TRANSFORMATIONAL YOGA RETREAT
25 February - 3 MARCH
7 Day Retreat offering you an incredible opportunity to connect deeply with the elements and energy of nature while soaking up the breathtaking sunsets together with Hippos and large herds of Elephants.
Daily Yoga and Meditation in nature, Shamanic healing, Reiki and massage treatments
EXCLUSIVE LUXURY LODGE
Sound Healing, Kirtan & Yin Yoga Sound Journeys by ‘HEARTSOUND’
Guided Game drives, Bush walks & a Boat cruise on the Kwando River
Your YOGA EXPERIENCE…
Most days are set to begin with a morning yoga practice out in nature. What better place to find yourself at sunrise? The picture-perfect settings will give you the feeling as though time is standing still and you will almost certainly be able to hear the surrounding nature and wildlife whispering rejuvenation into your soul as the world awakes.
The remainder of the day will be spent on excursions, shamanic sessions, relaxation or optional reiki or spa treatments. As the days draw to a close, you will find yourself back in nature for an afternoon yoga practice. An incredible way to end the day and quiet your mind before dinner under the starlit skies…
There will be 2 yoga sessions planned daily, held at different locations on the reserve. All sessions are optional and aim to rejuvenate our guests, whilst also helping to build on your individual practice. The yoga practice is suited to all levels, from beginners to advanced and our yoga teacher will adapt the practice to accommodate all guests. During our retreat, guests will enjoy restorative, vinyasa, hatha and yin yoga, along with breathing techniques, meditation and sound healing sessions. Sessions focus on balancing your chakras, mindfulness, releasing tension and relaxation. The retreat is for anyone looking for a true African experience while immersing yourself in yoga.
Through the medium of Yoga we venture into ourselves only to embrace the world more openly. I can't imagine a more soulful experience than sharing the practice amongst some of the most pristine habitats on Earth where silence, space and nature speak their wisdom"- Yoga teacher, eva eichhorN
SOUND JOURNEYS BY ‘HEARTSOUND’
HEARTSOUND, a Sydney based husband and wife team Vanessa Forbes and Steve Mazabow will be sharing their musical gifts on this retreat embarking on a journey of deep connection. They create original live music for Sound Journeys, Meditation, Sound Healing, Yoga, Kirtan, Conscious Dance, Retreats and Ceremonies. They play an array of sacred instruments including didgeridoo, Mayan temple flute, Native American flute, handpan, guitar, vocals and more.
Vanessa a renowned multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter, sound healer and Kirtan artist, is well known for her acclaimed album ‘Love Letters From the Universe”. She has performed at numerous festivals and venues including Bhakti Fest USA and Woodford Folk Festival Australia. Steve is a well known didgeridoo player, multi-instrumentalist sound healing practitioner, Yin yoga teacher, Kirtan artist and entrepreneur. Steve’s music was recently commissioned and used by the Australian Climate Council.
“Our journey is ever evolving and we have a deep desire and passion to continue to connect with others through our music.”
In 2019 HeartSound will also be playing at festivals in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. In April they will return to Namibia joining one of our Yoga Hiking Retreats and will be offering a few Yin Yoga with Sound Journey workshops.
your lodging EXPERIENCE…
Nambwa Tented Lodge is a luxury lodge situated in the heart of KAZA and the only lodge uniquely situated inside the Bwabwata National Park. It’s surrounding areas lends itself to an idyllic sanctuary for retreats, with inspirational activities, bush catering events and chefs providing meals in harmony with yoga our retreat objectives.
The main feature, and the heart of the lodge, is the majestic viewing deck, and an al fresco dining area with a large seated fire pit area, with rewarding views of the floodplains below, are more than often the playground for large herds of elephants, buffalo and plains game that later seek refuge and security under your tented suite for the night. Often, a game drive away from the lodge becomes so unnecessary as the elephants and wildlife meander through the camp. Sundowners are then enjoyed from the safety of the decks or lengthy walkways, only meters above these animals as they traverse below you and go about their feeding.
Explore the fauna and flora up close and personal on a bush walk or a game drive with experienced guides or paddle through the safe backwaters of the Kwando River in a traditional hand crafted mokoro. A visit to a traditional village allows you the opportunity to understand the local life and culture of our people. The infamous Horseshoe Lagoon is the ideal spot for a sunset yoga session after a riveting game drive. As night falls experience the drama and spectacle as it unfolds beneath you.
Honouring the elephants’ right of way, a timber walkway, towering above these giants, meanders through the trees and joins the ten luxurious tented suites of exquisite comfort. Tastefully decorated with natural colors and evoking a gentle balance of serenity, the decadently spacious tented suites open completely and emanate a feeling of vastness and opulence.
As dawn breaks your morning tea or coffee will be personally delivered to your tent. From the privacy of your tree house deck, watch the sky illuminate with hues of purple and amber and re-energize for the days adventure ahead.
The elegant Safari Lounge creates a perfect fusion of energy and relaxation, which emphasises a sense of place. A library with a mixture of vintage artifacts and books, as well as small relics found on site while building the lodge on this historical military area, all encourage a touch and exploration.
TENTED SUITE DETAILS & AMENITIES
Unique decor, built in the tree tops, 110 square metres of space, a private lounge, en-suite bathroom with both shower and bath, spacious viewing deck, mosquito netting around the beds, bio-degradable amenities, Wifi – accessible in the main area, fresh coffee or tea in delivered to your private deck.
YOUR FOOD EXPERIENCE…
At Nambwa they take immense pleasure turning every meal into a memorable experience. Their locally trained Chefs illustrate their artistic flair of local and traditional influences. They delicately prepare ingredients sourced from local subsistence farmers and add spice to these culinary delights to evoke a spark of the art and elegance of fine dining.
3x healthy meals a day, African cuisine, bush catering events, detox drinks and smoothies. We cater for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and lactose intolerant.
YOUR WILDLIFE & activity EXPERIENCE…
Besides immersing yourself in daily yoga and relaxing in luxury, days are filled with wildlife experiences.
Camp Activities included: 2x Game Drives, 2x Sundowners at Lodge, 1x Sundowner at Horseshoe Bend, 2x Guided Bush Walks, 1x Boat Cruise on the Kwando River
“AN AUTHENTIC AFRICAN EXPERIENCE AT NAMBWA TENTED LODGE”
25 FEB -3 MARCH
Shared Accommodation: €4,400
Private Accommodation: €4,800
*2020 DATES COMING SOON*
FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS
You can either fly to Kasane Airport in Botswana on the start date of the retreat, or Victoria Falls Airport a day or 2 before the retreat to visit one of the Worlds 7 Natural Wonders. Daily flights on South African Airways to Kasane & Victoria Falls Airport.
If you are flying from Windhoek, there are flights on the 25th of February with Air Namibia from Eros Airport to Katima Mulilo. You will be transferred from the Airport to the Lodge.
Guests flying into Victoria Falls will be collected by their accommodation on the start date of the retreat and transferred to Kasane Airport (about 2 hours drive). Guests flying into Kasane Airport will be met with the rest of the guests coming from Victoria Falls at the Airport and transferred to the Lodge (about 2.5 hours drive).
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A TRANSFORMATION IN THE COMFORT OF LUXURY AT AN AFFORDABLE RATE, THIS RETREAT IS FOR YOU.
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