8 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat at the Red Sea in Egypt

Rejuvenating Egypt Yoga Retreat

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered Egypt.

Yoga Studio Nuweiba welcomes you to history-laden Egypt for one of the best holidays of your life. Their aim is to tailor a holiday for you, whether you come alone, with friends or with family. This retreat will allow you to develop or start a regular yoga practice that is specifically aimed at your needs and ability. You are offered the chance of a really relaxing holiday with enlightening yoga, good food, a wonderful beach, coral reef for diving or snorkeling and safari trips to the desert and mountains.

Even if you are not a yoga enthusiast, you can still come and enjoy everything else. At Yoga Studio Nuweiba, all days end with only one thing left to do and that is to be dazzled by the clarity of the star-filled night sky.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga in the studio and on the beach
  • A personal yoga practice to take home
  • Advice and guidance on your yoga practice
  • Meditation guidance and learning how to really relax
  • Free time for snorkeling or desert safari adventure
  • Daily light breakfast and delicious brunch
  • Free use of all facilities on the retreat
  • Fresh juices and herb teas
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer available:
Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (US$52 per person)

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Accommodation

Accommodation is in en-suite double and twin rooms next door to the studio. Budget beach huts are an option if you want to keep costs even lower. Alternatively, accommodation in nearby hotels with swimming pools can be arranged. These hotels are also on the beach and only a few minutes walk from the studio. For yoga, the main practice room is on the ground floor of the house, facing the sea. It holds up to 10 people comfortably and is fully equipped with yoga mats, blocks, belts, etc. and wall ropes are fitted. The room has air wonderful natural light and adjustable relaxing lighting effects. There is a sound system for when music is required.

Program

Sample schedule

  • Early morning pre yoga light breakfast
  • Morning yoga, pranayama, and asana class for 90 minutes
  • Egyptian brunch
  • Late afternoon Restorative yoga class with meditation for 90 minutes
  • Afternoon or day excursions can be arranged (charged extra); alternatively, free time can be spent on the beach, roof top area or swimming and snorkeling
  • Dinner available in the restaurant on the beach or in the local town - charged separately

Please note the yoga sessions are for six days; additional classes are charged as extra.

Included excursions

  • Boat trip for fishing or snorkeling
  • Swimming and free us of snorkel equipment
  • Visit to a local organic farm and learning center
  • Visit to Dahab on Thursdays

Instructors

Susan Metwali
More than 25 years teaching Yoga experience in the UK. Owner of Yoga Studio Nuweiba in Egypt. Qualified and trained in Hatha Yoga, Karuna, and Iyengar. Loves also Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Chi Gong, Dance, meditation, Ayurveda, and life. Qualified massage therapist with extensive training in both eastern and western styles of bodywork and treatments.

Retreat location

Yoga Studio Nuweiba welcomes you to a wonderful yoga experience and a relaxing holiday right next to the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba. It is situated on Fayrouz Beach in a quiet area in Nuweiba with the mountains of South Sinai and the peace and stillness of the desert at your back. The yoga studio sits on a beach area called the dunes, between the port and the town. Along with this long, quiet strip of golden sands and turquoise sea, there are coral reefs for diving and snorkeling, several beach camps and some medium to small hotels.

Nearby places

  • St. Katherines Monastery, 120 kilometers

Food

Food generally consists of simple meals of fresh vegetables, salads and fresh fish. Yoga Studio Nuweiba also caters to guests who require special diets including vegetarian, wheat and dairy free, etc. and also offer a great menu of authentic Egyptian dishes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Hallal
  • Seafood
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Yoga Studio Nuweiba will help you to arrange diving sessions, safari trips, outings to local places of interest such as St Catherines Monastery, Nuweiba Castle and visits to local restaurants in the evenings should you wish to eat out. Along with extra yoga sessions, meals and relaxing massages, facials, and treatments, these other activities are charged separately and paid directly to the provider.

On Thursdays there is a chance to go to Dahab for the day and do yoga there.

Activities charged extra

  • Bedouin herbal doctor in St. Katherin
  • Camel safari
  • Desert sunset meditation
  • Jeep safari, desert, and mountains
  • Trekking
  • Trip to St. Katherin Monastery and climb Mount Sinai (Moses' Mountain)

Spa treatment

There is availability to body massages and well-being treatments at an additional cost:

  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Hot stones
  • Thai massage
  • Uplifting facials
  • Face the world facial
  • Foot massage
  • Indian head and shoulder massage
  • Reiki treatments

Spa treatments

The Studio has its own dedicated Green Room where you can have relaxing massages and facials.

What's included

  • 10 yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Advice and guidance on your yoga practice
  • Daily light breakfast and delicious brunch
  • Free time for snorkeling or desert safari adventure
  • Free use of all facilities on the retreat
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions
  • Well-being treatments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Yoga Studio Nuweiba will meet you at Sharm El Sheik airport on your arrival. Airport transfer for a single traveler is 40 GBP. The airport transfer fee could be shared with another traveler. The journey will take around one and three-quarter hour.

Nile Air and Air Cairo also fly from Cairo to Sharm el-Sheikh. Turkish Airlines from Istanbul plus other European flights available direct to Sharm.

Arrival by bus

Transport by local bus is also available but the service is limited and often subject to change of times. Buses are operated by East Delta Coaches. These basic and cheap buses travel to and from Cairo, Sharm El Sheik, Dahab, Taba. 'Go Bus' is a more comfortable option than the East Delta ones from Cairo and can be booked online.

Distances

  • Taba, 70 kilometers
  • Sharm El Sheik, 180 kilometers
Airport: Sharm El Sheikh International Airport Airport transfer available: Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (US$52 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available up to mid June 2018. You can arrive any day of the week

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