Obama visited Jamaica and Bob Marley Museum in 2015, setting an historical Path to connect with the land that has given the world a soundtrack, leadership, and the fastest Man and Women in the World.

Obama visited Jamaica and Bob Marley Museum in 2015, setting an historical Path to connect with the land that has given the world a soundtrack, leadership, and the fastest Man and Women in the World.

This Native Like Water (NLW) 2016 program is offered to our extended family interested in adventure, comfort, leisure and a genuine cultural experience. Jamaica's exclusive April program was such a success that we have opened up our December program to our extended family! If you are here, you have a great experience ahead.  

December 11-18,  2016 join us on a Surf, Yoga and Culture Camp in Jamaica.
No pressure, experiential and inspirational outdoor activity and culture visits. Jamaica's Surf Association Professional Instructors lead the surf classes. Ancient Egyptian Yoga instruction is offered to all. Each participant has the option of choosing early morning or afternoon yoga instruction. Experience outdoor activities, culture, health, music, and athletic expression rooted in culture - lifestyle. An "A-list" of partners in Jamaica provide instructional support and guidance. As we continue to indigenize our outdoor experience, we accept the invitation from a people whom musical culture has influenced reservation, urban, Indigenous, African, Asian and European communities world-wide. There is more than must music, there is life in its totality. 

What is included: All Lodging, meals, yoga and surf instruction, surfboard rental, village tours, private transportation, tour leader, welcome massage. Airport Pick up and Drop off. 

Reggae Beach, Jamaica

Reggae Beach, Jamaica

Who can attend in December:  Suggested guests: Adults of college age, youth 16 and up, elders. All have interest in health, culture, inter-generational teachings, community learning, cultural traditions, music, art, beaches, tropical climates, and outdoors.

This program is not supported by ITY Fundraising and is dependent solely on the cost to the participant which is kept to a minimum.  Cost/registration may be considered a donation to an educational non-profit registered 501(c)3 is tax-deductable: ITY and NLW are programs of One World BRIDGE Non-Profit 501c3.

Billy Wilmot and Young Family of Jamnesia and Jamaica Surf Team. Youth appreciate the rare outlet of surfing, skating, Music, positive Vibes.

Group size will be no more than 10 people.
Price: $1300, (airfare separate) Included: All Lodging, Meals, Yoga and Surf Instruction, Surfboard Rental, Village Tours, Private Transportation, Tour Leader, Welcome Massage. Airport Pick up and Drop off.
Not Included: Airfare to Kingston, Alcohol.

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Be sure to obtain your passport by applying at Post Office with Certified Birth Certificate and two pictures. Booking your flight to Kingston, Jamaica EARLY is highly suggested due to the December travel season.

Patriarchs of the Indigenous Movements in Jamaica and California, respectfully. Uncle Billy Mystic and Uncle Larry Moto Banegas with youth, Jamnesia Surf, Skate and Music Camp.

Tentative Itinerary December 11-18:

Day 1: Arrival Reception and Welcome with
Jamnesia Surf, Yoga, Skate and Music Camp (Bull Bay Beach, East Kingston): Dinner, social hour, fireside introduction. Hosted by the Wilmot Family and The Jamnesia Surf, Music, Yoga and Skate camp. This unique outpost of Rasta Surfers is also a corner stone of vital reggae music. Leaders of the Jamaican National Surf Team and music lineage of the great Billly Wilmot of “Billy Mystic and the Revealers”. Jamnesia hosts international travelers and provides the beacon of surfing and stage for the "musical roots revival" of Jamaica. Jamnesia frequently hosts music on a small stage with big impact. Up and coming young prophets as well as legends share their talent. Jamnesia was featured in Vogue Magazine, issue October 2015.
* Welcome Evening or Morning Massage included on first two days. 

Steppa Foundation Dynamically working with the youth

Steppa Foundation Dynamically working with the youth

Day 2: Bob Marley Museum (Hope Road & Trench Town, Kingston)
Morning/Evening Yoga, Ocean Safety, Surf. Oceanside breakfast. 
After lunch visit and tour of the Bob Marley Museum then off to the Trench Town Culture Yard. The iconic Bob Marley has influenced more Indigenous, African, American, Asian and European people world-wide. More then any other artist, Bob's music remains very relevant today. Native Like Water will flow through Trench Town and witness the root of Bob Marley ‘s and Jamaica’s contribution to the world.  Revealing the historical and cultural context of Bob's Music, one will see that Bob Marley's Music is a "text" that speaks volumes and represents an oppressed and undeserved communities around the world. In addition to the Museum, NLW will tour the Trench Town Culture Yard, Community Art Centre and Craft shops. Mix with successful models in youth programs and meet Miguel “Steppa” Williams voted Commonwealth & Americas Youth Worker of the Year.

Day 3: Jamnesia and Country-side Visits: Jamnesia Morning/Evening Yoga, Ocean Safety, Surf and Oceanside breakfast leads into Countryside Village visits.  The cultural richness does not exclusive to Reggae, it goes deeper and point to indigenous roots. The Maroon and Rastafari Communities are two examples of African-Indigenous settlements that have a history as old as black and red.  Village lunch, afternoon in a hammock in thatch hut, coconut in hand.  Return to the coast for the sunset evening bond-fire and dinner, seaside, Jamnesia.  Cultural sharing.

Day 4: Country Beach Excursion: Morning/Evening Yoga, Surf and Ocean Safety. Countryside and beach exploration, village lunch. Afternoon visit at the University of the West Indies Campus (St. Catherine Province): Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Rastafari Research Unit led by Dr. Sonjah and Jahlani Niaah. 

Extra excursion Day Options:
Caymanas Mineral Spa (St. Catherine):
this nature mineral spa which is a local favorite.
Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary Boat and Snorkel Tour: The mission of the Sanctuary is to increase the bio-diversity within Oracabessa Bay in order to improve the livelihoods of all community members who rely upon the Bay.

Day 5: Negril, Whitehouse and Area Beach:  Morning/Evening Yoga, Leisure Swimming. On the water's edge breakfast. Local and Negril Beach exploration, waterfalls, hammock time. Evening open/options.
Day 6: Portland Province Whitehouse Beach Morning/Evening Yoga, Leisure Swimming.

Day 7 Jamnesia: Morning/Evening Yoga, Jamaican Cooking Lunch Demo. Afternoon hammock time. Evening Cultural sharing, outing. This will be a time of deeper cultural sharing, song, dance, story and wisdom. This is truly a time to be grateful and to give thanks.

Day 8: Departure December 18th: One loves return home

April 2016 Irie Group attending Jamaica program

April 2016 Irie Group attending Jamaica program