An Exploration of the Four Divine Abodes: A Kundalini Experience
Trelawny, Jamaica Retreat with Aubrey Zinaich


Join Aubrey Zinaich in the summer of 2023 in Jamaica for a journey of discovery. On this retreat, we will explore the Brahmavihara in greater depth. The Four Divine Abodes: Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. During each of our physical practices, we will contemplate what it means to develop our spiritual practice and dive deeper into both our hearts and our spirits. We will explore various teachings from multiple traditions including The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, Japji Sahib & the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn to enhance our own personal practices. Yoga as a complete spiritual practice encompasses more than just asana. Yoga gives us a framework for self-realization, a guide to becoming more authentically us.

Each day will have plenty of free time to spend relaxing, adventuring, or simply being in the presence of the mountains and the beach. Morning and evening practices will be offered each day and will include breath work, chanting & mantra, asana, concentration, and meditation. Awakening our individual Kundalini energy, the energy of our creativity and vitality.

Join Aubrey: awaken to yourself

What is Kundalini Yoga? Kundalini yoga is called the yoga of awareness. The Kundalini energy is vitality, creativity, and consciousness. As we practice, this energy becomes awakened within us. Kundalini Yoga combines posture, breath, hand position, sound, and eye focus to produce a powerful experience and a shift in mind, body, and spirit.

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ) Airport to Retreat Center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
  • Karma Yoga Project
  • Complimentary Rentals for SUP and/or Kayak
  • Horseback Trail Riding
  • Pottery Class
  • Beach Bonfire Celebration (weather permitting) 
  • River and beach access
  • Outdoor movie night

Accommodations

Nestled on a 2000-acre historic property in the beautiful Jamaican countryside.

Surrounded by lush hills and valleys, a pristine river running through it, and the sun shining on the majestic landscape, this retreat location calls you to slow down, listen, and let go.

This retreat venue also includes a private section of the beach with a beach house that is 25 minutes from the venue for your ocean getaways during your stay. Here you will have a sense of Total Jamaica – the mountains and the sea. Complete fulfillment.

Whether you are practicing yoga, overlooking the endless mirage of lushness, eating the fresh local cuisine, hiking or horseback riding the trails, or learning pottery while overlooking the river, this Jamaican sanctuary is all about the full experience that can happen while on retreat.

AUBREY DEA ZINAICH (she / her)

CREDENTIALS:

ERYT-200

KRI Certified Level 1

RYT-500, RPYT

TEACHING STYLE:

Aubrey is a 500-hour certified Yoga teacher with over 1000 hours of teaching experience. She has been practicing yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for 24 years. She became certified to teach Yoga in February 2018. Since that time, she has taught weekly classes and has led many retreats, including a retreat to Peru and Taos, NM.

Recently, Aubrey became certified to lead pre-natal and post-natal yoga, and she enjoys working with pregnant people through all aspects of their pregnancy and beyond. Aubrey is passionate about helping all people find their inner truth. Her special interests include mantra, moon cycles, sound current, Polyvagal theory, Kundalini & Buddhist meditation. Aubrey is inspired by the works of Thich Nhat Hanh, Guru Nanak & The Bhagavad Gita. She enjoys spending time connecting with like-minded people in her community & working toward creating a more tolerant and open environment where all people can come together to have a voice. Aubrey is a member of the Durham Tech Culinary Advisory Board, and she is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for Discover Durham. She helps collaboratively manage Global Breath.

CLASSES AUBREY TEACHES:

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – Monday + Wednesday + Friday @ 10:30am
Sunday Sadhana – Sunday @ 9:00am

WHERE TO FIND AUBREY ON-LINE:

Website: aubreyzinaich.com & globalbreath.org

Instagram: @aubrey.zinaich

Testimonials

“I am so grateful to have found Aubrey’s kundalini yoga classes! Aubrey is an amazing yoga teacher and her authentic voice and down-to-earth nature allow her to convey the complexity and depth of kundalini in an incredibly accessible way. She is extremely knowledgeable and it’s clear that she is deeply passionate about all aspects of yoga and yogic philosophy –  I always walk away with a new nugget of information each class. I also really appreciate the sense of community Aubrey creates in her classes, she truly gets to know her students and creates a variety of opportunities for the group to become closer. Since starting kundalini classes with Aubrey, I have noticed a big improvement in my health and well-being and I try to attend them as often as I can!” Kristina

“I found Aubrey’s classes in late 2019 when seeking a spiritual practice for balance and equanimity.  What a difference and positive impact Aubrey’s Sunday Sadhana (and occasional weekday classes) have made for me in facing the challenges of life.   Elements of her classes resound and become part of a daily practice for me, which she graciously has helped me develop.  Her wisdom and insights are wrapped in a light spirit, good humor, and love.  “Open Heartedness” was a theme for a time, and it radiates from Aubrey always.”  — Deborah

“Three years ago, I signed up to take my first Kundalini class. I thought it would be a challenging, one-time experience. At the time, a class featuring a gong,  chanting, and meditation was intimidating to me. Fast forward to now, I’m attending class three times a week, and would do more if my schedule permitted.  Thanks to Aubrey, I’m enjoying the practice more than I ever thought I would.  Aubrey is an inspiring and thoughtful teacher who makes every class enjoyable and rewarding. During each session, she guides the participants with a thoughtful quote and practice. Thanks to Aubrey and Kundalini yoga I am continuously learning about myself and the world around me.”  — Monika

This retreat center’s gift is allowing you to do what you feel you want to do. There is space to be quiet or high energy, space to wander in nature or soak in the river or pool. Read a book, stare into space all day, or get up and be so active that you are exhausted by the end of the day. 

Some of the possible options include:

  • Pottery
  • Painting
  • Stand-up paddle-board
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • River and Beach access
  • Karma Yoga Service Project
  • Spa Services

*Price of activities are not included in tuition

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Getting There 

You will be booking your flights for the Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 2 hours.

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