Health & Fitness Expos
Conference Team Visits Jamaica to Announce Scholarship
Program for 2012 Event
The team from the Caribbean Yoga Conference, scheduled
for February 2-5, 2012 at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort
& Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica, recently visited the
island to spread the word about the event and meet
with local studios and community partners.
Conference founder Kimberly Moon taught free 90-minute
classes at three yoga studios in Kingston including
Shakti Mind, Body & Fitness, Yoga Angels and AFYA.
These classes were open to the community and provided
the CYC team and respective studios to share their
love of the practice.
In addition to spreading the word about the
conference, the CYC team’s main mission was to
announce the launch of The Shakti Love Scholarship. A
unique element to this conference is the outreach to
the community, and country, where the conference is
being hosted. In partnership with Shakti Mind Body
Fitness in Kingston, Jamaica, The Shakti Love
Scholarship will invite Jamaican youth councilors,
social workers, and teachers to bring their passion,
knowledge and curiosity to the conference at
absolutely no cost. In addition to their own
restorative R&R, each scholarship recipient will have
the opportunity to learn to yoga-related skills to
bring back to their professional lives from some of
the world’s most beloved yoga teachers.
“It was important to me that we give back to each of
the Caribbean communities we visit. My primary vision
is to help the exisiting yoga community of each island
spread and expand it’s reach,” says Moon.
The team visited three organizations to announce their
scholarship initiative. ROKTOWA, an arts-based urban
initiative program located in downtown Kingston;
Mary’s Child, a home for pregnant teens in Kingston;
and the SOS Children’s Villages, a private,
non-political and non–denominational orphanage for
youth ages 2-22 in Montego Bay.
The conference will deliver a strong sense of giving
back to the community and making a difference in the
world we live in. A “Karma Korner” will be setup
throughout the conference for participants to learn
about different ways to spread good karma in everyday
actions. In addition, an off-site karma yoga workshop
will be held at The SOS Children’s Village in Montego
Bay on Saturday, February 4, 2012, giving participants
an opportunity to get involved right away.
“A lot of yoga conferences are sitting on a mat,
learning and practicing. I want to honor the practice
on the mat, but give participants a chance to take
immediate action beyond their mat,” Moon says of the
importance of the conference’s off-site karma
For additional information visit
www.CaribbeanYogaConference.com or contact ShawnnaLea
Zemanek at (802) 233-6510or
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