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5 Days Full Moon, Full Power Yoga Retreat in Kenya

  • Watamu Treehouse, Turtle Bay Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya

5 Days Full Moon, Full Power Yoga Retreat in Kenya

  • Watamu Treehouse, Turtle Bay Road, Watamu 80202, Kenya

Mindfulness Yoga Retreat in Kenya

Join Mandy Parkin in a full moon, full power yoga and mindfulness retreat at Watamu Treehouse. This unique retreat center provides the perfect natural environment to practice yoga and connect with all there is. With almost 360-degree views of the sea and forest, yoga at the Treehouse is an experience you should not miss!


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Stunning views of sea and forest
  • Professional and experienced staff
  • Guests of all ages welcome
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Full board meals
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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The house

Watamu Treehouse consists of two towers, the North tower and the South tower, linked by bridges, stairways, and ramps. It also has a cool pool, which is shared by both towers.

North (Kaskazi) tower

This tower has three double bedrooms, each one with its own balcony, toilet, and shower. Two of the bedrooms have beautiful 360-degree views of the sea and forest and all of Watamu, including the sunrise and sunset. The third bedroom does not face the sea but has an incredible view of the forest and sunset. Additional sleeping areas are available, and the tower will hold a maximum of 8 people. It also has a kitchen, living/dining room, and rooftop lounge area. There are multiple dining areas at all levels as well.

South (Kuzi) tower

This tower has four bedrooms, each of which has at least two beds, self-contained bathrooms, balconies, and private dining. All rooms overlook the sea and sunrise, and three of the rooms look back to the sunset. The rooms are let on a room-by-room basis, where you choose between bed and breakfast, half-board or full-board, for ultimate convenience.

With the help of a variety of special teachers, the retreats combine yoga, meditation, and relaxation with health, adventure, and nature. Most retreats have a sunrise session on the beach right in front of the house.

  • Mandy Parkin

    A yoga instructor for 25 years, Mandy aims to facilitate personal empowerment. Her experience in the health, wellness, and fitness area has been gleaned from writing, publishing, and event management to yoga, meditation, and mindfulness instruction. Having completed two courses in mindfulness training with Smart Foundation in Brighton, she teaches mindfulness in schools and writes articles on any aspect of holistic health.

The retreat will take place at Watamu Treehouse in Watamu, Kenya. It is situated on one of the most picturesque stretches of Watamu beach. It is ideally located right opposite the coral gardens of the marine park, with no large hotels nearby, only private residences. Built high in the trees, its unique architecture affords a 360-degree panorama of the Indian Ocean coastline on one side and native forest on the other.

Nearby places

  • Bio-Ken Snake Farm - 10 minutes
  • Che Shale - 1 hour
  • Malindi Airport (MYD) - 25 minutes
  • Moi International Airport (MBA) - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Conference room
  • Mosquito net
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

If you are renting on a self-catering basis, you can bring your own food for the cook to prepare, but if you choose not to, daily deliveries of fresh seafood and produce and anything from the local supermarket can be arranged. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, cooker, oven, blender, deep-freeze, plus a good range of utensils and cookware. As this is also a family home, you will find high quality crockery, cutlery, and glassware in the cupboards.

There are so many activities offered in the immediate vicinity. Those with young children might find it difficult to get off the white sandy beach, as it is ideal for building sandcastles and beachcombing in the reef pools and sandspits.

Older kids can choose from kitesurfing a few meters from the house, windsurfing and canoeing in the next cove, or some of the best scuba diving and deep-sea fishing in Kenya. Kitesurfing at Che Shale, just north of Malindi, can also be arranged using your own equipment.

Guests of all ages can enjoy snorkeling around coral heads just off the beach or in nearby Mida Creek. They can also visit the Arabuko Sokoke Forest, the Gede Ruins, the Snake Park, or the award-winning Butterfly Farm, as well as go shopping or surfing in Malindi or simply take long walks or swims along the uninterrupted beach.

