2024 Yoga Vacation in Jamaica

FEBRUARY 4-11 and 11-18, 2024

For over 40 years John and Barbara have welcomed yogis to join them for their annual trek to Negril, Jamaica. Negril is a relaxed resort on the west coast of Jamaica, one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful and lush islands and a wonderful place to unwind and restore the soul. Negril is vibrant and brought alive by Jamaicans, their music, and a sultry climate perfect for rest and renewal.


Barbara Benagh’s unique teaching style draws from many traditions. A teacher since 1974, Barbara has a quirky style that combines breathwork, exploratory movement, yoga philosophy, alignment and enquiry based poses. Her unique voice and language invite you to listen more than look as you are guided into a deeply meditative practice that encourages asana to grow from the inside out- very slowly. With good humor, she teaches patience and attention with the goal of creating a yoga practice that is economical, effective, and elegant at any age. She lives in Durham, NC . 

John Schumacher, a teacher for 50 years, is one of the most prominent and respected teachers in the Iyengar tradition and a senior certified teacher in that method. The director of Unity Woods Yoga Center in Bethesda, MD until 2023, John continues to teach weekly classes as well as online education workshops for teachers. The precision, clarity, humor and directness that John incorporates in his teaching help to guide students toward experiencing the richness and vitality that are possible through the practice of yoga. He lives with his wife Suzie Mann in Chevy Chase, MD.

Barbara and John got to know each other while sharing a long flight to India and, while their yoga paths have diverged over the years, they relish this annual get together. Their very different teaching styles demonstrate how diverse interpretations of Hatha Yoga can be respectful, informative, and complimentary in a way that inspires students to create an authentic practice. 

Weekly Package (Inc. lodging at Coral Seas Cliff Hotel, brunch, 2 evening events, and yoga). Travel is Sunday-Sunday with two classes daily Monday- Saturday.

Single Room – $1750 Double room -$1335 Companion $860

Class Only (Inc. all yoga + 2 evening events) $810


How to Register

A $300 non-refundable deposit per person, per week is required to register. You’ll need a current passport and covid vaccine. Questions? Email – barbara@yogastudio.org.

Tuition may be paid by Zelle (617-803-0918) or (barbara@yogastudio.org), Venmo (@Barbara-Benagh), PayPal (barbara@yogastudio.org) or check to Barbara Benagh, 1107 Oakland Ave., Durham, NC 27705.

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