A Yoga Retreat

Revitalise & Renew Yoga Retreat in Lamu, Kenya

12 - 19 January 2019

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REVITALISE & RENEW with Jessica & Jack Weaver on this luxurious Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Lamu, Kenya.

Let the waves wash over you at this inspiring secluded paradise this coming January 2019.

Feel yourself held in a restorative space at the beautiful Kusini House allowing you to shed your winter layers and awaken your mind, body and soul. 

Our daily practices will include Hatha, Yin Yoga and Qi Gong to become more embodied and present with life. Using breath-work, guided meditation and the gentle sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls drop into deeper states of relaxation to bring clarity and new energy for the year ahead.

DATES
12th - 19th January 2019
Guests to arrive at Kusini on Saturday 12th January, in time for an evening welcome and introduction gathering and dinner.

Participate in a 6 day yoga programme and inbetween classes, daily activites range from pool time, swimming in the sea, walks on the beach to boat rides to see dolphins, to Lamu Town and a sunset cruise.

Accomodation is for 7 nights - guests must stay the night of the final day, Friday January 18th as there are no return flights to Nairobi beyond 16.40pm. 

On Saturday January 19th guests will receive breakfast and then be taken to Lamu airport by boat.

“I feel Jess and Jack are the perfect people for this combination of yoga and meditation, with their warm hearts and caring nature but fun attitude o-one could ask for better tutors for this kind of experience. I feel as a person I have room to change for the better, something I may have found hard without their guidance and loving-nature. All I can say is thank you and namaste!” - Dan Candler

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LOCATION: LAMU ISLAND
Just off the coast of Northeastern Kenya, lies Lamu, an idylic and historical island. Lamu town, it’s main settlement, is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the oldest populated towns of the Arabic world where very little has changed. To this day, there is only one old governmental Land Rover on the island, transport is by boat in the sea or by donkey on land.

At the very tip of this island, after 12kms of empty beach, nestled beyond the mangroves lies Kusini House. It is very much another paradise, even further removed from the strains and pressures of modern civilisation. Amongst the few who have been coming to Lamu for twenty years and whom consider themselves to be ‘old hands’, a mere handful have ventured to our particular slice of seclusion on Kizingoni Beach.

 Kizingoni Beach, Lamu Island, Kenya

Kizingoni Beach, Lamu Island, Kenya

VENUE: KUSINI HOUSE

We are entirely self sufficient, with 100% of our power coming from the sun. There are also two wells on the property which provide ample water, a permaculture garden supplying our vegetables, and our fish comes directly from the passing fishermen in their traditional wooden Dhows. The house offers five double bedrooms and two twin rooms, and a fresh water pool surrounded by frangipani trees. Being fully staffed with a full time chef, room steward, waiter, laundress, boat captain, gardener and security guard, we are able to provide guests with the rare opportunity of experiencing a truly off-grid lifestyle whilst benefiting from luxury settings.

The house boasts a beautiful fresh-water pool. From here you can swim admiring the sea through the traditionally carved Lamu style entrance. All meals are served on the second and third floor, with the ocean in full view. There are mutliple chill-out spaces for guests to enjoy reading, writing, meditating, sunbathing and the like.

The house is fitted with basic wifi should connectivity be essential to your experience. However, Kusini’s strongest asset is its ability to confront you with a natural habitat, and therefore we strongly encourage our guests to savour this opportunity to untangle from the holds of modern day binds where possible.

Daily excursions include trips to Lamu town and Shela, two popular settlements on the other side of the island; a boat ride across open water in search of wild bottlenose dolphins, snorkeling, a sunset trip on an authentic Dhow, and a majestic final dinner on the beach under moon and starlight.

At new moon, guests can enjoy late night ocean swims in front of the house with bioluminescence. During this magical spectacle, the lights in the water seem to be reflecting the twinkling of the stars above you!



ACCOMODATION & RATES 


Twin Occupancy
£1295 early bird £1036

Deluxe Double
(single occupancy)
£1800 early bird £1440

Deluxe Double
(shared for a couple / friends happy to share a bed)
£1150 early bird £920

Super Super Deluxe King
(single occupancy)
£2200 early bird £1760

Super Deluxe King
(shared for a couple / friends happy to share a bed)
£1500 early bird £1200

* Please note, Deluxe Doubles and Super Deluxe King are ideal for single occupancy OR for a couple, and lastly for two friends very comfortable with sharing a bed. It is only the twin occupancy that house 2 detached beds.

** All bedrooms have en-suite showers and toilets, are fitted with mosquito nets and fans, have fresh linen and towels provided, and are made up every morning with an evening dress-down service.


Earlybird is until Nov 20th

Prices include: 
Accommodation, transfers to and from Lamu airport (LAU) to Kusini, all meals and soft drinks, all excersions and one massage.

Prices exclude: 
International flights to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta airport (NBO), transfers within Nairobi to/from Jomo Kenyatta international airport and Wilson (WIL) domestic airport, any additional body treatments, any spending money at Lamu Town or Shela.
 

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FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS
Transfers to and from Lamu airport must adhere to the following times: 
Inbound 12th January - arrival no later than - 16.00
Outbound 19th January - departure no later than - 12.00
(Any persons with issues with these times please let us know before booking.)

International flight options will vary from country to country. inbound/outbound - Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta (NBO) Kenya. Some airlines fly over night so be certain you are booking for the correct arrival/departure days.

VISA
Here are the details for the visa and entry into Kenya, as understood by the UK government https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/kenya/entry-requirements. Should you be traveling from outside of the UK, please refer to your own governments advice.

Contact info@theshantispace.com

“The Shanti Space worked with passion to ensure all members of the trip got what they needed. Their expertise and knowledge was great, but more than that was their welcoming, warm and loving manner. It really helped to create a sense of community on the trip which in turn made the trip so much more than I had expected.” - Sarah Jane Bellion

Booking Terms:
To make a booking and to reserve your place we need 25% deposit of the full amount - non refundable

In the event of cancellation:
8 weeks or more prior to the retreat date: Your entire payment will be refunded, less 25% which is your deposit.
6 weeks prior to the retreat date: 50% of the full amount will be refunded
4 weeks or less prior to the retreat date: payments are not refundable.

Reserve your place

Contact us at info@theshantispace.com for more information and if you'd like to reserve your place.

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