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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.
The maximum participants in the group is 8.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.