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Take some time out and treat yourself to something special that will nourish your soul in Dahab, Egypt. Dahab is soothing for the senses, creative for the mind, vibrant for the body, and sacred for the soul. Your experienced teacher will take you through your practice, embracing the basic principles of yoga, chakra cleansing, breathing and meditation, and more. Join Coral Coast Yoga for this amazing yoga retreat and have an unforgettable holiday experience.
During the retreat, you will be staying at Coral Coast Hotel. It is a three-star hotel with 30 en-suite rooms, set on the shore of the famous dive site, Eel Garden. The idyllic beachfront location is perfect for lounging about and is just a few minutes walk from the main bay area. All rooms are air-conditioned with private balcony or terrace with a wonderful sea view. Laundry service is available for a small cost, so you don’t need to pack multiple items.
The hotel has a great restaurant and bar, serving a lot of dishes, local wines, and beers that can be served in any of the sitting areas throughout the hotel grounds. The Bedouin tent is an authentic corner on the beach, wonderful for day time chilling or spending an evening, tasting a traditional underground slow cooked meal with the local Bedouin.
The yoga programs have been designed to allow time for self-contemplating, to improve your practice, and for absorbing the surrounding beauty of Sinai. With teachings twice daily in Coral Coast's atmospheric yoga shala set on the on rooftop overlooking the mountains of Saudi Arabia, the program is a suitable for people with all levels of experience. Classes embrace the basic principles of yoga, chakra cleansing, breathing and meditation, and are tailored to suit the group's needs.
After a week of practice, therapies, and quiet times in the hotels enticing quiet corners, you will definitely start to feel the benefits of taking time out and treating yourself to something special. Each day allows time to enjoy the surrounding beauty, maybe do some activities or just relax and recuperate. Private consultations from the in-house masseuse and therapists are also possible at the beginning of your holiday to help plan your week of wellness.
You will meet in Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH) and you will be transferred to Dahab (approximately one-hour drive). You will check in, have welcome drinks, and meet your holiday organizers. Overnight at Coral Coast Hotel.
After light refreshments, attend your first yoga session at 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Coral Coast Hotel’s rooftop yoga shala. Your yoga teacher will introduce you all and give a briefing of the week head. After the class, enjoy a brunch tailored to suit with healthy replenishing menu.
Dahab is full of potential, so you will be given a short talk of what is available to do and recommended treatments and therapies that will enhance your overall well-being during your holiday. Take the rest of the day to relax or get acquainted with Dahab town, and what it has to offer. Overnight at Coral Coast Hotel.
Remember to keep hydrated during this week, so enjoy some light refreshments before heading to your morning yoga class at 8:00 a.m. You will have a brunch afterwards and your afternoon is free until the evening yoga session from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Various therapies and treatments are on offer within the hotel wellness suite, that can enhance your experience. Overnight at Coral Coast Hotel.
You will have refreshments and brunch, and enjoy both a morning and afternoon yoga session, with free time for the remainder of the day. Your day will run like this for the duration of the week morning yoga at 8:00 a.m. and evening 5:00 p.m. with afternoon activities such as snorkeling, to discover what marine life the Red Sea has to offer. Just footsteps from the Coral Coast Hotel, you can enjoy the beach and horse riding galloping along the beach at lagona. Overnight at Coral Coast Hotel.
Today, you have the option to take your yoga session outdoors and embark on a desert safari into the desert interior to Yoga Plateau or continue yoga sessions in Dahab. Desert yoga is a spectacular setting with views across the desert. The tranquility and sheer beauty allow you to really listen to your inner voice and deepen your yoga practice. Desert yoga is offered at an extra cost.
Early yoga session at 7:30 a.m. And depart for the desert at 9:00 a.m., approximately one and half an hour's drive on and off road. Once you arrive at the Yoga Plateau, enjoy some Bedouin herbal tea before taking a short hike for conscious walking. Lunch is freshly prepared and cooked on the open fire at base camp. As the sun moves around, you will have a yoga session finished with a sunset meditation. Return the hotel approximately 7:00 p.m. Overnight at Coral Coast Hotel.
The last yoga session will work with revealing what you have journeyed through over this last week, whether privately or over the discussion. By now, you will feel cleansed and revitalized, and will be a master of your art, having learned new skills that you can take with you and continue the practice on your return. Rest of the day is free for optional classes, therapies, or activities.
As a grand finale, you will head to the local mountain valley for a dinner under the stars. Freshly based food is served while you absorb the mountain energy and star gazing. Return to the hotel app 9:00 p.m. Overnight at Coral Coast Hotel.
Today is a day of leisure. You are free to enjoy any excursions or activities in Dahab.
You are free to do any activities until the time for departure transfer to your airport.
The yoga retreat will take place in Dahab, Egypt. Translating as ‘gold’ in Arabic, Dahab is a place of unique beauty, surrounded by world class coral reefs, beautiful beaches, rugged mountains, and the vast desert landscapes. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, this sleepy town is situated on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula, just an hour's transfer from Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH).
