Yoga & Mindfulness 8 days

8 day Yoga & Mindfulness holiday

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This week you'll experience how to optimize with yoga and mindfulness meditation your life at the Red Sea and other beautiful energy-rich places. From full mind to mindful.
In the itinerary there is more than enough time to enjoy the beach, the Red Sea, the desert, for walking or for snorkeling. Because it’s holiday after all! A visit to Modern World Wonder Petra is also one of the possibilities.

Mindfulness / yoga / meditation during this trip
Mindfulness, meditation and yoga help you to enjoy the beauty of special moments and learns you how to process these on a positive way. In this week you will learn how to create and experience more rest and relaxation, how to better handle stress and emotions and how you can optimize your life with meditation, yoga and breathing exercises. Holidays and mindfulness are a perfect combination. Without your daily worries, you can finally make time for yourself. We will hand you a set of tools so you can enjoy the journey even more. And, from which you can benefit once home!

What makes this trip unique?
- Stays in a 5* resort at the Red Sea
- Individual freedom
- Time to relax
- Daily mindfulness, meditation and yoga sessions.
- overnight stays in a Wadi Rum Eco camp
- Discover the beautiful desert by jeep, camel or by foot.
- Add a cultural excursion with a visit to Legendary city Petra
- Coaching from two different professionals with both a different background.
- Maximum 14 participants
- On average 3 hours yoga, mindfulness and meditation a day.

Day to day itinerary
Day 1 (L/B)
Arrival in Aqaba and meet & greet with the group. From Aqaba Airport you are transferred to the 5* Radisson Blu in Tala Bay. Tala bay is located on about a 20 km from the cozy city of Aqaba; Jordan’s coastal city. It’s an ideal location for a first introduction to the Middle East. In Aqaba you can stroll around, visit the local market, sit down at one of the restaurants and enjoy delicious Arabic cuisine. From the hotel in Tala Bay there’s a shuttle bus which you can take to go up and down the town.

Day 2 (L/B)
Start and explanation of the program.
After the explanation of the program we start with a yoga class. The day we will be finished with a sunset mindfulness and meditation session. The rest of the day you are free to relax at the beach, the swimming pool or explore the environment.

Day 3 (L/B)
Morning: sunrise yoga and mindfulness meditation class. If you want, you can go dive or take a snorkel cruise. If you love to swim, snorkel or dive you can eat your heart out in Aqaba. With many colored fishes, many corals and a great water temperature all year around this is one of the greatest underwater gardens of the world.

Day 4 (L/B)
Today you have the time to visit Petra. In the evening there is a yoga and meditation class.
Petra Its also called the Rose Red city of the Nabateans. Especially when the sun goes down, the rocks get a dark red color. The nabateans were nomads, who became prosperous by trading in spices and incense.

Petra is UNESCO world heritage site and more than 2000 years old. To get to the treasury, you need to walk for about a kilometer through the Siq, an immense valley. At the end of this beautiful walk you’ll find the Treasury, the most known monument of Petra. You can also find a Roman Theater, Royal Tombs, a Roman colonnaded street and Byzantine churches. Real hikers can decide to walk up to the Monastery.

Day 5 (L/B/D)
Today we drive in about an hour from the Red Sea to the beautiful Red desert: the Wadi Rum. We leave after checking out at the hotel at 12.00. With a view over a huge valley you will practice a yoga sunset session. In the evening there will be a meditation and mindfulness class which we will close with a walk in the silence and underneath a blanket of stars. We stay the night in the Rahayeb Eco camp, surrounded with beautiful mountains and hills. From here you have a good view over the rest of the desert. We stay in Bedouin tents with a shared bathroom. A private bathroom is possible and is one of the extra’s you can book.
The accommodation is including breakfast and dinner.

Wadi Rum is also known as the “moon valley desert”. It’s one of the most beautiful deserts of the world, with spectacular rock formations, red sand dunes, old Nabatean inscriptions and beautiful valleys. The silence and emptiness of this desert add an extra dimension to the yoga and mindfulness exercises.

Day 6(L/B/D)
We start the day with a yoga session. After this we have a full day to explore Wadi Rum. You can do this by jeep, by camel or by foot. Or you can simply stay in the camp to read, meditation or anything that your heart tells you to. On the end of the day we have a sunset yoga session and in the evening there will be a mindfulness meditation class.

Day 7 (L/B)
This morning we will have a yoga and hiking meditation. After breakfast we drive back to Aqaba. In the evening we will close the week with a mindful and meditation class. We will also reflect and look back on the previous week, discuss experiences and look into how to incorporate the tools you received in your daily life.

Day 8 (L/B)
Depending on your flight schedule you can enjoy the beach and Red Sea before you leave.

Price indication
Below prices are per person and based on sharing a double or twin room. You can share the room with another person or book it as a single room. Rates in 2017 were: 

JOD 665  / USD 939 USD per person
Supplements Single room supplement: USD 212 per person
Vip tent with private bathroom: USD 28 per person
Half board in Aqaba: USD 78 per person

6 Overnight stays in 5* Radisson Blue Tala Bay including breakfast.
2 overnight stays in “Green camp” in Wadi Rum including breakfast and dinner
Daily yoga-, mindfulness and meditation sessions (average of 3 hours a day)

Visa             (Free when you are arriving to Aqaba)
Entry tickets (Petra 1 day: 50 JD per person, Wadi Rum: 5 JD per person)

Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 6 participants (maximum 14 participants.)

Your coaches
During this trip, to loves are combined into one experience. As a mindfulness, meditation trainer and tour leader I have practiced meditation and mindfulness for many years and deducted several workshops and trainings in this area. My teacher training was done at Bridgeman. A down to earth organization, who researched mindfulness as a source and combined this with modern neurological science. My motivation is to pass on that what I’ve learned throughout the years: to help others make the best version of themselves .

About 7 years ago I moved to Jordan to work in tourism. A few years ago I quit my job, to completely focus on my big passions: Yoga, photography and traveling. I founded flow-spirit. For me, my passions really complement each other with mindfulness as a red line. Working with people is very important to me, it gives me the possibility to contribute on the wellbeing of both body and mind. In Jordan I teach weekly yoga and meditation (Vipassana) lessons, coaching sessions, therapeutic massages and Reiki treatments. Several times throughout the year I guide several holidays in mostly Asia and Jordan.

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