When dreaming of Jamaica, in all likeliness the “ONE LOVE” anthem will ring in your head, possibly even out loud if you feel in the mood. Jamaica is home to Bob Marley, Irie culture, Rastafarianism and rum and it’s true to say that the island’s heart pumps to a dancehall beat.
The jungle paradise, pristine beaches and fifty shades of blue are all a part of its natural appeal. Foodies love the island for its exotic blend of spices known as “Jerk”, simple and ample street food, and some of the best coffee in the world grown right in the Blue Mountains. Jamaica is a welcoming English speaking island and former English colony. The lush tropical island is an exotic gem in the Caribbean ocean there is no better way to enjoy it than with a terrific posse of fun dynamic women just like you at the JOZU THRIVE EXPERIENCE in May 2018.
The History and the WHY
Last year, Jozu For Women
partnered with Tmrw Today Culture Festival
– a music festival that heavily emphasizes and revolves around environmental activism and soul rejuvenation. We invited a select group of JOZU for WOMEN community members between the age of 21-54 years old, to become part of our JOZU VIP Crew for a remarkable four-day experience that started the moment they walked into Sangster International Airport by the VIP Welcome Committee from Club MoBay.
The Crew enjoyed local Montego Bay restaurants, meeting with JOZU investors and our internal JOZU team at our “Launch Pad”, and had an amazing Mini Cooper cultural drive day compliments of Island Routes.
From sunset yoga, to our corporate social give back outing for N.E.E.T, and horseback riding in the surf at Reggae Horesback, the PROTEJE concert by Red Stripe, and the networking lunches, a good time was certainly had by everyone – from the ladies from the US and Canada to the lovely local female business owners and leaders we spent time with.
Because of the overwhelming success and the positive feedback from the Tmrw.Tday festival, the hoteliers, and our Crew, we’ve decided to build on last year’s program and although we thought not possible, make it even better. On May 1-6, 2018 we are hosting our first annual JOZU THRIVE Experience that celebrates diversity in women, set on the idyllic Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. Our six-day empowering event includes over 20 masterclasses and workshops curated by our CEO and Founder, Stephenie Rodriguez, and Author, Social Media Influencer and television producer, Adryenn Ashley. We’re creating a holistic experience for designed to motive and inspire you, as well as connect you to some of the most powerful businesswomen in the world.
Our MIND | BODY | SPIRIT program will include morning mindfulness and yoga sessions with Sharon Feanny, leadership and professional developments sessions with author Ericka de La Cruz (author of Passionistas), international businesswomen Myriam Taylor, CEO and Founder of Muxima from Portugal, Katherine Lugo, CEO of LUKA Cosmetics from Columbia and Florida, with more to be announced.
This fantastic and fun event will take place at the beautiful and luxurious Sandy Haven Resort, and it will sell out. Land only packages start at $1100 per person and is ALL INCLUSIVE, (double occupancy) for the 3-night experience and include all food, lodging and alcohol, and taxes. There are 3,4, 5 and 6-night packages still available so register your interest for more details and to confirm your space.
Not that into yoga and want to just put your toes in the sand – we get it. Our program has lots of options for you to have plenty of time to get just the escape and get the break that you need to feel rejuvenated, revitalized, and refreshed. Enjoy daily massages in a pavilion right on the beach, or join an afternoon excursion – do as little or as much as you like.
Last year’s highlights included Ladies & Lunch with Ann Chen at Sandy Haven Resort, Beach Horseback riding at Reggae Horseback, “Little Black Dress” night at local wine bar, Wine With Me, the “Barefoot en Blanc” White Dinner on the sand at Country Country Hotel, and the “Bold, Brave and Beautiful” dinner at Hedonism Resort.
Next year, we’re planning more fantastic gourmet meals with special guests, excursions to exclusive locations (hint – think Rum and Pirates) that we’ll be announcing over the coming weeks. The Sunday Pool Soiree, Catamaran Cruise and Beach Party are already in the diary. You won’t want to miss this fantastic chance to get away, unwind and relax with Stephenie, Adryenn, Jesreen, Lucie, Tamara, Cecile and our VIP Guests and speakers on one of the Caribbean’s most exotic islands.
Julie Ross Godar, @julierossgodar
“I’ll never forget drinking wine with inspiring local businesswomen, swimming with new friends in turquoise water lit orange by the sunset, and our entire JOZU group dressing in white for dinner.”
Jennifer Selinger, @jenniferselinger
“Each day was a new life-changing experience. The people I’ve met, the excursions, the food, the surprise gifts and connections I’ve made locally has been one of the most memorable adventures I’ve ever been on.”
“Everything was so well organized that I was never rushed, and I felt safe and so cared for throughout my trip.”
Samantha Love, @samantharegimbal
“When it comes to traveling, the location and activities set a tone on how the trip plays out, but for me, it’s not just about the location and activities, it’s about the people – the community. Jozu, a powerful brand bringing inspiring, powerful, traveling women together to create a community has made my trip that much more special.
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