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Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Come practice gentle flowing yoga & balancing meditation on Mafia Island. The perfect setting to connect with nature, the environment & yourself.

Where

Ras Mbisi Lodge1467660
Ras Mbisi, Mafia Island Mafia Island, TZ
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Oct 2 to
Oct 7
2015
13:00 pmto15:00 pm

Come practice gentle flowing yoga & balancing meditation on Mafia Island. The perfect setting to connect with nature, the environment & yourself.

Price

$1,120

price based on 2 persons sharing, single supplement available,price per night 3 night option also available

Full Description

The Accommodation

Your stay is at the exclusive Ras Mbisi; a sustainably-built lodge on the west coast of mafia island, Tanzania; A beautiful and relaxing environment. They combine good food, Beautiful accommodation and the natural beauty of this unspoilt part of Mafia Island. The food is freshly sourced and prepared with the option of vegetarian and non vegetarian, teas and healthy snacks provided mid morning and afternoon. The Bandas (rooms) are open plan and set in a lush garden metres away from the beach, so you can feel the night breeze and hear the waves to lull you off to sleep.

The Yoga

The yoga is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to those who have a wealth of experience to share. All classes will involves movement, breathing and meditation, working Intuitively with the groups needs. The Style of yoga is influenced by many sourced with out Dogma to open your heart and mind to new possibilities and learning what works for you your approach and your body and get the most out of your retreat.

Itinerary

6/6.30am
Morning Sunrise Yoga (this is the best, coolest and calmest time to practice on our beautiful beach  we start the morning off with easy breathing and meditation practices to awaken the mind and set our intentions for the day, followed by a energising asana work to wake us up.
(on a couple of days we will have a late start but early meditation space is always open.)

Breakfast- Fresh local fruits, nuts, muesli, home made breads, eggs, pancakes, local honeys.
Rest, Read, Swim, Walk.

Between yoga, resting and eating, if you feel you want to do some activities that complement your stay. Ras Mbisi runs a number of boat trips, snorkelling and guided nature walks. Mafia is great for bird and
wildlife and the marine reserve is famous for its whale-shark visits between Oct and March (or course this
is up to the Whale Sharks!). There is also free use of the Lodges kayaks.  In the wellness centre There are a number of massages to choose from including $ Hands Massage and Thai Yoga massage, to complement your practice. If you are wanted extra yoga tuition of for a more personal yoga therapy 
session can be arranged.
Lunch- Fresh prepared soups, Vegetables, the freshest fish and seafood. locally sourced ingredients where possible. (on excursions days lunch can be provided as a picnic)
Afternoon Pumzika! (Swahili for rest) although there is lots to do many spend there time restoring their energies from the busy lives, watching the sea and the wildlife from he comfort of their private verandas or even from bed!
Early Evening Yoga As the sun starts to set, the sky starts to glow, in this magic hour, we practice deeper restorative yoga, meditation and introducing Yoga nidra relaxation. Though each class will work to the needs of the group.
Dinner is served in our main meeting banda, we encourage eating as a family. Sharing food it a beautiful way to connect deeper. Again food is catered to any dietary needs and preferences.
After dinner- choose to rest read, play games, chat.
There is an option of extra evening meditation, Yoga Nidra, chanting, yoga philosophy discussions and readings.  These will be weaved into our time together for a truly holistic approach to all yoga aspects.

The Teacher

Andrea is a Tanzanian Based Yoga teach from the UK. She trained in Thailand and UK and her passion 
and specialism is working with women (though not exclusive men welcome too) Her style has evolved from years of training and influenced by teachers and guides who have made yoga accessible and inclusive without loosing integrity of the meaning of yoga, to unite with one’s true self.
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The Details

PRICES FOR 2015
$1120 for 5 nights based on 2 sharing
$1270 for 5 nights for single occupancy

(3 night option-
$710 for 3 nights based on 2 sharing
$800 for 3 nights for single occupancy)
(Discount for Residence also available)
Included in the price:
Accommodation at Ras Mbisi Full Board : Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner ( free water refill, teas, coffee, healthy snacks all day long) Vegetarian and non- veg options.
Two yoga classes per day. Meditation,
1 Boat excursion.
Transfer to and from Mafia airport.

What is Extra

Flights, visa to Tanzania and to Mafia Island
Other Drinks other than tea, coffee, waters.
If you Want
20% Discount on any extra activities, excursions or Wellness treatments, additional yoga tuition