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3 Days Yoga & Horse Wisdom Desert Retreat in Jordan

  • In2Jordan Travel Agency, Wadi Musa 71810, Jordan


Petra Yoga and Horse Coaching Workshop

Like to feel at peace and experience increased awareness and inspiration on a breathtaking location in little Petra? In2Jordan Travel Agency invites you to a short retreat in Little Petra with yoga, meditation, horse whispers, Bedouin tea and desert stars that will make you connect from the heart and embrace the moment. Yoga connects movement to breath in order to find balance and energy. The horse intuitively mirrors your state of being, offering you powerful insights that may move you or inspire you. Walks and / or horse riding invite you to relax and ground your body, while your spirit expands in the vastness of the desert.


  • 4 Vinyasa flow yoga sessions
  • 2 Horse refelction sessions
  • Certified and experienced instructor
  • Meditative walk in the Beidha environment
  • Explore Little Petra or surrounding camp area
  • Transfers from Wadi Musa to Little Petra
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 2 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

Good to know

  • Anyone over the age of 20 years are welcome as participants.

  • 3 days with instruction
  • Dutch, English, German
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Ammarin Bedouin Camp is fantastic, serene, quiet, and even mysterious. Its design is typical of the Bedouins' semi-nomadic history. It has a small museum showcasing various herbs, real items from Bedouin life and photos of old local Bedouins. It is a down-to-earth setting with real hospitable service and lots of smiling faces.


The Red Rose city, half as old as time has been inhabited since prehistoric times. A must-visit for those traveling in Jordan. Petra was a Nabatean caravan- city and an important cross road between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenica.

The Nabateans were a kind of predatory nomads who played an important role in transporting the goods. By charging road tax they gained great wealth and power. This was used to carve and build their facades in the rocks. The nomads gained different kind of views on architecture which resulted in a design of the tombs in which you still can see influences of other tribes, nations or empires.

The history of the Petra site is endless, many Nabatean Kings, threats from other Kingdoms, occupations of the Romans, Christians and later even by the Bedouins. In 1812 Johann Ludwig Buckhardt succeeded to rediscover Petra, which was kept secret for a long time. In 1929 the first excavations took place.

Little Petra

The area of Petra is huge and even in the neighbor village, Little Petra, you can find tombs. The Siq al Barid (the cold Siq) was kind like a suburb of Petra. Here the goods were saved and registered. Several temples can be found which must have been offices, houses and warehouses.

In one of the facades even frescoes can be seen. Although these are damaged by Bedouins who were previously living in this caves, still some of the images can be seen; extremely rare heritage. Take a pocket light when you want to see them.

  • 4 yoga sessions
  • 2 horse whispering sessions
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Basic sanitary facilities
  • Certified and experienced instructor
  • Explore Little Petra or camp area
  • Meditative walk in the Beidha environs
  • Transfers from Wadi Musa to Little Petra
  • Vegetarian meals upon request

Day 1

  • Meal plan: Dinner
  • After your arrival in the afternoon you will enjoy some tea while getting to know your host Sanda and your fellow travel mates.
  • If time allows, you will have time to explore Little Petra or the area of the camp. At sunset you will enjoy a yoga session, before dinner at the camp will be served.
  • In the evening, there is a talking circle and a meditation session before it is time to sleep. Overnight stay at the private campsite or a Bedouin Camp.

Day 2

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • A morning yoga session before breakfast.
  • In the morning, it is time to meet the horses for the horses for reflection and inspiration.
  • In the afternoon, there is time to reflect, relax, wande,r or enjoy a thai massage or a horse ride.
  • Around sunset there is time for a yoga session, and after freshening up, dinner will be served.
  • Overnight stay at the Private Camp or Bedouin Camp.

Day 3

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

Start your day with a relaxing yoga session.

After breakfast, you will continue to work with the horses. Today, you will be performing relationship mapping in order to deepen your understanding and inspire change.

After a morning of horse whispers, you will go back to the camp to close this retreat with a lunch before continuing the rest of your itinerary in Jordan.

Arrival by airplane

Book a flight to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan.

For information on getting to the location, please contact In2Jordan Travel Agency.

Group size

Minimum 2 persons.

