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10-Day Yoga Wildlife Retreat – Namibia – AFRICA

Nambwa Tented Lodge – African Monarch Lodges

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Summary

A Transformational Yoga & Wildlife Retreat offering an incredible opportunity to connect deeply with the elements and energy of nature.

2-7 JULY 2019

• 6 Day Retreat – High Season
• Shared Accommodation: €4,950
• Private Accommodation: €5,300

Venue: Nambwa Tented Lodge, the only lodge uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park, an area renowned for it’s large herds of elephant.

The yoga experience…

Working with the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether we will explore the connection between the elements and our subtle energetic bodies. Gaining a deeper undestanding of how our energetic centres work and creating a Holistic self practice that can heal, restore and balance our energy.

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, shamanic sessions, relaxation or optional reiki or spa treatments.

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
>Sessions focus on balancing your chakras, releasing tension, whilst being connected to nature
>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.

ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Tuesday, 2 July

On arrival at Kasane Airport you will be met by your yoga teacher and host, then make your way to Nambwa Tented Lodge. The drive to the lodge is somewhat of a game drive where you will see various animals and local villages. At the Lodge you will be welcomed and briefed on your Yoga Safari Adventure.
Settle into your luxurious accommodation and relax before your first yoga session as the sun sets in the floodplains in front of the lodge.
Welcoming dinner and one on one individual sessions ….

Day 2: Wednesday, 3 July
• AM yoga session next to the Kwando River at the lodge
• Breakfast is served at the lodge
• Morning with Reiki/Shaman healing
• A healthy light lunch is served at the lodge on the main deck
• High tea is served
• Depart on a game drive with a yoga session in a remote area in the park
• Sundowners served at Horseshoe Bend
• Night drive back to the lodge
• Dinner is served at the lodge

Day 3: Thursday, 4 July
• AM Yoga session in front of the lodge in the floodplains beyond
• Guided Game walk
• Arrive at a hide overlooking Long Lagoon where coffee, tea and warm muffins are served
• Continue the walk back to the lodge where a full breakfast is served
• Rest of morning with Reiki/Shaman Healing
• A healthy light lunch is served at the lodge on the main deck
• Afternoon at leisure with Reiki/Shaman healing
• High tea is served
• Sunset yoga, Dinner is served at the lodge

Day 4: Friday, 5 July
• Early morning game drive, stop for a yoga session in the bush as the sun starts to rise
• Coffee and muffins served in the bush after the yoga session
• Continue on the morning game drive and return to the lodge
• Depart on a short boat cruise to the private Island for a full brunch
• Rest of the morning and afternoon at leisure with beauty treatments available
• Yoga session at the lodge
• Sundowners served on the vast deck at the lodge
• Dinner is served at the lodge

Day 5: Saturday, 6 July
• AM yoga session at Long Lagoon, short walk back to the lodge
• Breakfast is served at the lodge
• Morning with Reiki/Shaman Healing and Chakra balancing sessions or beauty treatments
• A healthy light lunch is served at the lodge on the main deck
• High tea is served
• Afternoon at leisure followed by yoga as the sunsets in front of the lodge
• A short boat cruise takes everyone to a private island for a bush braai (African bbq) weather permitting

Day 6: Sunday, 7 July
Today your yoga retreat comes to an end, but before it does, one last yoga session out in nature, followed by breakfast. Transfer to either Kasane Airport or Victoria Falls. The drive back to the airport is the perfect chance to reflect on the last few days…

