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Join Sole Yoga Holidays for a luxury yoga retreat in the beautiful island of Zanzibar. Zanzibar is characterized by beautiful white sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs and the magic of the historic and famous stone town. This slice of blue heaven is the ultimate and exotic Indian Ocean yoga and wellness experience, with its fascinating historical stone town and magnificent beaches.
Casa da Mare's modern style and the Swahili style are elegantly combined, both in the structure and in the furnishings. The property consists of three separate buildings, connected by quiet patios and serene living spaces, all surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Relax in full luxury under a grass Swahili pavilion while listening to the Indian Ocean.
The villa is reserved for this retreat for the week and there will be plenty of gorgeous areas to relax, unwind, and recharge in this magnificent slice of paradise. The rooms are decorated in gorgeous style with local inspiration at every corner. All of the luxury amenities you will need for your special week are included such as Wi-Fi, luxurious linens and towels, air-conditioning, and divine en-suite baths.
Twice per day, you will practice yoga on the beautiful area by the pool or at the beach with the sounds of only the Indian Ocean and birds to accompany you! Your host, Shari will guide you through a Vinyasa flow class and during the week, she will include a Yin and Restorative session. As always, Shari will listen to what the group needs and adjust accordingly for the best yoga experience!
The spices tour is a unique opportunity to learn about the soul of Zanzibar. For nearly two centuries, the spices are a key part of the economy of the island. You will go with a private guide to a botanical garden where you'll be shown herbs, spices, fruits, and other products of the earth with fascinating descriptions of how they are used and you will relish in their exotic scents and flavors.
You will take a private boat where you will cross a seascape dotted with small atolls, uninhabited islands, and white sandbanks. You will then dock at a small island where under a gorgeous canopy, you will enjoy a lunch of the freshest grilled fish, shellfish, and fruit.
Shari discovered the positive effects of yoga over 15 years ago in California. Her journey included numerous disciplines, but it wasn't until Ashtanga that she found her true passion and was certified in 2010 in Italy. Shari enjoys teaching a vigorous, playful, and challenging Ashtanga flow class. She hopes through her teaching she can inspire others with the grace and love that she has found. Shari has been leading yoga retreats and holidays for over two years in amazing locations from Belize to India, to Morocco, and all over her adopted and gorgeous country, Italy.
This retreat takes place at a gorgeous villa, Casa da Mare, which sits at the edge of Jambiani, a village along the east coast of the island of Zanzibar.
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A delicious and hearty breakfast is included daily at this wonderful location. Fresh fruits, juices, eggs, local breads, and heavenly sweets are all part of your daily post-yoga meal. You can choose to eat inside in the special dining room or take your yummy meal outside on the patio or by the pool. Daily dinners are included as part of the package. You will be captured by the flavors, colors, and scents from the kitchen, a heavenly blend of Swahili and Western recipes with touches of Italian.
Afternoon tea is also included as part of the package to refresh and relax before your afternoon yoga session.
Please book your flight to arrive at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Sole Yoga Holidays will pick you up from the airport. Times will be sent upon majority of sign-ups. Other options will be provided outside of pick-up and extra fees may apply.
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