Reconnect With Your Practice and Your Self
Trelawny, Jamaica Retreat with Kristin Olson


It’s very easy to get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle and leave behind what is truly important to our health. In this week-long retreat in beautiful Jamaica, we’ll let go of the to-do lists and the “shoulds” and instead reconnect with our practice, our community, and our true Self. Through daily asana and meditation practices as well as the study of the Yoga Sutras, you’ll unite mind, body, and spirit and, in the meantime, connect with like-minded happy yogis in a fun and easy environment. Leave the retreat feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and re-focused on what’s truly important in life.

Kristin teaches an alignment-based vinyasa practice. She draws Sun Salutations and moves with breath from the Ashtanga tradition and alignment, as well as themed classes from the Iyengar system.

The combination of both moving with the breath and holding poses allows students to explore all the different tools our asana practice offers in attempting to steady the mind. Her classes also weave in relevant sutras to allow us to explore ourselves deeper through both the asana and yoga philosophy. Her asana practices build slowly to a rigorous peak, but always with the option for participants to take the class at their own pace and modify as they know is right for their own body.

Join Kristin Olson in Trelawny, Jamaica for this once-in-a-lifetime yoga retreat experience to reconnect in March 2023!

  • Group ground transport to/from Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ) airport to Retreat Center
  • Accommodations: 6 Nights at Retreat Center                       
  • Three meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day.
  • Complimentary Rentals for SUP and/or Kayak
  • Beach Bonfire Celebration (weather permitting) 
  • River and beach access with private casita
  • Outdoor movie night
  • Use of yoga room and facilities
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)

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.

Kristin Olson

Kristin teaches an alignment-based vinyasa flow class where she leads students through intelligent sequences with precise alignment cues. Through her teaching, Kristin hopes to help people to quiet the mind, strengthen the body, and discover the power within oneself through a dedicated and consistent yoga practice. She believes our yoga practice offers the opportunity to check-in rather than check-out, to pay better attention, to strengthen our ability to oncentrate and as a result make better choices and lead a balanced, centered life.

Kristin has owned her own studio in Andover since 2012 where she teaches 10 weekly classes as well as where she leads her own 200- and 300-hour Teacher Trainings.

Testimonials:

“Kristin’s teaching combines the principles of proper alignment with a flow that requires mindfulness and core strength. It is this strict attention to mindfulness that brings you deeper into your practice. She inspires a sense of community and commitment that automatically moves you to keep reaching higher and deeper levels in your practice.” -Laurie L., Yoga Student

“Kristin is knowledgable and takes the time to make sure each class is tailored to the students she sees walk through the door to practice. The classes challenge the students who want to be challenged, but gives the developing yogi the time and space to grow in their practice.” -Joan P., Yoga Student

“Kristin is so full of knowledge regarding alignment and asana, the philosophy of yoga and intelligent sequencing. Her passion for all aspects of yoga is apparent in her teaching and as a result it was really fun, easy and interesting to learn from her.” -Amy R., Yoga Student

This retreat center’s gift allows you to do what you feel you want. 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 is not included in tuition

Please be sure to review Our Policies.

Registration

Click Here to Register Now! – Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

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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Travel Insurance

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We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). 

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Shared Accommodations – $3095 USD 

Single Accommodations – $4095 USD 

Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

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In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2023 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*

We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.

*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.

Cancellation

  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.

If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to info@truenaturetravels.com.

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