Paje by Night is a place with its own personality and its unique atmosphere, a spot to regain your time and connect to yourself and the others.

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8 Day Private Yoga Lessons Holiday in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Oct | Nov | Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar, 2020–2021

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Instructors (1)

Dikla Smadar

Reviews (48)

Johannes Schwinn

from Germany, March 2020

"Military style Yoga"

1. Dicla has a very good asana practise and

2. she is open for all questions all over the day.

Jyoti Srivastava

from Switzerland, March 2020

"True hardcore tradational Ashtanga Vinyasa "

Tough & loving - Dikla is a fantastic teacher - it is so refreshing to practice with a teacher with deep knowledge on the roots of yoga and providing direct instruction to ensure you are learning and correcting.

If you like a hard practice and want to learn, let Dikla guide and you will leave very content!

All the staff are really lovely, the rooms are just perfect and well kept with flowers on the bed every day!

The food was of good quality - some more local fresh fruits would be good.

The masseuse was excellent!

Thank you for a memorable experience.

Jamie Metzgar

from United States, March 2020

"Best yoga instructor ever"

Dikla is an amazing instructor. She comes across as very strict and tough at first but it's because she insists on proper alignment and form - which, after all, is to prevent injury. She pushes and encourages you just enough to really move you farther than you expected.

Anonymous

from Germany, February 2020

"Amazing yoga retreat !"

The yoga teacher was really really great :). I would really recommend going there if you already have a regular ashtanga practice - I learnt more in a week than in a year in Berlin. She adapts to all levels so you don't have to be an advanced ashtangi to enjoy it. The food was really better than expected (specially the breakfasts !) and the beach is literally amazing.

Vanessa Muscara

from Great Britain, February 2020

"Great location shame about the yoga teacher"

Helpful bar staff and friendly guests (fellow yogis and kite surfers). Was easy to make friends. A few metres walk from the beach, the location is stunning.

Lisa Kajanus

from Norway, February 2020

"The best yoga retreat"

After visiting paje by night last summer there was no doubt I would go back. This place is magic; the amazing yoga lessons, the friendly staff, the lovely food and the beautiful beach. A perfect place to go for a yoga- and kitesurfing vacation. Thank you so much paje by night, I’ll come visit you again.

Karina Kimura

from Brazil, January 2020

"Had an awesome time at Paje by Night!! Highly recommend!!"

The gardens are beautiful, the hammocks and the tree house for my personal practice and massage were incredible!

Loved the yoga lessons!!! Dikla is a great teacher and above all a wonderful person!! Wish I had more time to spend there...I’ll carry her teachings and “tips” for good! Felt I improved my practice in few days thanks to her!!

The atmosphere is amazing! Met and connected to a lot of fun, interesting people from all over the world!!

Accommodation was clean and comfy but a bit dark and noisy sometimes...

Breakfast was delicious every single day!!

Maximiliano was always very kind and helpful!

The beach facility was perfect!!!

Loved every minute at Paje By Night!! Highly recommend!!!

Anonymous

from Norway, January 2020

"An excellent stay with a great yoga instructor"

A great place to stay at, short distance to the beach. Nice and clean bungalows, with an extra touch. Nice atmosphere at Paja By Night.

The yoga instructor Dikla made sure you did the different positions correct. She was firm and strict in a very positive way. No questions were irrelevant, and she was reachable all day long. A week of great yoga!

Bianca Wing Yu Ip

from Hong Kong, January 2020

"Best Yoga classes that have something to take home with"

The yoga classes is a true highlight. Dikla is a very experienced and knowledgeable instructor that encouraged me to make remarkable achievements in the postures and fundamentals, but also ensure me not getting injured nor pushing myself too hard. I am glad to have come here and took the classes with improvements in my body and mind that I can apply to my daily life when I am home. A life changing experience that I am truly thankful to have met such a great instructor/teacher/friend for yoga and life. I recommend this retreat to everyone who would like to take steps in improving their yoga experiences.

Denise Mcelhinney

from Switzerland, January 2020

Loved loved the bungalows with the treated mosquito nets and the general layout to give privacy as well as comfort. Loved the facilities in general - quirky, cosy and clean. Location perfect too. Staff were just lovely and welcoming and very helpful when organizing trips etc.

Loved the Yoga with Dikla. Although being a beginner I did find it rather tough at first and she is tough - but that is needed and I am now fully converted!! She has set very high standards that will be very hard to beat!!

Shame Paje is so far away from Europe....

Thanks for all!!

Ana Jorge

from Switzerland, January 2020

"The best beginning "

I loved everything:

-In first place the yoga teacher, Dikla, very professional, demanding, attentive, always opened to questions and to give explanations. It was my yoga debuting and I couldn’t ask for more.

- the hotel location is perfect;

-the informal and familiar ambiance,

-Everything is well organised: breakfast, laundry, I had a warm welcoming check-in with Kristine who explained me everything.