Special menu request

Vegetarian meals available upon request. If you would like to have vegetarian meals served for you on the retreat, please inform In2Jordan Travel Agency.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to In2Jordan Travel Agency who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • Sandra Jelly

    Sandra is an artist, yogini, and an equus coach. She started exploring yoga in 2001 in Amsterdam. In 2009, following her inner wish of living her passions, she packed her brushes and her yoga mat and put on her horse boots to go for a sabbatical to Petra, Jordan. It was the beginning of her adventure of discovering and expressing herself in the most authentic way.

  • All extra activities
  • Having a mindfulness coach accompany you in Petra
  • Horseback riding
  • Thai yoga massage
  • Transfers from Amman, Dead Sea or Aqaba, to Wadi Musa (Petra) are not included

On the first day a dinner will be served for you. You will get full board meals on day 2 and on day 3 you will have breakfast and lunch. Vegetarian meals available upon request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Hallal
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

During the retreat you can book a Thai yoga massage. Yoga Coach Sandra will indulge you with a great yoga massage. A relaxing massage where all your muscles will be stretched and massaged, without you doing anything but relaxing. The price is 50 JOD per person.

There are other activities that you may want to consider during your free time such as hiking, horse ride, or thai massage.

  • Camel riding/rental nearby
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Massage nearby
  • Stargazing
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • River nearby
  • Tour assistance
For information about the booking conditions, please send In2Jordan Travel Agency an inquiry.
  • Review by Jeny from London

    "I just wanted to share how amazing my time was with Sandra and her horses in Wadi Musa. I arrived in April, with the heavy weight of burdens and in need of some gentle time in the desert. Gamar, Sandra’s first horse, came out and we did some exercise in the yard. Not yet used to me she took her time to come closer. And then she came to me and embraced me, so intently and intimately, like she realized I needed some support and in recognition of what I was going through. And that was day one. She was amazing, as was the whole holiday, and Sandra, who supported me also with light and kindness."

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  • Review by Caroline

    "Please consider Jordan for a unique and truly life changing adventure."

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  • Review by Julie Wagner from USA

    "I have been birding for years, so when my work sent me to Jordan, I was excited to take an extra day for birding. Although I have traveled extensively, this was my first trip to the middle east so I did not know where to start. After some time on the internet and several email inquiries, I decided to go with In2Jordan for several reasons: 1) their prompt and thorough responsiveness over email, 2) the detail provided by their materials, 3) the cost that was in-line with other guides, 4) the availability of a real bird guide and English speaking driver, and 5) the friendly tone and English fluency of the staff. I am glad that I booked with this company and guide because it turned out to be a great day. I had fun, saw a lot of habitat that I could not have accessed on my own, and my hosts had excellent identification skills. The guide brought along a professor from a local university; they are frequent birding companions. Between the two of them, they knew just where to bring us at what time of day for certain birds. As a result we saw 35 species, many of which were lifers for me, despite it being the height of summer (which is not the best birding season). They transported us in a comfortable 4-wheel drive car with air conditioning, had brought along plenty of water and snacks, and provided binoculars and a field guide. They also taught me a lot about the environmental issues facing Jordan and the region. The other tourist that day had never birded before, and I think he is now hooked. I should also say that being a woman and traveling alone in the middle east raised some concerns for my husband who did not join me on the trip. I felt completely safe comfortable and my gentlemen hosts ‘looked after’ me very kindly"

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  • Review by Caroline

    "Gail Reid was an excellent agent - planned around all my desired wishes and suggested other things to do and see in Jordan. I hadn’t visited a Muslim country before, so she gave me a quick rundown of expected behavior which was very helpful. I traveled solo all around the country, visited the famous sites (Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Aqaba, etc.) and not so well known ones, eco-lodges, riding horses and camels, scuba, great food (and cooking lessons), wonderful homestays and B&B’s, museums, history, competent and reliable transportation. I spent a very memorable month learning , meeting friendly and informative people. Despite being a single woman traveling alone, I never felt threatened or concerned with my safely. Jordan has so much offer to the curious open minded traveler. Please consider Jordan for a unique and truly life changing adventure."

