Swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Pristine Cove are some of the most popular pastimes at Rockhouse. Ladders and stairs leading from the cliffs’ edge into the snorkel-perfect water make it easy for guests to observe clusters of dwarf tube sponges, vibrant coral heads and a variety of colorful reef fish. Snorkeling gear and other water sport equipment are available for rent at the Pool Bar.
At Rockhouse we have curated a vast assortment of activities ranging from painting classes to yoga classes and meditative tours of our organic farm and lush grounds. Our weekly scheduled classes include cooking, Caribbean zumba dance, Bob Marley portraiture, painting the Rockhouse, African drumming, daily yoga and our Rockhouse Foundation Community tour. In addition to our on-premise activities, we encourage guests to enjoy the many cultural treasures of Jamaica and offer a full menu of suggested off-premise excursions including cascading natural waterfalls and mineral baths, jungle canopy zip-lining, and many other fun day-trips ranging from exhilarating to educational and, more often than not, both.
Open classes of Hatha Yoga lyengar styles are conducted daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 am in our Yoga Pavillion directly overlooking the Caribbean Sea with views to the crystal blue horizon. Classes have been structured to encompasses all levels, this allows a beginner to benefit safely from basic postures, while challenging the most advanced with greater flexibility and strength. Iyengar method places special focus on developing strength, endurance and correct body alignment in addition to flexibility and relaxation. Iyengar Hatha yoga is meditation in action. As students do Hatha yoga postures the mind is focused on the actions of the posture and the movement of the breath. As the mind unites with the body and the breath, students move into a meditative state.
Classes are led by Fanette Johnson who has over 25 years of instruction experience, teaching for many years in New York, where she was concurrently undergoing further Yoga studies. Prior to working at Rockhouse Fanette led Yoga classes at Swept Away Resort and the Negril Yoga Center where she continues to work.