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7 Days Yin Yang Yoga Retreat in Zanzibar

  • Uhuru Beach Resort, Jambiani Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Overview

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Tanzania

Divine Light Yoga invites you to join this wonderful yoga retreat in Zanzibar. This retreat is specially designed for you to experience self-discovery and transformation, explore and balance the chakra system through yin yang yoga! Let philosophy, meditation, and reflective journaling become a special part in your life and immerse yourself in the art of self improvement in the perfect place to unwind, connect to the natural surroundings, and delve into your yoga practice.

Highlights

  • SUP yoga
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Candlelight Yin, moonlight Yoga Nidra
  • Specific yoga sequences for self-discovery and transformation
  • Reflective journaling, art meditations
  • Self-inquiry meditations
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Walking meditations

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay either in a private or a shared room. Uhuru Beach Resort has 17 sea facing traditional bungalows that are directly on the beach. Each of the uniquely decorated, newly renovated beach bungalows have en-suite bathroom and private terrace with ocean view.

During this retreat, you will focus on self-discovery, connection, and transformation through specific yoga sequences, self-inquiry meditation practices, yoga philosophy, and reflective journaling. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy optional stand up paddle board yoga during the sunset as well as candle-light Yin, and yoga Nidra during the evenings.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:00 Chakra Balancing Yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Yoga philosophy and self-inquiry journaling
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Free-time to explore, relax, and reflect
  • 17:00 Yin Yang Yoga & Meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Evening sessions include Yoga Nidra and Candle-Light Yin
  • Sunset SUP Yoga
  • Walking Meditations on the beach
  • Snorkelling & Diving trips can be arranged upon request (not included in the price)
  • Laura McEgan

    Learning under the guidance of many inspirational teachers, Laura has developed a teaching style that enables yogis of all levels to feel empowered, confident, and inspired in their own practice by combining elements of yoga therapeutics with Vinyasa flow, mantra, and meditation to provide a supportive, healing, and playful environment both on and off the mat.

This retreat will be held at Uhuru Beach Resort in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Uhuru Beach Resort is are located in the village of Jambiani, a village on the Tanzanian island of Unguja, part of Zanzibar, on the southeast coast between Paje and Makunduchi. Formerly known as Shehe guest house, it was one of the first guest houses in Jambiani and has been open for over 20 years.

Uhuru Resort It is a purpose-built, beach-side retreat center with access to the stunningly beautiful Jambiani beach, the perfect place to unwind, connect to the natural surroundings, and delve into your yoga practice.

Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Kitesurfing
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
General
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • Board rental nearby
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

The beach-side restaurant serves organic, natural and fresh foods suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets. Prices include 3 nutritious meals per day.

Dolphin tour

See the dolphins during the early morning. You will set off for Kizimakazi; home to bottle nose and spinner dolphins, and sail out to open water where you can swim with them. You will also go snorkeling and then you will be taken to a beautiful place for breakfast to relax and enjoy the view over Kizimakazi.

Fishing trips

Fishing trips can be arranged on request.

Kite surfing

Uhuru Kite Zanzibar has a completely empty spot with very few kiters. It is located only a little way from the popular Paje spot but it has the exact same conditions. It is in fact a far better place for kitesurf in Zanzibar.

Safari blue day trip

This is a full-day tour safari starting from the fishing village of Fumba sailing on a dhow in this conservation area where there are uninhabited islands and sandbanks. The bay is frequented by humpback and bottle nose dolphins. During the trip, you will be able to swim and snorkel off the pristine white sandbank into the crystal clear water seeing coral reef and tropical fish.

Snorkeling

Practice snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon at Dongwe village. It is known for its crystal clear turquoise water and marine life.

Stone town tour

Stone town is the old quarter of Zanzibar town which is a world heritage site. You may take a guided tour of this interesting city and wander around the markets, bustling streets, museums, and the slave market. Discover the story behind the Zanzibar doors and enjoy lunch in a roof top restaurant or visit Forozani gardens to taste the excellent local street food during the evening.

Tumbatu voodoo experience

This is a 30-minute boat trip to Tumbatu. The entire island is solar-powered and written permission must be obtained to enter the island. This is a chance for you to experience something very authentic. The Mgana men play the drums and read your signs to tell your future.

  • 3 healthy and delicious meals per day
  • 3 Yoga & Meditation sessions per day
  • 6 nights accommodation in a beach bungalow
  • Evening candlelight Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra classes
  • SUP Yoga session
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport and local transportation
For information about the booking conditions, please send Divine Light Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Natasha Dillow from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "It's always a risk investing time and money into a course when you aren’t familiar with the teachers but it was the BEST decision! The teachers were so knowledgeable, the course comprehensive and fun too. I feel that Laura and Sharikay worked hard to make us the best teachers we can be and are passionate about spreading yoga to as many children as possible! The curse was a perfect mix of theory and practical and we all felt confident by the end. "

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  • Review by Bea Osmena from Philippines
    10 out of 10

    "The course was very comprehensive and taught a lot of skills not just for yoga teachers but also for parents and classroom educators as well. "

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  • Review by Michelle Tai from Taiwan
    10 out of 10

    "I really enjoyed the training here. The amazing teachers, wonderful staff and lovely classmates. A wonderful experience in my life!"