Yoga Teacher – Eva Eichhorn
Eva first started practicing Yoga at the age of 15, out of pure ambition to perfect a discipline and to find healing in her body. She developed a diligent and dedicated practice under the guidance of different teachers that encouraged her to complete a Teacher Training.
She aspires to offer progressive practice techniques and shares her personal aspirations to take up a Yoga practice. Her teaching is technical, challenging, inspiring and warm-hearted. Her ambitions are directed towards creating lightness, strength and balance in body, mind and heart.
Eva has taken great value and understanding from spending time with the Bushmen of Namibia, the oldest tribe in the world, learning of their life in the remote wilderness.
Travelling to North Africa, living and practicing Yoga in the rural areas of Gambian culture revealed to her what it means to take your Yoga off the mat and into your day when life around you evolves around the basic effort of survival, community and compassion.
” I have a heartfelt interest in portraying Africa and it’s vast beauty of natural habitats, culture, its conservation and the open landscapes that can only touch your soul on a core level. My Dad was a naturalist and spent most of his life on the less travelled tracks of Southern Africa and he embedded his knowledge and passion for the natural world in me. In essence, what the practice of Yoga means to me is to feel connected to my own nature and the world around me. Through the medium of Yoga we venture into ourselves only to embrace the world more openly. I can’t imagine a more soulful experience than sharing the practice amongst some of the most pristine habitats on Earth where silence, space and nature speak their wisdom”.

INCLUDED
• Exclusive, luxury accommodation for 5 nights/6 days,
• all meals and local drinks,
• all camp activities,
• 1x shamanic healing session,
• private yoga teacher,
• one on one sessions with your yoga teacher,
• daily yoga & meditation,
• park fees & levies,
• welcoming gift

Camp Activities: 1x Game Drive, 1x Sundowners at Lodge, 1x Sundowner at Horseshoe Bend, 1x Guided Bush Walk, 1x Boat Cruise on the Kwando River,
1x Bush BBQ, 1x Bush Brunch

NOT INCLUDED
• Flights,
• Gratuity,
• Travel Insurance,
• Optional Spa and Reiki treatments,
• Alcohol beverages,
• Transfer cost from Kasane Airport or Victoria Falls to and from the Bwabwata National Park (costs will depend on the amount of guests that join the retreat).

>>Payment plans are available in 3 or 4 instalments for all retreats, subject you book your retreat 4 months or more in advance. Personalised instalments also available.

FLIGHTS
• You can either fly to Kasane Airport in Botswana on the start date of the retreat, or Victoria Falls Airport a day or 2 before the retreat to visit one of the Worlds 7 Natural Wonders.
• Daily flights on South African Airways, Air Botswana & Ethiopian Airlines

Details

CATEGORY

Retreats

LOCATION

Bwabwata National Park, Namibia, Africa
Bwabwata National Park,Namibia

DURATION

6 Day(s)

VENUE

Nambwa Tented Lodge – African Monarch Lodges

COST

Reg. $4,950 Early Bird $4650.00

DATE

07/02/19

07/07/19

WEBSITE

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What makes this event special...

Luxury lodge situated in an area renowned for it’s large herds of Elephant, used exclusively for our Yoga Retreat dates. The lodge and it’s surrounding areas lends itself to an idyllic sanctuary for retreats, with inspirational activities, bush catering events and chefs providing meals in harmony with yoga retreat objectives.

HIGHLIGHTS
• daily yoga and meditation
• healthy food
• up close and personal with wildlife
• EXCLUSIVE LUXURY LODGE
• shamanic healing
• reiki treatments
• spa treatments
• balancing your chakras

VENUE – NAMBWA TENTED LODGE
Nambwa Tented Lodge is within the heart of KAZA and the only lodge uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park,  an area renowned for it’s large herds of elephant. Offering 10 luxurious tents, nestled high in the majestic Jackalberry, Sausage and Knobthorn trees. Respecting the elephants’ right of way, the lodge is built in exquisite comfort above the African Wildlife. As night falls experience the drama and spectacle as it unfolds beneath you.
Nambwa’s unquenchable desire to create the most authentic African experience takes you drifting down the unspoilt Kwando River. Explore the fauna and flora up close and personal on a bush walk or a game drive with experienced guides or paddle through the safe backwaters of the Kwando River in a traditional hand crafted mokoro. A visit to a traditional village allows you the opportunity to understand the local life and culture of our people. The infamous Horseshoe Lagoon is the ideal spot for a sunset yoga session after a riveting game drive.
Soak up the breathtaking sunsets together with hippos and large herds of elephants silhouetted in purple hues over the water.

About the host

Marcel Vosloo

    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

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