Pumzi... Pumzika Yoga Retreats Mafia Island
Welcome to the perfect spot for a relaxing and balancing retreat, on the intimate tropical paradise, Mafia Island - Tanzania. Experience the heart of Mafia Island Marine Park in this regeneration yoga retreat and get back in touch with the elements of nature and its simplicity.
Type of Event
YOGA RETREATS (5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS)
2/3 - 6/3
16/3 - 20/3
YOGA WEEKEND RETREAT (3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS)
4/3 – 6/3
11/3 – 13/3
18/3 – 20/3
Non Resident Rates:
1.050 USD Per person for yoga retreat(5 days, 4 nights)
550 USD Per person for yoga weekend retreat (3 days, 2 nights)
10% discount for accompanying guests not participating in the retreats
Welcome to the perfect spot for a relaxing and balancing retreat, on the intimate tropical paradise, Mafia Island Marine Park - Tanzania. Experience the heart of Mafia Island Marine Park in this regeneration yoga retreat and get back in touch with the elements of nature and its simplicity at Pole Pole Lodge. After few days enjoying yoga, empty beaches with gently swaying coconut palm trees, sailing and other adventures , we are sure you will be leaving us feeling more relaxed, and grounded.
Pole Pole’s fundamental philosophy is founded on natural rhythms, harmony with its surrounds, and the soothing ebb and flow of the ocean – and as such, is quintessentially made for yoga. What’s more, Orenda’s founder Leila has lived on the Tanzanian coast, allowing her to absorb its cadence and flavour, and is the perfect person to impart it to you as she guides, teaches and heals.
The philosophy of the retreats…
Our retreats accommodate any level of yogic experience, and are designed for anyone looking to unwind and take a breather from life’s stresses.
Through gentle yogic flow, pranayama and meditation, you will enter into a natural rhythm of regeneration and balance, much like the lunar pattern of Mafia’s tides. The daily practice during the retreat will develop and refine your inner awareness, with a focus on letting go through both movement and stillness.
Pole Pole’s intrinsically tranquil environment, complemented by healthy meals designed to nourish your being, will put you in the perfect space for attuning to your mind and body’s needs. Our schedule encourages personal time for exploring Mafia’s underwater wonderworld, or indulging in one of Leila’s therapeutic Thai massages.
We offer three-day or five-day retreats at Pole Pole. A typical day will usually include two yoga sessions, as well as meditation, kriya, pranayama, mandala beach meditation, yogic relaxation… All supplemented by delicious healthful food and herbal infusions, plus plenty of scope for your own exploration of the island.
Our intention is to enable exploration, balance and reconnection with the self. In harmony with the elements of nature, Pole Pole provides a sacred space to slow down, calm the mind, and lighten your heart by being in the moment.
**For more information on the program please contact us**
Leila is available for private consultations, personalised yoga sessions, and sublime Thai massages, should you wish to explore these options in your free time.
Pole Pole, together with our affiliated activities centre, Mafia Island Diving, can put together a fabulous range of activities too. Diving, snorkelling, sandbank picnics, sundowner sailing trips… Mafia’s beauty yields up a wealth of options to explore.
Accommodation and Cuisine:
POLE POLE BUNGALOWS
Exclusive and yet unpretentious, with a peaceful and private atmosphere, Pole Pole is perfect both for those looking for relaxation after a safari and for the ocean-lovers who just can’t get enough of diving, sailing, islets and sandbanks. Romantic without the clichés, it is a perfect honeymoon getaway thanks to its special inspired service.
Seven bungalow suites are subtly blended into a surrounding tropical landscape. Their verandas overlook Chole Bay’s infinite palette of blues, at the heart of Mafia Island Marine Park, with breathtaking views of surrounding islands.
Twin and double bungalows are furnished with carved and antique pieces. The large private verandas are provided with handcrafted wooden furniture. Each unit is self-contained with a spacious and comfortable bathroom. Two bungalows are ‘family’ type with two rooms separated by the bathroom and a small corridor for privacy.
Pole’s cuisine, highly praised by our widely international clientele, reflects diverse culinary and cultural influences, combining an Italian touch of class with local flavours and ingredients. Swahili dinners and tropical fruits and vegetables are enjoyed by our guests in the intimate atmosphere of the restaurant. Fresh fish and seafood, Swahili dinners and tropical fruits and vegetables are enjoyed by our guests. Vegan meals are available upon request.
Pole Pole organizes a variety of activities and excursions: by boat, by 4x4 car and by foot. The Marine Park offers exquisite sites for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing and the occasion of visiting the local villages. Boat excursions and picnics in isolated islets, sandbanks or islands are arranged daily in accordance with the tidal patterns. In addition to the wonders of its
reefs that make it a world-class diving destination, Mafia Island hosts the rare pleasure of swimming with whale sharks.