Luxury Yoga Safari
Exotic Yoga Retreats
Open your world!
Beyond Imagination. Immersed in nature.
Do yoga alongside the “big five” and discover inspiration in a Gaudi-esque handcrafted treehouse tower on this Luxury Kenya Safari! For our first of two locations, we invite you to stay at an award-winning eco-lodge in a UNESCO World Heritage conservancy with amazing game drives and sumptuous organic farm-to-table cuisine served by an unparalleled staff. Then, we travel to the white sand beaches and tropical waters of Kenya’s coast, where we stay in a wildly unique boutique guesthouse, built with love and in perfect synergy with nature.
Start: 20th October 2019
End: 30th October 2019
Teaching language: English
$9,500 shared accommodation
Sirikoi Lodge and Watamu Treehouse
Meet your teacher for this retreat, Nina Butler.
My yoga journey was enriched by a Sivananda Vedanta IYA certified yoga instructor course in Vrindavan, India. I then taught Hatha yoga classes in Grahamstown, South Africa, for several years whilst completing my postgraduate qualifications at Rhodes University to a diverse range of students, elderly, beginners and more advanced yogis.
In 2012 I travelled to Mysore and trained in a traditional Mysore-style Ashtanga shala. I incorporate teachings from this experience, as well my intuitive body and mind awareness into my unique style of yoga practice. I was based in Durban from 2014 - 2016, where I specialised in private classes for clients of all ages with specific ailments and needs. In this time I volunteered for the Township Yogi Project, teaching yoga at a TB Clinic in Inanda township. This focused instruction deepened my knowledge of the many health benefits of yoga, and refined my attention to alignment and posture. Moreover, it moulded my understanding of daily practice as an expression of gratitude for our vital being and a practical means to restore this vitality.
“Yoga is mindful pattern recognition. From the balance of postures and sequences on the mat, a pattern is formed that expands into your everyday life. The 'yoga' of it is being conscious of these habits and routines, and then having the courage and patience to mould and develop them into a unique grand pattern that vibrates in symphony with you, your heart, your mind and your goals in life.”
Daily flow on safari
A dawn wake-up call and a private jeep safari drive through the Big Five conservancy. Upon return to the lodge, we enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then there is free time to rest, swim in the pool, spot wildlife nearby, or stroll on the lodge's self-guided nature trail. A healthy light lunch is served al fesco at midday.
After a leisurely siesta, we convene for our afternoon Vinyasa yoga session on our private viewing deck. We take an elegant high tea, then set out for our evening safari and stop for a majestic sundowner with a view.
The hours after sunset are for enjoying the profound relaxation that comes from living according to nature's cycle. We typically eat together al fresco under the glittering night sky. It is a calm time to share the experiences, insights, and joys of the day.
What is included in this retreat
10 Nights of luxury accommodation
3 Meals Daily, Snacks and Beverages
All intra-Kenya transport, including 2 domestic flights and airport transfers
Daily Yoga Classes and guided meditation sessions with Nina Butler
Entrance fees and permits to conservancy and marine park
Twice daily private jeep safaris
Several guided nature excursions, including kayaking, snorkelling, SUP yoga class and a tidal float through a mangrove estuary
What is not included in this retreat
International airfare to Nairobi
Alcoholic beverages at Watamu Treehouse
Both of our handpicked Kenyan locations pride themselves in their farm-to-table organic produce, and global flavours.
Sirikoi boasts over a hectare of fruit and vegetable gardens, as well as a fine selection of wines and spirits, served in style as a sundowner on a private jeep safari drive, or to perfectly pair with a three-course dinner under the stars.
Watamu Treehouse is famous for their vital vegetarian cuisine and seafood, made with love. Their 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, fresh juice or coconut water and a variety of hot drinks after the meal. Great for vegans, and gluten and dairy-free.
Watamu Treehouse’s architecture is unique and built with the aim of allowing you to connect with the elements. With views of sunrises or sunsets - or both! Wake up to the sound of tropical birdlife and drift to sleep with a view of the sparkling African sky. Swim in the warm healing waters and walk along the best white-sand beaches in Kenya.
Sirikoi is a multi-award winning lodge, that is sustainable, sumptuous, and exotic, with an old-world feel and exceptional service. Expect twice-daily private gamedrives, our private chef, serving organic produce, and luxury living in-tune with nature.
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.
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