Other activities that can be arranged from the house include dhow trips up Mida Creek, dolphin trips, visits to the Gede Ruins and the Kipepeo Butterfly Project, trips to Watamu village, and traditional dancing evenings with the Giriamas, the indigenous people of the area.

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Full board meals
  • Use of yoga equipment
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Bathroom consumables
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Malindi Airport (MYD) or at Moi International Airport (MBA). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

  • 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 A traveler
    9 out of 10

    "The food is the delicious, home-cooked and healthy - the best i've ever had at a hotel. I was worried that might not be much to do but there were tons of amazing activities to chose from, from paddle-boarding at dawn to kayak trips with sundowners. Plenty to do and lots of time for relaxing too! Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming making us feel at home. Very personal place to stay. Availability of tuk-tuks made getting around fun and cheap. The beach by the treehouse is slightly out of town meaning you have it all to yourself, but can easily walk into town for cocktails/ice-cream when you want. It was my family's first time visiting Kenya where we live and i was very pleased I took them to treehouse for a unique and unforgettable experience which they all loved!!"

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  • Review by Travelers
    9 out of 10

    "My husband and I had the privilege of spending 3 days at The Treehouse, Watamu. It was a truly wonderful experience. Josephat and his staff were friendly and very helpful at all times. All our meals were freshly prepared, varied and excellent. The rooms are spacious, uniquely designed, spotless and extremely comfortable. "

    "We would recommend this beautiful establishment to anyone wanting to escape the hurly-burly of living. Thank you Paul, Josephat and the other members of your staff for making our time at The Treehouse unforgettable. Christine and Ian Harries"

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  • Review by Sarah C.
    9 out of 10

    "The Treehouse is wonderful in every way! It is only a short, short walk to the magnificent beach. The staff and management could not be better. They are friendly, professional, efficient, accommodating, and spectacular. We took advantage of the yoga on the open top floor of the Treehouse, the in-room massages, and the sunset kayak to the ocean. All were such wonderful experiences, I am running out of superlatives. I did not want to leave, and I would go back in a heartbeat and maybe plan a longer stay."

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  • Review by Stephanie W.
    9 out of 10

    "I cannot say enough positive things about my experience at the Treehouse. I stayed in the Bahari room, and I would highly recommend it. The sun rose over the ocean in perfect view from the bed.It made every morning so magical. I never wanted to leave that bed or shower! The whole place is very open, so it is unlike any B&B/hotel I have ever stayed in."

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  • Review by Hannah R.
    9 out of 10

    "We were staying elsewhere in Watamu but went to the Treehouse for an open yoga session. The session was excellent with a very knowledgeable instructor and in a fabulous room at the top of one tower. 360-degree views from up high! While there for yoga, we were warmly invited to "float" through the mangroves with them the next morning. It was a fantastic experience that I fully recommend trying. Many thanks for your hospitality."

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  • Review by Amy Simpson
    9 out of 10

    "I had an absolutely amazing couple of days at Treehouse. I have never stayed in a place like it before. It is so beautifully designed and leaves you with a real sense of relaxation and inspiration. Our room was perfect - clean, very comfy beds, hot showers, and lovely views and decor. The yoga lesson was fabulous, including the setting and the teaching. Kingi took us on a sensational kayak around the creek and was very knowledgeable about the nature and local area.The staff were wonderful, so cheerful, and attentive, doing everything they could to help us have the best stay possible, including rearranging our room, giving us tips for days out, helping us out when we got lost, showing us the night life, and generally being really great company! Josephat did an amazing job of organizing all that we needed. I cannot recommend this wonderful place highly enough."

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  • Review by Arne H.
    9 out of 10

    "Every detail is relaxing. As I entered the first tower of the Treehouse, I immediately started relaxing. Situated in between trees, the Rreehouse is colorful and clean, and everybody around you is just so friendly. Our room, the Starbed, is on the second tower and has the most exciting view. Taking a shower in the sun (or moon) light was one of the experiences we had during our stay. We always felt welcome and taken good care of. There are many things to do in the treehouse, around it, and in Watamu and the surrounding area, but simply staying at this little oasis may sometimes be the most relaxing."

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