7-DAY YOGA WILDLIFE RETREAT

12 -18 December 2019

JOURNEY INTO THE INNER SELF -WITH LISA WINTER

Join Austrian yoga teacher, Lisa and retreat organiser, Marcel Vosloo this coming December for a retreat filled with daily yoga in nature and an abundance of wildlife. We will visit Okonjima, home of the Africat Foundation, Namibia’s Greatest Wildlife Park, ending it off with a luxury stay at a private Nature Reserve that offers Wellness facilities.

Lisas travels, not only around the world but also to her inner self, lead her to her passion, Yoga. She took her first class in the middle of the lush green jungle in Costa Rica when she was 18, and since then she developed her own mindful practice as well as pursued a Yoga teacher training with Marianne Wells Yoga School in Cahuita, Costa Rica. Lisa aspires to teach mindful movement, and in combining clear alignment instruction with comforting hands-on adjustments, she aims to provide an inviting practice for everyone.

We handpicked 3 remarkable lodges boasting their own wildlife and professional guides, designing a week for people who not only loves yoga, nature and animals, but wanting to bring harmony into their lives, living a more conscious ,purposeful and loving life. Lisas classes will connect you to your inner self, teaching awareness and mindful movement through Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative sessions, tailored to the personal needs of each guest. The retreat takes a maximum of 8 guests for the perfect group experience, welcoming beginners to advanced.

Each day is set to begin with a morning yoga practice out in nature as the world awakes around you. The remainder of the mornings, after breakfast, will be spent on an excursion specific to the area. On return from the activity, lunch will be served and then some time to relax and enjoy the “holiday” part of this adventure or head off for another guided activity as offered by the lodges. As the days draw to a close, you will find yourself back in nature for an afternoon yoga practice, quieting your mind before dinner under the Namibian starlit skies.

Combining Lisas teachings in nature with the unique wildlife experiences, will be your first few steps towards living a more conscious and loving life.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Private yoga teacher + host

Daily yoga & meditation

CARNIVORE TRACKING ON FOOT

& Leopard viewing at Okonjima

Guided game drives to Etosha National Park, Sundowner Drives

Guided nature walks

Stargazing, Birding

LIVE AFRICAN MUSIC

Spa treatments

RATES

Shared Accommodation:€2,800 p/p

Private Accommodation:€3,300 p/p

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Personalised Payment Plans Available

ITINERARY

DAY 1

OKONJIMA PLAINS CAMP

DAY 2/3/4

ETOSHA VILLAGE

DAY 5 & 6

GOCHEGANAS NATURE RESERVE

DAY 7

End of Retreat

Cheetah at Okonjima

Cheetah at Okonjima

Baby Giraffe at Etosha National Park

Baby Giraffe at Etosha National Park

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OKONJIMA

Home of the Africat Foundation

The family-run Okonjima Lodge rests at the foot of the sandstone Omboroko Mountains amidst Acacia thornveld in a Malaria-free area. It is halfway between Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, and the Etosha National Park.

Okonjima Nature Reserve is equally famed for frequent cheetah and leopard sightings on its safaris, as well as The AfriCat Foundation. Since being founded in 1991, AfriCat’s mission has been to make significant contributions to conservation, while trying to ensure the survival of Namibia’s predators in their natural habitat. It undertakes research, community support and environmental education projects, as well as conservation work to rehabilitate carnivores such as cheetah and hyaena. 

OKONJIMA guarantees a unique African safari to remember.

Okonjima’s activities delight and educate even the most experienced of travellers. Mornings begin early with tracking cheetahs on foot in the Okonjima Nature Reserve alongside their experienced guides.

Okonjima Lodge offers a wide spectrum of accommodation offerings, ranging from well-appointed private camp sites to breathtaking safari lodges. For this retreat we will be staying at the Plains Camp Standard Rooms.

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ETOSHA VILLAGE

Etosha Village is a private and protected reserve directly adjacent to the Etosha National Park.

At Etosha Village nature and luxury are in perfect harmony through design and comfort. Besides the 45 accommodation units and camping facilities, Etosha Village has three restaurant seating areas, a sparkling pool plus two smaller pools as well as a well-stocked curio shop and of coarse…the outdoor yoga deck!

 The individual luxurious units offer a spacious air-conditioned bedroom and a modern en-suite bathroom with shower. The patio and outside seating area create an ideal space to sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

ETOSHA NATIONAL PARK is home to 114 species of mammals, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species and 16 amphibian species which make game viewing in Etosha a unique experience.

Animals at Etosha Village boasts it’s own antelope which includes Kudu, Giraffe, Zebra, Damara Dik Dik, Eland, Steenbok, Duiker, Black-faced Impala, Warthog and Porcupine.

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GOCHEGANAS

Situated a mere 29 kilometres south east from Windhoek on a hilltop overlooking a spectacular landscape, Gocheganas is a luxury lodge offering a unique combination of Wildlife, Nature and Wellness experiences.

With 25 different wildlife species located on a 6000 hectare Nature Reserve, game drives and walking activities are welcomed as an enriching experience. Wellness facilities and treatments of a world class standard ensure a renewal of mind, body and spirit.

The architecture and decor of all buildings at GocheGanas incorporates local arts and crafts in celebration of the culture of Namibia. Offering 16 totally private chalets under thatched roof with uninterrupted and spectacular views over the surrounding Reserve. All rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, a mini bar and outdoor showers.

WELLNESS VILLAGE

The GocheGanas Wellness Village boasts a top of the range selection of wellness treatments, products and services. Their facilities include eleven treatment rooms with state of the art equipment such as a crystal bath, hydrotherapy bath, a vichy shower etc, as well as a heated indoor pool, a cave sauna in a cathedral like masonry vault, a well-equipped fitness gym, fruit and juice bar, thus making a visit to GocheGanas Wellness Village a unique experience.

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Yoga, nature and animal lovers will appreciate this retreat