Jakes embodies a low-density destination. And, Treasure Beach, Jamaica, is about as far off the beaten track, away from the crowds of the big-box resorts, as you can get. With our two yoga decks, both right on the ocean, it’s not so surprising that Jakes has become one of Jamaica’s most beloved spots to practice. We offer daily yoga sessions for all guests as well as yoga retreats that are totally bespoke and created to reflect the needs of each group.
t Jakes, we’re here because of the environment we’re in—not vice versa. You’re here to unwind, to commune with nature. There’s no better way to embrace the experience than practicing yoga here. We really wanted a way to be able to connect the practice with the view, so we built our decks to face the ocean. You’ll see pelicans flying, dolphins in the distance—how much more magical can it get?
The most special part about yoga at Jakes is the open studio with a view of the ocean, the sound of the waves and the surrounding garden. Almost every class, timed perfectly, the birds come out at the end to sing, making shavasana unforgettable!
Daily yoga classes
Jakes hosts daily yoga sessions from Monday through Friday in our open-air yoga studio atop the Driftwood Spa, with views overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Classes are led by Dr. Empress Thandi Wise, a certified yoga instructor, holistic medicine woman and colon hydrotherapist. For weddings or larger groups, we’re pleased to develop more personalized schedules; contact us for more information.
Yoga can be booked at the front desk and is subject to availability of the instructors. Check the activity and Driftwood Spa notice board for schedules.
For a truly bespoke yoga retreat, there’s no place better in Jamaica than Jakes. You’ll practice each day in our multiple beachside studios, with the option to combine yoga with fitness—hiking, mountain biking, swimming and TRX work—along with full access to the Sporks Park, with 17 acres of fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and ropes course. We also have the Driftwood Spa, with its open-air treatment rooms and products made with ingredients from our own garden. Our chefs will work with you to create a specialized menu engineered for your health and dietary needs, using seasonal produce grown by farmers we know and trust, all working fields within a 25-mile radius of Jakes.
We’re here to work around your ideal schedule, from early-morning sessions to sunset practice. Our range of accommodations at Jakes—from beachside villas to the Jack Sprat Motel—provide flexibility for all types of guests. Give us a call and we’ll tell you more. And of course, we’d love to help you start planning your retreat.
Lead a retreat
For yoga instructors, personal trainers and fitness leaders, Jakes makes an ideal venue to lead a group to get fit and fully relax. Between the undulating landscape that lends itself to mountain biking and hiking (Jakes can link you to amazing local guides) and multiple picturesque venues for circuit training and yoga flows—there’s no better place to gather a group for an active vacation. Plus, with a broad range of room prices and fresh food from the neighboring land and sea, your retreaters will rest well and dine right. Work with us to design a trip, and we’ll assure it’s seamlessly planned and strictly authentic. Contact us at email@example.com.
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