Yoga Retreat Benefits Grenada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

With its Wellness Sanctuary with an Asian Spa, sustainable organic garden, and beachfront yoga pavilion, Laluna resort is known to be one of the premiere wellness destinations in the Caribbean. Recently, the Grenadian resort paired with Nick Loening of ecoYoga Center (Scottland, UK) to host a 3-Day Astanga Yoga Workshop.

Laluna Astange Workshop

Wendy Bertucci was responsible for organizing the event, which was held over the weekend of January 25-27, 2013, the workshop was attended by local and international guests. The sessions, designed to introduce beginners to the Astanga Vinyasa yoga system, took participants from basic poses to dynamic, flowing postures.

Grenada Astanga Yoga Workshop

All proceeds of the weekend were donated to the Grenada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The GSPCA offers programs including low cost and free spay/neuter clinics, vaccination clinics, a volunteer vet program, which Nick’s wife Rachel is involved in, and more. In a cooperative effort to maximize the amount to be donated, Laluna donated the space for the workshop, and Nick donated his time and expertise.

Donation to Grenada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Wendy Bertucci, and Nick Loening, handing over the proceeds raised by the retreat, to GSPCA

In the future, Laluna would like to offer additional workshops exploring different styles of yoga and wellbeing, in hopes of benefitting local charities. Those interested in leading such events should contact Wendy Bertucci at for more information.

About Nick Loening

Nick Loening is director of the ecoYoga Centre in Scotland. Nick has been teaching and practicing yoga for over thirty years, introducing the Astanga system to Scotland  in 1998 when he and Rachel founded the Yoga Centre in Edinburgh. In 2005, he opened the ecoYoga Centre, teaching fun and lighthearted classes with an emphasis on safe practice for beginners.