Awaken in Nature: Kenya Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation Retreat

  • Kenya
  • Dec 1 - 12, 2019 (12 days)

About This Event

A CUSTOM CURATED EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Live Your Most Extraordinary Life

Transform your world as you enter the magnificent realm of Kenya. Ignite the fire in your soul and stand at the centre of motherlands sweet embrace. 

This is no ordinary world and no ordinary life….

Imagine listening to the drumming beat of the earth, walking through grasslands and meditating under the healing acacia trees. Feel the majestic thunder of the moving animal kingdom before your eyes and witness the courage of the lions untamed. 

Sleep as thought you were dreaming under the canopy of stars through luxury tents as you peak into a visceral panorama expanding into the infinite expanse of the mara. 

Celebrate ancient fire ceremony and tribal dance with Masaai warriors and enter a world of profound beauty, wisdom and grace. 

Gaze into the heart of Kenya and you will never be the same again

We invite you to join us for this custom, luxury, once-in-a-lifetime experience, where heaven is earth and dreams evolve into life. 

This is Kenya. Experience its majesty. This is your life. Make it extraordinary.

Live your most extraordinary life

Event Highlights

  • Luxury Accommodation. Game Drives. The Indian Ocean. High Tea. Bush Breakfasts. Gourmet Food. Ayurvedic Cooking Class. Meditation with Wildlife. Yoga. Sailing. Mandala Making. Drumming Circles. Night Bonfires.
  • This journey is an exclusive retreat of adventure, rejuvenation, spirituality, celebration and culinary delights. Plus, we invite you to join us for daily practices of wellness, yoga, meditation and relaxation.
  • You will discover three distinct locations in Kenya over a 12-day retreat. We begin in the Mara, the world's premiere playground for wildlife, then head to the world-class beaches of Diani for repose, reflection and reconnection, and re-integrate in luxurious Lamu with city exploration, a sunset cruise, cultural events and local fare. Each location will include luxury accommodation, delicious meals, unique ceremonies and exclusive activities.
  • This is beyond the vacation, it's an experience that invites you to explore open wild-life and stunning vistas, magnificent shores and diverse culture with custom curated life experiences. This trip encourages deep inner connection to the Self through introspective practice, through nature, and through the culmination of relationship with all things. Unite with like minded people and enjoy the space to reconnect to your authenticity.

Schedule

You will discover three distinct locations in Kenya over a 12-day retreat. We begin in the Mara, the world's premiere playground for wildlife, then head to the world-class beaches of Diani for repose, reflection and reconnection, and re-integrate in luxurious Lamu with city exploration, a sunset cruise, cultural events and local fare. Each location will include luxury accommodation, delicious meals, unique ceremonies and exclusive activities.

Location One: Masai Mara
Luxury Stay: Olare Mare Kempinski
December 2, 2019​​​ - December 4, 2019​
2-night luxurious stay at the
Olare Mara Kempinski​
Daily game drives with Safari Land cruisers
Morning Sunrise in the Savannah
Luxury Bush Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner
Evening Campfire
Sacred Ceremony with the Masaai
Tree Planting ceremony

Masai Mara
With a private safari guide and driver, you will explore the legendary savannah of the Masai Mara, the best game viewing location in the world, with a breathtaking view of red oat grassy plains haloed in crimson. Nature's kingdom lives here; abundant lions, rhinos, elephants, cheetahs, and leopards roam deep within the conservation.

We will embark early in the morning to witness the epic game drives, enjoy a luxury bush breakfast and explore more. As the sun sets, we will partake in sacred fire ceremony with the Masaai warriors and witness tribal dance at dusk.

In the evening, under the star lit sky, we will relax around the camp fire and share time with new friends. Optional night safari drives will be available for the adventurous and more.

Masai Mara to Diani
After our two-night stay, a delicious breakfast and our tree planting ceremony in the Mara, we head to Diani. We will journey in an envoy to the airport and fly to our next unforgettable location, Afrochic Diani.