- Top quality cleaning. All the staff is so nice and professional.

-I also appreciated the fact that they don’t use plastic bottles.

Emma Corcoran

from United Arab Emirates, December 2019

"A gem in Zanzibar"

The yoga, the instructor, the entire resort and staff at Paje by Night are just fantastic, I really can't credit them enough! I was a solo female traveler but never once felt alone, I had a fab week and I look forward to returning!

Elisabeth Vermeiden

from Netherlands, December 2019

"No balance between strong exercises and relaxing excercises "

Some new exercises

Maria Silva

from Mozambique, December 2019

"Teacher of Teachers "

I liked Dilkla's teachings.

Marion Ray

from Naija, December 2019

"One of my best yoga experiences in a small heaven"

I had an amazing experience at Paje By Night.

On the day of my arrival, it was already a bliss to discover this beautiful place with coconut trees, plants and flowers everywhere, then the cosy, neat and well-crafted beautiful rooms. I knew I wouldn't regret my choice at first sight, and my feeling confirmed day by day enjoying the pool, the tranquility and quiet environment, and the really good food from Paje by Night restaurant. I even extended my stay for 1 night.

The yoga classes were also an amazing experience.

It was challenging, which I often miss in other yoga retreats. But above all, Dikla changed my perspective on my yoga practise and pushed me to do better.

I was a bit confused at first because Dikla is not here to waste time and classes can seem quite strict at first sight haha, but it was awesome.

Dikla is one of the most committed and dedicated yoga teacher I have ever met.

The focus, the meditation, the breathing, the perfect alignments, the perfect postures, the strength and core muscles, putting your ego aside and accepting your body and your limits, we worked on absolutely everything. For me, this is true yoga, as a whole.

Thanks to Dikla, I came back to a regular practise on my own, which I had put aside these past months. I'm also much more conscious of my body and how I use it, my strength, and how far I can progress.

Dikla, you are truly an inspiration, thank you and thanks to Paje By Night for this blissful stay !

I will definitely come back!

Chloé Antunes

from France, December 2019

"Wonderful holidays"

This place is a little paradise. The bungalows are really cute, the restaurant food is excellent, the staff is super kind and the hotel is located just 1min away from a stunning beach.

The yoga teacher, Dikla, is a wonderful teacher and person: very experienced and attentive, willing to make you progress and bring the best out of you... Even when you think you cannot do it, she knows you can haha! And we were always having a lot of fun!

I got hurt at the beginning of the retreat (from a back pain I already had when I arrived) which was really hard for me to accept and I was really frustrated not being able to practice anymore but Dikla has been very supportive and managed to cheer me up with her very kind words. I had the honor to assist her which helped me learn a lot in a different way... So it was not a bad experience in the end!

I highly recommend this retreat and will come back for sure!

Thanks again Claudia and Dikla xxx

Maria Luostarinen

from Poland, November 2019

Dikla is a wonderful teacher and I learned so much from her in such a short time. She has a huge amount of knowledge about yoga and she’s genuinly interested about the progress of her students. I felt very welcome and motivated from the beginning. The hotel was beautiful, clean and very well kept and the owners were very helpful and friendly. I can highly recommend this place and Dikla’s every time as inspiring classes!

Louise Hindmarsh

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Excellent yoga holiday . 🧘🏼‍♀️"

Relaxing and peaceful place

Rooms are lovely

And cleaned every day but beautiful smiling faces ..

Breakfast is tasty and big .. sets you up for the day ..

Dip in and out of the yoga . Please yourself how you manage your time ..

Totally flexible

Dikla is a great teacher .. helps each person to be aware of and push themselves to their optimum ..

A real motivator ..

In 8 days my practice and strength improved and gave my the determination to get back on track ..

Zanzibar is just amazing place also ..

Stunning vibe .. paradise beaches and truly terrific souls ..

I will defiantly return one day xx 🌊🦋🐬🙏🏽🐟

Helene Petit

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Incredible Yoga retreat in paradise "

Amazing yoga retreat in Paje. The hotel was lovely, very well located and perfect services. The restaurant at the hotel also was definitely one of the best in the area! But most of all Dikla the yoga teacher was an incredible teacher. All her classes were extremely well taught and she is really gifted to transmit her passion for yoga as well as to take care of her students practice. I felt I really improved my yoga practice after only a week. But most of all, the warm and friendly welcome of Dikla and other people there made my stay amazing! I highly recommend.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, October 2019

Dikla is a truly talented teacher who intuitively sense her students’ needs. She was inspiring.

Sophie Kueffner

from Germany, October 2019

"Life changing yoga classes"

Yoga:

The Yoga lessons exceeded my expectations.

Dikla teached my friend and I so many important things which should always be considered whilst practicing.

