Magical Yoga & Horse retreat, Jordan
Expand your awareness in the stillness and vastness of the desert of Jordan


Round trip of Jordan visiting Irak al Amir, Dana, Wadi Rum, Petra and the Dead Sea

5 - 13 May 2017
Guided by yoga teacher Liz Warrington & Equus coach Sandra Jelly
Cost £1075 (exchange rate on day of booking applies)

Activities: yoga, meditation, way of council, coaching with horses, walks, camel ride
Optional: thai massage and horse riding


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This retreat is promoted by YOAS on behalf of the teachers *
 

Through the embodied practice of Scaravelli-inspired yoga, Liz invites you into a relationship of depth within yourself where listening is cultivated, the body is honoured and playful, creative exploration is welcomed. On opening to the connection with the ground and calling-in and welcoming home all of yourself, postures, breathing and meditation will become things that happen rather than things you do.

Expanding your awareness and integrating more of yourself is gently supported by interacting with horses. They reflect our state of being in the moment and allow us to transform limiting beliefs in order to become fully present. The horses have been guiding Sandra – artist, designer and coach – since 2009 from the Amsterdam advertising world into the Bedouin horse world of Petra, Jordan. She invites guests into the desert to share her heart opening experience of becoming powerful in ones vulnerability.

Throughout the journey there will also be opportunities to sit and listen from the heart, and speak and be heard from the heart in the context of community. Sharing this way provides incredible support, enriching connections in the group and makes for greater presence on the mat and in interaction with the horses. All levels welcome. No previous horse experience required.

About equus coaching

By intuitively reflecting your being, horses invite you to soften your body, connect from the heart, quieten your mind and communicate from the soul. Hence they lead you to that quiet authentic space of expanded awareness and harmony. Horses allow you to be in the moment. They immediately reflect a change in being hence inspiring you to transform your reality.

 
Programme of your journey

Community stay
Day 1: Irak al Amir
Meet & greet at Amman Airport followed by a short transfer to our community stay with local women in Irak al Amir, a green and peaceful valley close to Amman. Beautiful local dinner served by a very welcoming staff. Simple facilities in shared room or sleeping on the roof. Your stay will help develop this beautiful location and empower local women.

 

Desert Escape
Day 2: Dana & Wadi Rum
A yoga session to ground and become present in Jordan. After breakfast we will travel South for our Desert Escape in Wadi Rum. On the way we will lunch in Dana with great views into Wadi Araba. Arrival in afternoon at our eco camp in Wadi Rum. Explore the valley of the moon. Yoga and Dinner. Sleeping in a Bedouin tent or under the stars.

Day 3: Wadi Rum Sunrise yoga session. Breakfast. 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 pink and white sand. Optional horse riding in the afternoon. Acro Yoga at sunset. Bedouin dinner. Desert dance at the fire and spirit wander under the desert stars or in a genuine Bedouin tent.

 

Discover Petra
Day 4: Wadi Rum - Little Petra
A yoga session to activate those legs in preparation of your exploration of Petra. After breakfast, transfer to Petra with great views over Petra mountains. Visit little Petra – a small yet impressive Wadi or valley offering an impression of things to come. Short walk to our lunch location. In afternoon walk to our private camp location for meditation, yoga and a bbq dinner. Sleep under the stars (no toilet facilities)

Day 5: Petra
Yoga to awaken our spine and a breakfast suitable for explorers. Our local guide meets us at the camp to enter Petra through the little known entrance to the Monastery. 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 picnic lunch and then continue to pass the Colonnade street and see the Royal Tombs, Theater and of course the Treasury. We will leave this impressive site through the serene, high walled and colorful Siq and stop at the Cave Bar for a drink. Transfer to the Ammarin camp for refreshment, dinner and a closing meditation.

   

Petra Play
Day 6: Little Petra
We start the day with a yoga session in order to awaken the spine, quieten the mind and to center the awareness in the heart. After breakfast we head to nearby stable for a horse session. Horses are highly intuitive and compassionate animals who can teach us a lot on being authentic, communicating clearly and becoming a natural leader. We have the morning to engage with horses in the paddock, find out what they mirror back to us, connect to our authentic selves and find inspiration for our life journeys. We will have lunch boxes so we are flexible that afternoon day: do you like to relax, climb those rocks, enjoy a thai massage, ride a horse or explore Petra a second time to visit The High Place of Sacrifice? It is up to you. We meet again for a sunset yoga session in our camp.

Day 7: Little Petra We start the day again with a heart centering yoga session. After breakfast we have another horse session for those who like to further explore the wisdom horses have to share with us. We will enjoy lunch at the camp. Thereafter is leisure time or you can opt for a thai massage or a horse ride. Late afternoon yoga session. Dinner and overnight at Ammarin camp.

     
Dead Sea Zen
Day 8: Dead Sea
After our morning yoga session and breakfast, we say goodbye 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. Dinner at a local restaurant in Madaba. Overnight in a 3* hotel Madaba.

Day 9: Time to say goodbye to Jordan, transfer to the airport in Amman.
Comments about the journey
'A truly life enriching experience' - Anne

'The playful yoga sessions in such incredible surroundings were energizing and set me up perfectly for a day of exploring. The hike and all the day in Petra was just out of this world, such a magical feeling.' - Lavinia

'The horses impressed me with their intuitive wisdom, lots of food for reflection.' - Sara

'Sandra is an inspirational and energetic coach who gave me space to explore not just the desert but a deeper part of my self.' - Rowan

'The natural beauty of Wadi Rum, Petra and Dead Sea is absolutely stunning, the spontaneous hospitality heart warming...an unforgettable journey' - Jolanda

Layla - singer/presenter
'After falling off a horse some years ago, I had developed a fear that crippled my ability to get back on a horse and even get close. Sandra reintroduced me to these beautiful and regal creatures in a safe, confrontational yet tender way that allowed me to deeply connect again with them. At some point all three horses were dancing around me in such natural way and Remaz showered me with love. It was a memorable and spiritual experience.'

Alena Bartoli - Owner Yoga Nomad:
'Sandra is a natural. With grace and subtlety, she and her horses guide the individual to deep experience of self, place and purpose.'

Dana - singer/actor
'The horses so clearly and immediately responded to thoughts and feelings they took me on a powerful inner journey. They allowed to release emotions, reveal patterns and cleared the path for change to manifest in my life. I feel more confident inviting in well needed change into my life.'

Jumana - holistic chef
'Thank you, your truth and vulnerability inspire me and remind me true strength lies in our ability to feel.'

Holiday

Yoga and horse journey, Jordan: 5 - 13 May 2017

Cost

Cost £1075

Fully inclusive apart from:
• Flights
• Visa (40 JD per person)
• Additional snacks and (Alcoholic) beverages
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses during trip

To book

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