PORTLAND, Jamaica – Great Huts will host its Wellness Day in Portland on Saturday, July 2, featuring an array of wellness practitioners sharing ancient wisdom and healing practices at various locations of the resort’s picturesque cliffside property.
“Our objective is to help Jamaicans and visitors alike heal by sharing traditional knowledge and supporting patrons on their own individual health journey. It is of tremendous benefit to our bodies, mind and spirits to immerse in nature, which makes this unique experience so incredible and why we are making it easy to travel to Portland with transport included as an option,” said Vivene Levison, Managing Partner of the resort, in a press release.
Dubbed ‘A celebration of body mind and spirit’, the wellness day begins with yin yoga on the Great Huts beach with African trained Sky Barrett at 10 am followed by “Learn the Fundamentals of Ayurveda; Ancient Science of Life” with Dr Anjali Talcherkar.
The release stated that Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems and heavily practiced in Nepal and India where over 80 per cent of the population report using it, according to Wikipedia.
Patrons are encouraged to learn more from lead speaker Anjali who holds a doctorate in integrative medicine and a master's degree in psychology. Her focus is in the area of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in mental health, combining Eastern medicine and breath-based, yogic practices with traditional interventions, the release added.
The next workshop that follows is entitled “Cultivating your Auric Field” featuring Paula Hurlock, Covenor of Wellness Experience Jamaica, a consortium of practitioners.
“Jamaica is home to over 80 per cent of the planet’s healing herbs. We share, endorse and validate ancestral wisdom and traditional Jamaican remedies. We believe that there is a knowledge gap and it is their hope that this platform will assist in sharing vital information for our population. But the average millenial or city dweller do not know the herbs our grandmothers used to heal the family,” Hurlock said.
The days wraps up with a Tea Time Meditation with Usui Reiki Master Deanna Thomas.
Transportation is being offered from the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston to Portland and back. The scheduled pick up at Jamaica Pegasus is at 7:30 am Saturday.
The day’s activities including the yoga, workshops, vegan lunch and Tea Time Meditation with transport cost J$13,500.