Yoga Zanzibar is founded by Marisa van Vuuren. The one and only yoga alternative in Zanzibar, offering yoga retreats throughout the year since 2009.

Reviews (23)

Shelley Brandstetter

from Malawi, January 2020

"Soul-filling yoga retreat"

I really enjoyed Lotta's teaching style. She was SO responsive to the students both in and out of class. She made sure we were getting what we needed and encouraged us to find our appropriate edge of pushing ourselves, but also listening to our bodies.


from Great Britain, January 2020

"It was okay."

Lotte the instructor was very good.

Lisa Ernstson

from Sweden, December 2019

"I had Lotta as teacher and she was/is amazing! So happy!! "

Lotta tuned into the group and fulfilled all our yoga wishes! It was a great surprise each class and got better and better! The jewel was a yin class! I’d love to come back and do yoga for Lotta! Also the location was perfect, morning shala nice and quiet and rooftop for sunset- perfect!! I can only say Namaste from my yogi heart ❤️ all thanx to Lotta!!

Helena Owen

from Naija, August 2019

"Lovely time"

Diane’s yoga, the beautiful setting and hotel, the welcoming and lovely staff, the wonderful beach, and the very convenient location .

Oda Elisabeth Dahl

from Norway, August 2019

"An amazing week"

Had an amazing week in Nungwi with yoga Zanzibar. The yoga classes were really good, Diane is an excellent teacher. We were also allowed to come with suggestions for the classes. The location of the yoga classes are so good, especially in the evening with the view of the sunset and the ocean. The garden at Casa Umoja was a great place to chill out and breakfast included a plate of fresh fruit and eggs, toast and pancake. Marissa, the organizer of the retreat is the warmest and most welcoming person I’ve ever met and did everything she could to make this a lovely week. Thank you🙏🏽

Alanna Kavanagh

from Qatar, May 2019

"Wonderful Week in Zanzibar"

Initially I was booked to stay at Casa Umoja, but I decided that I wanted to be on the beach. I upgraded to the Flame Tree Cottages and it was well worth it. The location of Flame Tree was perfect. The beach was idyllic with white powdery sand and an endless horizon that lit up at sunset. The breakfast and food at Flame Tree was delicious and seemingly light; I was really impressed with the veg curry. Everyone was friendly and helpful, and the owner Saif, was especially welcoming and gave great tips about what to do. Yoga was twice a day with Alina Grinshpoon. She was a great teacher who was knowledgeable and intuitive.

Malgorzata Pyda

from Italy, November 2018

Fadwa Benmbarek

from Iraq, October 2018

"Lupita is an amazing teacher"

The yoga, the explanations, the thoughtfulness of the teacher

El Mi

from Austria, July 2018

The location of zanzi yoga on the rooftop is very nice, especially during evening sessions when you can watch the sunset.

Kenneth Malcomess

from Tanzania, July 2018

"Wonderful, peaceful and relaxing retreat."

This was my first retreat so I was a little nervous at first, but I was soon put at ease, I was collected from the Airport by Mussa, and Mussa made the one and half hour trip to Casa Umoja so entertaining, he told me all about the different parts of Zanzibar as we drove through them and we even stopped on the side of the road where he brought me a coconut to try.The Yoga was wonderful, I was a little nervous about doing two one and a half hour sessions a day but after the first few days I could feel my strength developing and I looked forward to every class. The Yoga is challenging but not over the top and our instructor Palma gave lots of variations to incorporate the different levels in the class. I even ended up extending by a couple of days I was enjoying it so much. The location for the classes are also wonderful especially the afternoon class.

Svetla Petkova

from Israel, March 2018

"Wonderful time in Zanzibar "

Perfect location for a yoga retreat. Marisa is one of the best yoga theaters I have practiced with. The accommodation was very nice and the meals were very good. Will definitely go back there again.

Claire Lebeau

from Congo, January 2020

"Mon professeur était Lota. Je ne peux ajouter son nom"

Le professeur de yoga Lota. Elle était très attentive à chacune. Je suis une débutante et il y avait des personnes très expérimentées dans le groupe. Le rythme était bon et soutenu. Le lieu formidable. Le prof était ponctuelle et l'ambiance formidable.

Lisa Ebert

from Germany, January 2020

"Schrecklich! Nie wieder! "

Der Ausblick vom Yoga Deck. Mehr gab es wirklich nicht.

Preis-Leistungsverhältnis stimmt absolut null. Viel zu überteuert für so schlechte Qualität und so eine Absteige!!

Anita Wijnker-van Klink

from Netherlands, November 2019

"Yoga Flame Tree Zanzibar"

Mooie rustige locatie met fijne kamers in mooie tuin met zwembad direct aan het strand van de Indische Oceaan in Nungwi.

Vriendelijk personeel.

Leuke yoga lessen.

Stéphanie Gateaud

from France, August 2018

"Très bon séjour "

Les cours de yoga avaient lieu dans un hôtel avec vue sur la mer. Très beau cadre. La professeur adaptait le niveau en fonction des élèves. J’ai pu bénéficier de 3 cours particuliers car aucun autre élève ne s’est présenté.