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  • Review by Christian

    "Did the 3-day ride from Petra to Wadi Rum. Fantastic experience. Good horses, great route with very varied landscapes, super food and camp sites. I can highly recommend it. For this ride it helps to have good riding experience, we spent some 6 hours a day in the saddle, but this is what we asked for. Tack is good and the horses are keen to go and love the trail. Eid was a great guide with a good feel for the horses and the riders and knows the country inside out. This allows for flexibility to choose sites for overnight and lunch breaks. I can highly recommend this trip."

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  • Review by E Van Rijn

    "Two weeks ago, I totally unexpected did a horse reading session with Sandra Jelly and two of her beautiful horses. Since I was a kid I have been in love with horses. I have always been very curious about horse reading sessions and was thrilled to finally do one with Sandra. I went inside the paddock without any expectations and came out with an incredible accurate reflection of my own social behaviour. Sandra is a truly knowledgeable, kind and loving woman, she knows exactly when she has to let the horses to their work or when she steps in with some thorough psychological questions to challenge your own awareness. Her two horses, Gamar and Remaz are not only beauties but also the best teachers you can wish for. Gamar is very quiet and only intervenes when really necessary, Remaz on the other hand is a very active and happy to guide you through the process. Depending on the session, after about an hour you finish and have a feedback talk with Sandra. I would highly recommend a session with Sandra and her horses if you would like to know/understand more about yourself, your social behaviour and how to cope with challenges this brings forward in an absolutely relaxed and very natural environment. Truly worth it!"

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  • Review by Julie

    "I am glad that I booked with this company and guide because it turned out to be a great birdwatching day."

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  • Review by Luna from Switzerland

    "Jordan took my breath away: the enticing dessert, the imposing rock formations, the enchanting Petra. What an honour to experience oneself and our wonderful group of spectacular women through yoga and meditation in such natural beauty. Being in Jordan with the Bedouin was a life changing experience that will always stay with me."

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  • Review by Claire from UK

    "Sandra is a warm-hearted creative spirit. She looked after our group really well, being sensitive to our different needs, and creating a safe space where we could go deep and explore not only the beauty of the desert and Petra but our inner lives also. I left Jordan with a greater inner peace and confidence in my ability to deal with life's difficulties."

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  • Review by Christina from Switzerland

    "I’m so grateful I chose to visit Jordan with Sandra as my guide! The retreat exceeded all my expectations. Through yoga and meditation, desert treks, and mountain hikes, as well as her powerful coaching work with horses, Sandra created a supportive environment that allowed me to open my heart and mind to healing and transformation. For me, the trip started out as an adventure to discover a new country and became a pilgrimage to discover myself. I returned home feeling peaceful, strong, and inspired, with new friends and new energy. I highly recommend Sandra and her retreats"

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  • Review by Maysar

    "The horse inspiration is the thing that really really stays with me everyday. I think I need even more. And I will."

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  • Review by Sandra from Sydney, Australia

    "I can't tell you how much we all enjoyed our outing at Petra yesterday. It was such a great adventure from start to finish, the finish especially providing extra surprises. I can't imagine a more unique or fabulous experience. We'll all be singing your praises and making many recommendations. Thank you for a truly memorable experience, which I for one will always treasure."

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  • Review by Nadia from Los Angeles, USA

    "Alena has been an immense gift to me and is an invaluable resource. She has been the perfect insider-outsider gatekeeper into Disi and into the lives of the people within the local community. Her cultural knowledge and sensitivity to the area has given me the footholds to enter into research within this vibrant community. As I study the effects of tourism upon local bedouin communities, it is good to see someone who is introducing tourists to a new experience of tourism - one where the local people and culture are more than a mere collectible item to put in a traveler's pocket. Instead, the local culture and community become alive to visitors as a moving, changing entity that is in constant motion and yet remembers their past."

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  • Review by Florentine


    "I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Jordan! Yesterday we landed again and it is now very much used to the Amsterdam scenery."


    "Thanks for the good care and safe car journeys Osama!"

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  • Review by Martina from Europe

    "There is nothing else than a big thank you that I must extend to you and your colleagues for organizing everything absolutely perfect! We had a great time and I’m especially happy for my friend. I have been to Jordan before (and knew of its charms) but for her it was the first time and she was just carried away. Your organization, all the drivers and services provided during out trip were flawless and she fell in love with this beautiful country."

