Montego Bay, Jamaica – The Caribbean Yoga Conference opened, on Thursday, January 31, 2013 to wide acclaim by local and international patrons.
The brainchild of Kimberly Moon, founder of Bella Luna Yoga, a consulting firm that assists destinations and resort in expanding their yoga and wellness programs, the Caribbean Yoga Conference has staged their opening session at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort, Montego Bay, January 31 2013 –
February 3, 2013 and has already unleashed an exciting programme lineup and activities for all ages. Accomplished yoga practitioners and educators are among the speakers and facilitators.
The Yoga organizers, faculty and team have been warmly welcomed to the island for their second stint and according to John Lynch, Director of Tourism, “The Caribbean Yoga Conference was successful in accomplishing its goals last year, and we look forward to welcoming even more yogis to
the 2013 event. The conference is a fitting addition to the island’s calendar of events and demonstrates the diversity of our health and wellness offerings.”
Community service is not new to the organizers of the Caribbean Yoga Conference, who have partnered again this year with the not-for-profit organization Karma Krew, headed by Scott Feinberg and Amy Lombardo to present the workshop “Connecting to Community II. The dynamic team will be
leading a group of facilitators, journalists and volunteers to visit an orphanage that supports children with HIV. Participants leave the hotel at 2:30 by bus for the 40 minutes ride to the venue where children will be entertained, engage in yoga and artistic activities.
Rasta Village Live performers opened the Conference with Nyabinghi chanting and drumming, led by First Man (Eddie Wray), which brought the audience to their feet in yoga infused with ancestral drumming. The ancestors must have smiled at the union of cultures, poetic word sounds offered by Golden Ankh, the wit and passion of Nadine McNeil, humanitarian, fusing fire, water, air, wood to create an unforgettable
opening session where the words of Bob Marley “One Love, One Heart, Let’s Get together and feel all right” was ubiquitous.