Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Tanzania.
Delve into the simplicity of the local Zanzibar lifestyle and indulge your senses in the vibrant colors, ambience, and mystical atmosphere. Experience the moonlit beaches under the stars and the African drum rhythm around a beach fire. Embark on a journey of tranquility and serenity through Yoga in Zanzibar with pristine white beaches, turquoise blue ocean, riveting palm trees, and breathtaking sunsets. Yoga Zanzibar invites you to take the time and space to reconnect your true self and your playfulness. We offer you a relaxing yet joyful journey towards discovering your inner self. Allow yourself to escape for 8 days in the comforting and calming surroundings of Zanzibar.
Set in a garden just a few meters away from the beach. Casa Umoja guesthouse is surrounded by a big tropical garden which invites to relax and enjoy the pleasures of the island. Our entrance gate is a few steps away from the white sandy beach and the blue ocean.
Casa Umoja is a one storey house with 5 rooms. Additionally we offer 4 bungalows which are embedded in our spacious tropical garden. Well decorated rooms each with its private verandah, shower/wc, fans, cold/warm water, breakfast and much more.
While guests will stay at Casa Umoja, the yoga classes will take place at Flame Tree Cottages. Casa Umoja is situated next to Flame Tree Cottages, just not right on the beach front like Flame Tree Cottages.
Please note that there is NO ATM in Nungwi Village. There is only ATM’s in Stone Town.
This yoga holiday consists of 12 yoga classes (Dynamic Hatha based on Ashtanga & Vinyasa Flow). The yoga classes are suitable for all levels and modifications are given accordingly.
The yoga takes place at Flame Tree Cottages. Casa Umoja, the accommodation, is situated next to Flame Tree Cottages, just not right on the beach front like Flame Tree Cottages.
The yoga holiday consists of morning and sunset yoga classes in Flame Tree Cottages. The duration of a yoga session is 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can spend the rest of the day either relaxing, getting massaged, strolling barefoot on the beach, swimming, diving, snorkeling or taking a Dhow sailing cruise. Please note that there will be no yoga on Saturdays.
The yoga classes are vibrant and include pranayama (breathing techniques), sun and moon salutations, as well as a dynamic flowing sequence of asanas (postures) bringing awareness into mindfulness and energy flow, followed by relaxation and a short meditation. The classes are suitable for all levels and variations given accordingly. Yoga groups are small which allows personal attention and adjustment.
Morning yoga sessions will take place in Under-the-Tree yoga studio with a beautiful sea view. Sunset yoga, on the other hand, takes place on the rooftop overlooking the ocean with the most spectacular sunsets.
Yoga is defined as a union between the soul and the body. As such, the breath is seen as the fundamental link between our physical and mental aspects. Yogic breathing exercises or pranayama teaches one how to re-energize the body and control the mind by regulating the flow of Prana (life force). We will practice Ujjayi Breathing (victorious breath), Kapalabhati (cleansing breath), and Analoma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing).
World Yoga Alliance
Marisa, the founder of Yoga Zanzibar, teaches Ashtanga based and creative Vinyasa Flow with an emphasis on alignment according to the individual’s needs, flowing movements linked with an intense focus on the importance of applying the audible Ujjayi breath, dynamic fun flows with arm balances broken down in stages accessible to everyone. She focuses on initiating movements from the deep core line - the latest fascia anatomy research from Tom Myers. It focuses on movements releasing the fascia lines and preventing unnecessary tension in your body during your physical practise.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
After having practiced yoga for 10 years, Tara decided to become a teacher and started her own studio in 2011. She landed in Morocco where she lead yoga surf retreats and was rewarded by seeing individuals and yoga teachers from all over the world open up about their own experiences at the hand of in-authentic yogis. The need for authenticity has now inspired her to create Retreats that are “like a constant cuddle, with a little kick in the pants” & Teacher Training that is “like a re-birth, a ripping off the layers and the evolution into the INDIVIDUAL teacher you really are".
Zanzibar can be described as both mysterious and romantic. It is also the evocation of exotic, an archipelago nestled in the Indian Ocean which is 37 km off shore from Tanazania. It is a destination that is not only mysterious but legendary as well.
From this remote outpost, at the hub of the monsoon trading routes, history was enacted, journeys of discovery were planned, Sultanate empires were established, and the first medieval global village was founded. Zanzibar retains the imprint of its historic legacy in the tumbling streets of Stone Town, in the Arabic-inflected Swahili language and the rare antiques of the bazaars and markets.
The haloes of idyllic beach that adorn the islands coast and the fragrant spice plantations that blossom in the interior make Zanzibar the ultimate Indian Ocean destination and the jewel in East Africas crown.
Breakfast will be provided by Casa Umoja.
Meals like lunch and dinner will be additionally paid for whether it is in the hotel or elsewhere.
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$50 per person
Transport from the Abeid Amani Karume International Airport to hotel is about 1 hour 15 minute drive, and it costs 50 USD one way. Please contact Yoga Zanzibar for more information.
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