AFRICA SAFARI & YOGA RETREAT -
with Leigh Evans & Amanda Dee
Jan 20-31, 2018
12 days 11 nights Safari, Beach Yoga Retreat, (options to dive)
The first part of the Retreat takes place in a small beautiful beach front hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa. The place has an aura of tranquillity and a feeling of spaciousness with its lush tropical garden lined with Coconut palms, Frangipani and Banana trees. Short steps at the front lead to the beach and to the turquoise blue sea of the Indian Ocean.
Sun Salute Africa is located in Zanzibar on the northern tip of the island, which boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The 2 yoga spaces face west overlooking the ocean for perfect sightings of the setting sun while you practice.
Our next destination then takes us on a small flight from beach to bush, to Kilimanjaro, where we will make our way for 1 night’s stay in a beautiful Lodge nestled at the foothills of Kilimanjaro, just a few minutes away from Machame Gate entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park. It has a restaurant and bar, everyone can enjoy magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Then we begin our 3 nights 4 days Safari to see the big 5. After the safari we will spend one more night at the same lodge.
The Retreat Space – Indian Ocean Views
The retreat space is within a close walk to numerous restaurants and bars. It has individually styled cottages with spacious rooms and large verandas. Breakfast can be served on your own cottage veranda. All rooms are double occupancy, either with 2 single beds or a double on request. There is also an option for private rooms if needed. All rooms have en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fans and a refrigerator. Some cottages have a sitting room.
Gardens & Pool
Relax in a hammock with a good book or sunbathe in the area facing the turquoise blue ocean and white beach or lounge around the swimming pool in the garden. The tropical gardens have a mixture of Coconut palms, Casuarinas trees, Frangipani trees Banana trees and flower-beds full of colourful plants set amidst the lawns.
The Garden view rooms enjoy a country atmosphere with bird song. Hammocks and loungers are distributed at the sun bathing area facing the beach as well as in the garden, around the swimming pool.
Tanzania is the ultimate dream safari destination. With a vast array of experiences coupled together with the country’s dedication to preservation, you can be ensured an amazing holiday that will stay with you forever. You will sleep under the stars among the wildlife. The safari will be 4 days and 3 nights, and we will be visiting Serengeti, Ngoro Ngoro and Tarangire National Parks, so we will probably get to see the BIG 5!!!
Amanda Dee’s teaching has evolved over the past 15 years into an intelligent based creative yoga flow; never will you find any two classes of hers the same. Studying anatomy for many years with renowned teachers such as Leslie Kaminoff in ‘Breath Centered Yoga’ a therapeutic approach to yoga, using the breath as a starting point to understanding the anatomy of the body in depth, and Tom Myers, “Body Reading” understanding the individual needs of each body and working with the connective tissue (Tom is the Author of Anatomy Trains (Elsevier 2001) plus she has done many more trainings over the years. Amanda’s experience as a professional dancer and a licensed Thai Body-worker is reflected in her balanced teaching style as she weaves together her deep understanding of anatomy, choreography and bodywork to create a purposeful flowing sequence. Amanda is also the founder of Sun Salute Retreats and Sun Salute Studio.
Passionate yogi and explorer, Leigh Evans is a go-to resource for expert alignment, Ayurveda Yoga, seasonal wellness practices, sleep yoga, and women’s yoga practices, Through decades of teaching thousands of students, Leigh’s seasoned approach to the practice can transform any student who craves insight on the body and the human experience. From the study of Yoga and Ayurveda in India to Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Leigh’s breadth of knowledge gives her the tools to teach practical applications that can change students’ everyday lives. Leigh is the founder and director of the Yoga Sukhavati Teacher Training Programs. Yoga Sukhavati’s Seasonal vinyasa practices are infused with Ayurveda, Buddhism, and Women’s practices. Leigh has had the pleasure of training over 200 of New York’s finest Yoga teachers in the past 5 years Leigh teaches retreats, teacher trainings, and workshops nationally and internationally.
$ 3390 per student Early bird discount by Oct 1, 2017
Included in Price
- 6 Nights in beach Front Retreat Space Zanzibar
- 2 yoga classes a day while in Zanzibar
- Daily Meditation while in Zanzibar
- All breakfast, All dinners while in Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro
- 1 Sunset Cruise
- Spice Tour & Trip to Stone Town
- 2 nights in Hotel Lodge with views of Mount Kilimanjaro
- Use of the Pools
- Full Safari 3 nights – 4 days- All food, drinks and Accommodation
- Entrance to 3 spectacular wild life parks (The Serengeti being one of them)
- Camping equipment on the safari
- Safari Guide
- Transfers from Zanzibar Airport/Port to the Retreat Space
Not Included in Price
- Extra Activity not included
- There is time during your retreat to do a day of diving for additional costs.
- All flights including the small flights within Africa
- Extra drinks soft/alcoholic,
- All lunches in Zanzibar
- Gratuity for all staff,
- Other extra activities
- Optional choice to extend your trip for an extra week to do volunteer work