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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Tanzania.
Escape into a tranquil and serene paradise that will not only let you practice yoga in peace, but also help you explore your true and inner self. This yoga holiday offers you pristine white beaches, a vast turquoise blue ocean, palm trees, and breathtaking sunsets. Discover the simplicity of the local Zanzibar lifestyle and indulge your senses in the vibrant colors, ambience, and mystical atmosphere. Through this package, 8 days of undisturbed peace will be given in to you not only a calming, but also comforting environment. Come and leave your yogi footprints in exotically beautiful Zanzibar.
The rooms within the Z Hotel, which is where you will be accommodated, aim to offer the guest luxury, comfort, and contemporary design. Each guest room comes with travertine marble floors imported from Turkey, Italian designer bathroom suites, crisp cotton bed linen from Egypt, and bespoke furniture exclusive to the Z Hotel made from locally sourced coconut wood. They will provide single and shared rooms prepared for your convenience during your stay.
Each bedroom has French doors, set in the floor to ceiling glass which lead onto a balcony with views over their landscaped tropical garden and out across the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean to the magnificent Zanzibari sunset on the distant horizon.
The yoga will take place at Flame Tree Cottages which is about 8 minutes walk on the beach from Z Hotel to 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. 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).
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.
Passionate about adventure & yoga, Diane travels around the world to learn & share holistic healing therapies to develop inner peace & happiness. Originally from France, Diane began her yogic journey in the US, where she studies art & fashion. After getting a first certification & jobs in California & France, she moved to India to get a second certification & learn different healing techniques. She practices sound therapy, energy healing therapy (harmonyum) women healing circles & Ayurvedic massage therapy. She has been teaching & offering healing therapies while traveling around the world.
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 its idyllic beach and the fragrant spice plantations make Zanzibar the ultimate Indian Ocean destination and the jewel in East Africas crown.
Breakfast will be provided by the Z Hotel.
Meals like lunch and dinner will be additionally paid for whether it is in the hotel or elsewhere.
Excursions to Stone Town and throughout Zanzibar are also available with a wealth of history waiting to be discovered. Much of this can be found in the islands capital, Stone Town. Guests wishing to explore more of the island will find an array of excursions on offer including visits to Jozani Forest home to the endangered Red Colobus Monkey Spice Tours, Prison Island Excursion, and Mnarani Turtle Sanctuary.
Abeid Amani Karume International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$50 per person
You will be flying into and out of Zanzibar International Airport located in Kisauni.
For 50 USD, the organizer can arrange a one-way airport transfer.
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