aradise Cove is an amazing resort with a terrific yoga studio just a few feet of the rhythmic waves of the Caribbean Sea! Paradise Cove has straps, blocks and mats for all participants. There were a few yogis every day, at every class. Beautiful studio and beautiful resort
Shelly J, Denver, CO
Dec 4th, 2019 10:11:10am
Yoga - Paradise Cove is an amazing resort with a terrific yoga studio just a few feet of the rhythmic waves of the Caribbean Sea! Paradise Cove has straps, blocks and mats for all participants. There were a few yogis every day, at every class. Beautiful studio and beautiful resort!
Jean-Pierre Boivin: Montreal
May 23rd, 2019 1:03:48pm
I worked every day except on Sunday; I had an average of eight students every time.That was my seventh year with Fit Bodies and it was my best one.
Apr 5th, 2019 9:30:56pm
Amazing place to teach yoga! This is the first resort that I’ve been to that has blocks and straps! Beautiful sunsets, waves crashing against the shore, birds singing ... a wonderful place to find your zen! Bring your snorkelling stuff as it’s like an aquarium right off the shore. Fun water sports and a water slide! Delicious food and a smoothie bar! I’ll definitely come back!
Denis from Atlanta
Jun 22nd, 2018 12:19:07pm
2 daily yoga classes. 8 AM well attended (from 3 to 8 people). 4 PM yoga/meditation less well attended (2 folks or none).This was my second week in Jamaica, so I knew that I had to be proactive about promoting the classes. I posted the flyer at the watersport's center. The resort listed the times of the daily classes in their daily flyer, which was distributed to the guests. Chatting with folks about the classes was the best way to get guests to participate!
Elaine California USA
Jun 22nd, 2018 11:48:55am
I was given a wide choice of lovely places to teach and used them all. Very good equipment Mats , Blocks and Straps. Good attendance and great help from staff. I did not use music as most of my classes were outdoors and we loved the sounds of the ocean. Great place to teach.Beautiful Resort and a really helpful staff. Emphasis on fitness and health. I have been there 2 times and love it.
May 23rd, 2018 10:43:09am
Classes were 8 AM and 5 PM daily. My average group was 6 to 8 students for each class both men and women of all ages. Some were new to yoga and others had experience. I tailored the class so that everyone could benefit. In the AM we went on upper deck in the PM to the grass. Both however were ocean views and modified sun. You meet at the gym each time to collect the mats, straps and blocks. Students showed for every class. They really like yoga at this resort.There are 2 Jewel resorts here a mile from each other. One is families and the other adults only. As an instructor I taught only at the adult resort. But they had me stay at first in the family resort and they provided ride back and forth and then they later moved me to the adult resort and then back to the family resort for the last night. As an instructor expect to stay at both resorts but teach at one because they sometimes get unexpected guests and need the rooms. All in all both resorts are wonderful and the beach at the family resort was a big nice beach and the beach at the adult resort was very nice more like a cove and great for snorkel. The staff and checking in and out was very smooth and professional. These resorts are elite, very clean and organized. I really enjoyed my stay. I also received a massage at the Radiant Spa; was exquisite. There are many excursions that fit in with your time off from teaching so do explore them at the desk. Check out margaritaville.
Jan 29th, 2018 12:14:25pm
I taught at the December Yoga/Wellness Retreat with a 2nd yoga instructor from Fit Bodies. My morning classes were at 9:00 for 6 days and my afternoon classes were at 4:00 for 5 days. The morning classes always had the most participants with 10 to 15 and 1 day I had 20. The afternoon classes were smaller with 3 to 8. The rain kept us inside for a few days in a yoga room located in the same building with the gym and spa that accommodated as many as 17 and had an amazing view of the beach. The last day we had class on the beach in the sunshine. There are other locations available at JPC for classes on the patios at the gym (front, side and back) and at the Sunset Bar when there is no rain.
Aug 2nd, 2017 12:03:42pm
Spinning 8am and 4pm, six bikes, two to five participants. No participants on Friday (Friday is a travel day for most Americans). Resident pro (Bishop), appreciated eating breakfast with us every day. If room was locked, can get a key from the spa. Get some bottles of water from the lobby for participants that forget. Bring your own sweat towel from the room. The speaker is wireless, I used my cable most of the time. Get there early to turn on the AC, the remote is in the cardio room. Bishop said there are two other bikes that need repair. Next teaching pro should take pedals for a Schwann IC Pro.Highly recommend Jewel, Paradise Cove. It is laid back, not crazy like I thought an adult only Resort would be.
Plenty of cultural evening entertainment, great July 4th party. Great staff. Great restaurants. We never left the resort, once.
May 2nd, 2017 11:15:24am
The resort had a low occupancy so not many players. 2 classes 8:30 and 9:30 am. Mostly taught at 8:30. Had 2 people most days.The resort for the cost is a very good value. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We upgraded to an Ocean front room and it was very nice. Food was good, no top shelf alcohol but not a big deal.
Apr 20th, 2017 10:01:26am
Have good time with Peter the resident Tennis pro we had guest mainly in the morning 8h 30 to 9h 30 beginners or advances players.The resort is very nice and and the employees make you feeling like your part of the Jamaican family. Very good time!
Apr 17th, 2017 11:41:15am
I think fit bodies did a great job coordinating with the resort and I would highly recommend it to everyone. The resort was awesome and the people working at the resort couldn't be friendlier
Apr 9th, 2017 11:47:04am
Just got back from a week at Paradise
JPC. Staff couldn't be better. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I upgraded to an ocean front king for $350 extra. Definitely worth it Room was quiet and had a great view. Resort was well maintained and easy to get around. I taught tennis 8:30-10:30, occupancy was very low so didn't teach until Thursday. Not exactly an a m. Tennis crowd if you know what I mean. Courts were just resurfaced and play great. Food was good, not great. Buffets were better than expected. Restaurants not so much. Jade was fun and the food really good, once is enough. Great smoothie bar on beach. Definitely a good value for the money. I've taught at Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita twice so my standard is very higj.
