Where Heaven Meets the Earth
Trelawny, Jamaica Retreat with Luna Ray & Katy Knowles
Join Luna and Katy for this once-in-a-lifetime yoga, meditation, and music experience. From the Jungle to the Sea, we will immerse ourselves in Jamaica’s sacred lands to slow down, find balance, and remember joy. Good hope is a magical place located 20 minutes into the mountains on a 3000-acre fruit plantation. Good Hope also has a wonderful beach dwelling that can be used as much as wished.
This week will include options for:
- Daily yoga practices for all bodies
- Daily Walks
- Daily Live Music and Chanting
- Beach Adventures
- Making Pottery
- Amazing Food and Celebratory Community
- Optional Excursions and Adventures and more…
- 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) to Retreat Center
- Complimentary Rentals for SUP and/or Kayak
- Beach Bonfire Celebration (weather permitting)
- River and beach access
- 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)
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.
Luna is a teacher of yoga, a workshop and retreat leader, kirtan musician and recording artist, a somatic practitioner and an activist for conscious and empowered community collaboration. She is RYT-200 yoga certified, a recording artist, is SEP (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner) certified, a mother to two lovely girls, and has traveled the world teaching and learning for the last 20 years.
Luna works with the deep intention of inspiring and encouraging humans to cultivate an awareness of their inherent wisdom. Luna believes that by coming together, and using the tools of yoga, including mantra, music and meditation, we are led to our hearts deepest desires, and we build the strength to act upon them.
Luna has a BA in Community Studies, and is a Co-Founder of True Nature Education (http://truenaturetravels.com) and The CREER Service Organization (501c3).
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Katy’s passion is sharing and spreading the teachings of yoga and mindfulness through workshops and retreats, with an emphasis on the therapeutic benefits that manifests through the practice. Through breath, yoga, meditation and sangha, Katy believes that a human’s mental, physical and spiritual body can be healthy, bright and light while on the journey through life.
Katy is co-founder of Project Yoga Cincinnati and continues to devote energy towards the mission of serving underserved and at-risk populations. Her motto has been, “One Breath at a Time”. https://www.projectyogacincinnati.org/
Mostly Katy is the Mother of 3 boys, Gigi of 2, with a loving husband who supports her life.
Katy is a 500 ERYT, Certified Yoga Therapist, Para Yoga Level 1 certified Teacher, Massage Therapist and has completed the Ayurveda Yoga Specialist training. She also loves to dance!
“Thank you so very much for your expert guidance and facilitation of our small but mighty group. It was as if layers kept peeling away to show more of the beauty and value of the lessons. More correctly, to show more of each person’s divine nature and soul. I find it remarkable that the facilitation was done in so many different ways, each reinforcing the other. Music, mantras, stories, practice, sharing, sacred objects, the altar, journaling, somatic awareness, and teaching. All of this and more gave me a much greater appreciation and awareness of the divinity and struggles of everyone else. As time passes and teachings continue, I’ll have a greater understanding. The processing of the experiences continues. Please know that you do very important work. Thank you so very much for doing this work for us.” – James T.
“The quality of light at sunrise and sunset is different here. My foot falls differently on the land. The dwellings and river coursing through Good Hope whisper history. It’s Carriage House and yoga/meditation deck are perched high on the property, framing lush valley below. Artfully curated in every way, Good Hope is two thousand acres of beauty to get lost or found in.” – Joan D.
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:
- Stand-up paddle-board
- Horseback riding
- River and Beach access
- Karma Yoga Service Project
- Spa Services
*Price of activities are not included in tuition
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