Yoga & Mindfulness Eco Retreat
Wake up on the smiling coast to glorious sunrises and mesmerising Gambian scenery. Be taught by two wellbeing experts, Linda, the founder of Ethical Travel Portal. Who became a certified yoga teacher, in Darjeeling, India. Whereas Jo, another travel expert from the UK, met Linda in the Gambia and also qualified during the same year. Both experts will lead you into playful restorative vinyasa yoga and mindfulness sessions at an eco-lodge. Practice in the shala, on a peaceful riverbank or during sunrise by the shore. When not doing yoga, cook with a local and try your hand at tie-dying.
Vinyasa yoga involves moving to different postures using your breath. Likewise, mindfulness is the experience of being open and aware within the present moment. It has been shown to relieve stress, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, used as a treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and many others.
Due to the countries shape cutting through Senegal, The Gambia is referred to as the smiling coast. Not just its coastal line, however its warm, welcoming locals. Africa’s smallest country is home to an abundance of biodiversity with over 540 different species of birds. It has wetlands, woodlands and grasslands.
A previous attendee of this journey said: “I feel truly blessed and revitalised after the retreat”. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, engage in workshops throughout the week. Which will leave you feeling rejuvenated with a deeper connection. That is between your mind and body for greater flexibility. You will be introduced to powerful new habits leaving a lasting positive impact on your life.
- 5 Yoga Sessions
- Mindfulness Course
- Daily Guided Meditation
- Learn to Cook Like a Local
- Wellbeing treatment of your choice massage, facial or manicure
- Celebration Dinner
Interested? Please enquire with us today. Want to know more? Click on the trip plan above for further information!
IncludedYoga & Mindfulness Eco RetreatBed & Breakfast
Not IncludedLocal GuideTransportationDinnerLunch
Day 1: Group introduction and initial session at the Lodge
- Yoga session
- Mindfulness course and workshop
Day 2: Beach yoga and mindfulness
- Yoga on the beach
- Mindfulness workshop
- Coffee/tea and fruits
Day 3: Morning Yoga and Experience The Real Gambia
- Yoga session in the shala
- Cook like a local
- Mindful beach walk
Day 4: Sunrise Yoga on the Alahein river and Restorative Yoga
- Morning rise and shine yoga
- Restorative yoga and mindfulness session
- Snacks and a cup of tea/coffee
Day 5: Closing Ceremony and Dinner
- Morning yoga session in the shala
- Mindfulness session
- Individual action planning
- Coffee/tea and snacks
- Celebration dinner