With a secluded beach a stones throw away from the award winning venue Sandele Eco Lodge, you will undoubtedly enjoy the exquisite feeling of the sun on your back, listening to the sounds of the waves and the chirping of the birds in beautiful natural surroundings.
Relax and Rejuvenate have teamed up with Numbi Arts Group who are a cross disciplinary creative laboratory focusing on artistic workshops across multiple disciplines, including poetry, film, photography, music, dance and much more. Click here for more information about Numbi.
A host of activities are on offer designed to stimulate, energise and relax. We aim to tease out that creative side that is sometimes thwarted by the pressures of life. Just being able to imbibe the natural calmness and peacefulness alone of the Gambia will have a healing affect, so if you choose to do nothing at all but sit by the beach, you would have credited your health account twofold.
Come and join the healing environment and return renewed, Relaxed and Rejuvenated
- Kemetic Yoga Workshops by Yirser Ra Hotep
Yirser will host workshops covering Kemetic Yoga, Understanding Stress Management for health, Tantric centered movements and Wellness and Spiritual development. A host of beneficial information from the master instructor himself, these workshops are not to be missed.
- Numbi Creative Workshops
A series of events and workshops across language, culture, geography, literary, performative, filmic, poetic, musical and visual. With Numbi resident artists and special guests, including Sandele Arts group. everyday on site at Sandele.
- Vegan and vegetarian breakfast & dinner
Give meat a break!! Enjoy the delights of the Sandele chefs who will prepare fresh locally sourced food every day. An array of vegetables along with traditional dishes, all highly nutritious that is easily digestible.
- 2 day guided juice fast
The benefits of juice fasting are huge. Giving your digestive system a break and ensuring the body is nourished with mineral dense foods, leads to longevity of life, cells are renewed, blood is allowed to flow through the body, waste is eliminated quicker with no fermentation of stale foods that can clog the colon. If you haven’t experienced a juice fast before, TRY IT!!! In the company of other participants and under a beautiful sunny blue sky.
- Yoga twice a day (sunrise and sunset)
Start the day acknowledging the Sun, the life energiser, with Sun Salutaitons the Kemetic Yoga way. Hatha Yoga and Qi gong classes also on offer to provide some variety of movement.
- Guided Meditation
Meditation involves of stilling the mind and emptying it of disturbing, repetitive and disruptive thoughts. This ancient practice opens up the third eye, providing the space to invite, calm, happy, productive clarity of thought. This guided meditation workshop will kickstart you into making it a regular practice.
- Access to the Mboka Festival of Arts and Culture
Mboka literary festival is an annual event offering a 10-day festival of distinction and diversity that celebrates Gambian cultural heritage alongside African diasporic cultural heritage, the festival will include, International Book Fair, “Good Market” Food Fair, Art Exhibition, Gambian Cultural Performances (music, singing, dancing) Oware Tournament, Conferences for Youth and Academics and much more…
- 3 day/2 night trip to Senegal
For the more adventurous of you this year Numbi Gambia retreat offers a 3 day trip to Senegal to see the sites of Dakar, Man Woman and Child statue a tour around Goree Island and more… experience a slice of this bustling city!
- Goree Island
Situated off the coast of Senegal, Goree island houses one of the largest slave trading centres on the African Coast. Now a historic site, Goree Island now serves as a pilgrimage destination spot, with hundred of visitors taking the trip to witness the quarters for themselves.
- Man Woman and Child
The tallest monument in Africa, the construction of Man Woman and Child (Monument De La Renaissance African) marked Senegal’s 50th year of Independence. A grand piece made out of bronze, this magnificent statue stands taller than the statue of liberty and symbolises freedom and looking to the future.
About the Venue.
Sandele Eco Lodge is based in the Kartong in Gambia, Sandele boasts high quality spacious rooms in tranquil and peaceful natural surroundings with a secluded beach, a tree garden hosting a variety of tropical trees and plants. With sustainability being at the very heart of Sandele’s ethos, their focus is on using technology in order to create as small a natural footprint as possible.
Sandele is special and is the perfect place to ‘get away’ from the it all. Once there, just let nature takes its course and imbibe the atmosphere, soak up the Sun, listen to the waves, it truly is magical.
About Yirser Ra Hotep.
Yirser Ra Hotep is a Master Instructor of Kemetic Yoga, Stress Management Consultant, Holistic Health Expert and Social Worker. He is the founder of the YogaSkills School of Kemetic Yoga where he has trained and certified over 1000 instructors globally. In the 1970s Yirser conducted original research into the African and Ancient Egyptian origins of Yoga and helped to found the movement that is now called Kemetic Yoga. Yirser conducts workshops, retreats and lectures around the world and has been been featured in Ebony Magazine, Black Enterprise, GAIA, Yoga Journal and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Yirser will host 3 workshops covering Kemetic Yoga, Understanding Stress Management for health, Tantric centered movements and Wellness & Spiritual Development. A host of beneficial information from the master instructor himself, these workshops are not to be missed.
For more information about Yirser and YogaSkills click here
What’s the cost?
Retreat & Yoga Certification Deposit £300
Retreat Deposit £300
Early bird costs – Flight and Accommodation
Retreat Early Bird £1,489
Early bird costs + Yoga Certificate
Retreat & Yoga Certification Early Bird £2,560
Full payment due 30th October 2017
N.B Prices increase after 22nd December 2018
*Deposit is non refundable