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10 Days Jivamukti Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Mongolia

  • East Gobi - Khan Kentii

10 Days Jivamukti Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Mongolia

  • East Gobi - Khan Kentii

Adventure Yoga Retreat Mongolia

Get ready for a completely unique Jivamukti yoga retreat in Mongolia. Largely inaccessible to the Western world until recently, Mongolia offers a rare glimpse into an ancient culture and nature at her wildest in an environment that has seen little change for centuries. Time seems to stand still and practicing yoga and meditation can be a liberating and powerful experience. You can expect silence, stillness, space, emptiness, and big Mongolian skies.


  • Jivamukti yoga and meditation classes
  • Desert camp along with kirtan and campfire
  • Hikes in the Khan Kentii and Gobi with local herdsmen
  • Daily vegan meals, herbal tea, and water
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 10 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation is arranged in yurts or traditional Mongolian gers. There are two exclusive camps in wild, remote, and completely peaceful locations. There is space for a maximum of 18 guests in single or twin gers. The gers have wooden floors and are beautifully decorated in traditional nomadic style with hand-crafted furnishings. The luxury camp is run by a Mongolian team. There are eco toilets which are a short walk from the camp. There are two beautiful yurts for showers.

Water for your showers is collected from a well or the nearby river, carried by camel and yak cart, heated on a fire, and placed in an overhead bucket. Four nights luxury glamping accommodation is arranged at the Gobi camp, three nights at the Khan Kentii wilderness camp, and two nights in a 3 or 4-star hotel in Ulaan Bator. Besides these, an upgrade to a five-star hotel in Ulaan Bator is available from 600 USD for two nights.

The extensive itinerary and program line up makes the retreat a special one. Bask in the Mongolian retreat as you glamp in luxury, engage in yoga classes, take up meditation sessions, enjoy a bonfire, and hike to different locations. A six-hour journey from Ulaan Bator is included in your retreat.

The Mongolia yoga retreat takes place in two very different locations. You will be glamping in the luxury yurt camps in the East Gobi and the interior parts of Gorkhi Terelj National Park. You will travel to the first camp on the Trans Mongolian Railway and spend four nights there. With daily yoga, hikes into the desert, camel treks, massages, meditation, and an evening kirtan deep in the desert around a campfire, the Gobi location is magical and worldly.

The second camp, the Khan Kentii, is a wilderness reaching all the way to the Russian or Siberian border. It is possibly one of the most beautiful places you would have ever been to, located on the Upper Tuul River which meanders gently through the vast meadows of wildflowers and through the lush forested hills.

You will spend three nights there and your yoga classes are complimented with a full day nature hike deep into the remote mountains.


Yogis of all levels are welcome to the retreat. A Jivamukti class trial is recommended before you attend the retreat, as it is a dynamic flow style of yoga. It will require you to commit to your classes. The retreat teacher, Emma Henry, is one of the top Jivamukti teachers and is very experienced at teaching mixed level groups, so you can be sure of feeling challenged and inspired to safely explore and deepen your yoga practice.

Horse riding

For those with experience, there is an option for riding the world famous Mongolian horses. Splashing through rivers and riding up mountains on these semi-wild animals is an unforgettable and exhilarating experience. The remote location is an inspiring wilderness, perfect for contemplation and exploration. You will have a full day out in the Khan Kentii wilderness hiking with a local guide to explore to the spectacular landscape and stunning views.

You can opt for a full day ride with a Mongolian horseman at an additional cost of 40 USD for riding. There will be time to relax in the sauna set up close to the river, as well as kayaking, and rafting options.


Hiking in the Gobi forms a part of the retreat. You will hike into the desert one evening with local herdsmen to enjoy the silence and explore the mind blowing landscape at sunset. The remote location is an inspiring wilderness, perfect for contemplation and exploration. You will have a full day out in the Khan Kentii wilderness hiking with a local guide to explore to the spectacular landscape and stunning views.

Meditation and kirtan

Desert meditation and kirtan in the Gobi will be an exciting experience. You will spend an afternoon and evening at a small desert camp. You will meditate amongst ancient rocks, a powerful place where monks used to meditate in the 14th and 15th centuries. Enjoy an incredible sunset, a camp fire dinner, and kirtan.

A full-day wilderness hike in the Khan Kentii and an evening hike in the Gobi with local herdsmen is included as a part of the retreat.

