Yoga Jamaica 2023
with Suzie Hurley & Maria Hamburger
Saturday, January 28 – Saturday, February 4, 2023
Join Suzie and Maria for a weeklong adventure into asana, pranayama and meditation on the beautiful Cliffs of Negril. We will be on the westernmost coast of Jamaica, which boasts not only a spectacular coastline of the rugged high cliffs but also a world famous seven-mile white sand beach.
Jamaica invites you to re-connect with Spirit, to unwind and let go into the vibrancy and exotic rhythm of island life. Your yoga practice is brought alive by the warm breezes, turquoise sea, lively music and charm of the Jamaican people.
Both Suzie and Maria teach with an empowering and therapeutically precise set of alignment principles, life affirming Tantric philosophy, and a full celebration of life. Their yoga is both playful and profound, allowing each student to awaken to the innate joy that lies waiting to be revealed in each of our hearts.
Suzie has been teaching yoga since 1981 and practicing since 1977. She holds an Advanced 500 hour Kripalu certificate, as well as an E-500 RYT hour Certificate from Yoga Alliance. Her 45 years of yoga practice also include 16 years of Iyengar study and 18 years as a Certified Anusara instructor.
Suzie is the former Director/Owner of the Willow Street Yoga Center in Takoma Park, MD that served nearly 2000 weekly students. Suzie Hurley blends the best of Anusara, Kripalu and Iyengar Yoga with her unique way of encouraging, enlivening and empowering her students to open to the joy that lies within. www.suziehurley.com
Maria is a certified yoga teacher who has taught for over 20 years students of all abilities in classes that are both physically and spiritually engaging. Her classes explore the benefits of the ancient practices of yoga within our modern world.
Maria is a FRC mobility specialist and likes to implement an understanding of anatomy and physiology along with strength and mobility training in her classes. Maria also enjoys playfully incorporating the myths, legends and poetry of the yoga tradition as well as healthy living through an enhanced understanding of anatomy and Ayurveda.
Maria has a live stream yoga platform where she teaches 3 classes a week and hosts teachers of various disciplines.
Covid 19 Precautions
We will require all attendants to submit a picture of their Covid – 19 Vaccination Card showing they have been fully vaccinated.
All guests will be health screened upon arrival and anyone showing signs of illness or has been exposed to Covid – 19 will not be permitted to enter.
Please have an electronic copy of your Covid Vaccination ready, since you’ll need to upload it when you’ve completed registration payment and are filling out the online form with all your details.
In our week together you will…
- Deepen your ability to drop limiting concepts of yourself and advance your practice.
- Experience a well rounded asana practice with modifications and therapeutics to accommodate various ability levels.
- Develop more strength, balance, flexibility and increase your capacity for joy.
- Enjoy optional daily early morning Pranayama & Meditation sessions by the sea.
**A minimum of six months of yoga experience is necessary for the best experience.
Location, Accommodations & Meals
Coral Seas is a small cliff side 22 room hotel overlooking the Caribbean Sea that has hosted yoga retreats for many years. All rooms have air conditioning and cable TV, and all but two rooms have ocean facing balconies. Wi-Fi is available at office, bar and poolside.
Our Yoga space can hold up to 35 students under a covered veranda open to the ocean breezes and with a fantastic view. There is an excellent Scuba Center on location, a lovely pool, and cliff side swimming. For beach lovers, there is daily transportation to a nearby beach with beach chairs and restaurant.
Included in the price is a light breakfast before morning yoga and full brunch following the morning practice. Also included are two group dinners on our opening and closing evenings, (Sat. Jan. 28 & Fri. Feb. 3). For other nights, you may choose to eat at the hotel or sample the local fare at one of the many excellent restaurants nearby.
Please note: Travel days are Jan. 28 and Feb. 4.
The hotel does NOT provide props. It’s a MUST to bring your own yoga mat, 2 blocks, belt and 2 sturdy yoga blankets for restoratives. (These are ALL very necessary!)
Price includes hotel accommodations for seven nights, light breakfast, brunch, two dinners, and all yoga classes. (We also offer a “non-yoga” price for spouses/partners who don’t do the classes.)
Not included in the price are airfare, transportation to and from Sangster Airport in Montego Bay and any excursions you should take.
Ground transportation between the airport and Negril will be provided. Costs range from $50 to $120 per person round-trip depending on how many people shuttle together. We will coordinate arrangements and payment for the shuttle will be paid directly upon arrival cash only.
Reserve your space now with a $300 non-refundable deposit – balance due on January 1, 2023.
|Double Occupancy, no yoga||$975|
|Please Note: $300 of this registration fee is a non-refundable deposit|
Click the button below to fill out the registration form. When that is complete, you will be taken to a page where you can choose your payment preference.
Refunds and Cancellations
Final Balance due January 1. After this time date, no refunds are given unless your space can be filled from a waiting list.
Sunset Cruise – Enjoy seeing the Jamaican coastline from the sea complete with snorkeling and drinks.
Paradise Escape – Swim and stroll the pristine white sands of a breathtaking untouched private beach. Swim in a river nearby and simply relax and be at one with nature. (Horseback riding optional) Includes a Jamaican lunch by the river.
Black River & Ys Falls – Take a ride down the river and see friendly crocodiles, talk to the different species of birds and take a tour of the plantation. Then, sway from swing to swing at the waterfall.
Please note: Many other optional trips are arranged through the resort, upon your arrival.