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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
There are other activities that you may want to consider during your free time such as hiking, horse ride, or thai massage.
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.
Book a flight to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan.
For information on getting to the location, please contact In2Jordan Travel Agency.