Ultimate Yoga Retreat

Ultimate Yoga Retreat

£500.00

Manjit Sohal and WYCE-Gambia NGO have joined together to organize a Yoga Retreat with a difference. It will be an  experience of a life-time offering time and space away from our busy lives as we go back to basics connecting with mother nature, detoxing from technology and finding our true self as we Heal from Within. You will have the opportunity to experience different styles of yoga in a selection of the most wonderful African settings in and around the tiny village of Madina Salam, The Gambia.

 

 

 

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The Ultimate Yoga Retreat.

Manjit Sohal, Anita Nakra and WYCE-Gambia NGO have joined together to organize a Yoga Retreat with a difference. It will be an  experience of a life-time offering time and space away from our busy lives as we go back to basics connecting with mother nature, detoxing from technology and finding our true self as we Heal from Within. You will have the opportunity to experience Yoga, Reiki and Massage in a selection of the most wonderful African settings, both in and around the friendly village of Madina Salam, The Gambia.

The Retreat is set in the centre of this small African village, where life is so very different from the UK. This village has yet to receive electricity and a home water supply, cooking is done outdoors and people have little of the pleasures we enjoy in our modern world. One of the settings for a morning or evening session is just a short walk to the beach where you can see the sun setting over the ocean. This in itself offers a truly tremendous feeling of oneness.  Another setting on offer is ‘in the Bush’ where you will also feel ‘at one with nature’.

If this is your first venture to Africa, it’s a great way to experience this African Continent in a safe environment, with wonderful hosts who will make you want to return again and again.

WYCE-Gambia NGO has been working in the village for 18 years, helping the development of one of the poorest villages on the Continent. The village now boasts a Nursery School, a Lower Basic School (Junior School) and also a Primary Health Care Clinic. The Clinic has helped stabilise and improve the quality of health of the lives of the people of Madina Salam.

WYCE-Gambia NGO also has a Working Lodge where volunteers from all over the world have come to assist the work carried out there over the years.
The WYCE-Gambia Lodge, based at the heart of the village, is where you will be staying on this magical adventure.

Your experience will begin at the Banjul airport where you will be met on your arrival by the WYCE-Gambia Team who will deliver you safely on the 45 minute journey to the village.

Manjit will lead at least 3 daily Yoga sessions per day throughout your stay, including Kundalini, Gong Healing, Meditation, Chanting and Relaxation.  There will be a wide selection of several settings for these, ALL giving you an extreme African experience that will stay with you forever. 

All meals are provided by a wonderful chef who is a fundamental part of WYCE-Gambia.
You will visit the Village Leaders, together with all the Projects which have helped deliver the development of the village. Throughout your spare time each day you will also be able to be involved with the many activities taking place at the WYCE-Gambia Lodge as a Volunteer. It is a wonderful way to give something back to those less privileged than ourselves.

Your selection of daily events:

Kundalini Yoga, known as the mother of all yogas, is a fast & effective way to:

        • clear the mind
        • strengthen the nervous system 
        • energise the body 
        • uplift the spirit. 

It incorporates all of the elements that were originally part of the ancient practice of yoga including asana (postures), mudra (hand gestures), mantra (sound), eye focus, chanting, kriya (subtle energy work) meditation, relaxation & sound healing. Together these techniques form a potent practice through which we can activate untapped energy in the body to heal our physical & emotional wounds & to expand our consciousness.

Gong Bath is a sound massage for the body and mind enabling you to relax more deeply, raising the vibrational frequency of the physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual body. The sound is organic, deep and nurturing. The “living tones” build upon each other and evolve on their own, producing a sea of sound that is both timeless and alive. You not only hear the sound through your ears but through your body.  Through this experience, tensions are released, blockages cleared, and the mind is able to stop its chattering. This in turn promotes healing and cleansing so that you come away feeling re-vitalised and refreshed.

You will experience a Gong Bath under the light of the silvery moon and shining stars, as you lay on the soft warm sand on the Beach. A state of deep relaxation is sure to wash over you with the combination of the healing sound of the gong and the beautiful sounds of the sea. Make this sound adventure part of your experience.