    "There are lots of prejudice and wrong ideas about the Middle East in Europe and I’m happy that her personal experience will enable her to tell stories to people back home and she can thus help explain what a beautiful country Jordan is, and how warmhearted, kind, helpful, and always with a big smile on their faces Jordanian people are. I would like to ask you to please pass my sincere greetings and best wishes to all the people who made this trip great for us!"

    "I only have one thing to worry about: after the horseback trip (which was beautiful) I can still feel my aching back and legs. There is only one solution to this problem: to come back again and with the great training and sensitive approach from Eid, to improve myself to be able to join one of the long trips from Petra to Wadi Rum. I saw it on your website and I’m now very motivated to work hard and join you in the future. I loved the ride so much. Thank you, Carmen, from all my heart, I wish you good luck and success and will always recommend your agency to my colleagues and friends."

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  • Review by Bart

    "We stayed for four nights at Patricia. Warm welcome, lots of information, nice house, nice surroundings, very smart , rich breakfast, and just a few minutes drive from the site of Petra. Before leaving, we received via email to answer all our questions. We chose a package (7 nights) with rental car , in collaboration with In2Jordan travel agency . Everything was perfectly arranged . Fantastic stay in Wadi Rum in Khaled with lovely food. Highly recommended to explore South Jordan!"

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  • Review by Peter and Lesley

    "Thank you so much for a fantastic trip to Jordan. It was everything you said it would be and what I expected. We give Osama and Baka 10 out of 10 with the former really being fantastic – showed us a few things not on the programme which we really appreciated. Please convey our thanks to both. Jordanians are indeed peaceful , welcoming and friendly. Absolutely loved Petra and the desert as well as the ruins in Jerash. Shobak castle and surrounds amazing. Seeing the old city in Amman was special and I could go on and on. Will post all the positives on Tripadvisor."

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  • Review by Jacquelien Achterbosch from Europe

    "Thank you Carmen and Mohammad for an amazing 4x4 trip in Jordan! We had lots of fun and what a beautiful country. We will be back, see you, Jacquelien."

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  • Review by Lavinia Walsh from Europe

    "A massive thank you to Jolanda, Carmen and Mohammed for an amazing trip to Jordan! Such a beautiful country! Thanks for looking after me so well. I thoroughly enjoyed the Pink Spirit Retreat and the horse riding above the ruins of Petra. All the best for the future, Lavinia"

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  • Review by Sandra Jelly from Europe

    "A great creative and dedicated partner in making your journey happen. Thank you! "

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  • Review by Christine

    "The coaching with Sandra and her 3 majestic horses was one of compassion, insight, and above all, laughter. I felt that the with Sandra's expert guidance, the horses were truly able to sense my intention, and helped to ameliorate the aspect of my being that I chose to focus on in my session . It was magical, inspirational, and enlightening. The best part came at the end, when I was lovingly encircled in a group horse hug- a first for me! I think everyone can truly benefit from this wonderfully therapeutic and healing experience, the only prerequisites are an open heart and an open mind."

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  • Review by Isabel

    "We loved doing yoga on the rocks overlooking little Petra. Sandra's sessions kindly and gracefully opened up our bodies for a new day on horseback. We felt soft and centered, yet energized to take in the new experiences of the day."

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  • Review by Dana

    "The horses so clearly and immediately responded to thoughts and feelings they took me on a powerful inner journey. They allowed to release emotions, reveal patterns and cleared the path for change to manifest in my life. I feel more confident in inviting well needed change into my life."

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  • Review by Jumanal

    "Thank you, your truth and vulnerability inspire me and remind me true strength lies in our ability to feel."

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  • Review by Alena Bartoli

    "Sandra is a natural. With grace and subtlety, she and her horses guide the individual to deep experience of self, place and purpose."

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  • Review by Andres

    "Realizamos una caminata de 7 dias por el desierto entramos caminado a Petra y seguimos hasta Wadi Rum, fue absolutamente espectacular, caminamos con un vehiculo de apoyo que traslado nuestras pertenencias, carpas, comida , etc. magnifica organizacion todo resulto muy bien."

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