (until you can, that is), YFBP’s focus is on proper alignment, a relaxed pace and hands-on assistance. Absolute beginners are warmly welcomed.
Yoga for Bad People
They’re not all bad… Those who’ve read yoga text Hatha Yoga Pradipika (we have, of course), will know that an obstacle to yoga is ‘adhering too strictly to rules’, so ‘bad’ really means ‘good’, and YFBP welcomes rule-breakers.
Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and others have praised YFBP’s spoiling and serene approach to yoga retreats. Their stonkingly great playlist could be why: Outkast, Cat Power, Led Zeppelin – music to get you in sound shape.