CAYMAN BRAC

January 22nd to 25th
Friday to Monday – National Heroes’ Day!

BRACFEST is a celebration of outdoor lifestyle, rock climbing, and yoga in the Cayman Islands, on and off the rock/mat! Brought to you by Rock Iguana Ltd. and the Cayman climbing community, this event will give you the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Cayman Brac in an EPIC way. Come join a guided climbing session, or link up with local climbers on their favourite routes. There is something for everyone: rock climbing, rappelling, beach clean-up, yoga classes and a sunrise bike race to the lighthouse point!

Whether you are a seasoned climber or a novice, looking for instructions or simply a friendly group to climb with, there is something for everyone at BRACFEST 2021.

How much is it? 

Entry fee: Just USD $10, and gives you access to all all discounted programs and a raffle ticket for prizes.

So how does it work?

You can book all the activities on this page (we recommend booking in advance as space is limited).

I’ve never climbed! Got no climbing gear!

No problem Mon! All gear climbing gear is included in all guided activities. Bike hire is also available from Active Pursuit.

How do I book?

Book for all Bracfest events right on this page! Follow these steps:

  1. Book your Bracfest Entry Ticket using the green button below. One ticket per participant is required no matter how many events you attend.
  2. Book individual events by clicking on the green “Book” buttons on the schedule below.
  3. Checkout by clicking the shopping cart in the bottom right of the screen.
  4. Review your events, enter your contact/payment details.
  5. Enjoy the festival!
How do I get a t-shirt?

T-shirts are available for purchase ($20 USD) at the opening event. Supplies are very limited and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. If you attended Bracfest last year, then please bring your shirt!

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BRACFEST ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
9AM – 6PM Lead Climbing Course –  (9:00-1:00pm, 3:00-6:00pm)

For experienced climbers only – solid experience in top rope climbing, belaying, knots and climbing communication.

Price: KYD $195

Contact us at info@climb.ky to book your space.

7:00PM Kick Off Party: Opening Event

Location: Barracuda Bar West End Road

Get merry, eat pizza, meet the organisers, and hook up with a belay buddy!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
8:00AM – 9:00AM
Hatha Yoga – Climbers Flow with Angel Robledo

Location: Yogi Wall – South East Side Road Bluff Side – 1/4 mile west of Cayman Breakers

Price: USD $25

9:15AM – 11:15AM
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga Workshop with Lisa Bortolotto

Location: Yogi Wall

Price: USD $45

2:00PM – 6:00PM

Rock Climbing at Orange Streak – all levels

Location: South East Side Beach (park at great cave)

Price: USD $115

Or..

For Experienced Climbers:

Join local climbers at a local crag.

6:00PM Sunset Aerial Performance with Renée at Orange Cave

Location: South East Side Beach – park by Great Cave and walk about 10min along the shore

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
5:30AM – 7:30AM
(sunrise at 6:59)

Sunrise Bike Ride to Lighthouse Point

Location: Meeting at Active Pursuit Shop (Next to Brac Scuba Shack) – South West Side

Bring your own bike or rent one from Active Pursuit Ltd.

Price: USD $30 with a rental bike

USD $12 bring your own bike

8:15AM – 9:15AM
Ashtanga Yoga with Lisa Bortolotto – half primary series

Location: Yogi Wall

Price: USD $25

9:30AM – 10:30AM
Yoga for Flexibility and Mobility with Renée Ravazzani

Location: Yogi Wall

Price: USD $25

2:00PM – 6:00PM
Rock Climbing, Rappelling & Beach Clean Up

Location: South East Side Beach (park at great cave)

Price: USD $115

7:00PM Closing Party and Hero’s Costume Contest and Prizes

Location: Captain’s Table

MONDAY, JANUARY 25
8:00AM – 9:00AM
Vinyasa 21 Sun Salutations with Angel and Live Drumming with Flip and Will

LocationYogi Wall

Price: USD $25

9:15AM – 10:15AM
Restorative Yoga with Renée Ravazzani

Location: Yogi Wall

Price: USD $25

10:30AM – 11:30AM
Rock Mandala Painting with Angel Robledo

Location: Yogi Wall

Price: USD $25

Afternoonish or whenever we are ready Climb like a HERO on National Heroes Day! 

Costume highly recommended!

Community climbing: bring your own gear or rent from Rock Iguana Ltd.

This activity doesn’t include any guiding or supervision (play at your own risk).

 

Meet the Yoga Instructors :

 

Angel Robledo – Brazil

Founder of the Yogi Wall and Co-founder of Rock Iguana Ltd.

 

Yoga first encountered Angel’s path in 2001 while studying Tibetan Buddhism Philosophy.

In 2012 she finished a Yoga Ashram in Rishikeshi, India. With great success, Angel started to create her own routines to release her lower back pain and happily shares these moves with fellow Yogis and students. She went back to India many times after that where she finished her teacher training in Dharamsala, yet she continues taking courses and self-studying on a daily basis, always seeking to broaden and share her knowledge.

Angel’s desire is to create in Cayman Brac, a true Yogi Community and a sacred place to practice.

“Yoga has transformed her life, Angel being Angel desires to share her love, experiences & knowledge with others. The Yogi Wall is her expression of Love to all Beings and the Mother Nature. Having an outdoor yoga venue embraced by nature is the mother’s gift to all who enter the sacred space. 

Angel believes this is the best place to connect our energy with the elements and our true selves..

 

 

Lisa Bortolotte – Canada

Founder of Kurma Yoga, Cayman Islands

 

Originally from Toronto, Canada I discovered yoga while living in the Cayman Islands over 16 years ago.   I am a  devoted practitioner of the traditional Ashtanga method, practicing 6 days a week.

Feeling the need to share the message that transformed my life, I began to deeply study the fascinating layers and intricacies of Yoga and the Ashtanga Method.

Through my passion for the practice I became a certified Yoga Alliance teacher in Mysore, India in the practice of Ashtanga. I then began my teaching career in Monte Carlo, Monaco. I’ve continued my yoga studies under some great teachers such as Manju Pattabhi Jois, Ramesh Sheety and David Swenson.

The foundation of my practice is to integrate the body with breath, movement and meditative awareness.  I strive to promote the interdependency of all these aspects in personal health and wellbeing.

www.kurmayoga.ky

 

 

Renée Ravazzani – Argentina

Founder of Sannyasa Yoga & Acrobatics

 

Renée is an entrepreneur yoga instructor certified by the International Yoga Alliance, an aerial circus acrobatics performer, a rock climber, diver, and fire dancer! At the age of 20 years old she saw the Cirque Du Soleil show for the first time and she knew that is what she wanted to dedicate herself to. A couple of years after Renée said ‘see you later’ to Argentina, her home country in order achieved her dreams and discover the world. During her travelling, she had the opportunity to continue her education, perform and teach in places like France, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, India and now the Cayman Islands where she lives full time. With a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and 12 years of experience, she follows her passion for helping others to overcome fears and motivates them to discover a new world of physical activities like aerial silks, aerial hoop, flexibility, yoga and acroyoga classes. 

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