Yogis look to master the ‘downward dog’ in Jamaica

Whether looking to master “downward dog”or “warrior”poses, the island of Jamaica will be ripe with master yoga instructors ready to engage the cores of yogis of all levels during the second annual Caribbean Yoga Conference. The weekend-long event is designed for participants to connect with one another while learning new skills and sharpening existing ones. The conference will be held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa in Montego Bay from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2013. Yoga enthusiasts from around the world are invited to participate. Surrounded by a tranquil backdrop of palm trees, turquoise waters and sandy beaches, the event will feature workshops and seminars led by celebrated instructors, such as Toni Bergins, Gaia Budhai and Elena Brower. The 2013 event will also include the new family friendly CircusYoga program, geared towards children ages seven to 14. These classes playfully blend the practice of yoga with the skills of the circus and can be done as a family affair. Additionally, as a special way to give back to the island, Caribbean Yoga Conference organizers have invited the SOS Children’s Village, a Montego Bay area orphanage, to participate in the CircusYoga program. The conference costs US$345 p.p. and group rates are available through Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa. Registration for the conference ends Oct. 1. (http://www.caribbeanyogaconference.com)