Shake off the January blues with a trip to Jamaica and start your year on the right foot! The beginning of the year gives us a perfect opportunity to step back from our busy lives and set an intention for the months to come. The tropical island setting will bring some welcome sunshine into your life and leave you feeling refreshed and reenergized as we head into Spring.

After the busy holiday season, the New Year is a popular time to recommit to our yoga and wellness practices. This trip is the perfect time to strengthen your yoga habit! We’ll offer yoga, meditation, and fitness classes 2x per day with a variety of options to suit the needs and preferences of our travelers. 

To complement our movement practices, we’ll enjoy generous hospitality, delicious home cooked meals, and plenty of time for both adventure and relaxation. We’re looking forward to sunny beach days, illuminated nighttime boat rides, morning walks in the jungle, and plenty of time to relax by the pool. Along with our planned activities, we make sure to include plenty of leisure time so that you can reconnect with yourself and your fellow travelers. 

Our trips are often described as “life changing” and we hope you’ll see why!

Our Offerings

If you’ve been on a retreat with Rhode Island Hot Yoga before, you know that our classes are a big part of the trip! Our team will offer classes 2x daily in all our favorite styles, including our classic 90 minute Original Hot Yoga (26×2,) our calming Yin Yoga classes, our energizing Core Fire Conditioning (HIIT styles) classes, and maybe even a couple of Intermediate or Advanced level classes for our seasoned yogis. Classes are open to all fitness levels, from beginners to enthusiasts. Whether you’ve practiced for decades or you’re stepping on a yoga mat for the very first time, we’ll make sure that your needs are met.

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day (excluding alcoholic beverages) 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
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
  • Karma Yoga Service Project
  • Complimentary Rentals for SUP and/or Kayak
  • Beach Bonfire Celebration (weather permitting)
  • River and beach access
  •  Luminous Lagoon activity
  • 1 excursion


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.

Our Staff

We always bring a variety of staff members on our yoga retreats so that our guests can benefit from our combined experiences and perspectives. Together, our retreat team brings 27 years of teaching experience as well as nearly 50 years of combined yoga experience!

Juliana Olmstead

Our retreat leader Juliana Olmstead is the owner and founder of Rhode Island Hot Yoga. She fell in love with the hot yoga practice during her first class 20 years ago, and eventually found that teaching yoga was her true passion – leaving behind her graduate engineering degree to pursue yoga full time! Her yoga teacher career took her all around the United States until she put down roots in Rhode Island and started a community in 2014. She is now the proud owner of two yoga studios plus a wellness center and has found a new passion for training and mentoring new teachers – but she still feels most at home when she’s leading a yoga class!

She began leading international yoga retreats in 2017 after having her own life-changing yoga retreat experience, and loves to create that same magical environment for others to find their own revelations and transformations. On this trip Juliana will be leading both Original Hot Yoga (26&2) and Yin Yoga classes, and will be available throughout the experience to help you enjoy your retreat journey.

Honore Ford

Our retreat coordinator Honore Ford came to hot yoga practice for the first time in 2016 after a few years of consistent running. She was shocked when she couldn’t keep up with the class and quickly realized that the pranayama (breath-work) was not accessible. A visit to the ear-nose-and throat doctor revealed that one nostril passage was entirely blocked with cartilage and they surmised that she had never taken a full deep breath in her adult life. After corrective surgery, she dove into hot yoga practice 6x a week and felt phenomenal! 

Those benefits inspired Honore to complete her initial 200 hour yoga teacher training, and she has continuously sought out and achieved new teaching certifications ever since. As a teacher, she uses clear, concise language to help students use their body and breath to maximum benefit. She loves deep diving into different musical genres to curate diverse playlists, and providing information/insight so folks can thrive!

Kelly McCullough

Our final staff member Kelly McCullough is thrilled to be participating in her first yoga retreat! Kelly took her first hot yoga class while visiting her father and his wife in Atlanta GA in 2003. They had been practicing for a few months and she was stunned by how glowing, healthy and happy they looked. She joined them for a class and was instantly hooked.

Kelly has continued to practice consistently since that time and has been amazed by the transformations you see in yourself and others through consistent ongoing practice. She has been teaching since 2015 and brings a depth of specialized knowledge to her classes, leading our Original Hot Yoga classes, our Intermediate levels classes, and even 1-on-1 classes for our more advanced yoga students. She is honored and thrilled to be part of this trip.

The gift of this retreat center is it allows 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 paddleboard
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • River and Beach access
  • Karma Yoga Service Project
  • Spa Services

*Price of activities are not included in tuition

Please be sure to review Our Policies.
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.

Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. 

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)

Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at and let us know how we can help!

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Save $200 on full-price (shared and single) ends July 15th!

Shared Accommodations – $3595 USD (Full Price $3795USD)

Single Accommodations – $4795 USD (Full Price $4995USD)

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.

If you select Deposit Payment, depending on when you registered, your remaining balance will be split into 1-3 payments and processed with your credit card on file on the dates indicated on your Confirmation Letter.

Follow this link to review our payment schedule policies.

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


  • 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.

*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

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