(ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands) Caravelle Hotel & Casino invites guests to discover St. Croix through yoga, photography and local art. First up, the Rasamaya Shakti Tribe arrives with Elemental Flow, an intensive three-night yoga retreat. Founded by Carrie Tyler, a nurse and self-described “gypsy yogini,” the program incorporates the principles of Rasamaya, combining mind-body medicine and exercise science with the wisdom of yoga philosophy to explore nine core emotions (rasas): wonder, fear, joy, disgust, anger, courage, compassion, love and peace. Priced at $200 person, Elemental Flow takes place on St. Croix from Sept. 1–4. Admission covers daily sessions, a fire ceremony, a fire dance performance and a dance party. Learn more and register at Rasamaya or firstname.lastname@example.org. Caravelle Hotel & Casino is offering a special rate of $75 per night. Mention the Elemental Flow Retreat when making a reservation.
In October, professional photographer Peggy Farren of Understand Photography, partners with Caravelle Hotel & Casino to offer a seven-night (Oct. 2–9) photography tour of St. Croix. Priced at $3,195 per person, double occupancy, the tour includes accommodations, airport transfers, transportation on St. Croix, daily breakfast, some lunches, admission fees to places listed on the itinerary, photography instruction and gratuities for models and drivers. While the St. Croix Photo Workshop is open to all levels of expertise, instructors recommend participants have experience shooting in a manual setting. For more information call 239-263-7001.
Just in time for holiday shopping, sixth-generation Crucian Norma Krieger welcomes guests to discover authentic St. Croix during a six-night (Dec. 1–7) St. Croix History & Art Tour. Krieger brings a contagious enthusiasm to her role as tour curator and ambassador for USVI Tourism. An educator, author and curator, Krieger is a graduate of the Pratt Institute. She was the founding director of the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts and is the founder and director of the Society of Caribbean Artists. Priced at$1,274.50 per person, the St. Croix History & Art Tour includes accommodations at Caravelle Hotel, a welcome reception dinner with some of St. Croix’s finest artists, five dinners including a traditional West Indian buffet, airport transfers and ground transportation, an island tour, and a walking tour of Christiansted, gallery visits and two studio visits. Register or call 336-287-4706 for more information.
“St. Croix’s innate creative energy inspires artistic expression,” said Sid Kalmans, managing director, Caravalle Hotel & Casino. “It’s a joy to support initiatives that bring creative talent from all walks of life to the island.”