• London, UK
  • Feb 24 - Mar 3, 2019 (8 days)

About This Event

Join Kate and Tanja for inspiring yoga sessions and a life affirming wellbeing adventure in the Mozambique Archipelago. Immerse yourself deeply and open up to new possibilities through your body , breath, creativity and intentions.

Our home for the week is the spacious Sawa Sawa, which nestles above the semi private white sandy beach which is easily reached by a sandy track and shared only with local fishermen.

 Sawa Sawa offers breathtaking views out to the Bazaruto archipelago and the turquoise Indian Ocean.

Yoga classes will be held out on the deck , under trees in the garden and in the main houses. Mats are provided.

Time to be you, to recover your authentic joyful self and reemerge full of vitality and potential

Event Highlights

  • • 2 yoga classes a day
  • • One full body massage using Ayurvedic oils.
  • • A numerology taster session.
  • • A Dhow Trip to Santa Carolina where snorkelling, swimming and a light lunch on the beach will be served.
  • • A Dhow Trip to Bazaruto where snorkelling the famous 2 mile reef , walks up onto the sand dunes , and lunch on the beach will be served.
  • • A Dhow trip to a sand bank in the archipelago for a sunset meditation.

Venue Highlights

Sawa Sawa is a private paradise and a home from home. It provides style, comfort and beauty with space to simply be yet also a family atmosphere. The beach and sea are reached by foot within minutes.


  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House-Keeping


Morning class will begin with a gentle opening of the body and atunement of the mind to the breath. It will build into a flowing, dynamic and strengthening sequence that incorporates awareness of physical alignment, breath and the chakras (energy centres).

After the morning session, there will be an abundance of fruits and a healthy and filling breakfast. Apart from the two dhow (traditional Arabic Sailing boat) day trips to the islands, there will be several hours in the day to rest and relax, take a walk to the nearby beach, swim in the warm ocean, take a massage on the beach below or simply chill by the infinity pools.

Afternoon sessions take you on a journey through the chakras from roots to crown and may include elements of the following:

kundalini kriyas, moving meditations on the chakras, free dance movement, playful elements, drawing, group singing and harmony, mantras and chanting, alongside guided relaxations and restorative postures.

These fun yet sacred sessions are designed to heighten self awareness and free our innate creative spirit. They are offered in a totally supportive environment free from expectation.

After a delicious dinner we will continue to ‘go with the flow’ and participants are welcome to offer talks or workshops that we will aim to fit into the schedule. Otherwise, quietly breathing in the ocean air, making new friends and star gazing, chanting together and dancing out the chakras are all possibilities, and more…

The retreat starts on the Sunday at 5pm with our first grounding welcome yoga practice. The last class is on the Sunday morning with a farewell brunch afterwards.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic


During the week vegetarian Ayurvedic cuisine will be served including: a healthy hearty breakfast, light lunch and delicious dinner. Our local chef, Monish, under the guidance of Tanja, will source local fresh produce and coconuts from the nearby village and surrounds . Meals will served between the two main houses. Fresh seafood is available at a restaurant further up the beach should this be of interest.


Sawa Sawa consists of 2 complexes which have 4 private ensuite villas and one main house each. Both complexes have open plan kitchens which open onto elevated deck areas, infinity swimming pools and magnificent views. Each villa has a kingsize bed, large bathroom and private terrace with views of the ocean.


If you are travelling from outside of the continent of Africa, the most convenient place to fly to is Johannesburg. There are many options, though early booking offers the best deals. From Johannesburg, Fly to Vilanculos.
Transport to and from Vilankulos airport to Sawa sawa is included in the package.
Sunday 24th February with South african Airway leaves Johannesburg 11.30 arrives Vilanculos 13.10
Sunday 3rd March leaving Vilanculos 13.25 arrives Johannesburg 15.10

Tags: chakras chanting creativity flow kundalini mantra play soundhealing yoga

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