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Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch Graces Yogis at Round Hill

“There is nothing you cannot do.” – Tao-Porchon-Lynch

In December, Round Hill was graced with the presence of the remarkable ninety-six year old Tao Porchon-Lynch, the world’s oldest living yoga master, who led a complimentary evening yoga class on property. This unforgettable experience gave yogis the opportunity to practice alongside Tao, as she shared her wisdom and kind spirit with all in attendance. Yogis enjoyed a master class as well as vegetarian hors’ d’oeuvres and wine as they mingled and snapped photos with the legend herself.

Tao Porchon-Lynch at Round Hill

The Jamaica Observer stated “Yogi enthusiasts in attendance — totally oblivious to the heavy rains outside of the confines of the Hanover Room — drew inspiration from the French-Indian yogi, dancer, oenophilist, former model and actress as she – drawing from her life experiences — offered hope and shared words of wisdom, at all times conveying her mantra ‘There is nothing you cannot do’.”

Tao Porchon-Lynch giving an adjustment during class

Extraordinary leaders and teachers change the way we perceive the world. The very best lead us by their example. Tao Porchon-Lynch, Master Yoga teacher, 96 years young, synthesizes the most positive aspects of Indian, European and American thought. Tao is uniquely equipped to spread Yogic insights, originating in India, to Westerners seeking enlightenment.

Tao Porchon-Lynch with Round Hill's own Donovan

She has trained and certified hundreds of yoga instructors, since founding the Westchester Institute of Yoga in 1982. Tao has over 70 years of yoga practice and more than 45 years of teaching yoga to students in India, France and the United States of America.

Tao Porchon-Lynch posing for photos

Round Hill Hotel & Villas is a luxury resort in Jamaica, just outside Montego Bay. Browse current packages or learn more about the spa & fitness centre.

Announcing Round Hill’s New Fitness Centre & Yoga Pavilion

Staying fit in paradise has never been easier or more delightful with the addition of Round Hill’s brand new fitness centre & yoga pavilion – consisting of a state-of-the-art fitness centre equipped with the latest fitness technology, as well as an outdoor yoga pavilion that takes utmost advantage of the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy a few photos of the new Montego Bay fitness centre:

Round Hill: New Fitness Centre in Montego Bay

View of Round Hill Bay from Fitness Centre

Round Hill Montego Bay Fitness Centre View

Perfect for hosting Jamaica yoga retreats, the new yoga pavilion offers the opportunity to practice outside in the tropical weather while staying shielded from the sun. Breathe in the salty air and breathe out every worry on your mind as you settle into an alfresco practice.

Jamaica Yoga Retreat in Round Hill Yoga Pavilion

Round Hill Yoga Pavilion for Jamaica Yoga Retreats

Jamaica Yoga Retreat Leader Donovan

Yoga Class in Round Hill's New Yoga Pavilion



Valentine’s Day the Round Hill Way

Antique_Valentine_1909_01Love is in the air! It’s Valentine’s Day in honor of this day, we are sharing some of the history associated with the holiday, as well as how you can make any day romantic with the help of Round Hill!

Valentine’s Day or “Saint Valentine’s Day” is a time when couples openly express and shower their significant other with various demonstrations of love. There are many stories on the origin of Valentine’s Day, but the most common is that this day, February 14, commemorates Saint Valentine, a third-century Roman saint and is associated with the tradition of courtly love. However, for many, it’s simply a day for lovers to celebrate each other and their love with showers of affection. There are a number of ways to celebrate the day – these include dining out, going to the movies, sending or receiving flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, jewelry, cards, or even sharing a romantic love poem with your partner.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day year round at Round Hill – from an incredibly romantic, candlelit dinner at the Grill at Round Hill, to indulgent spa treatments, Round Hill has all of the romance bases covered!

Indulge this Valentine’s Day or anytime this year with one of our special Montego Bay spa packages designed for you and that special someone.

Ignite the Spark – 145 minutes

  • Couples 50 minute Chocolate exfoliate and sweet wrap.
  • Couples 50 minute custom massage.
  • Couples 45 minute Chocolate foot treatment and pedicure.

One Love – 120 minutes

  • Couples 50 minute custom massage.
  • Couples 25 minute Facial.
  • Couples 45 minute Chocolate Pedicure.

Single? Treat yourself with our “Single and Loving It” Package – 100 minutes

  • 25 minute Chocolate Exfoliation.
  • 50 minute custom massage.
  • 25 minute Chocolate Hand and Foot treatment.

