5 Days Forrest Yoga Retreat Kenya

  • Banana House And Wellness Centre, Plot 318, Shela, Lamu Island, Kenya

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Vibrant Speak Your Truth Kenya Yoga Retreat

  • 4 days with instruction
  • Do you know this feeling of being very busy externally, but not really moving anything internally? With the physical concepts, Eastern wisdom, and Native American medicine of Forrest yoga, you will explore the deeper layers of your bodies so that you may become a better listener and become more skillful at voicing what is really important. The themes are trust, boundaries, anger, projection, and intimacy.


    • 4 yoga classes
    • Deep work group sessions
    • Asana practices and shamanic ceremony
    • Sailing trip, beach walk and snorkeling
    • Daily breakfast and dinner
    • 4 nights' accommodation
    • Airport transfer

    Skill level

    • Beginner


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    You will stay for 4 nights at Banana House. Banana House is a boutique hotel in Shela, Lamu Island. It has all the charms of a quietly elegant private home with 16 rooms spread over three houses that are situated in a magnificent tropical garden. Although just a few minutes’ stroll to the pure white sands of Shela Beach, Banana House is totally isolated from the world outside the grounds.

    Step through the door and in moments, the stress and hassle of your long-distance journey magically drop away. You will immediately feel the love that Banana House has put to give it a warm and homely atmosphere.

    On this yoga retreat, all levels are welcomed. You will practice barefoot at 28 degree Celsius. You will have 4 morning yoga sessions, intensive asana practices, deep work group sessions, and shamanic ceremony.

    On this retreat, you will enjoy activities such as sunset dhow sailing trip, early morning beach walk through dunes, and snorkeling.

    • Katrin Ender

      Katrin Ender is a certified Forrest yoga teacher. She is also a certified massage and wellness therapist. Katrin uses all resources available to her, including yoga, Ayurveda, nutrition, massage, as well as her writing, filmmaking, art and creativity from her personal life experience.

    This retreat will take place in Shela, Lamu Island, Kenya. Shela is a small village on Lamu island. It is situated at the point of the island, where the white sanded beach and the dunes stretch out for a couple of hours undisturbed walking and pure bliss.

    The white and deserted sandy beaches of Shela, sailing on a dhow, streets just wide enough for one fully laden donkey to pass, Swahili women dressed in black bui bui, their hands painted with henna, the colorful beach boys singing “Hakuna matata, don’t worry be happy”, the rich Swahili culture, and the warm welcome of the inhabitants make your visit to Lamu an unforgettable experience and a place you will want to return.

    Nearby places

    • Lamu Town - 45 minutes’ walk

    Daily breakfast and dinner (mostly vegetarian and some fish) will be provided for you. You will also enjoy lunch snacks, tea, coffee, water, and welcome drink.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Drinks

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

    • Pescatarian
    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • Get a massage offered by Katrin Ender
    • Join Lamu Yoga Festival
    • Visit Lamu Town and donkey sanctuary
    • 4 morning yoga classes and yoga mat
    • 4 nights' accommodation
    • Activities (sunset dhow sailing trip, early morning beach walk through dunes, and snorkeling)
    • Airport transfer
    • Asana practices
    • Daily breakfast and dinner
    • Deep work group sessions
    • Lunch snacks, tea, coffee, and water
    • Shamanic ceremony
    • Welcome drink

    Arrival by airplane

    You can book your flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. From there, you can connect to Lamu’s Manda Airport (LAU) by booking budget flights (www.jambojet.com) or safari style flights (www.flysafarilink.com or www.airkenya.com). Kilunda Yoga will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


    • Review by Luigi

      "Karin leads gently and firmly. I enjoyed the whole journey. All events of my life pop up like an open book, there was no sorrow and I feel grateful for all my teachers and my family. I love you all. Thank you Karin. We are at one with the infinite sun."

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    • Review by Owusu

      "I had never done yoga before in my life, but I always knew it's something I would want to experience at some point in my life. Thank you Katrin Ender for letting me participate in your Forrest yoga class. It was quite an experience for my body, mind, and soul. Keep up the good job."

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    • Review by Jenny Gromball

      "Weltbeste Yogalehrerin, die einen durch ihre charismatische Art mitreißt! Ich möchte auch bald wieder durchstarten. Hoffentlich finde ich im neuen Jahr einen für mich passenden Termin. Ich freue mich drauf!"

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