About Footsteps Yoga Retreats Gambia
Unique Yoga holidays in our Award Winning Eco Lodge situated in the bush & by the sea in Gambia,West Africa.
Footsteps Eco Lodge is positioned 1 kilometre back from deserted,golden sandy beaches next to the protected Kunyoong Forest Park in the South of Gambia.
We offer authentic, intelligently designed, cool accommodation in natural,relaxed and friendly surroundings.
Our ethos is to offer a first class Yoga holiday experience for our guests while having little or no negative consequence to the environment or its custodians and their culture and to be of benefit to the local people and area.
The accommodation is completely off grid with solar panels, hot water, composting toilets, grey water recycling and our lodge is full of fruiting trees and vegetables.
We have the only Freshwater Eco Pool in Gambia and we are full of nature. We have over 100 species of birds within the lodge and 150 within walking distance, occasional monkey visits from the adjacent forest and our resident lizards and reptiles.
We are proud of our Gambian menu and it's quality. Our meats and seafood are sourced locally from reputable suppliers . We produce our own fruit and vegetables but also source locally from neighbouring farmers and our bread is baked early morning by local bakers. Vegetarian and Vegan options are available.
Yoga holidays will commence Dec 2016.
Our purpose built yoga area is set back from the lodge in just under an acre of it's own grounds with fruiting trees(oranges,bananas,avocado, grapefruit), flowers, mature trees and an abundance of bird life. True tranquility, ideal for yoga practice.
We have 1 large bantaba (traditional thatched african meeting hut) for group practice and lots of beautiful, quiet spots for individual practice.
We also have our sunken fire pit which perfect for meditation, drumming circles and star gazing.
Our Yoga holidays cover a wide range of yoga styles. We have holidays suitable for all grades of practitioner, from beginners to those more experienced and advanced.
Our 7 day Yoga holidays offer at least 2 yoga sessions a day in our purpose built African Bandaba (traditional thatched hut) and we provide yoga mats, towels and blocks. All classes are led by internationally trained, inspiring and friendly teachers. We also try to include at least 1 evening beach yoga session for sunset.
Our 7 day Yoga holidays start from £545 and include:
- 2 Yoga Classes per day
- healthy breakfast daily
- 7 nights accommodation
- 3 course vegetarian dinner daily
- Pool Access and free lodge activities
Flights, transfers (£20 one way), lunch and additional food, insurance, drinks, local excursions
When you are not enjoying a yoga class, there's plenty to do. You can enjoy the area's serenity and natural beauty and all it has to offer.
You can try some of our local activities which include local cooking, nature trails, bird-watching, drumming, woodcarving, tie-dye making, beach fishing, swimming, massage, boating/dugout canoeing, walking, cycling and photography.
You can join one of our local guides who offer guided half and full day trips to areas of local interest such as Abuko Nature Reserve with its monkeys, baboons and abundant birdlife,the capital city of Banjul, the local village of Gunjur with its thriving market and busy fishing centre, Paradise beach for traditional wrestling, River Gambia Trips to name a few.
We have built a close relationships with the local community, local schools, development projects and local villages and we recommend our guests involve themselves with local projects and local people. Immerse yourself in the warm and colorful culture of Gambia and create holiday memories that will remain with you always.
We look forward to you enjoying a rejuvenating week of Yoga and activities at our Award Winning Eco Lodge in Gambia.
If you would like to make a booking or have any questions or are a Yoga teacher who would like to run a retreat with us please contact
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