Chakra Dance will be led by Anita Nakra. “When we dance our chakras release buried memories, unresolved issues and unexpressed emotions, all of which we have been holding in our bodies. We dance our way to freedom, channelling the energy through the seven major chakras of the body, as we unleash the power of our chakras.”

This fun and dynamic session will be hosted by Anita, so expect lots of laughter, fun and detox through the releasing of tension and stress from the body temple. Experiencing a greater sense of peace and wellbeing. 

We will be including a pampering afternoon day where you can choose from the three treatments’s all being 30 mins long.       Reiki – Indian Head Massage – Relaxing Swedish Neck Back and Shoulder Massage

Reiki is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing. It is a therapy often described as palm healing or hands-on-body healing in which a practitioner places hands lightly on or over a patient’s body in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.

The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The practitioner remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. 

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. 

Indian Head Massage is an old Indian tradition featuring in the earliest Ayurvedic texts that date back nearly 4,000 years. This was used in conjunction with spices, herbs and aromatic oils. Massage had an important medical function, which enable to strengthen muscles and firm the skin. Indian Head Massage is being offered as a service, like any other massages. The massage can be offered whilst sitting in a chair and no need to remove any clothing.

This massage has many healing benefits, especially with all the stresses that life can bring, whether its work, relationships, worries and so on. A massage can help to alleviate headaches, tension, aid blood flow, promote sleep, regulate breath, n helps with anxiety, panic attacks, relaxation, think more clearly, hair growth and strengthen hair,  to name a few.

Indian Head Massage is a beautiful therapeutic and healing massage.

Relaxing Swedish Neck Back & Shoulder Massage is one of our most popular massages to relieve back and muscle tension which has been built up and exacerbated by the stress of modern day living. It is especially good for people who spend long periods of time sitting at a computer or at a desk; or for those who suffer regular tension headaches.

The objective of the treatment is to provide a thoroughly relaxing holistic treatment which helps the body heal itself and at the same time increase the feeling of health and well-being. This is a deeply relaxing treatment which is excellent for relieving stress, relaxing taut muscles and increasing flexibility, improving circulation and posture. It can help relieve anxiety, stress and mental strain, promotes relaxation and re-energises the mind and body leaving you feeling at calm, peace and stress free.

No experience needed, all you need is an open heart & mind.

Together, Manjit Sohal and WYCE-Gambia NGO promise you the ‘Experience of a Lifetime’!

DETAILS FOR THIS ULTIMATE YOGA EXPERIENCE ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

      • DATES:- Saturday 18th January 2020 – Saturday 25th January 2020
      • RETREAT PRICES: £500 per person 

Prices include:- 

      • Free transfers from and to Banjul Airport
      • Room-share (max. 3 people) Each room is fitted with shower, wash basin and flushable toilet
      • 3 amazing meals per day
      • 2 x 1.5 litre bottles of water per day
      • Room cleaning service
      • Laundry service and 
      • YOUR CHOICE OF AS MANY YOGA EXPERIENCES (in a variety of natural settings) AS YOU WISH TO SHARE throughout the week!  

OPTIONAL OFFER!

If you’d like to take full advantage of this amazing African Experience, you can even book to stay for a second week at the WYCE-Gambia Working Lodge as a ‘volunteer’ and ‘tourist’. Our amazing WYCE-Gambia Team can take you to visit a variety of fantastic places and enable you to share many amazing African experiences.

  • 2nd WEEK = Special Discount Price of £200 per person 

Including:- 

      • Free collection and delivery from and to Banjul Airport
      • Room-share (max. 3 people) Each room is fitted with shower, wash basin and flushable toilet
      • 3 amazing meals per day
      • 2 x 1.5 litre bottles of water per day
      • Room cleaning service
      • Laundry service

If you wish to discuss any other points regarding this AMAZING Yoga Retreat, please call Manjit for further details – 07878 770219 or email on manjitks@hotmail.co.uk

There are only 20 places available on this Retreat and they will be allotted on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, so BE SURE YOU DON’T MISS OUT

 

 

 

 

 

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