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  • Review by Danielle Desmond from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Divine Light Yoga Children’s Yoga Teacher Training is the perfect course for classroom teachers, yoga teachers, camp counsellors and parents. It reminds you what its like to be a kid again and have fun playing while learning! Bring out your inner child to learn how to relate to kids in order to teach them more effectively!"

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  • Review by Kasinath Sundara from India
    10 out of 10

    "Laura has amazing energy and worked very hard to transfer the experience gained from many many years into 10 days. Sharikay is an amazing instructor and boosted the confidence in me! Laura and Sharikay are both amazing teachers. I admire their in-depth knowledge in teaching yoga to kids. It was a wonderful experience with these beautiful souls."

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  • Review by Charlie Whithead from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I love Laura’s inner child; it encourages ours and Sharikay has great energy! So many laughs, so many new skills, so happy."

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  • Review by Florence from Hong Kong, China
    10 out of 10

    "I attended a 20 hour children's yoga training program with Laura and had a great time and she was able to strike the perfect balance between yoga philosophy, children's education theory and practical teaching skills and activities. Laura is a warm, energetic and knowledgeable teacher and I would recommend Divine Light Yoga's training programs to anyone looking to enhance their understanding and skills with regards to children's yoga!"

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  • Review by Rachel Winston from Hong Kong
    10 out of 10

    "I did an intensive training on children's yoga and meditation with Laura. Laura uses her experience as a kindergarten teacher as well as a yoga teacher seamlessly. She gives a therapeutic edge to her activities and she's a pro at doing live demos so you can actually see how children's yoga is going to work. Highly recommend!"

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  • Review by Eva Mansburger from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "For me as a beginner, Laura made me fall in love with yoga and showed me a way to be more positive, kind, and mindful. It's been now four months since I joined the yoga retreat at the TCDF eco-logical farm in Thailand and now, back home, I'm still practicing yoga with hearing Laura's words for body and soul in my head. I'm so thankful and happy for meeting her. She's a lovely yoga teacher who knows how to take care of every member in the group and how combine the yoga with a topic. So every time you can take a message with you. It's her destiny being a yoga teacher. She's so happy and good at doing it. You can see and feel that."

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  • Review by Gem Ho from Hong Kong
    10 out of 10

    "I did the 20-hour yoga for early years training over one weekend and could not have been happier with it. Laura is so passionate and has such an extensive amount of experience in both early years education and in yoga which was so evident in her teacher training. Everything was taught openly, genuinely and completely from the heart. I felt that she gave all her students the tools they needed to open their minds to how they approach teaching yoga to young children. I left the training feeling confident and excited about the prospect of applying what I had learned to any situation. It wasn't just power point presentations listing different activities; it was a whole new way of looking at teaching children yoga. I hope she runs another weekend training for teaching tweens and teens soon!"

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  • Review by Madeleine Whitley from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I spent three weeks at a yoga retreat led by Laura in Thailand and left completely inspired and motivated to continue my yoga practice. She's funny, caring, inspirational, and creates wonderful personalized yoga practices for every student. I was a beginner when I started the retreat and Laura made me feel comfortable and really pushed me to further my practice during those three weeks. Laura also incorporates other aspects of yoga into her practices including meditation and chanting which was a wonderful thing to experience. I look forward to doing another yoga retreat led by Laura in the future - she's the best around!"

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  • Review by Ann Louise from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Laura is a highly qualified and knowledgeable yoga teacher who delivers a wide spectrum of yoga styles in her practice. She is patient and capable of teaching to different levels in the class."

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  • Review by Anna Goodhind from Adelaide, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "I met Laura at the remarkable Eco-Logic Yoga Retreat in Pak Song, Thailand, where she was volunteering as a Yoga Instructor, in aid of the Thai Child Development Foundation. A natural healer, Laura has a calming, inspirational and gentle nature, and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to practice yoga under her informed guidance. Laura’s wonderful balance of gentle encouragement, spiritual mindfulness and appreciation of the physical self supports a holistic yoga experience vastly enriching both body and soul. I left the retreat feeling empowered, calmer and physically more in tune with my body than I have in many years. Thank you Laura. I look forward to practicing with you, somewhere in the world, again."

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  • Review by Emma from Hong Kong, China
    10 out of 10

    "I had the pleasure of taking Laura’s yoga classes in Hong Kong while she was teaching at The Yoga Room. Her classes were dynamic and well structured. She spent time with each individual and made the effort to connect with them both on the mat and outside of class. It was evident when taking her class that she is passionate about what she is doing. I also participated in a charity yoga event that Laura organized to raise money for Nepal relief shortly after the earthquake. Her motivation and generosity were inspirational."

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  • Review by Lulu from Hong Kong, China
    10 out of 10

    "I loved this mornings practice. Laura is super enthusiastic and very clear, calm and consistent with her guidance as she talks you through each pose and breathing exercise. I particularly enjoyed being outside amongst the wind, against the earth and feeling more present in this crazy city than I have in a long time!"

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