The retreat is the perfect combination of Yoga, Wildlife and Adventure. We will visit Namibia’s Greatest Wildlife Park, explore the German influenced coastal town where the Ocean meets the Desert, and meditate in the stillness of the oldest Desert in the World. The venues are set in unique locations offering the most incredible tranquil settings in harmony with nature.
There’s nothing quite like experiencing the sounds of nature, wide open spaces, fresh air and breathtaking views to inspire relaxation and to find inner peace…
Most days are set to begin with a morning yoga practice out in nature. What better place to find yourself at sunrise? The picture-perfect settings will give you the feeling as though time is standing still and you will almost certainly be able to hear the landscapes whispering rejuvenation into your soul as the world awakes.
The remainder of the day will be spent on excursions and relaxation.
As the days draw to a close, you will find yourself back in nature for an afternoon yoga practice at sunset. An incredible way to end the day and quiet your mind before dinner under the starlit skies…
• The yoga practice is suited to all levels, from beginners to advanced
• Your yoga teacher will adapt the practice to accommodate all guests
During our retreat, guests will enjoy restorative, vinyasa, hatha and yin yoga, along with breathing techniques and meditation sessions
• Experience relaxation, self-awareness and a deeper spiritual connection with yourself and a whole new culture
• There will be 2 yoga sessions planned daily, all classes are options and aim to rejuvenate our guests, whilst also helping to build on your individual practice.
• daily yoga and meditation
• up close and personal with wildlife
• visiting 3 of Namibia’s top locations
• spa treatment
Optional extra activities:
dune boarding/quad biking, ocean safari, fat wheel biking, kayaking, living desert tour, Spa treatments, hot-air ballooning, scenic flights
3 of Namibia’s Top Locations – 4 venues:
ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK
Namibia’s greatest Wildlife sanctuary, the Etosha National Park is situated in the Northern part of the country. It has exceptional wildlife including black Rhino, Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hyena, Zebra, Springbok, Kudu, Gemsbok and Eland. The park is home to 114 species of mammals, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species and 16 amphibian species which make game viewing in Etosha a unique experience
Prime destination for nature lovers combined with excellent service and cuisine! Etosha Village uniquely delivers the perfect safari style experience in a private and protected reserve directly adjacent to the Etosha National Park, near Okaukuejo.
At Etosha Village nature and luxury are in perfect harmony through design and comfort. Besides the 45 accommodation units and camping facilities, Etosha Village has three restaurant seating areas, a sparkling pool plus two smaller pools as well as a well-stocked utility , curio shop…and of coarse…the outdoor yoga deck!
The individual luxurious units offer a spacious air-conditioned bedroom and a modern en-suite bathroom with shower. The patio and outside seating area create an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.
Etosha Village is well known for inspiring cuisine and many guests have claimed that it is the best buffet dinner experience in Namibia!
Breakfast: You can start your day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast with an extensive selection of all the favorite delectable breakfast foods and treats.
Lunch: Served a’ la carte with loads of mouth-watering dishes to choose from, but we will also have lunches at nearby lodges.
Dinner: The popular buffet dinner will leave you spoiled for choice between the salads, side dishes, grilled meats and stir-fries – all prepared fresh and in front of every guest! For the perfect ending there is a range of decadent dessert sensations as well as a variety of cheeses and biscuits.
Swakopmund is a beach resort and an example of German colonial architecture with a laid back feel to it with palm trees, good restaurants and gift shops. Swakopmund, especially out of season, can feel like a holiday town along Germany’s North Sea and Baltic coasts transplanted onto African soil.
Stay in Luxury and Style – In it’s prime position above the ephemeral Swakop River overlooking a vast and sensuous apricot dune sea, Desert Breeze offers the ultimate desert experience. A short drive from central Swakopmund, its spectacular location provides peace and tranquility away from the bustling town, and the privilege of savoring the ancient Namib Desert. Surrounded by the colorful and unique architecture contrasting but yet fitting in with the desert landscape, it will sooth any soul. The luxury bungalows with their creative atmosphere and the friendly staff will make your stay one to remember.