Location Two: Diani
Luxury Hotel: Afrochic Diani
December 4, 2019 - December 8, 2019​
4-nights luxurious stay at Afrochic Diani
Daily Yoga and Meditation
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Afternoon Tea and Ceremonies
Restoration, Introspection, Relaxation
Sunset beach mandala making
Ayurveda Cooking Class
Evening ceremony

Diani
This timeless destination is a well kept secret jewel. Miles of white sand, warm breeze and crystal blue water create a stunning coastal panorama for the most sublime surroundings. This stay will be a serene juxtaposition to the adventure of the Mara.
Here we will have time to rest, repose and relax with the pampering of culinary excellence, afternoon tea, a stunning pool and idyllic beach.

Afrochic Diani is one of the most ‘sought-after’ destinations for those seeking rest, relaxation and a personal luxurious touch. We will enjoy all of the amenities at this private luxury retreat during our stay.

Morning Yoga and afternoon classes will be a staple offering, along with deep relaxation practices of meditation, yoga Nidra, restorative yoga and sound healing. We will enjoy mandala creation under the sunset and an Ayurveda cooking class with Kenyan flare.
Local boutiques, spas, and craft markets are a short ride away if you would like explore more of the Kenyan coastal experience.

Diani to Lamu
After a few nights of relaxation, introspection and rejuvenation, we fly to Mombasa and boat to the exotic island of Lamu. This Unesco World Heritage site is an unparalleled universe of distinction, inspiration, beauty and cultural celebration.

Location Three: Lamu
Luxury Resort: Majlis Boutique Resort
December 8, 2019 - December 12, 2019
4-nights luxurious stay at the Majlis
Daily Yoga and Meditation
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Superb gastronomy
Island hopping
World-class beaches
Kayaking*
Exploration of Lamu Old Town
Drumming Circle Ceremony
Dhow Sunset Cruise
Evening Ceremony

Lamu
Lamu Island, is a Unesco World Heritage Site that has been the centre of Swahili culture for over 700 years.
This popular island has gained a well-deserved reputation for delivering a superb 'barefoot luxury' experience.

Lamu Island has world-class beaches, dazzling coral reefs, a wealth of activities, great cuisine and friendly service. Here we will enjoy daily yoga and meditation, the stunning dhow sunset cruise, a traditional drumming circle and evening ceremony. We will explore Lamu Old Town to discover the rich culture, customs, traditional clothing and silver jewellery.

The Majlis boutique hotel combines superbly appointed luxury suites with verandas that open out to the sun-drenched beaches and mesmerizing seashores. A sophisticated, yet rustic setting for the perfect place to restore your balance.

What's Included

  • Each location stop will include luxury accommodation, 3 delicious meals, unique ceremonies, yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and exclusive activities. Internal tour flights are included from Mara to Diani, Diani to Lamu, Lamu to Nairobi. International Airfare is not included.

What's Not Included

International airfare is not included.

Venue Highlights

Masai Mara
Luxury Stay: Olare Mare Kempinski
December 2, 2019​​​ - December 4, 2019​
2-night luxurious stay at the
Olare Mara Kempinski​
Daily game drives with Safari Land cruisers
Morning Sunrise in the Savannah
Luxury Bush Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner
Evening Campfire
Sacred Ceremony with the Masaai
Tree Planting ceremony

Diani
Luxury Hotel: Afrochic Diani
December 4, 2019 - December 8, 2019​
4-nights luxurious stay at Afrochic Diani
Daily Yoga and Meditation
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Afternoon Tea and Ceremonies
Restoration, Introspection, Relaxation
Sunset beach mandala making
Ayurveda Cooking Class
Evening ceremony

Location Three: Lamu
Luxury Resort: Majlis Boutique Resort
December 8, 2019 - December 12, 2019
4-nights luxurious stay at the Majlis
Daily Yoga and Meditation
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Superb gastronomy
Island hopping
World-class beaches
Kayaking*
Exploration of Lamu Old Town
Drumming Circle Ceremony
Dhow Sunset Cruise
Evening Ceremony

Accommodations

Each location is a full star luxury location with outstanding accommodations, hospitality, privacy and exceptional service.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Our delicious and nutritious featured menus will include various choices for everyone's food requirements. Simply let us know if you have any allergies or preferences you should be aware of. From bush breakfasts, to welcome drinks, high tea, Ayurvedic cooking, fresh produce and local fare, there will be many options to choose from.

Tags: ayurveda cookingclass holistic kenya luxuryretreats meditation mindfulness relaxation safari yoga

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