Revel in the ever-expanding global yoga consciousness in this celebration of the unifying power of sun, seva, and sangha at the 2013 Caribbean Yoga Conference!
Deepen your practice and connect with community in this one-of-a-kind experience in breathtaking Montego Bay, Jamaica! January 31-February 3, 2013 at the Hilton Rose Hall.
Caribbean Yoga Conference will bring people together from around the world who are inspired by the practice of yoga, curious about exploring our planet, and ready to embrace a growing community of practitioners from all walks of life. This conference provides practitioners with a balmy, tranquil space to learn from some of the world’s most beloved teachers. This is a warm celebration of sadhana, seva, and sangha.
Toni Bergins Subhadra Bowman, Elena Brower, Gaia Budhai, Katie Capano, John De Kadt, Sharon Feanny, Scott Feinberg, Hawah, Faith Hunter, Ian Hyman (aka DJ Hyfi), Leslie Salmon-Jones, Coby Kozlowski, Amy Lombardo, Moses Love, Donovan Manning, Nadine McNeil, Twee Merrigan, Kia Miller, Jason Nemer, Erin and Kevin O’Keefe, Tommy Rosen, Billy Sadia Sasi (aka Ian Mair), Sezi David Stringer, Rootz Underground, Dan Wilf, Jason Worton
Take the plunge and dive deep into the spirit of the Caribbean Yoga Conference with our pre-conference intensives, January 28−31, 2013, at Jakes’ Resort in tranquil Treasure Beach. We offer the choice of two unique immersions that provide you with the special opportunity to settle in Jamaica and deepen your CYC experience with some of our top faculty before delving into the main conference.
Sing Dance Fly: One Love Bhakti Healing
Jason Nemer and John de Kadt
This retreat with AcroYoga co-founder Jason Nemer and master musician and healer John de Kadt will move your body, free your voice, and feed your soul in ways you never thought possible! Come play with exhilarating inversions and acrobatics; embark upon a musical journey that invites us to move and be moved by sacred sounds and rhythms; and experience insight into the healing power of bodywork, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine. Each night culminates in a moonlit kirtan, call-and-response chanting of stirring mantras that create a loving vibe enhanced by the magic of Jamaica. No partner needed to join, just the desire to sing, dance, soar, and enjoy great company.
What Compels Us to Act: Giving from a Place of Connectedness
Billy Sadia and Nadine McNeil
Are you ready to dive into your seva? Billy Sadia, who hails from Kenya, and Nadine McNeil, from Jamaica, share how formative experiences in their respective homelands and the spirit of yoga have compelled them to act in the name of service. Their shared commitment to making a difference reveals how, as human beings, we more alike than we are different. From this vantage we can then support and encourage others—and ourselves—along the path of service. This powerful intensive offers practical, effective tools that help us use yoga as a vehicle for taking our practice off the mat and into a vaster place of connectedness and love.
Cost: $395, plus a $7 processing fee. Both immersions include morning yoga classes, track workshops, and evening events. Find out more and register online at www.caribbeanyogaconference.com/register. Lodging is not included in the cost and must be secured independently through Jakes’ Resort. To reserve lodging and/or ground transfers please visit www.jakeshotel.com or phone 1-877-526-2428
Want to continue your exploration of seva and celebrating your sangha (while spending some more time under the sun) after the main conference is over? Then join us on an unforgettable journey into the heart of Jamaica in this special five-day seva-based post-conference retreat led by Karma Krew co-founders Scott Feinberg and Amy Lombardo.
Rise & Shine: A Sacred Activist Retreat, February 3−8, 2013, offers you the opportunity to stretch beyond the confines of your yoga mat and directly into the heart of the Jamaican community. Held at Jakes’ Resort in Treasure Beach, this retreat is dedicated to fostering the spirit of seva as we participate in outreach projects that support various social and environmental issues instrumental to the lives of many Jamaicans. Together, our sangha explores the power of turning inward and reaching outward, and how when these two actions are aligned, they lead to an extraordinary heart-opening both in our practice and in how we show up in the world.
Cost: CYC is offering the choice of two convenient packages. If you plan to stay at Jakes’ Resort during the retreat, cost is $1,500, which includes tuition, transportation, meals, and double-occupancy accommodations at Jakes’. (Deposit to secure this package must be received by December, 14, 2012). If you plan to secure your own lodging, the cost is $900, which covers tuition, transportation, and meals. Find out more and register at www.caribbeanyogaconference.com