  • Emma Henry

    (Jivamukti Yoga)

    Emma was introduced to yoga in the mid 90s and has been teaching since 1998. Her background in dance and martial arts is evident in her dynamic, innovative, and playful choreography, and understanding of anatomy and the subtle body. Her yogic path has led her to Mysore from practicing Ashtanga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois to advanced certification in the Jivamukti method. She is an advance certified Jivamukti teacher and facilitates the Jivamukti teacher trainings with Sharon Gannon and David Life.

The Mongolian yoga retreat takes place in two very different locations. You will be glamping in the luxury yurt camps in the East Gobi and the interior parts of Gorkhi Terelj National Park.

  • Camel riding / rental
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Environmentally friendly
  • River nearby

Healthy vegan meals will be served during the retreat. These will be created by expert chef Bettina Campolucci-Bordi and her Mongolian team. You can expect tasty meals that are gluten, diary, and sugar-free. Plenty of herbal teas and safe drinking water are also included.

  • Camel treks
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • River rafting
  • Sauna

Glamping can be tiring, thus you will have the option of having your very own massage therapist with you offering you reviving massages. In the Khan Kentii camp, you have a sauna in a ger set up right next to the river. This is an experience not to be missed and is highly recommended to relieve aching muscles and general tiredness.

Once you have heated your body nicely, you can run outside and jump into the river to cool down. It is a top Mongolian revitalizing experience. Massages and sauna can be arranged at an additional cost.

  • 1 day on the Trans Mongolian Railway into the Gobi
  • 2 nights in a 3-4 star hotel in Ulaan Bator (on arrival and pre departure)
  • 3 nights accommodation in Khan Kentii wilderness camp
  • 4 nights accommodation in the Gobi camp
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • A full day wilderness hike in the Khan Kentii with local herdsmen
  • Airport transfers
  • All vegan meals, herbal teas, and water
  • An afternoon and evening in a desert camp with meditation and kirtan
  • An evening hike in the Gobi with local herdsmen
  • Return transfers to the camps from Ulaan Bator
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Airfare
  • Local activities like horse riding, camel treks, kayaking, and river rafting
  • Lunches and dinner in Ulaan Bator
  • Massages and sauna
  • Upgrade to a five-star hotel in Ulaan Bator
  • Visas

Arrival by airplane

please book your flights to arrive at Chinggis Khaan International Airport (ULN). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

Verified reviews

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    Review by Anonymous

    CONS Cons: The long journeys to each of the camps were challenging but would not deter me from joining this retreat. Overall it was part of the adventure!

    PROS Pros: * Location was beautiful *Loved the range of activities offered during the day- horse riding, hikes, sauna, massage, etc *Yoga classes were a good balance of dynamic in the morning and more restorative in the evening (which was great after a full day of activities) *Food was excellent quality and menu was well-thought out for each days activity *Group dynamics were very good. Everybody was so friendly and willing to help in any way. Very inclusive. *Retreat was well-planned and organised and I felt taken care of the whole time! *Instructor was excellent *Local Mongolian team were also awesome!

    Organizer response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you on retreat with us...

    2017-Aug-09 06:09:14

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    Review by Laurent Reuter from Luxembourg


    CONS Cons: Nichts...

    PROS Pros: Sehr nett, kompetent und hilfreich beim Verbessern der Übungen.

    Organizer response: Thanks so much for your review. We loved having you on our Tuscany retreat and really hope to see you again one day :)

    2017-Aug-27 15:00:12

  • Review by Jo from France
    10 out of 10

    "From the start until the end, the yoga retreat was very well organized. Great communication from Jools and Amber, no question too mundane to answer. Arriving at the retreat, the house and location in southwest France were lovely, and I was made to feel very welcome. The food was fabulous, without exception due to the brilliant chef, Emma Fountain and her great assistant Terri (the best herb tea maker in the West). Yoga taught by Faye Riches was inspirational and fun, I learnt so much. The other guests were varied and diverse and I loved every day of the seven-day retreat and feel healthier than I have done in years. I can't wait to book again! Thanks to Jools and her amazing team." website, edited

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    10 out of 10

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    "Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Such a wonderful venue and the kirtan were beautiful. Jools and the team are amazing, Lisa Sanfilippo is a great inspiration." website, edited

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  • Review by Tracy Falle from Hong Kong

    "Jools does an amazing job at organizing and looking after her guests. She met my every need and Mongolia was an amazing experience. I look forward to joining another retreat in the future."

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