Transformative yoga desert retreat with Liz Warrington

Join us for an inspiring desert journey! You will never forget:

the Stillness of the Wadi Rum desert and Magic of Petra,
Prana with yoga & meditation and Powerful wisdom of the Horses,
Zen at Dead Sea, clear Desert Stars, sweet Bedouin Tea
and heart warming Smiles


 ‘Yoga is an effortless dance with breath and gravity’ – Vanda Scaravelli

Meditation in Petra
Meditation in Petra

 Yoga Desert Retreat with Liz Warrington

Travel dates:
Friday 5 May – Saturday 13 May 2017

Price:
1.195 JOD / 1.687 USD per person
Minimum 8 – Maximum 14 guests
Single Supplement: 82 JD / 115 USD


Highlights: 
Round trip
Full board program
12 yoga sessions, 2 equine horse coaching sessions, 6 meditation sessions.
Visits to: Madaba – Dana – Wadi Rum – Petra – Little Petra – Dead Sea

Yoga & meditation coaches:
Sandra Jellyspecial guest: Liz Warrington

Optional
Extra day in Ma’In Six Senses Resort & Spa
Horseback riding in Wadi Rum
Thai Massage


The coaches:

Liz has been teaching for 19 years both in the UK and leading groups at home and abroad. Also a qualified Biodynamic Cranio Sacral Practitioner, she works hands on with students, where possible, inviting the body to wake up and reveal its inherent well-being, movement and lightness. Classes are playful, exploratory, deep and suitable for all levels, from beginners to teachers. This is one of the beautiful things about yoga… there is always somewhere from where to begin… the practice is about the individual… and the journey bears fruits greater than we might ever imagine.

Sandra is an artist, designer and horse coach. In 2009 – following her inner wish of living her passions – she packed her brushes, put on her horse boots and exchanged her Amsterdam advertising world for the Bedouin horse world in Wadi Musa, Jordan. It was the beginning  of her adventure of discovering and expressing her self in most authentic way. Yoga, horses and the Bedouin art of living in the moment have been guiding her on her path of transforming her life. Sandra continues to paint and train her horses at liberty. She also makes woven bags with Bedouin women and now guides guests into the desert to share her heart opening experience of becoming powerful in ones vulnerability.


Day by day program:

 

Day 1, Friday- Madaba  
Depending on time of arrival you can choose from the following optional activities: visit a women’s cooperative in the beautiful valley of Iraq al Amir or the impressive ruins of Jerash and/or visit Madaba’s well kept mosaics and enjoy dinner with a local family. Overnight in 3* hotel in Madaba, including breakfast

Desert Escape

 

Day 2, Saturday: Dana & Wadi Rum
After an early breakfast you will travel South for your Desert Escape in Wadi Rum. In beautiful nature reserve Dana you will be guided on a 2 hour walk and enjoy lunch with great views over Wadi Araba. Arrival in the afternoon at our Bedouin camp in the protected area of Wadi Rum, where Sandra awaits you with tea, sunset yoga and dinner. Gathering for a chant on the rocks to invoke the wisdom of your heart to guide you during this journey. Sleeping in a Bedouin tent or under the stars. All meals included.

 

Day 3, Sunday: Wadi Rum
Morning yoga session and breakfast. Mindful reflections and a meditative treasure walk in the morning. After lunch, time to recline in the pillows and let your eyes drop for a nap. The afternoon free to relax, explore the area on foot or on horse back (optional) or possibly enjoy a Thai Massage by Sandra. Yoga will be at sunset again. Bedouin dinner. Sacred dance at the fire and spirit wander under the desert stars or in a genuine Bedouin tent. Shared facilities. All meals included.

Discover Petra

 

Day 4, Monday: Wadi Rum – Little Petra
After our morning yoga session and breakfast, we will have a 2hr Camel ride to experience this breathtaking World Heritage site like a nomad. Take in this majestic scenery of the ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of the orange and white sand. Around 12am we leave to Petra for lunch hosted by a local family. After shopping for some necessities we continue to Little Petra to our private camping site. After sunset yoga and a bbq dinner we sleep under the stars (tents & shower available, no toilet facilities).

Day 5, Tuesday: Petra
Yoga to awaken our spine and a breakfast suitable for explorers. You will enter Petra through the little known entrance to the Monastery guided by a local guide. Sandra will go to her stable to transfer the horses for the horse sessions in Little Petra. The walk starts with glowing land, then contours around the mountains with beautiful views to the Wadi Araba desert and finally leads to perhaps Petra’s most awe-inspiring monument, the Monastery. Stop for a lemon/mint juice and then continue down the 800 steps to visit the Colonnade street and see the Royal Tombs, Theater and of course the Treasury. Box lunch provided. You will leave this impressive site through the serene, high walled and colourful Siq and stop at the Cave Bar for a drink. Transfer to the Bedouin Rock camp for refreshment, dinner and a closing meditation. Sandra will meet you at the camp again for dinner.

Petra Play

Day 6, Wednesday: Little Petra
We start the day with a yoga session in a beautiful natural yoga shala in order to quieten the mind and to center the awareness in the heart. After breakfast we head to nearby stable for some interactive horse time. Horses are highly intuitive and compassionate animals that reflect what is left unspoken. After a short introduction n the coaching with horses, the horse personalities and safety in the paddock. We start with a Meet the herd session and have the morning to engage with horses in the paddock, to find out what they mirror back to us and to connect to our authentic selves. Lunch will be provided either at the stable location or at the camp. Depending on closing time of horse session, you can use the afternoon to integrate the horse’s wisdom using creative expression and beautiful horse cards, go for a swim or should you wish, opt for a Thai massage. We meet again for a sunset yoga session and dinner at the camp. All meals included.

 

Day 7, Thursday: Little Petra     
We gather in our natural yoga shala for our morning yoga session. After breakfast we enter again into the field of equine wisdom in order to deepen our exploration and find inspiration for our life journeys. We will enjoy lunch at the stable or in the camp and thereafter will have a short transfer to the Ammarin camp for a circle (to balance male/female) at a millennium old tree followed by a Divine Feminine ceremony at a special cave. Sunset Yoga and dinner and overnight at Ammarin Bedouin camp. (shared facilities). All meals included.

Dead Sea Zen

Day 8, Friday: Dead Sea
After our morning yoga session and breakfast, we say our goodbyes and your driver takes you on a breathtaking scenic transfer to the Dead Sea. At O Beach you will enjoy a wonderful mud & float session, have lunch, relax at the infinity pool, contemplate your journey and get ready to leave this awe inspiring place. Enjoy dinner with a local family in Madaba. Overnight in a 3* hotel Madaba. All meals included.

 

Day 9, Saturday: Departure
Time to say goodbye to Jordan, transfer to the airport in Amman. Breakfast included


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