Breakfast will be at Desert Breeze, lunch and dinner at one of Swakopmund’s many cafes’s and restaurants.
In the south you find Sossusvlei, a major tourist attraction and undoubtedly Namibia’s most iconic landscape. The rust-red dunes, bleached white pans and deep blue sky are instantly recognisable. The dunes are as high as 300m and has taken a million years to develop. Deadvlei, a white clay pan with dead camel thorn trees and the dunes surrounding it is the pride of the Namib Desert. The pitch-black trees and bleached white pans paired with rusty-red dunes and blue skies make this a paradise for photographers….so make sure not to forget your camera!
Desert Quiver Camp
Desert Quiver Camp uniquely combines comfort and style. Conveniently located a mere 5km from the entrance gate to Sossusvlei, the inspiring scenery characterized by granite outcrops, spectacular views and roaming wildlife will captivate your senses. The accommodation units have spacious twin-bedded room, en-suite bathrooms, and patio. Facilities at the main building include a fully stocked bar with a big screen television, a sparkling swimming pool and 2 communal boma-areas. Meals can be enjoyed at the nearby Sossusvlei Lodge restaurant and their Adventure Centre offers a range of exciting desert activities to explore the area.
At Sossusvlei Lodge – The al fresco terrace offers magnificent views over Elim Dune and of the floodlit waterhole where you can watch the passing parade of oryx, springbok, jackal, ground squirrel and hyena, whilst enjoying exquisite food and wine. Start your day with a scrumptious buffet breakfast with an extensive selection of all the favorite delectable breakfast foods and treats. For lunch the chef will spoil you with the mouth-watering meal of the day accompanied by a variety of salads and side dishes. The popular buffet dinner will leave you spoiled for choice between the salads, side dishes, grilled meats and stir-fries – all prepared fresh and in front of every guest! For the perfect ending there is a range of decadent dessert sensations as well as a variety of cheeses and biscuits.
There is a 24 hour coffee station with a variety of coffees and teas to enjoy at any time!
Cater for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-intolerant.
Situated a mere 29 kilometres south east from Windhoek on a hilltop overlooking a spectacular landscape, GOCHEGANAS is a luxury lodge offering a unique combination of Wildlife, Nature and Wellness experiences. With 25 different wildlife species located on a 6000 hectare Nature Reserve, game drives and walking activities are welcomed as an enriching experience. Wellness facilities and treatments of a world class standard ensure a renewal of mind, body and spirit. The architecture and decor of all buildings at GocheGanas incorporates local arts and crafts in celebration of the culture of Namibia. Offering 16 totally private chalets under thatched roof with uninterrupted and spectacular views over the surrounding Reserve.
The GocheGanas Wellness Village
Wellness is a holistic approach to health that combines all aspects of physical, mental and spiritual well-being to realign mind, body and soul. It is a place where the noise of our busy lives is drowned out by the whispers of tranquility – a place where we can draw upon the strength of a healthy body and the sanctuary of our inner calm. The GocheGanas Wellness Village boasts a top of the range selection of wellness treatments, products and services. Other facilities include eleven treatment rooms with state of the art equipment such as a crystal bath, hydrotherapy bath, a vichy shower etc, as well as a heated indoor pool, a cave sauna in a cathedral like masonry vault, a well-equipped fitness gym, fruit and juice bar, thus making a visit to GocheGanas Wellness Village a unique experience.
There are always 2 of us on all our Retreats:
HOST – Marcel Vosloo – Owner/Travel Consultant – 200hr YTT
YOGA TEACHER – Eva Eichhorn”
Yoga Styles and Qualification
• E-RYT 200 Yoga Qualification
• (Jim Harrington RYS)
• Practice and Teaching background
• Ashtanga/ Vinyasa/ Anusara
• Applied Anatomy & Physiology, Teaching Methodology,
• Yoga for Sports & Rehabilitation, Yoga Therapy, Pranayama/Breath-Work, Meditation
• Years of practice 13
• Years teaching 7