An enchanting coastal African Yoga Retreat

Charlie Morgan & Ottilie Wellness

RISE Retreat

There is nothing quite like the indescribable beauty of an African sunrise. The sun rises like a flower opening, giving light to the day and our goal for this week is to give you time and space, to open and RISE. The African skies exhibit a wonderful phenomenon that connect to your soul and providing the power of life and endless gratitude.

From breathtaking sunsets, sunrises, tropical blue waters, enchanting full moons and a sky full of stars you feel like you are in space - Africa truly has magic, and that is just the location.

Charlie Morgan and Ottilie Wellness are bursting to offer you this exclusive and limited space yoga retreat. A chance to feel alive, appreciate natural beauty, gain insight and feel connected, feed your body with nutritious fresh food, and explore the wondrous mind-body benefits of yoga in nature, deepening your practice and opening you up to a new way of living deeply.
Also, being a treehouse this location is high - perfect for rising up, being on top and seeing what lies ahead.

This retreat will take place at Watamu Treehouse in Kenya.

  • 18th - 24th March 2019

  • English

  • Watamu Treehouse



Charlie Morgan is an all-round inspiration. She has been practicing yoga for 15 years, coming to it initially from a workout perspective. Following a life-changing trip to the Himalayan Yoga Institute in 2011, Charlie decided to leave her job as an Assistant Buyer for The Disney Store and deepen her knowledge of yoga. In 2012, she became a certified teacher in Bali with The Wise Living Yoga Academy (affiliated to The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India – the world’s oldest organized yoga institution) and came back to set up her own studio in Somerset, UK. Charlie now teach group classes at various top yoga centres and corporations in and around London and private one-to-ones. Charlie is also currently the yoga instructor for the Harlequins rugby team AND teaches internationally at resorts and co-founder of a Yoga and Photography Retreat company called Soulfood London.

Although her classes are extremely fast-paced at times, Charlie is a perfectionist when it comes to correct body alignment, the synchronisation of movement and breath and the importance of a sumptuous, meditative relaxation. Her classes are down-to-earth, fun, creative and challenging, but at the same time accessible, maintaining the philosophy that ‘yoga is for all’.

Charlie is a also an Ambassador for Notting Hill, Sweaty Betty and the wonderfully Organic and Fair Trade coconut water, Coco Zumi. Who wouldn't want to spend a week with this amazing lady?!

YOUR HOST - Samantha Warner

Having travelled the globe since she was six months old, Sam knows a beautiful location when she sees one. With family in Kenya it has always been a dream to share the African magic with as many people as she can. The chance to curate the RISE Yoga Retreat was one not to be missed and Sam is thrilled to be collaborating with the inspirational Charlie Morgan Yoga. Beyond excited doesn't describe it!

The aim of an Ottilie Retreat is to collaborate with inspirational yoga teachers, caterers with a passion for delicious and healthy food and introduce people to incredible locations. Feeding the mind, body and soul through every detail on this transformational retreat. Alongside this, Ottilie want to provide space to connect, away from the pulls of daily life, giving you a chance for self-care, to feel inspired and most of all know that you have the power to RISE. 

Sam wants your stay to be a life-changing experience you share with similar souls.


Cost of the Retreat

  • £1,475.00 per person for a space in a twin room or two sharing a double bedroom with shared bathroom

  • £1,875.00 per person for solo occupancy in your own double room with private bathroom

  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 10% off if booked by 31st July 2018 - enter RISE2019 at checkout.

What is included in this retreat

  • 7 days & 6 nights full board accommodation, sundowners & snacks

  • Daily Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Restorative Yoga & Meditation sessions with Charlie Morgan Yoga

  • All yoga equipment

  • 3 Activities organised by Ottilie Wellness
    (New Moon float down the Mangroves. Sunset SUP adventure, Snorkelling trip - TBC'd)

  • 1 Complimentary Massage

  • Luxury Goodie Bag

  • Airport transfers from Malindi airport.

What is not included in this retreat

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Travel vaccinations

  • Personal toiletries

  • Laundry service

  • Tips for staff

  • Individual expenses (gifts)

  • Sodas or alcohol,

  • Extra spa treatments

  • Extra activities.


Retreat food

Abundant in flavour, colour, nutrients and freshness

We source our ingredients with care, supporting local producers, and we prepare it with love.

Our lunches and dinners are abundant “set-meals” and always include a soup or starter, a vegetarian main course, a variety of sides and salads, and a dessert. We serve fresh juice or coconut water and a variety of hot drinks after the meal.  Great for vegans, and gluten and dairy-free.


Retreat venue

Watamu Treehouse on the beach in Kenya:

  • the perfect spacious open air house to be in touch with the elements

  • unique architecture-rooms have views of sunrises or sunsets (or both!)

  • set in a coastal forest on one of the best white-sand beaches in Kenya

  • swimming in the warm healing waters


Retreat Activities

Retreats at Treehouse include a variety of activities in nature designed to enhance the retreat experience and connect with the elements. Activities might include walks, exploration of the area on kayaks or SUP paddleboards, and other (gentle) adventures that are guaranteed to be fun and suitable for all levels.


Getting to this yoga retreat

The closest airport is Malindi on the East Coast of Kenya, which is approximately 25 minutes taxi ride from Treehouse. We can arrange transfers. The following airlines fly to Malinda: Jambojet; Fly540; Air Kenya; Fly SAX; Silverstone; Kenya Airways. You can also fly to Mombasa International Airport on the airlines listed above plus Kenya Airways. Mombasa is approximately 2 hours drive from Treehouse. Or take the SGR Train to Mombasa and we can send a taxi to collect you.