Or simply let us take care of all the details:

Couples can celebrate their love by taking advantage of Round Hill Hotel and Villa’s One Love Romance Package. Stay for a minimum of three nights and receive breakfast in bed, a couple’s massage, chocolate covered fruits and private round-trip airport transfers; starting at $439 per room per night. Valid for travel January 5 to December 16, 2014.



Detoxify & Rejuvenate with Post Thanksgiving Yoga at Round Hill

tree_poseIt’s that time of year again: holidays centered around delicious food, decadent libations and lots of time spent with family and friends. Despite our best intentions, most of us tend to overdo it during this season. By the time the New Year rolls around we are left feeling completely depleted and in need of a serious mind/body overhaul.

This holiday season, detoxify and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with a special yoga series at Round Hill. Yoga helps facilitate your body’s natural detox process, wringing out all of the excess we accumulate during the holidays.

Join Andrea Scaramelli as she guides you through a 75-minute Vinyasa style yoga class focused on shaking things loose, stimulating digestion and aiding in detoxification, and burning off those pina coladas, all while refueling your mind and soul.

Class Schedule: Thursday, November 28 – Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8:00am at the Spa at Round Hill. Cost: US$35

Call us at 876 956-7050 or email to make your reservation today!sunset_yoga

Andrea Scaramelli is a passionate teacher and student of Vinyasa yoga. Trained by April Martucci, New York City’s “most in demand” yoga instructor in her vigorous yet calming Fire Dragon Method, Andrea teaches throughout New Jersey and New York City and is the founder of Lifeblood Yoga

Round Hill Hotel & Villas offers a variety of Montego Bay activities, as well as luxurious Jamaica Villas & hotel room accommodations. Click here for current Jamaica packages and special offers.

Well Known Chiropractor, Dr. Justin Fagan, at Round Hill

For the past 17 years Dr. Fagan has maintained a busy sports medicine, chiropractic practice in mid-town Manhattan. He occupies a niche between Orthopedics and Physical Therapy and is aligned with the top medical doctors in  New York. Dr. Fagan offers a refreshingly new approach to assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries.  For over 10 years he has been visiting Jamaica periodically to treat his Manhattan based clients at Round Hill  Hotel & Villas. He will be at the resort December 27 – 29 and is available for consultation. For more information please call 876-956-7050 ext. 414 or email




Montego Bay Yoga Conference

Find Your Bliss at the Vibrant Caribbean Yoga Conference

Grab your mat and get ready to clear your mind, the Caribbean Yoga Conference is coming to Montego Bay!  

There are lots of ways to express the inner tranquility that yoga brings to its practitioners, but there are few ways to experience it in such a pristine setting as the harmonious beaches of Montego Bay. This long-weekend event entwines the island’s most cultural and artistic qualities, and promises to deliver a relaxing and restorative Jamaican vacation with its combination of renewing yoga classes, fun evening events, and enlightening workshops. Round Hill is offering very special rates for those wishing to attend the conference located in Rose Hall, Jamaica.  Click here for special conference pricing.   

From Kundalini to Vinyasa, the Caribbean Yoga Conference celebrates the individual characteristics of each style of yoga and provides a variety of opportunities to learn about and try them. The conference gets underway on Thursday evening with a keynote speech from Sean Corne, followed by an unforgettable bonfire celebration on the beach complete with live reggae music to dance the night away. The excitement continues into Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with informational and transformative classes and workshops presented by some of yoga’s most recognized and awarded teachers. For a list of details and times, visit the Caribbean Yoga Conference schedule to ensure that your trip reflects all that you want to get out of your Caribbean vacation.

Complement a delightful day of yoga and conference activities with a trip to the Round Hill Resort Spa. Its beautiful beachfront location and full-service treatment menu will pamper every sense, leaving you perfectly poised to return to the conference rested and ready to pose. The Spa is just one of many amenities you’ll enjoy while staying at Round Hill for the Caribbean Yoga Conference. Take a break with an easy game of tennis or award-winning golf, or refuel at one of the resort’s premier restaraunts. With an easy commute to the conference center across the bay, Round Hill provides convenience and beyond-compare hospitality for your yoga retreat. Start making your plans today for this February event, and let the friendly concierges at Round Hill Hotel and Villas help you make your reservations today!

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Hangover Massage Featured in Spa Magazine

Round Hill’s own Hangover Recovery Massage was just featured in Spa Magazine after personal experience from the writer!

For the perfect pick-me-up after a fun night out with friends, The Spa at Round Hill has infused genuine Jamaican Sweet Basil to our Signature Hangover Massage treatment that will stimulate your immune system and offer toxin extraction to get you feeling rested and rejuvenated and ready to take on a new day!

See the full story and her experience here – Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Spa, Fall 2011