2024 Wellness Retreat
Jamaica Inn, nestled in the serene beauty of Jamaica, a group of wellness seekers recently embarked on a transformative journey of mindfulness and self-discovery. Ashley Baer, a remarkable 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Health and Wellness Coach, and Facilitator of Mindfulness Instruction in mindfulness and meditation have touched countless lives, in many countries including Jamaica, United States and School in Italy.
From the very moment you exist your vehicle you are met with a dramatic view of relaxation. The Jamaica Inn staff ensured the wellness retreat was beyond comparison. The warm welcome drinks, along with the innate natural beauty of the Inn, set the stage for an extraordinary experience. As the attendees settled into the serene ambiance, it became evident that this retreat would be a true haven for rejuvenation and self-reflection.
A Journey to Discovery
Throughout the retreat, Ashley Baer's insights and teachings played a pivotal role in guiding the attendees towards a deeper connection with themselves. With her background in Sociology and Education, Ashley's approach to mindfulness and meditation brought a unique perspective to the practice. Her Mindful Breathing program, which has been successfully implemented across the Forsyth County School District, proved to be a powerful tool in alleviating stress and promoting well-being.
Partnerships and Collaborations
Ashley's dedication to the cause of mindfulness extended beyond the classroom, as she partnered with Georgia State University's School of Public Health to conduct a groundbreaking Mindfulness Pilot Program. These studies delved into the effects of mindfulness on teacher burnout, efficacy, and its impact on student anxiety and stress. Additionally, as a co-founder of the Georgia chapter of COSEM, Ashley has been instrumental in furthering the cause of mindfulness in educational settings.
A Global Reach
While Ashley's influence is profound in local communities, she also reaches a global audience through her meditation teachings on the renowned Insight Timer app. Her expertise in gratitude, self-care, and Mindful parenting has garnered significant attention, making her a frequent guest on WisdomFeed.com. Moreover, her Yoga Nidra classes have reached far and wide, including participation in the Mindful Society Global Institute's 8th Annual Virtual Learning Summit.
A Passion for Writing and Volunteer Work
Beyond her teaching and public speaking endeavours, Ashley shares her wealth of knowledge through her insightful writing for "My Forsyth," a local publication. Her articles shed light on the benefits of intentional breathing and mindfulness. Moreover, her commitment to mental health advocacy shines through as she volunteers with Persevere, a nonprofit organization bringing mindfulness to underserved populations in prisons.
A Heartfelt Thank You to Jamaica Inn
Gratitude overflowed as the retreat attendees expressed their appreciation to the entire Jamaica Inn staff for curating a restorative and unforgettable experience. The attention to detail, from providing hydration stations during classes to the exceptional care at the Ocean Spa, made each guest feel genuinely cherished and valued.
With Ashley Baer's guidance and the exceptional hospitality of the Jamaica Inn staff, the Wellness and Yoga Retreat became a profound journey of presence, joy, and personal healing. The attendees left with hearts full of gratitude and a renewed sense of well-being, eagerly looking forward to returning for their next retreat. As Jamaica Inn continues to offer these transformative experiences, they undoubtedly stand as a beacon of wellness, mindfulness, and joy in the heart of Jamaica.
You can join us next June 16-20,2024, to experience a feeling of wellness and rejuvenation.