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8 Days Fitness and Yoga Retreat in Zanzibar, Tanzania


Zanzibar Yoga Retreat by the Beach

  • 6 days with instruction
  • Yoga Zanzibar welcomes the lovers of sun, the goers of the beach, adventure, fitness, and yoga. This fitness and yoga holiday is designed to teach you the basic understanding of functional body movement and to give you a workout program which you can continue with after your holiday. What better setting to develop your fitness on the beach against the backdrop of the sun setting in Zanzibar? You can enjoy the rest of your day, relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, stand-up-paddle-boarding, or exploring.


    • Morning yoga classes
    • Sunset fitness classes
    • TRX and body weight training
    • Develop and continue a fitness program by yourself
    • Ashtanga based, Vinyasa Flow, and twist and detox yoga practices
    • One-hour SUP yoga session
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Daily breakfast

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced


    • Instruction language: English
    • Spoken languages: English
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    The Z Hotel is an original boutique hotel on Zanzibar. Opening in 2010, it brings casual relaxation blended with contemporary London-inspired design to the beaches of Zanzibar providing the 21st-century traveler with a fresh and original beach-holiday experience.

    Set in a tropical garden with steps to white powders of Nungwi’s award-winning beach and the temperate Indian Ocean, The Z Hotel will provide you with everything you need for a unique away-from-it-all holiday but with all the advantages of modern living, including LCD TV, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and docking stations in all rooms.

    The London-inspired design blends Philippe Starck furniture and lighting with Zanzibari features to create a bright, airy atmosphere. The Z was named one of the "trendiest hotels in Africa" by TripAdvisor and the world travel awards, and the only one in Tanzania.

    While aiming to offer a totally relaxed and stress-free environment, The Z Hotel is also perfectly placed to offer more ‘energetic’ guests some of the best diving, snorkeling, and fishing available anywhere in the world as well as a range of water sports. The world-renowned Mnemba Atoll has one of the highest concentrations of turtles anywhere in the world and is just a half hour boat ride away.

    Garden view rooms

    Garden view rooms occupy the ground floor and offer easy access to the tropical gardens, pool, and beach. They are the perfect spot to catch the wonderful aromas from the equatorial plants and flowers.

    Sea view rooms

    The sea view rooms are on the first and second floors and offer panoramic views from the northern tip of Nungwi out across to the distant Tanga Mountains and continuing down the west coast of the island. Natural light floods the rooms until the evening when the blood-red sun finally drops off the far edge of the earth.

    Morning yoga classes will be taught by Marisa and sunset fitness classes will be coached by Uri. In six fitness sessions, Uri will provide you with the tools and knowledge to develop and continue a fitness program by yourself without the need of an instructor or gym.

    Week training program

    Day 1

    • Arrival

    Day 2

    • 08:00 - 09:30 Ashtanga based Yoga - Introduction and alignment with Marisa
    • 17:30 - 19:00 Basic muscle anatomy and body weight training with Uri

    Day 3

    • 08:00 - 09:30 Vinyasa Flow yoga - Foundation and hip openers (deep front line and arm line fascia)
    • 17:30 - 19:00 Bones and joints, TRX training with Uri

    Day 4

    • 08:00 - 09:30 Vinyasa Flow yoga - Earth to core connection (deep front line and arm line fascia)
    • 15:00 - 16:00 SUP Yoga
    • 17:30 - 19:00 Muscle movement direction, station training, and resistance bands

    Day 5

    • 08:00 - 09:30 Twist and detox yoga (spiral and lateral line fascia release)
    • 17:30 - 19:00 Fitness as a way of life, body weight training

    Day 6

    • 08:00 - 09:30 Vinyasa Flow yoga (superficial back line and front line fascia)
    • 17:30 - 19:00 Nutrition, TRX training

    Day 7

    • 08:00 - 09:30 Ashtanga based yoga
    • 17:30 - 19:00 Station training and resistance bands

    Day 8

    • Departure
    • Marisa van Vuuren

      World Yoga Alliance (Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga)

      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.

    • Uri Levy

      Uri Levy’s training programs focus on developing both your body and your lifestyle to meet your goals. The course includes building muscle, conditioning, general fitness, and targeting specific muscle groups. In order to understand how you can develop our body muscles and your personal fitness, you must understand the body anatomy. Uri is an ex-special forces officer, training army fitness all over the world, guiding and bringing his students to physical and mental strength. He is a certified personal trainer and specializes in functional training.

    Set in the tepid, crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar, with its tropical climate, white powder beaches, rich cultural heritage, and abundant coral reefs offers some of the best diving in the world. It is one of the last remaining areas of outstanding natural beauty unspoilt by tourism

    Nungwi Beach was voted the fifth best beach in the world by UK newspaper, The Guardian, which describes it as “…to die for”. The island’s capital, Stone Town, is a designated world heritage site and blends a culture steeped in the opulence of the sultans with influences from Europe. Zanzibar has, at various times, formed part of the Portuguese, British, Italian, and German empires creating a unique legacy and almost mythical atmosphere.

    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Kayaking
    • Kitesurfing
    • Massage
    • Sailing
    • Scuba diving
    • Shopping
    • Snorkeling
    • Spa
    • Stand up paddle boarding
    • Surfing
    • Swimming pool (outdoor)
    • Bar
    • Beach
    • Garden
    • In-room safe
    • Lounge
    • Multilingual staff
    • Restaurant
    • Dry cleaning
    • Free parking
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Mosquito net
    • Room cleaning
    • Tour assistance

    The package includes daily breakfast.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast

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

    • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • Exploring Zanzibar
    • Kayaking
    • Relaxing on the beach
    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkeling
    • Stand-up-paddle-boarding
    • 1 hour SUP yoga session
    • 6 sessions of 90 minutes sunset fitness classes with Uri Levy
    • 6 sessions of 90 minutes morning yoga classes with Marisa
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Daily breakfast

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar-Es-Salaam. From there, you need to take a domestic flight to Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar. Transfer from and to the airport is available on request. Several major airlines offer direct flights to Dar-Es-Salaam and Zanzibar. Domestic airlines feed into Zanzibar from various parts of Tanzania. Scheduled flights from Dar-Es-Salaam to Zanzibar have a strict baggage allowance of 15 to 20 kilograms per person.

    On arrival at Zanzibarʼs airport in Stone Town, located in the south west of the island. From there, you will transfer to Nungwi by road, which is on the northern tip of the island. Your journey lasts approximately 60 minutes and will take you past authentic Zanzibari villages and through areas of lush jungle palms.

    Zanzibar, Tanzania

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

    Speaks English

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