Dru Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat

Dru Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat

With Vera Gubbels

Retreat description

Ayurveda is a 5000 year old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Yoga and Ayurveda come from the same source of knowledge. In this retreat we offer you the fundamentals of traditional Ayurveda. We will learn about the Doshas, gain insights about the different body types and how to apply the ancient knowledge for a healthier and joyful way of living. Dru yoga, meditation and breathing classes will be based on the different Doshas, and there will also be Ayurvedic treatments/massage, guided adventures in nature and healthy vegetarian food to balance and energize your body, mind and soul.

This retreat will take place at Watamu Treehouse in Kenya.

  • 23rd March 2020

  • 30th March 2020

  • English

  • 1650eur shared accommodation

  • Early bird price 1550eur paid before 1st Nov 2019

  • Watamu, Kenya


Dru Yoga and Meditation Teacher Vera Gubbels

Trained in Dru Yoga and Meditation from the original Dru Yoga tradition. Head teacher at the Dru Yoga Training in the Netherlands - Teacher at Dru Yoga online studios and yoga TV, owner of Dru Yoga Roermond.

Vera teaches Dru Yoga, Dru Meditation, Dru Yoga Dance, Dru Hormone Yoga, Dru Yoga and Ayurveda, Bhagavad Gita at in the Netherlands and abroad, as well as workshops and retreats. Her specialty is Yoga and Mudras.

Daily schedule

  • Optional sunrise morning session

  • Morning tea and little breakfast bites, and free time for walk or swim.

  • 7.30 - 9.00am Session

  • Ayurvedic breakfast

  • Ayurvedic treatment/massage or activity or free time.

  • Lunch

  • Ayurvedic treatment/massage or activity or free time

  • 5.00 - 6.30pm Session

  • Sundowners

  • 7.15pm Supper

What is included in this retreat

  • 8 days and 7 nights full board shared accommodation.

  • Twice daily sessions of yoga, mediation, pranayama, relaxations, mudras based on the doshas

  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda, the 3 doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha. Ayurveda and food.

  • Guided excursions, kayaking, snorkeling, walks  in local villages, SUP yoga etc.

  • Ayurvedic treatment/massages

  • Seva selfless service, visiting one of the local projects Treehouse supports.

  • Fresh delicious vegetarian/vegan food. Fresh juices, coconut water and drinks in Watamu Treehouse.

What is not included in this retreat

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Travel vaccinations

  • Personal toiletries (except for shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap).

  • Laundry service

  •   Tips for staff 

  • Individual expenses (gifts)

  • Sodas or alcohol


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.