Travelers return over and over again to enjoy the relaxed bohemian vibe and year round sun. Dahab has so much to offer, choose to relax at one of the many restaurants and cafe’s on the seafront, dive in the fantastic coral reefs, participate in watersports or activities, explore the surrounding landscape, or join one of the many wellness concepts that are all the rage.
You will be served seven brunches during the retreat. The resident chef can also cater to the needs of those on a controlled diet and is happy to prepare special requests.
Enjoy a snorkeling trip on a coastal camel trek to Ras Abu Galum with its high mountains, wadis, fresh water springs, picturesque sand dunes, and undisturbed coral reef. It is one of the most beautiful national parks in Egypt. Lunch is freshly prepared within the beach hut location while you discover the amazing underwater world.
The Sinai deserts sheer natural beauty and uplifting energy is ideal for practicing yoga. Focus on your mind, body, and soul, with some light trekking, giving time for inner silence with serene surroundings of plateaus, rolling sand dunes, and canyons. Sunset meditation is the idyllic, wind down to the day. Lunch is freshly prepared in the desert camp served around the camp fire.
The horse riding is suitable for all abilities, whether you are an experienced rider or a novice looking for a different experience. Choose to journey down to Dahab Laguna, where you can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful coastline, or take a trail inland. Whether you want to gallop along the waters edge or take a gentle trot, this is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Saint Catherines monastery lies just at the base of Mount Sinai and is still a working monastery to this very day. Learn about the myths that surround the mystical monastery, reports of angels, and the famous Burning Bush. Climb the famous Mount Sinai where it is said that Moses received the "10 commandments”, and enjoy the stunning panoramic view from its peak as you watch the magical sunset.
Try to breath underwater and discover scuba diving (for certified divers, Coral Coast Yoga offers PADI guided dive)
Dahab is home to many amazing coral reefs and abundant with marine life. The famous Blue Hole is renowned for the reef formation, where there is a stretch of coastline with beautiful corals. You have the option for a half or full day trip and discover the stunning underwater world that surrounds Dahab.
This Japanese sword discipline dates back to the days of the samurai, although the swordsmanship and techniques are used today in a form of well-being. Combining meditation, stretching, choreography, and vocal skills, these classes are ideal for de-stressing, toning the body, and a certain amount of self-defence.
Iyengar yoga is a form of Hatha yoga that has an emphasis on detail, precision, and alignment in the performance of posture (asana) and breath control (pranayama). A number of different props are used in Iyengar since emphasis is given to alignment and precision in every posture.
Kundalini yoga is considered the most comprehensive of yoga traditions, combining meditation, mantra, physical exercises, and breathing techniques. It is a Raj yoga, encompassing the eight limbs of yoga into a singular practice of excellence and ecstasy. There are a number of Kundalini classes scheduled throughout the week, that you can join to enhance your yoga holiday experience.
Qi Gong is an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques, and focused intentions. The word ‘qi-gong’ is comprised of two separate characters, ‘qi’ meaning energy, and ‘gong’ meaning cultivation or effort. Qi Gong is a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body. Beach and studio session are held weekly.
This beautiful early Sadhana meditation is the ultimate way to start your day. Staring with meditation while a recited prayer flows in the background, yoga asanas with relaxation and end with a powerful session of chanting, this session is blissful. Check the weekly schedule to see whether the session will be held, either on the beach, within the bedouin tent, or in the studio.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music combined with a heart pumping cardio workout. The focus is on having fun in a party like atmosphere. Zumba is truly for anyone who can stand up and dance. Dance is a very liberal term here, as no dance experience or skills are necessary. The hour long Zumba classes begin with a dynamic warm up and end with a cool down.
The Bars are a series of 32 points on the head, which when lightly touched releases old energies stuck in the brain and body. Whether it is thoughts, emotions, decisions, judgments, and beliefs from any lifetime that are electrically stored in the brain, a BARS treatment will release and dump these junk energies, bringing more peace, ease, joy, and glory in life.
Thermal jade massage beds use the unique combination of the ornamental Jade stone and infrared rays to lend numerous health benefits. These benefits are possible because the massage restores optimum blood flow, flushes out toxins, and soothes joints from within using acupressure points.
A full body or head massage is a lovely way to unwind and give your body a treat. Whether you have a particular issue or wish to relax, there are a variety of massage therapies with the in-house International therapist. From deep tissue to reflexology and Indian head massage, all on offer in 30-minute or 60-minute sessions.
For some people, meditation is regarded as the mental concentration of something, whilst others consider meditation as a state of imagination that gives them peace or satisfaction. All these methods have one goal, to slow down and eventually completely stop the incessant activity of your mind.
Reiki session works with your life force energy and help to align and release any negative blockages. Reiki is Japanese for Rei (universal) and Ki (life force energy). The Reiki masters pass on “Ki” by laying hands over the body and channeling energy to activate natural healing, whether emotional or physical and also to stimulate the body’s immune system.
Sherin provides a range of traditional Egyptian and Sudanese wellness and beauty treatments exclusively for women, knowledge of which has been passed down from generation to generation by the “Haboba” or grandmother. Using natural herbs and seeds, she hand blends the shrubs & “cooks” her own sandalwood.
Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Coral Coast Yoga will pick you up from the airport.
Please take a ferry to enter Dahab from Jordan.