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6 Days Relaxing Meditation and Yoga Retreat Zanzibar, Tanzania

Overview

Blissful Yoga Retreat Tanzania

  • 6 days with instruction
  • In this yoga and meditation retreat, you will "explore the authentic self" by immersing yourself in the practice of meditation, Kundalini, and Yin yoga while experiencing white sands and blue sea on the beautiful island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Join and enjoy daily walks along the beach and observe daily life in this quiet fishing village located on the shores at the stunningly beautiful Kwacha House in Jambiani which is situated right on the beachfront of the Indian Ocean.

    Highlights

    • 2 daily yoga sessions
    • Pranayama and asana practices
    • Chanting and meditation sessions
    • One-on-one guidance and support
    • One excursion of your choice
    • 5 nights' accommodation
    • 2 daily vegetarian meals

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 7.

    Languages

    • Instruction language: English
    • Spoken languages: English
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    The accommodation is at the stylish and stunning beachfront villa, Kwacha House. You will enjoy either a choice of a private king-sized bedroom, shared twin room or triple room which all have private en-suite bathrooms. The main living area (Banda) is sand-floored and coconut frond-thatched with sailcloth awnings to provide shade and filter the breeze. There are two comfortable sitting areas with Swahili day beds, a large dining table, a breakfast bar, chairs and coffee tables.

    Just off the main room is a fifth bathroom and shower for your guests. The Banda also houses the kitchen and pantry. The kitchen is well equipped with a gas oven, juicer, toaster, coffee percolator, a large fridge. Between the arched entrances to the towers and the main living area, you will stumble across our new plunge pool. A cool blue freshwater oasis in which to bask and play for a few leisurely hours while the tide is out and the sun is high overhead. Kwacha House has tried to outfit the house with everything you will need to have an enjoyable stay.

    There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in each tower. The upstairs bedrooms are accessed by a wooden staircase from the courtyard up to a gallery, covered veranda, en-suite bathrooms and are also connected to the downstairs rooms by an internal spiral staircase in each tower. The two towers are linked by an arched bridge and have roof terraces accessible internally via the spiral stairs which are ideal for private sunbathing or repulsing marauding infidels with a rain of arrows as well as boiling oil. Colored glass arched windows cast a lovely submarine blue light in the rooms. The white neru plaster is also cool on the soles of your feet and soothing to the eye.

    Day 1

    • 11:00 Arrival at Kwacha House
    • 16:00 Introduction / orientation
    • 19:00 Welcome dinner

    Day 2

    • 07:30 Morning yoga and meditation session
    • 08:30 Breakfast and free time for beach
    • 12:30 Lunch
    • 16:00 Afternoon yoga session and meditation on a theme
    • 19:00 Dinner

    Day 3

    • 07:30 Morning yoga and meditation session
    • 08:30 Breakfast and free time for day trip
    • 12:30 Lunch
    • 16:00 Afternoon yoga session and meditation
    • 18:00 Optional sunset breath walk (walking meditation)
    • 19:00 Dinner

    Day 4

    • 07:30 Morning yoga session
    • 08:30 Breakfast and free time for beach
    • 12:30 Lunch
    • 16:00 Afternoon yoga session and meditation / workshop on a theme
    • 19:00 Dinner

    Day 5

    • 07:00 Morning yoga session
    • 08:30 Breakfast and free time for day trip
    • 16:00 Afternoon yoga session and meditation
    • 19:00 Dinner

    Day 6

    • 07:30 Morning yoga session and meditation
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 11:00 Departure

    You will go on a day trip of your choice. You may choose one among dolphin swimming, sea safari, spice farm tour or Stone Town tour.

    • Ruth Odendaal

      (Ayurveda Practitioner, Yin Yoga)

      Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Kundalini Yoga)

      Ruth Odendaal has been practicing Kundalini yoga for eight years and greatly values the space it opens up for 'deep personal transformation'. Sharing the Kundalini yogic teachings with others as well as observing the change it brings is a privilege and a joy to her. She is also a qualified Ayurvedic therapist, Yin yoga teacher certified, certified Ayurvedic diet, lifestyle practitioner, and certified massage therapist . In her classes, she likes to share her interest in Ayurveda as a path for health and well-being.

    The retreat will take place at Kwacha House in Jambiani Village, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania.

    Activities
    • Diving
    • Kitesurfing
    • Massage
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming pool (outdoor)
    General
    • Balcony
    • Beach
    • Dining area
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Multilingual staff
    Services
    • Local market
    • Mosquito net
    • Wireless internet

    This listing is vegetarian-friendly Click to see more vegetarian-friendly listings

    The price of the retreat includes three meals of breakfast and dinner. All the menus follow a yogic vegetarian diet.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

    • Vegetarian
    • Yogic
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • Ayurvedic Marma point / facial / yoga / deep tissue massages (available on request)
    • Day tours
    • Diving
    • Indian head massage (available on request)
    • Kitesurfing
    • Massage treatments
    • Snorkeling
    • Swimming
    • 1 day trip of your choice (spice farm, Stone Town, dolphin swimming or sea safari)
    • 2 yoga sessions daily
    • 2 meals a day including breakfast and dinner
    • 5 nights' accommodation
    • Chanting and meditation sessions
    • Pranayama and asana practice
    • Transportation to / from Kwatcha House and Zanzibar Island
    • Visa fees

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR).

    Please take international flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and another short flight (approximately one hour) or ferry crossing (half a day) taken from Dar es Salaam to Stone Town. Taxi (recommended) or local bus transport should then be taken from Stone Town to Kwatcha House at Jambiani Village. Shared taxi from ferry port or airport can be arranged. Please send an inquiry to Amritavela for more information.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

    Lusaka Province, Zambia

    Amritavela offers transformational Kundalini yoga and Yin yoga retreats as well as Ayurvedic lifestyle advice as a path for health and well-being. Amritavela also offers Ayurvedic massage, deep tissue and yoga massage as an additional component on the retreats.

    Speaks English

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    6 days / 5 nights

    Departure:
    Tuesday February 13, 2018
    (6 days / 5 nights)

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