She also was available for any kind of questions and talks outside of the normal class hours.

My level of understanding, regarding to a variety of Asanas, increased so much more during only one week of yoga practice (three hours each day - Asthanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow) than during the last two years of doing yoga. The classes were quite challenging at times but it was absolutely worth it! My deepest thanks to Dikla and her way of teaching. תּוֹדָה

Rooms:

We booked the concept bungalow and the room size is more than adequate.

A Mosquito net was provided and our room has been sprayed every night.

Sheets and towels were clean and the room was cleaned every morning.

The interior of the concept room is quite nice and the space was more than enough.

Food:

The included Breakfast was delicious and there is a variety of for different options which can be chosen the day ahead in order to reduce wasting food (great idea!). It was quite easy for me to eat gluten-free as well!

The Menu of the restaurant is appropriate and the service (mostly) great.

Location:

Paje by night is located close to the Beach and there is a private beach area at Paje by Kite. The kite surf lessons are done neatly, the staff is fantastic and I loved the beach area with toilets and restaurant very much! Thanks for having us!

Lise D

from France, August 2019

"Amazing experience "

Dikla is an amazing teacher taking care of each of her students, providing personalized advice and sharing widely her passion for yoga. Beyond improving my yoga practice, I had to live an enriching personal journey.

Definitely recommend!

Charles Runacres

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Paje by Night"

Perfect in every way. Wonderful relaxed hotel in lovely grounds, with superb staff and excellent food. Location perfect, especially with 'private' beach bar to complement the hotel: can escape the beach or be part of it but in peace. Yoga teaching wonderful: detailed, thoughtful and ideally balanced.

Lisa Kajanus

from Norway, August 2019

This yoga retreat was excellent! Dikla is one of the best yoga teachers I have ever had, so dedicated and passionate about her job. I learned so much! The food at the restaurant was very good with a wide range of dishes to choose from. The location was perfect, only a minute walk away from the beautiful beach. I highly recommend this retreat, and would love to go back someday!

Anonymous

from Tanzania, July 2019

"Amazing experience!"

This yoga retreat was an amazing experience for me. When you’re at Paje be Night you feel as though you’re part of a family. dikla is a great instructor who taught me many things I never knew about yoga. I also even had the chance to learn kitesurfing. 100% recommend.

Nicole Teschl

from Kenya, June 2019

"Awesome stay at Paje by Night"

The staff was WONDERFUL, the yoga was excellent (Dikla is fantastic and committed to your improvement), the beach is beautiful, the room I was in was absolutely stunning with excellent amenities and the food was excellent!

Z King

from Great Britain, April 2019

"An incredible yoga retreat located in paradise"

My time at Paje by night was truly life changing! I am a yoga teacher from London, practising Bikram yoga for nearly 10 years and qualified as a teacher in 2015. As a musician I have also toured to world and practised yoga in many different places on my travels. Nonetheless, the knowledge, depth and joy I experienced with Dikla during her ashtanga classes was breath-taking. She is simply one of the best teachers I have come across on my journey of yoga and I learnt so much about technique, philosophy and ways to overcome challenge (physically/mentally) and build strength in only 8 days!!! It really has changed my life and those of who I will go on to teach for the rest of my life! I came back to London with a refreshed spirit and a new sense of self-belief...Dikla told me the reason she teaches the way she does is because she wants students to be better than her, she is truly selflessness personified and made herself available at any time! As for Paje by night, its in a perfect location the beach is like a bath prepared by God herself! the staff are beautiful, warm people and the owners are really accommodating and friendly. Its clean (this is super important to me), they offer the best pilau rice in my opinion and fresh fruit juice every morning for breakfast. It really is paradise and highly recommended for any beginner, advanced practitioner/teacher who wants to learn more or someone who is curious and just wants a class to start their day. I loved every minute of it!

Estella Vall Flotats

from Spain, March 2019

"The whole experience exceeded my expectations!"

The atmosphere in Paje By Night is just lovely, it was hard to leave! I spent 8 days eating healthy, relaxing, doing yoga and enjoying the beautiful wonders of the paradise of Zanzibar. I couldn’t have asked for anything better!

Myriam Kagone

from Canada, November 2018

"Amazing experience !"

The teacher

The accomodation and service

The location

Joséphine Itela

from Canada, November 2018

"Life changing experience, best yoga teacher ever!"

The staff and management at Paje by Night were amazing. Everything was perfect : food and location! Plus I believe we had the best yoga teacher ever !

Tina Grosel Davies

from Luxembourg, September 2018

"A home away from home"

I stayed at Paje by Night for 12 days and I must admit that everything there exceeded my expectations. The facility is run by Claudia and Max who run the place with a great attention to detail and without ever being intrusive. They do their utmost to make sure you feel welcome and part of the family, if you wish so. They are all very helpful with organising trips, taxi and providing information. The food is delicious - there are four breakfast options to choose from and they are varied as well as generous. The restaurant serves different types of food - from seafood to pizza to steaks and everything is fresh prepared and really tasty.

