Updated: Aug 4, 2021
This is a question I get a lot as most people don't know how to pronounce it, let alone what it means.
My favorite definition of Irie (pronounced 'eye.ree',) is- 'excellent or a state of wellbeing'.
I named my business Irie Wellness because the island of Jamaica has become like a second home to me. We have gone yearly (except 2021) for about 12 years.
Think back to a time where you were utterly & completely at peace. No worries, no stress, just beautiful scenery, incredible people & a sense of everything being right in your world.
That is Jamaica....for me, and that is how I want my clients to feel when they work with me.
This picture was taken from the lookout at Lovers Leap, St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica.
Legend has it that Lovers' leap is named after two slave lovers from the 18th century, Mizzy and Tunkey. Legend has it that their master "Chardley" took a liking to the girl and, in a bid to have her for himself, he arranged for her lover to be sold to another estate. The pair fled to avoid being separated but were eventually chased to the edge of a large steep cliff. Rather than face being caught and separated, the pair chose to end their lives by jumping together. However, the exact details of the story vary depending on who is telling it!