Mar 27th, 2017 1:54:10pm
The facility has to hard courts. The courts of fenced-in with a high wall along the doubles alley on one quart. Excellent for warming up on the wall and getting people new at the game started. Management is well aware that the courts need to be resurfaced. In the morning if damp the courts were to dangerous to play on but once the sun came up good and strong and they dried up they were passable. Balls are at a premium and whatever your gift is as a tennis professional please add 10 cans of balls that'll give him two cans a day new balls for match play. The resident Pro is more than willing to help you with your own personal game every afternoon he has a hit with the procession that often goes empty. Keep in mind this Resort is on the North Shore of Jamaica in the winter the waves you build up along the coast but the Cove protects the water area for recreation. Had a couple of days the lifeguards work hosting kayak surfing around the cove very very cool. The entire staff from groundskeepers to executive chef will go out of their way to make your stay outstanding. The entertainment manager puts on a great show during the week every evening something else to do. There are plenty of beach chairs shade trees refreshments and volleyball right at your fingertips everything is closed. The swimming pools whined around the facility as if you were staying in a tropical Venice again very very cool we'll go again.
Mar 16th, 2017 11:38:59am
It was a great balance of teaching spinning (6 bikes in a designated studio overlooking the water) at 8 am and Yoga at 4 pm. Spinning I had between 2-6 participants, both new and experienced. Yoga I had between 5-14 every afternoon from new to experienced as well. I taught the Yoga on the quiet pier surrounded by water, perfect!! I did teach spin m-sat. and Yoga m-f. This resort was very organized. The front desk had a preliminary schedule for me which they were happy to adjust as I was originally scheduled to teach body sculpt in am, switched to spin. My poster was up Sunday, shortly after I arrived. Very smooth and well run.
Dec 28th, 2016 1:03:20pm
i taught 2 classes a day, yoga and I taught 2 Zumba classes by my request. My classes were at 8 am and 4 pm. the gym staff was very efficient in putting together a schedule for me on the first day, they posted my flyer and kept the information available for quest to see. I did a lot of self promoting and my classes were full which was great. the entertainment staff was AMAZING and happy to have me there.
Dec 28th, 2016 12:59:36pm
I was teaching the Yoga & Wellness Retreat format so guests had class options with other teachers and presenters. I had 6 one hour classes each morning at 9:00 and 3 afternoon classes at 4:00 that were 30 minutes in length. I had 2 to 4 participants in each class with attendance increasing later in the week.Jewel Paradise Cove is an excellent resort with an incredibly friendly staff. There are options for yoga class locations - all with incredible views. Between teaching classes, you can participate in the pool side activities or relax on the quiet beach. The food is great in all restaurants with morning and afternoon fruit smoothies! When you are ready to explore outside the resort, there are many excursions available to experience the beauty and culture of Jamaica.
Dec 28th, 2016 12:23:56pm
Loved working at Jewel Paradise Cove, and will book there for next year. Staff is excellent. Beaches and pools are the best. Great food, and wonderful entertainment. What more can you ask.
Sep 21st, 2016 5:18:24am
Loved it as always!! Staff was welcoming and personal and we had a great turnout (6-18) in all classes. We promoted a LOT as we always do. Wonderful time.
Sep 1st, 2016 5:40:04am
All went well and General Mgr Barbara and Jackie were happy with our services. Thanks for everything and as always --- never a bad yoga vacation -- made many friends. Thanks again Suzelle and Denise.Great experience , you really feel part of the team
May 23rd, 2016 7:00:14am
I taught at 8 am and 4 pm each day. Classes ranged from 1-6 participants.The setting was beautiful! There were several locations on property to lead classes. The staff were welcoming and professional.
Mar 30th, 2016 5:14:44am
Teaching yoga at this resort was a dream come true. Everything about this resort is fantastic from the staff who work there to the food. Bishop who runs the gym daily was very helpful in giving me tips on great spots to teach and how to use the Bose speaker. The absolute best was teaching the sunset yoga off the Aqua Marina pier. Also in the morning I used the upper deck of the sunset lounge which was very quiet and had a beautiful view of the water. All classes were attended and some people did both classes daily. Many came as couples with one of the pair being a beginner so expect to teach all levels. The resort has blocks and straps which was nice for modifications. May have converted a few spouses to continue yoga when they get home. Will never forget having my green smoothie before teaching. They were delicious . I will definitely be back to teaching at Jewel Paradise Cove.
Mar 11th, 2016 4:30:00am
I taught two yoga classes a day Monday through Friday. Morning classes were from 8:00 - 9:00 am and averaged 8 - 10 participants. Afternoon classes were either at 4:00 pm or 5:15 pm, taught on a pier overlooking the ocean and averaged between 6 - 10 participants. A lot of beginners taking the classes with some just trying yoga for the first time.I was extremely happy with the whole process of teaching at the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort. The staff was very clear about the schedule and gave me freedom to teach the classes anywhere on the property that I liked and also offered ideas as to where to have class.
Feb 9th, 2016 8:14:29am
I Loved this resort. The food was amazing, it is a wellness resort so healthier food options that taste great. Of course I Love spinning so thats a plus when I get to teach it. I would love more resorts in program that have spin bikes
Jan 5th, 2016 4:40:12am
It was amazing! Had a great time and plan on returning !!!!