There is a garden and pool with a whirlpool where you can chill under the palm trees. The yoga classes were taking part on an elevated platform and were fun as well as varied in terms of intensity. There is also a kite school Paje by Kite that is a part of the complex. I stayed in a non-AC bungalow, which was very clean and had a comfortable double bed. I immensely enjoyed my stay at Paje by Night . I took yoga classes with Ilse and loved them. I also cannot wait for Dikla to start her yoga workshops. I'll definitely take part in those.

Anonymous

from Denmark, August 2018

"Excellent yoga and helpful staff"

Cosy atmosphere. Excellent yoga and Nice kite facilities

Anonymous

from Tanzania, August 2018

"Paradise"

Ilse, the yoga instructor while I was there, was excellent in every way. Kind, patient, helpful, and funny - I looked forward to every class.

The accommodation itself was lovely, comfortable and luxurious! The staff are kind, and the owners are truly lovely people. The location is right on the beach, and I felt very safe. Breakfast was excellent!

Anonymous

from United States, March 2020

"Paje Yoga with Nature Bliss. Perfect escape "

Great value for money overall. The food was amazing! Great menu options. The location is not on the beach but perfectly close so you can enjoy the beautiful rainforest type of nature but 2 mins walk to enjoy sunrise & sunset on the beach. I absolutely loved the pool! Colorful & unconventional design but great quality of water well treated! Amazing music playlist at the bar restaurant & pool. Just a very short walk to the local artisanal shops. Wonderfully challenging private yoga session. Dikla is by far the toughest yoga teacher I’ve had but just what I needed to push me to my highest potential. I surprised myself! I loved that housekeeping is done daily & absolutely lovely to come to your clean room for a nap. I left rejuvenated! I’ll def be back!

Zuzana Hudáková

from Slovak Republic, January 2020

"Yoga lessons are the highlight. "

The yoga lessons were highlight of my vacation. Dikla is the best teacher i ever had. I really recommend!!!

Michael Whittaker

from Netherlands, October 2019

"Had a perfect stay"

Loved the positive attitude of the people And the calm moments in the daytime

Anonymous

from Germany, March 2019

"Brilliant yoga experience "

Dikla is an incredible teacher! Her focus on the details was brilliant and made me feel as ease very quickly. I’m not a morning person but was more than happy to wake up for my 7am yoga session!

Anonymous

from Poland, January 2019

"Best płace ever :)"

The food in the hotel is great. You do not even need to move from there. The swimming pool clean and safe for kids. Comforts pool side. Very cosy atmosphere. Good service and helpful staff. We will definitely miss the place.

Manon Ublet

from France, November 2019

"Super expérience, une ambiance sportive et relax"

endroit paradisiaque

Jean-loïc Guieze

from Mauritania, September 2019

"Bonne complémentarité du yoga avec le kite"

Le Yoga pratiqué avec Dikla est remarquablement complémentaire avec le kitesurf. Premièrement, il fait travailler les muscles abdominaux dont on a besoin pour rester gainé et réussir son waterstart. Deuxièmement, Dikla nous fait travailler notre équilibre, si précieux pour tenir sur la planche. Personnellement, j’ai suivi ses cours du soir, ce qui était idéal pour étirer les muscles que j’avais tant crispé pour tirer les premiers bords.

Merci aussi à Maria et Fede, les instructeurs de Kite, pour leurs conseils précis, leur patience, leur grande flexibilité et leur bonne humeur.

Au final, Paje by Night est un super plan: Chambres spacieuses et très propre, Max et Claudia très attentifs au confort des clients, restaurant appétissant et plein de charme à 100 mètres de l’eau turquoise de l’océan indien! Magnifique !

Anonymous

from Germany, September 2019

"Jederzeit wieder!"

Sehr schöne Anlage in Top-Lage, gutes Essen! Der Strand ist mega, da geht einem das Herz auf! Die Hotel-Crew ist supernett und immer zur Stelle und die Yogastunden bei Dikla waren sehr intensiv und herausfordernd und haben mich wieder ein paar Schritte weitergebracht! Ich war das erste mal als Single unterwegs und habe mich dort sehr gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Also - jederzeit wieder! :-))

Véronique Guelt

from Mayotte, January 2019

"Une magnifique retraite de yoga! Déjà envie d'y retourner!"

Tout était vraiment époustouflant! Mais c'est surtout la qualité de l'enseignement proposé par Dikla qui nous a profondément bouleversées. C'est une femme d'exception qui propose des cours adaptés à nos besoins et à nos attentes. Elle parvient à transmettre sa passion pour le yoga et à éveiller une conscience du corps et de l'esprit.